Awakenings by dreamweaver
Chapter: Chapter 2

06/09/2008 04:46 am
many fine moments in this chapter: buffy exploding at willow; tara  protecting them from willow; and buffy promising spike, "This isn't over yet."  very good read, thank you.
I really wanted Buffy to tell them where she was.  And Tara could have protected them in canon and should have.  I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

Leilani
06/04/2008 02:49 pm
Oooooooooo how delicious....  Fantastic story!  I just read the first 2 chapters and am in love!!

Can't wait to see how it progress.  Are you going to have Buffy progress thru the grief cycle?  I mean that was the problem with Season 6 is that she never went thru the grieving process - never got angry. 
Oh, thank you so much!  I'm focusing on that anger right now.

06/04/2008 12:18 pm
Read both chapters, and really like where this is going.  A Spuffy story with strong Dawn and Tara is a reall;y good mix.  Keep up the good work.
Thank you!  I always thought Tara was the strong one behind her shyness and Dawn is smart and caring whenever the show stopped forcing her to be whiny, which always seemed wrong to me.

06/04/2008 12:16 pm
Thank you thank you thank you for not making Buffy reject Spike the way she did in canon; I hated that, that Buffy would be so cruel.  Can't wait to see more!!!
Thank you for liking it!  I hated the way the show made Buffy so cruel and callous.

06/04/2008 11:58 am
This is how things should have gone. Lovin' this!!!
I'm so glad you like it!  Thank you!

Tamara
06/04/2008 06:52 am
Excellant chapter. I especially like your view of what Willow did to Tara . It's something that should've been brought up in season 7 as something for her to atone for.
Absolutely it should have been, but the show didn't seem to think that it was wrong.  I'm so glad you like the story!

Kate
06/04/2008 06:44 am
Awesome!!  I love this rewrite of season 6.  These first two chapters are fantasic.  I always felt the Buffy was never angry enough and you are dealing with that side of her emotions beautifully here.  And Spike...I love where you've taken him too and his relationship with Buffy and Dawn.  I cannot wait for more!!
Oh, thank you so much!  I'm so glad you like it!  I always thought Buffy should have been angry not numb, and the Spike/Buffy/Dawn dynamic was there in canon but just brushed over.

Time of Change
06/04/2008 04:53 am
It's about time Buffy got angry.  I really like this story.
I'm so glad you like it!  I never could understand why she went so apathetic.  It would be more like her to be furious.

06/04/2008 02:14 am
Thanks for another exciting chapter - just gets better and better!
Oh, I'm glad you like it!  Thank you!

cheryl
06/04/2008 01:52 am

This story is REALLY good!  I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment.  Thank you!!!

Thank you so much!  I'm just finishing cleaning up Chapter 3 and it will be up tomorrow.

anon462
06/04/2008 01:10 am
Yea Spike!!! Solved all of Buffy and Dawns financial problems, and it was completely legal. Nothing for her to get upset about. Except that the chip didn't fire, and now she thinks she isn't human.

Yea Buffy!!! I'm glad she told the Scoobie off and told them about heaven. But Spike was right, she probably should have told them at a time when she wasn't quite so angry.

Yea Tara!!! Love she made charms for all three of them, keeps Willow from messing with them, controling them. Of course Willows going to get really pissed when her spells don't work and eventually she's going to figure out why. Then she's going to get really pissed.

Yea sparring!!! Yea kissing!!!  Boo scoobies.
The show never mentioned what happened to all that treasure and it made sense that Spike would use it this way.  And I never could understand the Scoobies never even checking where Buffy actually was or, for that matter, thinking that she would be in hell.  I'm so glad you're enjoying the story!

06/04/2008 12:59 am
Oh boy - Buffy and Spike all really fired up.  I'm glad Tara's on board. 
Fun to get them that way!  And Tara has the right instincts; she would be on board.

Gill
06/03/2008 11:43 pm
It's always a better day when you post something new, Dreamweaver.  Your usual brilliant, well-written fiction - I love it when Tara gets more to do; the anti-charm rings are a great idea, and Buffy enraged is way better than Buffy apathetic.  Can't wait for the next chapter...
I'm so glad you like it!  Thank you!  I hated Buffy being apathetic and the story arc that went with it.

06/03/2008 10:18 pm
OH yeah......not over by a long shot and THIS Buffy knows what she wants (and cares not what the Scoobies want).

Excellent character assessment on Spike's adaptability.  He was always able to adjust to circumstance, quickly thinking on his feet.  That made him a fierce opponant and fabulous ally.

Glad they have the charms...No memory loss for these three this time!  Got a feeling that Spike is going to be the target from Willow and Xander though.  Hope they DON'T take off those rings ... ever!

Excellent.

Kathleen
Thank you!  I'm so glad you're liking this!  I really didn't like the idea of an apathetic Buffy and the subsequent story arc of Season 6.  It's so much fun to be able to change it!

Pin
06/03/2008 10:12 pm
Yes!  Great chapter & I love the idea of Buffy rejecting their controls.  Also really like the protective rings; that ought to make Willow absolutely nuts.
They had such a god complex about Buffy and, on the show, she just goes along with it.  I never could understand that!  I'm so glad you're liking it!

fangfaceandrea
06/03/2008 09:56 pm
pretty awesome. 
Loved the way she just told the scoobies of and the fact that Tara is helping with protection spells. An the hot kisses at te end? nice touch XD
Thank you!  I'm so glad you're liking it!  I always wanted to tell the Scoobies off!

06/03/2008 08:55 pm
Absolutely perfect update. Glad to see Buffy's finally speaking her mind.

Oh, thank you!  I thought that anger would make her do and say things she normally wouldn't.