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What Comes Around, Goes Around by sinecure starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Tragedy strikes Sunnydale, and Willow and Spike are caught in the middle... can they fix things?
Willow/Spike
Characters: Spike, Willow - Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Time Travel, Drama, Angst - Rating: R - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S5, Spoilers for BtVS S4, Violence, Character Death - Chapters: 21
Published: 02/07/03 - Updated: 02/07/03 - Completed: No

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/06/04 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

What an amazing beginning to this story -- I'm really loving it!

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Eighteen Days by Elen starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 62]
Chapter One--A Cautionary Tale of World Save-age. It isn't NC-17 yet, but I thought I'd better make it NC-17 to be on the safe side. All of the email addresses used for Willow, her friends and parents were made up for this story. Please don?t use them!
Willow/Spike
Characters: Spike, Willow - Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S2, Spoilers for BtVS S3, Spoilers for BtVS S1 - Chapters: 33
Published: 30/01/04 - Updated: 10/10/04 - Completed: No

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/05/04 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter Thirteen

This was so well written -- Willow trying to turn the volume down on her beating heart was great. Spike is wicked, but loveable -- and Willow is certainly holding her own. Great fic so far!

Author's Response: Thanks! I'm glad that you are enjoying this.

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Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 02/05/04 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter Twenty-Four

Elen -- this is such a fabulous story. I know that you've heard it like a thousand times by now -- but you really do have a fabulous eye for detail. The Denny's conversations overheard are a great touch (I spent a lot of time at Denny's in my teens and you've got the culture of the place down to a tee). I'm also interested in the way that your leaving subtle hints regarding Willow's attraction to women. I have to admit that I'm more interested in the hints you've been leaving about her very ambivalent attraction to Spike. I like the strength that you've given Willow -- but I also wonder where she's going to go with this impulse. And I really hope this develops before Buffy finds her which, I'm really hoping isn't anytime soon!!!! Have to admit that I was really hoping that Spike and Georgia would figure out about the internet connection -- but perhaps the computer will open up new possibilties for the story (as I really liked the letters interspersed with the narrative). Anyways, great job. Keep them coming --- I certainly don't mind if you update this story frequently. Thank you!!!!!!!

Author's Response: When I was in college, it was Frisch's, but I thought that was too regional a diner to use in this story. I'm kind of sad about it because I had to give up the all you can eat breakfast buffet which can be pretty funny at 3:30 in the morning. Willow's sexuality presents some challenges to writers. I've chosen for now to leave it an open question. If I have to chose between closing a door or leaving it open to walk through later, I tend to leave it open.

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Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 16/05/04 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter Twenty-Six

This is a great chapter, Elen! I love the way you've developed the urgency of Willow's situation -- she's been testing her limits for sometime now (both physically and verbally) -- and you certainly don't throw away the narrative possibilities that such defiance opens up. Her relationship with Spike took on a new urgency at the end of the last chapter -- we've seen the handcuffs before, but NOT since their relationship became sexual. Good job on the discovery of the keyboard -- Spike's smooth and witty reaction rang true with his character (he knows what Willow is capable of, so he isn't surprised -- and the disparity between his and Colin/Georgia's responses is delicious!). I really enjoyed the end of this chapter as well -- (gosh you know how to bring me to the edge of my chair and leave me wanting more, more more). So glad to hear that 27 is on its way as I can't wait to see where Willow and Spike's interactions go from here. And thanks for bringing Lilah into the mix!

Author's Response: I've decided to hold up on Chapter 27 until I'm happy with 28 and 29, so I apologize for the delay. There's some sequence of events issues that I need to tighten up over the next three chapters. I'm planning to write all day Saturday, so hopefully I'll get this sorted enough to put 27 up on Sunday. I'm glad that you are enjoying this.

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Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 20/06/04 Title: Chapter 27: Chapter Twenty-Seven

Another amazing chapter -- and a supreme example of what you do so well -- ie, write sexy fics that go beyond exploring characters and the relationships between characters. Your stories are about life itself and what it means to live it. Your discussion of Willow's clothing said so much about her character. I love the line about how it's easier to be the child of a geek than a geek.

Author's Response: Thanks, Astrid. I really enjoyed our email exchange the other day.

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Evil Things by jennnillu starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Vamp Willow is causing trouble again
Willow/Spike
Characters: Spike, Willow - Genres: Alternate Universe, Drama, Angst - Rating: R - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S6 - Chapters: 14
Published: 30/04/04 - Updated: 26/05/04 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 17/05/04 Title: Chapter 9: 9

I'm really enjoying this story (just added it to my favorites)! The double Willow effect is a great narrative technique. My favorite is the Wishverse, though -- and the Spike/Willow dynamic is so very interesting and suspenseful. Have to admit that I almost didn't want Spike to pass out at the end of this chapter (great comic effect, though -- and an interesting resolution to the tension you've created).

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Flesh Into Gear by claudia6913 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Drusilla has been killed by none other then Willow. What will Angelus and Spike do when they find out?
Willow/Threesomes
Characters: Threesomes, Angelus, Spike, Willow - Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S2, Violence, Rape/NC, Non-consensual - Chapters: 26
Published: 01/06/04 - Updated: 18/02/06 - Completed: No

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 03/07/04 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Wow -- what a chilling end to this chapter. Perfect horror stuff!

Author's Response: Thank you. =)

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Beggars Banquet by Elen starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Season Seven PWP
Willow/Spike
Characters: Spike, Willow - Genres: Angst - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S7 - Chapters: 1
Published: 06/06/04 - Updated: 06/06/04 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/06/04 Title: Chapter 1: One

I completely agree with Sara. I'm not usually a big fan of PWP -- but I think that you've just converted me. These aren't simply cardboard cut-outs of the characters going at it. As always, I love the way that you write Willow and Spike! Thank you.

Author's Response: Thanks, Astrid. How is When I'm Gone coming along? It looked very promising.

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Night School by Gabrielle starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Angelus is bored. Willow is unwary.
Willow/Angelus
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Willow - Genres: Angst - Rating: NC-17 - Warnings: Spoilers for BtVS S2, Rape/NC, Non-consensual - Chapters: 11
Published: 25/06/04 - Updated: 19/07/04 - Completed: Yes

Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/07/04 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter Five

I really liked the juxtaposition of the two perspectives in this chapter. The heaven / hell contrast was terrific -- Willow's insecurities are heart-wrenching and Angelus, caught up in his own power-trip and narcissism is perfectly clueless. And when he figures it out at the end -- its absolutely chilling. What a cliff hanger!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback! And thank you for telling me exactly what it was about my fic that you liked. It helps me a great deal!

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Reviewer: Astrid Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: 06/07/04 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter Six

This is difficult subject matter -- but you've managed to address it quite well. Your double sense of the psychology of rapist and victim is extremely compelling. Best of all -- I like the insight that Willow achieves through her pain. She realizes how she's been used, that life isn't fair, and that she won't necessarily be rewarded for her suffering. Her vision of the after-life provides a much needed dose of Willow-humour. The laughter at the end is such a great touch -- you really know how to write those chapter endings!

Author's Response: I truly appreciate your feedback.It's nice to be told exactly what you like about my story. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will try to update soon.

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