Sacrament by Holly

Anna
08/02/2011 02:36 pm
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Wish you would finish the story! It's really good. Just read the prequel and this one in one go! Loved it

kim
03/12/2011 12:53 pm
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Had forgotten to look for updates, but I'm glad there was one. Good that Angel and Giles are still on her side.

01/21/2011 03:29 am
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I really liked how you killed Buffy and Spike.  I wasn't expecting that. 

OMG fantastic. Bring on the rest!!!!!
01/07/2011 02:07 pm
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01/07/2011 02:04 pm
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12/30/2010 03:30 am
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great ending.  Good luck on your published stuff, too.

Eyghon
12/26/2010 11:51 pm
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Well, I'm kinda bummed about the delayed update, because I forgot the details of the last chapters, but this chapter was worth the wait. I'm looking forward to more. Needless to say, you write really well and it just reads so smoothly, you don't get that a lot in a fanfiction. So thanks, and please update soon!

kim
12/22/2010 01:17 pm
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Buh..........eeep?

Finishing the WIPs will be much appreciated.

a
12/21/2010 09:06 am
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Uh, I think you mean merged, not diverged. 

compa16
12/21/2010 08:23 am
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that was amazing i have been enjoying your stortys for a long time i ma looking foreword to the few remaining chapters keeep it up ^^

12/30/2010 03:20 am
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Hm what is Daddy Angel going to think about this state of affairs.

AllyPetals
07/25/2010 05:09 pm
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This is amazing and you have to finish writing it ASAP before I totally lose my freaking mind!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this story, which is big for me because I typically hate the Buffy-gets-sired stories, but this one is completely faboo and entirely fuckhot

to-the-angel-mobile
07/24/2010 07:32 pm
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I'm glad they are back together but this is gonna be difficult and i like that

laura
07/23/2010 08:36 am
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Good chapter

kim
07/23/2010 03:23 am
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Together again.......and it's going to be interesting. Knew he wouldn't reject her with a soul, of course, but staying isn't going to be easy, either. There's only so much he can understand without the full depth of empathy in a soul.

Gill Bailey
03/14/2011 03:02 pm
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I don't think you mean lampooned at the top of this chapter - the only meaning I know for the word is to satirize or caricature something. 

12/30/2010 03:11 am
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You’re an undead man-whore.  LOL  Perfect.

Okay - four hellmouths?  One of them is bound to be St. Louis. 

07/11/2010 07:36 pm
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Another great chapter and LMAO at Faith slapping Wesley on the butt. 

Deb
07/08/2010 10:46 am
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Great story.  Can't wait to see how you bring it together.

07/01/2010 07:20 pm
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07/01/2010 10:58 am
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Great to read a set of new Holly stories -  This is terrific - an outstanding use of the Slayers from the series and the theme of mating.   Especially nice and interesting is the way that you bring in the idea of conditions that sent Buffy to Spike in her spell imposed vampire persona and their coming together.

It's been a long time since I read a Buffy Vamped work - I like how you make Buffy and Spike live through a period of the natural vampire existence - and now having to learn how to live with that part of her life.  Look forward to reading how you develop Spike's changed life now that his mate must bring such drastic changes to their mating bonds.

Heart breaking Giles treatment -

kim
07/01/2010 03:44 am
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Thanks, Angel. And ha! Another welcome sign...

Faith teasing Wes - lol. I like when they get along.

12/30/2010 02:56 am
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feh - Angel.  Can Spike bite him?

shefelldown
12/27/2010 07:28 pm
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i've flown through the prequel, and the first chapters of this story.  it's such an interesting twist to buffy's story!  i love it. you've kept things moving at such a good pace, and all the twists and complications make reading so fun.  i almost had a stroke when it was angel at the door and not spike.  good twist!

07/11/2010 07:25 pm
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Whoa wasn't expecting that.  Excellent chapter

06/25/2010 10:08 pm
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Great chapter. Lots of details for what our characters are going through, without losing the reality of how Spike needs to find clues to track her down and Buffy deals with practical details about where to stay and how to move around even while the confusion and horror and guilt are drowning her. I loved how she thought about Spike, and hope they can meet up soon.

I'm not a fan of Angel, but I thought he could be the voice of reason as he spoke in the last chapter about giving Buffy time and space, where the younger Scoobs might not understand that clinging to her might make things worse. Of course, Angel himself always knows better! Jerk. I hope Buffy is able to stand up for herself if he tries to pressure her into letting him take charge of her, of knowing better and knowing exactly what she's going through, and taking advantage of that. I think their personalities and experiences are very different.

And if Angel reacts with anger or tries to make her feel ashamed for being mated to Spike, I hope Buffy loses a bit of control of her demon and throws him across the room.

eyghon
06/25/2010 10:35 am
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wow, that, I didn't expect. I liked the fact that Buffy isn't all "good buffy" and that she "accidentally" killed a guy even though she was souled. It's fitting.

laura
06/25/2010 05:20 am
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That was a surprise!

kim
06/25/2010 04:27 am
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Whoa! Guess that locator spell worked, eh? Was about to think Spike had worked fast...

Poor Buffy, with the confusion of her old self dueling with the desires/instincts of a vampire.

I hope Angel tries to be a good friend to her right now. He's knows exactly what she's feeling. He tried soothing his soul by eating "bad people" instead of random victims and that probably came after Angelus' hunger had taken advantage a time or two (though Angel probably had more control of his body after over a hundred years than Buffy does after 6 months - especially with Angelus' love of prolonging torture before the kill).

12/30/2010 02:49 am
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Is this Faith?  Woo hoo.  She'll keep Spike busy. 

07/11/2010 07:13 pm
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Terrific chapter. 

Mike
06/21/2010 11:43 am
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Exellent, i don't think the scoobies can help her or even Angel.  Angel will use this as an excuse of why they are destined to be when in fact they are very different.  She's much more like Spike then Angel.  Like Spike she loved while soulles.  I do think however that she's underestemating how loyal Spike is.   If the soul can't be lost then he would still stand by her her even going as far as fighting evil with her if she chooses too.  Hell, he might even get a soul himself just so he can be with her and make her suffering bearable by sharing it.  And yes she was an evil vamp, yet like soulles Spike she didn't go overboard with the evil like Angelus and Buffy really didn't want to kill Kendra, Kendra gave her no choice.

06/21/2010 04:45 am
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Ah, and Faith arrives.  Glad to see such a quick update to this intriguing story.

kim
06/21/2010 04:29 am
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So Buffy called....but wants to disappear.
Nice to see Angel being the voice of calm, knowing how devastating it is to suddenly get the soul back.
Poor Spike, with a vague location clue, but no answers.
Then Faith shows up.

06/21/2010 01:19 am
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Excellent chapter. You managed to bring out real emotion both for Spike and Buffy's old friends, and the atmosphere of the scenes and the character's reactions were different but powerful.

After learning about the crisis for Buffy and how it's affecting everyone, and desperate to know more, the sudden return of the Council's search for Buffy and the question of why is placed perfectly. For vampires, an attack by crossbow is an almost mundane event and it shows that the world keeps going even if for Spike it feels like his immediate loss of Buffy overweighs everything. It reminded me of the scene in The Body when Joyce has died, and Xander had double-parked his car, too upset to care about minding rules; then, we see a cop placing a ticket on his car from the window as the real world keeps turning normally no matter how it feels to an individual.

I thought you handled Buffy's characterization particularly well and in a unique way. The soul has often been treated as nothing but a conscience, though usually powerful enough to force a world of guilt on a vampire they can't ignore. I'm glad you are viewing it as a part of what makes Buffy who she is and that it plays a part in her personality as a whole. Her feelings in the beginning reveal a little of the Angel/Angelus divide, but in a way that makes sense and doesn't lessen her past or vampire self. It wasn't that Buffy was controlled by evil when without her soul, but she truly isn't the same person now from then. I liked the hints we got from Giles and Angel talking about having one soul or one demon only and how Buffy will feel. She isn't only the soul of the Slayer, but she still has a demon that wishes to be with its mate, and she doesn't separate herself from it in order to hate Spike.

I'm very interested in seeing where you take this story and handle the characters. This was a wonderful chapter, keep up the good work.

12/30/2010 02:34 am
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Oh poor Buffy.  Why doesn't she toss a boot at that big lug and wake him up.  Very nice scene where she gets her soul. 

07/11/2010 07:05 pm
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Great scene where Buffy gets her soul back. 

06/18/2010 03:09 pm
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I love the idea for this story! Its amazing and your writing is beautiful! Can't wait for more!

kim
06/18/2010 04:04 am
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It worked. And Spike slept through it....poor Buffy. She could have been held.

Nice to know about Joyce. And Faith has Wes. I'm glad that Jenny was going to be doing the spell, too, not Willow.

Anxious to know how Buffy will get through the next few minute or hours. I'm sure Spike will be more upset that she's been cursed than for the soul itself. Her friends will have to worry about him forcing them to undo it.

12/30/2010 02:25 am
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Oh, golly, I hope it’s me,  hee!  I hope so too

06/18/2010 03:43 am
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Love this. Not a big vamp Buffy fan usually and if she became a totally evil monster who just killed without thought, I doubt I'd keep reading, but I like the current line she's walking. Very believable happy medium of soulless and still keeping with what makes Buffy, Buffy. And of course, watching her and Spike's relationship blossom makes it all the more fun.

Omelia
06/17/2010 08:45 am
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I love vamp!Buffy,hope they both stay evil.Can't wait to see what happens next!!!!!!!!!! 

kim
06/17/2010 03:35 am
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Bad, bad vamps... 
But with a soul coming, not for long....

12/28/2010 08:48 pm
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Great conflict having Buffy kill a slayer.  Sad that she doesn't feel anything.

06/22/2010 04:04 am
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Interesting story H

kim
06/16/2010 11:48 pm
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Can't blame Buffy when it comes to survival, really, though I'm sorry for Kendra.

nojiri23
06/16/2010 10:23 pm
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 For the record, I will read anything you write.  Even when it hasn't gone down a path I would have chosen or made me too sad or painful, they've always been thought provoking, intriguing, and inventive.  Thanks for that!

nojiri23
06/16/2010 10:20 pm
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yay!  so far so good.  very intriguing.... 

sara
06/16/2010 06:22 pm
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This is going to be hard for me to read, i'm not a fan of vampire buffy, especially not if she's an evil one, and it really pains me that she killed kendra, even though the girl was beyond annoying, but i read the first one and i love your stories, so i'm going to try and stick it out.  i actually hope they do restore her soul though, i hate seeing buffy like this.