Name: aly (Anonymous) · Date: 02/16/2013 - 05:03 am · For: Scream
A new story in my favorite universe, yay! Loved it...only oe was too short ;) more more!

Author's Response: Hi Aly! Yes, I know this was short - just an interlude between the long stories. As complaints go, that's a nice one to have! (from my POv!) Will have more soon. I've been posting/writing an off-Unexpected story, 'Spirit Indestructible', to give my beta reader on Unexp. time to catch up to me. As soon as that is done, I'll come back to Unexp. with a longer story. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Check out Spirit Indestructible - you might enjoy it in the meantime. :) Thanks so much for reading and stopping in!

Name: BuffyRat (Anonymous) · Date: 01/29/2013 - 02:36 am · For: Scream
A nice little interlude indeed. Need a little good before the really bad drama comes back. :) Thanks for sharing.

Author's Response: Hey BR! I'm so sorry for not replying to this sooner! I don't know how I just zoned out and didn't get back to several of you wonderful reviewers here at the end. Bad P4S!! Glad you enjoyed the interlude - will be back with a 'real' update after Spirit Indestructible is done posting. Trying to give my Unex. beta reader time to catch up. RL has had her slowed down. Thanks again, and I so apologize for not replying here sooner. Bad doggie!

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/21/2013 - 02:18 am · For: Scream
Just giving us that photo of Spike in the shower would have been more than enough to make me happy but then you write this wonderful chapter too!! I don’t want to upset your evil muse with too much praise over the lack of angst in this story because I know that he’s already planning on making up for it in the next one isn’t he? Thanks for such another fic in the Unexpected ‘Verse!! Looking forward to the next one and of course “Spirit Indestructible”!!

Author's Response: Oh dear! I'm so sorry for not replying to this sooner, Melly! I don't know what happened! I missed responding to several here at the end. Oh yes, you know my muse too well. A story with little angst will undoubtedly lead to something bad! :) Actually, I have to say that I'm several chapters into the next story and it's not as bad as some, so that's good news. Of course, there's always room for 'improvement' as I re-read and tweak it. :P I'll get back to posting Unexpected after Spirit Indestructible is done. Trying to give my Unexp. beta reader time to catch up to me. Thanks so much! Love hearing from you - sorry for the brain-fart on replying! duh!

Name: All4Spike (Signed) · Date: 01/20/2013 - 01:19 pm · For: Scream
Aw, some hot Spuffy lovin' to round it all off. I look forward to the next instalment in the series.

Author's Response: Oh my goodness! How did I miss responding here?? I'm so sorry! Thanks so much, All4Spike! Glad you enjoyed it! Will have more in this AU after I finish posting Spirit Indestructible. Trying to give the beta reader on Unexpected a chance to catch up. :) Thanks so much! It always means a lot to hear from you! Sorry I didn't reply sooner!

Name: Kathy (Anonymous) · Date: 01/19/2013 - 05:27 am · For: Swing! (Batter, Batter)
I love this story and the whole series! Can't wait for the next one!

Author's Response: Hi Kathy! Thank you so much! It's lovely to hear that others enjoy the story!! It really helps keep my muse motivated! Hope to hear from you again - don't be a stranger! Thank you for stopping in!

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/18/2013 - 02:50 pm · For: Swing! (Batter, Batter)
The dream with the Barbie-sized Buffy-faerie, Vampire-faerie Spike and the wildflower meadow may be the best idea you’ve ever had!! I loved, loved, loved it!!! I also love the “Pavlov’s penis” too!! Poor Dani, but it gave Spike another opportunity to show what a great dad his is didn’t it? Thanks for another great chapter, more soon please.

Author's Response: Hi Melly! Wow, really!?? I don't know what inspired the faerie dream exactly, except perhaps it was that I was listening to the latest Dresden book at the time and there was a little faerie romance brewing, and there are butterflies flying around outside my window where I write (I'm in Florida so butterflies pretty much year-round). I don't know where my muse originally came up with the shared dream idea to go with the claim, but it has been so much fun to be able to just do *anything* with Spuffy like that. I know my beta said, 'Ooooo, Pretty!' at the part with the wildflowers and butterflies and I was like, why not!?? heehee! Yes, poor Dani - feeling so badly for losing, but Spike totally rocked it as supportive dad. Just makes you want to gobble him up! Well ... that and many other things! :P Will have the last chapter of this little 'interlude' episode this weekend sometime - maybe today if I have time. Thank you so much for always coming back and catching up, Melly! I really love hearing from you!

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/16/2013 - 10:25 pm · For: Centerfield, Part 2
Lucky thing Spink has such quick reflexes are they would have never made it to the game with Buffy “pushing his button”!! I really, really love how Spike is such a good dad!! It was very cute how neither one of them wanted to be the one to give her the pink gloves. I haven't told you lately how much I love all the photos you add to the story, they are wonderful and I appreciate all the time and trouble you go through to find them. Thanks for another great update – I’ll be caught up tomorrow!!

Author's Response: Hi Melly! Thanks for mentioning the pictures, they can take a really long time to figure out and sometimes I think I'll drop them, and then about that time, someone reminds me that people like them. :) Yes, it is a good thing Spike has quick reflexes! Love Buffy with the clicker! teehee! Dani and pink are not mixy, me thinks! Annie is their pink girly-girl. I still love Spike with insecurities (like about being a good dad). He's grown so much, I sometimes forget to show them still buried in there. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Always love hearing from you.

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/15/2013 - 03:33 pm · For: Centerfield, Part 1
I really love the scene with Spike and Kenzie watching The Walking Dead. I’m glad that while Spike was talking to Troy that he admitted (to himself anyway) that he “didn’t really hate the git.” I’ve gotten behind on this story once again due to the flu and a family member in the hospital but everyone is better now and I plan on catching up one chapter per day. Thanks for another great chapter, looking forward to reading the next one tomorrow!

Author's Response: Hey Melly! Sorry you've had the flu - that sucks! Glad that everyone is better now. Glad you liked Spike spending some quality gore time with Kenzie! heehee! Thanks so much for reading and always stopping in! Love hearing from you always!

Name: Blue Eyes (Anonymous) · Date: 01/12/2013 - 09:37 pm · For: Centerfield, Part 2
I love Buffy's revenge I wish I could use a vibrating cock ring on my guy and make him wear it all day. But alas he is only human damn it. You have done well not with just the revenge but showing Spike off as one of the greatest dads. Something I knew he could based on how he was with Dawn during Canon.

Author's Response: Damn our 'only-human' guys ... Well, we can get them with it for about 15 minutes at least ,,, then 15 minutes tomorrow, and the day after that. heehee! From the very beginning I wanted to see Spike in the role of a dad. As you said, we knew he'd make a good one based on how he was with Dawn and I just love how it's worked out. Glad you're enjoying it too! I worry when there's no great life-threatening catastrophe that people will be bored, glad that's not the case. Thanks so much for reading, Blue Eyes, and stopping in. Love hearing from you!

Name: IT (Anonymous) · Date: 01/12/2013 - 07:57 am · For: Centerfield, Part 2
Thanks for the extra-long chapter! :)

Author's Response: My pleasure!!

Name: IT (Anonymous) · Date: 01/12/2013 - 07:56 am · For: Centerfield, Part 1
I love the talks you write between Spike and his kids. They're so intimate.

Author's Response: Thanks, IT! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. I always thought Spike deserved to be a dad and would make a good one based on his interaction with Dawn. I enjoy being able to give him that. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Love hearing from you!

Name: All4Spike (Signed) · Date: 01/11/2013 - 11:35 pm · For: Centerfield, Part 2
Love the family outing with added spice of Tortured!Spike.
I'm afraid I don't speak baseball though, English here.

Author's Response: Hey, A4S! I knew the baseball might be a bit hard for non-Americans, but I'm sure you get the gist. The important bits are Spike's support of Dani and her desire to do well for him, and the team. There will be one more baseball chapter. Sorry! I'll try to do something with soccer/football in the future if I do another sports-related bit, but I never played soccer so that's a little harder for me to write. Spike will remain tortured for a bit ... but I promise many screams in the future! :P Thanks so much! Always love hearing from you!

Name: All4Spike (Signed) · Date: 01/11/2013 - 10:39 pm · For: Centerfield, Part 1
Excellent bit of bonding between Spike & Troy and then Spike & Bess. :-)
Oh, and 'Safe sex you eluded to' - should be 'alluded to'.

Author's Response: Oh, thank you! Just proof that I really do need to have stuff betaed! Oh well, she only has so much time and I hate to hold up posting the whole chapter to give her time to check it when I go back and add in big sections like this, so ... unbetaed we will merrily go. Glad you liked the bonding between them all. Thanks so much for reading and always stopping in, All4Spike! Love hearing from you.

Name: BuffyRat (Anonymous) · Date: 01/07/2013 - 05:17 am · For: You've Got a Friend
"… I think we’re off to a good start. Relationships that start with death are usually doomed, but temporary maiming can be overcome,” -- Relationship advice to live by. So glad he's him and she took the chance. Poor little Victorian girl in a brave new world. And Wanda, so glad we got to see Wanda again. I was kind of amazed at how excited I was to see her again. Really great look at relationships and the damage poor little Bess has carried with her. Troys a good one. Thanks for sharing. Really made me happy. :) Update soon!

Author's Response: Hey BR! That's definitely good relationship advice for all the Sunnydale residents! Glad you liked seeing Wanda again; I enjoy writing her, but she's a busy little angel so can't hang around too much. Glad to bring a smile for you today! Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Always love hearing from you.

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/06/2013 - 07:43 pm · For: You've Got a Friend
Thank heavens Troy seems to be as tenacious as Spike when it comes to dealing with a Summers female and her emotions!! I can appreciate how difficult it must be to write Angelpie into a chapter but she looks just like a kitty I use to have so I especially love it when I see her picture and read about her in an update. Thanks for such another wonderful chapter, more soon please.

Author's Response: Troy has turned out to be very stubborn and determined when dealing with his Summers girl. When I first introduced him, he was a 'throw-away' character, meant to teach Bess to ride a motorbike and disappear ... Somehow he turned into so much more. Gee, does that sound like some other character we know and love? Angelpie is such a cutie - I love calicoes, they are just so adorable. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Always love hearing from you, Melly!

Name: CJ (Anonymous) · Date: 01/06/2013 - 03:01 pm · For: You've Got a Friend
Just when I think this story couldnt get any better it does, you are the masterful PFS

Author's Response: Hey CJ! Oh, you are too kind! Thank you so much! My muse just loves sweet tears and not letting those Summers girls get away without a fight. Glad you're enjoying the ride! Thanks again for reading and stopping in. It is chocolate for my soul and fine, aged whiskey for my muse's!

Name: All4Spike (Signed) · Date: 01/06/2013 - 01:59 pm · For: You've Got a Friend
And that is a great big Awwwwwwwwwwww chapter. :-)

Author's Response: Squeeeee!! I love great big awwwww chapters!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Isn't Troy just the sweetest kid? Bess may really be on the road to leaving the past in the past now. Thanks so much for reading and stopping, All4Spike. It's great hearing from you!

Name: BuffyRat (Anonymous) · Date: 01/05/2013 - 09:32 pm · For: Fight For You
Poor Bess and Troy. I think he'll be back. Sometimes you're in too far to turn around. Update soon!

Author's Response: Yeah, he's in pretty deep. After going through all that, it would seem that he'd be willing to listen to what she has to say, if she doesn't chicken out. Will have an update soon - will try for tomorrow so you're not in suspense too long. Thanks so much - always love hearing from you, BR!

Name: BuffyRat (Anonymous) · Date: 01/05/2013 - 08:38 pm · For: Sexting
Lovely little legend, there. Not sure if Spike is doing anything to preserve the relationship of Troy and Bess, though. Not sure that he isn't, either. Terribly involved vampire, that one. :)

Author's Response: I think Spike's being protective-dad and will probably not think any guy is good enough for any of his girls. Not sure if he's trying to run Troy off or just test him mercilessly. Glad you liked the legend. That was fun to write. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in. Love hearing from you, BR!

Name: BuffyRat (Anonymous) · Date: 01/05/2013 - 08:21 pm · For: Women Are From Venus
Spike grunted. “Only one problem, Indy: Summers women aren’t from bloody Venus. That’d be right easy. Summers women are from Krypton.” -- Too right! Love to see more of this. :)

Author's Response: Heehee! Yep, Spike knows his Summers girls too well! Glad you're enjoying the interaction! Thanks so much for reading and stopping in, BR!

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/04/2013 - 11:38 pm · For: Fight For You
I’m sorry Troy had to suffer through that but at least it has resulted in Bess deciding to open up and talk to him about her past. I just hope he will still be willing to listen. I also loved how Buffy was able to be the wise, insightful parent when she found her in the cemetery. Oh! it was also great to see Angelpie again. Thanks for another great update, more soon please.

Author's Response: Hi Melly! He must've known what he was getting into when he did it and then persisted. Perhaps he thought she'd break before he did, but of course there would be no way for a Summers to give in first. We'll soon see if Bess chickens out of talking to him or sucks it up and opens up - if he's still willing to listen. I love Angelpie, but it's just hard to write her in all the time. :P Will have more soon!

Name: u2fan (Anonymous) · Date: 01/04/2013 - 02:30 pm · For: Fight For You
Poor Bess...poor Spike and Buffy...parenting came in the way of their plans. Poor Troy most of all...reminds me of Spike when he was getting the crap punched out of him in Dead Things "You always hurt the ones you love"

It's sad that Bess thinks of herself as a whore...she needs help...therapy at the very least. Kitty therapy can only go so far.

I know you said we were going to maybe get more Dani action...I thought Bess would be a good interaction with her...being that they are clones. Maybe it will come up as the kids grow...and Dani becomes a Slayer.


Author's Response: Hi Shannon! Yeah, those pesky kids can mess up the best laid plans for getting laid! Troy and Bess, in this story anyway, did end up with a very close scenario to canon-Spike/Buffy. I actually didn't know my muse was gonna take her reaction quite so far, but kinda makes sense being Buffy's daughter, I suppose. I think Dani's a little too young to give Bess help now, but I think you're right that later they would be perfect companions to each other - unless they drive each other crazy 'cos they're too alike. And some therapy would be good - perhaps Tara could spend some time with her, if she'll open up. Thanks so much for reading and stopping in! Always love hearing from you, of course!

Name: I_T (Anonymous) · Date: 01/03/2013 - 06:30 am · For: Undefeated
Happy New Year!
Lovely chapter, thanks. :)

Author's Response: Hi IT! Glad you enjoyed! Thanks and hope you have a lovely New Year, too!

Name: cj (Anonymous) · Date: 01/01/2013 - 05:52 pm · For: Undefeated
Although the adventure in your story is first rate and the romance is wow I think my favorit parts are of the family the way you have built relationships ,the characters is well wow I find myself really caring for them,Thankyou PFS for a most enjoyable read

Author's Response: Hi cj! Thanks so much for that! I sometimes wonder if people get bored with them just doing normal, everyday kinda things with the kids and stuff, so it's nice to hear that you like the characters and the interactions, even if it's just normal, non-life threatening stuff. I love giving Spike the chance to be the dad and man that he never got the chance to become as a human. Thanks again!! Will have more soon.

Name: Melly (Anonymous) · Date: 01/01/2013 - 01:44 pm · For: Undefeated
I will not be at all surprised if Angelus turns out to be the evil protector that betrayed the Raamar. Reading about Dani’s ballgame took me back to my nephew’s little league days. Can’t wait for Spike to deliver on his promise. Thanks for the great update, more soon please.

Author's Response: Hey Melly! Yeah, I pretty much don't think anyone will be surprised if it turns out to be Angelus. Such a jerk! I checked all the canon I could find (except the comics) to make sure he'd be 'free' during that time period of the mid-1800s, and .... gee ... looks like he does have a decade or two to spare in there. :P Will have more soon. Thanks so much for reading and always stopping in. Love hearing from you, Melly. H.N.Y.!!

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