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Common Areas

Author: watson
Rating: PG-13 to R
Disclaimer: This story is inspired by and adapted from a Korean film called Il Mare. The story premise, of 2 people who connect across time, belongs to Lee Hyun-Seung, although I have deviated from the story somewhat. BtVS characters belong to Mutant Enemy, Fox, The WB, UPN and others. I own nothing. I am nothing.

This is like an Appendix. Thought I'd summarize the timeline and important events, it should make things fairly clear. There's a whole 2 years between June 02 and August 04 that we don't know where Tara is and where she's doing. May be we can leave it as one of those things that happen "off-camera", or it may become another fic. I dunno.

Aug '01Junior year at UCS. Glory happened. Buffy died and came back.Moves into brand new basement apartment.
25 Aug 01-Receives first letter from Willow.
29 Oct '01At Bronze with Scoobies. "Feels" Tara but doesn't know who it is.Sees Willow at Bronze with Oz and Dingoes.
Oct '01-Does Flower of Light spell with Willow.
Thanksgiving '01-Miss Kitty arrives.
Nov '01-Makes appointment to meet Willow at Espresso Pump, Dec '04.
Dec '01Learns Oz is leaving for NY. "Meets" Tara at Espresso Pump.Runs into Willow and Buffy at Espresso Pump, offers kind words.
Jan '02Oz leaves for NY.Starts Miss Kitty painting.
Spring '02-Art course in Houston.
April '02-Agrees to speak to young Willow.
April '02-Finished Miss Kitty painting.
7 May '02-After leaving sketches at gallery:
Timeline 1: is shot.
Timeline 2: has Willow's letter, goes home.
Timeline for Tara changes here.
June '02-Writes to Willow but no reply, mailbox stops working. Falls ill.
July '03Graduates. Moves into apartment.Hmmm. Where is Tara?
Aug '04Moves out of basement apartment. Writes first letter to Tara.In Sunnydale. Checks name on Willow's new apartment.
Oct '04Finds out about Oz cheating.-
Oct '04Does Flower of Light spell with Tara.Out of sight in Sunnydale.
Nov '04Asks Tara to meet her at Espresso Pump on 12 Dec.Gallery has exhibition.
12 Dec '04Tara didn't show up.So hard, staying away...
Jan '05Oz comes back.Resists temptation to slug him one.
April '05Asks Tara to see younger Willow.-
7 May '05 (am)Visits gallery. Learns of Tara's death. Runs to mailbox, leaves letter.
Timeline for Willow changes here.
7 May '05 (pm)Tara is here!Finally, I can see her.

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