Loves Lost by slaymesoftly
04/09/2015 06:03 am
Sure, it wasn't Spuffy, but who cares? It was a fine, dramatic action piece, with good characterization, and a damn good read.
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. And the series does get steadily Spuffier, but this one-off is just about Buffy and the terrible things that could have happened to her.
02/04/2012 07:38 pm
that was realy good. you should do dark more often
Thank you. Not usually my thing. This was an experiment. Although I was pleased with it...
07/19/2010 07:26 pm
That was really good. Keep it up!
03/10/2010 06:56 pm
You're welcome. Thanks for reading.
10/15/2009 07:14 am
good thing there's a sequel 'coz this is reaaally good!..i'm gonna go read the next one now...
three sequels. lol Enjoy!
10/22/2008 03:18 pm
Great story.I'm not normally a reader of really dark fan fic but this one caught my interest and I'mgladit did. you dealt with the rape and the deaths in a really sensative way and i'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Thanks. Hope you enjoy the rest of them. It was something a bit new for me, so I am always pleased to know someone thinks it worked.
04/23/2007 04:17 am
I am rereading this series since it has been finished in its entirity. I just want you to know how strongly you are able to evoke emotions from simply writing; it truly is impressive. Thank you for this work, and I cannot wait to continue on.
Thank you so much. I'm glad you're enjoying them - I hope they all hold up for you the second time around.
02/19/2007 06:26 pm
Oh I love it.
01/14/2007 09:22 am
That was great! I really didn't think she could kill him but she did. Seeing how caring he was for her and the love that he had for his Drusilla, will no doubt force her to rethink everything Giles had ever told her about vampires, at least this blond vampire, anyway. Good thing the fire destroyed the tape that recorded her attack. Xznder might have kept it to watch, the little perv. Glad you have two more completed fic's to read. I really like it and looking forward to seeing where their relationship goes from here. Thanks sms.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you like the rest of them.
09/24/2006 03:09 am
You do realise your stories are getting better and better don't you? I do love a spot of Ripper... and adding Ethan Rayne and Angelus into the mix... inspired. I'm off to find the sequel...
*g* Thank you.
08/16/2006 02:56 am
Although this might be the 4th time ive read this story (at various archives) it makes me cry everytime. Great touching story, I am more impressed each time i read it. Good jo.
Thank you. That makes me feel great!
06/28/2006 10:08 pm
And this one ended with such a bang. . . . Angel gone, Drusilla gone and Spike alone amid the ruins.
This one hit all the right notes. Well done.
Thank you. I'm so glad you liked it.
06/06/2006 09:26 pm
Just wow - even the second time through just wow - incrediable story Patti I am amazed at the tale and emotion you wrought in just five chapters. Looking forward to the sequel greatly~!
thanks, I'm glad it held up for you on the second read.
05/21/2006 08:55 pm
What an amazing heartbreaking fic. Although Buffy couldnâ€™t exact more vengeance on Angelus at least she was able to look him in the eye when she staked him, and what a way for Dru to go. I like how Spike continued to protect Buffyâ€™s dignity even after her rescue. Now onto the sequel.
I'm glad you liked it. Not a happy ending for anyone, but at least our two main characters survived.
03/24/2006 06:07 am
great job, Patti! wonderfully dark fic! Some many emotions for one chapter! And oohhhh sequel! lol
The sequel isn't quite as dark, but still not happy-Spuffy. I guess there will need to be a sequel to the sequel. lol
03/24/2006 12:50 am
wow...this whole story was incredible and i absolutely cannot wait for the sequel!!!! i can't wait to see what happens next!! the end was heartbreaking, poor spike....fitting end for drusilla, poor mad thing.... and for angelus too, though it could have been a bit more painful great, great story!!!
Angelus pain would have been good, but it just didn't work out. Buffy gets a bit tougher in the sequel, though...has her spot of vengeance.
03/24/2006 12:39 am
very good read. glad to see sequel is on the way, this tale screams to be continued. thanks for the read.
Thanks for the regular reviews. Sequel soon.
01/14/2007 08:49 am
What a way to start a truce! Sometimes I forget that Angel never ate any food, I bet it was a bit of a surprise to see that this vamp does. So this is all about Giles, it's going to kill him when he see's the tape. Not looking forward to the next chapter. It's going to shatter her world. Now she get's to see for herself just how differnet this two vampires are. Excellent chapter, thanks.
Well, it was written for Good Giles/Bad Ethan month, so he has to be a big part of it. But somehow Buffy manages to remain centerstage. lol
06/28/2006 07:26 pm
Ahuh. . I so would have made him stop, just like she did.
I swear, I would. Really.
Not buying it are you?
Didn't think so.
Okay, so I'd never let him stop. . . .
05/21/2006 08:37 pm
Poor Buffy and Spike having no escape from Angelus. I like that Spike realizes that the best way of getting rid of Angelus is Buffy, and the advice and help he is giving her. The chocolate chip cookies were a nice touch. Ethan must really have something against Giles to be getting this much enjoyment out of his pain.
Hee! You need to go to her site and read some of Always_jbj's Gethan ficlets.
03/23/2006 08:04 pm
excellent update. they are both starting to be confused. thanks fot the read.
03/23/2006 04:48 pm
More please - I likeee!
03/23/2006 03:54 pm
Oh my, poor Buffy, loved the spike/buffy interaction during the beginning, and despite the obvious ick factor of what had happened, the last scene was both touching and sexy! great job!
03/23/2006 02:26 pm
poor poor buffy...and spike, too...angelus deserves to suffer and die in agony...awesome story though, just heartbreaking
"just heartbreaking" Oh, goody! It's working! LOL Thanks lj.
01/14/2007 08:28 am
A trap for Giles no doubt. Stupid, stupid Buffy. Now she'll pay the price as well as her watcher. Didn't think they'd be working together, nice twist. Definately not canon. Excellent read, thanks.
06/28/2006 07:02 pm
You know, no one has ever explained that little plot glitch in the Whedonverse. If Angel didn't love Buffy without a soul, just how could Spike love Drusilla for a 100+ years. And you can't argue that it wasn't love, because as you've clearly stated here, Spike laid his unlife on the line more than once to save her. . .
I do like Giles' response to her though, when she asks "what's wrong with me?"
Thanks - yeah, they never did explain how Buffy could use Spike's feelings for Dru to save a room full of humans and yet, when she had him, she could insist that he couldn't love her because he didn't have a soul.
Giles gets to be cool here - because he's such a git later on. lol
05/21/2006 07:59 pm
I really liked the question Buffy posed to Giles about Spike's ability to love, and although he didn't have a proper response I like how he tried to tell her that Angelusâ€™s reaction to her wasnâ€™t because of her. As for whatâ€™s going on with Ethan and Angelus working together, Iâ€™m just really glad I donâ€™t have to wait for the next chapter.
Nope - that's the great thing about finished fics - it's all there. Thanks for the regular reviews.
03/23/2006 05:56 am
ACK!!! I guess this will help Buffy's IQ rise somewhat. Unfortunate it will take such horror for the result. Good to know she's still being fed full of BS by Giles and the Wankers' Council programming. I can tell this is not a nice story but I want more please.
Not a nice story, unfortunately, but the important people survive.
03/23/2006 05:19 am
compelling start. looking forward to more. thanks for the fine read
thanks. more soon.
03/23/2006 03:51 am
oh no.....i hope maybe she and spike can manage to somehow work together to defeat angelus...great, great story so far, loving it
Thanks - hope you continue to like it.
01/14/2007 08:19 am
Nope won't take Angelus long at all to fall right back into their familiar family routine. Dru was his and he hated his grandchilde. Very well written. Great chapter, thanks, sms.
Thanks for reading and reviewing.
06/28/2006 04:22 pm
Just brimming with sympathy aren't they? From Giles, who is completely ignoring the fact Buffy is only 16 and he's asking her to kill someone she loves to Drusilla, who is ignoring the one person who cared for her for a very long time. Never expected anything resembling sympathy from Angel, so that's just typical behavior from him. Good chapters. . .
And now onward
06/06/2006 09:12 pm
Poor spike - I know he is tecnhically still evil - but he always felt so much emotion! I love this chapter two and can;t wait to read more.
technically evil, but still a sweetie pie
05/21/2006 07:31 pm
You really did a great job in this chapter of showing Willow's growing attachment to magic, Giles recognizing that he has a responsibility to help her with it (hopefully he will follow through), and after everything Spike has done for Dru, her poor treatment of him.
Thanks - all things that should have been addressed in the show (IMHO)
03/23/2006 03:48 am
very good! poor spike! looks at summary 'character death' eck! *hides eyes*...lol
LOL - depending on who your favorite characters are, you shouldn't have to hide them too much.
03/23/2006 01:23 am
grrr...hate angelus...poor spike...hope he gets better soon...great fic, can't wait for the update!!
Angelus is NOT a nice guy in this fic. LOL Not that he ever is, but, he really picks on Spike here.
11/13/2007 04:37 am
Was trolling my fic recs and thought, hmmmm, haven't read this in a while. Then I remembered I hadn't read your last part of this yet. So, this is me rereading... and reviewing. ^_~
LOL - and reviewing and reviewing. Thank you!
02/19/2007 05:28 pm
I look forward to reading another one of your stories.
Thanks. I hope you like!
01/14/2007 08:11 am
I can't believe I missed reading this series. Wondering what Ethan want's with Angelus or just want's to wreck havoc on Giles and the scoobies, probably the latter. Young foolish Buffy's going to somethings the hard way, isn't she? Hey, people talk to me and I just turned 55, so age, no biggie here. Great way to start a fic, thanks.
Hmmm. A mere child of 55? LOL Thanks for reading. I hope you like the whole series.
08/03/2006 02:33 am
Your Angelus gave me chills. Poor Buffy, having to deal with Angelus and her dense mother. What a lot in life!
Thanks - I wanted Angelus to be pretty unredeemable by that point.
06/28/2006 04:15 pm
I have been remiss. I've been reading this and the sequels and I haven't reviewed. I'm so sorry, because I think between this series and the Bodyguard one, these are some of your best work. I'm so glad you got back in the groove. . . . Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.
thanks! Glad you're liking them. The Bodyguard is on its way to Writercon for the Library, even as we speak.
06/06/2006 09:09 pm
I know I reviewed on lj - but wanted to reread before I read the sequal - this is a great chapter one. i love how joyce is in denial!
Denial, thy name is Summers. LOL
05/21/2006 10:32 am
Joyce really does like living in denial, it seems that Buffy comes by her ability to live there naturally. I sometimes wonder, even after everything Joyce has seen, she continued denying things out of guilt because of her reaction when Buffy first told her about the monsters.
Canon Joyce fought against Buffy's calling for quite a while, but eventually you have to take those blinders off.
03/23/2006 04:27 pm
Joyce is in for a rude awakening, isn't she?
yup - think you could say that!
03/23/2006 06:24 am
Alright, I know I started this one! Great start and if anyone says anything to you about the lack of true spuffy in the first part of the fic, just tell then I said it was ok! *runs to read the next part*
Hee! - I probably showed it to you at one time. I think I ran this first chapter (parts of it) past just about everybody seeking reassurance and/or opinions about what to do with it. Finally found a different direction from the other "Angel loses his soul during the rite" fics and went with it.
03/23/2006 12:46 am
I think that you have hit Joyce right on the head. She had to have ignored a lot, too many wierd things for her not to have noticed! I am surprised that Angel didn't attack Joyce while Buffy wasn't home, or had he just gotten there?
I am really curious as to how Giles seemed to know that Angel was gone. It was a good thing that he did though!
Thank you - yes, she had to be pretty dense (on purpose) didn't she?
Giles is just a suspicious guy by nature...well, that and he knows a bit about vampire rituals.
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