Wow, amazing job on that one ! I liked the plot twists, and how you kept the letter/journal format up until the end. Must have been very challenging to write. Kudos :-)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sorry I'm so late in responding to this. It was something of a challenge at times, keeping everything straight, but it was a joy. -kasumi
So she will get to go to them! Yay! I'm glad y'all ended it like that, with the hope of Dawn being able to rejoin her family. It's a happy ending.
I do like that the original Spike and Buffy were able to be together after all, but I think it would have been interesting to see it the other way, too. Buuuut ... yeah, I guess I like the direction you decided to take it in best of the two options.
Thank you for sharing your story, EllieRose101 and kasumi! I've got the sequel bookmarked and I'm gonna read it ASAP.
The sequel is all EllieRose's work. :) She's amazing.
Yeah, Meanwhile was a fun read too!
Thanks for all your responses, kasumi! Although I don't expect it (writing a story is enough work!) I always enjoy hearing back from authors. I really appreciate that you took the time to reply to my reviews.
Oh? Sending things, huh? What about people? It would be cool if Dawn could visit....
Interesting new details about the dimension Spike and Buffy are in now. And is that a reference to the canon running joke about alternate dimensions and shrimp that I see?
Absolutely. I had to put in the shrimp joke.
Oxford is a great university. Cambridge is a great university. St. Andrews is in Scotland!
I laughed at Spike coming over all English about Dawn's choice in where to get a higher education. Too funny!
The whole chapter is fun. It's nice to see them happy and having a good time after all the bad stuff they went through to get there.
Aww, they're cute. But I'm still sad! For them to be cut off from their home dimension and almost everyone they knew and loved there ... at least they have Dawn.
I loved that Dawn just stole Giles' notes when he wouldn't tell her what she wanted to know. Summers women get what they want!
That they do.
Okay, I did not see that coming. It makes sense, I think - what Giles says about Spike missing "his" Buffy - and this Buffy having had a vastly different experience meeting and allying with Spike - that their relationship wouldn't follow the same path. It's cool that Future Spike's presence has changed so many things for the better for this version of Buffy, though.
It serves to keep him rather grumpy, a state I cannot see myself wanting to change.
LOL! Giles, master of the art of snarky understatement.
Interesting, looks like the diary's going to give Buffy more than a little bit of an edge on Present-Day Spike.
Yeah, except you’re coming to kill me, you bastard!
Nah. That can’t be right.
LOL! Spike's forgotten that Present-Day Spike doesn't know anything about Buffy except that she probably tastes really nice. No worries, dude, I'm pretty sure he's going to wind up with the same pro-Buffy attitude as you pretty soon.