Reviews for Do What You Have To Do
Kate chapter 1 . 5/30/2013
Seriously? This made no sense. Who the hell goes to a bar to listen to someone sit on stage and moan about their broken heart? Wtf? And having him sing Sarah songs? No freaking way. You ruined everything that made him Spike. The cheesy lameness factor was way over the top and not in a sweet, romantic way - just in a pathetic, omg why would anyone do something like that way...
interested chapter 23 . 1/13/2006
aw... u made me cry. touching story, great ending. u should do a sequal )
Abiona chapter 23 . 12/6/2004
I spent a lot of hours trapped in front of my computer at work devoted to this story. Thank you so much for giving it the happy ending we fans all deserve!

Your style is excellent and you captured the characters idiosynchrasies quite nicely! Great job.
pjzallday chapter 1 . 4/15/2003
FANTASTIC first chapter! Can't wait to read the rest of the story. You've got fabulous style.

(My chest aches from the emotional pain I could feel from Spike!)
lvmyspikey chapter 23 . 3/4/2003
Darryl, All I can say is Wow. And with me you know what WOW mean. Great Job! You made me cry. I am so proud of you!I know ..totally cheesy..but so true. Thank you for a trip away from reality. The wonderful ending was well worth the wait.
Annastasia chapter 23 . 2/25/2003
Ah, last but certainly not least. And you're welcome. But it is really I who should be thanking you. For dozens of reasons if not only for this beautiful fic.

Another chapter that earns a 'wow' from me. You mentioned how hard this was to write at times because of the emotional aspect behind it, but let me assure you that this did not come across in your writing. Everything flowed so well and seemed to come off the screen so amazing to find out that you had a few bumps in the road.

I remember you telling me that this epilogue would be told from a person other than Buffy/Spike. Well, I personally thought it would be their child doing the surprised to find out you chose Dawn to do it. But, it makes sense in a way. Dawn always was the mediator during Spike and Buffy's times of woe. So it only seems fitting that she would be the one to close with her view points on this chapter in all their lives. Very well done.

So much crying going around.I feel like shedding a few tears myself. But they are happy tears. Happy because everything did turn out perfect for them.

Like Dawn said 'It's like Mom sent down a slice of heaven for us to enjoy until it is our time to be with her.'

So true and so perfectly worded.

Thank you again for a wonderful read.
timeends chapter 23 . 2/24/2003
*sniff*.. yay to Buffy and Spike. Thank you for the lovely story.
Bear chapter 23 . 2/24/2003
This was a really excellent story. I enjoyed your epilogue particularly - very clever use of the ambiguous perspective; I had to go back and read it again to work out that it could equally be Dawn or Buffy.

Your characterisations are strong and consistent and your use of language is (mirabile dictu as far as fanfic is concerned) mature and accurate.

Thank you


PS - I am reading "Severed Ties" with interest.

You have a gift - pursue it!
Marishna chapter 23 . 2/23/2003
I just have to tell you how wonderful this fic is. I am so glad that I got to read the whole thing at once (weird how you just finished it yesterday.) cause it is REALLY good. Loved that you added Sarah McLachlan's songs in there (go Canadian girl, go!) and they fit the fic perfectly. Congrats on a job well done and I look forward to reading more in the future!
jules chapter 23 . 2/23/2003
a whole happy ending for the scooby gang. i loved the way you had them all "grow up" and live and be happy at that! im sad to see it end but i know that you have more stories in your beautiful and creative mind. thank you!
Marishna chapter 1 . 2/22/2003
Wow. One word to describe this first part. It's well written, punctuated, spellchecked and just REALLY good. Keep it up.
suzy chapter 23 . 2/22/2003
Wow, what a great fic! I just loved it. I'm so sad to see it end, but it was such a lovely journey to follow. I'm looking forward to more Severed Ties and any other fic you choose to write.
Chelsea chapter 23 . 2/22/2003
I loved it! That fic was so beautiful! I loved Dawn's little speech at the end! And is Jared the guy that Rachel was with and she told Buffy about him? Oh well I loved this series and I will check out your other fic as soon as I can! Keep on writing fics!
Lia chapter 23 . 2/22/2003
It is difficult to say goodbye to this story. The journey was wonderful and very rewarding. A touching end, and little angsty, I really like that you worked in Buffy's insecurities and those final obstacles that she had to face, before she could get her happy future. Thank you for sharing this piece of fanfic, and I am looking forward to more ST.
daflippnay chapter 23 . 2/22/2003
*happy sigh* wonderful story, darryl. -) i loved all of it: the angst and the happiness and the uncertainty. i had a great time reading your fic, and i feel kinda sad now that its over. keep on writing. you have a great talent. thanks for sharing it with us. -)
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