omg this was so cute, I enjoyed every word of this so far! Can't wait to see how their evening goes
Thanks taking the time to read and comment. Glad you are enjoying the story.
I appreciate the opportunity to allow them to be positively playful
Wow.... that was so beautiful. It kinda felt like it was... everything.
I'm not crying... you're crying!
Thank you so much. I'm glad that you were touched by the story. It started as a challenge to write porn but ended up being more than that. Sometimes role play allows us to test out our authentic self without feeling too vulnerable. Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know you enjoyed the story. It means a lot to me.
Writing interesting engaging and hot sex is not easy. You are very very good at it. And I love the humour too, the time outs cracked me up. As did Spike catching his fang in her earring. Can't wait to read the rest.
I'm not crying, you're crying!
That was a pretty wonderful story.
Thank you very much. This little story allowed me to explore so many aspects of their relationship. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
OMG, delicious and so so very good!! Does this fit into season 5 or did this go a bit AU? Just curious to know in your mind where it went next.
I feel like this could almost have happened in between episodes, and they simply agreed to keep it between the two of them. On the other hand, it's nice to think that there's a place where they could have let this influence their day to day relationship and perhaps even let things build into something real. I guess I like the ambiguity because it allows me to believe that this could have been real, while also letting me wonder what might happen next. If I tie it down in time, we lose that daydreamy afterglow. Lol
Besides, if she ever got into a tight spot financially, she could hock it...for about 3 bucks.
Loved this line. 😂
Writing this was a bit like entering a fun house, things are not what they seem, twists and turns and absurdities and surprises. I loved that they both tacitly agreed to be playful, yet somehow at the same time honest. They could be their real selves when play acting in a way that they couldn't allow themselves to be in real time.
OMG. Toe curling fun!!
Glad you enjoyed it! It was really fun here to play with the energy, emotions and insecurities of our beloved pair. Their characters are rich enough that there's lots of room for improvisation, and it's always fun to play the game "what if...?"
I think at times we all wish we could be someone else for a little while, see the world from a different perspective and especially be seen differently.
Oh, Buffy. Remember this later, remember how happy you are now...
As kids we played school, house, cavemen, and various other games where we would totally get into being a character of one kind or another. It was really fun. An innocent kind of role playing. Of course adults now play all kinds of role playing games with others, and dress up for cons etc. It's still fun to wake up our imaginations and pretend to walk a mile in another's shoes. Buffy was forced by life and her calling to be so very role conscious and while I'm guessing she spent many nights lying awake in bed wondering what it would be like to be someone else, she didn't have much opportunity to let loose in real life. I think she's almost afraid to have fun because at any moment it can all come crashing down. Remember when Spike had Harmony role play as the Slayer? Maybe one day I'll write a fic where Buffy role plays Harmony.
Oh, this is just lovely, this intimacy.
There's a very old country song that was a big hit when I was a young kid "Behind Closed Doors", where the singer sang about how he has this amazing woman who is always put together and classy when they are out in public, but when they get home she let's her hair hang down, etc. That's our Slayer!
Oh, Buffy, can't you enjoy what you have?
Given all she's been through, I guess we can't blame Buffy for always being suspicious, wary and waiting for the other shoe to fall. Sigh...
These naughty scamps, in exactly the same mood...
I'm glad you liked it. The idea for this chapter came from how many really interesting and fun people I know who don't have a partner and aren't dating because real life keeps them so busy, they don't find time to get involved in activities that put them in contact with a lot of other people, etc. So what's a girl and guy to do?
What a bittersweet ending. I loved this story. Thank you so much for writing it. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the story. The ending was hard because..real life...sigh. I only hope their interlude can show them that some day, some how, there may be a time and place for them.
Hot! Sooooo bloody hot! Brilliant, indeed.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! It's really wonderful to hear from readers and know that people are enjoying a story.
That was hot and sweet and adorable all at once. I loved it.
It was fun to have a chance for them to let loose and have some fun. Everything was so sad and serious in Season 6 that even though I was glad they got together, it was hard to enjoy because there were so many complicating factors etc. Like I almost felt guilty thinking they were hot together because it was not a healthy relationship. Fan fic allows us to right wrongs!
I was totally giggling and cringing all the way through this. Hilarious.
Thank you. This was a fun one to write, when I was issued the challenge, I really had no idea how to begin the story, then a conversation with a friend and some jokes about the attractive wait staff at a local restaurant gave me the seed of an idea.
Oooh very clever on Spike's part. I feel for him, all sad and resigned to his role... can' wait to read the rest!
Thanks for taking the time to read and review. It was fun to get a chance to let Spike out to do his thing. Like who is he when all the Scooby's aren't around.
This was absolutely fantastic. You should be really proud of this <3
thank you for your lovely words. I really needed to hear that today! I'm glad you enjoyed the story so much.
THE END OF THIS CHAPTER WAS SO CUTE.
THIS STORY IS SO GOOD.
I'm abusing caps-lock at this point, but I felt the need to make it really clear that I was yelling my praise.
- Raina <3
Thanks for taking the time to read and review. I like the way you use all caps. Lol. It was nice to be able to give these two an opportunity to be real with each other, even as they are role playing.
So enjoyed... Running to next chapter
Aw, thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. I just got back into town from a trip and your reviews were waiting for me. What a lovely surprise.
that was intense and funny and reflects just how off balance they both are. so fragile
Thank you. Yes, they are fragile, and scared. Had to use role play to connect and show what they feel, couldn't quite do it as themselves, even though they both have supernatural strength. It would be nice if practice made perfect and this brought them a step closer to owning their feelings and sharing them with each other. Thanks for taking the time to read and review!