|Reviews for Five Words or Less|
| Guest chapter 42 . 2/14
| juggling chapter 42 . 2/11
Thank you so much ! Looking forward to the sequel
| Hercules8 chapter 42 . 2/11
THAT WAS AWESOME! Spike totally save the day there. He save Dawn and as well as Buffy so she didn't die to stop the portal from opening. I can't wait for the ending of the story and the sequel later on. Keep up the amazing work! :)
| Obscurebookwyrm chapter 42 . 2/11
This was an interesting way to resolve things. I had sort of guessed that you would either stick to the canon meaning of “death is my gift” or tweak it to incorporate Spike, but would never have anticipated just having him close Dawn’s wounds to make “the blood flow no longer”. I wonder how many prophecies in the Buffy verse are so straightforward?
Still, I have to admit that I'm more than a little disappointed by this ending. Based on some of my discussions with you and your views about how ultimately Buffy needed to face down her problems in Season 5 (rather than having Spike save Joyce or otherwise solve everything for her) I had anticipated the solution to the Glory/Doc-cuts-Dawn problem coming from Buffy herself, even if it did not necessarily mean her death. Instead you have created a situation where (a) most of the driving tensions for Season 6 are absent and (b) Buffy has not reached the peak of character/potential that the audience knows she is capable of. She hasn’t found that height of inner strength that she did in canon – when it came down to the wire, it was Spike and Giles who made the tough calls. Please don't misunderstand this review; I've enjoyed "Five Words" and look forward to both the epilogue and the sequel. But somehow, the ending you've chosen just doesn't jive with the tone of the setup.
As always, thank you for sharing your writing with us. I look forward to reading more from you in the future.
| Moontan chapter 42 . 2/11
Love the ending. Though, I'm very curious where you will go from here. So far a lot of the differences haven't been plot breaking. But without the Buffybot, the rest would have been different, so I was wondering how you were going to make up for it. Since Buffy didn't have to jump, the whole of season 6 and anything past it will be different. Well, maybe not ALL of it. But the tone, certainly.
I anticipate seeing your vision.
| TieDyeJackson chapter 42 . 2/11
I can't tell you how satisfying this chapter was , it was just beautiful and the closing the wounds on Dawn thing was so simplistic that I don't think anyone would have thought of it, so the surprise was just awesome. Also loved that Spike got to finally kill Doc (if he's actually dead) and he still did the epic thing and saved her while falling as well. I eagerly wait on baited breath for the epilogue and your sequel which will most likely torture me as much as this one has.
| Vivi H88 chapter 42 . 2/11
Love love love:) great chapter :)
| ginar369 chapter 42 . 2/11
Love that Spike managed to get back up there and kill Doc. I was worried when he and Dawn fell though! Glad to see everyone made it. Well except Ben. But he deserved it.
| Red Reaper88 chapter 42 . 2/11
Amazing love it! Can't wait to read the epilogue! Update soon
| Secret Slayer chapter 42 . 2/11
Aww lovely. Looking forward to the epilogue! And the sequel! Well done :)
| randyzoopurple chapter 42 . 2/10
| Ashes2Ashes121 chapter 42 . 2/10
The happy ending was completely worth it. I gotta say, I didn't expect it at all. I mean, I thought Buffy was gonna have to jump or it would turn into one of those fics where Spike drinks Dawn's blood and jumps instead, but you were kind enough to find a logical way to keep everyone alive and happy without just shooting canon to hell. I've really enjoyed reading this fic, and I can't wait to see what's in store for the sequel. Much as I love these characters and much as I love all the possible fluff you could write for them, I hope As Long As You're Mine won't be completely devoid of angst and drama. I look forward to seeing it, even if it's nothing but a series of fluffy one-shots about their lives after this.
| SpaztasticalMaiden13 chapter 42 . 2/10
Hell yes! That's what I thought they should have done with Dawn in the first place! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought Buffy jumping was stupid. Im super excited to see what happens in the sequel and I hope this epilogue is fluffy and maybe a little smutty ;). I look forward to your next update! Good luck and happy writing!
| nrdhrd3 chapter 42 . 2/10
I'm very happy you changed the ending!
| Jedi SteelWolf chapter 41 . 2/5
While I truly hate cliff-hangers, I still enjoy your work and I especially lived the bit about the candle! I'm curious as to what effect you will have the sphere to to Glory and I'm truly begging for no deaths in the up-coming battle (well, no deaths on te side of good anyway - I would love to see Travers show up from somewhere and "accidentally" get killed in the chaos ha ha ha.) Pethaps he good guys got there earlier than in the show so Dawn's not up there yet? Anyway, thanks again for a great chapter and I hope to read more from you soon!