Ooo I love it! Never read anything like it before with Spike’s mom in the future. I wanna know what happens next so bad! I’m putting it in my bookshelf & keeping my fingers crossed to see an update! Pretty pretty plz?! There’s so much potential here for an incredible story![Report This]
I'm not sure how I missed this story in April, when you first posted it, but I just found it. . .and boy, am I glad I did! This is really good so far, and has the potential to be Great! I really hope you will be able to add to it sometime soon. Really good stories that grab me after the first chapter, are few and far between. I will be waiting and hoping for updates. Thank you for sharing your talent with the rest of us.[Report This]
Oh my, what a delicious chapter! Spuffy UST on the rise, loads of confusing tendrils of friendship (Buffy covering for a terrified Spike with Anne made my heart skip a beat ), Buffy getting a quick education in the grays of the world... all fabulous. And Angel overhearing his own shortcomings was the icing on the cake! Loved it.[Report This]
“I thought you loved me, Buffy.”----Angel/Angelous both are manipulative POS's. And both are drama queens to the max lol
“Wasn’t your fault, pet. Angelus had a responsibility to research that curse the second he got it.---THIS!!! EXACTLY ugh I hated how everyone blamed Buffy even Buffy herself while Angel took no responsibility for himself. First he was way older and should have known to check the curse and not to boink a virgin child. Second she was a young slayer still dealing with the fact that she had died once already and was destined to die again sooner rather then later.
Neither of them had noticed the vampire five yards away, overhearing everything.---Well this cannot turn out good for Spike, him mom or Buffy.
Good to see Giles being... open-minded.
I can see Joyce & Anne becoming firm friends... and playing matchmaker.
Angel is being... Angel. Buffy accepts he's not her boyfriend any more - with the curse as it is, they can't risk be together - but in the world according to Angel, she still belongs to him.
And if that was Angel lurking and listening.... oh dear...[Report This]
What a great challenge idea! I think it's a really valid idea of how Spike would have turned out if his mother hadn't been sick and she'd lived, giving him no reason to turn her. It was obvious that even after becoming a vamp, his first thought was for his mother, and I doubt he'd ever have thought of turning her if she'd refused it. Love that Anne and Joyce would become friends, and I adore the fact that Anne's illness is totally treatable with modern medicine and that she gets to return to health and still have a relationship with her son. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this, being that Angel is still in the mix![Report This]
With his mother being back and people being helpful, the nicer tendencies in Spike is getting stronger. He is shifting back and forth between his personas and naturally that is confusing for Buffy. Seeing Spike like this do of course make her think about how Angel is acting.
Great to see a possible friendship between Joyce and Anne.,so much about these times must be strange for her.[Report This]
Awwwww, yay Anne/Joyce friendship!! *FLAAAAAILS*
And yaaay for Anne adjusting to the future!! She has so many magical (literally and figuratively) things to see!! :D
LOLOLOL, Buffy and Spike figuring out what to do with these strange, unfamiliar versions of each other are super cute and fun and cute, awwwww!
Thank you for this awesome update!!
And omg Angel the creepy stalker overheard them, oh shit!!
I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE!!!
Love the developing friendship between Joyce and Anne.
His voice affected a more Giles-y accent, and Buffy was confused. Just how much of ‘Spike’ was a character he made up? All of it, from the looks of things. Also, loving that Buffy is so baffled by the increasing glimpses of William. She just doesn't know how to react. This story is a great way to explore the different aspects of William/Spike and which is the real him. I'm not sure Buffy's correct though in her estimation of the 'Spike' character as being entirely made up.
Ugh, Angel eavesdropping. Surprised they didn't sense him, especially if he was only five yards away. Now, I'm waiting for him to cause trouble. His jealously will not be able to stand Spike being on the scene when he isn't.
Lovely chapter. So, happy this might be a long story. Can't wait to read more.[Report This]
Yeah, Buffy, listen to Willow. “Maybe because that soulless demon acts pretty human a lot of the time, especially now with his mom and before with the world-saving.” She is going to have to think about what she sees. Right now she is knee-jerk in her need to see Angel as this special snowflake of perfection.
I love the idea of Joyce and Anne developing a friendship. I think Joyce will be a good person to help guide Anne into her new life.
The conversation between Giles and Spike was a good one. Maybe Giles will be willing to believe what he sees instead of just going along with the Council's take on things. It should be obvious to everyone that Spike genuinely loves his mother soul or no soul.
Nice hint about the source of the Grimoire that led to this. Yes, his mother is just what Spike needs to be all that he can and should be. I suspect he was meant to have just this accident happen. Don't know the who's or how's but pretty suspect on the what.
Buffy just does not want to believe what she is seeing and hearing because it raises so many questions about Angel in particular. That would make one uncomfortable.
“Wasn’t your fault, pet. Angelus had a responsibility to research that curse the second he got it. And even without it—you don’t see me playing mind games with you and yours, and I’m as soulless as it gets. You had no idea. Don’t let anyone tell you it was your fault, myself included.” Loved this! So much truth and I wish someone had said this to Buffy in canon. So much harm was done because she was led to take all responsibility for what happened.
You've got me hooked! I really like how you're diving deeper into Spike vs. William and the question of which is he really. Also, I'm loving Joyce and Anne's relationship. I can see that developing so beautifully. Great start![Report This]
Spike really can rub his non traditional vampire tendencies all over the place with this scenario. I look forward to discovering what Willow did to cause this unexpected result as well as finding out what Spike's mom will think of her vampire son and the slayer.
Great start and an interesting time period in Buffy's life for this to happen.
I wrote one ages ago where Dawn brings back Anne (Mask and Mirrors) and can't wait to see how you have her presence impact Spike and everyone else's perception of him because of her.
I cannot imagine him reacting any way other than he did here. He wouldn't want to disappoint or disgrace his mum. He'd give up the evil immediately.
Yes, the coat and all it stands for would be highly symbolic to him at this point. He's going to choose to put off his whole old life as the big bad now. Dru was right anyway and now he'll embrace that
Love that you are doing this one and can't wait for more.