This is my second time reading this story and I just love it so much. Demon Empress Buffy is an incredible character - I wish she had more stories! I love how commanding she is but always still with the younger/gentler Buffy traits inside. The dynamic between her and Spike is so intense and, of course, hot. There's something delicious about Spike as Buffy's pet/servant. An all-round fantastic story![Report This]
This last vit has been so funny haha. Glad Buffy is allowing herself to let the teenager in her back out a bit. She had to grow up and change so fast in that other world. Her and Willow seem to be friends again especially.[Report This]
Haha that's funny that she didn't even realize she had not checked him. And here it is! The big moment! Played out so funny to me. Forever is terrifying tho. Buffy existing that long already... Existing even longer with Spike probably back in the hell dimension... Scary stuff. Kenda and the In. are NOT ready for what Buffy will unleash on them.[Report This]
This is such interesting lore! Of course it would be Xander who just did not get it. I feel bad for how lost they must feel, finally getting Buffy back but it hardly even being her. Glad she knew Willow. That was a sweet touch. Loved what she said about Angel hehe. Also curious why she did not check Spike's eyes to see if he was her mate. She checked all tye other guys. And we all know it is him! Weird to see Kendra be alive, and even more so to see her on the wrong side. Thought it would be Faith if anything. But I guess without Buffy there, she would have no reason to go wacho crazy evil.[Report This]
Ohhhh wow this is so strange! Demon Empress Buffy. I have never read a fic about Buffy being trapped in a hell dimension with out Spike. This should be interesting to read! Nice to see something change Buffy enough that even Giles did not try to get his version of Buffy back. Excited to see how this all turns out. I think we know who her mate is going to be hehe.[Report This]
“Don’t worry, I don’t have an ax.” Joyce linked her arm with Spike’s. “Yet.”
Buffy giggled. Poor Big Bad, of everything he’d faced that day, it was her mother that scared him silly.
And all is as it should be!
Absolutely! And Spike is smart, he knows who he should worry about 😂
I do love stories where Spike gets the chip out and can get his own back before he’s ensouled. He was chipped for so long that everyone kept the loathing condescension but lost the fear and respect for his power and it always made me sad.
I always think the chip is more so that the Scoobies have a chance to feel comfortable around him, but they quickly forget he's deadly, and it's always fun to unleash that ;-)
SQUEAL !!!!! I love his self-deprecating defiance and how their fires mix!
Spike was so much fun to write in this fic, he's such a pain, but Buffy's so thrilled he's HER pain, lol.
It was all very confusing. LOL
The background given is interesting, but my favorite thing about this chapter is how she treats Spike and how he gets to feel validated. Finally, someone is angry on his behalf about the Initiative.
This is 100% a strike back at the Initiative fic!
Chapter 1 comment: I love that Giles had this little memorial to her, and that he came regularly. And his shock and Buffy’s sneer at the Watchers not realizing there was a whole demon in there.
LOL - I forgot Spike was chained in the tub when she got there! Oh, I need to rush on to chapter 2!!!
I like to think Giles is firmly attached to his Slayer still when she disappears (since S3 didn't happen here) And poor Giles, what a shock!
Spike chained to the tub should be it's on genre of fic ;-)
Yes, yes it definitely should be!
God, I forgot how much fun this story was! I hadn’t reread it, but it came up in the random story field in the home screen tonight.
This is so visual, it blows me away - I can see it all. And I LOVE stories where her unexpected death sends Spike careening into his very confusing feelings about the Slayer!!!
Poor Spike, he really didn't know what to do :( Buffy's just supposed to be out there slaying things, that's how his world works :(
Ah, this was a lot of fun! And I gotta say that this last chapter has to be my favourite. Boy do I love our Spike making his Empress crawl to him - and then her bossing him around from her knees as well. ;)
Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed!
Nice story. Very different than most others.
And now I’m wondering what would have happened if both , Angel an Spike has gone through the portal with Buffy to begin with... from your description of Angels behaviour, which was petty believable, I bet She would have ended up alone with Spike anyway.
Thank you! I'm glad it was a fun read!
A very enjoyable story. I really love it when Buffy fully embraces her Slayer side, even though her survival is the catalyst. Awesome work, thank you for letting us in your imagination!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed this crazy ride! It was a lot of fun to write! Thank you so much for the read and review!
It's nice that they spend this time together before she leaves 💕💚
It was wonderful to be able to write Empress Buffy remembering a little bit of herself by being around her friends :-D
Oh yeah 😍💚
Turning Riley into mist is still one of my favorite things I have ever written. (I stuffed this fic full of tropes from the Heroic Bloodshed genre--think John Woo--and "blood on stained glass windows" is one of them ;-)
That was one of the best demonic slayer stories that I've read in a long time. I've enjoyed most of your work but this is the best of the ones I've read so far.
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed :-D This fic was an absolute blast to write!
Empress Buffy is so at peace with being violent when necessary and it’s a lot of fun. Every time I read this Spike’s belated confirmation as her mate is great, too, even though I’ve read this a few times now
This story was a lot of fun to write and I'm glad it's something you can go back to and enjoy!