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31 October 2010 @ 10:25 am
C/A Halloween Rec List  

It's Halloween and since Stranger Things is taking this year off from the Halloween ficathon, I thought now would be the perfect time to revist some of those fics of days past. Under the cut are plenty of spooky Cordelia/Angel Halloween fics to get your blood going! There are many more on Stranger Things that haven't been archived at JustFic yet. You can find the master list here

(Headers were taken directly from the fics)


Title: Risen
Author: Daisy
Rating: R
Category: Dark, er. Porn?
Summary: I am Lilith. I am Lilin and Rusalka and Belili. I am before Eve. I am the below and I am always.
A/N: Thanks go to livejournal’s ely_jan and gingerpig for the read throughs and encouragement, and to Samsmom who came up with such a wonderful prompt for me to use. Said prompt is at the end of the fic.

At first there was nothing. A stillness so complete it grew form, solid enough to cradle inside careful fingers.


Title: The Memories We Make
Author: DamnSkippy
Rating: PG
Category: AU, Humor, Fluff, Romance, a tiny bit of Angst
Content: C/A, F/G, General Friendship
Summary: Connor experiences his first Halloween
Spoilers: S3 AU Before Birthday. Wesley didn't steal Connor.
Notes: This is so very, very schmoopy but I don't think I went any further than ME did during the S3 baby arc. So, if fluff isn't your thing, I doubt this will be either.
Thanks: Thanks to Livvie who provided the prompt: Anything AU with Cordy and Angel taking baby!Connor trick or treating. And thanks to my lovely co-ficathon organizer and beta, Samsmom. Love you a bunch!

Scents of baby oil and powder, of the sterilized diaper pail in the corner and the tangy citrus of CK One filled the nursery.


Title: Per Me Si Va (Through Me One Goes), (Part 1/3)
Author: DamnSkippy
Rating: R for language
Category: Angst, Dark, AU
Content: C/A, but not happy
Summary: Cordy comes out of the coma after Jasmine is killed and there is no W&H deal. She's not snapping back like we'd hope and Angel does something about Connor that throws them in a tailspin.
Warning: This is not a happy fic. I was very, very intrigued by the Halloween Ficathon prompt given by Samsmom that no one took. It made a great vehicle for me to try my muscles at writing a realistic (I think) Dark!Cordy. I hope you agree that Cordy's character might have gone this way if "some people" had wanted to explore the repercussions of S4.
Dedication: To Samsmom for the challenge and for encouraging me even after she saw the first part. I will post her wonderful challenge at the end.

Cordy blinks quickly. The smell of singed hair, dark and oily, stings her nostrils.


Title: When I Had Laid It On The Floor
Author: LAndrews
Rating: PG
Length: about 7500 words
Prompt by Samsmom: Thank you!!! Cordelia is killed in a car crash on Halloween night. One year later, a stranger comes to the Hyperion asking for Angel, saying that he picked up a hitchhiker who gave him the hotel’s address, saying she has to get home. But she disappears before the driver arrives at the front door. Angel doesn’t believe him until another driver arrives a year after that, bearing the same story. Angel must find out why Cordelia’s spirit is trying to reach him, and find a way to save her if he can.

Set: This was a minor problem, as killing off Cordy sets everything AU. Wanting Angel and Cordy’s emotional connection in place, I set her death in S2, following Dear Boy. I’m sure that woke Angel up and changed his course. So the story starts a year later, and I pushed a particular event from Halloween S3 to a year later, because hey! everything’s different without our girl in the mix.

Thanks: to Whedon et al, for their wonderful characters. No infringement intended and there's no profit being made. And a huge thank you to Starlet2367 for asking just the right questions and pushing me past my barriers. I really struggled to write this story in a readable way, and I was in a hurry. Starlet made me stop, take a breath, and do it right. Although we went into it with the right enthusiasm and I absolutely love the hitch-hiking ghost story, had it plotted before I started and knew what I wanted to do, this story still became difficult for both of us to work on.

Angel throws open the sewer door and tosses his bloodied axe into the basement.


Title: Shadow of Doubt
Author: Little Heaven
Rating: PG
Category: Team-centric plotfic.
Content: Gen, friendship.
Disclaimer: The characters in the Angelverse were created by Joss Whedon & David Greenwalt. No infringement is intended, no profit is made.
Summary: When Cordelia misinterprets a vision the consequences are fatal, and her confidence is shattered, putting other lives – including her own – at risk.
Spoilers: Set after Expecting, Season One.
Length: 4,800 words.
Distribution: My site, Just Fic, Volition, anyone else please ask.
Notes: My contribution to the Stranger Things 2007 Halloween Ficathon. For the purposes of this story, please assume that Halloween falls immediately after Expecting, even though that episode screened in January the following year. Thanks to Kel for the beta.

The old house sat in an otherwise tidy street in North Hollywood.


Title: Invitation
Author: Kelly
Rating: R
Prompts Used:----> Dracula, a near deadly vampire bite, Griffith Park<----for the Stranger Things Halloween Ficathon. Prompts provided by talented Starlet2367.
Genre: Angst, Action/Adventure, Romance, Fluff
Summary: Set in S2, post-Disharmony with bits from Dead End in there. (I figured a year isn’t 22 weeks and days don’t last 40 minutes so I can take liberties. LOL). Cordelia scores an invite to a big Hollywood Halloween party but the night doesn’t go as planned. C/A.
Notes/Warnings: There is one kind of disturbing scene involving dead children. Thank you to Sarah for being probably the best beta in the universe. Word Count: 11, 371

It was driving Wesley absolutely mad – that sound, just outside his office door.


Title: But It Wasn't You
Author: Kelly
Rating: NC-17
Prompts Used: ----> Demon brothel, darkness, masks, temptation <---- for the Stranger Things Halloween Ficathon. Thank you to the lovely Luckylyn for the prompts.
Genre: Angst, Smut
Summary: Post NFA. Not comics compliant. After battle, all Angel wants is a little comfort. C/A implied.
Notes/Warnings: Thank you to Sarah for being probably the best beta in the universe. Word Count: 1, 459. This was totally inspired by the Violent Femmes song “I Held Her In My Arms”.

He knew that he shouldn’t be here.


Title: The Napa River Inn
Author: Misty Flores
Rating: PG
Category: AU, Humor, Romance
Content: C/A,
Summary: Only Angel would accidentally book their romantic getaway at a haunted hotel.
Spoilers: S5 - I'm ignoring a lot.
Notes: I took the inspiration for this fic from an actual haunted hotel in Napa Valley. Apologies to the ghosts. Also – I'm out of practice for this couple. It's just a short, silly fic. Please don’t expect too much.
Thanks: Thanks to Jewelianna who provided the prompt: Angel and Cordelia book a getaway to wine country to enjoy the fall weather, but not realizing it was Halloween weekend get stuck in a haunted hotel.

"Of course. Only you. Only you would manage to pick the ONE hotel in the entire Napa Valley-" Cordelia Chase, frustrated beyond measure, clamped her mouth shut, and resumed her pacing. "-'the most ROMANTIC place in California', you said. 'Wine and cheese', you said. 'No monsters or ghosts in Napa Valley', you said. 'I checked this place out', you said. And I listened to you! I listened to you!"


Title: The Living and the Dying
Author: MPH0506
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Genfic, with a C/A slant; Horror
Notes: For the ST Halloween Ficathon. Thanks for all the lovely ladies who put this together and, more importantly, all those people who still love and write C/A. I wanted to write horror, for Halloween, and the three prompts I was given were: cat eyes, spiderweb, and fruit punch, by Pythia. Thanks for the lovely lead-in, and I hope this is satisfies your expectations. I do apologize for the delay; this caught me in the middle of midterms.

The city is quieter than usual. Typically he avoids walking along the over-crowded sidewalks to the newstand, but tonight, there is room enough and the air has just enough of a chill to be pleasant.


TITLE: Release
Author: starlet2367
CATEGORY: Casefile
PAIRING: Genfic with a side of C/A
SUMMARY: Angel's past comes back to haunt him…literally.
NOTES: This falls somewhere (in an AU-ish way) between Billy and Offspring.
THANKS: For damnskippy, who spearheaded this ficathon and gave all the C/A writers a chance to party. For littleheaven70 who beta'd and for landrews who listened. But mostly for samsmom, my friendly neighborhood stalker, whose challenge (and sexy dance) I just couldn't refuse. (Challenge listed at the end to avoid spoilers.)

Cordelia parked her Jeep at the loading dock behind the Hyperion, climbed out and reached into the back seat to grab her bustle and headpiece.


Title: Head Down, Fists Up
Author: Syn
Rating: R
Summary: A dark entity draws down on Los Angeles one Halloween night, bringing four lives together forever.
Notes: Damn you all for drawing me back in! heee! I missed the Strangers! And Angel/Cordelia. I’m not completely in love with this story, I’ll admit. I’ve been sick (viral pneumonia) and I wrote this on some meds. LOL But yeah. Enjoy! Happy Halloween!

“It’s raining again!” Lily called, her breath puffing through the air as sheets of unseasonably cold rain drenched Los Angeles.



Title: Salvation (It Shall Be a Kindness)
Author: DamnSkippy
Rating: PG
Category: Slight angst, but mostly fluff
Content: C/A friendship and implied B/A
Summary: Even a demon needs a little help once in awhile.
Spoilers: S1 after “I Will Remember You” but before Doyle dies. I’ve played with the air dates so it will better fit into our ficathon needs.
Prompt: In spoiler font in case you don’t want to know: The Mary chapel in a Catholic church, peanut butter (and jelly), Cordelia in formal wear
A/N: Thanks as always to my wonderful co-host and beta, Samsmom. I would be lost without her in so many ways.
Dedication: To starlet2367 and her great mind for thinking up the words that were my inspiration.

He wanted silence. And peace. No matter how low their voices, he could always hear the constant drone of Doyle and Cordelia bickering in the office above.


Title: Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking
Author: Gabriella
Rating: R
Category: Dark, angst
Content: Cordy/Angel, Cordy/Angelus, Cordy/Wes/Gunn friendship
Summary: A promise is a promise. An 'Angelus returns' fic with a twist.
Spoilers: Not really. Set in S3. Doesn't really have a timeline, though it's pre-Connor and pre-Darla.
Prompt: In spoiler font in case you don’t want to know: (Ats years) Angelus returns, Cordelia stakes him (as she promised!), A costume from a Victorian wedding.
Dedication: To starlet2367, who thought up the challenge. I went outside my safety zone and tried Angelus - granted, this probably sucks but atleast she came up with a challenge that sparked enough inspiration and confidence for me to try it.
Note: I played around a bit with the concept of vampire lore. Anyone who watches Supernatural and remembers what happened to Gordon the vampire slayer will get what I mean. Hopefully I've written (in spoiler font) --> Cordy's transition <--- convincingly enough for those of you who don't watch Supernatural to get it too...

Drip. Drip. Drip. There is water running…somewhere. Falling from the roof and allowing gravity to propel it towards solid ground. It hits something hollow, echoing sound in the space that smells like sewage and sour sweat. And blood.


TITLE: Stranger Things
AUTHOR: landrews
SUMMARY: The AI gang talks about Halloweens past.
SPOILERS: set Season Three in that period, sometime after Dad but before Waiting In The Wings, when the gang's all together- but for our purposes set a couple of months earlier at Halloween.
WORD COUNT: about 4100
A/N: For Stranger Thing's Halloween Ficathon from pythia's prompt, same as summary- not C/A per se, but the relationships of Season Three are definitely in play.
Unbeta'd – Yell if there's anything wacky :-)

Gunn placed Angel's short broadsword into the weapons cabinet and Fred closed the doors.


Title: Plundering Cordelia's Booty
Author: Kelly
Rating: NC-17
Category: If the title didn't give it away, it's smut. Pure PWP.
Pairing/Characters: C/A
Prompt: Angel biting Cordy, party, ice cubes
A/N: HUGE thank you to DamnSkippy for stepping in as a beta for me. Owe her a TON.
Dedication: My evil twin, Nikkiwawa. This is all her fault.

Cordelia opened the door to the suite she and Angel had shared for the past two years at the Hyperion Hotel.


Title: Bleed Like Me
Author: Misty Flores
Pairing: Angel/Cordelia, Kate
Spoilers: Season 2 - post Disharmony
Rating: PG
Dedication: Pythia
Summary: On Halloween night, Kate plays babysitter to an ailing Cordelia.
Notes: For the Halloween ficathon. Prompt: Prayer, home, Kate

For the first time since she had been fired, Kate Lockley found herself grateful for the fact that she was no longer a cop.


Title: Ghost Hunting Cordelia Chase
Author: Samsmom
Rating: R for language and a vampire’s sense of smell.
Summary: On Halloween Ghost Hunters comes to town and Cordelia is everyone’s choice for bait.
A/N: Thanks, always, to Damnskippy, for her encouragement and her mad beta skills. She makes the very short list of people whom I strive to be like creatively. This is set AU, in place of the Halloween episode we saw in s2 BtVS. Emphasis on the C/A subtext, and a little bit of canon B/A but it’s barely noticeable. Since I’ve seen very few episodes of Ghost Hunters, liberties were no doubt taken.

Okay, The Atlantic Paranormal Society is going to California this Halloween, to investigate a small town two hours up from LA.


Title: Hazard Pay
Author: starlet2367
Rating: PG
Category: Vignette
Content: Angel/Cordy/Doyle friendship
Summary: It's Cordy's first Halloween in LA and it's not going like she planned.
Spoilers: Through "I Fall to Pieces"
Notes: For the Halloween 2008 ficathon; see challenge at end. A sort of bookend to Devils and Dust. Also, this is unbeta'd, so holler if you see anything.

Cordelia looked at her watch for what felt like the thousandth time in 10 minutes. Where were they? How long did it take to beat an answer out of a demon?



Title: La Femme Mortelle
Author: Gabriella
Rating: PG
Category: Film noir
Content: Angel/Cordelia
Summary: Of all the offices, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
Note: Just to warn you, I HATE this.
Dedication: To Luckylyn, for the prompt: 1950’s. Wet. Crowd.

The foyer was dark, a canvas of heavily cast shadows, wisps of white smoke rising steadily from an unattended ashtray on the counter.


Title: Trick or Treat
Author: LadySophieKitty
Pairing: Angel/Cordelia
Rating: T
Word Count: 956
Summary: Written for the Halloween ficathon at stranger-things.net! In response to Luckylyn's prompt: Kisses, trick or treating, guy in cheerleader costume. Thanks to nikkiwawa79 for the ficpic!
Spoilers: seasons 1-3. Takes place sometime in season 3.

Cordelia tapped her fingers on the desk, drumming out some fast and irritated rhythm.


Title: Sliding Short of Home
Author: landrews1
Summary: An demon challenges Angel and Cordy to deny their mutual attraction
Length: ~ 3500 words
Rating: PG13
AN: For damnskippy's birthday and the Stranger Things Halloween Challenge
Prompt: Starlet2367: Black cat, myth, barbed wire, Chopin's nocturnes, Darla, waning moon

Only a few blocks from the genteel urban shabbiness surrounding the Hyperion, downtown's streets are edging towards decay.


Title: Five Times Angel and Cordelia Got It On At Halloween
Author: Livvie (xlivvielockex)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5000 (5x1000)
Category: Smut, fluff, totally AU after the start of ATS S2
Content: Check the title, C/A GETTIN’ IT ON!
Summary: Five Halloweens that Cordelia and Angel got it on.
Spoilers: BTVS S2, ATS S1
Notes: Thanks to starlet2367 for the prompt: 5 ways Angel and Cordy get it on at Halloween. Thanks to starbuck42084 for my first ever ficpic. WOO! And a huge thanks to damnskippytoo for not only hosting this awesomesauce ficathon year after year but doing a beta for me when I needed it! ILU, MG!

It started with a nun costume.


Other Halloween Ficathon Stories at Stranger Things:

Walk on Gilded Splinters by Christie
This is Why I Can Never by Bert
Did I Scare You? by Cantinera
Cursed by Chelle
The Naked Wind by Cordy's Bitch
Untitled Haunted House Fic by Psychofilly
Spinning in Infinity by Chatty
Intervention by Luckylyn
Where The Dark Things Dwell by Lysa
Downward Spiral by Christie
Labyrinth by Starlet2367

If you have any more C/A Halloween fic/fanart/etc that isn't listed here, please, list it in the comments. (And anyone have any sister ship Spuffy Halloween recs? Maybe?)
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yazizzle33: Cordy/Angel - Billyyazizzle33 on October 31st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome! I wish I didn't have three exams to study for or I would so spend the entire day in C/A land. *sigh* But, I'm totes mem'ing this for another day! :D
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on October 31st, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
LOL I feel you there, I have to write four papers today. I wish I could spend the day in C/Aland. Why must school ruin our fandom life?!
yazizzle33: Charisma - B&Wyazizzle33 on October 31st, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, four papers would be the death of me. I honestly don't know how you do it. But then, I genuinely dislike writing so...yeah. Still, good luck to you! One day, school will not interfere in our fandom life. One day..

And LOL your icon is adorbs!
Deb: CA Happy Togetherdamnskippytoo on October 31st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
This is a great idea. Thanks for posting here! I wish I didn't have to get ready for an out-of-town trip or I'd be spooking it out all day. But I will be back and re-indulge. (Btw, you might want to edit and put the authors on "Release" and "Trick or Treat," yes?) :D
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on October 31st, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Crap, thanks, Debs. I was coding it last night at, I kid you not, 2am. It was the only time I had to code. Why is school ruining my C/A tiems? *cries into your shoulder*
samsom: wubs casamsom on October 31st, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking away from your valuable time to post these - we've gotten some amazing fics over the years and now peeps on LJ can enjoy too. \0/

And I need to seriously add another fic to the pile. I feel like such a slacker.
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on October 31st, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
As if I would ever be like oh please no, don't be writing us more fanfic! Not gonna happen!

Well the smut-a-thon is coming up in Feb. I need to do a reclist for that one too methinks. Thank god for Debs and her sticky masterlist posts at ST. It saved me so much time!
phantom_queenphantom_queen on October 31st, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Great post, I've been reading C/A fic this week so it's perfect timing for some Halloween C/A fics.
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I always love to hear when people are reading C/A fic. Any ones you haven't read before or just rereading your faves?
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Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU TOO, BB! *hugs*
Sabrina: audreykyra_and_co on October 31st, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
really cool thanks!!!!
looks like there are some I didn't read yet!!! woot!! :)
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Finding new fics is always such a rush. Like yes, this fic is awesome, must share with everyone I know!
jdphoenix: belle - shatteredjdphoenix on October 31st, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what I needed to make my Halloween (and several days after) awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to make this list.
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, you are very welcome! Halloween is my favorite holiday so I love love love the ST Halloween ficathon. :)
aerintine on November 1st, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for this fantastic list of recs! I look forward to diving in.

Why yes, I have sister ship fics!

I have a hard time just pulling Halloween fics off the top of my head, but here's 4 for a start:

Title: Wicked, by hollydb
Rating: NC-17
Timeline: Set in an alternate S.2 during Halloween, wherein Drusilla is not in the picture.
Summary: Buffy’s choice of Halloween costume might have been whimsical, but she wasn’t quite prepared for it to be life-changing.
WARNINGS: vamp!Buffy, semi-dark fic

Title: Lost In Time, by spikeskat
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Set during Halloween. Buffy and the gang "turn into" their Halloween costumes. But, before Giles can break the spell, Ethan does something that has a profound affect on Buffy... and Spike is along for the ride.

Title: Halloween Trick or Freak, by bloodshedbaby
Rating: R
Summary: Set during Halloween. After that fateful night, Spike and Buffy's life will never be the same after a bit of costume magic occurs.

Title: Baby Likes to Roleplay, by nautibitz
Rating: NC-17
Timeline: Future-ish, Bunnyverse
Summary: A fun, sexy (and hopefully unique!) spin on the S2 'Halloween' episode, and what Spike might have done had Buffy not come to her senses in time...
Warnings: rape fantasy/bodice ripper clichés

Yay, fic!!

Kelly: Buffy: Beneath You Spuffyxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
HELL FUCKING YEAH! I can't wait to read these! Whenever I am needing a Halloween fix, I have plenty to choose from and some great Spuffy too. Thank you.
chorelle: Angel - Only Alivechorelle on November 1st, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
You always do the best rec posts Kelly, but funnily enough I've read almost all of them, particularly the ones nearer the top.

My fave Halloween story is probably Cursed by Chelle, and also The Memories We Make, for the fluffiness!
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
There are so many great Halloween fics, I can't even decide which my faves are. I'm hoping by going through the JustFic ones too, I can find even more Halloween ones. Favorite holiday + favorite pairing = HAPPY!
Miss Kittymisskittydu34 on November 1st, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for all these links Kelly ♥
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy them all.
Angry Scientist: A: C/W [reading some smut]angryscientist on November 1st, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Slowly but surely working my way through all these fics...

Hee @ music choice
Kelly: C/A Halloweenxlivvielockex on November 27th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
LMAO I so didn't even realize what songs I had picked. I just put "Halloween" into last.fm

And they are all so good. I am telling you. SO GOOD. I love the ST ficathons.