Penname: zanthinegirl
Real Name: barbara
Member Since: December 05, 2006
Last Active: July 03, 2022
Membership Status: Member
Skin: fierce

I have a sad, sad fan fiction addiction. Yikes, that rhymes. I'm a little afraid...

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Summary:

Buffy hates Spike and Spike can’t stand Buffy. Right? Ever since Willow’s ‘my will be done’ spell, the vampire and slayer have been plagued with thoughts and dreams of their supposed mortal enemy. And neither of them know what to do about it. When Joyce Summers receives a mystery visit from someone in the know, and learns a little about the possible future, the slayer’s mother is set to work – playing matchmaker. Set in early season four, post Something Blue, and goes AU after that. Originally Completed: 21st of April 2006
Written for the Spring round (April 2006) of Seasonal Spuffy. Banner made by the talented Bloodytearsoflife

 

Categories: Season 4, Award Winners, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,770 Hit Count: 20,745 ePub Downloads: 426
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - New Perspectives on April 08, 2013

This is such a cute story!  I miss your spuffy!

Author's Response on July 23, 2016 12:17am

Thanks hun! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun to write. 

Summary:

When Buffy Summers jumped off the tower to save her sisters life, she thought that was it. Her life as the Slayer was now over, and she could finally rest. When dark magics pull her from the safety and warmth and thrust her back into the land of the living, she finds herself in a completely different world than the one she left behind. In a life foreign to the one she lived, Buffy has to use all of her strength to not only survive this place, but also help to change it for the better. A story about a different world, post The Gift.
Banner made by alexpallex
 

Categories: Season 6, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Giles, Jonathan Levinson, Joyce, Original Characters, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 51,433 Hit Count: 5,999 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: January 15, 2018
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 17: Chapter 17 - Tumultuous on January 16, 2010 Liked

Enjoyed this one again too.  But what a place to leave us hanging!  It really is a great set up.


Author's Response: I'm so glad. I'm incredibly proud of this story, so I love that you're enjoying it. I do have some more but I want to stockpile some chapters before I continue it. Soon, I hope, there will be some updates for you. Thank you very much for the support and feedback. 

Summary:

Life post Acathla was anything but simple for a broken-hearted Slayer. Kicked out of home and thrown out of school, Buffy thought she’d had nothing left to lose. She was very wrong. Killing Angel broke her already damaged heart and sent her on a self-destructive path. When she hit rock bottom the last person she’d ever expected to see again forces her to reconsider the course her life is on. Post Becoming Part II.
 

Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,305 Hit Count: 3,617 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 03, 2007
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - Truce on April 28, 2007 Liked

Love, love, love this story!

 

You capture the nuances of both early season Spike  & Buffy beautifully here.  I have to say i'm not typically huge fan of "claiming" stories and I don't easily find myself buying early season Spuffy, but I'm sold on this!  You've set up a very believable situation, and the plot fits perfectly.

 

And it's <i>sooo</i> good to see you writing again! 



Author's Response: Awwww, I'm so glad you're enjoying it so much! It is a lot of fun to write and I'm really enjoying myself. As you know characterisation is something that I try and focus a lot on so your comments in this review mean the world - I'm so glad you find Buffy and Spike believable. *hugs*

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - Misconception on June 04, 2007 Liked

Hee!  Is it a sign of something seriously wrong with me that I always enjoy "Spike tied up in the bathtub" stories?  'Cause I'm a little concerned! 

 

Deeply cute chapter.  I love Buffy's flirtation with Brian, and Spike's ruining it.  Hee!  I can *so* easily picture that!

 

So glad to see you back in the fiction saddle!   



Author's Response: LOL, I don't think so! But shhhh! I'm so glad you enjoyed the chapter. As for Spike, how could he NOT ruin Buffy's flirtation. Thanks for the review.

Summary: What would happen if Buffy finally opened her eyes and realised that everything she has dreamed of and hoped for was right in front of her? An epic post-Wrecked story of love, romance, action and derring do, with a hefty pinch of magic, death, betrayal of old friendships and loss. From Sunnyhell to London, then onto Europe for a surprising confrontation in the romantic city of Venice.
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards.
Categories: Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 174,648 Hit Count: 11,158 ePub Downloads: 126
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 27: Chapter 27 on June 15, 2016

Someone reminded me of this story the other day, so I reread. I remember reading this when you first posted it on Sandy/Tales' site way way back in the day. So sorry you never finished it!  

And even unfinished I stilled enjoyed it.  Wish you had found the inspiration, but hope all is well in your life either way!

Summary:

Over the last few weeks Buffy's life has been turned upside down. Riley left her. Her Mom died. The hell-god Glory's attacks have in no way ceased. And now someone from the past has crept to town, someone with a grudge against the slayer and her pals. Someone wants Buffy dead. Set in Season 5 of the Buffy timeline, post InterventionOriginally Completed: 13th of October 2005
Banner made by the wonderful and talented Bloodytearsoflife

 

Categories: Season 5
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Cordelia, Darla, Dawn, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 93,056 Hit Count: 52,848 ePub Downloads: 522
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 30, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 37: Chapter 37 - A New Beginning on January 16, 2010 Liked

Hi Amy!

 

I remember reading this for the first time ages ago-- you were first posting it!  I'm home sick so good time for a re-read.  Anyway I've genuinely enjoyed it again!  I miss your stories; you need to write more.  Who needs a real life?  :D



Author's Response: Hi sweetie! I remember when you first found my work as well, you were one of my biggest supporters. I can never express how much that support meant to me. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the story a second time over. As for me writing more, well I have been. The plan is to finish off my WIP's before I put something new up, and I'm tackling one story at a time. So far, it's working. So look out for something new soon. *hugs*

Summary: When Spike wins something unexpected over a game of cards, he ends up with a most unlikely crypt-mate and a mission to help a newly resurrected Buffy. With an empathic serpent setting up shop in his head, a scheming warlock on his tail, and a bothersome change in his relationship with the Scoobies, Spike finds himself in the position to save the slayer he loves, the world, and maybe himself in the offing. Winner of Best Long Fiction at the Blood Ties Awards, Round 4, Best Original Demon and Judge's Choice at the Fang Fetish Awards, Round 2, and Best Saga at the Love's Last Glimpse Awards, Round 15. Runner up for Best Spike Characterization and Best Villain at the Love's Last Glimpse Awards, Round 15. Nominated at the Spark and Burn Awards, Round 1 for best plot, best Spike characterization, and best original character, the Love's Last Glimpse Awards, Round 13 for best original character and Round 15 for best plot, and the Blood Ties Awards, Round 4 for best original character.
Categories: Award Winners, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Runners-Up
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 52,601 Hit Count: 34,042 ePub Downloads: 462
Published: November 12, 2006 Updated: November 12, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 21: Good Will Towards Men on April 09, 2013

I've read this before-- I'm pretty sure you posted it on FF.N first-- but it's been a while.  I was pleased to see that it held up as well as I remembered!  Really enjoyed this one!  And I miss your stories.  You really have a unique take on Spike and on the interactions of the gang.  It's much missed!

Summary: Buffy and Spike form a reluctant team to take clean up the post-Initiative mess. Magic, sex, snarks, sparks, romance, horror and farce ensue. Did I mention sex?
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Horror, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 75,392 Hit Count: 5,961 ePub Downloads: 263
Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 12: Chapter 12 on August 14, 2011 Liked

I'm home sick, and rereading fic.  I loved this one back in the day (It was a ficathon entry, wasn't it?)  and it holds up surprisingly well.  Great evil but on the verge of changing Spike!  And gorgeously, hilariously brutal.  

I miss your stories!

Summary: Spike couldn't stay dead, and he couldn't stay away. But where Spike goes, trouble always seems to follow....Spike/Buffy, post-"Chosen." WIP
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Runner up for Best WIP at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2004. Winner for Best Buffy Characterization (Judges' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 11.
Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 56,204 Hit Count: 3,507 ePub Downloads: 52
Published: November 19, 2006 Updated: November 19, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 21: Chapter 21 on March 03, 2007 Liked

I've just re-read this story; it really is one of my all-time favorites.  Such a vivid look at a possible post-chosen future.  Xander breaks my heart every time!  And you have to be the only writer ever to make my sympathize with Kennedy.  

 

I really hope you finish this story someday!  I'd love to see how you tie things up! 

Summary: Buffy comes to LA to confront Spike for the first time since he combusted in the Hellmouth, and brings a surprise.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Word count: 123,597 Hit Count: 16,660 ePub Downloads: 161
Published: November 19, 2006 Updated: February 05, 2021
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 24: Chapter 24 - The Grande Finale on February 06, 2021

Awwwe!

I vaguely remember starting this story once upon a time.  Possibly even back in the day; can’t swear to it though!  At any rate very satisfying ending.  I’m also delighted to see a story from you!  I’ve missed your fic!

Author's Response on February 06, 2021 07:59pm

This is an old grandma of a story... written in 2006! I'm so glad the first half stuck in your head enough that you wanted to read the rest of it, and enjoyed it. I've missed writing fic, too - unfortunately, the muse has been rather recalcitrant lately. I'm hoping this helps jog her wings. Thanks for your kind words.

Summary: With her own romance in ruins, Anya decides to play cupid for Buffy and Spike. Hurt/comfort, a little fluffy, a little angsty. Post-"Entropy."
PG

Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,796 Hit Count: 1,000 ePub Downloads: 30
Published: November 19, 2006 Updated: November 19, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on February 19, 2007 Liked

I just have to say once again how much I love this story!  Funny, smart, and so well characterized. 

<i> "Spike, you're a lot of things, but you know what? I was wrong. You have never, ever been convenient. You're the least convenient man I've every known, and considering every guy I've ever dated, been related to, or passed on the street? That's saying something."</i>

Hee!  So, so true! 

 

 

Summary: Post NFA - Before the Powers that Be withdrew from the playing fields, they made one last move with their favorite pawns - leaving Angel to clean up their mess. Partially co-written with Liliaeth
Runner up for Best Crossover at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.
Categories: Post-Series, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Connor, Dawn, Drusilla, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Child Abuse, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 84 Table of Contents
Word count: 198,176 Hit Count: 46,015 ePub Downloads: 336
Published: November 20, 2006 Updated: April 22, 2019
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 77: Interlude 42/43B - My Child(e) on April 15, 2019 Liked

I remember reading this when you and Lilith posted it the first time.  It seemed liked years that poor little William was held by Thing One and Uncle Nate.  I reread this as a whole document this time and was glad to see that you did resolve that one.  Genuinely enjoyed this story!  It looks to me like you’re wrapping this one up?  It’s one of those stories I always assumed would remain unfinished.  At this point you have resolved the main stories in a satisfying way, and I’m delighted.

BTW you do an excellent & very believable job describing trauma and recovery from PTSD for Buffy, and most especially for William.  The description of Buffy at the mall was particularly visceral.  I’m not remotely agoraphobic but found myself cringing for her!

tl:dr

Love this story.  Glad you’re back! 

Author's Response on April 15, 2019 10:24pm

It's wonderful seeing you back in Beloved's reading circle. I missed you! And I did make a heartfelt vow to finish this behemoth before I shuffled off this mortal coil - and I meant it. Will is like my third son, and I couldn't leave him without a happy ending. Or Buffy, for that matter.

The agoraphobia is a crippling bit of business, personally. I'm glad it came across as believable. I'm so glad to see you back for the end run. Hopefully you'll be pleased by the way things end up. **smooches you**

hearts

Summary: What if that house-demolishing in Smashed was a metaphor with a different meaning than the writers gave it? What if that night marked a release of a different sort?
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 66,174 Hit Count: 42,495 ePub Downloads: 440
Published: November 20, 2006 Updated: November 20, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 20: Chapter 20: Home on January 17, 2010 Liked

Awwe!

 

I've been taking advantage of the bronchitis that just! won't! quit! to marathon buffy.  And now I find myself re-reading old favorites.  This is such a nice take on season 6; with everyone being more honest.  

 

::sigh::

Summary: Spike's attempt to gain a soul goes awry, and his adventures and misadventures trying to change back turn his life upside down and take him all over the place, to familiar and unfamiliar faces. A work in not much progress.
Runner up for Best WIP, Best Plot at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2006.
Categories: Season 6, Award Runners-Up
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 55,639 Hit Count: 1,992 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: November 22, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 on November 22, 2019 Liked

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed rereading this story. I remember reading it back in the day, but there are a couple chapters that are new to me.  It’s a really unique take on post season 6 and early season 7; I’m sorry you never felt moved to write more.  It’s fabulous as it is but that is one cruel, cruel place to leave the story!

Summary: During the summer between S6 and S7 Buffy has some dreams that guide her to her hearts desire. Originally written for Fairy Tale Challenge for the LJ community Seasonal_Spuffy Spring posting. This was inspired by a challenge on Bloodshedverse site (#218). Disclaimer: ME and Joss Whedon own the rights to all Buffy and Angel characters and settings. The plot for this story is mine and I derive no financial compensation for it.
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 18,213 Hit Count: 10,615 ePub Downloads: 138
Published: November 23, 2006 Updated: November 23, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 on July 30, 2013

Aww!  I remember reading this on Seasonal Spuffy.  Great job getting into Buffy's head.  And I like the open-ended finish.  Nicely done!



Author's Response:

Thank you.  I like open ended finishes because it lets the readers deal with the story any way they wish.  It can blend with canon or go off to a happier place as they choose.  Thank you again.   k

Summary: Written for the Spuffy Snark-a-thon. When Buffy's house is overrun with demon vermin, Spike shows up with a rather unorthodox and furry solution.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: None
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,726 Hit Count: 1,208 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: November 25, 2006 Updated: November 25, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 on March 01, 2014 Liked

I'm sorry you never finshed this story.  It's really a lot of fun!

Summary: How Spike came to fall in love with Buffy...set pre-Season Two and in Canon upto S5 eppy...Crush...WIP
This was a challenge from a co-worker…basically, that I write the back-story for Buffy and Spike love.  Backing up what we saw on screen with Spike's thoughts.  This story is a retrospective of Spike's falling in love.  We begin our story just after Crush and then again…we begin in Prague.

Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 2
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 28,315 Hit Count: 404 ePub Downloads: 23
Published: November 30, 2006 Updated: November 30, 2006
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 on February 16, 2007 Liked

This story is wonderfully disturbing!  How have i missed it so far?  I thought I'd read all your stories!   Love to see the ending, too!

Summary: It’s nearly Christmas and lost children are on Buffy’s agenda before celebrating. And a certain vampire isn’t helping!
Categories: Holiday Fic, Season 6
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,614 Hit Count: 15,111 ePub Downloads: 145
Published: December 17, 2006 Updated: December 23, 2013
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 16: Chapter 16 Parenting on July 20, 2013

Just wanted to say I'm so glad you're working on some of your old stories again!  I was fond of this one back in the day, and I'm excited to see more!  And now I'm really curious to see where you're taking this story!

Summary: A response to redwulf50’s challenge at Elysian Fields. Set between ‘Crush’ and ‘I Was Made to Love You’. Buffy decides that the best way to get rid of the smitten Spike is to give in and date him, since there seems no more sure-fire way of making a guy leave town.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: Sexapalooza
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,516 Hit Count: 3,729 ePub Downloads: 97
Published: January 08, 2007 Updated: January 09, 2007
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 3 thru 4 on January 25, 2007 Liked

This is still such a cute story!

 

Are ou going to put your other work up here too?  You should; it's  nice to have them all in one place! 



Author's Response: Thanks again!  Yes, I plan to post everything over here too.  I just need to get the energy to post all those chapters someday!

Summary: Summary: The battle against the Senior Partners brought our heroes to the alley against hordes of demons. This story assumes much more was going on in the back rooms of W & H, things that lead to a group rescue effort that will involve almost all the BtVS and AtS main characters in one epic battle against evil.
conforms to cannon where possible.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Word count: 151,416 Hit Count: 54,303 ePub Downloads: 515
Published: January 31, 2007 Updated: January 31, 2007
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 53: Chapter 53 on July 30, 2013

I've read this one before of course, but I wanted to let you know that it holds up well to a re-read.  Plotty goodness!



Author's Response:

Oh thank you!  This one doesn't get read much.  I think it's the length and lack of quick smut but I could be wrong LOL.  So happy to have a plot appreciated!!,k

Summary: How did Spike get that blue sweatshirt, and why did he go back to the school basement?


Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Clem, Spike
Genres: Angst, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,612 Hit Count: 396 ePub Downloads: 30
Published: February 04, 2007 Updated: February 05, 2007
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on August 12, 2009 Liked

Hee-- perfect little FITB.  And here I always assumed that blue shirt had just shrunk in the wash!


Author's Response: Nah. It was Designer! Thanks!

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on August 12, 2009 Liked

Nicely tied up loose ends.  I wonder if things could have gone differently if bufffy had taken him home at this point?


Author's Response: Thanks. I suspect the Scoobies would have given Buffy a lot more grief at that stage even than they did later.

Summary: Pre Season 7. Dawn's missing and Buffy's all alone. Luckily Spike's on hand to help, but is he the same vampire Buffy remembers?
Categories: Award Winners, Season 7
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 55,777 Hit Count: 5,477 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: February 11, 2007 Updated: October 02, 2008
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 18: Chapter 18 on March 04, 2009 Liked

You know, I'd almost forgotten how much I love this story.  You write the character so beautifully; and it's a fascinating plot idea.  And even a couple of years on I'm <i>still</i> not sure exactly what's going on.  Love this story!

Summary: Spike goes to the new stripclub in town.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Taboo
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,187 Hit Count: 395 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: March 09, 2007 Updated: March 30, 2007
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on March 24, 2007

Cute story!  I keep coming back to Buffy's "8 inch heels to adorn her perfectly long legs".  Huh, don't think that's possible by the laws of physics.  Wouldn't that  be longer than Buffy's actual feet?

 

Just curious! 



Author's Response:

LMAO! i meant like 8 inches off the ground.. think stilletos. I used to be a dancer, so im just puitting alot of myself in this one.

Summary: Just a bit of escapist mostly-fluff set in a slightly alternate season four.
Spike is chipped, pissed off, and missing a poker partner.  Buffy is confused, pissed off, and just can't seem to find that lovin' feeling.  They're both out looking for some therapeutic violence, but the only enemies around... are each other.  It's Sunnydale in the year 2000 and thanks to the not-so-fine work of the Initiative there are no demons anywhere to be found.  Including poor, kidnapped Clem.
Instead of a fight, it looks like a reluctant Buffy has found herself a rescue mission.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Clem, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,783 Hit Count: 3,063 ePub Downloads: 66
Published: March 28, 2007 Updated: October 18, 2008
zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 1: Romance is Dead on March 31, 2007 Liked

Heh, this is realy cute!  Great start!


Author's Response: thanks, I'm glad you think so!

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 2: Speaking of Scruples on June 23, 2007 Liked

<i>Not to mention they'd shot him in the leg with what turned out to be a rubber bullet.  Extremely ineffective since he was a vampire and not a race riot, but the blood loss and the tear in his jeans nonetheless succeeded in getting him even more brassed off.</i>

 

Hee!  this story really is a lot of fun; I'm enjoying the heck out of it.  I have such a weakness for season 4 Spike! 



Author's Response: Thanks, I kind of heart him too.  :) 

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 3: An Entirely Different Kettle of Evil on June 23, 2007 Liked

This story is just wonderfully fun!  You write the various characters voice's beautifully; Buffy is particularly good.  I think I may love you!

Author's Response:

haha, in that case I certainly return the sentiments.  It's good to be loved!  ...And it's even better to hear that you're liking it. 

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 4: Whoops on June 23, 2007 Liked

In the US we usually call the "ski masks", though I know the term "Balaclava" too.  Oddly enough, my *actual* ski mask is made of neoprene and polar fleece!

 

This story is just wonderfully fun, and your write the heck out of Buffy.   I hope you're feeling inspired, and have time to write, because I'm so, so hooked on this story!



Author's Response:

Everyone's so eager to help out on the ski mask thing, I love it!  My balaclava (or apparently, my ski mask) is fleece as well and probably purple, although I may not admit to that ;)

I'm definitely hoping to have quite a bit of free time for the next while, so we'll see what happens.  :D

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 5: Not Friends on July 14, 2007 Liked

Damn, you write the heck out of Buffy!  Absolutely gorgeous writing here; you get in her head beautifully.  Her diologue is perfect; I'm in awe!

 

And the plot is a lot of fun, too.   Loving this story!



Author's Response:

You flatter me... and it will get you far.  lol, thanks a ton!

zanthinegirl commented on Chapter 8: Deserving It on September 02, 2008 Liked

So pleased to see you've updated!  This story is so much fun.  You really have a gift for witty writing, and it fits the story and timeline beautifully.  Hope to see much more of your writing!

Author's Response: Thank you so much, and I promise an update is coming!  ...Eventually.  LOL.