Two Sides of the Same Coin by behind blue eyes
06/11/2012 10:30 pm
Amazing story, could not stop reading it. Very entertaining and I loved all the references and footnotes you had to explain them. Your characterizations of William and Spike were very creative, and well thought out. I liked the opportunity of "meeting" William, and would have loved to have gotten more indepth insight about what the other characters thought of him. Really enjoyed how the feral Spike was still protective of Buffy and his "mine" reference was very telling. Looking forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for creativity and having the courage to post. Kimberly L in San Antonio (email@example.com)
Thank you ever so, Kimberly L. I agree, it would've been interesting to go in depth to what the other characters thought, but that would've extended the story further than I had in mind.
No, thank you for taking a chance on my story. It's readers like you that keep my creative juices flowing and putting my thoughts and feelings onto the screen.
05/26/2012 05:06 pm
Great story so far, one of the best I ever read. You charachterized William Pratt in a way I don't think anyone was about to charachterize him before. Thank you for a great read.
*blushing* thank you, danielnieves. I really enjoyed writing this story. As a writer, I've been trying to break free from my comfort zone and explore different genres and characters. I'm so pleased I didn't disappoint.
04/28/2012 09:50 am
This was one of the best stories I've read in a long, long time. It's obvious that a lot of work was put into this-- both Spike and Willam's characters were absolutely perfect. The dialogue was spot-on. Thank you for writing this.
I'm so unbelievably flattered by this beautiful review. You are correct. I had put in a lot of work and research into this. (As I do for all my stories) As for Spike and William's characters being "absolutely perfect" well, I'm speechless. Thank you so much for taking the time reading, enjoying, and reviewing my story.
03/28/2012 09:29 pm
great story. i cant wait to read more of your stuff
Thanks so much, Jas! I would love to know what you think of my other stories.
03/24/2012 07:32 pm
Not much to say, except: That was an awesome story! I'll be sure to check out your profile to read more of those!
Thank you so much Nna for your kind review! I hope you'll tune in to my new fic that I'm posting right now! Would love to know whatcha think!
03/12/2012 10:45 pm
Hey good to see the final chapter, love sexy, pouty Spike and his words of wisdom about his soul. Good ending to a great fic. Thanks.
Thank you so much mazza for following this story to whole way through. I appreciate this so much!
02/17/2012 09:09 pm
I don't read online - I download to my palm and read there instead, so waiting for finished stories usually works better for me. That being said, this one looks too good to wait for. Let me know when you update? firstname.lastname@example.org
Will do, Jen!
02/07/2012 11:13 pm
Liked the introspection of our heroes, their thoughts and worries about the whole situation, really well written - you explored their fears and love perfectly.
*blushing* thanks so much, Mazza!
02/07/2012 02:12 am
This is very nice, but you'll have to do something really evil to make up for all this lovey dovey stuff.
*hehe* I agree, lots of lovey dovey here, but sorry to say, no more angst, well at least in this story. Hope you'll still enjoy the rest.
02/06/2012 04:06 pm
Yay! I always believed that the PTB had something to do with Spike getting together with Buffy. I mean seriously how many other Hellmouths were there that he could have taken Dru to? The Du Lac cross just happened to be in Sunnydale at the same time Buffy and Angel were there and in love. Spike just happened to get hurt forcing him to stay after he healed Dru, so he would be there to help Buffy save the world. That Willow was the only witch he could find to do a spell to get Dru to love him again? That the Amarra treasure was in Sunnydale and the Initative? Too many concidences for it not to be fate. I hope she doesn grab hold and never let go. Because he is just what she has always wanted and exactly the opposite of those other wankers. He actually will love all of her, Buffy and the Slayer, unlike Angel or Riley. Parker doesn't even deserve a mention.
Sorry about the game, I was torn I like both teams!
Thanks so much, ginar369 for your wonderful and thought provoking review. I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter. Thanks so much for reading, enjoying, and reviewing.
Ya, it was touch seeing the Pats lose
01/28/2012 01:27 am
ok have been catching up with my reading, and just want to say - great writing, loved all chapters but 15 and 16 especially well written, just what I need for a nightcap! Sorry not to have been commenting for a while but now I'm back and will hopefully keep up with all fics. Keep up the good work.
Welcome back, Mazza! Thanks for your wonderful and thoughtful review! Just what I need to start my day. I hope you enjoy the remaining chapters as much as 15 and 16.
01/24/2012 12:13 am
Although I loved the outcome of the chapter, I think this explosion of lust was a tad bit too soon as you took the dream episode and made it real. Too much of a jump too fast in comparison to the previous chapters.. Alright, kick me.
I understand your perspective Joyce. I don't particularly agree with it since the UST has been there since Chapter One for Buffy and William/Spike since Chapter 3 or 4, and they didn't get with the nakedness until 16, but I understand where you are coming from. I've just posted the next chapter and I hope it kinda explains Buffy's mindset with the newfound nakedness with our fav vamp. Love to hear what you think.
Thanks for reading and reviewing.
01/23/2012 02:44 pm
That was better than my morning cup of tea to wake up with! What a way to wake up in the morning, beautiful hot naked goodness! And she admitted that they were together! Double bonus!
*I blush* Anytime when your smut can warm someone up like a cuppa, you have done your job!! I'm glad you liked. Thanks for your constant support ginar369!
01/10/2012 01:23 pm
Finally!! Buffy had an epiphany! He understands because he has the same thing going on. He is William and the demon. She is Buffy and the Slayer. William and Buffy and kind, sweet people, who others take (took) advantage of. The demon and the slayer are strong, powerful warriors who enjoy the fight, granted they used to be on opposite sides but now that he is chipped he can be on her side.
One can only hope that the next breakthrough will have her taking her rose colored glasses off about Angel and have her dumping cornbread.
First off, I would like to thank you ginar369 for continuing to read and review my story. I appreciate it so much, far more than words can say.
As for the chapter. Yeah, finally Buffy is seeing things clearly! As for Angel, I think in due time who he really is will come to light. As for Riley, she dumped him when he shot Spike and confirmed that they were no longer an item last chapter.
Thanks again for all your indepth and thoughtful reviews.
01/05/2012 08:20 pm
Wow, a LOT happened in one day! The slayer got all worked up and ..cliff hanger..so eagerly awaiting next chapter.
Thanks, Joyce! Yeah, I'm a little evil like that in leaving a cliff hanger! I'm so glad your eagerly awaiting, and I will not disppoint!
01/02/2012 04:14 pm
My god she really does like Egypt! The guy is really tired of the whack a mole game she is playing. First she's nice then nasty. Really nasty, what the hell did she expect? I mean she slaps him, rips up the money and leaves. How the heck was he supposed to act? So because he was pissed she let herself be convinced that he is evil and back to being beneath her. Could someone slap her please??
Love the analogy, ginar! Whack a mole--classic! Yeah, we all saw how she acted and then she wonders why he's an ass back. She had realestate big time on the river DeNile! Thanks so much for taking the time to read, enjoy, and review my story.
01/05/2012 07:59 pm
At least Spike had the opportunity to ruminate with his thoughts and get all hot and bothered. Yeah.. Love the hot scenario you laid out. Did the trick, LOL!
Thanks for reviewing Joyce. I'm glad you are enjoying the scenario I'm setting up. Big hugs!
12/26/2011 03:43 pm
Oh thats cold. I do kinda feel sorry for Harmony. She was clueless in life and I think it is actually worse now that she is a vamp.
Buffy has his head all screwed up and he has no idea what to do now. At this point in time Spike is willing to take what he can get. He doesn't realize that he is in love with Buffy, and I think he had feelings for her long before he ever even admitted it to himself. He just doesn't want to admit them, because that means his whole life gets turned around. He can't be the big bad anymore and be in love with her. He has to be a good guy and bothers him. He killed two slayers, had a damn good rep as a vamp and now one girl, one slayer has killed it all. First he never killed her, she beat him every time. Put him in a wheelchair, brought Angelus out and by default Dru left him. He lost the Gem of Amara, got chipped. Got engaged to the slayer because of magic. Yeah I can understand why he feels the way he does. He went from being feared to being harmless and tame and housebroken. Gotta suck.
Even though Harmony grated on my nerves, I always felt sorry for her how badly Spike used her.
Love your insightful review. The only thing I disagree with is Spike taking what he can get. I feel Spike didn't get to that point until the end of Season 5 and most of Season 6. That's why in this chapter he was still fighting the good fight against falling for Buffy.
Thanks so much for your review! Big hugs!
12/23/2011 01:46 am
Enjoyed this chapter but you sure know how to string us along. If Spike remembered everything, please don't let him mull for a while. So not in character for the impulsive one.
12/20/2011 04:15 am
“Every—last—one,” Spike purred into the shell of her ear. LOL I'm afraid Buffy is going to have to kick his ass really hard. Great chapter.
Thanks! I thought that line was sexy, unfortunately it couldn't last too long.
12/20/2011 04:13 am
I swear did none of their parents teach any of them manners? Even Giles! So what Spike is a vamp, big deal. If you start a conversation off rude and nasty that is what you are going to get in return. (It was a big problem I had with their interactions on the show with Spike too. They were mean because they could and once he started helping they never got any better.)
Would it have killed her to go by his place sooner to check on him? Hell Giles could have done it and called it research on Toth! He gets captured, experimented on, escapes, get tied to a chair, shot by arrows, chained to a tub. Then gets split in half. They know he is unable to get his food the normal way and he is defenseless against humans. So how exactly is he supposed to support himself? At the very least someone could have checked up on him.
Angelus ruined anyone of the demon side of life. They were jaded and saw everything black and white despite the shades of gray swirling around them.
In Buffy's defense, she was confused and wasn't ready to see him. She thought about him the whole time. I agree someone should've checked on him, but having to stay in characterizations, I couldn't write it that way.
12/15/2011 10:23 am
Ohhhhhhh come on can you just like finish it up in one chapter so we can have some closer or maybe just start working on it again? I really loved demon Spike!!! Loved what you have done.
Um...sorry? But I'm not ready to give this story up quite yet. I'm glad you love what I've done wiht demon Spike!
12/13/2011 04:09 pm
I love this story. I would have loved it even more if she have kept both Spike-parts for a bit longer, for private entertainment..
Yeah, several people wanted to see me keep them around longer, but unfortunately this is a re-write, and despite Anya's request, Xander was put back together before she could have her fun.
12/13/2011 02:53 pm
It was like watching an Episode of the original show,meaning I was caught up in the moment woudn´t notice anything else apart.
Thank you so much,can´t wait to see the next one
I'm so flattered, Yingxs! No, thank you so much!!!
12/13/2011 05:31 am
YOU FUCKING TEASE!!!
I AM!!!! LOL!!!
12/13/2011 03:26 am
That line about Jack/Three's Company was so Joss! And perfect give that Ritter appeared on Buffy. But why did Spike run off??
Thanks! You were the only one that commented about the Three's Company line. I'm flattered you feel that was a Joss line! As for why Spike took off, all will be revealed!
12/13/2011 02:09 am
Love the building tension during the preparation! Perfect end to the chapter. Lots of questions. Does he remember?! Curious fans want to know!!
All will be revealed soon. Thanks so much for reading, enjoying, and reviewing!
12/12/2011 01:56 pm
Buffy with lusty mushy feelings for Spike!
Xander is so weird, if he wants to be included in girls night he seriously needs to let go of his attitude. There is no snark or meaness allowed during a girls night. Besides I don't think he can handle the girly gigglefest, juicy details of a girl gab fest. His head might explode!
I wonder what Spike was thinking when he left. Probably a bit of embarassment that the gang met William, plus expecting Buffy to stake him for taking some of her blood. Okay he didn't bite her but still he knows that Buffy changes her mind as fast as she changes clothes so he probably figures she is going to be mad that he took some of her blood.
I hope she follows him and talks to him.
Who can blame Buffy for these feelings? Yeah, Xander wants to be included but I doubt he'd play by the rules. Hell, I think he'd bitch the most out of the three of them! You will soon see what Spike's thoughts are about this whole incident. Thanks so much for being a constant supporter of my story. Big huggers
12/06/2011 03:00 am
Love it - but so sad that Buffy had to trick him. He would have probably followed her like a little lamb.
I agree with the trickery, but Buffy didn't have time to play Mary and try to get him to follow her home. Thanks for your review.
12/05/2011 07:10 pm
Super update, love growly Spike he's Spikelicious.
LOL Spikelicious! He certainly is that! I'm so glad you enjoyed. More will be coming on Monday
12/05/2011 02:59 pm
I Think it´s a great story, would love to see more interaction between buffy and the demon.
Thanks Emma. Unfortunately, interactions between Buffy and the demon are coming to an end. But there is always interactions with Buffy and Spike! I hope you'll enjoy them as well
12/05/2011 01:53 pm
I wonder what Xander and Willow's reactions will be to what they saw. Even in his primal state, Spike was very gentle with Buffy. He could have started sucking on the wound but he didn't. I think he is going to be a little peeved when he wakes up. He probably feels a little betrayed right now. But once they fix him and put him and William back together he will understand.
Buffy is finally starting to understand that while there might be two sides to Spike. They mesh very well, both are loving and protective. William may be shy but he still has a backbone. Spike may be rude, but he is caring.
And feral Spike still gets me hot and bothered!
Loved your very perceptive review, ginar369! I agree with you completely. I love to hear what you think about the upcoming chapters. Big huggers!!!
11/28/2011 09:44 pm
Excellent update, love the way Buffy is trying to keep her tears at bay and then sorts herself out by swinging into slayer mode. Looking forward to them capturing Spike and how they will handle him, and also what will William make of Spike!
Thanks so much! Buffy always tried to be strong, even when she was crumbling inside. I think this is part of the reason why the Scoobies couldn't tell she was emotionally drowning in Season 6. I'll be posting the next chapter on Monday, I'd love to know whatcha think!
11/28/2011 02:22 pm
It's always good to read about a demon's objective in the game plan. And you wrote a far better description than what was in canon.
I blush. Joss is God when it comes to the Buffy-verse, so to hear I wrote it better, well, golly I'ma blushin'! Thank you so much, Joyce, for following my story and reviewing. Big hugs
11/28/2011 01:26 pm
Well well well, it seems Buffy is upset at the thought that Spike/William might die. Does this mean she might be developing feelings for our favorite vamp? Have to admit feral Spike was way hot! And William is very sweet. Add them together and you get our Spike, a sexy sweet guy. What more could a girl want?!
Nothing...a girl could want nothing more than a sweet, sexy guy. Yes, Buffy is upset about Spike's possible fate. Maybe it does mean there's something more than loathing. Mmm...maybe!
11/22/2011 10:38 pm
Excellent interaction from Xander and Anya, you have the tone of their voices bang on. Poor William, what now for him, does he need his other half to survive? I love that Buffy is so concerned about him. Great work more soon?
Thanks so much mazza for such a lovely review. As for William, sorry, but I can't answer that quite yet. However, I promise all will be answered very soon--like next chapter soon AND the next chapter will be posted as soon as my lovely betas are finished with it.
11/21/2011 12:10 am
At the risk of repeating myself, you got it down perfectly once again! And how lucky am I to have read this right before you posted chapter 8!
No, please, repeat yourself and often! I get warm, fuzzy feelings when I see your review. I really appreciate them so much.
I am also glad you broken your own rule. There are many wonderful stories out there that writers (like myself) thrive on reviews. Unfortunately, when they don't feel readers are enjoying their writing, they end up stopping. I myself approximately a year ago stated I was never "plaguing fanfiction with my crap anymore." Thankfully, my family and friends urged me to continue and here I am still today writing.
On Vampire's Don't Sparkle, as long as you give me props in it being my work, I'm completely cool and extremely flattered you recommending it to others. I hope they enjoy it as much as you do!!!
No, thank you for taking a chance and reading my story. I promise more will be coming very soon.
On your PS. I felt in late Season 4 and early Season 5, the Scoobies were less judgmental toward Spike. Yeah, they made jokes at his expense and still saw him as an evil vampire, but there were times when they did help him. (EX: when he got the chip him staying at Giles' then at Xander's, Xander and Willow trying to show him life or in his case unlife wasn't too bad when he tried to stake himself, the Scoobies getting rid of the tracer stuck in his back...).
For the Comics, no, I have no interest in them.
Also on your earlier comment, I'm not an expert, I just play one on fanfiction!!!
11/19/2011 07:26 pm
It looks like you are taking the concept further so we see an inkling of Toth's "whammy". Still eagerly looking forward to your updates and apologize for complaining about last chapter being so short.
Yes, more will be disclosed in the next chapter and hopefully things will start to come together. *crossing fingers*
Don't apologize at all. I forgot to add in my response that I'm flattered you thought the last chapter was too short. That means to me you wanted more! Speaking of more, I'm hoping to post the next chapter early next week.
11/19/2011 07:25 pm
I have a feeling William is dying without the demon. It's not like human William came forward in time, Spike has had half his essence removed forcebly from him.
What's up with Xander? I mean he can't honestly think that William is a danger to anyone? But right away he thinks William is faking an illness, and of course it has to be more than coincidence that William came down when they were talking about Spike. That man is seriously paranoid. Loved Anya pinching him too funny.
Perceptive thoughts, ginar369. However, to not give away anything, I can't say any more than that.
Xander was always wary of Spike. Even after Spike stood with them: patrolled, and took care of Dawn, when Buffy died, he still didn't treat him more than muscle and an outsider.
I'm glad you liked the pinching part. I was chuckling when I wrote it! I totally could picture Anya doing that!
11/19/2011 06:13 pm
Hmm. Now I'm intrigued. What could be wrong with William?
And could I pinch Xander too? Please?
I'm glad I was able to intrigue you. Hopefully you'll be pleased when all is disclosed.
Yeah, give Xander another good pinch! He totally deserves one!
11/19/2011 06:07 pm
I am also thirsty, ...for the next chapter
I'm hoping to quench your thirst next week! Hopefully you can hold on till then!!!
11/18/2011 03:52 am
Hello there, I've been reading at this site for a long time but never left a comment before this, I love this so much! It's perfect the way Spike and William are split and,of course, Buffy's drawn to both and vice/versa. I can picture everything you describe perfectly and you have the voices down perfectly too!
Words cannot capture how utterly flattered I am by your review, but I will give it a try to express how I feel. There are so many reasons your words are leaving me speechless.
For starters, the notion that I was able to compel a long time reader to review for the first time, is everything short of amazing. In addition, as a long time reader you've been exposed to hundreds of stories and writers, and for you to state I have the characterizations down "perfectly" leaves me in totally awe.
Next, the fact you took a chance on my WIP, which appeared to be going against what I assume was a long standing rule, makes me feel all a flutter.
Lastly, my plans are to finish this story. I've been updating mostly on a weekly basis. (I've just posted the next chapter earlier today. I would love to know what you think.)
Thank you ever so much for such a lovely and thoughtful review.
All my Regards,
11/15/2011 12:45 am
well, I guess that answers my question as to which "Spike" has the chip! Great story!
Well, I may have answered only half of the question. Huh, that gave you something else to think about, didn't it? *insert evil laugh here*
11/14/2011 12:02 am
As a cat owner I have to applaud you on the description of Spike hunting - I could imagine the stealth and preciseness of the hunter against the prey - great writing.
Thanks so much, mazza. I myself is a dog person, but I was trying to picture animals who are prime hunters. Cats are those such animals. Everyone from the house cat to a lion have this grace about them when they hunt.
Yeah, Riley always saw things in black and white. Even when he was getting "suck jobs from two-bit trolls" he never really saw the gray.
No, please repeat yourself as many times as you like when telling me my writing is great! LOL!
11/13/2011 08:03 pm
I completely forgot about the chip and boy was I disappointed when I realized Spike wasn't going to eat Riley. Boo hoo! Spike should really get to eat a human though. Great chapter!
Yeah, I always thought Joss should've made a exception when it came to Spike munching Riley. Unfortunately it never happened, and it couldn't happen here. (this is the down side of a re-write) You never know, Spike might be "eating" a human some time during the story.
11/12/2011 10:07 pm
Buffy´s gone soft-for Spike
and telling Riley good bye,even better!
About the chip,I kind of thought, he would be free of it, during the time of him beeing split in two
thank you so much for updating
Can you blame her, on either account? Nope, the chip is still there. Thanks so much for your review.
11/11/2011 02:04 am
Loved it! Finally a star for Buffy. Better watch out for Riley in the future. My only complaint is this chapter was too short.
Thank you, Joyce! Yeah, Riley still might be an issue. Sorry, that it was too short.
11/10/2011 01:50 pm
Even feral Spike doesn't want to hurt her. Hasn't bitten her, tried to protect her. And he's eating cats! Gotta wonder was the cat eating because he tried a human and the chip fired or because somewhere in his primal brain he knew she wouldn't like it if he attacked a human? I really hate Riley, never liked him. His awe shucks Iowa farm-boy routine. In reality just a human Angel. Likes his women weak and under his thumb. Sure he might tell you he loves your strength but he really doesn't, he's jealous. Wants to be the big protector.
Angel is the same way. Mostly because he tries to pretend he is human with a case of vampirism. Angelus loved strong women (Darla for exapmle). Granted he hated Buffy but not because of her strength but because souled him loved her. Humanity was disgusting to him.
Now Spike, he revelled in Buffy's strength. He thought of her as his equal.
I'm so honored having two reviews by you ginar369! Not trying to give anything away, but to answer your question, no. The demon doesn't have a conscience(soul), it's hungry it's going to eat regardless what the woman he desires thinks.
I agree with you completely about Riley, and for that matter, Angel. Thank you for your very insightful review.
11/03/2011 10:56 pm
Great chapter, what eloquent tones you use for William, he sounds so right. I like the fact that he let Buffy know he wanted her. What will happen now that he knows he is a vampire and Buffy must be going to meet Spike at Restfield - will she bring him back to Giles with her and what will William make of Spike? Although he obviously knows what colour of hair Spike will have! Looking forward to more.
I blush mazza! I'm glad you enjoyed William professing his desire for Buffy. More will be coming this week. I would love to know whatcha think! Big hugs
10/31/2011 06:14 pm
William is sweet,but can´t help missing Spike a bit though
Thank you for updating
To be honest, I miss writing Spike too. On the upside, William is evolving and this last chapter he was slightly Spikeish--between passionately denying he's a vampire, telling Buffy how he wants her, and being slightly snarky (in a fluent way) and throwing back in Buffy's face since he's a monster he should be tied up. No, thank you for continuing to read and enjoy!
10/31/2011 04:01 pm
Aren't they going to be shocked if Buffy runs into vamp William and the living William is under lock and key all night with a bullet proof alibi! Maybe they will finally understand what happened. Now what's the solution? Spike likes being a vamp, William wants to live as a human. Who do you chose? Do you restore Spike against Williams wishes or keep William against Spike's wishes?
So many choices, but are those the only ones? *insert evil laugh here*
10/30/2011 11:21 pm
terrific chapter - still loving William so much, and fabulous last line from Anya - you gave her just the right tone, now to see how William reacts. Buffy's thoughts so mirror my own!
Thanks so much, mazza! I'm glad you enjoyed this chapter. Actually, you can read William's reaction since I am posting the chapter today! Love to know what you think!
10/20/2011 02:02 am
Another excellent chapter! I really like having Anya as the voice of reason.
Thanks Joyce. I feel Anya had so much more to offer the Scoobs yet they never really listened to her. Even though she was around for years, she was always an outsider. I feel beyond the core group--Giles, Buffy, Xander, and Willow--everyone was always on the outside looking in.
10/19/2011 07:15 pm
I never heard about a Dapper Dan doll before,thanks for explaining .
It was so amusing and I like everything about your story
A big thank you for the update
Your welcome on the explanation. I actually don't remember Dapper Dan. Like I said, I have Dressy Bessy and I loved the doll. I just came across her brother when I was trying to find a male version of my fav doll. No, thank YOU for reading, enjoying and reviewing my story. Big hugs!
10/19/2011 05:28 pm
I love this, and how you take the time to give him personality, and lots of fun little historic info and slutty Buffy.. I love it. Hope you update soon, and write a loong story where William and Demon Spike and Buffy have a long time to get to know each others. And then they all live happily ever after in a sweet threesome..
Welcome Sunshine to my world! I'm glad you are enjoying the trip I'm taking the characters on. My plans are to update soon, and I do plan on making this last as long as it needs to. As for a threesome with William/Spike/Buffy. Sorry to disappoint, it's not in the cards. Hopefully, despite this, you'll keep reading.
10/19/2011 03:20 pm
I guess they will figure it out and research Toth instead of time travel. They weren't to bright when it happened to Xander either! Love Lusty Buffy thoughts!!
Thanks, ginar369! Well the time travel was just Giles way of not being honest with William. Now with Anya's announcement they have no choice but to be. I'm glad you like lusty Buffy. She is fun to write.
10/28/2011 11:02 pm
Great chapter and evil evil cliffhanger. Why is Buffy climbing the outside of her house?
Why thank you! As for the reason Buffy is climbing the outside of her house is due to her supposed to be at the dorms and if she entered through the front door Joyce would know she's home (why Joyce didn't hear her coming in and out of her window remains a mystery to me...but I'm going with it here). And with being her mom she would clearly see that Buffy is out of sorts. Buffy was in no shape to admit or analyze what just happened, never mind to explain it to her mom, hence choosing the window entrance! Thanks for reading!!!
10/15/2011 11:45 pm
ooh what will Buffy say when she finds out that William was home all last night! Great chapter, great introduction of the other side of the coin, loved Spike's attitude, killed a vamp attacking his slayer and stole the bloody kiss. Looking forward to seeing these two together and everyone elses reaction.
Thanks mazza, you are actually the first to comment about Spike being William's other side of the coin! Yes, Spike doesn't want anyone else touching what is his. More will be coming in a day or two. Hopefully you'll enjoy this as well (and let me know--hint hint!!!)
10/15/2011 02:19 am
Ooh, visceral groiny demony Spike! Very hot! And I love the (undescribed) expression on Buffy's face envisioned with the simple exclamation.
I'm glad you enjoyed the hotness that is my Spike. It was difficult at first to start writing since I'm so used to writing his dialog not just his actions. I'm glad it worked! I totally pictured Buffy's reaction to seeing non-on-flames Spike/William in my mind. I'm glad it translated to paper (or computer screen) well!
10/12/2011 06:11 am
I thought I must have read it in a flash-but then I checked and it isn´t very long-but it surely is very good!
Dammit,I should have taken my time with it.Thank you for updating,and I hope your not offended that I think it is too short,maybe I am just too impatient,sorry
No, I don't take offense at all. Actually the contrary, I find it flattering. It's like when you have a really yummy slice of cake. In a few bites its now mere crumbs and while you're eyeing the plate you scold yourself for not savoring its yumminess. Mmmm, now I want cake!! Plus, this chapter is almost half the length of the previous one, so no worries! On the upside, the next chapter will be posted early next week. FYI it's longer!!!
10/11/2011 06:11 pm
She didn't even bother to find out if Spike had left the apartment! Just blame Spike for everything, don't bother to ask any questions. Hopefully Giles will set her straight.
Yeah, Buffy during early Season 5 always thought the worse of our favorite vamp. Hit now, ask questions later...or maybe not at all. She will be straightened out, don't you worry! Thanks for your continued support! Big huggers
10/08/2011 11:49 am
That was so much fun, William has sooooo much to learn, but what's happened to Spike I wonder.
Thanks, Lou! William does have a lot to learn, but he also has a lot to teach too! And about Spike....
10/06/2011 07:54 pm
You know, I've read a few time travel stories before, but none that so effectively get the dislocation involved for someone who's never seen modern ANYTHING. Very funny... especially for Mr Timid, aka William...
*I blush* Thanks blue!!! I really wanted to show how confused William was with everything unfamiliar to him. Which in this case is almost everything! The chapter practically wrote itself with all the modern inventions that came about after 1879. I especially loved the zipper!
10/03/2011 10:30 pm
Loved it - love William, so looking forward to the rest of this fic. I find myself smiling and laughing while reading!
Your review made me smile, mazza! Thanks so much for such kind words! Big Hugs
10/02/2011 06:11 pm
I cannot say enough good things about this story! I love William anyway and the way you're writing makes him even more adorable!
I totally blush, Sara! Reviews like yours make me smile! I'm glad I'm doing William justice. This is my first time writing him and was totally wary in doing so. Thanks so much for enjoying my story and letting me know with such kind words.
10/02/2011 03:25 am
Having grown up in a rural backwoods area with many older folk, no electricity or running water, your explaining the terms makes me feel as if I were from another time. My grandmother never said arms or legs. It was always "limbs". Totally enjoying William and Buffy's flustered statements.
I hope I didn't offend, Joyce. I merely was trying to look at this almost in a child's perpective. It's so amazing to watch my children see something for the first time. Even though I had experienced this same thing a hundred times, I see it with a new view through their eyes. I'm glad you're enjoying their flustered statements. I had a blast writing them.
10/02/2011 02:20 am
Guess they have to go on a vamp hunt now. I wonder how long it is going to take before they realize that "Spike" has left the building and only human William is left.
Do they rejoin them or stake vamp Spike and keep William?
Buffy isn't too perceptive, but she's not dumb either. I know that's not really an answer to your question but I don't want to give too much away.
10/02/2011 01:50 am
I think it ´s hilarious and sexy.
I hope there is more to come
Thanks, Yingxs! Yes, more will be coming soon. Thanks for taking the time to read, enjoy, and review!
09/29/2011 12:56 am
Obviously, despite Miss Buffy’s strong convictions, she must fear this man, and so must the others, since they were allowing him to hold her in such a disrespectful manner.
LMAO! Great Wiliam; he's incredibly and deliciously prissy.
LLMA - LMAO
Thanks so much, Spikez_tart! I'm glad you enjoyed my William. This is my first time writing him and I'm still a bit wary about doing so. I appreciate you taking the time to read, enjoy and leave 3 reviews!!!! Big hugs!!!
09/27/2011 04:25 pm
'William took an instant disliking to this brutish, disagreeable man.' Join the club! Poor, sweet William, well and truly out of his depth, thank goodness for Willow and Giles. This is so much fun.
Yeah, that's a common feeling among Buffy nation--We hate Riley! Truthfully, I don't exactly hate him per se, I just never thought he was right for Buffy. He always claimed he loved and accepted all of her--Slayer included--but it seemed just lip service. I don't think he ever accepted she was such a formidable woman. Riley seemed the type to want a woman bare foot and pregnant, not saving the world. I felt they were doomed from the start. Sorry for the rant. Thanks so much for taking your time to read and review my story. More to come!
09/24/2011 09:36 pm
oh what a wonderful chapter! I loved your William, you have the tone of all the characters so right - and yes it had to end on "oh dear lord" from William, absolutely marvelous.
I Mazza! I'm so blown away that you feel I've the tone of the characters right. Especially William. This is the first time writing him and I was totally wary doing so. I found it fitting William saying "Oh dear Lord" before he passed out. I had of think of something to replace Spike's motto of "Bloody Hell!"
09/24/2011 09:07 pm
Love this chapter and how you're writing William! Can't wait for the next update.
I appreciate your review, Sara. This is my first time writing William. Let me say, at the very least, I was really nervous how people would receive my version of him. I'm so glad it didn't suck! More will be coming soon!
09/24/2011 07:05 pm
I enjoyed the characterization of Spike as William. Looking forward to more!
Thanks so much, sweetie! Your review means so much to me! I always get excited when an amazing writer, such as yourself, praises my stuff!
09/24/2011 03:43 am
Giles shook his hands. Was there any warmth to feel? This is so good!
And I guess the younger folk do not use "bedlam" as a noun anymore if you have to describe it's origin?
I'm so glad you are enjoying my story, Joyce. As for "bedlam." The way I used it in this chapter was as a proper noun. Like I cited, Bedlam aka Royal Bethlam Hospital is a world renoun psych hospital in England. I was originally going to call it by it's official name, but my beta said it would hold more weight to call it by it's more well known name of Bedlam.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I appreciate this immensely!
09/23/2011 03:22 pm
So funny,Spike beeing all coy and flustered.
Thank you for writing,can´t wait for more
*Big Smiles* TY, Yingxs! I was extremely wary writing William since I've never done so before. I'm glad it worked for you. NO, thank you for taking the time to read, enjoy, and review. More will be coming soon!
09/23/2011 01:52 pm
I am surprised that Giles hasn't gone into research mode to find out everything there is to know about Spike before he was turned. Once you know who Spike was as a human it makes you understand why he became Spike. Between Darla, Angelus and Dru William would never have survived. He had to put on the Spike persona 'The Big Bad' those three were ruthless. Even as a vamp Spike still had some human qualities, especially a sense of fair play like taking on his opponents in a fair battle. Not like Angelus, slaughtering families (example Holtz's family, killing everyone and turning his daughter) stalking Buffy and going after her friends. Not Spike's style, as far as he is concerned you want to take out the slayer you fight the slayer not her friends.
Thank you, ginar369 for your in depth and clearly thought-through review.
Giles isn't researching William since there is really no need. Regardless of who Spike was before he was turned really doesn't have any bearance on the here and now. Unlike when Angel "turned" into Angelus, they needed to research what type of Master vamp they were dealing with in Angelus. If i recall correctly, they never researched Liam.
As for Spike never going after the Slayer's friends, there had been numerous times I can recall Spike doing just that. The biggest one that comes to mind is when he plotted with Adam in Season 4. He used her friends and their weaknesses to try and bring the whole group down.
I do agree with you in that Spike likes a fair fight, unlike Darla, Dru, and Angelus
09/29/2011 12:47 am
Excellent chapter. Glad that Buffy is onto the boringness and pomposity that is Riley.
Yeah, I always agreed with Spike, Riley was too Captain Cardboard for me! Thanks for your review, Spikez_tart!
09/18/2011 03:07 am
I really like the idea for this story and can't wait to read more!
Thank you Sara for taking the time to read and review my story.
09/17/2011 10:34 pm
This is wonderful! I love all the detail and the quipyness. Please hurry with the next chapter!
I appreciate your review, Joyce. I'm so glad you enjoyed. I'm posting the next chapter tonight. I hope you'll enjoy this one as well
09/17/2011 07:57 pm
That was really good!
I hope you write a second chapter,its interesting -can´t wait to read about the bad Spike
Thanks so much, Yingxs! I've written and actually am now posting the second chapter. I hope you enjoy this chapter as well!
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