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davidf89 commented on Chapter 1 on February 19, 2020 07:39am

Great idea and thanks for writing and I thought that the Initiative were the real villains along with the Council in this story. I am glad to see that Spike had his psychotic family to rescue him from their experiments. 

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malika585 commented on Chapter 1 on February 16, 2020 04:51am

I'm always for Buffy and Spike being together but it still feels good to see Spike's family come and rescue him. 

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maarella commented on Chapter 1 on June 15, 2019 06:11pm

 Loved it!  The future holds all kinds of possibilities with Dru, Darla, and Angelus together again-most of them terrifying-but his family did come for Spike.  From a kind of loyalty, but probably from as much or more of possessiveness and anger that someone else should take and hurt him in Darla and Angelus's cases I imagine, but they came.  The Scourge together again though I suspect Spike will never be able to be as he was and his future can go in so many different ways I think.  And yet I find Riley, the scientists, and surprisingly to a slightly smaller extent the members of the council there, to be the real monsters of this story.

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Dontia commented on Chapter 1 on June 09, 2019 03:23am Liked

This is stunningly well done. Enjoyed it so much.

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Obdulia commented on Chapter 1 on May 24, 2019 07:10am

I find this story today. It is so great. I hope that you consider to write next part. I would love to read it. 

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momnesia commented on Chapter 1 on May 27, 2018 06:40pm

I only started reading fan fiction a couple of years ago, so I missed this when it was first posted.   I wish I had found it then!   WOW!   Great story!   The hopelessness of the situation leaps off the page!    Please tell me you  have more to add to this!?

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gabelou1991 commented on Chapter 1 on January 01, 2018 11:37am

C'est la fin car tu as fait suivre un défis qui est le tien est la fin est clairement Spuffy mais ouah la fic est vraiment bien écrite et tous le monde est bien descriptif même si je trouve que Buffy aurait du faire comprendre a Spike qu'elle est venu pour lui mais cela n'est pas elle et c'est la seule fautif de cela car il y a un dicton qui dit du style car je ne m'en souviens c'est quand on perd quelque chose qu'on comprend a quel on tenait a cela et c'est exactement ce qui arrivent ici elle ne dit rien un seul mot, expression, un geste aurait pu faire comprendre ses sentiments mais cela est dure et j'espère qu'il y aura une suite a cela car cela mérite une suite pour faire comprendre au Scooby qu'il ont perdu Spike et c'est de leur faute a cause de leur comportement envers lui qui était de la merde c'est des tyrans qui agissent comme cela et quand il aide il le rabaisse et dise que c'est la puce mais ils sont bien naif.

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infinitecrisis commented on Chapter 1 on March 26, 2017 03:45am

Sorry feel like a mistake to read this. Good writing but really bad ending.. Thank God never, happened and Spike and Buffy are still together through season 11.

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Patt commented on Chapter 1 on December 04, 2016 09:33am

I loved this story, I'm glad spike has his own support system because he certainly had none in the scoobies including buffy.

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flootzavut commented on Chapter 1 on October 18, 2016 07:34am Liked

This was great - very atmospheric and creepy/scary.

The lack of reaction/the fascination with Angelus by the scientist is... ugh... too believable. Those Initiative folks are SO CREEPY.

I liked that Buffy was honest enough to admit she didn't know if she loved Spike, but she knew he loved her. All the stuff between her and Spike was heartbreaking.

Riley having to get his own back at Spike and wanting to see him lose hope/hiding from Spike that Buffy and co were being coerced? My poor heart. Riley, you're an asshole of the highest order.

I loved that this started in media res and is just a snapshot of a larger story. I think it would make a GREAT opening chapter, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as a oneshot... in an angsty, depressing kind of enjoyment way... ya hear me?

Good stuff applause

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LavenderBlue commented on Chapter 1 on September 03, 2016 10:26pm Liked

 Oh yes, more please.

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 1 on July 14, 2016 06:37pm

Yeah I'd love more of this one too.  You cook up delicious stories and I want to feast.

Kathleen

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 1 on June 08, 2016 01:12am

 Re-read and enjoyed again but really am still hoping that one day you decide to continue this and make things "better" for my poor Spuffy heart.

Well done nonetheless.

Kathleen

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djellibabe commented on Chapter 1 on April 01, 2016 06:02pm Liked

Good Lord! If my heart could beat it would break my chest!

Rescue him Buffy! Rescue him now!

Author's Response on April 01, 2016 06:45pm

heart

Yep pretty much. I wrote this in anger for how Spike was mistreated in S6. I think it shows. I love Buffy but part of me wanted a scene where she had it rubbed in her face what she had and what she lost--while at the same time she admitted to herself that she cared for Spike. 

I also wanted Spike to have someone in his corner. And who better than his psychotic family? Lol. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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jhiz commented on Chapter 1 on March 17, 2016 01:17pm

Breaking his heart and leaving him empty... poor Spike.  Circumstances always did stand in the way of his chances with Buffy.  This isn't happy but it seems realistic.  What a mess.  The council and the initiative really have no clue of what they did in their own arrogance and stupidity.

I hope that the Scoobies are not the ones to suffer because of their idiocy.

Great tale.

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Ubikoctober commented on Chapter 1 on March 15, 2016 08:14pm Liked

I would love to know more :)

Author's Response on March 15, 2016 06:38pm

Oh what a rabbit hole this story would be...I have more in my head but too much on my plate to hit this up now. Maybe someday? lol. Thanks for your interest and comments. I love the fanged four. Who knows. I could really get in the mood for more of my fave vamp family 

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nojiri23 commented on Chapter 1 on February 15, 2016 07:10pm Liked

horrifying.  fascinating. amazing.  As I read, I felt as Buffy must have, wanting to scream but powerless to stop the inevitable.  wow.  what an astounding story!  sad and bleak, but so heart felt and gut wrenching!  applause

Author's Response on March 15, 2016 06:56pm

Wow, that's awesome! So many reactions :D I had this scene playing over and over in my head and just had to get it down. If this were a movie I was watching, those would be my reactions too. I'm glad I could get it across in words. Thanks nojiri! 

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alive_or_dead commented on Chapter 1 on December 06, 2015 01:34am Liked

Why?!? Why would you do that to me...? That actually hurt to read :( (but it was also fantastic)

Author's Response on March 15, 2016 07:02pm

Thanks! And sorry for the pain :P I was angstatic over S6 Buffy when I thought this up. Poor spike is so mistreated for so much of that season. I mean, they hurt each other, but Buffy was the only one who had loved ones boost her up again. Spike got left in the dirt. This is my 'Spike has loved ones too!' story. 

I blab D: thanks for the read and review!

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Freecat commented on Chapter 1 on December 05, 2015 03:21pm Liked

Oh man, I love your style! Brief sentences, stakkato-style, clear and yet capable of conveying so much that is lying underneath! Impressive!

I loved the family reunion! I always thought it was sad that we got so few minutes with them all together, and those four completely different charactersthey formed such a fantastic family with such an interesting dynamic! Angelus was a treat, and so were Dru and Darla. Thanks for giving us this!

Spike's conflict is palpable. On the one side his family, that he mostly (except Dru) resents or even hates, but that is coming to his rescue nonetheless; on the other the woman he loves, that he wants to join even now, chiples; that he would ditch his family for again in a heartbeat. It makes the difference between him and the other vampires all the more visible, glaringly so. His pain was heartbreaking, mostly because it seems so final. You made me want to scream at him, tell him that Buffy also came to his rescue.

But it's not only the fab four that you caught so well. Everyone gets a little light shone on them, and can show how very well they are drawn. For some reason I especially liked Wes and Giles' comments, brief as they were, and Xander's weird noise.

I adored the parallels you drew between unsouled Spike and Angelus, but especially those for Spike and his improper behaviour to both sides.

I would very much like to read more of this!

Great work!

 

Author's Response on March 15, 2016 07:08pm

What a great review! Sorry it took so long to respond. I completely agree about the fanged four. I would watch a show of just them. Or a movie. Vignette. Anything! So interesting, especially when you throw Buffy and the Scoobs and Angels crew in there. You think you know someone...until you meet their family! Lol. 

My frustration with S6 became this. Luckily, I've had time to break it down and understand that season diff. And now I can also read your lovely fic for some good resolved S6 ^.^ thanks for your comments!

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solstice commented on Chapter 1 on November 28, 2015 06:39pm Liked

Interesting little ficlet, I'd really like to read a continuation if you ever feel struck by it again!

I love the thought of Spike's reverse situation, being warned off of fraternizing with humans because of their unsavory influence! Darla delivered her slightly mom-ish lines with perfect flair and patented scorn for Spike. Plus, it's a good reminder that Spike was going against his nature by working with the Scoobies and loving Buffy - both of which are things he shouldn't have been able to do. Consequently, it was nice to see Buffy contemplating the differences between unsouled Angel and unsouled Spike, particularly the difference that she notices between their eyes (which are, after all, windows to the soul!)

Your Drusilla was particularly well-drawn and frightening. The image of her waltzing with the thralled soldier is haunting!

Enjoyed this, thanks for sharing!

Author's Response on November 28, 2015 06:09pm

Thanks! Just a scene I couldn't get out of my head. I love the idea of the fanged four together again: I think it would be really shocking for the Scoobies/LA gang to see their dynamic

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spuffy forever commented on Chapter 1 on November 25, 2015 02:25pm

Great imagination and family reunion. The humanity is in danger with the wiriwind reunited. Spike who is reluctant  to follow his family, because he loves buffy. Would like to see you spinning the tale further, who is the new brother, how will the others escape the initiative 

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fyreburned commented on Chapter 1 on October 31, 2015 01:05pm Liked

Wow! Would LOVE to read MORE!!! 

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MsXGingerXNinja commented on Chapter 1 on October 30, 2015 09:39pm Liked

I love it more please much love Lilly xxx

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madspuffyfan commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 10:52pm Liked

Loved it. Please continue

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LavenderBlue commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 07:06pm

I certainly hope you will continue this story; very interesting.

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 04:55pm

A big gathering of people, but I really did like the scenario. Spike getting rescued by his vampire family was a joy to see. Darla said the family had grown, must mean they kept Connor then. He's probably the reason for Angelus.

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momnesia commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 11:28am Liked

Very, very good!   Yes, I want to read more of this!!!    Sounds like Conner was born with no trouble, and Angel had his 'happy' that way.    Riley didn't seem that unreasonable to me; he seemed just like the Riley I remember from the show: stubborn, self-important and oblivious to real danger.   Buffy, as usual, was an idiot and kept her feelings for Spike secret.  So secret, that neither Spike nor Buffy knew!    And now, with the Whirlwind together again, it is far too late. . . .or is it???   I would definitely like to read more of this, so I will keep this as a favorite (just in case), and will check back for updates.   Thanks for this!!

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tshe4323 commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 09:49am Liked

Please continue it..

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 1 on October 28, 2015 04:46am Liked

Compelling but I really reallay want this to continue.  I'm hoping you decide to continue this one a bit further.

Kathleen

Author's Response on October 28, 2015 08:32am

My brain only seems capable of spitting out really complicated, convuluted plots...I actually have more to this, not written yet, but I'm afraid to dig in. It could get pretty long. I kind of wanted to see how this was received first. o.o

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