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Reviewer: Beverly Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 08/12/2010 - 11:05 am Title: Chapter 1

One of my favorite stories!!

One of my favorite parts is Spike being a vampire. He bit Buffy. I was as shocked as she was. He taught her true temptation. Then it was like he cut her off completely, except to shadow her when she patrolled, and then he would step out of the shadows just saying "Come" POWERFUL!! A vampire.

I did n't feel sorry for Buffy at all. She treated Spike horribly after she started their physical relationship. Supposed to be one of the good guys. Loved it when he told her she was just a thing to him, a Barbie. About time.

I cringe everytime I hear the names she called Spike.

Great story. Great ending.

Author's Response: How Buffy treated Spike always bothered me and I really wanted him to hit back and make her look at herself for once. I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you!

Reviewer: Mierke Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 12/27/2009 - 06:21 pm Title: Chapter 1

You have a way to get in people's heads and just let them be who we know them to be.

I love how Spike is fighting with his feelings, fighting with who he has become, and has to constantly remind himself that he doesn't care, that he has no feelings, that it's just memories.

I love how Buffy is fighting with her indifference, realizing that "nothing" matters after getting back from Heaven. It's exactly how we see her on the show, distant, uncaring and it's hard to see her like this.
She's using Spike and trying to convince herself that he doesn't care, that he doesn't feel.
"The thing was, sleeping with Spike didn’t hurt anybody but herself. Not even Spike, though she would be using him. A vampire had no feelings, so couldn’t be hurt."
I don't think she wants to realize what's really going on, what Spike (well, maybe not in this timeline, but "her" Spike) is actually feeling.

"“Here,” she snapped, thrusting a twenty at him. The cab ride couldn’t have cost anywhere close to that much, since the hospital was not that far away. “Keep the change. Call it a tip.”

He came and flicked it out of her fingers.

“Thanks. Tip for what? Satisfying you proper last night?”

Her fingers closed furiously into a fist. He laughed.

“Yeah, hit me, Slayer. I’ll fucking do you right here on the floor. Make you scream again the way you did last night.”"
One of the best parts of this fic. It sums it up perfectly: Buffy fighting against herself, against her will to feel, to live and Spike, 'back to his old self', demanding, evil and way too sexy.

"“He’s not a thing! He’s a person and he’s got feelings just like everybody else! You don’t have to act the way you do. I c-can’t really blame Spike for finally hitting back the only way he can.”"
Go Tara, go Tara!

"“What do pretty words have to do with you or me? We’re way beyond that now. We’re down into the primal stuff. The part that’s all raw animal. The part that’s not brains, but blood.”"
True, so true. Especially now that Buffy and Spike are both convinced that no feelings are involved.

"All violence. Hands tearing each other’s clothing off, mouths devouring each other’s flesh, bodies thrusting and straining against each other. And God! she was alive, alive, pleasure inundating her, wildfire burning across her every nerve, electrifying, inflaming"
I'm tempted to quote every part where you accentuate the fact that he makes her feel alive, because you have a wonderful way of describing that. Like this quote - it's so obvious how desperate she is, how desperate she is to feel anything, doesn't matter what.

"He bit her. With shock, she felt his fangs slide into her neck, tried to shove him away.

“No! How dare you!”

She felt the breath of his laughter around the fangs in her neck. Then the draw started.

“Oh, God!”

Unbearable ecstasy thrilling through every nerve in her body, singing through every vein. A wondrous, unbelievable sensation. He had driven her so high already with his body. This took her to a whole new plane, his cock thrusting her higher and higher, his fangs forcing that glorious, indescribable rapture upon her.


Her brain splintered and blanked right out."
Not only is your story emotional right and good, the sex is _amazing_

"“Watcher had his own problems though. Council indoctrination for one. But then he lost his job when the high school got trashed and you didn’t need him when you went to college. Hardly paid attention to him, too busy branching out. Your horizons widened while his contracted. He felt useless, started that downward spiral.”

“Is that what I did to him?” she whispered, horrified.

“Yeah, that one was your fault, Slayer. By the time you really needed him after your resurrection, he wasn’t used to being needed. Couldn’t take the responsibility. Cut and ran.”"
I think this is the first time I read someone writing about Giles' leaving that I actually liked. Giles has always been one of my favourite characters and I really think it wasn't weakness or anything like that that drove him to England when he got back. When, at first in this fic, you implied that he deserved to be hated for going away, I cringed, as I always do when that happens. But this explanation is actually quite nice, even though that's maybe a strange word. But still.

Your ending is amazing. I mean, your whole story was amazing, but the ending was so beautiful, so lovely! I love how you got everything coming together, how you made Spike merge with the other Spike and made him _care_ even though he didn't want to.

"“Retail,” muttered Giles as they both looked away awkwardly, embarrassed by the emotion. “One could have books even in a magic shop. Perhaps a...a lending library of demonology consisting of tomes too expensive or rare for the average practitioner to own. Yes. Yes, that has possibilities...”"
Lovely, really Giles.

"“You may be my enemy. But I’m not yours. Want to stake me? Go ahead. I won’t stop you.”

She shook her head helplessly. She couldn’t.

“I’ll always be here,” he said quietly. “Watching your back. Even if you don’t want me to. Not gonna let your light be put out. Neither by death nor by resurrection. Not even by yourself. Not gonna let it happen, Slayer.”"
*sigh* That was a great moment :-)

I'd like to quote your whole last chatper! It's so... intensely wonderful, intensely lovely.

"Heaven? It could wait. They were making their own. Right here."
Truly beautiful :-) Thanks for writing this, it was amazing.

Author's Response: Oh, thank you! I’m so glad you like it! It was something of a departure to me - trying a very dominant, aggressive Spike. Some people hated it, but I hadn’t written one before and wanted to try it. And I hadn’t tried an S6 Buffy before, as I spent most of the season being furious with her, but this story let me get into her head and relate to what she was feeling. It was kind of a voyage of discovery to me: what would an S3 Spike do if Buffy lobbed a candle at him, how would an S6 Buffy react, and then what would he do to provoke her even more, something S3 Spike would be unable to resist? And so on from there. It was fun! Believe it or not, I really do love Giles, even though I so often make him a bad guy - he and Xander make such convincing impediments. But this was exactly the wrong time for him to leave Buffy and go back to England. Giles did it because he truly wanted her to stand on her own feet as he sang in OMWF, and I know Joss did that because Tony Head wanted to spend more time with his family there. But it really felt as if Giles had deserted Buffy in her hour of need. I had Spike say that flat out. But, when I tracked the why of it back, that abandonment did really stem from his feeling useless and Buffy was responsible for that, so I had Spike point that out later. (And I could see Giles getting all caught up with the idea of a lending library. :D And it’s a reason for his having that really dangerous collection sitting around the Magic Box, so ready for misuse by anybody.) Spike - either S3 or S6 - can’t help loving. The difficulty was making S4 Buffy love him. I’m so glad you think I did it right! I do love the two of them and want them to be together. Thank you for enjoying it!

Reviewer: lori Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/23/2009 - 08:39 am Title: Chapter 1

OMG! Rebound! Still Evil! Spike! Totally original and I'm quite pleased that I get to read it straight through. Liked the shout out to The Host with the most--I miss Lorne- and the use of vengeace demons other than Anya and Halfrek. This story is so refreshingly different. Love snarky! Spike.

Author's Response: Evil Spike is so much fun and I wondered how he would react in this situation. And I thought guys might need vengeance too, so why not a male vengeance demon? :D I'm so glad you like it! Thank you!

Reviewer: gdo Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/20/2009 - 03:35 am Title: Chapter 1

Oh, great stuff. Great Spike voice, esp. the run-on cursing, hee.

Author's Response: That was fun! :D I'm so glad you're liking it! Thank you!

Reviewer: BuffyRat Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/19/2009 - 04:53 am Title: Chapter 1

Kind of like Spike playing back. Make him just evil enough... May have her pegged after all.

Author's Response: Oh, he has her pegged! Spike always sees things. :D Thank you for liking it!

Reviewer: claudia Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/19/2009 - 02:30 am Title: Chapter 1

Love the banner and great plot! Something different to read and thinking about.

Author's Response: My friend Julie made that droolworthy banner. She's as crazy about Spike as I am. :D I wanted to try a different tack and evil Spike is so much fun.

Reviewer: Kirsty Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/18/2009 - 09:21 am Title: Chapter 1

"Too bloody romantic, that was his problem"
and now he's all evil.. how will Buffy react? This Spike still hates her.. they have basically no history between them other than hatered.. (For Bufffy there is)
looks to be very interesting story and somewhat different than most..
I like it.. so far at least..
And I'm so happy to see you have a new story :)

Author's Response: I'm so glad you're liking it! Thank you! I'm kind of treading the line here, but badass Spike is so much fun to play with! :D

Reviewer: guest Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 05:53 pm Title: Chapter 1

I think I'm going to love this. Spike isn't going to take any of Buffy's crap. Buffy is going to learn you can't treat someone even a vampire like her personal punching bag especially a vampire who loves and just wants to help her. I was so mad at Buffy during season 6 for that. For using the feelings that Spike has for her and treat him like dirt. But I did feel bad for her too for being pull out of her peace and she thought she was done. Then she comes back and it is worst than it was before she died. Having to take care of Dawn and worrying how she is going to pay for everything. so, I do hope that her friends and Giles for leaving her at the worst time have it coming as well either from Spike or Buffy herself. All I can say is, Go Spike! Spike really is the best character ever.
I'm a little worried when you wrote in your author's note that there are parts that are not politically correct. i don't really care much for really dark stories so I hope that it isn't too bad.

Author's Response: I was mad with Buffy too about that, which is how this story came about. But I'm not really capable of writing truly dark stories, so it won't be too bad. I just thought I'd better warn people just in case.

Reviewer: daydreamer Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 05:33 pm Title: Chapter 1

I've seen alot of "future spike" going back in time to prove his love to younger Buffy, or save her heartache, etc... It's cool to see past Spike go to the future ~ a nice twist. Can't wait to see what happens

Author's Response: I thought everyone would have fun with that. :D Thank you for liking it!

Reviewer: jen Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 05:31 pm Title: Chapter 1

Looking forward to the updates!

Author's Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you!

Reviewer: ELLIE Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 02:45 pm Title: Chapter 1

IM so excited about this fic....It looks really good! Please update soon

Author's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it! The next chapter will be up late tonight

Reviewer: cordykitten Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 08:57 am Title: Chapter 1

Always good to find a new story of yours. :)
Nice twist to bring Spike to his future self. :D Spike should have just keep his mouth shut (but then we wouldn't have had the story. *gg*).
Mmmmh I had the same idea, if Spike could change things now that he knows by example that he would be captured by the Initiative. But he's still there....
PC? Not sure yet what you mean but we'll see. Buffy seems will be taught a lesson here how to treat Spike. And even if the 'old' Spike should be able to go back that should change things. Interesting. Love it so far.

Author's Response: Spike just can't keep his mouth shut :D Just a little un-PC - I'm not really into dark. But some reviewers are so sensitive that I thought I'd better put up a warning. I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

Reviewer: romy Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 08:57 am Title: Chapter 1

Ohh, I like bad Spike ;) I hope that Buffy won't be in denial as long as on the show. Please continue!

Author's Response: Bad Spike's so much fun. :D Next chapter up tomorrow. I'm so glad you're enjoying it! Thank you!

Reviewer: Rachel Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 07:00 am Title: Chapter 1

:) Yay! I love it! I hope Buffy gets set straight. And this Spike can find some kind of closure and love.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you! It was so much fun to write.

Reviewer: AMI Signed Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 06:38 am Title: Chapter 1

OMG this looks so frikkin' good! It's like almost 3 in the am, but I had to read this chappie. This Spike is not gonna take any of Miss Buffy's crap, I love it! Don't care about it not being PC...go for it!
Loved the line about the Scoobies owning massive real estate on the Nile. lol And Buffy looking like a virginal schoolmarm. So funny, cause it's true. And that last bit with Spike throwing that candle right back at her...she deserved it! Go Spike!

Oh and can we please have some Xander smackdown too? That would be awesome. :)

LOVED it !! Can't wait fro more of this's brilliant.

Author's Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you! There will be some Xander smackdown coming. :D

Reviewer: Spuffygirl Anonymous Liked [Report This]
Date: 10/17/2009 - 06:18 am Title: Chapter 1

I hope you have already wrote this out and are posting it like you usually do. I can't wait to see how this turns out. Great plot idea.

Author's Response: Whups! I should have said that! Yes, it's done and I'm so glad you like it so far!

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