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Review of chapter "Something like love" from Muadzin
Review:
A little late perhaps, but I had to tell you I enjoyed this story. And I think I figured it out. As long as she didn't love him like that the relationship worked and kept working. But the moment she did began to love him, that's when fate stepped in and yanked the carpet out from underneath them. Buffy in a successful relationship? Can't have that! Quick! Do something horrible to her!
Review By [Muadzin] • Date [20 Jun 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Amai
Review:
I love the cadence of the story, and the sucker punch ending. It's very suited to them, and you handled it beautifully.
Comments from author:
Thank you very much Amai :)
Review By [Amai] • Date [6 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Olympus
Review:
Cute little bit of angst :)

I especially liked the repetition of that same phrase throughout the story - I find that works exceptionally well with angst, especially with the same phrase running through the story, then the last one is different; really makes for a greater impact.

All in all, a nice what-could-have-been. And of course, very well written, as per usual ;D

Ollie
Review By [Olympus] • Date [4 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from BlueEyedBrigadier
Review:
It is really rather amazing what you have done here, Luna....giving us a look at how a Buffy/Xander relationship would work out realistically given canonical events flavouring their pre- and post-"Chosen" lives. They're sadly both very driven but very broken people by the time of "Chosen," let alone when they start dating in this story.

I mean, you have Buffy even admit that after NINE relationships where things were serious and she something...visceral?...about her boyfriends (over even the odd girlfriend, since I can imagine after a few more failures past Spike she might try out the Sapphic side of the fence for a relationship or two) that her significant others were not right for her, but Xander's the right kind of porridge. Years of loving her Dad (who cheated on her mother, then disappeared out of her life), Angel, Riley, Spike...men who were powerful in their own right, but abused it or couldn't really fathom Buffy having power of her own. But Xander? Xander gets to be the one who helps heal all of those wounds and show her that he's the The One for her, he's the man who worships both the Slayer and the Woman sides of her equally.

And Xander's no better...abusive parents treating him like utter garbage transitioning into tainted emotional investments with Cordelia and Willow and Anya and Buffy. Of offering his soul but being apparently found lacking - or thinking he's been found lacking - time and time again, and eventually just thinking it better to settle and take up Buffy's perceived offer of specialized friendship. Not realizing the greater importance of his efforts and what they did for her mentally and emotionally...and dismissing Buffy's dying words as an attempt to provide false comfort? What really hit home the most...such utter self-loathing that he still can't see just what his life with Buffy meant, and her unvarnished truth of knowing he was her One True Love and he did something wonderful.

Would it be wrong to ask for more of this? Maybe a short vignette of when Xander's final day comes and he's reunited with Buffy again? That he can allow himself to realize the truth and be truly happy in the next life? I just want so bad for a semi-happy ending :S
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [4 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Misty
Review:
Wow! Amazing! Thank you.
Review By [Misty] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
Review:
>_<

I love well written stories, even when short.
I hate sad endings, even when there's a tang of bittersweet in them, even when I admit the necessity of it being there to make the story WORK.

Needless to say, I have a love/hate feeling about this one.

At least you know the hate is deserved along with the love, and in this case, it's not a bad thing.

...and yes...I really do love it. Just like that.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Greywizard
Review:
I think this is an extremely realistic view of how a Buffy/Xander relationship might eventually work out, and while it is sad, it is also quite sweet.

Excellent work.
Review By [Greywizard] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from EroSlackerMicha
Review:
This rocked. a tear in my eye.
thank you for this wonderful one-shot.
Review By [EroSlackerMicha] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Semet
Review:
Wow... If nothing else I'd call it bittersweet. This was a good one.
Review By [Semet] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Something like love" from (Current Donor)vidicon
Review:
Ah, the pain of realising things too late... Maybe Xander can be convinced that she did, at a later time...

Thanks for writing
Review By [(Current Donor)vidicon] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from tals
Review:
Wonderfully written. Melancholy and sad, but beautiful at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

Tals
Review By [tals] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Oakheart
Review:
You're not supposed to make me blink back tears. You're not supposed to make me want a story of all the intervening years...

...Thanks.
Good story.

SD
Review By [Oakheart] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Hecatonchires
Review:
Bittersweet ;_;
Review By [Hecatonchires] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Something like love" from superbrutal
Review:
Wow, I really really enjoyed that.

Excellent job.
Review By [superbrutal] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Something like love" from Gideon
Review:
Sadness, that their happiness had to end, even if it took Buffy so long to realise it. Most people may not get what they deserve, but these two deserved each other. Well done.
Review By [Gideon] • Date [3 Jan 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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