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DragonflyLady commented on One-Shot on November 25, 2020 04:29am Liked

Awwwwwww!!

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spike101 commented on One-Shot on October 17, 2020 06:07pm Liked

Definitely one of the best afterlife ficus I've read!!

Author's Response on October 17, 2020 06:53pm

Thank you so much! I'm very glad you enjoyed! 

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DarkHeart commented on One-Shot on November 17, 2019 06:46pm Liked

Nice.  So many stories effectively end with them walking into the sunset together.  I've always worried about what would happen after that.  Now I know.  :)

Author's Response on November 17, 2019 08:18pm

I wanted that evergreen ending for them, where they can be together and have adventures forever with all the people they care about, so I wrote one, lol. 

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Twinkles commented on One-Shot on October 22, 2019 03:06pm Liked

 Aww! All the fuzzies 💜

Really loved this, thank you 💙 

Author's Response on November 16, 2019 10:44pm

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed!

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Allison42 commented on One-Shot on September 18, 2019 09:11pm Liked

👏👏👏d84;a039;d84;a039;d84;a039;😊😊😊

Author's Response on September 23, 2019 10:33am

<3 :-D

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kittyfajitas commented on One-Shot on April 05, 2019 08:09pm Liked

Such a sweet story!  I don't know how I missed this one, I thought I'd read everything of yours.  This actually brought tears to my eyes when Buffy burst into Spike's crypt. Loved it!

Author's Response on April 10, 2019 05:11pm

I love to think of them having the perfect (for them) happily ever after than ever ends :-) Thank you so much for the read and review! 

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slaymesoftly commented on One-Shot on April 11, 2018 12:34pm Liked

Now there's a little pick-me-up for a down day!  What fun.

Author's Response on April 12, 2018 02:30pm

:-D I just wanted to give them a world where things could be as if the show went on forever and ever. (thank goodness for fanfic!!)

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ScarlettDuck commented on One-Shot on March 29, 2018 01:16pm Liked

Aww, this is a lovely eventual end.

Author's Response on April 05, 2018 06:27am

I think I just needed to imagine all of them going on and on...

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SheriJ commented on One-Shot on May 14, 2017 05:38pm Liked

Loved it weep

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:29pm

Thank you! biggrin

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smgismyqueenjpg commented on One-Shot on May 12, 2017 09:10am Liked

I loved this!!!

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:26pm

Thank you! biggrin

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-Carrie-Ann- commented on One-Shot on May 12, 2017 07:03am Liked

Aww, what a lovely little fic, made me feel all warm inside.

Loved it xxx

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:25pm

Thank you! biggrin

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jhiz commented on One-Shot on May 11, 2017 12:19am

Best way to make a character death into the currently being discussed "fluff" *grin*

Thanks for the smile creating happily ever after that actually is an ever after.

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:25pm

Ha! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the read and review!

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lone_starling88 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 11:40pm Liked

This was beautiful, and it was all I ever wanted after both were gone. Thank you! biggrin

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:23pm

Thank you! biggrin

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purrmonster commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 09:35pm Liked

I love how she thought Heaven was actually Hell without Spike!

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:23pm

Poor Buffy...she was so shocked the one person she'd been waiting on wasn't there! At least it got sorted fairly quickly! biggrin

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Gort commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 05:52pm Liked

I think one of my favorite little pieces of this is how, even though Buffy is clearly over living for anything, she keeps going-just like Spike asked her to. And then she gets her reward. So lovely!  

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:19pm

Poor Buffy, sometime being the one still alive is really hard, even if it's the right thing to do!

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Nikkilou commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 05:26pm

awwww this was so sweet.

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:18pm

biggrin Thank you!

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Rezol87 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 04:55pm Liked

This was so sweet and I loved it. Spike made Sunnydale for Buffy. I can't get over Merrick's last line! Epic one shot.

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:17pm

Thank you!

I can see Merrick and Giles happily bickering over every thing (and Buffy grabbing Spike and hauling him off so they can go punch whatever problem in the face)

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Nyxella commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 04:41pm Liked

Yay! I'm glad even Merrick was there at the end. biggrin It was sad at first, but such a wonderful happy ending. smile Great work, as always! flowersheart

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:16pm

Thank you! (A story called Happily ever after had to have a happily ever after! wink)

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Spuffy93 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 04:06pm

This helped lift me up.

It was beautiful and made me cry happy tears.

Thank you Sunalso!

Sara

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 09:58am

hug

Thank you for your very kind words!

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Sigyn commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 04:00pm Liked

That tickled me in my happy places! squeeThank you for this!

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 09:58am

Thank you for the read and review! biggrin

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Chrissel commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 03:14pm Liked

Best HEA ever!

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 09:58am

Thank you! biggrin

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pfeifferpack commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 02:32pm Liked

I loved every word of this! 

It started out heartbreaking at the thought that Spike, in spite of his years of sacrifice and service, had not made it into heaven. Still seems sad BUT where he is now with Buffy there (and then the others) IS heaven for him so he does get his reward. Maybe that was the Powers plan all along?

All the fluffy clouds and vague feelings of the heaven Buffy started in wouldn't be quite the heaven of a recreated Sunnydale, not to him and I think not to her either. I imagine Buffy would have been bored eventually in the other place.

I am beyond delighted that everyone else came to join them there making purgatory their heaven too. Since my concept of heaven is being reunited with all those I love that makes this heaven, tailor made.

Now Angel just needs Cordy to join him at his farm and all would be perfect (If Cordy is too busy being a Power herself then Faith could be a lovely companion for him instead since they both had chemistry with Angel IMHO).

I can imagine Giles and Merrick acting like a pair of bachelor uncles vying for Buffy's affection LOL.

So amazingly bittersweet imagining Spike building his Sunnydale never knowing for certain if he'd see Buffy again. After all he had to wonder if she would "give up heaven" just for him even if they had a century of love between them. Now they have all the time that is to finally get rid of his insecurities. It seemed very in character for him to build his world and wait in hope.

I am happy that Angel is the one who took her to Spike. Very symbolic. He finally relinquished his "claim" on her in a very literal way and took his place as a dear friend of both instead of a rival. Good he also has a place that makes him happy in his Irish "suburb" to Spike's Sunnydale.

Such a heartbreaking long time to imagine: “Thank this. It’s been you, for bringing me.” She couldn’t stop looking around at the houses and cars. It all felt so right. ... “I didn’t do it just for you. Spike’s not really been okay since he got here. He barely speaks to me, except to ask about some detail of the town he doesn’t remember well, like the library of the old high school. I’ve had to live with his grief and watch him hurt. I’vre neve known him to be like a good thing he’s had this to work on, I can’t imagine how much worse it’d be if he didn’t.” Some damaged part of Spike didn't want to think or hope because there was that grain of doubt that she would choose him over all her loved ones and heaven.

It’s easy to pretend that those who care about you are just on the other side of the door. Spike can sit on your back porch and believe you’ll be out in a moment, or sulk outside of the back door of the Bronze thinking you’ll come barreling out.  Yes. That spark of hope that he hopes isn't self-delusion.

I’ll climb up that tree outside your window and pretend that you’re about to come through your bedroom door.” ... Buffy stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and put her hands on her hips. “Angel–“ ... “Don’t worry.” He shook his head. “I know whose girl you are. It doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy those memories And still slightly creepy but would it be Angel and not have a bit of cringe-making traits?

She couldn’t even speak, just throw herself into his arms. They banded around her and at last she was at peace. Yes, THIS is her peace not the other place where he was missing.

Welcome home, Slayer. Indeed.

Loved, loved, loved it. Equal parts tear and heart tugs and happy smiles.

Kathleen

 

Author's Response on May 16, 2017 05:13pm

I was writing this big, long reply and the interwebs just ate it rant

 

Anyway, the jist of was that I believe life is what you make of it (or the afterlife) and that other people's idea of happy doesn't have to be your idea of happy.

I left Faith out of Buffy's family and friends because I figured she'd be better with Angel's set. (And if I liked Angel more I write him his own little story where he's sitting moping in front of his fire and all his friends descend on him. Of course then he'd have to find something else to mope about, because he's not happy if he's not internally torturing himself).

I can see Giles and Merrick arguing (and enjoying every minute of it) over the best way to handle something and Buffy rolling her eyes, grabbing Spike, and heading off to punch whatever the problem is in the face.

Poor Spike, for him it's better to live with her ghost than to not imagine her at all.

And finally, this fic serves to recreate that feeling that usually the end of a TV show has...that (no matter how improbable) the characters stay as they are and keep doing what they do. BtVS didn't let us imagine that at all...so I wanted a way to feel like it could go on and on. smile

Thank you for the read and review and being so kind :-D

 

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jadeunicorn commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 02:27pm

that was wonderful!! thank you so much!!

Author's Response on May 13, 2017 10:42am

Thank you jade! flowers

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Dance_of_pales commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 01:49pm Liked

Love this. It'd be kinda funny if everyone who lived in Sunnydale gave up heaven to go "home" in Spike's purgatory.

Author's Response on May 13, 2017 10:42am

Thank you! Sometimes you can go home again! :-)

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Lilbit93 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 01:41pm Liked

I smiled so big once she saw Spike that now my face hurts for keeping it for that long lmao. Very cute! Sigh, I just love them together. And I love the way you write them together! 

Author's Response on May 13, 2017 10:40am

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy! Poor Spike, I felt kind of mean giving him only pretend hope...but at least it turned into the real thing! (Poor guy never thinks he's worthy) I appreciate the read and review!

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Pickles666 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 01:21pm Liked

Bloody hell, you made me cry! And laugh. That was wonderful.

I would love to read an expanded version of this, maybe about their reunion after NFA? 

Anyway, great job. Really beautiful.

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Author's Response on May 13, 2017 09:24am

Thank you!

There's so much history there it'd be hard to pick a point to write about, though really this could follow on from almost any post NFA reunion with an open end (and no kiddos) :-)

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ginar369 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 01:13pm Liked

heart

Author's Response on May 10, 2017 07:08pm

Thank you ginar! flowers

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spuffy forever commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 01:04pm

Loved it. Their heaven could only be in each others arms. Love your solution of the purgatory and that all her friends and familly are following.

Author's Response on May 10, 2017 07:06pm

Thank you! They wouldn't end up anywhere else! biggrin

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magnus374 commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 12:53pm

Buffy and Spike had a good life, so of course she was scared when she couldn't find him in heaven. I liked seeing Angel being a good person and explain that vampires must spend the afterlife in purgatory. It was lovely seeing Buffy meet Spike in the recreated Sunnydale and when her friends come over looking live their too. 

Author's Response on May 10, 2017 07:04pm

Poor Buffy, but it just wouldn't be her reward without him!

I think this is the nicest I've ever been to Angel (and Riley, for that matter)

This is sort of me hugging the show and acknowledging that in my mind, it never ends biggrin

Thank you for the read and review!

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deepbluejoy commented on One-Shot on May 10, 2017 12:21pm

That...  is lovely.  (sniffs)heartflowers

Author's Response on May 10, 2017 07:02pm

Thank you Blue! biggrin

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