“Dawn and I have just finished listening to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance. I fear cookie dough is next on the list.”
Best. Line. Ever.
I love this story. So wonderfully hot and tender. Yey!
Hee!! Aww, thank you, lady! Though I can only take partial credit for that line, as a good chunk of that is adapted from canon.
So glad you enjoyed this fic!
Short & sweet & full of heat! Loved it! Thanks so much for giving Spike his “crumb!”
Squee! I'm delighted you like this fun series of "slips" Spike totally has his crumb.
Thank you bunches, spuffy_spark84!
Buffy calling Spike her boyfriend accidentally is something I can totally see her doing. Spike jumping on it? Even more so. Xx
Hee! I'm so glad you liked this premise
I really love your stories. And the way you write Buffy and Spike as individual characters and when they're together. Great work!
And I totally have my work cut out for me because of all the yummy sequels that I see from Different Kind of Hell. I can't wait to catch up on all of them!
Oh, dee, you know just how to make this birdie blush I'm so delighted you enjoy my works! Thank you so much for reading and commenting
That's Buffy finally coming to her senses. Wish there were more, this was a slightly abrupt time for Spike
Don't worry, once Spuffy starts, well, they don't usually know how to stop
Thank you for reading and commenting, ScarlettDuck!
Great chapter. I love how you write the arguments/bickering between Buffy and Spike. It all sounds so in character.
Buffy is trying hard to resist Spike. It looks like her plan failed.
I'm so delighted you enjoyed this, BloodyThorn! It was a lot of fun dip into canon at this point -- Spuffy really is at their bickering best during this time period.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting!
I just reread your fic and realised the first time I read it, was while I was still lurking (I did that for a long time it seems)... so obviously I have to leave a comment this time.
Such a great story. Just the right amount of banter, smut and adorable, sexy Spike. He has definitely ruined her for other men... and how could she possibly resist coming back. Well...finding her mothers dead body on the couch might be one reason not to stop by the next night.
I truly hate knowing that this hot and cute encounter will be followed almost immediately by devastating grief. Luckily, in my alternate univers that follows your story, she ends up drowning her grief in the arms of her newly aquired not-boyfriend.
Oh goodness, you're so sweet to come back and comment, my dear fellow bird! (And super big apologies for the tardy reply from my end.) I'm delighted you enjoyed this fic -- it was a lot of fun to play with this "slippery" scenario
"Luckily, in my alternate univers that follows your story, she ends up drowning her grief in the arms of her newly aquired not-boyfriend" - HAH! Well, funny you should mention... I have a sequel plot sitting in my doc which pretty much says exactly that
Thank you so much, darling!!
Fuck, Spike is too sexy. I will TRY to remember that he’s not a real guy so I can manage my expectations hahaha
Truly, though, you’re a gem of a writer d84;a039;. I guess I did tell you this enough this past couple of days, but it seems rude to read such an amazing fic and not say anything, ya know?
p.s.: so that’s me here at Elysian Fields! Hi there! :) don’t mind if I go through your whole body of work
Hi Raissa!! It's so wonderful to hear from you here! (I love to hear from you always - and not because you're saying such lovely things!)
I am right with you on trying to remember Spike's not real. But then again... fantasy is such a nice place to live
Sell, this not-so-pleasant Buffy is still not pleasant, but at least she's being a bit more open.
Hah! Yes, she definitely is. She has a long way to go, but she's on the right path. (I'm currently planning several 1-2 chapter sequels that will follow up through this AU S5 and show more of Buffy's progression, too.) Thank you bunches for reading and commenting, dearest ScarlettDuck!
Oh God! You had me blushing at the “thick’ double entrendre.
I never was able to understand toe fetishes until this chapter. Mmm.
Spike would be so proud of that blush!
And yay, I'm so happy to was able to bring some interesting erotica to the table
Thank you bunches for reading and commenting, Joyce!
It’s hilarious how Buffy’s mind went to “ho-bag’ at any possible competition. Spike’s supposed to have eyes for her only LOL!
Thanks for having Spike ring up the disinviting being done before the events of that night. Buffy just could not handle the declaration of love earlier and just could not handle the truth.
Buffy's green eyes got *awfully* green there, didn't they
I'm so glad you enjoyed the breakdown of Crush! It's something never really spoken about after the fact in canon, but it's oh so delicious...
I absolutely loved it. wish there was a part two
Well, I have great news for you! Eventually (once I finish the beast of an epic I'm working on now), I'll be officially making this a series
Thank you bunches for reading and commenting, subchan!
So much better than it turned out to be but still feel bad for Spike.
Spuffy is on the road for a much better placement, but definitely still miles to go... Thank you bunches for reading and commenting, malika!
I loved Spike's shy hesitation at the beginning, so much of his Big Bad front is just that where Buffy is concerned - a front.
I'm glad Buffy got rid of Ben's number. I've always found the whole Ben thing a little odd (and not because Ben is Glory). There was this season long vaguely half-hearted will he/won't he be a romantic interest for Buffy that no one, even Buffy, seemed to really care about as it was clear the real story was with Spike. So I was very glad to see her throwing his number away.
The smut. Oh my goodness. So very well written. So hot. And Buffy is well and truly ruined for all other men. :)
I'd love to see a continuation of this. Buffy is kind of in the S6 using-Spike-for-sex head-space, without all the back from heaven depression. Great job, thank you.
Hee, poor Spike doesn't actually know what to do when he finally might succeed in getting Buffy. Bless his non-soul.
I agree, the Ben thing was SO contrived. Really just a way for them to express Buffy's emotional state of being (with the really rude irony of making her chase after Glory's host)
I'm so glad you enjoyed the smut
I am definitely planning to continue this 'verse, so stay tuned!
Thank you oodles for reading and commenting
I adore how you write Buffy and Spike. Buffy's inner monologue voice is perfect, and you also perfectly capture the tone of the show. Great chapter. The conversation between Buffy and Spike was fantastic.
Oh thank you so much, darling IDoS! It means the world to me that you feel I've paid such good tribute to our characters and show It was SUCH fun to drop into this little oddball point in canon.
This part was also excellent. I love that Spike didn't expect Buffy to actually follow him to his crypt. And his shyness when she actually carried on a conversation with him was very sweet.
When he deliberately stirred up the Chirago demon? So very in character, and so perfectly explained to Buffy after she'd punched him (also a believable reaction).
“I’ve never come that hard before.”
Spike groaned deep and low, almost desperate. His pace turned more voracious, his hips slamming into her with force just short of pain. His hand came down and caressed her clit with his thumb pad. “Let’s see if we can’t raise the bar, yeah?”
I love that he saw that as a challenge, so very Spike. And his hope, that she'd maybe give him more than just this night, was so lovely. I can picture that shining in his eyes so clearly.
The love scene was hot, and sweet, and so well written.
Dropping Ben's number was the right call, and I'm so glad Buffy came to that decision herself. This was so, so lovely, I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
Spike at this point in time was such a fun mess to imagine with the scenario of "what if he actually got the opportunity to have Buffy?"
I'm so happy you liked this divergence, Amy, with all of its fun smut. There will definitely be follow-up shorties.
Thank you bunches for reading and commenting!
I love how you wrote everyone going straight to Robot. Heehee! Hilarious!
Spike slowly lifted himself from the ground, massaging his throat and staring at her like he’d just won the damn lottery.
Yes! That line was so perfect. It so clearly showed how Spike would react to Buffy's slip of the tongue. Love it!
Your Anya is exceptional as well. She really is hilarious, and I love how blunt she is, and you captured that perfectly.
“Well, I don’t think I misheard anything,” Anya was saying with a huff. “My hearing is excellent—far above average.”
Tara being supportive was also very in character.
I love that when given an inch, Spike tries to steal several miles. Buffy gave him an opening, and he took advantage. This bit below, was just beautiful:
Buffy stumbled back as the words struck her, everything turning even more upside down. “Happiness?” she asked incredulously, then before she could help herself, blurted out, “You think I can make you happy?”
Spike’s gaze softened at her tone, his stance loosening. “I know you can, Buffy. How could you not, incredible woman like you?”
Definite shades of Season 7 Spike there. And you got see how his words smashed through Buffy's walls.
And how the chapter ended? With Buffy agreeing to just once, was lovely. Of course, I'm hoping it's not just once. But a start is a start, and Spike has one. Really excellent beginning!
"I love how you wrote everyone going straight to Robot." - Hee! I always find this so funny, because they figured it out pretty much that quickly in canon, too, and then completely didn't gather when Buffy was actually the Buffybot, haha.
I'm so glad you liked all of my characterizations, Amy
If anyone can wrangle a mile from an inch, it's totally Spike
Oooo I don't happen across a lot of foot action in fic! Twas nice.
And I love that she just drops Ben's number on the ground at the end, haha.
It is totally something lacking in fic! Which is rather surprising, honestly. After all that walking those heels Buffy does, god knows the woman needs a good foot rub. And Spike is perfectly tactile.
Bye, bye Ben So glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you bunches for reading and commenting, dear KSM
I love Love LOVE the idea of their starting this BEFORE things went sideways.
It feels a hopeful change of pace, setting the tone for future interactions.
oh my god, it was SO much fun to dip into canon in this sort of oddball time and veer Spuffy sharply off course. I'm so happy you loved it, darling!!! There is definitely hope for the future (I plan to eventually write a bunch of tiny fics in this 'verse covering the rest of the season)
That was very hot and I love how Buffy is giving an inch every time Spike makes her feel good. Thank you, I had a lot of fun reading this!
Spike truly is the best at worming/kissing his way into places I'm so glad this kept you entertained, letsgooutintherain! Thanks bunches for reading and commenting