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Juliette45 commented on Chapter 1 on June 10, 2020 05:14pm Liked

 

I'm soglad Spike keeps his soul in the comics.G ood work.

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flow commented on Chapter 1 on April 27, 2019 03:46pm Liked

This is a wonderful story. And at the same time it is so ... it does not let go. Such a short story but it made me think so long about the question you`ve  raised. What would have happened? Your answer is so devastating on the one hand. And on the other hand it is beautiful as well, because after all -  it proves how much Spike loves Buffy, soul or not. He does not want his death on her conscience.  

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GoSpuffy commented on Chapter 1 on April 23, 2019 08:27pm

So sad! 

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slaymesoftly commented on Chapter 1 on April 20, 2019 08:08pm Liked

Argh! Had had I never seen this???  Now I need to run off and read something fluffy and happy!!!

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 1 on November 23, 2016 01:46pm Liked

Sadly I think this is how it would go.  Funny how much weight she puts on that soul.  She forgets all he did without it, how he loved without it...how that soulless demon is the one who CHOSE to go get it. She forgets there was never a Spikelus unlike Angelus. The soul that Angel really HAD to have made all the difference.  With Spike his unsouled self wasn't really so evil after he got used to humans as more than food (thanks to the chip) and after he realized he loved Buffy.  Too bad that soul is counted as essential.

Can't really feel sorry for Buffy for "having" to dust him.  She really didn't have to and certainly didn't have to do it right out of the shoot.

Can't remember the issue but when the other comic company (IDC?  Did the After the Fall and so on???) did something where the soul was removed Willow, who was present, pointed out that Spike was fine without the soul so they gave it to Dru.  They had to take it back because Dru was worse with it and Spike got it back but I loved that Willow supported Soulless Spike as worthy and not a threat.

Nicely written.

Kathleen

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Teep_P12 commented on Chapter 1 on November 23, 2016 08:01am Liked

Never felt the soul was a necessity for Spike in and of itself. Only a necessity for Buffy. I know Spike loved her enough with or without. Totally can believe this ending. Proving he loved her enough, even without the soul, to not leave her with having to do the deed.

Intervention: "I couldn't live, her bein' in that much pain. Let Glory kill me first. Nearly bloody did."

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kerry220 commented on Chapter 1 on November 22, 2016 11:41pm Liked

I always feel like I've been punched in the chest after one of these ficlets. Ironic praise, that!

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Ubikoctober commented on Chapter 1 on November 22, 2016 05:16pm Liked

I like Spike better without a soul, but I think he needed it to redeem himself... Either way here Buffy should have let him live if he could get a soul for himself before, he can do it again... weep

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 1 on November 22, 2016 01:51pm

The soul really did destroy him. The way he denied his own feelings when he was soulfree was a sickening thing to read in the comics. We could clearly see that having a soul is a poison to a vampire and it affected him somewhat like Angel, the Angel syndrome as I call it. It was of course sad to see that Buffy believed the lies about the soul. Too bad it had to go this way, getting rid of that horrible thing could have been so wonderful.

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