Chirality by yutamiyu

Nina
06/14/2014 09:20 pm
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And now, I will forever wonder.... It's a great story, too bad the muse died.

Velvet
01/01/2014 03:44 pm
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Have just noticed that you last updated about 5 years ago, now more 'Nooo!!!'

Velvet
01/01/2014 03:41 pm
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Absolutely loving this story, I hope you can update soon! I actually let out a dramatic 'Nooo!!' when I realised this was the 'last' chapter.

jay
12/31/2012 01:58 am
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This is really good, please update

Ilovespuffy
11/27/2012 11:09 pm
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Please continue !

anna
04/08/2011 12:42 am
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Please let me know if or when you decide to update. I hope you do because I'm loving this story. I like the twists and turns and your approach. I've never seen it done like this before. Good luck!

nojiri23
04/04/2010 02:01 pm
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 this is great!  continue when you can!

09/18/2008 03:11 pm
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 don´t worry about it,we be waiting, anxiously, till the nerxt chapter, lol 

DeanSamWinchesterfan
09/04/2008 04:05 pm
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Great chapter. Update soon. I'm glad you finally updated. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

09/03/2008 03:13 am
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so very good, please don't take another year for an update.

08/29/2008 10:17 pm
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It's so good to have you back!  Can't wait to see what your lovely muse brings to us next chapter.  This one was -as usual- brillant.

sirc
08/27/2008 10:45 pm
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I'm happy to see that you haven't disappeared.

Great chapter!

08/27/2008 06:17 am
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very glad to see this update. gave me an excuse to reread this fine tale. thank you.

sin_amatic
08/27/2008 01:32 am
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Hi,

Haven't read this chapter yet, but I'm glad to see your back writing this story (I recognize the name, an I can remember enjoying what I read, but for the life of me I can't recall the story line.)  Dang!

With time restraints being what they are, I wonder if you might consider adding a bit of a _refresher_ at the beginning of the chapter (especially after a year.)   It won't help me because I'm off to try and spark my memory, but others will follow.

It's just a thought...    Ta

08/26/2008 04:55 pm
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It is so wonderful to see an update on this work - This is such an interesting variation of The Gift - especially the connection between Willow and Spike and this great power.  Bringing in the future from the alley scene is a great new element  - can't wait to see your development of the force and magics and the Spike-Willow inner journey. 

I plan to go back and read all from the start - now that you have taken the work up again - glad to see that your "Muse" has returned for this story - long wait, but so glad that you are back.

Cate
08/26/2008 10:41 am
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I so love this story and, as I said in my earlier reviews, it has taken me a while to find it again after my first reading, and again there is no more story Please Update. I absolutely love this story and I can't wait for more!!!!!!!!

nxm
08/26/2008 01:55 am
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i really love this story and am so glad you've taken it up again! can't wait to read more...

Liza
08/25/2008 01:37 pm
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As I'm only a recent updates junkie I've only just come across this fic.  I've really enjoyed it.  Love the tenderness you've developed in Buffy and the dual timeline refs are deftly inserted. They could have made the story seem fragmentory and forced but instead they add pace and intrigue.  And if it helps, I found your Trio dialogue very amusing.  (By the way, Ewan does it for me, even if the film doesn't.)  But goodness, a year to write this last chapter?  You poor thing.  Anyway, I'm going to trust you not to take as long with the next one.  Tell that muse of yours that your new reader needs her.     

08/25/2008 12:26 am
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I had to go reread all of it.  This chapter fits seemlessly, which after a year is amazing.  I like your grasp of the characters and the plot.  Please keep writing this!

Carol
08/24/2008 04:17 am
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Not complaining here - happy to have an update.  But this story will have to be reread upon completion because I got a little lost.  I think I'm getting it though.  Thanks so much for the update.

08/24/2008 03:16 am
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So delighted to see this picked up again!  YAY your muse.  Maybe now that the pressure is off a bit at school you'll be in the mood more often.

Nice pick up from so long ago.  Will be interested to find out how this magic will effect Willow...have a feeling it will be bad!  Some things are already different and that has to be good but seems Spike was in a parallel (the world we saw) perhaps and that can be troubling...although the FE won't have a reason to show up and that has to be good. 

Xander is such a jerk...after all Spike did for him to be treated that way is terrible! 

Can't wait for Giles to return.

Excellent.

Kathleen

08/24/2008 02:13 am
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There must be something in the air as yours is not the only resurrected tale tonight!  I'm delighted to see this updat and have reread it all so I'm back on track!   Willow's dodgy behaviour is cleverly done - I don't see her spilling anytime soon.  And Buffy's treatment of Spike is very touching.  I hope you are on a roll and there's more soon.

08/24/2008 12:50 am
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So glad the muse has woken from her long sleep.  Perhaps she'll be well rested now and ready to get back to work? 

pretty_in_fangs
08/24/2008 12:03 am
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No need for apologies.  I'm sure we're all just happy to see you back.

Lovely update, as always.  I'm glad people can see that Willow has a problem; maybe they'll be able to help her before she gets sucked in (to whatever is up) too far?

jane
08/26/2008 01:22 pm
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I'm glad you've started updating this fic again
It's very well done, great plot, can't wait to see how things work out.

09/19/2007 04:01 pm
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Wonderful reading thus far - like your premise of exchange for sacrificial characters and the very intriguing Uber Magic - considering your title, I wait for your solution with great interest - HOPE that you can update again very soon -

09/18/2007 06:14 pm
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i know, the trio is so very difficult that in the one fic i've written that involves them, i completely chickened out and found a way to get the other two boys out of the picture and just focus on warren (who was my villain at the time)
you, on the other hand, have done a phenomenal job with their dialogue, their mannerisms, the relationship between the three of them....excellent, wonderful writing, love, though now, i'm very scared to see what willow's gonna do with the information she just got... *bites nails* can't wait to read more of this, love

09/17/2007 12:28 pm
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Congrats on your degree, well done.

You did fine with the trio, and Willow is getting creepier by the minute. Love it!!

09/17/2007 07:02 am
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very good read, thank you. assuming your thesis is written as well as this tale, you were short changed.

pretty_in_fangs
09/16/2007 08:33 pm
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EEEEEE! An update!

Fabulous to see and I'm glad everythign is going along well academically.
I know! I'm sorry I kept everyone waiting so long, but (unfortunately) school comes first. Thanks for sticking with me!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
09/16/2007 05:14 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.I loved the Trio talking about Star Wars. The first three movies are my favorite. It's also ironic because all three of my cats have a Star Wars theme going on. Their names are Phantom,Ewok,and Yoda. We're trying to convince my dad to get a new cat because the fifteen year old cat isn't doing so well. We also have to follow the Star Wars theme we got going on, so Mom's idea is Obi. My suggestions are Kenobi,Solo,and Skywalker.
The Trio was very hard to write. And I like "Skywalker" for a cat the best.

Nell
09/16/2007 07:27 am
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Enjoyed the chapter - and definitely still reading.

Congratulations on the end of the thesis writing. I know how that is ...
The thesis was for a while the bane of my entire existence, no matter how temporary I knew it to be. Still...it's such a relief to have it over!

BT_
09/16/2007 03:18 am
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Your Trio was spot-on.
Willow's dreams were amazing.
Loving the Xander/Spike beginning.
Anya is so fun when she's well-done. Yours was hysterical.

Thank you so much!

Atterb
08/12/2007 04:31 am
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OMG, I love all your stuff! I can't believe I'm just now finding you after years of reading spuffy!

I've been reading you on vampkiss, so I haven't been able to leave any reviews since I don't have an account, but I think you are amazing. Very enjoyable stories. I can't wait to see where this one is going.

nmcil
08/04/2007 07:15 pm
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Very much enjoyed reading this piece - Best of everything with your current projects and demanding school work - Being a totally selfish Buffyholic, hope that you can bring us an update soon - look forward to your next chapter, but your degree, I know, must take precedence.

07/12/2007 01:02 am
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What is with the van if there are no heartbeats in it? I'm so happy that Spike is staying and hope he does give Buffy a chace to show him that she does love him. She told the others about him, that's a start. I see Willow went through with the Lethe's bramble but I don't know what she's up to with telling them that the magic was gone. Really enjoying this, will look for your updates, good luck iwth your thesis.
Willow's a slippery one in this fic; definitely keep an eye on her! Thanks for reading and reviewing.

07/11/2007 02:03 pm
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Great chapter! I am so curious about that magic deal,, doesn't sound good for Willow!

Thank you !
Oh, Willow. Such a downward spiral. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

07/11/2007 01:07 am
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it appears that red's need for power and control will manifest, no matter the circumstances. am reasonably sure it will not take tara's death to make the egomaniac go dark. love the read, thank you. now, finish the thesis and return to the really important matters. such as my reading pleasure.
You might be right; you'll have to stick around and see! Thanks for reading and reviewing.

beanie
07/11/2007 12:09 am
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I just found this story and I'm loving it. I think it's a very realistic re-write of season 6 and I'm looking forward to more. =).
Thank you very much!

07/11/2007 12:04 am
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hmmm....van...that doesn't sound good great chapter, love, looking forward to more
Thanks!

Lea
07/10/2007 10:37 pm
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Wow, really enjoying this. You are true to the characters, and it's nice to see Buffy having to prove her love to Spike. I wish you the best of luck on your thesis.

Waiting (albeit a tad impatiently ) on the next update, /Lea


(I would help you with your survey, but I'm Swedish, so I don't actually fall in the category of people you needed .
I'M impatient for the next update, and I'm the author! I'm glad you're enjoying the story.

Aeryn
07/10/2007 04:45 pm
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bad bad willow,what is this magic and what will it do to her and everyone?
Looking forward to see Buffy convince Spike she loves him.
I guess you'll just have to stick around and see!

Aeryn
07/10/2007 04:43 pm
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bad bad willow,what is this magic and what will it do to her and everyone?
Looking forward to see Buffy convince Spike she loves him.
I guess you'll just have to stick around and see!

07/10/2007 04:39 am
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Another excellent update. Looking forward to more.
Thank you so much!

07/10/2007 03:56 am
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Can't wait for an update And please send me the survey...

scarletibis24@hotmail.com
Thanks!

07/09/2007 09:41 pm
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sweet chapter. Hopefully you do write cuz I'm desperately wanting that update. lol. I'm no one to talk though...
Thanks, Daniel. I'm working on chapter 16; hope to update it within the next week or so.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
07/09/2007 04:28 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.I love Angsty!Spike.I love that you updated.I need fanfic now to keep me busy until the new and last Harry Potter book comes out.(Yay!)
I think I want to go at midnight to get it.
Thanks! Glad you're still reading!

BT_
07/09/2007 03:10 pm
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Hey - can I buy that thirsty muse the beverage of its choice? Interesting what you've done with Willow and the magic - and completely in character.
I loved Spike's memory of waking with Buffy. Very sweet.
I was a little confused about how Spike got from walking up to the shop flooor of the Magic Box to looking at the van outside, then I reread it and it made better sense.
Looking forward to more reactions from Scoobies. Also wondering what Spike is going to tell Buffy about the future.
My thirsty muse would love for you to buy it a drink. The next chapter should be the Xander/Spike showdown I've been putting off. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

07/09/2007 02:58 pm
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The plot thickens! LOL So, Willow is going whole hog into the magic again. *sigh* I love the way you're twisting the season(s) here and hope you get a chance to update regularly.
I hope I get a chance to update regularly, too. :/ Hope you stick with me!

07/09/2007 10:11 am
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Lovely to see this updated. There's some serious weirdness going on with Willow -- hopefully Tara will wise up. Buffy seems pretty sharp too. Can't wait for more.
You'll just have to wait and see!

07/09/2007 06:55 am
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Lovely update...worth the wait.

RL can often mess up the pleasurable things in life like writing (or reading for that matter). Don't worry about the delays, your story is worth it.

Kathleen
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're still enjoying the story!

pretty_in_fangs
07/09/2007 06:08 am
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So happy to see an update of this story but I understand about the thesis kicking your ass. Remember that it takes priority and we'll all still be here when it's done.
I hope so! :/ Thanks for reading and reviewing!

07/12/2007 12:47 am
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Hope your stalker was taken care of too! That had to be sooo creepy. And your exams went fine as well. Great Stubborn Willow and her needing to get Lethe's bramble to deal with Tara's disapproval and worry. Sorry for Spike and what he had to see. Can't wait to get to the next chapter.
I think the pseudo-stalker issue is a dead one. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

07/11/2007 12:49 am
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excellent read, thank you. buffy is doing really well. now if spike would talk to her rather than red, well, your fine tale would probably be many chapters shorter. i would not wish that. be safe, be happy.
We don't really want a short story with a setup like this, right? Thanks for reading and reviewing!

06/06/2007 02:35 pm
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Willow's bad just has to come out one way or another. Nice job -- and a sweet moment for Buffy.
I enjoyed the Spike/Buffy moment; it was a last-minute addition, to be honest. But most of my readers have liked it, so I'm glad I put it in!

nmcil
05/30/2007 07:33 am
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this really is a terrific story - hope to have another chapter soon -
That makes two of us! :S Thank you for reading and reviewing!

05/29/2007 03:59 pm
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oh man....that's messed up...willow's really going to get herself in trouble with that magic...and it's so disturbing how ready she is to mess with tara's mind just to keep them from fighting...the scene with buffy and spike was really sweet loved this chapter, pet
Thanks! As I've said in various responses, the entire idea of the story is to explore what would -- and more importantly, wouldn't -- change had Spike jumped instead of Buffy. Looks like Willow's on the fast-track to being bad no matter who dies. Wonder what else will stay the same...?

05/29/2007 08:57 am
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I love it! I can't wait to read more on your lovely story. Keep up the great work!
Jace
Thank you so much!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
05/28/2007 04:09 am
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Good chapter.Update soon.Bad Willow!On Thursday at 11:30,my junior year of high school will be over and I'll be a senior.It's terrifying.(Also,my challenge doesn't have a time limit.Just thought that you were still going to do it in May like you said before.But I can wait.I have all summer.)
I'd like to take a gander at your challenge; unfortunately, I have a lot on my plate at the moment, fic-wise. Maybe when I clear some if it off, I can add more. And don't worry; senior year is a breeze. Seriously.

05/28/2007 01:47 am
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So happy to see more of this. Great chapter! I wonder what Willow is releasing. Looking forward to the next update.
Thank you so much! We'll know about the jar soon...promise!

05/27/2007 10:37 pm
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Great chapter. Can't wait for Spike to tell them where he was and what the PTB said, and for them to find out what the magic is.
I'm not so sure that Spike's going to tell them right away; S6 seemed to be the season for keeping secrets, wasn't it? I'm glad you're sticking with the story!

05/27/2007 09:01 pm
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I love this story; can't wait to read more of it; I love your characterization of Spike; it's so true to JM's portrayal. Bravo!
Wow! Thank you so much!

05/27/2007 04:14 pm
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I'm so glad you posted! This is a fascinating story - I'd been hoping it wasn't abandoned! (I really hate it when that happens!)
Rest assured, BT, that I have no intentions of abandoning this story. That I dislike it when stories are abandoned notwithstanding, I don't think this story will LET me abandon it. It just gnaws at my mind too much for me to let it go!

05/27/2007 02:06 pm
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Poor Spike!! At least he's got Buffy to take care of him. And I shudder to what Willow may be releasing...
Only time will tell! And "time" will be maybe two or three chapters. We're definitely getting into S6 territory now...

05/27/2007 12:06 pm
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What about the would be stalker?????? Are you okay??

Ahhhhh the story update was wonderful. So Spike knows that Buffy was supposed to jump and die. I think he would still have taken her place even knowing.

So tender with him sleeping on her floor and her reaction to that.

Have a feeling that Willow and her magic problems will be taking place but in a different way (maybe Tara will be spared this way).

Love this story.....hope you stay stalker free.

Kathleen
I'm okay; thank you. I think the issue is now a dead issue. I forgot to post that update in my journal; I'll do that in a bit. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing, Kathleen!

pretty_in_fangs
05/27/2007 09:08 am
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So fabulous to have a review on this story. And certainly, deal with your own life and saninty (and safety) before worrying about us. (:

Lovely update, as always. So when the Spike in this world jumped, he managed to somehow pull back sealing-the-hellmouth Spike?

And I'm very curious about what the power is whispering about.
I was worried that this would become an issue; the Spike who has returned is the same Spike who jumped. He just has a soul. I'm already playing around with time tangents enough; I think playing around with a different Spike -- and then figuring out where the other one went -- would just be too much of a headache in this story where there's already so much going on. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

05/27/2007 07:00 am
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I hope you got rid of the would-be stalker too! I think NONE of us need an Angel in our lives (he he)

Great chapter! can't wait for the next update! I knew they were going to need that magic,, but I guess I didn't realize Willow was able to save it.... It will completely corrupt her,, I just know it,,, I know its coming....
I think the would-be stalker issue is now a dead issue. ::crosses fingers:: And I'm not saying a word about Willow, though it's painfully obvious, isn't it?

05/27/2007 04:56 am
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Many thanks for the new update. Can't blame you for taking so long. Really like where this story line is going, and how its developing. Can't wait to see more details. Nice and tender scene with Buffy and Spike, too.
Thank you so much! I really liked that Buffy and Spike scene, too; I was so happy when it came into my head in the middle of my exam. Well, not THAT happy. But the end result was good, I think.

BecomingChosenGirl13
05/04/2008 04:31 pm
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I really liked this chapter.

fanxstitch
04/17/2007 06:52 am
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This is a beautiful, touching and well done story. I really look forward to reading more of it.
Thank you so much!

04/17/2007 03:08 am
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dawn and spike's meeting was very well done. the the reasoning, truthful buffy is refreshing. very good read, thank you.
Thank you! I've been looking forward to the Spike/Dawn reunion for a while. Glad you like it!

04/16/2007 05:37 pm
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Great update - glad your feeling better!
Thank you!

04/16/2007 04:07 pm
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Glad you survived the root canal hon!

Really happy to read this update. The story is well written and the plot is intriguing. Love the connection between Spike and Dawn and like Buffy giving Spike time while still reaffirming her love. Glad SHE is sure LOL.

Kathleen
Thank you so much! I'm having fun developing the Spike/Dawn friendship, which wasn't really present in S5, as well as exploring the maturity that is present in Buffy, but was not shown for the majority of S6.

Lou
04/16/2007 03:20 pm
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Lovely update and well worth the wait. What a different Buffy -- no death and resurrection make for a much nicer person!
No kidding! Thanks for reading and reviewing!

04/16/2007 02:53 pm
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Three days!? Ouch! *pets you*

I love Buffy's little talk with Spike at the end, it shows a much matured Buffy!
I fully believe that if Buffy had survived S5, she would have shown a great deal of gained maturity between the seasons. I'm just playing it out...that's MY treat for me.

Pin
04/16/2007 02:40 pm
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Great story and I relly liked this chapter. Very curious about the magic in Spike. THanks!
Thanks!

04/16/2007 12:35 pm
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Thank you so much for the long chappie, but THREE WHOLE DAYS? I sure hope it was worth it. Great talk he had with Dawn, so happy she knows about him, Loved how Buffy told him about her feelings, straight forward and sincere, maybe soon he'll start to believe her. Tonight seems to be a good start. Yup, we've missed this, hoping for another update sometime soon.
Worth it? I'm not sure; there may be complications! I'm hoping to update again soon, too...thank you for the lovely review!

04/16/2007 06:56 am
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Great update! I loved Spike and Dawn's reunion. I can't wait to find out why Spike's back, and what that magic is. I'm also looking forward to the changes you're going to make.

And finally, I'm glad you're feeling better.
Thanks so much! I feel like I'm starting to string my reviewers along, but honestly, there's just framework that needs to be set before I can actually progress to S6...and it's almost finished, anyway. Glad you're still enjoying the story!

pretty_in_fangs
04/16/2007 06:38 am
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Points to Buffy for both being honest with herself about the genesis of her feelings and on knowing when not to push Spike.
I think the whole not-being-dead thing helped Buffy mature in a way she was not afforded in canon; the death of her mother and her new responsibilities were suddenly thrust upon her in S6 after her resurrection; I believe in my version, she's had time to slowly adjust, therefore becoming much more well-adjusted. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

PyroChilde
04/16/2007 03:18 am
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Yay you're back, and with an awesome new chapter at that! Can't wait for your next update
Thanks! Hope to update soon.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
04/16/2007 02:55 am
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Good chapter.Update soon.I had to have a few cavities filled last year.I cried everytime I got the shot of novacaine.Shots are mean and deserve to die a painful death.
The shots don't bother me; it's the fat-lip feeling that remains for hours afterwards. Glad to see you're still sticking with me!

04/16/2007 02:45 am
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awwww, what a sweet chapter, i love how open she's being with him now, and i'm glad he and dawn got things all settled...great job, love
Thank you so much! I'm so backlogged on your stories, but don't worry! I'm still reading! Just...kind of...slowly.

04/16/2007 02:36 am
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Lovely chapter. I love the way you've turned their relationship in season six on it's head. It's strange but neat to see Buffy being the one trying to prove that she really loves Spike, and Spike being the one who's afraid to believe it's true. And the scene between Spike and Dawn struck just the right note. Glad to hear this this is gonna be a long fic. That's my favorite kind! And it doesn't hurt at all that this is such an enthralling story. I'm completely hooked and can hardly wait to read the next update. By the way, glad to hear you're feeling better. Root canals are the absolute pits.
I just hope the fic doesn't get TOO long. I think the chapters might be getting longer per post, so look forward to that. Enthralling? Thank you so much!

04/16/2007 02:26 am
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Some lovely bits in this chapter - already it's so different. Can't wait to see what you do with it, and how Buffy convinces Spike - now that she's been honest with herself about where the feelings originated.
Thank you so much!

dark amia
04/16/2007 02:09 am
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Yay to the long chapter. Really enjoying this fic. Loved Spike & Dawn's reunion.

Great work!
Thank you! I've been looking forward to writing the Spike and Dawn reunion ever since I wrote Dawn being mad at Spike after he jumped.

Cate
08/26/2008 08:57 am
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*Sigh* I love this!

Lynda
04/11/2007 01:11 am
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I am still reading and I am still loving your story. I hope you will not let my Spike go through too much pain.
Not too much more pain; I promise. Thanks for reading!

Lou
04/11/2007 01:05 am
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Great job with the spell trip.
Thanks!

04/10/2007 02:47 am
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love the read, thank you. spike must be seriously screwed up, to allow red to remove magic from his mind. it's red! and she doesn't know what the magic does. just moved your story into a different category. the one where i say, refresh your memory, then reread chapter one. and then every lovely word up to the current update. thanks, again
Willow seemed to be in control of her magic during the bulk of S5; it wasn't until S6 that she began slipping and developed her addiction. Also, she had done a similar spell with Buffy, which I think helped aid Spike's decision. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

BT_
04/10/2007 12:48 am
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YAY! an update!
BOO! Root canals. Had one a week before my wedding. Not really too dreadful, to tell you the truth. DOn't worry!
The root canal ended up taking three days. :/

DeanSamWinchesterfan
04/09/2007 11:45 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Yay, you're back!Are you still planning on doing the challenge in May?It's taking forever,but it's almost here.I have less than nine weeks of my junior year of high school left.Then I'll technically be a senior.As an Easter present,my grandma got me a laptop.My parents are giving me a six day trip to Florida to visit my godparents.We haven't seen them since they moved.We leave in two weeks.This'll be my first time flying.
I'm not sure if I'm going to do the challenge or not; I think I have a lot on my plate at this point in time. I'm doing the 20 hot prompts (I've only written two!) and two of the Art Before Fic banners; is there a time limit on your challenge? Hope you had a good time in Florida!

PyroChilde
04/09/2007 06:36 pm
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Yay for updates! Cliffhangers are evil though, what happens next?? Good luck with the root canal, shudders, hope you get well soon.
Haven't you figured out by now that I specialize in chapter-ending cliffhangers? Thanks for reading and reviewing!

04/09/2007 01:30 pm
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Great Chapter now I am all kinds of curious ... I really hope that wasn't something he will need later!
You never know! Thanks for reading!

04/09/2007 10:26 am
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I was so glad to see this story updated. I hope all goes well and that you get back on your feet soon. Real life can certianly get in the way sometimes. Take care of yourself and I hope you can update soon.
I'm sorry it took so long to update! I'm working on chapter XIII, and given that it's mostly Spuffy, I think it will be up much more quickly.

04/09/2007 07:06 am
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oh wow..was that his soul, or the magic? or both? i can't wait to find out the answer...i hope will's spell goes okay, so that poor spike doesn't end up worse off because of her wonky magic...great job on this chapter, looking forward to more
In answer to your first question; Willow's removed the magic. The soul's definitely still there (maybe I should clear that up...? :/), and I don't plan on it going anywhere (the path is clear for some Spuffy loving. ) But there's definitely some trouble brewing ahead! I'm so glad you're still sticking with my story!

golddrake
04/09/2007 05:44 am
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great chapter
Thanks!

pretty_in_fangs
04/09/2007 05:37 am
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So glad to see an update on this story. And NO apologies on the delay. Life happens.

Great chapter, and why do I get the idea that that little glas prison is a bad idea?

Hope the root canal procedure goes fine!
Life happens, but writing provides a wonderful escape from it, you know? I just didn't have the time, energy, or motivation to write for a while -- but that didn't stop me from kicking myself about the fact that I hadn't written anything in a while. And just remember to keep the jar in mind... Thank you for reading!

04/09/2007 03:46 am
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Hmmm...the plot just keeps on thickening! Loved the update.

Here's wishing you a nice quick recovery! *hugs*
I hope I'll have a quick recovery; I don't think it will be too bad, just long. Glad you're still sticking with my story!

04/09/2007 03:35 am
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Congrats on the awards, this great fic deserves it. Sorry you're having RL troubles. Trying to figure out why anyone would want Spike to have all that power and what is Willow going to do with it after she puts it in the box? So happy Spike took Buffy up on her offer for him to stay the night. Really enjoying this. Good luck tomorrow, thanks.
I'm going to go more in-depth to why exactly there's magic present in Spike in a later chapter; right now I think the emphasis needs to be on this uncomfortable rift between Spike and Buffy. Because honestly, I want to see some Spuffy loving in this fic, and soon. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

04/09/2007 03:10 am
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Uh oh, Willow's taking away powerful magics. Can't help but wonder what that'll lead to. Love Buffy's rambling to keep him at her house, a nice switch. Congrats on your awards, btw, very much deserved.
Thank you so much!

04/09/2007 03:09 am
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Is Willow going to resist that power? Congratulations on the awards - well-deserved!
Will she? You're just going to have to stick around! Thank you so much!

04/09/2007 02:45 am
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I am delighted to see an update to this one! Love the story and can't wait to find out what this magic is that Willow has just put in a jar. Yes, I believe Spike got the soul for himself but I am dying to know how this magic came to be and what its purpose was to have been.

Love the tentative steps between Spike and Buffy. Hope Dawn is more like herself and Spike's little Bit this time.

Great update {{{{{hugs on the root canal}}}}}}

Kathleen
I'm sorry I've kept you waiting for so long! I'll be exploring the soul and magic issues in a few chapters...and also address just where Spike has been all this time. And there will definitely be a reunion between Spike and Dawn in the next chapter. Thank you for sticking with me!

cooncat1122
04/09/2007 02:35 am
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So glad to see this update. Truly enjoying this story. Look forward to a new chapter when you are up and able.
Thank you so much!

Cate
08/26/2008 08:51 am
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Yeeheeeheehe.. I already knew this seeming I had read it before, but it always instills the same reaction! I also really love the concept you brought up with Spike and his love for Drusilla and why he doesn't think Buffy loves him.. absolutely brilliant!

nmcil
08/04/2007 04:53 pm
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I really like the treatment of restraint and more quiet characters thus far - It is an interesting story but you are telling it with a quality of "calm" that I find very appealing - Don't know what you are "kind of disappointed," I like it very much - you gave good reasons for Spike's current frame of mind and good plot material for Willow's potential plot as well as keeping Buffy within her character treatment in this piece.

A Chapter well done, I look forward to reading the complete story and I think, If you don't mind, I would like to try some graphics for it -

03/06/2007 04:55 am
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yea yea yea I KNEW it was going to leaving hanging on the response! I liked the chapter, I suspected but didn't want to guess. I really do hope you update soon! PLEASE??
I'm trying my hardest with chapter XII; unfortunately, the muse is being (for lack of better phrasing) a heartless bitch. I'm trying to get it up by the end of the week, though.

PyroChilde
02/19/2007 04:06 pm
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Alright I was surprised, but it makes sense now. Nice work with this chap, can't wait for the next
Thank you! I'm working on the next chapter, although it's going very slowly.

02/18/2007 03:28 am
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I sorta guessed about the soul, but I loved your reveal. Lovely chapter, especially the scene between Spike and Buffy. Touching, sad and sweet. Now you've got me wondering what's going on with
Willow and the stuff she's obviously gathering to do another spell. Can't wait to see what happens next.
There's definitely something else going on, and it will be revealed in the next chapter. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
02/17/2007 09:47 pm
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I loved this chapter!Update soon.
Hee,I guessed right.Bad Spike for still not believing Buffy.
I think Spike's going through a lot; he's just come back from the dead, and he doesn't know why, plus Buffy suddenly loves him, when there was seemingly no evidence of it before his death. That's a lot to get through in a day!

02/17/2007 08:36 pm
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the soul was sort of expected, but what else did red find? very good read, thank you.
::grin:: It's a surprise! We'll find out in the next chapter...thanks for reading!

02/17/2007 03:13 am
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wow! i kinda figured that already...but that comment "for starters" kind of makes me wonder if there's more, and just why exactly she's so freaked out...because wouldn't she think of the soul as a good thing? great update, love
Ahh, I'm glad you're still reading! And you're definitely right...there's something else going on here. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

02/17/2007 02:32 am
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What? Where are the others? When will there be an update? I'm dying over here...
Oh, the others. They'll be making an appearance in the next chapter, I think.

Lou
02/17/2007 12:59 am
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Spike seems less than himself somehow -- can't wait to find out the rest.
I think he's going through a lot at the moment. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

pretty_in_fangs
02/17/2007 12:51 am
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Good chapter.

Now, of course, in addition to thinking that she loves him out of gratitude, he's going to convince himself that she only loves him for the soul.

Or so I suspect. But I'm not the author, so I don't know.
I know. I'm bad. I'm sorry! You're not entirely right, but you're not wrong, either. Stick with me!

Pin
02/16/2007 03:00 pm
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Love this tory; just catching up again. Yes, you surprised me. Really looking forward to seeing what else Willow discovered.
I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

LadyYashka
02/16/2007 02:25 pm
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I loved Buffy and Spike's conversation. I liked how they were both trying to be honest with each other.

Now I want to know what else Willow found out about Spike and I'm also looking forward to everyone's reactions to his and his situation.

It was a great chapter and I hope you can update soon.
I promise we'll find out the rest in the next chapter! Glad you're still liking the story.

02/16/2007 02:23 pm
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Wow, bet that was a surprise for them. Really nice chapter.
Thank you!

02/16/2007 10:46 am
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What else has happened to him besides the soul? That's what I want to know about. He may not believe Buffy at the moment but she's got to make him believe it. This piece of news is really going to thrill him, he definately doesn't want to be compared to the poof. To bad for Xander, now he can't call him soulless anymore! Ha! Ha! Thanks for this wonderful story.
There's something else in store for Spike -- I alluded to it a few chapters back. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

02/16/2007 06:21 am
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The only problem with this chapter is that exposition is difficult to write and make interesting.
It really is. That bugs me. What also bugs me is that I'm pretty sure the next chapter is going to be mostly exposition...stick with me, though, okay?

Tamara
02/16/2007 04:57 am
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Am I completely outof left field hereor is this a different Spike than the one tht jumped maybe post NFA Spike from another dimension?
Interesting idea, but not what I had planned. I'll keep it in mind, though...maybe another story.

02/16/2007 02:22 am
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It was a decent chapter. It advanced the plot - letting everyone in on Spike's new condition - and it gave a little insight into why he wasn't jumping up and down at having so much of Buffy's attention. And, I really liked your explanation for how what he felt for Dru was gratitude and his very astute guess that what Buffy was feeling might be the same thing. That struck me as quite original. I've not seen it used anywhere before, anyway.
I think at some point, Spike was with Drusilla out of gratitude and little else. And it really was an exposition chapter, which is one thing that brought it down. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

02/16/2007 02:00 am
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You shouldn't be disappointed - I thought this was a lovely chapter. I hope to see more soon - I love the idea of Buffy having to convince Spike of her feelings. Please update soon!
I think it's a thin line to walk, since Buffy has never been a river of emotional information towards anyone...plus, he'd just come back. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

02/16/2007 01:59 am
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You shouldn't be disappointed - I thought this was a lovely chapter. I hope to see more soon - I love the idea of Buffy having to convince Spike of her feelings. Please update soon!
I think it's a thin line to walk, since Buffy has never been a river of emotional information towards anyone...plus, he'd just come back. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

02/16/2007 01:27 am
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LOL...No, the soul wasn't exactly a surprise.
The chat at the beginning of the chapter makes a lot of sense; I'm glad that it is just Spike worrying that she is confusing gratitude with love...like Buffy, I was worried that his feelings for her had...changed.
Nah. Spike's ever the hopeless romantic; he still loves her. I'm glad you're still keeping up with the story!

02/16/2007 01:20 am
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I was pretty much expecting a soul, but it's great to have it confirmed.

Next chapter should be interesting.
I hope so! Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Lou
02/16/2007 09:01 pm
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Oh nooooo!!
I'm sorry! It had to happen!

02/16/2007 09:45 am
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I hate missing chapters but it happens, sorry. I can see Willow feeling that way with her powers running through her like they do and the way her mind works, oh yeah, she'd feel that way. Hate that he thinks that but she'll just have to prove it to him, won't she? Hey, I've got one more to read, goodie for me! Thanks for the great chapter.
I understand; it happens. Although sometimes it's a nice surprise, realizing you have more than one chapter to read. I'm glad you're stil keeping up with the story!

02/06/2007 02:58 am
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Spike always was out for true love. I imagine, considering their history, that Buffy's declaration is fueled more by grattitude than any deep affection. He's probably right, at least in part. I hope there's enough there to build something real though. I'm looking forward to Willow's spell.
Not saying a word! Willow's spell is in the next chapter, so look forward to that, and a redux with Buffy and Spike. Thanks for reading!

02/05/2007 08:24 pm
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so willow. great way to end the chapter. thanks for the fine read.
You're very welcome! Thanks for reading and reviewing.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
02/05/2007 02:06 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Bad Willow and Spike!
I hope to update sometime later this week. Glad you're still keeping up!

LadyYashka
02/05/2007 12:25 pm
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" Resurrecting a vampire would have achieved that aspiration nicely."

That line describes season six Willow perfectly! She had no care for the person who would be resurrected. All she wanted was to be the one who could say "See! Look what I did!"

Also poor Spike. He finally gets what he's wished for by Buffy telling him she loves him and in his mind he probally thinks it's only graditute. She's going to have to be strong enough to prove it too him.

Wonderful chapter and I can't wait for the question of why Spike's back to be answered. I want to know!
I saw Willow as teetering on the edge during S5 and certainly S6. Even though Buffy wasn't the one who jumped, the fact that she's coming dangerously close to addiction is still there. It's a question as to whether or not the fact that Buffy never died -- and therefore came back "wrong" -- was a major factor to make her slip further into addiction. Thank you so much for your lovely review!

02/05/2007 06:34 am
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Great chapter. Can't wait for the next chapter, want to see how Buffy react to Spike telling her she don't love him.
Believe me when I say it's the first scene in the next chapter. Bear with me!

pretty_in_fangs
02/05/2007 06:17 am
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry!

02/05/2007 04:42 am
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Oh, heartache! But I like the Willow scene and I *love* Buffy buying Spike junk food - and cigarettes!
Buffy's distracting herself; I actually have no idea what's in the grocery bags, but something like this happened to me once. Never never shop when you have something huge on your mind. I apparently went to the check out counter with two cans of Pringles and some cat food -- I have a DOG. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

02/05/2007 03:20 am
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Its great to see Buffy's honesty regarding her feelings for Spike - sad to see he doesn't believe her. Thanks for the update. Hope to see more soon!
You will. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

PyroChilde
02/05/2007 02:54 am
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awww!!! WHY WHY WHY?!?!? :'( You're gonna fix this right?? Please say you're going to make everything all better??
I'm sorry! I'll fix it, I promise! This was always planned, though!

02/05/2007 02:29 am
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Hmmm...Intriguing...I wonder why he said that? Looking forward to the next chap and the 'big reveal'.
Congratulations; you're my 200th review! Wow. 200. The mind boggles. I'm glad you're still keeping up with the story!

02/05/2007 02:06 am
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awww....but then, why would he believe it, anyway? of course...it sounds like there's something more to that than just their mutual history...this is pre-season 6-badness...hey! i wonder if this spike has maybe seen some things that buffy and willow and all haven't yet...hmmm...okay, through rambling now...this is excellent work, love, looking forward to more
I'm not going to reveal a thing about what's going to happen in this story! Unless, you know, you want to email me and beg. Then I might reconsider. You don't know how it much it killed me when I was writing the outline and realized that he couldn't believe her right away. Stupid S6. But oh well. I'm glad you're still enjoying the story!

02/05/2007 02:03 am
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I'm so intrigued about where you are going with this and what is "wrong" with Spike. Good job!
I promise that you all will find out in the next chapter; it was supposed to be this one, but I felt I needed a Willow-centric scene to help lay the groundwork for how she's going to develop. Thanks for reading!

02/05/2007 01:24 am
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He seems...dull. Depressed. Kinda S6 Buffyesque. Which I'm pretty sure is what you're shooting for. Looking forward to finding out why he doesn't think she loves him.
It is indeed what I'm shooting for. The concept of this story is of a "chiral" universe; that while some things change, some remain the same. It's just a matter of what falls into each category. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

02/05/2007 01:05 am
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This fic just keeps getting better. You've kept the characters true to themselves, but haven't made them predictable. You've really left us hanging with that ending, so I hope you mean to update soon. Uh, please?
I mean to update as soon as chapter 11 is finished; I hope for that to be sometime in the middle of this week. Glad you're still keeping up with the story!

02/05/2007 12:29 am
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Gaaaaahhhhhh...I have to say that I think Buffy does have a way to go to reach the level of love ability that Spike had. Can't wait for more.

Kathleen
Thanks, Kathleen! I'm glad you're enjoying my story...sorry about the stop in Angstville.

dark amia
02/04/2007 11:41 pm
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*pouts* I wanted to know what was "wrong"

I liked the Willow scene. I wouldn't put it past her to feel that way.

As always, looking forward to the next.
I meant to put the diagnostic spell into this chapter, but I felt I needed a scene with Willow, as the story will focus on her as well. As such, the spell will be in its own chapter, and I think it actually works out better this way. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Cate
08/26/2008 08:39 am
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I really love this story... it's better than I remembered it (read my chapter 1 comment)

nmcil
08/04/2007 04:13 pm
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Lovely chapter - Your Buffy is like a combination of Tara's inner beauty and Buffy filtered through the experience of 50 years of life - there is such a sense of "potential for wisdom" and all the goodness that it can bring to life - Sometimes I wish that the series Buffy had not been touched with such "Hardness;" that effected her heart, all the Black & White mentality. Of course, then We would not have had all that great "journey of spirit and growth" that was such a vital part of last two seasons; her rite of passage into the underworld, both physically and metaphorically, and the final resurrection/integration/heroes "rite of passage."

Hope that you do complete this piece - I would hate for it to join the rank of "abandoned" as so many of the Buffyserse ff works have.

Lou
02/16/2007 08:31 pm
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Poor Buffy can't do anything right; Spike's oddly confused Their awkward interaction is completely believable -- excellent chapter.
I think it would be extremely awkward between them at that point in time. Thanks for the review!

Kim Adams
02/05/2007 10:39 am
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Beautiful chapter and love this story I love the tentative awkwardness between those two but of course, Buffy still afraid to express her feelings. Can't wait for the reactions of the scoobies and to find out what is going on with Spike...could he have a soul...I will read the next chappie and see.
Ahh. I have to write Scooby reactions. I'm toying with the idea of shipping them off to Tahiti for an extended vacation. I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

Stacy
01/31/2007 02:32 pm
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Really great. Thanks for writing.
Thanks!

01/30/2007 12:15 pm
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I love nervous!Buffy lol. Lovely exchange between them, even with the awkwardness, or possbily even more so because of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what Willow's spell uncovers.
Thanks! Glad you're still liking my story!

01/30/2007 05:55 am
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I just love this fic. I keep thinking that maybe Spike has his soul now - that maybe that's what feels "wrong" to him. But then again, maybe not. lol I really like the way you have Buffy so tentative and unsure about letting Spike know how she feels. It fits the mood of this fic perfectly. Can't wait to see the outcome of Willow's spell - not to mention her and the other scoobies' reaction to Spike's mysterious return.
As I've told other reviewers, I'm not saying a thing about what's wrong with Spike -- we're going to find out in the next chapter anyway. And don't worry; we'll find out more about Buffy's feelings in the next chapter, too.

01/30/2007 05:40 am
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If this is a rush job, please make them all rushed! It was wonderful. And Buffy's such a coward. A soul? Is that want's different about him? Can't wait for Willow or Tara to see his aura and know he has it. Hope you can update this again soon.
::grin:: Hopefully the muse will be as kind to me now as she's been over the last week or so. And I'm not saying a thing about what's wrong with Spike -- we're going to find out in the next chapter anyway.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/29/2007 11:29 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.I think Spike brought a soul back with him!
You'll have to wait and see! I'm not revealing a thing.

Lynda
01/29/2007 10:09 pm
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I love this story and I look forward to your update. I really like this parallel universe and I wonder how long it will take Buffy to admit her feeling.
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Don't worry; Buffy's feelings will be addressed in the next chapter.

01/29/2007 06:23 pm
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I like this kinder, gentler Buffy. Looking forward to seeing what the Willow's diagnostic spell says (if it's anything at all useful).
I'm a big fan of the "actually conceivable that her character is like this" S6 Buffy.

01/29/2007 06:20 pm
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wow, it was very well done, quickly written or not very sweet, awkward interactions between them....wonder what's different about spike?? looking forward to reading more
It usually takes me several sittings to write a chapter; I wrote this in one two-hour sitting...including me switching to watching random things on YouTube. ::grin:: We'll find out what's wrong with Spike in the next chapter...though isn't it obvious?

01/29/2007 04:51 pm
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You write the interaction between Buffy and Spike really well, sort of awkward but kind of familiar in a way. Can't wait to see everyone elses reactions to Spike being back and Willow's spell.
Thanks so much! I think at this point they'd be VERY awkward around each other; I'm glad people are agreeing.

danielnieves
01/29/2007 04:47 pm
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Please update asap. This fanfic is great, one of the best i've read in a while, and i suddenly feel like a junkie in the need of a fix, i can't wait to read the next chapter. Kudos to you Kutamiya for making me feel like a junkie...lol.
Wow! Thank you so much! I hope to update soon, so keep an eye out!

pretty_in_fangs
01/29/2007 01:27 pm
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What a lovely chapter. Normally, it drives me nuts when Buffy an't bring herself to tell him she loves him , even though she knows. This time, I think it might've been more than he could've handled.
Don't worry. It will come up in the next chapter.

Coquine
01/29/2007 07:15 am
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Dude! Apparently I missed an update! Wow, these last two chappies were awesome! Especially this one. Loooooving the interaction, it's so well-written. Can't wait for more!
You DID miss an update! But you're all caught up now! Glad you're still enjoying this, dear.

01/29/2007 06:21 am
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well they still dance, almost. very good update, thank you.
I do so enjoy their dancing. Glad you like it!

01/29/2007 06:21 am
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Tel him, Buffy, tell him! He deserves to know! Okay, done with the Buffy-ranting.
Great chapter, I love the story.
::grin:: Soon, my dear. Very soon, actually.

Shanna
01/29/2007 05:42 am
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I liked this story from the beginning but now you have 'upped' my interest factor! Nice set up and I like the shy Buffy and Spike's reactions. I could see this played out beautifully by JM and SMG.
Oooh. An upped interest is always of the good. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

Shanna
01/29/2007 05:37 am
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I liked this story from the beginning but now you have 'upped' my interest factor! Nice set up and I like the shy Buffy and Spike's reactions. I could see this played out beautifully by JM and SMG.
Oooh. An upped interest is always of the good. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

PyroChilde
01/29/2007 05:05 am
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Aw, this is so sweet. I guess you can be forgiven since you updated so soon, lol.

Look at me trying to be all demanding. lol! Everyone knows you awesome authors have made slaves of us all, lol
Yes! I updated! Don't hate me!

LadyYashka
01/29/2007 04:41 am
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They are so awkawrd with each other that it's kinda sweet.
I can't wait to find out what the other's reactions are going to be when they find out that he's back. I'm also curious to find out what Willow's spell says is "wrong". I bet it has something to do with why Spike is back. Please update soon!
Oooh. The others. Maybe I should just ship a bunch of them off to Tahiti so I don't have to worry about writing them. Glad you're still enjoying it!

01/29/2007 03:51 am
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oh, wow. this is just great.
Thanks!

01/29/2007 03:12 am
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"REALLY quickly" is absolutely good! (so's this story.)
I looked up the meaning of the story's title after I read it the other day. Hmmm...
Very curious to know where he's been all this time.
I liked the concept of a "chiral" S6, where one action can change so much, yet so much will remain the same. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

01/29/2007 01:08 am
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Oh I really love this story! Spike and Buffy are being so sweet, trying to not say what they feel, but ending up showing it anyway.

Great chapter!
I'm glad you like it!

01/29/2007 01:07 am
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Really enjoying the story. Can't wait to see what the diagnostic spell says, and the future confession of love.
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

01/29/2007 12:47 am
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Great chapter. Looking forward to finding out what's wrong with Spike.
Thanks!

01/29/2007 12:42 am
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Ah, nicely done. So them, two steps forward, one back. Am curious about what exactly is "wrong" about the resurrected Spike.
I think Spike and Buffy are the epitome of the "two-forward-one-back" relationship. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

01/28/2007 09:41 pm
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This is fantastic. I loved the way you have taken canon and turned it around, but kept echoes of the original story. I particulary loved it that you had Spike thinking that he's come back "wrong". And that closing line was perfect. This is such a well-written, innovative fic. I can't wait to read more. And just in case that hint was too gentle, I'll come right out and beg you to hurry up and update soon. Please!
::grin:: Don't worry; putting the final touches and edits on chapter nine, and I'll be posting it later tonight!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/27/2007 05:52 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Poor Spike,not knowing what to do.At least Buffy and Spike are in California,and not Pennsylvania,
where it's been snowing since Sunday and will continue to snow until Friday.
Eep! I guess that snowstorm has made it all the way east...my family lives in the Midwest, so it was pretty bad for them for a week or two. Hope you fare better than the Midwest did!

01/27/2007 09:17 am
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Just read this from the beginning. I like it.
Buffy is being Buffy - repressing until she breaks. I do like the changes you have made - she's taking responsibility, working at the Magic Box instead of the Doublemeat. Bleeding herself to make a snack for Spike.
That he came back when she finally cried for him, admitted he was truly gone, was interesting
I can't wait to see where you take it.
The whole thesis of this story is that little changes (well, and one big one; another person jumps) can completely change the future. I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

01/27/2007 03:29 am
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very good read, thank you. eagerly awaitng both the answer to spike's question and his reaction to a mug of slayer's blood.
::grin:: I hope to update soon!

PyroChilde
01/26/2007 07:34 pm
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No! No leaving it like this! C'mon, torturing the good little readers just isn't nice

Very good chapter! I loved it!! Great work!!
I don't mean to torture; I'm sorry! I'll update soon, I promise!

kim adams
01/26/2007 07:01 pm
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just read the story straight thru and loved it. I have a hard time stopping for reviews when i get involved...sorry...but this is a fantastic story and I love the reversal of roles...can't wait till Xander finds out...lol
Great story and I promise to review each chapter from now on...
Oh, Xander. I still have to figure out what to do with him. Maybe I should just send him on a really long vacation for the duration of the fic. Glad you're enjoying the story!

Lou
01/26/2007 02:33 pm
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Suitably tentative reunion .. wait till Spike notice the difference in Buffy's attitude to him!
::grin:: Glad you like it!

01/26/2007 10:45 am
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Yeah, does he still have the chip? Don't know why he'd be worried about it though. It's not like he's going to go and start feeding on the populace again. Weird that she feels that way about him now. Can't wait to see what's going on. Thanks for letting her find him. Wonderful chapter, thanks for the update.
You'll find out soon, I promise! And you're right about Spike not going out and feeding on the populace, but to be fair, I think he's still pretty disoriented by the fact that he died, and is now back.

01/26/2007 08:40 am
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Love it, love it. Wonderful awkwardness, and the return of a naked Spike. The reverse of roles is wonderfully refreshing sometimes. I can't wait to see future chapters.
Future chapters are definitely in queue in the near future! And naked Spike is always good. ;P Thanks for reading!

01/26/2007 06:21 am
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I'm wondering what's wrong with Spike, and if Buffy will tell him she loves him.
Great chapter.
You'll have to wait and see. ;P Thanks for reading!

01/26/2007 05:59 am
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Beautiful chapter
Thanks!

Stacy
01/26/2007 05:27 am
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Awesome! Thanks for writing.
Thanks!

Katina
01/26/2007 05:10 am
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Cue the angst. I loved the ending of this chapter
Oh, the angst. Thanks!

01/26/2007 04:30 am
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Wonderful update! I'm still loving this fic. Thank you.
You're very welcome! Glad you're still enjoying it.

01/26/2007 03:53 am
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Well done!
Love the story...curious to know what is exactly "wrong" with Spike. Please update soon!
We'll find out soon, I promise!

01/26/2007 02:36 am
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Ah, lovely update. Thank you for continuing.
I couldn't stop writing this even if I wanted to. Thanks for reading!

LadyYaska
01/26/2007 02:33 am
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Poor Spike. He's so confused and Buffy isn't handling his return any better than he is. I can't wait to see how you end up answering his question.
I think things will be awkward for a bit as we find out where Spike has been and why exactly he's back. I'm glad you're still enjoying the story!

Tash
01/26/2007 01:42 am
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Wow, wow and wow.

I really loved this story. I had often thought of a Spike jumping instead story but I don't think I had as yet read one. It's fantastic!!! I can't wait to read the next chapter. I hope you post it soon.
I hope to post it soon. I've started the next chapter, so we'll see how quickly I can get it done.

01/26/2007 01:36 am
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oh wow...that was very beautifully written, and i'm wondering that very question myself...wonder also if he'll recognize that it's her blood, and how he'll react...another excellent chapter, love
The blood and the question will be revisited. I'm so glad you're enjoying the story!

jess2357
01/26/2007 01:00 am
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Yay again! Wonderful chapter - hope this helps the muse as I'm desperate to see where this goes! Thanks for writing.
My muse is fickle, but she's been nice lately, so hopefully the nice streak will stick around.

pretty_in_fangs
01/26/2007 12:41 am
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Yay! I had just read somethin horribly depressing, and the new chapter of Chirality ensured that I now won't go to my class with tears in my eyes. Thank you.
Reading an update to a WIP right before a class is a great feeling; believe me, I've had my share. Glad I could help!

01/26/2007 12:36 am
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Why on earth would she think he'd still have the chip after dusting?

Lovely chapter, I'm glad he never went to hell. Unless demons like hell, it might be their heaven. Who's to know?

Quiet Spike is a bit worrying but his memories are back so that's good news. Yay for new chapter.
I think sometimes logic just needs to take a break. She'll find out soon, though. And I'll definitely be revisiting Spike's odd quietness soon. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

01/26/2007 12:21 am
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Oh I really love this story! I definatly need an update soon!
I hope to soon! I've started working on the next chapter, so hopefully it will be finished shortly.

09/19/2007 06:10 am
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doing a second read of this work - enjoying it very much again - glad to see that I have additional chapters to read now.

louise39
07/05/2007 10:15 pm
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Yea, Spike is back.
How, and all other questions to come. Buffy will get a surprise.
I waited until this story was well along and I am excited to read all these chapters.
I'm glad you're liking the story!

nmcil
05/30/2007 05:21 am
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love the way you wrote this bringing back of Spike - nicely done
I tried to parallel Spike's resurrection with Buffy's in the show -- a seemingly complete unawareness of self. I'm glad you're liking the story!

03/06/2007 04:21 am
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oh boy oh boy oh boy SPIKES BACK!!!!!! yipeee!!!!!

Great comeback! I totally get it, I just hope now he doesn't attack anyone because of hunger! And he's nakie?? Was he sent back like Angel??

OK few more chapters to go then i am caught up and will be begging for updates!!!!

I had a lot of fun writing the scene where Spike came back; I tried to parallel when Buffy came back, and she had no sense of identity.

01/26/2007 08:23 am
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This story is beautiful. I love the evolution of Buffy's feelings, instead of her just jumping right into them. Also got to love Spike stumbling around Sunnydale in just a tarp, poor guy...
Thank you very much. I think that that point in time in canon, Buffy would be unlikely to just one day wake up and realize that she loved Spike -- not that those types of fics aren't incredibly fun to read! And yeah. Give me Spike in a tarp any day.

jess2357
01/22/2007 12:53 am
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Argh! need the next chapter! Love the story, you're particularly good with the extra details that add a "real episode" feel to it - not everything is directly about spuffy. Please keep it going!
Thank you! I wanted it to be purely Spuffy when I first came up with the idea, but then realized that ultimately I would be doing the story a disservice by not expanding it to include the other characters. I'm glad you like it!

01/21/2007 11:10 am
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Just found this today. Excellent fic! Love the way you've written Spike coming back into the world. Looking forward to the next chapter.
I'm glad you like it! I was excited when I finally got to the point where I could bring Spike back.

DizzyB
01/20/2007 09:23 pm
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Just started reading this morning and couldn't stop until I was caught up. Love it! Can't wait for the next chapter.
I'm so glad you like it! Look forward to the next chapter in about a week, I think.

nettie
01/20/2007 04:19 pm
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you gotta finish this!
Oh, don't worry. I will.

Lenee'
01/20/2007 02:00 am
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Awesome awesome awesome!! Pleeeeaaase update soon!

LOL
I hope to! I'm so glad you're enjoying my story.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/19/2007 09:50 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Poor Buffy with her abandoment issues.
Stupid Giles!
I'm sorry. Despite the fact that this is an alternate S6, some of the events remain the same...Giles' leaving is unfortunately one of them. I'm glad you are still enjoying the story.

01/19/2007 08:40 pm
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excellent way to end the chapter. reactions are going to be very entertaining. thanks for the very good read.
You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

PyroChilde
01/19/2007 04:26 pm
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Great chapter! Yay, Spike's back! w00t!! Buffy's sure going to be in for a shock when she gets home
She is, isn't she? Glad you like it!

Lou
01/19/2007 10:49 am
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Absolutely brilliant -- were her tears the call? I can't wait for Buffy to get home!
You and me both! And no; her tears didn't call him back. It's just a literary device. Glad you're enjoying my story!

01/19/2007 08:41 am
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Thanks Mandi for the banner. Wonder if Tara had something to do with it? Funny Buffy's at his place and he's at her's. Wondering who will find him first? Hope it's Buffy. So glad that he's back. Doubt if he'll be the bitch that she was. Heaven for him, is with her! Excellent chapter, thanks for the update, hope you can do it again soon.
I love my banner so much. And it's a surprise; you'll have to wait and see! And of course it's going to be Buffy who finds him first.

01/19/2007 06:23 am
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Ohh, Spike is back!*Does a happy dance*
Great chapter. It was nice that Buffy admitted to Tara that she suspected she loved Spike.
Of course! I had to bring him back! And I think Tara works well as a confidante for Buffy. I'm glad you're still keeping up with the story!

pretty_in_fangs
01/19/2007 06:14 am
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Awesome chapter! The heartbreak of her in his crypt mourning him as he stumbles blindly into her room to sleep... :;sigh:: So nicely done.
I needed the two to be separate when he first came back. I also liked the idea of Buffy trying to find a bit of Spike left over in his crypt -- which she's avoided all summer -- when his duster no longer works.

FetchingMadScientist
01/19/2007 06:09 am
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That is so sweet, actually. Buffy is going to have one heck of a shock and suprise when she gets home. Can't wait!
I'm actually looking forward to writing that bit. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

01/19/2007 06:01 am
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awww...poor spikey...wonder how buffy's gonna react when she finds him, and how soon he'll remember everything...thanx for another wonderful chapter
It's a surprise! You're just going to have to wait and see...glad you're still enjoying my story!

01/19/2007 04:59 am
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Excellent chapter! Can't wait for more!
Thanks!

01/19/2007 04:54 am
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HE'S BACK!!!! Fantastic chapter. This story is really off and running now. Can't wait to see Buffy's reaction. Update, soon. Uh, please???
::grin:: Of course I had to bring him back! And I hope to update within the next week...keep an eye out!

01/19/2007 04:05 am
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Wonderful update. And lovely banner!

Spike's disorientation comes across clearly. I’m glad his feet remembered the way to Buffy’s house. Poor Buffy is going to think she’s dreaming, or gone crazy, when she finds him there.
I so love my banner Instincts are pretty powerful things; so are plot devices. ;P I'm glad you're still enjoying this story!

01/19/2007 03:21 am
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Yes, that was very cool. I'm glad he's back, and I hope Buffy hurries up and gets home! Also, the banner is very pretty. Please update sooner than soonest!!
I'm glad he's back, too...I can get away from all this angst! And I'm so happy about the banner. I'm glad you're liking the story!

LadyYashka
01/19/2007 02:26 am
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That was great!
I can't wait to see everyones reactions to Spike now that he's back! And let's not forget Spike's own reaction once he's himself again.
Please update soon!
It will certainly be a mix, I can assure you that! I'm so glad you're still liking my little story.

sandyrah
01/19/2007 02:07 am
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YAY!!! That's really all I have to say. Yay! that Spike's back, even though Buffy sorta gave up on him. Hopefully she'll return soon. Is Spike gonna be all tortured soul Spike--confused normal Spike--or possibly sorta feral Spike? The last one is usually my favorite. I can't wait for your next update. Update soon please! Please! please!
I have several surprises in store for our peroxided vampire; you'll just have to stick around and see! I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

01/19/2007 01:07 am
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No not amnesia. It's sensory overload of a sort..isn't it?
It is indeed! I think it's the same as what Buffy went through when she first came back.

01/19/2007 12:58 am
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This chapter works well indeed. Don't doubt yourself. I'm enjoying your writing of Buffy's inward grieving.
Thank you so much!

PyroChilde
01/16/2007 01:59 am
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Aww, you've got me all teary eyed. How sad! This is an awesome story, I love it. Great chapter.
I'm so glad you're enjoying it

01/15/2007 09:03 pm
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excellent chapter, thank you.
You're welcome. Glad you're enjoying it.

01/15/2007 01:20 am
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Lovely chapter. You've handled Buffy's struggle to reconcile her role as slayer with her need for some semblance of a normal life very nicely. And I love how subtle you've been in portraying Buffy's grief - her almost subconcious denial that Spike might be really gone forever. Fantastic1 Want more! Soon, please?
I think Buffy's got a lot on her plate at the moment, and having to admit that Spike -- who had always been around -- is now gone would hurt her for quite a while, if not outright break her. I'm glad you're still enjoying the story!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/13/2007 05:01 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Poor Buffy.It seems like she's in denial.
I think Buffy has a lot to deal with at the moment, and the fact that she loved and was burned by both a vampire and a mortal in the past has colored her view on relationships, I think. Plus her checkered history with Spike to begin with...

01/13/2007 04:41 pm
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I loved it. Seriously, this story has me so completely hooked. And I loved that last scene, especially the last line. Perhaps soon it won't be the wrong vampire..?
I'm so glad you're liking it! I had that last little paragraph written since chapter three, and I've been waiting to use it. And you'll just have to wait and see!

01/13/2007 11:52 am
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wow, the start of this chapter was so vivid and then it just carried on from there! great job
Thank you so much!

idk5743228
01/12/2007 09:23 pm
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I think I read this chapter on another site and left a comment there. I must be getting old. anyway, excellent as always, I love this version of Buffy a lot more. I'm truly sorry Joss never used you as a writer, as I've said before, he really missed the boat on that one, Can't wait for the fun to begin
I post both here and at the Spuffy Realm, and I know I'm on a few private archives, but I don't think they're as up to date, seeing as I have no control over when they post. It would have been awesome if Joss had used me as a writer, simply because it means I would have been employed. Glad you're enjoying this!

lahoucine82
01/12/2007 06:18 pm
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I don't rewiew often due to my very poor english but i like your storie so much that i juste can resist! Thanks for giving us this very good storie and i can wait to read the next chapter. an addicted fan from Paris.
Thank you! I'm glad you're liking it. I hope to see you around here again! And if you don't want to review, you can feel free to email me.

01/12/2007 02:36 pm
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The last scene does work well enough. Sometimes the muse gets hijacked by a character, or occasionally by an idea. So outlines are a good thing, but fleshing them out is what makes a writer.
Ugh, tell me about it. Sometimes I want to hit my muse, but then I remember that she's very fickle, and can often times leave. So I don't want that. And I do have much of the story outlined, so hopefully I'll have smoother sailing in the future.

Lou
01/12/2007 11:58 am
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Great chapter -- sometimes it's better to face your demons!
It definitely is! Thanks for reading!

sandra
01/12/2007 09:39 am
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I love this story. So well written, please update soon!
Thank you!

01/12/2007 08:09 am
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Very nice update. Wonderful, vivid dream, interesting how she saw what happened in this world and the way it played out in canon... I'm sure there is a reason for that and I can't wait to see what it is.
I liked the last scene and think it worked well, but if you aren't 100% happy with it you may find if you come back to it in a few weeks, when you have a little distance from it, that you will be able to tweak whatever it is that is bothering you.
It's not that I'm not happy with the scene, it's that it digressed from my intricately laid-out outline. And that's just fine, in retrospect, though it was a bit unnerving at the time. I'm glad you're enjoying the story, and thank you for reading and reviewing!

01/12/2007 07:53 am
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I liked the last scene--found it really touching. Got a little misty-eyed, as a matter of fact. So when you say fun stuff is going to be happening soon, does that mean you're updating soon, also? I really like this story. I'm also wondering if Spike is going to get resurrected--is that the upcoming fun stuff? Because the parallel between canon S6 and your S6, well, the only thing I can think is that we're in the 147 days. Hmm, intriguing!
I have every intention of updating as soon as possible; meaning about ten minutes after chapter seven is finished (have to make sure it's betaed, you know) it will be posted for your eager little eyes. And we're definitely nearing the 147 days; wonder what I'm going to do with it? ::grin::

01/12/2007 07:37 am
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Gone 148 day's today, but today doesn't count? What a wild dream but maybe she really had to see it to be sure that's what happened. She knows in her soul what he did but this is Buffy we're talking about, needs to see it with her own eyes, even in a slayer's dream. Don't blame her for not wanting to have to say goodbye for good. This is getting very exciting, waiting to see if Xander's going to help too? No way! Maybe Willow, Tara, Anya and Dawn would do it, if they asked. Thanks for updating. She's admitted to herself that she might love him, so good.
There certainly was a reason behind the dream, but it might surprise you...I'm glad you're still keeping up with this story!

01/12/2007 06:40 am
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that was excellent, very well done...breaking my heart with buffy's heart break...looking forward to your next chapter, love
I'm sorry! Don't want to break your heart! But there's things that have to be established before the fun can begin, you know?

pretty_in_fangs
01/12/2007 06:33 am
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Great update. I particularly liked the ending sentence.
Thank you! I actually wrote that final paragraph back when I was working on chapter three, and have been waiting to put it in ever since.

01/12/2007 06:21 am
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Nice chapter.
Thank you.

LadyYashka
01/12/2007 05:58 am
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I thought the last scene worked very well. It was sad and touching but not overdramatic. It was a lovely update and I can't wait for all of the "fun stuff" to start.
you and me both! I've been waiting for this for a while!

louise39
07/05/2007 08:29 pm
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'She had tried, and she would certainly continue to do so.'
Buffy slogs on, doing her job, hurting. Good imagery.


Thanks!

02/16/2007 07:09 am
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Still enjoying it, but just thought I should manage that Tara didn't stutter that much in s5, and not at all in s6...
I know. I've toned it down in later chapters. Glad you're still enjoying the story!

01/10/2007 12:48 pm
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Yeah, the more she reflects on him the more she misses him. Very happy that Dawn's had time to realize that he did it for them, because he loved them. Again I'm so glad that Buffy's got his duster. Kind of surprised that she hasn't started sleeping with it, for comfort. Better with each chapter, thanks for sharing.
I don't think Buffy would go so far as to sleep with his duster, but I definitely have plans for it.

01/10/2007 06:45 am
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very good update, thank you. love tara, the maturity of dawn and the possible growing up of buffy.
I'd like to think that Buffy would grow up if she didn't have that pesky death thing to deal with. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/10/2007 02:44 am
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Sorry for reviewing again,but I'm pretty sure you don't mind again.
Are you considering a new fic in May or finishing this in May?Either way,it'll be the last month of my junior year of high school.(Oh god,I can't believe I'm going to be a senior next year.)Maybe by May I'll get the "Growing Pains" theme song out of my head,along with "She's Like The Wind".
Of course I don't mind. I'm not sure; I'm trying to get this fic finished by May, the tentative deadline I've set for myself. After that, I haven't the slightest idea what I want to write, so I might just take a stab at that challenge. Glad you're still enjoying my story!

danielnieves
01/09/2007 04:49 pm
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this fic is really good, can't wait to read the next chapter.
I'm working on it now; I hope to have it up by the end of the week. Thanks for reading!

01/09/2007 07:38 am
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that was an excellent chapter, looking forward to buffy being able to open up to someone, hopefully dawn or tara...poor little dawnie, too...my heart breaks for them...great job, love
I'm so glad you're enjoying this. Thank you for reading and reviewing! And by the by, I read "Trusting You" the other night; very well done!

01/09/2007 05:36 am
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Can't tell you just how happy I was to see an update for this story. Excellent chapter. Loved Tara's quiet understanding - the way she knew that the wound was still too raw for Buffy to even mention what had taken place. And I'm glad to see that Dawn's coming around, getting through the anger she must be feeling at Spike's 'abandonment' of her and starting to scknowedge her grief. And Buffy - you made us feel her emptiness and how desperate she was to pretend that everything was normal. Can't wait to read more.
I'm so glad I could make you happy simply by updating. If you can keep a secret, there's a reason that it was Tara specifically; all will be revealed in time. And I think Buffy has a lot on her plate; hopefully she'll get through this all right. I'm glad you're still enjoying the story!

pretty_in_fangs
01/09/2007 12:09 am
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Lovely to see an update on this fic. It's so good.
Thanks very much!

01/08/2007 10:31 pm
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Very nice chapter. You do a wonderful job of showing Buffy in the aftermath of the rapid whirl of events that made up the latter part of S5.

She has gone through so much in a very short space of time and now that she is no longer fighting an appocalypse it is all beginning to hit her... as well as the more recent loss of Spike and her realisation that he did mean more to her than just hired muscle.

Nice sisterly chat, too... they will need each other a lot in the days to come, I think.

Good luck with the exams, and don't worry it hasn't been that long between updates.
Thank you so much! I think you're absolutely right; a lot was dumped on Buffy at the end of S5, and with her death on top of it all, I think it's the reason she went absolutely crazy during S6. I'm not saying that everything is going to be peaches and roses with her here, but at least now she has a support system she can turn to, given that she's not harboring a major secret from them all (i.e. she was in Heaven). I'm glad you're still keeping up with this!

Lenee'
01/08/2007 10:20 pm
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YAY!!!! I'm so happy that this story isn't falling into the category of WIP's that are never completed!!! It's awesome. Happily awaiting the next chappie!
Like I said in the author's note, I couldn't abandon this fic if I tried. It's just...it's like that annoying puppy that won't shut up, and you want it to go away, but at the end of the day you still love it so much that you can't help but go back to it. Only I don't hate this story. Bad analogy on my part. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
01/08/2007 09:21 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.At least Dawnie is starting to act normal normal.If you're interested in a new challenge after you finish this one or after you maybe start and finish the other challenge you liked of me,check out Challenge Number 314.
Unfortunately, I think Chirality is going to take a while to finish, but I'll certainly consider your challenge when it's done (I hope to do so by May). I'm glad you're still enjoying this!

PyroChilde
01/08/2007 04:35 pm
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Great update! I love how you seem to capture Buffy's emotions perfectly. She isn't out of character and acting like she was madly in love with Spike as you sometimes see in this type of fic and at the same time you show that is has been affected. Great job!! Update soon Good luck on your exams
Buffy's certainly not in love with Spike (well, yet), but I think his loss would affect her, especially considering the friendship they were pursuing around the end of S5. I think she was growing to love him -- care for him, as she would one of her other friends -- and in that respect, I think she would feel a certain amount of loss that the others wouldn't. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

01/08/2007 04:23 pm
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Great update, love the way you show how Spike jumping affect Buffy.
I'd like to think that canon Buffy would react something like this. She doesn't love him (yet, anyway) but there was that connection the two had, and were exploring, before the end of S5. I'm glad you're enjoying the story!

01/08/2007 03:55 pm
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WOW! I've read the other stories that have Spike jump in Buffy's place, but you are going more indepth with Buffy's emotions afterwards. Very beautiful and very realistic. Please keep it up. Good luck on your exams!
Thanks; I need it. Stupid exams. Get in the way of writing. I'm glad you're enjoying this, and thank you for reading and reviewing!

Lou
01/08/2007 12:21 pm
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It's very interesting that sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone -- great job.
Isn't that the truth? Thanks for reading!

LadyYashka
01/08/2007 10:22 am
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WooHoo! An update! I love this story and I'm so glad that your back to writing it. I can't wait for more chapters to be posted.
I could never abandon this story! It just...took a while to get back to it. I hope to have the next chapter up in the next week or so, so keep a lookout for it!

louise39
07/05/2007 05:55 pm
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'The reaction of the others after hearing of Spike’s jump hadn’t been exactly as Buffy had suspected, but she was surprised by none of them.' It is a pleasure to see a Buffy who is maturing.
I like the story's pacing, too, building questions.
Fine and well crafted.
I like to think that if she had been given the summer, Buffy would have shown great steps in maturity. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

03/06/2007 03:56 am
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OK I am bad about not reviewing until the end or the last chapter posted so i will post now.. I HAVE read other fics where Spike jumped instead but so far yours is different I think,, I like it so far and I will probably finish the rest in one sitting, I really hope you update soon so i can have my FIX soon LOL

Great job so far!
Always great to have new readers! Hope you enjoy my little story.

01/10/2007 12:34 pm
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I'm liking this pensive Buffy. Glad that she's finding comfort in his duster. Not at all surprised in the scoobies reaction, especially Xander. Waiting to see how all this is going to turn out and how he's going to come back, or maybe not. Good work, thanks for sharing.
Xander is surprisingly easy and difficult to write; he certainly has his stereotypical reactions, but sometimes he has the power to completely surprise...glad you're still liking the story.

Lou
01/08/2007 12:02 pm
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Beautifully done, Buffy is barely beginning to realise her loss, but it's there!
Oh, it's definitely there. I'm glad you're enjoying the story; thanks for reading and reviewing!

Victoria
01/04/2007 03:36 am
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I luv the story so far. i still cause yes but still sumthin very stupid. cant wait 2 read more
I'm glad you're enjoying it; I hope to have the next chapter up in the next week or so. Thanks for reading!

Kristen
12/18/2006 09:44 am
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This story is realy good so far. I cant wait to see where you take it. I think, as sad as it is for Spike's sacrifice to be ignored, that it is really in character for all of them. Most fics have him jump and he becomes a hero and Buffy suddenly figures out that she loves him and Im glad you didnt take that path. Update soon!
Well, it wouldn't be Spuffy if there wasn't love But it's a while in coming. As much as the romantic in me wants them to acknowledge what Spike has done, I think it is out of character for most, if not all, of the Scoobies. Thanks for reading!

idk5743228
12/08/2006 03:52 pm
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I'm so enjoying this story. I always like to imagine what-ifs. I think Joss may have missed the boat. I quite like your version much better. Can't wait for an update. Have a great weekend and keep writing!
Joss didn't just miss the boat; he missed the freaking armada. I'd like to think that Spike jumping would lead to a much more pleasant S6. One with much Spuffy and...Christmas and puppies. Okay, scratch that. Thanks for reading!

Dar
12/08/2006 12:03 pm
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Can you please take Xander up and throw him off the tower? Great Story
Nah. Despite his demon prejudices, I like Xander. Although if he continues to act up in my story, I just might. Thanks for reading!

12/08/2006 04:26 am
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thanks for the very good read.
You're welcome!

12/07/2006 11:06 pm
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I think Buffy was being a little hard on some of the scoobies. Tara at least seemed to feel genuine remorse over Spike's passing, but she is so quiet it's not like she'd say something out loud. And goodness knows Anya expressed her feeligns in the best way she knew how. I think she needs to focus on Dawn though, because she is the other person who would come closest to knowing what Spike's loss feels like.
Buffy is understandably overwhelmed by the whole situation; I think she'd be prone to acting rashly. And you're right; I think Tara would be genuinely remorseful if Spike died.

DeanSamWinchesterfan
12/07/2006 09:10 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.At least Dawnie understands now.But stupid Xander!Hopefully he'll realize that Spike was a good manpire soon.
Oh, Xander. He just refuses to learn, the poor boy. Maybe I can do something about that later. Thanks for reading!

Maggie
12/07/2006 07:15 pm
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Just wanted you to know I'm liking this fic a lot. Yes, Spike's jump from the tower has been done before. But I don't recall one that has been quite this realistic -- of course his motives wouldn't be obvious to everyone. They weren't so far from the chains in Crush or the bot in Intervention. And I do think you have Dawn's reaction down well. When emotions get too big or complicated for her, she uses the whole anger/sulking thing. All that to say I'm looking forward to more!
I'm so glad you agree with me about Dawn; I knew, when writing it, that it would be a point of contention with quite a few readers. I stand by it, of course, and still do. I hope you keep up with this!

12/07/2006 06:30 pm
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Certainly enjoying this fic, dearie! Though I have to admit to being all anxious to see if there will be any ressurections in the future, and whose idea it would be...
::grin:: I'll never tell. Just have to keep reading.

Willow25
12/07/2006 04:47 pm
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Really great so far, I'm looking forward to reading more.
Thank you!

12/07/2006 02:42 pm
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the reactions you've written for each character are so realistic and true to their personalities...you're doing an excellent job with this fic, very much looking forward to more
I'm so glad; I'm always afraid that I will write things that don't ring true to the characters.

pretty_in_fangs
12/07/2006 02:14 pm
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I've only just started reading this fic and it's already obvious that this will be a beautiful one. I can't wait to see more.
Thank you so much! I hope to update again within the next week; keep a lookout!

12/07/2006 07:44 am
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The jump-off point (no pun intended) may not have been a first, but I'm enjoying the story no less for it. You usually have to read post-Chosen stories to get this kind of perspective from Buffy on Spike. The circumstances here are similar, but the surrounding context is different, and the characters are different people now than they would be post-Chosen. There's plenty of room for you to carve your own tale here. I'm looking forward to it.
But it would have been a clever pun! I'm glad you're enjoying my story, and I hope to keep it as unique as you seem to think it will be. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

12/07/2006 07:11 am
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Fabulous chapter. Still loving this fic very much.
Thank you! Glad you're still enjoying it.

12/07/2006 06:55 am
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It's nice that Buffy finally realize that Spike has changed.
Great chapter, please update soon.
I hope to! Thanks for reading!

12/07/2006 06:40 am
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Time for a Dawn and Xander butt-kicking party. I'll bring the chips. I kinda expect it from Xander, but Dawn is just being a selfish brat.
I think Dawn's just going through a lot at the moment and doesn't know how to react to things. She is, after all, a teenager. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

12/07/2006 06:08 am
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I had a somewhat less than stellar day today, but finding an update for this story improved my day considerably. Fantastic chapter. You made us feel just how alone Buffy felt in her grief and in her acknowledgement of just how much Spike had changed - not even Dawn shared her trust in him. So sad to think that none of the others even acknowledged his sacrifice. Looking forward to more - soon. Uh, please?
I'm glad to know that my writing can bring some light into your day. I'm hoping to start chapter five sometime today as well as post it by Saturday. So keep an eye out!

Dene
12/07/2006 06:08 am
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This story rocks! Please write more!!!! Anxiously waiting for the next chapter(s)
LOL
Thank you!

12/07/2006 05:17 am
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great fic so far. i love xander,but always hated how he treated spike.
Poor blind biased Xander. Thanks for reading.

12/07/2006 03:35 am
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This story just keeps getting better and better. I believe that you got the Scoobies reactions perfectly. Poor Buffy doesn't seem to know what to think either. And Dawn...sigh....I personally think her anger is more directed at the fact that he died and 'left' her. Spike was never supposed to leave and it's easier to be angry than it is to mourn. Over all wonderful chapter and I look forward to each update.
I'm glad you're enjoying it. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

12/07/2006 02:50 am
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It's nice to see Buffy as the one who sees the "real" Spike for a change. Still loving this fic.
Stubborn and blind Buffy always infuriated me; she's so much smarter than that. Glad you're enjoying it.

mhairiayn
06/10/2007 05:49 am
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I have only read upto chapter 3 and can truly say yes I like this version of an alternate change . Have read another version similar but so far this one has the emotion behind it to bring a few tears to my eyes so GOOD on you. Spike will always make an excellent hero. Superb writing
Wow! Thank you so much!

02/16/2007 06:34 am
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Stupid Dawn- take a third slayer, and then commit suicide, coincidentally saving the word. Again, stupid... and I'm disappointed at Giles- thought he would've figured it out. But to be fair, he didn't figure it out in canon either.
He didn't, did he? I think it all has to do with who is running on the most adrenaline...and Buffy was definitely it.

01/10/2007 12:15 pm
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Know wonder Dawn was so cold over his death, she didn't understand the sacrifice. Buffy understands now. Glad she found his duster, but don't know how she's going to get him back with no body. Good work, Thanks for sharing.
It's a problem, isn't it? Resurrection with no body...thanks for reading!

zanthinegirl
12/31/2006 06:40 am
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Nice look at a post-Gift, spikeless world. I like that Dawn is angry with Spike; it's a flashback (forward?) to season 7 and her threat to set him on fire. Very in character!

Also loved Buffy's epiphany. Not to overdone; I have trouble with stories that make it too easy. You are hitting the right balance here!
I'm so glad you think so. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

12/07/2006 10:59 pm
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I wonder how it is that noone had figured out yet that Spike's drinking from Buffy was what allowed him to close the portal. It's not like anybody's blood could have done it and they already established that Dawn was made from her. Seems like Giles at least would have reached this conclusion. I think Dawn is just being obstinate rather than admit her pain and loss over Spike being gone. Much in the same manner that Buffy cradled his duster but refused to cry over his death.
I think they've all been through a lot; it's easy to overlook the obvious answers. And you're partially right about Dawn; her anger isn't true anger, which is why she has given it up easily. I'm glad you're still keeping up with the story.

Lou
12/07/2006 10:30 am
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I'd forgotten that Buffy only made the blood connection at the last minute - you've worked it in very well. Good Dawn too -- the usual pain in the ass.
Thank you!

12/04/2006 10:08 pm
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very good read, thank you. am surprised dawn didn't figure it out before buffy. not surprised the clueless watcher didn't.
At the end of the day, Dawn is a fourteen-year-old girl, letting her emotions get the best of her. I think if she wasn't distracted by her anger at Spike, she would have figured it out fairly quickly. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

idk5743228
12/04/2006 07:27 pm
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This is what happens when I take a short holiday and don't turn on my computer, I miss an extraordinary chapter. This chapter really pulled on the heartstrings without getting too weepy. I really look forward to every chapter you post.
Aw, thank you! Chapter four is about halfway done, so look for it around...Wednesday, I think. Thanks for reading!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
12/04/2006 04:41 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.Dawn should know that he sacrificied himself for them.Stupid Dawn.I love Dawn of course.I shouldn't even be on now as I should be in school,but I'm sick and I'm all NyQuiled up.
NyQuil is some powerful stuff. You take care of yourself, and thanks for keeping up with the story!

12/04/2006 05:50 am
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For once Buffy's a little faster to figure things out than the rest of the Scoobies. Nice to see that for a change.
It's a nice change, isn't it? Thanks for reading!

12/04/2006 03:50 am
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This is really, really good. I have read stories like it but I havent been much interested in them, but this one is really well done.

I like that they dont immediatly know why exactly he drinks from Buffy, and that it doesnt make Buffy suddenly fall in love or realize her love for him. Thats what sets your fic apart from the others.
Thank you so much! I will say that in chapter four, they begin to realize why he drank from Buffy (rather than Dawn), and things between Dawn and Spike will smooth out a bit. I hope you keep up with this, and thank you for reading!

12/03/2006 11:42 pm
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So the big question on my mind at least is if/how/when/why etc. will Spike come back? I'm on pins and needles! I would learn to cook for your muse and soul.
I don't know. Do people really WANT me to bring Spike back? Of course he's coming back; it's just going to take a while. After all, I couldn't rightly call this "Spuffy" if he didn't come back! Well, I suppose I could, but that's just too depressing. And you'd cook for my muse? My muse is a pretty fickle eater...let's talk. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

12/03/2006 10:13 pm
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I'm enjoying the story so far. I'm just wondering what Buffy will do next or if she can fix this.
You'll just have to wait and see! I'm working on chapter four at the moment, smoothing out things between Buffy and Dawn. Thank you for reading!

Richard
12/03/2006 04:01 pm
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I like it. And just so you know, all of the "spike dies" stories I've seen were short vignettes only.
I'm glad you're enjoying it. And maybe that's good to know; I don't have to compete with any multi-chapter "Spike jumps" stories Thanks for reading!

12/03/2006 01:26 pm
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Great chapter. Hope you update soon.
Thanks much! I'm hoping to get chapter four up within the next few days.

Gremlin
12/03/2006 11:50 am
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Oh this is niiice. Really nice.
Well - so far you are on a right way of making the best "spike takes the dive for buffy and dawn" fic.
Love how you develop the characters.
Keep it up!
Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

12/03/2006 06:10 am
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So glad to see a new chapter. This is an awesome fic that just keeps getting better. Now that Buffy's figured out how Spike managed to close the portal, she's gonna get Giles to find a way to bring him back, right? I mean a spuffy story reall needs Spike in it. Guess I'm kinda begging you to bring him back.
::grins:: well, of COURSE Spike's coming back. This would hardly be a Spuffy story without him! It's just going to take some time. Maybe in chapter fifty. Thanks for reading!

12/03/2006 05:12 am
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Very nice Buffy reactions and I like the fact that she's got such difficulty in accepting the situation. Good use of the quotes. Looking forward to seeing where you take this.
Thanks very much! I'm working on chapter four, so hopefully it won't take too long until it's up.

12/03/2006 05:09 am
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wow great chapter
Thanks.

cooncat1122
12/03/2006 03:22 am
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Enjoying this story very much. Look forward to the next chapter.
Thank you! Glad you're enjoying it.

12/03/2006 03:16 am
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oh good at least she gets it...she needs to explain it to dawn because i hate seeing dawnie mad at spike...another excellent chapter, love...looking forward to more
You'll have to wait and see! And thank you so much for reading.

12/03/2006 03:11 am
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Another great chapter. I'm so eager to see where you go with this.
So am I. Don't have all of it outlined, after all! Maybe I'll surprise myself when I'm writing it. And thank you so much for your wonderful email!

12/03/2006 02:54 am
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Fabulous chapter. I am really loving this story. I can't wait to see what Buffy has in mind.
Thank you so much!

nmcil
08/04/2007 06:53 am
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Feels like I am going to have a great story to enjoy - great start.

nmcil
05/30/2007 04:13 am
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it's not only the story but the words and voice that count - and your use of words is wonderful -

"And despite the chaos in her mind, there it was again, that feeling. Relief." I love this line - wonderful phrasing and idea.
Thank you so much; I enjoy playing around with language, and I'm glad that line has struck a chord with several of my readers.

01/10/2007 11:59 am
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Well lucky for me, I haven't read any of the other stories, so I won't be hackneyed to me. Would have expected Dawn to be really broken up about Spike's death, maybe she's just covering, I hope so anyway. Wonder what this is going to mean for Buffy. Enjoying this, thanks.
I'm glad you're enjoying it!

zanthinegirl
12/31/2006 06:33 am
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This is very clever! Interesting idea, and very well told. It's an entirely plausible twist to "The Gift". Nicely done!
Thank you so much! I hope you keep up with it.

12/07/2006 10:52 pm
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I wonder when exactly Buffy had that conversation with Spike, and if it was real or just a product of her imagination. It was telling in a lot of ways about the nature of their relationship and just how vareful they needed to be with each other regarding somethings. I wonder how Buffy is going to react when she finds out what Spike did
The conversation with Spike was set, canon-wise, after the events of "Intervention" but before "Tough Love."

Lou
12/07/2006 10:24 am
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Nice that she'd given Spike a little kindness before the battle.
Based on what we'd seen in S5, I think she would. They were working towards a friendship; I'm simply adding onto it. Thanks for reading!

12/01/2006 09:21 pm
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excellent chapter, thank you.
You're welcome! Thanks for reading!

Dene
11/30/2006 06:42 pm
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OK You have my attention! What a great story! Can't wait for the next part...
Thank you very much! I'm almost done with chapter three, and hope to get it up tonight or tomorrow.

11/28/2006 09:30 pm
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Tee hee...I'm one of those who did a Spike uses Buffy's blood to close the portal stories. Trust me your take will likely be different from mine and I look forward to reading the rest as it has been very well done thus far.

I enjoyed the switch in the fight where Spike took on Glory while Buffy went up the tower...nice touch! Like the flashback before Buffy wakes. Seems she was starting to have nagging feelings for our boy just as I thought when watching the end of S5.

As I said, lovely job!

Kathleen
The timing on Buffy has always been awkward; you don't know what scenes take place parallel in time and what scenes come before/after each other. All I did was flip two scenes in the timeline, and it made all the difference. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
11/28/2006 04:47 pm
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I'm happy that you're considering 246.How many chapters does this story have?
I haven't the slightest idea! It's mostly outlined, but you get the new chapters as soon as I've finished writing and betaing them. I'm fairly certain it's going to be under twenty, but stranger things have happened; I once had a fic that was supposed to be a four-or-five chapter smutbiscuit, but it ended up getting a plot and becoming a twenty-seven chapter fic. So...who knows?

DeanSamWinchesterfan
11/28/2006 04:19 pm
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I know I'm reviewing again,but I'm sure you don't mind.If you're interested in story ideas,check out the challenges I've posted.

Here are their numbers:
303
287
246
228
208
206
205
174

I wanted to tell you about my challenges in the first chapter and my first review for this new chapter,but I forgot about them.
At least check them out.
A while back, when I was trying to figure out what to write, I did indeed paw through the challenges on the site. I like the idea of 246, and might pick that up sometime in the future...after Chirality is done, of course. It owns me, it really does. I'm glad you're keeping up with the story! (And no, I really don't mind that you're reviewing again. )

idk5743228
11/28/2006 04:03 pm
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You better believe I will continue to follow this story. I've enjoyed both chapters and can't wait to see what you have saved up for us. Please post soon
I'm glad I've gotten you hooked! Chapter three is about halfway done, and I expect to have it up on the weekend. Thanks for reading!

Kat
11/28/2006 10:58 am
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lol you a/n yah i have seen a few others with spike being the hero but this one caught my eye quicker then any of them. It is intresting and i LOVED the flash back sceen. loved it. I will deffentially be reading more as soon as you get it out here
Thank you very much!

11/28/2006 08:29 am
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I'm inclined and I would love to read more. I am intrigued and I want to see Buffy's reactions.

Keep up the good work,
Jace
Thank you for reading and reviewing!

11/28/2006 08:00 am
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You're mean (In a good way ), leaving us hanging like that. Great update, hope you update soon.
Heh. I do love me a cliffhanger. Thanks for reading!

nightshift
11/28/2006 07:58 am
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According to several editors there are a very small number of stories--it's how you tell them that grabs or loses interest. You have mine.
That's a great quote. Thanks for reading.

11/28/2006 04:06 am
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Think I may have seen one other fic with this premise, but as I recall, it wasn't all that well written, so I never finished it. I can't think of the title or author. This story, on the other hand, is extremely well written and has me very intrigued. I'm really looking forward to your next update which I'm sure you're gonna post real soon. Shameless begging here.
Thank you very much! I'm glad I have you hooked. Shameless begging acknowledged; I hope to have the next chapter up on the weekend.

Pin
11/28/2006 01:04 am
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Looking good! I like her memory and look forward to seeing Buffy's reaction when she finds out about Spike's solution.
Thanks for reading!

11/28/2006 12:52 am
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there's really only a few other fics where spike jumps instead of buffy, and none just exactly like this so far...but i love this one, i really do...the flashback was so sweet...very nice, looking forward to more
Thank you! Hope you keep up with it!

Shanna
11/28/2006 12:23 am
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I haven't read a fic like this so far, so I am appreciating it immensely. Please continue. Well written and I like the way you present the characters.
Thank you so much! Hope you keep up with it!

Shanna
11/28/2006 12:21 am
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I haven't read a fic like this so far, so I am appreciating it immensely. Please continue. Well written and I like the way you present the characters.
Thank you so much! Hope you keep up with it!

11/28/2006 12:18 am
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The idea of Spike's taking Buffy's blood and sacrificing himself in her stead has been done before; but everyone has their own interpretation on what could have happened after that and your story seems to be on its own unique track, so I say "go for it!" LOL
Thank you so much!

11/28/2006 12:17 am
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Well, I think it's safe to say that I have probably read most of the other "Spike jumps instead" stories; at least the B/S ones. And if my memory hasn't completely abandoned me, I can tell you that your version is already vastly different from all of them. Can't remember a single one that had Dawn still chained up, Buffy unconsious from fighting Doc, Spike drinking from her wound (not biting her), and Dawn not trusting him in that situation. That combination made your fic unique right from the start. So I'd say don't worry about it too much, and have fun writing it.

As far as one can tell after two chapters, this is excetionally well written, and you seem to have a great grip on the character-voices. Makes me look forward to reading more. The dream-sequence was a fab idea, this way, if it turns out that Buffy takes Spike's death hard, we'll know that it isn't just because of his final sacrifice. It always makes me sad to think that he has to die to get someone to care about him. Gives me hope for the future to think that if she cares, it'll be because she really SAW him while he was still around, not just via the famous 20-20 hindsight.

Great start, I'm looking forward to more.
I think I adore you. I just can't think of a reason why a cognizant Buffy would let Spike drink from her (or Dawn), let alone jump; despite the fact that she might not like Spike (though we all know that's a lie ), it's not in her nature to let others take the fall for her. And as much as Dawn might like Spike (although I don't think that really shows until S6, when Buffy is gone), to see him effectively hurting her sister is not something she would be okay with, even after she realizes why he did what he did.

And I was afraid it was going to look like a dream sequence. :/ It's actually a bridge, helping to explain how Spike knows what to do when he's on top of the tower, as well as showing that the Spuffy love isn't entirely without base. I'll clarify that in a later chapter.

In summary, thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful review, and I hope to see more of you as you keep up with this story!

Bigbird
11/27/2006 11:55 pm
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Please keep going you have started so well - I have read a couple where Spike jumped, gotta say so far this is the only one I like.
Thank you so much!

LindsayH
11/27/2006 11:40 pm
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Well, I've seen a few stories kinda along the same lines, Spike jumping instead, but I think you are going at it in an innovative way. Don't let go of it, at any rate. I'm enjoying the story.
I hope it's innovative; I really don't want to rehash what's already been written. And worry not; I have no plans of letting go of this fic. It's driving me crazy that way; it won't go away until it's written. Thanks for reading!

PyroChilde
11/27/2006 11:36 pm
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I've seen a few like this, but I like yours so far. I'm wondering what sort of twist this one will have. Can't wait for more. Great start.
I think a re-written S6 is twist enough, don't you? You'll just have to wait and see what I have planned. Thanks for reading!

Tonia
11/27/2006 11:32 pm
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While it is true that there are a few stories out there that have Spike jump instead of Buffy or Dawn, that does not mean that your story isn't good. I like this story and I'm glad that you are going to finish this. I can't wait to see what happens next and hope that you update soon.
One of my personal pet peeves is abandoned fics. I never *ever* post a fic unless it's mostly outlined and I have every intention of finishing it. I've been hooked on more than one abandoned fic in my time. Thanks for reading!

devani
11/27/2006 11:14 pm
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This is so intriguing and well-written! Please keep going!!
Thank you! I fully intend to.

Catrine
11/27/2006 11:03 pm
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I`ve read a short story with Spike jumping of the tower,but that was it,just a one chapter story.I really like this twist and I will absolutely follow your story. I really liked the part (last chapter) with Dawn`s eyes looking at Spike. Keep the chapters coming,really want to know what Buffy`s reaction to Spike jumping of the tower is going to be
I honestly think that while Dawn likes Spike -- although this becomes more apparent in S6 canon when Buffy's gone -- she's fiercely protective of Buffy, and having seen Spike drink her blood...she's not about to forgive that. At least, not yet. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
11/27/2006 10:33 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.It's not too similar to the one story I read.I do remember one line from Spike to Buffy before he jumped:
"Remember that I will "always" love you.
Aww. That's Spike; ever the poetic romantic William, no matter how much he tries to hide it. Thanks for reading!

Cate
08/26/2008 07:57 am
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Omg.... You have no idea how long I've been looking for this fic. I remember reading it a while ago, and it wasn't finished, and then I took a break from reading Spuffy fics. I came back to reading them about 1-2 years later, desperately trying to find this fic... and now I have! Squeee. From what I remember from this, is that I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to read it all over again. I remember at first the idea of Spike being the all-round hero and saviour in the end of season 5 a bit.. hmm let's say unnatural? However as the story wore on I couldn't get enough of the concept... I'm excited!

BecomingChosenGirl13
05/04/2008 04:17 pm
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The strenght of three slayers?!, what the hell?!. Who kicked Glorys ass in the ending?!. Last time i checked it was Buffy.

gaeliclsssie
09/06/2007 06:59 am
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Like your choice of using Spike instead of Buffy have not read any a/u with Spike saving the world. Carry on
I will! And you have fifteen more chapters to go

nmcil
05/30/2007 03:55 am
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wonderful start - love the idea of Spike taking the needed blood and closing the portal - look forward to reading the story -
Thanks so much!

02/16/2007 06:03 am
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I'm very intrigued- although I have read a fic where Spike closes the portal instead... Very sad how that ended, and I'm off to chapter two to see if yours is a sad or happy continuance on to season 6...
I hope you like it!

01/26/2007 06:37 am
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Love it, very well written.
Thank you!

SmokeScreen
01/14/2007 01:29 pm
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OMG! you have me hooked already with just the first chapter!!! so good!
I'm glad! Thanks for reading!

01/10/2007 11:41 am
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Very intriguing. He took her blood so that he could close the portal. Very interested to see how this all play's out. Thanks for the twist.
I'm not sure just how original the twist is, but I'm glad you're intrigued by my story.

12/07/2006 10:43 pm
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wow I really wasn't expecting Spike to be the one to close the protal. Makes sense if you consider her blood is now inside of him just as it would be in her. I can understand why Dawn was so freaked out by seeing him feed on Buffy though. Glad he did some explaining before he jumped so she would get why he did what he did. You have to love Spike for looking out for his girls
Spike's just cool like that. Or completely smitten. Glad you're liking it.

Lou
12/07/2006 10:18 am
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A fine start. I look forward to more.
Thank you!

12/07/2006 04:47 am
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Chirality! Organic chemistry is coming back to haunt me! lol

Love the idea of Spike closing the portal -- you're right, I don't think I've seen it done this way either, although people talk about it a lot. Off to read the next chapter! =)
Congratulations on being the first person to comment on the title.

11/28/2006 09:32 pm
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My "Love's Gift" (here on BSV and elsewhere) is vaguely similar (in that Spike drinks from Buffy and jumps) but this looks to be unique in many wonderful ways. Please continue this is really good.

Kathleen
I'll check out your fic sometime; yours is the first review that actually mentions a fic like this with a title and an author.

idk5743228
11/27/2006 04:18 pm
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I was totally taken in by this version. I am looking forward to what you have planned for S6. This was great!
Thank you! I hope to have chapter two posted in the next few days.

11/25/2006 11:33 pm
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Awesome beginning. What a rollercoaster of an opening chapter. Can't wait to read more.
I'm nearly done with chapter two, so you won't have to wait very long. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

11/25/2006 06:19 am
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very enjoyable opening chapter. thank you.
You're very welcome! Thanks for reading!

~*~Tasha~*~
11/25/2006 05:20 am
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I am intrigued by the start of this fic. I look forward to more.
Thank you! Look for chapter two around the middle of this week.

Aurelia
11/24/2006 09:53 pm
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Okay, I'll bear with you, as long as you update soon. I so have to know what happened to Spike.
Well, it wouldn't be a very good (or long, for that matter) fic if Spike didn't come back eventually, right? You must trust me! I'm all about the Spuffy. Thanks for reading!

11/24/2006 09:37 pm
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great work. hope to see more of this.
Oh, don't worry. You will. This fic will not leave me alone until it is written. So no worries there.

11/24/2006 09:18 pm
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Excellent fighting scenes, Y and I'm sure we're going to like your ending a lot better tha Joss's.
I find fighting scenes a bit difficult to write, for some bizarre reason. It helps that in this chapter all I had to do was mimic most of the fighting in "The Gift." Now that I'm spinning off of the canon, I'll have to rely on (gasp) my imagination. Thanks for reading!

11/24/2006 07:57 pm
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Seems exciting, looking forward to the update.
I'm almost done with chapter two, so look for an update within the next couple of days.

11/24/2006 07:29 pm
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oh wow! this is fascinating!! i can't wait to see what happened to spike, where he went, and how they bring him back...excellent start here
Who said they were going to bring him back? Kidding. Thanks for reading and reviewing!

11/24/2006 06:41 pm
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I've only seen one other 'Spike jumps instead of Buffy' fanfic--but it's vastly different than this one. Looking forward to more of this one.
Oooh. "Vastly different" is good. I'm so afraid that since people have read fics like this that I'm just recycling what they've already read. I really don't want to do that. Thanks for reading!

DeanSamWinchesterfan
11/24/2006 06:32 pm
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Good chapter.Update soon.I've only found one other story where Spike drinks Buffy's blood and jumps off the tower.It's on fanfiction.net,but I can't remember the name.Willow and Tara brought him back,but he came back as a human.Buffy had fallen into a depression following his death.
They ended up marrying in the epilogue.Xander wa shis best man. It was good,but I can't wait to see your take on this storyline.

I have most of this story outlined, and I had played around with the idea of bringing Spike back human, and ultimately decided against it. It's more interesting if he's not, don't you think? Thanks for reading and reviewing!