Ring of Fire by TalesofSpike

magnus374
03/26/2012 08:20 am
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Very good story.

10/18/2011 04:04 am
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This series of yours has taken over my life and my brain. 

Blue
http://www.tthfanfic.org/authors.php?no=12717&list=profile

08/24/2007 07:19 pm
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Oh I love it, seems they are going to stay together.
Looks that way...

Thanks again!

08/30/2006 08:58 am
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Great way to end this chapter, mostly on a positive note. hope they can find out about Rosa's dad. Well I guess it's a good thing that Mr. Michael's was not as involved in this as we had all anticipated. Well I guess that's more to add to the guest list. Just an amazing story to follow, thanks ever so.
Thanks, honey! The problem with such a long fic covering a relatively short period of time is that it'll be well into Angels and Demons before they get all the 'Initiative' stuff sorted out... Glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 04:07 pm
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wow..that was so good... and now i'm gonna start on the current book of this story you are an awesome writer, you know tht?
Thank you, honey!

It's really nice of you to say so, and remember if you don't want to wait for the chapter a day updates, when you get caught up on the 27 chapters of FTE that are posted here, there are another 40+ at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net/5FT/FT0T.htm and 100 chapters of Angels and Demons, the final book in the series after that.

nmcil
06/29/2006 05:57 pm
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Just wanted to add my "great story" and so glad that you are continuing with another book. Hope that we bring in some of your new characters more - I really like your new women, both demon and human, very much and I really like how you are working with Wes.
Thank you, honey!

Rest assured there's plenty more to come. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy runs to sixty-eight chapters and the fifth and final book in the series, Angels and Demons, has a hundred chapters, not to mention the ficlets that are set in the same 'verse. Clem's extended family will become more a part of the group as time moves on, as will another OC friend of theirs who hopefully you'll like as well... and Wes is around to stay, too.

Harriet
06/29/2006 10:59 am
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This is a beautiful fic, I've been following it awaiting chapter updates for ages. Now that it's finished I can't wait for the next "book". The series so far has been absolutely wonderful and I am eagerly awaiting the next addition. Thank you for making my life more interesting! =D
Thanks, honey!

Unless you follow the link at the end of Ring of Fire to the story at my own site, you'll have almost nine weeks to wait before Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is complete here, even if I post every day, which is likely but not guaranteed... Then, I'll probably take a break for a week or so... And then it'll take about three months to post Angels and Demons (again already complete at my own site).

I figure a chapter a day is okay for those who want to read the series as a WIP, though it's still probably more than some people can keep up with (would post every other day but I didn't want to still be posting it a year after I started). And for those who don't want to wait, it is available in other places.

06/27/2006 09:26 pm
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Oh gah this was just incrediable incredable. I loved every moment of it and can't believe how incredable of a tale you wove. *hugs you* going to go on vacation in about a week for two weeks then writer con - so no computer for about three weeks - going to have to wait until I get back to read book 4. But I can't wait to read/reread it. Excellant excellant excellnt!
No problem, honey! Just get to it when you can and enjoy yourself in the meantime.

The remaining fics will be here waiting when you get back.

Thanks again for reading and commenting!

vladt
06/21/2006 12:25 am
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thank you for the very fine read. take your well deserved break. ok, that's enough start posting. thanks again
LOL! Thanks!

Lou
06/20/2006 03:14 pm
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Deeelightful!
Thank you, honey! I'll be taking a break from posting for a few days and then I'll start posting Book 4, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

kim
06/20/2006 10:23 am
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That was a little abrupt...but I guess it was a good pausing point for you.

She seems to be coping pretty well, for just waking up. Maybe she doesn't remember everything clearly, yet?

Wesley is very helpful. And resourceful, and can take the initiative to get things done...a valuable asset once he gained some confidence.

I suppose things will get much more interesting before they finally get their happy day.
Thanks, honey!

There's a reason the next book is called Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Everyone is struggling in their own way to find some happiness and part of that is trying to put Dawn back together again. And, yeah, there are 68 chapters of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and 96 chapters of Angels and Demons before we get to the wedding day...

08/24/2007 07:02 pm
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Isn't all of it alittle much.
Possibly, but the antidote isn't instantaneous.

Thanks again.

08/30/2006 08:39 am
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Yup! Buffy's going to need some help with this mess so that Social Services won't make a fuss and try to make trouble for Buffy. Once they get this sorted out again, there are wedding plans to be takin care of. Loved that Buffy had the Army's doctor getting their drinks for them. Oh, on a side note I told my boyfriend about the Chili chocolate cheesecake and he said that he'd heard of chilies used with sweets before, he lived in Arizona, apparently with some very good results. I eat very little with the hint of spice in it, but I'm taking your word that it's to die for. Thanks for the great chapter.
Lol! It'll all sort itself out in time.

As for the cheesecake, if spices aren't your thing then maybe it's not for you, but believe me, it works...

Glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 04:05 pm
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*sigh* so relieved now...and brandon's dad's gonna help them cover it all up...so cool...love this story
Thanks, honey!

I'm really glad you've enjoyed it.

06/27/2006 09:19 pm
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powerfully written chapter - I love the characters - brandon dad seems to be really nice - poor dawn though - she is going to be tramatised for awhile!
Thanks, honey!

I wanted, despite the way things started badly, for Dawn to finally get that love interest she never got in the show. Especially with all the bad, she deserved someone to help her through.

vladt
06/20/2006 11:55 pm
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as always wonderful read. thank you.
Thank you! I'll be taking a break for a couple of days and then I'll start posting Book 4 in the series, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

08/24/2007 06:50 pm
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Oh I loved it,seemed to reread a chapter again.
Thanks, honey!

08/30/2006 08:12 am
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You suprised me, that went down without any fight. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. I was really hoping that Spike could get some physical payback from Riley who had sadisticly staked him. Riley may have the problem's with his command and the humiliation of finding out about his wife but I still thought he deserved more. At least Spike didn't tell them about Sam being infected. He's right, they will figure it out themselves. Two more to go. Great read, thanks.
Lol! lots of factors to consider... They need the army's help. On their own their one option is to kill Sam, not something that would go down well with Buffy. They need help soothing social services. Most imprtantly, as long as The Initiative don't know that Spike's chip isn't working (remember all Spike did before was to restrain Riley. Buffy did all the actual damage) that's a pretty big ace they have up their sleeves. All said and done, Riley was a dupe in this whole thing rather than part of it. While they had to take out the guards on the train, they really needed Graham and Riley on side for the aftermath. In comparison, some bruises here and there... not worth it, especially when he's already got to live with the humiliation of being so completely fooled about Sam and the fact his whole life is based on a series of lies...

07/19/2006 04:02 pm
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i dont blame spike one. bit...poor dawnie...i wanna cry for her, poor little thing...they need to hurry and help her
Thank you, honey!

Yep, Willow called the shots and Dawnie was the one that paid the price... and not for the first time, either.

06/27/2006 09:15 pm
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Nice bit of revenge for Spike - can't believe that Riley still doesn;t believe Spike can leave peacefully - shakes head that man is so dense. *growls* he would make an excellant member of Hitler's elite.
Hee! Well, in Riley's defence Spike never went out of his way to show Riley his 'softer' side...

Thanks again.

vladt
06/20/2006 05:33 am
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very good read, thanks. riley is dense. red is pushing all the wrong buttons with spike.
Thanks! Yep, Riley might have academic qualifications galore, but he was always someone's dupe, always too willing to jump to someone else's command without thinking.

Lou
06/19/2006 01:55 pm
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Excellent chapter! And duh Riley didn't seem too bothered about his missus, did he?
Thanks, honey!

I think when you find out that your wife is capable of torturing a teenaged girl, then it might just be enough to bring you to the conclusion that they were never the person you thought they were.

kim
06/19/2006 10:08 am
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Good chapter....

Lol...that's one thing you can count on from Riley - his faith that a demon will act like a demon if they're unrestrained. Benefits the group that he thinks Spike still has the chip, so doesn't matter now.

Yeah, a gyno exam if she was awake and tense would definitely not be comfortable. Hardly comfortable when you're prepared for it.

Have to be careful about Willow. She's not pulling power from the right source. Too much too soon will fry her head.

And I can just imagine Angel's look of impatience with Spike again. Those two can be so funny.
Thank you!

Riley is always much the same.

Nope, not very pleasant for Dawn at all.

Things with Willow will come to a head in the later books.

And, yes, Angel and Spike can work very well together.

08/24/2007 06:46 pm
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Oh That was lovely.
Lol! I think I might have gone for somethin like brutal or nasty rather than lovely.

Thanks again.

08/30/2006 07:43 am
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Oooo this is so good. Just loved Spike's little love tap he gave Sam. Too bad Riley showed up to slow the festivities down, I've know doubt their presence won't slow down the interrogation much or for long. Thanks for show Spike at his best. Amazing story, exciting chapter, incredible read.
Lol, Spike definitely stole the show. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 03:57 pm
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oh no....riley and the others are gonna mess it all up...no...at least they know what's up with dawn...on to more
Thanks, honey!

I guess by now you know that Spike wouldn't let him get away with that...

06/27/2006 09:09 pm
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Oh this is getting better and better I love this story! You have woven a universe that is so captivating and the characters feel so real.
Thank you, honey! If only Spike was real... sigh.

vladt
06/20/2006 05:23 am
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very good read. and nice evil ending. nice job red. hope she is thinking that spike does not have a chip. thanks for the fun read.
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Lou
06/18/2006 04:04 pm
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Aaaargh! Talk about a cliffhanger!!! Excellent.
Thank you, honey!

kim
06/18/2006 09:00 am
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Yay!

Crap!
LOL

Thanks!

dzio
06/25/2010 03:34 pm
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Gah, Willow always knows best, doesn't she? How many time do those moronic decisions of hers have to backfire before she finally realizes she's not infallible? As it is, a magic 8-ball would be more reliable than that arrogant bint.

08/24/2007 04:35 pm
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OH I can't wait to see what happens when Spike gets there.
Thanks, honey!

08/30/2006 06:46 am
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Finally, maybe now Willow's starting to understand how much Buffy does trust him. hate that Buffy's beating herself up over Dawn's condition, ya I know that she wasn't always there for Dawn, but we know just how much she loves her. I guess Sam was thinking about the old Angel, the loner, not CEO of AI with friends, family and associates. Can't wait for Spike to get there. Almost done with this book YAY! Great chappie, Thanks for the read.
Lol. Just a bit! Buffy's going to blame herself. It's what people do in these situations. It's only human. As for Sam, all her information about Angel comes via Riley-tinted glasses, and as such is based on his solo visit to Sunnydale... Glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 03:53 pm
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i love sam being all terrified and dignity-less...lol...another great chapter...maybe buffy will recognize something in dawn's behavior that will let her know what they poisoned her with...
Thanks, honey!

Hee, well we couldn't let her get away with treating Dawn like that, could we?

06/27/2006 09:06 pm
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Oh my that was a great ending to the chapter! sam just thinks she is all that - I can't wait for them to prove she is wrong!
Thanks, honey!

What Sam hasn't realised is that listening to Riley whinge is really nowhere close to knowing any of them.

vladt
06/20/2006 05:14 am
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very good read. am really sick of red "doing what's best." she shortened the spell. thanks for the great read.
Thanks! Willow has never been great on consultation, but that's an issue for the later books.

Lou
06/17/2006 06:26 pm
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Exciting and action-packed!!
Thank you! Glad you're enjoying it.

kim
06/17/2006 02:01 pm
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Hee hee hee...and super-sighted people don't miss. Black billowing coat Lord of Pain!....sorry...hee hee

I'd be nervous if I was Willow, too. Spike pretty much has no fear!

Brief lucidity...good. Only temporary if they don't get that antidote, though.
Thank you! Well, even when Angel is being heroic I still can't resist the urge to get a dig in here and there. Nope, Spike isn't going to be too worried about anything a fall from a motorbike can do.

Lucidity is almost always good.

dzio
06/25/2010 03:24 pm
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Looks like Spike needs to hurry up then, cause Angel's not playing any more. I love it when the Great Poof stops acting like a big hypocrite and lets his dark side show from time to time. In the good cause, of course, not because he's being a jealous, possessive prick.

And if Riley talks himself into switching sides again after what his psycho bitch of a wife did to Dawn, then he's even dumber than he looks and deserves whatever those two pissed off vampires do to him.

08/24/2007 04:27 pm
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Oh I hope he does, maybe Willow can even make the annitdote needed.
Willow can't make the antidote without a Glark Guhl Kashmanik (sp?) demon, which they don't have. It's the same poison Buffy was dosed with in 'Normal Again'.

Thanks again.

08/29/2006 04:29 pm
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Oh, goody, goody, goody! This is going to be fun. When Angel's not Angelus I forget sometimes what still lies beneath that brooding figure...pure demon! Great read, thanks.
Oh yeah... Go after any of his own and Angel will make sure you pay, especially when it's a defenceless kid... Glad you like, honey, and thank you!

07/19/2006 03:50 pm
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wow..sam thinks angel's bad...wait til spike gets to her!!! great chapter!
Thanks you!

Wait till Spike gets hold of her indeed!

06/27/2006 09:03 pm
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Oh this is outstanding... I am drawn in to the emotional bits, my stomach is twisting in knots, I simply must keep reading
Thank you, honey!

That's about as good a compliment as a writer can get.

vladt
06/17/2006 02:07 am
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great read, thanks. looking forward to spike getting in on the fun.
Thanks again! And you should like the chapter that I've just put up.

kim
06/16/2006 03:25 pm
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Go Angel, and Spike!

Poor Dawn...she's just a kid...
Thanks, honey! I'm sure between them the two vamps will see that things have a positive outcome. (Well I should be seeing as I wrote it however many years ago. Duh!)

And, yeah, poor Dawn. She's going to need her family around her now.

Lou
06/16/2006 12:19 pm
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Eeep - very exciting stuff!
Why thank you! Glad you're enjoying it.

08/24/2007 04:19 pm
Chanpter 6.10         
Oh I wonder if Spike has insurance.
Lol! Wouldn't matter. Spike hasn't got a lot off chance of getting ahead of the train.

Thanks.

08/29/2006 04:10 pm
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It's a good thing that Angel's not here in Florida. We can't get our tags without proof of insurance. Really glad that they're thinking about where Riley's allegiance will be when the fighting does start. Definately not with them. Just love this story T. Thanks so much for the read.
Thanks, honey! It's safe to say that they have to assume that Riley is going to have divided loyalties at best. As for the tags, the same may well apply in California. Of course they never really go into how Angel gets around that whole lack of legal identity thing not to mention the lack of surname... Glad you're enjoying it so much.

07/19/2006 03:47 pm
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lol...poor angel...sacrificing his pretty little car just might make me actually like him though...great chapter, and buffy's smart to leave riley out of this one
Thanks, honey!

I figure whatever Riley might think before he gets there, when he's confronted by his wife Buffy has good reason to assume his reactions could go either way...

And, yeah, poor Angel. He's just so much fun to pick on.

06/27/2006 08:55 pm
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great chapter - I like the OZ reference! Very neat!
Thank you!

It just seemed to fit... And giving Dawn the chance to bitch at Sam was an added bonus.

vladt
06/17/2006 02:00 am
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wonderful read, thanks. "but i don't have insurance."
Thanks! Hee! I just can't resist when I see an opportunity to pick on Angel... which considering the fact that I didn't actually mind him once he moved to his own show.

kim
06/15/2006 09:07 am
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Not the Plymouth!!! That car is nearly a rarity! I understand Gunn's reluctance, though.

Poor Dawnie. Is she naked out there in the middle of nowhere, or just in a paper gown?
Thanks, honey! Hmmm... Which does Angel love more? Car or Buffy's little sister? As you say, you really can't blame Gunn.

And poor Dawnie still has "the slut dress" but I'm not sure if that puts her a step up from a paper gown or a step down. I guess at least PVC won't fall to bits if it gets all sweaty.

dzio
06/25/2010 03:07 pm
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Okay, a) go Buffy, but I don't think Riley is going to be convinced that easily. He's from a Xander school of thinking (?), and Xander is still a dumbass, even though he had this conversation with various people at least half a dozen times, and saw things that would convince anyone with two brain cells to rub together... b) Sam is an evil bitch and something should eat her. c) Riley is too dumb to live.

08/24/2007 04:11 pm
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OH I think Sam needs to think again.
well, I guess someone needs to find her and convince her...

Thanks again.

08/29/2006 11:53 am
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Sam is so going to get hers, I can't wait. Great chappie, thanks.
Hee! Yep, Sam is definitely going to get what's coming to her. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 03:39 pm
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man she is evil!!! poor dawnie!! hurry, and get there to help her before it's too late!!!!
Thanks, honey!

Yep, Sam is really not a nice person.

06/27/2006 08:59 pm
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Dud I mention this is incrediable and I hate sam with a passion?
Sam just seemed to be made to be a villain. Riley mostly escaped complicity because I knew people would expect me to have him be the bad guy (I'm not exactly shy about my dislike for the character).

Thanks again.

06/27/2006 08:52 pm
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great chapter - I can't believe Sam's viciousness - this is an incrediable story - I cna;t stop reading it!
Thanks, honey!

I spotted that you can't stop from the way the reviews keep arriving. Really glad you're enjoying it so much.

vladt
06/17/2006 01:41 am
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very good update. did i miss or forget something? (forgetting is always an option.) why is sam so angry with buffy? thanks for the fine read.
Thanks!

It seems to me that any woman who went out with Riley and married him within a year of his breaking up with Buffy would sick of the very sound of her name.

kim
06/14/2006 12:55 pm
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Poor Dawnie...good thing Sam is too arrogant to properly estimate her opponents. Please let them get there before she cuts Dawnie!

Stupid Riley...
Thank you, honey!

Dawnie is in rather a mess and it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Stupid Riley...
Well, that was pretty much a given... (Oops really should try to get my inner bitch under control.)

Lou
06/14/2006 10:29 am
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Sam is a complete loony!
Thank you! Very true, but then she married Riley, so no surprise there...

08/24/2007 03:45 pm
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OH so I wonder what Tara is planning.
Lol! Well, who else might come to the rescue?

Thanks, honey!

08/29/2006 11:40 am
Chapter 6.08         
Angel? his team could intercept the train. Good for Spike, taking care of his own. I guess Wes is included in that now. I thought that Lori liked Wes not Marie or id Lily playing matchmaker? Excellent chapter T. thanks for the read.
Hee! you don't think they could both like him? Long overdue in my book... and, yeah, Angel. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 03:33 pm
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the excitement is building to a fever pitch...you are so good at this! i'm still loving your story
Thank you, honey!

I'm glad you think I was able to maintain the suspense.

06/27/2006 08:49 pm
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OHHHH catch the train quick -- sam is just evil evil!
Hee! Thanks! Yep, in this particular 'verse Sam is someone you really wouldn't want to meet... unless you were really stupid in which case you might marry her.

vladt
06/17/2006 12:22 am
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very good update. thanks
Thanks again! And you've done really well in the catching up atakes for one evening. About three more chapters and you'll be all caught up again.

kim
06/13/2006 04:34 pm
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Hmmmmmm.....

Glad Riley didn't take much convincing. They don't have much time to waste.
Thank you, honey.

And really no time at all.

Well, if you look at the baby demons in AYW, they really look nothing like the adults. That probably helped - once someone pointed it out to him. And you can't really be married to someone like that at not have any doubt.

dzio
06/25/2010 02:48 pm
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Wow, that's intense. Those last few chapters have me biting my nails.

I love where you're going with this story. You started the series with something small, not involving anyone but the Scoobies, and then it builds and builds - all the way to the world-wide evil conspiracy. Brilliant work, especially how you foreshadow the "big" stuff in the "small" parts of the series. And there are TWO more stories to go after this one! 

Now I'm looking forward to the gang going medieval on Sam's lying butt. BTW, Sam's a great villain.

08/24/2007 03:29 pm
Chapter 6.07         
Oh it was a good think Spike was there and Mr. Michaels called.
Well, if Spike hadn't been there the soldiers wouldn't have attacked, but, yeah...

Thanks again.

08/29/2006 11:19 am
Chapter 6.07         
Oh thank you, I had forgotten about the orbs, geez. Great that Michael's got help for them. Almost too much excitement for me. I can't stand for my boy to be in pain, at least not for very long. Great job, Fine read thanks.
Hee! And that's just what I was hoping most readers would have done. Have to say I'm not keen on him being in pain myself, but then I'm the one who sputtered and didn't believe it when AlwaysJBJ (who kindly posted the earlier bits of this here for me) suggested an angst classification for this... 'cause I'd never thought of myself as writing angsty fic. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 03:27 pm
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you know, i actually feel the tiniest ittiest bit of sorry for riley, since he really didn't know...must be quite a shock to find out his wife wasn't who he thought she was...great chapter
Thank you, honey!

I have to admit that Riley is one of my least favourite characters, and the main reason that I didn't have him being complicit in the whole thing was that it felt too predictable. It's not that I don't think with a bit of brainwashing from Sam that he wouldn't have been capable... but then it's not as if he's going to walk out of this smelling of roses.

06/27/2006 08:45 pm
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Oh my so intense - so excellant I love this chapter - this is such a great and intense story!
Thank you, honey!

I'm glad you're getting so caught up.

vladt
06/17/2006 12:16 am
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very good read, thanks. can she hurt him a little more before he talks?
Hee, I guess you've already got the answer to that.

Thank you!

kim
06/12/2006 10:24 am
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Oh, Spike...LOL...love that brain..

Awww, poor Riley just found out he's been used and double-crossed...

A train?
Spike ...is just Spike, and always will be. Buffy might polish off a few rough edges with time, but he's never going to fundamentally change.

Poor Riley, indeed.

And, yep, a train... Tara was doing a location spell, remember?

Lou
06/12/2006 10:10 am
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Very dramatic! So glad Buffy kicked Riley's ass!
Thanks, honey!

It's not as if we could let Riley get away scott free after trying to shoot Spike, is it?

Glad you liked it.

08/24/2007 01:49 pm
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OH I think we might have an enraged slayer on our hands.
Oh, yes, I think you might be right.

Thanks again!

08/29/2006 11:06 am
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Crap!!!!gotta go! Thanks.
Thank you!

07/19/2006 05:12 am
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oh no....you are so good at the suspense-building here....my heart nearly stopped just then...another excellent chapter...great job
Thanks, honey!

I'm glad it's keeping you interested.

06/27/2006 08:37 pm
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Sam makes some excellant points that they never thought of. Have I mentioned I hate her (brilliant bad guy)
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you like her (or not)!

vladt
06/17/2006 12:09 am
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good read, thanks. sam is a real gem, isn't she? she and riley real do deserve each other.
Thanks again!

Yeah, my interpretation of the IMO highly suspicious Sam, is not the most charitable possible. She really is a total bitch... which as you say makes her the perfect reward for Riley.

kim
06/11/2006 08:18 am
Chapter 6.06         
EEEEP!!!!! Is he still carrying the invulnerability balls??? Where's the Gem of Amara when you need it?

*Curses Sam and spits on her...*

Pay attention to your surroundings!
Thank you, sweetie! EEEEP!!!!! was very much the reaction I was looking for.

Sam (in this particular version of the Buffy universe) definitely deserves everything you'd like to do.

Hugs and the answer to at least one of your questions should become apparent in tomorrow's instalment.

08/24/2007 01:38 pm
Chapter 6.05         
OH that was good, I hope they eventually go to Lilys and not back home.
Thanks again, honey!

08/29/2006 10:54 am
Chapter 6.05         
Yup! They shoot his son and walked away. Good going having Spike deliver that little speech, because if nothing else, he could of shown some fang to get the point across if necessary. Excellent chapter, thanks.
Hee! I think when he's in that sort of mood the fangs aren't really necessary. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 05:08 am
Chapter 6.05         
a lot rests on how this man takes spike's words...my opinion of him as a person, anyway ;P lol...loved spike's speech at the end, hope they can find out somehting soon...on to more
LOL! Well, I guess you know by now. I hope you like him.

Thanks, honey!

06/27/2006 08:33 pm
Chapter 6.05         
I liked the bits about Blood - of course Spike knows the difference between Dawn's blood and other people's geesh people - he is a vampire!

I love this part - "Enough to know I don't have to string the boy up for not taking proper care of her. Let's go."

And Spike's tirade to Brandon's dad - priceless! I love LOVE LOVE this chapter! *hugs you*
Thanks, honey!

You just know that if Brandon had had anything to do with this, or even if he'd backed off and let them just take Dawn, then Spike would be out gor blood. Good job for him that he put up a fight.

vladt
06/17/2006 12:02 am
Chapter 6.05         
good read. love spike at the end of the chapter. thanks for the read.
Thank you!

Had to go back to check what happened in that chapter to know what you meant, but yeah, that was one of Spike's better moments, though he has a few of them coming up.

kim
06/11/2006 01:14 am
Chapter 6.05         
Go, Spike! Smack down....

Sam is creepy, and evil, and...now I'm feeling a bit sorry for Riley.
Great to hear from you, as always.

Well, I think Spike managed to make his point. That's for sure... as is your assessment of Sam... and I guess (despite the fact he's about my least favourite character) I was actually almost feeling sorry for him myself by the time I wrote this. It would have been easier to lump him in with Sam and have him come to a sticky end, but I wanted to surprise the people who might have read one of my earlier fics, where I gave in to temptation and blew him up, by putting a completely different twist on his part in AYW.

Lou
06/10/2006 07:29 pm
Chapter 6.05         
Loving the twists and turns! A top read.
Thank you!

I'm glad you're enjoying it. This is definitely one of the more action phases of the story.

06/10/2006 05:07 pm
Chapter 6.05         
You tell em Spike!


*grin* (btw loved the bit about sam leaving riley frustrated)
Thanks, (I have this urge to say honey or sweetie but I better not in case you're a guy).

btw loved the bit about sam leaving riley frustrated
Well, it just had to be more fun than doing him, given how uninspiring his sex scenes looked. Tales=bitca, I know.

Bigbird
06/10/2006 04:16 pm
Chapter 6.05         
Yeah go Spike!!!


Thanks! Glad you approve.

08/24/2007 02:52 am
Chapter 6.04         
OH so they know where Dawn was taken from, wonder if they will worry about her jackey and helment inside.
Another of those questions where you already know the answer...

Thanks, honey!

08/29/2006 10:41 am
Chapter 6.04         
Here we go! Damn I hate this, but at least the kid was in the dark too. Dawn should've known better. Maybe now the lesson's learned. Damn! Movin' on, thanks.
It'd be nice to think Dawn might learn something, but the fact is she really never seems to get much better. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 05:05 am
Chapter 6.04         
i feel surprisingly better knowing that brandon wasn't involved and didn't know what was being planned...oh they really need to hurry and get together and come up with something....i'm on the edge of my seat here
Thank you, sweetie!

Yeah, I might have been quite happy to create some doubt in people's minds, but I didn't want to make Dawn's first love as twisted as Buffy's.

06/27/2006 07:40 pm
Chapter 6.04         
omg this is so freaking good - I can;t believe Sam is such a *itch. I think I will amuse myself by dreaming up torture for her. Riley is such a fool - great job!
Thanks, honey!

Sam was always far far too good to be true, and the fact that she was working in a Peace Corp hospital? Nah, way too good to pass up the opportunity to turn her into the evil mastermind.

vladt
06/16/2006 11:56 pm
Chapter 6.04         
very good read, thanks. i was wrong, i was sure brandoon was to good to be true.
Thank you!

And it's good to know that I can keep people guessing now and again.

kim
06/09/2006 01:28 pm
Chapter 6.04         
I was thinking they're idiots more from Sam saying the vampire has them all under his thrall. Even Dru doesn't have that kind of power.
Hey again!

I doubt that Sam really believes that herself, but I'm sure she could convince Riley... He'd just love to think that Spike was up to no good, and if that also allowed him to think that B&S's relationship wasn't genuine and that he could ride to the rescue...

Lou
06/09/2006 10:04 am
Chapter 6.04         
More asap!!!!
Hee! Well I hope tomorrow is soon enough...

Thanks!

kim
06/09/2006 08:45 am
Chapter 6.04         
Eeep!

Okay, so the kid didn't do it, but he was still being used...double crap. They really shouldn't have gone outside.

Even Riley's being used...great. And the Initiative are idiots.
Thanks, honey!

Nope, the kid was innocent. A phone tap would have told Sam and her cronies everything they needed to know. D & Br really shouldn't have gone out, but the drug was tailored to make Dawn feel too hot, so...

I never liked Riley in canon, but he did have his own sense of honour. He'd kill Spike no questions asked, but I couldn't see him hurting Dawn.

Sam, on the other hand, has a plan, but the thing to remember is that it was Willow's ego trip that brought The Initiative back to town, so I guess The Initiative aren't the only idiots.

08/24/2007 02:31 am
Chapter 6.03         
good thing Spike can fight, I think they are in for a surprize, please tell me you would not have anything happen to Spike again.
Oh, things are always going to be happening to Spike. Life might get boring otherwise.

Thanks, honey!

08/29/2006 10:31 am
Chapter 6.03         
My guess is that the kid has no idea that his dad's involved. He's being used as a mule for them. This is happening way to fast, they're not going to be all that prepared not like Riley is. Becoming slightly nervous here. Great chapter.
Well, you're mostly right. You'll see how it all comes together at the end. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 05:01 am
Chapter 6.03         
wow...*sigh* so willow's email *did* cause trouble...and poor dawnie...i hope buffy and spike are careful...*bites nails*
Thanks again!

Tara was right. You don't really get away with threatenng the government, not unless you are a government.

06/27/2006 07:37 pm
Chapter 6.03         
NOOOOOOO!!!!! Its a trap! A trap! Wails at the sunnydale group and tries to encourage them to run - lol the reviews might be a bit shorter because I am to impatient to tyoe much - the story is so freaking enthralling --- must read faster....
LOL! Thanks, honey!

You're getting very close to caught up, at least as far as the story is posted on BSV. Glad you're enjoying it.

vladt
06/16/2006 11:35 pm
Chapter 6.03         
fast read. it all starting. thanks for the fun read.
Thanks again! And, yep, everything gets moving fairly quickly.

Lou
06/08/2006 11:48 pm
Chapter 6.03         
Wow! A lot happened in these chapters. Top twists!!
Thank you!

And the fun is just getting started... More twists in the most recent update.

08/24/2007 02:23 am
Chapter 6.02         
OH I hope someone can get to Dawn in time, good thing Buffy and Spike were on there way home.
Well, I guess you know by now how it all pans out.

Thanks again.

08/29/2006 10:17 am
Chapter 6.02         
Got a bad feeling about the Bit, don;t know why, guess you've put some doubt in there somewhere. Great Brandon's dad is military, just peachy. Movin' on here, great chappie, thanks.
Yep, Dawn really should know better than to do things she knows Buffy would object to, even if they haven't been expressly forbidden... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 04:56 am
Chapter 6.02         
oh no....so brandon's in on the whole conspiracy thing? no!!! oh my gosh poor dawnie!! they need to find out quick and help her!!
Thanks, honey!

Dawnie has a hard path ahead of her.

06/27/2006 07:33 pm
Chapter 6.02         
Shakes head at the stupid willow child! btw - I love dawn's new look! this is a fab update! This keeps getting better and better!
Thanks again, honey!

Dawn is spreading her wings, as most teenagers do. Glad you're liking it.

vladt
06/16/2006 11:28 pm
Chapter 6.02         
thinks are moving along fine. dawn knows best, will knows best, right. thanks for the entertaining read.
Thanks again!

Yeah, so much of what goes wrong in the Buffyverse start off with one person or another deciding that they know what's right for everybody else.

kim
06/07/2006 12:42 pm
Chapter 6.02         
Oh, crap. Did that little rat slip her GHB?

And Dawn - the slut dress? You're better than that. Figures, she'd go for the bad boy.

Crap, crap, crap...
Hee!

Yep, Dawn has got her teenaged mitts on the slut dress. As for the rest, I wouldn't like to spoil any surprises...

Thanks, honey!

01/03/2018 07:05 pm
Chapter 6.01         
Chapter appears chopped off. Likely bad transmission, given the garbage at the end.

08/24/2007 02:13 am
Chapter 6.01         
OH Dawn is so infor making him squirm
Lol! Well, Dawn is made from Buffy and heavily infulenced by Spike. She was bound to give the watcher a hard time.

Thanks.

08/29/2006 10:03 am
Chapter 6.01         
Well, I guess that was Wes' baptism into the family and I have little doubt that had it been Spike instead of Wes, well I don't know, coulda gone either way come to think of it. Thanks for the laughs, it was fun.
Hee! Yeah, well, Dawn seemed to inherit more of her mom's sense of humour than Buffy did. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/19/2006 04:54 am
Chapter 6.01         
lol..i love dawn and wes's little dynamic there....excellent...so hilarious and sweet too..i could see these two becoming good friends
Dawn is definitely making sure Wes feels like part of the group.

Thanks, honey!

06/27/2006 07:31 pm
Chapter 6.01         
I love Dawn's teasing of Wes - I can picture him in my mind shifting uncomfortably. great chapter!
Thanks again, honey! There are times when making her act the brat is just plain fun.

vladt
06/16/2006 11:21 pm
Chapter 6.01         
i know wes was reluctant to accept something for himself for this little excursion. now, i believe, he will find an expensive single malt not out of the question. fun read, thanks
Thanks to you!

I'm glad you're enjoying it and I'm pretty certain Wes deserved a treat after that day.

kim
06/06/2006 07:22 pm
Chapter 6.01         
E...vil! Poor Wes!

Tara's having a tough time, too.
Yes, Dawn really has a touch of her mother's wicked sense of humour.

And, yeah, unfortunately, I just couldn't see Willow undergoing a spontaneous reformation.

02/07/2014 07:24 pm
Chapter 5.06         
Excellent transition into the bigger picture and threat from the Initiative -  also, great resolution on the William/Mother turning from the series. 

08/24/2007 02:00 am
Chapter 5.06         
SO they seemed to work out some stuff.
They did. Thanks!

08/29/2006 09:44 am
Chapter 5.06         
Yup, I forgot about Ethan, Spike's right even the wicca's aren't safe, none of them are. Glad they got to get things out in the open. Great read, thanks.
Yeah, I think everyone, including Giles forgets about Ethan, which is one of my pet hates re how Giles was written in the later series. Can't believe that he would just have left someone who even used to be a friend in their care after he found out what they were really up to. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 02:56 pm
Chapter 5.06         
spike's assessment of what could happen is more than a little scary..excellent, thought-provoking chapter...can't wait for more
Thanks, honey!

Nope, Spike doesn't paint a pretty picture, but then the whole ethos behind The Initiative was always suspect. e.g. we've all heard of sightings of yetis/abominable snowmen in the Himalayas, but never heard of any attacks... still no one questions why Riley and Sam are off to Nepal at the end of AYW (or it could just be my Riley issues showing).

06/27/2006 07:28 pm
Chapter 5.06         
Shakes head - Buffy doesn't get it - she really doesn't get it does she. Spike's point about the third reich is right on. It isnt about saving mankind or protecting people - it about genocide of those who are different, its about eliminating the undersirables and controlling those you deem worthy of life. Its not about demons and violence, its about right and wrong. Killing is wrong. Be it man or demon. The true monster is the one who is just following his orders, and those who justify death as a cleansing in the name of human kind!
Thanks, honey!

Not much I can add to your comment, except to say I totally agree.

vladt
06/16/2006 09:58 pm
Chapter 5.06         
good thing there talking it out, because the next crisis is probably coming up in time for desert. thanks for the fine read.
Thank you! And you could be right about that.

kim
06/05/2006 12:11 pm
Chapter 5.06         
He's so right.

Buffy always thought too small, well, about most things. It was easier to ignore what was beyond her own backyard.
Oops! I thought I had replied to this ages ago. Sorry, sweetie!

Buffy's opinion on The Initiative was always heavily influenced by her opinion of Riley. It's coming time for her to remove the blinkers.

Great to hear from you as always. Thanks!

08/24/2007 01:45 am
Chapter 5.05         
For some reason I have a bad feeling about them being there.
Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 08:28 am
Chapter 5.05         
That's one less burden he's got locked up inside in his mind. Chili-chocolate cheesecake? Don't even want to think about it let alone try it. Yuck! Glad they had that talk. Thanks for the read.
Believe me! Gorgeous, though it's kind of hard to justify the trip to Edinburgh often enough to get my fix. Thank you!

07/18/2006 02:52 pm
Chapter 5.05         
so sweet...heart-warming and therapeutic just to read...lol great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Someone really needed to make Spike understand tht he needed to drop all that guilt he was carrying around, and the only one he'd really listen to was Buffy.

06/27/2006 07:18 pm
Chapter 5.05         
Sniff - what a brilliant mini - speech Buffy gave Spike. I love the comparison with the Wes and Connor choices. Wonderful
Thanks, honey!

We all knew when we saw LMPTM why Spike did what he did... but he needed to hear from someone else that what he did was okay.

vladt
06/16/2006 09:48 pm
Chapter 5.05         
very good update, thanks for the read.
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

kim
06/04/2006 03:18 pm
Chapter 5.05         
Wow...look at intuitive Buffy.

Very sweet chapter.
Thanks! Glad you liked.

Even Buffy has to get it right now and again.

08/24/2007 01:35 am
Chapter 5.04         
So where are Buffy and Spike going if they are sending Wesley to take Dawn shopping.
They just need some uninterrupted alone time.

Thanks!

08/28/2006 08:05 am
Chapter 5.04         
Crap! they missed them. At least Spike's back but they need to know what's coming. Damn Willow. Great read, thanks.
Damn Willow indeed... Just might do that... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 02:49 pm
Chapter 5.04         
oh man...i have a feeling that's bad...it would have been better if willow and tara could have talked to them first, probably, huh? great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Ultimately, it's hard to say whether it would have made a difference or not... It might have changed what happened, or it might simply have meant that things happened with slightly different timing. I'll leave it to you to judge once you've finished ther rest of the book.

06/27/2006 07:15 pm
Chapter 5.04         
Wonderful Chapter! I love Wes's new options - he seems to be much better suited to PI work then retail. Looking forward to his development in this story!

I have to admit - I love getting your responses to me reviews - it is so nice to hear from you and your views on why you wrote it. I think you are such a great writer. The stories and characters are excellant and the story is captivating!
Thank you!

I think that Wes would have taken any option that got him out of LA at that point in time, but retail, as you say, was really not for him...

vladt
06/16/2006 09:42 pm
Chapter 5.04         
good read. red "might have". god. love the wes fits. thanks for the read.
Thank you! Yep, just as they manage to clear up one mess... And Wes will find a place in Sunnydale as the story moves on.

kim
06/03/2006 01:27 pm
Chapter 5.04         
Love that Wes has somewhere to belong, poor guy.
True Colours was written back before S4 Angel aired and obviously following on from what I started there, finding Wes a home was an important part of the story for me. He really was treated badly by the AI crowd and I have to say I like my own solution better than ME's. I am prepared to admit to a certain bias, though.

Thanks! A pleasure to hear from you, as always.

08/24/2007 01:20 am
Chapter 5.03         
OH I am glad it worked, but sometimes I find Lily confusing.
Oops! Well, there's a lot more Lily as the story progresses so I hope she doesn't confuse you too much.

08/28/2006 07:45 am
Chapter 5.03         
He's a vamp of his word. He prmised that he'd never leave her, so glad he meant it. That was beautiful and touching. Thanks.
Thank you! I'm so glad you're still ploughing on through.

07/18/2006 02:44 pm
Chapter 5.03         
that was so sweet..i have tears in my eyes...beautifully done, loved her reassurances to him...very good chapter
Thanks, honey!

I think we all know that ny woman who had any part of Spike would be mad if they didn't fight to keep him.

06/27/2006 07:08 pm
Chapter 5.03         
very nice! I love how she reassured her and how Lily knew when it was done. What great characters!
Thank you! Lily has to be one of my favourite OCs, well, Clem's whole family for one reason or another... and another OC who you won't be meeting until for a while longer.

vladt
06/16/2006 09:31 pm
Chapter 5.03         
beautiful read. thanks
Thank you!

kim
06/02/2006 11:42 am
Chapter 5.03         
Spike...what are we going to do with you?
As much talk and TLC as will fit before the next 'crisis'?

Thanks, honey!

08/24/2007 12:35 am
Chapter 5.02         
OH I hope it works.
Thanks, honey.

08/28/2006 07:33 am
Chapter 5.02         
Wow! just hope this works. This is so bad for him, she needs to et this right. Great chappie, thanks for the read.
Well, I guess by now it's safe to say that you should know that she does. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 02:40 pm
Chapter 5.02         
hmmm...this should be interesting...cant wait to see where you take this from here...excellent update
Thanks, honey!
I'm glad you liked it

06/27/2006 07:05 pm
Chapter 5.02         
great chapter! I really like Wes in this - glad he is Sunnydale!
Thank you! By the end of the series, Sunnydale is very much Wes's home... and it's just tough luck on the AI crowd that they didn't work out what they were losing when they treated him so badly.

vladt
06/16/2006 09:09 pm
Chapter 5.02         
i'll bet they are hoping spike is drawn into buffy's dreamscape, rather than the reverse. thanks for the very good read.
Thanks! And you're exactly right, as you may already have found out.

Melissa
06/02/2006 04:25 am
Chapter 5.02         
Please I want more you are an awesome writer. I am so looking forward to their Happy ending and getting Married.
Nope not getting there any faster unless you go to He's No Angel.

Melissa
06/02/2006 04:25 am
Chapter 5.02         
Please I want more you are an awesome writer. I am so looking forward to their Happy ending and getting Married.
And still with the six months worth of chapters before you'll get there.

Melissa
06/02/2006 04:25 am
Chapter 5.02         
Please I want more you are an awesome writer. I am so looking forward to their Happy ending and getting Married.
The good news is, now that the series is complete, I've taken over posting (Always jbj was doing it for me before as a favour so that I could concentrate on writing) and I plan to post a chapter most days.

The bad news is that there are 177 chapters left to go, of which the last four cover the wedding day, so in 5 or 6 months...

06/01/2006 04:18 pm
Chapter 5.02         
Sounds like a plan.

Inner William's a tender sort. Poor boy was so lonely.
Thanks, honey! Feedback is always appreciated.

And, yes, I totally agree. Inner William definitely needs some TLC, just as Buffy needs to actually understand who she's really dealing with.

08/24/2007 12:12 am
Chapter 5.01         
OH no I do hope he wakes up and soon I think they need to talk.
Thanks, honey!

You can't get away with papering over the cracks when you have the sort of bond that they have.

08/28/2006 07:19 am
Chapter 5.01         
OMG!!! Poor Spike, poor poor Spike. He hates himself that much, it's almost unbearable, his pain, She has to make it better and soon. *sniff* I hate that he feels like he has no worth. Not even deserving of love. Wow, that's really so damn sad. Very emotionally painful chapter. thanks.
Ahh! Now I know. Yeah, remember here that we're talking about doubts and fears that his conscious mind may not even admit to... but as Lorne pointed out, thanks to the bond they're getting to know each other probably better than they know themselves. After all, no one looks too closely at their own nightmares. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 07:01 am
Chapter 5.01         
very good dream sequence...poor spike...she has to wake him up!! great chapter
Thanks, sweetie!

I'm glad you liked it. Like you say, poor Spike...

06/27/2006 07:01 pm
Chapter 5.01         
Powerful chapter - I like the dream that took place and the points about Buffy always, always putting anything a human said abover that of a demon. Even if she doesnt believe in the demons bad party line, there is still a part of her that is biogeted as well. She needs to understand that so she can stop discounting people because of thier demon status/
Thank you!

I think Buffy is beginning to recognise things about herself that she isn't necessarily going to like.

vladt
06/16/2006 09:15 am
Chapter 5.01         
excellent update. am about a week behind. rl often sucks. promise to start here tomorrow. thanks for the fine read.
Thank you and no problem! Hopefully once you start reading you'll get caught up in the story and find yourself up to date before you know it, but rl does indeed suck some times. And a week is nothing. It's not so long ago that I worked out if I posted a chapter most days, it would take about six months to get to the end of the series... It might be down to nearer five months now, but, in either case a week is neither here nor there. Thanks again.

kim
05/30/2006 09:38 am
Chapter 5.01         
Ooooo, good explanation sequence...Buffy still hasn't known him very well...
Thank you, honey!

Yes, so far, Buffy knows the face that Spike shows to the world but she doesn't really know the way he thinks.

08/23/2007 11:43 pm
Chapter 4.13         
so Spike went back to his crypt, wonder why
He lived there a lot longer than he's been living with Buffy. We all like somewhere where we feel at home when we're upset.

Thanks again.

08/28/2006 06:58 am
Chapter 4.13         
Geez! what happened? Going on to read and find out. Thanks.
Ehm, off the top of my head I can't remember without backtracking to the chapter... Will probably work it out from your next review. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:56 am
Chapter 4.13         
poor spike...*sigh* stubborn male syndrome gets him hurt every time...lol...on to more now
Hee! Stubborn male is sooo Spike. All that testosterone in that pretty package.

06/27/2006 06:56 pm
Chapter 4.13         
Very nice chapter! I lovd Buffy finding Spike and deciding to sleep there with him. great update! (sorry so shirt- it is just so good I have to run to the next chappie)
Thanks, honey!

And no problem with it being short, just glad you're still hooked.

vladt
06/08/2006 06:09 am
Chapter 4.13         
spike's attempt to blow off steam worked well. very good read, thanks.
Thanks!

Though as you read further you might not be so sure about things going well. Hope you enjoy the next few chapters. Really good to hear from you.

kim
05/30/2006 02:48 am
Chapter 4.13         
Figures, some demon tried to stake a claim in the crypt, and he just HAD to kill it. Typical man.
Typical man.
Isn't he just?

Thanks, sweetie. Testosterone present and correct... if not off the chart.

zanthinegirl
08/03/2010 05:48 am
Chapter 4:12         
I know I've said this before, but a big part of why I love your versions of Spike, Buffy, Dawn, Willow, etc so much is that they're so flawed.  By which I mean they're three dimensional; they're *real*.  Buffy has a hard time stepping back from the weight of the world, Spike is all emotion and reacts badly when his feelings are hurt, and Willow Think She Knows Best.

08/23/2007 11:32 pm
Chapter 4:12         
OH why do I not think that was a good idea.
Lol! Because you're not as arrogant as Willow is?

Thanks, honey.

08/28/2006 06:50 am
Chapter 4:12         
Hope that little conversation isn't going to backfire just like most of her magic does. We'll see. Fantastic chapter, the arguement between Buffy and Spike was great. Thanks for the read.
Well, Willow knows best... or by S6 she thinks she does. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:52 am
Chapter 4:12         
for once i think willow's meddlesome idea is not so much a bad one...but i don't think it's going to work...i think there's still going to be major trouble...on to read more
Thanks, honey!

Time and future chapters will tell...

06/27/2006 06:53 pm
Chapter 4:12         
Just wow - incrediable chapter - very intense. I can't believe Willow did that took things into her hands and made a decision that conflicted with everyone else's. *runs to next chapter*
Thanks, honey!

Willow knows best...

Melissa
05/26/2006 10:30 am
Chapter 4:12         
I cannot wait until the wedding please write more. The Novella Triolgy you have written is great keep up the awesom work.
Actually, it has a couple too many volumes to be a trilogy. I've been very lucky in that always_jbj was kind enough to volunteer to post chapters for me at when bsb switched to the new system. Otherwise, I would probably have waited until I finished writing the series to post it all here. Always_jbj has been posting it here a chapter or two at a time so that people wouldn't be swamped, but, if you prefer read the rest of the story in one go, you can pick it up from Ring of Fire at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net/6RF/RF0T.htm assuming I've remembered that correctly. I do eventually get to the wedding by the end of the fifth book, which I finished writing just this week...

kim
05/22/2006 12:33 pm
Chapter 4:12         
Hmmmmm....
Hee! Why is it that when that 'Hmmmmm....' could mean any one of a hundred things I get the impression that you've already guessed exactly what is about to happen?

Glad you're still reading and hopefully enjoying. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

Lou
05/22/2006 12:04 pm
Chapter 4:12         
Terrific debate - really well done and completely believable.
Thank you! I'm glad it seemed that way. Poor Buffy has got very used to 'she says and everyone else jumps' but things don't work that way in a real relationship... not that Spike got to do what he wanted either.

08/23/2007 11:04 pm
Chapter 4:11         
OH I wonder if Riley will take the bait.
Well, there may be other obstacles to overcome first...

Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 06:29 am
Chapter 4:11         
Spike and Rosa, so sweet! I loved that he called her Ladybug. Got a really bad feeling about Riley and the Initiative. Spike can't have a bachelor party this early! Can't wait to see what he's got up his sleeve. Another great chappie, thanks.
Hee! Somehow Rosa always manages to steal the show when she makes an appearance. As for The Initiative, there's good reason for your bad feeling. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:47 am
Chapter 4:11         
okay..gotta be sure i've got this...dawn still doesn't know that spike's chip is gone, does she? or anyone else, but buffy...right? hmmm...this could get interesting
Dawn doesn't know. Buffy is the only one (apart from Angel) that Spike has told. Some of the others may or may not have come to their own conclusions...

Thanks, honey!

06/27/2006 06:48 pm
Chapter 4:11         
groans - riley at a bachalor party - now that would be a horrible idea - what happened to strippers? *giggles* sorry couldn't help it. The story keeps getting better and better!
Thanks! Well, as you know by now, the Riley idea was headed off at the pass. Thank goodness.

vladt
05/22/2006 05:28 am
Chapter 4:11         
very good read. spike has a plan. right. thanks for the fun update.
Spike has a plan... Doesn't mean the others will let him set it in motion, but he can try.

Thanks, as always, for making the effort to review. Much appreciated.

05/06/2006 11:00 pm
Chapter 4:11         
Is Spike inviting Riley to a bachelor party and a wedding? I see Buffy is still have problems admitting that Riley actually was a liar, a bully and a Captain Cardbored.
Thank you!

Spike's plan doesn't involve a direct invitation... but that isn't the only obstacle in his way and, yeah, Buffy is still having problems accepting that Riley might not be the all-American straight arrow he liked to pretend to be.

Lou
05/06/2006 09:22 pm
Chapter 4:11         
A stag night with Riley??? Bloody hell!!!
Thanks!

Hee! Well you might notice that Buffy hasn't agreed to Spike's little plan yet...

kim
05/06/2006 10:58 am
Chapter 4:11         
Oh, dear Lord....Spike, you're nuts...LOL.

Great stuff!
Thank you, honey!

Spike, you're nuts
Hee! I don't think he takes well to the idea of The Initiative still being around. Can't say I blame him for the sentiments even if it has had an adverse effect on his planning abilities.

08/23/2007 10:52 pm
Chapter 4:10         
OH I don't she Xander beeing her friend long if he doesn't stop.
Time will tell.

Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 06:09 am
Chapter 4:10         
Buffy does have a point about Xander, it wasn't long ago that she felt that way too. Great chappie, Thanks for the read.
Yep, she really isn't in a position to throw stones, but maybe it'll help drive home just how wrong she was. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:43 am
Chapter 4:10         
man, xander's attitude is very disturbing...it could end up getting someone hurt...on to read more
Thanks, honey!

Xander is an ass. He sometimes makes an effort not to be, but it's the way he is most of the time.

06/27/2006 06:44 pm
Chapter 4:10         
"But isn't it just as bad to treat someone differently because their skin is wrinkly, or green or blue, or cold as it would be if their skin were brown or yellow or any of the other colours of the human rainbow?"

brialliant and true - very well said!
Thank you!

It's something they never seem to quite get a handle on in canon.

vladt
05/03/2006 10:20 pm
Chapter 4:10         
good read, hhope xander changes his attitude before he has to change friends. thanks for the fine read.
Thanks!

Xander will eventually come around but it might take him quite a while.

05/03/2006 06:17 pm
Chapter 4:10         
Nice birthday party except for the Whelp. No surprise there. Hard to imagine anybody having bad feelings about Clem and his family. More story please.
Thank you!

I seem to recall that when I actually watched OAFA again to try to get an idea of how Xander acted around Clem that I surprised at the lack of contact. Xander is going to take a bit longer to dislodge from his 'all demons are evil' POV than it took with Buffy, but miracles do happen...

Lou
05/03/2006 03:04 pm
Chapter 4:10         
Xander seems to be getting worse rather than better (is that possible?) - what a nightmare!
Thank you!

I'm not convinced that Xander's getting worse, so much as everyone else has got better and he hasn't noticed that he no longer has a chorus of supporters.

He will improve... eventually.

kim
05/03/2006 10:28 am
Chapter 4:10         
Aww, such a shame he's insisting on being like that.

Nice Spuffy moments. Love the friends, too.
Thank you, honey!

Xander doesn't respond well to change, but it could be that he'll get over it eventually, and the more he acts as he has been, the more he drives Buffy and SPike together as well as giving Buffy the opprotunity to re-examine her own past attitudes.

08/23/2007 10:41 pm
Chapter 4:09         
oh I like Wesleys last comment
Lol! All true...

Thanks!

08/28/2006 05:52 am
Chapter 4:09         
What a wonderful party. Maybe even with time Xander will finally give up his bigotry. Spike would make a wonderful father but Buffy? I'm thinking maybe not so much the motherly type. You know when lori was in LA, I thought maybe she had a thing for Angel but maybe I'm wrong, not that she'd be settling or anything but maybe another handsome Brit is in order. Fantastic chapter.
Yep, I figure Buffy as definitely an Auntie, at least in this stage of her life. Yep, to playing with the kids, but hurray for giving them back when her time is up.

More handsome Brits (even if they're all really Americans bar one) are always in order. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:39 am
Chapter 4:09         
oooh...i see matchmaking ahead *hehe* the other sexy brit needs a woman, too... and you know, i think xander's coming around, it's just taking a lot of time..don't ease up, anya!!! make him learn!!
Thanks, honey!

Well, there really wouldn't be any point getting Wes out of LA if he was still going to be all mopey over Fred, would there?

Xander? well, he's a long term project. Certain attitudes are ingrained pretty deep, but he does try... unfortunately, a lot of the time he doesn't even realise that he's being offensive.

06/27/2006 06:41 pm
Chapter 4:09         
Shakes ahead once again and Xander's biogtry shining through - you do a great job at writing this - the present was a fab touch - I hope he sees the light before he alienates everyone he loves!
Thanks, honey!

Xander tries, but the problem is that his attitudes are so ingrained and he's gone so long without anyone pulling him on them that half the time he doesn't even realise what an ass he's making of himself.

kim
04/25/2006 11:57 pm
Chapter 4:09         
Wow...Xander really put his foot in it!!

Wooo, Wes has got a flirtatious new friend. Go for it!

And a Tiffany lamp...I love Tiffany lamps! There's an antique shop nearby that gets them in, and they cost a bloody fortune, but they're soooooo pretty. At least there are decent reproductions out there, for those of us not able to afford the real thing.
Thank you!

Xander will probably be putting his foot into it for some time to come.

And, yep, it's pretty safe to say that the female population of Sunnydale are going to be very happy about the new arrival.

Yep... Another weakness of mine (amongst the many) Tiffany lamps, that is... Very, very pretty!

Lou
04/25/2006 02:38 pm
Chapter 4:09         
Happy is good.
Happy is good but we all know the fun won't be uninterrupted for too long.

Thank you. Your comments are much apprectiated.

08/23/2007 09:58 pm
Chapter 4:08         
Oh I can't wait to see Xander skate.
Lol! Now I wonder what you're expecting...

Thanks again.

08/28/2006 05:22 am
Chapter 4:08         
That was so romantic and an engagement party as well. Love that they're all together, I hope that Xander starts to realise how much they love each other and start to accept them. Beautiful evening for them all.
Well, with Xander it always seems to be two steps forward and one step back, but... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/18/2006 06:35 am
Chapter 4:08         
what a sweet, surreal sort of scene...very lovely...love spike as skater...very nice image...on to read more now
Hee! Thanks you! Yep, I figure ice-skating, for Spike's social class would be a not uncommon pastime.

06/27/2006 06:36 pm
Chapter 4:08         
AHHH wonderful chapter! Very lovely done! Spike has great taste in parties!
Thank you!

Yep, he does, doesn't he? And I'm glad you liked it.

vladt
04/25/2006 12:08 am
Chapter 4:08         
another fun read, thanks. what are you setting up to destroy this mood? thanks again for the enjoyable read.
It's straining the memory, but I think it might be Xander...

Thank you, glad you're still enjoying.

04/24/2006 04:50 pm
Chapter 4:08         
Thanks for the ice skating fun and games.
Thank you! More ice-skating fun next chapter...

kim
04/24/2006 01:55 pm
Chapter 4:08         
Foreshadowing?

Okay, he is just the most awesomest fiance ever! Spike did a very good thing.
Foreshadowing?
Nope... I tend not to be huge with the suddenly vampires do have babies plotline, but he might find himself in an uncle or godfather type role at some future point.

The music (Clannad - The Theme from Harry's Game) might make another appearance further on in the story though.

As for the other, Spike has always gone the extra mile to make the women he loved happy. Buffy reckoned he owed her ice-skating... so she got ice-skating.

Lou
04/24/2006 12:15 pm
Chapter 4:08         
Icedancing with Spike - there's a lovely thought!
Thank you! It seemed like a pretty good thought to me...

08/23/2007 09:28 pm
Chapter 4:07         
OH no that is not good finding a device in the scooby do thing.
Definitely not good, but more of that later...

Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 05:07 am
Chapter 4:07         
Very cute and sweet. Love how Wes is settling in and having fun as well. One great chapter after another, thank you so very much.
Thanks, honey! Glad you like.

07/16/2006 10:22 pm
Chapter 4:07         
i love this story...it's so sweet...love dawn's and spike's reconciliation.... very good chapter
Thanks, honey!

You know Spike, yelling and bawling one minute and all blown over in the next.

06/27/2006 06:34 pm
Chapter 4:07         
lovely chapter *grin* I like the fight scene and Brandon's actions Lol like spike would ever hurt dawn. Now they have proof that the initative is listening - shakes head I have a feeling this is going to go very badly for them *grin* Great chapter!
Thanks, honey!

As you say, Spike would never hurt Dawn, but when face to face with an angry vamp, there's no way a relative stranger could know that... Hee!

04/22/2006 01:33 am
Chapter 4:07         
very enjoyable chapter. thanks for the fun read.
Thank you!

A few more upbeat chapters to come. Hope you enjoy...

04/22/2006 12:20 am
Chapter 4:07         
What a fun chapter for us! Lots of giggles and chuckles at the family bonding scenes.
Thank you! Hopefully more fun to come over the next few chapters.

kim
04/21/2006 04:39 pm
Chapter 4:07         
Oh, these people are too funny, LOL.
Thanks, honey! They can't keep going from crisis to crisis all the time (even if it sometimes feels that way). Every now and then, it's just about having fun.

03/17/2013 02:59 am
Chapter 4:06         
Dawn is such a whiney brat

08/23/2007 09:17 pm
Chapter 4:06         
Buffy did a good job of calming Dawn down, lets hope Spike can too.
Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 04:34 am
Chapter 4:06         
Yeah, he may have balls but there should also be respect. Gosh, you did a great job of showing just how pissed Spike really was. Amazing chapter, thanks.
Oops. Think I sort of answered this point a chapter early. Really, though, it's not Brandon who's at fault. If Spike and Buffy were doing as bad a job of parenting as Dawn has led him to believe he'd have no reason to respect Spike. Respect has to be earned and Dawn hasn't exactly given him a favourable impression.

Thanks!

07/16/2006 10:18 pm
Chapter 4:06         
i feel so bad for dawnie, and yet i understand why spike's hurt, too...they just need to have a good talk..great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Glad you enjoyed it, and, of course, by now you know what happened in the next chapter by now.

06/27/2006 06:29 pm
Chapter 4:06         
Shakes head - at least Dawn knows she screwed up. Sigh teenagers. Good chappie!
Thanks, honey!

Glad you liked it.

kim
04/20/2006 03:41 am
Chapter 4:06         
Excellent.
Thank you! I think you pretty much guessed what was coming but I'm glad you liked it when it arrived.

vladt
04/20/2006 03:05 am
Chapter 4:06         
fantastic update. unleashed all the hurt and anger and starts to mellow. love the story, love the chapter. thanksfor the read.
Thank you! I'm glad you're still enjoying it. More mellow stuff to come.

zanthinegirl
08/03/2010 04:35 am
Chapter 4:05         
So much love for Spike & Dawn in this chapter.  They have a complicated relationship and are both ruled primarily by their emotions.  It's why this rings true to me.  They *would* butt heads occasionally.  And honestly both of them have valid points. 

I'd forgotten how much I liked Brandon it takes guts to stand up to Spike on a tear!

06/13/2010 09:31 am
Chapter 4:05         
Can't say I blame Dawn honestly, though it looks like I'm alone in that sentiment lol. But they've only been back from LA a very short time and they've spent more time shagging each other than talking to her, so it's understandable she feels like a third wheel, and if she can't talk to her boyfriend who can she talk to? Just a shame the boyfriend has a big mouth.

08/23/2007 09:10 pm
Chapter 4:05         
OH that is not going to be good for Dawn
It could be worse. Like Buffy says, he's not angry any more.

Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 04:23 am
Chapter 4:05         
The kids got a smart mouth on him doesn't he? Talking to Spike like that. Spike's the adult and soon-to-be head of household, who has more of a right to talk about Dawn's welfare and not a very recently new boyfriend. Can't wait to listen in on this conversation. Great read, thanks.
Lol! Well, they're both prepared to stick up for her, and I'm willing to bet Spike would have more respect for him doing that than if he went with the "Yes, sir", "No, sir," routine... In the long run at any rate. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/16/2006 10:15 pm
Chapter 4:05         
oh spike...he should just listen...i like brandon, personally, even if his timing's not the greatest...this is gonna be a big explosion isn't it?
Thanks, honey!

You know Spike, he takes things to heart and he lashes out.

06/27/2006 06:27 pm
Chapter 4:05         
Oh uh now bit's in trouble - she pushed Spike to far! I thought SPike was behaving real well. Bloody teenagers!
Thanks, honey!

I suspect that Dawn really didn't expect Brandon to repeat what she said, but, yeah, the shit is about to hit the proverbial fan.

DeanSamWInchesterfan
04/19/2006 10:05 pm
Chapter 4:05         
Good story.I've read all of the "Spike's Will Be Done" stories on Vampire's Kiss,and it took me three days.I love these stories.I love the Dawn/Brandon pairing.I love all the pairings and all the characters.When are you updating "Angels and Demons"?
It's my favorite one so far.
I can't speak for when the story will be updated on VK. That depends on the archivist. I have just got chapter 8.02 back from my beta, but there are more extensive changes to be made than normal, so it might be tomorrow or possibly even the day after before it's updated at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net/002UT.htm.

Normally, I try to update about once a week. Lately, RL has been getting in the way and I don't know how long it'll be before I get back to a more regular schedule.

vladt
04/19/2006 07:24 am
Chapter 4:05         
very good read. not as explosive as i though spike would be and i don't think he will be to extreme with dawn. not for long ,at least. then again, i tend to err a lot. thanks for the enjoyment.
Thank you! I guess time (and the next chapter) will tell...

kim
04/19/2006 04:53 am
Chapter 4:05         
Ooooo, she's in trouble.......

Spike's going to laying down the brutal honesty cards, now.
Thanks! You know me sooo well...

04/19/2006 03:59 am
Chapter 4:05         
Uh oh! Dawn has been her usual whiny, it's everybody else's fault, otherwise I'd be really cool and nice. I hope Spike at least scares her a lot. I know teenagers are generally a pain in the ass (I was) but I wanted to have fun and sneak out of the house and generally be left alone by the adults. Whining was not cool. Rant over. More story please.
Thanks! I think I would be scared if I was on the receiving end of what Dawn has coming, but then deep down Dawn knows Spike wouldn't hurt her, so it sort of makes it easier on her.

I'm sure there'll be more soon.

08/23/2007 07:49 pm
Chapter 4:04         
OH that was good at the end.
Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 04:08 am
Chapter 4:04         
It's great that Wes is there, I hope he stay's. A fellow Brit and male and someone to bond with as well as some one to help with research. wonderful chapter, thanks for the great read.
Wes is around for the long haul and since S6 aired in 2002 and we're heading into the period between seasons i.e. June time, you can look forward to being subjected to The World Cup. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/16/2006 04:00 am
Chapter 4:04         
wonder what he's been planning...? liked buffy's convo with wes, and the whole deal with the motorcycle..great chapter
Thanks, honey!

wonder what he's been planning...?
There was a hint, back at The Hyperion before Spike got there.

liked buffy's convo with wes
Nothing like throwing the watcher in at the deep end to make him feel he has a purpose.

And if you liked the motorcycle deal you'll find more to come next chapter.

06/27/2006 06:22 pm
Chapter 4:04         
lmao - ice cream as proof that spike is on the good side - how wonderful! Loved the detials in this story very nice chapter!
Thank you! Making people laugh can be the hardest thing, but I've done my best to keep the humour of the show.

vladt
04/05/2006 03:34 am
Chapter 4:04         
very good update. spike is very angry, which is always a good place to leave we readers. we can imagine all possible scenarios, except the one you will write. great tale. thanks for the fun read.
Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven't been able to access the reply page for a couple of days, but that doesn't mean your comments aren't greatly appreciated.

Spike is just about ready to blow his top. Things should be fun next chapter...

kim
04/05/2006 01:25 am
Chapter 4:04         
Ohhhh, Spike is going to have a lot to say about Dawn being on that Bike. Heaven help her and the boy. LOL
Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven't been able to access the reply page for a couple of days, but that doesn't mean your comments aren't greatly appreciated.

Yep, I think it's safe to say that Spike is not amused by Dawn's method of arrival...

04/04/2006 04:24 pm
Chapter 4:04         
They're all very fortunate that Tara and Spike are in charge of the kitchen and the cooking. Is Spike going to frighten the wits out of Brandon this evening?
Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven't been able to access the reply page for a couple of days, but that doesn't mean your comments aren't greatly appreciated.

I'm pretty sure Spike is going to have a damn good try...

08/23/2007 07:31 pm
Chapter 4:03         
So now they are sharing the same dreams, what that a Spike dream or a Buffy dream I wonder.
They've actually been sharing dreams ever since the beginning of Ring of Fire. It's just taken them a while to realise.

Thanks again.

08/28/2006 03:47 am
Chapter 4:03         
I forgot to ask, TGP is that short for The Great Poofer? or Ponce? my guess it's the former. So weird, they're having shared dreams. And what's with Brandon? How did he get so smart for his age? Maybe he's a demon that only looks like a teen. A shape shifting demon? Just kidding. Another great chapter.
The Great Poof. Like I say, when it came to the bond I made it up as I went along. Brandon, well I guess he would seem pretty smart for a 16 year old, but by now you know a lot more about him... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/16/2006 03:53 am
Chapter 4:03         
so the shared dreams is a result of the claim...figured that much...love their little discussion about spike and his motivtions...great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Yep, shared dreams thanks to the claim. And, yep, it's good to see Buffy beginning to appreciate what she's got.

vladt
04/04/2006 08:05 am
Chapter 4:03         
love the update. love dawn being a normal egocentretic teen. love buffy and spike being uncertain and confident in the same sentence. not sure how i react to brandon. very good read, thanks
I can't find a way to delete the duplicate, so 'what I said before...' just so it doesn't heep coming up as an unanswered review.

vladt
04/04/2006 08:04 am
Chapter 4:03         
love the update. love dawn being a normal egocentretic teen. love buffy and spike being uncertain and confident in the same sentence. not sure how i react to brandon. very good read, thanks
Thanks! I think we needed a little bit of Dawn's perspective. Buffy and Spike are still at the stage where they're defining their relationship with all the conflicting emotions that go with that.

Brandon's postion on the scales of good and evil will be pretty obvious by the end of this book, but I don't want to spoil any surprises...

04/04/2006 07:51 am
Chapter 4:03         
I hope that dreaming together will help them in their battles with the bad guys. More story please.
Thank You! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

It might help a bit... You'll see as the story goes on.

kim
04/04/2006 12:05 am
Chapter 4:03         
Sharing dreams...makes sense...we drop our borders when we sleep, so their consciousnesses would easily be more merged from the claim at night.
Thank you! It was fun sort of starting from scratch trying to not only work out how the claim would work, but also having them only gradually discover how it was working. Hopefully it all makes sense.

08/23/2007 01:26 pm
Chapter 4:02         
OH I am so glad she trusts him and what was with Dawn. I think it is a good idea to not tell anyone not even Dawn because she is so mad right now that she would just tell everyone.
Lol! it's called being a teenager. It doesn't exactly take a lot to set them off.

Thanks, honey!

07/16/2006 03:19 am
Chapter 4:02         
awww...buffy's really doing things right this time, isn't she? great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Yep, Buffy is getting it right for just now. I guess worrying about him for a few days gave her some perspective and some thinking time.

06/27/2006 06:16 pm
Chapter 4:02         
Wow I got so into the story I forgot to review and had to come back - excellant excellant chapter - can;t wait to see giles reaction. great story!
Thank you! That's a great compliment. I don't think Giles is going to be overjoyed at the news, but we'll see (says the woman whose forgotten that little detail).

06/27/2006 06:09 pm
Chapter 4:02         
Oh one more thing - I love the ending of this chapter - the trust she gives him in wonderful!
Thank you! I figure that this far along in the relationship, she has to know that there is more to him than the demon.

06/27/2006 06:06 pm
Chapter 4:02         
I love the way you write characters - yow show them when they are acting strong and they are acting bitchy - it is great. They don't remain static one diminsional but act in ways that give nuances to the story and bring the characters to life in my mind. thank you (Jus reflecting on dawn here - you write her so well, she is strong and adult in someplaces, a teen in others) it truly is her character come to life!
Thank you!

I think, especially with Dawn, who as Spike points out in S5 is basically a hrmone bomb waiting to go off, there are a lot of occasions where she can play the brat, but at the same time she can put the attitude to one side when she has to, when Buffy collapsed in their hotel room for example. Adversity often brings out the best in her.

Lou
04/05/2006 10:32 am
Chapter 4:02         
Let's hope it's a nice family dinner with the usual tears and recriminations!
Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven't been able to access the reply page for a couple of days, but that doesn't mean your comments aren't greatly appreciated.

You want tears and recriminations. I can't remember on the tears front but I know for sure there will be recriminations aplenty.

Lou
04/03/2006 03:47 pm
Chapter 4:02         
Can't give Dawn a quick garrotting please?
Every teenager has their moments. She'll improve with time once she realises that she isn't going to be left out in the cold.

04/02/2006 09:46 am
Chapter 4:02         
Thank you for the new chapters! I'm glad to see they made it home and got some rest, even if the whiner wants more attention at the most inopportune times. More story soon please.
Thank you!

New chapters are thanks as always to C/alwaysjbj, who must have been straight back to posting almost as soon as she got home from holiday. Dawn will get better as the fic goes on. She's not normally that bad and her current reactons are probably due to insecurity over where she'll fit in and whether either Spike or Buffy are going to have time for her. Not entirely unjustified worries.

08/23/2007 02:30 am
Chapter 4:01         
OH that was good, I thought Spike wanted to know.
Thanks, honey!

08/28/2006 01:44 am
Chapter 4:01         
Despite the mayham they did seem to bond a little more. It will make things a lot easier in the long run since Nothing short of death is going to stop the wedding. Great work, love the read, thanks.
Lol! Yep, that wedding is going to happen... even if it's not until Chapters 97-100 of the book after next. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/16/2006 03:15 am
Chapter 4:01         
i love the way they all relate to each other..another excellent chapter
Thanks, honey!

This bit really is more about the relationships than any bad guys. I'm glad you like it.

06/27/2006 05:58 pm
Chapter 4:01         
Gah *rolls eyes* can Dawn be more of a brat these days! Very lovely chapter!
Hee! Thank you. Hopefully a chapter or so down the line, it'll become more understandable.

03/10/2006 06:19 pm
Chapter 4:01         
Buffy is right about replacing smoking with other fun things that are not placebos. I hope we will see more of Clem's family, especially Lily. More story please.
I'm glad you're enjoying the story. You'll definitely be seeing more of Lily, Marie and Rosa. They'll be around until the very end.

04/18/2017 06:29 am
Chapter 3:02         
A wonderful memorial and send off for Drusilla - that you have all of them gathered to support Spike and Angel is a lovely conclusion to her life with Angel and Spike and now to Spike and Buffy. 

02/07/2014 04:40 am
Chapter 3:02         
Lovely parting ceremony for Dru -

10/11/2011 05:24 pm
Chapter 3:02         
"She gave me my most precious gift, and for that, I will always be grateful."

This brought tears to my eyes... it was so powerful.  The people we become is what those we love make us, (in this case literally as well as figuratively).  You know Buffy has truly come a long way when she can celebrate Dru and help Spike grieve the way she does.

thank you

Blue
http://www.tthfanfic.org/authors.php?no=12717&list=profile

ginar369
09/18/2011 02:30 am
Chapter 3:02         
That made me tear up.

08/23/2007 01:48 am
Chapter 3:02         
OH that was really nice of everyone.
Thanks!

That has to be another favourite scene of mine. As bad as Dru was, it wasn't really her fault. SHe was very much Angelus's creation.

08/28/2006 01:21 am
Chapter 3:02         
What a beautifl thing for Buffy to say and she was so right about it to. If it hadn't been for Dru she would never of had Spike. Lovely that all of Spike's friends, old and new were supporting him. Beautiful chapter.
Thanks, honey!

I always felt that Dru was more of a victim than anything else... and even Buffy can have her moments for putting the grudges aside. Even if her enemy has to be a pile of dust first.

07/15/2006 10:54 pm
Chapter 3:02         
awww...that was kinda sweet ... i never could find it in me to totally hate dru...she was too broken...lovely chapter...on to more
My view exactly. Dru did nearly as much harm to herself as she did to other people, and she always at least as much a victim as a monster.

Thanks again!

06/27/2006 05:54 pm
Chapter 3:02         
I loved the memorial, I even teared up and started to sniff. especially this line - "In a broken man, she saw a knight." That was wonderfully written and beutifully done.
Thank you! My Spike may not be very good at making things rhyme, but even if he doesn't realise it, he still has the soul of a poet.

Lou
03/10/2006 09:00 pm
Chapter 3:02         
Nice winding down after all the action.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

vladt
03/09/2006 08:56 pm
Chapter 3:02         
good send off, for a favorite character. good read, thanks
Thank you! Even Buffy can be magnanimous when the competition id dead dead.

03/09/2006 10:34 am
Chapter 3:02         
That was a lovely goodby for Dru. I hope all those poor kids are OK.
I think Dru suffered a lot in her time as a vampire. She deserved a memorable goodbye.

I think David Nabbit could put them up for one night. I wouldn't be surprised, knowing him, if he had some charity program he could use to get them all homes/work.

kim
03/09/2006 10:09 am
Chapter 3:02         
Awww, that was nice.
Thank you! I figured that Dru was only ever really what Angelus made her. She deserved a proper send off.

zanthinegirl
08/03/2010 03:43 am
Chapter 3:01         
Also, this scene with Angel and Spike drinking to Drusilla's memory rocks.  It's one of my all-time favorite fic-scenes!

<i>
"Well, this lot didn't put up much of a fight." Spike took a sip from his last remaining glass. "D'you think we might get more of a reaction at the one in Santa Monica?"

"We can try."</i>

Yup. 

08/23/2007 01:35 am
Chapter 3:01         
Okay are Buffy and Spike going to make it back to Sunnydale in time if they keep this up.
I don't think it really matters. \the guys have to do what they have to do...

Thanks.

08/28/2006 01:04 am
Chapter 3:01         
Thanks for the laughs, it felt good. I can just hear Spike posing that question, exactly that way! and of course the pregnant one needed to to go to the bathroom.Well at least Spike and Angel got to pay tribute to their Dark Princess. Fab chapter T.
Hee! Well, there had to be that one last bit of excitement just when they thought they'd got away... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/15/2006 10:39 pm
Chapter 3:01         
lol...hey, the boys still gotta get their spot of violence somewhere dont they? lol great chapter, great bonding between angel and spike over dru's memory...on to read more
Somehow, a brawl seemed like the ideal way for them to vent their emotions and do some male bonding.

Thank you, honey. Glad you liked it.

06/27/2006 05:51 pm
Chapter 3:01         
That's my boys - trying to start a fight - loved this chapter -loved the memories they shared. Nice bonding scene and very well written! Loved the chapter!
Thank you, honey!

There didn't really seem to be another way to go with that pair. Hee!

vladt
03/09/2006 03:14 am
Chapter 3:01         
the englishman is grieving as irish do. very good chapter,very good read. thanks
Spike always did have a tendency to turn to the bottle when he was upset. With him and Angel together a wake seemed like the thing to do.

kim
03/08/2006 11:20 pm
Chapter 3:01         
Funny how they need a fight to help grieve. LOL.

That was a good toast. Both good toasts. Nice to see them get along, if only for one night.
Thanks! I thought that this was one time where they had to work through things together. I think you'll find that they manage to get on for at least another chapter (if my memoriy's right).

04/18/2017 05:29 am
Chapter 2:06         
Like your treatment for Angel in this chapter very much - good balance between his needing to take charge all the time and letting others take the leadership status.  Plus very nice gestures toward Spike and giving him his blood to help with the healing.  

I love this series and am enjoying it very much on reading again. 

zanthinegirl
08/03/2010 03:31 am
Chapter 2:06         
I'm officially stalking your old fic today! 

I'm pretty sure I read this for the first time while you were still writing it.  I don't remember how/ if I reviewed it then, but I love how you wrote Angel here.  Angel certainly has his issues, but he can be very heroic.  I do think his history with Spike colors his interactions but I think (as season 5 of AtS showed IMO) that they can also get along, and that at the root they care about each other.

I'm not a fan of character bashing.  I wouldn't have read your stories and reviewed them and all that stuff if I didn't think you were fair to characters.  Even Willow!  though I haven't ever quite forgiven you for killing Oz

<i>This chapter was by way of making up for that a bit, a deliberate attempt to make him look downright heroic. So what I need to know now is: Did I pull it off?</i>

So to answer your question, yes, you pulled it off!

analise
09/26/2008 02:16 am
Chapter 2:06         
yes, the roman candle looked very heroic.  At least only his hair went poof.

08/23/2007 01:23 am
Chapter 2:06         
OH I loved it they got everyone out I believe.
They did.

Thanks, honey! And this is where I call it quits for tonight, I think. I'll try to catch up some more tomorrow if I get peace and quiet to do it.

08/28/2006 12:39 am
Chapter 2:06         
Yeah, the wanker gets points for being heroic. He didn't have to give the kid the orbs. I guess this means that he'll be coming to the wedding after all. Wonderful chappie.
Lol! Well, you may be pleased to know that in 275 chapters that was my one attempt to make Angel look good... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/15/2006 10:20 pm
Chapter 2:06         
i actually like heroic angel when he's portrayed the way you have..still a general git when it comes to spike and buffy, but still the the kind of guy whod risk his life to save that kid...very good chapter
Thanks again!

I tend to like Angel best in his more comic moments, like when he's pouting like a six year old. Smile Time, definite favourite. I like him least when he's all over Buffy and/or getting on Spike's case, and since he tends to be in the company of one or both of those characters when he makes an appearance in these fics... well.

But I did like Angel in his more heroic moments, on his own show, when he wasn't preening in front of Buffy, so I thought it was time to redress the balance a little.

06/27/2006 05:45 pm
Chapter 2:06         
Angel as heroic? jaw drops down in shock! Well I guess go - giggles, I actually don;t mind angel he is a good character flaws and all. He and Buffy just never worked well together - the characters are wrong for each other. Angel always needed someone more like Darla - someone who would take control but still let him feel needed. buffy could never be that person for him (don't get wigged but I have always liked him paired with willow or cordy)/. So good angel sections!
Thank you! Surprisingly enough, I don't mind Angel either... as long as he stays in LA and away from Spike and Buffy, but because the times I love him best are when he's being ridiculous and insecure and because, as a rabid Spike fan, I'm not going to let him get away with lording it over the blonde one, he very often comes out as the comic relief in my fics, so just once I thought I'd let him play the hero.

kim
03/08/2006 10:54 pm
Chapter 2:06         
Yep, good job. That's AtS Season 1 type Angel behavior, who wasn't as much of a prick, yet. Probably would have been better if he'd never found out about the Shanshu. Then, it still would have been about doing the right thing.

The rest of the stuff was good, too.
Thanks. I'm glad that came across okay. I have a terrible habit, because I find Angel at his most watchable when he's being ridiculous, to write him in that mode most of the time. At least once, it's nice to balance the scales a little, even if I go straight back to making a fool of him afterward.

vladt
03/08/2006 10:04 pm
Chapter 2:06         
you can never be too hard on angel. even with displaying his heroic actions, this is an excellent update. thanks for the read. remember you can never be too rough when it's angel. thanks again.
That's probably just as well. The story (as far as current postings on LJ or my own site is concerned) is drawing to a close. The final battle with the Turok Han is underway, and I'm still giving Angel a hard time whenever he appears. Well, I guess I let him be heroic that one time... Thank you for all your comments.

08/23/2007 01:11 am
Chapter 2:05         
OH I hope she does do what Spike said.
Well, I guess by now you know that Spike wouldn't have let her go in alone, but they didn't need to go.

Thanks again.

08/28/2006 12:20 am
Chapter 2:05         
At least they're prepared, I thought the cabin might just explode, blown to pieces not just engulfed in flames. Must continue, thanks for the great read.
Hee! Well, if it had exploded then they really would have been too late... and we all know the heroes always arrive just in the nick of time.

07/15/2006 10:02 pm
Chapter 2:05         
this is so intense...hope they can get them out of there fast, without spike or angel getting dusty from the fire...very good chapter
Thank you again, and again I guess you know the outcome by now.

Glad you're enjoying it.

06/27/2006 05:20 pm
Chapter 2:05         
Scooby gang to the rescue! I am enjoying this and relieved to see rescue is at hand. *grin* great chapter!
Thank you!

And, yep, the rescuers are on their way.

vladt
02/27/2006 05:05 am
Chapter 2:05         
despite my comment on the last chapter, that one and this are great updates. very, very enjoyable fic. thanks, luv
Thank you! I'm really glad you're enoying the story and thank you so much for making the effort to review.

08/23/2007 12:52 am
Chapter 2:04         
OH no, they won't land anywhere and it hit zero.
Hey, I'm sure they'll cope.

Thanks again, honey!

08/28/2006 12:04 am
Chapter 2:04         
A glamour hiding the cabin, that makes sense but if the clock is at zero, then they're too late. Gotta see what's happening. You know I love this. A nail-biting chapter, fantastic read, thanks.
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

07/15/2006 09:35 pm
Chapter 2:04         
oh no...i hope they find them right away...something really bad's about to happen, i know it! poor lorne and those kids! the suspense is killing me...on to more
Hee! Thank you! I guess maybe I managed to build up the suspense there. Glad it worked.

06/27/2006 05:13 pm
Chapter 2:04         
I love spike's comment to willow about rack's place. They are always so judgemental and quick to assume "they" know what is best. Peoople listen to my sex god spike! he will lead you there!
Hee! Peoople listen to my sex god spike! I love it! Thank you!

vladt
02/27/2006 04:49 am
Chapter 2:04         
really streching it here. have i mentioned, in any earlier revues, about evil authors. thanks for the great read, evil author.
Well, they really wouldn't want just anyone stumbling over their evil lair... and if a low-rent like Rack can do it, I'm sure with all their resources the badguys could manage it.

dzio
06/21/2010 11:37 pm
Chapter 2:03         
You know, all those short reminders that time is running out right after something sweet make me see those yellow electronic clock from 24 doing tic-toc-tic-toc. Congratulations, you wrote a BtVS fic that has me expecting Jack Bauer to show up any moment now.  

08/23/2007 12:39 am
Chapter 2:03         
OH I so hope they make it and find them in time.
Thanks, honey! Yeah, it'd be a shame to barbecue Lorne.

08/27/2006 01:44 pm
Chapter 2:03         
They're going to be cutting it close, since they have to make a few runs, but that's the point after all. Great read thanks.
Thanks, sweetie! Yep, that as you say, is the point.

07/15/2006 08:59 pm
Chapter 2:03         
at least they're on their way...have i mentioned i love the way you write wesley? i think he's great! excellent chapter, can't wait to see what happens next
Thank again!

I love Wesley as a character, so I think that I tend to write those facets of the character that made me love him in the first place, and it seems to work for most people.

06/27/2006 05:07 pm
Chapter 2:03         
nice updated chapter I really enjoyed reading it. Dawn sure is being a brat in this one - I think you captureed her perfectly swinging back and forth between the adult she is becoming and the child that she was.
Thank you, honey!

Being a brat goes with the age. Teenagers are moody under the best of circumstances and being "farmed out" to people she barely knows while people she cares about are in danger...

vladt
02/15/2006 05:16 am
Chapter 2:03         
pushing the timeline. good update, good read. thanks
Yep, things are going to be pretty tight on the rescue front. Glad you're still enjoying it. Thanks for taking the time to review.

02/15/2006 01:16 am
Chapter 2:03         
Gotta giggle at Spike and his foolishness! Perfect match for the smart-mouth Slayer. More story please.
Thanks! It's just so easy and natural for Spike to fall into sarcastic mode whenever Angel's around...

kim
02/14/2006 11:29 am
Chapter 2:03         
And anyone at the cabin will be alerted to the sound, unless they have Willow magically mute it.
That remains to be seen... or it does as far as BSV is concerned, though I'm sure alwaysjbj will post more soon.

06/12/2010 11:52 am
chapter 2:02         
Am I wrong to want Angel to tell Buffy to keep her nose out of his parenting choices? lol. I can see her point in some ways but I also think she has coddled Dawn too much both on the show and in this fic. If Angel chooses not to do so with his son it is none of her concern, especially since she's so fond of telling Spike and others that SHE is in charge where Dawn is concerned, seems hypocritical to me.

08/23/2007 12:22 am
chapter 2:02         
OH they better get there in time and BUffy was so right.
Lol! It's not often you get to say that about Buffy, but, yeah, Angel seemed to be more interested in playing Connor's best friend, rather than being his father.

BTW. I noticed that Spike said in this chapter that Dawn was fifteen and I knew later you were querying her age, so I checked the transcripts and that ties in with her being 14 in Buffy's S5 birthday episode.

I also did a search on my site for "sixteen" and it didn't throw up a reference to Dawn's age... Brandon's age (before Spike and Buffy realised he was three years older than Dawn and were guessing just on the basis he had his licence) but not Dawn's.

Thanks, honey!

08/27/2006 01:29 pm
chapter 2:02         
Good for Willow, taking charge like that. One more chapter , than I'm going to bed. Great job, Grreat chapter.
Lol, Angel was kinda expecting a couple of little girls. He go t more than he bargained for. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/15/2006 08:46 pm
chapter 2:02         
i wanna know who has to stay!! a great chapter here, love the way willow took charge of the situation....on to more
Thank you, honey!

As per usual I guess you know by now who was part of the "away team".

06/27/2006 05:01 pm
chapter 2:02         
Xander just has to remind us what a bigot he is. He had this demon=evil thing that he doesn't get is biogetry pure and simple. *shakes head* I wish Anya could get through to him and make him understand how truly bad his actions and words are.

And i love the drawing of strips to determine who went!
Hee! Xander just doesn't even realise that he's not only being a git but insulting his wife. Like most bigots he thinks his opinions are completely normal and that it's Anya who's being unreasonable.

Thanks again!

vladt
02/13/2006 08:38 am
chapter 2:02         
third attempt to comment on the chapter. fingers and mind are not playing well with each other. good update, thanks for the read
Well, I think I received 2 out of the 3. I'll resist the urge to quote Meat Loaf... Thanks again!

vladt
02/13/2006 08:38 am
chapter 2:02         
third attempt to comment on the chapter. fingers and mind are not playing well with each other. good update, thanks for the read
Thanks for keeping trying! I'm glad you're still enjoying it.

02/13/2006 04:41 am
chapter 2:02         
The rescue's on! More story please.
I'm sure there will be more to follow soon... Alwaysjbj definitely seems to have been on a roll as far as posting was concerned while I was on my hols.

dzio
06/21/2010 11:08 pm
Chapter 2:01         
I've been wondering about that. There really was no reason why the vamps should leave any of the kids or Lorne alive. Well, none that we know of right now. So yeah, this way actually seems just like the mindf**k they would love. Even more so if they left some kind of message left for the prisoners, to be played right before the house blows up.

Which of course won't happen.  

08/23/2007 12:07 am
Chapter 2:01         
OH they better get that helicopter soon.
Hee! Not too soon. Where'd be the suspense in that?

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 01:12 pm
Chapter 2:01         
That is such a cruel thing to do, give Loren and the kids some hope, but she is a vamp after all! so happy that Spike and Buffy got to renew their bond. Just love this fic. Wonderful chappie, thanks.
Lol! I kinda get the impression that Scheherazade has been the centre of her own little world for so long that she'd have been much the same even before she was vamped. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/13/2006 08:10 am
Chapter 2:01         
wow..that was an incredible chapter...very hot, very sweet and touching...and at the end, you draw our attention back to the fact that they *so* dont have time for this! lol great job
Thanks, honey!

Actually, until they get a helicopter, there isn't much Spike and Buffy can do, but time is running out...

06/27/2006 04:55 pm
Chapter 2:01         
What a devious mind shez has! Lorne is quite right about human nature. *shakes head* I really enjoyed this chapter and Buffy and Spike recconecting!
Thank you! Schez is quite the bitca. She has everything planned out to a T... but then you don't get to be rich enough to be on Lindsey's turning list by being a nice guy.

02/11/2006 11:16 am
Chapter 2:01         
Eeeep!! Will the rescue team get there in time? I don't want Lorne to get blown up. More story please.
Thanks again! I think it's safe to say that the heroes will arrive in the nick of time... That's what they do. Of course, they might cut it a little fine.

dzio
06/21/2010 10:49 pm
Chapter 1:14         
Man, I need to get some sleep, my spelling is getting scary. Since I'm no Valley girl, there should be no "like" in the first paragraph and it's "better, not "batter". We've had enough cookie metaphors in this show.  

dzio
06/21/2010 10:42 pm
Chapter 1:14         
Great chapter, though I must say that a trip inside Xander's head is not something I'd choose to do. Somehow he managed to be a complete asshole while fighting a good fight like at the same time. 

And I'm very, very happy that Spike is himself again and that things are batter between Spike and Angel. But I think there's going to be a lot more fallout from that spell later on. 

And what the heck are those evil lawyers doing? BTW, loved the incredulous "you turned a lawyer?" line.

08/22/2007 11:40 pm
Chapter 1:14         
OH I wonder what dessert will be.
Hee! I'm sure I can leave that to your imagination.

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 12:50 pm
Chapter 1:14         
Wow! this thing between Spike and Angel just might work. So glad that thing are going better. It's hard for me when the angst factor is going on for too long. You did a fantastic job! Well done. Great read, thanks.
Lol! Yeah, they actually get to where they can just about be in the same room... eventually. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 07:13 pm
Chapter 1:14         
excellent chapter..willow's magic finally did something right...and so glad spike is safe again...and angel managed to prove himself a little -- even *Xander* did...great chapter! had to finish this book of the story before i stopped for now...i'll read more later
Thanks, honey!

No actual magic on Willow's part in this instance, but at least her knowledge was helpful. And, yep, even Xander managed to help out, even if he wasn't quite sure why. Now they just have to rescue Lorne...

06/27/2006 04:07 pm
Chapter 1:14         
excellant chapter - i loved the breaking of the memory spell and feel so sorry for dru - at least she will be at peace now. great chapter!
Thank you!

Yep, Dru probably hadn't been at peace in nearly a century and a half. I think death was probably a release for her.

vladt
02/13/2006 08:04 am
Chapter 1:14         
love the chapter,even if i don't understand angel. thanks for the great read.
Thanks again. Does anyone ever really understand Angel. Hopefully, some light will be shed on his actions in later chapters.

08/22/2007 11:24 pm
Chapter 1:13         
OH Dru didn't count on that, or she just believed in her own way it would wash the claim out too.
Dru intended to keep him away from Buffy. She planned to get him away to Europe and wait until Buffy was gone.

Thanks again!

08/27/2006 12:33 pm
Chapter 1:13         
Oh goody *claps hands* I forgot about his mark. Must continue to read. Great chappie, thanks.
Glad it made you happy! Thank you!

07/10/2006 07:01 pm
Chapter 1:13         
awww..that was touching...good job, buffy..can't wait for more
Thanks, honey!

Every now and then Buffy gets something right.

06/27/2006 04:03 pm
Chapter 1:13         
excellant chapter - the whole mate parts were excellant and spike's amnesia was very well done. I loved it!
Thank you! I have to admit that that is another of my own personal favourite moments from the series. Glad you liked it too.

vladt
02/13/2006 07:51 am
Chapter 1:13         
i cannot adequately express how much i love the last sentence. really enjoying the read. thanks
Thanks! Without the memories of the intervening period Spike just really wouldn't give a damn about anyone who wasn't "us"...

Typerbabe57
02/12/2006 11:09 pm
Chapter 1:13         
I love this chapter--Spike "knowing" Buffy as his mate even after having his memory tampered with, sweeping her up off her feet and carrying her up the stairs in front of everbody, including Dru--love it, love it! Must continue to read!
Thank you! That was one of my favourite chapters, too. Thankfully, some bonds are stronger than anything a Tabula Rasa spell can do.

Hope you continue to enjoy the story as it develops.

kim
02/10/2006 02:15 pm
Chapter 1:13         
Ah, good thing claims are stronger than anything out there. Dru's going to burst with fury now. It's about time for someone to break that crystal. The Sunnydale crew should recognize the type from Willow's spell.
Yep, some bonds just aren't made to be broken (thankfully)!

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting. (Reply somewhat belated due to being on holiday.) I guess by now you know how that all came out.

02/10/2006 10:01 am
Chapter 1:13         
Is this where Tabula Rasa comes up against a vampire claim? Which magic wins? More story please.
Thanks! Well, I guess by now that you know how that went. Hope you approved.

I'm sure always will be posting more soon. She definitely seems to have been busy while I've been on my hols (hence the belated replies).

08/22/2007 11:10 pm
Chapter 1:12         
OH at least Doc is dead, that is the only good thing.
True, but it is a very good thing.

Thanks.

08/27/2006 12:21 pm
Chapter 1:12         
Lindsey's got all his bases covered doesn't he. Hopefully Buffy or the wicca's will notice the necklace on Dru and break it. I just hate to see Spike with anyone else. Wonderful chapter, thanks.
Lol! Lindsey is far too clever for Angel's good. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:56 pm
Chapter 1:12         
buffy's still going to trust him, isnt she? and i'm not quite sure whether she should or not at this point...but i think maybe he remembers more than he's letting on....and i knew the demon was going to be doc...great twist there...great fic
Thanks, honey!

Buffy tends to trust him more on the big things I think than on the little things and I guess you can read that whatever way you choose.

06/27/2006 03:59 pm
Chapter 1:12         
Excellant chapter - I love the disposing of Doc, and Spike and Dru's interaction. Great chapter and fab read!
Thank you! Doc needed to go... And Dru deserved at least a while with her Spike.

vladt
02/13/2006 07:38 am
Chapter 1:12         
better and better, only because of the confidence i have that you have a way out of the this. thanks for the read
Thank you! I hope that you feel by now that your conficence was well placed.

dzio
06/21/2010 09:50 pm
Chapter 1:11         
That wouldn't be Doc Holliday, would it? 

And I can see two ways out of that bloody spell right here. One, smash the crystal, which would probably take a while and there's no telling what the Evil Spike will do in the meantime. Two, which I'm sort of hoping for, is that the spell didn't work quite the way Dru intended. I mean, magic in Buffyverse tends to backfire all the time and usually has unintended consequences. And from the wording it looks like Spike was supposed to forget bad memories that made him fall out of love with Dru, right? How about the good memories that made him fall in love with Buffy? Not a word about those. So maybe he didn't forget everything and is just acting? But then, Spike has always been a lousy liar, so probably not...

Oh, and I really like what you did with Lindsey. And I absolutely love the way you're showing how Dru loves Spike in her own, twisted way.

08/22/2007 11:00 pm
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I wonder if that was an act or he really doesn't remember. What will Buffy say when she sees Spike. OH I so want to cry right now.
Oh, he really isn't pretending.

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 12:09 pm
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Damn that sucks! Need to continue this great fic, thanks.
Hee! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:52 pm
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oh i really hope when he sees buffy again he remembers something before things go too bad....great chapter
Thanks, honey!

And again I shall stay quiet so that I don't spoil things for you.

06/27/2006 03:55 pm
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Excellant story - the bid bad reemerges, of course he is still love's bitch - just this time for Dru. I realy feel sorry for her because the plan can't work. Spike won't be able to kill his Mate and she will be alone again. Rather tragic for her. Good chapter!
Thank you! You've seen right through to the flaw in Dru's plan. I always did feel as if Dru were a tragic figure, and almost everything that went wrong had its roots in Angelus's hold over her.

Harriet
02/09/2006 09:26 am
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This fic was so kewl but theres just gotta b another 1 i aint good with the cliff hanger types ah well kudos anyways
There's another one... and more after that and more after that...

There will probably be a few more cliffhangers along the way, but if you really get too impatient you can always catch up via www,he-s-no-angel.net where Ring of Fire is posted in its entirety, as is the next book in the series Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, and I'm currently working toward finishing off Angels and Demons the final 'book' in the series, but there are 80+ chapters to keep you going in the meantime.

02/02/2006 01:56 am
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Oh dear! Can the tabula rasa spell break a claim? Won't the magic come back if he sees Buffy? Once again, Angelus has a lot to answer for. More story please.
Thank you! I won't answer your questions as that would be a huge spoiler, but, yes, Angelus has a lot to answer for. One of the things I really wanted to do with this was to show that though Dru is the villain of the piece, she's also very much the victim and in her own deranged way she does love Spike.

I'm sure AlwaysJBJ will post more soon.

Lou
02/01/2006 11:55 pm
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Oh nooooo - what a nightmare. That's really painful!! Shattered!
Well, Dru did have Lindsay doing the planning for her. He wouldn't be as confident as he was without good reason, but then, have Buffy et al. ever failed when it really mattered?

dzio
06/21/2010 09:29 pm
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Oh crap. That's a whole world of badness...

On a positive note - yay for Buffy and Clem and Fred, for not buying it. 

08/22/2007 08:18 pm
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OH no this does not look good.
Not good at all...

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 11:56 am
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Oh great!!! Now what? Poor Spike. Need to read ahead, thanks.
Lol! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:47 pm
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no!!! but the spell cant undo buffy's claim, can it? once it's done, he'll still on some level realize the bond, wont he? excellent chapter by the way
Thanks, honey.

Again, I'm sure you already know how things panned out on the memory front... or maybe not yet, but I won't spoil the surprise.

06/27/2006 03:50 pm
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Go Clem and Fred! Clem's recognition of the song was great and Fred's noticing that the girl had to be dead to begin with was fab. Gunn of course is showing his prejudices. He reminds me of Xander that way.

And OMG tabula rasa spell... how evil and perfect!
Hee! See my reply to your comment on the previous chapter. Evil is good... Okay, that doesn't quite sound right when you read it like that but you know what I mean.

Thanks, honey!

dzio
06/21/2010 09:09 pm
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GREAT chapter! But honestly, if Buffy sees that tape and actually believes Spike went all evil, I'm going to have my revenge on the stupid bint by writing a story in which she falls madly in love with a mucus demon. Or Paris Hilton. Or mucus demon and Paris Hilton. I fully expect Angel to go all "see, see, he's evil!", but than Buffy is supposed to tell him he's dumber than a dead fish and that's it. 

08/22/2007 08:05 pm
Chapter 1:09         
Oh I wonder what that package is, would it be Spike and Dru drinking.
Good guess.

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 11:45 am
Chapter 1:09         
Crap1 I hope that they see something there that will tell them that he's not really killing again. And Lindsey? See turned him? not a good idea. Great chapter, thanks.
Lol! Yep, this bit was all written a long long time before Lindsey made his canon return... It seemed to me that he would make one hell of a devious vamp. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:41 pm
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no..please, buffy, you have to trust him, like he asked you...but no one else will, will they? gotta see what happens next...
Thanks, honey!

As for the trust issue, I guess you already know.

06/27/2006 03:45 pm
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What inventive and evil ways for them to get thier revenge. Spike has to bite a hostage or they all die - and then to have it on tape. Poor Buffy, and Spike. This is excellant!
Thank you! I'm always happy when people think I'm evil. It means I'm doing my job.

Lou
02/01/2006 09:38 pm
Chapter 1:09         
This is gonna take some fixin'! You are so evil!! More please.
Evil? Thank you! it might take a bit of doing but it will get fixed eventually...

02/01/2006 08:02 pm
Chapter 1:09         
Yuck! Did the bad guys send a video to Buffy, et al.? More story please.
Did the bad guys send a video to Buffy, et al.?
They may well have done.

The postings should go back to their usual sort of regularity now that always_jbj can once again post on my behalf thanks ti dia adding a wonderful new facility.

08/22/2007 07:55 pm
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OH I love how they stood up to Angel.
Angel rarely gets things his way in my fic for some reason...

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 11:30 am
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Fantastic chapter! Just loved it! Buffy standing up for her man, even though she's having these bad headaches. I'd love for Lily to put another curse on Angel. Now let's see what this Dinza has to offer. Great read, thanks.
Lol. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:34 pm
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poor spike...i just keep thinking that...angel needs to come around and help, spike's done enough for him, even considering all that angel's done to hurt him...great chapter
Thanks, honey!

Yep, this isn't a very good time for Spike, but I guess by now you know what Angel's diceision was.

06/27/2006 03:41 pm
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Wow enthralling chapter. The emotional scenes you write are fantastic. I get so wrapped up in them, my stomach twists in knots and I just have to know what is going to happen next! Great chapter!
Thank you, honey!

It makes things awkward when the two groups each have their own agenda, but it's also kinda fun.

vladt
02/13/2006 06:44 am
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good update, but wanting more. thanks
but wanting more
I'm guessing you already got more... judging by your later reviews. Thanks again!

Typerbabe57
02/11/2006 11:18 am
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I'm only up to chapter 7, but great story! Looking forward to reading the rest!
Thanks! And I'm guessing you've found some more already. Sorry about the late reply. Updates have been courtesy of the wonderful alwaysjbj, but the reviews have been waiting for me to get back of holiday and do replies. I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the story.

cheysma
01/24/2006 07:37 am
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I just started the trilogy yesterday and here I am waiting for more. This has the right balance of action, romance and all that good stuff. Thanks for writing and keep it up. More Please!!
Well, the good news from your point of view is that I'm currently working on the 85th chapter of the 5th book. Always JBJ has been wonderful and she has been posting these here for me a bit at a time, so that it didn't end up waiting until I finished off the series to have time to do it, but if you want to skip ahead of the posting schedule here, you can find the rest of the story so far at my site, http://www.he-s-no-angel.net .

Bigbird2
01/18/2006 07:54 am
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Not really good on the reviewing front..... but as I've just read the intire triology felt I had to say something... so Thanks really enjoying it!
Thank you! Sometimes just letting an author know that you're "reading and enjoying" can make all the difference. It's appreciated. If you're reading that quickly, you might want to consider tracking down the rest of Ring of Fire and the two rather longer books that come after it at my site http://www.he-s-no-angel.net. Always JBJ has very kindly been posting this for me a couple of chapters at a time, as some people can be put off if they feel they get behind on reading the updates. There is, however, a lot more of the story at my own site. I'm hoping that I'll finish the current and final book in the series in February or March.

Lou
01/17/2006 10:50 pm
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Super action-packed chapter that just raced along. Loved Buffy reading the riot act to Angel. it.
Hee! Yeah no one messes with Buffy's boyfriend... not even her ex. Thanks for taking the time to review. It's much appreciated.

dzio
06/21/2010 08:42 pm
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I love Lorne's tendency to over-dramatise everything. He could talk about going out to buy milk and newspapers and make it into a thundering Hollywood production, with insanely expensive special effects and a legion of long legged showgirls. And when you give him something like THIS to work with? Oh boy.  

And Wes was great. I like it much better when he stands tall again, instead of wallowing and letting everyone step on him.

08/22/2007 07:27 pm
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So Lorne is with Spike, but Angel is he not at the hotel.
Yep, Lorne is with Spike. Angel made it back to the hotel late on, but he can't use a cell phone so he had no idea how to check his messages.

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 11:13 am
Chapter 1:07         
Hail! the gangs all here! You go Wes! And Spike's got Loren to talk to, at least for now. Got to see what's happening next. Another excellent chapter.
Lol! Sometime someone just needs to stomp on Angel's ego and since Spike isn't around to do it... I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 06:26 pm
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i like lorne's explanation, very well put and intriguing...at least now neither one of them are really alone...poor spike, though...can't wait for more
Thanks, honey!

Lorne is a great character and it was so much fun to give him a bigger part in things than normal.

06/27/2006 03:34 pm
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I liked this line - Fred's more... coltish. Very nice imagery!

I like the ring of fire bits, very lovely story telling! Great story!
Thank you, honey! I'm glad you liked it.

vladt
02/13/2006 06:30 am
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getting caught up on a great series. lorne was the second(to fred) best character on that show. love the story. thanks.
Lorne was one of my favourites, too. I never watched Angel for Angel. At first it was Doyle, then there was Lorne and eventually Wes sort of grew on me... but Lorne just had a way of getting away with saying stuff that no one else could.

08/22/2007 06:45 pm
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Oh no this is not good, please let them go to Spike.
They've got a bit more work to do before they can find him.

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 10:02 am
Chapter 1:06         
Lonesome's got it all planned out. That's not going to be easy for them since there that connected. I don't understand the need to take away Anya's powers though. Great read, thanks.
From an author's POV Anya's powers basically would have made things too easy for our heroes. From D'Hoffryn's POV there was Anya teleporting back and forward to England, but not really prepared to follow up on any more than the most petty of vengeance wishes. Not value for money from his POV. And, yep, Lonesome or who he used to be was always pretty handy on the planning side. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 05:50 pm
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i love anya, she's so hilarious...but its gonna take her a bit to get home now, isn't it, and without powers *sigh* that could have been useful...poor spike...rescue him soon please
Thanks, honey!

Anya's not so bad off. I figure she would have teleported back to Sunnydale before she bought pizza...

AS for SPike, I don't think he's going to object to the chip coming out, but he might not be so keen on what follows after that.

06/27/2006 03:28 pm
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LMAO I love the last line "when was the last time anyone gave you an orgasm you blue, bearded, horny freak?"

Can't believe someone can actually talk Dru speak - how fun. Really good interaction and I can't wait to read the next chapter!
Thanks, honey!

Can't believe someone can actually talk Dru speak
It's not easy, which is at least part of the reason she ended up how she ended up.

02/27/2006 03:18 am
Chapter 1:06         
"And what would be the fun in that? I am evil you know."

Is it wrong that I LMAO at that??
I don't know about wrong, but it makes me happy. Thank you!

01/17/2006 09:54 am
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just caught the first few chapters. love the story. looking forward to reading the details of "our heroes" perilous situation and your resolution.
Thanks! Things will get worse before they get better, but they WILL get better, honest...

01/17/2006 05:22 am
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WOW! This is a really exciting and scary story. WTF is Drusilla up to and who is "Lonesome"? Got a lot of bad guys here and the white hats seem to be at a considerable disadvantage. More story please.
Thanks! I'm glad it's keeping you interested. Only another hundred plus chapters to go before BSV will be all caught up with the postings at my site. This is a really exciting and scary story. ...and yet somehow I think of myself as writing fluffy Spuffy, or I did until alwaysjbj suggested this fic should go in the angst category, and I pouted and said but, but I don't write angst, do I? I'm glad you're enjoying it, and I hope, by this point, you trust me enough to know that it'll all work out in the end. I'm sure C will post some more for me/you before too long.

08/22/2007 04:07 pm
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OH I am not liking this I hope she can get everyone back soon.
For the moment it's a case of waiting until daylight...

Thanks, honey!

08/27/2006 09:46 am
Chapter 1:05         
What happened to Buffy?Where did the blood come from? This is so good. at least Dawn's back on board and there for her sister. Good thing Loren talked to Gunn and Connor'll be OK and no one's got ahold of Angel to let him know. Great chappie, thanks for the read.
Lol. Let's just say that when it came to how the bond worked, I took the teeny little bit there is in Buffy vs. Dracula and made the rest up from there on out, making sure to ignore as much as possible of any other vampire myth stuff that might be out there. Dawn's generally pretty sharp, a touch judgemental now and again, but I think once Buffy set things out for her she'd play her part.

Thanks, honey!

07/10/2006 05:43 pm
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gunn, i presume? awesome chapter, lots of exciting action...can't wait to see what happens next...but spike must be hurt pretty bad already considering buffy's reaction in the tub..on to more now
Thanks, honey!

Nope, not Gunn, more of Lonesome's vamps. As for Spike, a bunch of crossbow bolts in the back will tend to do that.

06/27/2006 02:13 am
Chapter 1:05         
Poor Dawn - her sister is out for the count and Spike is gone! What is she going to do *grin* good chapter!
Thanks, honey.

Dawn will cope. She normally manages to rise to the occasion when she has to.

08/22/2007 04:00 pm
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OH no I hope he is okay. Ok that is not smart of me if he wasn't the story would be over.
True, but since I was aiming to make my readers a little anxious... And there's still a lot of possibilities between dust and okay...

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 08:52 am
Chapter 1:04         
Wow! this is coming more angst filled by the moment. First thry're worring about Riley but now they're problem's Dru and how many minon's does she have? 40? 50? that's a lot of demon's to hide. Reading on. Very worried for them all. Good and scary chapter.
Lol. If I remember correctly the figure I settled on was around 70, though they're not technically hers. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 05:37 pm
Chapter 1:04         
no...poor spike...how's he gonna get out of this? they have to find him and help him!! and angel's name *does* sound kinda like a male prostitute...lol...great chapter
Thanks honey!

So glad you agree about Angel and his poncy name. Spike has Buffy looking for him. What more could he ask for?

06/27/2006 02:02 am
Chapter 1:04         
*giggles* male prostitute. What can he expect with a name like Angel! Liked Buffy's defense of Spike to Dawn and her calling the diner - lovely touches!
Well, I figure if we hadn't been brainwashed by however many series it was at that point and were hearing the name for the first time...

Buffy really isn't bad at all in general in these fics. She gets it right a lot more often than in canon.

Thank you!

dzio
06/21/2010 07:43 pm
Chapter 1:03         
Now that's a bit scary. And I hate how Dawn jumped to the worst possible conclusions right away. I thought she'd have more faith in Spike. And I hate how Buffy, instead of setting her straight right away, shut her out and just let her be a snotty brat. Come on, didn't they learn anything about the value of open communication yet? 

And the end has me a bit confused, but I think it's supposed to, seeing how it's Dru.

08/22/2007 03:43 pm
Chapter 1:03         
Oh no this is not good for Buffy and Spike.
Not good at all...

Thanks, honey!

08/27/2006 08:24 am
Chapter 1:03         
Geez, first Buffy has it out with her father and then Spike sends on her way, Willow and Tara almost got caught, this is a very diturbing chain of events. I'm very glad that Buffy has Wesley to fall back on. Was Dru on her own or was she sought out to help take them down? Very exciting chapter, Great read, even if it makes me nauseous to see Dru even touch Spike.
Well, I guess I'm so far behind with my replies that yet again you know all the answers. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Thank you!

07/10/2006 05:31 pm
Chapter 1:03         
i'm a bit lost but maybe i'm supposed to be at this point...reading on now, gotta know what's happening
Thanks, honey!

No at this point I wouldn't say that you're meant to know everything that's happening. It might also help to know that this was written years before AtS S5, so I got Jossed on as far as at least one character is concerned.

06/27/2006 12:50 am
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I liked how Buffy was struggeling with the need to trust Spike and the problems she would have with seeing him with Dru. VBery enjoyable chapter!
Thanks, sweetie! I figure no matter how much you trust someone, watching him leave with the ex isn't going to be easy.

02/27/2006 03:04 am
Chapter 1:03         
lol, I love this fic
Thank you and I love your reviews.

dzio
06/21/2010 07:33 pm
Chapter 1:02         
Okay, I've always thought that Xander in his pig-headed moments was just about as much of an asshole as humanly possible. Now I see I was wrong. I simply can't believe the jerk! The clients would be offended? Seriously? If I were Spike, I'd buy Hank's company and offer him an unrefusable promotion to a night shift janitor.

And the whole thing about Riley. Wow, I've never even thought about that, but I guess it makes sense, you can't exactly buy a plastic replica of a stake at Wal-Mart. And I get why Buffy would not want to face just how wrong she was about the creepy bastard, but I seriously wanted to smack her for the whole “I can't believe it, I don't trust you completely” crap. Honestly, what the hell does he have to do? 

08/22/2007 03:37 pm
Chapter 1:02         
Oh Hank really did dewerve it.
He really did... and Spike wasn't going to sit there and let him play the hypocrite.

Thanks again.

07/10/2006 05:25 pm
Chapter 1:02         
i love the end...so perfectly buffy..love how she told hank off...i'm scared for spike though, i have a terrible feeling about riley and company, catching them by surprise and ruining things..off to read more now
Thanks, honey!

I guess by now you know that Riley isn't the immediate danger. Buffy might muck up occasionally, but when it comes to a choice between Spike and Hank, she knows exactly where she stands.

06/26/2006 08:36 pm
Chapter 1:02         
I seriously love this chapter - It may be one of favorites so far in this series. I love the way the Spike cut Hank down with nothing but the truth. The way Buffy left and Dawn's reaction as well. It was severally frustrated at Buffy's defense of Riley - but completly in character. I wanted to strangle her and beat some sense into her slayer strengh or no. The bit about torture you had was brilliant and such an important point that is overlooked often. How did Riley have the stake that fast? He has to like torture and have a taste for it - otherwise he would have never had one made. Brilliant brilliant chapter sweetie!
Thanks, honey!

A fellow writer who started reading when I was about halfway through the fifth book said that she really enjoyed the first couple of books, but it was Ring of Fire where she found herself completely hooked. Hope you feel the same way.

02/27/2006 03:02 am
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Damn good chappie
Thanks! Scratches behind your ear in gratitude.

Verda
01/09/2006 05:11 am
Chapter 1:02         
Just finished your first two books and I loved them. Spuffy are just the way I always wanted them to be. Will impatiently wait for more. Thanks for the good read.
Thanks! Always_jbj who is very kindly posting the chapters for me here. will, no doubt, be adding more chapters here soon, but if you really can't wait, you'll find the third and fourth books, along with most of the fifth (estimated completion date Feb 2006) at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net.

JenxGeR
01/06/2006 04:56 am
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I've read your series in a seating, and I love it! To me, if someone can pull a series off, its usually pretty good, tho yours do seem more like a novel-length fic being divided into 3. During the 1st book, the only thing that wasn't as good was the lengthy dialogues. They feel more like speeches and they weren't intermitted with hand gestures or anything in the middle. Just one big chunk, you know? The problem is not as severe as the story went on, but I just thought to point it out. Other than that, I love your story. Just enough of Spuffy angstwith a side of fluffy. (Poor Spike) and I'm glad Hank's ass got promptly kicked. Hope to read your update soon!
It's inevitable since the series has been written over a period of three and a half or four years that my writing style has changed over that period (hopefully for the better). Also SWBD was never originally intended to be the basis of a series, just a piece of fluff to fill in time until I worked out what my next "proper" story would be. True Colours was my attempt at adding an NC-17 epilogue that simply grew and grew... By the time I got to Ring of FIre I think I began to realise that it was going to be more like a fanfic soap opera than any other genre. With each issue that was resolved, more new ones raised their head. It's only now as the group face the final battle in the "current" WIP (always jbj is very kindly posting this for me a few chapters at a time to allow people to keep track of the updates, but you'll find there's rather more of the story at www,he-s-no-angel.net if you like to read a lot at once), that things are coming to a point where everything can be neatly tied up.

Lou
01/05/2006 04:41 am
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Buffy kicks ass!
She definitely does! Glad you liked it!

01/04/2006 11:17 pm
Chapter 1:02         
What a way to tell Hank and company off. Great story.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the story as it goes on. I'm glad you enjoyed the way it kicked off.

dzio
06/21/2010 07:12 pm
Chapter 1:01         
I'm firmly with Dawn on that one. I've been looking forward to Spike vs. the so called Dad almost as much as all those smack stupid Xander moments.

And I'm slightly worried about Dawn's date as well... Especially since Xander apparently likes him. And I think it's freakin hilarious that the reason why he likes the boy is one of the things that make him seem like mini-Spike.

08/22/2007 03:51 am
Chapter 1:01         
Oh I want to see how that went, wonder why she called her father anyways.
Lol! He's her dad. They're (including Dawn) in his town. She has a new fiancé to show off...

Thanks again.

08/27/2006 05:08 am
Chapter 1:01         
Wonderful continuation of the series. Yup I'm glad that I don't need a ticket for this, got a front row seat. Great read, thanks.
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

07/09/2006 03:31 pm
Chapter 1:01         
great start...cant wait to see where this one goes
Thanks, honey!

Hopefully things will get even more interesting as you get into it.

06/26/2006 08:17 pm
Chapter 1:01         
Oh I love Dawn's attitude towards meeting her father! This is a great start to book three and really anticpating the wonderful universe you weave!
Thanks, honey!

I hope you enjoy this one as much or more than the first one.

06/25/2006 01:42 am
Chapter 1:01         
*sigh* What a good start! I just had to read one more chapter - but since it is 2 am now I really must go to bed. Delicious story I hope I can read more of it when I come home tommorrow!
Thank you, honey!

And by the time you do I may have answered your comments.

BTW. The birthday ficlet I was working on yesterday is another in the Ganya series you read last week. If you want to, you can find it at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net/9GA/GA18T.htm or on LJ.

02/27/2006 02:56 am
Chapter 1:01         
lol, very good chappie
Squeee!!! You're re-reading! Feels happy... Thank you for the review.

Thanks to the insomnia, the next chappie of AAD is almost finished and should be getting sent away for beta within the next hour or two, so you should have some new reading material before too long.

02/13/2006 04:24 am
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mea cupa, mea cupa, mea maxima cupa. i had to read "true colors" before starting this. I don't understand how i missed most of that book. i do love the story. enjoyed the first chapter in this sequel. thanks
It's okay... I have my own catching up to do. Lots of belated replies due to just getting back from hols.

I'm glad you're all caught up now and hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the story.