The retail therapy was just what was needed to give Dawn and Buffy a little bonding time. The test will come in with Joyce's need forsurgery and the angst level will shoot through the roof. Then Riley and his blood-hoes are going to throw his whines into the mix. It just hit me, Dawn said Spike helped with the Queller, but wasn't that after Joyce had her surgery and came home. Damn it. Did I zone out and piece an event. It was so cute that Spike took off after wolfie to give her a break. That's the good thing about writing your own fiction, you get to choose what to highlight and what to skip over. It will be interesting to see where you head next with this one.
Hello! Thank you for reading! I have to admit that I did some skipping around in the season arc. I didn't want to commit to rewriting each episode painstakingly so I glossed forward to a later part in the season. Past the queller demon and the break up. Hence, the retail therapy. Confession: I really don't like writing Riley's character at all. I hope the time jump wasn't too confusing. Maybe I should add that to an author's note at the beginning.
Love the Dawn crush on Spike, and really excited to see how Buffy reacts to her declaration of Spike's feelings. Obviously she's shocked, and we know she's not going to be thrilled about it. I'd like to see her start watching him more closely... looking for the signs (like she does in canon), but being a bit more awkward around him. Or you could just have her jump his bones. I'm always ok with that option!
Again, enjoying both this story and your skill as a writer. Hope you're able to post an update soon :)[Report This]
Yup. That is exactly how it should have happened. Spike saving the day and Riley nowhere to be seen.
I love that she instinctively trusts that she is safe with him, even though he could probably drain her through the wound in her abdomen without setting off the chip.
A good start.[Report This]
(“Do you think we should send him flowers or something? I guess a fruit basket won’t work in his case. Vampires don’t eat fruit, do they?”
“No,” Buffy said sharply, “They eat people. And we can’t send a people basket to Spike.”
“He couldn’t eat a people basket anyway,” Dawn said as she now sucked the last droplets of the smoothie from her glass, “Chip and all.”)
That conversation cracked me up. Sounded like something that could have come straight off the show. Well done with your characterization.