Dislaimer: I do not own or claim to own these characters.
A/N: Written as a Comment Fic fill for Tigriswolf, who prompted, " any character who is making what seems to be a small decision, this is how the world is changed"
Buffy takes her first breath in one hundred and forty-two days.
Willow is shaky but giddy and, eight months later, Tara is dead on the bedroom floor and Willow tears a temple from the Earth.
Angel slits his son's throat to save him and walks his team into the belly of the beast.
Gunn is a redundancy and useless in that belly, until Eve hands him a business card.
They both sign their names and leave the consequences with Fred.
In 1999, Cordelia spots Angel at a party and lies to him about being a successful actress.
Or, in 1999, Cordelia never sees Angel at a party and doesn't have to lie.
It ends the same either way, so maybe it doesn't matter.