Reviews for Clean Break
BlueHour95 chapter 1 . 6/12/2009
That was cute. I appreciate the fact that although you don't like Riley, you didn't give in to your dislike and make him OOC like a lot of the other authors. After reading too many abuser Rileys, rapist Rileys, etc, etc, you start to wonder what version of Riley other people watched. This way, you have him leaving without hard feelings, a non-angst ridden break-up, because that's how a lot of college relationships do end. I also like how it keeps the theme that Riley was Buffy's normal relationship, so she had a normal break-up with him
rixi chapter 1 . 8/31/2002
i have to admit i didnt despise riley, i mean he annoyed me and i didnt like the realationship but i think he was betta for miss summers than Spike. Cause that realationship is just fucked up. but this was a good fic
Ivy Gort chapter 1 . 1/24/2001
I'd like to say thank you for writing this story. I am a fan of Riley's and I like the idea that when he leaves it's just because they couldn't get along anymore. I felt this story was an adult way of viewing a relationship that just didn't work out. You kept everyone in character and it was a relief to read something that didn't make Buffy feel guilty or fall into despair.
Squall Leonhart chapter 1 . 1/23/2001
I really liked this one, even though I try to avoid most stories that involve Riley (since he's such a dunce). Anyways, keep up the great work!
Naja chapter 1 . 10/9/2000
Everything about your story, was not what I wanted to read, mainly because I'm not a big Buffy fan, I'm more of a Spike fan, and I could care less for Riley, his whole attitude towards Spike reminds me of the Nazi's, and their attitude towards the Jews, I'm mean come on the guy's got human emotions for cryin out loud, and Buffy and the others just use and abuse him, I was really looking forward to Riley's death, not towards a sappy ending where his crimes against sentients, while he was in the Initiative were excused. As for Buffy, well she's always so mean to Spike, I mean it's like she wants him to be another Angel for crying out loud, and when she doesn't have things her way, (with Spike at least)she goes postal on the poor guy. However I liked the writing style, especially all of the emotions you put into your story, so it's not all bad. - Naja
Kim chapter 1 . 9/29/2000
As much as I would've LOVED some Riley bashing, this was a good way to end the relationship. And if Riley does leave, (thank TPTB), I hope he doesn't show up more, as in nightmares or dreams or anything. I do not want to see him anymore than absolutley necessary. :)
Ash chapter 1 . 9/29/2000
That was good. Seriously, really really good. I didn't think that anyone could really come up with a nice, legitimate reason for Riley to leave. But you did it. Congratulations, it was very well done.
Gyrus chapter 1 . 9/29/2000
Pretty good. It'll never happen, of course; there's never been a non-ugly breakup on BTVS, and I don't imagine Joss is about to start now. But it's very well-written, and the characters' motivations make perfect sense. (I did question whether or not the other characters are really that attached to Riley, but that's the author's call as much as anyone's.) Overall, a nice piece of work.
Abby chapter 1 . 9/29/2000
An actually well-written ByeByeRiley story? Yay! I can only wish this will actually happen..