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TrickyTreason commented on Chapter 17 on December 10, 2021 10:40am Liked

I really like this premise! Classics let's pretend but then it's real. And you are writing it beautifully! Buffy is just denial-y enough to keep the plot moving, but giving in enough that we get our Spuffy fix as needed. I hope you come back to this one - I'd love to see what happens when the timelines converge and we get to As You Were.

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Ashes493 commented on Chapter 1 on August 15, 2021 06:35am

Your writing and characterization are so spot on. I really enjoy this story and hope you will finish it and post it soon. 

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ValidescopeWest commented on Chapter 17 on January 28, 2021 08:47am

Wow, I hope you finish this story one day. 

edit: I just read the previous comment where you mention that this story is going to have a rewrite. Looking forward to it one day. 

Author's Response on January 29, 2021 03:26pm

I'll be working on it soon-ish! 

I have about 10 more chapters to go on my current fic, then I will be working on the rewrite for this, and will start posting updated chapters for it once I have the current chapters rewritten. So, hopefully look forward to something new on it by this summer!

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JasmineB08 commented on Chapter 17 on October 22, 2020 06:18pm

Just found this story and read every chapter so far lol. Hope you continue with this story, your a great writer. 

 

Author's Response on October 24, 2020 02:41pm

This one is actually on my list right now for a rewrite. Once I finish my challenge fic, Fly will be getting a complete makeover. Much of the story will remain the same, but my style has changed a lot in the last 3 years and I can't properly pick back up where I left off without going back over what I have done first.

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 17 on October 03, 2020 05:44pm Liked

Oh a little delicious drama! If only this wasn't the last posted chapter! Would love to see this fic continue!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 16 on October 03, 2020 05:37pm Liked

Love how things are heating up! I also really like the perspective switches so we can see what's happening in other characters heads

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 12 on October 02, 2020 11:00pm Liked

Oh hell no Riley. Love the way you're taking this story though!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 11 on October 02, 2020 05:16pm Liked

Ah the friend chats! I really like the format of this fic with the surveillance tapes and then seeing what's actually going on behind the scenes

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 10 on October 02, 2020 05:01pm Liked

Oh you beautiful idiots! The way you write them dealing with their feelings is very realistic!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 9 on October 02, 2020 02:06pm Liked

Love this whole chapter! Bubbly Johnny Cash made me giggle, and Spike's twisting hips made me (and Buffy) something else!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 8 on October 02, 2020 12:16pm Liked

Oh they're so sweet getting flustered by going on a real fake date

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 7 on October 02, 2020 12:06pm Liked

Buffy's turn for erotic dreams! Yeah I'm sure her no touching rule is going to stay in effect now! 

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 6 on October 02, 2020 10:36am Liked

Xander's Riley stanning always made me deeply uncomfortable. Glad to see that being put to rights by Buffy telling them all the truth

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 5 on October 02, 2020 10:28am Liked

Delightful! 

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 4 on October 02, 2020 10:04am Liked

Lovely banter!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 3 on October 02, 2020 09:43am Liked

Definitely yay for getting out of Riley's brain, but I was admittedly enjoying feeling a little like a voyeur. Pretty hot but of course, Riley had to throw a tantrum before the best part!

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 2 on October 02, 2020 09:33am Liked

Major creep vibes is right! I kind of love this characterization of Riley though. He's just so ... Terrible

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celtic_goddess commented on Chapter 1 on October 02, 2020 09:29am Liked

Ha! Suck it Riley! Great premise and first chapter

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 17 on April 13, 2020 03:58pm Liked

“There are some things I've wanted to discuss with you for some time now, but it seems you've fallen into old habits.”

“Old habits? Which ones would those be?” She hiked herself up on the pommel horse and swung her legs up over her head. For being hung over, her balancing skills were still spot on.

“Your earlier juvenile tendencies. Avoidance, for one. You've scarcely bothered to attend training. I'm not even sure you are performing your duties except in the most perfunctory way. You seem to be prioritising less august activities.”

Excuse me? She spun to face him, “Juvenile tendencies? I’m not prioritizing? I've been doing patrols every… Most nights. So what? Job never ends, Giles.”

“I don't wish to tread on your toes, I realise I am only your Watcher and not even a remunerated one at that, but this unnecessarily complicated diversion can only encourage the attentions from that abhorrent creature. I cannot see how a positive outcome has any chance of occurring.”

I could kill Giles for this useless guilt trip he's laying on Buffy. Just say that you're worried she'll get hurt! Say that you're concerned history is repeating itself! Say that you only want what's best for her and you don't think this is it! But stop being all offended and prim and proper and disappointed and reminding her that you're doing this job for free, because that is bullshit and none of it has any bearing. Gah!

“You know what? I'm an adult, and I really don't have to explain my personal choices to you. Or anybody. I go out every night and I kill the bad things until one of them eventually kills me. That's my duty. I'm doing that. If I want a distraction, I can have one.”

But I do love this rant. Way to go, Buffy!

...but then, of course, she has to completely cancel it out by being a jerk to Spike. Girlfriend...facepalm

 

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 16 on April 13, 2020 03:47pm Liked

She slid from the seat on wobbly legs and did her best to not make him support much of her weight. Not that he couldn't, but having the grace of a baby deer on ice after one kiss was… probably not that attractive.

I feel like Buffy is vastly underestimating how thrilled it would make Spike to know that he had made the Slayer incapable of walking with one kiss. 

Also, Buffy needs to have a real conversation with someone about her feelings both for her own peace of mind and before Willow does a terrible, poorly thought out spell.

Oooh, but this is when the Tara and Willow conversation comes into play from the beginning, yes? Good, Tara is a good influence on Willow. This might not end in tears.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 15 on April 13, 2020 03:35pm Liked

10 Things I Hate about You is such a good movie. And the fact that fake dating that ends up in real feelings is involved as a plot point? I see what you did.

And actually, Buffy, I do think Dawn knows more about dating than you. You are, I'm sorry to say, very bad at it. Maybe let Dawn and Anya and perhaps even your mom work with you to figure out your love life.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 14 on April 13, 2020 03:01pm Liked

!!!! partysqueeparty

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 13 on April 13, 2020 02:47pm Liked

Oooh, Spike, please be careful with the minion having thing; you do not need any reasons for this to go balls up for you.

And I love how nervous they are about each other. I love that they accidentally color coordinated too.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 12 on April 13, 2020 02:14pm Liked

I was all set to make a joke about Spike thinking the Slayer was bringing him into her inner folds and you had to bring Riley "I'm willing to harm people and manipulate a situation to make myself look good, who cares about the consequences" Finn back in. I want to strangle him. And when Buffy learns that he dropped a demon into her town just so they could "casually" meet back up, she is going to set him on fire.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 11 on April 13, 2020 01:55pm Liked

This chapter is delightful, but the chapter end notes have me very worried so my "Yay! Girl Power! Love you, Anya!" rant is being put on hold.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 10 on April 13, 2020 01:22pm Liked

Must have taken the whole patrol thing really seriously. So much for chivalry being dead. Except, he kind of is.

A delightful pun! In a chapter that otherwise makes me want to hug everyone. Poor Spike. Poor Buffy.

And also, Buffy, your mom knows that men can be shitheads. I feel like you telling her about Riley would not do anything to hurt her at all. Unlike Xander, who is probably absent from this fic at the current moment because he is in mourning.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 9 on April 13, 2020 01:10pm Liked

I love this date. I love this night. 

Spike. The Spike. William the Bloody. Slayer of Slayers. In all his bad boy, punk rocker, evil glory...

Was currently following along with what the song told him to do, which was the mashed potato, then the twist.

I wish this happened in canon, as I would have loved to watch James Marsters do the mashed potato and the twist.

Also, I love how you cleverly moved my emotions from "grrr, Riley, you're the worst and I hate you" to "ooof, I am all swoony and I want Buffy to keep recognizing that there's more to Spike and that he can take care of her both as the Slayer and as Buffy." You're very sneaky.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 8 on April 13, 2020 12:49pm Liked

She paused at the top of the stairs, a wave of nervousness hitting her suddenly. Spike waited for her below, his gaze traveling up to meet hers. A shock ran through her at the intensity of emotion she found in his eyes. With her heart pounding in her ears, every breath felt heavy against the sudden lump in her throat. He was looking at her like she was something shiny and new, adorned with bells and whistles and ribbons. Like she was his first Christmas morning.

Gosh I am now all melty. This is beautiful.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 7 on April 13, 2020 12:42pm Liked

I love how for all of Buffy's denial and Spike's conviction that this is hopeless, her subconscious isn't allowing it to be as hopeless for Spike as he thinks it is. Bad Buffy is definitely doing the lord's work here.

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talesofstories commented on Chapter 6 on April 13, 2020 12:28pm Liked

“That's not true, Buffy. Riley knew it was your calling, and he tried his best to make it easier for you. Why can't you see that? He only wanted to help.” Xander spoke with indignance, jumping in to defend Riley's honor. Buffy almost felt bad that she had to shatter the perfect image her friend held for the man that had broken her heart.

Xander, the number one rule of friendships is that, when a breakup happens, you are staunchly on your friend's side and not the ex's. It's like...you don't even have to read the magazines to know these things! It's how friendships work! It's trickier when you remain friends with both people after the breakup, but when one person hightails it to another continent and the person you were friends with first is the one who remains, you 100% do not support the person who left!

And Buffy, I love you dearly, but how on earth would you make Riley jealous if you dated Spike but never even held his hand? This isn't elementary school, in which dating meant agreeing to it and then never speaking to each other again.

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