J'aime bien sauf la catégorie UA pourquoi ce n'est pas un car tu dis des choses qui se sont passe vraiment donc ok pour l'avoir mis dedans mais il ne fallait pas .
Pour en revenir au récit j'aime car cela est réaliste dans la pensée de Buffy cela aurait pu arriver avant as tout were et puis les combats entre eux sont des prelimi'aires comme un peu des enfants qui se cherchent ils ne savent pas mais ils essaient d'attirer l'attention de l'autre,
I'm glad you liked the story and that it seemed realistic!
I put it as an AU because I was picturing this months after Older and Farther Away but without As You Were happening. Elysian Fields doesn't have the category like Archive of Our Own where you can say "Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence" so I can see why it might seem weird to put them together.
Thanks again for the review :)
I'm not sure I have the words to express how much I love this piece. It's a beautiful correction of the travesty that was As You Were, giving Buffy the time to lift herself out of her depression without getting her again-growing self esteem jackhammered back into the ground, and allowing her some astute self-reflection (and your explanation of the Spuffy birthday interactions was great - on the surface, it's always had a weird disconnect from DT in canon).
Wonderful piece, thank you for this!
Thank you so much! This comment really warmed my heart. Older and Farther Away is so weird to me too - I think one reason S6 is so rich for good Spuffy fic is that every writer basically had their own concept and those concepts really don't mesh, so there are so many disjointed areas ready for good fill-in-the-blank.
"a cross between winning the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes and watching aliens land in the Bronze"
"He was looking at her now the way he did when she came back to life; an almost transcendent expression, like someone hearing a symphony for the first time."
Nicely done! Just the right amount of hesitation and insecurity. Your descriptions of Spike's expressions are very evocative.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate the feedback!
I really enjoyed this. i lIke the idea that she cried when she thought something had happened to him yet she didn't recognize her own feelings. It seemed very her.
Thank you so much! :D
That was terribly sweet. I loved it. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! haha, all my oneshots are disastrously fluffy and my multi-chapters tend to get more and more depressing as they go...