I think you got Spike's voice very well in this, and I like the kind of ambiguous ending - they're not really together, but they're not really not either.
Author's Response: Thanks, I always love to hear that voices are accurate, I consider it the biggest accomplishment. And I tried for an ambiguous ending on purpose, because, like many of my fics I'm considering a sequel. Maybe I'll do like a annual Valentine's thing...
So do I! Damn she always gets him first. How in the world does a bloody human heart beat out a necklace? Even for Dru that was crazy.
Author's Response: Dru was a stange one. Spike could have given me that necklace and I would have been all over him.
You did a very good Anya! I loved the bit about many men imagining various sexual encounters - I can hear Anya saying that. Cute idea.
Author's Response: Thank you! It's the first time I've really focused on Anya, and I was worried she;d come out rather two-dimensional rather than as the character. I'm so happy you liked it.
If it was someone that would make a blind date for Buffy with Spike, then it would be Dawn and Anya.
Author's Response: I thought so. They both never had a problem with Spike. Neither did Tara, really, but it would have been OOC for her to.