Of course, Spike heard the conversation. That will lead to hurt feelings on his part. I would be anticipating the snark from him. Angry words and pinched things left unsaid.
I have greatly enjoyed this tale to this point. I wish there was more of it but I appreciate what you did share. Thanks![Report This]
The interaction between Buffy and Dawn really felt like an actual sister kinda exchange (a lot like some I had with my sisters). The show needed more of those. I never liked their relationship nor Dawn's character and you are making her a lot more appealing. I like that she is squicked by the blood heating and uneasy dealing with Spike's injury but that she is trying to be supportive.[Report This]
interesting how much Buffy is personalizing Spike's injury. that has to be creating a bond between the two that she isn't actually expecting. It will be a slow type thing. I like that. Slow change is understandable and most likely lasting change.[Report This]
Oh, you had Tara standing up for the friendship and the right thing between Buffy and Spike. Nice. I hope she continues to do so. Hmm, problems when Willow knows the vamp and slayer are sharing a room.
*giggle* sneaky naps... wonder if Joyce will actually find out and protest.[Report This]
Joyce supporting her decision to do the right thing is wonderful. Too bad Xander is mucking the waters. Makes me wonder if Willow is going to be supportive or disapproving.
I really enjoyed your description of Joyce sitting with her cold cup of tea. Obviously, she had a lot on her mind and that scene painted that image perfectly.[Report This]
hmm, vampire hearing... sometimes a blessing (like his verbal crumb the night before) and sometimes a curse like having to listen to the hero of the tale buckle emotionally under the strain.
There was the Xander we have come to expect. I was tickled to see Buffy get up and leave him there. Made a loud statement with her silence. Perhaps more than saying anything would have done.[Report This]
I always saw Spike as being strongly tactile so having the touchies given back to him by the Summers women is going to play havoc with his emotions. I can see it already. I guess havoc in a good way though *smile* Not sure how realistic it would be for Spike to be allowed in Buffy's room but Joyce didn't seem to have a problem with Riley sleeping there so I guess having a guy in the room who is injured wouldn't be too big of a problem.[Report This]
I am liking the emphasis you are putting on Buffy's gratitude to Spike for keeping her from a horrible injury. This way, any care and affection she starts to show him will seem more natural. it has a catalyst for change in it. Thanks for doing that. It makes everything seem more realistic.[Report This]
I was glad to see compassionate characters present in this chapter instead of the jump in with the accusatory ones we sometimes see. Buffy noticing that Spike needed to touch things and people to feel safer and connected was a good observation and it is a nice surprise to see her accepting the physical needs without a fuss.[Report This]
For Buffy to pull out the sympathy, Spike must really be a mess. Glad that they are at least trying to banter with each other. Helps smooth the edges of the anxiety for both parties.
I doubt Giles will have much in his books about healing vampires. I would bet it just takes time and blood. Although, washing off the acid is always a good idea.[Report This]
Great description on the fight scene. It was really easy to see the blows and the desperation to kill the thing in the moment. I also appreciated the icky but wonderfully precise description of Spike's injured face. Also, you dialogue seems spot-on for the characters. I can totally see them speaking the lines.[Report This]