Angels and Demons by TalesofSpike
07/05/2017 01:37 am
This was a lovely series! I love how you have reworked the last couple of seasons with a simple change and that it made everything so much nicer. And Spuffier - which is also so much better. Thank you for this glimpse into a happier universe.
08/17/2014 01:12 pm
Love this fic, it's a masterpiece
03/16/2014 08:00 am
Totally wonderful Spuffy series - I've enjoyed reading again so very much. Thanks for creating such a great Buffy and Spike series - Love your treatment for all the series regulars and your original characters - particularly the wonderful Lily and her family.
01/13/2014 03:54 pm
I really enjoyed the entire SWBD series! I adore the new characters, and enjoyed the way you wove them all into the lives of the core characters.
05/02/2012 08:21 am
A great story. The entire serie has been great, one of the big ones. The stories and the characters has evolved in such a good way.
10/25/2011 06:04 pm
btw... kind of wished you'd done more with the honeymoom room... I was dying to see what it was like!
Yes, I too agree that this gave me what I'd wanted from the last seasons of BtVS/Angel. Really glad Connor/Cordelia didn't happen. that may have been the single ugliest moment of the entire two series... It was cute to see Spike explain to 'Stephen' just what vampire bites actually looked like.
10/25/2011 06:00 pm
Well, this was a very original retelling of both Angel and BtVS, and I was impressed by how well thought out it was. I do think that Tara deserved an Angel of her very own (not the broody kind!)
Perhaps my only significant criticism is that you have American characters using British terms and sentence structure, for example 'am I meant to', instead of the 'should I' or 'am I supposed to', which would be more common in the States... I've NEVER heard an American use the expression 'am I meant to'. I do have an advantage of having grown up in the commonwealth and now living in America, so I'm probably more sensitive to the differences in language than some, but if you were to be published (you should be) these are things that you should pay attention to. I think I mentioned before that no American ever 'rings' or 'rings up' anyone. Americans 'call' people on the phone...
These shortcomings don't take away from the story telling or character development, both of which are great.
I especially loved the roles you gave Tara and Wesley -- they're both favorites of mine and I'm very glad they a) survived b) were so well fleshed out.
Your original characters were well drawn and didn't take over the story, but had significant, important roles... I really enjoyed the demon extended families... Also enjoyed seeing Penny and co take down QT.
I wouldn't have minded the demons of nezzla kahn bestowing Spike with something permanent that would give him sunlight resistance...
I wasn't too happy that the only black character of any significance got turned into a bad guy, but it was done in a believable way and supported by canon. Sadly, you also showed Gunn in a negative light, being jealous of Fred, but then you showed Fred being interested in Wes, so it was kind of logical. G/F only came apart after supersymmetry, but I don't know if it happened in your universe... wasn't Wes already in Sunnydale? This quibble is more a larger one I have where in the BTVS and fanfiction in general, black characters tend to die off or become villains. Part of the problem is that the original series didn't really give much of a role to the few people of color... at least you had Marie and she was a strong character...
Anyway, you asked for comments... hope this isn't too much. Your writing is excellent, which, if you know me at all, isn't a word I throw around much.
ps: this epic took up all my time and hours for long days... Now, I mostly get my life back except for your little addenda stories... smile.
06/28/2009 08:40 pm
I just wanted to say that your "Spike's will be done" series is incredible. Reading it I feel like I got the final 2 seasons that I wanted to get. Thank you so much for writing this.
03/24/2009 10:19 pm
Brilliant, fantastic, wonderful! Really loved this story, great characters & plotting, the new characters blended in really well, loved how you used the basic plot and twisted it, and loved how 'spuffy' it was !
Thank you so much, both for reviewing and simply for giving the story a try, when I know the length alone can put a lot of people off. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it so much. Sorry for the delay getting back to you. It's been a hectic week.
01/02/2009 12:45 pm
loved them all, i think you should carry on dipping in from time to time just to keep us all informed on the happy couple. i enjoyed reading each and every one of the stories and will be looking forward to dipping back in when i need cheering up! Thanks
12/04/2008 03:57 am
Miz TalesofSpike, here's what, I've cheated and come to this last chapter becos, well, I'm evil sorta, in a deep Southern Steel Magnolia kind of way. I also started to remember different pieces and parts of your fabulous story, book, novel about the beloveds. Damn, you are awesome! Your writing is so intriguing and yes, you create the finest kind smutty sexy bedroomy growly joyously vicarious loving scenes--seems just like the best parts of the series, distilled, laser focused--sounds like them, feels like them, and scary enough, sometimes so strongly written I could swear there are smells like them.
I guess what I am trying to say in my very confused (happiness does that to me) way, is that you created a helluva body of work, with a very interesting storyline, with great characterizations of some really classic Buffy characters, with some GREAT new friends in Sunnydale (I love Clem and Family, yes I do) and you made it so easy to read and follow and desire!! I'm going back and re-read for my own pleasure of course. I might have even thrown in my 2 cents worth prior to this. Please accept this horribly constructed, hugely run-on sentence as a compliment to your writing skill and clever little imagination. Are you still writing? Where's it listed if you still are and thank goodness for ones such as you and your excitement and playfulness--what a bright star, what delightful journey. Yea team--now back to what I like best--the whole thing. You know you did Buffy, Spike, Tara, and Dawn just tops and you were kind enough to write an imperfect Angel, who is still lovable even in his supreme grumpiness!!
11/23/2008 12:11 am
i loved each and every one, are you sure you wont be adding any more? not even if i say pretty please!
04/02/2008 08:17 pm
what a wonderful, tragic, romantic, beautiful and grand ride your took us on - Congratulations on your achievement with the creation of the splendid Buffyverse series - I loved reading the entire work, all the beautiful new characters and most of all, I loved the wonderful finding and connecting with each other that you brought to Buffy and Spike -
Thank you for this wonderful Buffy and Spike tale -
09/29/2007 08:29 pm
I enjoyed this more than I have any other so far. you have a true talent.
Thank you. I'm really glad you liked it.
09/06/2007 12:42 pm
OH it is sad to see it come to an end, I wonder if Giles took the new job and what life in Sunnydale will be like now, was Buffy happy staying there or did they move else where.
Well guess I only have your few facelets left to read.
Well, I think the ficlets answered most of your questions and once I finish the next one, hopefully it'll clear things up even more.
Thanks yet again.
06/05/2007 05:47 pm
This was a highly imaginative and unique series. I loved it from beginning to end. The only part that upset me was the death of Oz. But that is just personal preference since he was a favorite character of mine. Anyway, I enjoyed the entire ride. Thank you for sharing it.
The series just took on a life of its own as I wrote it. As for Oz, it wasn't something I wanted to do, but there were always going to be casualties in the final battle, and it wouldn't have been realistic if they had all been the more irritating 'potentials'.
I love Oz, too, but reuniting him with Willow seemed a better way to go, than doing a Joss and killing half of one of the couples that had just got together.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
01/21/2007 03:47 am
OK. I have read everything, and I think you are amazing. Maybe the most amazing author, I've ever read. You should write professionally. THIS is how Joss should have written the story. This was amazing. You gave me the ending I've been craving.
Not only did the story hold a happy ending, but the story held depth and angst throughout. WOW! I can't say much more than that. I can't wait to move on to your next story. Again, amazing.
Thank you, honey. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
I remember being shocked when alwaysjbj, who posted a lot of this story here for me, suggested I might want an angst warning on one of the fics. (She was nagging me to post here. I was saying I'd do it but it could wait until I finished writing the story, so in the end she said, "You write, I'll post!") I kept saying to her, "B-b-but I don't write angst. I write fluffy, happy Spuffy. It's just that every so often a sadistic insane ex-girlfriend gets in the way..."
The thing is, you need that sort of tension to keep the reader hooked. With most Spuffy, the big question is "are they going to get together?" and as soon as they do it's story over. It was fun to do something where it became an established thing that they were together and the matter needing to be resolved was "could they cope with everything the hellmouth, some not so friendly friends and a teenaged sister threw their way?" Of course, if I'd known when I started it that it would take more than four years, I might have been a bit more cautious about what I was getting myself into.
Anyway, thanks again. Glad you liked it. Of the stories that are here, I'd avoid Broken Things. It's one of those WIPs where I think it's unlikely that there will be any more progress. Other than that, there's a bunch of other completed fic (not all Spuffy, though most of it is) at www.he-s-no-angel.net when you run out of stuff here.
11/17/2006 02:55 pm
Thank you that was perfect!! I have read the whole series from start to finish and loved every word, the details you put into your stories are amazing a beautiful work of words.
Lol! that's what happens when the short fic you were going to write while you worked out what your next long fic was going to be turns into a series that takes four years to complete...
I'm really glad you enjoyed it all.
Thank you, honey!
11/13/2006 04:27 am
I totally loved this entire series. It was great. Keep up the great work on every thing that you write. You're awesome.
Thanks, honey! I'll do my best, though at the moment the muse is being a little recalcitrant. He even decided to stray off into a completely different fandom the other day...
11/12/2006 08:17 am
that entire series was incredible, pet...very very good...emotional and touching and romantic, and very perceptive as to people and psychology and such as well...i thoroughl enjoyed it
You get that sort of in depth thing when you wind up spending four years writing a series that started out as a short fic to fill in before I decided what my next long fic should be. It just kept growing somehow and the characters took on a life of their own.
11/10/2006 12:15 am
Finally get to use the special room!
And Buffy got her day without a hitch - yay! Lots of Sweet William - LOL.
You killed Oz! OMG, nobody kills Oz...and I see the reasoning, and he did go out fighting...but that was very sad.
Tara and Bee - wow...those two are wicked strong together. I get the feeling it'll be kind of temporary, though..a 'transitional relationship'?
Giles a dad...that's going to be interesting!
It was a great, highly detailed series.
It had to happen eventually... and I just couldn't be cruel enough to have bad things happen on that particular day.
It just wouldn't have been realistic to have the final battle come off with no real casualties. I guess Oz pulled the short straw.
Tara and Bee was something I was planning from just after she was brought into the fic. Even when I was dropping red herrings about Bee and Giles, it was knowing that in the end Bee would eventually be with Tara.
Giles sooo needs a kid or two to help knock some of that stiffness out of him. Like you say, it should be interesting.
Glad you enjoyed the series. Thanks again for taking time to comment.
05/02/2012 08:05 am
The wedding felt great to read about.
09/06/2007 12:32 pm
so they are married now, will life become easier
In some ways, probably... The Hellmouth is closed... but there will always be demons who want to prove themselves against the legendary Buffy Summers.
11/12/2006 08:12 am
that was very very sweet...loved the chapter, very well done and romantic...on to read the end
Thanks, honey! Weddings should be romantic, don't you think? Glad you liked it.
11/14/2006 11:17 pm
the word "day" belongs in the last review. thanks for the descriptive read of spike's nerves and view of the entrance march. good read, thank you.
Lol! Well at least I'm not the only one who makes typos. Glad you're enjoying the detail.
11/12/2006 08:04 am
wow..you described that perfectly...spike was a bit more nervous than he thought, poor boy how very sweet...on to more
Lol! Yeah, I figured Spike would play it all cool right up until the end and then it would all hit home.
Thanks again, honey!
11/14/2006 09:46 pm
very good read of what should be a wonderful. thank you.
Lol! Well after keeping some readers waiting about four years for the wedding, I figured they deserved a few chapters worth.
11/12/2006 07:56 am
awww...that bit brought tears to my eyes...giles and buffy's relationship has always been so very touching, and that's so perfectly them...he can't say the actual words, but he's saying them with everything else he's saying..excellent chapter
Lol! Yeah, that was a very Giles moment. Glad you liked it, honey and thanks again!
11/14/2006 09:36 pm
love how cordy's mind works. that is definitely the way to end the evening. fun read, thank you.
Lol! Afraid I just play with Cordy now and then. The character was basically set by Joss and hos buddies. And, yeah, not a bad way to end the night.
11/12/2006 07:51 am
awww...wedding day goodness coming right up, eh? love the way it all came together in the end, glad giles is gonna be head of the council, and faith and james will be happy...on to more
Yep, wedding day goodness on its way. I just had to get rid of Quentin, and really Giles' experience made him an obvious candidate for the role... and, yep, with a little bit of luck Faith and James should be happy.
09/06/2007 03:47 am
Oh I am glad he is going to be alright and I wonder what Giles is going to do.
I think he'll take it. He spent long enough arguing the toss over how the council did things. He won't pass up the chance to make changes.
11/12/2006 07:45 am
awww, faith...she kinda breaks my heart...she tries so hard to be all -- well, hard and invulnerable -- but on the inside she's so tender and broken...hope she and james last
Exactly how I wanted her to come across. She's so used to everyone letting her down that it's really hard for her to let anyone in, but she desperately needs someone of her own. I'd like tothink that the pair of them stayed together, too.
Thanks again, honey!
09/06/2007 03:38 am
Oh they both lived, and Buffy's home was saves, maybe Wes's too, I feel sorry for Rosa lily and clem losing their home.
I'm afraid I placed their home next to the bus station back before S7 ever aired and that would put it near the middle of town...
I'm sure Wes will take in Rosa and Marie and Ha Nath will take care of Clem with Lily staying with one or other.
11/12/2006 07:38 am
oh good...so much better than the way it ended before...glad they were able to save sunnydale - kind of -- great chapter
Well, there'll be a few people looking for new homes and The Magic Box is wayyy gone, but as you say, a lot better than the complete anhilation of the canon version. Glad you liked it, honey. Thanks again!
09/06/2007 03:27 am
I would guess so, Oh I love Cordy and Penny in this chapter and I wonder what the others will say with Quentin out.
Lol! Again I guess you know the answer to that by now...
11/14/2006 08:13 am
love cordy laying down the lay. also being able to read penelope so well. fun read, thank you.
Lol! Cordy really knows how to keep the Great Poof in line, amongst others.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again!
11/12/2006 07:32 am
poor cordy...it must suck being with someone that you know will always be just a little bit obsessed with someone else...another excellent chapter
Angel comes with some pretty hefty baggage, but unlike Buffy, Cordy is always prepared to give him a kick in the metaphorical ass when he deserves it, instead of sighing over how deep and complex he is. That's why their relationship has the potential to actually endure and I'm pretty certain Cordy knows that.
Thanks again, honey!
09/06/2007 03:11 am
OH so Spike knew to not go back into the fight when he saw the light,
All the slayers and the others were ever there to do was to hold that bridgehead until Bee could do her thing... So, yeah, once the light show started it was time for the rest to get out.
11/14/2006 07:45 am
much better than canon, the visual has much more impact. thanks for th fine read.
Thanks! I had this weird prejudice where I didn't like how the canon version ended, so I thought I better change it. Glad you approve!
11/12/2006 03:34 am
oh good it didn't dust spike!!! how very sad about oz, you brought me to tears on that one and made me wish you could physically hurt the first...great job on this chapter, love
Thanks, honey! Oz's death was something I knew I had to write in order to give the battle a sense of proportion and maintain some realism. It really wouldn't have seemed "right" if in such a huge battle the only casualties were the extras, but I had real problems actually bringing myself to write the scene because (as an earlier reviewer commented) no one kills Oz, and I absolutely adore the character... but if it brought tears to your eyes, I guess I wrote it okay in the end.
Thanks again, honey!
11/14/2006 07:33 am
very well written battle scenes. wonderful read, thank you.
Thank you again. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The wonderful screencaps at Screecap Paradise, really helped a lot when it came to describing the fight scenes.
11/12/2006 03:29 am
wow this is intense....loved the part about wes proving the other watchers wrong...molly's fate was very disturbing and sad, poor girl...very well-done chapter, i'm off to more
Lol! Molly's death was one of those things that had to be done for the sanity of all British BtVS viewers, I'm afraid. That accent was just too awful to be borne. Most of the reviews from Brits on the chapter were positively laudatory. Guess she doesn't sound as bad to American(?) ears.
Thanks as always.
11/11/2006 11:33 pm
okay, so....maybe bee's the one using the crystal thingy...but if it wipes out all the vamps around, isn't spike still in danger just being there? *bites nails* i'm suddenly very freaked out by that possibility...
Thanks, honey! Strangely enough there weren't many people who seemed to worry about that, completely logical as the conclusion is. I'm not sure whether it just failed to occur to them, or if they just trusted blindly in me to have worked out some "escape" plan for our favourite vamp, or maybe they realised exactly what I had done from Spike's heroics during the night attack on the school... but very few people seemed to pick up on it.
Thanks again, honey!
11/11/2006 10:50 pm
oh man...i actually feel really bad for angel for that misunderstanding...i hope they clear it up quickly...an excellent chapter, love cordy immediately billing the council...so very funny...excellent chapter, pet, really
Lol! I just couldn't see Cordy passing up the opportunity for restitution.
As for Angel, he's just such an easy target I find these things nearly impossible to resist.
Thanks again, honey!
11/14/2006 06:51 am
serious issues being handled nad the tension relieved with wonderful humor. two fine examples: "What kept you... We've got a wounded guy here." and "He only hoped she didn't start to look like her great uncle as she got older.... thanks for the great read.
The humour was always one of the mainstays of the show, and a big part of what kept me watching, so I'm glad you feel it's carried through into the fic, even as the worst approaches.
11/11/2006 10:43 pm
aww...giles is gonna be a daddy...so very sweet...love it...and i suppose that travers surviving is all right....buffy and spike had to do the right thing...but i have a feeling the old git's not going to be nearly as appreciative as he should be for spike's saving his life...
Lol! Well it was a toss up between killing off both Lydia and Xander so that Giles and Anya could console each other (indulging my Ganya kink) and the way it finally went, but my beta convinced me that Buffy couldn't have her "perfect day" if Xander joined the body count... So if I couldn't have Ganya I had to find another way to make Giles happy.
Glad you approve. Thanks again!
09/06/2007 02:26 am
well that was a surprise and a half, I guess Tara is ready to move on, so now I am hoping that Bee doesn't die.
Hee! I had to save that little surprise up for literally years when I was writing...
As Bee said, if not for the extreme circumstances she'd have allowed Tara longer to grieve, but...
11/14/2006 06:10 am
bree wears the crystal, hopefully with less severe consequences than spike in canon. wonderful read, thank you
Given the fact it's a cleansing crystal an angel should have a better chance than most of survivng its effects.
11/11/2006 10:33 pm
i kinda thought it might be bee....but since she's kind of part angel...maybe she *will* have a better chance, and since the pendant's supposed to be "cleansing" maybe she'll make it?
or maybe i'll bawl my eyes out when i find out.. *sigh*...
great chapter, pet
As Bee says, being an angel, she has the best chance of survival of any of them.
11/14/2006 05:57 am
woods and travers so deserve whatever you devise. thanks for the fine read.
Lol! I just hope you still think he same when you reach the end of the tale.
11/11/2006 10:25 pm
oh wouldn't it be nice if wood takes out travers!! it would save them all a lot of trouble, because i have a feeling travers will be causing more trouble if no one stops him...another excellent chapter, and may i just say i *love* the whole "General Spike" thing you've got going here
Lol! I don't want to give any too much of Travers fate, but, hopefully, you'll approve.
And Spike is definitely cute in "general" mode.
Thanks again, honey!
11/14/2006 05:48 am
having read so many fanfic, it comes as shock to read spike having a plan of action and it being the right thing at the right time. thank you for the fun read.
Lol! If Spike was as stupid as some fanfic (and canon) writers would have us believe, then he would have been really really dead within a year of being turned. Just because he's often happy to let others do the thinking most of the time doesn't mean he isn't capable of it from time to time. plus he was probably getting bored with all that waiting around.
11/11/2006 10:17 pm
figures that the first would use angel to try to get to spike...i would think that would be an area where he might be psychologically vulnerable...good for him for standing up to him...off to read more of this exciting fight at the school...
Yeah, I figured Angel was probably a gimme for The First when it came to trying to get to Spike, far more so than The Mayor or some of the others that they used in canon.
Glad you're enjoying it.
11/11/2006 10:12 pm
so all the girls will be slayers now, then? good...the battle has to be soon, right? cause buffy's wedding is in two days ;P...great chapter, love
Not quite all the girls, but you'll find out soon how this version of the spell works.
Glad you're still enjoying it, honey. Thanks again.
11/11/2006 09:33 pm
awwww...i'm getting wedding jitters right along with them... great chapter, hope everything goes according to plan...
You really think after five books I'd cheat Buffy out of her perfect day?
11/11/2006 09:12 pm
oh good, caleb is gone...now i'm wondering which one giles has set up to use the necklace...maybe lily is right...
Lily is nearly always right, but it doesn't mean that Giles isn't right, too.
Glad you're enjoying it still and thanks again, honey!
11/11/2006 08:57 pm
well i hope buffy manages to finish caleb off now, that would be one major hurdle out of the way...great chapter, love
Well, I'm sure by now you know the answer to that. Glad you're still enjoying and thanks again.
11/14/2006 04:54 am
that was a fun read; penny's "It is Southern California, Quentin. What did you expect?" and buffy's Whatever will we do?" hilarious, thank you
Lol! Who can blame Buffy. A gorgeous nekkid vamp right there and all day to kill. As for Penny, I don't think she owes Quentin any favours.
Glad you liked it and thank you!
11/11/2006 08:47 pm
wow that was hot...and now they have a lot of time to kill...what will they do indeed? *smirk*
Lol! I'm sure they'll think of something.
Glad you liked it, and thanks!
11/14/2006 04:44 am
a frustrated buffy is very entertaining. thank for the fun read.
Lol! I'm sure by now you've found out that frustrated Buffy was exactly the right description. I mean someone eho gets upset over frozen peas for Thanksgivining dinner is not going to be happy about an impending apocalypse days before her wedding.
Thank you again!
11/11/2006 08:23 pm
well the end of the world *and* a girl's impending wedding day could make her a bit overwrought, couldn't it? poor buffy...she needs spike to make her forget all about it...right? *bats eyes hopefully*
Lol! I'm pretty certain he's up to the task.
Thanks again, honey!
11/11/2006 08:13 pm
excellent plan there...very well done...so glad they got the scythe thingy and now things are really starting to look up, aren't they?
I thought that worked a bit better than the canon version. Glad you liked it.
11/14/2006 04:27 am
three lovely scenes, but i might just give an extra point to spike and tara's conversation. very fine read, thank you.
You just have to love Tara. She's such a special person and she doesn't even realise it.
11/11/2006 08:07 pm
awww...i hope it all goes well for buffy and spike...and spike's speech to tara had tears in *my* eyes....how very sweet and poignant, and pretty well sums up the differences between tara and willow....great chapter
I have to admit to having far more of a soft spot for Tara than for Willow, for just the reasons Spike expressed. Glad you approve.
09/05/2007 07:18 pm
I so love LIly and Giles put Spike incharge is that because he knows it is to much for Buffy.
Ehm, Buffy put SPike in charge of the rota. That was her being her usual bossy self, not Giles...
11/14/2006 04:12 am
lily would be handy to have on hand, and unsettling. at least everyone is being decisive in the chapter. thanks for the fun read.
Lol, yeah, if Lily's going to be around you definitely want her to be on your side. It's also part of why she normally lets people in general think she's somewhat less with it than she really is. Scared or unsettled people can be less than friendly.
Glad you liked it and thanks again!
11/11/2006 01:45 am
aww...so glad faith and james worked that out....lily was quite helpful...excellent chapter
Thanks again, honey! There are times when Lily definitely comes up trumps. I think if I had allowed Faith to get away with breaking things off at that point I'd have been lynched by the people who were reading it as a WIP.
11/14/2006 03:55 am
i'm afraid james is right. very good read, thank you.
Yep, we never really found out a lot about Faith's past in canon, but whatever happened to her she certainly wasn't left with a very high opinion of the male of the species.
Thanks again for taking time to comment.
11/11/2006 01:41 am
oh man that was hurtful...wonder if faith and james will be able to recover from that little exchange...excellent chapter, love
The seal was bound to end up possessing someone... and, well, with Faith the outcome wasn't going to be pretty.
Glad you liked it, honey. Thanks again!
09/05/2007 06:57 pm
OH I loved how you changed he little speech from touched.
Thanks! It didn't fit in its original form, but it would have been sacrilege not to have a version of it in there.
11/11/2006 01:36 am
awww...that was so very sweet, love how you wove one of my favorite ever spike lines into the chapter...hope it all works out all right...
Thanks, honey! I just couldn't pass by that point in events without stealing that lovely speech.
Glad you liked it.
09/05/2007 06:44 pm
OH this looks bad.
It was never going to be an easy fight, or at least if it came off that way it wouldn't be very climactic, but, as Spike says, the good guys always pull it off in the nick of time...
11/14/2006 03:22 am
faith is becoming possessive, anya is being anya. they both add humour to difficult times. very good read, thank you.
Lol! Well, Faith's not about to stand back and let anyone else play with her new toy... and Anya will always be Anya.
11/11/2006 01:31 am
wow that's unsettling that so few could do so much damage...glad everyone came out pretty much okay though...on to more
Well, in canon one ubervamp on its own had all the potentials on the run. I organised them a bit more and they managed to take the bad guys out, but these early skirmishes will be where they lose some of those who don't really have the nerve for the fight, but if it's left you feeling unsettled then I'm obviously getting the balance right. If it was too easy there'd be no element of suspense.
11/11/2006 01:27 am
yeah, faith, keep telling yourself you don't really care the circumstances of this fight have me a bit nervous...and i really hope quentin doesn't find out about the ones he doesn't know about, that could be bad...great chapter
I doubt any of the Scoobies will give away Oz or Bee to Quentin. As for the fight, hopefully the next chapter will set your mind to rest... and Faith, yep, that ship has definitely sailed, even if she doesn't know it yet.
09/05/2007 03:47 am
Oh so I wonder if Angel is coming soon like he did on the show, please don't kick Buffy out.
Would I do that? Apart from anything else, Angel has no reason to make the deal with W & H. He has Cordy and with her around things should go rather better between Connor and him. Don't worry no nasty Bangel moments to come...
11/11/2006 01:19 am
so...what is giles thinking about spike's soul? does he think that if he has a soul when he wears the necklace it wont dust him with the other vamps? because we know *that's* not true...hmm...that's a troubling idea...on to more
Lol! I think Giles' idea of cursing Spike with a soul would only last as long as he had to listen to loud folk/punk music... This group has rather more options than in canon.
Thanks as always for taking time to comment. Glad you're enjoying it.
09/05/2007 03:35 am
oh my I wonder what will come first the wedding or the showdown.
You don't really think that Buffy would risk Caleb ruining her special day, do you?
11/14/2006 02:39 am
sure shoud be inteeresting. good chapter, thank you.
Lol! Well, you know what Spike said about finding Dawn... Same thing, bigger scale.
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks again!
11/11/2006 01:12 am
very interesting wedding indeed...if they can manage to pull off the battle *and* the wedding pretty much at the same time....looking forward to more
Yeah, Buffy is definitely working against the clock when it comes to dealing with The First this time around.
09/05/2007 03:27 am
Oh I hope it helps Lily and Marie the tape.
I think it'll give them a chance to find closure once they know what really happened... At least, I hope so.
11/14/2006 02:29 am
that was a very complex, "Sure..." well for faith, anyway. good read, thank you.
Thanks again, kind sir! Yeah, it's a hell of a big step for Faith, which is why he sort of had to sneak it past her. Glad you enjoyed it.
11/10/2006 06:58 am
man, i'm feeling all nervous about what they're gonna see on that tape so glad wes is there for marie...he's too insecure, needs to get it through his head that he's exactly what she needs...excellent chapter
Thanks, honey! There shouldn't be anything too graphic on the tape. The circumstances didn't allow for prolonged violence, but it should allow the family some closure.
11/10/2006 06:52 am
poor dawnie...so relieved for her that sam and the others are having to pay for what they did to her...another great chapter, love...off to read more
Thanks, honey! The outcome of Dawn's attack was one of the loose ends that needed tying off before we got to the final battle. Glad you enjoyed it.
09/05/2007 02:32 am
Oh I love Spikes talk with James, and Lily is to cute sending him back up stairs a couple of times. Surprized she didn't stop Buffy from going out.
Lol! James is probably going to need those words of encouragement before too long.
11/14/2006 12:45 am
"What the hell does it matter very good chapter, thank youif .... yeah, right, faith.
Lol! Hey, I'm just a big softie at heart. Had to give as many people as possible a happy ending.
Glad you liked it and thanks again!
11/10/2006 06:45 am
faith's a goner, she just doesn't know it yet i would like to see her find something real, poor girl...she's been through so much, needs to know what real love is like...great chapter, love
Lol! We can let her live in denial a little longer.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again, honey!
09/05/2007 02:17 am
OH that is interesting, Spike with the language and Buffy with being in charge.
I figured since it was canon that Spike had spent some time in Brazil that he would have picked up some basic Potuguese.
11/10/2006 01:18 am
lol...poor spike, just what he was afraid of...can feel the tension building up as they get closer to the battle..glad wes's dad went home...looking forward to reading more
Well isn't that how it always work when you record stuff like that?
Glad you enjoyed it, honey. Thanks, as always for making time to comment.
09/05/2007 01:56 am
So even Faith found someone, and I love Lily and the way she treated Spike.
Faith's found someone. The big question is whether he's a keeper... and, yeah, even Spike can't get his own way when it comes to Lily in mom mode.
11/14/2006 12:18 am
faith is definitely working off "her excess energy in the gym." excellent chapter, thank you.
Lol! Well, she'd been out and about for a while by this point. Seemed she was due for some relaxation.
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks again!
11/10/2006 01:10 am
wow, faith not in control...must be a bit of a new feeling for her as far as sex is concerned anyway...another excellent chapter
Lol! Well, Faith wasn't going to be on the loose for too long before she was looking for entertainment.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, honey!
11/10/2006 01:04 am
wow...go wes and faith!!! and i wanted to cheer for wes with what he said to his father...excellent chapter, love
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you liked it. Wes so needed to get out from his father's shadow.
11/13/2006 11:56 pm
"Aren't you the cutest little 'Wedding Nazi'?" loved it. very good read, thank you.
Lol! There are times when you write a line like that and you just know it'll catch people's attention. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
11/10/2006 12:59 am
lol..."wedding nazi" love buffy ordering spike to tell xander she's not bossy... typical classic buffy
Lol! Well, based on the Thanksgiving episode and scaling things up for the importance of the event there was really only one way for things to go.
Glad you liked it. Thanks again, honey!
11/09/2006 10:38 pm
i love how penny made the old watchers at least sort of accept marie's presence...wonder what just happened there at the end??
Thanks, honey! Penny was fun to write. As for what went on at the end, I guess you'll find out when you get time to read some more, but the good news is that the rest of the story is posted now, so it'll be there waiting when you're ready.
11/09/2006 10:32 pm
hmmm....i was all with spike and buffy on the kennedy-bashing...but lily has a point...do i see a bit of a loving transformation coming about for kennedy in the near future?
Lol! I don't have enough chapters left for that... but there are always two sides to every story.
Glad you liked it, honey!
11/09/2006 07:05 am
this is becoming difficult. i become so engrossed in the tale you are weaving, that when it suddenly stops, i have to reread. i have to reread in order to leave an comment beyond, love it, or more! now i don't have a problem with leaving a thank you, and going on to the next chapter(i sure you are aware of that.) but when i reread, i find parts i highlight, not that i missed in my first read, but that i did not savory the first time thru. example:""Pet, right back to the beginning of time, the reason any army fights is less to do with honour or pride or any of that...you just get angry an' make sure you get the bastard as did it." love the read, thank you.
Thank you! Short reviews are good, too, but the extra effort of saying which parts you especially like is much appreciated... And it shouldn't be too much longer if I post another couple of batches about the same size as the last two before we get to the end of the story. For now though it's time I wasn't here.
11/08/2006 10:50 am
Ah, poor Giles. Can't pass anything past Anya.
Lol! No, Anya can be very perceptive in some respects.
Glad you liked it, honey! Thanks!
11/09/2006 10:26 pm
oh wow...she's awesome...so glad she managed to hold her own and defend her son...very excellent chapter, on to more
I said I was hoping you'd like her more the more you saw of her.
09/04/2007 11:39 pm
Oh that was sweet for Marie and Wes, sorry he went through that as a child.
Yeah, the hints of Wes's childhood that we get in the series make it sound less than ideal.
11/09/2006 10:22 pm
wow. that was so indescribably tender and sweet, what a lovely scene...seems that marie did just the right thing...it's sad that his relationship with both of his parents was that way though, something i really cant fathom (at least as far as his mother is concerned) but an excellent, emotional chapter ... on to more
Thanks, honey! Marie's pretty sharp and knows how to read people.
With Penny you have to remember that "spare the rod and spoil the child" isn't really so far in the past, plus the whole watcher culture is more archaic than society in general. What seems horrific by today's standards wouldn't be entirely out of place thirty years ago.
11/09/2006 05:24 am
first, are we going "hear" roger and penelope discussion? second, can roger be fed to soike? love the read, thanks
Lol! i had to actually check, but it looks like the answer was yes... As for question #2 Oh, I wish, but I bet Buffy would complain...
11/09/2006 10:11 pm
i love his mom already...she's sarcastic and funny, but in a teasing way, not mean...and she seems more than strong enough to stand up to roger...great chapter
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you like her. Hopefully, you'll like her even better when you see more of her.
11/09/2006 04:55 am
another strong character(with a sense of humor.) if she takes to rosa the way she has to marie, nothing can stand against them. very enjoyable read, thank you.
Thanks, honey! Well, hopefully you'll like the way things turn out...
11/09/2006 03:13 pm
oh wow...i cant wait to see your take on wes's mom...was she ever mentioned in canon, i don't remember? so glad spike and buffy are okay and hope she can keep him from being all insecure and guilt-ridden about not saving her -- especially since he sort of *did*! lol...great chapter
Lol! No we never really heard anything about her in canon, except maybe knowing she was on the other end of the phone occasionally when Wes called home.
Glad you enjoyed the chapter. Thanks again, honey!
11/09/2006 04:30 am
very good read, thank you. you are going to weave another thread into this majestic tapestry? wes' mom and bring a gun?
Lol! Well the gun may turn out to be Marie being overly cautious, but, yeah, Wes's mother is about to make an appearance.
11/09/2006 02:59 pm
whoa, i'm a bit confused here...so he *did* turn her? or is that just a dream of spike's while he's unconscious? on to more to find out...
Lol! I'm guessing by now that you know the answer to your question...
Thanks for taking the time to comment, honey!
11/09/2006 04:15 am
intense chapter ending; can't rant about evil cliffie, because you clued us with "...and a vampiric howl rent the air." thanks for the fun read.
Lol! Well, I guess I kinda did, but it's fun being nearly evil, too, sometimes.
11/09/2006 02:52 pm
doofii?? that's hilarious love that!! and the vibrating ring tones bit...lol...but seriously, someone needs to call them!!! they're in serious danger!! on to more
Glad you're enjoying, honey! Yeah, Giles has his moments, which is part of why I love the character... and Dawn is on the case.
Thanks a lot!
11/09/2006 03:57 am
fun read, thank you. dawn, wes, tara and bre3 are a delight.
Lol! Again back to the scope of writing something this long and how it lets you play with all the characters rather than just the main two.
Glad you're enjoying it still. Thanks again!
11/09/2006 02:42 pm
whoa...what *has* she done? and i find myself wondering if whatever it was is wise or not....guess we'll find out...is it just me, or does the old goat seem to be getting begrudgingly less antagonistic? again, guess i'll find out as i read more...
Lol! The old goat is maybe learning that no one there is going to let him intimidate them. Probably won't stop him from trying anyway.
AS for Marie, you'll find out within the next few chapters what she's been up to.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks again!
11/09/2006 02:24 am
rosa is definitely in control and apparently marie has paid kind with kind. fun read, thank you very much.
Rosa is very definitely in control. It's a good job that she's pretty much a benevolent dictator.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again!
11/08/2006 10:17 pm
very good chapter, thank you. you are starting develop a taste for evil cliffies.
Lol! Are they still cliffies if I post the next chapter at the same time? Though okay, I did leave it here for a couple of days... But, having said that when it comes to my fic 'evil' is one of my favourite compliments.
11/08/2006 07:07 am
oh no!!! someone needs to help them, neither one of them is really in any condition to finish this fight...man this is super scary...can't wait for more, love, gotta know what's gonna happen!!!
Thanks, honey! I'm really that whole build up of suspense is working.
11/08/2006 10:11 pm
now the fight is a little closer to even. good read, thanks
Yep, just a touch, but then it's not like there's much that they can't cope with between the two of them.
11/08/2006 07:05 am
wow...this is a bit scary...quite a challenge for them, even as good of fighters as they are...excellently written action, great chapter love
Thank you, honey. Foght scenes are some the most daunting scenes to write so it's always good to know I've managed to pull them off.
11/08/2006 07:03 am
oh the excitement keeps building...hope they can get out of this one okay
Well, we've got a slayer and a master vamp. I'm sure they'll manage somehow.
Thanks again, honey!
09/04/2007 02:04 pm
Oh I love it, I can't wait to see how you are going to deal with the soul having Vamp in the big show down, with Spike not having a soul. Guess I will have to wait and read.
I was going to say "That you will!" but you already did.
11/08/2006 07:53 am
fine rad, thank you. faith, wes, tara challenging wes' dad. buffy's mature attitude; even kennedy. what you are doing with the players is fantastic.(is that over enthusiastic? can you tell i love this tale?)
There's no such thing as over-enthusiastic... and I love that you love this tale.
11/08/2006 07:00 am
wow...scary-slayer, eh? great update, looking forward to seeing wht's coming next...and i love to see wes getting stronger,through the support of his loved ones, getting past his history with his father and standing up to him regularly...very nice
Oh, yeah! Wouldn't want to get in Buffy's way round about now. As for Wes, that's the general idea...
Thanks again. Glad you liked it.
11/08/2006 07:09 am
fine read, thank you. i find may self so caught up in the interaction of the characters, that i am startled when an event draws my thoughts back to the facts of the main plot line. i llove reading this, thanks, again
Lol! The joys of writing fics 275 chapters long is that you have room for all the character stuff and the plot stuff.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks again!
11/08/2006 06:53 am
i love how spike handled kennedy, even considering what he really thought of her...never could stand that girl...and love the awkward position that RWP is being put in...can't stand him either grat chapter
Lol! Kennedy is definitely one of my least favourite characters. I think ME really screwed up when they paired off her and Willow.
Thanks again, honey!
09/04/2007 01:31 pm
oh she is to chickened out to say what she needs to say. or embarassed.
It us kind of a big adjustment for her to make, after years of indoctrination to believe that any demon is fair game...
11/08/2006 06:51 am
very enjoyable read, thank you. rosa almost steals the chapter, but what you have done with amanda makes it a contest.
Lol! Well, they're both so much fun to write.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, as always!
11/08/2006 12:30 am
oh man...kennedy's gonna die, isn't she? can't say that i mind...i never did like her...and the first bit with rosa and wes? all i can say is roger wyndham-price needs to die slowly and painfully....i have this soft spot for hurting children, and all i can picture is poor wes, as a little kid, and his evil, heartless watcher father...grrrr....i really hope you have suitable recompense coming up for the evil old goat...
Well, hopefully you'll approve of how things work out...
These days not many people would think much of Roger's idea of child-rearing. Back at the time, however, it probably wouldn't have seemed so far out of the ordinary.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks again.
11/08/2006 06:33 am
fun read, thank you. giles was hilarious. and i'm so glad my fears about marie were mis quided.
Lol! I know you didn't really believe that I'd let Roger get away with a dirty trick like that. Hee, I love flustered Giles.
11/08/2006 12:19 am
i love her...she's awesome...she's gonna help wes keep his dignity *and* his rightful share of his daddy's money...and after the cruel, abusive way his dad has treated him all his life, it's the least he deserves....(I've been watching angel and i'm newly obsessed with wes as well as spike now -- what is it about those british guys??? lol)
anyways, great chapter, love
Lol! Well as Wes points out at some point, Roger is cantankerous enough to outlive Wes anyway, but...
Glad you liked it, honey, and thanks!
06/28/2010 04:47 pm
I hope she wrote "Screw you sideways with a pineapple" on that line. I can't see her actually signing the thing.
11/08/2006 06:19 am
very good read, thank you. confused. the marie you created would not sign. must be a way out. hope.
Lol! Well... I never said it was her signature that went on that dotted line...
11/08/2006 12:11 am
oh no!! why did she do that? i really hope she's got something up her sleeve, because if she just caved to wes's dad, i'm so ticked off with her...great chapter
Lol! All will become apparent in the later chapters.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks, honey!
11/07/2006 07:50 am
lol..ironic, after they were just discussing how giles was probably in the company of musty old books great update, love, very much enjoyed it
Hee! I love sticking in a little surprise in the mix now and again.
Glad you liked it. Thanks, honey!
09/03/2007 11:27 pm
Oh that was good wonder what she wanted with Wes.
Just that he was someone she trusted for her to leave Amanda in his care, since for obvious reasons she didn't want to come in.
11/08/2006 05:46 am
very good read, thank you. love the treatment wes' father is receiving, somehow, i think it is better than he deserves.
Lol! There isn't much that Roger doesn't deserve, but hopefully by the end of the section you'll think he's suitably reprimanded.
11/07/2006 07:44 am
i love amanda, loved her in season seven, love her in your fic...great job...
Thanks, honey! Amanda definitely had to be my own personal favourite potential so I'm really glad you like her in this.
11/08/2006 05:36 am
wonderful update, thank you. wes found the line that could not be crossed, thanks to marie.
Yeah, I think if Roger had kept his abuse confined to Wes himself, then Wes would just have let him carry on indefinitely, but while he'd put up with it on his own behalf, he won't let Roger go to town on the people he cares about.
11/07/2006 07:40 am
go wes!!! i'm glad he stood up for marie when it came to it..and glad she stood up for him too...poor guy, his dad is such a creep...on to more
Can't argue with your opinion of Roger, but he won't get things all his own way, and where Wes might not stand up to his father on his own account, he isn't going to let him get away with criticising the people he cares about... and of course Marie will be there to help him out.
Glad you're enjoying the story. Thanks again!
11/08/2006 05:29 am
fine read, thank you. doesn't your line, "It's all part of my sinister charm." sum it all up?
Lol! Spike wouldn't be half as compelling if he was completely good.
11/07/2006 06:39 am
i knew it!!!! cheater!! lol...oh she *so* needs to punish the bad vampire for that one!! lol...great chapter, love, off to read more
Lol! All's fair in love and sparring matches, especially if you're a soulless vamp. Hee!
Thanks again for reviewing.
11/09/2006 05:15 pm
A father like that would put anyone in a snit -- and the poor little kiddie!!! FOUR?
Roger is definitely not the father of anyone's dreams. As for the potentials, I figured as Kendra said she was taken away from her parents when she was a baby, that there would be girls of all ages if acting on Buffy's dreams meant that they got everyone out early enough.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks, honey!
11/08/2006 05:16 am
very good read, thank you. really had hoped that wes had resolved his dad issues.
Wes has a little way to go with his parental issues, but he should be making some rapid progress.
Thanks, as always.
11/07/2006 06:34 am
oh my gosh...a four-year-old potential??? for real??? that is majorly disturbing!! and you know, already my heart is going out to poor wes...i hope his friends can give him the support he needs to get through his father's loathesome presence...great chapter
Lol! Well if you remember back to S2 Kendra said she was taken away from her parents and into her watcher's care as a baby. It follows from that that if the council were informed of and acted on Buffy's dreams right at the start before Caleb had too long to hunt down the potentials, then there would be girls of all ages to be taken into care.
Hopefully, the Scoobies will be a bit more supportive than the Angel crowd, who all seemed to defer to the RWP-bot when it appeared on the show.
Really glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to comment.
11/06/2006 02:02 pm
Wes' dad is such a prick! It was good to finally see him knocked down a few later on.
RL less busy for you now, hon?
Lol! Can't say things have really got any quieter, but since weyrwolfen put me to shame by posting the entire series at Just Rewards (the fic archive for The Fang Fetish Awards) in a matter of a few weeks I've been shamed into trying to get the last sixty chapters posted up.
And, yep, RWP is a total git, but he should get his comeuppance before all is said and done.
09/03/2007 09:11 pm
OH that was so great Bee translated it in less than a minute. Hope Wes Dad doesn't give him to much trouble.
And again with the knowing all the answers by now...
09/25/2006 04:41 am
very fine read, thank you.
09/24/2006 02:08 am
More please! Need the ending and everything that's in between.
I suspect it'll be at least next weekend before I get the chance to post any more. (I've got two chapters of a birthday fic still to write, and six days to do it in and get it beta-ed).
Only another 60 chapters to go...
Glad you're enjoying it, honey.
09/23/2006 05:53 pm
The momentum of the huge ocean liner cracked me up!
Not sure that was the effect I was aiming for, but what the hey...
04/10/2012 03:48 pm
I liked the talk between Buffy and Lydia about Quentin.
09/25/2006 04:22 am
good read, thank you. can appreciate the sentiment of the last line. (then, i have the stats for this evenings american version running on another tab.)
Lol! Well, it must be a good few weeks since you wrote this, but hope your team is does well today/tomorrow.
Glad you enjoyed the chapter and thanks again!
09/24/2006 12:12 am
wow...he *did* miss her...i like lydia, and you kind of actually made me feel something akin to sympathy for quentin travers...no other fanfic writer *ever* has managed that, so....kudos to you great chapter, love
Well, some of it I made up and some of it is from 'Pretty Maids' by Christopher Golden, but it's not hard to imagine, the way the council recruit within families that those sort of things could happen.
09/23/2006 05:44 pm
Wow -- screw the bloody football. He really has missed her.
Yep, you could say that. Thanks again, honey!
03/08/2008 12:24 pm
NICE chapter - It's really great to the characters from the series use to such good effect - you have made this throw-away demon into such an interesting entity - excellent.
09/25/2006 04:03 am
very good update, thank you. someone give rupert a feline greenie
The joy of adding animals to the cast. You can make them do all sorts in fic that a trainer would never get them to do for a camera.
09/24/2006 12:07 am
i wonder what he told them....i'd love to see spike start to train those girls...that could be funny..
If I remember correctly we get glimpses of the training but not much more. If I had an actual brain I'd be dangerous.
Thanks again, honey!
09/23/2006 05:39 pm
Good confrontations all round.
Thanks, honey! Glad you liked it.
09/02/2007 12:23 am
Oh well that was one way of putting what Cordy is though, I did not expect Bee or Cordy to be one.
Well, if you take the line that "Higher Powers" are meant to be good guys it does make a twisted sort of sense... And I never thought Cordelia was really a bad person, she just hasn't ever heard of tact or self-censorship.
09/25/2006 03:54 am
i'll buy bree, but cordy? fun read, thank you
Lol! Well, No one's saying that there weren't ulterior motives in play when Cordelia was made "A Higher Being". Anything for a bit of fun...
09/24/2006 12:01 am
ahh...that explains it, somewhat...i like how giles and buffy both are dealing with travers, not letting him walk all over them...but i so dont trust him, dont like him anywhere near spike, or dawn, or marie and rosa, or...well....any of them for that matter....*sigh*
Have to say it's not the most ideal situation, but friends close, enemies closer and all that...
09/23/2006 04:54 pm
Nice one, Wes.
Thanks, honey! Glad you liked it.
10/21/2011 10:52 pm
Yeah, just one short correction, if you're still reading reviews... That would be Uncle Rupert, not Uncle Giles, unless the young man in question calls his uncle by his last name... It was always weird that the scoobies called Giles, Giles, but that can be understood as an idiosyncracy -- they wanted to be more casual than Mr. Giles, but didn't feel comfortable calling him 'Rupert', but if the young watcher is a relative, or even the son of a friend and 'deemed' honorary uncle, he would never his 'Uncle' by his last name...
It's small but it's a bit jarring. Still really loving the story.
09/02/2007 12:14 am
So they all moved into slayer central or what ever you want to call it.
I am confused did you say that there was a window on the roof of Buffy and Spikes room.
There's a skylight type thing. They're basically all in the attic of one wing of the building.
09/25/2006 03:44 am
very good read, thank you. and there is more to the fascinating bree.
Oh, yeah, Bee is definitely more than she seems!
09/23/2006 11:54 pm
oh...well that was unexpected...why are they reverencing bee?? hmmm...i can see those living arrangements might turn out to be a problem...
Why do they revere Bee? Well, I guess that'll be explained in a chapter or two when her big 'secret' leaks out... And, hey, Dawns in charge of arranging the rooms. What could go wrong with that?
Thanks again, honey!
09/23/2006 04:19 pm
Good juggling of plots - and the boarding school setup! How will than pan out?
Thanks, honey! We really needed to get the orbs safely back where they belong before they moved in with the watchers. As for the school, I guess you'll see.
09/25/2006 03:32 am
excellent update, thanks
09/23/2006 11:09 pm
okay, is it just me, or was there something ominous about spike's parting words to tara and dawn? i hope nothing bad happens on this trip...
It's just you? Though if I had been planning for something awful to happen that's probably just the sort of line I'd have put in there.
09/23/2006 04:08 pm
She definitely is. Thanks, honey!
09/25/2006 03:21 am
very good read, thank you. that is what i think of as an evil cliffie
Are we looking at the same chapter? No cliffie there... Just a little bit of good old fashioned fade to black.
Thanks, as always for making time to comment.
09/23/2006 10:57 pm
awww...so very romantic...you know, you've just displayed a wide spectrum of smut-writing talents ... wild and crazy desperate-to-have-you-cause-i-almost-lost-you sex in the last chapter; and now sweet, romantic first-time sex in this chapter...lovely job, pet
Thanks, honey! I'm not normally huge on smut unless it illustrates something about the relationship, but hopefully, when it needs to be there I can do the job okay.
09/23/2006 03:24 pm
Thanks, honey. Glad you liked it.
09/25/2006 02:57 am
wonderful read, thanks
09/23/2006 10:50 pm
wow...they should be in peril of their lives more often, if it leads to scenes like that!
Thanks, honey! Though I suspect you wouldn't want to get that close on a regular basis. Glad you liked it.
09/23/2006 03:08 pm
I could do with one of those!
A nekkid Spike, couldn't we all?
09/25/2006 02:43 am
good read, thanks. not good leaving our favorite vamp unable to move as the flames approach.
Sorry it's been so long! My bookmarks have only just started working again. Unfortunately the mechanism to add new chapters to AAD still isn't...
Glad you enjoyed the chapter, hope, eventually when things start working properly again you enjoy the rest of the story, too.
09/23/2006 03:34 pm
oh no!!!! hurry buffy, help him!!!! they're either really smart or really dumb to come up with a plan like that!! great chapter, pet, can't wait to read the rest
Or really desperate. Staking doesn't work, they don't have any weapons for beheading. Kinda leaves them short on options.
09/23/2006 02:37 pm
That was one hell of a fight.
Thanks, honey. Glad you enjoyed it.
09/01/2007 10:57 pm
OH he gave her the orbs by the looks of it, I hope she will be okay, and that the Council doesn't blame Spike for the dead girl.
Em, nope... but I guess you know that by now,
09/14/2006 11:42 pm
excellent chapter, thank you
Thanks again, kind sir!
09/14/2006 04:58 am
oh no...spike is always doing things like that, risking himself for buffy or the others...hope they both get out of this okay...
There may be a casualty... Shan't say any more for now because I'm evil.
Thank you, honey!
09/13/2006 11:05 pm
excellant fic - i love this gosh darn it. (the gosh darn it is because my husband is sitting there looking at me annoyed cause i am not in bed after my plea for two more minutes but I had to finish but i cant go to your site which is what i wanted *pouts* this is an incredable fic!
Lol! There's always tomorrow... And I'm sure hubby has his good points, but I know that face from experience and it's normally best to keep the peace. Sleep well, honey. The fic'll still be waiting another time.
09/13/2006 10:45 pm
Thanks, honey! Glad you enjoyed it!
09/13/2006 09:59 pm
Ahhhh!!! Need more story!!! I'm addicted!!!!
Lol, well, there's always more at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net/4AD/AD0T.htm
Glad you're enjoying it, honey! Thank you!
09/01/2007 02:47 pm
OH is the game getting ready or are they going to look for the girl.
They're going to look for the girl. After all, if there really were construction crews working overtime at the site, don't you think Xander would have been there rather than working on Buffy's basement?
09/14/2006 11:31 pm
loved the chapter, thank you. was getting to like sarah but have the feeling that two paragraphs now and sad mention later will be it.
Yeah, I kinda liked Sarah, too. Thinking back, I should probably have killed Molly instead... Gah, that accent was awful.
09/13/2006 11:02 pm
awesome story - i am so in thrall this is a super fab story - the council is such idiots i cant wait to see what happens next! Buffy so needs to kick thier ass
Lol! The council won't get it all their way for long. Don't worry.
09/13/2006 10:43 pm
Contstruction crews? Duh.
Well, Buffy did have an advantage in that she knew that if there were construction crews working than Xander wouldn't have been at her house.
09/14/2006 10:12 pm
very good read. thanks. not even a small gripe about spike's disparaging remark about the nfl.
You can't blame Spike for sticking up for his national sport.
09/14/2006 04:48 am
lol....i love that...guys are all the same, aren't they?
Hee! Well I just couldn't have a fic set in June 2002 with all those English characters and not have any reference to The World Cup, could I?
09/13/2006 10:46 pm
hugs great fic - i love this story and yes i am going to break down and go to your site and read more. I just can't stop lol
Lol! I win, I win, I win...
Admit it, you just wanted to see if Spike would talk footie at her again...
09/13/2006 10:27 pm
Spot on with the footie talk.
Lol, I just couldn't have a fic that covered the period June 2002 with that many Brits around and let the event slip by...
01/18/2018 05:43 pm
I'm pretty sure I mentioned before in a comment - but using Xander as the Best Case & Reason for taking the moral high ground works great. Another alternative would be to simply asked the warrior spirit if he would help them fight against the First Evil and then return him to his people to fulfill his role as His Peoples' Guardian. But, Xander's reason and choice, it's probably the best as humans and demons, spirits and other supernatural beings must depnd on themselves for this world saving power struggle.
09/01/2007 03:20 am
leave it to Xander to be the voice of reason.
Lol! Not normally. Ninety nine percent of the time Xander's the last person I'd expect reason from, but just this once he got it right.
09/14/2006 09:59 pm
good read, thank you. xander being logically and morally correct, priceless. giles does not bear up well in comparison.
Even Xander eventually has to get something right... and Giles was a member of the council for all those years. It has to have an effect.
09/14/2006 04:45 am
i'm seeing xander through new eyes as well, now...that was pretty cool of him...great chapter, love
Lol... I'm so nice I even let Xander have a good moment or two...
09/13/2006 10:42 pm
Wonderful chapter - i love xander's speech. He had the whole rationale down right and as the heart saw it as it should be seen. What if it was Buffy - what would they want done? Great chapter and excellant points
Thanks, honey! Yep, even Xander gets to do good occasionally.
Glad you liked it.
09/13/2006 10:05 pm
Xander was never finer.
Lol! Well given how bad he is on average it doesn't take much but, yeah, this was definitely one of his finer moments.
09/14/2006 09:35 pm
fun read, thak you. ok, maybe verbal skills, not so important.
Lol, those emotional links do help a lot when you have Buffy being all avoidy.
09/14/2006 04:41 am
that boy knows what he's doing..that could have been a tricky conversation...lol...i want the other slayers to leave town, too.
Lol! Don't we all... especially Kennedy! Ptuh!
09/13/2006 10:37 pm
oh take down the little wanna be's we have to - dances happily and runs to next chapter
Hee! Well you can bet Buffy isn't going to let them pick on her friends...
09/13/2006 09:52 pm
Thanks, honey! Glad you liked it!
06/19/2010 12:46 am
Sheesh, I don't think I'd be wearing corsets anymore with him around lol.
Surprised he would make her do something like that when she was very obviously afraid of or at least uncomfortable with the idea and he could tell what she was feeling. I know she kinda 'owed him' but I think inducing near asphyxiation is taking things a bit too far in paying someone back for a few weeks of no shagging. Just my opinion.
09/14/2006 09:26 pm
fantastic read, thank you. buffy still needs to communicate verbally.
Lol! It's never been her strong point, but she might gradually improve.
09/14/2006 04:02 am
lol...that was incredibly hot...like, searing, unbelievable, beyond hot...excellent chapter, love
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm not sure which one I hate writing more, fight scenes or sex scenes, so it's good to know they read okay when they're done.
09/13/2006 10:31 pm
lovely chapter with the scarves. I adored it - great story
Thanks, honey! I know you said anything with naked SPike and you were happy but I'm glad you liked it!
09/13/2006 09:42 pm
Thanks, honey! Glad you enjoyed it.
09/01/2007 02:26 am
Oh well they should have talked more but when you are in love.
Lol! More like when you're Buffy. Buffy doesn't talk to anyone unless they drag it out of her, or at least not S6/S7 Buffy...
09/14/2006 09:01 pm
great read, thanks. disastrous plan buffy, but it worked.
She just about got away with it.
09/14/2006 03:54 am
whew....that was a close one...i thought she'd blown it there for a second..but she's learning how to handle things with him, isn't she?
She's still paying for all the mixed messages she tends to send out. That sort of bad start in a relationship takes a lot of work to overcome, but eventually, they'll get there...
09/13/2006 10:29 pm
Close call - great ficcie! This scene was well done how it almost was ruined - how it was saved. Great story@
Lol! That's Buffy and her mixed messages for you.
09/13/2006 09:33 pm
This is like riding on a roller coaster!
Thanks, honey! That's part of the fun.
09/14/2006 08:32 pm
good read, thanks. anytime soon buffy can get her head out of...
Lol! Thank you! I'm sure she'll work it out.
09/14/2006 02:20 am
yeah, buffy needs to concentrate on her personal life...like the vampire who adores her and is currently being made to feel like crap by her...
Spike's a big boy. He probably understands at least to some extent but it's not easy for him.
09/13/2006 10:22 pm
poor spike - he is being punished and it is not fair. This is really great, I loved the Oz interaction - i have always loved him. Great chapter and great fic
Thanks, honey! Yeah, Spike is being punished, but you know him, if he thinks Buffy needs space, he'll do his best to give her space...
09/13/2006 09:25 pm
They most definitely need to talk!
Well, you know if Giles is telling Buffy to talk to Spike then they really, really need to do it.
09/01/2007 01:57 am
Ok I wonder who was at the door and what is going on with Spike and Buffy.
And again I'm way too late answering this because you found out long ago, but as for Buffy, remember what Lorne said about the bond...
09/14/2006 08:24 pm
great chapter, thanks. gave me an excuse to go back an scan several other chapters. still can't understand buffy's current attitude. thanks, again.
Sorry, vladt. We've moved on a couple of weeks since the last section and you won't find the answer to why she was acting like that until later, but not too much later...
09/14/2006 02:07 am
wow...why is she being so cold with him? and apparently when he needs her so much? and who's at the door...you've grabbed me right off with this one, pet
Well, you should have got the explanation of that a few chapters on.
Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks, honey!
09/13/2006 10:18 pm
OHHH who could it be - what is going on - this is a great chapter i love how buffy is pushing him away and all the emotions - great fic!
Thanks, honey! I guess by now the secret is out. And, yeah, that's the stupid sort of thing that we all do when we're dealing with grief.
09/13/2006 09:20 pm
Ah poor Spike.
Yep, he's not doing very well...
06/28/2010 02:08 am
Lord above, Xander has a brain! And he's using it!
Great chapter, once again.
09/12/2006 11:10 pm
Everyone needs some respite.
09/12/2006 04:11 am
I started out reading Spike's Will Be Done. It was enthralling. And then I found out that there were more. So I kept reading and then there was even more. And just when I thought I was done, there was more. Good thing is the stories are awesome and now I want even more. I want to read about the much anticipated wedding and every thing else. Please more!.
Lol! Don't think I'm going to be in a state to check over the next batch of chapters before I upload them today (unless the painkillers work better than expected) but I guess I'll probably post some more here tomorrow.
In the meantime, if you can't wait, check out the fiction index at http://www.he-s-no-angel.net and you'll find not only the remaining 70+ chapters that complete Angels and Demons, but a few ficlets set in the future of the 'verse.
09/10/2006 03:11 am
excellent read, thank you. maybe rogue is rubbing of on xander. love wes' chapter ending remark.
Thanks, honey! Finally Wes has a couple of someones there for him who can take the worst of days and make them seem better... And it was past due.
09/08/2006 05:20 pm
I love how you wrote Xander in this one. Excellant story sweetie. Xander is finally growing up - just took a death to shake him up. This is really good cant wait to see what happens next.
Thanks, honey! Even Xander can have his moments. Glad you enjoyed it.
09/08/2006 02:40 pm
awww...that ending was sweet...i'm glad xander finally came to his senses, too...great chapter
Thanks, honey! Xander does know in his head what he has to do... He just sometimes has to work to overcome his first instincts.
09/08/2006 09:11 am
Haven't had much time lately, but I do love the story.
Good to hear from you, honey! Thought I'd lost you when I changed the update routine.
09/12/2006 11:05 pm
Lol... For some reason he never seems to be very popular, which makes him a perfect bad guy.
09/10/2006 03:02 am
the pup has more sense than th whelp. very good read, thank you.
Lol! Well we knew that... The pup, the cat, a coaster... all more sense than Xander.
09/08/2006 05:16 pm
Oh evil quentin. Not sure what he is planning but can i vote for killing him now. I knew something was up with the whole faith thing! I knew it! poor tara! i feel so sorry for her!
Quentin is always a problem, but he'll be around for some time yet. Tara to some extent has already done her grieving for Willow when their relationship ended and at least this way her memory won't be tainted.
Thank you, honey!
09/08/2006 02:36 pm
uh-oh---so now the council's interested in dawn...that poor girl cant catch a break, can she? excellent chapter
You know Travers, always has his nose into everything.
Glad you liked it, honey!
09/01/2007 12:38 am
So Buffy is blaming herself and Xander is blaming Spike or and Anya was just so jeti.
Lol! Well, Anya has been going out with Xander for long enough now that she'd have to be able to translate things in a way she'd understand.
09/12/2006 11:02 pm
Another excellent chapter.
Thank you, honey. Glad you liked it.
09/10/2006 02:43 am
excellent read,thanks. it spike's fault. yeah, whelp.
You know Xander. If he doesn't have full understanding of a situation and there's a choice between believing Willow's in the wrong or Spike is...
09/08/2006 05:13 pm
Excellant - ilove how you written Spike and the emotions of xander were beutiful. Perfect chapter!
Thank you, honey. It's easy to write Spike sympathetically. He's such a compelling character. Xander even came out not too bad this time around.
09/08/2006 02:33 pm
still feeling so emotionally drained from the whole thing..i can feel xander's pain, but i'm scared it might push him to badness... great chapter
Thanks, honey! From the point where Buffy showed up in Sunnydale Xander has pretty much done whatever Willow expected him to do. He's going to be pretty lost for a while.
09/12/2006 10:54 pm
09/10/2006 02:15 am
very good read, thanks.
09/08/2006 02:29 pm
that was intensely moving and emotional, very well done....just thinking....it's ironic that even in self-sacrificing, willow was unable to use the magic without still taking from someone else, doing some kind of harm...excellent chapter
The magic from Dawn and the orbs worked the same way the magic from the coven did in canon. It was only with that external influence that Willow was able to overcome the darkness inside.
Glad you liked it, honey! Thank you!
09/12/2006 10:44 pm
Great story line.
Thanks, honey! Glad you enjoyed it.
09/10/2006 02:10 am
good read, thank you. at least the orbs were drained not dawn.
Yep, definitely to be preferred.
09/08/2006 05:07 pm
I still feel sorry for willow. She choose the right path at the end. This was so sad. I am all tear upd. Really good writing = you brought forth so many emotions. I love it!
Thank you, honey. I think Anya's and Tara's explanations say it all. Glad you enjoyed it.
09/08/2006 02:26 pm
well that's not good....those would have come in handy i'm afraid...too bad willow used them all up...but i suppose she thought she had no other choice...good chapter
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter. I doubt Willow was thinking of anything other than winning, at least until after she tapped Dawn and the orbs.
09/01/2007 12:05 am
OH she gave up and would not fight.
In a way, but she reached a state of grace with the help of the orbs and the Key's energy that she would never be able to achieve again. This was her best chance to make things right and she took it.
09/12/2006 10:18 pm
Stunning chapter. Will Xander ever learn?
He'll try... When he actually thinks things through or someone explains stuff for him he can eventually get there, just most of the time he acts without thinking.
09/10/2006 12:03 am
the chapter was a very good read. just as well that red died, it keeps spike from killing her for hurting dawn.
Gah! So sorry to be so far behind with my replies. Been up to my eyes changing stuff at my site before it went over its allowed quota... and you just know that nothing like that ever goes smoothly.
Yeah, I don't think her attampt to use Dawn's power would have gone down well with either of our happy couple. (Oops is that English? Still working on first coffee.)
Anyway, thanks for all your comments.
09/08/2006 05:01 pm
*sniff*that is so sad. Willow really abused her power, but she did ended up choosing to pay the price that was required. Such a sad ending for her, yet very fitting. *sniff* i love it
She chose with the "help" of the orbs and Dawn's magic. Without their influence, her decision might have been rather different.
Glad you liked it, honey!
09/08/2006 02:21 pm
oh no!!! how very sad!!! but in a way...tragically appropriate... great chapter, pet
I had a feeling that you might see things that way after some of your earlier comments.
The problem was that Willow was never going to actually do the work she needed to do to reverse the curse gradually. SHe was always too fond of the path of least resistance, but with the help of the orbs' and Dawn's energy she was able to make the big sacrifice.
08/31/2007 11:35 pm
OH I hope Dawn will be alright and so how I think that the scoobies are going to have it out with Willow if she survives.
Lol! Well, I can't say too much to that without spoiling anyone who might check the reviews before reading, but I think you're right.
09/08/2006 08:57 am
Damn, that was intense, every word perfect with all the emotions that they all were experiencing. Xander, finally seeing Willow for who she trully had become. Spike and him protecting Dawn and Willow remebering that somethings you do only becaues it's right. Just like it was in the beginning for her, Xander and Buffy. Awesome! an amazing chapter. Great work. I'll see you at your site.
Quickie reply just to let you know you might want to postpone that move for six chapters or so...
09/07/2006 05:31 am
searching for words, excellent seeems so inadequate. thanks for the fine read.
Thank you! Really glad you enjoyed it. It can be hard to do with only words what the show can spend a fortune to achieve with special effects.
09/07/2006 12:12 am
wow...willow was pretty scary in this chapter....i know she thought she had to, but to so carelessly just violate dawn and spike like that....how terrible...
Like Spike said before they even told Willow, there was no way that she was going to back down... no matter what the cost.
09/06/2006 07:40 pm
Wow - that was an encredible battle!
Thanks, honey! Glad you liked it.
09/06/2006 03:30 pm
OMG that is incrediable - you can't stop there noooo noooo - this is an amzaing scene +- i have to know what happanes next - incrediable scene *in awe*
Lol! Well, since this was only a couple of chapters the next section (6 chapters this time) in a day or two.
Thanks again, honey!
09/08/2006 08:34 am
Man, do I hate that Buffy's obligated to the Council again, especially since they'd just tried to have them killed, of course to their way of thinking, she's under their control again which is just as good. Well let's see how this all ends for Cordy and Willow. This was a fabulous chapter, girl.
Well, technically, they only tried to have Spike killed. I'm sure they regard it as completely different.
Of course, just because Buffy has agreed to have a watcher and for them to submit reports doesn't mean that she'll be following any orders.
09/07/2006 05:16 am
wonderful read thank you. two lines for the highlight reel (what can i say, it's football season): dawn's "Then, maybe her death actually achieves something worthwhile..." and red's ending comment. great fun, thanks, again
Thanks, as always. Those seem to be the two lines that have hit home with everyone. Glad you enjoyed it.
09/06/2006 07:33 pm
Nice to see Willow so mellow!
Well, it's not like her and Cordy were ever exactly the best of friends.
09/06/2006 03:25 pm
Powerful line here, "Then, maybe her death actually achieves something worthwhile, rather than her ageing herself into her grave by stages, trying to magic the world and everyone around her to be how she wants them." LOVED IT
and the last line about total bitch was just so great - love this chapter!
Lol! WIllow in semi-evil mode vs. possessed Cordy. Hate to think who would win that one...
And, well, Dawn comes pretty close to Cordy for the straight-talking.
Thanks, as laways, honey!
09/08/2006 08:13 am
Guess I'll find out if it's a good thing that Spike expects from Willow's help or a bad thing, since Bee said you might have to trade a life. Very interesting turn of events, good work. Almost ready to go over to your site, got my glasses ready, thanks. *hugs*
I'm not sure that Spike really expects Willow to help, more that he expects them to not be able to stop her getting involved once she finds out.
09/06/2006 03:15 pm
i love the bits about red- i hope she will help out - i love cordy and want her to be okay! great story so far - loves it!
Thanks, honey! Glad you liked it... Again, time and a few more chapters will tell...
09/05/2006 09:37 pm
I've lost track of Willow - where is she?
Lol! Living in her parents' basement.
09/05/2006 06:59 am
great read, thanks. spike seems to think red is up to the challenge. probably welcome it.
Hee! You'll get to find out exactly what Spike thinks next chapter...
09/04/2006 03:12 pm
okay wow...is he really thinking that willow's expendable at this point? i wonder what buffy will think of that? i mean...willow has gone way too far..but i still think she's redeemable...or maybe by doing this, it'd be a good thing, and she'll get better...i dont know, rambling now....eagerly looking forward to your next chapter
Lol! I guess you'll find out what he's thinking next chapter...
I'm glad you're enjoying the ride. Thanks, honey!
09/06/2006 03:07 pm
ahhhhhhhh no not killing cordy - someone save her - ahhh (loves it)
Lol! Well, we all know what Connor was like at the mere mention of the word "demon"...
09/05/2006 09:29 pm
Blimey, Connor! Act first, ask questions later, why don't you?
Well, you know what he's like... as soon as someone says demon.
09/05/2006 06:40 am
very good read, thank you. now the evil cliffhanger.
Lol, don't know if you can call it a cliffhanger when the next chapter is already posted...
09/04/2006 03:08 pm
oh man..this could be bad...so cordy's not so okay...yet i'm not so sure that conner's rash decision is the best one...on to more
You know Connor. If it's remotely demon and no one is very patiently explaining why you shouldn't kill it in words of one syllable, then...
Hope the final chapter in the section will keep you going for now.
08/31/2007 08:49 pm
Oh I am confused on the last part.
Spike and Buffy are kissing... therefore the fact that demon spit is cleaner than human might be something they would want to know...
09/08/2006 07:48 am
Yup, got that it was from AtS but it's weird that Buffy and Spike were there. just wondering how you're changing this for your fic. Gotta love it, thanks.
Guessing you're not an AtS fan, then? Of course AtS pre S5 is missing a vital attraction...
09/06/2006 03:05 pm
love this chapter - the throwing out the original was priceless
Poor cordy - i hope she gets home safe and in time to resuce angel with a gym membershp
Lol! You have cats then these things happen.
Well, I guess you'll have to wait and see how things go for Cordy.
Thanks, honey. Glad you're enjoying it.
09/05/2006 09:19 pm
Nicely done too!
09/05/2006 06:34 am
very good read, thanks
09/04/2006 03:05 pm
another great chapter, love...so worried for poor cordy now, though...they really need to hurry...
Thanks, honey! If it makes you feel any better they're a good two months ahead of canon at least...
09/08/2006 07:29 am
The orbs, of course! I'm with Spike I'd liked to have seen him look like hamburger, but that's just me. Cordy is still so jealous. Another fun chappie, thanks.
Lol! Well, I kinda think Buffy might have had something to say about it if they'd really just stood back and let Angel get beat to a pulp.
Glad you liked it, honey! Thank you!
09/06/2006 03:01 pm
really enjoyed the chapter and spikes snarky comments to his sire. Wonderful@
Lol! You know Spike... any chance he gets to pick on Angel.
Glad you liked it, honey!
09/05/2006 08:54 pm
Good old Cordy - big-boned! Snort!
Well, she has to think that, doesn't she?
09/05/2006 06:25 am
fun update. buying angel a gym membership, hilarious. thanks for the read.
Lol! She just has to find one that's open 24hrs without any mirrors and she's all set.
09/04/2006 02:56 pm
wow...cordy *is* in love...lol...to see angel so positively despite everything...he nearly lost that fight, stupid git...can't wait to see what's next
Nah, with the orbs he couldn't lose the fight, but Spike talked him into pretending to lose to see if Skip would give anything away, like your typical Bond villain...
But he was a stupid git to believe Spike wasn't just getting mileage out of making him look silly.
09/08/2006 07:12 am
That first part threw me. Totally confused, read it three times before I gave up and continued to read to see what was up. S.K.I.P. not S.P.I.K.E was funny as well as the rest of that dialogue, I'm still giggling. That was fun, great read, thanks.
Lol! I hope when you read the rest of the chapter the beginning made sense?
It's always fun when Spike gets to pick on Angel.
09/06/2006 02:58 pm
lmao i love the line about dislexia - how cute! I am glad spike realizes that she wants to go home - shakes head!
Lol! Well, I always thought Angel would have to be really stupid not to realise that she was less than happy. Just because there's a light show? Duh!
09/05/2006 08:48 pm
Neat banter between the boys.
Somehow that always seems to happen every time you put the two of them in a room together.
09/05/2006 06:12 am
that was hilarious, thank you.
09/04/2006 02:49 pm
wow..so how exactly did he do *that* little trick..??? very interesting chapter, very much enjoyed it...
Not quite sure which trick you mean or I'd explain if I could, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks, honey!
09/08/2006 06:48 am
Oooo Pretty Spike! Nice try Dawn, it does help a little. Gunn is Angel's Xander! I never saw it before. Yay, he can fight better then Xander, but that's it. Cordy should be jealous. Thanks for this wonderful chappie.
Lol! I think the Gunn thing might be something that someone has commented on before but I'd gone and forgotten it.
I guess Cordy just has to cope with- Nah, Angel isn't even second best...
09/06/2006 02:54 pm
oh i love it. happy sigh great chapter - hope gunn comes around - wes is so with Maria now! *hugs*
Lol! Well, Rosa really puts things in a certain bracket. Wes may have needed to do some hard thinking before making a commitment in the first place but now that he has he isn't about to do a U-turn.
Gunn and Fred, I'm afraid are one of the things I didn't bother trying to fix, I'm afraid.
09/05/2006 08:41 pm
Great description of the beauteous Spike!
09/05/2006 05:53 am
very good chapter, thank you. love to see dawn attempting to make amends and cordy's frankness ending the chapter.
Lol! When is Cordy ever anything else? Thanks, as always!
09/04/2006 02:40 pm
i love the shopping trip...and dawn's attempt at making up did soften me a bit toward her, but cant wait to see what happens next, so moving on now
Lol, Dawn's pretty much your average kid. When she couldn't see why Spike was making such a huge fuss, she'd dig her heels in. Once she understood why he was so mad she'll admit she's wrong.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the section. Thanks, honey!
08/31/2007 12:56 am
OH I do love Cordy's parts at the end.
Lol! I vaguely seem to recall (it being nearly three and a half years ago that I was writing this bit) that they were some of the most fun parts to write at the time as well.
09/08/2006 06:14 am
Hate it when a part of the things that make him happy are destroyed, and he was so right about Dawn being punished and Willow. With the right suit Spike can so put Angel to shame. Glad Cordy's trying to get he's priorities straight. This dinner should be good. Thanks for the read.
Lol! Well, so far as I'm aware you never actually see Spike in a suit, but I'll take your word for it.
Hope the rest lives up to expectations.
09/05/2006 08:25 pm
In your dreams, Angel!
Lol, well if he doesn't kid himself then how's he going to kid anybody else?
09/04/2006 02:23 pm
lol...poor cordy, the guys are always obsessed with buffy... ...now i get more why spike was so upset ...they need to talk to dawnie, so she understands what she did...great chapter, love
Lol! Angel just soooo needs a good kick up the bum. Unfortunately Cordy can't administer it.
And, yeah, there was good reason for what might have looked like Spike playing the drama queen.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you!
08/31/2007 12:24 am
OH but can tall dark and broody do that
I'm sure it can be arranged, maybe not in the time frame Cordy is hoping for, but if they can stop her from passing on her seer powers, I'm sure they can stop Angel from losing his soul...
09/06/2006 02:46 pm
and omg can i say if i was cordy i would be watching - no way that show would go on without be at least peaking!
Lol! Yeah, but no way to relieve the frustration with no body...
Thanks, honey! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
09/06/2006 02:42 pm
I adore the whole friend thing they have going on with wes. The comments about them sticking together were lovely.
I have so many stories i need to work on on various pairings but your brilliant one always once me to say the heck with everything and concentrate on my spuffy!
Lol! So many pairings, so little time...
09/06/2006 02:35 pm
Angel is so lucky that Spike is so loyal to his family or he'd be screwed and thank god that Spike's got Buffy to be his anchor. Hopefully Wes' words will make a difference. Guess that's it for me. Need to get some sleep. Thanks again T.
Lol! Well, he kinda managed the robbery on his own in canon... Okay, so Gunn died and they didn't actually get the thing they broke in for, but they all sort of made it through.
Yeah, here's hoping on the Wes front...
Sleep tight, honey! and thank you!
09/05/2006 08:18 pm
Welcome to the sheer animal magnetism club, Cordy.
Lol... now she's just like the rest of us.
08/30/2006 04:10 am
great read, thanks. and cordy is a hoot..
She definitely is. Love the fact she just says what she thinks and consequences be damned. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2006 02:27 am
lol....cordy, cordy... i love that girl! you conveyed the intensity and passion between spike and buffy so very well in that chapter, though, im not totally clear...is he mad about something? maybe i just missed it...great chapter
lol! That'd be Dawn recording over his Ramones, honey! It may be three or four chapters but it's only been a couple of hours in 'verse time. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/29/2006 11:10 pm
I love this last book of the story...
Wes and Marie...geesh...they'll get there, eventually, I'm sure.
Dawn taped over Spike's punk? Wow...that's a capital offense. knowing him, it's extremely rare and can't even be found on E-Bay. Her disregard for other people's property really bugged me on the show, too. I never would have touched my mother's music without asking, as a teen...her Beatles record collection was off-limits to everybody!
Loved what Wes said to Angel there, and that Connor heard it. You probably don't have time to get into the Connor/Angel issues in the story, but understanding all sides of how he ended up in the hell dimension can only help. And Angel finally has to consider another point of view. I was glad in Season 5 that he'd finally let go of his anger towards Wes and realized that Wes only chose what he thought was right based on his information.
Cordy's hysterical, as usual...that really must be so boring watching everybody and not being able to interact. Can't wait for her to get rid of Jasmine.
Buffy and Spike...and their typical way of working off aggression...lol.
Thanks, honey! Hope the remaining 93 chapters match expectations.
Wes and Marie will get there in he end.
Yep, Dawn taped over Spike's bootleg of a Ramones gig. Good guess, girl.
As you say there isn't really scope (even in a series this long) to deal with the LA crowd in any real detail but hopefully knowing a bit more about how he ended up where he did can only help Connor in the long run.
Lol, I'd say Cordy is more frustrated than anything else, in more ways than one.
And, yeah, let's face it, this option has wayyy more to recommend it than hitting each other.
09/06/2006 02:39 pm
lmao okay that last cordy line was so cordy ! I think you are writing her better then anyone on angel ever did. I have a new classic line and it involves underwear *giggles*
Lol! Well, it's been seventeen days on my much condensed timetable... In canon I'm sure it was much longer.
Glad you liked it, honey. Hugs!
09/06/2006 01:14 pm
Loved the scene in the kitchen when Spike was thinking about his girls, all three of them. I just love this family and friends that you've created, makes me happy.*hugs* Great job, thanks.
Spike is such a sucker for any woman that treats him halfway decent it wasn't hard to build him his little family.
09/05/2006 08:09 pm
Atta girl - they need a little geeing up!
Lol! Not that they can hear her...
08/30/2006 03:59 am
good chapter, thanks for the read. cordy's comments are back, great.
Yep! Cordy's back. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2006 02:23 am
cordys comments are cracking me up...cant say i like either spikes *or* dawns choice of music rosa is such a cutie...another great chapter, pet
Lol! there are some Ramones tracks that I like. Dawn's taste, however...
And, yep, Cordy is definitely the comic relief for now...Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2007 11:48 pm
I wonder what Brandon ment by the last part and what did travers do to get Faith
"So long and thanks for all the fish!" is a quote from 'The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams. It's supposed to be the last message the dolphins passed on to Earth's human inhabitants before they left, the dolphins being aware of the fact that Earth was due to be destroyed to make way for an inter-galactic bypass or something similar. Hence Brandon's comment about the world exploding...
09/06/2006 02:37 pm
oh oh does that mean she is unwilling or willing - i dont see faith every going along with thier plans willingly. *sigh* I have to know what is going on I have to - runs to next chapter
ps, i love maria!
Lol! thank you, honey! I think you might have to wait a chunk longer to find out the deal with Faith. Thing was it took me quite a long time to remember where she was... It was so long since I read this bit.
09/06/2006 12:31 pm
They must of done a real number on her for Faith to leave. Guess we'll find out what's going on. Slow is better than nothing and Wes is a big boy and control himself and her too if need be. What's the next crisis going to be? Guess I'll find out in a few. Great fic T, thanks.
Well, Faith isn't in a position where she can just hang around and wait for the police to show up. Part of that redemption thing is that these days if she took out a dozen cops trying to escape then she'd probably be bothered about it.
Yeah, Wes is able to take care of things and Cordy is the next crisis...
09/05/2006 07:59 pm
Pretty sure Faith isn't gone that easily.
Hee! Probably not...
08/30/2006 03:50 am
good read, thank you
08/30/2006 02:21 am
huh? i dont get the fish reference...splainy.... but im worried about faith...wes seems to be progresing well with marie...great chapter, pet
Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy reference, probably slightly more accessible to those with British connections as the BBC made it into a TV series.
Just before earth is blown up to make room for an intergalactic motorway, the dolphins all leave (being more intelligent than the humans and aware of the planet's impending destruction). Their final message to humankind is 'So long and thanks for all the fish!'
Wes and Marie are getting there... Glad you enjoyed it.
09/06/2006 02:33 pm
Poor Wes *whimpers whimpers* I feel so sorry for him - I hope she changes her mind - ohhh i think that means she did - excellant
I love how the summers girls are really not that different - buffy doesn;t want to be thought of just as dawn's sister anymore then dawn has ever wanted to be known just as buffys sister.
Wonderful writing as always dear!
Lol! Here speaks the youngest of three sisters, so I know where they're coming from on that.
And, yep, Rosa talked them into doing things her way... surprise, surprise!!!
Glad you enjoyed it, honey... Thank you!
Ooh, on a completely unrelated topic someone said something about a nom at FF but I didn't get an email or anything. I keep meaning to check the site but something else always comes up? Easily distracted, me? Hell yeah! You don't know anything off hand, do you?
09/06/2006 12:05 pm
Rosa sure is one heck of a kid, being an empath gives her insight to so much. She's just a great kid. That was very romantic for Buffy and Spike to have that dance together. Great chappie T. thanks.
Yep, Wes is definitely going to have his hands full when she gets older. And, yep, they've pretty much got to grab the romance where they can 'cause God knows the trouble isn't going to stop long enough for them to get a romantic weekend.
Glad you enjoyed it, honey. Thanks again.
08/30/2006 03:17 am
rosa to the rescue. very good chapter. thank you. was it something i said about cordy?
Rosa definitely pulled things back from the brink... Sorry about the lack of Cordy. I figured she wouldn't have been paying too much attention to any of the stuff in that chapter, but she will be back.
08/30/2006 02:17 am
awwww...wes is doing so good at this....i love to see the way their relationship is developing...great chapter
Glad you're enjoying it, honey. It's really walking a highwire when there's a young kid involved, but they'll get there in the end.
08/29/2006 10:57 pm
Wes is such a gent!
That he is... Thank you!
08/30/2007 10:25 pm
Oh that is not good for spike and buffy
Sorry it's been so long! I must have started reading that chapter six or seven times before I got to the end of it uninterrupted.
As for Spike and Buffy, things do look sort of ominous, but I'm sure they'll cope.
09/06/2006 02:27 pm
I adore Spike standing on the potentials neck - can i pretend that it is Kennedy?
I adored Dawn telling off Kristy in this - absolutly fab scene!
Great scenes and excellant characters as always!
Feel completely free to pretend that it's Kennedy. Maybe I will too.
Glad you enjoyed it, honey!
Big thank you hug!
09/06/2006 11:10 am
Hail, hail the gangs all here! That didn't help with the introductions did it? The potentials getting to see that Spike play's nice, would have been better then an ambush. Oh well. Good for Dawn that she stood up to the bitch. That would be nice if Dawn and Brandon did make King and Queen. Cordy's getting a nice view though. Great read thanks.
Lol! Not as nice as the view Cordy's going to be getting in a few chapters.
Glad you enjoyed it, sweetie.
08/30/2006 03:09 am
very good read, thank you. planning wedddings is such joy. not. cordy ending each update is rather fun.
Lol! I have vague memories... By now very vague memories. Rather like the Cordy bits myself... Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2006 02:15 am
im so proud of dawn, she handled that well...and her principal seems much cooler that wood was... great chapter, pet
Lol! Well, they can't all come out like Snyder, and anything is cooler than Wood - though to be honest, so far any charcter I've seen that actor play has made my skin crawl. I'm open to the possibility that some day he might play a character I'll like but it hasn't happened so far.Glad you enjoyed it.
08/29/2006 10:47 pm
Lol! Well, if she says exactly what she thinks when there are people around, then she's not going to hold back when she's stuck on her own.
09/06/2006 02:20 pm
I love the comments about Rosa being able to eat anything if she could eat her grandmothers cooking - ROFL
Loved the comments about the firearms and blades - lovely point and a definite concern for a mother!
love your cordy!
Lol! Well, someone has to have a responsible other who's a bad cook.
Yeah, there's a lot of stuff that the Scoobies take for granted that really wouldn't be of the good with a kid around.
I think most people like the Cordy.
09/06/2006 10:45 am
Damn! Marie's second guessing this relationship already and the Council showing up is only going to worry her, especially now that Travers started to threaten Rosa. Much better here, but I'll try something different later. Great chapter as always, thanks.
Yep, that's one of things about having a young kid. Their wellbeing has to take precedence.
Glad you liked it, honey!
08/30/2006 02:48 am
great update, thanks. travers was easy, marie going to be tougher. good to see cordy has changed all that much.
Lol! I imagine the frustration of just watching the world go by is getting to Cordy a bit.
Travers was easy to get rid of for now, but he's far from gone. Marie, well...
Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2006 02:09 am
lol...it has to be dawnie, doesnt it? i hope so!!! im glad wes stood up for them against the council wankers....hope travers doesnt try anything nasty....great chapter
Lol! Dawn never really had a chance. If you remember the Slayerfest episode there were weeks of campaigning before these things to get the votes.
Wes definitely has his priorities sorted out, as for Travers not trying wnything nasty, might as well ask him not to breathe. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/29/2006 10:23 pm
08/30/2007 01:24 pm
I always wonder about where Dawn went to school before rebuidling.
I might be confused with the show but was Dawn not 16 earlier in the start of these fics. I know she said to Tara being 16 and staying alone in the house.
I really can't say at the moment, though since it sounds like you're referring to the bit where Dawn was kidnapped and I haven't got that far, I might be able to tell you later.
Bear in mind that this series took four years to write and while I've tried to keep things consistent, there's no guarantee that I've succeeded.
It could be that in between writing the first reference and this, something aired that pin-pointed Dawn's age more specifically than I'd been able to before or it may simply be that having skipped forward a few weeks here or there I decided that those weeks included Dawn's birthday. I'm fuzzy on this (not having read or written anything BtVS related in the past year) but for some reason I seem to think in canon she "aged" over the summer break somewhere, fifteen S5, sixteen S6, seventeen S7?
Like I say though, four years is a long time to try to keep all the details in my head and since it's now been a year and a half or so since I finished this...
09/06/2006 02:09 pm
excellant chapter and begininning to section five. I am enjoying this story. I can't wait to see if they manage to rescue Cordy in this world, or what happens next. Great chapter!
I'm glad you liked it. I figured I couldn't skip Dawn's prom.
08/30/2006 02:30 am
wonderful start to this section. love spike's sense of what is most important, even if cordy does not agree. thanks for the fun read.
Lol! Well, Spike is the one who would have to live with Dawn afterward. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/30/2006 02:04 am
lol...cordy cracks me up...i hope dawnie has a wonderful night, no hassles...but thats probably asking too much, isnt it? *sigh*...great chapter, love
The Cordy bits are definitely part of the fun for this particular section... And Dawn's night is demon free if that counts. Glad you enjoyed it.
08/29/2006 10:17 pm
Oooh what a treat - lots of chapters!
Lol! No more than normal really, but I'm going to be pretty busy between now and October, so instead of posting a chapter a day, I'll be doing it in chunks. Yoday you get the first half of Section 1.
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