Fan Fic / Bring Me To Life

Bring Me To Life is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel Fan Fic written by Jean-the Guardian.

The fic is an Alternate Universe Fic set during Buffy season 7 and Angel season 4, spiraling off from canon when the ghost of Darla successfully gets through to Connor and convinces him to save the Jasmine-possessed Cordelia's intended Virgin Sacrifice. This kicks off a series of events which leads to the Scooby Gang coming to Los Angeles and joining forces with Angel Investigations, where the two groups discover that Jasmine is allied with none other than the First Evil...

Bring Me To Life contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Well, punch in this case; in chapter 28, Buffy loses her temper at Kennedy's bleak, venomous rant and cuts her off with a punch to the face.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: In chapter 28, Kennedy goes off on a massive rant against Buffy after finding out about Angel's Dark and Troubled Past, which Buffy had withheld from the others, going so far as to accuse her of deliberately sending Annabelle and Chloe to their deaths and being in league with the First; naturally, Buffy blows her stack and punches Kennedy in the face before outright telling Kennedy that she's young, stupid, and not to make assumptions on what she thinks she knows.
  • Crisis Crossover: The Scooby Gang and Angel Investigations join forces to combat Jasmine and the First Evil.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Kennedy to Buffy in chapter 28. Despite having already gotten punched out by Buffy and telekinetically slammed by Willow for her bitchiness, after seeing Buffy get fired by Robin before he storms out, Kennedy just has to get one last dig in by snidely asking Buffy how it feels to be unemployed "just like that." In response, Willow orders Kennedy to just shut up already, and when Kennedy snaps, "Or else what?", Angel threatens to personally throw her out of the Hyperion and leave her to the mercy of the First's Bringers if she doesn't.
  • Throw 'Em to the Wolves: Invoked: in chapter 28, everyone is so furious at Kennedy that Angel explicitly threatens to throw her out of the Hyperion and leave her to the mercy of the First's Bringers if she doesn't shut up.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Several in chapter 28:
    • First, there's Kennedy's Conspiracy Theorist rant against Buffy as mentioned above, which earns her a punch in the face.
    • Kennedy gets one right back when Willow, royally pissed off, telekinetically lifts her off of the ground and slams her against the floor, pointing out that she told Kennedy about Buffy's history with Angel and Angel's past in complete confidence:
    Willow: I trusted you with one of my secrets, and this is what you did with it?!
    • Robin also gives one to Buffy near the end of the chapter for lying to them about Angel, as well as threatening everyone with death should they harm either Angel or Spike. Disgusted, he explicitly tells her that she's a disgrace to the Slayer line and goes home to Sunnydale to continue his job, but not before telling Buffy that she's fired and that he never wants to see her face again.