Reviews for In Need of a Sire
Stina Whatever chapter 2 . 1/24/2013
The scene between Angela and Jenny was great
Marcus S. Lazarus chapter 2 . 5/24/2009
Hoo boy...

This story just keeps on maintaining its usual standards, to say the least.

As always, Angela’s emotional angst over her feelings for Buffy continues to be well-expressed, her attempts to avoid revealing the truth about her gender clear as she tries to recall what women did when she was alive while her emotional distress over her inability to reveal her true feelings is easily apparent when watching Buffy skate.

And as for Spike’s reactions to the discovery of Angela’s true identity...

If that doesn’t result in some VERY interesting long-term repercussions for all concerned parties I don’t know what will; if nothing else, the characters are all going to have a VERY great personal interest in making sure Spike pays for what he did to Angela…

Even outside the issue of Angela’s emotional issues, your analysis of her thoughts when she’s about to be exposed to the sunlight was particularly detailed- it can’t be easy capturing the mindset of someone so delusional that they’re talking to the sunlight-, to say nothing of her thoughts while Spike’s torturing her.

Talking of the torture, it’s intriguing to see the group piecing together the pieces of the mysteries surrounding Angela’s lies about her past; Buffy’s noting the inconsistency of Spike not recognising Angela and Angela’s references to Spike being essentially the ‘third wheel’ in their relationship with Drusilla, Giles curious about Angelus’s absence despite the fact that there’s been no reference to him being staked, Spike’s comments about an unknown ‘he’…

I wasn’t certain about the idea of Angela knowing who Jenny was, but given that there was never any explicit evidence that ANGEL didn’t know who she was- coupled with the fact that ‘Angela’ tends to be more ‘part of the gang’ than Angel was, given Buffy’s insistence on encouraging her to socialise more- I suppose it makes sense that she’d have noticed certain details about Jenny that she didn’t there.

Plus, of course, Angela ‘challenging’ Jenny about whether her clan’s vengeance was worth it was particularly significant; while the line between Angel and Angelus is fairly blurry, the physical differences between AngelaA and AngelUS makes it pretty clear that they’re not the same person…

Hoo boy… with this kind of groundwork, I am REALLY looking forward to your take on “Surprise”!
Turn.Me.On chapter 2 . 10/28/2008
Great sequel! I kind of like the idea of Buffy and Angela getting together and keep wondering if you are going to have the gypsy's turn Angela back in to a man. I kind of hope you don't though. It's nice to see Buffy with an almost original character. To see her with someone new even though it really is technically Angel all along. Still feels new and it's refreshing. Can't wait to read the sequel :)
Thoughts13 chapter 2 . 10/25/2008
Great chapter, but couldn't you have given each part its own chapter? does this mean the surprise times two will be a different fanfic altogether?
Harry2 chapter 2 . 10/24/2008
Well, things just took an interesting turn here. Angela told Jenny that SHE KNOWS! She knows the truth about Jenny! And that is going to spell trouble down the road for her. And Kendra: You had best learn a thing or two from your blonde counterpart. Its not Buffy's emotions that will kill her, its your LACK of emotions that will DESTROY YOU!
Allen Pitt chapter 2 . 10/24/2008
Which brings up a question...why did the gypsies blame Angelus when it was all Darla? D. was the one who caught that gypsy girl (irony) and later almost exterminated them. I guess her counter attack killed the only ones who could do the curse.. (and what an AU that'd be if it was Darla who got cursed with a soul instead of Angelus. Imagine the tv series from that perspective)

Wow, so Buffy still doesn't know. it's going to get weird soon; Giles is likely very close to figuring it out, too..
Queen Boadicea chapter 2 . 10/24/2008
It was terrific following the interaction between the various characters. It was like seeing the old fanon episodes all over again but with new dialogue seemlessly woven in. Even Angela's gender switch doesn't seem so strange now.

It was quite a chuckle reading Angela's teasing of Spike. Boy, does the bleached wonder have inadequacy issues or what? Third wheel indeed.
Queen Boadicea chapter 1 . 10/23/2008
From what I recall, Spike was purely vanilla in bed. That's why Drusilla preferred Angelus, after all. Tall, dark, handsome and a great way with a pair of thumbscrews. Remember how poor widdle Spike gave her a necklace with Valentine's Day and Angelus gave her a human heart? Drusilla was just so...impressed by that!

Still, raping Angela will waste precious time. Maybe Buffy could catch up to him before they restore Drusilla. That annoying, chattering loony was definitely not one of my favorite villains on the show.
Allen Pitt chapter 1 . 10/23/2008
When Buffy finds out is an interesting question... the fact that the ritual Spike is going for needs the blood of the vamp's sire will likely help Giles make the connection. h

hm, and Jenny knows all Buffy will be even angrier when she finds out about Jenny-

* Why are you putting up so many different stories instead of making them all chapters in one? Just curious...

I'd imagine that as time goes on, this will go more and more AU..."Angela's Investigations" in LA would be weird...
Harry2 chapter 1 . 10/22/2008
Well, everything is hitting the fan now! Only question is, when will Buffy find out that Angela is really Angelus/Angel? Will she cause the curse to be broken? Or will nothing happen? Questions, questions, QUESTIONS!