Dragon's LibraryRevenge of the Queen
by Anya

A Dark Elf/Hellblazer/Buffy crossover. The events take place immediately after HOLLOW YEARS. John Constantine, Buffy and the Scooby Gang must prevent Lloth gaining a foothold in our world.




The usual - John Constantine is from the series Hellblazer, a comic for 'mature readers', i.e. it contains a lot of violence and sex, especially under the current writer, whom I dislike. Am waiting with bated breath for Mike Carey's turn on Hellblazer - which would take place for a few issues next year. It's quite amusing that we seem to judge maturity by the ability to handle such scenes, instead of the ability to wield ones' imagination and judgement, eh? But I digress (that's a title of a book I saw in Borders). I'm going to refer to him as Constantine, since calling him 'John' seemed rather weird to me.

Buffy, Spike, and the rest of the Scooby Gang are owned by Joss Whedon, who I think is on crack after seeing a few episodes of Season 5, Mutant Enemy (the deformed demon going 'rrr! Rrrr!' is so cute) and whatever else. I wish I owned Spike, but nevermind.

Nalfein, Lloth and the Forgotten Realms belong to TSR. As far as I'm concerned, they can keep the characters, but if they're auctioning them off, I want Zaknafein and Jarlaxle. Then maybe Nalfein, and perhaps Kimmuriel. Drow bishies.

The rating for the story will start at PG-13, though, with the advent of the new year where I hit Junior College year two and all the work and exams and A'levels that it entails, John's language is likely to deteriorate further. I will attempt to imitate his accent in the books - he adores using the f-word - but don't kill me if it doesn't sound very authentic. Basically, just think 'imitation Cockney English'. JC is a Liverpudlian.

Descriptions in the story may have repeated themselves in earlier stories... because I am sending this to several lists, of which some people might not be familiar with the storylines, Constantine, or the Forgotten realms. I'm assuming everyone here knows what Buffy is about. Bear with me, and also with the language... it's going to take a long, long time for Tolkien's 'High Fantasy' thing to get out of my normal style.

The last warning is: As usual, it's very likely that characters will go out of character. I can't keep to rigid personalities.

These events take place immediately after Hollow Years. Enjoy the story if you will.

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