harshlivinginsd takes place, starting between seasons three and four of Buffy the vampire slayer. Angel never goes to Los Angeles, never meets Doyle and never starts Angel Investigations. His feelings for Buffy keep him in Sunnydale, along with a threat that, initially, he hears of and tries to solve, with the help of an unexpected ally, who went demon hunting in a rogue way, which led him back to Sunnydale, in the form of Wesley.
Buffy, Willow and Oz all prepare to start college, as planned, and the college life is about to start. Buffy and Willow are roommates from the start; there's no Kathy. Buffy still misses Angel, but plans to move on. Oz and Willow are a couple, as strong as ever.
Giles lives in his flat, and visits Olivia in England for a brief time, before returning to chaos.
Anya returns looking for romance with Xander. Spike returns seeking a local legend and a bit horny after Drusilla scorned him, where he runs into a dumb blonde bombshell in the form of Harmony.
Cordelia's parents are locked up for tax evasion and the house is taken away, but with her last dollar and before going to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, she buys a lottery ticket and takes home, after taxes, ten million dollars. She meets a wealthy, slightly older man, Michael Benedict, and they romance, but she doesn't know of his past and will learn, along with the others, the hard way.</center>
Meanwhile, Riley, Forrest, Graham, the scientists, the other soldiers and Professor Walsh come to town, most of them, to fight demons, using UC Sunnydale as their front and base of operations, and Faith is still in a coma, but how will she turn when she awakes???
Living in Sunnydale is harsh, brutal!
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