I've been thinking about another BtVS / Veronica Mars story, a sequel to Subcontractor possibly involving a crossover with another fandom, and came up with a mission statement for Cordelia Chase in a post Not Fade Away world where everyone knows the supernatural exists. Does this sound interesting?
Cordelia is without a doubt the most accessible Higher Being in the world. No rituals, no sacrifices, no prayers or summoning, no signing away your soul. Just dial her toll-free number and you're talking to 'the patron saint of occult detection' (source Newsweek, April 2006). Of course you need to have good reason, otherwise the reply tends to be short and sharp, and occasionally leaves the phone melting. Nevertheless thousands of people have risked it, and since Higher Beings gain power from people believing in them, or at least that's what the Watcher's Council web-site says, Cordelia is rapidly becoming a major occult player. Dad thinks that sooner or later the other Higher Beings will pull the plug on her - I'm guessing that most of them dearly wish they'd thought of the scam first, and are trying to work out ways of getting in on the act without looking like copy-cats. The thing is that calling her works, often extremely well; provided that you aren't personally involved, she can give you answers that can bust a case wide open. For some reason she can't help you if you're personally involved - for example, she couldn't help me with the Lilly Kane murder or the bus thing the following year - but there are twenty cases that are purely business for every one that gets personal.The case probably won't involve Veronica working for Cordelia directly, but I think that at some point Veronica will be picking up the phone.