|Reviews for Cross my heart, hope to die|
| McCabeRz 9/26/12 . chapter 29
It was good, I liked it.
| Zekuran 8/13/12 . chapter 29
Absolutely beautiful. The emotions just run right off the page. An enthralling read, definitely one of the better stories I've read.
| blue talith 6/23/11 . chapter 28
Lovely scene at the end between Faith and Xander!
| Litany of Hate 4/26/11 . chapter 29
An astonishingly deep fiction. I maintain the opinion that the only people truly capable of writing complex female characters are female themselves. All that emotion exhausted me just reading it...
Thank you. I find my words unequal to the task of expounding further.
| Eromancer 2/28/11 . chapter 29
Well I'll say your sure captured Xander's persona perfectly with this fic, awesomely done too, the ending was perfect, and the drama from begining to last kept me reading, kept my attention so well I lost track of time.
If no one has reccomended this fic on the website I frequent I'll make sure to post it.
| Ironbear 10/23/10 . chapter 29
Wow. This is an excellent story - very powerful. Good work.
| tf6Le83x 3/30/10 . chapter 29
Overall very well written and engaging, by the end I would've been fine either way you went as far as Buffy's death and a Xander/Faith relationship goes (and by extension, a Buffy/Faith relationship). Not because I didn't care, but because it was not an obvious choice. So good job on that. Though just for the record, comic book deaths in general still annoy me.
I think Xander came of as a bit meek, I suppose, compared to Faith. Nothing wrong with a bit of touchy-feely, but in such a long story, I find it's generally good to vary it a bit. I would've liked his pain to be explored a bit more, instead I was left with an impression that the entire story was a solid block of first person sympathy for Faith. It makes Xander look good, but it's balancing on the edge of being too good (which generally also leads in to "boring" territory).
Also, don't underestimate the power of comic relief, even in a piece like this. You'll need to be more subtle certainly, but I think that cutting it out almost entirely is bad for the story overall. Cynical, sarcastic or ironic style generally works well.
Finally, I think it could've been better to milk the whole uncertain feelings issue a bit more. Unrequited love may be old and a bit cliché, but it's popular for a reason. It'd also have provided Xander's internal monologue with another aspect to explore. Maybe a bit of resentment even, to balance the whole good Samaritan theme.
So, good job overall. It lacked a bit of balance which could've made it better IMO, but I enjoyed it. I've recently drifted more towards Faith/Xander stories in general, so I'd certainly be interested if you write more, especially in a more everyday setting.
| blue talith 3/29/10 . chapter 29
"Tis a very bittersweet ending. What might have been did not occur. What did occur I did like-that of Xander and Faith getting together!
| liljemsey 3/28/10 . chapter 29
Can't believe it's finished, was a bittersweet ending but I loved it all the same. Thanks for sharing that was us, can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!
| webber82 3/28/10 . chapter 29
Not gonna lie ... when I saw this was the last chapter I actually got kind of upset. :( Also, though I said it before, this is THE ONLY fic I've ever read where I loved it even though Buffy died and stayed dead. Awesome read, amazing journey.
The only good thing about this fic ending is that it means we'll see a new awesome Faith fic from you ... right? *hopes*
| liljemsey 3/27/10 . chapter 28
I know I say it all the time but I'm going to say it again, I absolutely adore your writing style. You convey so much and write in such a way that I can clearly picture what is going on and I love it. Thanks for writing this story and for the quick update. Can't wait for more.
| webber82 3/27/10 . chapter 28
Aw! They're so cute together! Lovin the F/X. :D
AND STUPID WILLOW. Yeah she was stopped, but damn right bind her powers! R.
| notevenifyoukillme 3/26/10 . chapter 1
I've seen this story before, but I never got around to reading it. May I just say that I'm glad I did? This was excellent, and I can't wait to read on.
| liljemsey 3/26/10 . chapter 27
Intense, great though I'm glad they got through to Willow. Can't wait for the next one
| webber82 3/26/10 . chapter 27
HOLY CRAP. I'm so glad Xander stopped Willow! His moub saved he world again! And trust me that's never somehing I thought I'd say! This is legit one of the only fics, maybe the only, where I would be okay with Buffy staying dead. I'm unbelievably tired so the review isn't that long, but I didn't wanna wait to review.
This was an awesome chapter!