Reviewer: ginar369 Signed
Chapter 9: Chapter 9
Xander has always had a crush on Buffy. Almost an obsession with her. Part of me hopes he's been possessed and that is the reason for this behavior. But another part of me thinks this has always been there. We saw it in season 6 Entropy. He always wants what he doesn't have and never appreciates what he does have.
It bothered me that Anya, as much as I like her, was forgiven for her crimes the moment she became human. She never experienced a moment of regret for what she had done until the frat house in season 7. But over a 1,000 years of death, pain and maiming and snap! It's forgotten by everyone because she's human. Those souls really are magic aren't they?!
I always thought Xander was willing to pretend Anya's past didn't exist because he was using her as a nice excuse to make Buffy jealous. It didn't work and he found himself trapped in a relationship with Anya until he finally bailed on her at the wedding.
After this outburst though I can't see Anya staying in the relationship much longer. She deserves so much better.Author's Response: Hello Ginar. Thanks for your thoughts and comments, I totally agree with the whole soul thing, they really are an amazing commodity! So glad I did absolutely nothing to gain one at birth! : )
As for Xander, I really don't want to spoil anything that's gonna be coming up, but I will say that I agreed with everything you said about him, especially the whole making Buffy jealous thing, and having it backfire on him when he found out she was just happy for him. In case you couldn't tell, I'm not a fan of him! I don't want to comment too much on some of the things you've raised as, like I said, I don't want to spoil anything for you, but I want you to know I truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me, and it's kinda cool that You're thinking about something I've written. As a first timer, that's really quite gratifying, so I really do thank you. And thank you for sticking with me, I seemed to have developed a small group that insist on reviewing whenever I update, which, for me, is brilliant! Thanks again for taking the time to leave me your thoughts, it means a lot. Take care. X