Exeunt by BuffyMeetsSpike

09/22/2016 05:20 am
All the Demons of Hell         
I really hope one day you will come back to this story and finish it.  Wonder why Buffy didn't think to make a wish with Anya to get a do-over of some kind.  She's had a Slayer dream about the battle with the FE and that alone should make her know she needs Spike back.  Anyway...great 6 chapters and really hope one day you finish this one.  

Love all your stories.

12/18/2015 06:27 am
All the Demons of Hell         
I was so glad to see that you had updated this story since I've been here last. I really don't usually go for angst stories, but I'm loving this one. I had hoped that when Buffy found out that Anya was a vengeance demon she would have wished Spike was back without the chip! Please update soon:)

11/30/2015 12:15 pm
All the Demons of Hell         

Some disturbing dreams for Buffy, they need to get Spike back somehow. It was also good that Buffy could talk with Anya.

11/28/2015 06:18 am
All the Demons of Hell         
Glad to see you back in the game, here. Though I hope the crises are over, and if they're not, that you can deal with them soon.

st ephiny
11/27/2015 10:08 am
All the Demons of Hell         
Yay!  I'm so, so so so glad you came back to this fic!  I'd reread what you had several times and loved it.  You do such a fantastic job capturing Buffy's levels of depression and the complexity of the issues.  Heartbreaking and awesome!

11/26/2015 12:35 am
All the Demons of Hell         
So happy to see an update to this story!
So Xander is still being a selfish jerk deep in denial, and Willow is humouring him and tacitly encouraging his jerkiness.
Anya is still understandably upset,but it's good that she and Buffy had A Talk and come to an understanding. 
 Buffy is beginning to understand what she did wrong and recognise what she's lost, and once she figures out that slayer dream, she'll know that the world will go to hell if she doesn't have Spike's help.
Can't wait for the next instalment....

11/25/2015 05:49 pm
All the Demons of Hell         
Very pleased you're able to continue this story, I like the turn it's taking with Buffy's strange dreams.  I see Xander is as oblivious as ever.

11/25/2015 04:49 pm
All the Demons of Hell         
Xander really was clueless. But then it makes sense. There have never been any repercussions for his actions. He does some very bad things over the years and no one calls him on it, makes him take responsibility for it or punishes him for it. So he figures a quick I'm Sorry to Anya and all with be forgiven and they can go back to hot monkey lovin' like before. Not gonna happen. For once someone is holding him responsible for his actions.

03/20/2015 07:40 pm
After Dark         
It's been a while. Hope you'll continue this.

11/30/2014 03:01 am
After Dark         
I love the way that you write.  You convey Buffy's sense of rage so well.  My heart is breaking, well, for all of them, really.   I hope that you wil continue this story.  :)  

11/07/2014 10:46 pm
After Dark         
"Exeunt" is a great story, hope they will be terminated.
Onley once in passing, on other question.
Why is so rarely brought Anya to Giles together ?(would be a great pair)

09/04/2014 02:07 am
After Dark         
Are you still alive?

04/12/2014 10:48 pm
After Dark         
hope you'll update this soon.  I can't wait to see where it ends up.


04/08/2014 12:59 pm
After Dark         
This is a really intriguing & unusual take on S6. I hope there's going to be more in the not so distant future b/c I'm looking forward to seeing where you're going with this.


03/18/2014 11:58 pm
After Dark         

Good so far!   I hated that Spike was dusted, though.    Buffy really needs his help more often than she ever wanted to admit, and the others always refused to see it.    Spike could have continued being evil, and had other vampires working for him, bringing him dead (or nearly dead) "meals", but he didn't.    Spike defied his very nature in order to help Buffy and the Scoobies, yet NO ONE EVER SAW THAT!!!!!   Not even Giles could see that Spike was doing good by helping them.    No one had paid him since before Buffy "died", yet he stayed to protect Dawn and all of the Scoobies during the 147 days that Buffy was gone; and still, NO ONE NOTICED WHAT HE WAS DOING!!!!    I wish someone would address this issue in detail for once.     That could be a way to go.    It would be great if Angel showed up, having "felt" Spike's dusting, and threaten Xander with harm because of it' maybe even Drusilla should come back, in order to make them all see what a vicious "serial killer" a vampire can be.

Now that I've had my say, I want to thank you for the good read.   You hit the charcters right on for me.   Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us.

03/18/2014 11:58 pm
After Dark         

Good so far!   I hated that Spike was dusted, though.    Buffy really needs his help more often than she ever wanted to admit, and the others always refused to see it.    Spike could have continued being evil, and had other vampires working for him, bringing him dead (or nearly dead) "meals", but he didn't.    Spike defied his very nature in order to help Buffy and the Scoobies, yet NO ONE EVER SAW THAT!!!!

03/18/2014 02:21 pm
After Dark         
tell me it doesn't end here!


01/28/2014 05:10 am
After Dark         

Enjoying this story.  Hope you haven't given up on it!

01/24/2014 01:55 am
After Dark         
I WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01/18/2014 11:01 pm
After Dark         

Good chapter, I'm glad that you had Buffy and Dawn acknowledge how they both felt. You have kept Xander true to form - clueless and uncomprehending of anyone else's feelings. Good fight scene with Warren and a nice change to the episode, looking forward to the next chapter.

01/14/2014 10:34 pm
After Dark         
You usually find some uncompromising premise for each of your stories, and follow through on them in interesting ways. I hope you'll continue this one. I'm really curious where you'll take it.

01/13/2014 04:00 pm
After Dark         

I liked this story in spite of the fact that Spike is dust.    I would truly like to see the completed story sometime, so I really hope that you will be able to add to it.   

It would be great if TPTB decided to send Spike back (maybe slightly altered, i.e. soul, natural hair color, or even human), in order to help the main characters in their battle against the nerd trio, etc.    Just a thought.

Than you so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us.

01/09/2014 03:43 pm
After Dark         

Very good!!!     I hope you are able to finish this sometime.    It would also be great if TPTB decided to help Buffy out with, say, A Champion.    Just a thought.   

I like the fact that you kept Anya human and not made her a Vengence Demon again like so many others have.     Xander really could use an attitude adjustment, and so can Willow; they are both too judgemental of everyone else, but never seem to blame themselves for their own messes.     I would really like to see someone straighten them both out for good!       Maybe TPTB can send a messenger to get the point across (SPIKE????).    Just a thought.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us!


12/29/2013 09:16 am
After Dark         
   Oh yeah, I forgot how much I dislike Warren.  He was easily the most hateable villain in the series for me, and the trio were the most frustrating bad guys for just how easily they should have been beaten if the characters weren't all suffering from either clinical depresion or thick headedness.

  Good job on this chapter.  I felt... Frustrated and kinda on edge throughout it, so I'm thinking thats a good thing.

12/28/2013 09:24 pm
After Dark         
Pity it's not Xander on the receiving end of Warren's super strength ... I’m not sure how this got so fucked up????   What an idiot!

12/26/2013 08:17 am
After Dark         
Maybe Dawn can make a cutting remark to Willow & Xander about how it might have gone different if Spike had been there to help Buffy.

12/26/2013 02:00 am
After Dark         
ah yes I\'ve been waiting for this fic to upd8 for a long while im so happy best christmas gift ... and ah xander you poor asshole and warren beating Buffy I didn\'t see that coming

Curtis L Gardner
12/25/2013 05:50 am
After Dark         
I don't know where this story is going... and I love it for that. Keep up the good work.

12/25/2013 01:33 am
After Dark         
It was hard reading Buffy taking a beating from all balled up Warren but it was good timing to break up the grief bits.  Xander really needs his ass kicked. He is totally ignoring what Spike helping them through the years.  

12/24/2013 11:50 pm
After Dark         
Xander still doesn't realize that what he did was a very bad thing. He killed someone but expect to be foregiven just like that.

12/24/2013 01:29 pm
After Dark         
Can't believe that Willow's being almost as insensitive as Xander - oh wait, yes I can. More please.

12/24/2013 12:49 pm
After Dark         
And here I was hoping Buffy would kill Warren. Or at least seriously maim him. :(

Xander still trying for the quick fix. He really just expected to be forgiven that quickly? By Buffy and Anya? An I'm Sorry just isn't going to cut it this time. And I'm not as sure as him that Anya isn't on her vengeance gig again. She just can't grant her own wishes otherwise he would be in some serious agony. He deserves it though.

12/19/2013 04:37 pm
Back to Work         

It always drove me crazy how Xander couldn't understand Buffy's relationships with two vampires, when he was in love with an ex-demon who caused more pain and devestation than Angel and Spike combined.  Looking forward to more. 

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

Thanks so much! Happy new year to you as well. Hopefully, I'll get another chapter up very soon!

12/14/2013 09:24 pm
Back to Work         

Good chapter, everyone's feelings are simmering and you can feel that this is leading to possibly more truths being revealed. I like the way that you have certain characters so wrapped up in their own thoughts that they can't even begin to see what someone else may be feeling.
Great writing, good reading.

Thanks so much mazza! You are always so encouraging. 

11/30/2013 06:03 pm
Back to Work         
There's a lot of selfishness exhibited by Xander and Wilow.  Buffy is trying to cope and they don't just don't get it!   Wondering what Willow is worried about in that last sentence?
You shall just have to wait and see!

11/30/2013 03:35 pm
Back to Work         
Yay for Tara! Xander's never going to admit that he was in the wrong, is he?
It's not in his nature, alas. 

11/30/2013 12:47 pm
Back to Work         
Well said of Tara to Xander.
Glad you liked it!

11/30/2013 09:52 am
Back to Work         
He needs time to work it out?  What a ruly nasty piece of work Xander has become... I love it.
Glad you're along for the ride again, Lou!

11/30/2013 07:46 am
Back to Work         
  Ugg, I am finding Both Willow and Xander completely frustrating and exhausting.  The sad part is I think this is fairly accurate as far as thier characters are concerned.

  Good chapter, I am officially bummed out now, but isn't that th point of these early chapters?

It will be a long road, and it will take a while for folks to get happy, but just bear with me...

11/30/2013 07:36 am
Back to Work         
I wasn't for sure I was going to read this story because I didn't know if I wanted angst but you are such a good writer I have decided to give it a go. But if something doesn't happen to Xander I will scream. He needs a big wallop up the side of the head, major.  But I need Buffy to do the deed. She needs a good screaming match. No more repression. Just go for it.
Please don't scream. Someone might get worried! But never fear, he'll get his wake up call. 

Sorry about the angst. Angst actually cheers me up, paradoxically, so I write it when I'm really stressed. 

11/30/2013 06:32 am
Back to Work         
I wouldn't blame Dawn if she called up Halfrek and put a curse on Xander. Preferably involving him never having sex again.
Hmm. A thought, but not quite what I had in mind..

11/30/2013 02:26 am
Back to Work         
Oblivious thy name is Xander. I guess the only feelings that matter are his. Who cares if Buffy is sad about Spike being gone. They broke up right? So why was he angry about Spike and Anya? They broke up too. So he should be over it right? It doesn't work that way. But he is too dense to see it. Buffy really needs a monster to beat up. A really good fight to get that anger out. Otherwise it will be Xander's face it gets taken out on. Hmm that actually sounds like a good idea!! I feel bad for her though, slinging burgers can't be easy and the pay sucks. Having to put out cash that she really didn't have to get her car back sucks big time. You'd think Willow would fork over some cash to help out the house. Selfish girl.
They do need a good fight, but it's going to have to wait until it is ripe.
Thanks, as always, for the review. 

12/19/2013 04:29 pm
Home, Alone         

Another heartbreaking chapter. 

Thanks for the review!

11/26/2013 11:38 pm
Home, Alone         

Wonderful title for this chapter, how many times do people feel alone but are surrounded by others. In this case others who don't realise how much damage they inflict with their insistence on being right. The last paragraph was beautifully written and made me feel so sad. Thanks for a thoughtful chapter on loss.

Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! Sorry it made you sad! I just posted another chapter, so enjoy. 

11/23/2013 08:26 pm
Home, Alone         
This felt so in character for Buffy. At this point she really didn't want to talk.
Glad it worked for you!

11/22/2013 12:36 am
Home, Alone         
Oh thank God a new Chapter. I knew Xander would come around looking for Buffy,  but I didn't think it would be so soon. I have one question. Why is Dawn not more angry about this? I mean not at Buffy, but with Xander killing Spike.
Dawn's angry, but I just felt the need to focus on Buffy a little more. Glad you liked the new chapter. 

11/22/2013 12:09 am
Home, Alone         
Xander is a self centered ass!!  
Yes. We will have to see if he redeems himself. 

11/21/2013 08:29 pm
Home, Alone         
I'm enjoying your story, I just love your writing.  Wondering how to resolve the Spuffy, then remembered Anya is a vengance demon again.

Really would have enjoyed a Xander smack down.  Where he makes the fact that he left Anya at the alter and killed Spike all about how Xander has been betrayed. 
Thanks ever so!

And don't worry, there will be an ol' fashioned smackdown when the story warrants it. 

11/21/2013 08:07 pm
Home, Alone         
This is beautifully written, I can really feel the weight of Buffy's shock.  All very believable and the characters ring true.t
Thanks so very much!

11/20/2013 11:26 pm
Home, Alone         
  About Xander and Willow pushing Buffy to talk, I get that mentality.  It's that early 20's 'we need to talk this out immediately so I can feel better' angsty mentality, especially prevalent in a co-dependant group like the Scoobies are.  Lol, I was part of just such an agsty group, So that rang true for me.   (obviously there was no dusting of murdering of any sort involved, and if so it was only allegedly ;)
LOL. Reminds me of my group of high school friends. And you could never pin anything on us definitely either ;-)

11/20/2013 11:08 pm
Home, Alone         
  Good angsty chapter.  
  I dug the heck outta this line -and all signs that someone had spent more than a century on this earth would vanish.

  You write in teqses almost.  Maybe not quite teases, I think you just know haw to end a chapter.
Thanks so much! The books I love best are the ones that keep pulling me on to the next chapter, and the next...

11/20/2013 07:53 pm
Home, Alone         
Xander as judgemental as ever and Willow just as bad. Dawn has an excuse for being bratty as nobody appears to be considering her feelings.
Buffy is naturally in mourning and doesn't want to have to 'talk about it' yet. She needs time to come to terms with it.
I really hope that Buffy gives Xander & Willow (particularly Xander) a piece of her mind soon. She could punch Xander on the nose. That would be good. Why should she be expected to tell them every detail of her private (with emphasis on the private) life when they so frequently kept secrets from her? Xander didn't tell either girl about Cordelia, he kept his engagement to Anya secret too. Willow kept her affair with Tara secret for ages as well.
More please...
The whole group of them, for all that they were friends, were just awful at really being honest with each other sometimes.

More is on the way - just sent it to my beta yesterday. 

11/20/2013 07:36 pm
Home, Alone         
They really know how to comfort a friend don't they? Can someone sew Xander's mouth shut? How long did Willow keep Tara a secret? Why do any of them have to say anything before they are ready? Buffy seems to be grieving for Spike. Although it's a bit too little to late to realize he meant something to her. Dawn really isn't taking any of this well. Too many people have left or died on her lately and Buffy disappearing over night didn't help.
Buffy and Dawn are both grieving. However, they will have each other, as you will see. 

12/19/2013 04:22 pm
Into the Desert         

The old adage really fits here: 'You don't know what you've got till it's gone.'

Ok, now I've got Big Yellow Taxi running through my head...

11/21/2013 11:57 pm
Into the Desert         
That long walk gave Buffy plenty of time to be honest with herself without any distractions. 
Sometimes a long walk is exactly what you need. 

11/19/2013 06:44 am
Into the Desert         
I want more! Especially if Dawn & Buffy get to give Xander hell for staking Spike.
It will happen, eventually..

11/16/2013 01:15 pm
Into the Desert         
Xander is in really deep denial about Spike's attributes isn't he? I mean he said it himself, Spike is compact and well muscled! I can understand him being upset but he has no place to say anything or to dust Spike. He dumped Anya in the most public, painful, humilating way. His reasons don't matter. For him to get on his high horse is a bit hypocritical too. Anya slaughters more people than Spike could have ever hoped to when he was evil. But that didn't matter because Xander was sleeping with her. But the same rules don't apply to Buffy.

Glad to see she is missing him and realizing why she misses him. Buffy isn't known for her introspection so it's good to see her doing it now.

The hell thing is the one thing I never understood on the show though. If vamps don't have souls how can they go to hell? There isn't a soul to send. They just cease to exist.
Well, I figured if Spike himself was convinced he was going to hell in Angel, then there must be something to it. I figured their soul must go to some sort of limbo, to be processed when they are well and truly, really most sincerely dead. 

11/15/2013 12:39 pm
Into the Desert         
No! Not text! :-)

11/15/2013 12:39 pm
Into the Desert         
  Whew, angst.  You've captured the Scooby dynamic really well here.  I am watching Buffy and Angel with my niece and We're currently about midway through season 6 and this feels like that time period.
  As to the Scooby dynamic, they never really got into any kind of lasting fights.  They always forgave each other without ever actaully getting over the reasons they were upset.  I'm getting that here as well.  They never placed enough blame.

  In my rewatch I founnd out that I sometimes like Xander a great deal,  ut then he goes on rants and gets really really full of himself and holier than everybody and I hqve to hate him for a while.  That's the Xander your currently writing and you are doing a fantastic job,  I hate the hell outta him,lol.

  Cool story so far, I really can't wait to see where your headed here.
Xander as a character really got on my nerves by the end of the show. He became so thick headed at times you just wanted to pound him. Hopefully I will get him to see the light in this story.

11/14/2013 02:12 pm
Into the Desert         

Yeah.  You've got Buffy down pat.  She is definitely not good with the self analysis.  Update, please? 

Working! Should be up today.

11/11/2013 12:08 pm
Into the Desert         

This gave Buffy some time to think, but also gave her some more "normal" troubles.

I liked the fact that the whole sixth season was about how awful those normal troubles could be.

11/09/2013 11:13 pm
Into the Desert         

Please let her punch Xander, or stab him. Please?

Well, not immediately...

11/08/2013 01:53 am
Into the Desert         

I like the way you've made Buffy think over her feelings. Xander really needs to be punched ( and I don't usually advocate violence), he was so wrong about this, especially after leaving Anya at the altar. Just one little thing, I think you mean Principal Snyder not Skinner (unless Buffy turned up in the Simpsons!). Looking forward to the next chapter.

LOL, I can't believe I typed that. Thanks for noticing - I fixed that. No idea how my brain went into Simpsons mode.

It's been a looooong week. 

11/08/2013 12:13 am
Into the Desert         
So glad to see Buffy having a rare session of introspection and being honest with herself.

Xander by contrast is being characteristically stubbornly self-righteous and refusing to see what's under his nose. I never did understand the sudden claim in S7 that he was the one who sees - because until that little scene with Dawn in 'Potential' he had had his eyes well and truly closed when he wasn't diving deeply into that river in Egypt.
Boating down de Nile - always Xander's way. Maybe he'll see the light by the end of the fic. 

12/19/2013 04:07 pm
What is seen cannot be unseen         

Whoa!  In the first chapter you delivered the gut punch.    On to the next chapter. 

Thanks for coming along for another ride!

11/15/2013 12:15 pm
What is seen cannot be unseen         
  I just finishedreading a story about this exact scenario,  nothing against that other author, but this was better.
  It was very, very vivid.  I am still processing, but this was really well done.
Thank you so very much! I hope you like the rest as well.

11/08/2013 11:13 pm
What is seen cannot be unseen         
OMG!!! Spike is dust! (Un-do it! Un-do it!)
Eventually! Eventually! (I think...)

11/08/2013 01:34 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         

what a start! having just come to the story and it being 12.35 in the morning I should go to bed but I need to read on! I love your fics!

Thanks so much, Mazza! Always a pleasure to have you along for the ride. 

11/04/2013 08:02 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         

The angst has already started and I suspect it will be there for a long time now. I expect that Spike will be back at the end, but wich metos will bring him back, wish, african demon or other? Well we will find out.

Yes you will, with plenty of angst and soul searching along the way. 

11/02/2013 01:15 pm
What is seen cannot be unseen         
Oh, wow! What a beginning!
I always hated Xander's judgmental attitude in this episode. He'd dumped Anya in the most public and humiliating manner possible, yet he still felt that he had the right to tell her off. Buffy wasn't quite as bad, but her reaction was still out of order. You don't get that jealous without there being a strong emotion involved - which she had denied having!
I can't wait to find out where you take them. Hope someone makes a vengeance to Anya on Spike's behalf....
I totally agree - neither Xander nor Buffy really had a leg to stand on in this episode.

I'm not 100% sure where this is going yet, but we will see.

11/02/2013 04:52 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         
well damn...  what a way to start.  Gripping right from the get go.  Can't wait for the next installment. 
I have just delievered the next installment, so enjoy. 

11/02/2013 04:50 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         
Right back at ya! :-)

11/02/2013 01:11 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         
Holy Cr@p! You dusted Spike! Please bring him back!! Looking forward to a happy ending.
The ending should satifsy, but it will take a bit to get to.

Meanwhile, have a little angst, on me. 

11/01/2013 01:05 pm
What is seen cannot be unseen         
It always pissed me off that Xander and Buffy thought they had the right to be upset at what Anya and Spike did. Xander and Buffy ended the relationships. Anya and Spike were free agents. Besides it wasn't like they were becoming a couple. It was misery sex. Comfort sex nothing more. Two brokenhearted people trying to find comfort in one another. They weren't cheating. It wasn't done to get back and Xander and Buffy. Truth be told it had very little to do with them. Anya and Spike just needed to be needed by someone at that moment. To let them know that there wasn't anything wrong with them because they had been dumped.

But it's all about them isn't it? Now Spike is dust, Buffy's been outed, Dawn is upset and Xander has stormed off.
All of what you said is true, but unfortunately, the characters can't hear you yet! So, they'll have to work their way around to that point of view on their own. Therein lies the tale. 

11/01/2013 03:49 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         
Shoot!  He's dusted Spike!  How are you going to get me a happy ending out of this?  I guess I'll have to wait and see.
You will have to wait and see. I like to write my way out of well-nigh impossible situations!

11/01/2013 02:12 am
What is seen cannot be unseen         
This a a pretty shocking and devastating start.   Now I just have to hope there's a light somewhere.  Pretty please?
There will be a light...eventually...I believe... 

But there will be a lot of angstiness before then, fair warning.