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Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from Guardinal
Review:
So far I like the story, I have to admit. I was also glad to be proven right about the HP cross when I read Chapter One way back when.

One thing? Big Harmony shipper here. So my first thought is that while Vampire Hermione is still loyal to X and to a lesser extent, the girls because of the Sire bond, maybe the first thing on her mind is making Harry hers. Especially interesting if this is before Sixth Year; after all, vampires tend to recognize no authority but strength. Meaning the respect Hermione has had for Dumbledore, the teachers, the Order, the Ministry, etc., just vanished like morning mist, and Harry's rage with Dumbledore is at it's maximum.

Harry and Hermione's rage, freed from control? Potentially awesome. Not exactly new, I'll grant, but it can be interesting, especially in a Wizarding Britain, at war with itself, that suddenly finds itself under siege by the new vampiric Bonnie and Clyde. Maybe Dark and Light have to join forces just to try and keep their necks safe?

Which just proves to Vamp! Harry and Hermione that Wizards are not worth saving. Even more so when the wizards, led by Voldemort and Dumbledore begin attempting seriously to kill them. Voldemore for the prophecy and popularity points, and Dumbledore out of (mournful sigh) sad, sad duty. Unfortunately, the assassination attempts both begin before the new vampiric couple do anything other than feed on a couple of muggles, and are handled with the usual wizarding (in)competence, merely pissing the vampire couple off.

Especially when X and the girls are there to teach them, generally raise their levels, and maybe back them up if it's not inconvenient.

And what does being turned mean for the Horcrux in Harry's scar? Especially since it's been implied that maybe Xander, already descended from the unusually human Aurelius line, creates an even more variant vampire thanks to his immortality making him somewhat more alive the average vamp, not unlike how in canon, the vampire that Angel sired on the German Sub wasn't the monster that vampires usually are.

And how will the OLD vampiric Bonnie and Clyde (Spike and Dru) react to getting upstaged? Competitiveness? Team-up? Fight, then team-up?

Well, that's my two cents. Whatever happens, I'll probably enjoy reading it.

BCNU
Comments from author:
You're quite right about this causing some *major* changes in the Wizarding World. You'll see some of the initial changes starting in the next couple chapters. ;-)
Review By [Guardinal] • Date [18 Aug 14] • Rating [7 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from BlueEyedBrigadier
Review:
Oh, I think Xander and Buffy have created a beautiful monster in siring Hermione J Granger, since all those nominal brains and repressed anger from being treated like crap due to her intellect overwhelming her social skills or her good sense and her blood status in the Magical world? Vamp!Willow would have had some serious competition!

:D
Comments from author:
Yes, I think that Hermione is going to be an excellent addition to the group, and she's going to make it a point to show the pureblood elitists just how wrong they are about what a muggleborn is capable of achieving. ;-)
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [10 Aug 14] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from (Recent Donor)redjacobson
Review:
Very nice, and it's always a pleasure seeing Quentin get what he deserves for being such a pillock (or words of your choice). I'm curious though, how much further down the time frame is this story from Halloween? Because I don't recall the story about Jonathan that you are referring to.

Also, did Giles turn Jenny and Joyce for his playmates?

Red
Comments from author:
This story took place approximately a year after the first one in the series, Red.

I may add additional details about Jonathan's 'recruitment' in a future story.

And the Giles/Jenny/Joyce situation will definitely be addressed in a future story.
Review By [(Recent Donor)redjacobson] • Date [8 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from LFW
Review:
I am glad for more of this and impressed that Hermione, a caring girl from the books, could be related to Quenton. And I am looking forward to what will happen to the Watchers Council next.
But, can Xander walk in daylight? His heart is still beating from the fic with the fight with his costume right?
Looking forward to more
Thanks
Comments from author:
Xander is a vamped Immortal, and can walk in the sun without any problem, which is one reason Travers seriously underestimated him.

The other reason is that Travers was an arrogant asshole.
Review By [LFW] • Date [8 Aug 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from raxadian
Review:
If Xander is part immortal, won't he attract true immortals that want to cut his head off?
Comments from author:
If and when he encounters them, yes.

But given his non-obvious advantages, I don't see any of them having a big chance of success.

And remember - *this* version of Xander is evil, so he won't have any qualms about cheating outrageously, in order to win.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [7 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from raxadian
Review:
This series so far looks like an evil version of those fics were Xander keeps getting more power, I like it.
Comments from author:
That's exactly what I'm portraying here - a powered-up, somewhat evil version of Joss' character, who has decided to step forward and refuse to take any more shit form anyone.
Review By [raxadian] • Date [7 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Two" from cmdruhura
Review:
{ But since I'm currently tapping Buffy, Amy and Cordy – and none of them are happy about the sharing with others thing, } he reminded himself, { I'd just as soon not have to worry about any of them getting jealous of another girl in the mix, and trying to remove my dick with a chainsaw, or something equally subtle. }


Let's see . . . . Rusty spoon. Check. Suspended by fishing line. Check. Det cord. Check. The Pit and the Pendulum gag. Check. Battery with jumper cables. Check. Glory hole to a tank of piranhas. Check. Waffle iron. Check.

I'm sure there are others that I can't remember right now.
Comments from author:
I'm sure that the girls will be able to find plenty of substitutes, if they really desire to do so. ;-)
Review By [cmdruhura] • Date [7 Aug 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Rune
Review:
Two because Willow is still dust.

Now is the granddaughter vamped yet?
I would have turned her.

Bring back Red!
Comments from author:
Well, all I can say at the moment is that Xander's looking to play the long game here, so he's plotting out strategies for years down the road right now, and how Travers' granddaughter's survival figures into those plans is an integral part of his schemes. ;-)

Anything else is up to the whims of my muse.
Review By [Rune] • Date [23 Jun 12] • Rating [2 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from purrfus
Review:
Intriguing. So does Xander actually have a boss, or his he just using the term to throw off the listeners?
Comments from author:
I'm shocked!! Shocked, I say!!! Do you mean to imply that Xander would lie to Travers, in addition to kidnapping his granddaughter? ;-)
Review By [purrfus] • Date [27 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Bobboky
Review:
very good
Comments from author:
Thanks. ;-)
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [23 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from eriktheviking
Review:
A well written dark scene setter.
Comments from author:
You ain't seen dark, yet. ;-)
Review By [eriktheviking] • Date [23 Dec 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Yar
Review:
Interesting. I like the concept of being proactive and Xander is one of my favorites to do so, but kidnapping an unrelated civillian just doesn't sit well with me. Instead of having Xander start off as a Black Hat (a bad guy doing evil upon an innocent), perhaps this could be a Harry Potter crossover, with Travers' granddaughter being Granger and a) she already knows about magic (she'd make some comment of having to pretend ignorance when McGonnagal visited), and b) Xander didn't kidnap her - he showed her documentation of what Quentin's been up to and how he treats the Slayers. I suspect that with canon Granger's outrage and actions over House Elves, she's be equally likely to throw in with Xander and manipulate her grandfather. I can also see how, growing up with Quentin's son as a father, she got her "authority is always right" attitude.

Remember, though, the (paraphrased) words of Machiavelli - when you do evil upon a man, you must do such that you do not fear his retaliation. That is, he must not be able or desiring to take revenge. Xander's shown his face to Travers and his minions and even killing Travers at this point wouldn't stop things. If the security people have any sense they've taken his picture and are right now showing it to everyone. Someone *would* recognize it as one of the Slayer's associates and a hard-nosed reaction would be to promptly kidnap Xander's parents - along with his friends, like say Willow. Depending on how you'd like to spin things, I can easily see this escalating into a Frank Castle-style warfare situation.

I look forward to seeing how this develops.
Comments from author:
Well, considering that the Halloween persona Xander incorporated into his own psyche was that of a somewhat sociopathic professional assassin, I can't see him caring all that much about the mindset of Travers' granddaughter, unless he thought he could use/suborn it to his own benefit.

And as far as Xander is concerned and based on the information he's acquired, at this point in time, the Council really doesn't have any real idea of who has been helping Buffy or what they're capable of doing, so he's basically making a preemptive strike against them now, when they're not expecting to be hit.

Xander does have a definite plan of action, which you'll learn more about in the next couple chapters, and it's not just a simple hit and run operation. Remember (if you've read the preceding stories in the series), he has the memories of a Special Forces veteran and a professional assassin to use when he's developing his plans.

And Willow, in this universe, was staked by Angel on Halloween night after she was possessed by Darla's persona, as a result of her costume choice.
Review By [Yar] • Date [23 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)Deamondeathstone
Review:
Great! Although I had to go back and read the whole series again because I totally forgot what this one was all about. Just one question, why put them out in these one chapter size seperate parts?
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying the story.

And I'm doing it this way, in order to be able to comply with my Christmas Challenge Fic-A-Thon requirements of posting daily.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Deamondeathstone] • Date [23 Dec 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Recent Donor)redjacobson
Review:
Interesting start, but not really enough to comment on.

red
Comments from author:
Nope, this is just to establish the basic situation, so you'll have an idea of why subsequent events are happening.
Review By [(Recent Donor)redjacobson] • Date [22 Dec 11] • Not Rated
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