Like a Cat in a Bag
Great fic all around, I think you rushed the detox a bit, but it's easily handwaved with "Slayer", so that's okay.
Keep up the good work.
great story as always Loved the church of Elvis part
I loathe the Buffy character from the series.
I never would have dreamed of reading BtVS fanfiction, and if Kinsfire hadn't written Ties Of Blood, i probably wouldn't have. To my amu.... amazement, i find stories that emphasizes just those traits in her that i dislike so much, and changes them. Even highlighting the hero of the series. NOT what i expected.
You're following style with the series very well, but i think Xander is a bit too mature. The Willow-sub should have been introduced earlier, or at least, been more pronounced earlier. Nevermind. Details.
Really enjoyed this story, awesome dark Plot with a cool ending.
Thanks for sharing this with us
What a strange fic. Drug addicted Buffy. I've finally gotten into the tv show, but I'm only up to disc 5 of season five (Mama Summers just died), so I wonder just how far you're deviating from the official Buffyverse.
Not sure how I feel about this fic. It's up to your usual standards, if you allow for the fact that it's some of your earlier work. Very angsty and depressing, much like the show often is. I wonder how much I'm judging based off knowing your HP fanfic first. Especially things like TMW, where you have such a more light-hearted romp sort of style. This feels like we're still getting our happily ever after, it's just a painful and rough ride to get there.
For some reason heroin-addicted Buffy I can just sort of accept as the impetus for the plot. But if something is holding me back from loving this, it's that Xander is so grown up and adult. I'm not sure I like him so mature. Hero loyal Xander is great, but this is more adult Xander than hero Xander. Not to say he's too much of Gary Stu, but there is a bit of it. And I think I like Xander better with more quips and less interventions. And the whole Willow-addicted-to-magic seemed sort of thrown in this chapter, and didn't really have any effect on the story before now at all.
Oh well. Like I said, not entirely sure how I feel about this fic. Entertaining. No other author would I have even given a shot at reading a heroin-addicted Buffy fic. But interesting nonetheless. If you feel up to replying, I'm curious how this last chapter (part 7) was changed when it was rewritten.
Nevertheless, thanks for writing, sharing, and posting.
Only suggestion I would make is to have introduced the Willow-Magic-Addiction subplot in an earlier chapter, or at least have fore-shadowed it.
I really do like this one. Very nice. You made it believable for the BS to have happened.
A possible match-up for you: Xander/Willow/Tara. I've seen it done a few times but only once done decently. I honestly think that you could do it and make it believable.