That is genius. Much as I really love the long slow burn stories where it takes several hundred thousand words to get them together, there's a brilliance to taking them from 'She'd fought with Riley' to 'Spike's my boyfriend now' in less than 300 words!
Love the visuals. I imagine you can guess which my favourite image is.
I also enjoyed Riley not being able to budge the door while Buffy nonchalantly leaned on it.
I'm really hoping there's a sequel called 'National Hat Day'.
Lol, I have been accused of doing a slow burn in a 130K fic where the whole point is my OTP is boinking in every chapter But in PWP (er, I think Pw/oP on this site?) it's best to have everything be quick ;-) And I couldn't help myself with the title and resulting, er, imagery. No national hat day fic, but Gort wrote Frontierland and Sunnydays in direct response to Spike needing to wear more hats. (a cowboy hat and a fedora, respectively) I'm glad you enjoyed, thank you so much for the read and review!
Hadn't read this either, what have I been doing.
Take that Riley, you deserve it for interrupting the ribbon play.
Hot and sweet with the admissions of love x
Sad Riley outside the door is now one of my favorite things!! (Someone even made me a christmas card of it, lol) thank you for reading this bit of fluff!
What did I like about this smut? I like how Spike ripped the stickers off her nipples at the right moment. That seems like something Buffy would like.
Someday I'll have to get her in a pair of actual nipple clamps...
That would be quite hot indeed.
I need to bookmark this for Christmas. Who doesn't want a ribbon wrapped Spike? Also, please tell this inspired (or was inspired by) Frontierland. A cowboy hat and a ribbon? It really is Christmas!
In case it's not obvious, I loved it.
Think about all those hair ribbons in Sunny Days
(And very much the cowboy hat reference is to Frontierland! -it came first-)
I'm glad you enjoyed. Sad!Riley is the true meaning of Christmas! (Someone even made me a little Christmas card with him looking forlorn and a pretty Merry Christmas! on it, lol)
Okay...what's with the hats? Buffy needs to wear a hat in one of these. Lol I'm apparently reading all your holiday fics, too. Timing is everything and apparently Riley missed his chance. Loved the holiday gift exchange, too. Your stories are delightfully easy to read (my kind of fic).
Hahaha! Me and Gort are so self referential! It's a nod to Frontierland/Sunny Days, which both pretty much started as "Spike wears a cowboy hat" and "Spike wears a fedora" respectively.
Someone made me a graphic of "sad Riley outside the door" with "Merry Christmas" imposed over it, lol. Totally the best part of the story
I'm glad you're finding these little bits of craziness fun to read!
LOL...that's awesome that you are self-referential! And yes, they are all so fun to read!
How do I miss these things?!? Such lovely smut and I missed it?
Anyway, as always, you created some wonderfully hot sexy play between Buffy and Spike. I enjoyed how you jumped to the hot but still gave us a bit of an explanation of how they got there.
Telling Riley they are never going anywhere was a rewarding distraction from the Christmas fun. Wonder if he heard them slamming against the door as he was leaving *evil laugh*.
I love the idea of Spike making "cute little whimpering noises".
But then, I also like the idea of him just wearing a hat for her too.
Thanks for sharing!!
LOL! I wrote this when I was recovering from being serious sick in December as a pick-me-up.
I guess I needed a little bit of explanation too (though apparently my theory is that Spike just needed to keep his mouth closed).
Sad Riley Outside The Door had it's 15 minutes of fame, lol. Floot even made me a Christmas card of it!
Spike wearing a hat for Buffy is the basis of most of Gort's fics
Thank you for the read and review!
This sounds so useful! :D "He put a hand on the door and pushed, but her Slayer strength meant she could keep it from budging without really looking like that was what she was doing."
Happy Spike finally being able to kill things is always heartwarming, too. :)
(And those were some excellent pictures they took there...)
I think Spike might have made copies of some of those polaroids and anonymously sent them to someone (*cough* rhymes with Smangel *cough*) as a late holiday present.
Thank you for the read and review!
Aww! Deliciously naughty season 4 fic circumvents the destructive season 6 affair and the red for a soul. Season 4 Spike was just the right amount of evil!naughty that a burned Buffy totally needed after Angel, Parker, and Riley.
I'm glad you enjoyed and you just know that whatever lies ahead for Buffy and Spike, at least they'll be together
Neat Story - My favorite line along with Buffy's "Bye"
“I was going to take it off with my teeth.”
“You can still do that. Sounds like a right corker of a plan.”
Buffy always has the best plans
This story was awesome, the right dose of sweetness and smut. I love the idea of ribbon in sex, really crafty! Spike with a ribbon on, reminds me the song "dick in a box" by the lonely island! Thank you for sharing
I'm imaging Buffy going to Hobby Lobby to get something random, walking by the ribbon display, getting distracted, and walking out with two bags packed full.
I'm glad you enjoyed and thank you for the read and review!
This was both sweet and sexy. Buffy herself is noticing that she isn't happy that offten. I'm glad to see that she is. The Scoobies reaction was how I expected they would have reacted on the show. They would have felt weird about it at first but they would have been okay with it later.
They took some sexy photos, very nice. I couldn't help but think that they should have taken an extra of the one with Spike's dick in her mouth. That one they could have sent to Angela32; That wouldn't be like Buffy at all but the thought entered my mind.
I'm totally headcanoning now that Spike photocopied that photo, stuck it in a Christmas card, and anonymously sent it to Angel, resulting in Buffy getting a very awkward phone call a few days after Christmas
Christmas bows and sex! Hot Christmas Spuffy, my favorite kind!
I love that stupid Riley came back, so sure that Buffy was miserable without him, and the thoughtless jerk got shown the door! (Literally!) I hope he was still on the other side of the door hearing Buffy and Spike whip up a lot of sweaty Christmas cheer!
Fun story! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!
Riley staring forlornly at the door is rather heartwarming, isn't it?
I'm glad you enjoyed, thank you for the read and review, and I hope you have a great holiday season!
I'd give my left front tooth for this to be canon. Perfect fic for happy, hilarious and HOT Spuffy! MORE, please!
GAH - you make me wish so badly that Spike was REAL and MINE!
I'm glad you enjoyed!
Me and Gort decided if we get a hold of Spike we'd have to do a custody arrangement
Riley flying back because they need to talk, and not even calling? I sadly believe it. Buffy refusing to let him have an inch, though, that was beautiful!
Well...he called, but Buffy didn't pay attention to the answering machine ;-) I like to think there's a very awkward message on there from Angel...
Oh yes, I... got distracted ... though I think getting on a plane may still be overkill as a response to her not calling him back!
That message from Angel would make an entertaining outtake, I'm just saying...
Brilliant! The perfect story to get you in the mood for Christmas!
Glad you liked! It was a little cheer me up after I was knocked out with a sinus infection that needed the ER and antibiotics :(
Oh Buffy you got the best gifts!
Hot ribbon enhanced sex Parcheesi is just the right game. No wonder photos were needed. One should always record important games for future study.
Part of me hopes Riley was just on the other side of the door. I can see him assuming she'd be there pining away for him. Sheeyah!
Cowboy hat sounds really good there and I'm not too into cowboys (for Spike I'd made an exception).
Love this holiday treat.
He could use the cowboy hat Buffy is wearing in Pangs! (seriously show-runner people? Cowboys and Indians? We get it- we didn't need the visual clue of Buffy making a really odd fashion choice...)
I'm dying over your Parcheesi line! I bet both Spike and Buffy are very relaxed ;-)
I hate to say it, but Riley standing outside Buffy's dorm room door as it rattles in it's frame is kind of heartwarming.
Happy Holidays (& I hope you're feeling better!)