Really enjoyed and loved this one from the beginning, looking forward to every chapter, & doing happy dances when they came out.
I'm so glad!! Knowing that it gave you happy dances gives me happy dances ;) Thank you!!
Aw, this was a really good fic. That part with Illyria was so good, You are the One, take care of my pet, goodbye meddling Angel. So great! Our bloodthirsty little bit
Thank you so much for your reviews!!
Claimed! And in such a nice way. I wonder who is actually right, Giles or Willow, resurrection thing or slayer thing. Hm. It is so nice to see Spike and Buffy together again, and that he was awake when she was trying not to wake him.
I kinda loved that scene lol. Thank you!!
I love post-Chosen stories, and this one was great! The fact that not only did Buffy find Spike and mend fences (in a big way!) but that Angel totally got hoisted by his own petard was so satisfying.
I really like the way you write all the characters. Dawn was great and still kid-like but wonderfully supportive, Illyria was totally fun, and I really liked how you rounded out Vi!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoyed it :)
Seeing Illyria like this was really good, the things she said and the way she took care of Angel. So Buffy is the One again, of a different kind though. The future looks bright for them.
Thank you so much!
I'm both exited and sad to see this finished! Yay and drat- I want more ;-)
Done playing checkers?- *snicker* Also I just love that somehow all of this chapter happens with Buffy and Spike naked in the bed with everyone just sort of walking in. I scratch this itch in my own writing (I call it the anti-Gone, where instead of the relationship being a secret literally everyone knows and actually sees it as a thing).
Angel showing up and being apologetic was nice- maybe there's hope for him yet! And I loved that Buffy had to be talked down from mauling him over the "Shut up, Spike!" Hee! I just had a goofy smile on my face this entire chapter.
the slayer he would always love wrapped in the arms of the vampire he would always… be extremely annoyed by- I just love this line! And thank you Illyria for smacking Angel around a little. He might be acting a little better, but it was still very cathartic for him to smack the wall. Also good solution for Illyria- who really shouldn't be out and running around.
And ending on a Shakespeare quote- LOVE IT!
Yay! *throws confetti*
I wouldn't complain if you wanted to get busy working on another story (even if it takes years- we all have our own pace) and if you haven't read it, check out my story Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow- it's nearly complete so you can wait until it is. I'm not fishing for reviews or the like- I just genuinely think you might like it :-)
P.S. There has to be a way to do a Spuffy version of Henry V Act V Scene 2 (where Henry woos Katherine), it would just work so well, hmmmm...
I loved reading your reviews, thank you! I'll definitely check out Tomorrow, I look forward to it.
Angel is still a poophead, and it's hilarious, and well-deserved, how Illyria effortlessly puts him in his place.
Love the hints that Illyria lets slip, the respect she shows for Buffy and the way she displays true affection for Spike by warning Buffy not to hurt him.
And the new couple rides off into the sunset... hopefully into a sequel.
Thank you so much!
Very well done. Nice Spuffy ending, complete with an (almost) humbled Angel. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us.
Thank you so much, I've really enjoyed reading your reviews!!
Awww, they're so cute!
I honestly thought for a moment that Angel was going to be genuine and leave his high horse alone...alas twas not to be.
Now I want a sequel to explain all this immortality and "the one" business!
Very nice story. I enjoyed reading it!
I almost had Angel be genuine, actually. But then I would have felt bad for smacking him around. Decisions decisions lol
I'm so happy you enjoyed it!! Thank you for your reviews!!!
How could she possibly think that he could sleep through that little grope-fest? Dozy bint.
Hehehe, I was wondering the same thing myself!
lol she still doesn't really know what effect her presence has on him.
I'm pretty sure the tantalizing clue you left about Buffy's resurrection a few chapters back is about to come into play. :)
Ugh, Angel....geeze! You write him and his thought process quite well.
It was so hard to find a line between "clue" and "anvil" haha Hopefully I didn't smack you over the head with it lol
...and what does it say about my past relationships that I got Angel's smug-pretentious-jerk-voice so well? 0_O haha
Wonderful tale from start to finish. I enjoyed the emotional roller coaster and the happy ending all tied up in a bow. It is nice to have things go well for a change without the bittersweet in the end. Thank you for sharing it!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for your reviews!!
That was lovely and they got a genuine 'happily ever after'. Plus Angel and his self absorption got their arses handed to them, as Spike would say. I really enjoyed that. Thank you so much for posting.
Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your reviews!!!!
It's over? But...but... I really love this fic.
Angel needs to but out of the Spuffy loving. Dawn is so precious. Illyria too (especially how she dealt with Angel).
Thank you so much! I'm so happy to know that you liked it so much. Warm fuzzies!!
I was definitely entertained and love how you ended it. Havin Blue give Angel the boot was great hehe. I look forward to more fics from you in the future if you get inspired again. If not, I still thank you for sharing you creation with us.
I have five spuffy fics in varying stages of completion, twelve (!!) more fully fledged and outlined ideas, and fifteen "blurbs" that may or may not ever reach "idea" outlined idea level.... Inspiration is less of a problem than finding the time to write... I am planning on making time over the summer.
I promise one thing, I will never post something that is a true WIP, because there are long stretches when I just can't write for various lame excuses and unfinished WIPs are my nemesis lol
I am so, so glad that you enjoyed this story. Thank you for your reviews
Go Illyria! Way to kick Angel's ass!
Thanks for posting the fic. I honestly don't think it's adult-only. (nc-17 definitely)
But otherwise, this is an awesome post-NFA reunion!
Yay! I'm glad you liked it!
RE: rating, thanks, I changed it back... I originally had nc-17 but got paranoid... but you're right, it's not really that much.
Thank you so, so much for your reviews
Awww! I <3 this so much!
one that she had never fully indulged in.-So many everyday things that they were denied or that they denied themselves. One of the reasons I love fic is because it can give those moments to them.
Again, always, they thought they knew best- I always felt that somehow Buffy wasn't allowed by her friends and family to grow up and be her own independent adult. Even when Giles- and he chose the worst possible moment- purports to do this he ends up back in Sunnyvale in no time questioning everything she's doing. It's as if she's so physically powerful that those around her attempt to control her by keeping her emotionally dependent.
Her prettying up for Spike is so cute. And I so knew he wasn't sleeping, lol.
hoping he would take the hint this time- he's still a guy Buffy- hints are wasted...;-)
Lovely hot smut by the way...feel like a need a cigarette, or at least another glass of wine.
Spike vowing he'll take care of her, even if she's not taking care of herself, is very sweet. Poor Buffy- I figure a little respite from the grief and she'll be doing much better!
Yay! (I love claims- it's like the Spuffy version of riding off into the sunset for me).
I'm sad there's only one more to go! Thank you again for this wonderful story.
We're mind twins. Or, at least, you're my mind twin, because yes. That's why I like fic (partly why anyway).
And, "Buffy wasn't allowed by her friends and family to grow up and be her own independent adult" I once wrote a character study that was pretty much all this.
And, "Spuffy version of riding off into the sunset". Same. And I love claims even when they're not popular in fic haha
Thank you so much for reviewing!!!