This started off so sad and ended so sweet. Your writing is so realistic I can totally see a couple not just Buffy and Spike but any couple that's had problems go through the stages in these steps and try to find happiness in the end. You are awesome. Thank you and keep up the good work
No, you're awesome! Thank you so much for taking a chance on this story and on my work. I appreciate it immensely.
Great ending - loved the cofee idea..:) - and great mixture of laughter, humour, hope and optimism for their way ahead..i was a bit afraid of the heartbreak this story would bring, so i waited quite a while before reading it..i'm glad i finally decided to read it..
Thank you so much, Elianne! I just noticed that I haven't thanked you for your reviews. Please forgive my lateness.
No problem. .you're very welcome..
Loved the chapter..the other ones, with their old and present struggles, development of their relationship, epiphanies and misunderstandings..i didn't feel like there was too much unjustified angst..it was necessary and went very well with the rest of the story..[Report This]
What a wonderfully, dare Isay it, cathartic story! I really enjoyed it. It reminded me a bit of an old 1941 Cary Grant/Irene Dunne movie called Penny Serenade.
I was going through my account and noticed I never responded to your review. My deepest apologies. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my story. I'm not familiar with Penny Serenade. If going by the rest of your review and the year it came out, it was a memorable movie. Thank you again for your lovely review.
Can I just say what an amazing story! I can't believe I only just got back to finishing this now.
Author's Response: Thanks ever so, waddiwasiwitch. I appreciate you taking the time to read, enjoy, and review.
The coffee thing is pure brilliance. I cried and laughed and squeed when I read it. This story was amazing! I had been saving it for a rainy day, and I am so glad to have finally read it. Truly a wonderful story.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, erkika. I'm so glad you enjoyed!
very good place to end it - as their new journey together truly started.
and i like the little touches of reality, like her odd fixation on her bad coffee. but after she explained it, it makes total sense, in a female and a buffy way.
enjoyed the fic and our two favorite characters!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, rkm! I felt the same way, hence ending it here. I'm glad you enjoyed my story and for letting me know. ;) [Report This]
I love that album also. Great ending for a great story.
Yeah, Van Morrison is fabulous! Especially Moondance, my fav. I'm so glad you enjoyed my story. thanks for taking the time to let me know.[Report This]
Mostly I don't read "all human stories" but sometimes I do often because I like the writer and this has been a good story. Their relationship had hit the bottom but in the end they have started to climb up again. Their emotions was well made and I liked how we get some information about their past. I liked the coffee story in this last chapter.
Thanks, magnus. I blush you like me as a writer. I appreciate that immensely. I'm please you enjoyed this story. As a side note, I have a canon story in the works. I hope I'll see your name again! Thanks so much.
I loved the whole coffee bit...it's exactly the sort of irrational thing that I can relate to...even better considering after all their time apart that THAT was the worse thing.
Minor observation, wrong description for the coffee. You probably meant "vile" instead of "vial."
I truly enjoyed your story and can't wait for the next one. May you find inspiration soon!
Author's Response: Oops! My beta and I had been through the chapter collectively a dozen times! I don't believe we both missed it!!!! (Duh! more on my part than hers!) Thanks for pointing the mistake out. Now it's fixed. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story, Amasirol. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I appreciate this! On a side note, I have a canon fic in the works. It's not ready as of yet, but if my muse cooperate it will be out soon!
This is a great story and I'm so glad that I stumbled across it. You have constructed great plot with believable characters.
Although I loved the UST which you wrote brilliantly in all the previous chapters, I'm so happy that they finally slept together!
Author's Response: *DING DING!* YOU ARE THE HUNDREDTH REVIEWER!!!! Sorry, I don't have anything to give you but huge thanks and big hugs!!! Now for your review. I'm so flattered you feel this is a "great plot with believable characters." Also, saying I wrote the UST " brilliantly" made me blush big time! I'm so happy you're stumbled on this story, and you left me such a wonderful review.
They bonded nicely with laughter, good sex and some needed words. This was a big step towards being together again, but it will take time and more talking.
Author's Response: Yes magnus, this is just the beginning for the, and it will take time. Thanks, as always, for reading and reviewing.
The tile of this chap was so enticing and you definitely did not disappoint. I think they BOTH made-up for the long separation. Can I just say that I needed a cool drink of water after reading that? What a great read and super smutty chapter. YAY!!!
Author's Response: I *blush* Amasirol. I'm so flattered you feel I didn't disappoint, and for the need of a cool drink. I appreciate your review immensely. ;)
enjoyed their love and laughter.
well, they've finally sucumbed to their mental and physical desires. let's hope this is the start of a new journey for them.
Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to review. More will be coming soon! [Report This]
well, that was a cute ending line. and i'm glad she finally found some words for him - that had everything to do with their past and their possible, tentative future. and it only took a few. i'm really, REALLY looking forward to more of this intricate, onion-y tale. (by the way, i LOVE onion stories ...)
Love that expression: onion-y tale. Also, I love that you love them! More will be coming really soon. Thanks so much for reading, enjoying, and reviewing.[Report This]
Now we see more hope, they are starting to connect again and start to talk about important things. But Buffy is right they can't go back, they must go forward and build something new.
Author's Response: I'm glad you agree magnus. They have a study foundation, now they just have to build off that.
I've missed this story so much. Reading this made me bounce for how giddy it made me feel. You more than made up for the long wait. There was this chasm between Buffy and Will and you helped them bridge that gap with Buffy not giving up. She needed to hear how madly William desired her (and feel) so I'm happy, happy, happy!
Author's Response: *bouncing too!* I'm so glad this chapter made you so happy! It was totally needed after the last chapter. It took a lot of courage on Buffy's part to take this step. Especially since she and words aren't really on familiar terms. Her actions speak volumes and Will heard them all.
fab chapter, worth the wait, but please don't make us wait as long next time lol :) Really enjoying this story
Author's Response: Nope, won't make you wait too long. The next chapter is with my beta as I write. My plan is to post tomorrow (8/21/11) Thanks so much for taking the time to read, enjoy, and review!