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thepowerplayers takes place at the start of the power play episode of Angel the series. Everything is marginally canon to the episode, except for the fact that Buffy learns that Spike and Angel have come for her in the girl in question and decides to follow back to Los Angeles, leaving Dawn in Andrews care and assigns a slayer to stay around to keep her safe.
Giles isn't thrilled with the decision, and Faith learns and decides to go too. Giles won't assist, although he does agree to protect Dawn, and will make attempts to get Buffy and Faith back. The Immortal also decides to follow, driven by lust and for another reason to stick it to Angel and Spike, just as things start to heat up concerning the circle of the black thorn.
The story will continue, with twists, starting in the alley.