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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 9 on April 10, 2020 06:50am Liked

Spike is going to be a real strong support to Buffy especially once the truth comes out and she has to grapple with far more than just the baby issue. 

That mind rape was terrible on Angel's part and he gave her no time to agree or disagree. Once more her choices were taken from her. I hope he isn't allowed a part in the life of the baby! He doesn't deserve it but would be like a dog with a bone if he knew.

Excellent update.

Kathleen

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SusanMarieR commented on Chapter 9 on April 06, 2020 12:48am

This is funny and I hope for more.

Author's Response on April 06, 2020 12:50am

Definitely more to come. So pleased you're enjoying it.

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Allison42 commented on Chapter 9 on March 21, 2020 08:20pm

“Not really,” she said. “Why would you?”

LOL!

Author's Response on March 22, 2020 07:47am

Glad you enjoyed the virtual pail of cold water on Riley's head.

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imperialjade commented on Chapter 1 on March 21, 2020 08:29am

so great to see Buffy take a stand against Willow and Xander. Giles tries, but I wonder how much he bows under the pressure of those two to control Buffy to their way of thinking. Love seeing Buffy written strong against those two. Waiting for next chapter. Thank you.

Author's Response on March 21, 2020 10:41am

Buffy needed to take the reins of her own life. She would never find happiness under the yoke of her friends' opinions. As for Giles, he does love her, though he can be a bit stiff-necked and rigid with his Watcher background. Time will tell if he bends a little.

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rkm commented on Chapter 6 on March 18, 2020 07:14pm

Oh Buffy, I can see why she'd wish for mystical, hellmouthy cancer ... 

Trust spike to drag Buffy out of denial ...

And already spike is showing his caring, and knowing what she needs, colors. Happy sigh ...

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 08:20pm

Glad you like my Spuffy interaction. More to come, of course, as they get deeper into things.

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rkm commented on Chapter 5 on March 18, 2020 06:40pm

Hmmmm willow insisting that pregnancy may be a possibility for buffy's illness ... Never thought it could be looked as negative, until here. It's an interesting interpretation : " (willow) clearly not loving having her theory shot down" ..

And it was almost comical spike's reaction to him falling for Buffy. At least he recognizes he'll need to be smart about wooing the volatile Slayer ... Can't wait for the fireworks ... And I don't just mean between them ... 

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 08:20pm

Willow's control issues - grr argh!

Spike never did the 'right' thing, but he always did the William/Spike hybrid thing. After all, 'what we are informs who we become.' Darla had the right of that all along.

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rkm commented on Chapter 4 on March 18, 2020 05:50pm

Loved spike's reaction to heaving directly after the spell broke.

And I never got how willow's actions were swallowed by her guilt cookies. (Pardon the pun...). Why didn't Giles address this? If no one else he should have seen the signs. But I guess that was too much to ask ..  

So looking forward to more as Buffy realizes what's wrong and angel's decisions...

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 08:18pm

While it wasn't Giles' responsibility to look after the teens, if they were gonna hang around Buffy no matter what, then as an adult he should have at least advised them to learn self defense, or even field care for injuries. But no, the man was blind to it all.

Buffy will get it all together... eventually.

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rkm commented on Chapter 3 on March 18, 2020 05:16pm

I still get a kick out of riley's reaction to all this. At this time he wasn't bad ... But later is a totally different story. 

Enjoying the replay of 'Somrthing Blue'. One of my favorites ... 

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 08:16pm

I have shipped Spuffy ever since this episode first aired. It was full of potential (no pun intended). I have never liked Riley. I always felt he was way darker than Joss envisioned him, especially if he could condone the  vivisection done to non-human beings, that he saw as 'lesser'.

 

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rkm commented on Chapter 2 on March 18, 2020 04:52pm

I get that Willow's going through something but she's forgetting not everything is about her. And I totally see her issue isn't magic perse, it's control, and I think we all here at EF know this. 

And I don't think she realized how insulting she was to everyone, either.

And it's getting good since we know our beloved spike is in the equation, and will no doubt surprise them all.

Enjoying this immensely!!

 

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 08:13pm

That was the thing that irked me in canon... Willow was never addicted to the magicks, but she felt it imperative that everyone's lives were her business, and if not, it was her right to meddle in them.

Spike and Buffy... even as enemies... made the best couple, ever! As friends, allies and lovers? It gets even better. Welcome aboard the ship!

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teragramm commented on Chapter 1 on March 18, 2020 09:06am Liked

I just wanted to drop a quick note to tell you that I am enjoying this story very much.  I really like the concept of the aftermath of IWRY but it being a spuffy story.

Author's Response on March 18, 2020 12:03pm

Thanks, hon. Glad you're enjoying. Any Buffy/Angel interaction is a challenge to turn into a Spike/Buffy story, IMO.

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Notte commented on Chapter 9 on March 17, 2020 06:38pm Liked

O7

Author's Response on March 17, 2020 10:01pm

07? Hope you enjoyed.

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Green commented on Chapter 9 on March 17, 2020 05:08pm Liked

I hope Buffy tells Riley she's not interested. 

The Xander and Spike scene is one of my favorites, it's so fun to watch. 💚

Author's Response on March 17, 2020 10:04pm

You would think her puking would be enough, yeah. **snorts** Dumb ass! Glad you enjoyed the read.

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 9 on March 17, 2020 02:17pm

It is good to see Buffy and Spike talk.

Buffy is showing no interest whatsoever but Riley is apparently not one to give up.

Soon time for the Gentlemen, they really were some creepy enemy. The later part of the chapter held several amusing parts. 

Author's Response on March 17, 2020 10:06pm

I never liked Riley. I could always see more darkness in him than Joss envisioned.

The Gentlemen were way eerie. Brilliantly conceived. I'll be glad to see the other side of them.

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vicdave99 commented on Chapter 9 on March 17, 2020 01:39pm Liked

💘

Author's Response on March 17, 2020 02:16pm

hearts

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 8 on March 13, 2020 05:05am

Good description on how Buffy is feeling, how nervous this makes her. Joyce is being good and supportive. This is one thing she can help with. The pregnancy is a mystery but a pregnant daughter is still a "normal" thing, something a mother can help with and there hasn't been many things Joyce could help Buffy with before. It was a nice little scene with Buffy asking the baby "who are you" 

Time to tell her friends. The dynamic has changed Buffy is pregnant and that means that she must be the adult. We can see that she has a lot of pent up resentment for her friends being controlling. She is letting that out now but it is also to show them that the old dynamic must be over, this will change things for all of them.

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:02pm

Pregnancy is definitely something Joyce can understand, which makes it easier to help her daughter as things progress. Buffy is made of sterner stuff than she usually shows her friends. It's about time they learn that she has agency in her own life and doesn't need or want them to dictate to her any longer.

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Miss Marisol commented on Chapter 8 on March 13, 2020 04:41am Liked

I really like how supportive Joyce is though it's unclear how Buffy got pregnant. heart


“And you don’t? Tell me you’re still not trying to get into my ‘good graces’.  Well, at least before those graces were certifiably pregnant.”

Buffy is right about Xander having still some kind of crush on her. Personally I think that he never got over the fact the she never showed any interest in him as a man. And he can be such a pain in the arse...

I really enjoy reading this story. I'm looking forward to finding out where you'll taking this from here hearts

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:08pm

How Buffy got pregnant is less important to the fact that she is, indeed, pregnant. Joyce now gets that. Xander, on the other hand, never seems to get it through his thick skull that Buffy never had, and never will have interest in his human self.

I'm glad you're enjoying, and am looking forward to having you along for the rest of the ride, wherever we all end up.

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 8 on March 13, 2020 03:55am Liked

I am delighted that Joyce is being so supportive. She's being a trooper and just what Buffy needs.

“How’d you like your every move, your every thought. Your Every. Single. Choice – questioned?” YES *loud cheering*. These are her friends. PERIOD. She is letting them in on her news not looking for a democratic vote. Willow's comments were out of line and Xander also taking her to task as well. Buffy does not OWE either of them a thing. Not even her company much less every single intimate detail of her life. Time to be in their proper place as friends.

“What the hell is the Bleached Menace doing shoving his nose into Buffy’s mysterious sex buddies,” Oh please just smack him to shut him up! He's insulting both Buffy and Spike here AND assuming some sort of position that implies he has rights to demand an explanation.

Good for her. She's going to be a parent and that means assuming the adult role. Willow and Xander aren't her parents. They can suck it up and be supportive friends or move on. Giles will deal and if he's smart he'll follow Joyce's example while doing it.

Great update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:11pm

With her mother (and Spike) on her side, Buffy will gain strength and confidence in herself and do what's best for both her and the baby, whether it pleases anyone else or not.

Xander and Willow's opinions, once aired, should be thrown out with the rest of the garbage. Giles is another issue, being an adult Buffy trusted, but as we all learn when we grow up... even adults can fail in our eyes.

Glad you're still enjoying!

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Green commented on Chapter 8 on March 12, 2020 09:45pm Liked

Oh I dearly love a Buffy with a set of rocks. 💚

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:06pm

She so does have... stones. About time she casts them about.

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Dance_of_pales commented on Chapter 8 on March 12, 2020 09:38pm Liked

About damn time she told off those 'well meaning' but wholely annoying gobshites.

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:06pm

Buffy is definitely not the wimp she comes across as sometimes. She's coming into herself, now she has another life closely under her responsibility umbrella.

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Allison42 commented on Chapter 8 on March 12, 2020 07:44pm Liked

It’s nice to see Giles and Spike working together and both on Buffy’s side.

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:04pm

Outside of the living/undead dynamic, they have more in common than not. And both of them have Buffy's best interests at heart (at least now).

 

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dw7thdoctor commented on Chapter 8 on March 12, 2020 03:48pm Liked

Good chapter can't wait see more. heartread

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:03pm

I'm pleased that you're pleased! More to come.

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vicdave99 commented on Chapter 8 on March 12, 2020 03:34pm Liked

Love it. 🌹

Author's Response on March 13, 2020 04:03pm

Glad you enjoyed.

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Miss Marisol commented on Chapter 7 on March 10, 2020 11:33am Liked

I really like this so far!
Can't wait to see where this is going. 
Thanks for sharing :-)

Author's Response on March 10, 2020 11:52am

Always pleased to see a new reader! More to come, and soon.

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Green commented on Chapter 7 on March 03, 2020 02:09pm Liked

It's good Spike is there for her, she needed his support. Also glad she told him he helps her feel calm.  

"With what? My daughter could be pregnant with a what?”. Maybe I shouldn't have, but that made me giggle. 💚

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 03:56pm

Buffy and Spike are more than good for each other, if they take the time to realize it.

As for the giggling, I'm pleased. Every now and again I try to throw a little humor in. This was definitely intentional.

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Allison42 commented on Chapter 7 on March 03, 2020 02:03am Liked

Aw, I’m all melty. Thanks for that. I clicked on a random Spike story on AO3 earlier that had me in tears, so I really needed this.biggrin

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 02:55am

I'm glad it gave you some happy feels when you needed it. Reading can be an emotional workout, for sure.

 

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 7 on March 03, 2020 12:30am Liked

I can't wait until they figure out the who and how. It's going to be a real wake-up call about Angel! Buffy will likely see the baby as a blessing being the child with Angel that she never thought could happen. I doubt he'll be as delighted though.

I'm glad she has chosen to let Spike be her support system. I'll be he will find a good and knowledgable doctor to help with that end of things (would be great if she got one that could counsel her too cause she's a big mess and it'll be worse).

Excellent update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 02:58am

Eventually everyone will be in the know. Right now, Angel's viewpoint is kicking my ass. I wouldn't mind some help with it. If only I could avoid it totally, but alas and alack, there's no way in hell.

The further I get into the story, the more the ending wants to change. I hope everyone will be accepting of what I choose. Glad you're still enjoying.

pfeifferpack Replied on March 03, 2020 06:29am

The only thing I think I can be sure of is that Angel will say/react in any way to save his reputation. He won't want to admit paternity because that would admit the day happened and he had it turned back. Then he'll likely want to instill doubt about him being the daddy. I just can't see him acting as he should. He's always too interested in making excuses for himself. Maybe blame the Oracles for the pregnancy, not his, but mystical that sort of thing?????

k

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Hexah commented on Chapter 7 on March 02, 2020 01:36pm

Thanks for the update. 

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 02:58am

You're welcome. Hope you're enjoying!

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 7 on March 02, 2020 12:47pm

Well I can't blame Joyce for jumping to conclusions when Buffy is saying that she is pregnant and not knows who the father is. She did manage to snap out of it after seeing Spike comforting Buffy. That made her enter comforting mother mood. Naturally she would bring up some options for Buffy. 

I must say that Buffy's way of breaking the news to Giles was almost evil in an amusing way. Now they have to figure out what Buffy is pregnant with and then how and with whom.

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 02:59am

Joyce has a habit of letting her mouth get ahead of her on occasion. Eventually the love for her daughter gets her back on track.

Glad you enjoyed Buffy's little adventure with couch pillow. I thought a small laugh would help lighten the mood.

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Fluffypuppy commented on Chapter 7 on March 02, 2020 12:34pm Liked

Think angel is toast when the truth comes out

Author's Response on March 03, 2020 03:00am

Angel is not gonna come out well, I'm afraid.

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pfeifferpack commented on Chapter 6 on February 26, 2020 04:55pm Liked

Spike will be the one to figure out the who at least. I can't wait for Buffy to find out what her precious honey did to her! He'll try to deny it no doubt never thinking she might have been left pregnant (he'll blame someone or something else).

I'm glad that she and Spike finally broke the silence of embarrassment from the spell. She'll need him in her corner and that nose of his. 

Have a feeling he'll be more angry than even Buffy over what's been done to her memories and otherwise.

I can see why she'd be reluctant to end the pregnancy. She is surrounded by death and never expected to have a child. Makes sense to me.

Excellent update.

Kathleen

Author's Response on February 26, 2020 11:22pm

Buffy will definitely find out, and I don't see her being happy about it.

It's not that I find anything wrong with having an abortion, but you're right about her reasons for not ending the pregnancy, especially when she finds out whether it's human or demon.

Spike never does anything half-arsed, for sure - and he'll be all over the fucked up situation Angel created. Glad you're still with me.

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