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pfeifferpack commented on XIX. The Chapter in Which Spike Saves A Girl, Again, Opens His Yap, and Gets Brained by Big Bad Mama Bear for All His Troubles on March 15, 2021 06:11am Liked

So some truths might be coming out. Dawn is going to want more information about Angel being the one to kill their parents and Buffy is going to want to know how Joyce knows this vampire.

I HATE that Buffy has forgotten her friend! I hope those memories return at least in part. Those events were too important to be gone forever.

Angel and his crap about not being the same person isn't going to play I hope. Two people or not he murdered their parents.

Then Riley almost asking Giles for a date with Buffy instead of Buffy! What a neanderthal. I really hope Buffy has NO interest. I'm already disappointed in her for being cozy with Angel!

Angel is going to try to help get Spike recaptured I just know it.

I  really don't want them getting him again. The hell he's lived will be nothing on what comes then.

Great update.

Kathleen

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Connie_3D commented on I. The Chapter in Which Spike Meets a Lost Girl and Her Imaginary Friend on March 15, 2021 03:37am Liked

You've given us a re-imagined AU that takes elements from cannon and rewraps them to present the same characters in a new and more energized storyline.  I am eager to read the next update.

As for the story line to date:

It is bad enough not to be thankful that Spike saved Joyce's life.  That he rescued and saved two children.  That he cared enough to go after her to rescue her from Angelus' clutches.  But to paint Spike as responsible for Jenny's death.  To subject Buffy to Angel's presence, the vampire that murdered her parents, planned to rape and murder or turn her and would have happily killed Dawn and all of Sunnydale on a whim?  All after betraying Spike and leaving him in the Initiative's hands for eleven years. 

This Giles has far surpassed Season Seven asshole, control-freak, backstabbing Giles by a mile. 

That said:  I love the relationship between Joyce and Spike.  Joyce, at least, appreciates being alive and Spike's true nature.  I am hopeful that she can get Buffy to see that Slayer is not what she is, it is simply what she does.  And please, let Buffy rediscover the girl inside.  As for Riley.  Ugg.  Maggie and the rest of the Initiative crew -- let Spike and Buffy do them in and show them that true warriors are not electronically controlled automatons kept under control with special vitamins and poisoned foods. 

And I wonder, what exactly did Maggie or the counsel do with the rest of the vampires from that faithful day? 

Oh, and if Buffy is 19, what happened on her 18th birthday? 

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Meavepagan commented on XIX. The Chapter in Which Spike Saves A Girl, Again, Opens His Yap, and Gets Brained by Big Bad Mama Bear for All His Troubles on March 13, 2021 07:58pm Liked

Excellent updates. I enjoyed them so very much. I can't wait for the next chapter. 

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magnus374 commented on XIX. The Chapter in Which Spike Saves A Girl, Again, Opens His Yap, and Gets Brained by Big Bad Mama Bear for All His Troubles on March 13, 2021 02:59pm

I always like seeing Spike and Dawn together. Considering how young she is, his thoughts on her looks can feel a bit disturbing but it is just thoughts. Good to see that he told her about Angelus that means Buffy will learn too. 

Seeing Angel would of course wake the rage in Spike. Angel didn't have a chance and not Buffy either, then Joyce take action. Of course she wanted to save Buffy. Apparently hitting Spike like that destroyed the tracker and that was good. I also loved how Joyce reacted when she realised it was Spike.

Her dislike of Angel is also good to see. Now it looks like a lot of information will be shared. The Initiative knows that Spike was at Giles and knows about the connection to this place, so that is a danger.

Added later: I forgot to mention that I liked the crazy pirate guy we saw. His talk about Pan naturally made me think about some evil Peter Pan character but he probably just was crazy.

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magnus374 commented on XVIII. The Chapter in Which Spike Reminisces About a Time Past on March 13, 2021 02:20pm

Giles is losing a lot of the sympathy I felt for him before. Well it's hard to feel much sympathy for anyone but Spike at this point. And I can't just understand how they can let Angel near Buffy with his history.

Spike's thoughts are fittingly conflicted when he knows about Buffy.

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RleFay commented on XIX. The Chapter in Which Spike Saves A Girl, Again, Opens His Yap, and Gets Brained by Big Bad Mama Bear for All His Troubles on March 13, 2021 09:26am Liked

Does Buffy not remember Angelus killed her parents?! I think he killed Jenny too, and Giles is ok with Angel playing the good vampire?! KILL Angel, kill Walsh, have Giles fired and banished, and have Wesley become her new Watcher!!! Wesley was a better Watcher in the end anyway! 🤬

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koppite1977 commented on XIX. The Chapter in Which Spike Saves A Girl, Again, Opens His Yap, and Gets Brained by Big Bad Mama Bear for All His Troubles on March 13, 2021 08:20am Liked

I really love this story, lots going on and much angst. Don't know why Buffy doesn't remember Angel from when she was 5 but maybe he was either in game face or she has selective memory loss but Dawn as always will get to the heart of the matter. Hopefully Joyce clocking him on the back of the head has broken the chip and now they are all together the true story will come out. Can't wait

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pfeifferpack commented on XVII. The Chapter in Which Spike Almost Bags His Third Slayer on March 08, 2021 01:21am Liked

So far the only character that isn't really pissing me off is Spike LOL. Even Buffy has morphed to someone not so nice (same with Dawn). I don't like Buffy's attitude nor her acting out with Faith (Dawn is doing the same thing with her friends too for that matter).

Joyce has allowed Angelus to be around Buffy and that makes me angry with her. She must have kept the memories of Spike and how Buffy and Dawn came to her secret too for Buffy to not remember. I'd have thought that Joyce would have kept her loyalties to Spike. I don't blame her for divorcing Giles at all... at ALL. He is really despicable in this story, his worst self. A total bigot even when he has plenty of evidence that should have made him question his beliefs and choices.

Don't get me started with Travers and Walsh! They are extreme villains! Of course they were terrible in canon too.

I hope that Spike evades recapture and gets any implants out of his body.

I want Walsh destroyed, utterly destroyed and I'd be perfectly happy for it to be Spike who does it.

Angelus must be dusted, soul or no soul. How he can "love" Buffy now after what he tried to do to her before the soul is horrifying and that doesn't even take into consideration what he did to her blood family.

Sounds like the Council has even more power here than in canon and pretty well "owns" Sunnydale. 

Compelling story and I really want to know how you resolve this. I want Buffy back to the sweetness she showed before instead of the kind of a bitch she's become. 

I thought Joyce would have been a better influence on both girls but it seems they both are just rebelling like crazy.

Great updates.

Kathleen

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magnus374 commented on XVII. The Chapter in Which Spike Almost Bags His Third Slayer on March 02, 2021 01:06pm

A very bitter Joyce, but it's sad to see how Giles is still hoping for them to get back together.

Spike may have made a good first impression in the last chapter but this impression was not so good, at least not at being good. He blames Giles for his imprisonment, so of course he would seek him out. Then Buffy turns up but he doesn't know it's her. Spike has spent 10 years fighting demons, so he would be even better at fighting now. Good description of the fight and how they were thinking. I could practicly see it in front of me, but what will happen now.

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pfeifferpack commented on XIII. The Chapter in Which Spike and the Great Git Battle It Out on February 27, 2021 05:38am Liked

Okay I think I missed a few chapters. Yikes. I'll put this on my bookshelf tonight and do a re-read and comment this weekend. Don't want to miss anything important.

Glad you are back at it, enjoying the story.

Kathleen

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pfeifferpack commented on XVI. The Chapter in Which Spike Is Welcomed Back to Sunnydale and Makes a Good First Impression on February 27, 2021 05:36am Liked

Hell, so Angel is "helping" Buffy now that he has that soul. Doesn't she remember him from childhood? How can she be attracted in the least?

I do hope Buffy remembers her Spike though. He's out for revenge and looks like he's had a bad time of things. 

Wonder if he'll really think about just who Dawn is now that she is so much older. They might have learned a lesson, Dawn at least. 

Great update.

Kathleen

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magnus374 commented on XVI. The Chapter in Which Spike Is Welcomed Back to Sunnydale and Makes a Good First Impression on February 26, 2021 02:36pm

I was curious about the "harmless guy with a soul" because I knew it couldn't be Angel, but it was! After the things Angelus did, it was seriously disturbing to see Angel with Buffy. I'm confused now, are they actually two different persons for real? For now this seems really disturbing. Well, I suppose we will get a clearer picture later.

I totally loved the interaction between Spike and Dawn we got to see here.

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magnus374 commented on XV. The Chapter in Which Spike Sees a Familiar Sign on February 26, 2021 01:42pm

Here came the time jump. The difference in her life has of course made her somewhat different. We have seen the dynamic in this family. I do wonder about 6he harmless person with a soul. Good use of other characters here too.

For Spike, this has been some bad eleven years. I liked the description of his weapons and the fighting. This was some really low standard vampires he though. Walsh and the Initiative are of course awful which we clearly could see. Spike has been patient  and slowly worked to get free and it payed of. It was good to see him break free.

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Cage Vernon commented on I. The Chapter in Which Spike Meets a Lost Girl and Her Imaginary Friend on February 25, 2021 05:01pm

Well Spike my boy, the girl you protected is now a woman you'll soon fall in love with. This is gonna get interesting. Can't wait to see what you have planned. Digging the story. Nicely done.

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magnus374 commented on XIV. The Chapter in Which Spike Meets the Initiative on February 08, 2021 11:18am

Really not a good situation for Spike, this horror really is fitting the Initiative. Spike is not one to give up, as we could see so very clearly here. The threat to Buffy was the only thing he responded too. Let's see how this will play out.

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magnus374 commented on XIII. The Chapter in Which Spike and the Great Git Battle It Out on February 08, 2021 11:05am

Of course Spike would be really angry and worried over Buffy being taken. A lot of fighting going on but described well, and Buffy managed to be saved. Not Spike though, not a good situation for him. I must admit that Maggie played it well here. It was a really good plan for her.

I can understand Giles on some level but I still don't like how he acts.

It seems like we have the possibility for a time jump but we will see if that happens.

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pfeifferpack commented on XIV. The Chapter in Which Spike Meets the Initiative on February 08, 2021 04:05am Liked

Spike is in a terrible situation. I'm assuming Travers is planning to put a soul into Angelus while Maggie is going to try to break Spike to her will.

He'll do anything he must to keep Buffy safe though even if he has to answer to Walsh and bide his time.

Nice to see this return.

Great update.

Kathleen

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daria22 commented on XII. The Chapter in Which Spike and a Girl Say a Temporary Goodbye on August 29, 2020 12:30am Liked

No! No! No! So much affords for nothing weep But I am still hoping for a happy end!

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daria22 commented on XI. The Chapter in Which Spike, a Girl, and Another Girl Makes Three on August 28, 2020 02:55pm Liked

You are making me scared. And it is not so easy to do. I am afraid for Summers girls, for Spike, for everyone who may suffer for Angel's cruelty and insane wish to get what he wants.

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daria22 commented on X. The Chapter in Which Spike Seeks Refuge for a Night on August 28, 2020 12:48pm Liked

Wow! Please forgive me for the lack of words. Wonderful update. I am happy to see them at Joyce's home. And it is better to see Spike is staying a little bit longer. 

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magnus374 commented on XII. The Chapter in Which Spike and a Girl Say a Temporary Goodbye on August 22, 2020 01:53pm

Now we have a lot of people and their plans involved, so many wills and different ideas. Travers is problematic in his own way but Walsh is the scarier one between the two. This doesn't look good for Spike.

Now Angelus is a direct threat, let's see how this will play out.

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magnus374 commented on XI. The Chapter in Which Spike, a Girl, and Another Girl Makes Three on August 22, 2020 01:26pm

Giles actions seems perfectly right. This situation is a very strange one and it is good to see him being this sceptical. He has no reason to trust Spike. It is sweet to see Spike with Buffy though.

And then we have dark moments with Angelus.

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magnus374 commented on X. The Chapter in Which Spike Seeks Refuge for a Night on August 22, 2020 09:20am

This was a strong emotional chapter. Being on the run with two small children like that would of course be difficult for Spike. Poor Buffy has been through a lot and hearing that Spike would leave added to that. It was such a strong scene with her crying and begging him not to leave. 

I liked the interaction between Spike and Joyce, clearly there is a lot of history.

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pfeifferpack commented on IX. The Chapter in Which Spike Severs Ties and a New Threat Arrives on June 08, 2020 02:27am Liked

Was a close call but they managed to getaway. I'm surprised that Angelus didn't go after Spike immediately. Good thing he didn't though.

So Maggie was with the Council in this story. Quentin is as slimy as always.

Too bad Spike didn't kill his "family" then and there. Dru's right, they'll be back.

Good update.

Kathleen

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The Danish Bird commented on IX. The Chapter in Which Spike Severs Ties and a New Threat Arrives on June 07, 2020 08:03pm Liked

They got out...yay!

Disgusting imagery with Angelus, but that sort of comes with the territory.

Interesting twist, that Maggie Walsh was originally a Council member. That does change things.

Can't wait to see what happens in Sunnydale.

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magnus374 commented on IX. The Chapter in Which Spike Severs Ties and a New Threat Arrives on June 07, 2020 09:08am

A disturbing and intense chapter which fits the situation. It really points out the horror of the life Spike wants to leave behind. For now he and the girls are safe but of course they will meet Angelus again.

The Council can be bad enough but now we also have the beginning of the Initiative.

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daria22 commented on IX. The Chapter in Which Spike Severs Ties and a New Threat Arrives on June 07, 2020 07:58am Liked

Girls and Spike are safe for now. But it seems there will be a lot of battles ahead. Dru's vision makes me chill. 

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Allison42 commented on III. The Chapter in Which Spike and a Girl Bond on June 06, 2020 02:30am

Both the f their families are terrible. My poor Spuffy

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Allison42 commented on II. The Chapter in Which Spike Returns a Lost Pig on June 06, 2020 02:06am

Angelus, you’re a creepy, creepy pedophile.

Spike and Buffy were adorable.

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Allison42 commented on I. The Chapter in Which Spike Meets a Lost Girl and Her Imaginary Friend on June 05, 2020 07:04pm Liked

The beginning set the stage really, uncomfortably well for what Spike’s relationships with Angelus and Dru are like with its evocative imagery. I mean that as a compliment. It perfectly conveyed how used and disgusted he is by both of them and himself. The circus setting is awesome! I like spunky bitty Buffy.

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