Note: This was originally planned as part of the sequence of stories containing Intervention, Last Rites, Security Problem, Pulling Strings, In Other News..., Fundraiser, Group Dynamics, Pardon, Conspiracy Theory, Displacement Activity, Victory, Crusade and Requiem, but its mood didn't fit the rest. Accordingly, it's set in one of the most popular of the "official" Buffyverse alternate worlds:
by Marcus L. Rowland
Congressman Lyman chews a pickled sea anemone from his seafood cocktail and tries to spot familiar faces.
Mostly they're strangers, the President Elect has new staff. But Donna's in CJ's old job, and they're soon chatting about the latest scandal.
"Not even inaugurated yet," mourns Donna, "and I'm under siege. The monster slaying got out, that was controversial but heroic, we could live with it, but now there's the infidelity..."
"Okay," says Josh, "It's not that big a deal. Our first woman president likes girls, and not just her wife. What did you expect when you elect someone called Kennedy?"