Whispers of A Dream...Screams of A Nightmare by Schehrezade
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10/03/2007 06:17 am
As his robes whispered around the corner of the door, a frail arthritic hand slid out from under the velvet in a final desperate plea for succour.
i'm gonna have nightmares about that now, thanks a lot.
great story though, i love journey/adventure fics, they're just so much fun.
09/27/2006 08:44 am
You have managed to combine all of my favorite aspects of storytelling: romance, fantasy, light comedy, and some action. Plus all of it's better because it's Spuffy! Thanks for this story!
05/26/2006 10:48 pm
Really enjoyed this story. Anya was one of my favorites. Loved how you portrayed her, same 'ol Ahn. From beginning to end. Kudos to you.
05/07/2006 04:02 pm
This was just..neat
05/05/2006 08:09 pm
wonderful read and fantastic ending note. thanks for the read.
05/05/2006 10:18 am
Death whisking Maleficent off in his cloak - very Disneyesque. The whole story was great fun!
05/05/2006 06:53 am
SQUEE!! This was fantab!! So much action and fairy tales I hadn't thought of in years. Wonderful twists and the ending was just perfect. Great story!!!
05/05/2006 01:57 am
LOL..."Not yet." hee hee hee....
I know two people who aren't sleeping tonight.........
And Death as the Sandman's brother - of course!
05/05/2006 01:37 am
I love this ending, and Buffy's promise. Thanks for a great story I really enjoyed following it.
05/26/2006 10:25 pm
Another great chapter, Hate for it to end. Thanks for the link, will read it later. Still want to know where the shadow tale came from.
05/19/2006 07:20 am
yes!!! love that!! love the ending story of sleeping beauty...this whole story kind of brings back childhood...loved it all the way through...ok off to the end
05/04/2006 09:05 pm
love the chapter, especially pegasus. thanks for the fun read.
I adore the myth about Pegasus and when I discovered this fairytale I leapt on it!
Just posted the Epilogue hope you enjoy it!
05/04/2006 04:19 pm
It's good they wore Maleficent down but will she come back and try again? Loved Pegasus and the Dragon. More story please.
*Grins* just posted the last chappie - Am chuffed to bits you loved Pegasus and the Dragon! Hope you like what happens to Maleficent in the final part.
05/04/2006 01:12 pm
*"You know i've always wanted to kill a dragon." * fav quote
Now to kill the evil fairy!
LOL had to plagerise the finale of ATS slightly didn't I?!!
Have sorted the evil fairy in the last chappie hope you like her fate *g*
05/04/2006 11:06 am
I love that the shadow decided to do the right thing because of love, it makes sense because he is a part of Spike. I like the use of the dragon and Pegasus fairy tale and how they were able to wake Dawn from her enchanted sleep. Spike was so cute in his outrage over his misunderstanding of what Buffy wanted. Thanks for another fantastic chapter.
Ohh you're the only one to say that re Shadow and doing the right thing for love and cos of being part of Spike *hands you a virtual brownie*
Spike is cute when offended *g*
05/04/2006 10:16 am
It's like the serial used to be at the Saturday club at the cinema!
Shhhh I remeber that yipes we're showing our age LOL!
05/04/2006 02:17 am
aww thats great..
05/04/2006 12:01 am
Just an epilogue left, then?
Great chapter! Pegasi are so cool!
Yuppers just the epilogue and I posted it just now *g*
I love Pegasus as well!
05/26/2006 08:20 am
Ok, you've got me, can't remember a single fairytale about a shadow. Oooh...can't wait to find out. Interesting, very interesting.
05/04/2006 07:54 pm
Ahhh!  Freaky!  I am so loving this story, it's not even funny!
LOL it's not funny? Darn I tried so hard *g* I know I know kidding! Am thrilled you are enjoying the fic - hope you like the last chappie?
05/04/2006 12:56 pm
* Do you love me?*
God I loved that part. Spike's shadows got a kind of chodidsh apeal. i like him. well not as much as spike but still.
Yay! That was exactly what I was aiming for a childish innocence!You're the the only one who spotted it!
05/03/2006 05:19 pm
I have to admit that this is a fairy tale that I wasnâ€™t familiar with and after finding out a bit about it I am looking forward to how you make complete use of it. I really love how seeing the shadow helped Buffy realize her feelings for Spike, and that she didnâ€™t hold back in telling him. Thanks for the update and the cliff-hanger.
It was a new one on me The Shadow - Lmbossy and I stumbled over it on Wikepedia. *g* am glad that Buffy's revelations worked I was chewing my nails over it when I wrote this chapter.
Eeps another cliffie - will pop up the next chappie in a sec.
05/03/2006 10:22 am
What a lovely realisation for Buffy - nicely done. Neat Peter Pan reminder.
*G* had to get the Spike is yum revelation into her noggin before they headed back *winks*
05/03/2006 05:51 am
wonderful read, with an evil cliffhanger. you are evil, luv. thanks for the fine read.
Thank you - am so thrilled you are enjoying this fic. Eeeps another Cliffie I need to fix that...
05/03/2006 02:32 am
A dragon now?
The shadow thing is funny.
LOL could be a Dragon - have to admit I do have a weakness for them *g*
Poor Spike with his thick Shadow I bet he wants to throttle the thing!
05/03/2006 12:38 am
Two spikes, yum. Think Buffy will share with me? I do have to admit I'm not familiar with the origins of this particular fairy tale.
This fairytale was a new one for me as well - am amazed how many I had forgotten/missed out on as a kid was fun revisting them all!
Hmmm two Spike and I bet she wouldn't share LOL!
05/26/2006 07:56 am
Nice one. Slipping in the tale of the Forty Thieves, Ms.Schehrezade. Kudos!!!
05/19/2006 07:05 am
hmmm...wonder what's next? this story is fascinating so far...and i really hope the poor little sandman doesn't have to go through too much more, that's getting really sad....on to the next excellent chatper
05/02/2006 07:42 am
oh no! what's she gonna do now? Buffy doesn't know the meaning of barking? she needs to get out more. Give us more please! this fic. rocks
LOL she does need to get out more doesn't she! More ficcage up just now - hope you likes!
05/02/2006 05:17 am
I am really loving the closeness of Buffy and Spike, the strength she allows him to give to her. And a big eww on the deep fried zombies, but I do love that Buffy remembered how to dispose of them. Thanks for the fabulous update I am looking forward what fairy tale you use next.
Yay! The closeness is okay? Phew I was worried it was coming on too fast *g* The deep fried zombie thieves - was kinda icky wasn't it? LOL
The next fairytale is kinda obscure but I couldn't resist it!
Hope you likes?
05/02/2006 01:31 am
Yuck on the zombies. WTF is Maleficent up to now? Is she going to make them crazy or the tried and true, make Buffy hate Spike? More story please.
Eww on the Zombies darn I was hoping for AHHH!! *g* Hmmm she is an evil fairy wonder what she has planned oh wait I wrote this fic so I know *winks* I posted the next chappie so hope you likes what Maleficent did!
05/02/2006 01:18 am
wonderful update. thanks for the fantastic read,luv
My pleasure am thrilled to bits you are enjoying Whispers - pssst just popped up next chappie!
05/01/2006 10:37 pm
Oh yeah...you use your namesake's story well *G*.
â€œWhat, so now weâ€™re being attacked by a horde of pissed off dead short order cooks?â€ Buffy squatted down and checked the clothing on the body, â€œwho come from the Middle East?â€
just cracked me up (weapons of massed destruction, oh my....it's terrorists!!!).
I am really loving this. Maleficent was the scariest of Disney's "evil" characters when I was a child...I just picture her in all her evilness throughout this.
Yeah comforting Dawn even in her sleep!
Keep it coming, this is great.
LOL - how could I not use one of the Arabian Nights it was just toooooo tempting *g* Am thrilled you liked the play on Alibaba - have to say I was tempted to go with the Genie from Aladdin but all I could hear was Robin Williams!
Heee it's terrorists - I love that!
More is up and hugging you for the wonderful review.
05/01/2006 09:34 pm
Ooh nasty - they need to be strong togeher
Very nasty - can you imagine the smell!!??!!
They defo need to be strong cos the chappie I just posted Spike is in big trouble LOL.
05/01/2006 08:01 pm
Uh-oh! The next danger is not a good one!
Ewww, zombies...always gross, no matter what the incarnation.
And aren't they getting quite chummy nowadays? Sooner or later, Spike's going to be wondering how things will be when they get back to real life.
Yup right there with you on ewwww Zombies cos ACK! Bits dropping off and flaky skin ick!
They are being chummy aren't they and poor Spike - just look at what I did to him in the next chapter...
05/01/2006 06:54 pm
Ut-oh, what could that evil fairy be up to now?
more soon please.
Ohhh she has a cunning plan *g*
Heee more please how very Oliver Twist - I just posted the next chappie hope you likes?
05/01/2006 06:12 pm
Twice I've been reading this chapter and have had a problem. First time the Internet window froze and closed down and the second time I lost total power to the whole house. Third time's a charm (unless you're Buffy trying to die, that is, LOL)
Great chapter. Love the zombie reference to season 3.
Whoa the gremlins were really in the system weren't they! Unless you're Buffy trying to die Heee I like that!
05/26/2006 07:32 am
That was great!!! Speaking of snot... I can't stop laughing. The tears have lubricated my drying eyeballs and I'm still laughing. More please!!!!
04/29/2006 05:06 pm
lol, and eewww! Totaly loven this story hope there will be an update soon.
Just updated with a creepy chappie hope you enjoys!
Sorry about the ewww factor but my sense of humour sometimes rears it's weird head *g*
04/29/2006 04:59 pm
Seems like it's going to be tough to get to the castle any time this year. Lots and lots of fairytale villains to get through. Does Ole have a brother who can come and help? More story please.
Hell of alot of fairytale villians between Spike and Buffy and the castle *winks* and errr I just popped up a chappie with a load more!
Ohhh Ole does have a very useful brother *g*
More story coming right up!
04/29/2006 12:14 pm
Okay that ending was so gross, and so hilarious. Unfortunately that is exactly what most guys would do. I loved how Buffy told Anya that she kissed Spike, that she didnâ€™t try to hide it even though she knew Giles would not be happy about it. I really enjoyed Anya in this chapter, and I loved the snuggles at the beginning. Thanks for the great update. And Lmbossy did another beautiful banner, I love how the chapters in the dream realm have had their own banners that complement their fairy tale.
Shhh if I wasn't a Spuffy lover then I would be writing Anya fics *g* I adore her!
Lmbossy's banners are amazing! Have a look at the one I just posted.
Glad you're enjoying the ficcage
04/29/2006 09:22 am
I swear you're the only one who makes icky scenes freaking hilarious!!! That was fantastic!! This is gonna be a little long, so here goes:
'She let her hand fall gently over one firm buttock and resisted the urge to squeeze its perky fullness.' Goodness, who can resist butt of Spike. YUM!!
And the 'Killer Come-hither Look Number One'....I've got that look as my background right now. WOW!
This line, 'As she did, he swore he heard her say Carpe Diem before her soft sweet plush lips captured his,' reminded me of Willow's suggestion in S4. Great use!!
My fave, though, is: 'â€œPet, your breasts are talking to you.â€ Spike smirked up at her, then he ducked his head and with his teeth pulled the chain out from under her clothes.' Gah!! Just the thought....mama mia.
Icky scenes freaking hilarious! Esther in those four words you have made my WEEK! Thank you *g*
You picked out several of my fav bits in this chappie LOL! The KillerComeHitherLookNo.1 *faints*
Hope you enjoy the next chappie!
04/29/2006 01:43 am
Hacking with swords to hamstring a blind giant!! You're a gas!!!
LOL! I am a gas??!!
04/29/2006 01:23 am
Yep, eeeeeew! Good job, though, and Spike sooooo needs a bath!
Ole has a brother, eh? Wonder who?
Spike defo needs a bath *g*
hmmmm Ole's brother nope not telling yet LOL!
04/29/2006 01:13 am
*"seriously,love,this is getting bloody ridiculous. I'm half expecting Tinkerbell to appear and beat the crap out of us next,"
Seriously loved this part. Update soon ok
And he'd probably enjoy it too *g* seeing how he has a thing for strong small blondes...
Just updated *g* hope you enjoys!
04/29/2006 12:53 am
Oh yes, poor Spike WOULD have this luck! Buffy all hot for him and he gets snorted up a giants nose like some highly sexy cocaine!
Great update, sweetie. Loving this.
Sexy cocaine! I LOVE THAT! LOL!
04/29/2006 12:41 am
wonderful chapter. thank you, this is alot of fun.
*G* am thrilled you are having fun reading I had a blast writing it!
New chappie up hope you enjoys
05/26/2006 06:59 am
Thank you so much for the beautiful picture of Spike, happy and child like again as he played in the snow. It was a wonderful scene. Won't ever forget it. Love this story.
05/19/2006 06:34 am
very cool...love your use of the fairy tales so much...the snow queen was scary...loved how buffy defended spike and spike ate the bears...lol...loved pretty much all of it
04/28/2006 12:03 pm
Very nicely done, Schez.
Hugs Lou! Have a brill Bank Hols babes
04/28/2006 06:29 am
WOW!! I loved it!! Adding the Snow Queen in here was neat and the battle between them all was awesome! I don't blame the Scoobs for being afraid of Buffy for losing Dawn...I felt their pain there. And that ender...ooh, can't wait to see who else is gonna make an appearance!!
LOL hmm wonder who else is gonna make an appearance *g* will be posting the next chappie in a sec. I'm thrilled you liked the fight with the Snow Queen I had fun writing it *g*
Scoobies should be scared cos ack Dawnie all gone!
04/28/2006 06:01 am
getting better and better, if possible. loved the playfulness. enjoy the softening buffy(and spike's pretending to sleep.) thanks for the enjoyable read.
Vladt thank you! I wanted to balance the scary with the fun.
Hope you enjoy the next chappie?
04/28/2006 04:09 am
What a tale you are telling! The vision of Spike and Buffy living through fairy tale attacks is not something I had imagined. More story please.
Am thrilled you are enjoying - I had so much fun writing Whispers and playing with so many different fairytales.
More coming in a second!
04/28/2006 03:23 am
I loved the use of the Snow Queen for this chapter. I really enjoyed their fight and how she completely underestimated Buffy. Thought it was funny that Spike got the bears, and how Buffy reminded him of how she knows that he doesnâ€™t like bears. I love how things are changing and progressing between Spike and Buffy, and how sweet it was when she laid down next to Spike and then snuggled up to him. I also want to add how much I like the banners. They are beautifully done. Thanks for another wonderful update.
hee Spike finally got to kill the bear! Well bears...
Aren't the banners awesome Lmbossy made several for this fic so keep your eyes peeled for more *g*
Thank you for the super review
04/28/2006 01:48 am
Yep, noticed that...but I love the book, so it's all good.
Despite all the dangers, things are pretty fluffy between the blondes.
Heee had to have some Spuffy fluff in there didn't I!
Hope you enjoy the next chappie *g*
04/28/2006 12:49 am
Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! I am so enjoying this story. The visuals were wonderful. Playful Buffy and Spike was one thing we never saw on screen but is so easy to visualize. It just feels natural.
LOL about the polar bears (you'll understand why when you read my entry to seasonal_spuffy tomorrow *G*).....A complete COMPLETE delight under the circumstances!!!!!! Rofl
Hum....Spike all in black against the snow....maybe the polar bears mistook him for a harp seal? Tasted like salmon ...:::snort:::...
The Snow Queen was always a scary figure in folklore.....great challenge for out duo.
Keep this coming it is a gem.
HUGS you! I'm thrilled you are enjoying the fic. Am blushing from all the praise! Ohhh lordy Spike mistake for a Harp Seal CLASSIC!
More coming in a second
04/27/2006 11:32 pm
Hubby rented Narnia the other day so I finally got to see what the banner was based on. Lovely banner. My favorite color is blue so this one is my second favorite of them.(big bad wolf one is number one) Love the chapter. The Pangs reference was hilarious.
Ohhh no one else made that connection Pangs one that is! Virtual brownie for you *g*
I loved Narnia was all set to hate it but wow! Wasn't Jadis just creepy in it!
04/27/2006 09:22 pm
wonderful read. spike as he should be and buffy seeing for he is. thanks for the fine read.
Thank you! Have just popped another chappie - hope you likes!
04/27/2006 10:07 am
Wonderful update!!! Man, I watched 'The Brothers Grimm' the other day and this is totally making me think of that movie. I love how you're combining fairytale legends with the Buffyverse. Neat stuff. Can't wait for more!!!
Okay weird - I finally watched Brothers Grimm on Tuesday! Wasn't it good? Yay I was trying to get that vibe am glad you're enjoying - just posted another chappie *g*
04/27/2006 03:18 am
Love Spike as an agile, stealthy Master vampire that he is, he is sooo going to kick some fairytale ass. Non-confrontational Buffy, a definite plus for Spike. Spuffyness soon??? Good chappie
Spuffyness is defo coming soon - just posted a chappie that may have a Spufyvibe *g* Stealthy Master vamp heee finally Spike gets to hunt and those Fairtales better run!
04/27/2006 02:37 am
Why is there surprise about the chip not firing over an animal? It's geared towards not harming humans. Anything else doesn't matter.
Amen! I agree totally and also fairytale beastie may not be all that normal - well that's what I was thinking *g*
04/27/2006 02:19 am
I loved Spike's fight with the wolf, and the hunter coming to helping Buffy and also giving them an ally was great. I did have a visual, for just a second, of Buffy in her Halloween costume when the wolf attacked. I am really enjoying this and am looking forward to who the next fairy tale evil will be.
Heee exactly what spurred me on with the wolf - Buffy and her Red Riding Hood outfit! Spike was having a nice brawl wasn't he?
Hmmm next fairytale evil *g*I just posted a new chappie hope you enjoy.
04/27/2006 12:29 am
Maleficent and her raven. Ah the memories! Excellent fun.
LOU!! Babes *hugs* ahhh the memories of me hiding behind the sofa and quivering over the evil fairy *g*
More fun just posted...er I hope more fun...
04/26/2006 11:35 pm
I miss the beautiful banner!!!! Love this chapter. The Big Bad Wolf meets the Big Bad. Score one for Spike.
Ack! I forgot to post it - have re added! *HUGS* you for all the amazing support and comments everywhere you are the best!
05/10/2006 02:15 am
Wow - great story so far - i am so hooked and it is only chapter two. Great use of the sandman - what a wonderful creation you are utilizing - i cant wait to see where you take this!
04/29/2006 12:15 am
GR8 CHAP. My fav quotes are:
**"Lovely, I get to romp in the muck searching for she who chases my kind around with pointy sticks**
LOL - poor Spike he really doesn't get a break!
04/27/2006 02:30 am
Great visual of Spike in at the dump and at the Magic Box getting his face cleaned. Funny stuff. Really good!!
LOL - can't you just feel him cringing poor Spike.
Thank you for the fab review!
04/24/2006 07:57 am
Oooh, I love it!! The s/l is very interesting and I can't wait to read some more. Great job!!
More up to read right now *g* Thank you am thrilled you love it.
04/24/2006 03:48 am
very good update to a very good read. but considering who is writting it, that is to be expected. thanks for the fun read.
*blushes* Wow - thank you am really chuffed and a bit overwhelmed.
Thank so much for the amazing review!
04/24/2006 03:18 am
I love how Giles got after Xander for being so rude to Spike for helping them. I never understood why it was allowed on the show. I love how much you are using Anya, you are keeping her completely in character, and yet managing to utilize her knowledge and have her being a bigger part of whatâ€™s going on. Buffy not arguing with Spike about going in with her was unexpected and nice.
Me either the rudeness I never got that especially when he started working with them and nearly killed himself nightly! Shhh Anya is my secret addiction I love writing her cos you get away with saying the most outrageous things *g*
I tried to go with a nicer vibe for Buffy and yay it worked!
04/23/2006 10:10 pm
Great fun - but what a scary thought, going into Dawn's mind!
Ahhhh the scaries will just keep rolling *g* and maybe a wee reveal over where exactly they are!
04/28/2006 03:04 pm
*** Xander shivered and tried not to imagine Spike in armour riding a charger down the main street to rescue Dawn. ***
Totally loved this part. Hope Dawn's gonna be ok or else Joyce will kill Buffy.
LOL Xander and his repressed dreams! Then again Spike in shining armour *faints*
Luckily Joyce isn't around for this round of Dawn gets kidnapped PHEW!
04/23/2006 07:23 pm
Neat idea! Looking forward to seeing how this works out. Thanks!
Just added another chappie! Thrilled you are enjoying it.
04/23/2006 06:58 pm
I love how Spike rushed right over to get to Dawn. I enjoyed Anya take on Spike's actions and Giles opening his mind to possibilities about Spike. I am really looking forward to how this will play out.
Much more to come it is complete so I am slowly adding chapters. Hope you enjoy the rest!
04/23/2006 02:54 pm
Exciting start. Love it. Can't wait to see more.
Shhh don't tell but that chappie you spotted on my Lj was a whoopsie posting on my behalf for this fic (so you got a preview)
HUGS for this and the other review
04/23/2006 06:40 pm
What an intriguing, sinister start. You did a fantastic job of describing a living nightmare.
*Blushes* thank you - have to admit I wanted to have a very creepy setup - cos fairytales usually we creepy weren't they!
Fantasic Job! YAY! thank you!
04/23/2006 06:32 pm
A gnarled arthritic hand erupted from her stomach - I hate it when that happens. You aren't doing all these creepy things to Buffy are you, mean writer?
LOL me too! That handinthestomachitus is just a pain isn't it! Nope no creepy things to Buffy.......errrrr yet *g*
Hope you enjoyed the rest of the chappies!
04/23/2006 01:52 pm
Ooooo, majorly scary. Much with the eep! and oh, dear!
And Dawnie will be caught in this, too?
Oh yes Dawn will be caught up in this I promise - am glad the scray bits worked was worried the creepfactor might not have been enough.
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