Title: Sunnydale: Where Dead Doesn't Mean Gone Forever
Setting: Round the beginning of Season six. Giles hasn't left, Tara and Willow haven't broken up, and Buffy and Spike haven't kissed.
Summary: A group of chaos demons' spell to bring back slain demons goes well but has interesting side effects. Suddenly people who were previously dead are alive again but its like they never died. Only three people in Sunnydale realise something is wrong. Can they fix things and if they can do they even want to?
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Authors Notes: I'm not sure about the title. The other possibilities were 'The dead who never died', 'They're never really dead in Sunnydale' and 'Days of living dead'. Got a better suggestion?
A large deep cavernous building, you know the type that was buried in the 1937 Sunnydale earthquake. Parts of it had caved in with the weight of the ground above. Water dripped down through cracks pooling in shallow rivets in the rocks. There was a large flat expanse of floor that had miraculously stayed cleared of rumble. The carved out patterns in its tiling now covered in thick layers of dust. This had once been and important building and now no one knew it existed. Well, nearly no one.
A group of demons had claimed the decrepit building for their purposes. The clan of demons were known as Qjasidn. A very old race of chaos worshipping demons. They had come to Sunnydale, attracted there by the power radiating from the Hellmouth. Their plans were to cast an extremely powerful spell over Sunnydale hopefully causing the type of chaos they loved. If it went well they would seek to flood the whole world with this chaos.
The group of Qjasidn had gathered in this large empty space. Copious arcane symbols had been drawn in the dusty floor. Dimly glowing candles lay scattered about the hall. They weren't really needed for the spell but they looked pretty. One of the larger demons holding an essential scroll started to speak. The surrounding Qjasidn took their places and joined in with the chanting of the Latin incantation.
chaos ubique est
chaos dominor fiet
cadaver fiet adorior
alterno chaos adauctus
The spell slowly built up momentum. Soon it would take effect. But the Qjasidn weren't exactly bright and for demon's who worshiped chaos they knew surprisingly little about it. See chaos doesn't follow plans. The mathematical definition of chaos says that for a system to be chaotic it must have no attracting cycles, and not have the property that given one orbit, another can be found which is arbitrarily close to it by choosing the seed points sufficiently close.
That may have made no sense to you, but basically means that chaos is not being able to predict what will happen. Chaos is unpredictable. So when invoking a spell of chaos, things that were not expected are likely to happen. The cliche 'expect the unexpected' can be applied right about now.
A/N- I wrote the Latin incantation myself. If you happen to read Latin then you'll be able to read what it says because it does actually mean something (not just gibberish). But the grammar is probably terrible. Oh well, at least it looks nice. You could try putting it into an online Latin translator if you want. Oh and chaos in Latin is chaos. It is also defined as the shapeless mass out of which the universe was made.