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LibraCat99 commented on Chapter 5 on November 11, 2022 09:59pm Liked

Oh my goodness.....I have read several Spuffy baby fics but this is hands down my absolute favorite!! 

It was funny, heartfelt and very interesting. You kept true to the characters and I was able to "hear" their voices in my head as I was reading along. Kudos for the Charmed cameo. Another one of my favorite shows. You made Piper Halliwell and the house fit in perfectly to the story. (Too bad there wasn't a real life crossover when both shows were on the air back when) 😅

Definitely adding this to my favorites. ❤️❤️🥰🥰👏👏👍👍

Author's Response on November 12, 2022 12:04am

Aw thank you so much! This fic was so sweet to write. And so fun! It's a fine line with baby fics to not make them terribly cheesy haha. 

Maybe Baby is a sequel to this fic if you're interested in reading more!

Thank you for the heartfelt comment. It means a lot! ❤️

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FishingOnPluto commented on Chapter 5 on August 21, 2022 08:46pm

This was such an adorable story and Ruby is just the cutest

Author's Response on August 22, 2022 01:38pm

Aw thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Make sure you catch the sequel, Maybe Baby! heart

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bunnyluv_pet commented on Chapter 5 on August 05, 2022 12:38pm

Thanks so cute ready to read the next installment 

Author's Response on August 05, 2022 01:36pm

Yay! Thank you! Hope you enjoy ❤️

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swonderful commented on Chapter 3 on July 20, 2022 05:15pm

I'm surprised they'd want to name her after Giles, considering how much he's harmed both of them. And Both DAwn and Buffy could have found variations of "Joyce" 

Well written chapter. Both dialogue and action kept moving forward.

 
Author's Response on July 24, 2022 01:52pm

Aw, I adore Giles. His and Buffy's relationship is one of my favorites. Perfect, no. But the good outweighs the bad and they have a great relationship in this post-series world.

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swonderful commented on Chapter 2 on July 20, 2022 01:53pm

This fic is so much fun!  I'm enjoying the banter and camaraderie. Everyone seems to be at their best.

 
Author's Response on July 24, 2022 01:51pm

Thank you!! It really is peak everyone!

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momsopposed2theoccult commented on Chapter 5 on July 16, 2022 02:58pm Liked

Oh my GOD I’m dying, this is too cute. 

Author's Response on July 16, 2022 03:45pm

Haha I'm so glad you think so! flowers

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momsopposed2theoccult commented on Chapter 3 on July 12, 2022 12:02am Liked

I love this so much, it’s adorable, and the mutual love and protectiveness is making me tear up. Honestly I think it should be illegal for two people to love each other as much as Spike and Buffy do.  Dawn was also great in this chapter!

Author's Response on July 12, 2022 12:09am

Aw I love this chapter, too. It was such a special one to write for obvious reasons! Thank you for the sweet comment! hearts

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momsopposed2theoccult commented on Chapter 1 on July 06, 2022 02:06pm

I love Andrew playing therapist. 

Author's Response on July 07, 2022 01:54pm

Haha me too! Any time I can have fun with Andrew is a good time for me! 

Thanks for commenting! hearts

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Lnw86 commented on Chapter 5 on July 06, 2022 01:03pm Liked

Had to reread this so that I could read the next! Then I realised that I never actually finished it… must have been distracted by something shiny! Anyway, love this, love them, love you… onto the next applause

Author's Response on July 07, 2022 01:53pm

Oooh I'm glad you got to finish it this go around! And I hope you enjoy the sequel! It's such a sweet, lovely world to write! heart

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Sarren commented on Chapter 3 on July 06, 2022 12:44am

Just awwwwww

Author's Response on July 07, 2022 01:52pm

Haha Chapter 3 is very awww! hearts

Thanks for commenting!

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Sarren commented on Chapter 2 on July 05, 2022 04:27am

The Charmed crossover makes my day! I loved Charmed and my head Canon has them existing in the same universe. 

Author's Response on July 05, 2022 01:23pm

Haha yay!! I loved Charmed, too! It was such a great opportunity to give that show a little nod. And Buffy and Spike some sweet real estate!!

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AllTheSplendidPieces commented on Chapter 5 on June 06, 2022 02:44pm Liked

Thank you for this lovely, lovely fic. In this chapter I loved the way Ruby and Spike grappled with his being a vampire. It all felt really authentic, especially Ruby’s child-appropriate framework of right and wrong. Buffy’s unwavering confidence that they’d come through it and Giles’ interactions were also so so good. This is absolutely going in the reread category for me!

Author's Response on June 07, 2022 07:30pm

Thank YOU for reading it! It helped that I had a little girl the same age as Ruby while I wrote this wink

I'm so glad you enjoyed the fic so much. Keep an eye out for a sequel soon!

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AllTheSplendidPieces commented on Chapter 3 on June 06, 2022 01:03pm Liked

I love this chapter (and the entire fic) so much! I’m laughing and crying over my breakfast. You perfectly captured all the ups and downs, fears and joy, moments of rest and action of labor and delivery. I adore how you wrote Dawn — funny, capable, and so very Dawnie. And of course situating this birth in the midst of magical weirdness was perfect; I love that everyone came to help. The Spuffy stuff was beautiful as well, and the baby’s full name said in that lovely welcome by Giles made me cry all over again. 

Author's Response on June 06, 2022 01:07pm

Oh my gosh! This comment made MY breakfast all the more wonderful! Thank you so much.

I love post-series Dawn. She tends to have big roles in all my fics haha. And little Ruby! weep

I miss this sweet little universe. I'm planning to come back to it with a sequel for this year's mystery fic challenge wink

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Cathreyn commented on Chapter 5 on April 19, 2022 05:21pm Liked

Great story and fantastic use of the prompts. Well done

Author's Response on April 20, 2022 09:40pm

I'm so glad you liked it! This story's so special to me! heart

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Samirascamander commented on Chapter 3 on March 15, 2022 09:20am Liked

oh gosh oh my god. Ruby. After rupert giles I'm CRYING I'M FINE that is so sweet😭😭😭 they said our baby is named after buffy's dad and spike's mom IT'S SO CUTE IT'S A GREAT NAME ACTUALLY 

Author's Response on March 15, 2022 01:47pm

Hahah I love this! This story is such a sugary spoonful of sweetness. I agonized over Ruby's name! I really wanted a Giles connection and it is HARD! So glad everyone responded so well to it! I love that little Ruby. I think about sequel-ing this story all the time!

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Blackmysteria commented on Chapter 5 on January 09, 2022 02:23pm Liked

So I thought the backyard baby Ruby scene was heartwarming, I was wrong, Spike taking her to the park at midnight has surpassed it, and may possibly be one of my favourite pieces in any fic.

And dad Spike, ooof, yes please. Just written so well.

Superb fic. 

Author's Response on January 09, 2022 02:08pm

Haha aw! I think we're all just total heart melty suckers for Dad!Spike. He is just so sweet. I think it really highlights some of his best traits!

Thank you so so much for your sweet comments! I really appreciated all of them heart

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Blackmysteria commented on Chapter 4 on January 09, 2022 01:54pm Liked

Love Buffy being all new-mum not wanting to leave and then fighting the fledge and using her taco as a distraction.

The scene with Spike and Ruby in the backyard was beautiful.

Wonderful chapter. 

Author's Response on January 09, 2022 02:06pm

Buffy uses her resources. Even if those resources happen to be tacos.

I adore that scene. Spike and his little girl is just AHHH too many feelings!

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Blackmysteria commented on Chapter 3 on January 09, 2022 10:58am

Brilliant chapter, once again. 

Couldn't help but laugh a little at the screwdriver in the wall. Knew right away it was an IKEA build, loved it. 

The twist with the mystical birth was a nice added stressor to an already stressful scenario. 

Onto the next chapter, I'm loving the originality. 

Author's Response on January 09, 2022 02:05pm

Those damn IKEA particle board mysteries.

Love me some stress wink

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Blackmysteria commented on Chapter 2 on January 09, 2022 10:20am Liked

Great chapter.

It took me a minute to figure out piper was from Charmed, then it made a lot more sense. 

Loved the chat Giles and Spike had in the attic. 

Author's Response on January 09, 2022 02:04pm

Haha random Piper cameo is random, but hey whatever!

Ahh love that. I have such a weakness for Giles and especially Giles as SPIKE'S father figure, too!

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Blackmysteria commented on Chapter 1 on January 09, 2022 06:24am Liked

I really love how you started this fic.

I was wondering how baby fic and Ethan were going to work together, definitely not what I thought but pleasantly surprised. 

I was curious as to why Spike wasn't elated at the idea of being a parent but his reasonings were sound. 

Wonderful start. Looking forward to reading the rest.

Author's Response on January 09, 2022 02:04pm

Aw thank you! I really love how this fic turned out and am always excited when someone gives it a chance! heart

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artemisthestargazer commented on Chapter 2 on November 22, 2021 07:01am Liked

So I literally squealed when it all clicked after reading the name and the description of the house! I absolutely loved Charmed growing up, so this tidbit of crossover seriously made me smile. That, and the perfect cuteness that is everything Spuffy and their baby. Your writing style is really great and your ability to write humor (all while capturing each of the characters perfectly) is so well done. Thanks for gifting us with your gift of writing!

Author's Response on November 22, 2021 09:10am

Yay glad you found me! And haha I loved Charmed, too! My brain couldn't help thinking "attic" hrmm "oh, Charmed!"

I'm so glad you're enjoying it! This story is so sweet and light and fun.

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mcgnagallsarmy commented on Chapter 3 on October 22, 2021 03:17pm Liked

Omg this was the absolute cutest thing ever! And a damn long chapter too xd

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 11:27am

I think it's a chapter length record for me! That's what happens when I'm given a 5 chapter limit and decide to squish in the entire journey of parenthood into it wink

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mcgnagallsarmy commented on Chapter 2 on October 22, 2021 12:19pm Liked

As soon as I read the description of the house and she said her name is Piper, I knew it's the Halliwell house!! This was the perfect amount of crossoveryness I like in a fic btw :D

And Spike is still the cutest, and it's a miracle that Buffy is not crying even more with all that sweet talk he's doing! 

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 09:36am

Haha yes!! Just enough of a winky crossover, but not a full on Charmed thing.

It is. I'd be crying. Pregnant or not.

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mcgnagallsarmy commented on Chapter 1 on October 22, 2021 11:21am Liked

OMG, look what you made me do! It's not enough that I've read fics now that are set in the comics, but now I'm reading baby fics too (which is like way low on my list of things I ever wanted to read, right next to all human fics), just because you wrote it! And also because I've read a baby fic a while back as an experiment to see if I will die if I read it, and it turned out to be the cutest thing ever xd

Haha, honestly, whoever thought that asking Andrew to help with anything, like ever, was a good idea? biggrin

Oh, Spike is so cute, but if he has any doubts, he should have asked the world's #1 expert on the topic of how good a dad he could be: Dawn!! She'd so totally tell him he's stupid for worrying heart

Author's Response on October 22, 2021 09:35am

Hahaha I am officially declaring the market cornered on fics that people expected not to like but then liked. Between this story and Safe and Embers, I get these comments so much and I laugh so hard every time. I'm so glad you're enjoying it! It's a baby fic, but it's like, a comedic one? I mean, Spike and Buffy having a baby is FUNNY. Them as parents is hilarious. Not that they won't be awesome parents, but... come on. 

Dad Spike is possibly my new favorite Spike. You'll see... wink

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spuffy forever commented on Chapter 5 on October 15, 2021 08:10pm Liked

Loved how they made a baby through a glitch with Ethan’s magic. Hilarious Spikes reaction when he finds himself suddenly human. I liked their happy family live in the Halliwell house from Charmed

Author's Response on October 17, 2021 10:28am

So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for the comment! 

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Elianne commented on Chapter 5 on October 05, 2021 04:12am Liked

Heartwarming und funny.. a wonderful ending to a wonderful reading . .

Author's Response on October 05, 2021 03:06pm

So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the kind words! heart

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Elianne commented on Chapter 3 on October 04, 2021 04:34am Liked

ooo..  melting away.. very creative was to involve tut BBQ fork..

Author's Response on October 04, 2021 09:01am

Haha I was actually already writing them cooking dinner when we got that prompt! Very serendipitous! 

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Elianne commented on Chapter 2 on October 03, 2021 10:32pm Liked

They are just .. delightful as hell to read 😂

“You’ll really live with us? And help with the baby?”

“Of course I will! A front row seat to you and Spike’s journey into parenthood is gonna be hysterical.”😄

I love them both a lot in this story.. buffy's grumpiness and total faith in them is touching.. so is spike questioning himself and being encouraged by giles...

 

Author's Response on October 04, 2021 09:00am

This story is such a light-hearted pick me up! Yessss! I'm a total sucker for when Giles can play a parental role for SPIKE.

I'm really glad you're enjoying it! heart

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Elianne commented on Chapter 1 on October 03, 2021 07:01pm Liked

I love them together..imperfect but perfect...

Author's Response on October 04, 2021 08:59am

Yes!! They're hilarious.

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Cosmic Tuesdays commented on Chapter 5 on September 14, 2021 02:48pm

This is so lovely and tender. Spike taking Ruby out to the park at night, how looking at her sleep makes him feel so immortal, the way she has his hair and Buffy's eyes. A suitable ending to a gentle story.

Author's Response on September 15, 2021 09:13am

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the comments! heart

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