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davidf89 commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on December 03, 2019 06:02pm

This was an awesome idea and I enjoyed reading this story. I liked how you wrote the relationship between Will and Buffy. I also liked how you wrote the relationship between Nina and Angel in this story. I am glad that Connor and Dawn became a couple as I thought that they would have been a good couple on the shows. Thanks for writing.

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nmcil commented on Interlude 34/35 - Graduation on August 10, 2019 07:20pm

As much as I am enjoying your awesome story I can see how this is going and I can't help but feel very very sad that the Spike that was a champion and sacrificed his life and loved with all his heart and soul in reality, at least from my perspective, is now gone and Buffy will eventually be united not with the vampire/warrior/hero but with this human William.  I don't know how much of Spike will eventually be instilled in William - I hope it will be a lot more cause right now I feel like Spike is being replaced and it makes me very sad.  A cruel irony that the immortals idea of Buffy seeing that man or vampire that she should have seen deserved her is not Spike who gave her all his love and gave so much to her will not have his Beloved Buffy.

It's a very interesting treatment of the Shanshu and having a Human Spike transformed into an infant - My not being a fan of Angel and seeing him having all the love and life that infant Spike brings him is a bit hard for me to take but that's a reflection of how much I dislike the character.  

I don't intend any criticism of your work it's just that the Spike I loved seems like he is being completely replaced but this infant's life.  

Author's Response on August 10, 2019 10:00pm

**cracks knuckles** Okay, I felt this comment deserves a decent answer. First off, I take no offence to any of your opinions. Let me start off by saying when I began Beloved, it was meant to be a 10 chapter story with Angel as a supreme dick ('cause he truly pisses me off with how he treats Spike). Somehow, he ended up telling me it would be the supreme payback to have him ultimately love Spike/Will to his fullest. 

As for Spike being replaced, I thoroughly understand your disappointment, but if you continue to read, which I hope you do, I've tried to pay homage to our beloved bloodsucker. I don't want to ruin anything, but if you want to comment again when you're finished, I'll be more than happy to give you any answers you might still have questions for. (Oh god, Xander words make us speak good speech - sorry).

Trust me when I tell you that I adore Spike, even though I carry Will around in my heart as my third son. I hurt when he hurt, etc. By the end, I'm hoping you at least think I did right by Spike. And Buffy, of course. (Little spoiler hint - they lived long and prospered)

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nmcil commented on Chapter 32 - Return to Sender on August 10, 2019 05:17pm

This cannot be anything but extremely difficult to absorb and give any some of reconciliation from Spike's all Evil Big Bad and the human William connection that remained with the vampire life form.  Excited to see how you handle the subject.

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nmcil commented on Chapter 29 - Where There's a Will... on August 10, 2019 01:15pm

love how you introduced Andrew and Lorne into the efforts to heal William/Spike - these happen to be two of my favorite characters.  

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nmcil commented on Chapter 14 - Torn Asunder on August 09, 2019 08:20pm

Excellent how you bring in an important transition plot element at just the right spots - loving your story.

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nmcil commented on Chapter 1 - A Fly in Amber on August 08, 2019 05:07pm

What a great beginning - not usually one for human Spike works but taking him with the infant transformation is so different - hope you give Spike back some of his vamp powers.

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123Sonja commented on Interlude 40-41C - We Gather Together on June 25, 2019 06:39am Liked

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123Sonja commented on Chapter 12 - The Soul's Betrayal on June 20, 2019 02:32pm Liked

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Snowbells commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on June 18, 2019 02:19pm Liked

This story is fantastic. If I hadn’t been reading the notes about the time between chapters I wouldn’t have guessed you didn’t write this all at once. The story flows beautifully and all charactets important in the story grow and have an ending. (Xander facing true consequences was surprising and fitting, most characters seem to skate by. Having him reach an amazing destiny only after accepting past errors was particularly good) 

This whole story is like a love letter to Spike and Buffy and it was such a pleasure to read. 

Author's Response on June 27, 2019 12:12am

You've made my night with this comment, sweetie. Beloved was a labor of love that stretched out more than a decade. I still carry Will in my heart as a third son, and Will and Buffy are happily cavorting around in the heavenly realms - together for all eternity. Xander finally got his act together, but yes, he paid for his hatred and bigotry.

What pleases me most is that nobody was upset that the 'lead' in this fic was Will, and not Spike proper. But you can't have one without the other, so... at least he and Buffy got their happily ever after (and Spike got his acknowledgment and was honored).

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srbeaver commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on June 17, 2019 07:41pm Liked

Awesome story and I'm so glad I found it. You were able to wrap up the lives of all the characters do well. Love how Angel became so protective of Will.

Author's Response on June 26, 2019 11:57pm

Nothing can defy the power of Will/Spike. He's a force to be reckoned with!! He lives in my heart as my third son. I am most pleased that you enjoyed his tale.

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pfeifferpack commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on May 11, 2019 12:40am Liked

CONGRATULATIONS!  Well worth waiting for the completion and kudos for you coming back to finish it.

Just loved both the re-reading and the new updates. (and love the so hopeful artwork too BTW)...that tombstone screams HEA.

Perfect tie up. No way would Spike live too long without his Buffy. They have eternity now. 

Loved the story and love how you tied it up just right.

Kathleen

Author's Response on May 11, 2019 03:51am

This fic was a labor of love (and blood, and guts and birth) for me. I passed along your compliments to Twinkles on her artwork, she is most pleased.

One way or another Spike and Buffy were meant to be together. It might have been a tad unconventional, but I hope you liked the way I melded Spike and Will into one person. Just as Spike carried William inside of him, Will carried the genetics and potential of Spike in himself. And lucky Buffy - she got her 'normal' (for her) life with the man she loved. Happy and healthy finally.

Thank you for your patience in reading it to its conclusion. You made it all worthwhile.

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letitia commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on May 03, 2019 10:18pm

I FINALLY got caught back up and I truly loved this story from the first chapter to the last.  Awesome ride that you took us all on.

Author's Response on May 06, 2019 05:07am

So nice to hear you enjoyed the journey of William Spike Pratt Dowell and Buffy. It was a long road to the finish line, but we actually got there.

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spuffy forever commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on May 01, 2019 06:07am

I loved this. So happy you finished it because i only read completed fiction.

What a tale, Spike stealing Angels Shansu by beeing reincarnated a human Baby. Happy Angel got a gripp on his petty jealousy and be the father for Will he couldn't be for Connor. Kudos for Nina's persistence.

Like the Dawn Connor plot.

Very ingenious the plotline of a statuefied Buffy, permitting William / Spike to grow to his adult age to be with Buffy without any age difference. I like the Bookwriting together to honor Spikes life

Congratulations to finishing this story and i am looking forward to read your other work

Author's Response on May 02, 2019 06:48pm

I'm so pleased you enjoyed my little tale. Trust me - it's only here thanks to lots of shed blood and sweat. Angel was supposed to have been a real nasty prick, but apparently, he had other ideas. **grins** I can't wait to hear from you in regards to my other fics! Happy reading!

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duke6665 commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 11:46pm Liked

The was just beautiful. sad to be sure but beautiful and I adored the part in the end where Xander and Anya got to be together, This was every bit worth the wait. So happy you finished it. 

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SeaPea commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 09:33pm

What a ride.  A great story finally completed.  Your efforts and dedication are truly appreciated.  Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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tshe4323 commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 08:11pm Liked

Amazing story..read it from beginning to end .. can't wait for the next story you write 

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All4Spike commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 04:42pm Liked

I knew the day would come eventually, but..... weep weep weep weep

Thanks for a very enjoyable, most original story. flowers

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magnus374 commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 03:26pm

 For awhile now I expected that it would end with this. Time is indeed always moving but they did get a good life together. This is hard for Angel, he still has Nina left but not for long  and after that family will be more anc more distant, one of the bad things with immortality. 

This has been a long story but I have enjoyed it all, the angst and the happiness. I must admitt that I am curious about Illyria, Xander and Anya now.

Thanks for this story.

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Meavepagan commented on Epilogue - The End of an Era on April 22, 2019 02:38pm Liked

Wow what an ending.  I had so much fun reading this fic.  I am sad that it is finished.  But DAMN. What a ride

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All4Spike commented on Chapter 44 - The Signing on April 22, 2019 06:48am Liked

What a wonderful notion, to turn the tales of slaying into a 'fiction' series! read

And naturally, William/Spike's picture on the publicity will draw the ladies in... hearts

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magnus374 commented on Chapter 44 - The Signing on April 22, 2019 05:19am

After everything, it does feel good to see these lovely moments. The book is doing really well it seems, good they deserve that.

Author's Response on May 18, 2019 07:12pm

Beloved was my labor of love. I don't think I'll ever feel as deeply involved in the characters as I got with this one, but it is something to aim for. Happily ever after was always my goal here.

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magnus374 commented on Interlude 43/44C - A New Partnership on April 21, 2019 07:00am

This chapter also show us the passage of time. Instead of death, this is about joining though. A new marriage inside this extended family.

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All4Spike commented on Interlude 43/44C - A New Partnership on April 20, 2019 06:52pm Liked

Aw, there's lovely. Another wedding in the strange, complex, extended family. hug

Author's Response on April 21, 2019 12:51am

I'm glad you liked the pairing. They just seemed right for each other. Wedding can be such happy events for family. So pleased you enjoyed.

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magnus374 commented on Interlude 43/44B - The Inexorable March of Time on April 20, 2019 04:49am

A well named chapter. Time is always moving and life is moving with it. This melancholy feeling felt so very fitting for a funeral and for a move.

Author's Response on April 21, 2019 01:00am

Life does have a way of moving on, no matter how deeply you try and entrench your feet. Most pleased that you enjoyed.

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SeaPea commented on Interlude 43/44B - The Inexorable March of Time on April 19, 2019 10:09pm

You are bringing this tale to its conclusion.  It's been quite a ride.  I'm so happy you stuck with this to the end.

Author's Response on April 21, 2019 01:01am

It's been a long road, fraught with obstacles and massive writers block, but we're still here and kicking! Glad you joined us for the end run.

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All4Spike commented on Interlude 43/44B - The Inexorable March of Time on April 19, 2019 04:21pm Liked

Oh no!  weep

Bye bye, Giles. Bye bye... weepweep

Dawn has the knowledge and experience to be an awesome head of the Council. thinking

And Buffy & William are growing a lovely family of their own... hug

Author's Response on April 21, 2019 01:02am

Grandpa Giles had to go. Gave me a bit of a clenched throat to write it, but such is the way of life. Everyone else is growing up. Thanks for being a part of our family.

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magnus374 commented on Interlude 43/44 - Time Heals Most Wounds on April 19, 2019 07:54am

This really was a healing chapter for Xander, nice to see. Things are looking so good for everyone, it feels goof to be reading this.

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Pencilcomet commented on Chapter 40 - It's the Little Things on April 19, 2019 06:58am Liked

No teleportation for Giles this time? Such a good chapter.

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Pencilcomet commented on Chapter 39 - The Now and Future Slayer on April 19, 2019 06:52am Liked

Dru is finally gone! 

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All4Spike commented on Interlude 43/44 - Time Heals Most Wounds on April 18, 2019 04:57pm Liked

Oh, so glad that Xander has come in from the cold... hug

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