Challenge #578 What If I Loved You? Part 1 by slaymesoftly
Chapter: Chapter Five

01/20/2016 02:10 am
great  "a girl like me." exchange - it tells so much about Buffy and being a Slayer. 

08/01/2015 09:39 pm
Nice variation on this timeframe.
Well, it was off canon as soon as Spike stepped in, so variation will be the name of the game from here on out.

07/30/2015 04:41 pm
There is so much on Buffy's plate right now.  Ugh on grabby Riley adding to her problems.  I wonder if Ben is watching Joyce carefully too.  Enjoying!  
I'm hoping at this point that Ben is still fighting Glory for his humanity, but you never know... Probably a good idea to get Joyce out of the hospital as soon as possible.

07/29/2015 10:38 pm

I like the story so please update as soon as you can.

07/29/2015 12:38 am
And it looks as though Joyce had a blank moment with Dawn, and Riley says his meories of her are fuzzy? Does that signal his mental state? 

And Riley is oblivious to the awkwardness and the fact that he is utterly redundant excecpt as a driver. And why on earth does Buffy invite him in? Twit! Spike was waiting just down the street! Hopefully, he'll wait and Riley with finally get a clue and leave....
I think it may signal something about how strong the spell that makes everyone think they've known Dawn for years is.

I don't think Riley's oblivious, just out of the loop in terms of where he stands in Buffy's life. Technically, he is still her boyfriend, although this is the time when that began to fall apart....