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[FIC SEARCH] In which Ethan eventually shacks up with Gilles. 
10th-Apr-2012 11:41 am
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Hi people! ^^

I was thinking about a fic that I'd like to re-read, but I'm not sure which one it is.

I remember that Spike came to Sunnydale and set up court, and became Xander's lover. Of course, that could be a lot of fanfics.

What I remember particularly is that for some reason Spike had to deal with Ethan at one point (taking out the chip?) and then Ethan more or less stayed around and eventually shacked up with Giles (Ethan ran the Magic Shop?).

I'm currently re-reading Nothing the same by Orchidluv, and I think that this fic might be the one I'm looking for, but since it's so long, I wanted to be sure. Can anyone confirm that I'm reading the right fic?
10th-Apr-2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
While I haven't read the story recently it is one of my favorites so I want to say you have the potentially right fic but it isn't until book... 3 I think that Ethan comes into play like that.

It's around the time Adam pops up at least and Ethan comes around and offers the deal to help with the chip, they break into the magic shop, and the deal was Spike would let Ethan come back into town to basically annoy Giles (since back around Band Candy in the later part of Book 1 he threatened to kill him if he ever saw him again for drugging Xander).

The only thing is I don't think the series goes far enough past that point for Giles or Ethan to be owning and running the Magic Shop but I do recall another fic that had Ethan popping up in the Magic Box, once the Scoobies were college bound and Giles owned it, and never really leaves. I can't remember what story off the top of my head though - sorry.
10th-Apr-2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
Damn, I did think I might be mixing two stories. Thanks for the head-up ^^

If anyone remembers which fic it was that Ethan stayed in the magic shop, as chibi_kachi mentioned, that would be grand ;)

(also, I think that Ethan might have been replacing Anya, counting the bills and such... Or am I mixing another fic again? ^^;;)
10th-Apr-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Its messing with me because I know I've read the other fic but I cannot find if I ever saved it or really recall more details from the fic.

That is until I saw your comment about Ethan replacing Anya and it reminded me -- I think it is the same fic because I now recall a scene where Ethan is going through the receipts I think and looks at Giles and goes something like 'you do know you sold two potentially dangerous artifacts, correct?' and Giles replies along the lines of 'but no one can use them' ... except a Hell-Goddess that is and they realize it was Glory who bought the items and they race to the zoo and Xander fights a large snake I think? It was a ritual to act as a type of homing device to find 'The Key'.

And... I think in the fic Xander is the one to encounter the monk and so is the first one to find out that Dawn is the key but has a conflict about telling the others or not since he knows its going to destroy them.

I hope this helps! I'll keep looking for the fic but I don't think I have it saved in my files from what I've gone over.
10th-Apr-2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'd love links to these fics-- I need newness to read. :-) Please?????
12th-Apr-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Apparently, all we've been describing comes from the same story, Nothing the Same by Orchidluv. Here are the links to the four books:
book 1
book 2
book 3
and book 4
There's a lot to read, have a nice read :)
12th-Apr-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Just snagged it. Wow-- what a read. I stayed up 'till three in the morning the other night---
12th-Apr-2012 10:36 pm (UTC) - BOOK 4?!?
Oh. My. Hell.

Thank you.

(dashes off to snag the last book--)
11th-Apr-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
So I was talking to a friend who had been looking around to help me find this story because it was driving me a little crazy when she realized I was misremembering Nothing the Same by Orchidluv.

I was going by Spanderfiles.com and the listing of how long the series was there (3 Books) when she pointed out there is another book to the series that covers the Glory arc.

Anyway she found me a link to the fourth series (from Orchidluv's LJ postings) and had me skim through that to find the scene I kept remembering and you know what? You were right the first time -- it is the Nothing the Same that had Ethan pretty much shaking up with Giles and running Magic Shop with him (and Tara).

So I am very embarrassed and I apologize about making this a bit of a wild goose chase! My only defense is it has been a long time since I read the series and wasn't able to connect right away that the entry I was looking at should have been longer.

I hope this link helps if you need to find the 4th book yourself or just want the whole series in one convenient link.


12th-Apr-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Hey, don't worry, I wasn't exactly in a search frenzy ;) Actually, I'm still reading NTS (I'm at book 2 though, and not even in the middle of it), so it's not a problem. I'm just happy to have the confirmation that the part with Ethan really is in this series :D
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