I can't wait to read more!!! I love the Buffy and Faith friendship!! Can't wait to find out what is happening to Buffy!!
Yay! thanks so much! I was having a really hard time with writing Faith, so I'm glad to know you guys like it
Love the link. I got into serious sidetracked reading there. I loved Charles Fort and they seem pretty Fortean with their stories and essays. I bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks!
Ewwww Jeff! Yuck. There has to be a better way for him to make discoveries than that.
I love the curse of the K names. There are far worse things than being destined for a life in medicine I suppose LOL.
There is a lot of fangirl (and boy) reaction to Buffy. Poor Faith should have plenty of her own since she's the number 2 Slayer.
Excellent update. It was fun an clever.
I found that link and I think I almost salivated lol. I'm glad you like it!
Yess but we need to find out what is going on with Jeff and why he felt bad for lying- which we will soonish- right around the time B&F go and see him. Which will be in a day or two.
I know? Whoever heard of a vengeance wish with such a not-so-horrible outcome?
Yeah poor Faith, but she is making inroads with the super community that Buffy isn't so it won't be the case much longer :)
Yeah had to read the toe eating line a second time cause I was like no I must have read that wrong but nope it was right. Karen fainting cause she spoke to Buffy was hilarious. Great chapter. 💚
No you read that exactly right!- sorry!
Thanks sooo much!
Toe cheese ewwwwwww
Howard’s haunted the family for generations and, well, with no more Harrises to pester, he’s kept himself busy running The Seventh Circle ever since.”----Please Please Please say your gonna send him after Xander lol
It is definitely on the cards! We just have to get him to Cleveland first!
Ok, chewing on a toe is just disgusting. What on Earth would he want to do that for?!
Karen's reaction to The Buffy Summers answering the phone was pure fangirl – I loved it!
Did Faith just set up Xander to be tormented by a drunken leprechaun?
Great chapter, can't wait for more
Yes it is! the reason will become apparent in the most recent chapter... but also possibly not.. you might have to wait a while.
Yes, absolutely that's exactly what Faith did :)
Interesting part with Jeff, it seems like he can detect if someone would become a vampire, by taste?
Buffy is famous, no wonder the hospital prefered to deal with Faith.
I liked the information about the vengeance wish and Howard looks like a promising character.
Howard is going to be loads of fun!
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I have to say I really like the Buffy/Faith dynamic. Watching them both start out on the path to healing. Also for them to have a get into the peaceful demon community - I love fics where Buffy gets over her self righteous black/white view of the world. Of course healing is going to be difficult while the nightmares haunt Buffy...
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Yeah, poor Buffy she never really gets a break.
The girls are about to get a helping hand soon though :)
I'm totally with Buffy on Guards!Guards! The beginning of one of Pratchett's best arcs. I am a fellow Pratchett fan, hence my gratuitous use of "The Trousers of Time" in my exquisite corpse chapter this year... I'm enjoying seeing Buffy finally seeing the Scoobies without her rose coloured spectacles.
the Scoobies would descend like vultures to pick over the remains of her relationship and the few things she had from his not-corpse until her guilt ballooned up again and she had to start hiding things from them
I have no issue with the switch between real and nightmare but that may be as I'm reading in one hit...
Guh! I totally forgot about that! You sent me on a Pratchett reading binge that I've only just finished lol. I personally like the Guards story arc and Moist's (Going Postal ect) the most. That and I love Death's character too. I wish a few of the authors would flesh out some of the stories they had all mixed in there, lots of them had really interesting potential!
Yes, this story is all about Buffy (and Faith) getting that emotional growth we all wished she could have had in seasons 5-7, and all without their influence and biases. Someone who is there solely for Buffy's benefit with no ulterior motives other than helping Buffy heal.
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I am definitely intrigued about the dreams, I don't know why you found doing a Faith chapter so hard, I think you completely nailed it.Your Faith voice was spot on. Loved the Demon ER and Faith's idea of counseling for the both of them,
Oh wow! Thanks so much. I almost skipped that whole Faith part of the chapter honestly. Its nice to know I did her some justice.
Guh, the dreams are going to continue to become more confusing unfortunately. And sad and disturbing. I freak myself out when I write them because they get even darker than they are currently.
Everyone wants to know!!
Not yet sorry!
Awesome chapter. I'm not a Faith fan but I'm really liking your version. It's great for Buffy to finally get that off her chest, she needs a confidant. The demon part of the hospital is a really great idea. A lot of potential to this chapter. Poor dream William and Buffy, I hope they get their vengeance. 💚
Guess the Ohio thing explains my husband, I came onto him and he never left. 😁
Im glad I could change your mind about Faith.
Dream Buffy and William have a long way to go unfortunately.
Oooh thats vey funny.
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It was really good to see Faith like this and very fitting for her character. Poor Francis though, this day didn go as he hoped😀
I liked the hospital having one side for the supernatural and them being very protective about it. This could be a very good connection for Buffy and Faith.
Also good to see Faith comfort Buffy.
Well, unlike Sunnydale Cleveland has a massive grey hat type demon population and the ones that can pass as humans do. They have their own seats on local government and everything. Its like if the mayor in SD actually cared about literally anything else.
Francis- gosh it was really his fault he didn't get any lol Faith was all raring to go. But I def threw him in the deep end, yeah.
Its a bit hard for Faith, because apart from all the violent dark relationships she's had she's kinda.. nieve is not the word I want but I cant think of the right one. Faith having a close supportive non sexual relationship with anyone is so way outside her previous experience that she gets to revel in the .. innocence (is also not the word I want,) that she never got to experience when she should have.
The future for Faith only gets brighter from here.🙂
Brilliant! I'll say it again - I really love Faith in this fic.
The demon hospital is such a great idea (really, why wasn't there one in Sunnydale?) and what a cool way for Faith to accidentally get them initiated into the supernatural side of Sunnydale.
Buffy's dreams are annoying in the 'I really want to know what they are all about' sense. Is it a memory of a previous life? Or visions of what-might-have-been in another dimension? Or foreshadowing? Or something completely different that I will likely never guess?
Buffy's description of them as Slayer-dream important, but it’s not a Slayer dream just makes me want to know all the more.
As you might have guessed, patience is not a virtue I have in large supply
The scene with Faith comforting Buffy is beautiful. They are really bonding. Buffy does a great job of making sure Faith is aware of how important her actions are (even if they don't seem to be) which is a reassurance that she really needs.
I enjoyed the way Buffy drops the whole Dracula story - imagine how different S5 would have been if this Faith were around to help, too. I like the way she turned the whole depressing situation around by teasing Buffy for her comment about drinking Drac's blood, too.
A really fun chapter.
I'm so glad- Faith is one character that I'm really having trouble writing in this fic- I think I said this before but I got stuck for two weeks on part of a chapter because I couldn't figure out how to make Faith do something.
I feel like there might have been one in SD but the Scoobies and co never had much cause to go looking for one- Anya probably knew where it was though :)
The dreams.. yes one of those is right
Ugh, I'm currently hooked on all of your stories and have the same feeling lol.
The way I'm going into the whole Faith thing- or trying to anyway is that she's not really ever had much cause to invest herself in feeling comfortable and safe so she's like this-this emotional virgin (God I'm so sorry lol) for all the fluffy feelings and kinda doesn't know what to do about them- the guy I have in mind for Faith which I have written a chapter for but am nowhere near close to writing (My muse decided that this chapter that is like 2/3ds of the way in the story needs to be done now!!) they are sooooooo cute, like Faith gets all in and tries for an actual relationship and everything.. anyway yeah. I don't exactly know how long UnProphecy girl is going to go but Faith will be around for Drac and be in the right side.
re: the dreams - using another font or other indicator to notate a dream sequence would be fine and easy enough to follow ...
Awesome! Ive just finished doing that to all the already written chapters. Hopefully, it makes life easier on you guys!
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Terry Pratchett, Yay!!! Guards!Guards! is one of my favorite Pratchett novels; I can see Buffy getting into them; the wordplay is something that would appeal to her. I can also see Spike enjoying Discworld as well as Good Omens.
I think Spike would identify with Vimes (I have foisted a few of Vimes' best lines onto Spike chapters in the future) and Moist Von Lipwig (Going postal, Making money. Rising steam)
Anyway! I love it too!!
Thanks for your review, it's one of my favourite parts!
I like the way we can see Buffy thinking here. There's a calm over even if she's a little bit worried about her own demon side. It does make sense that a Slayer would act like a predator. A nice phonecall with Willow, a rabbit monster do sound funny, so Willow's amusement is understandable. I also liked Buffy's thoughts about Faith and how she is different from the Scoobies.
I like Terry Pratchett myself, my favourite character is of course Death. They did translate some of the books to Swedish several years ago and I read them then but when the translations stopped, I didn't read anymore. Now days It's so hard to find time to read actual books, with all the fanfiction I have to read first😀
I've read all of them a few times, but I've started getting them in audiobook form, it makes it much easier to get stuff done. My favourite characters are Death, Moist von Lipwig, The Librarian and Sam Vimes :)
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Poor Buffy, having to admit to losing against the killer bunny. I can understand why Willow laughed.
I like the little insights into Buffy's slayer-ness in this chapter. The predatory instincts. Being calmed by Spike's presence. The thoughts of eating stupid people.
I can't wait for Spike to come back...
"she didn’t judge Buffy the way the Scoobies did. There were no preconceived notions of what Buffy Was Supposed To Do or How Buffy Was Supposed To Act. It was freeing" - this. It's so important. Buffy really needs the chance to be herself without having to balance on that pedestal the Scoobies built for her. Faith is the only one, other than Spike, who can get her and having this time to be just Buffy (adult Buffy!) will be really good for her.
We have 8 days until Spike gets all ghostly and things at WR&H get really weird- much weirder than canon anyway. I'm looking forward to it!
I had a really late chapter pop into my head- like more than halfway through the story and Spike gets to meet adult Buffy- out from under the scoobies thumb. It's pretty good, even if I do say so myself. Xander also lets something slip and well, he's lucky neither Angel or Spike are eating people anymore.
Buffy and Faith are going to get a pet! I'm so excited!
Anyway, thanks for leaving your review as always!
The dreams are disturbing.
Not sure how this Jeff is going to play into things but his working at the Medical Examiners office is going to have him encounter plenty of odd things as well as Buffy and Faith.
As for his qualifications, I thought he was right but checked anyway. According to NPR: Coroners can be elected or appointed. Some are also sheriffs or funeral home directors. But many coroners aren't doctors. There are also medical examiners, who usually are medical doctors but may not be forensic pathologists trained in death investigation So he's correct that he does not need to be a medical doctor.
I admit to being a bit confused of late but figure you will tie everything together before long.
Ohhh, what's confusing? Jumping around to different characters mixed in with Buffy nightmares? We have 4ish more central-ish characters that need introductions but 3 are from the Buffyverse and one is my own creation. The next introduction isn't for a fair few more chapters yet Ch should be fairly developed by then I hope.
Let me know and I'll try and clear it up in the next chapter :)
You had me totally confused at the beginning of this chapter and I started to read back over to make sure I hadn't forgotten something important - until I realised that it was probably another dream.
I have a feeling that I will have to re-read this fic once you have finished it, because it is so non-linear that reading with weeks between chapters isn't easy (and the random new OCs don't help).
The story is great (don't think I'm saying anything bad about your writing style) I just don't find it super-easy to follow from the fuzzy memory of what happened a couple of chapters ago. Hopefully that will get easier as we get into the story?
What do you think would make it easier to follow along with it being a dream? If I included like the last sentence or two from the previous dream and maybe put the whole dream text in italics? It wasn't in any way supposed to make it harder to read, my apologies. Maybe once the story's finished I could add the dream sequences in one continuous chapter too.
Any suggestions? This is all I can think of at the moment.
That was one awful dream. A horrible situation for the girl and awful enough for Buffy having to dream it.
Well the good thing is that Buffy could get her bike.
Now we have seen Jeff, I do wonder what you will do with him, the possibilities are almost endless.
Jeff is going to be very, very interesting. I'm pretty sure most people will end up liking him though. It might take a little bit.
Buffy loves her bike so much!
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The beginning had my skin hot, how could a father ever have that done to his own child. I hope all involved die slow painful deaths, like I Spit On Your Grave type deaths (the remake is better). Jeff ? 💚
Ohhhhh, that sounds promising. Thank you for that.
Jeff... Well he is a mixed bag if there ever was one.
I think most people will really like him when they get to know him a little better.
Angel does not however... But he is a very poor judge of character anyway.
There are a few bumps on the road to knowing Jeff as yet.
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You are just cruel. A super short chapter that hints at so much to come and leaves us hanging? How could you!
(sorry, had to get that out of my system )
I am very much enjoying the fic and looking forward to your next update. Hopefully soon
When I posted it I was like ... maybe I should post the next one too...this one is so short but chapter 7 still needs a little polishing so, your going to have to wait for a little bit, sorry.
Thanks for dropping past anyhow!
What are these dreams that Buffy keeps having? A past life? Something else slayer-related?
I have a feeling that Buffy is going to have to get used to seeing Faith in various states of undress
I feel like she is as bad as Spike in that regard- never a dull moment when the threat of Faith nakedness around every corner looms!
Rabid bunnies and accidental groping - this chapter had me giggling like a crazy person.
I really enjoy the Buffy/Faith dynamic in this fic. It is so much like I wish it had been in canon.
I'm glad you liked it!!
I'm looking forward to fixing it in UnProphecy!
Oh, that will be fun A Buffy who has a much better relationship with Faith helping her post-coma when she is pretty much at her most vulnerable... I look forward to it.