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Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/11/2007 - 12:52 pm Title: Chapter 26

Clever twist to use that *g* Indeed both Angel and her father left Buffy.
Clever justice wish; it sounds as if it will be permanent. They have to work to adjust to the new situation.
So Buffy and Spike are together now :) And it sounds as if Dawn will come soon.
Enjoyed reading it a lot as you may have noticed. :-D So thanks for sharing your story.

Author's Response: Yup the wish will be permanent. Not really a bad thing or Tara wouldn't have agreed to it but to those men it would be awful! Yes, Dawn will show up in this universe too. Maybe with Spike now a part of the group Buffy wouldn't have to die though. Thank you for the kind words and faithful reviews. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/11/2007 - 12:39 pm Title: Chapter 25

Nice twist with Sineya :)
And the Initiative is no more in Sunnydale. Buffy even won more helpers (the volcor demon). Too bad they couldn't read what the helpful demon said; they would have noticed the use of Dawn instead of dawn :)
Wonder what Giles will say to the dream *gg*

Author's Response: *G* Yes, Dawn is exactly what the Volcor demon meant. The Initiative is only gone in Sunnydale, alas. So glad you liked the story. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/11/2007 - 12:24 pm Title: Chapter 24

Oh good, Oz already found them. If Buffy had run into Riley just now when getting Spike (and would know that it was his fault that they got Spike again) he would be in grave danger ;-)
And Willow finding the file about the slayer? That should be enough to convince Travers :-D

Author's Response: Yes Buffy would be all over Riley if she got to him just then. She has already decided that Spike means a lot to her. The Council can be useful and that file will help. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/10/2007 - 11:18 pm Title: Chapter 23

Ah the Scoobies already now that Spike and Oz are in trouble; that's even better. Maybe they'll met Oz halfway.

Author's Response: Yes, sadly at least Oz would get all of them to want to help. Spike is reason enough for Buffy though. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/10/2007 - 11:08 pm Title: Chapter 22

Well that didn't go well. Spike gone but missed. Riley never acknowledge that he is the reason that Spike is gone. I fear what they'll do with him. And Giles wasn't supportive either.

Author's Response: Giles is getting there but it's slow going. Thank you! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/10/2007 - 10:57 pm Title: Chapter 21

No I wouldn't trust Riley to help them either. He wasn't so eager to do it that they should trust him.
So Tara's talk with Spike helped both :) (Spike with the thought to seek redemption and Tara being human).
Arrgh, Riley. Bad timing for Spike to leave already.

Author's Response: Riley really believes in his cause...that is the biggest danger with him. Spike is a demon and that is the end of the topic with him. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 11/10/2007 - 10:44 pm Title: Chapter 20

Buffy saying that she is sorry means a lot for Spike :) And what she said about judging without really knowing.
Glad to see Tara likes Anya, that talking to her helps.
I wonder what Anya will do now...

Author's Response: Yes this Buffy is more fair than the one on screen *G*. I also prefer them to treat Anya better too so I often write it that way. Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/22/2007 - 09:09 pm Title: Chapters 19

So Xander was only convinced to help when it comes to Buffy. He hasn't changed yet...
But Giles noticed Willow needs magical guidance (guidance when it comes to magic). That will help her in the long run. But Xander is really bigot (has prejudices).
This won't be too easy, helping Tara. The coach and Steve will make troubles again.

Author's Response: Xander has to work to get past his prejudices. I think it would be a long journey but he would eventually make it through. On the show he seemed headed the right way in S7. Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/22/2007 - 08:58 pm Title: Chapters 18

Oh Buffy wants indeed bring the Initiative down. Won't be easy...
Loved the tea-party scene with Tara. ~ Oh bad, Spike tracked down and Tara in danger.
Giles at last believed Spike at once (his story).
Now I hope somebody will come up with an idea (Initiative).

Author's Response: Yup, they'll figure it out. Thanks! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/22/2007 - 08:48 pm Title: Chapters 17

Oh I hope Buffy won't fall for the lies of the Initiative, fighting for the good. (Giles and his belongings? Fun) :)
And Giles to way too trusting again (Ethan).
Good Buffy saw the true intentions of the Initiative. Time to do something about...

Author's Response: Giles was a cutie in S4 I like revisiting that side of him. Yes THIS Buffy is like she was on the show before...she would NEVER have liked what she saw down there, not the Buffy that we knew the previous 3 years. Thank you! k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 09:01 pm Title: Chapters 16

Xander's hate for vampires.. if you're ready to listen you can hear that when he talks about Spike.
Loved the other discussion at Giles' house and Anya's input.
Uh-huh.. Keller is the coach I think? Not good, he has found Tara.

Author's Response: Tara is stronger than she seems. Yes Xander probably would like Spike if he forgot for a moment he is a vampire! Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 08:17 pm Title: Chapters 15

Oh I like that line: That would be heaven in a mug. :) Buffy is right with her feeling about Maggie; she just doesn't now how right she is.
Unexpected news for Buffy; Spike doesn't eat people he likes and he is a friend of her mother, helping her out. And Joyce got Buffy thinking. That's a good thing because it's about Spike.

Author's Response: I think he and Joyce had SOME kind of friendship...they were at ease with each on the show by S5 and that would make it likely they spent time together. Yup Buffy has food for thought. Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 05:13 pm Title: Chapters 11 - 14

11) Even if Tara didn't see it at first, Buffy is very worried because of what was done to 'her' vamp :)
12) And they say humans are good and vampires are bad, huh? There are always exceptions to the rules.
13) And the Coach isn't innocent either.... his 'boys' told him they killed a man.
14) And Spike gave Giles something to think of.

Author's Response: Hopefully there are lots of lessons for them to learn here. Thank you. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 04:57 pm Title: Chapters 7 - 10

7) Loved Spike's ramblings too :)
8) Spike to the rescue; so he met Tara even if he doesn't know yet. But he underestimated the drunken bunch of Phi Kappa Cuppa. And he can't defend himself against the humans. Not good.
9) Damn.. they even took the coat? Spike had better decided to run indeed.
10) Good that Tara went to check out what happened after all; even more that they found the Scoobies. Buffy seems to be worried too. Poor Spike.

Author's Response: Buffy cares more than she wants to admit out loud. Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 04:10 pm Title: Chapters 4 - 6

4) No Buffy/Riley here because Buffy was so against dating her 'teacher'? I don't have a problem with that ;-) Mmmh Buffy is researching; maybe she can use it later *g*.
Oh poor Willow: so the Veruca incident did happen.
5) Good to see Spike escaped; but he's wrong if he thinks Buffy knows about the lab.
6) Spike has it really bad for Buffy :) Too bad for him (for them) that the spell ended so soon.

Author's Response: I never saw any attraction with Riley and the whole teacher aid and student relationship would NEVER have been allowed! Thanks. k

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/21/2007 - 03:08 pm Title: Chapters 1 - 3

I'm starting to read this story now. If I run out of time I continue later.
Loved the rambling (the talk) between Buffy and Willow in chapter 1.
And even it doesn't get Spuffy right away Harmony is gone in chapter 2 :)
Wonders how Spike's ch. 3 plan will work :)
Oh seems at first Spike gets his chip...

Author's Response: Yes I kept some important things from S4 but didn't see the reason to keep Harmony around in this story. Thanks. k

Reviewer: Lizzy Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/18/2007 - 04:37 am Title: Chapter 26

i liked it! it was a brilliant story. loved the addition of Oz and the Initiative and Riley (without the B/R was nice!) and everything else... is there a sequel? cuz that Volcor demon's message sounded suspiciously like a hint towards a little something from season 5.....
Wonderful work though!

Author's Response: Thank you so much. Yes the message was a hint of S5 but I may or may not write my take on it...haven't decided yet ... I did want it to show that some of what we saw on S5 would happen though. So glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for the review. K

Reviewer: Squid Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/12/2007 - 11:32 pm Title: Chapter 26

Oooohhhh!!! This was really awesome and so creative. I hope you can take it further into the coming seasons with Dawn and everything. I definitely want to see Angel's reactions. Maybe a claim? Is Buffy going to eventually die (or Spike)? Awesome job. Keep up the great work with whatever you do regardless of if it's with this story or another!

Author's Response: Thank you. So glad you liked my versio n of season 4. I may revisit this later but have a few other stories in the works first. Thank you again for reading and the kind comment. k

Reviewer: pol Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/06/2007 - 11:23 pm Title: Chapters 1 - 3

lovee it

Author's Response: Thank you. k

Reviewer: fyreburned Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/06/2007 - 02:03 am Title: Chapter 26

Very good! Enjoyed it all so much!
Your handling of the ladies characters, in particular was wonderful. You fleshed out Anya so well. I just wanted to snap my fingers and shout "You GO girl!!!" a number of times!!! I liked that Anya and the others got along so much better here. Even Willow and Anya were better and not constantly sniping at each other. Anya got some respect that she deserved. It was nice to see Buffy, and even Tara turn to her as well. Bringing in Hallie was interesting too. Her little tidbits about William/Spike were cute, as was Willow's and Anya's conversation about whether or not Anya had spilled the info to Xander; it was nice to see Willow take up for Spike, and want to spare him Xander's sniping. It was also good to see Xander release Buffy finally, see the writing on the wall finally, and finally start to come around towards Spike during Spike's rescue. Gile's outage as a musician was a hoot, as was his comment about Spike's taste in music and booze (oh, and the Spike-Giles-Willow dialog about Cream was hilarious, but then again, you actually have to be old enuff to remember Cream releasing vinyl to
truly appreciate it!)
I liked the characterizations very much, in some respects more than ultimately depicted by Joss. I know we mere humans seem to need to get our angst on or somesuch to keep interested in a show or genre, but don't we seem to just want to sometimes cut out the painful BS and enjoy the goodtimes along with our favorites? I mean, there is enough ugliness, pain & suffering, war, strife and so on in our world without it extending constantly to our recreation and mind-vacations.
Yours was a lovely balance, well edited, and as always a great read.
I wish this 4th season of the Buffyverse had gone as pleasantly as yours...
Oh, and the revenge on those abusive men? So awesome...might tred a mite 'shade of grey' on the ol' Wiccan "An it harm none" rule, as far as Tara and Willow are concerned, but ya wanna just say, oh they had it coming. Oh, and ask for Hallie's number (or invocation?) 'cos, oh, I know a few that so deserve it...!
And next will come the Dawn...dawn of a new day...will you be doing a sequel?
Thanks for the read. Looking forward to more in the future.

Author's Response: Thank you and I so enjoyed the detailed comments, nice to see where I connect with the reader! I like angst and conflict too but there is nothing wrong with happiness at times as well no matter what Joss thinks LOL. The revenge was one I thought Tara would agree to because, really, what is so harmful about being a woman? Only those with a real issue where women are concerned would see it as a terrible fate. Still since these particular men worked as punishment in THEIR minds at least. Yes it would fit several people I know as well. There may be a sequel in time but I have a couple of other stories to tell first. Bunny hutch is filled in fact. THank you again for reading and the wonderful comments. k

Reviewer: fyreburned Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/05/2007 - 05:15 pm Title: Chapters 16

I' m really liking this!
I love it when Anya gets to be proactive, to shine, and shove her 1100 yrs of knowledge both human & demon (not to mention interdimensional), PLUS her outspoken version of common sense! And to let 'em have it about always shutting her up to her detriment...and letting them know that she's just been "keeping her own counsel" since they treat her like crap most of the time, or worse, brainless. Joyce and Anya, feminists, would've made fine friends.
I enjoyed here, seeing Buffy piqued to want to talk to Anya more at a later date (and hopefully NOT just about nookie).
And I really liked Giles finally realizing there might be at least SOMETHING he might want to sit up and pay attention for, and his inveterate run for his notepad was funny.
I love Joyce doggedly sticking up for Spike, on principle, as a true friend and confidant, with motherly instlincts, and with her decades of liberal arts thinking and intelligent conversing and pathworking...and it was priceless for her to kiss those 2.5 grandbabies 'by and toss that white picket fence for her daughter on the heap.
It was also priceless and quite amusing for Joyce to spill quite a few beans on Spike that he has been keeping under black-clad wraps, such as his artistic and literary knowledge and intelligent conversation...he wants so badly to keep his dark armor pulled around him, his heart, his rep.
I hope Willow gives this coach the ole Rosenberg 'What For' complete w/Resolve Face, tho' reticence might prove a safer out for the day with that bunch. Coach has unfortunately probably already sold his soul, literally or figuratively speaking, definitely his mores, sold out to the alumi association of the college for a winning ballgame score/season. Maybe Willow will wake him up and send him, post-tongue-lashing, running back for a demotion to middle school sports before it's too late.
I loved Spike's reference to Darla as "the old whore".
Also, Buffy so summed up her realization and recognition of the whole problem, really of her whole set of dogma, not just Spike: not being able to fit Spike (plus now, post-discussion at Gile's, undoubtedly opening the dogma kettle o' fish) into a BOX. Nothing clearcut. No sharp definition. As you premise, Shades of Grey.
Love it, love your writing. So thought provoking as well. And as I'm beginning to have to say in most of my reviews, so sorry to go on & on, to rant & ramble for so long...

Author's Response: Don't apologize! I'm delighted to get the detailed feedback. All comments are welcomed but to actually have you tell WHY you liked something is so pleasing to read! THANK YOU. I am thrilled you are enjoying the story and also that it has provoked thought. Thank you very much you've made my day. k

Reviewer: David Martin Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/04/2007 - 07:29 am Title: Chapter 26

I love this storie. I hope the it will have a sequel sometime soon. it's not far to come across something this good and addictive and not get any more.
Thank you for writing it,
David Martin

Author's Response: Oh I am thrilled that you enjoyed it that much. I may well revisit this story in the future but it may be a while as I have some other stories demanding that I write them first. Thank you for your kind comments. K

Reviewer: smlcspike Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/04/2007 - 12:27 am Title: Chapter 26

OH I loved it, her and Spike are together and happy, wonder what will happen next in their lifes.

Author's Response: It will be easier for them to be together with her seeing things differently. They will likely be happy and her friends will even be supportive. Thank you for reading and commenting. k

Reviewer: smlcspike Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/04/2007 - 12:10 am Title: Chapter 25

Oh they were warned about Dawn coming.

Author's Response: You are one of the few to notice that *G* Thanks. k

Reviewer: smlcspike Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/03/2007 - 11:53 pm Title: Chapter 24

Oh I wonder what she has planned

Author's Response: Soon you'll see. k

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