Reviewer: nina1074 Signed
Chapter 6: Riding Roller Coasters and Falling Headfirst
Awww, they connected! I loved it! I also really like the brush off Buffy gave Riley. I am one of the minority that didn't much care for Willow. I found her character to be meddlesome, and lacking contrition. Both her and Xander always seems to get a free pass, so I really liked that your Buffy has recognized that Willow has crossed the line right away. This Buffy seems to have a stronger sense of self, and I really like it.
Mostly I really like her interaction with Spike, and how she's quickly accepting their situation, and is open to understanding it more. I'm very excited for the next chapter. You write so well, and have such fresh ideas. I also like how your chapter lengths are hearty, and not the two or three paragraphs that seem to have become common among new writers. It makes it worth the wait.
Looking forward to your next chapter!
Author's Response: First of all, thank you so so much for this lovely review! I'm glad you like the way I write, that is a huge compliment to me. Sometimes I feel my chapters can range on the short side, but I try to not let that happen very often, and I'm so glad you liked this chapter. As for Buffy having a stronger sense of self, I always think she had a very good sense of self, but I do believe in certain areas of the show and her life she had doubts that sometimes got in the way of her happiness. I personally try to write her in fanfiction by either focusing on season 1-Buffy or season 7-Buffy, or a combination of the two. I feel Buffy was very innocent and hardly cynical in season 1, which I like. And I feel she was extremely mature, well grounded, and open-minded in season 7, which I also like. Obviously, there are so many facets of Buffy Summers and she is always amazing, but when I write her I really like to try and capture the character she was in the latest season of the show. In this fic that is what I am trying to do, along with some added innocence, which I believe she could easily have in her character since she is not a slayer and did not have to deal with many of the fallouts and heartbreaks that job brought her. And as for Willow, Buffy and her are close friends in this, but not as close as they were in the TV show. Plus, Buffy is dealing with her want for Spike, so another man coming into her life right now would manage to irritate her.
I hope you continue to enjoy this fic, and I am so grateful for the review, and I love that you love the way I'm writing Buffy, I try hard to stay in character when writing her.Thank you so much for reading! *hugs*