Squee! The image of her as a golden little shoulder-climbing monkey is too cute 💘
(And on the images note, Iove the banner!)
Halfrek's open wish offer and the chip option was a neat spin! Argue that action, scoobies! And I love the way it went straight from there to a later thank you and the invite; it made it so hopeful while being realistic to where they're at.
Loved it 💙
I’m glad you enjoyed it! What motivates Spike isn’t what the other characters think. (Well, Dawn probably has the right of it.) Since it’s pretty obvious to the viewer, there’s got to be willful ignorance behind it. This was a very public display, but what do you want to bet that there’s more discussion of Spike’s relationship with Halfrek than his actual good deed?
Very sweet. Spike would have a strong argument to get Anya to give him revenge during the period she's gone back to demonhood. It might be fun seeing what happens to Hallie/Cecily.
Some delicious monkey details, too.
Thanks for commenting! I think Spike has all kinds of grounds for vengeance, but that he wouldn't see it that way. Not vengeance against Buffy, at any rate. Maybe Angelus or the Initiative would be on his radar...
Of course Spike would use his one wish for Buffy. I'm surprised Xander or Willow never commented on how clingy monkey Buffy was to Spike but then again they were clueless to Buffy all together.
It was nice to see Buffy thank him and invite him herself. Cute little story. 💚
Spike tends to be a bit impulsive. If he'd have stopped to think about it, he might've come up with a different wish *koff*dechipme*koff* but he's following his blood in this moment, like usual. You're right that Willow and Xander are not really paying attention to nuance with Buffy — they just want her to be "okay".
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Hee! Buffy the howler monkey was so adorable. Super funny and sweet fic. Loved it.
I'm glad you enjoyed howler monkey Buffy! Thanks for letting me know. So appreciated.
Re-read this with the same pleasure as the first time! You don't by any chance feel the need to re-rewrite this longer, do you?
I'm pleased that you still like it! I doubt I'll go longer on this one. There are so many WIPs still to do!
Oh man, that was fantastic! Funniest 'character turns into an animal' fic I've read :D
¡Yay! I'm glad you liked it. I did a "Spike turns into an animal" one "Love Me, Love My Dog", so it only seemed fair that Buffy get to try it out.
Ah yes, I did also enjoy that one :D now I might just go re-enjoy it
Monkey Buff - what a hoot (or should I say Howl)!
I'm so glad! Dawn's will is such that if she thinks Buffy might really be a howler monkey, it just might happen.
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I really loved this! Funny and more. Wonder if the wording "put to rights" might have helped Buffy beyond turning her back to a human girl? Nice. Of course Spike would use his wish this way, never a doubt.
Oooh, very observant, my dear! Nobody else mentioned that, but it's definitely intentional.
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Lovely! Only, you have to add the monkey's picture here, too!
Never mind, I hadn't seen the banner before...but the original picture was so nice.
And I feel cheated by at least a couple thousand words: howler monkey Buffy is just too cute to be rid of so soon...
Heh. It could definitely be longer, but I was dithering for too long as it was. The main additions to this were the opening and closing scenes, and that monkey!Buffy stand up for herself. There's plenty more that could happen, though.
I was hoping the banner would suffice, but I like the monkey photo, too!
Well, what can I say? This was amusing, a wonderful little scenario. You should indeed be careful what you wish for. The situation is solved and things looks hopeful now for them.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's just a little trifle of a story, but I like to think it was based on in-show possibilities. Thanks for commenting.
I wasn't so sure when I read the summary and saw a monkey on the banner, but yeah, that was totally worth the read!
Buffy as a howler monkey was lovely. Monkyfied she's obviously still Buffy. And is cuddly with Spike as it should be.
I love it when Spike and Halfrek meet again in stories. There should have been more talking between them in the show. At least in fics like yours there's some interaction. And damn right, does she owe him some wishes
Cute, funny, well written and with a happy ending. Yep, the last minutes were well spent
There is always a danger of veering into crack with this type of story. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I just felt that there was a basis in canon for this possibility. Heh.
I'm glad you thought that these guys stayed in character. And yes, Halfrek is always fun and she does seem to have some sense of — if not regret — responsibility for Spike's situation. It's subtle on the show, but detectable.
Both the opening scene and the closing scene are part of the expansion. I was unsure if the closing scene was necessary, but I had a few more things to say, and I'm glad it felt worthwhile.