So much fun this story (deep and grrrr and fun!!)
Also I really love when Buffy gets angry (especially at angel 🥲🥲🥲) so yes!!!!
You gotta love her losing her temper at Angel here. It's so satisfying to hear her yelling! Thanks so much for reading!
Laughed so hard at spike’s notes for reference 😂😂😂😂😂
I shamelessly stole the Notes for Reference from the “Binks to Enlightenment” section of Red Dwarf’s episode “Holoship” and I don’t regret it. Honestly, Spike would have seen that episode, too.
Oooh fun to know. Sort of reminded me (as you wrote it) of a cross between the oxytocin hit of nursing combined with the intense oxytocin and dopamine of orgasm. Mmm
Yeah, I think there was probably that mixed in, too, but I think it's less of an explosion. In any case... seems like fun! Dangerous fun.
Have I mentioned that I love Spike living specifically the SOULED version of Buffy?
Yeah, he fell in love with all of her. It's a terrible thing, poor Spike. As I said, things were going to get complicated for the future, but again... ah well. This story is fin how it is for now. Maybe after my baby fic I'll be desperate enough to revisit the sucker.
Ugh poor Buffy. That soul (SLAYER soul) and the demon, such hard cohabitation. It rather seems that Buffy would be an innately more evil and terrifying unsouled vamp than Spike.
Yeah, Buffy is finding it hard to integrate a slayer soul with being a vampire. I had a sequel planned (I even have a banner) where Buffy does eventually lose her soul, and things get complicated, but it died after 15,000 words. I might revamp it one day (as it were) and get back to it.
Whew thank you Spike for offering Slayer the chance to experience FEEDING. So much wrapped up in feeding, especially in vampire/vampire feeding. Not exactly like but reminds me of an oxytocin hit, that feeling of aNDA desire for closeness and intimacy, bondedness. Sires feed fledges and vampires exchange blood/bites during sex, both seriously laden, bonding situations.
I may have started writing Spuffy when I was pregnant with my third, meaning a LOT of my feeding and bite-hit scenes are based on the sensation of nursing. The oxytocin hit, the sleepiness, kind of weaponizing or turning the sensation of nursing into a more powerful type drug. So that's the feeling the vampire saliva gives off that keeps people i.e. Riley coming for more in my fics. Most drugs follow patterns our brains already have -- cocaine feels like being in love, for instance. I have less of a handle on what the feeding itself feels like to the vampire, but probably similar.
Reread since this fic came up in the random fic spot on the homepage. Aaaah I love Spike harassing Walsh. The idiocy of the initiative...
It's fun getting Welsh all... spooked. And stealing from Red Dwarf -- if you're gonna steal, steal from the best.
I’m a huge fan of stories where Buffy gets captured by the Initiative. Normally fics like that deal with the Slayer aspects but to have Buffy be a vamp in this was an interesting twist. Nicely done
It was really fun to get them into the initiative and do a whole, "Same jail cell" trope on them. I'm glad you liked! Thanks!
I usually don't read vampBuffy fics but someone recced this one so I gave it a go. Having this set during the Initiative time was gold. And I melted when Spike gave Buffy the " I love all of you" speech. Good story, Sigyn.
Thanks for taking a risk on it! Spike is so sweet in this one, isn’t he? I mean, evil, but willing to work within it. Thanks so much!
“Just two words for you, mate,” Spike said, unable to keep the grin off his face. “I win.” Every line of that phone conversation was hilarious, but this line of Spike's takes the entire cake.
Also, I'm hard pressed to think of a sweeter, more thoughtful expression of love and devotion than what Spike's promised Buffy there at the end of the chapter. I'm having emotions.
Well, even off screen, Angel was a complete and utter smeghead in this one. The phone rant was fun to write. And I like to think of Spike devoting his entire being to trying to dote her into evil. Even if it doesn’t work, it’s already dragging him into the good. THank you so much!
Oh man, at first I thought Buffy was gonna be a major asshole by getting Spike chipped up, but I caught on quick to the thralling. Really, with only a single reference to Buffy doing it before and her method of it, this was a brilliant sequence.
I liked giving Buffy just a little bit of power we’re not used to her having. Just a little fake out— glad you caught on!
This is absolutely amazing. I’ve seen and enjoyed the individual ideas (Buffy turned, caught by Initiative, Amara hunt is delayed) but you combined them brilliantly. Buffy’s thrall was fantastic, that entire sequence worked really well, and the slow realizations about Angel and Willow were so different from figuring out Spike’s straightforward motives and plans
Oh, thank you! I had lots of fun turning Buffy into a vampire in this one, and seeing what she'd do. The fact that she had some thrall surprised me, actually. Thank you so much!
I'll admit, I wasn't sure how you were going to make this work out for them, especially with Buffy's soul causing her so much pain. But you did make it work and its actually very sweet with Spike vowing to make her perfectly happy. I love it!
The most adorable evil in the world!
I was so involved I clicked 'next' before leaving my review. Excellent chapter! Buffy now knows she can do some sexy stuff, but is still stuck on that soulist nonsense. Now let's see if that's Oz that just got dropped in the tank with them!
Well, Spike's making her use her brain about it all.