OMG EVIL TREE SQUIRRELS.
I'm dying. DEAD.
It's hard to see Buffy still so uncertain around Spike, but I love that she's admitting to it, and really *trying* to get over her discomfort and cultivate a friendship. It's huge, huge steps for her (and half a world away from her dog-less self in canon). And by the end, we even have a willing Spuffy kiss! YAY!!
This was such a delightful holiday treat, thank you oodles!
I'm so glad that you like my evil tree squirrels.
I really wanted to do a big fluffy Christmas romance thing, then I realised that there was no way that would work in this series. She isn't ready for that yet. At least she has faced her denial of the possibility of a relationship and might be willing to actually start something real with him now.
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aww! i'm filled with warm fuzzy feelings! this story was not just fluffy but indeed hearwarming and merry :) wonderful!
It makes me all warm and fuzzy to hear that! Thanks for reading and commenting
"It looked like a Hellmouthy kindergarten had vomited across her living room." Haha 😂
"Snowpires", love it!
"I would worry that he would eat the structural supports by accident." 😂
And the end is just too sweet 💘
Thank you for this wonderful fluffy goodness of Bug update 💜💙
I love the Hellmouthy kindergarten line. It really emphasises the amount of skill involved in Dawn's creative efforts.
Xander would totally eat the structural supports. And possibly a wall.
Thank you for reading. I am so glad that I managed to pull off some Christmassey S6 fluff.
Perfectly sweet story. Very domestic and loving all round.
Love the touches of "Home" throughout even to the decorations and gifts. Spike being a welcome part of it all was the best gift he could have asked for.
Spike would definitely agree that the best part of all was simply being accepted to join them. Well, that and maybe the little kiss she gave him...
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I loved this! Such great emotion and imagery. I especially loved your description of Dawn's decorating style....hellmouth kindergarten vomit LOL.
Dawn's decorating is definitely unique
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Aww! I loved this.
Chuckled at most of it, but especially this line: It looked like a Hellmouthy kindergarten had vomited across her living room.
Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
That is one of the lines I was most proud of in this fic. Poor Buffy - she'll be hoovering up glitter for months
Buffy wasn't in the mood for Christmas and who can blame her considering everything. She is trying for Dawn's sake and Spike is trying to help. Naturally there had to be demonic squirrels in the tree. I liked Spike's reaction to seeing Buffy smile. I liked the little gifts Spike left for them all. This turned out to be very sweet and left me with a good feeling. The angst from season 6 was of course in the background but it still became a very good Christmas for them.
There isn't much cheer in Season 6, but they managed to find it where they could. It is so typical of Spike trying to be helpful that something goes wrong, so of course there were demon squirrels.
I'm glad the fic managed to generate some warm feelings. Thanks for reading and commenting
Just so you know, squirrels actually are demons. This is 100% science.
I'm a puddle of goo! Spindle! That was so so sweet! I loved it so much!
Demon squirrels are even worse than real ones, though.
I loved Dawn's creative replacement of the unfortunately slayed decorations.
I am so happy that you enjoyed it. Did you spot your description in there?