Echoes of Beljoxa by myrabeth
Chapter: Connective Issues

06/25/2015 02:43 pm
Pitch perfect comunication from Travers! 
I'm not surprised Buffy finds the Scoobies hard work, she's a not their Buffy but does surprisiingly well.  She has more patience than I'd have!
I'm relying on you to clarify the Whistler business.
Which aspect of the Whistler business? The stuff he's involved in will be unraveled, a little at a time.

06/06/2015 05:43 pm
OK, I found the conversation Tara had with Whistler just a tiny bit confusing...  What did I miss? 

The conversation with Buffy and Joyce was necessary, though Joyce probably will worry more now she thinks she'll die. 

The scooby reunion is a good thing, I think.  I feel ambivalent, but I think Buffy feels ambivalent too. 

Love the relationship with Tara, Buffy and Spike!  Trust is good.

Blue
The Tara/Whistler conversation is a lead in to chapter 21, where this topic takes center stage. If you're still confused after that, please let me know, so I can work on it.

I didn't realize Joyce had figured it out until I wrote the "my girls won't starve" line. I stared at it, trying to decide if she had actually figured it out, or if I should delete the line. It took me a minute to realize she'd been given too much information NOT to.

The Scooby lunch was mostly a "Buffy trying to get into the 'best buds' groove with Willow, almost as a parting gift" situation, sending her off without bitterness, mostly because Spike pushed her (literally). I think you're right about her feeling ambivalent. There was a "forced cherfulness" undertone to the whole conversation that I couldn't shake in edit after edit... until I understood why it was there and stopped trying.

The real "best buds" situation is forming among the travelers. They're starting to really bond as a group, and it never feels forced to write or read it. They just naturally work.  We'll get more of the traveler friends later.

Thanks for another kind review, Blue!