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Review of chapter "Chapter One" from SilverRose
Review:
This was interesting. To not have angel making things worse. I like how you got into Faith's head and how her thoughts were never far from her watcher, and are in fact what stop her from killing Xander. I think the show could have had a bit more depth that season if this is how that scene had gone.
Review By [SilverRose] • Date [22 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from ChefJackButler
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This was very well done. Unfortuantely, the writer in me is now going "Wesley is scheduled to show up soon with a pack of Council goons to arrest Faith and haul her back to England for trial. How's Xander going to react? What's Faith going to do?"
Review By [ChefJackButler] • Date [12 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Oxnate
Review:
I've said it before too, "if only Angel hadn't shown up that night." Things would have been so much better.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [12 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)RngrThorne
Review:
The only thing wrong is that it's over.
Review By [(Current Donor)RngrThorne] • Date [11 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Ironbear
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*nod* Powerful scene.
Review By [(Current Donor)Ironbear] • Date [11 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Aegis
Review:
Thanks for this, been waiting for someone to make something of this scene. When it comes to Xander, most people tend to focus on either Halloween or the hyena possession, usually ending up with Xander getting powers and kicking ass (which isn't necessarily bad, but it gets old). However, few seem to linger on the parts where I think his character really excels, or at least, not without exaggerating it quite a bit. For example saying 'screw you' to destiny and forcing Angel to help him in going after Buffy when everyone else had apparently given up, standing up to Angelus at the hospital fully knowing he was dead if the bluff didn't work, and of course, trying to help Faith in this particular scene. People do mention the former two, but often seems to want to make it into something a lot more than what it is, when what it is should be plenty already.

As for your take on it, it's well written and with a believable outcome. Faith clearly needs help, although it's questionable if she'd be ready to accept it and you did a good job illustrating that fine balance. For a moment there, I considered the possibility that you'd have her kill Xander even (although given your past stories, I sort of doubted you'd go there). But all is well that ends well. Or sort of. As they both acknowledged, whether Xander can do anything to help is far from certain, but out of all of them, Xander is probably the one most capable of understanding her situation somewhat. We don't know a lot about Faith's family, nor do we know a lot about Xander's, but you've established hers to be a rather poor one and it's pretty clear that Xander's, while probably not as bad as hers, is not exactly healthy either. Sometimes it may be enough to just be there and listen without judging, and what Faith really needs at this point is a friend to do that and remind her that she's better than that.

Though she's not out of the woods quite yet. There's still the matter of the dead guy and Buffy going all legally blonde about it. It was one of those things that really pissed me off about the show; this was clearly an accident and no one seems to behave like it was (except possibly Xander, he didn't really get a chance to elaborate on his opinion). The way they handled it was below critique and only served to compound the problem.
Review By [Aegis] • Date [11 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Ghostrider
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This is a much better continuation and conclusion than was had in canon. Not magically making everything alright, but the first tentative steps on a hard road to become more then you have been.

Here is to hoping you will continue this story or write more in this AU.
Review By [Ghostrider] • Date [11 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from CPTSkip
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I really feared Faith was going to the Dark Side and would kill Xander. But you actually ended your story with an element of hope. Well done and I hope Xander can finally help Faith save herself.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [10 Jul 14] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from (Current Donor)Sithspit
Review:
Awesomely done.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sithspit] • Date [10 Jul 14] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from trongod
Review:
Intense, moving, and far better than what we got in canon...
Review By [trongod] • Date [10 Jul 14] • Not Rated
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