I just remembered this community existed, which is nice because I have a bunny taken more or less directly from a dream I had last night. Sounds a little ridiculous, yes, but work with me.
Summary: The Office/Dollhouse AU. (I know, I know.)
Post-season 2 of the Office (so after Jim's departure and breaking off her engagement), Pam is recruited by the Dollhouse. She emerges at the other end determined to be anything but the quiet, mousy, cardigan-and-Keds girl she was before. Fancy New High-Tech Beesley, if you will. I have trouble seeing her quite as militant as Victor's tech-heads, so feel free to have her evolve as is necessary to keep her more in character, but she should be in at least some kind of activist position (as opposed to, say, Priya). Presumably, she'd be more or less herself at the core, but with lots of installs, upgrades, leftovers from previous engagements, whatever, in the same sense that the Victor of "Epitaph Two" was distinguished from Tony.
Shortly before the Thoughtpocalypse is resolved, she encounters Jim, who's still himself (that is to say, both an Actual and the nice, normal guy she once knew) despite having had to adapt to the scary new world. Though there's a hell of a lot to get past (from the events and consequence of "Casino Night" to who she is now), that spark between them is still there, and then some.
Unfortunately, one of them is about to spend a year or so underground. It's up to you which--I can see potential both ways, as we either get a Pam who doesn't remember anything before her recruitment but who's started a life for a year without Jim (who perhaps was injured like Mag and so had to stay behind with relative strangers, albeit ones who knew her) or a Pam who remembers everything and has to reconcile her current self with the woman Jim fell for initially...who really wasn't so bad.
Obviously, this is Pam-centric, but feel free to run with this as you see fit. I'm happy to discuss further, help beta, whatever.
Suggested rating: PG+
Pairing/characters: Jim/Pam, any Dollhouse (Priya/Tony could be an interesting parallel)
Notes: It'd be neat if someone else was as awkwardly intrigued by this as I was this morning. Basically I had this dream sequence where the year underground in the Dollhouse facilities was up, the two of them re-meet, and Pam starts attacking him until someone hold her back and says, "Stop! It's Jim." So...fill in the blanks!
I am listening to: "Remains" by Maurissa Tancheron and Jed Whedon