|Date(s):||2003 or before|
|Fandom:||Buffy/ The X-Files|
|External Links:||online here|
Click here for related articles on Fanlore.
Guises is a Buffy/ The X-Files story by Rhiannon.
"Setting: The Consortium went up in flames when the Hellmouth went down in dust, appropriate as that may be. Call this a year or so later, when people on all sides have caught their breath and realized that 'You break it; you bought it,' extends on out to 'and you clean it up, too.'
Rated: PG. No onscreen violence, barely any profanity, and no sex. Sorry. Written for the Beginnings X-Files Lyric Wheel. Thanks to Satina for the lyrics, listed below."
Reactions and Review
Alex Krycek arrives to demolish a Consortium site but finds that someone has beaten him to it.
The Consortium always ran to grandiose actions. Overblown, theatrical passwords and tinted-window tanks masquerading as limos. Bodyguards in sunglasses and muscle poses. The old men went for visible power. They liked to meet in smoke-filled, wood-paneled rooms in New York with the kind of square footage that announced ‘we have money and our snipers have clear lines of fire.’ A peacock in heat was less noticeable.I like this story very much, and not just because it has Oz (one of my favourite Buffy characters) paired with Alex, the "little black dress" of fandom <g>. This story uses language in a way that pleases me and I love the characterisation of both Alex and Oz. The text is minimalist, in the sense that it doesn't force information or over-explanations on the reader, and there are plenty of movie references for film buffs. Lovely.