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ElucidationExpecting another ritual in the desert, Buffy was surprised when Giles led her into a smoky bar and proceeded to discuss her behaviour in a very unWatcher-like manner.

"I can understand reaching out to Spike and your need for closeness, what I don't get is your contrary treatment of him after the fact."

Buffy refused to meet his eyes. She couldn't believe anyone could want her when she was dead inside, when Spike looked at her as if she was alive and worthy of his love, she couldn't stand it.

"Spike took the pain away, I needed to feel something."

Part of the Alley!verse


( 13 howls — talk to the wolf )
11th Apr, 2004 14:57 (UTC)
Great job! Poor Spike... she didn't deserve him...
11th Apr, 2004 23:02 (UTC)
Your right, she didn't deserve him. She was beneath him, but he could never see it.
11th Apr, 2004 23:10 (UTC)
maybe on Angel? Is it to much to hope that he finally breaks free of her?
12th Apr, 2004 02:15 (UTC)
A very good chance.

SMG dithered over being in the final season of Angel for so long until she announced to Joss that she could clear her schedule of amazingly crap movie to appear in the last episode. No doubt she expected everyone to dance to her tune.

Joss didn't want the last episode to be about Buffy, so told her to go jump. No Buffy in the finale. Yay!
12th Apr, 2004 02:18 (UTC)
*big grin* good. You just know that if she were in it, the episode would inevitably become The Choice. And that would suck, because either way Spike loses. Either he doesn't get the girl or he gets stuk with the bitch. lol.
11th Apr, 2004 16:05 (UTC)
Lovely tidbit. I still detest Buffy's reasoning. If it had been the other way around, everyone would've started screaming 'abuse' and picketing for female rights.

So, girls can abuse guys but if guys abuse girls - it's wrong? ::smacks Buffy:: Sorry for ranting.
11th Apr, 2004 23:04 (UTC)
I loathe the duality of situations like this. It's acceptable for Buffy to behave like an abusive loser, but not Spike. It's acceptable for men to sleep around, but not women. You can't have it both ways.
12th Apr, 2004 01:29 (UTC)
Double standards suck, there's no getting around that.
11th Apr, 2004 16:16 (UTC)
I'll kick Buffy's ass, then let's see if she feels that. *shakes head* Seriously, as much as I detest Buffy, I adore you, so I've reached a balance, and shall keep reading.

I guess I feel a bit sorry for Buffy, and that's the main problem I have. I won't go so far as to say that I sympathize with her, but I can't hate someone that strikes me as so confused and well, pitiful.
12th Apr, 2004 01:23 (UTC)
Even when she's doing the public confession thing, I don't really know if she regrets her actions or is ashamed that her friends found out what she was doing.
12th Apr, 2004 11:05 (UTC)
Well, I didn't mean that she was sorry, but more that the reader can see her glaring faults, even when she can't or won't see them in herself.
11th Apr, 2004 16:28 (UTC)
Duplicity, indeed... this one left me musing over the implications. Very good job of conveying the word in meaning and sense.
12th Apr, 2004 01:31 (UTC)
Wasn't sure if it was clear enough, look slike it was from the feedback. Many thanks.
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