Brilliant idea and thanks for writing. I liked how you wrote the relationship between Buffy and Spike in the wishverse.
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I had to move Wishverse Spuffy along (only 5 chapters), so I'm glad it worked!
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if I use my wildest imagination I’m not sure I could even touch on some of the things that you come up with. It’s pure genius honestly that you come up with these incredibly elaborate outlandish WTH plats in storylines and pull it off. From the outside looking in it looks as easy as ABC 123 not sure how it looks from your side. Thank you for always bringing it and serving it up proper.
Thanks so much! From my side, it's a struggle trying to think of crazy stuff. It's definitely out of my normal wheelhouse, but a wonderful challenge for the imagination that I enjoy, even as I struggle to 'think of something better/weirder' as I go along.
I'm really glad you enjoyed it, TENS! Thank you so much for reading and stopping in!
Ah perfecto! Loved the scene with the Master and Darla, seeing Buffy fully commit to Spike, and then come back to their magic house with Dino. But I guess this means Dino is gone in this easily? I’ll just think that they will find Dino in their house and just accept him.
thanks for a lovely story!
I'm thinking that 'room of requirement' that's in their house might just hold a passage between worlds , so we might see Dino again.
Glad you liked it! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments!
So much emotion in this chapter! Wonderful to see Buffy opening up finally and Spike being worthy of her trust. Both of them are taking care of each other. Let’s hope Dino gets them home!
I was really looking forward to the moment when Buffy is pushed hard enough to open up to him fully. Possibly the hardest thing for her to do -- trust.
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Ooh, this place is not hospitable! My own skin was aching from the descriptions of the burns on both of them! It’s interesting that for some things they experience it the same, like watching the sand, but that the water is different for each of them. Please bring them home soon! They still have to reverse the wish!
I tried to make everything opposite for them, but that just became too much to try and do, so it ended up just being a few things that made it inhospitable to Slayers, but mostly fine for vampires or demons. Absolutely not an awesome place to be for either of them, though!
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Great chapter full of fantastical sights! Love how smitten Spike is and how quickly our hardened Buffy is defrosting in his company. And that dress is gorgeous!
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. When you only have 5 chapters, you have to move them along pretty quickly, though we both know the attraction is there right from the start, just have to fill in the affection.
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I am finally getting to read this and you do not disappoint! Love this beginning and that this is set in The Wish. The dynamic between Spike and Buffy is perfect and I love the use of her ghost to entice Spike. Can’t wait to see where this goes next. Also excellent use of the prompt! Fits right in with this version of Sunnydale.
Welcome to the Chaos! So happy that you enjoyed this first chapter. I felt like I needed something (Buffy's ghost) to get these two moving together quickly, since they hadn't even MET before this. I mean, 5 chapters, kids! Chop, chop!!
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I loved this story so much as all those set in your chaosverse. The way you write and describe is so vivid. And the way you characterize Buffy and Spike are fantastic. Thank you
Aw, that's so sweet! Thank you so much! These Chaos universe stories definitely push my imagination and make me let go of logic and just try to free associate and conjure weirdness... and try to make it beautiful. I love the challenge. Glad you liked the outcome!
This has been a great journey, all these wonderful chaotic moments and we got to see love developing between our wishworld couple. They finally found and defeated the Master and just before the Wishworld ended.
The house is as amazing as ever, it managed to create Dino for them. I assume he will be there in the chaosworld too.
So glad you enjoyed it, Magnus! Thank you sooo very much for always reading and stopping in with your wonderful observations and comments.
Ooo... I hadn't thought of crossing Dino over to the chaosworld. I guess we'll see what happens when I get back to this 'verse in the future!
You're right, they wouldn't have any memories of Dino and wouldn't therefore has a need that the house would fulfill. He could jump over when Anya tries to get her amulet back and Buffy and Spike could want their own afterwards.
Loved every bit of this and love how you revisited one of my favorite of your stories to tell it.
I would LOVE that vending machine! SO cool in the randomness combined with actually supplying what they needed.
Awww they have Dino. I'm glad he's there and that house continues to be stellar. It'll provide all that's needed. I like that SOME magic remains.
No matter the verse they will have that HEA.
Really enjoyed this and love how well it all meshed.
finally getting to leave at least brief comments again so yay!!
KATHLEEEEENNNN!!! HELLO! I missed you! So happy to see you back. Brief comments are just as wonderful as long ones!
The vending machine would be awesome to have! A surprise every time!
My theory about the house was that, since it was so magical anyway, that it was somewhat shielded from Cordy's initial Wish, so it continued to be awesome for them, providing what they needed.
All Spuffys MUST have an HEA! I've read some stories with 2 Spuffys that left one without that, and it really upset me (continues to upset me even though it's been MONTHS AND MONTHS since I read it! lol!)
Thank you sooo much. I am so very happy to see you back and hopeful that things will keep improving for you and you can spend more time with Spuffy.
OH YES! I LOVE that Sinclair followed them home! SO fantastic! Love love love the Chaos/wishverse you made.
Aw, thank you so much! I felt sooo bad for what happened to Sinclair, he had to go with them! Thank you again for reading and stopping in! Love hearing from you!
I am so THRILLED you made Sinclair come to life! BEST THING EVER! I kinda want one of your vending machines for myself. And those pants! TOO cute!
Poor Sinclair! I loved making him come to life, but the reason for it kinda sucked! That would be a cool vending machine to have, right?? I loved those pants! I do more shopping for Buffy than I do for myself!
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Wouldn't it have been easier to break into the candy machine, instead of breaking into the safe to get money for the machine? For some reason, it really seems like a very Spike thing to do🙃 Well we can see it's not an ordinary machine. It's clearly another manifestation of chaos, with how random and impossible things it gives them.
It's good to see Spike helping Buffy, the trust he shows her means a lot and the way she called him friends means a lot to him.
Then Buffy got to tell her story. It was disturbing and painful but it was written really well. Spike could relate to parts of it, so it was actually à healing moment for them both.
The morning was good and I liked how they both did good things for each other. Things got a bit heated in the shower but nothing beyond the attraction.
It's time for some kind of shift and of course the dinosaur came alive.
He tried breaking into the machine but couldn't get in, well, he tried breaking the glass, which wouldn't give at all, so he may have given up after that. Breaking into the safe was easier! haha!
Yeah, the Chaos is strong in that machine, for sure.
I really wanted to know Wishverse-Buffy's story, how she got to be so hardened. I had a hard time keeping her as hard as she was in canon; I kept trying to channel Faith for that, but even Faith wasn't as jaded, I don't think. Anyway, I thought it would take A LOT to get Buffy to that point, so, there was A LOT. I thought about having Spike share about his mum, but (1) just didn't have time and (2) I wanted this to be about Buffy and her letting out all the guilt and buried emotions and start to heal.
It's hard keeping these two away from each other, but I felt like, even in the shower, they'd be cautious and not jump into anything just yet. But, they're getting closer!
Of course the dino came to life! haha!
Thanks again, Magnus!!
It really looks like some kind if demon dimension where the sun can burn the Slayer. That sand is really disturbing too. I kind of wonder if the sand destroyed this dimension. The sand clearly has som kind of ability to connect outside of this dimension. The "dinosaur garage " was a great image, of course a place like that exists. If hotell "Morning Wood " is real, then anything can exist?
I like the inside look of it too, good posters.
Spike is really trying to take care of Buffy, good to see.
My original idea was to make everything 'opposite' for Buffy, like the water making her drunk, the sun burning her instead of Spike, Spike being warm and her being cold, etc, but trying to do that to everything was a bit too much, so, yeah, a demon dimension that's unfriendly to Slayers is how it turned out. The sand very likely did destroy this dimension, getting out of control; it certainly seems to have some sentient quality.
LOL! Yes, if Morning Wood is real, then why not a dino garage! That garage is not far from where I lived for many years, though I've never been to it, I've driven by many times. It always tickled me.
Glad you liked the posters! haha!
Spike really is trying his very best!
Thanks so much, Magnus! Always such a pleasure to get your thoughts!
The dino auto shop made me think of Sinclair gas stations for some reason. I loved the blood thirsty sand art. Your chaos imagery is just too fantastic. I swear you are one of my favorites here
Yes! It was originally a Sinclair station: 'Built by William Wilkis of New Port Richey because he was a dealer for Sinclair Oil Co. Despite its prehistoric look, the gas station opened in 1964, although old photos suggest the cement dino was under construction ten years before that.' It changed hands in 1977 and has been Harold's Garage since then (It is still a working garage to this day).
I'm so glad you're enjoying the chaos imagery. I feel like it's not quite as vivid or wild as the first story, so I'm really glad it's working!
I swear you are one of my favorites here
aww, thank you so much!! I can't tell you how much that warms my heart!
I can imagine that the Buffy from the Wishworld had a lot of losses over the years. It does make sense that she has tried to become a cynic. She is deeply affected by Spike though. He is breaking down at least some of her walls.
I assume that the enchanted forest is a manifestation from the chaos. I liked the description of it and that the fairies was dangerous. I liked the time in the house and how Spike made her hair. Of course some fairytale magic had to be involved since a kiss was what was needed.
Good pictures chosen for the storyboard.
Yes, the Chaos goo/magic is absolutely affecting where that door is sending them, rather than sending them to the Master. I expect we will hear more about Buffy's losses at some point... possibly soon, when she finally opens up to Spike.
Of course a kiss is needed to 'break the spell' -- it's a fairytale land! What else could it be, right?
Thanks much, Magnus! Love hearing from you.
Haha, yes that Spike/Other was very, very temp…poor Harmony lol
I loved the vivid imagery of the geode absorbing the chaos. I’m happy you’ve decided to continue this ‘verse!
haha! Yes, I didn't want to make that more than VERY TEMP! Poor Harmony.
Glad you liked the geode absorbing the chaos. I guess we'll both find out what that will do Sunnydale, because I really don't know, but am keen to find out.
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Seriously wonderful Wishverse magic going on here! Oh how I wish we could have had Spike in drag somewhere other than in my brain and in fics. I love that you used a song from Canon BtVS for him. Spike's trademark snark is full on display as is his sweet underlying vulnerability. I just love him SO MUCH!!! Your Buffy here is much harder than the one from the regular Chaos-Verse, but I can already see little cracks and fissures in that armour she's covered herself in.
Wonder who will fall first? It's a toss up in this word... the One Chosen Girl who has tried to make herself an impenetrable fortress devoid of feelings since she was called or the vampire who has always been a fool for love even as a human?
I can't wait to find out! I have a feeling this slightly darker version of Spuffy is going to surprise us all!
Oh man, I wish some of the wonderful artists out there would make us a Spike in Drag picture. That would be sooooo wonderful! I do worry this verse is gonna be too dark, but maybe the chaos magic will lighten things up a bit. Buffy's armor is starting to crack already, and Spike, well... we know what happens when his heart takes over. We shall see where it goes!
Thanks so much for betaing this MONSTER of a chapter so quickly! And for all the wonderful suggestions you had for it. You always make things better.
I really liked the description of how all the chaos creation was sucked into the jewel, making it grow, making it sort of alive. Then the Jewel went to the Hellmouth and buried itself there, making chaos an even bigger part of Sunnydale. Then we have the wish to deal with and Sunnydale is a different place.
I liked how Spike felt that something was wrong and how he had the memory of the "ghost ". The Buffy that turns out is a different person but we can see hints of the original one.
Buffy is feeling some of the wrongness but she doesn't seem to have as many hints of memories as Spike does.
I must say that I liked this. The setting and situation is good and we have the possibility of chaos if it's needed.
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Glad you liked how all the magic gathered up and went to live on the hellmouth, basically making itself part of Sunnydale, for sure!
There are hints of the 'other' Buffy in the wishverse Slayer, she just tries to keep her well hidden. We'll have to see if Spike can lure her out.
You're right about Buffy not having as many hints or nudges from the universe as Spike did. Maybe I can find a way to get her some.
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much, Magnus!