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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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