I know I read this before but, like all your stories, it was a pleasure to re-read any number of times.
This was so bittersweet. It felt so realistic. Yes, Spike would do what he felt was the best for her even at the cost of his own heart.
Thank you, Kathleen. I'm glad it worked for you. It was a bit of an experiment.
Faire revenir riley a été une bonne idée cela reste un personnage de btvs mais le scénario et surtout avec une femme a été le clou de buffy ici les oeufs ne sont pas canon pour moi .
Qu'il viennent seul est une bonne chose dans mon livre car cela montre qu'il tient encore à buffy mais buffy ne sait rien de ses activités à sunnydalle avant de partir car en faisant ce qu'il a fait à mis en danger sa famille.
Demandait à willow est intéressant mais je pense que buffy ne lui faisait plus confiance à un certain point.
I'm glad it rang true to you. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Le dire a spike est parfait car cest le seul qui n'aurait rien dit les autres a part peut-être dawn aurait réagit.
Ici xander est naïf.
Yes, he was the only one it was safe to tell. And Xander has just been given a big problem to deal with, hasn't he? Thanks for reading.
Story #1 Thank you for writing a good Giles. So happy he was there when Buffy was resurrected. Even better when he brought Spike back in so he could finish cleaning and bandaging Buffy's hands. Happy he was going to contact a coven in regards to Willow's misuse of magic.
Story #2 Of course Xander is pissed at the fact she told Spije but not at the fact they ripped her out of heaven.
Story #3 Glad Buffy stuck it to Riley and embraced Spike.
Story #4 That was just mean. Poor Spike and Dawn.
Thanks for reading. I think things might have gone very differently if Giles had been there. But he wasn't... hence we have 2, 3, and 4. :)
Loved them. Did you write any longer fics to these?
No, I don't think I expanded on any of them. I'm not sure how many of them could be expanded, but I should take a look I guess in case I find myself in need of a bunny someday. I'm glad you liked them. :)
Those really cover the gambit from happy cathartic fluff to grim, grieving darkness.
Great arrogence conveyed with both Willows anf with Riley.
If only Giles had been more effective at the start like you created, then I bet Buffy would not have had such a hard time of it.
Thank you. In poor Giles's defense, in canon he wasn't there when they resurrected Buffy. But yes, I think he would have been able to handle it a little better.
i enjoyed your stories alot..thank you for sharing them! the last one left me crying in the middle of the day and in desperate need of demon exorcisibg music in order to be able to get on with the things i actually had planned for the day..i loved it, but i'm glad it didn't happened that way in canon..it was heartbeaking enough as it was..on the other hand interesting parallel to buffy killing angel, and i guess i wouldn't quite put it past the buffy writers as an intermezzo..the first was close enough to canon to even fit in joss's version if you ask me with a lovely tender spuffy twist..loved giles supporting spike and trying to show willow the mistakes of her ways..and the one with riley was what every spuffy fan would have wanted..:)
I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for telling me so. :)
Wow. They all read like scenes that could have happened (well except for the third one - Joss would never have allowed that) and that last one is incredibly powerful. Obviously it's the third one I like best though!
Thanks. The prompts were amazing and they stories just invented themselves. :)
I still wish that you'd continue Someone will pay....
I was looking at these as I posted them and thinking there were a couple that could have been expanded or sequeled. I'll have to take another look at them after I finish the current wip.
I really liked Giles in the first part, the thing he did and said.
The second one gave Xander something to think about.
In the third we could see a Buffy who was clearly over Riley and we had the nice happy ending we all want.
In the last one we had this really creepy feeling with one part of sorrow, the ending line brought a lityle light into it though.
Very different feels for all of them. The prompts were wonderful.
Each of these are excellent. The first was one that made me happy. Wish Giles HAD been there and it had gone this way. The last was so damned sad but ultimately quite what they should have expected and it could easily have happened.
All so very good.
Thank you. The prompts were wonderful - such fun to work with.