You're evil for making me feel sorry for Angel and even more for making me hate Buffy a bit. Lindsey's an ass so I always hated him but Buffy? Man, she was so annoying with the hell bent will to try and kill them. I hope things will be okay soon. Good job and I am off to read the next one now!
Noooo, don't hate Buffy! :) Thank you!
Now I'm sad for Angel even though his POV isn't as fun as Andrew's :). I don't remember ATS as well as I do BTVS, so I don't recall the exact timeline of things. It seemed like a quick jump from Andrew's departure to fighting with Lindsey.
I'm curious about what Lindsey did to Buffy. I mean, Spike recognized her scent on Lindsey a short time ago, and now she smells differently. It's clear it's not just a case of Lindsey filling her amnesiac head with bad ideas.
In canon, it's about a week later in-universe. But it sure seems like it should be longer. If I can create Angel sympathy in a Spuffy story, it's always a win. :)
Lindsey do something possibly amoral and/or self-serving? Never.
Well, I'm one of the rare breed that doesn't mind Angel. I mean, just because I don't like his relationship with Buffy, doesn't mean I don't like him. Shhh... Don't tell the others or they'll banish me.
You can come hide out with me and Fox if they do. :)
Buffy is back and talk about a grand entrace. Love her line about why they didn't believe she was out to kill them because she Slayer they vampires. I'm just glad she's made a return.
Yay for Buffy's return! Thanks!
Great chapter! It's sad that Cordelia still died in this continuity, I will miss her here too. Poor Cordy :( But it was interesting to see things from Angel's perspective, and to see this sort of craving for affection that he has. The development with Buffy was also super interesting! So she also knows who Spike is and hates him too. I wonder if anything would bring back her memory, even partially. Dawn, maybe? Will her perspective change if she can be convinced that Spike and Angel have souls? Can't wait to see what happens next :D
Unfortunately, I had no good reason to change it. *sniffle* I find Angel's head difficult to get into, so I'm glad something interesting came out of it.
Hmm, I guess the question is whether whatever happened to her changed her basic personality too, or if her personality is mutable now that she doesn't remember who she is. We could get into some deep philosophical questions, there. The problem with writing a story ahead of time, and then letting it set awhile before I post, is I've 'moved on' in my head. So now I can't remember which deeper questions I considered and/or addressed, and then I begin to panic, thinking I've missed an important thematic concern... And then I have to read my whole story over again, to double check.
I guess there are worse ways to spend an evening. :)
It's feel good to be right Now they have to get Buffy's memory back, and see what has been done with her. Angel was forced to make the hard desicions, and loosing Cordelia too, poor him.
It's nice to be vindicated, isn't it? :)
It was definitely a bad, bad day for Angel. Thanks!
And you're right I'm at a bit of a loss not having seen AtS with some of this (like who the hell Lindsay is to begin with) and yet I enjoyed this chaper tremendously even if I missed some of the nuances. Like, Cordy alive and not comatose? How? I loved Buffy's entrance because she's very cold right from the start - no wonder they think her a robot - Angel's mindset throughout the chapter (refreshing to have this not be from Spike's POV); my favorite part was where he realizes how torn he is over his love for both women. (I think his feelings for Buffy and Cordy parallel Buffy's for Angel and Spike in canon - the "true love" and "the friend who could be something more".)
If this is the Buffy we saw in chapter 2, and angel summons Giles, I assume she won't know who the hell he is because the man using his name has been someone quite different. It's a sign of how deep her amnesia - or brainwashing - is that she recognizes neither of her manpires, not even running a sword into Angel's chest awakens or evokes any memories.
With Spike at his side, and Buffy weaponless, they soon had her boxed in.
A couple of lines earlier she had a stake in hand, when did she lose it?
MORE, please, and soon?
Aw. Yeah. You really, really need AtS for this one. Hmm, maybe read the Buffywiki on Lindsey? Knowing more about him will definitely give the story more meaning (hint hint...). And this is the episode where Cordy 'woke up'. Except not really. And then she died.
Whatever's wrong with Buffy, it's definitely deep rooted.
Her stake? It, uh... *waves hand* Oooh, look over there! A pony!
AHA it was Lindsey (makes sense if he was the one sent to retrieve the amulet and stumbled on Buffy. I can see him taking that and running with it.).
Poor Spike his greatest dream and biggest nightmare all rolled into one small blonde spitfire.
Angel is like a dog with a bone. There was Cordy (or so he thought), the one woman who was actaually good for him and loved him and he STILL wanted to claim Buffy as his own true love. HAH. He should have been the one to pee on the furiture not Charles for all his instincts. Ass.
Well with Lindsey gone at the moment it might give them a chance to work on Buffy (yeah, with Giles help). There is Eve to deal with too.
Morals are not Lindsey's strong suit, that's for sure. :)
Angel peeing would've been hilarious. And then there's poor Nina...
I honestly don't think Angel has the strength to try to help Buffy right now, especially with Cordelia having just died, despite his best efforts. The question is if Giles is up to the task either... Thanks!
Man, Lindsey's got some heavy-duty mojo to be able to mask Buffy so completely. Even from herself, it seems.
Another fabulous chapter, though this one really requires knowledge of the episode it's riffing on. I feel sorry for Angel, even!
My wonderful beta, Fox, who knows AtS backwards and forwards, thought I put in way too many reminders of what happened in the episodes (especially in some other chapters). I had to remind Fox my target audience wouldn't be quite as familiar. I didn't want to spend a lot of wordage on reminders either, though...
Absolutely nobody seems surprised to find out Buffy was with Lindsey. Mean I gave good clue-age. :) Thanks!
Welp, it takes a lot for me to feel sorry for Angel but here it is! Cordy's ending is always upsetting. I liked the understanding Spike and Angel are verging on as well, I hate seeing them bicker like idiots. Great job again :)
I doubt Angel and Spike will suddenly become mature adults around each other anytime soon, but they do understand each other, much better than either of them would like to admit. Cordy... yeah. :( Thanks!