Good article! Thank you so much for sharing this post. Your views truly open my mind.
Hey! I love so much your story...the part that you describe the transformation of spike as human...his recovery...the kidnapp...the way Buffy and Spike love eachother...the relation with Angel...Sometimes I would like to read more details in some scenes...but the conclusion and the development of all the argument was so good and I enjoyed so much readind it! All my congrats from a spuffy fan from Spain! Regards
Author's Response: *waves hi* thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed the story. It was one of my earlier fics. I had great fun writing it. x
i loved it!
Author's Response: Thank you verty much for letting me know you enjoyed the story. :)
i don't think i've been this sad since my cat died. Kudos to you for making me cry!
Author's Response: had to chuckle when I read this! That is a big compliment indeed. Thanks for letting me know :)
A fabulous story! Very cleverly written and loved all the twists and turns in the plot. You did a great job with the creative tie ins to the show and it really strengthened the story. In particular, I liked your explanation of his fear of water and that is why the FE had held him under water. That part always seemed odd to me when he didn't need to breathe - but you not only used it enhance your story, but somehow made the show itself make more sense. Amazing! Thanks for a great story!!
Author's Response: Wow! thank you for such a lovely review! Glad that you liked the 'water' chapter. Like you, I always thought that FE torturing Spike with water was a bit off since it coudn't kill him! Hope you check out my other fics - don't be put off by the summary of Changing Lives - it's not a normal high school fic and has a sequel coming soon!! Thanks again for your comments. I really do appreciate them. :)
I'm glad you had Spike and Buffy head to London. I think that is where he would want to end up. Great story. I really enjoyed it. :) Looking forward to the next read. *big hugs*
Author's Response: Like you I think that Spike would gravitate back to London. So pleased that you liked the ending - I get really nervous when I get to the end of a fic! Thank you so much for all of your reviews, I really appreciate them and hopefully will see you with Parallel Lives in a few days! :) *Hugs*
He he he... I love Buffy calling him a ponce! Bloody priceless! So sad it's almost the end though! :(
Author's Response: I always thought that she'd pick up some of his slang!! lol.
Argh - not the stinkin' bathroom scene!!! (Sorry!)
Great friendship between Brad and Spike. I love how he freaked out thinking that he really didn't want to know all that Spike had been through. (That would really freak Brad out, wouldn't it?)
Author's Response: Sorry for bringing up the bathroom scene!! LOL! I really enjoyed writing Brad, I love creating original characters as it's a challenge to get people to like them as they have no prior knowledge of them. I just thought how I'd react if I'd seen and hear what Brad had!! lol
Wow - I'm shocked! Not surprised, but still...
I knew you still had some evilness left in you! I was wondering what he would do when he found out it was Brad that moved him and not Buffy - or if that would even be a point. I guess it was!
Author's Response: You're starting to know how my mind works! Tee hee! So glad that you liked the chapter. :)
I really enjoyed how you've made Angel a likeable character throughout this story. I loved the "play" between the two of them during season 5 of Angel and you've managed to take that same tone. :) Brad also brings a real aspect - I like how both Buffy and Angel were shocked to realize how an outsider would view their actions - and that they were ashamed, very rightly so.
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked how I had Angel behave in the fic, like you I had the way the two of them 'jazzed' in Angel season 5 in mind when I wrote it. Your comment about Brad is exactly why I made so much use of him, to emphasise the differences in how they saw things. Thanks for reviewing :)
Poor Spike! I'm a bit behind on chapters... I see you've finished the story. :( Hopefully you've got a new one brewing.
I did see your pics with James on your LJ and they were awesome! I am soooo jealous! :) From everything I've read, he is incredibly sweet on top of being damn sexy. *sigh* Maybe someday... but nothing good ever comes to Colorado... Anyway, enjoyed the chapter and looking forward to finishing the story. *hugs*
Author's Response: Hi Kandrin, I always have another one brewing!! lol!! the plot bunnies won't let me rest! Thanks for letting me know that you liked my JM pic. Won't have another done cos I don't think that I'll get one as nice again! Glad you liked the chapter! :)
AWWWW!!, that was a lovely ending. You fixed up all the loose ends very nicely. I just love the banter between angel and spike in this last chap, I could imagine it in the show.
Mabel this was a truly great fic, I loved every minute, as I do with all you're writing. Buffy and Spike can be a challenging couple to get right but you do every time.
This was fantasticly awesome, lol, and I cant think of anything else to say about it, lol.
Looking forward to the next one. Yay! Congratulations on finishing this one!
love Puska *hugs*
Author's Response: You say that you can't think of anything else to say about it - but what you did say really made my day. Thank you so much. Won't keep you waiting too long for the next one. Really appreciated all of your reviews! See you with Parallel Lives! *big hugs*
teehee, this was great. I was tearing up a little at the beginning of this one, with the 'i hurt the girl' remark, that just brings back bad memories of poor crazy basement spike. But you fixed it. Nice one!
And my holiday was great!
Author's Response: Hi there! So glad that you had a good holiday and delighted that you liked the chapter :) Thank you so much for letting me know.
Loved this line: As his strength and speed increased to almost that he had as a vampire, he returned to the cocky Spike of old - irritating as hell and uber confident, smirk ever present.
Loved the scene with Angel and Spike and I LOVE how you ended this story.
Great job and can't wait for you next story.
Author's Response: I'm so pleased that you liked the ending - really appreciate you letting me know! It's always weird writing the last chapter - good to know i got it right! :) *hugs*
“Yeah, he couldn’t be deader,” replied Buffy, “I saw to that. No one gets away with kidnapping, selling and torturing my boyfriend.”
And Spuffy lovin' !!!!
Brad cracked me up with the TMI comment.
Author's Response: I liked the deader bit myself!! lol!! Poor old Brad had a lot to put up with didn't he? lol!
“I thought it was only girls who went in twos?” teased Buffy. LOL!
Sad to see Spike going through all this.
Author's Response: 'Great chapter' - i'm now grinning like an idiot!! Thank you. I hoped that line was as applicable across the pond as it is in old blighty! lol!
Okay, making the poor boy unable to perform is beyond cruel. LOL!
Author's Response: *chuckles* So glad you're loving it - that means a lot! :)
Yay. He's safe. For now. I wouldn't put it past you to put him through more before the happy ending. : ) I loved the suspense of this chapter.
Author's Response: You know me too well my beloved cyber-sister!! Tee hee!! :)
So mean to Spike!!!! As you can tell, I'm fixin' to finish reading now that this story is complete. LOL at George having a feel.
Author's Response: What can I say? I just can't resist piling the bad up on our hero!! couldn't decide if George enjoyed the feel or whether it was purely for show!! LOL *hugs*
yey! a son!! i live S having a son, most authors make it a girl for some reason. thanks for writing the story. it was fun to read, :)
Author's Response: glad you enjoyed tha story! thanks for all of your reviews! :)
Author's Response: cheers kw, glad you liked it!! Thanks for all of your reviews! :)
Awww!!! Spuffy babies and England-living!! :D Loooooved this story! Bravos all around!!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much - really appreciate it! And congrats on your awards!! :)
Hey Mabel! I loved your story so much! And the happy end is so good! They are going to have a baby!
And I`ll definitely want to read "parallel lives" :-*
Author's Response: Hi babe! So pleased that you liked it! (hopefully I'll now have time to catch up on some reading!) PL will be coming soon. Prob end of next week!! *hugs*
ho!! i cant wait for the sequel!!
about this story great ending!
Author's Response: Thanks for saying that you liked the story and the ending! I'm always nervous about final chapters!! More so that first ones for some reason!! LOL! Thanks for all of your reviews :)
I'm glad to see Buffy and Spike being okay. The dream really helped.
The money will really help, make them independent.
Oh my, I didn't see this was marked as finished. Sorry to see it go.
A son for Buffy and William? I guess with these two as parents it will be a strong one too.
Enjoyed the read :)
Author's Response: Yes I'll be sorry too but it was always about the journey for Spike to come to embrace his humanity! Glad you liked it and thank you so much for all your reviews, they're really appreciated!!! :)