K&C: Season of Solace – Part 2

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Season of Solace


MORE COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT ‘SEASON OF SOLACE’

This story is an ongoing work. Now’s your chance to chime in about the direction of the plot as the story develops. I’ve got the major plot points all worked out, but there is always a little room for tweaking here and there if necessary. Planning to finish this!


CORDYNANGEL:

Lysa, I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this fic. It has really given me something to enjoy while my RL is hectic and crazy right now.

I also can’t tell you how much I need them to get a little action

What?! Can’t I live vicariously through Cordy for a moment? LMAO

Anyway, love Faith and worried she’ll be going evil (mayor alert) but I know that Cordy and Angel will help her through it.

Bev is another fantastic character; although, this story is chock full of them! I’m so impressed with how you can continue to write such fantastic stuff even with how busy you’ve been in RL. You are awesome *bows down*


CALIFI:

Have I told you just how much this fic rocks my socks?

The tension, humour and the pure love you’ve put into this slice of C/A is a dream. I love it when fanfiction turns around cannon yet makes it so believable you can actually see them doing/saying/feeling the way they do without compromising their characters. I wanna be just like you when I grow up, lol.

Another faboo fic adding to your list. Don’t ever leave me *wibble*
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.PS: and you are still a tease, grrr.

S xxx


PAT:

I printed part 4 to 11 and read them while waiting for my blood to be taken. I was snorting, laughing, puffing all along and everyone at the end wanted to know what I was reading…

I loved it. The style is really enjoyable and I can’t tell you how happy I am to catch up with this portion:

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Cordelia heard the door click and the familiar voices of her friends faded away behind it. Slowly glancing over her shoulder, she found that Angel was leaning against the door, watching her with a lazy, yet purposeful expression.
Maybe it was a silent message that his big frame blocked the only exit. If so, her body reacted as if a thousand butterflies took flight within as she gave in to sheer anticipation. Whatever he meant by it, Cordelia knew one thing with certainty.
Later meant now.

A little skin, a little smut/action/entertainment seem ready to happen and I am just on the verge of enjoying it tremendously. Please post a follow-up soon as I really love where it’s going (I’m talking about Cordy becoming a seer you perv!) (well the smut too).

Pat


SARAHK_4005:

Can you say the words

S E X U A L T E N S I O N…. you have lit a slow burning fuse between Cordy and Angel

fantastic chapter!!

Read this one at work, trying and failing not to laugh out loud and then groaning when I realized I reached the end of the chapter. Damm woman, I’m enjoying this fic so much, pls write and post more soon.


HELEN:

Totally fab, wonderful and brill as always, Lysa. I’m so sorry to be late with the reading and replying! I have to echo Cali in everything except the quote.

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Hands on her hips, she was too focused on Angel to notice the way the silky material of her pajama top strained at the top button until his eyes dropped down to her cleavage. They strayed further down to the exposed length of her smooth legs before taking the slow trek back up. He had a way of making her body tingle just by looking at it.

I just adore that paragraph. It stood out to me so much.

Bloody good job again, babes.

*mwah*


EMPTYCANVAS:

hands down best serial c/a fic I’m currently reading

looking forward to part 12.


OMG ANGEL:

Yo seriously that ending is crazy. I can practically feel the sexual tension and it’s just a story!


FERR89:

I’m sooo loving this Lysa. I look forward to the interactions with Bev, and Faith is such a hoot!!

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Maybe it was a silent message that his big frame blocked the only exit. If so, her body reacted as if a thousand butterflies took flight within as she gave in to sheer anticipation.

She’s not the only one!! More soon?? —–Jenn


LUCKYLYN:

Angel and Cordy finally get some one on one time, and you just had to end it there. So mean. I love all the realtionships in this fic. I really loved the Faith/Cordy interaction. Post more soon. I need my C/A interaction.


GILLY:

Managed to catch up with this at last, Lysa and as usual you have us on pins with the suspense and intrigue.

Love the friendship between Faith and Cordy, and Buffy clueless as usual, still thinking she’s the centre of attention.

I think Bev needs to be told or will she find out anyway…..? Inquiring minds and all that.

Now we get some Angel and Cordy alone time, looking forward to next part.


STORMY:

Lysa, so sorry! I thought I had left you fb on this one. Great part. nice and long. I love how you have just taken the whole of canon and cranked it sideways. A very refreshing angle from my viewpoint


GABRIELLA:

CHP 11

Oh my GOD – you evil child! I don’t care how shallow I sound; I want Angel and Cordy to make out NOW. All these little moments and touches and – GEEZ. I’m dying here! I’m serious Lysa, post the next part NOW. As in right NOW.

Or at least send me a nifty sneak peak…


MORRIGAN:

Yay! Another great chapter. I was just looking at your previous post and thinking practically a whole month has gone by without an update

So glad you posted this. I love how everything is unraveling slowly. We know that Faith is indeed working for the Mayor, although having a change of heart. We got some C/A action and took another step closer to the Big Bad.

Can’t wait for the next chapter!


CANABABY:

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the update. Seems like the C/A fanfic is grinding to a halt. Some of my favorite writers have quit the ship and I’ve given up hope that most of their WIP’s will ever be finished so I gotta thank you for keeping hope alive!

Love, love, love all the C/A smooches. It’s really great to have such a nice, realistic progression of their relationship. There’s always the temptation to rush them into more sexual situations but I love the restraint you’ve used. Not that I don’t like the C/A smut, it’s just nice to see Cordy the teenager, especially Cordy the virgin teenager just making out for once. Brings a wonderful bit of normalcy to the fic but didn’t compromise the sexiness at all.

Also love that Faith is having a crisis of conscience. I was wondering how you were going to handle that whole Mayor situation.

Please update again soon.


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, loved the C/A interaction in the hospital, super slow smoochies, and the embarrassed nurse.

Angel covering his ears from the locust noise, had to laugh at take charge, practical Cordy, blocking the gap, while the poor vamp suffered.

QUOTE

“Mmm, some things just taste better cold.”

Sniggered at this line, wouldn’t she like to find out?
Now we need to get Faith out from the mayors clutches and find Buffy a hobby!


CALIFI:

*giggles at Gilly*

anyhoo… to the chapter.

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Buffy frowned in their direction as she realized Angel was actually having a conversation with Cordelia.

This kind of sentence always makes me pause- in BTvS timeline. And this is one of the reasons why I’m a C/Aer. As a chatterer myself, I can’t imagine sitting with someone- whether a squeeze or a friend and being surrounded by awkward silence.

Plus two peeps in a relationship who either take themselves too seriously, or are of a broody nature, to me, could never work. whereas the balancing of that with a slice of light and fun makes it the more enjoyable. Exit Buffy and Enter Cordelia, lol

Love the pace of this fic, Lysa. You are wanting more and yet enjoying the natural progression. A work of art.

Angel kisses…mmmm, Angel kisses. Just kisses are damn sexy when our vamp is doling them out. So yum for a scene full of it.

Keeping my fingers crossed for Faith. Her attitude is so very different in this scene from cannon, so I’m keeping the torch of hope lit. I always felt it a shame that they used the character Faith for nothing but a dark reperesentative of a Slayer…the phrase from a certain other fandom comes to mind when I think of the way they used her in relation to Buffy: “There can only be one”

Great chapter, Lysa- *mwah*

Now, more please??? S xxxx *wubs*


SOUTHERNPC2000:

I just love this fic!! It made my day when i checked the board and found part 12 up!! Great work…loved the Angel kisses. Hopefully Angel will figure out a way around that curse soon, and I’m sure Drusilla will have something to do with that. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this part and can’t wait for more!!!


ANNA:

Teriffic new part Lysa. Thanks for the update. This was a great part; it had everything – tension, humour and of course the Angel kisses, which are always appreciated.

Everything flows very smoothly and the story is unfolding at just the right pace. I’m muchly looking forward to the next part!


TONITONE:

Fantastic chapter Lysa,

Please give us more soon. I can’t even quote anything or else I will be copying your whole story over.

Thanks Again,
Toni


CHERYL E:

Hello Lysa, I have read chapter 12. So, Angel does not know his soul is secured. I am shocked, how could he miss that revelation. Perhaps he will think of that conversation with Dru at a later time. Loved the kissage. Oh my, the imagery of Angel and Cordelia locked in an embrace is so romantic (even in a hospital room, can make a body forget all of their surroundings). Angel, Cordelia and Kisses, Oh my!

Buffy tickles me describing her findings at Willys. Buffy is also thinking about Cordelia, and Cordelia’s boy slaying abilities. I like how you’ve tied the mayor in, and how we’re being treated to a reason why Faith would have worked for the mayor (Blackmail). Poor Faith, she realizes she will have to hurt her friends, and she doesn’t want to. She cares about Cordelia and Angel. Good job as usual. This is like waiting for an episode and it makes missing Angel bearable. I joined Oasis, and Stranger Things, but have not had the nerve to post except once on Oasis, I believe. I think I will put this on each site. Thank you.Cheryl


DIGITRIX:

Lysa babe, so good to see a new chap, Thank You !!!


KIT:

They made out! Yay!!

Thanks for the new part, Lysa. This part has everything. Smoochies, angst, jealousy and most importantly, plot advancement! I love how you managed to include all these elements so fluidly. Can’t wait to read more!


KIT:

That was, as usual, good stuff. I always admire how you can have so much going on within one little part without sacrificing the quality of your writing. You managed to pace the story just perfectly. For example, even as the C/A relationship progressed at a delicious and natural pace, the shit is brewing and its gonna hit the fan really soon. Buffy is beginning to get a clue. Faith is being blackmailed…and to top all of that off, we have Spike and Dru, Cordy being the sacrificial lamb and the apocalypse is coming! You keep writing like that and I won’t have any nails left when this fic is finished.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.


IMPRESS:

That was just fab, hun. I adore the direction this story is taking. The way you weave in canon but twist it, still making it believable is great. I can’t wait for more.


NAIRI:

WOW
This story is so good, i had to go back and reread it to refresh my memory and realise that i still loved it. Can´t wait to read more, please post again soon.
Nairi


GABRIELLA:

I retract all my statements – the make-out session was wonderful Great chapter lady, the plot thickens, as does the wonder that is C/A’s budding relationship. Can’t wait for more!


AMANDA A:

I am absolutely LOVING your story…. I’m a huge Angel/Cordy fan!.. Can’t wait till the next chapter!!! Don’t keep us waiting too long gReat jOb!


PAT:

I love this story.

It’s odd because now it makes me melanholic. it’s well written but the new rythm seems to bring in my heart more about the missed chances than the fulfillement of a deserved better day…

You write very well a faith that is trying to walk on the rope and how slippery/treaterous it all ends being.
However, the mayor is still such a hoot, I’m sure you could have been hired by ME to write him!

I really enjoy the mixture between your AU and the real events presented in cannon, so thank you for being so smart and make it work effortlessly.

Do you know how many parts the series will have?


WERELEOPARD:

Brilliant Lysa, absoultely brilliant.

Lea


PAT:

Glad to hope that within 5-7 chapters our love birds will have some happy moments, not too happy just less stressful on my heart.

You know I am a die-hard fan of Double or Nothing, so I won’t be there to stop your muse if you feel inspired….

have fun with the next chapter and post soon.


EMPTYCANVAS:

Love this so much. Really enjoyed the kissage but I hope their self control is non-existent because I want more.


MARIE:

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Was he supposed to be at fault? Never. He’d never harm her. Never put her at risk, not intentionally.

He liked Cordy a lot. Simple, but he wanted her and felt something different than before. So maybe that made it complicated. Angel just wasn’t sure what to call it. Putting a name to it made it dangerous. Something he would have to put a stop to before these yearnings went any further.

Lysa,

I alway enjoy reading your stories, your writing is so rich and descriptive, I envy people who can write like that for me there are only a handful of people who can do that in the world of fan fiction and you are amongst them. The part I have quoted above says it all and I feel really portrays the way Angel would feel within cannon.

Looking forward to the next part.
Marie


SOAPDIETY:

Yay, you updated! Great update! Faith, Faith, Faith, what are you doing . . . Update soon, please!  —Lauren


STORMY:

Great chapter Lysa. For some reason, I was really hoping Faith wouldn’t buy the mayor’s bull this time around. Oh well. Maybe she has something up her sleeve? oh and the smooching was hot.

Anna


ANGELSNYMPHO:

So psyched that I found this because this story rocks.

I’m thoroughly enjoying the UST between C/A. Is it wrong that I want to lock them both in a room together and throw away the key? I bet sparks would fly I’ll behave and wait patiently for another chapter.   —-Stacey


LUCKYLYN:

I loved this. I’m intrigued by the Faith storyline and can’t wait to see what she’ll do. As for the C/A make out session, well that made me pretty damn happy. I love how you’re building this story. Post more soon.


CORDYNANGEL:

Hee, I’m on my sister’s computer and I almost posted under her username, you would have been like who the heck is this? LMAO. Anyway on to the good stuff.

This fic is so fantabulous

OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG! So very drool worthy. I don’t think any other writer can put me in the arghhh-I’m-dying-of-sexual-tension mood like you. I swear, even without any actual smut and I have to go take a cold shower after all the build up. It fantastic, babes. Keep it up, I’m on pins and needles waiting for more.


SARAHK_4005:

24 November 2005

Um, damn that curse thingy!’

You know, I could handle Bev being at Bingo nights for the next few chapters, if it means Cordy and Angel, at home alone.

T is for tension….subtle, but building and yes that was me who “sighed” at the end of that chapter!

Please tell me what Drusilla saw in the future for Cordy and Angel asap, or in other words, T also stands for Terrific and please post more soon!

take care, sarahk_4005


TONITONE:

Lysa,
Best Thanksgiving gift ever!!!! I’m going to read this right now.
Thank you,

OMG ANGEL:

Oh my goodness the waiting for more of this story is killing me! Hurry add more soooooooon!


RUNEKNIGHT:

Holy sweet mother wow…another great chapter to an absolutely awesome story please don’t make us wait so long for the next chapter….I don’t know how you plan to get around the curse exactly but the way it looks is rather interesting


CHERELLI:

Lysa, what a great Thanksgiving Day present. Loved this chapter, you just keep out doing yourself (to my delight). I love how Faith is trying to convince herself that the mayor has some nice qualities, so she want worry about Bev. Angel and Cordy, sexy, sweet, gentle and loving. Cordy wanted a kiss and went for it.

Happy Thanksgiving, Cheryl


NAIRI:

WOW Lysa
That was amazing, loved the emotiones and the hotness of it. Can´t wait to read more, please don´t let us wait to long for the next part.

Nairi


HELEN:

Guh! LOVED, loved, loved and totally 100% ADORED that C/A scene. The talk before and Cordy snark and her everything *love your Cordy soo much* and then that kiss was just Wowowowowowow!

Its been an age since I wrote a kiss. I may have to borrow it as a template. Wonderful chapter, Lysa, you outdid yourself, and everyone else


IMPRESS:

There are no words
I’ll just be right here waiting for the next installment.


KIT:

TBC? TBC?!

Good God woman! One minute I’m thrilled that they are finally moving forward and making out and stuff…and the next I’m biting my finger nails anxiously and my heart aches for them because of Dru’s vision.

This fic just keeps getting better and better. Can’t wait for more!


CALIFI:

Sinfully delish, Lysa.
Love the F/C element in this fic. It flows so naturally. as for C/A…yummy yum yum. my blood is bubbling away here.
Thanks for posting, hun. – now more please?
Sxxxx


ANGELIA:

Too good for words

QUOTE

Silence ticked between them for a few seconds. Cordelia Chase did not beg anyone for kisses, but she decided to give Angel a break. After all, his social skills were a little underdeveloped to the point of being almost non-existent.

Stepping close, she grabbed a handful of his cotton shirt and tugged him the rest of the way. Tilting her head up to meet his curious gaze, “Kiss me,” Cordy issued her little directive.

*sighs* I love that fic
More soon? I need more


ANNA:

So happy to see a new part – thank you! What can I say except I loved it all…your Faith is great and the C/A interaction perfect!

Hope there will be more soon…


KIT:

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“H-how was your day?” Angel’s tongue fumbled over the words as his eyes swept over her wind-swept hair before settling on her face.

He is so cute with the stuttering and all!
Thanks for wonderful fic, Lysa! Please don’t let me worry about C/A, Faith and Bev for long. Oh, and happy thanksgiving!


VAMP.I.:

So happy to see this! Loved the interaction between F/C, despite some obvious behavior diffs they really are alot alike, could of been a great friendship on the shows. Angel and Cor macking is hot, but I like them talking about the relationship more, is that sick?
Can’t wait to see if Cordy tells Angel everything about the conversation with Dru. Let’s see some Bev against the mayor.


DIGITRIX:

Ohhh yeah love this sweetheart, fantastic!!!
Trix


EM23:

I think it’s safe to say that this if my favorite C/A fic out here. It has it all, and I’m loving it. You have to update soon! I want to read more! I was a bit upset when you just ended it like that but I got over it. I’ll just have to wait until you update again. HOPEFULLY, I’ll survive! Nah, just playing. I can’t wait for the next chapter. This fic is amazing and you have me hooked. Update soon!  //Emma


NIKKIWAWA:

Lysa, I absolutely love this. Every chapter, gets better and better.

I love the detail and the high sexual tension between C/A. Wonderful job!

The end part with C not wanting Angel to fish for answers about Dru’s vision was an excellent touch. I could almost feel C’s hesitation to tell him.

I can’t wait to see what happens.

*hugs* 🙂


GILLY:

Finally got time to read this and what a wonderful treat Lysa.

Loved the Cordy/Faith bonding, just hope Faith sees the error of siding with the mayor.
Of course A/C smoochies always welcome.
Interested to see how you are going to get around the curse, you are aren’t you?
Looking forward to next part.


TRILLIAN:

Woot! More Cordy/Angel snogs! I adored the fact that Cordy couldn’t quite remember how she’d ended up straddling Angel. Hee! As others have mentioned the Cordy and Faith flows really nicely and Drusilla’s vision is still haunting them both. This is gearing up to be another Lysa classic! Brilliant, just brilliant.


EMPTYCANVAS:

oy vey. I’m completely sucked into this story and looking forward to more.


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, finally catching up on this and sending some fb. Just read parts 12 &13 and both are wonderful.

Love Cordelia, sweet with a snarking bite. And Angel ain’t too bad neither, all manly and possessive. Yummmm…..

Sorry, I took so long to post and looking forward to the next part.


DAMNSKIPPY:

Another great (but too short!) chapter. Thanks for getting this to us so soon. I’m glad one of us can still write. The C/A well is getting dryer by the minute.

Bev certainly is a spunky old broad. I hope the mayor thinks so and gives them back their bingo. Bingo is probably as exciting as it gets for S-dale nightlife for the over teen crowd.

Things are really heating up between C/A. I’m glad Angel made it clear this wasn’t just messing around for him, and I hope you don’t put off the talk you just started about Dru’s vision. I need to see his reaction soon!


WERELEOPARD:

Wow, and more wow and where is the next chapter already. This is still one of my favourite stories to read I think I might have to read it from the start again.

Lea


CORDYNANGEL:

Good God Woman… GUH!!!!

I’m still tingling from reading this. All I can say is damn, oh yeah and more.
I’m so happy that you are so devoted to writing because I would die if you didn’t finish this. I absolutely love it.


GABRIELLA:

Aww, they’re so beautiful!

And this –

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Heat bloomed beneath his hand as a bright blush colored her cheeks. “As far as it’s safe, I suppose. Funny how they don’t cover soul lossage in Health Ed. It’s all about condoms and bananas.”

He lost his train of thought after that.

– was farkin’ hilarious. I love it! Love that they’re happy and together and I LOVE all the sneaking around that’s sure to follow, it’s uber sexy! Hee! Don’t make us wait too long for more!


LISAMARIE514:

OMG…what an awesome chapter. I checked on a lark…and whoa boy was I pleasantly surprised to see a new chapter of Solace up.

Christmas came early!!!

I loved the moments with Spike and Buffy…so telling of the future (but hind sight is 20/20 vision isn’t it)

And your ending is an evil evil cliffhanger.

Post soon  —-Lisa Marie


GILLY:

What a wonderful treat just before Christmas, but Lysa, how could you leave it there? Too cruel!

Loved the conversations over ‘training’ lol

I had to laugh at Buffy and Co barging in.

Spike dropping huge hints that Buffy’s too blinkered to see.

This gets better and better, especially now you’re winding up the angst.

More soon please.


CALIFI:

Wow!

really ramping up the suspense here, L. Interspersed with heat and romance. Yum.

Enjoyed Wes’ intro to the storyline, and felt Cordy’s irritation at the sudden arrival of the Scoobies, grrr.

B/S scene was electrifying, with Spike, as ever a joy to read in this.

Wonderful, wonderful, and cannot wait for more, being the greedy moo that I am.

*shmooshies*


ANNA:

Thanks for a fab new part just before Christmas Lysa!

Yay – Wesley has shown up! You’ve captured the over-eager BtVS Wes perfectly and I can’t wait to see him and Faith have their first chat.

I’m really loving this story, it’s all unfolding at just the right pace and the suspense is slowly killing me – so I’m hoping for more soon.

Have a wonderful Christmas.


TRILLIAN:

What a glorious early Christmas present! Thank you so much for getting another chapter posted. I loved Spike in this. Truly adored this bit,

QUOTE
He was ready for the punch when it came avoiding it, chuckling when she whirled around to face him. Less amused, he grunted as her boot connected with his stomach.

Hee! Wesley turning up, Cordy finally giving up Dru’s vision and Buffy being bothered (my brain started doing Lauren impersonations) was just brilliant, and of course more Cordy/Angel goodness! The ending was outstanding and…evil. 😉


VAMP.I.:

I’ve liked C/A since Halloween, but I also loved this kind of early antagonism between B/S, so thanks! I’m glad Cordy told Angel about Dru’s vision, even if neither have a clue what it means.
The talk with Buffy was just the tip of the iceberg I think. Loved Wesley’s intro, very prissy and proper. Can’t wait for the meeting with Faith. Is poor Bev dead? Don’t leave us hanging too long.


LULU BELLE:

How could you leave it there? Jeez. Please, let Bev be okay, I like her a lot. Man. I’m thrilled you updated but with the way you left it . . . you have to update soon, okay? I’m anxiously awaiting the next update.
Lauren


IMPRESS:

That was just…wow. The scene between Cordy and Angel was great, and I adored the way you wrote Buffy’s reaction to the C/A dynamic. This line to me summed up so much about the way Buffy thought of Angel and their relationship.

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It had just taken her a while to make the decision to accept him back.

Oh and the ending…fab. On the one hand I’m pretty sure I know who is dead, on the other I’m questioning whether I’m right. I really can’t wait for the next part.


DIGITRIX:

Yes Yes,a very fat THANK YOU !!

Love the new part,but you are *evil* with that gigantic cliff-hanger there.O well now you have to update quick.A old years fire works chap *prezzie*??

Is there more Dru/Cordy friendship coming ??
Trix


HELEN:

Guh! evil, evil end! But the rest…

Wowser you knocked my socks (and everything else) into orbit with the hotness of that fist C/A scene, sort intermingling demon sensuality with nobility and pure want all at the same time *waves to cool face*

Brilliantly done, Lysa!

Also, I’m with everyone else on how cute Wes is. I’m with Giles on looking forward to some Faith/Wes interaction.

Have a wonderful and much deserved 4 days off, babes. Oh, and HAPPY XMAS *MWAH!*


GABRIELLA:

GAH! Who is *she*??? You evil genius, you…

This is just fantastic, Lysa. I love Angel, I love Cordy, I love the space between them (or lack thereof ) This entire universe is so believable, not to mention sexy and wonderful and the way it should be! And I love that you’ve hinted at their future together in LA. Now you come back here this moment and give us more young lady!


CHERELLI:

Season of Solace 14

Hi Lysa, I was reading your story again. It’s just wonderful, and I can’t tell you enough how I’ve enjoyed it. Now, I find it interesting that Angel has already subconsciously decided that Cordelia would be turned to spend eternity with him. He thinks on the demons lust, but I get the feel Angel is in agreement. It’s as if he can’t help himself. Love how you are using Spike to help propel the story forward by telling us, and Buffy in case we didn’t get it, that this time, Angel is serious about moving on. It’s like an opera, and the chorus moves the story along. I also find it fascinating that Cordelia, in spite of her fear of Drusilla believed the visions she saw. Somehow felt it was right. Angel knows Dru’s abilities, but you’ve shown that ordinary people (Cordelia) when faced with the unbelievable, are almost always directed by their instincts, and will believe, if it feels right. Great, great story telling. It’s ashamed you’re not paid for this.

Merry Christmas,
Cheryl


NIKKIWAWA:

Excellent, excellent excellent, as always.

Lovely chapter Lysa.

I can’t wait to see what happens. This story just opens more and more doors in every chapter.

LOVES it


ANGELSNYMPHO:

Another good chapter! Oh my goodness, I can’t wait for more


LUCKYLYN:

What an ending? Who is she?! This is one of my favorite all time fics. Your characterizations are so solid and I adore your C/A interactions. Spike and Buffy was a highlight for me. Post more soon.


YURSARE:

OMG! did Faith kill Bev?… It couldn’t… I mean… Did Wilkins set it all up?… Ohh….

I love your story. I was awake for 30 hours to read it, and thanx God I’m on vacation. I need next installment right about now, cuz I’m addicted!!! I just love-love-love the way you write… and them… gosh. Do you have any other fics? Can you send them for me to read? I’m your new biggest fan!=))))


DAMNSKIPPY:

Quote:
Originally Posted by yursare

Do you have any other fics? Can you send them for me to read? I’m your new biggest fan!=))))

I’m sure Lysa will answer, but since I was here I thought I’d put you out of your misery. You can find Lysa’s fics in a few places but try:

Justfic (the Stranger Things archive)

or

Angel’s Oasis Archive

Lysa, another fabulous chapter. I can’t believe you did that! But you’re right, I don’t question who it is so much as who did it.

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As she opened her eyes that had drifted closed during the kiss, Cordelia let out a little mewl of protest, wanting more. “Yes,” she admitted licking her lips again to savor the taste of him, “but not just my mouth.”

“Here?” One hand moved up so that his thumb brushed the curved underside of her breast.

Cordelia nodded and a little pant escaped her throat as his hand turned, the back of his fingers moving across the outer curve and then shifting again to fully cup her breast in his palm. The Lycra proved a thin barrier as it revealed the budding shape of her nipple.

Mmm, boy, that was a hot little tease.

Loved the B/A and B/S interactions, too. I hope you’ve gotten down to writing more. It’s already the 6th so you have to be well over your New Year’s Eve hangover. Get to typing!


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, sorry to be so late with fb.

This part was absolutely fabulous times three. I spit cofee when Xander called out that Cordelia was playing with Angel’s staff.

Your cliffhanger is to die for! And I second and third chants for more-more-more!
Cyd


ZANITA:

I’m getting all kinds of anxious here, never had the chance to FB before and re-read just to get it all fresh in my mind. And yep, there’s still two bleeding females lying on the floor, just where I left them!
I sorely wish my brain wasn’t on overload so I could give justice to the story so far and will fall far short by saying it’s riveting. I certainly echo everyone by stating I’m on pins and needles for the next chapter!

Oh I hope you and Cali get Splintered wrapped up so I have another great story to tide me over!


IMPRESS:

Just had to say again that was wonderful. I’m looking forward to the first F/W meeting.


ZANITA:

Awwww, Bev!
My eyes were glued! I couldn’t read fast enough to find out what was happening!
Wonderful chapter Lysa! And per usual, you make it all look so easy.
Can not wait for the next installment!
Zan

 


CALIFI:

I just had to read this before going off to bed.

Mostly I wanted to catch up on the last scene to see how it panned out *g* which I’ve read and loved! I only skimmed the rest, due to tiredness, but will come back tomorrow to leave more feedback when I’ve read it through from beginning to that cliffhanger of an ending, grr

Awesome writing as ever, and chuffed to see yet another slice of heaven from you *mwah*

S xxx :wub:


MORRIGAN:

Oh poor Bev. I thought for sure that Cordy was the other person in the house, never though of Faith.

Can’t wait to see where you go with this, please post the next chapter soon.


LULU BELLE:

Man, I liked Bev . . . But, glad it wasn’t Cordy or Faith. I’m so happy you updated! Update again soon! Please!


TONITONE:

Lysa,
I wish you were in front of me cause you would be getting squished in a huge hug. Hahahaha

Thank you so much for posting part 15, and I look forward to part 16 soon, possibly?????

Toni


STORMY:

Lysa,
Great part, but poor Bev. What are Dru’s plans for our girl, huh? Liked how you included the unconscious protection of her old injury. I think we all do that from time to time. More Soon!!


CHERELLI:

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A crack of light appeared around the door as it opened, the air stirring up a familiar metallic scent. She knew this place. It haunted her dreams. Cordelia’s hand moved to her abdomen as she subconsciously covered the site of her old rebar injury.

Could Cordy be in the same place of the rebar incident? oooh Lysa, this is just so good. I hope Dru is protecting Cordy, that’s the feeling I get. She loves her Daddy too much to take away his love. Wonderful story telling.

Cheryl


IMPRESS:

Lysa that was fab. I hadn’t even thought of Faith being the other person. And neat twist having Dru rescue Cordy. Sort of. I’m going to miss Bev. I’m hoping Cordy isn’t mad at or at least forgives Faith. It was an accident. More soon.


DIGITRIX:

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After securing his passenger side seatbelt a notch tighter, Wesley braced himself on the dashboard. Giles appeared to be trying out for the British Grand Prix. The tires actually screeched at the last turn; it was a wonder they didn’t fall off in the process.

LMAO

O wow Lysa what a great update, we had to wait for awhile, but it was worth it.
Its exciting, humor, sweet & a hell of cliffhanger

ThanX’s !!!
Trix


CALIFI:

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“It’s Grandma Bev,” Willow squeaked as she stumbled into the hall, wide-eyed with shock. “But she was so nice.”

Excellent portrayal of Willow. Especially this part.

And I still can’t get over Bev’s death, *sniffle*

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“You don’t understand,” Faith unsteadily found her way to her feet. Pointing at it, told them, “That’s my dagger. She’s dead because of me.”

So, so glad I know what’s coming here, babes. Nuff said- and awww again at her reaction. *pets*

Loved the Angel scene in its entirety, and by the time I got to

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With the crypt door before him, Angel forgot all about stealth and subtlety. He gathered his strength and kicked in the door. It hit the wall with a bang and a creak of rusty hinges. “Cordelia!” he called out her name only to hear it echo back at him.

Another awwe and oo! Brilliant!

And Cordelia… waking up like that – AND nuddy, lol. The imagery was fantastic.

This is, by far my ultimate fave LysaFuc so far, and considering all your fics are written so well, that’s saying something. The urge for more is crucifying, lolol, so glad you have a tendency towards long chapter that take the edge off- a tiny bit, lol.

Thanks for posting- and more please!


CYDNESTORM:

Wonderful, wonderful chapter, drawing us in to feel and share the stress and tension with the characters. Your cliffhanger is stressful times two, and the loss of Bev is the loss of a interesting and compassionate character.

Cyd


VAMP.I.

I love you’re characterization! Willow and Wesley’s reaction to Bev’s murder scene, Xander’s single-minded focus and with the search for Cor happening there’s a sound reason why Faith may put her feelings of guilt and remorse on hold, love so much that she’s not evil here. Buffy and Giles I especially like, very mature and professional but still showing the scared/concerned dynamic of their personalities. Cordelia trying to put up a brave front while being frightened of her captor and her location is something I can totally see from her. Dru better watch out for Daddy if she starts her “lessons” for Cordy. Hope to see some Spike-Cordy interaction, thanx for the update!


VINHALLEN:

I was waiting for chapter 15 and here it is!
I especially like Giles and Xander. And Wesley was so.. Wesley:)
Excellent work – as always.
I love your fics!
Update soon, please.
*hugs*
Magda


ANNA:

Fabulous part, but how can you be so cruel and leave it with that cliffhanger?

I love your Wesley, you’ve captured him perfectly. I have to say I feel a bit sorry for him arriving in the middle of all the mayhem.

Looking forward to the next part!


HELEN:

Oooh you evil cliff-hanger woman, you! *gasp* how could you leave it there?! At that very sentence!

Wonderful descriptive, emotional and gripping chapter, sweetheart


DAMNSKIPPY:

First of all…

QUOTE(Califi @ Feb 6 2006, 09:45 AM)

This is, by far my ultimate fave LysaFuc so far…
What have you and Lysa been doing on MS Messenger? I think you two need a chaperone.

Now to Lysa…

Too short! OMG, you can’t leave us there again! You need to stay away from Cali for awhile. All that dragging stuff out and leaving us hanging vibe is rubbing off on you.

I knew Bev had bit the big one, but it was still very sad to read. Especially the part where Cordy was being dragged away and the last thing both of them saw was each other either dying or in danger. *sniff*

Loved Wesley’s introduction and the car ride. Buffy’s inability to remember his name was a nice touch. You really think about the details of every character and never let a moment slide by without making sure they each act or say something uniquely in character.

It was great to find out what happened (and so sad that Faith has that guilt on her now), but we need to know what’s happening with Cordy. Write really fast!


YURSARE:

Oh, thank God Faith is the living one, not the murderer. Am I paranoid or what?
Love the update. I practicly sqweed when saw the name of this thread in the serial fanfiction section=))). I love your writing. So intense, yet detailed and colourful.
Thanx to DamnSkippy and your lead to your archive I’m now proud to confess I’ve read all of your serials (at least, of which I am aware of, anyway). The first half of DoN left me breathless – although the ending kinda lacked that dark-emo-angsty fleur to it that made the story so appealing in the first place. TFC and TNC – both impressive, intriguing, with professionally developed plot, yet – sometimes confusing at both the motivation of some (especially not those ‘main’) characters and changes of pace. Though must admit to love your insights into both Angel and Cordy. I mean, you really can put a reader into their skin!
ANTR + ADANTF (jeez THAT is short) was pretty fluffy=) Very sweet (too sweet for my liking in general, yet neatly performed), and… well, the ending was one of the best in comparison to those you usually write.
OI and POTN – as much as I prefer human Cordy that was….jeez… besides really hot (which describes all of your fiction, imho).. amazing. Although (I like the ‘but’s didcha notice?) some of the twists of the plot – i.e., Cordelia’s mindpowers, could be more meaningful in the end. And stuff like killing Buffs – could be a tiny bit more.. ya know, ‘had it coming’. Remember Russian theatre, rifle on the wall in the first act, bla-bla-bla… Well, I didn’t see any rifle. Should have put it there, at least subtly.
As for Wavelength – loved its sudden pinkadeliqness and sugartopingness compared to the rest of your stories, ‘coz by that time I really, really needed something other then dark and mature fiction=) Yet there were incredible touches of your perfectly fitting humor. ‘Dead invisible roommates’ really had me rotfl=) And I don’t say that much=))
Well, and to sum it all up – regardless of some things I’d change or would like you to change in it, your fiction is incredible. Smart, funny, sexy, deep, touching – just not enough descriptors for it in my poor English. Please, keep doin’ whatcha doin’. And I’ll be your fan=)


GILLY:

Sorry to be late with FB Lysa, I’ve been without my inet connection for a while.

What a great part, poor Bev, and your Willow, so realistic. Good for Faith to try to protect Cordy & Bev.

So where’s poor Cordy, in the factory…..? She remembers the smell, yuck! Angel going frantic.

Lovely imagery, can’t wait for the next part.


KIT:

Late to the party…

Like many others, I am sad to see Bev go…and the part when Faith was technically her killer, I didn’t see it coming at all.

Love Angel’s violent inner conflict in his search for Cordy. Especially this part:

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He growled at the thought of the other demon laying a hand on her feeling the irate rumble deep in his chest. Before he let that happen, he’d rip the bastard apart piece by piece and hang him with his own entrails.

It just gave me the shudders.

Now that Dru has Cordy, what’s up with the naked thing? I wonder if that’s her way to please her daddy. I just hope Angel gets there before anything bad happens…like Cordy getting turned into a vampire. Bwah!

Thanks for continuing the fic, Lysa!


YURSARE:

Dear Lysa, hello! Ficwriter here!=) Feedback keeps us alive, yeah. And I myself beg everybody who reads a piece to come up with something positively critical so that I can either change that or keep in mind in the future=). Anyway, you’ve welcome, and I promise to keep commenting. And if you want to discuss any (regardless of how tiny) piece of your fics, you know you can pm me any time.
It’s easy to notice you work pretty hard at your vocabulary and your methafors are really good. I’m not very cliche-sensitive when it comes down to English, but so far I haven’t noticed those in your wording – well, not to the amount of any annoyance.
Yeah, I went with GoTeam archive all along=) And smut is fab, did I mention that part?=))) Well, as for the ‘mood swings’ of DoN – it’s understandible from the plot’s point of view (if it’s possible that the plot has any), and I really enjoyed all the twists and turns of the story, and I really loved the part where Cordy had to readjust herself to Angel, but then… it’s not that the story lacked the climax, ‘coz I certanly found a few, it’s that the emotional intensity and that powerful message were much lighter in the end. Ah, I’m sure you know what I mean. I love happy endings, and you should keep that! But I wish they just got there in a bit more complicated way.
Oh, first attempts at fiction!=))) Don’t you just love it, despite all its imperfection?
About the ending in Days and Nights to Follow – well, it was the most motivated ending you wrote. Where no tails were left behind and the storylines were all covered prettily. Oh, and the whole colouring of the fic was complete. That’s why I think it’s the best ending of yours=) Although the fic in itself – DoN’s my favourite=).
As for any new projects of yours – hell yeah, spill it, where can I see it?!


LYSA:

Thanks again for the offer of critique/discussion in addition to routine FB because, I find that helpful and interesting, too. I guess I just enjoy the whole process of writing and like to see how different writers develop their stories.

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Originally Posted by yursare

Well, as for the ‘mood swings’ of DoN – it’s understandible from the plot’s point of view (if it’s possible that the plot has any), and I really enjoyed all the twists and turns of the story, and I really loved the part where Cordy had to readjust herself to Angel, but then… it’s not that the story lacked the climax, ‘coz I certanly found a few, it’s that the emotional intensity and that powerful message were much lighter in the end.
DoN will always have a special place in my heart, not only because I worked on that fic nearly every day for 8 months, but because I think I did a pretty good job weaving a complex story around the challenge. Of course, it was also “the fic that wouldn’t go away”! It’s hellaciously long.

I do get what you mean about the switch in intensity and that has to do my decision to avoid a specific ending. Ending the fic with Angel’s or Angelus’ death would have probably been appropriate at the time and rounded out the story despite the angst. But– I chickened out. I do like the rest of the fic, too, but it’s almost an entirely new fic entwined within the first. Just, as you mentioned, a little less intense.

Endings are something I believe a lot of writers struggle with, me included. I think that is part of the reason there are so many great WIPs out there. Fics start out with a bang, get fantastic FB/interest from the readers, but then the writer suddenly stalls at a certain point near the end and doesn’t finish it. Many of us start out with a very clear vision of what our story is about, with some specific scenes or sub-plots we want to explore. Even the ending itself may be a hard & fast image in our minds, but getting there is the tricky part. Or maybe the ending is just a blur and its development, while pulling together all of the subplots, is the part that eludes them.

Hopefully, with Season of Solace, I can keep it together. I admit to having a very specific story arc with a still-fuzzy endgame at the moment. But I’m having a helluva time further developing it as I go along.

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As for any new projects of yours – hell yeah, spill it, where can I see it?!

Well, if you’ve already found my archive at GoTeam, then you have access to about 99% of my fics. If you prefer longer fics, don’t skip some of the ‘standalones’. The only reason they’re called that is because they were posted in one thread. I’ve got 2 collaborations with Califi: Freedom’s Prize (a completed standalone) and Splintered (a serial WIP). Both can be found here at ST’s archive, Just Fic, or at GoTeam.

FYI Everyone: ‘Splintered’ Update. Cali & I already have 2/3 of the final chapter written! This fic is finally gonna have an ending. Woohoo!

After that, I promise to get back to SoS.


YURSARE:

First, I second everything you say about DoN. I love it. And you did a helluva job there. I have never seen a fic so long and so lovingly knitted. Maybe ‘coz I only started reading AtS fics a little more then a month ago. Before that I was only well-aquainted to a single fandom, in which I was believed to write long fics – and that was at most 25 000 words=)
Actually, I’ve enjoyed Angel #3. He was endearing, really. With that cocky attitude that was definitely from Liam (and hey! So good of you to keep that part of our man…pire in mind). And developing the Hyperion line so far ahead of its time – that was a very smooth move=) It’s just… an entirely different story, you’re right. And a good one. I just wish Angel/Angelus/Cordy dynamics and drama were resolved, however tragic that might have ended. But come to think of it – it is a very nice way out of the drama. Maybe it’s for the best

Oh, I hate the not-finishing-of-fics thing. I know it’s hard and sometimes even a pain in our pretty asses, but WIPs are unacceptable. If any party had this in their programme, I’d vote for it, ya know. That’s why I first think of an ending, usually a pretty line or a joke, and then work with it backwards up to the beginning. I also have this friend, who’s not exactly my beta, but who can actually listen to whatever rambling I call ‘a new idea’, and by telling her I have it somehow sorted out in my head.

As for SoS – oh, I know what you mean, about the arc. It’s like you write those almost-standalone chapters, but there is this whole main villaine storyline, and it progresses geometrically, and there’s also this character development, especially ones of Angel and Faith. But judging from how far you’ve gone by now… How sure are you exactly about “hellaciously long” fanfiction?=))) No implications=)

I’ll go check the standalones then!=))) Thanx, you’re the best


TRILLIAN:

Your brand of writing genius is diamond tipped my friend. Diamond. Tipped. Hee! Outstanding as always and as I’m so very late and feeling completely crap about it, I get to point to the posts above and say…yeah,that! and slink away. I promise far better behaviour with the next chapter.


WERELEOPARD:

*sniffles* Bev *sniffles*

That was another wonderful chapter and can’t wait for the next.

I haven’t been doing much C/A of late but this was one main story that i always kept up reading cause i love it so much.

I am back and posting C/A again with all the other fandoms i do, i have to stop finding fandoms LOL

Thank you for this Lysa

Hugs

Lea


CHERELLI:

Hi Lysa, your ability to weave this outstanding story, and the fun, suspense, high and lows of this story are fantastic. I love how:

1. The loss of Bev will enable Cordy to move on from Sunnydale, and explain how Angel obtains the car.

2. How Faith, and her interaction with the mayor is revealed. Faith’s guilt where Bev is concerned gives redeeming qualities, but you let us see it by observing her interaction with Buffy knowing glance.

3. You lead us to understand Angel’s ability to hunt (we see him sniffing the air, going over detail. CSI vampire style). His fierceness and need to protect. He already loves Cordy, perhaps he doesn’t know it yet, but Dru does.

4. Dru’s unerring love of Angel (by wanting to protect Cordy, and I truly believe that is her motive).

This world you created is loved, and I am loving it.

Thanks,
Cheryl


LISMAC:

I’ve loved all of your stories.

I’m trying this feedback thing – not really my comfort zone but I guess it’s time to grow. I’ve started with the newer fic – so now I’m working my way back to the older ones…. here goes!

This one caught me up right away – Angel & Cordy not putting up with eachothers crap – eventually bringing out the best in each other – but still not letting the other get away with anything.

Frankly I’d happily read your Cordy/Angel banter forever, but then you bring in so many other cast members – not just shoving them in either, but giving them a chance to have a laugh or a heart-felt moment.

To be honest I was annoyed with Bev at the start because I wanted more Angel/Cordy and you wanted me to meet another character which meant the storyline went wayyyy over there – I kept thinking, “Who cares about this Bev get back to Angel & Cordy.” Well guess who started to care & then surprise, surprise she’s dead…. and so now I really feel for poor Faith who also tried so hard not to care – look what did you do to her(us)

How you do that amazes me… one chapter that actually progresses the story at a fair clip, had almost the entire cast(for lack of a better word)involved, each having a chance to deal with the emotional situation in an authentic way, but not wallow in it or become cheesy.

So looking forward to the next chapter but I think I’m going into “C/A interaction” withdrawl’s – hope you can help me!!!!
Lisa


MORRIGAN:

Oh, so good. Loved the Faith/Wes/Giles scene and Cordy/Dru is always entertaining. I almost wish Angel would go evil and turn Cordy. I love reading Vamp!Cordy fics with the whole family.


OMG ANGEL:

I’m going good-god-crazy again with this story.


CHERELLI:

Yippeee , more Season of Solace. I absolutely love this story.

Loved the Cordy/Dru dynamics. It’s as if I’m watching a live play. The characters literally lift from the pages. Hope I don’t annoy, but have to mention these, there so much goodness, I can’t name them all (yea, I can. The entire update).

1. Dru saves Cordy for Angel.

2. Proceeds to instruct Cordy on Angels likes dislikes (she told Cordy she would do this when she first confronted Cordy/Angel)

3. The Tea party (I think of Gwyneth Paltrow’s version of Emma, when you describe the dress given to Cordy).

4. Kitty Poker – Love Spike at this game the most. Clem special guest, I thought of Merl (the nasally, Jack Nicholson whine).

5. Spike refers to Cordy as Angels pet, Dru knows, she’s so much more (I love how Dru’s knowledge of this has been hinted at early on).

6. Dru recognizes Cordy’s strength, and acknowledges Cordy is a worthy mate for Angel.

7.

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“Cordy,” the sound of her name on his lips washed through her like a wave of heat. She leaned into him as Angel slid his hands up her spine and buried his face into the crook of her neck, rubbing his cheek there.
He lifted his head and gave her a funny look. “You smell like Dru.”

This is so intimate, and sexy. Just Hot!

8. Last but not least,

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Cordelia tugged again at his hand. “Don’t even think about Angelus right now. It’s not an issue. The corners of Dru’s mouth curved upward into a secret smile, one that left Cordelia blushing.

Cordy now knows, what Dru has known about Angel, and his precarious soul. So, will Cordy tell Angel, or lead him to this revelation? Hope Faith comes out of this, though I don’t know how, unless Cordy can tell what happened.

Brilliant! Thank you Lysa, you are a goddess.

Cheryl


LULU BELLE:

Ooo! An update! Yay, I’m so thrilled!
Love the story; can’t wait for more!


LISMAC:

Oh ya!!!!!

I was really excited to see another chapter of this story (and it is good) but – where are you going??? (picture me saying that out load to the computer-I have no shame & my kids think I’m a dork)

You make it sound like Cordy has the answers – so maybe the story is near the end – but it can’t be because we still don’t understand this whole demon prophecy-ritual thing – so it can’t be in the wrap-up stage??

You have me confused and looking for the next chapter…. please!!!!

Lisa


TRILLIAN:

This is fantastic Lysa. Your writing has me totally immersed and I’m finding myself struggling to snap back when I hit the tbc… The dialogue is delightful; I like how you’ve captured Dru but your killing me with her second sight. There’s a twist in here somewhere I’m just not sure where it’s coming. LOL!

The scene you wrote with Clem, Spike and the kitten poker game made me feel like I was at that table especially when that shadow fell. You just knew who it was; it was almost like you could feel him. And I wouldn’t have warned Spike either! Great, great writing.

Faith battling with what’s happening to her and even though she was supposed to do the Mayors bidding the world tilted, the power shifted and she’s in a terrible place. Angel seemed to get a little Angelus-y there at the end with Spike. The demon protecting what’s his? It’s all about his girl.

Love it. look forward to the next part!


CALIFI:

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A throaty chuckle emerged from Dru’s throat full of dark delight. “Tell me, kitten, do you whisper sweet nothings into Angel’s ear and tell him of the naughty things you want him to do to you?”

Momentarily distracted from her rant when curiosity took over, Cordelia delighted Dru by pausing to ask, “So he, um, likes that?”

“My Angel likes a lot of things, precious,” Drusilla reached out to twirl a finger around a curling strand of Cordy’s hair.

Loved this bit, heee!

Dru reminiscing about her family was both creepy as well as heartrending. It momentarily took you back to a time when she was an innocent victim too. Nice one!

As for peeps asking for Vamp! Cordy- don’t you DARE!! It would break my heart me to have such a loved fic being put aside because of that. *gulp*

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Sliding his mouth up to her ear instead, he whispered, “Nice dress.”

And nicely restrained, lmao! Different, less saddening circumstances and methinks Angel would be all over Cordy like a rash (not that he was far off anyway, lol).

Great chapter, L. And thanks for posting. Lovely to wake up to.


LYSA:

QUOTE(lismac @ Mar 16 2006, 12:13 AM)

You have me confused and looking for the next chapter…. please!!!!

I get as much of a kick over keeping people in the dark as I do the ones who are digging through the fic for clues. It’s a difficult task to keep you readers on your toes. I do hope that your confusion is because of that and not because I have screwed up somewhere (keeping that possibility in reserve as an excuse for later).

There is very little that goes into my serial fics that is not in some way meaningful to the fic as a whole. It may seem like fluff at the time, but I usually manage to tie up my subplots into a neat little bow by the end of the fic. At least I try to do that.

I will tell you that we are not at the end of the fic just yet. We’ll just be moving along from one stage of the fic to the next. And I, for one, am eager to see what comes next.

As for your kids thinking that you’re a dork…I take no responsibility whatsoever!

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There’s a twist in here somewhere I’m just not sure where it’s coming. LOL!
When is there *not* a twist, Tara? Hee hee. If you haven’t figured that one out yet, I’m not gonna break it to you.

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The scene you wrote with Clem, Spike and the kitten poker game made me feel like I was at that table especially when that shadow fell. You just knew who it was, it was almost like you could feel him. And I wouldn’t have warned Spike either! Great, great writing.

Thanks! I had fun writing that scene. This whole chapter was my own little experiment in writing various POV.

The first scene was the ‘villain’s’ perspective. I wanted to try to get into Dru’s head a little and thought I could do that better just coming from her pov.

The second was Faith’s single-pov. In this case, I was purposely not letting you in on everyone else’s thoughts. And a nod to your comments: Faith isn’t really in the best of situations at the moment, but her part in this story is far from done.

The third was the Kitten Poker scene. This was originally going to be just another Angel-Spike switching pov scene, but that seemed kinda boring in a been-there-done-that kind of way. So I thought I’d try it from an outsider’s pov, in this case, Clem’s. I think it worked and added another level of fun to the scene. At least for me.

And the last scene was kind of a hodgepodge of povs, although I am not sure if I did that on purpose or if it just happened.

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As for peeps asking for Vamp! Cordy- don’t you DARE!! It would break my heart me to have such a loved fic being put aside because of that. *gulp*

I so know which buttons to push, Cali. Heck, I don’t even have to push them myself. You do that quite well.

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Dru reminiscing about her family was both creepy as well as heartrending. It momentarily took you back to a time when she was an innocent victim too. Nice one!

That was part of what I wanted to share in having the first scene come from Dru’s pov. I think you can get into deeper details from a single pov than you can by mixing it up. Plus, it’s all part of Drusilla’s motives.

Hugs & smoochies for the FB!


GILLY:

Oh I’m so glad Dru didn’t hurt Cordy, tea party! LOL, I’ll bet Cordy will have something to say about that to Angel, when she’s recovered.

Loved the ‘kitten poker’ with Clem, I wonder what happened to all the escaping ‘kitties’?

Angel only just holding on to himself, (now doesn’t that sound bad?), during the poker and back at the factory.

Now, we need to get Faith released and Wes incorporated.

Great part so much going on, loved it, more soon please, (after all at my age I might die before its finished.. )


VAMP.I.

I love this story and this chapter just adds to the feeling! Dru reminiscing about her family then reminding us what happened to them. Faith trying to be strong and stoic while being arrested, knowing that the Mayor can take an even bigger advantage of her now is sad, hope the gang can get over their shock and help her. I’ve always liked that the demons on the shows were like humans but not, so Clem’s pov during kitty poker was funny as hell! LOL his priceless thought! Spike seemed very in character between flirting with Cordy and antagonizing Angel. Love that Angel was so demonstrative in his relief and the way Cordelia was going along with Dru’s party plans while still keeping her snark. Hope the chapters keep coming.


ANNA:

So happy to see a new part! I adore this fic.

There were so many bits in this that were wonderful that it’s hard to know where to start.

First, your Dru. Fabulous Lysa. You manage to capture her child-like creepiness, but she still comes across as a slightly sympathetic character. We all know she is evil, but we all still feel sorry for her. Odd.

The kitten poker was hilarious. I love that you included that, it always cracked me up in the show.

The chapter as a whole just drew me in, and I cannot wait for the next part. Thanks for posting and I hope there will be more soon.


TONITONE:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,

I am so excited that you posted another part….what a nice surprise to come home to.

Thanks Lysa more please soon!!!!

Toni


STORMY:

Oh la la, loved it! Dru is just creepy!! Poor Cor, just got to know her Grandma and she gets killed I hope Faith doesn’t have to take the fall for too long.

And there is WES!! More!

Hope we get another chapter soon!

Anna


YOUPIN:

I hope you don’t go the Buffy and Angelus route but when Angel and Cordy do make love I hope they have a nice morning after with a lot of snuggles and maybe breakfast in bed. Cordy needs some comfort after her grandmother’s death but that does not mean comfort sex. Update soon.


NIKKIWAWA:

Another great chapter!

I love the Cordy/Dru interaction. I think they have some friend potential LOL

I can’t wait to see what happens next. I mean, Cordy knows now. The question is…what will she do with that information? The suspense is killed me already!


LISAMARIE514:

Okay, as promised more detailed feedback!

QUOTE(Lysa @ Mar 16 2006, 01:25 AM)

“Daddy doesn’t like naughty words,” Dru told her with a smirk spreading across her red lips, “except when he wants to hear them.”

Cordelia’s jaw dropped open, snapping shut just as quickly. “Eew! Thanks for that mental image— not. Pfft! I really don’t need another one of Angel’s girlfriends to tell me what he likes. I have Buffy for that.”

A throaty chuckle emerged from Dru’s throat full of dark delight. “Tell me, kitten, do you whisper sweet nothings into Angel’s ear and tell him of the naughty things you want him to do to you?”

Momentarily distracted from her rant when curiosity took over, Cordelia delighted Dru by pausing to ask, “So he, um, likes that?”

“My Angel likes a lot of things, precious,” Drusilla reached out to twirl a finger around a curling strand of Cordy’s hair.
I like this scene, it really is Drusilla at her creepiness. But overall I love Cordy’s curiosity about what would turn Angel on, and I can picture the thoughts running through Cordelia’s head.

QUOTE

With his bowl full of beetles, Clem munched as he watched, flinching now and then until Angel managed to secure Spike face-down against the poker table. His arm was twisted up behind his back in a painful wrist lock. He knew it had to hurt because Spike was gritting his teeth and growling, his golden eyes narrowed as he strained against it.

Angel wasn’t exactly fooling around, either. He was vamped out and frankly as scary as Clem had ever seen him. Back when he’d gotten rid of the soul, he’d been a cold bastard who’d just as soon kill you for staring at him the wrong way. He cared about nothing.

Looked like the soul changed a lot, Clem noted, as Angel leaned down to growl into Spike’s ear, “Tell me where to find Drusilla.”

Woo Hooo Kitten Poker. In Canon I always thought that kitten poker was a little weird. I mean kittens are all soft and cuddly and not evil. Plus wouldn’t they scamper off the table…moving chips has got to be a challenge. But anyway, why I quoted this section…I liked that Clem commented that there didn’t to seem to be much of a difference between Angel and Angelus…is that a sign of things to come?

QUOTE

He bent his head to press his mouth against the pulse point of her throat, licking softly, then opening up to scrape his blunt teeth there just resisting the urge to bite down. Angel let out a satisfied grunt when only his scent remained, kissing gently one more time before lifting his gaze to her overly bright eyes.

Okay this is just hot hot hot, and boy would I like him to be licking my neck. But again is this another sign of a potential appearance of Angelus? And if Angel’s scent is all over our girl, does that protect her from being instantly killed by Angelus? Love Possesive!Angel

QUOTE

“You’ve got a bloody lot of nerve, Peaches,” growled Spike as he reached into his back pocket to pull out the keys to his DeSoto. “I’ll do it because I want you out of here, but I expect it back without a scratch.”

Catching the keys, Angel let out a sarcastic grunt, “You could tell?”

“And we’ll talk about those kittens you owe me!” Spike folded his arms across his chest.
And I just laughed at this one, I could so hear Spike’s cockney accent and it would be so something he would say about the kittens. Again back to the kittens, do you think they break into pet stores to get them? Also is a tabby more valuable on the table then a tiger? It’s a puzzler!

I have enjoyed this fic all along and am interested to see what chapter 17 brings….so bring it on!


DIGITRIX:

Thanx’s Lysa, just what I needed after this day,a fab update ThanX’s !!!!
Trix


YURSARE:

As usual – lovely. Oh, did I mention I really enjoy your reading of Faith? Well, your Dru is the best Dru I’ve even read. Strange and looney, yet… well, this Dru and Spike I can imagine together and in love. And oh my god did I just imagine Dru and Spike?
Well, can’t wait for the next part.
Oh, and did you notice you’ve lost Buffy and the Scoobies? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind them to the minimum, but they’ve been left out a little, and I kinda notice this gap. You should mention they are otherwise occupied, probably. Or something. If you don’t feel like writing a whole setting just for the heck of it, let Giles say something..?


LYSA:

Originally Posted by yursare

Oh, and did you notice you’ve lost Buffy and the Scoobies? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind them to the minimum, but they’ve been left out a little, and I kinda notice this gap. You should mention they are otherwise occupied, probably. Or something. If you don’t feel like writing a whole setting just for the heck of it, let Giles say something..?

Thanks for the comments, especially about Dru. I think she’s one of the hardest characters to write in any kind of realistic way. Not sure that I managed to pull it off in the way I wanted, but I’m glad you think so.

As for the Scoobies, they weren’t “lost”. They were actually present during the Faith-pov. However, as she had other issues on her mind beside them, they did not have a big role in that scene. I purposely did not get into their reactions. They will be returning in future chapters, so no worries.


CYDNESTORM:

Wonderful part Lysa.

I loved every second of the Cordelia and Dru scenes. And of course Spike, as always, priceless.

You have created a roller-coaster of plot twists and emotions with this fic and I can’t wait for the next ride!
Cyd


LISMAC:

QUOTE:

Angel’s pretty princess was awake.
~*~
“You have the right to remain silent” the police officer tallied off her Miranda rights as Faith held her wrists out to be handcuffed. “Anything you say can…”
~*~
“I’ll see your bet and raise you one tabby.” Spike reached into the burlap sack at his side.
~*~
“The boys are here,” Drusilla clapped with delight.

How do you do that? These are the opening lines of each scene – and they’re like “BANG!” you’re there. Are they hard to do? Or do you just picture each story line unfolding and these are just where we’re to drop-in?

It’s great, really tight writing style – which I like. With numberous storylines going on at the same time, you’ve updated us on almost all of them – but we didn’t have to wade/wait through the uninteresting parts.

You do good work.

Lisa


SOMETIMES TACTLESS:

Lysa, I am so glad to see an update for this fic. Your characterizations never fail to give me the shivers, the really good kind. I can’t wait to see where this is going and I have to tell you that I am loving the ride.
Oh, and something else I love is Drusilla (in a completely heterosexual, love the crazy vampire kind of way). Dru was always one of the most complex characters for me and I enjoyed her immensely over the years. She was in the unique position of being both victim and perpetrator, innocent and corruptor. I know all of the vamps were in these same positions to an extent, but Dru brought out more of an emotional response than the others. She could make me sad, make me cringe, and creep me out all at the same time. You nailed her character perfectly. I love a fic that I react to on such an emotional level.

Sorry I’m so long winded, but it’s been a while since I’ve told you how brilliant you are, so there you go. I can’t wait for an update, so please post when you can.

__________________
Sammie


LUCKYLYN:

I’m thrilled to see a new chapter of this fic. The Dru/Cordy dynamic is very odd and fascinating. What exactly is Dru up to? I have my theories and can’t wait to see what direction you go in. There are certain characters I never include in fics because writing for them is something I don’t think I can pull off. Which is why I’ve never written Dru into a fic. I love your characterization of her. Her childlike/scary as hell way. Post more soon.


GABRIELLA:

Oh thank God he found her! LOL, fabulous as always, there’s something so incredibly sexy about the way you write these two – makes my whole tummy flutter.

Can’t wait for more!


CALIFI:

QUOTE

“Love you.”

QUOTE

“Did you mean it?” Angel’s nose nudged her ear, his words a caress across her cheek.

Awwww *sniffle* Beautiful.

I’ve already said it, but guh! the kisses you describe that Angel gives Cordy are delicious. yummy.

Another Master vampire….he’d better not get his fangs into Cordelia *rolls up sleeves* I do so hate it when another vamp marks her throat, lol. That’s Angel’s territory *nods* heee!

The S/D. Don’t know why you thought there was a problem with it. It actually had impact that you wrote Dru in a more sensual light without the crazy. Liked that very much.

So much I enjoyed in this chapter. Always been a sucker for many scenes in a long chapter, and you popping from one scene to another fit perfectly.

Can I smack Buggy one now for having such uncharitable thoughts over Cordelia considering C just lost her grandmother? Selfish and bitchy rears their ugly heads. Gah!

Hoping she doesn’t show up at an inopportune moment, as what a bucket of cold water! Cordy doesn’t need more angst on top of everything else, does she? If she does lay on the angst, hopefully Angel as well as W/X will pull her up.

Well, I guess I’ll have to wait and see.

Thanks for posting, hun Loffed eeet muchly!


GABRIELLA:

:GASP:

:dies:

That was so unfair! You totally teased us with a false change of rating! I want part 18 now biatch! Fabulous as always, so glad Cordy’s safe and with Angel and slowly but surely getting to the hot-monkey-love. But, oh no! Will he lose his soul? Will they find a loophole? Will they get walked in on by the stupid blonde midget and her croonies???

Gah! Lysa – you better post the next part quick or I’m gonna grab those boots that I haven’t worn in three months (cos frankly, they look damn fine on me) and come after you!


Em23:

You’re a meanie, Lysa. This chapter was perfect. Just everything was completely perfect, I loved everything about it. The end is pure perfection, but I guess you already figured I’d love that part. Hehe. I love it and I cannot wait for the next chapter.

This fiction is one of those fictions that you read and it just gets you right in the heart, I love that about fictions. But it doesn’t happen often though. The whole plot is just completely different and perfect, not to mention the way you write all the characters. I always feel myself drawn into the stories and I can’t stop reading until I’m done with the whole story. And that’s something special. This piece, right here, is true inspiration and I do find myself quoting different parts from the story to my friends, and they think I’m crazy for quoting a story. They’re B/A fans, so they don’t get it. Hehe. Well, this is my way of saying you got me addicted beyond words and I love this story to pieces, and I admire your work a lot. You’re my Goddess, Lysa! Hehe.


YOUPIN:

Thanks for the quick update and you did a fantastic job once again. This is one story that I find myself reading over and over. I hope Angel continues to comfort Cordy but I am wondering when she is going to break down since she seems to be avoiding the fact that her grandma died. I hope Angel holds her and not sleep on the couch since she needs his protection which I think only his arms could provide


VAMP.I.

I think you know the Cordy/Angel scenes are hot but I’ll reinforce, WOW! I also like how Faith is coming along, her seeing through the mayor’s act gives her street smarts some due credit. Drusilla is wonderful. She’s not so insane as to be incomprehensible and the use of her abilities reminds me of her early BtVS days. g


GILLY:

Fantastic part Lysa, but fancy leaving it there……meany just when they were getting started. lol

What’s Dru mean ‘gone’ ?

She needs a reward for helping Cordy, perhaps a chocolate wrapped Spike!

Faith messing around with the mayor, grrr I hope she’s bluffing


LULU BELLE:

I think I love you. I so needed an update and yours was magnificent.
The way you write Dru is so beyond great . . . you’ve got her down pat.
The tension between Angel and Cordy is sweet.
I am so glad you made it so Faith was supposed to kill Bev but didn’t — that makes it just a bit more interesting, combined with my opinion of how BTVS handled Faith…
Anyway, update soon!


STORMY:

Ohhh nice long chapter. Love the new vamp and can’t wait to see what happens next.
Of course I like that Faith isn’t completely taken in by the Mayor. I would love to have a little more Wesley of course
Your Angel just is so yummy. Can’t wait for the next bit.


CYDNESTORM:

Wonderful update Lysa. Like everyone I adore your C/A scenes. Sexy and sensual. But I’m loving your Faith and mayor Wilkins scenes. And Spike and Dru were a sensation.

With a wink, Dru purred, “Miss Edith likes to watch, naughty girl.”

Cyd


IMPRESS:

One of the things I really like about this story is how you keep the characters so true to form. I adored the whole Faith/Mayor scene and Faith’s realization that she could bought what the mayor was selling if things had been a little different. I always felt Faith got a bum rap on the show so it’s refreshing to see her written so well with out sacrificing what made Faith, Faith.

Wonderful update. I look forward to the next part.


ANNA:

Great part Lysa, thank you!

The plot just keeps getting more and more interesting, and you manage to introduce new characters seamlessly. You have me completely hooked.

You Dru is absolutely fabulous!

Looking forward to more.


ZANITA:

*big friggin sigh*

Oh yes, more please.

This chapter was so soft. The words just flowed over me. Lovely interaction between C/A.

And I think it rocks the way you’re taking Faith. She isn’t a stupid girl, I’m so glad you gave her more brains than Joss ever did. I so hope she gets the last laugh with the Mayor. Bring him down and she can flip him off heehee.
Z~


LUCKYLYN:

I love this fic. And no Scooby Gang interrupts for C/A, please
I adore what you’re doing with Faith. Post more soon.


TONITONE:

Holy Crap Lysa….This was fantastic….I was yelling at the computer because you left it where you did….I could not stop

Part 18 is coming soon right cause I don’t think i can wait that long!!!

Pretty please more really soon….

Fantastic Job Lysa always love your work

Toni


CHERELLI:

Wow Lysa woman, as LL Cool J would say, “you’re doing it, you’re doing it, you’re doing it well”.

QUOTE

Drusilla glanced over her shoulder. She’d been staring after the departing couple except that her expression was wistful and dreamy-eyed in a way that gave Spike lusty shudders.

Drusilla in her madness is still a romantic. I find that shows the innocents that still there, although she can be naughty as well.

QUOTE

With a wink, Dru purred, “Miss Edith likes to watch, naughty girl.”

Dru, knows she want be around, perhaps to see the end,or will she?
Faith and the mayor – as if they’re playing chess. Each silently watching the other. Faith aware of the Mayors deceit, his attempts to use her. The Mayor unaware that Faithy is cagey, and crafty as he is. He perhaps has under estimated her.
New character Nicolau – intriguing, good looking, cunning. Can’t wait until he’s meets Angel, and to see if he will be immune to Cordelia’s beauty. He also ushered out the Crosathnam demon assuring his place in the final battle.

Angel/Cordy – there sadness, despair, slow burning love is palpable. Exquisite.

QUOTE

“I’m so sorry,” he choked on the words as she flung her arms around his waist to
press her moist cheek against his chest.

When she stood on her bare tiptoes to reach his ear, he felt her whispered words stir more than just a need to protect her. “Love you.”

“Did you mean it?” Angel’s nose nudged her ear, his words a caress across her cheek.

“Yes. Are you ever gonna shut up and kiss me?”

With that irreverent form of permission, Angel planted a slow hungry kiss across her mouth.

Sweetness.

I love this story.


NIKKIWAWA:

Finally got around to leave my FB.

I’m in love with this story. This chapter was great!

I loved how Dru played with Spike. LOL That was awesome.

Faith meeting the Mayor. Bad Faith ahead, huh?

The C/A dynamic is just…to die for. “Love you”. Guh…I melted like butter. I so can feel the sexual tension.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.


LISMAC:

…..tease – GREAT chapter though.

How many cliff hangers can you have in one chapter?

Sex? no sex? interupted sex?

Dru death? How? By new Vampire guy?

Faith being played? Faith playing us?

I’m glad we’re getting to the meat of the prophecy (I think) but this new Vampire sounds like a wild card – looking forward to him squaring off with both Spike & Angel – should be interesting.

Looking forward to the next chapter.
Lisa


ZANITA:

QUOTE

Have a very long smutty scene for SOS almost finished.

Smutty scene? In SOS? *dies a happy death*

Oh god you have no idea how excited I am lol. You so know how to take a story from 0 to smut in just the right amount of time


ZANITA:

Oh Lysa, that was hot and beautiful! I can’t say enough times how much I love your C/A voice. It always rocks my socks. I would love to eloquently gush on all the great parts, but as you know my verbal skills are lacking or this post would be 6000 words long

Zan


FERR89:

Wooooooooooooooo doggie. That was H-O-T!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m smoldering here!!

Lysa, you never cease to amaze me. I’m glad Cordy’s first time wasn’t interrupted by the Scoobies marching in, at least she has that. Not sure how her and Angel (If he still is Angel after all that) are going to take having house guests for the immediate future.

Excellent chapter!! Can’t wait for more!!!!!!!

Jenn


LISAMARIE514:

Oh my…that was…well the hottest thing that I have read in a long time. I think I need to go take a cold shower!

I bow to your greatness…that wasn’t smut…that was art


TONITONE:

Ohhh goodie Lysa I came on hoping for an update and BAM here it was hahahah…..

You totally rock and I’m going to it now hee hee hee…

Thank you so much for chapter 18 woo hoo….

Hugs and Kisses

Toni


YOUPIN:

Finally Angel and Cordy make love and how absolutely beautiful and hot. I hope Angel does not lose his soul but that would mean it was not perfect happiness so I can’t wait to see how you deal with that. I do not want Angelus to come and spoil things but making love to Cordy should give Angel perfect happiness. Was it Dru suggesting that if Angel and Cordy do make love he would not lose his soul with her? Update soon.


YOUPIN:

I am glad that Angel was the one to make love to Cordy but I hope he does not change but making love to Cordy has to mean perfect happiness so I can’t wait to see where you go from here. I hope the Scoobies do not spoil the aftermath.


CHERLLI:

Wow, now that was hot!!! Top that off with the Plymouth on its way to its new gorgeous owners, that’s hot too. Xander and Buffy deciding to invite themselves to a sleep over at the mansion… that will prove interesting. Wesley and Giles both now know something is not quite right with Faith (I love how you show Wesley tendency to grab the lead, but not quite sure of the follow through). The nerve of Xander and Buffy. I can’t wait to see Angel, impatient, possessive and frustrated towards Xander and Buffy regarding Cordy. Xander and Buffy may have a problem with another demon besides the Crosathnam demon. I love this story. It’s absolutely fabulous. Keep up the good work, Lysa.

Cheryl


LULU BELLE:

Sheesh! That was way hott. Jeez.
So I guess (to state the obvious) now that Cordy’s not a virgin the demon sacrificing creatures wont need to spill her blood…
Hmm, I liked the chapter lots.
Can’t wait to see what direction you take the story in.
Update soon!


FLAMEFLIRT:

Oh man, I’m a bit flushed after that! Verrrrry sexy! Now I’m not sure if I want the Scoobs to walk in on the afterglow or for the fun and drama of Cordy and Angel having to sneak around with the Scoobies in the house…hmm…

Anyone else just incensed that Xander is driving Cordy’s grandfather’s car? And that he and Buffy had the unbelievable gall to invite themselves to stay at Angel’s mansion? They’re just so…selfish and rude!

Excellent job in this chapter, please keep writing! I can’t wait to see where this is going!


LUCKYLYN:

That didn’t come off as you being rusty. That was just hot and intense and well thanks to your smut muse. I’m so happy there were no scooby interruptions but I’m worried as well. Is Angelus going to make an appearance because poor Cordy if he does? Post more soon.


CALIFI:

Cordelia’s clothes in bin bags- gah! wonder if she is up to whaling on them? heee! a bit of spite there, methinks- and Xander driving her precious car! Angel will not be pleased either, lol. already they have put the duo’s back’s up and that’s all good

Although knowing roughly what happens next, I still find myself on the edge of my seat waiting to read it again *sigh*

the smut was HAWT and hooboy, gotta get myself some of that *looks around pathetically*

wonderful chapter, L. Enjoyed every line of eet. Thanks for posting this gem. *lick*


ANNA:

*picks self up off floor*

Wow, Lysa that was hot. You may have felt rusty writing smut but it really didn’t show!

And a camp out, boy does that sound not fun! I’m sure Angel will have other things on his mind than playing host to Buffy and Co. Looking forward to seeing how that will play out.

Thanks for posting and looking forward to the next part.


VAMP.I.

I loved it! The smut was romantic rather than gratuitous and explored more than just lusty the feelings. Buffy being worried about the C/A relationship/friendship in opposition to Willow’s worry over the mansions security against the demon is a great look at their priorities. How likely is it that Angel’s going to let the Scoobies camp out at his place? Love Xander’s love of the Plymouth! Hope to see G & W discussing Faith’s predicament soon.


GILLY:

Oh Lysa that was hot, hot, hot…

Thank goodness they managed to complete, I thought you might have the Scoobs interrupt before they did.

Great repartee between Xander, Buffy & Willow… Xander wanting to pack her ‘panty drawer’ lol

This line had me cracking up

QUOTE

“If it’s just a banana, I’m going to be really disappointed.”

If that’s ‘rusty’ smut, bring it on…..

More soon please.


STORMY:

Wonderful job Lysa!
I was also on pins and needles thinking Buffy might get there before Angel and Cordy “got there”!! I’m glad I was wrong!!


NAIRI:
WOW Lysa that was amazing. Loved it and can’t wait to read more.

Nairi


GABRIELLA:
Oh Good LORD, that was smoldering. I hail you lady – when you deliver smut, you deliver it HOT! This was absolutely fantastic, I got all hot under the collar-like. Loved Cordy’s increasing confidence and the way Angel was kind of under her thumb but also so totally in charge. I applaud you if you haven’t written smut in a while because this was truly brilliant – smokin’, sexy and I always love it when there’s clever dialogue in between all the action.

Two thumbs way WAY up! Hehe, so what’s gonna happen next, hmm? I can’t help but feel we’re in for a storm. Oh, though I hope not! Post again soon, mmmkay?


RUNEKNIGHT:

Another awesome Chapter Lysa keep it up and keep ’em coming


TRIX:

Pffft where is the waterhose ,damm Lysa what hot & great new chap you have writen.

QUOTE

Thanks guys. It has been over a year since I have written any smut so I was feeling extremely rusty about this scene.

There nothing rusty about this scene.


IMPRESS:

That was rusty?

I liked this chapter. I was half expecting the Scooby trio to interrupt and I’m mostly glad they didn’t.


CYDNESTORM:

I’ve waited all week to read this part. Was determined to enjoy it without interruptions. And so worth the wait, Lysa.

Your love scene, smut doesn’t do it justice, was beautiful. Passionate and lusty, but filled with emotion and need.

Enjoyed Wesley’s brief scene at the police station. You have captured his character so well.

Like the others, can’t wait to see Angel and Cordelia’s reaction to everyone moving in, and can’t help but wonder just where the couple will be when Buffy, Xander and Willow arrive with garbage bags in hand.

Hopefully you won’t make us wait too long.
Cyd


YOUPIN:

I love it and it was definitely worth the wait. I am still wondering why the curse did not take effect but then I was remembering something what Drusilla said so maybe that is why Angel did not turn. I can’t wait for more and to see what Angel and Cordy say to each other now that they have made love and the confrontation with Buffy. I don’t want to rush you, ok maybe I do but please update soon and don’t keep us waiting too long.


TRILLIAN:

No… No.no.no! Please tell me he’s not going to. Am I going to have to bitch-slap a vampire?

That old curse thingy doesn’t seem to be doing it’s job properly now does it! Is there small print and does Dru know what it says? *ponders slightly* But I’m sincerely happy that you didn’t write Buffy/Willow/Xander walking in on Cordy and Angel. I really enjoyed the scene with Faith, Giles and Wes. Hell, I enjoyed the whole chapter and I’m going to have to raid my thesaurus because outstanding and brilliant just don’t seem to cover this story. For me, the pace and the plot that is being woven is spot on and I do so adore your bad guys. The dynamics in that scene with Isobel and Nicolau were glorious…every time your writing just sucks me straight in. *sigh* Thank you for a truly wonderful read.


LULU BELLE:

Yay! Great update.

Loved this:

Quote:

It wasn’t exactly difficult to guess why they were here. That reason started with a B and ended in a why-can’t-she-mind-her-own-business.

More soon, okay?


CHERELLI:

Hi Lysa, I love the update. Love the new bad guys, Nicolau and Isobelle, and love Angel musing about a car (or his lack of one) after hearing the scoobies discuss the Desoto (after he has noted they brought the plymouth).

Cheryl


IMPRESS:

no words…except great work.


VAMP.I.

New vampires are always fun, especially when they think before being dusted! I love that Wes is holding his tongue and natural watcher prejudice to be there for poor Faith as much as she’d let a stranger, it probably helps that Giles is letting him in on their scheme. I realize that Angel doesn’t know his soul is apparently bound but if he does his noble breakup thing I hope Cordelia kicks his dumb ass!


TONITONE:

Hey Lysa,

This chapter was fantastic…..OMG is it Angel or Angelus who is in that room…come on don’t keep us waiting..

Wonderful more soon please

Hugs and Kisses
Toni


CHERELLI:

Hey Lysa, great update as usual. Poor Angel can’t enjoy afterglow, too busy waiting on Angelus to arrive. Poor Cordy waking up knee deep in afterglow only to realize she’s alone (and wondering if it’s comfort sex). Angel, come on, don’t you feel different, why don’t you detect a difference in your soul? I’m also glad Buffy and her sidekicks did not interrupt the love making.

Wesley trying desperately to fulfill his watcher duties without failing, can’t help but pick up the impropriety that is Faith. And did she call me, Wes? Won’t think about that now. Always liked the Wes and Giles interaction. I totally love their Colin Firthness.

Nicolau and Isobel, great new villain and villainess. Another moonbeam, don’t know why I love that name, but if fits Isobel. Nicolau and Isobel are worthy opponents of Angel/Cordy. While Cordy’s youth may make her seem unlikely, her natural fierceness and Buffy/Angel and Bev angst make her formidable. The Scoobies and Faith adding to the mix, can’t wait to see how this turns out. I love this story.


CALIFI:

SQUEE!

I nearly fell over myself when I saw this, L! Talk about a treat, yum!

After reading it I can sincerely say that this is even better than I envisioned it, and it was pretty short (for you lol ) but no less intense.

LOVED Angel telling them upstairs was off-limits…actually anxious for Dru (gasp) and hoping she is more than a match for evil vampy and blondie, lol. Still hoping to God that he doesn’t get near Cordy, as *gulp* gives me unpleasant shivers at the thought.

If he does get almost near, hope Angel kicks his ass hard before staking him.

Also? I seriously cannot wait to see what Angel has to say to Cordy, so gimme gimme gimme!

*licks and loffs*


TRIX:

O wow new chappy
What fab update Lysa, a * big* ThanX’s !!!
Trix


ANNA:

So happy to see a new part, Lysa, you have made Monday seem not quite so bad!

Loved the Wesley/ Faith interaction. An uncomfortable start for them both. Poor Wesley not quite knowing what to do with himself, desperate for formality but not sure how to impose it.

Ahh…the sleepover begins. Looking forward to seeing how that one turns out.

Your ending has me worried and wondering, so I hope there will be more soon!


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, so much thought always goes into your writing.

Poor Angel waiting and wondering….. and who’s in the office… A or A/us…?

Lol! at Buffy and co., being kept out of upstairs.

Cordy waking alone and having a quick panic, before common sense kicked in.

This whole tale is wonderful and one for my list of favorites, looking forward to more.

Keep up the good work.


FERR89:

This was great!! I’m not much of a Buffyverse girl, but I’m realllly enjoying your story! The scoobies showing up may put a crimp in the works, but I hope that Angel and Cordy’s relationship continues to grow more and more.

Loved how Cordy came across a sleeping Xander and Willow too, that was cute.
Faith and Wes’ conversations felt just right too.

And this had me yelling at my monitor:

QUOTE

Was it worth risking her life knowing that he had little control when it came to wanting her? Maybe it was better to end it now.

YES AND NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Thanks for another wonderful installment Lysa!! Can’t wait for more.

Jenn


NIKKIWAWA:

You SO can’t leave us there! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I must say again, that it’s getting better every chapter. I’ve been in love since the first chapter and I’m still loving it!

I can’t wait to see what happens, next!


MERCEDES64:

Hi Lysa,

I haven’t been around for awhile, but things aren’t as good as they should be for me right now. Anyway, I’ll be gone for a little bit starting Friday, but before I go, I wanted to leave you some real feedback, and get in as much stalking as possible. Here goes:

Splintered
You and Cali are C/A fanfic geniuses. Splintered was a wonderful fic from start to end. I know that you had the difficult task of writing the chapter in which Angel and Cordelia consummated their “relationship”, but you did a beautiful job. I felt Cordelia’s confusion, and while I wanted her to resist for her own safety, the romantic/smut addict in me wanted her to cave. I truly felt sorry for her when she and Angel thought that he lost his soul, and she was left to deal with the potential consequences of their actions.

You and Cali did a beautiful job with the conclusion of Splintered. Part of me hoped for the smutty “and they lived happily ever after” ending, but reading it, I knew it was perfect the way it was. I was telling Cali that the reason that I fell in love with C/A was because of the friendship the two shared. The hint of that that I glimpsed at the end of Splintered gave me hope that over time, they would find their happily ever after.

Season of Solace
Oh my goodness! I know that I’ve talked to you about this before, but you are brilliant, especially when it comes to C/A in BtVS. How do you do it? Every time I read anything C/A in BtVS years of yours, I can automatically see it happening that way instead. Did they even have a conversation in season 3? It doesn’t matter. Season of Solace has been nothing short of great writing. I’ve loved the buildup from reluctant partners, to good friends, to secret lovers. I’ve sort of finished chapter 19 (I need to read it again, and again, and again), but I will kill Angel if he breaks up with her! He can’t do that to her, after everything that she has been through. Chapter 18 was so tender, sweet, funny, and sexy, and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen between them. It will be hard for me now knowing what is going to happen, but when I come back in a month or so, I know it will have been worth the wait.

Baiting a Master Vamp/Mastering the Bait
I know that you said that you hadn’t forgotten about this, and I am so glad to hear it! This is an exciting series, and you know that I love Angelus/Cordelia. I think that you mentioned rewriting it, but I love it the way it is. Whatever you decide will be terrific, of course, except maybe not continuing it. Please, please, please keep writing. How will Xander react to Angelus claiming Cordy? What is the next step in her relationships with the two of them? What is Buffy going to say? What will Giles say? I can’t wait to find out!

The Eternal Connection
Lol! I know that you said that you didn’t have anything written for it because you were unsure of a storyline. I am the worst person when it comes to writing, but I will say that The First Connection, and The Next Connection were both so well written. I find myself watching Season 1 of Angel and picturing the scenes from the Next Connection instead. This is the way it should have been. I know that the introduction of Darla will cause major problems for C/A. How does Angel reconcile the relationship with his sire and his love for Cordelia? Part of me is actually confused though about what went on during Ats. Was Angel drawn to Darla because she drugged him and manipulated him? Did he actually want her back in his unlife or was it something that she did to him? Is his connection to his sire still that strong despite the fact that he killed her over 3 years prior to his dreams began? My main question is, is it that he wants to be with Darla because he actually has feelings for her, or is it the sire/childe bond that is drawing him back to her? Wow! That was a lot to hit you with. Something for me to think about I guess.

On a final note, your new website is awesome! Your fanart is terrific, and I look forward to seeing more when I get back!

Hugs,
Lia


CYDNESTORM:

Wonderful part Lysa.

All the scenes were great, and you write all the characters beautifully, but my favorite is the scene with Wesley, Faith & Giles discussing the mayor. It felt like I was watching a much better version of the show. And I love fics that create that feeling for me.

Needless to say, I’m loving this fic Lysa and can’t wait to see what happens next. Especially with Nicolau and Isobel, two more wonderfully created and intriguing characters.
Cyd

CHATTY:

Fantastic! I’m just as curious as Angel to find out why he didn’t lose his soul. And maybe Cordelia knows why? She seemed pretty sure that their hot-banging-like-monkey-sex would be of the non-soul losing variety.

Or maybe that is Angelus, luring her into the study? Maybe he’s already done away with Buffy and was sitting in the firelight enjoying the aftertaste of slayer?

Great chapter! Can’t wait to read more!


LUCKYLYN:

I’m dying to know why Angel didn’t lose his soul. I like that Faith’s working with Giles against the mayor. I love your version of Faith. I can’t wait to read more of this fic. Post more soon.


KATIE:

This is my first comment to a story ever, so forgive me if I might not make sense all the time. But I think you and this story deserve many, many comments.

I’ve read the whole thing offline over the last couple of days. It took me quite long as your chapters are always so amazingly long, which is fantastic because you can see how things are progressing and it doesn’t stop all of a sudden when it just got interesting. All in all I have to say that I really like the idea behind the story and it would have been interesting to see if Cordy and Angel had more scenes with each other in the show. Lots of potential there, I think.

Okay, I now I forgot what else I wanted to say. So I’ll leave it at this – I hope Angel doesn’t do anything stupid. Oh and of course I’m so looking forward to read more.


GABRIELLA:

Hey girly girl – how’s you? Just wanted to enquire as to where the next chapter of your fabulous fic is? I’m lovin’ it!

Gabs


TRIX:

A fab new chap ,a *big* thanX’s Lysa !!!!
Trix


CALIFI:

Adore the padding,

You know, I could read this ten times and it would still get me, both in the heat and the poignancy near the end.

And yay! I knew Buggy would be in trouble for daring to shove Cordelia’s clothes in trash bags. It’s these little things that herald that her bitterness, which will be brewing, will show its face yet again. and not in such a speechless manner.

Kudos for the speed in which you put this together from notes/dialogue, to a living, breathing chapter.

Loffed eet- and cannot wait for more *is tres greedy


YOUPIN:

You had me seriously wanted to hit Angel but thank God everything resolved. I knew Drusilla said something that suggested Angel’s soul was permanent. I loved Cordy wanting to confront the others for putting her stuff in trash bags. I think the Scoobies are in shock and I can’t wait to see what happens when it really sinks in. Hope Angel and Cordy get a little time alone before the bad guys come.


ANNA:

Wonderful update Lysa! Thank you…

I really do love your Spike and Dru, you’ve got them down perfectly. Especially Spike, trying to play along with the craziness of Dru but finding it hard work.

Looking forward to the next part.


GILLY:

Great new part Lysa, I’m so glad it wasn’t A/us, at least they can get it together..
again….soon!

Loved Spike talking to Miss Edith, can just imagine that.

So pleased they managed to resolve their differences before they became huge, and unforgivable comments made.

So now Angel needs to get rid of the Scoobs, so he can woo her.

Looking forward to next part.


GABRIELLA:

GAH! I totally missed the last chapter – so I had two to read, hee! Okay, I was on the edge of my seat with this, simply because of the sexual tension those two were exerting. My heart was really pounding Lysa, this was fab. And I’ll even forgive you for the lack of tension resolved at the end (after it was so built up, you little devil) because this scene is just GUH.

Quote:

Catching a brief glimpse of it, Cordelia barely had time to catch a breath before Angel’s mouth crashed down on hers. The hold on her wrists tightened. Her arms were pushed down and behind her, wrists grasped in one hand as Angel brought the other up to still her movements. His angular lips stifled the annoying song, capturing her mouth, coming back again when Cordelia opened up to protest.

Then her hands were free as Angel released her wrists, his hand stretching across the curve of her bottom to pull her closer. She reached up to clasp his head, her fingers threading through the short strands of hair, angry that he would try to kiss her into submission. So she gave back just as much as she was getting until they were both moaning and panting.

Angel lifted her, pushed her back against the ornate tile surrounding the fireplace. A soft grunt emerged from her lips at the contact. Surprised eyes opened up to scan his face as she followed his guiding hands to wrap her legs around his waist. Thickly, “Don’t you see?” He pressed his aroused body into hers, moaning at the contact. Lips against her ear. “I want you.”

God, I love when tension diffuses after big fights… Post more, post more!


LUCKYLYN:

You scared me with the A/C break up and I’m so glad you didn’t leave us hanging on that. Love the irony of Buffy sorta helping Angel and Cordy get back together. I’m looking forward to more. Post soon.


LULU BELLE:

Great. Just great.
Update asap!

__________________
Lulu


OMG ANGEL:

I love when you update this story. Keep it up.


CHERELLI:

Awww, the Lysa goodness. Poor Cordy all glowy in afterglow.

QUOTE

“When did they get here?” Cordelia thumbed in the direction of the Scoobies now blocked from view by the closed study door. Considering the serious lack of screaming, “My guess it was after we…,” she grinned and waggled her eyebrows.

Only to have Angel say, “We can’t do this, Cordy.”. Breakups with Cordy, horror of all horrors and the Scoobies overhear this. I loved Angels, “GET OUT”. Absolutely loved this.

When Buffy confronts Angel, she gets that the curse is gone, but Angel…,
Now, I found this line curious,

QUOTE

He’d heard the words when Cordelia said them, but brushed it off as meaning he could have sex with someone he didn’t love.

So, does Angel not know he loves Cordy? Then you get Cordy asking didn’t you notice a difference, that’s what I wondered. Then we understood, Angel went through so much, he doesn’t know what was real and a dream from the period. Makes sense.

Dru and Spike – Spike is so in tune with Dru, he really knows her. He gets that you can understand the method of her madness if you simply listen to what Miss Edith is saying.

This was pure Dru, and you nailed it.

QUOTE

“Spike is strong,” Drusilla nodded. Puffed up a bit at that compliment, Spike sat back, picked up his tea and took a large swallow. Only to spit some of it out when Dru translated, “But Miss Edith thinks Daddy is stronger.”

“Oy! That’s a matter of opinion— and wrong,” Spike barked. “Miss Edith can keep her blasted ideas to herself,” and muttered, “bloody doll.”

Spike understand the madness of it all. Which makes him one of my heroes. I love this Spike. Now Miss Edith and Dru are worried about men harming her. This is interesting what about Nicolau and Isobelle. Are they Nicolau’s minions?

Wonderful update. There is so much Lysa goodness. Brilliant.

Cheryl


TONITONE:

Lysa,
Holy Cow. That was such a great chapter!!! I read the whole story over again because it’s so fabulous….please don’t keep us waiting for the next part….

Hugs and Kisses

Great Job!!!

Toni


ANGDELIA:

I just read all the chapters I’d missed *kicks RL* and I’m still in love with that fic! The way you give life to the characters is fantastic


VAMP.I.

I love everybody’s characterization here! Spike playing along with Dru’s tea party, it makes sense that after a century together he’d understand her, love his reaction to Angel being stronger. Cordy was so on point, grieving for Bev, hitting Angel with some Queen C attitude and the trash bags, oh somebody’s gonna hear about that! W&X falling through the doorway, HAH! Hope to see how everything will play out now that C/A are dating.


MORRIGAN:

Woohoo! Next chapter! Come on, what’s taking so long?


MARIE:

You never miss the spot, another fantastic chapter as usual Lysa
Marie


A.A.K.

Oh my God. This story is so amazing

Hope to see another chapter soon, with smutty make-up between Cordy and Angel
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a.a.k


KATIE:

Oh, you’ve written another part already, genius. I was sitting at the edge of my new comfortable chair while reading the part as fast as I could. I just couldn’t stop; I needed to know.

At first I thought, stupid, stupid Angel. Although I can understand why he did what he did to a certain degree. Luckily he came to his senses. I like that you always make clear he’s a vampire and show his demon urges/thoughts.

I could never really decide if I like or dislike Drusilla but with your story I’m starting to lean towards the former. She’s pretty cool in her weird way.

Loved it all and the intensity of it.


TRILLIAN:

Oof. So close. My bitch-slapping hand was ready to go into overdrive on a certain vampire.
QUOTE

“Oh my God,” her eyes sparkled with tears. “This is wonderful. I can’t believe it. Don’t you see what this means? This could change everything.”

Angel hoped that it would. That it wasn’t too late to start over. “Yes it does,” his fingertips traced the curve of her face, “but not between us.”

With a soft-spoken apology, Angel left the study to go after Cordelia.

This whole conversation between Angel and Buffy was riveting, I actually think I held my breath until I read the “but not between us.” Xander and Willow eavesdropping was lovely, especially as they fell over when Cordy opened the door. I had a feeling I was missing something with Dru, couldn’t put my finger on it but bloody Buffy managed it!


YOUPIN:
I loved it. I could actually see the entire discussion between Buffy, Xander and Willow in my head, very believable. Very hot sex between Angel and Cordy. I loved the fact that Cordy felt she could break down in front of Angel. Can’t wait for the next update.


GABRIELLA:
I love it.

Sexy, tense, cool and totally explosive. You nailed this hun, one hundred and ten percent. Great job! Oh, and –

Quote:

Buffy gaped “No!” as if Angel was supposed to go dateless for the rest of his very long existence.

Sad, but so true!

Ooh, and –

Quote:

“What do you think?” Eyes flashing stubbornly, she licked her lips, and tried not to gurgle in pleasure at the way he made her feel.

“I think I love you,” Angel said with certainty managing to surprise her.

I really very nearly died a second time…


CALIFI:

Every scene melded perfectly, L The C/A was Teh Hawtness, as per Lysa-usual *snikker* and always look forward to those

the Scooby scene was enlightening and it was good to see that someone pointed out that there was no b/f or g/f stealing going on, cos that always bugs me in fics, when B/Arf & C/X are no longer an item and they both accuse C/A of cheating *grr* so kudos for getting that said right off.

But I also understand the feelings of anger & betrayal of Buffy. Realizing your ex has moved on to greener pastures must burn like a thousand suns, but hopefully she will soon get it that sex isn’t the only thing that holds a relationship together, b/c that was all they had in the long run. (as she/they always fixated on that part of the relationship as the only issue, as we all know, regardless of Bagels declaring that she accepted all of him *pfft* )

Anyhoo, enough rambling: excellent follow-up to the last chapter and so adore that Angel confessed his feelings *woot!*

The invading vamps are still causing the cringe-bells and alarms to go off ten to the dozen. Their creeepiness is well-written and palpable. yay you!

Thanks for posting and as usual, cannot wait for more of this delicious fic.

*licks you* Sach xxxx


ANNA:

Loved it, Lysa. Great new part.

I felt so sorry for poor Willow trying to be the voice of reason and bring sanity back to Xander and Buffy. Although I completely understand their reactions.

The C/A scene was hot!

Looking forward to more soon…


TONITONE:

WOOOO HOOOO and might I add Hot hot hot!!!!!

Lysa i was so excited when i checked the board and found that you had posted another wonderful part.

Great Job and I am so excited to read part 22

Toni


GILLY:

Great new part Lysa, loved the chat between the Scoobs.

Hot A/C action….

Poor Faith, I’m not liking the lethal injection part…..

Looking forward to next part…..


VAMP.I.

Buffy and Xander were perfect! They both tend to blame the one they don’t like, I’m always surprised when Willow’s the neutral party wrt B&X’s feelings. I agree with everyone that C/A were but I liked the crying and laughing more, their friendship is so much more than their attraction, which is really saying something! Poor Willie, every time the Scoobs need info, he gets in trouble and now he has to deal with this?! Please don’t let Buffy get crazy with breakup. Hope to see more Faith and Watcher boys next time.


CHERELLI:

Hi Lysa, what a delight to sign on and find chapter 21. Great update as usual.

Xander for once isn’t completely stupid. He and Willow experienced the Hotness that is Cordy/Angel by looking through the peephole. Kinda feel bad for Buffy it’s only a twinge though, the Ex has moved on to Better and Better, but, Buffy still thinks it’s all about her, “it’s my fault” hence only receiving a twinge.

Cordy and Angel are hot, sexy, delicious. You balance this by letting Cordy mourn Bev, and doing it in Angel’s presence, showing us his now dominant place in her life. The changing positions of the characters are constant with their encounters/interactions. I do hope that Cordy does not blame Faith. It certainly to me has been written that they are friends, but it did appear a little ambiguous, by the statement, “We both know who’s to blame.”

Okay the villian Nicolae is a bad Mofo, when one of his minions seems to be equal in menance. I really thought it was Nicolae at Willie’s. Willie seems to only be intimidated by Angel/Angelus the majority of the time. This is just my perception.

Which sets up a glorious Smackdown (Angel vs Nicolae). I can’t wait. Oh a special shout out to Xander recognizing that Cordy tendency, “but Cor tends to keep on arguing until she gets…” “Um,” Xander looked rather uncomfortable admitting it. “It’s kind of a turn-on. For a vampire, it’s probably like waving a red flag in front of a bull.”
Don’t mean to be so long winded. Love this story.


YOUPIN:

I loved it and I forgot to say in my other post at AO that I loved how Angel confessed his feelings. I hope we could have a scene where they snuggle in bed because the first time Angel was paranoid that he would lose his soul and left before they could awake together. Update soon.
LULU BELLE:

Oooooh, yay, an update!
It was very good especially the make-up of Cordy/Angel
Can’t wait for more…
still waiting . . .
yep still…, oh, well you get the idea…

__________________
Lulu


DIGITRIX:

Wow what fab update & a hot one too.Loved it Lysa.

a * big* ThanX’s !!!

Trix


LUCKYLYN:

Fantastic update and the A/C hotness was just what the doctor ordered. I was having a bad day. This cheered me right up. I also love your characterizations and not just A/C either. Post more soon.


ANGDELIA:

Awesome chapter, completely loved it!

And phew, that C/A scene was hot!

Can’t wait for the next part


BEJI29:

Season of Solace

I’ve been re-reading this over the last couple of days and catching up with the later posts and I wanted to say that I love it. I adored your character of Bev and I love the way that you’re bringing forth aspects of Cordy’s character that we saw in Angel. Also I think that you’ve got her voice dead right which makes it a pleasure to read. Hell you even made me like Dru in that macabre but brilliant tea-party scene.

Here’s hoping the next chapter comes along soon!


CANGEL0405:

Awesome story, I love how you had them start out and evolve into a couple the scene where Angel is talking to Bev and him saying Cordy and him are having safe sex is priceless. And the sex scenes are HOT. Great job.


VAMP.I.

I always get a kick out of how famous the Aurelius vamps are, like the demon that wanted Angelus’ autograph in S4, they must have a fan club somewhere. It’s nice to see some admirers coming out of the woodwork but I don’t think they’ll really like meeting them, it’s been seen before that Angelus and co. don’t treat friends well, even without Nicolau wanting to kill Cordy.
Buffy’s reaction and denial about C/A seems right in line with her and I love that she’s not shirking her duties. Giles is Buffy’s father figure but Cordy does need an adult shoulder for dealing with Bev’s death, glad Buffy understands that. Hopefully we’ll see the gang learning about Faith’s undercover discoveries soon!


TONITONE:

Lysa,

You totally rock, and I am so happy that you posted another wonderful, exciting part. Thanks so much and keep those chapters comin’

Toni


CORDYFAN79:

THAT WAS A GREAT UPDATE…FAITH AND WES THAT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE…PLEASE UPDATE SOON


YOUPIN:

Thanks for the Angel and Cordy snuggles, I love how Cordy is strong but shows her vulnerability at times and how she seeks comfort from Angel. I can’t wait for the next part.


CALIFI:

Wonderful chapter, as I assumed it would be, L. Heee! So good to see the more added after the few paras you had completed last night.

I too enjoy when Angelus is looked back on as being almost royalty in vampire minds- and esp the hatred/dislike many feel for him too. Your fic ramps him up so much more than canon intimated, and I always enjoy it when an Aus fic stays true to Giles’ first mention of him before his soul was lost.

Yum.

As already said, am very interested in the first meeting- esp where Spike is concerned, considering Dru is his all.

All in all a faboo chapter and am excited at the thought of reading more.


CHERELLI:

Lysa, I agree with ToniTone you rock! Great update. Cordy/Angel goodness, just melts me. Buffy’s not so quiet desperation, that her actions backfired, big time. Loved Xander’s excitement about driving the DeSoto. I think ultimately Cordy is going to need to perform a Vamp Smackdown on Isobel (Isobel is lusting after Angel). Nicolau wants to get to Drusilla, and get back what was his? Was Drusilla his? Boy Spike and Angel will need to pull together on this one, I think. Can’t wait to see Cordy first meet post Bev’s death with Faith (I’m worried about that one). Last, but not least, Angel was Not letting Xander drive the Plymouth again (so begins his obsession with the car). Can’t wait for more. I love this story.

Cheryl


LISAMARIE514:

I so agree with the rest…Lysa you do rock…great to see your muse coming out to play and that you put up another chapter.

Hugs
LM


STORMY:

Loved it Lysa. Wonder what Dru told the creepy demon?


JENNIEC:

How lucky am I? I just finished catching up on this fic last night and lo and behold – another chapter today!! Problem is that now I’m spoiled. Please don’t make me wait too long for another chapter…please

I’m totally taken in by this. I am completely intrigued about the prophesy, where is it going to go now, given the new twist?

I’m feeling it for Dru, the murderous biatch that I have to remind myself that she is. Look at me pulling for her!

The Scooby interaction feels like an old shoe, a testament to how well you represent them.

Bev, we hardly knew ye. Wes, it’s good to see you ole boy!

And Angel with Cordy, and Cordy with Angel……..mmmmm

Keep up the good work cause we are a lovin’ it!

hugs
jen


ROBIN:

Yay! *gives standing ovation* I was hoping I would see you update this soon. What a nice treat to end the night with. At first reading my thoughts were how much I loved the bits of humor that you snuck in here. I really want to give you more in depth feedback, but it will have to wait until tomorrow if you want it to be cohesive.


GILLY:

What a wonderful surprise to wake up to. Yumm Lysa, another intriguing part.
Aww, loved Cordy & Angel waking up together, sighs…..
I almost felt sorry for Buff, until Angel’s thoughts broke in:

QUOTE

The pain showing in her eyes actually made him feel like howling triumphantly. She’d sent him to hell, dumped him, all but pushed him at Cordelia and now she acted as if she had a right to be upset that he’d fallen for someone else.

Let’s hope Giles & Wes can protect Cordy from Nicolau and Co.
Spike’s not gonna be amused if he goes after Dru either

The plot thickens.

More soon please.


ANNA:

Wonderful new part Lysa, it was just what my hangover ordered!

You’re painting a couple of really intriguing villains. I love hearing about their history and their links to Angelus and co. It makes me even more eager for the next part so that we can find out even more and start to put all the pieces together.

I look forward to the next chapter.


LISMAC:

Another Chapter!!!!

This is going to be good – a foe with equal strenghs to the hero’s are far more interesting than say – 3 nerds.

I’m wondering how Angel’s going to protect both his dark haired girls.

Again remarkable how far you can bring the storyline in just one chapter. You have an economy of words that makes reading & re-reading exciting.

Can’t wait for the next chapter.

Lisa


THE PLETHORA5000:

That Archive sounds pretty sweet, cannot wait. Also LOVED the new chapter of SOS, more Angel/Cordy nakedness please. *G*


YURSARE:

I know I haven’t been saying this enough lately, but this story is awe-worthy. You have this way of introducing new elements to the plot and making it more and more complex without actually confusing the reader. I am so intrigued by Faith. Even more so then with your exegesis of Dru. Faith’s actions and train of thoughts really leaves me guessing “what now?”, though she stays well within canon as a person, she’s way off it with her actions. I love the balance you’ve found with our favourite rogue Slayer.
Dru is amazing and you know it yourself=)
The new big bads are really good – flashed out and complete with proper motivation. It must play out really well with Angel – what with him getting a proper happy on quite a regular basis, I’m sure he’ll snap out of canonic Buffybrood and kick ass like we all know he can when he’s satisfied. Did that come out wrong? What I mean is.. oh, no, that’s wrong too.. I need to get a life. Yeah. Anyway, back to your story. I can’t stand your Xander. Which is a good thing, because I really disliked him most of the time in the series, so he’s very in character. And the general Scooby interaction is reminiscent of the ‘good old days’.
I didn’t say a thing about C/A cuddles on purpose. Coz *melts down* so, so, so perfect, so, so, so sweet and lovely and *transforms in a puddle* oh I can’t even say it. Too nice. Completely unbelievable from any reality’s point of view, except for C/A, of course, but *sigh* I wish such love was not only fictional. By that, of course I mean fanon more then canon, which was… *represses*. You’re good with the love-of-all-times-greatest-story-ever-told thing.
Us, humble readers, demand to have a new treat. Coz, yano, “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed” ©.


KATIE:

I definitely like the way your muse is thinking.

This was once again an amazing part in my mind. You’ve managed to include a range of emotions in it, from funny scenes to scary and sad ones. It was all thrilling all over and I just couldn’t stop reading it all.

And the questions are piling up… so can’t wait to see more.


BOJI29:

“It doesn’t change anything,” Faith scowled, angry at herself and the situation. She let out a noxious curse pushing away Cordelia’s outstretched hand. “Some Slayer. I’m such a screw up.”

She gave her a little room, but didn’t back down. “You’re my friend.”

I have to say that this plot thread is hotting up nicely. Betrayal and friendship and heart-break is right round the corner and it’s great that it’s so subtly written. Have to say I love your Angel and Cordy and love how she stood up to Giles. Nice transitional chapter. Really enjoying this.


CHERELLI:

I loved the update. I found myself laughing out loud with Wesley’s shrilled hyperactivity as a result of a possible Angelus on the loose. I was proud of Willow being brave enough to call the Angel/Cordy interaction as she peeped it (I could see her stammering,they were fighting/kissing), and then when questioned if they thought Cordy/Angel had sex. I think they did make love. Very proud of Willow for thoes moments.

I was anxious about Cordy and Faiths first meeting. I am so glad Cordy is level headed enough to face facts head on. I am glad the friendships intact.

Buffy, Xander and Giles you are so dead on their voices. Now I think the Crosathnam demon is after her because of the stars as Drusilla would say (in her future). I really really love this story, the pacing and the way the story is moved along per each character interaction.

We got more Wesley this time to flesh out his very own brand of dorkiness and skittishness, but also saw that he was still able to research under duress. He’ll probably be instrumental in getting to the bottom of the prophesy.

Great story.

Cheryl


VAMP.I.

Loved hearing from Faith, the mature way she saw through the Mayors plan and the guilt she felt about Bev, so happy Cordy handled it well. Wes’ panic attack was great, Willow trying to split down the middle of Buffy and Xander’s povs. I hope to see more of your OCs and their involvement in the plot soon.


YOUPIN:

I love that we got Faith’s POV on the events that happened. I could so kick Buffy for suggesting that Angel had sex for Cordy only because he was horny. I love that Faith defended the relationship between Angel and Cordy and saw the hypocrisy of both Xander and Buffy also how Wesley was the only one freaking out but was telling the others they must remain calm. I am glad to see that Cordy and Faith’s friendship seem to be okay. Update soon.
V120176:

Buffy, Cordy, Xander, Angel, etc all together at the mansion untill all this pass?

I can image what a peaceful time this would be…… All together, holding hands and singing Kumbaya… Am I right?


YOUPIN:

I love that we got Faith’s POV on the events that happened.I could so kick Buffy for suggesting that Angel had sex for Cordy only because he was horny.I love that Faith defended the relationship between Angel and Cordy and saw the hypocrisy of both Xander and Buffy also how Wesley was the only one freaking out but was telling the others they must remain calm.I am glad to see that Cordy and Faith’s friendship seem to be okay.Update soon.


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, I loved Faith POV, and her snarky thoughts.

Buffy being the drama queen as usual.

Poor Angel & Cordy are going to have no time for smoochies, with the Scoobs installed at the mansion.

I can see Giles polishing his glass’ to nothing after a few days.

More soon please.


ANGELSGIRL1211:

Lysa,

I always get so excited when I see one of your stories updated!!

I love this story! Your Angel and Cordy are so sweet together. I love that they can calm eachother down by a touch or a look. The exchanges with Giles and C/A are are right on the mark. Buffy, as usual is annoying with “her” feelings. Everything must stop for her. I love that Faith put her foot down with those two. I like having Faith on the side of good.

More more more please!!


TONITONE:

Lysa,

What a crazy week, but I finally got around to reading this wonderful update and I agree with everyone else it was amazing. The banter between faith and the rest of the gang was great.

I can not wait to see what is going to happen. Don’t let us wait too long

Thanks

Toni


FLAMEFLIRT:

Oh hooray, this is exactly what I needed to end a looong day. Thank you!

I am loving this story; every time you update I get all giggly and happy.

This chapter is fabulous (although no smut, sniff, sniff), and can I just say…someone please kick Buffy’s ass!! God, that girl is so annoying! Hehe, I just love to hate Buffy, and while I can appreciate her situation (ex moving on right in front of her), she did kind of set herself up for it – including breaking up with him and not letting him think she was coming back. Seriously, she has no one to blame but herself, and you’re doing a wonderful job of making her unwilling to see that truth. She and Xander were great in their trip in denial, and I especially liked the Willow interaction. The way she wants to support her friends but can’t deny what’s right in front of her…excellent.

I really love the way you’ve portrayed Faith in this chapter. A lovely mixture of naughty, guilty, and just plain tough as nails. She’s comletely believable, and I love the way she’s on Cordy and Angel’s side.

Thanks for posting, and keep writing! I can’t wait to see where this goes next!


CALIFI:

*Whoop!* You posted it!

See what hours of study does to me? Stops me writing AND reading. Oh the pain of eet *kicks study*

Faith is wonderful in this, Lysa. I always felt her character was besmirched purely to make Buffy not only look better, but point out that “one girl blah blah” slayer prophesy- as if B was the only Slayer, regardless of the fact she wasn’t, so seeing F portrayed this much deeper/positive way is just faboo. (11/10).

Also C assuming F had pissed off B by sticking up for her/A shows the depth of friendship she feels. Excellent.

After our chat over the sleeping arrangements, I cannot wait to see how it looks on paper, heee! That is so gonna be fun

Wonderful, faboo, marvelous, Excellent: yup, enough descriptors in there to express my reaction, so will end there, by saying thanks for posting!! *cool*

S x


TRIX:

It was fabulous, as always, and I cannot wait to see what happens next, especially with the Scoobies sharing space with Cordy and Angel!


FREELANCER:

Ooh, the Faith-Cordy scene was every bit as awesome as I could have hoped. Reading through it, I kept contrasting the situation you have here with the Faith-arc in S3, particularly Finch’s death in Bad Girls. I know it wasn’t your intention to go this way at first with the C/F dynamic post-Bev’s death, but I think it just illustrates how much stronger these girls are than their canon counterparts were ever allowed to be. Like Califi said, Faith got shafted because it was Buffy’s show, and Cordy did as well. But you’ve taken their canon personalities, in a less Buffy-centric universe and given them a chance to be adult and grow and take responsibility, and…yeah, running away again, but the main point is I love your Cordy, love your Faith, and loved that scene every bit as much as I hoped I would.

And girl-shrieking Wes will always be funny.


LISMAC:

Cordelia’s lip curled. “It’ll be like Summer Camp with the Scoobies. I can’t wait.”

I can’t wait either – somehow I don’t think it’ll be …”like once at band camp…”

Lisa


CYDNESTORM:

Wonderful update, Lysa. I’m enjoying every character, but I think Faith is my favorite.

Agree with Cali about this character being sacrificed to make Buffy appear as the true chosen one. You’ve not only managed to portray qualities that were clouded on the show, you accomplished it without sacrificing Buffy’s important in the process.

Excellent fic and looking forward to your next update.
Cyd


KATIE:

Wonderful chapter!
I love seeing the friendship between Cordy and Faith developing. So cool to see this.
All of tem in the mansion — that can only lead to lots of tension and trouble.

Yeah, I do know I’m totally late — off to read the next chapter now.


CHERELLI:

Lysa, what a wonderful chapter.

The ever growing love between Angel/Cordy. His need to see and touch. Her absolute certainty of herself, and her feelings for Angel, strong and fierce in her extreme youth (I’m thinking is a precursor to a showdown with Isobel).

Yes, sooner or later Angel is going to have to put Xander in his place.

Hated Buffy burning Angel on purpose.

Lol, Anton thinks they have to find the elusive Miss Edith only to find out she’s a doll.

Xander, smirking that Wes has enough balls to object to Angel/Cordy sleeping arrangements, but also knowing Wes is going to face Cordy’s wrath.

Lol, Miss Edith had a starring role in this chapter. Xander on his way to get help to save this other potential sacrifice. Lol.

Clever, Lass that you are Lysa. Bravo.


LAURA:

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“Miss Edith,” Drusilla told him deadly serious. “She’s in grave danger and I want her back. My Angel will rescue her. Or you will, won’t you, my pet?”

That was so funny I could just imagine that happening which just made me worse

I can’t wait for the gangs reaction

Great update


TRIX:

Hi Lysa, what a wonderful new part you’ve written,love the combi of hot & humor.

Thank U !!!
Trix


YOUPIN:

It was great to come and see an update to this story. I loved all the description of the mansion and its history. Of course all the C/A loving. I especially loved seeing Xander’s view and feelings on what has been going on. I feel a little bit sorry for him because I remember him asking Angel to look out for Cordy in the beginning and defended her when Buffy was saying how Cordy was all over Angel which wasn’t true. I am glad he realizes he messed up and does want her happy but I wonder if he would ever accept Angel even a little bit. I am excited to see when Xander brings Drusilla to the mansion and if they all work together to save Spike and then Cordy.


CHATTY:

Gosh, Buffy is just such a brat! I loved that her spitefulness is what spurred A/C on to some hot quickiness! Yum!

Drucilla creeped me out so much on the show, and yours just ups the creepy factor! You never really know what’s she up to, and now she’s got poor Xander in her clutches. I’m looking forward to seeing Dru’s reunion with her daddy – it’s got disaster written all over it.

Great fun, Lysa!


SCORCH:

I gotta say that the instant I read this chapter, I felt heartily sorry for poor Dru, and then I reached the end, where I grinned like an idiot!!

I keep picturing Xander’s face when he realises Dru wants him to rescue a doll. Classic!

You’ve got a shiny part here, babe, and though I don’t have much in the way of time to give you proper FB, know that I’ve truly enjoyed it. The smutty scene maybe small, but it certainly satisfied my craving for LysaSmut!

Hugs, S xxx


CORDYFAN79:

I really love this update and Xan saving Miss Edith was a good


LUCKYLYN:

I’m thrilled to see a new chapter. First I have to say I love Giles in overprotective Dad mode. Your version of Faith is wonderful. As always I’m looking forward to more. Post soon.


VAMP.I.

I, too, love Dru’s priorities but my favorite part isn’t mentioned so much as just there; I love Faith’s being included and how welcomed Wes is in comparison to canon. It was nice to see Xander’s pov on the sitch. Loved Buffy’s sunny ‘accident’, it’s a petty cruelty but in character for her concerning Angel. Hot, smut scene with an emotional current that I adore.


TONITONE:

What an amazing surprise to come home to.

Lysa, I always love your work, and this is no different.

Wonderful job, and keep those chapters coming hee hee hee

Thanks for the update!!

Toni


ANGELSGIRL1211:

Lysa you are AMAZING!! This chapter was wonderful!

It had everything! Loved it!!!
more more more pretty please!!


CHERELLI:

I always loved when Stephen King seemed to be having fun with us. This is how I read this last chapter. You were having fun, and having fun thinking about how we would interpret this chapter. Lol, I had fun reading it. Laughed out loud several times. I do loved the use of old world names for the villains and think it lends to the tone of the story. Courtly, and extreme politeness in their menace. Miss Edith co-starring role is priceless (right up there with Spike’s Kitty Poker game). I also loved Xander and Dru (Xander really does not have a clue). Simply wonderful.

cheryl


GILLY:

Wonderful part Lysa, loved the detail.

Loved the ‘quickie’, uumm hot and intense…

Poor Spike, getting beaten up as usual, he just never wins…

Maybe Xander will get a chance to shine after all, or become a ‘snack’!

Great interaction of the group, petty Buff, concerned Faith, unsure Wes… I love it all.


GABRIELLA:

HOTT! :dies: Screw lovey dovey sex, we need smut like this more often! I’m thinking every SINGLE chapter, sound good?

You expect me to form coherent words/sentences after that? Here’s a word for you – GUH.

More, more, MORE!!!


DREAMCATCHER:

I’m glad Faith and Cordelia are still friends.

Great job on the fanfic!


FREELANCER:

So much goodness to comment on, I just know I’m going to forget something!

I’m going to disagree with the masses and voice my support for Buffy’s nastiness to Angel. It felt completely in character, and spiteful as only a Slayer ex can be. Loved it. Also, her line: “Fun. Sure. Loads to be had.” is perfect on every level, especially with the wavery smile. Only Buffy can convey humor, strength and vulnerability in quite that special blend, and I felt it strongly in this chapter. I think I’ve said before how much I love your Buffy – and I am so picky about Buffy in fanfic – but it bears repeating.

And just to continue the love of the group scene. Your Willow revives my love for that character so much. Her friendship with Xander and Buffy was everything to her in the early years, and you portray it so well.

I know you were worried about a lack of involvement for Xan and Will, and this chapter definitely gave Xander a chance to move the story along. The fact that it involved Dru only made it more awesome. Drusilla’s so great; I love that she needs to rescue Miss Edith. Hee. That made the chapter for me. And the fact that Nicolau *knew* she would want to rescue her and decided to hold the doll hostage. Love it.

The C/A, of course, was both hot and telling, in their growing familiarity with each other and the strength of their bond. I love how even in a chapter that’s more about plot than romance, their relationship is growing and evolving. So good!

Cannot wait for more – especially the rescue mission!


ANNA:

Perhaps the next step to finding Cordelia Chase would be to locate the elusive Miss Edith and force her to talk.
Now that is an interrogation I would love to read!

Fabulous part, Lysa. Like the others I can’t wait to see the how the rescue of Miss Edith is pulled off!


YOUPIN:

Thanks for the quick update and it was great. I loved Cordy so much and her defending her relationship with Angel and pointing out to Buffy that she in her own way led them to be together. Buffy was so out of place to want to know if Angel and Cordy had sex and if the curse held up, thank God that Cordy gave her an answer without backing down. I really loved Drusilla in this part. I can’t wait for the next one.
GABRIELLA:

Exciting! I’m so thrilled you updated – twas a little short but I shall forgive you if the next part comes equally pronto. ;o) Love the fact that Drusilla’s back as I always loved the idea of A/D and his unexplainable protectiveness and obsession with her as his childe.

Also loved that Cordy and Buffy had the talk and that neither were clawing each other’s eyes out – Cor was a little harsh but that is true to her of the time and actually to the character in general. Cordelia was great, probably had the biggest heart of any of them but she always had that fantastic bitchy streak that we all loved and never wanted her to lose.

And the C/A hot looks, warm fuzzies, kisses – guh. Makes the world spin I tell ya…

More more MORE!!!


LYSA:

Thanks for the FB!

Glad you liked the inclusion of Miss Edith. It just struck me that she was important to Dru and I wanted to add her to the story with a little more detail. Fun with Dru and Xander coming up next chapter.

FYI, I tweaked the smut scene a little since posting this the first time. Feel free to let me know if the revision is too graphic. I wanted to do something different than the usual lovemaking and so the language I chose reflected something more basic and urgent. I do tend to go overboard now and then when Cali isn’t around to whip me into shape. However, I don’t like to offend people, so your opinions always count. I will add a “graphic content” warning in the header.

*huggles*


FREELANCER:

So much goodness to comment on, I just know I’m going to forget something!

I’m going to disagree with the masses and voice my support for Buffy’s nastiness to Angel. It felt completely in character, and spiteful as only a Slayer ex can be. Loved it. Also, her line: “Fun. Sure. Loads to be had.” is perfect on every level, especially with the wavery smile. Only Buffy can convey humor, strength and vulnerability in quite that special blend, and I felt it strongly in this chapter. I think I’ve said before how much I love your Buffy – and I am so picky about Buffy in fanfic – but it bears repeating.

And just to continue the love of the group scene. Your Willow revives my love for that character so much. Her friendship with Xander and Buffy was everything to her in the early years, and you portray it so well.

I know you were worried about a lack of involvement for Xan and Will, and this chapter definitely gave Xander a chance to move the story along. The fact that it involved Dru only made it more awesome. Drusilla’s so great; I love that she needs to rescue Miss Edith. Hee. That made the chapter for me. And the fact that Nicolau *knew* she would want to rescue her and decided to hold the doll hostage. Love it.

The C/A, of course, was both hot and telling, in their growing familiarity with each other and the strength of their bond. I love how even in a chapter that’s more about plot than romance, their relationship is growing and evolving. So good!

Cannot wait for more – especially the rescue mission!


KATIE:

Little me’s late again and everything about the greatness of this chapter has already been said. So, that only leaves me to agree.

Can’t wait to see Dru’s and Xander’s adventures in rescuing Miss Edith, the doll in a starring role. So cool.

Loved it muchly!


CHERELLI:

Hi Lysa, you have No idea how happy I am to see an update of this story. Heeee. Thank you, thank you.

cheryl


ANGELSGIRL1211:

Fantastic update and I love that it was from Angel’s perspective. I can’t wait for the next one


DAMNSKIPPY:

Oh, my. Hot sex and Angel being all vampire fighty…the things dreams are made of. Damn that was a good chapter. If I get a vote, I’ll take the scenario with Angel being all possessive and Cordy pinned up against a wall with the huge fight after and hot make-up sex that’s bound to ensue. *licks lips just thinking about it*


VAMP.I.

Finally, Angel finds out about the other vamps! I wonder how he knows Nicolau? Glad to see Spike undead and biting back, even if only verbally. Also, glad the boys managed to work together to pump Isobel. Kinda sweet how Spike wouldn’t admit that Grandpa looks cool kicking ass.
Oh, and Angel really should talk to Cordelia about the claiming thing if he’s gonna keep falling into daydreams.


TONITONE:
Lysa,

What a great suprise to come home to after a long hard day of work!!!!

Steamy sex, and fighting, what a great wind down to my day…

Thank you Lysa and I know I don’t have to tell you twice to keep the juicy goodness of this fic comin..

Toni


GILLY:

Loved Angel’s fantasies, yumm hot….

Poor Spike, getting the rough end as usual. lol

Angel fighting in full demon mode, great writing Lysa.

Keep it coming


GISELLE:

Oh boy oh boy….This was so good. Angel kicking ass and thinking about Cordy. Just the way I like it.


CHERELLI:

Wow, loved the update. Angel’s desires, man are they hot. I’m thinking he’s gonna claim her (“Do it. Just let it happen. You know you will”), but it wont be until after Nicolau has gotten a hold of his Cordy and he has to get her back.

This Angel seems kinda Beige. Is he? Spike commentating during Angles fight with Isobels flunkies. Isobels comment, Isn’t he magnificent. Spikes, it’s okay if you like that kinda thing. Hilarious. Dru’s doll and tea cups are broken, Spike knows there will be hell to pay. He’s telling Dru, Angel did it. I love Spike.

Loved Spike telling Isobel he was going to brake her scrawny neck. So, Nicolau, Isobel, Angel and Spike are cousins. Interesting. Nicolau knows Cordy is a seer. I don’t think Angel has remembered that little revelation.

I was so happy to see this update, and it’s an equally wonderful chapter. I love this story.

cheryl


LYSA:

Thanks for the feedback so far everyone!

It seems like I’ve been working on this chapter forever. My muse wasn’t in the game at all. The thought of having to write any kind of fight scene usually sends me running in mortal terror.

Angel’s little fantasies were a lot more fun to write.

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DEB: If I get a vote, I’ll take the scenario with Angel being all possessive and Cordy pinned up against a wall with the huge fight after and hot make-up sex that’s bound to ensue.

Yeah, I kinda liked that one, too. Hee. We’ll just have to see how all of that plays out over the next few chapters.

QUOTE

VamP.I.: Finally, Angel finds out about the other vamps! I wonder how he knows Nicolau?

You won’t have to wait too long for that answer.

QUOTE

Angelsgirl1211: I printed it up and can’t wait to read it at lunch!!!

Ack! I have visions of boss lady discovering what you’re reading. Hell, I have visions of *my* boss lady discovering what I’m writing. Those little 30 second sneaky peeks of AO during work hours… *gulp*

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Gilly: Poor Spike, getting the rough end as usual. lol

There’s just something about Spike that cries out to be tortured. LOL. I wanted to let Isobel have a little fun and getting her mitts on Angel at this stage of the game just wasn’t gonna happen.

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Giselle: This was so good. Angel kicking ass and thinking about Cordy. Just the way I like it.

So glad you liked Angel’s fight. I was kinda proud that it didn’t suck as much as I thought it would. But half of the Spike/Isobel scene was my way of avoiding writing the fight itself. LOL. Could you tell?

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cherelli:This Angel seems kinda Beige. Is he?

Oooh. That’s an interesting question for the Beige-o-philes around here. The answer exists in your own response to the question: ‘What makes Beige Angel Beige?’

If it is Angel as a souled vampire whose emotions, desires and motivations are basically a little twisted with the innate needs and instinctive urges of the demon, then maybe you could call him Beige.

To me, the Beige Angel of the show was devoid of emotion…or had trained himself not to care about anything. More of a taker who doesn’t give a damn, or doesn’t know that he does because he’s so emotionally cold that feelings can’t reach him. Based on that definition, I’d say my Angel is of a different shade of Beige. LOL.

ToniTone & youpin, I didn’t quote your replies, but thanks for the FB. Glad you’re enjoying the story.

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canababy: Thanks for sticking with this story.

You’re welcome! This fic has an ending and one of these days I’ll actually manage to write it as long as you folks plan to stick around to read it. Oh….congrats on your first official post at AO.

It is way past my bedtime. So much for trying to go to bed early on worknights.


CHERELLI:

See to me Angel wants to claim Cordy, and he knows it’s going to happen. It’s his desire, and I don’t think he’s going to talk himself out of it. Instaed it seems he’s talking himself into it. The thing is Angel is in deep with Cordy. It’s New. He’s never felt this way before so his combined selves are like, go for it, this is ours. By any means necessary he will keep Cordy, whether she approves of the methods are not. She’ll adjust. He’s fighting for his life/future in this story, and I think he will shock the Scoobies as well as Spike and whomever gets in his way in regards to Cordy. I may be way off, but this is what I get. I love the way this story makes me think. Now I am not one who knows the show as gospel, but I am going on how I interpret the written word.

I love this story.

cheryl


CALIFI:

Excellent chapter, L. Even better than the original one I saw- which is quite a feat, considering how wonderful it was anyhoo
I’ve heard the word ‘Beige’ come up to describe him in this, but must admit, IMO, he is, as said in the past, a vampire WITH a soul. The soul may temper his demon, but take the darker urges/desires away? I seriously doubt it.

Brooding wasn’t all about things happeing in the present. IMO, it was largely due to his exploits as a soulles vampire- those darker instincts, etc that never quieted within his mind.

Enough about that anyhoo. Onto teh fic!

Adored his thoughts re: Cordelia (and totally agree with Debs on the hows of Angel claiming her ) Loved that he has such a vivid (and lusty) imagination, lol. Spike was wonderful, and completely right in wanting Isobel dusted painfully; although understanding Angel’s reasons for not)

In fact, the whole chapter is worth quoting, but as I’m late to the party, I’ll leave it at the praise- and ask for moremoremore.

I love being teh Beta, although it’s not like you need one

Thanks for posting, hun *squishes*


LITTLEANGEL3126:

Thank you for updating this story. I am so addicted to it. Can’t wait for another update.


PHAETON:

I have to say that I just love your writing. It’s really the best fanfic anywhere.


CHATTY:

Wow m’dear! I don’t know which is my fave part as they were all so delicious. I loved Angel’s trip into fantasty land, his mulling over his true vampiric nature, the hint of darkness in his feelings for Cordelia. I’d thought that would be the highpoint, but the Spike/Isobel/Angel scene was breathtaking. Fantastic fighting, and it helped clear up some story confusions too. I’m not usually a Spike fan, but watching this scene from his perspective was awesome – biting commentary, sly wit, and a healthy dose of revenge-lust. And now, I’m left here, wanting more more more!


MANSIONKID:

This is by far one of the best stories I have read in a long time. I have
searched many other sites seeing if I could find the completed version of
it. Have you finshed it? If so where could I find it? And if not you should
its a great peice of work. Thank you for your time.     ~Jen


NIKKIWAWA:

omg I’m so excited! Okay, I’m going to run off and read it now, and comment with my feedback.

You’ve just made my night

ETA:
This chapter was great! Dru playing go fish with Faith and Xander and cheating…LOL loved it! Hotness with C/A outside *guh* SO HOT! And omg it’s going to be a mad house with Spike and Dru living at the mansion. So many possibilities!

Can’t wait to read more


LULU BELLE:

Yay! Thanks for the update! Wonderful. Do it again soon, okay?


GILLY:

Oh yes, great part Lysa, so good to see more of this fic.

Loved the card game especially Xander’s part!

I can’t see the villains leaving it alone, I hope Will’s spell holds up.

Now we need some proper hot lovin’ for our fav couple. All this teasing, its getting to Angel. lol


YOUPIN:

Amazing update as usual and C/A was hot and I like the fact that all of them would be at the mansion, it is sure to be interesting.


GISELLE:

This was soo good. Spike and Drusilla living there is going to be really interesting. And the C/A action was great.

You made an update worth waiting for. =]


LUCKYLYN:

I love the surreal vision of Dru playing go fish with Xander and Faith. Having everyone under the same roof is going to be interesting especially with Spike in the mix. Angel and Cordy were hot. I’m looking forward to more.


VAMP.I.

Finally, it looks like things are about to get clear for our heroes! I love how family oriented Angel is, even though he knows he’ll cause problems, he brings Spike home for Dru to watch over. The go fish was funny, I can totally believe Xander wouldn’t mention Dru’s ability to Faith.


CHERELLI:

Eeee, I was so happy when I peeked in and saw an update. I too loved Dru playing Go Fish, and just giggled when Cordy reminded us of the seer aspect. Just so funny. I love creepy Dru. Also like Dru taking a pot shot at Faith, and Faith can’t retaliate. Cordy and Angel kissage outside, yummy. Isobel lusting after Angelus, can’t wait to see how she balances that with Nicolau in attendance. Angel has figured out that he’s a jealous man. How will Nicolau react to Cordy, and Lol, Dru is gonna hurt Nicolau because he has Miss Edith. Lol. Oh, Oh, and Angel is counting on Spike and Dru causing mayhem, yeah! Great update.


TONITONE:

Weeeeeeeeeeeee What a wonderful surprise!!!!!

Great chapter, I think everyone has already took all the words out of my mouth hahaha

I loved it, and loved the interaction during the card game..

Great job!! Can not wait for you to post another great chapter

Toni


ANGELSGIRL1211:

Thank you!! I was soooo excited when I saw this!!

Love the Spike and Dru dynamic in the mansion!

2 Slayers, 2 vamps, 2 watchers, 3 humans and one complete lunatic vampiress!

That sounds like a recipe to disaster to me!!

I love it!!


CHERELLI:

Halellujah. Now off to read.


GISELLE:

Well, isn’t this a wonderful surprise! I’m so happy you posted this. I had to say something before I go and read it.

O0o00 I’m so excited! Off to read.

ETA: I’m so loving the ending right now. I can’t wait to see where you go with Angel & Cordelia. The plot and insight into almost everyone’s feelings are terrific. Great Job!


BERTHA0210:

YES!!!!! Another installment!


NIKKIWAWA:

So good to see a new chapter! I’m glad you got your muse back

I can’t wait to read the next chapter.


CHERELLI:

I was so excited, and loved the update. I like that we now know that Nicolau is a childe of The House of Solaris, and that Solaris was a child of the house of Aurelius. The connection has been placed, and estalished. Solaris and Aurelius are one bloodline. What I am not clear on is, is Angel Master Vamp over them all (I can’t remember if Nicolau is older, but Solaris is an entity, which I don’t hink I was aware of before. I think I thought it was just the House name)?

Spike taunting Cordy about Blonde Isobel. I always like Cordy/Spike dialogue. I just know she’s going to corner him about somethings. Although I think Spike is trying to tell her a few truths about vampires/Angels likes. Is it to help or dissuade? Or just plain piss off Angel, maybe both.

Will Nicloau know abut Isobels attraction to Angel? Now I am curious about the reception Cordy will recieve from Nicolau.

The quest for the bringer of light. I think that bringer of light is Cordy.

Oh, and Buffy all jittery and restless cause she’s no longer the centerpiece.
So much info and I loved every minute of it.

Thanks, Lysa. Oh, I hope your Da is well.


VAMP.I.

I’ll steal Cherelli’s post, I think. Finally, we’re getting some Solaris info to the characters, the watcher boys sure didn’t follow the vamp politics closely, did they? Loved the snark between Spike and everyone! Glad Cordelia is still patching Angel up at the end. Hope to learn more about the demon and Cordy’s apocalyptic role soon.


DAMNSKIPPY:

I’m so happy to see you post a chapter…of anything! LOL! I can now see how this chapter might have been a stopper for you. It’s full of history and tons of people snarking at each other. It had to have been very difficult to write.

Having said that, I liked that Giles and Wesley for once did not know it all. It was nice to see Angel teach them a thing or two about vampires.

I’m glad Buffy got to hit Spike. I do feel sorry for her having to be around Cordy and Angel, and Spike was being a butthole so he deserved it.

This was a very dense chapter full of information and I need to reread it to absorb it all.

Great job and I hope your muse is back to stay.


LYSA:

QUOTE(nikkiwawa @ Oct 16 2007, 10:05 AM)

I’m glad you got your muse back

Me too!!! I was beginning to wonder whether my C/A writing days were over.

QUOTE(Damnskippy @ Oct 16 2007, 02:29 PM)

I liked that Giles and Wesley for once did not know it all. It was nice to see Angel teach them a thing or two about vampires.

I’m glad Buffy got to hit Spike. I do feel sorry for her having to be around Cordy and Angel, and Spike was being a butthole so he deserved it.
Giving Giles & Wesley all of the information at their fingertips is sometimes a convenient plot twist (and I sometimes thank God for those Eureka moments), but a 250 year old vampire with a photographic memory should be able fill in a few blanks now & then.

Torturing Spike is actually kind of fun.

QUOTE(VamP.I. @ Oct 16 2007, 02:16 PM)

Loved the snark between Spike and everyone! Glad Cordelia is still patching Angel up at the end. Hope to learn more about the demon and Cordy’s apocalyptic role soon.

Since this chapter was smut-free (sorry!), I may have to continue the patching up scene the next time. Glad you liked Spike’s snark. That part was fun. But keeping a scene going that has 10 people in it…yikes! Hope it didn’t bounce around too much. Demony info and Cordelia’s role will eventually be revealed, but it’ll probably be later rather than sooner….maybe. (How’s that for waffling?)

QUOTE(cherelli @ Oct 16 2007, 12:15 PM)

I was so excited, and loved the update. I like that we now know that Nicolau is a childe of The House of Solaris, and that Solaris was a child of the house of Aurelius. The connection has been placed, and estalished. Solaris and Aurelius are one bloodline. What I am not clear on is, is Angel Master Vamp over them all (I can’t remember if Nicolau is older, but Solaris is an entity, which I don’t hink I was aware of before. I think I thought it was just the House name)?

I never revealed whether Nicolau is older than Angelus. Probably.

When Angel refers to the Master of the House of Solaris / Solaris Clan as ‘Solaris’, it could potentially be a title rather than an individual name. The Master of the Aurelius clan had a name of his own (which I can’t remember at the moment). I just wanted to avoid sounding confusing everytime someone used the word ‘master’. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in England, titled folks are often called by their title rather than their family name. So consider that the same situation here.

QUOTE

Spike taunting Cordy about Blonde Isobel. I always like Cordy/Spike dialogue. I just know she’s going to corner him about somethings. Although I think Spike is trying to tell her a few truths about vampires/Angels likes. Is it to help or dissuade? Or just plain piss off Angel, maybe both.

I don’t think Spike really has a specific agenda other than pissing Angel off. I see him as teasing more than trying to dissuade.

QUOTE

Will Nicloau know abut Isobels attraction to Angel? Now I am curious about the reception Cordy will recieve from Nicolau.

Nicolau knows all about Isobel’s little crush. More on that later. As for Nico & Cordy, you’ll just have to wait and see.

QUOTE

The quest for the bringer of light. I think that bringer of light is Cordy.

Cheryl, I love your feedback. I really do. It always makes me think about my own plot twists and come at them from the reader’s angle. So thanks for all of your questions. Of course, on this particular matter, I’m not gonna say a thing. Nope. Uh uh. Lips sealed.

*mwah*

Thanks everyone for reading & feeding. As always, I appreciate the comments and questions.


CHERELLI:

Yes, you can be addressed by your title. So, does that mean that Solaris is an entity, separate from Nicolau (which would be important, because at first I thought Nicolau was doing this on his own, but if there is another person, then Nicolau may not be totally autonomous in his quest for power). So, I am not clear if Solaris is an individual. Or is this a keep reading.

Lysa, this story is just wonderful.

Cheryl


LYSA:

QUOTE(cherelli @ Oct 16 2007, 03:44 PM)

Yes, you can be addressed by your title. So, does that mean that Solaris is an entity, separate from Nicolau (which would be important, because at first I thought Nicolau was doing this on his on, but if there is another person, then Nicolau may not be totally autonomous in his quest for power). So, I am not clear if Solaris is an individual. Or is this a keep reading.

Nicolau is a childe of the Master of the Solaris Clan. He is not the master. Think of Nico as the master’s right hand in enacting his plans.

(I’ll double-check the story to see if this needs further clarification)

ETA…

Here’s Angel’s direct quote:
“Nicolau Cibran,” he explained to them, “is a favored childe of Solaris. Every move he makes is calculated toward achieving his master’s goals. Nico thrives on power.”


GILLY:

Lysa’s back with a new part, and what a great part.

Liked all the attention to detail you put in, and great job keeping all the ‘balls in the air’ in the group scene. I always find that difficult and tend to forget someone if ever I do a large scene.

Loved Spike & Cordy moments, poor Angel, getting flack from Spike & Xander, and no alone time with Cordy to sooth him! lol

I almost feel sorry for Buffy, she needs to find someone and move on, she must see that Angel has.

Wesley getting a chance to shine as well, they made him out to be a wimp in BTVs
but he blossomed on Angel TS, nice to see some of that coming through.

Great to see you have the next part mapped out, looking forward to reading it.


LYSA:

QUOTE(gilly @ Oct 17 2007, 04:21 AM)

Lysa’s back with a new part, and what a great part. Liked all the attention to detail you put in, and great job keeping all the ‘balls in the air’ in the group scene. I always find that difficult and tend to forget someone if ever I do a large scene.

Oh, but I like playing with balls. Um….I know what you mean about the tendency to forget people. After writing a draft I will sometimes read over it an realize some character is basically invisible. While they don’t have to have dialogue or a major role in every scene, if they are there the reader should at least be able to picture what they’re doing.

Willow & Xander seem to be the ones at risk for vanishing. Xander ends up being more about comic relief than anything productive, though I suppose that was a big role on the show. I have really struggled with finding things for Willow to say and do, but I think her role will be bumped up a little bit during the next chapter. They may just be supporting characters, but I prefer them to seem three-dimensional.

QUOTE

Loved Spike & Cordy moments, poor Angel, getting flack from Spike & Xander, and no alone time with Cordy to sooth him! lol

Don’t worry about Angel. He’ll be soothed soon enough. ;D

QUOTE

I almost feel sorry for Buffy, she needs to find someone and move on, she must see that Angel has.

I think it’s starting to sink in.

QUOTE

Wesley getting a chance to shine as well, they made him out to be a wimp in BTVs but he blossomed on Angel TS, nice to see some of that coming through.

I wouldn’t say that his new-watcher wimpiness is gone. I haven’t exactly tossed him into a fight…yet. Wes might be new, but he is smart . I think in a situation where he is allowed to work with Giles as a colleague rather have to try to take over his job would help some of the Wes we know & love come through.

QUOTE

Great to see you have the next part mapped out, looking forward to reading it.

Having gone through a period where I could write nothing (and was getting so depressed about it that I couldn’t even read fic) I am very relieved to have that excited feeling back. Now I have 5 days before I am back on my regular work schedule. Maybe I can actually crank this baby out before then. Or at least make a good start on it.


FLAMEFLIRT:

I’m completely thrilled that your muse is back – it would be a shame to lose your considerable talent on this board. Since I can’t write creatively to save my soul, I thrive on the writing of others, and yours is always a treat!

I think everyone has said most of what I thought! This was a great chapter, very dense but you handled the number of people and exposition extremely well. I found that re-reading helped me get a better grasp on the situation – for a little while I thought the House of Solaris and the Banished Ones were different groups and was very confused. But I think I’ve got it all straight now, and I’m excited to see where this goes!

“The bringer of light”…sounds intriguing. I can’t decide if it’s Cordy! I mean, since it’s written in a scroll about Solaris, one would assume it’s a warning from/concerning Solaris, not a warning to Solaris. But why would vampires use light as a weapon/threat? Maybe that’s the name of the demon they’re summoning? I can’t wait to find out!


GABRIELLA:

I cannot BELIEVE you ended it there! I was so looking forward to some TLC ( Plus, the scroller-thingy was deceptive…

I’m sorry to hear about real life issues getting you down, hope it all clears up soon. This was wonderful as always – the perfect balance of plot and butterflies. Though a little more butterflies in the next chapter wouldn’t hurt. ;o) Don’t make us wait too long!


CORDYFAN79

Great update what does Giles think it is…Love the faith and Wes bit


YOUPIN:

Fantastic update and I can’t wait to see what Giles says about the significance of the symbol and Nicolau is proving to be a really interesting villain.


TRIX:

What a great new update Lysa and so fast,lucky us.
Well a bit of a cliffhanger you left us there

Thank U !!


BERTHA:

Woohoo! Keep ’em coming! Another fantastic chapter. I love the revelation that Faith has been acting under Giles’s orders. Now I can’t wait to find out what Giles mean, and how bad is bad! Great work, Lysa.


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, and speedy….

hot scene between A/C yummmmmore……

It’s starting to unfold now. So how did ‘Henri’ manage to stay out in the sun?? Angel needs some of that.

Poor Faith as Angel takes his anger out on her before knowing it all, as usual. lol

Looking forward to next part.


LYSA:

QUOTE(youpin @ Oct 22 2007, 12:24 AM)

Fantastic update and I can’t wait to see what Giles says about the significance of the symbol and Nicolau is proving to be a really interesting villain.

This chapter came out quickly for several reasons. I’ve had each scene (or most of them) plotted out for months. My muse is back!!! Starting this week, I head back to work now that my father is on the mend. Technically, today is my first day back, but I ended up on-call. Now I have to sit around the house and wait for the phone to ring. More plotting time for me, which is a good thing because after the next chapter or two my established detailed plot starts to thin out a little. I need some time to fluff it up and start working on my endgame.

Glad to see that you like Nicolau. More villainous stuff ahead. Plus, the fate of our dear Miss Edith!

QUOTE(gilly @ Oct 22 2007, 09:05 AM)

hot scene between A/C yummmmmore……

*sigh* I’m starting to hate writing smut. *whine* Glad you liked it, but it could’ve been better if I hadn’t been so determined to get through it. I actually wrote all of the other scenes first, lol.

QUOTE

It’s starting to unfold now. So how did ‘Henri’ manage to stay out in the sun?? Angel needs some of that.

More next time. Same bat time. Same bat channel. Oops! Wrong show. Maybe if it was a vampire bat. *cringe*


VAMP.I.

CLIFFHANGER!? Oh, you can’t just leave it when we’re about to find something out about the demon Nicolau worships. I can’t believe how smarmy Nic came off, I don’t know if you were going for that but I just can’t see Cordy looking at him as an actual hottie. Glad the gang finally knows that Faith is working for the cause and not slacking off. If you’re burnt out on the smut, maybe allusion would be better, leave us out of C/A’s bedroom while letting us know they’re ( getting) busy ala Faith.


CHERELLI:

Wow another outstanding chapter. It’s like a scavenger hunt.

Cordy is very intelligent. She is picking up on a lot of things. This rite that must be done, I’m thinking (cause Cordy has figure that the rites will change the participants) it will give her, her Demon Aspect. One of her aspects is glowing. So, that’s why I still wonder about the Bringer of light.

Angel is very authoritative and domineering, even with Giles and Wesley. Are Giles and Wesley picking up on this. Cordy seems to be the only one that sees his Demon shinning thru more clearly. Angel becoming frustrated when the spel doesn’t work, scaring poor Willow, agressively caging Cordy, in front of everyone, and noone else is picking up on this? He is getting closer to claiming Cordy, he seems to be given equal play to his inner demon. He’s becoming, more?

I went from a Woa moment with angel to poignancy with the funeral, I felt like tearing up too. Henri is creepy, so is the mayor. I like the corrupt mayor (he has no idea he’s over his totally vile head). Lol.

Does Henri (Nicolau) have the ring of Amara, or is it magic? Can the magic have mimicked moonlight?

Lysa, I’ll stop here. You are very clever. Thank god for that.


TONITONE:

Hi Lysa,

I’m so sorry I have been so busy with work that I haven’t even had a chance to read chapter 28, so i am very excited because now I have two chapters to read…

Just wanted to tell you I would be back with proper feedback once I catch up and read both chapeter…

A huge thanks…..and a welcome back to your muse ahahah

Toni


LYSA:

QUOTE(ToniTone @ Oct 22 2007, 04:21 PM)

A huge thanks…..and a welcome back to your muse ahahah

Trust me when I say that the missing muse was no laughing matter. Oh, and you’re welcome!

QUOTE(VamP.I @ Oct 22 2007, 02:10 PM)

I can’t believe how smarmy Nic came off, I don’t know if you were going for that but I just can’t see Cordy looking at him as an actual hottie.

How funny. ‘Smarmy’ was exactly the word I was going to use in some dialogue and then changed my mind. LOL. I don’t know if that was how Nic was ‘supposed’ to turn out, but characters have a way of doing their own thing sometimes. I agree with your assessment of Cordleia’s reaction. Besides, if Isobel has a bigtime crush on Angelus, you’d expect that Nicolau would be a different kinda vamp.

QUOTE

If you’re burnt out on the smut, maybe allusion would be better, leave us out of C/A’s bedroom while letting us know they’re ( getting) busy ala Faith.

Honestly, if I could have my way, I’d go back in time and delete most of the smut in this fic. Once you start down an established road, it’s hard the change the rhythm of your steps. (If that makes any sense to you )

QUOTE(cherelli @ Oct 22 2007, 02:46 PM)

This rite that must be done, I’m thinking (cause Cordy has figure that the rites will change the participants) it will give her, her Demon Aspect. One of her aspects is glowing. So, that’s why I still wonder about the Bringer of light.

Actually, it was Wes who discovered the symbol meaning ‘a change’. Interesting theory, though. You’ll find out more soon. Well, whenever the next chapter or two comes out, anyway.

QUOTE

Angel is very authoritative and domineering, even with Giles and Wesley. Are Giles and Wesley picking up on this. Cordy seems to be the only one that sees his Demon shinning thru more clearly. Angel becoming frustrated when the spell doesn’t work, scaring poor Willow, agressively caging Cordy, in front of everyone, and no one else is picking up on this? He is getting closer to claiming Cordy, he seems to be given equal play to his inner demon. He’s becoming, more?

Oh! You noticed. Pressies for you. I will tell you that Cordy isn’t the only one who’s noticed Angel’s behavior.

QUOTE

I went from a Woa moment with angel to poignancy with the funeral, I felt like tearing up too. Henri is creepy, so is the mayor. I like the corrupt mayor (he has no idea he’s over his totally vile head). Lol.

So…who cried at the funeral besides me? I’m such a mush.

The mayor still has a big part to play in fic. He’s got his own agenda. The question is whether or not it is part of the prophesy or a separate scheme. And will his evil plans interfere with what the gang has to do to put a stop to Nicolau’s business.

QUOTE

Does Henri (Nicolau) have the ring of Amara, or is it magic? Can the magic have mimicked moonlight?

Oooh! Another cool theory. Not telling. I may have to start paying you in ficlets for giving me interesting ideas…or at least coming up with stuff that may throw the other readers off the scent.

Thanks for the feedback & keep the discussion going! *mwah*


CHERELLI:

Lol, throwing people off the scent. That’s bad if I’m not even in the ball park. Well it’s all done in fun. I love this story.

Cheryl


LYSA:

QUOTE(cherelli @ Oct 22 2007, 05:30 PM)

Lol, throwing people off the scent. That’s bad if I’m not even in the ball park. Well it’s all done in fun. I love this story.

Well it could be that I’m just trying to throw you off the scent. LOL. Ever consider that? Hee! Actually, your Ring of Amara idea is very good. Not what’s going on here, but I might have to steal it to confuse our stalwart watchers for a while.


NIKKIWAWA:

I’ve finally made it over here to leave feedback. I thought this was a really awesome chapter. Nic is Henri. I was all :0 Very cool and he was out in the SUN!!!

It was so nice seeing the next chapter so quick

As much as I still love smut, I really liked the softcore-ness. It was very subtle and more romantic? I just read that you don’t really like writing smut, anymore. I LOVE your smut! LOL I would hate to see it completely gone. What you did in this chapter with the C/A sex was perfect. It’s funny, I was thinking where’s the Lysa smut? I was surprised to see it light. However, it was lovely. So, it took nothing away.

Am I completely crazy to think that aggressive, possessive Angel is omfg HOT HOT HOT? He’s definitely getting closer to claiming Cordy whether she likes it or not. Cordy would so beat him up!

This series is revealing itself more and more. It’s fun trying to put clues together. I love how you don’t give too much away. Awesome job, as usual


CHERELLI:

I’m starting to really lean towards magic that has everybody sort of sleep walking. Meaning they think it’s daytime, but it’s really night. Why else would Spike (of all vampires) and Drucilla still be asleep (and out of the loop). He’d be in the thick of things. I also think he likes Angel’s reactions to these new players. The way Angel pursues his target. Spike maybe the other player that’s witnessing the Becoming.

Shut me up.


LYSA:

QUOTE(cherelli @ Oct 22 2007, 06:07 PM)

I’m starting to really lean towards magic that has everybody sort of sleep walking. Meaning they think it’s daytime, but it’s really night. Why else would Spike (of all vampires) and Drucilla still be asleep (and out of the loop). He’d be in the thick of things. I also think he likes Angel’s reactions to these new players. The way Angel pursues his target. Spike maybe the other player that’s witnessing the Becoming.

‘The Becoming’, huh? Now it even has a name. LOL. *takes notes* Actually, Spike & Dru were conveniently sleeping so I wouldn’t have to write another scene with 10 people in it. *shudder* Nasty things those scenes.

So first, we have a Ring of Amara theory.
Now a Mind-over-Matter Magic theory.
Hmmm….maybe, maybe not.

QUOTE
Shut me up.

Never! I love it.

Juggling these huge casts in a fic is mind-numbing at times. Everybody gets their own little arc. The fun part comes when you forget to write it and have to figure out how to include it later. LOL. These epic fics of mine drive me insane. I usually don’t include something unless it’s twisted into part of the plot, so continue to think of everything as important unless I tell you otherwise.

QUOTE(nikkiwawa @ Oct 22 2007, 05:54 PM)

As much as I still love smut, I really liked the softcore-ness. It was very subtle and more romantic? I just read that you don’t really like writing smut, anymore. I LOVE your smut! LOL I would hate to see it completely gone. What you did in this chapter with the C/A sex was perfect. It’s funny, I was thinking where’s the Lysa smut? I was surprised to see it light. However, it was lovely. So, it took nothing away.

I tend to…ummm…write Run Away Smut. That is to say that I normally have good intensions and then let the pervvy part of my brain take over. This is where having a beta comes in handy to slap my wrist, or bring out the cat-o-nine tails if needed to restrain me. So I’m certain that the Lysa Smut will return. I just made an effort to control myself this time, though I’m not sure I even accomplished that. Bleh. Glad you liked it, though.

QUOTE

Am I completely crazy to think that aggressive, possessive Angel is omfg HOT HOT HOT? He’s definitely getting closer to claiming Cordy whether she likes it or not. Cordy would so beat him up!

Should I admit that this is the one area of the fic I haven’t made a decision on yet? Will he? Won’t he? What happens if he does? Actually, I have ideas, but I’m being wishy-washy about them until I am forced to decide…or it just happens without my consent. These characters just do what they want sometimes. Honest.

QUOTE

This series is revealing itself more and more. It’s fun trying to put clues together. I love how you don’t give too much away.

The more fun you have, the more fun I have writing this fic. Thanks for your feedback, Nikki, especially today.


CHERELLI:

QUOTING LYSA:

Should I admit that this is the one area of the fic I haven’t made a decision on yet? Will he? Won’t he? What happens if he does? Actually, I have ideas, but I’m being wishy-washy about them until I am forced to decide…or it just happens without my consent. These characters just do what they want sometimes. Honest.
Well I hope Angel’s aggressive and adamant and goes right ahead with the claiming.

You will not have any control, Angel being so wilful and all.


LUCKYLYN:

I love how this is building. You’ve done a great job giving all the characters their voice. Your A/C is always hot, and I’m dying to find out if he’s going to claim her or not.


DAMNSKIPPY:

Whew! Nice long chapter there with lots happening. I don’t envy you with all these characters. I can barely write all the AI gang in one room at a time without pulling my hair out.

I loved the minimalist approach to the smut in this chapter. I kind of disagree with you about once you put in the smut you have to keep it going. In this fic, especially, with everything going on – the tension and the threat to Cordy’s safety so strong, Angel getting the crap beat out of him, not to mention everyone in the world living in the mansion at the moment – *not* having sex makes sense. A stolen kiss or grope when they finally have a moment completely alone is just as hot and sexy as full-on smut especially when the UST gets ramped up because they never have a moment to themselves or they’re just too exhausted to do it.

So keep them preoccupied with the plot and keep them aching for it, but you can keep them smut free for quite some time if you work it right.

Wow, it’s been so long since Bev was killed that I kind of assumed she was already buried. LOL! Good for you not dropping that plot point. I definitely think I need to go back and read some chapters to refresh my memory on the plot. It’s getting very complicated and twisty and I’m confuzzled. Don’t worry, that’s not your fault. I just can’t keep everything in my head between chapter postings on plot heavy fics.

I did want to smack the Mayor and Henri for intruding on the funeral. It was a sad, touching moment until they showed up. *smacks them anyway*

I hope you have the time and motivation to keep going. We’re all excited to have you and this fic back!


LYSA:

QUOTE(DamnSkippy @ Oct 23 2007, 05:03 PM)

I loved the minimalist approach to the smut in this chapter. I kind of disagree with you about once you put in the smut you have to keep it going.

Actually, I agree with what you said about the smut. What I meant was that when you put graphic smut into a longer fic, the readers tend to expect more of it. What I wish I had done was kept Cordy & Angel sneaking around stealing kisses in corners while Buffy & the gang were in the house. But my Bad Decision Gene took over and lead me in another direction.

QUOTE

Wow, it’s been so long since Bev was killed that I kind of assumed she was already buried. LOL! Good for you not dropping that plot point. I definitely think I need to go back and read some chapters to refresh my memory on the plot.

LOL. Sadly, I have to go back and refresh my memory on the plot on a frequent basis.

QUOTE

I hope you have the time and motivation to keep going. We’re all excited to have you and this fic back!

Now that my 2-chapter blitz is over things will slow down a little again. Today was my first full day back at work. 14-hr days, yada yada. So we’ll see how the writing fits in to that. I’m just sorry I didn’t get to squeeze a Halloween Fic in. I thought maybe I would do another Cordy/Angel Halloween Costume manip for the occasion, but I can’t find any good couples costumes bases that I didn’t do last year or that wouldn’t make Cordy look like a slut.

QUOTE(Luckyln @ Oct 23 2007, 01:51PM)

I love how this is building. You’ve done a great job giving all the characters their voice. Your A/C is always hot, and I’m dying to find out if he’s going to claim her or not.
Hopefully it’s building to a climax, not an anti-climax, lol. As I mentioned to Cheryl, the claiming issue is still to be determined. The evil genius side of my brain is still tinkering with the idea.

*ahem* Oh, Lyn, would it be inappropriate of me to stalk you for more of your fics in my thread? It’s my thread, so I can do what I want, right? Yeah. Right. So, I think there are a couple of your fics out there that need updating. I Want More! I Want More!! I Want More!!! By the way. This is the nice me. The more annoying me will be visiting the Stalking Thread soon.

Thanks again for the feedback.


TRACGYRL:

OK I just finished reading chapters 28 and 29!

Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE the way you write “integrated” Angel. The way you write him with his soul anchored is so gratifying to read! You really get him! I mean you really get him and the way he is with Cordy! I’m so intrigued by the plot of this fic. It’s SO……SMART and you are so creative! I’m literally hanging on every word centering around the plot and how that pertains to Cordy. I really like what you’re doing with Faith and Wesley. I don’t know if it’s intentional on your part, but I’ve always kind of wondered how these two would be together. Most people go the Angel/Faith route, but that’s SO boring (and EEWWW unthinkable) to me and doesn’t hold a candle to Wes and Faith. Their scenes together, Angel season 4, are some of my favorites because Eliza Dushku has such a dominating presence on screen that other characters seem to fade next to her, but Alexis Denisof’s weathered and sexy version of Wesley really holds his own against Faith ::sigh:: Sorry, I digress, Anywhoo! I really like what you’re doing with those two characters. I had a creepy feeling that “Henri” was really Nicolau, but was telling myself “NO It couldn’t be….it’s daytime.” OMG what is he some kind of……day-walker… ::SHUDDER::! I know I’m jumping around with this review, so please forgive me. I really liked how Spike was taunting both Faith and Buffy after he got back to the mansion and how Buffy and Faith both elbowed him in the ribs. GREAT characterization here. Angel and his protectiveness of Cordy is just so ::SQUEE:: When he grabs Faith and makes her tell the truth I was like “YES!!!!!!!” Isobel better watch out! Although I am hoping that Spike or Dru get to exact a little….restitution on good ole’ “Izzy” for what she did to Spike. LOL!


LUCKYLYN:

I love this fic. I thinks it’s amazing that every character is getting a good amount of attention. I’m dying to find out what Druscilla saw in her vision about the scrolls. As always I’m looking forward to the next chapter.


VAMP.I.

I love this fic. I thinks it’s amazing that every character is getting a good amount of attention. I’m dying to find out what Druscilla saw in her vision about the scrolls. As always I’m looking forward to the next chapter.


YOUPIN:

Drusilla’s vision is really creepy and you did an amazing job with Spike,it is so like Spike to create trouble for Angel and Cordy.


CHERELLI:

Another fabulous update.

So Faith is really a double knot spy (I was thinking about Jethro Bodine, this morning)?

Cordy concerned about Angel’s aggressivness.
Faith and Angel blow it off. Angel is like Faith will get over it. Faith is like…aww it was nothing. Wonder if Faith is afraid for Cordy to look to deep. I found this scene curious.

Buffy noticing answers the question from last time. She wants to tell Giles. Lol. I think Giles has an inkling.

Angels emotions appear to be all over the place. He’s afraid Nicolau will take Cordy, and he’s overwhelmed by his feelings for Cordy. They seem to be getting larger than life. So, Angel’s worrying that if he doesn’t Mark Cordy Nicolau wont know she belongs to him. He wants Cordy to belong to him no matter what. I think.

Angel stumbling over the word Girlfriend, cause she’s more than that to him, ad the claiming process I believe he’s already started in his mind. To him she’s his Mate.

What has Dru stumbled upon in thoes documents, that she wants to burn them?
I like the subtlety in which Spike and Dru relate and react to each other, it simple, but powerful. It makes these two a force to reckon with.

The Gem of AMOLON. I love how Buffy and Cordy mangle names, so funny. So, is there only one, and so like Spike to be quick on the up take, “I want one”.

I love this story…and as usual could go on, but I wont.


LYSA:

QUOTE(Luckylyn @ Nov 13 2007, 12:46 PM)

I love this fic. I thinks it’s amazing that every character is getting a good amount of attention. I’m dying to find out what Druscilla saw in her vision about the scrolls. As always I’m looking forward to the next chapter.

Thanks, Lyn. I’ve been trying to keep a little balance for the characters and not let them vanish into No Man’s Land until a vital scene comes up.

Drusilla’s latest vision popped into my head the other day and I finally figured out why Nico’s so interested. Little plot threads are finally coming together.

While doing some research for SoS, I was browsing through The Monster Book and came across an entry on Drusilla. It mentioned her bizarre prophetic visions and I thought it was interesting that Angelus had his own version of a seer just like Angel did with Doyle and Cordy. Having a loony seer might pose a bit of a problem for Aus, though.

QUOTE(VamP.I. @ Nov 13 2007, 01:48 PM)

Aaand, Spike’s work is done! Spike would say just enough to get Cordy riled up. It was nice to see that Oz is around, even if he isn’t around for the story. Buffy was full of teenage self centered thoughts, while being a teen. Dru was Daddy’s Girl, Wes was shrieking over scrolls burning and Xander was in trouble with Snyder, I’m liking this flashback to the H.S. years.

There has to be a reason that I forget all about poor Oz. I did the same thing in DoN where I left him out of 2/3 of the story. LOL. So I figured I would at least give him a guest appearance here. Not sure if he’ll figure into anything down the line.

QUOTE(youpin @ Nov 13 2007, 6:27 PM)

Drusilla’s vision is really creepy and you did an amazing job with Spike,it is so like Spike to create trouble for Angel and Cordy.

Spike is trouble, lol. For him, I think it just comes naturally.

QUOTE(cherelli @ Nov 14 2007, 09:30 AM)

Wonder if Faith is afraid for Cordy to look to deep. I found this scene curious.

There will be more on the Faith/Mayor storyline coming up in the next chapter or so. Canon Faith was all about the lack of friendships in her life. The mayor was the only person she thought really cared about her. Here in SoS, things are a little different, but don’t count the mayor out yet. I haven’t plotted out the details yet, but I have a feeling there are going to be a few challenges in Faith’s future.

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He wants Cordy to belong to him no matter what. I think. Angel stumbling over the word Girlfriend, cause she’s more than that to him, ad the claiming process I believe he’s already started in his mind. To him she’s his Mate.

Yup, I think we all know what Angel wants. The question is whether he’ll go through with it. I also doubt that Cordelia is the Here’s-My-Neck-Bite-Me type.

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The Gem of AMOLON. I love how Buffy and Cordy mangle names, so funny. So, is there only one, and so like Spike to be quick on the up take, “I want one”.

After that comment, I had to browse back and make sure that I didn’t actually call it the Gem of Amolon. *phew* Buffy and Cordy aren’t the only ones who mangle names. I am pretty darn good at that myself.

The question remains, however, whether Nicolau’s ring is really the Gem of AMARA, and thus could be considered to be the Gem of AMOLON as you say. Is it a legitimate clue, or just a red herring? Wesley has some researching to do in that regard. As for your ‘research’, there are already one or two hints in the fic.

As for the ring being the only one…. I will tell you that it won’t be the last time that symbol crops up as the Scoobies will discover when they experience the true dangers of detention.

Suddenly, I feel like I’m creating a teaser for next week’s episode. I need a Spoiler Alert, lolol.


CHERELLI:

Okay, must go back and research. I love this.


TONITONE:

Lysa,

I love this story!!! I am very curious also why Dru wanted those scrolls burned???? I have a few ideas in my head,but I’m probably wrong so I don’t want to make a fool of myself. Don’t leave us waiting too long for the next chapter!

Thanks again,

Toni


CHERELLI:

QUOTE(cherelli @ Nov 14 2007, 08:37 PM)

Okay, must go back and research. I love this.

Have not figured out the ring, or it’s clues, but…

Dru’s fear of Nicolau. I wonder if Nicolau knows Dru is a seer? If so, does he know Cordy is one (or will be one) does he know if it’s already written in the stars (for Cordy) , perhaps he has access to some of these truths (because of magic and perhaps a Wizard on retainer, lol). And…Cordy and Dru being seers, or seer to be, what a boon that would be for him. It’s like an heir and a spare.

Nicolau seems to be a thinking man’s vampire. Cunning. Angel (I am not saying he’s dumb) is more physical, predatory, animalistic (not a gentleman, when it comes to an adversary).

So, Nicolau knows of Angelus’s deeds, but he maybe underestimating the Manpire that Angelus/Angel is, and evolving too. Cause I think Angel is definitely harnessing all of his demon aspect as well as who he is as a result of Acathla.

Of course Nicolau will have to battle to slayers, Giles, Wesley, and the Scoobies, also.

I said all of that to say, perhaps Dru fears, if he gets her and Cordy all is is doomed.


DAMNSKIPPY:

Hmmm. Innn-teeerrrr-rrrrresting. More and more mysteries to unravel.

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Holding out one of the scrolls, Drusilla shared her thoughts in a whisper, “I see them burning.”

So she’d said before. That didn’t tell them anything new or useful. Cordelia took the rolled parchment. “We need this to find a way to stop the prophesy from happening. No more bonfires, ‘kay? Angel won’t let that creep hurt you.”
I’m not so sure she’s talking about seeing the scrolls burning. I wonder if she was using the scroll to point at someone. Maybe Cordy? *gulp*

QUOTE

“The light brings truth and darkness.”

There’s that light thing again. I’m not convinced Cordy is the “light” but if so, I hope the darkness she brings is to the bad guys.

With all the plot points you have going in this fic, I’ll be truly impressed and amazed if you manage to tie up all the lose ends. If it were me, I’m sure I would forget a few of them.


LYSA:

Quoting Cheryl:

Have not figured out the ring, or it’s clues, but…

You’re assuming that the clues I mentioned are about the ring.
Dru’s fear of Nicolau. I wonder if Nicolau knows Dru is a seer? If so, does he know Cordy is one (or will be one) does he know if it’s already written in the stars (for Cordy) , perhaps he has access to some of these truths (because of magic and perhaps a Wizard on retainer, lol). And…Cordy and Dru being seers, or seer to be, what a boon that would be for him. It’s like an heir and a spare.

I adore how you take this story on twists and turns. Without quite hitting the mark there is truth to some of this. Not exactly to the degree you’ve mentioned, but according to a previous chapter Dru once told Nicolau something he didn’t like. Exactly what that is hasn’t been revealed yet. As for Cordelia, the only thing that has been established is that Nicolau needs Cordy to be sacrificed in the Rites of Tavrok, which is the ceremony required to bring the demon we now know is Amolon to Earth. Cordy is numbered among the ‘Pure Ones’ to be sacrificed… whatever that means.

Nicolau seems to be a thinking man’s vampire. Cunning. Angel (I am not saying he’s dumb) is more physical, predatory, animalistic (not a gentleman, when it comes to an adversary).
Exactly. Isobel may have a thing for her sire, but Angelus is much more her style. Which is why she has the big vamp crush. lol. And Nicolau may be a little more highbrow than Angelus ever was, but he’s still evil to the core (and apparently a bit smarmy when it comes to charming women…he must not get out much, lol). Nico just has a very particular agenda.

So, Nicolau knows of Angelus’s deeds, but he maybe underestimating the Manpire that Angelus/Angel is, and evolving too. Cause I think Angel is definitely harnessing all of his demon aspect as well as who he is as a result of Acathla.
Interesting thoughts. At this point Nicolau & Isobel believe that Angel is still Angelus. Not knowing about the soul could prove to be an advantage. But, um, I haven’t exactly worked out those details yet.

Of course Nicolau will have to battle to slayers, Giles, Wesley, and the Scoobies, also.
And don’t forget that Nico isn’t exactly alone in all this.

I said all of that to say, perhaps Dru fears, if he gets her and Cordy all is is doomed.
The closest thing I can think of that would corroborate that thinking would be Dru’s earliest visions about Cordelia being around to keep Angel happy. So, the statement is probably indirectly correct.

Quoting Deb:
I’m not so sure she’s talking about seeing the scrolls burning. I wonder if she was using the scroll to point at someone. Maybe Cordy? *gulp*
There’s that light thing again. I’m not convinced Cordy is the “light” but if so, I hope the darkness she brings is to the bad guys.

Not telling!

With all the plot points you have going in this fic, I’ll be truly impressed and amazed if you manage to tie up all the lose ends. If it were me, I’m sure I would forget a few of them.

I know what you mean. Keeping detailed notes on everything is the only way I can keep this one straight. Lots and lots of notes. If the notes disappear, heaven help us all because my memory sucks.

My current SoS files:
1)Sunnydale Cemeteries (Both the limited canon info and the more detailed cemeteries I created so I can remember what they’re called and what’s in them)
2) The Map of Sunnydale (A visual aide so I can remember where everything is in relation to everything else)
3) Drusilla’s Visions (so I can remember what the heck they are and what they actually mean)
4) The Prophesy (what it is, what are the individual signs leading up to it and how do the Good Guys stop it from coming to pass…assuming they do)
5) The Bad Guys (The demon god Amolon, his priestess, Nicolau & Isobel and the House of Solaris/Banished Ones, and the other evil baddies involved)
6) An Ongoing Plot/Timeline where I juggle the C/A relationship plotline, the Signs of the Prophesy, the Faith/Mayor subplot, and keep track of those pesky Scoobies & Vampires. If I add something new, I edit in a little blip to the notes so I’ll remember later.

Basically, I am now insane. But, strangely, I find it fun. So that’s good, right? I give you guys permission to slap me around a little if I ever write another serial with more than 5 parts to it. Hmm…or maybe 10. That sounds realistic. lol.

Quoting Toni:
I am very curious also why Dru wanted those scrolls burned???? I have a few ideas in my head,but I’m probably wrong so I don’t want to make a fool of myself.

Don’t be shy! Share your ideas. It’s all fun. (Plus, you never know when you’ll give me an idea. LOL.)

Don’t leave us waiting too long for the next chapter!

Not sure when the next chapter will be coming up.

The next couple of weeks are going to be busy for me. I don’t think I’ll be getting much writing done, but you never know. Some days I have writing spurts and can’t quit. The next chapter is already plotted out, so I’ll give myself credit for that. Thanks again to all of you for the feedback and the discussion. It’s what keeps this fic alive despite that leaky memory of mine.

*hugs*

Ooh! I just had a really cool idea. (Exits discussion thread quickly….)


ANGELSGIRL1211:

Lysa you are a masterful writer!

I jumped up and down when I saw another chapter!

I love this fic! You are doing such a wonderful job keeping everyone on the canvas. I love how Spike started the argument with Angel and Cordy, then just calmly walked away! Dru is so disturbing crazy! I am very curious about what she saw! I love the way you write her too!

Great chapter!


GABRIELLA:

Oooh, how I love this! All the pieces are finally coming together. I love your Cordelia so, so much. And I really hope you worked up that tension at the end there to build us up to a hot make-out session in the next chapter Look forward to reading it soon!


GABRIELLA:

GUH.

No-one evokes the butterflies in my belly like you girly This was smoking. And yet, I may be one of the few people who is waiting for Cor to truly get one up on Angel. She’s actually stronger than him and when she got the sleep on the couch idea, for a whole paragraph before her realisation I was behind her shouting “You go girl!”

Hmm, I’m always one for a mini smut fest but maybe you could merge the two? Like, start with a serious conversation because what Cordy’s feeling can’t just be swept under the rug because Angel’s a sexy bastard She needs to get it out and say why she feels its unfair and he needs to explain it to her in a way that she understands…though why do I get the feeling that she’s gonna defy him anyway and something bad is gonna happen?

So yeah, I’m thinking – serious conversation, followed by sex. Well…mini-sex. Can Cor take the lead this time? 😛 Get one over on Angel, that ridiculously hot ass…

Also? Wesley? LOVE him. When Angel showed up behind him my hands flew up to cover my mouth cos I was like, oh SHIT but my GOD I miss the Wesley of old, with his blundering and his genuine good nature and his attempts at heroism and bravery.


LUCKYLYN:

I’m thrilled to see a new chapter. I heart Wes. The possibility of Wes/Faith could be fun. I can imagine Cordy the matchmaker. I love your C/A dynamic and the characterizations. I can’t wait for the next chapter.


YOUPIN:

The sexual tension in this chapter was absolutely unbelievable I was just waiting for them to just grab at each other.I can only imagine Wesley’s face at the end when he realised what Angel and Cordy got up to in the short while he was gone.


VAMP.I.
So great to see a new chapter! Love Wes “not” flirting with Cordy, LOL. I ‘m glad Cordelia isn’t letting Angel completely run everything. Nice showing of A/C/W interacting.


TONITONE:
I was so happy to see you posted another part. It was wonderful, tension filled, and the interaction between Angel, Wes, and Cordy was very funny.

Thanks for posting, can’t wait for more!!
Toni


CHERELLI:
Yippeee another chapter. I was so excited, and I loved it as usual. 🙂

Cordy and Angel are so cute. This chapter was funny, and had really great lines.

Next No Longer Virgin Sacrifice, lol.

I had compassion for Cordy until she called Angel a corpse. That was mean (I know thats what he is, but still…). Then I started thinking about Cordy and Angels interaction in this chapter. A bored Cordy is just as dangerous as a very angry Cordy. Also Cordy is becoming aggressive (just as Angels demon has more and more equal time).

Cordy bit Angel as they were kissing. Drew blood, and swallowed it. One half of a bonding, maybe? Angel stayed downstairs when Cordy left him, I think its because he had to get a hold of himself. Now, Angel been thinking of claiming Cordy, but a Bond would be a whole other level. I’m not sure Angel was thinking of that, until Cordy drew blood. A Mate would not necessarily have to provide blood, but Bonding would.

Which is clever because you then show us through Wesley, Angels territorial behaviour is progressing. What’s interesting to me, is Wesley wondering if Cordy just thinks shes in love with Angel, and Angel obsessive. So, does he think this is not really love on either of there parts? I don’t think obsession is love, and if Wesley thinks Cordy, thinks shes in love with Angel. Yea, that would be bad.

But, perhaps Angel thinking she wanted to leave him, and her reassuring him, that she only meant the room, was the answer to my questions above.

QUOTE
For it was clear to him that Angel’s attachment to Cordelia Chase was becoming very serious, well beyond simple sexual interest. The consequences of such a relationship nearly always resulted in a bloody, painful end. Obsession and dependency kept the human tied to their vampire lover. Such pairings typically led to the eventual death of the human.

So would a Bonding.
But, what is causing Cordy to become agressive is it just being coup up, or is her demon aspect asserting itself, yet?
I’ll stop now, of cousre I could go on. Another great update. I love this story! 🙂


NIKKIWAWA:
Oh, Lysa! Thank you so much for getting another chapter up. It was a lovely treat. This chapter was wonderful. I love the tension/sexual tension between C/A in this chapter. They were both angry with each other, but still love each other. And, what’s not to love about make up sex? LOL 😀 You wrote the tension, wonderfully!
I loved how realistic Cordy was about being stuck in the house. OMG, I would flip the hell out if my boyfriend ever tried to keep me stuck in our house. Sure, Angel is just protecting Cordy, but I think he can safely take her out with little problems.

I think cherelli touched on a point when she said:

QUOTE
Cordy bit Angel as they were kissing. Drew blood, and swallowed it. One half of a bonding, maybe?

I was thinking the same exact thing, when I read it. A bond could be interesting. Of course, Angel can still claim her. I never get tired of that.

I can’t wait to see what Angel’s plans are for him and Cordy. Don’t keep us waiting. You know the stalkers will be after you, again 😉

:ty:


LYSA:
Thanks for your comments, questions and for not giving up on me! I can’t believe it has taken me months to get this chapter out.

How sad to have writers block over a foot massage scene!

QUOTE

Giselle says: The WES/COR/ANG interaction is freakin hilarious.

I’m glad you liked the Wesley, Cordy & Angel bits. I did have fun with those. I figure BtVS Wes would still have some attraction for Cordelia, though I seriously doubt he would do anything about it now.

QUOTE

Luckylyn says: The possibility of Wes/Faith could be fun. I can imagine Cordy the matchmaker.

Yeah, I could see that happening. We’ll have to wait to see how the story develops. Faith does have a minor story arc, so it could be that Wesley, as her watcher, gets involved. I can spin this story forever, but I want it to spin in the right direction, if you get my meaning.

QUOTE

Youpin says: The sexual tension in this chapter was absolutely unbelievable I was just waiting for them to just grab at each other.

Whew! As I said, I had enough trouble with the foot massage. Mini-smut is all I could manage. Maybe I used up all of my smutty potential in previous fics, lol.

QUOTE

VamP.I. says: I ‘m glad Cordelia isn’t letting Angel completely run everything.

*nods* Me too.

QUOTE

ToniTone says: It was wonderful, tension filled, and the interaction between Angel, Wes, and Cordy was very funny.

Hee! Thanks. *mwah*

QUOTE

Cherelli says: I had compassion for Cordy until she called Angel a corpse.

You didn’t think I was really going to let you take one side versus the other, did you? Okay, so…show of hands. How many of you were cheering for Cordelia to have her way? And how many think Angel knows what’s best? LOL. I foresee one lopsided poll.

Personally, I loved the corpse comment. Cordy may have softened a teensy bit due to her experiences and because she’s fallen in love, but BtVS Cordy is still in there somewhere. That means she’s not going to let the painful truth pass her by if it can be used to her advantage. Plus, this is the middle of a heated argument. All’s fair in love and war.

QUOTE

Cherelli also says: Now, Angel been thinking of claiming Cordy, but a Bond would be a whole other level. I’m not sure Angel was thinking of that, until Cordy drew blood. A Mate would not necessarily have to provide blood, but Bonding would.

Oh? Then again, sometimes a bite is just a bite.

QUOTE

Cherelli asks: What’s interesting to me, is Wesley wondering if Cordy just thinks shes in love with Angel, and Angel obsessive. So, does he think this is not really love on either of there parts?

I’ll answer this because I don’t think it gives away the plot to any important degree.

First, I have to ask a question of my own. During BtVS, did Wesley ever comment or react to the fact that Buffy and Angel were a couple? I vaguely recall a scene at the Bronze, but I could be imagining it.

I get the feeling that Wes would not approve, but since he had more of a watcher-slayer relationship with Buffy, it probably wouldn’t hit as close to home as watching what’s happening between Angel & Cordy in SoS. He is attracted to her on some level just as he was in BtVS. The difference is that Cordy is unavailable and isn’t treating him like the second coming of James Bond. So he’s got some sour grapes to deal with here because Cordy is definitely taken, and not just by another man, but *gasp* a vampire. So I think his opinion is probably colored by that.

His love versus obsession theory does have some basis in reality, but we’ll all have to wait to see how that develops as the story goes on. Wes’ concerns about Cordelia’s role in the prophesy will be a key factor.

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Nikkiwawa says: I loved how realistic Cordy was about being stuck in the house.
Obviously, being let out for her grandmother’s funeral didn’t count. I should’ve had Angel mention that. Ouch. Cordy would’ve really laid into him over that one.

Thanks again for the comments! *hugs*

GILLY:
Another great part to your wonderful tale, Lysa. Just what I need to cheer me up.

Love Angel & Cordy arguing and hot, hot making out.

Poor Wes having to sound like a road roller, to give them warning of his return, lol.

A/C need to get away for a while, for some serious let off steam sex….. without any interruptions.

Looking forward to next part.


TRIX:
love the wonderful update you’ve have written Lysa

The hot scene between Cordy and Angel was fab.

I second Gilly in this one,lol

QUOTE

A/C need to get away for a while, for some serious let off steam sex….. without any interruptions.

Thank U !!!


VAMPIRATE:

This story is definitely on my list of favorites! I absolutely love it and I really hope an update is in the near future!


GABRIELLA:
:snarf: You gotta love Wes…

This was faboo. You nailed it hun, seemingly effortlessly even I know you were struggling a little with it. My stomach was constantly flip-flopping with the basement and the massage and the couch groping.

GUH.

Also? I want to congratulate you on handling the situation perfectly. I was afraid Angel would come off as an unyielding, overbearing ass but you softened him around the edges, made me realize exactly why I fell in love with him in the first place. And the way she punished him, yikes – that’s gotta suck for guys! I wanted to hug Cordy during that scene and then Angel did it for me.

Granted he did a lot more than that…LOL!

Excellent, excellent update. Possibly my favourite chapter of the fic so far, though you are a tease and I certainly hope the next chapter deals with some of that pent up frustration. For two people who can’t keep their hands off each other, they haven’t had sex in a while!


AUTHOR’S NOTE:
Just a teensy weensy bit of time passed by while my muse decided to go on strike. But the muse is back and I am writing again! Woohoo!!!

I really, really want to finish what I started with ‘Season of Solace’. Those of you who started reading it and were so supportive of me during the long trek to (umm, where did I drop off the face of the planet?) Chapter 35, deserve to get a little resolution. Hope that some of you are still around to (hopefully) enjoy the rest of the story.

Mainly, I’m writing this for myself because I love writing, even if it is just C/A fan fiction. I still love this ‘ship.

I order to get myself back into writing mode, two major changes have occurred. The first is that I have re-formatted the story into numbered scenes rather than multi-scened chapters. The second is that I have created a little fan art to adorn every scene. Just a little fun and inspiration to keep me going. My muse can be artistic, too.


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PLETH:
Lysa, I just reread SOS again and this is the best piece of fanfic I’ve ever read. From the start of the C/A friendship to their first and second kiss, to the their first time together and their first quickie! Just beautifully done.

I do wish you had Bev catch them during one of their hot and heavy make out sessions though, that would’ve been great. Just an awesome story all around, my favorite! Keep up the good work!


FAN007:
Re-read season of solace, a beautifully crafted story. really looking forward to see it update in upcoming days.


CAT:
I love Seaon of Solace and all your stories so far. I can’t wait to read more! Thank you for sharing your stories.


FLWIRS:
Awww Lysa, I just reread Season of Solace and just can’t get enough. I cannot wait for the day you will find time to finish it, it is SOOOOOO good. For now, I am wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and your family and I hope that 2014 will bring new stories from you (and the end of SoS???!! 🙂 !!!) because I, along with many other people I’m sure, will never stop reading them!


VALIDESCOPE:
I seem to be going through all of your stories. I just got to the end of chapter 35 of Season of Solace. I desperately hope you have plans to continue this story. I need to know how it ends lol.


EDNA:
Thank you so much for continuing this great story. You are tremendously talented.


CAT:
Just wanted to drop a note and tell you how much I enjoy your stories. I read them over and over. Thank you for writing them and for keeping this site up so I can enjoy them again and again


Ashley L
“Did I ever tell you that Season of Solace is my favorite C/A story–truly.”


PLETH:
“Angel was with Cordy and while the thought of crawling in between them”- I passed out from this sentence, image of Angel/Cordy/Faith is too hot . : )


CordyNAngel:
I just finished catching up on your fic. OMG!!!!! Freakin amazing. I’m so happy you are still writing, you are by far my favorite author for this fandom and ship. Glad I was rewatching Angel and got nostalgic for reading something that repairs the damage the series caused to their relationship because, damn! Phenomenal story, can’t wait for more updates 🙂


ANNA L.

Good morning! I have been completely sucked in to Season of Solace (love it)


StormyNightz: 
12:36 AM on January 26, 2018
Hi Lysa! Just read SoS, and still eagerly awaiting more. Any new updates on the horizon? 🙂


 

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