Even Demons Need Friends by slaymesoftly

12/08/2016 03:17 am
Wonderful short story - great reading it again.  

06/23/2014 11:53 pm
NICE - I really like how you ended this - it's, I think realistic for where the characters were in the series.  This is a great alternative story for the great Giles become Demon event.
Thanks. It was a lot of fun to write. :)

03/07/2013 08:44 am

Just as good on a second reading -

Thanks. :)

02/09/2013 07:34 am

Love this short story - wonderful variation on the episode. 

Thank you. Glad you liked it. :)
It now has a much longer sequel - A Friend in Need

10/27/2012 03:27 am
Good story.  Solid plot that offered variety and moved along well, without getting bogged down.  The characters were all accurately depicted, except perhaps for Buffy knocking out Riley and locking him up--which is fine as far as I'm concerned, and I suspect most readers. ;) Fyarl Giles and Ethan jumping in with both feet to remove Spike's chip were especially true to form, I thought.  Also liked the uncertainty of the ending, after action and comedy that had gone before. 
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, Buffy's behavior was a bit OOC, but as you said, how many people are going to object to a little Riley-bashing? :)

10/08/2012 03:04 am
Oooh, hadn't read this one before. More?
There will be more... someday. That's the plan, anyway.  Glad you liked it. :)

08/16/2011 05:06 pm
Awwwwwwwwwww....  they're hopeless aren't they?

Can't help themselves... but it's a bit early for happy ever after for them. :)

05/01/2011 01:36 am

whenever  I need a good well written fic I come back to yours, haven't read this one before - lovely and yes kinda sad at the end especially as Spike had done what he could to help.

Thank you. What a kind thing to say. It makes me feel good.  It is meant to be a bit sad, but it could also obviously be expanded upon at some point. Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked it.

02/15/2011 02:47 am

I... I may have accidentally locked him in the cage.... But it's okay, he has his communicator and—Oh, oops! I have it. Damn!"

LOL- loved Spike and Giles Excellent adventure.  :)

Thanks. It was a fun one to write.

02/12/2011 06:09 am

This was filled with lots of nice litle twists that I didn't see coming...Ethan taking out Spike's chip, Spike letting Ethan as the owl get away, Ethan's fun, teasing comment to Giles about the full moon (it teased your readers, too~), and Spike actually leaving at the end.  What a sweet interaction between Spike and Buffy as they mull over what to do about Spike's lack of chip.  I liked how you didn't take the easy way out by Spike promising not to bite anyone and left them to struggle with the implications--after I got over the shock that you were truly going to have him leave at the end!  Nicely done!

Thank you. I'm so glad you liked it. It just seemed a little to unbelievable for them to suddenly hook up like that. Maybe I'll come back to it someday - the seeds of a relationship have been planted, and then there's Giles and those pesky full moons.... :)

11/19/2010 04:10 am
great story and loved the fun Riley bashing, just a little.  It's always good to read stories from the early seasons. 
I try not to bash Riley too badly, but you know, he makes it so easy! :)

11/15/2010 12:21 am
Wonderful little story.  Bittersweet at the end.  I hope there's more.
Well, I was going for bittersweet ending, but then there's the next full moon to worry about....

11/15/2010 12:08 am
More! Please...
Hee! I'm thinking about it.

11/14/2010 01:47 pm
Nice little one shot.  This was always a wasted opportunity for Spike and Giles, glad you've fixed it.
Thanks. I thought they could have bonded a bit more. :)

11/14/2010 04:27 am
Great story. I hope you continue in this verse.
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

11/13/2010 01:05 pm
Oh, I love it! Riley has proved he hasn't got a clue, Buffy has found she doesn't want to stake Spike even though he is free from his leash, and he's gone off to prove to himself and to Buffy he can control himself without the chip's restraint. Please can we have a sequel - Spike returns to help when Maggie tries to kill Buffy or for the fight against Faith or Adam?
Mulling that over - since I forgot to mark it "complete", I could continue it. No plans ATM, though. I'm glad you liked it. :)

11/13/2010 06:18 am
Loved that.  Just needs to prove to himself that he can do it for her, without her.  Such a fantastic good bye.  Loved it as it is, and the potential for more.  Update soon!
Oops! Forgot to mark "complete" didn't I? Guess that means I need to continue it? *g* Afterall, there was Ethan's threat that Giles could revert every full moon... Buffy will someone to translate for her, won't she?
I'm glad you enjoyed it.