Review of chapter "Epilogue" from SwimmieTeam
That was a really good read and I can't wait for the sequel!
Review By [SwimmieTeam
] • Date [7 Aug 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from aveave
Great story. Are you going to write a sequel soon?
Comments from author:
Yep. Soon-ish, anyway. It's the next fanficiton story I'll start :).
Review By [aveave
] • Date [26 Jul 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from FireWolfe
Ok it has been a few months is the sequel coming alive? I really like what you have done and am curious to see what will happen.
Comments from author:
Yes I'm still planning on writing the sequel once I've finished one of my other two stories (one chapter left). I'm just in the middle of moving right now, which has pushed writing a bit into the background. But it is coming -I want to know what's happening too!
Review By [FireWolfe
] • Date [29 Jun 10] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Alstreim
I loved your fic so much that I read it nonstop from star to finish.
Review By [Alstreim
] • Date [4 Jun 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Ten" from AstridWinchester
Ok so I was browsing story titles last night (when I should have been sleeping haha) and I came across this one, and I gotta say, I'm VERY impressed.
You have a lot of talent for writing, most writers write stories with drama and loss in an almost mechanical way, but with yours, you convey the raw emotion. I was caught by each chapter, I could feel her pain, almost hear her laughter or see that little smirk she'd get around House. You wrote each characters voice beautifully. It was like I was watching a movie, sitting in my comfy little arm-chair with popcorn with my ever-present cat on my lap. In short, I'm loving this so far and wanted to give you the praise and credit you're due. Four thumbs up, as two is no where near enough.
Review By [AstridWinchester
] • Date [11 Apr 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from AngusH
Beautiful and brilliantly written, this story has both a perfectly plausible crossover and a great story.
The way that you wrote each of the characters was just right too.
I really enjoyed it.
Review By [AngusH
] • Date [3 Apr 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from spk
Just re-reading this amazing story and sending some encouragement to you muse about the anxiously-awaited sequel. :)
Review By [spk
] • Date [2 Apr 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Mierke
The Prologue broke my heart. Even though I expected what was coming the first time you mentioned Mark, it still broke my heart to read that Buffy had had to bury him. She just can't get a break, can she? Poor girl.
"Seeing Buffy's shoulder slump even more, Faith quickly reassured her. "Look. I guess, no, I know you rather want to be alone. And although we've promised them to stick around, I figured a nice little hotel room in Plainsboro is 'around' enough."
That's really nice of Faith. I think she really came 'round in the seventh season and I'm glad you're continuing that line. Faith is probably the best one to understand Buffy, understand what she's going through. Faith knows what it's like to be all alone and to lose everything you have.
I love your witty Buffy/Slayer-comments. They're so in character! I especially loved this exchange:
"From the darkness, a pair of brown eyes watched the fight with interest, cross-bow ready if need be. But as ten minutes passed and Buffy still showed no intention of finishing off the fight, Faith stepped closer to the fighting pair, casually leaning against a nearby tree.
"You know, B, if you wanted somebody to spar with all you had to do was ask."
Stopping mid-motion, the vampire looked from his opponent to the other young woman. Finally, realisation dawning, he looked back at Buffy, snarling, "Slayer."
Snorting, Buffy shook her head in disappointment. "And here I thought you were the smart one. But no, it takes him a full five minutes of fighting to figure that one out."
"Ten." Faith corrected.
"You've been fighting ten minutes."
Turning back to the stunned vampire in front of her, she put both her arms on her hips. "Now that's downright insulting.""
"Rolling his eyes – only barely preventing himself from punching the air for successfully confusing her in return – he tipped his cane against her legs. "Everybody lies."
Snorting, Buffy shook her head. "That's hardly a revelation."
Judging by the surprised look he was giving her, that wasn't exactly the answer he'd expected."
Oh my, I'm really looking forward to more of their chats. I can't believe you've said you've never written Buffy or House fanfic before - everybody is so real! The House/Cuddy exchanges are just brilliant, but I must say again that I love the House/Buffy chats the most. They're just awesome and everytime you write one of their exchanges I have to keep myself from laughing out loud!
"Having enough of the conversation – and being late again, Buffy turned to Dr Cuddy once more. Immediately, her expression softened considerably, making her look almost shy. "I'm sorry for the earlier commotion. Next time I'll just outrun Grumpy Cane Guy.""
"The boy tilted his head and smiled weakly at Buffy. Despite everything he had just witnessed, he slowly reached his hand into Buffy's direction. Carefully touching her hand, he quickly moved his hand back as soon as it made contact. "You're real," he whispered in awe. He knew it! His big sister had been lying. Superheroes were real and not just dumb stories!"
That made me giggle!
""Long story short, after a, albeit estranged, cousin of mine died several years ago, her daughter decided to move to California for college. That's where she got involved with Buffy and her friends. She stopped any contact with her family and when they tried to find out why, Buffy and her friends threatened them. Apparently Buffy had been arrested several times for serious offences already. My cousin's husband couldn't do anything but helplessly watch as the poor child was drawn into Buffy's troubled world. She was shot to death a couple of years later," Wilson explained quietly. Yes, he had lost contact with his cousin's family after her death. But when he was finally ready to rectify it a few years later, it was already too late. All his cousin's husband could do was tell him of the girl's death and who was responsible."
Oh! It's incredible how people only see what they want to see! It seems rather ironic to have everyone in the hospital fuss over Buffy and her alleged abuse, while Wilson complains that Buffy was responsible for Tara getting shot, while all she did was get her away from her abusive family! It makes me kind of angry to see Wilson make all of these assumptions, even though I know he's doing it with a good heart. It's just... frustrating.
And poor Buffy - being pregnant on top of all the things that happened to her, and that from the guy she lost. That must be so confusing :(
"So, when Cuddy finally knocked on the door, asking if everything was alright, Buffy jerked the door open.
I absolutely love that that's the way she ends up telling Cuddy about everything!
"In fact, if anyone else had been there, he'd probably have commented on the identical expression the two women were wearing."
I love how you make these little comments, they always make me laugh at the most emotional moments, in a good way :)
"Not knowing what else to do, Cuddy leaned over and pulled her daughter into a hug. Buffy resisted at first but then she couldn't get close enough. It was the embrace she had yearned for after their final battle. The embrace only parents were able to give. The embrace her mom couldn't give to her because she had been dead for a couple of years already.
Cuddy, surprised by the fierceness of Buffy's reaction, simply held on to her daughter. She gently stroked her back, whispering words of comfort into her ear."
It's great to see that Cuddy can be exactly what Buffy needs right now. She has so much going on and having a mother (figure) to help her with all that, is amazing.
I loved the cold feet part in chapter 26. That was really hilarious!
I'm so glad Dawn is there to defend Buffy. She would never have done it herself, she's so ridden with guilt, she's always feeling it in some way. I'm really glad her little sister is there for her.
And Dawn and House? Priceless!
"Wilson looked up in shock only to find Faith grinning at him. "You just picked his locks."
Shrugging her shoulders, Faith put her motorcycle helmet away and went straight for the kitchen. "I know. Kicking it in would be so much faster … but people usually get annoyed when I do that."
Poor Wilson, he must be going crazy, with all those insane people around him!
""Yup." Buffy lifted her chin in defiance. "I don't like doctors, he doesn't like patients. It works great for both of us.""
"Xander, ignored her last comment as if he hadn’t heard it – which he really hadn't – and started to grin. Only a little bit at first, but it quickly grew until his eye was twinkling with happiness. Pulling her into a hug again, he lifted her off her feet and spun her around in a circle. "You're having a baby! Boy or girl? Did ya know Xander is a great name? Suppose you could go with Xandra if it's a girl. Want more pie?" With Buffy's feet still a couple of inches off the floor, he turned towards Lisa. "Pie? Where? Baby-Xander needs more food! Quick!""
I love how happy Xander is! Buffy's been so nervous about everyone's reactions and seeing Xander reacting like this... It must have made her so, so happy.
"Giles found Buffy at the very end of the backyard, standing with her back to the house.
He slowly approached her, making sure she would hear him doing so. She didn't move. Feeling her lose the fight against the tears as soon as he put a hand on her shoulder, he wordlessly pulled her into a hug, draping the blanket he'd brought from the living room around her as well."
Giles. Is. Awesome.
"Hi Greggie. This is Willow. I'm sorry, but Lisa is busy snogging a gorgeous guy in the corner. And when I say gorgeous I mean gorgeous in a I could forget I'm gay kinda way and go and grab him for myself. You know that European type. Tall, tanned, amazing green eyes and smart. Wow, I can already feel the gayness leave my body. Oh, I hope your leg isn't hurting 'cause I can't do anything about it. And Lisa can't do anything about it either, seeing how she's busy. But I'm sure Buffy could call the hospital for your and have them send a physiotherapist over? Anyway, what are you doing for Christmas? Have you got some mistletoe around? 'Cause we have and ... well, I guess I mentioned Lisa being busy. But did I mention there's mistletoe involved? 'Cause I think I didn't. So yeah, she's kissing under the mistletoe." Willow sighed deeply, winking at Lisa who was trying hard to contain her laughter. "Uhm, Greggie? You're still there? Oh goddess, I've been babbling again, have I? I'm so sorry, it always happens when I get excited. And the temperature in this room suddenly spiked so ... wow. Yeah. Sorry. How's your leg?"
Willow had barely finished with her last, innocent question before everyone in the room broke out laughing.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the phone, House was staring at it in half-disbelief. "Don't you ever breathe?"
"I think it's mostly overrated," Willow answered nonchalantly. "Have a nice Christmas.""
That was absolutely hilarious!
I started crying agaain when Buffy is talking to Mark at the end. Wow, you really have a way of bringing up all of the emotions in me! The story was a rollercoaster. In a good way, a really good way.
Comments from author:
Wow. That was long. Thanks for the review! I think I really need to re-read what I wrote - I couldn't even remember some of the things you've mentioned (I'm forgetful like that). Though I still found them funny. Hehe.
Anyway, thanks again. This really made my day - and reminded me of one of the reason why I love writing!
Review By [Mierke
] • Date [5 Feb 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from LostDragon
I have got to say you are a great writer, after reading your other two stories (by the way need a sequel to Dawning..) I broke my covenant to NOT read a House/Buffyverse story. Glad I did, This story (along with Dawning..,) needs a sequel written, I really was looking forward to seeing Buffy's show down with Mark's family about how they "disowned" the most important person in her new life and to see the Buffster as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Mommy.
Oh well I just have to wait until She-Muse and He-Muse come together for the next story. :(
Comments from author:
The only problem I have with the sequels for both stories is that I don't have the time to write them! At least not yet. My plans are to finish Little Brother, then come back to House and Dawning Familiarity. And maybe someone somewhere is inventing the 30 hour day...
Review By [LostDragon
] • Date [13 Jan 10] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from FireWolfe
So sequel soon pretty please.
Review By [FireWolfe
] • Date [11 Oct 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Forty-Nine" from FireWolfe
OK first Lisa has Slayer dreams now she is acting like a slayer. Did we miss something here? I mean all the potentials were activated right? So how did she get missed or did she just not notice? I think it would be interesting to make Lisa a slayer then kick it in with Dawn too. I mean it would truly freak poor Giles out. I also think House needs to be the daddy of Buffy and Dawn and just for fun Faith too. It would be so evil to do that to him. Yes I know you said this Jamal guy was it. But who is to say the council allowed that to happen. It strikes me that Travers might have been evil enough to try to breed a slayer. Maybe make House have a family member that was a slayer or something. It would be interesting. I also look forward to Wilson meeting Willow.
Review By [FireWolfe
] • Date [29 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from nightshadowlife
Awesome story!!!! I finally was able to sit down and read the story from start to finish today! whooh my rear hurts now. lol
I love the story and can't wait to see the sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review By [nightshadowlife
] • Date [26 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from MavenAlysse
Beautifully written. Loved the interactions with the Scoobies - glad that the all made up at the end.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Review By [MavenAlysse
] • Date [12 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from Gideon
Well done, you finished it! A great story filled with believable characters. Looking forward to the sequel!
Review By [Gideon
] • Date [1 Aug 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Epilogue" from NaiveGhost
This is a really great story. I looked forward to every update. I will be keeping an eye out for the sequel.
Review By [NaiveGhost
] • Date [17 Jul 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]