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Cosmic Tuesdays commented on One-shot on August 16, 2020 10:57am

I know this is tagged as "cheating/infidelty" and yet it doesn't seem that way to me. Any bonds of loyalty Buffy has with Brian here are faint enough they don't really register. Legal ones, perhaps. Not the emotional ones where it counts.

I love a good older Buffy, especially when she goes after what she most wants. A nice, solid little story here.

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I Dream of Spring commented on One-shot on April 05, 2019 08:31pm Liked

I hated what Joss did with Spuffy at the end of S12.   And I felt really sad reading the first part of this and how Joss's S12 decisions played out...

Buffy and Spike's reunion was inevitable and beautiful and sad. And happy/sad at the end, if you know what I mean.  Sad as Buffy's aging brings about the inevitability of their eventual separation one way or another.   There was in edge of melancholy running through the whole fic.  This is a really different fic and I really liked it.

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fyreburned commented on One-shot on November 01, 2018 06:12pm Liked

Sweet! Love it!

Author's Response on November 02, 2018 06:44am

Thanks Fyreburned! 

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angelic_amy commented on One-shot on October 27, 2018 08:07am Liked

This was lovely! So very different from your other contribution, and not at all what I expected, but it was very well written. I'm glad Buffy and Spike got their happily ever. Thanks for sharing. 

Author's Response on October 27, 2018 02:53pm

Thank you! I really enjoyed doing a couple of different things with the challenge - think I'm now in love with one-shots :) 

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Bluet commented on One-shot on October 25, 2018 04:48pm Liked

I seriously loved this! Usually I have such a hard time getting into shorter fics and this grabbed me from the first paragraph. 

Author's Response on October 26, 2018 12:27pm

Thanks Bluet! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. 

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OffYourBird commented on One-shot on October 22, 2018 01:32pm Liked

Infidelity's not usually my thing, but you approached this with elegant complexity and your usual gorgeously layered prose, and it was *marvelous*. A beautiful continuation of the Spuffy love story with emotional growth, struggle, and a perfectly symbolic final coming together. Thank you for this!

Author's Response on October 22, 2018 05:37pm

I know it's about infidelity, but that's not really what it's about, if you get me. 

And this review- eek, so lovely. You made my horrible day at work much better when I read this, so thank you! It was a difficult one to write, I had to keep cutting things out. But I'm quite pleased with the result, and I'm so glad you liked it.

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Green commented on One-shot on October 22, 2018 02:19am Liked

 Loved it 💖💚

Author's Response on October 22, 2018 04:51am

Thanks Green :)

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Sirya5117 commented on One-shot on October 18, 2018 10:45pm Liked

Awww!  So sweet!

Author's Response on October 19, 2018 05:40am

Thanks Sirya! Glad you enjoyed it 

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EllieRose101 commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 09:36pm Liked

Spike ran a hand through his hair. “Well, fuck.”

“I- all right. Yes.”

shocked shocked shocked 

Now you're to the point, Buffy? NOW, after everything? Bloody hell! 

(It is genuinely a cracking bit of dialogue, if a bit late in coming.)

read read read 

Oh, god! The bit about the baby :( 

*reads some more* 

This fic has me all twisted up! 

It's not really my usual thing, either, but I like it anyways.

Very well written. Totally believable. Thanks for sharing! 

Author's Response on October 18, 2018 03:39am

Haha, it is very straight shooting, isn't it?! Maybe older Buffy has finally learned to just go for what she wants!

I'm glad you read and liked, even if it isn't your usual thing :)

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Pencilcomet commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 07:33pm

I could use some of that most days. I definitely lack upper body strength.

Author's Response on October 18, 2018 11:04am

:D:D 

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Fluffypuppy commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 04:54pm Liked

hearts Never too late to get back together 

Author's Response on October 18, 2018 03:40am

Exactly! 

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Pencilcomet commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 01:40pm

Hahaha that you did. I can imagine all the times she accidentally used Slayer strength tho. "Honey, you're breaking the tiny human again"

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 03:23pm

I think Slayer strength would have to be reserved for opening jars only ;)

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Pencilcomet commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 09:32am

That's true. I just can't picture Buffy ever really making it with a normal guy. 

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 11:37am

Me neither. Still, I had her giving it a jolly good go!

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Pencilcomet commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 08:33am Liked

Absolutely beautiful. Ten years sure is a long time to spend on someone you're not ecstatic about. Buffy drifted through it I guess. 

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 09:26am

I think sometimes how something is at the end can colour your perception of the whole relationship. Particularly if life throws you a couple of curve balls during it. And if you decide you want to move on... It's only natural you don't remember all the good stuff. I like to think she had a good marriage for a few years, before life got in the way and she realised that Spike was the one...

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SpindleKitten commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 05:15am Liked

Stupid Buffy marrying someone that is not Spike.

Till death us do part.’

And here he was, death, ready and waiting to finally part her from her husband.

That line is so good. devil

Spike comforting Buffy always give me warm fuzzy feelings. So sad that she lost a baby, but worse that she has been made to feel guilty for it. 

You love it, Mrs Robinson.” haha poor Buffy

147 days – of course it was! And a lovely happy ending for both of them. hearts

Great little fic – not nearly as dark and depressing as I thought it would be from all your warnings!

 

 

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 06:21am

Everyone is saying that, so you know what, I removed them! The warnings, that is.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it - it's a long road but they are finally here they should be :)

 

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spuffy forever commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 02:03am

This is so like Buffy. Abandoning Spike to try married NORMAL live and beeing bored by it. Poor Brian (Riley N 2). Happy Spuffy in he end

loved it, well done

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 04:00am

Thanks Spuffy forever! Yes, I think it's safe to say she's finally realised what she wants. Better late than never!

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pfeifferpack commented on One-shot on October 17, 2018 12:35am Liked

It's weird but the infidelity felt more like her ten-year detour with Brian.  She and Spike belong together and Brian was a typical Buffy running from what her heart knew she wanted and needed.

I can see Spike backing away, allowing her to have the life she thinks she wants (yet keeping in touch this time even if only brief emails).

I love their meeting again and the irresistible pull. Anyone would have to see how impossible it would be to think of parting them forever.

I can understand why he expected her to go back to Brian and tell herself that the mistake had been the tryst with Spike.

Love her choosing the 147th day for symbolic reasons. She is resuming her REAL life, her life with him. She is coming back to life with him at her side only without her issues from the last time. It's romantic and Spike could tell it.

I love how happily shocked he was to find her at his door, bag in hand.

This really hit the button with the prompt too. No matter what, they are meant to be.

Excellent.

Kathleen

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 04:03am

Thanks so much Kathleen, you always leave the loveliest reviews! I'm glad that you saw what I was trying to do, and that you think it had a romantic ending! 

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Tari_na commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 07:27pm

 applauseheartsapplause

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 04:03am

Thanks Taari_na!

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Twinkles commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 04:56pm

Always go mad if that's the result, I just want to roll my tongue around the taste of it 💜

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 04:04am

I don't know if this is a second review for me, or if you've posted in the wrong place! Either way it's s lovely comment ;)

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srbeaver commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 03:26pm Liked

Great story, love them together.

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 07:16pm

Thanks srbeaver, me too :D

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kisundra commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 02:25pm

readhearthearts

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 07:17pm

Thank you so much kisundra :)

 

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Evelyn commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 01:33pm Liked

I enjoyed this story! I don’t really mind the premise - the end of a relationship is often messy, but thought it might be a bit depressing. However, I like the idea that even if Buffy and Spike go their own ways, they’ll eventually find their way back to each other. It was hopeful rather than depressing - and your writing is great.

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 07:19pm

I'm so glad you thought it was positive. I did too! Sometimes it can take a while to figure out what you want, and I wanted a happy ending for them eventually. Now the whole husband and family option is closed to Buffy I think she's free to really give her all with spike. Well, that's my interpretation anyway!

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Fraggleshrew commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 12:23pm Liked

I really like how real this feels. You capture the death of a marriage and how sometimes people are haunted by the one that got away. Life can just be about timing when it comes to passion and relationships.

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Author's Response on October 16, 2018 12:36pm

Thanks Fraggleshaw. I know fanfic is all about wish fulfilment and 'fixes' but I did enjoy writing a more 'real' and 'adult' story for these two. 

Relationships are complicated and messy things, particularly when life gets in the way. I'm glad you enjoyed my attempt to show a few facets of this one :)

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magnus374 commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 12:22pm

Not my favourite topic and setting, but you did well with this. You captured their struggle and the problems that life brings and considering the flawed world of the comics it could very well develop like that.

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 12:37pm

Thanks Magnus. I know I've pretty much included all your least favourite things in this fic, so thanks for reading and commenting! Pleased you think that is is plausible for the comics.

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Chosenname commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 11:59am

You have amazing talent. No, the subject matter is not something I am comfortable with (and the story did leave me profoundly disappointed in Buffy as a human being)  but your writing is real, raw, and honest. I am very much looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 12:40pm

This is just the loveliest thing for you to say. Thank you so much. Work things have knocked me a little over the past few months, and so having someone say I have a talent at writing means a lot. I certainly intended to continue to write ( both here and original fiction) :)

Chosenname Replied on October 16, 2018 12:53pm

If you have your original fiction out anywhere for public consumption, I would love to read it. I love watching the transition of truly talented writers from fan fiction to original works. I have a friend that I beta'ed for through two different fandoms that has just published her first novel, and it has been so much fun to watch her writing evolve and grow. 

Author's Response on October 17, 2018 09:29am

Nothing out there yet, but two manuscripts I'm tinkering with and a couple of others plotted out waiting to be started. If I get the courage to submit them or self publish them I'll let you all know on here, believe me! Thank you so much for the kind words and support, it means a lot.

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TexasEx commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 10:06am Liked

I hate that it took so long but in the end I"m glad they are together and seem to be in a good place!

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 10:10am

Thanks TexasEx (great name, btw!) - it's been a long road for them in this fic!

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Braxen commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 09:54am Liked

I don't know why people would dislike this. I think it's wonderful! hearts

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 09:59am

Thank you so much Braxen!

I guess I was nervous because it's a combo of infidelity, an aging Buffy and Spike not, perhaps, 'standing up' for himself in the way that some people on here like so much that made me nervous.

I'm glad that my fears were unfounded :)

Braxen Replied on October 16, 2018 10:16am

They just feel grown up and real. :)

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rana commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 09:38am Liked

Not my favorite premise, but I trust you and love your writing...and once again you've gifted us with a gem of a story. applause

I really liked how you structured the story - The little snippets of dialogue were understated but revealed a complex history and deep emotions.

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 10:00am

I'm so pleased you liked it! And that you liked the structure with the little 'snippets'. Thanks so much for reading and commenting :)

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Spikelover88 commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 07:19am Liked

Great Story 

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 07:25am

Thanks Spikelover!

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Behind Blue Eyes commented on One-shot on October 16, 2018 07:14am Liked

Enjoyed immensely.  Thank you for sharing. heart

Author's Response on October 16, 2018 07:25am

I'm so glad - I was nervous that people wouldn't. Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

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