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Review of chapter "Chapter 6" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
Hmm...what threw me off was Tara narrowing her eyes and talking back to Giles. She would never do that in season 4. And not enough new events have occurred in this story to make her more self-confident and bolder.
Comments from author:
I understand what you're saying, but...The way I see Tara (and perhaps this is wrong) is that, she's very tentative with almost everything, unless she's sure that she's on solid ground. Her canon arguments with Willow (including the 4th season) come to mind.

Giles has already talked to her about his concerns before, and she and Buffy have been dating for over a month. She _knows_ where they are, and Giles' interference is approaching the dividing line between caring and annoying. That's why she reacted that way.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [3 Apr 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 8" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Well? How long are you going to leave us hanging here? We demand continuation! Romance! Giles with Faith inhis lap and an embarrassed expression on his face, stammering explanations to goggle eyed Scoobies. A good tale, but you might have gathered that from the above. Thanks for writing.
Comments from author:
All right. To everyone, thank you for the reviews and the comments. I was looking at this fic, and deciding how to proceed with it, when I realized that the story that I started off to tell, was told. So I'm flipping the "complete" flag on this. There's still room to tell stories here, so don't rule out this becoming a series, but not right away. Once again, thank you, everyone.
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [14 Aug 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 8" from Gideon
Review:
Speaking of the reactions of others, I think Xander will have a heart attack!
Giles however, will not be surprised.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [11 Aug 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 8" from lunalurker
Review:
I may have cheered a little. :)
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [19 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 7" from Gideon
Review:
Good to see Faith dealt with. And now they know how they each feel about each other, but what will they do?
Review By [Gideon] • Date [6 Jul 11] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 7" from PATM
Review:
YES! Did I say that out loud? There was an echo. Grins.
Review By [PATM] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 7" from tealruby
Review:
Great to see another chapter pop up. It will be interesting when someone asks Tara what the other two auras look like.
Review By [tealruby] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 7" from CPTSkip
Review:
Lol! Lovely last line. I continue to enjoy your story. I just hope your Faith can get her act together more quickly than she did on the show. There should be less problems between the Chosen Two since your Faith didn't hold Joyce hostage in your universe. And since Faith always seemed to be omnisexual on the show, maybe all Slayers are bisexual? I hope you update soon as I find your story to be delightful.
Comments from author:
You never know. Fewer problems, but not no problems.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6" from tealruby
Review:
Loved how this chapter went immediately from the FR21 note to FR21 territory :)
Very neat story - it will be fun to see how the twosome becomes a threesome.
And if only Buffy could have gotten such presents in the real show...
Comments from author:
Hey, if you really don't want FR21, you can set yourself up not to read it. If you don't like it here, slide your eyes below it. ;)

Buffy could have gotten such presents, except that her partners were not the type to give them to her. Personally, I'm of the opinion that things would have been better on the show if Buffy and Willow had hooked up at some point. They just mesh well together, and for reasons I've made clear elsewhere, are compatible both emotionally and as vampire/demon fighters. Can you imagine Willow being confident enough after Oz leaves her to show up one night in Buffy's bed, naked?
Review By [tealruby] • Date [8 May 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 6" from PATM
Review:
I like it!
Comments from author:
Thank you, very much.
Review By [PATM] • Date [8 May 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 5" from JasonBarnett
Review:
I don't see Buffy this into a relationship this quickly
Comments from author:
I understand your viewpoint. Buffy has often, if not always, agonized over her prospective partners, and then moved slowly into the relationship once she did take the plunge.

However, that fails to take into account some fundamental differences between her partners and Tara. They, with the exception of Scott Hope (who was fundamentally wrong for Buffy for other reasons), were aggressive men who had a very high opinion of themselves when it came to violence. If Buffy treated them the way she's treating Tara, they either would have run, themselves, or categorized her the way many do Faith - as a uber-sexy girl with less than strong morals.

Tara, on the other hand, is a non-violent female. She doesn't have anything invested in being in control, and so she can, as is her natural bent, let Buffy lead. And Buffy does lead, since Tara's been open with her; and since she has literally saved Tara's life, Tara follows. Of course, that's been a few kisses and cuddling so far, after a couple of days, so not that far. It's just reacting differently in different circumstances.
Review By [JasonBarnett] • Date [29 Apr 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 4" from PATM
Review:
Buffy has weird date nights.
Comments from author:
Buffy has weird nights, period.
Review By [PATM] • Date [25 Apr 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from aspirant
Review:
I love the pairing, but why are Buffy and Tara lovey dovey after a total of about an hour? Shouldn't there have been a 'get to know you and realize you're interested, too' period? It seems very unrealistic and out of character.
Comments from author:
They're lovey-dovey in such a short time because Buffy is not trying to get into a relationship with a man, which would require her to be 'chased.' She's entering into a relationship with a girl, and in fact, a somewhat submissive girl. She's the pursuer here. She saw Tara, decided that she was what she wanted, and used her saving Willow as an 'in.' Willow is playing cupid by dropping out of the meal.

Tara, while having definite hard limits, is both a submissive and an impulsive girl...in canon, she talks about being Willow's, and almost right after they meet, tries to give her the doll's-eye crystal.

Buffy, when she isn't trying to pander to a guy's sensibilities, is very much a decisive person, who isn't completely averse to want-take-have.

So what I'm saying is, if it was Riley, it'd be OOC for Buffy to act this way. It's Tara, and so it's in character for both of them.
Review By [aspirant] • Date [23 Apr 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
"In the second place, I'm the Slayer. While I'll admit my demon-sensing abilities aren't my strongest point," she rolled her eyes as she saw Giles smirk, "I think I can say that if you were a demon, I'd know it."

--riiiiiiiight, B, cuz you picked up on Angel (and later Angelus) so fast...

Not a bad start, although I don't think Buffy was that forward in her flirting at the beginning of her freshman year...
Comments from author:
Hey, it's the thought that counts....;) And she wasn't that forward, because most guys really aren't that attracted to a girl who is that forward, except for occasional sharing of pleasure. *points to Faith*
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [21 Apr 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3" from RebeccaAshling
Review:
Buffy works fast, doesn't she? Well, it being the Hellmouth, she might be dead tomorrow. 'Carpe diem' and all that. I'm so glad that the demon thing got cleared up so quickly. It removes an element of guilt and anxiety from Tara's side of the relationship. Buffy and Tara are very cute together. Like it :) In a reply to an earlier comment you mentioned that most Wuffara fics start out as W/T or B/W. Don't know of any other fic that starts as B/T. And very nice Giles-y protectiveness of Buffy even though I wanted to hit him for threatening our pwecious Tawa ;) Look forward to your next update.
Review By [RebeccaAshling] • Date [20 Apr 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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