I’m a newbie to fanfic, I just delved into it a few months ago so this is only the 2nd vampire!buffy fic I’ve read, well technically the 3rd if u count Turned but since it’s the same story......and I think it was amazing! U wrote it so well, so beautifully. I love the Wicked series, I’d say this is my favorite outta the 2 tho. It was intense with such powerful emotions! When Spike woke up & she was gone, when he answered the phone & begged her to tell him what was wrong, when he found her in that graveyard my heart seriously broke for him. We all know how much Spike loves Buffy but the way u wrote the characters was so perfect with so much feeling behind them it just gave it so much more strength. I felt it in my chest & in my stomach during those parts. I love being able to read while hearing there real voices in my head as I go. I love that u are all about the happily ever afters & as usual ur smut is exquisite! U always bring the passion and the heat! I like how u portrayed Angel and Xander in this as well. It’s nice to see them as ok guys once in awhile. I loved all the extra info about the claim too. It really was the cherry on top of a great story! Lucky me I came late to the party so I got to read it all at once without years in between! Thank u for finishing![Report This]
First time through.
Other then the epilogue, and Buffy's constantly asking the same questions for like four pages of dialogue I liked this story. It was short and simple. I liked how you established the status quo with buffy and spike before dong the whole, dump massive buckets of guilt on buffy thing. Though I do kind of have to call bullshit on her leaving Spike after said bucket of baggage was added to her mind. Well I could see her leaving, but attempting to run away completely without even attempting to face her problems? This is the same girl, who believed she killed a man, and went to school the next day. I could see her weeping in the corner of some busted down vamp nest she just blitzed though before leaving town, or spike. Especially when she still loved him despite his status as a monster.
That sounded like a gripe but, its not really. I was entertained in the direction you wen with the story, The chase was interesting to see, and it delivered a low point for Buffy when she ate that kid. So I guess all I'm saying is Good Job. I liked reading this story and thank you for sharing it.[Report This]
Brief review, Holly, to the first part of this chapter: brilliant work on the 1st chapter of this at that; loved the portrayal of Kendra- she's too rarely "employed" by writers, and that's tragic, as she's an excellent character, and you did a wonderful job with her, truly wonderful! As well as I found delightful the "evil big sister" portrayal you had of Buffy in this- she was refusing to kill Kendra unless Kendra made it a "self-defense matter" on Buffy's part; excellent tactics for such a villainess in this by the way at that, and all in all, this has extreme promise for a really brilliant story too.
Sincerely, this is a real delight to read;
So, just skimmed some of this, didn't have time to read it really, Holly, sorry about that- the not having time to read it properly, I trust you understand- what with the real world being busy and all that, and if it's not that, it's some personal problem for people these days that interferes with them getting a good reading of a story in in time... anyways, it seems as though Kendra disappeared after her catfight with Buffy that William Pratt was watching his girlfriend engage in from the shadows.
I really do wish that I had more time to devote to reading this, and the ability to do so, so please do not remove any of your stories; as this is immense fun. I hope Kendra hasn't died, but if she did, it appears that she'd given her opponent no choice whatsoever in killing her, so it'd be "suicide by opponent" actually in her case- iff she did so, anyways. Brilliant story by the way- loving it, Holly!
Sincerely one of your hopefully many fans;
P.S. Yet again "liked" doesn't cut it; "Loved it" fits far better! It's that good![Report This]
It's a great delight to run across someone employing Kendra, that character is so rarely employed in this "acting troupe" of characters... I wanted to say "Thank you" and I want to read more of this, a lot more!
Thanks for writing this, I know it's late, but here it is: a most delighted fan's gratitude for this wonderful tale and entertaining story to boot! This is getting to be fun, and I want to find out more, so please, just let me read and get a good feel for the religious themes of this story!
Oh, who's the slayer that Buffy killed? You don't have to tell me at all, but I do want to find out.
Sincerely your very grateful fan;
P.S. "Liked"? Liked as a rating doesn't begin to cover it; "Loved" is a far better word for my thoughts on this excellent chapter! Please, keep them coming![Report This]
I loved what Spike said to Buffy.
This was a man who would do anything for her. A man prepared to sacrifice whatever was asked of him in order to keep her. The knowledge was heady and a little scary, but that didn’t make it any less true. He might have the power to hurt her, but she held the power to destroy him. I really like this part. Beautiful words. It's so true![Report This]