Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from Callista
Cute story, thanks for posting!
Review By [Callista
] • Date [8 Feb 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from MysteryladyTx
I loved this it was just GREAT, I really liked how it played out and the battle with Jack wanting a copy of it...hehehe...so Jack! LOL...
Review By [MysteryladyTx
] • Date [27 Sep 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from bradsan
good job. I really like it. I read this one several times and still like and enjoyed it. I was hoping a sequel perhaps or some chapters with some interactions with Buffy and Jack, Sam, Teal'c and even general Hammond. I would really love that. Oh and a chapter where the baby is born including Spike and Faith. I really would love that.
I hope you'll consider it, in the meanwhile I keep hoping. Can't say it enough good job.
Review By [bradsan
] • Date [18 Jan 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from lorwen
I like this story...
Review By [lorwen
] • Date [8 Jul 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from tracysgate
looking at the details for this story i realise that you wrote it quite awhile ago, but that doest change how i feel about it having just read it.
i just wanted to let you know that i thought it was beautiful. a lovely alternate ending for the show. I really like the interaction between buffy and daniel in buffys head, and faith was great too. just how i alwasy thought she would end up being like.
Again, just a fantastic story, and its never to late to hear that from a new fan. :D
Review By [tracysgate
] • Date [2 May 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from pstibbons
Superb fic, I love the idea of Daniel helping out a hero by entering their head. I'd love to see a fic where he enters Hermione Granger's head one day, given the atrocious way Rowling treats her in the end. (I mean, she gets shackled to an insensitive moRon for the next nineteen years - ouch.) Your depiction of Faith was pretty good too.
‘My first thought was ‘Wow!’,’ Daniel interjected.
Buffy blushed. ‘Was? It changed?’
‘Yes,’ he said with a smile in his voice. ‘It changed to ‘Double Wow!’ followed by ‘Can I have you?’ with a footnote of ‘Remind me to make you smile…a lot.’
‘I know…I just wish I had Mom here with a few of her road signs. You know, the ones that said ‘This Way is the Right Way’ and ‘This is the Wrong Choice’…’
Daniel chuckled. ‘My Grandfather had a few of those…except his were painted on rocks that he threw at my head.’
‘Hey! I’m not living in the past – I’m just remembering it fondly…with lips.’
Only after Buffy apologized profusely would he speak to her again, though he still voiced his disapproval at her using the vampire for comfort again…especially after all her protestations that she had no interest in the man, other than friendship.
“He made her do something that she has not done for the last few human years, dear brother...He made her laugh.”
Faith gave out a harsh laugh. “What…you think a moment of joking made things all right? That she’s just going to forget how we all turned our backs on her?! Get real! She only came back because she was told that we would lose if she wasn’t there at the final battle. She got along with us because we needed someone to follow…someone to pull us through this one. There’s no ‘making peace’ with her…at least not yet.”
“Will we see her again?” Dawn asked tearfully, knowing everything Faith said was the truth.
Faith watched as Buffy wrapped an arm around the man and gave him a deep kiss, and a small smile crossed her lips.
“Yeah, someday…when she’s ready to forgive us.”
“That’s disgusting enough in the English language, Daniel – I don’t think it was ever meant to be said in Ancient Summerian,”
“So…Whither thou goest, I will go and whither thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people are my people, and thy God my God.”
“I get ya, B. And I think the others are finally understanding just what they did too – what we all did,”
“Then that means you can take care of Dad when he contracts Alzheimers.”
“Only if you’ll help me hide the body.”
“Are you sure there’s supposed to be this many zeros?”
But I’m not gonna let Uncle Spike or Aunt Faith near you…at least, not where I can’t censor them.”
Review By [pstibbons
] • Date [9 May 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from eliseth
totally adorable. :D
i really liked this story and I would love to see a sequel... :)
keep it up!
Review By [eliseth
] • Date [19 Jan 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from DeepBlueJoy
This story is scary smart. This story is awesome and fabulous and-if-you-could-possibly-be-conned-into-writing-a-sequel-
some-of-us-would-be-ever-so-grateful -- (deep ragged breath)
This is the truer story of what could have happened... Buffy was disconnected from the Scoobies after her resurrection, and the judgments they made about Spike... and then further after the pre-Chosen pre-apocalyptic defenestration... Why would she want to cosy up to people who betrayed, rejected, disrespected and interfered in her life at every turn, and then still needed her, and were ungrateful for her leadership and her endless sacrifices? My opinion of Giles was so reduced after he tried to kill Spike. Then he had the nerve to fight her authority _and_ do it publicly when she tried to lead. I mean she died for Dawn and ungrateful Dawn kicked her out. Only one person had _any_ right to challenge her at that point, and that was Xander who had sacrificed his eye to follow her. And that only somewhat made up for the many times he lied and undercut her.
Since I love SG1 I'm glad to see her end up there... and Daniel is such a hottie... sexy warrior man with brains... So well equipped to deal with Buffy's world and experiences... And even do research if necessary!
PS: defenestration (meaning) -the act of throwing someone through a window.
IMO, Much more unpleasant than just throwing someone out [the door]... Usually involves glass and/or heights... [in this case the defenestration is figurative]
Review By [DeepBlueJoy
] • Date [16 May 08] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from spring
This fic is wonderful, I love it.
Review By [spring
] • Date [28 Dec 07] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from rivrgrl
first off.. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was orignial and very well done. plus you merged both verses wonderfully with hardly any cracks.. second Daniel/Buffy yum.. I LOVED IT... Faith is hilarious.. then again can't expect less from Faith. would love her to meet Teal'C that would be interesting.. oh and a sequel (Reunion of the scoobs)would be nice.
Review By [rivrgrl
] • Date [21 Jun 07] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from Ansku
Review By [Ansku
] • Date [25 Nov 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from purrfus
Love the happy ending. Thank for the way you wrote this. While I have enjoyed the stories others have written of the first days after the fall of the hellmouth, I have never been able to believe any of the Scoobies could be completely at ease with all ills to everyone forgiven and forgotten.
Review By [purrfus
] • Date [21 Nov 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from romero
I just love this story. I think it's reasonable to think it happened this way. I was happy that Buffy left the Scoobies to find the peace and happiness she was missing for so many years. I liked the fact that Faith stood by her decision. The ending was nice, thinking that their having a baby and Buffy is trying to reconnect with the Scoobies.
Review By [romero
] • Date [28 Oct 06] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from exiled
This is a good story. I like how you have Daniel helping Buffy get over what her "friends" did to her.
Thank you for writing it and sharing it.
Review By [exiled
] • Date [2 Oct 06] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "The Essence of Us" from RevDorothyL
What a delightful way to fill in some of the 'gaps' in the last several episodes of BtVS! Having Daniel as a noncorporeal counselor and significant other (not to mention a source of extra energy and the inspiration for saving all of Giles' books) solved so many problems and mysteries, and gave a whole new depth and positive outlook to Buffy's actions in those last few episodes. Way to go!
Review By [RevDorothyL
] • Date [1 Mar 06] • Rating [8 out of 10]