I just wanted it to change something...
It did. This way they got to spend some real time with each other before the end. Because sometimes in life, no matter how many things we do differently, the same outcome is inevitable.
Ps. I wanted to make a short that fit into canon.
Well that was interesting and different. I look forward to reading any other stories you care to share!
Thank you so much! :D I will be start posting a novel length one soon. Although it will be quite different, in both tone and story.
Beautiful. Sad and scary and at first, a little confusing, but so beautiful.
Thank you! :D The initial confusion was intentional though, I hope most of it was cleared up by the end!
A mystical dream world, it held several creepy scenarios, but for some reason within the creepiness there were apparently healing. It did appaer like nothing really changed, so I'm not sure it did anything good.
But you said it yourself -- there was healing.
I wanted to make something that fit into canon, and would give them some more time with each other before the inevitable happened.
The vivid world that Willow and Tara created was lovely and wonderful and the reason for them being there was sad.
I found the beginning confusing but I am guessing you meant to make is that way. You were not providing us with more information than Buffy had at the beginning of the dream world endeavor. You did a great job describing the bloody dress that Buffy was wearing in the alternate world. It increased the creep factor with the unknown by having her trailing all Spike's blood.
Hmm, made me wonder if Buffy had actually dusted Spike if he would have been dust in the real world. I am glad that she didn't (of course, we all are *smile*).
Thank you for sharing this quick little interlude that gave the Slayer yet another nudge in the bumbum to help with her realize her feelings even if she isn't willing to admit them at the time.
I am a sucker for dropping confusing hints that reveal themselves later. I know a lot of people hate this in writing, and will instantly drop books if they do too much of this. But it's always pushed me to continue reading cause I get so curious about what some parts mean. It becomes a mystery in itself.
Anyways, I do hope it wasn't too confusing however, and that things cleared itself up by the end. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I really appreciate it :D
Have no fear, you explained it all quite fine by the end. *smile*
Gah! How much do I love this interlude? Let me count the ways :) The dreamlike and fairy tale imagery is GORGEOUS, of course it was Willow and Tara's world. I love the character exploration here and how well it fits into canon. And the Spuffy!!! I love my otp, especially when they're helping each other and you wrote that beautifully. The Spuffy snuggles and moments that made me fan myself were also sooo good! Amazing work, my friend :D
AHHH THANK YOU BB. I am so, so happy you like it <3