Oh! That was perfect! The way you have written that scene, by Joyce’s grave, is exactly how it should have gone. Yes, Spike definitely should have been the one to comfort Buffy.
I can't tell you how annoyed I was when Angel showed up in that episode! Spike had been the one who cared for Joyce, not Angel. I always felt the writers were constantly throwing a bone to the Bangel fans, when, in fact, that relationship was over! I kinda believe it was also a marketing ploy to give Angel some relevance and keep the Angel series afloat.
Thanks for a lovely story.
That was lovely, and oh so much better than the episode. I hope you do write a sequel. I would most certainly be a reader.
Author's Response: Glad you thought so :) I have a sequel in the works, I hope you will read it! I look forward to your comments on it!
This is really nice. You even manage to sell Spike saying Angel's lines and work it into character!Very satisfying for all of us who would rather have seen this and had our low opinion of Angel confirmed by his behavior at the end of this scene...
Author's Response: I'm glad you thought I did that well! I know what you mean. He waltzing back in to "help her" but kisses her, even though he knows he shouldn't, and then leaves her, hurting more than before. This is why Spike should have been in this scene.
The way it should have been. Nicely done.
Author's Response: Angel never should have been there. Spike was the man in her life, even if she wouldn't admit it to herself. I loved the episode, but I really don't think Angel needed to be in it.