I am in no way wanting to make you feel guilty for not coming back to this one (I have 3WIPs that I'm working on now and 3 others that people MIGHT think I've set aside forever even though I have not). Point is, I do understand when the muse refuses to cooperate.
That said, I just re-read this and am avid to see it eventually completed. SO much wonderful stuff in this even as is but the potential for the full story is just massive. I really love all you have written thus far. The little nuances. The character studies as each react and acts. The plot itself is excellent, compelling. Really hope that one day the muse does come back and you are able to continue this one.
Thanks for all you have already gifted us with the story as it is and hoping one day to have more of it to read.
Excellent, as are all your stories.
You are a dear, and I do still sometimes think about this story and what it might be like to come back to. Unfortunately, I've learned that I'm apparently only able to write for one fandom at a time, and having moved on from Buffy, I'm simply not sure when I'll be back. Or if. Which is a shame, because I've gotten much better about finishing the fics I start in the years since! But who knows. Maybe someday.
Thanks for the lovely comment! I hope you've been well.
You need to finish this. Incredible idea, realistic characters and events. Amazing!
Thank you so much! Unfortunately, it's been a few years and I've moved on from the BtVS fandom for the most part. So I don't know when or if I'd ever get back to this one. I hate to abandon fics, but I think this is going to be one of the few that never gets finished. Sorry for that. But thank you again for reading, enjoying, and reviewing.
Really wish there was an update for this. Please let it be so...
I'm afraid it's been a few years since I was part of the fandom, and I don't know that I'll ever get back to this one. I'm flattered that you still like it so much, after all this time.
Thanks for your review!
I started reading because I didn't understand it was a WIP, but even after sadly realizing it, I had to keep reading. It's one of the best stories I ever read so far, and it touches so many deeply interesting themes. Unfortunately for me, I doubt you'll find the inspiration for finishing it after such a long time, but it still is very beautiful and I'm happy I gave it a try.
That's very kind of you to say! I'm sorry you got caught by WIP syndrome, but very pleased that you decided the fic was worth the read anyway. I keep telling myself I'll come back to this someday, but...
If you're interested in other fandoms or checking out my other works (including some complete ones!) I'm also over at AO3 under the same name.
Thanks for commenting!
Oh Heather I really hate becoming a nag but this is such a splendid story and I understand when the muse just...stops ... but I really, really hope you return to it one day and soon. This is exceptional and I would love to see it completed. So unique and so well written.
Wow. . . . .this is unbelieveable. . . . . .will Buffy benOk? Will Spike? Will Angel pull his gigantic head out of his a-- and get someone to call Buffy and tell her about Spike?? Not only that, but will Angel realize that Spike and Wesley hit the nail on the head with regard to Wolfram & Hart? That place will nibble away at Angel's soul until there's nothing holding Angelus back; especially, since Angel doesn't have the control over his demon that Spike does. I will keep checking back for updates! Thanks![Report This]
WHY MUST YOU END IT THERE?!?! Oh dear god. The last line of Buffy letting it all go for the first time in years made me really sad but happy at the same time because she's been bottling it up for so long but now that she's with friends she trusts hem and with the energy that she has now she can finally give in because everyone understands why. I also wonder f there will ever be a time where Buffy will let go of the scythe. Ugh I'm in love with this story I really hope you update soon.
Your reviews were wonderful and a pleasant surprise, but I truly don't know when I will be able to update this story. I haven't touched in... a couple years now? And I'm writing in a different fandom now. I might be able to wrap up with a "how this story might have gone" sort of post, but I don't think I could come back and truly finish it. I'm sorry for that, but so glad you enjoyed.
Oh I enjoyed this chapter very much. Probably my favourite. I think it was a great idea to include the scythe. Of course it would wake Buffy up, after all the first time she held it she did feel a power. When she got angry all the things she said I thought were very true and I can't blame her for thinking those things. I like how Willow didn't say anything about they were trying to help with the magic and let Buffy talk. She's understanding now and not jumping to the one conclusion she can see. That's good. I'm excited to see what happens next. I really love this.[Report This]
Oh no.... Poor Giles. I understand why he would feel so stressed about it all. And from his perspective and the way he saw everything makes a lot of sense. Nobody would want to force someone to the same instances of Buffy's life as the chosen one.[Report This]
Great ending to this chapter. Angel really needs to open his eyes and learn to accept some stuff. He's too biases off his opinions. Ugh. And I loved how everyone stood up against him. Maybe teach him a lesson. Wonder what Buffy will think.[Report This]
AHHHH SPIKE!! I'm guessing this is still Buffy's dream. Cause she wasn't in the century last time I checked. Well hopefully this means Buffy will realize that there is something of Spike still there. Hmmm... I also really enjoyed the Fred and Wesley interaction. It was very sweet and I couldn't help but smile.[Report This]
Oh don't do it Buffy! Oh lord..... shit.
the Dawn and Willow conversation was really greaT and increases my panic for Buffy. Willow better get there quickly before... Before something bad happens. What if Buffy is actually doing this but is hallucinating the dream part?? Oh Jesus....[Report This]
Buffy is missing a part of her soul ? Oh dear that does not sound like a good thing. Nope. On another note, the voices of the characters, especially Willow's were very well done. Very Willow-y. If that makes any sense.
I do hope they find out what's wrong with Buffy and try to help her and make her not face the wall.[Report This]
Wow. Okay. Buffy's while speech about the world and having nothing left really made me weep. Oh god. She's so... So broken. So empty. I'm also really worried for her. It terrifies me. Poor Dawn for having to go through this. I really hope Giles can figure something out and even Willow if she plans on coming. I wonder if Willow saw something really bad. Oh no...[Report This]