Banner challenge criteria:#75 by Solstice
Characters: Season 4 ensemble, Oz
Rating: Any
Season/Episode: Season 4, after Oz has left Willow, before Spike has escaped the Initiative (bit of a timeline juggle, necessary for the plot)
Must have:
1. Oz is captured by the Initiative after breaking things off with Willow. The Scoobies are none the wiser, thinking that he has left town as intended.
2. Inside, the very human-seeming Oz is a cause of uncertainty for many of the soldier boys, and is thus kept in his wolfish state to allay their unease. However, he shifts back into human form when pitted against a familiar snarky vamp - who then refuses to fight him (because he doesn't fancy the headache, not because he's principled). A decidedly ruffled Walsh dumps the pair in a cell together, hoping that one will solve the problem of the other before too long.
3. Instead, Spike and Oz bond (as they always should have done!) and plot the bloody downfall of their captors.
Can have:
1. Spike and Oz bonding over music, wit and pop culture.
2. Spike escaping (with Oz's help) and seeking the help of Buffy and the Scoobies, rather than high-tailing it out of town as they might have expected / or Oz escaping (with Spike's help) and convincing the Scoobies that they need to charge the Initiative and rescue his friend
3. Riley? Friend or foe? I'll leave that up to you.
Can’t have:
1. Oz dying. Nope. Not here.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 6,124 - Updated: 10/23/2016 04:15 am

 
Banner challenge criteria:#75 by Solstice
Characters: Season 4 ensemble, Oz
Rating: Any
Season/Episode: Season 4, after Oz has left Willow, before Spike has escaped the Initiative (bit of a timeline juggle, necessary for the plot)
Must have:
1. Oz is captured by the Initiative after breaking things off with Willow. The Scoobies are none the wiser, thinking that he has left town as intended.
2. Inside, the very human-seeming Oz is a cause of uncertainty for many of the soldier boys, and is thus kept in his wolfish state to allay their unease. However, he shifts back into human form when pitted against a familiar snarky vamp - who then refuses to fight him (because he doesn't fancy the headache, not because he's principled). A decidedly ruffled Walsh dumps the pair in a cell together, hoping that one will solve the problem of the other before too long.
3. Instead, Spike and Oz bond (as they always should have done!) and plot the bloody downfall of their captors.
Can have:
1. Spike and Oz bonding over music, wit and pop culture.
2. Spike escaping (with Oz's help) and seeking the help of Buffy and the Scoobies, rather than high-tailing it out of town as they might have expected / or Oz escaping (with Spike's help) and convincing the Scoobies that they need to charge the Initiative and rescue his friend
3. Riley? Friend or foe? I'll leave that up to you.
Can’t have:
1. Oz dying. Nope. Not here.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 5,013 - Updated: 10/24/2016 12:19 am

 
Banner challenge criteria:#75 by Solstice
Characters: Season 4 ensemble, Oz
Rating: Any
Season/Episode: Season 4, after Oz has left Willow, before Spike has escaped the Initiative (bit of a timeline juggle, necessary for the plot)
Must have:
1. Oz is captured by the Initiative after breaking things off with Willow. The Scoobies are none the wiser, thinking that he has left town as intended.
2. Inside, the very human-seeming Oz is a cause of uncertainty for many of the soldier boys, and is thus kept in his wolfish state to allay their unease. However, he shifts back into human form when pitted against a familiar snarky vamp - who then refuses to fight him (because he doesn't fancy the headache, not because he's principled). A decidedly ruffled Walsh dumps the pair in a cell together, hoping that one will solve the problem of the other before too long.
3. Instead, Spike and Oz bond (as they always should have done!) and plot the bloody downfall of their captors.
Can have:
1. Spike and Oz bonding over music, wit and pop culture.
2. Spike escaping (with Oz's help) and seeking the help of Buffy and the Scoobies, rather than high-tailing it out of town as they might have expected / or Oz escaping (with Spike's help) and convincing the Scoobies that they need to charge the Initiative and rescue his friend
3. Riley? Friend or foe? I'll leave that up to you.
Can’t have:
1. Oz dying. Nope. Not here.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 4,408 - Updated: 10/25/2016 03:04 am

 
Banner challenge criteria:#75 by Solstice
Characters: Season 4 ensemble, Oz
Rating: Any
Season/Episode: Season 4, after Oz has left Willow, before Spike has escaped the Initiative (bit of a timeline juggle, necessary for the plot)
Must have:
1. Oz is captured by the Initiative after breaking things off with Willow. The Scoobies are none the wiser, thinking that he has left town as intended.
2. Inside, the very human-seeming Oz is a cause of uncertainty for many of the soldier boys, and is thus kept in his wolfish state to allay their unease. However, he shifts back into human form when pitted against a familiar snarky vamp - who then refuses to fight him (because he doesn't fancy the headache, not because he's principled). A decidedly ruffled Walsh dumps the pair in a cell together, hoping that one will solve the problem of the other before too long.
3. Instead, Spike and Oz bond (as they always should have done!) and plot the bloody downfall of their captors.
Can have:
1. Spike and Oz bonding over music, wit and pop culture.
2. Spike escaping (with Oz's help) and seeking the help of Buffy and the Scoobies, rather than high-tailing it out of town as they might have expected / or Oz escaping (with Spike's help) and convincing the Scoobies that they need to charge the Initiative and rescue his friend
3. Riley? Friend or foe? I'll leave that up to you.
Can’t have:
1. Oz dying. Nope. Not here.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 1,357 - Updated: 10/25/2016 10:05 pm