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Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/12/2008 - 11:21 am Title: Epilogue

You're welcome! I enjoyed the read very much.
And to clear things up:
The small text was Pari's "fault", had nothing to do with you. Pari changed (the coding of) the site and the skin I was using had only tiny font. That has changed now, the Skin 'breathing' has one bigger font now then the other skins; that's really a relieve.

Author's Response: I'm glad so many oops things are getting fixed. Glad it wasn't my fault (but I never rule that out LOL). Kathleen

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 11:53 pm Title: Epilogue

Last chapter :) I wasn't sure if I could finish today but I wanted to see how it ends.
Awe :)
And I loved the end; good to see them happy now. Enjoyed the read very much.

Author's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed the story. Thank you for reading and the lovely reviews. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 11:47 pm Title: Chapter 20

Love your Anya :) At last nobody stops here when she was talking, rightly so, defending Spike.
Awe :) Buffy is 'coming around' now. Making a leap of faith, so to say. Time she does :)

Author's Response: Anya had the potential to be a wonderful character but was ill used (not just by Xander but the writers as well). Yes, Buffy eventually comes around. She has to follow her heart eventually. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 11:36 pm Title: Chapter 19

Good for Dawn to stand up for Spike. And Anya adding her two cent (or how many that saying has) too.
Well that went well. Spike seems to be save now. Apparently they accepted him now.

Author's Response: Dawn and Anne will always be in Spike's corner! I never thought Anya got the respect she deserved. She was no teenaged girl but over a thousand years old with a wealth of knowledge and experience after all! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 11:21 pm Title: Chapter 18

Uh-huh... the secret of Spike's chip is out!
Would be an evil cliffhanger if I couldn't read on (even with bigger letters again).

Author's Response: Yup now to see how they will react. Sorry for the size problems...don't understand why. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 11:09 pm Title: Chapter 17

Seems the plan to distract Anya works *gg*. This will be a perfect wedding.
Awe :) Good to hear that Tara will be okay again.
Good thinking of Buffy, Anne will help her to take care of Dawn.

Author's Response: I always thought both Buffy and Dawn really needed a mother in their lives. Neither were mature enough to really handle the normal part of life. K

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 10:46 pm Title: Chapter 16

Mmmm the knights still want the key gone; that's a no no with Spike and Buffy.
Ah Buffy is coming back from the land of de nial?
Clever of Anne to have Willow busy and boost her ego a bit without magic.
The talk about Dr. Who was fun :) (And a good smoke screen.)

Author's Response: Glad you liked the Dr. Who conversation...I like to add a touch of humor just like they did on the show. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 10:21 pm Title: Chapter 15

Sadly that is the last chapter here with the bigger font because I had the window still open. *sniff*
Must copy the text in Word to make it bigger; it's the last chapter that has the button for this skin. I've started to read your story here so I'll finish commenting here *checks* and read at Elysian fields. Problem solved for now. /*end ramble*
But now to your story:
The knight is indeed not 'normal human', he understood well Glory's other name / identity.
I always wondered if the books got the writing back; I guess not, huh? It was / is all in Willow.
Anne got them thinking; an outsider sees more than the ones involved. A good thing here.

Author's Response: Hum...will have to check the text to see the problem. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. Glad you are enjoying the story enough to search elsewhere! K

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 05:59 pm Title: Chapter 14b (interlude in dreamland)

Dream in a dream.... ah the first slayer was only wanting the right question from Buffy.
But is seems Buffy had trouble to listen to the first slayer, huh? Already in denial.

Author's Response: Buffy never really listened to all that was said to her by the first slayer. She should have! Yes she is in denial, she is Buffy and that is her natural state LOL. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 04:27 pm Title: Chapter 14a

Dawn isn't aware of the danger... too much teenager. Oh I forgot that Spike didn't know that his chip is gone now.
And Willow has gone too far. Good if Giles will take the matter in his hands when this apocalypse is over (=getting her trained).
Dreams? I hope Buffy will get the insights she is longing for.

Author's Response: Yes Spike is in for a surprise along with everyone else. Giles really needed to take Willow in hand IMHO. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/11/2008 - 04:02 pm Title: Chapter 13

I'll bet that Anne's hair was very long. Even when feather thin is must be a weight to handle. This look sounds like a lot easier to handle too.
Poor Tara; at last they did fight as hard as she could.

Author's Response: Anne needed a more modern look to go with the new life. Yes Tara wants HER Willow back! K

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 11:29 pm Title: Chapter 12

Anne is very observing; she noticed Willow's slip about power.
But poor Tara ... maybe things would have been different had Willow been there with her.

Author's Response: Yes Anne can look objectively at this group and does. Since they are the new family for her and her son she will involve herself too. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 11:10 pm Title: Chapter 11

Glad to see Spike escaping indeed! But she doesn't know that the chip is out, huh?

Author's Response: No the chip being out is a surprise for all later and necessary too LOL k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 10:55 pm Title: Chapter 10

Xander willing to change is good; good to the lesson for Buffy and Giles. Bad how tortured Spike get. If he can remember that Glory is Ben, that would be good though.

Author's Response: Xander had the potential for much good if he curbed his bigotry. I'd like to think he only needed a bit of guidance and a reprimand or two. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 10:39 pm Title: Chapter 9

Loved Anne giving Xander a lesson.
And Spike lost the chip? At last one good thing happened even this (being prisoner of Glory) is bad.

Author's Response: Anne will not let her son be maligned and certainly not by Xander. He needed to learn manners and she's the one to teach him. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 10:09 pm Title: Chapter 8

Introducing the robot went well for now *g* Spike's save at the moment.
Oh Xander, always thinking the worst (well he was right this time) but that doesn't allow him such a behavior. And sadly it looks like Spike is caught now.

Author's Response: Yes Willow to the rescue though. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 09:51 pm Title: Chapter 7

The visit to the hospital went well; I feared in vain.
Had to smile when Anne taught Giles a lesson of Spike's past (how educated he was).
And now it looks as if Spike is in trouble because of Glory :(

Author's Response: William was an educated man and his personae of Spike was a smokescreen. Giles should have seen through it but alas didn't wish to. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 09:34 pm Title: Chapter 6

Sounds as if Spike is even more in trouble now because of Glory. The rent will do Buffy good though. No need to hurry to get the wrong job just because she has to.

Author's Response: Yes all those "normal" things really drained Buffy. The job should never have been part of her life. They should have paid rent after all. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 09:13 pm Title: Chapter 5

The start was fun but not for poor Spike *gg* (the clothes discussion)
LOL and bad timing for Spike to have the robot delivered now *g*

Author's Response: Oh yes, that Bot always gets him in trouble! Just a few weeks prior they had some sympathy for Warren about his AprilBot but didn't give any of that understanding to Spike! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 06:30 pm Title: Chapter 4

So the spell was wrong from the start, that's why it happened. Not Dawn's fault then.
And for once Giles was nice... he still has difficulties when Spike acts different then the expects.
The good thing is that Anne's illness has a cure; only Ben isn't a good choice (but Buffy can't know that).

Author's Response: Yes TB was so deadly in Anne's time but can be cured (well, most cases) in this day and age. My mother tested positive and was in treatment for a year so I remember that well. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 05:34 pm Title: Chapter 3

Surprising for all of them...
Heh heh I wondered why that didn't happen more often polished the lens out of his glasses :)
And for once somebody reminded Xander of his manners (or the lacking of) *g*

Author's Response: Yes, Anne will be teaching manners where needed and this group did need it! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 05:15 pm Title: Chapter 2

(And new chapter isn't bold.)
Dawn is very clever; I think partly because the others underestimate her. I can understand why Spike choice to help (assist) Dawn with the spell; he knows well what can go wrong.
Wow... Spike's mom? Maybe it was Spike's blood when he got the egg.
Clever twist :)

Author's Response: Ahhhh not his blood but there is a good reason. Glad you liked the twist. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/10/2008 - 04:50 pm Title: Chapter 1

Trying to catch up with your story; I'll read when I have time.
I'm sorry for Spike that he couldn't give his flowers to Joyce, neither when he discovered Angel being with Buffy.
Loved Spike's 'talk' with (speech for) Joyce.
(BTW: I noticed that your whole text appears to be 'bold'. Not sure if that was intended or if that goes on with every chapter. On to the next now.)

Author's Response: I always felt it sad that Spike wasn't allowed his moment to pay respects. He and Joyce had a friendship and he should have been allowed his moment by the group. I was happy to give it to him. k

Reviewer: ZLB Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 01/31/2008 - 01:09 pm Title: Epilogue

I loved it so much I read it twice! This Story rocks more and more each time! You did a great job at showing the many faces of Spike. As well, as the reactions of the Scoobys. Wonderful read! Definitely on my list of favorites! ~ZLB

Author's Response: Lordy what a wonderful review. I've read this more than once too and it makes my muse want to write more. Thank you so made more than my day but my whole year so far. Glad you liked the story. K

Reviewer: my_perfect_muse Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 09/27/2007 - 03:10 am Title: Epilogue

A beautiful story! I loved your interpretation of Spike's mum and all the conselling she did for everyone else! She was a light in their darkness so to speak. And the attraction between her and Giles was so cute. I loved the characterization of all of the characters, and that they finally adressed both their strengths and weaknesses. Well done!

Author's Response: Thank you! Yup I titled it mask and mirrors to show Spike's masks that would be revealed and how Anne could act as a mirror to the others, showing them a side of themselves they might need to work on. I didn't plan the Giles/Anne part but the characters had minds of their own LOL. k

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