I'll Be Home for Christmas by slaymesoftly

12/30/2015 03:24 pm
Eleven and Epilogue         
A very happy Christmas indeed -- I really enjoyed reading this, thank you so much!
Thanks for reading and commenting. I so glad you had fun with it.

12/29/2015 07:10 pm
Eleven and Epilogue         
Aw, that's sweet. I admit I kept expecting Spike to kind of 'break through', but I guess the whole point is that he didn't, he just stayed hazily in the background, gently affecting Bill's behaviour while Buffy adjusted to loving the whole man.
You didn't say what was engraved on the ring. Enquiring minds (well, nosey Parkers) want to know.
And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
Nope - Spike's done all the "breaking through" he's going to do. This is really a Buffy/Other story in which Spike is just happy that she's happy.
I didn't say what was on the ring - probably something short and sweet.
Thanks for reading and commenting.

12/28/2015 10:30 pm
Ten         
Good job, Bill!  Now he's saying "mate"?  It sounds like Spike is really taking over.   Minor correction.  The word you meant was "extraordinary" and not "ordinary" since Buffy surely is not ordinary. 
LOL Spike does slip a word or two in occasionally. Just something Bill has to get used to.

12/28/2015 01:23 am
Ten         
Dammit, I wrote a review and when I hit send, I discovered that my internet had gone down while I was reading so I lost it all.
Now then... what did I say?
Um.. Of course I knew it, but it's not until Buffy tries to list her nearest and dearest that it hits home just how restricted her social circle is, just by very nature of the life of a slayer.
And it that a little co-parenting I see starting there?
And here's a smoochie interruptus, but for once not by demons...
And I like Jack. Someone recognises Buffy for who and what she is, and appreciates her for it. I bet that doesn't happen very often nowadays, with the former population of Sunnydale scattered to the four winds...
Now what? can't wait...
Almost done! Probably post both the last chapter and the epilogue together tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

12/30/2015 03:12 pm
Nine         
So far so good - Buffy deserves some happiness.
She does!

12/26/2015 11:35 pm
Nine         
Yum, yum, yummy!!

12/26/2015 10:15 pm
Nine         
Aw, that's lovely. No Riley issues here, then.
Nope. Bill is made of tougher stuff.

12/30/2015 02:54 pm
Eight         
Joyce rocks.
Thanks. It's possible she might rate her own story one of these days.

12/26/2015 12:16 pm
Eight         
   You are pretty Awesome slaymesoftly.  his is a good continuation,  I just finished reading the other two.
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying this one.

magnus374
12/25/2015 07:40 pm
Eight         
There are indeed a coplicated situation, but Joyce is trying to be helpful in her own way.
It is very complicated. Lots of potential problems for them....

12/25/2015 02:44 pm
Eight         
Joyce takes after her father in that she talks a lot of sense.
She's not one to ignore the central problem.

12/30/2015 02:49 pm
Seven         
I love the idea that Spike's love for Buffy would find a way back.
If there was a way, he would find it. Or maybe the PTB found it for him. Who knows?

magnus374
12/25/2015 07:32 pm
Seven         
We do have some answers then. It does complicate things for Buffy and Bill though. There is a lot for them to think about.
Some obstacles to overcome, for sure.  Thanks for reading.

12/25/2015 04:23 am
Seven         
Wow!  It looks like Buffy is freezing up understandably.   Very strange situation.  Maybe they need time to mull over everything..let is sink in?
Definitely need some time.

12/24/2015 10:53 pm
Seven         
Revelation! Now what?
Now what? indeed.

12/30/2015 02:04 pm
six         
Squeeeworthy!!!

magnus374
12/25/2015 07:25 pm
six         
I had the same thought about Bill and the accident, that something from Spike came into him, not sure exactly what though.

12/24/2015 03:52 pm
six         
Well, I have to say that's more or less what I had theorised.
Yay for supportive Willow!
Can't wait....

cryptwarmer
12/24/2015 02:43 am
six         
Loving this!
Yay!

magnus374
12/25/2015 07:12 pm
Chapter Five         
Really good talking and that accident clearly changed a lot for him.
It did - more than he knows.

12/23/2015 12:19 am
Chapter Five         
Idly wonder whether something supernatural happened to Bill when he had that accident and was in the coma for so long... the character similarities are a little too perfect match for random genes in his ancestry...
The mutual attraction is very strong... almost as if it was meant to be...
La, la, la  - *hums and blinks innocently*  I think the next chapter might answer some of those questions.

12/22/2015 08:15 pm
Chapter Five         
Loved this chapter. Thanks.
Yay!  Thanks for telling me so.

03/12/2016 04:53 am
Four         
 
“Dinner is pissed off that you’re ruining her date,”

Priceless line!
It seemed very Buffyish to me.

magnus374
12/25/2015 06:36 pm
Four         
I liked how they talked and Buffy explained about her world.
Good thing he'd already heard about slayers, though.

03/12/2016 04:41 am
Three         
Intriguing.
I hope!

12/30/2015 12:18 am
Three         
Very intriguing premise.

12/21/2015 11:17 am
Three         
Ah, that 'splains it. 

magnus374
12/25/2015 06:22 pm
Two         
I liked how Buffy helped him out against that woman.
She stepped right up, didn't she?

12/22/2015 12:37 am
Two         
A nice change of pace, and original too.
Thank you. I hope you enjoy the rest of it.

12/20/2015 02:34 pm
Two         
Interestinger and interestinger....

Theresa
12/20/2015 03:47 am
Two         
Very good thus far!! Also, very different (read aORIGINAL) premise. Never read anything using this type of storyline. Excellent!! Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the rest of it.

magnus374
12/25/2015 06:13 pm
Prologue and Chapter One         
This was done well. Buffy's reaction to seeing a man that reminds her so much about Spike. We got some small glimpses into her life. It will be interesting to see how this will play out.
Thank you. I hope you enjoy the rest of it.

12/19/2015 01:17 am
Prologue and Chapter One         
I remember Hearts breaking even very well, but I had to go and re-read The last Goodbye. 
Okay, definitely intrigued. 
Is this Spike shanshued or is it a descendent of William's before he was turned, or a cousin of sorts?
Can't wait....
LOL All of the above?  Well, not Spike shanshued, cause I've already done that a few times... but you'll see. Fairly soon actually.