K&C: Season of Solace – Part 1

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Season of Solace


MY CURRENT FIC-IN-PROGRESS

What are your thoughts about ‘Season of Solace‘?
Kudos and Critiques are Appreciated. 


AUTHOR’S NOTES:
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!


Originally posted in chapters, I later changed this to post scene-by-scene. Since the fic remains a working effort, it just seems to make more sense to do it this way for now.


LADYSHALOTT:

(Original Prologue)

Ah, I love Spike so any fic starting out with him has to be good!

Lysa that was an awful, awful tease! Can’t wait until you are ready to post more!


CORDYNANGEL:
Lysa, I’m so glad you found you muse. I know this is going to be a doozy of a fic too (well all your fics are). I really love when you write BtVS years fics.

Wow, your Dru and Spike are right on! I can’t wait to read the full chapter. Here’s to muses that inspire


CYDNESTORM:
Well good bait will always catch some fish.

I’m with Shal, Spike always adds interest with his unique style.

Hope the muse stays with you. Really looking forward to the first chapter.

And doesn’t Impress come up with some of the best challenges?

Cyd

oops, forgot to say… Love your ficpic


CALIFI:
Even better than I expected. Which is kinda hard, cos you do better so much better than some’s betters *snikker*

Yuppers, Like Spike like this Drunk as a skunk, a bit snivelly, and mostly cus he’s back to bad boi . Yup; yum.

More please!

*snogs you hard*


DAMNSKIPPY:
Hooyah! This sounds like a great challenge and I do so adore C/A in Btvs, so I’m happy. Love some mean but heartbroken Spike, too, so it’s all good! And can I say that Chaos demon was the foulest looking creature those people ever came up with. Yuck!

Lysa, you can just cross my challenge off the list. I don’t need it anymore. I was in the mood for it at the time, but don’t stress yourself out over it now. The mood has passed and maybe if I come up with something more fun, I’ll replace it; but for now don’t worry about.

Now when’s the first chapter going up?


SI_CRAZY
PROLOGUE & CHAPTER 1

Hey, I live near Brasilia! It was funny seeing it mentioned here lol
Ok, great start!! I’m thinking this is going to be an interesting fic, so please, post again soon


DIGITRIX:
O, new Lysa story and its playing in the BTVS years, mmmmmm

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Summary: Buffy teams Angel & Cordelia up to teach them both a lesson, but danger brings them much closer than the Slayer anticipated.

It sounds already great, ThanXs for the first 2 parts!!!!

Trix

p.s love the fanpic tooooooo


STORMY:

New Story!! Yeah! So glad to see this set in BTVS years. I love to see how you can twist it around to be C/A in the end. It was a very interesting start. More soon


JKQUIMBY:

Great start!!! Can’t wait to see where this is going!


CYDNESTORM:

Great story Lysa. You are gifted with writing C/A in the BTVS years.
Really enjoying the story and the characters. Love your ficpic.

And I say again, Impress has some of the best ideas.

Cyd


SOMETIMES TACTLESS:

It’s just been too long between Lysa fics and this one is promising to be up to her usual standards. By the way, that means FABULOUS! Can’t wait for more so please post again soon.__________________Sammie


LISAMARIE514:

Wooo Hooo!!! a new Lysa Fic!

I am hooked already…and it is only just begun…would love to provide you much juicy feedback…but I took a strong pain reliever..and I am all sleepy.

Just know I am getting to bed and thinking that maybe I would let Angel snack on me!

Will give proper feedback tomorrow…but love it so far!

hugs!
LM


BRANDY:

I can tell this is going to be one of my favorites. I really love this, hope you post more soon.


LADYSHALOTT:

Quote from: Lysa on Today at 05:20:28 PM

Nudging Angel’s knee with her own, she prompted him to move over just enough to let her sit down. It was impossible to tell whether he was irritated or terrified by the intrusion of his space.

“Don’t get ideas,” she warned all too seriously. “No snacking.”

My favorite lines and they came at the very end! I absolutely loved the beginning of this and can’t wait to read more!


CYDNESTORM:

Very entertaining read. Love the way you handle the characters, especially Buffy, which I find very hard to write.
The interaction of the characters feels natural. Hope your lack of restraint stays with you.

And loved the last line. “Don’t get ideas,” she warned all too seriously. “No snacking.”

Why does everyone think Angel is going to eat them?


VAMP.I.:

This is such a treat! You always use BTVS Cordy and Angel so well showing the surface we first saw as well as the layers we later discover. So is this prophecy concerning C/A and what Dru is talking about, by the way love her she always seems to throw an interesting wrench into the mix. As a fan of B/S chemistry are we gonna see much interaction between the two?


NIKKIWAWA:

*squee* More C/A in BTVS years!

LOVES IT! Don’t leave us hanging for long.

This is a great start!


ISIS:

*Does happy dance*. I am so excited to see another story from you and set in the BTVS years no less. You always do such a brilliant job of getting into the minds of the characters. I can’t wait for the next part!


CORDYNANGEL:

I really love this fic, I’m so excited that you are writing again AND especially excited that it’s C/A in BtVS years. I can’t wait to read part 2!


TOUTOUNE:

Cool, one of my favorite author writes my favorite kind of C/A story!! Cant wait to see how C/A relationship develops though I’m thinking it wont be all smooth with Dru, Spike and the scoobies in the mix. Please post more soon!!


CALIFI:

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“Besides, I don’t think Xander would like it.”

This line pissed me off rotten- which is probably what your evol mind was going for. Tough nougies if he didn’t! Grr Arrgh…

Now that’s outta the way…. I LOVED the flower bit! Awwwe *sniffle* My C/A heart lurched in a good way that he’d bothered, and from what Cordelia said, they were unusual and well-thought out. LOVED that (said it once, I had to say it again)

Loved her joining him on the stairs too. Points out that those two were always seperate from the rest *thank the Lord*

Wonderful, gripping, and perfectly Lysa. What would we do without the ecxellent Authors we have at AO??? I’m sometimes suprised y’all don’t get lashings of fb and hero worship. You bruddy well deserve it for the quality fic you write!

I am truly gutted that very shortly I will be offline for God knows how long, cos I’m gonna miss the rest *whine*

So good to see you back in the saddle, L. *luff ya muchly, Sachxxx


CORDYNANGEL:

Yay, you updated and very soon, too! Hopefully, tonight I can give you more thorough feedback, lastnight I had some distractions *cough*Sarah*cough*Shal*cough*

Lysa, I absolutely love the way you write C/A individually and together. I especially love the Cordy snark, you have me LMAO!

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“Getting groiny, endangering the world. Whatever,” Cordelia rolled her eyes. “Wasn’t once enough to teach you not to play with vampires?”

My favorite line! LOL.

And absolutely no one has the ability to get me all flustered like you do…

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Her heart rate sky-rocketed as Angel’s big body loomed close, blocking her in as his hand closed over her hip.

Hubba-hubba! Can’t wait, whew!

:smitten:So sooooooooooo happy you are writing again.


ANGELSMYDRKAVENGR:

Well, Lysa, I was going to say sumthin really great, well thought out, but they all stole the words from my mouth!
lol, the fic was really great. Can’t wait to see what happens next!!

big kisses,
Ada


STARBUCK42084:

I was so excited when I saw a new story by Lysa, since “Double or Nothing” is one of my favorite fics EVER! I especially love C/A fics set in BTVS, and this one is no exception. You’ve got me hooked! Post a new chapter soon please!


LUCKYLYN:

I love C/A in Btvs stories and I was so happy to see a new story by Lysa. I’m looking forward to the developing C/A relationship. I like how you’ve already set up the dynamic with all the characters. I can’t wait for more. Post soon.


ANGELSMYDRKAVENGR:

I just read this and posted over ST but I read it again over here and had to post!!!
Lysa I just love this fic. I love C/A in BtVS, defiantly one of my fave types of fic.
When can we have more?

Ada


HELEN:

SQUEEEE Excuse me, couldn’t help it. *Jumps up and down like an overexcited school-girl* Lysa fic, Lysa fic!

Fabulous start, and I loved how you wrote Spike! Best Spike I’ve read in a very long time. I do like him when’s he’s unchipped and not a blonde Angel redux. He had great lines, like always and you had his true essence shining through.

Dru was scary as hell, just being Dru, but again I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

Cordy won my heart straight away and I laughed my ass of at that great one liner when she joined him on the stairs.

I was planning on lots of quotes, but for some reason when coming to reply, your post isn’t showing. Is anyone else finding that?

Can’t wait for the next part, darlin


GILLY:

Just popping in to say looks like another winner Lysa. What a great start. Will read again when I have more time, but keep up the good work.
RESHMA:

C/A in BTVS years **does a little dance **

Interesting start.

I can’t wait till Dru and Spike reach Sunnydale and start causing trouble and to see how everything develops.

Please post more soon.


EEARN1:

Puts on pair of dusty boots and breaks out stalks of celery. These boots are made for Stalking! I am not above groveling for more of these fabulous fics!

Lysa—More of Season of Solace (I’m hooked already)


RACHELLE:

I like this! There is no wrong to be had for C/A during the BTVS time…keep it coming!


SKAUBLE:

Hey Lysa,

Sorry I’m so slow with the feedback, just been uber busy so I put off the fic reading ’til I could enjoy it, and it was worth it ’cause boy did I enjoy this.

This is such a great start, and I love Spike and Drew and can’t wait to see what Dru’s going on about.

I also loved this part

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“Sheesh! Are you competing with Oz for stoic of the year award?” Cordelia snapped her fingers in front of his face. “C’mon, Angel, say something. It only takes one syllable to say ‘hi’.”

Opening his mouth, he closed it again, wondering what she expected. “Nice night,” he finally muttered, not knowing what else to say and inwardly cursing himself for sounding like an idiot.

Cordelia snorted. “Guess you left your vocabulary in hell because you weren’t this tongue-tied when you were evil.”

Angel can never win. When he’s Angelus he’s confident and communicative but evil, and when he’s Angel he’s good, but a social moron. *sigh* Poor Angel. If only I could kiss him and make it better.

I can’t wait to read more of this. I always adore your C/A interaction and this is shaping up to be no exception.

~Sarah~


RACHELLE:

I’m the last person on this thread to be begging for more fics….. but I can’t help it!!! This is awesome. Keep it up!


SHANNON:

Please update this soon!


EMPTYCANVAS:

score! these btvs fics are the best. so far this is spectacular. i’m somehow getting the idea that it will be angel and cordelia teaching buffy a lesson


SUNSCORCHED:

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A little trill of laughter sounded as Dru corrected him. “Not the pesky Slayer, you naughty boy.” She tweaked his nose which drew a chuckle from the Chaos demon still watching them. “The one like me.”

It was impossible to think clearly. Spike had no idea what she was talking about. “There’s no one like you my goddess of the night, my pet, my black beauty, my ripe wicked pl—”

Interrupting, Dru sounded a deadly promise, “If she won’t please him, she will die.”

Spike huffed mockingly, “Yeah, cos we all know what happens when Buffy’s sweetie-bear gets pleased as punch. Last time he went off his bloody rocker. And that means I don’t want nothin’ to do with anyone else pleasin’ him either.”

I do so love Spike and Dru!

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It was times like these that Giles wished he had taken up an interest in paleontology or geology instead of joining the Watcher’s Council. Fossilized bones and rocks never caused such a ruckus. Removing his glasses, he closed his eyes, pinching the bridge of his nose as he tried to suppress his growing irritation. Then a loud whistle pierced the air, his eyelids popping open in automatic response to note that Faith was the culprit.

I was about to do the same thing!

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“The Watcher’s Council has sent word on a new prophesy.” Giles adjusted his glasses and began to explain the details of the situation. The others slowly filed back across the room.

The plot beginnith.

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It was impossible to tell whether he was irritated or terrified by the intrusion of his space.

“Don’t get ideas,” she warned all too seriously. “No snacking.”

I’d say he was a little of both.

Okay, now I’m off to read the second slice. Toodles!


ZANITA:

Great set up! I love knowing exactly where everyone stands so as to really dig into the next part! Squeeeee!

And yea, big c/a in BtVS land fan here too

NEXT!


PAT:

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“Hello, luv,” Spike leaned forward and then leaned back, wavering in his attempt at holding onto his balance. “Come to kiss and make up now, have we? Gonna tell me you were daft for running off with that sticky-faced idiot?”

Dru looked skyward staring at the moon, an eager smile spreading across her blood red lips. She clasped Spike’s jaw in her slender hand, holding him steady as she met his gaze again. The false warmth provided by the alcohol as her words chilled him to the bone.

“Daddy’s home,” she said with such surety that Spike knew it to be true.

I find this so well written, it’s just perfect conveys everything in so little sentences.

I loved the conversation between Buffy and Cordelia, it seemed honest and in character.

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The loneliness was harder than he imagined, different than he remembered. The experiences of his time in hell were fading, replaced by the vivid recollections of his two short years in Sunnydale. Some days it seemed like eons had passed between then and now. Others, it was only yesterday.

That was such an interesting comment on time and our perception of it. Great, really.

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Cordelia was in the lucky position of bestowing forgiveness on those who had done her wrong, assuming that was part of her plan. For him, it was the opposite.

That was such a keen remark!

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It was times like these that Giles wished he had taken up an interest in paleontology or geology instead of joining the Watcher’s Council. Fossilized bones and rocks never caused such a ruckus.

Isn’t this true? Rath, how is the digging going?

I love this start, please post soon any new chapter Lysa.


KIT:

I am slowly, but surely, catching up on all the fabulous fics I’ve missed.

Lysa, the premise is awesome and the UST is sizzling already. How sweet was Angel to send her flowers? I’m off to read the other chapters now…squeeeee!


NIKKIWAWA:

LOL, oh man. Thanks for this lovely chapter. I had to read it before I go to bed.

I like the way things are turning out.

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Patience was a game he knew very well. He could handle anything Buffy threw his way, including Cordelia Chase.

I’d love to see him try. CC is a handful. That’s why we love her.

Keep em’ coming Lysa. You’re doing a great job with this story


LADYSHALOTT:

Oh, I cannot wait to see what kind of trouble Cordy and Angel get into while on patrol!

And who is Cordy’s mystery guy? Is there really one? Please don’t keep me in suspense for long!


SI_CRAZY:

Ohhh Lysa!!! Amazing chapter!!!! I’m really loving this story! Now I can’t wait to see what is Cordy’s mystery!
Also I wanna see what will happen with Cordy and Angel at patrol!! So, please, post again soon


CALIFI:

Quote- time first, lol.

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A subtle ripple beneath her hand made her conscious of the fact that her simple shoulder pat had turned into a rub. Her fingers were spread out over ridges of rock-hard muscle and bone, smoothing across the soft surface of his sweater. She snatched her hand away and took a step back only to hop over the books piled up on the floor.

Rippling…. mmmm. Taking that as a positive reaction from Angel- as with the ass staring. lol.

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“Duh! You dumped him.” Next to Buffy, Willow squirmed in reaction to the words. Reminders that the break-up was her fault suddenly made her lose her appetite. “So who’s the rebound guy? Do we know him? I hear he goes to Sunnydale-U.”

Loved their wrong assumption. Poor Cordelia; must’ve been a horrible feeling thinking they knew of her new circumstances *pets her*

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The hinge on the door squeaked as it swung shut, instantly alerting the slayers to his presence. Angel had eyes only for Buffy. She stared back like a doe trapped by a predator. He crossed the room without a word, tilted her chin and bent down to press his lips to hers.

Hated that *sulk*… but then I would *snikker*

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Standing up to rub a hand over the ache, she muttered to Angel, “I don’t know how you do this all of the time. You must get so stiff sitting here.”

A half-turn toward him came just in time to catch his eyes darting back up as he watched her fingers move over the curve of her bottom. “Sometimes.” Cordelia felt the sound waves close in on her, those rich male tones containing just a hint of innuendo.

Her body clenched in reaction, a hot wave gathering force and leaving her tingling in its wake. Holy hell. Talk about letting your imagination run away with you. He was probably just talking about leg cramps and back aches.

I’m hoping there was definite innuendo too

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Buffy couldn’t believe it. What was it about Cordelia that shifted the world axis to revolve around her? Xander’s heart was crumbling into little pieces and she had the nerve to waltz in, late as usual, looking like she’d come straight from a date with her mystery man.

This, and another thought Slutty had about Xander’s hurt feelings really yanked my chain. Van I smack her one???

All in all it was a faboo Chapter- except for one thing – IT WAS TOO DAMNED SHORT!!!!

What’s going on?? *feels highly confused here* Lysa and Hely ALWAYS give us long, juicy chapters that just pool the drool with every delicious line….. gonna go to the Big boss and complain loudly and with a pout *whine*

I adored this part and it is setting up brilliantly, so thanks for posting another gorge chapter *hugs you to half-death* and have to say, I only hope I’m not gone before the next is here *wibble*

Big shnogs, Sachxxx


TESJAH:

OoOohoOHOoh Cordy/Angel patrol..

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“Easy for you to say,” Cordelia huffed, trying to ignore the friendly hug, “I’ve got Eagle-eyed Everson in my drama class. It’s all about focus, concentration and emoting”

“So tell her you were emoting with your eyes closed,” Xander shrugged.

Ghe, so typical for Xander to say

Me hearts it. Post more soon. Pretty please?


RUBY:

Coming out of lurking to say that I love this story already. I can’t wait to see what happens next so update already lol.

-hugs-

Ruby


CORDYNANGEL:

I am on pins and needles here, waiting to find out what happens during their unwilling team-up Oooo, and I’m dying to find out what Cordy’s secret is, I know it can’t be a college boy, ahhh! The suspense is killing me.

Lysa!! Please come back and post more


HELEN:

Heya Lysa,

Well you certainly managed to brighten up my lunch. Put very simply I loved it. You had me gripped and thoroughly entertained from first word to last.

Cordelia has a wonderful blend of insight and snark in this fic, and this quote is just one of many quotes to show you what I mean.

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Certain lying, two-faced cheaters sat on one side of the table and she stayed on the other. Giles kept popping out of his office to check on them as if expecting to find all three of them in some girly bitch-slapping fight on the floor.

Not that the thought of it wasn’t enjoyable. She was just above displays like that. “Get those hangdog looks off your faces, people. It’s depressing.” When Xander and Willow grinned in hopeful response to her perky tone, she changed her mind. “Forget it. I liked the guilt better. Resume your wallowing.”

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Even though she and Xander had struck up a cease-fire, Cordelia chose not to make a big deal out of reclaiming her usual spot at the table during the larger group meetings. Sitting next to Angel became automatic after the first couple of times. And when she rushed in at the last minute, he simply moved over to make room for her.

He’d tell her what she missed, but afterward their conversation tended to be one-sided ninety-nine percent of the time. Every now and then he’d help her out with some extended translation around one of the key words Giles had given them for their search.

I’ve heard it said before and I agree that many times it’s the little things that really get you. I just adored how Angel was getting used to Cordy sharing his ‘outsiders’ space with him and making room for her when she appeared. Lovely little gesture, thanks, babe!

I could quote the last scene right the way through. That was just perfection. Angel was perfection, Cordelia was perfection. Heck even Buffy was spot on. Loved it to bits. Cordelia so bluntly horrified at being teamed up with Angel, while he’s so sure he can be patient and deal with anything she throws his way. Fabulous!!

Please post again soon.Love ya, Helen


LAURA:

Oh this is great, I kept scrolling down the page reading away and then there was no more

look forward to more soon !


VAMP.I.:

Okay, I know that you just started this fic but finish already! I love this story. I can’t wait to see everyone reacts to their pair ups. Y’know its funny how for the most part the show never really made a big deal outta Cordelia being virtually homeless or Faith not actually having anyone. Hope to see a little AtS personality from Angel and Cordy. Can’t wait to see more of this!!


CORDYNANGEL:

Lysa!

I can’t seem to get enough of this fic. I know you just posted but, I need an update pronto. I love the interaction between C/A, her snarkiness and his broodiness. I always like the buildup- they are annoyed with each other and they have to learn to get along, always so much fun!

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“Drooling over Angel is not good for your health,” Cordelia commented. “Think of the tragedy. If I end up with a zit because of the stress, it is so your fault.”

“Say what?” Buffy practically squeaked in reaction. “And that’s a tragedy?”

“I want to look good at my funeral,” Cordelia explained matter-of-factly. “That’s what’ll happen if Angelus shows up again and I don’t want people staring into my coffin and remembering the gigantic zit on my nose.”

Looking all scowly-faced, Buffy finally blurted, “Whatever.”

“Just promise not to bone your boyfriend so I can relax a little. Sheesh! Neither one of you knows when to quit.”

This part absolutely cracks me up. Actually many parts in this story are so funny and you know how much I love your humor! :yay: Can’t wait to read part 3.


TOUTOUNE:

I began to read that chapter that morning and before i knew it it was time to go to university but trust me i had it bad cos i wasn’t that focused on my classes. I had that little thought going on “wanna gonna home and finish reading it” all afternoon.
I really love how you make me want to strangle Buffy, i swear i really really want to.

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A glance at Angel suggested he wasn’t too thrilled with the idea himself, but he said nothing. Buffy could tell that he was less mad at Cordelia than he was at her for suggesting they split up their patrol in the first place.

Jeez, The B-word has some insight *snikker*

As Cali put it this is brilliantly set, love that you go slowly but surely with C/A, now I’m pretty sure that Angel can handle Cordelia in more interesting ways than B but that’s up to you to show that to us! *not so subtle hint*


LUCKYLYN:

I just adore the way you write Cordelia. All the characterizations work so well. I can’t wait for more of the A/C interaction. I just know their patrol will be interesting. Post more soon.


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, this is a wonderful read. You do the BTVS characters so well.

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“I want to look good at my funeral,” Cordelia explained matter-of-factly. “That’s what’ll happen if Angelus shows up again and I don’t want people staring into my coffin and remembering the gigantic zit on my nose.”

I lost it with that line. Laughing just as hard as I copy & paste.

Hope to read more soon.

Cyd


SOMETIMES TACTLESS:

Loved it. Loved it. *mulls some more in deep thought* Yep, I loved it. I’m going to second everyone else when I say I can’t wait for the Angel/Cordy patrol. They haven’t even left yet and Angel is already wanting to bite her. The girl is so going to torture him, and, I think, surprise everyone.

Today has not been the best of days. This really made my night and I can’t wait for more so please post again soon.
__________________
Sammie


IMPRESS:

Rating: PG-13 for now, possibly NC-17 later

Possibly? Don’t you mean definitely?

I liked the whole thing. Your characterization is great. Didn’t like the B/A ness but I can deal as long as it leads to C/A…..it does right? You wouldn’t be so cruel as to make me suffer through that and not deliver. Right?


SHANNON:

Please update soon! I can not wait to see who is Cordy’s mystery guy is!


TONITONE:

Lysa,

As soon as I read this I was hooked and then you gave us part 2 and now I need more. This is great! And I love the fact that you made Buffy push Angel right to Cordelia ha ha nice touch. Please give us more soon!!!

Toni


LADYSHALOTT:

I am obviously on constant refresh in the fic sections of the forums, LOL. Lysa, I will say it again, I really love this fic so far and can’t wait to read more!


CORDYNANGEL:

Lysa, I just can’t praise you enough on this fic! I’m really loving it I love everything about it, the C/A interaction, the way you’ve started them not really liking or disliking each other, I’m even enjoying Buffy lol.

As I said over at AO, you have great humor and many sentences are funny in a subtle way, this one had me LOL:

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A glance at Oz revealed that he had gone back to eating his lunch having already lost interest in the subject. Buffy dug into her own lunch with gusto as if their simple confrontation with Cordelia had worked up an appetite.

I think it’s so funny that Oz just lost interest within seconds, LMAO! It reminds me of Travis. And then I start picturing Buffy chowing down ferociously on yucky cafeteria meat and tears start streaming out of my eyes

Thanks so much and if you post part 3 soon, I’ll love you forever


LISAMARIE514:

Another terrific chapter. So much good stuff, but I have to say I loved this quote the best…

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“You’re with me,” Angel said as he approached Cordelia. He reached out to lead her back toward the area where he’d left his jacket.

Cordelia jerked her elbow out of his grasp. “Hey. I don’t need guide dog.”

Dropping his hand to his side, Angel slowly curled his fingers inward until his nails pressed sharply against his palm. Opening up, his fingers flared out again as he gestured toward the stairs. “Ladies first.”

She quirked an eyebrow upward and then grinned. “That’s better.”

It is such a good reminder of how independent Cordelia is, and the natural tention btwn her and Angel at the very beginning.

Love it, Love it, Love it

Hugs
LM


BRANDY:

*Happy Dance*
I was really going into withdrawals for more of Season, thanks so much for posting and making it all better
Loved this part too, you are a genius! Can’t wait to see what kind of trouble C/A get into during patrol.


WERELEOPARD:

This is brilliant. I can’t wait until the next chapter.
Lea


SKAUBLE:

Lysa,

Every time I read something of yours I wonder why you aren’t writing professionally. In fact I was just talking to someone about that the other day after reading the first part of this story. But I’m always afraid to say that to a fanfic author because I’m afraid that you’ll go make a career of writing and then we won’t get more great fics (Boy, I’m kinda selfish, huh ).

This was absolutely wonderful. I love where this seems to be going and it will be sooooooo satisfying to see Buffy realize where all of her plotting gets her.

I can’t wait for Spike and Drew to come in. I’m hanging at the edge of my seat here, but then that’s true for me with all your fics.

I especially loved this part –

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Basically, Cordelia was convinced that Buffy didn’t want her to tag along, mainly because it would make Willow uncomfortable. Fine. She was back because she needed to be, not just because she enjoyed seeing the guilt in their eyes every time Willow or Xander looked in her direction.

That was just a perk.

I love that Cordy didn’t make it too easy for them. After the rebar thing they deserve to squirm.

Can’t wait for more.


CYDNESTORM:

I love the way you write the characters in the BTVS years.

Every statement, every reaction is right on target.

I second all the requests for more, more more.

Cyd


SUNSCORCHED:

QUOTE

Nearly a week had gone by since her return to Scoobiage.

Scoobiage! LOL That just made me giggle.

QUOTE

Basically, Cordelia was convinced that Buffy didn’t want her to tag along, mainly because it would make Willow uncomfortable. Fine. She was back because she needed to be, not just because she enjoyed seeing the guilt in their eyes every time Willow or Xander looked in her direction.

That was just a perk.

Not that the thought of it wasn’t enjoyable. She was just above displays like that. “Get those hangdog looks off your faces, people. It’s depressing.” When Xander and Willow grinned in hopeful response to her perky tone, she changed her mind. “Forget it. I liked the guilt better. Resume your wallowing.”

Your Cordelia Chase in this fic blows me away. I friggin LOVE her!! Well done.

QUOTE

Buffy paused to say, “Cordelia can date anyone she wants as long as it’s not anyone I know. Boy slayer or not, she really hurt Xander when she kicked him out of the hospital.”

That girl needs a sound slapping. Does she remember why Cordy was in there in the first place? Grrr!!

QUOTE

Buffy couldn’t believe it. What was it about Cordelia that shifted the world axis to revolve around her? Xander’s heart was crumbling into little pieces and she had the nerve to waltz in, late as usual, looking like she’d come straight from a date with her mystery man.

Not like she let the big news slip, is it?

QUOTE

Angel rubbed a hand across his face as understanding hit. “You knew Cordelia would have a problem patrolling with me. You’re setting her up to quit.”

“So what if I am?” she shrugged. “It’s for her own good.”

“What if you’re underestimating her?”

Buffy pressed her lips together, trying not to look smug. “No, I don’t think so.”

Oh, now I really do want to smack her one.

QUOTE

Angel had heard Cordelia talk about her role as Bait Girl, but it never occurred to him that she would actually want to do such a thing. “You aren’t bait when you’re with me.”

Well, one of them has some sense.

Oke doke, I got questions.

What’s the down low on the prophesy?
Dru mentioned “The one like me.” Does this mean Cordy gets visions?
If this is set after the taxage, is the ‘boyfriend’ a cover up for Cordy working?
When do Spike and Dru show up?
Who do they see first?
What will happen when C/A start bonding?!

Get on with it, woman! I want part 3.


MERCEDES64:

It’s so exciting to see something new from you. This is wonderful so far, and I can’t wait (to stalk you for) to read the next part. —Lia


RESHMA:

I love the way you’re writing Cordelia in this.

QUOTE

It’s just us girls. Oh, and Oz

Somebody really needs to hit Buffy – very very hard.

QUOTE

Get on with it, woman! I want part 3.


DIGITRIX:

THANXs LYSA

—-Trix


ZANITA:

Let me first yell at Helen for pulling me in to unfinished ficage reading again: (hee!)

Then let me tell you this:

QUOTE

Slowly, his big body unfolded from where he’d been sitting with his elbows resting on his spread knees.

had Angel doing ‘rewind>play:rewind>play:rewind>play’ half a dozen times in my head!

And then some obigitory begging:

ohpleaseohpleaseohplease write after you watch the game?


KIT:

Another enjoyable part. I know Faith and Cordy don’t interact much, but when they do, they are hilarious. The only thing that confused me is Angel’s feelings for Buffy. He recognized the fact that they couldn’t get back together, but why the smooch? To make a point?

I LOL at how Buffy marvelled at her ingenuity about putting Angel and Cordy together. She would be cursing at herself when the shit hits the fan.

On to part three!


NIKKIWAWA:

You are so evil to leave us there! lol More, soon please. I think this is turning out very nicely!


JESSICA:

This is such a good fic. I can’t wait to see what happens next. I love the way you are slowly building a relationship and not having them jump into each others arms right away. Friendship good. Fic good. Jessica happy.


LISAMARIE514:

Lysa, Lysa, Lysa

This story is fabulous. So many places that are quote worthy…where oh where to begin.

Quote:

Old Sunnydale: The hinges squealed and Cordelia cringed at the grating noise because it had to alert anything living or undead inside to their presence. Tucked into a spot that kept it hidden from the traffic, the old cemetery possessed its own personality of sorts. The low ground turned misty when the cooler night air descended lending a haze that deepened shadows as it swirled around the crypts and headstones.

I love the descriptions of the cemeteries around town, I can see the scene completely and boy is the sound of that hinge creepy.

Quote:

She felt Angel’s hand on her hip, gliding upward and her already wide-eyed gaze stared unblinkingly into his. Her skin shivered as his fingertips slipped under the loose end of her silk blouse to clasp her waist. Squeezing in just the right spot before Cordelia knew what he was up to Angel put just enough pressure on her healing injury to cause her to wince.

“OW! Dammit,” Cordelia jerked out away from his touch, pushing at his chest to put some distance between them. “You just promised that you’d never hurt me.”

Angel shoved his hands in his jacket pockets before replying, “I needed to know your vulnerabilities. You’re not a slayer. You heal differently.”

Rubbing her stomach, Cordelia glowered at him. “You could have just asked.”

“Truth works both ways,” he told her. “I thought it best to find out for myself.”

I also love how uncomfortable you made Angel around Cordelia…and also love how touchy feely he is starting to get…hmmm means good things to come.

And what I think I love the bestest of all (yes I know bestest isn’t a word…deal) is when they find the relic and beat Buffy!

Quote:

“I wouldn’t exactly call it fun,” Cordelia returned with a grin. “But it was definitely cool to see Buffy’s face when she found out Angel & I found the relic.”

Can’t hardly wait until our next installment, you writing goddess!!

Hugs
LM


SUNSCORCHED:

(Scorchy injured, can’t type)

QUOTE

The confused look Xander produced told Angel that he knew nothing of Buffy’s plans for ousting Cordelia from the ranks of the Scooby Gang.

QUOTE

“N-no,” Xander stuttered. “Out? I just want her safe.

QUOTE

“Testing you,” he answered rawly making no apology for it.

“This isn’t a try-out,” Cordelia snapped back furiously. “I’ve already made the team and you are my lame-ass partner. Get over it.”

Angel didn’t budge despite her wild gesturing. Too calmly, he commented, “My lame ass will be the one saving yours if you’re not ready for this.”

QUOTE

“If you say so,” Cordelia wasn’t sure about anything except the thought that she actually felt safe sitting here in the dark with the former Scourge of Europe. How weird was that.

QUOTE

Cordelia was starting on his last nerve. If she asked one more question about his past, he was going to lose it. “No, I never ate any famous Americans. I was ensouled by the gypsies before leaving Europe.”

“Oh, so you only ate Europeans,” she sounded disappointed and settled down into the quiet search pattern he had established. Quiet for about half a minute, that is. “Anybody famous?”

QUOTE

“Ooh! Look out,” Cordelia’s muttered warning was far too soft for either Angel or his foes to hear as she fell into the familiar role of sideline cheerleader. “Ha! Go Angel! Take him out. Dust him! Dust him!”

QUOTE

“No,” Angel answered with surety. There was a spark of admiration, a flicker of amusement and a hint of something else that made her squirm uncomfortably before his gaze turned toward the door. “From what I can see, Cordelia’s not a quitter.”

Love the Cordy/Faith interaction. Looking forward to part 4 and answers to questions I don’t have the energy to type!


STORMY:

It just keeps getting better! I always like it when somebody makes Cor and Faith friends, cause I think they could have been. More soon please


LADYSHALOTT:

This fic gets more engrossing with every chapter! I am thoroughly enjoying it and can’t wait for more!


DAMNSKIPPY:

QUOTE

Taking a page from Cordelia’s book, Angel leaned in grabbing their attention as he asked, “Is it somebody famous?”

This is where I lost it! ROTFLMAO!

This chapter was just too good. I especially loved the bit where Cordy let the inner cheerleader take over and rooted for Angel. It’s so simple, yet so perfect for Cordy to do. I’m warning you right now, I shall be stealing this idea if I ever do a crossover fic.

I also liked the part where Angel checked her injury to assess her battle readiness. At first I thought there would be no way in hell he’d touch her like that barely knowing her but knowing her enough to predict her reaction. But your reason for having him do it, plus he’d already caught her trying to hide the fact that she wasn’t 100%, convinced me otherwise. It was a smart move.

Finally, all the little previews into the beginnings of Angel’s attraction were nice and the scene with her sleeping on his shoulder and him allowing it was precious.

I totally agree with the Cordy/Faith friendship love. I hope there’s more of that to come. More soon I hope!


CHARMEDBYANGEL:

I adore the F/C interaction. 😀


DIGITRIX:

Hi babe,

ThanXs for the promise and getting it done so fast!!!

Love your C/A and C/F interactions.

Trix


IMPRESS:

That was a great update. I adored the C/F interaction. I always liked the idea of those two as friends. Can’t wait for the next part.


SOMETIMES TACTLESS:

Lysa, there is so much to love about this chapter. I completely agree with LisaMarie15 that your descriptions of the cemeteries are fantastic. I could practically see the scene in my mind.

The Cordy and Angel interaction was fabulous. Yep, I knew our girl was going to torture him. And concerned Xander was also a sweet touch.

Loved the fact that Angel and Cordy found the relic and dusted the bad guys while the Scoobies munched on chips.

The library scene where Cordy was resting her head on Angel’s shoulder was simply wonderful. Not only did she torture him, she made him respect her. Angel’s assessment of Cordelia’s skills to Buffy was perfect, with just the right mix of honesty and respect.

And the final scene with Faith and Cordy leaves me very intrigued. I have a suspicion where this is going but please be a pal and post again soon so my hunch can be confirmed or debunked. To tell you the truth, I really don’t care if I’m right about Cordy being down on her luck or not, I JUST NEED ANOTHER CHAPTER SOON! *uh hmm, clears throat and regains composure* Seriously, I can’t get enough of this fic so please update again when you have time. As always, your talent is simply amazing.

__________________
Sammie


CYDNESTORM:

Posted at FSB but had to tell you here too how much I’m enjoying this.

I’m enjoying the C/F semi-friendship too. Faith had little ‘normal’ time
on BTVS and it’s nice to see her get to be part of the group, well as much
as any outsider was allowed in the group.

Didn’t mention in the other post, but I like the edge on Angel. Not too
much that it takes him out of the BTVS years but he’s a lot more interesting.

But I doubt Angel can spend time with Cordelia without his outer shell cracking a bit.

Cyd


CORDY000ANGEL:

Hi

I really enjoyed reading this part…loved everything about it. The talk about Angel eating any famous people was just too funny. I also like the Cordy and Faith relationship! I’m interested to see where that’s headed
Post more real soon!!

Tess-Marie


CORDYNANGEL:

God Lysa, I love it, love it, love it!!!!

Guh! Angel checking out her scar was hot. And then her cheerleading routine had me laughing and then in fear when the vampire grabbed her (and of course grossed out when he touched her, lol)

I can’t even tell you how much I’m enjoying the ride

ITA with Jessica, I love that you are building their relationship up from annoyance (like it would have really been on the show), and their interaction, lol you have me grinning from ear to ear.

Geez, like everyone above said, you are obviously very good at setting up the story. You have such great descriptions that I can actually see every detail in my mind.

And this part:

Quote:

“She’s…,” he held his hands up in the air as if seconds away from outlining her shape. Buffy’s glare obviously made him reconsider it. Shoving his hands back into his coat pockets, Angel tried to come up with an explanation that wouldn’t get him staked. “She wasn’t born to slay vampires.”

OMG, lol and holding my breath! I absolutely adore this fic. You have to post chapter 4 soon, please. I know I’m demanding, but you’ve gotta understand I can’t let you rest until this is finished


ZANITA:

I’m just gonna ditto the ‘You’re EVOL!’

This is so great. Mysteries are my fav. Twists and turns and puzzles weeeee! At first when you quoted the prophesy after Cordy mentioned that it wasn’t her blood on her shirt I went ‘OH! OH! Cordy’s the relic!’ but you fooled me lol.

Simply can’t wait for the next chapter, I’m loving this! ——Zan


STARBUCK42084:

Wow…where to begin? I absolutely loved this chapter. From Cordy annoying the crap out of Angel; to her getting to stake a vamp and everything in between. Just the right mix of comedy and action…just like the show.

Loved this part, just so natural:

Quote:

Shoving his hand away, Cordelia told him, “Just when I started to trust you again, you did the horizontal mambo with Buffy and turned evil. So I just wanna know: why me? I get that you wanted to tick off Buffy by killing one of her friends, but why pick me? Willow was closer.”

Angel hesitated in the face of her fury, answering cautiously, “You looked tastier.”

That had such a ring of truth to it. The brooding look that descended over his face caused Cordelia to grin despite him making her mad. “Well, duh!”

Too funny

Quote:

Cordelia was starting on his last nerve. If she asked one more question about his past, he was going to lose it. “No, I never ate any famous Americans. I was ensouled by the gypsies before leaving Europe.”

“Oh, so you only ate Europeans,” she sounded disappointed and settled down into the quiet search pattern he had established. Quiet for about half a minute, that is. “Anybody famous?”

Then later:

Quote:

Approaching stealthily, Angel noticed that they were all staring at the new grave, simply waiting for the vampire within to emerge. There was no mistaking these four for human. Even if he couldn’t already sense it, they made no attempt to disguise their true faces.

The turned earth shifted a bit and they seemed to lean in even closer to watch. Angel stepped right up next to them, positioning himself at the foot of the grave. Taking a page from Cordelia’s book, Angel leaned in grabbing their attention as he asked, “Is it somebody famous?” After all, he wanted to give them a sporting chance.


V120176:

This is incredible!!!! …. I love this fiction.

I was reading your first fictions “First Connection” and the sequel the other day and even if they’re great too (all yours are), it’s very obvious how much you improved your writing since them.

Now, after the sweet and nice part……. GET YOUR BUTT HERE AND POST THE NEXT PART!!!!!!!!!!!!
……please?

V.


TOUTOUNE:

*hugs Lysa tight* I just loved taking a break from studying to find that you posted a new part. It’s so very nice Loved how Cordy handled herself and that Angel admires her for that and yay C for the way she got Buffy!! Also it’s great to see C/F interaction. I always thought they could have developed a friendship in BtVS. And I have to admit that for a moment, you got me cos I really thought C was the relic with the blood on her shirt but now I wonder about what the master said, if it means more trouble for C, etc…And to add my voice to the chorus, the last lines were evil!!! Great job and please please post more soon, wanna know the secret (I swear curiosity will kill me some day, lol)

ETA ~I forgot to say that X’s concern was cute and I still want to strangle the B word. Nobody can make me want to strangle B better than you, lol.


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, loved the A/C interaction, the way they’re gradually and reluctantly getting to learn about each other.

Can just visualize Cordy falling into the open grave.

I’m surprised Angel has any nuts left for allowing her to fall, but they seem to be rubbing along fine.

Interested to see what Faith knows, we need to know as well.

More soon please.


LUCKYLYN:

Every new chapter makes me like this fic more and more. The Angel/Cordy interaction was fantastic. Love Cordy getting into the middle of everything and cheering Angel on. I like how Angel slowly comes to admire Cordy. Plus how sweet is it that he let her sleep on his shoulder. Love the Cordy and Faith interaction. I like the idea of them as friends. So what’s Cordy’s big secret? Post more soon.


CORDYNANGEL:

I’m so happy every time you update this fic!! I truly adore it, Lysa. I’ve already read this part multiple times; you are such a talented writer.

I only feel badly that you are using your faboo talents on us instead of making money with your novel, because I KNOW it would be a best seller. The details and amount of information you put in each story is amazing, helps visualize everything – but it’s not too much to bore your audience. In one word – Rocks!!! You rock!


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, this was a thrill of a read. I enjoyed every minute of it.
I’m more amazed every time I read something you’ve written in the BTVS years.

Happily waiting for more teamwork in the graveyards, Cyd


HELEN:

Lysa,

I just completely adore the way you’re writing both Cordy and Angel. Her feisty, proud and wonderfully snarky; him silent, strong with a dash of ‘B’ vulnerability entwined with that wonderful noble streak.

I loved Angel thinking it through and deciding not to help Buffy oust Cordy. That’s the manpire I know and love. Thank you for that.

Quote

“Kinda late for a funeral, isn’t it?” Cordelia asked Angel when they caught sight of the group.

Even at four-to-one, Angel figured he could handle it. Though it was impossible to tell if they were all fledglings from this distance, he knew it would be safer if he took care of things on his own. “Stay here,” Angel ordered sternly. The last thing he needed was Cordelia trying to ‘help’ him again.

“And what happens if you get staked?”

Angel glanced back over his shoulder, “Then run like hell.”

“Pfft.” Her soft complaint was followed by a stubborn agreement. “Fine.”

The whole part was fabulous, but this bit just flowed so wonderfully and showed the pair of them character wise so succinctly, I just had to quote it.

You’re weaving in a fabulous plot too, sorry for not mentioning that sooner (Duh) and I’m on tenterhooks waiting to find out more.

Fabulous job, babes, *hugs*


SKAUBLE:

Quote:

That thought perked her up a little until her eyes slid across to the library steps to see Cordelia sitting next to Angel. Buffy’s jaw dropped at the sight of the other girl, who was smudged from head to toe with dirt, grass and blood. Her head was resting on Angel’s shoulder, eyes closed peacefully.

Angel was just sitting there watching her sleep. Finally, he reached up to touch her face, gently sounding out her name to rouse her. It soothed Buffy’s ruffled feathers a bit when Cordelia sounded miffed, “Hey, you let me sleep. What’d I miss?”

I loved this, Lysa. It was sooooo sweet, I could just picture it.

This is an awesome story, and I don’t just mean awesome because of C/A (although you can’t go wrong when you start there ), but it’s just an amazing story all on it’s own. The mystery, the secrets, the twists. It’s already better that most the Buffy episodes I’ve seen.

And Faith’s “you had me at Buffy” had me rotflmao. I love Faith, good or bad.

Thanks so much for the story, Lysa. It always makes my day to see a post from you. As with everything you write, I’m already hooked and can’t wait to see where you take us on this exciting ride.

~Sarah~


CEECEE003:

This is so good

I LOVE THIS STORY! I can’t wait until the next chapter. Weee!
Great job!!!


TONITONE:

Hi I read part 3 and of course now I want part 4. But I read all the comments and everyone said what I was thinking. I love this fic!!! You are truly a talented writer and I enjoy all the stories you write. Loved Angel and Cordy interaction and I can’t wait to see what happens.

Mwah Toni


WERELEOPARD:

I loved this, I am loving this story.

can’t wait for more.

hugs

Lea


RESHMA:

Brilliant chappie.

QUOTE

“You had me at Buffy.”

I also liked the C/F interaction and can’t wait to see how that develops.

QUOTE

Old Sunnydale Cemetery. It smells and it’s really creepy.”

The hard glare she sent his way made it seem like she expected him to fix that.

Our former Scourge of Europe is good but not that good.

QUOTE

Angel leaned in grabbing their attention as he asked, “Is it somebody famous?” After all, he wanted to give them a sporting chance.

The C/A interaction was excellent. Cordy’s commentary and cheering during the fight was funny. I can’t wait to see how much more Cordy is involved with the prophesy. Can’t wait for the next part.


EEARN1:

I completely agree with what everyone else has posted. This fic is just so damn good. It was a treat to have a new chapter to read. Can’t wait for the next one!


BRANDY:

I practically broke my mouse trying to click so fast to read this part. Thanks for updating so fast, I’m enjoying your work greatly.


SI_CRAZY:

Great chapter, Lysa!! I should be studing for my test, but I couldn’t resist read this fic, and I don’t regret it! I’m loving this fic!! Please, post more soon


MERCEDES64:

We’ve only talked indirectly through posting, so I thought that I would introduce myself. My name is Lia, and I am a HUGE Angel/Cordelia fan. I’ve been meaning to write to you to let you know that I’m an even bigger fan of your writing. Double or Nothing was one of the first stories that I ever read, and it’s the one that got me hooked on fan fiction. The characters, the language, and the emotions were so real. I laughed many times and felt anger towards several characters, but I had to cry as it broke my heart when Cordelia awoke to find both Angel and Angelus “gone”. Oh and of course who can forget the smut!

We both know how difficult it is to make an Angel(us)/Cordelia story work in the BTVS years, but you do it time and again. I was so excited to see Season of Solace, and I can’t wait to see the next part! I’m already in love with it and am ready to bring out the just in case.


MERCEDES64:

Hi Lysa,

Here’s even more feedback from me!

Quote

That thought perked her up a little until her eyes slid across to the library steps to see Cordelia sitting next to Angel. Buffy’s jaw dropped at the sight of the other girl, who was smudged from head to toe with dirt, grass and blood. Her head was resting on Angel’s shoulder, eyes closed peacefully.

Angel was just sitting there watching her sleep. Finally, he reached up to touch her face, gently sounding out her name to rouse her. It soothed Buffy’s ruffled feathers a bit when Cordelia sounded miffed, “Hey, you let me sleep. What’d I miss?”

This is exactly what I’m talking about! The way you integrate these tender moments between Angel and Cordelia makes it all the more enjoyable to read. I love their interaction so far, and the Cordy mystery has got me crazy for more!

Lia


CALIFI:

Finally!

I actually managed to read this last night and fed Lysa directly, so all I will add here is what a faboo chapter!!

Am enjoying this fic thoroughly and cannot wait for more.

Buffy still needs a slap- but as that was more or less the norm where feelings were concerned throughout BtVS, it is about right, lolol.

The C/A growth is wonderful, and yup, although i want em panting over each other, at the same time seeing it very gradually builiding is a wonderful experience.

Looking forward to when Angel becomes less Buff-whipped and piny – regardless of the C/A developing, lol.

Yup, he was kinda new to all the love thing, but after so many years around the block it is pretty cringy watching im mope for something in the form of Buffy Summers, whose immaturity practically high beams at you.

Love the way you are writing the others, esp Xander, Lysa, as too often I see his character either portrayed as dumb/the big joke/ or spiteful, so kudos to you.

Faith…. looks like you are giving her a get out free card- which is something good, as ME seemed to have written her in as The Slayer Who Would Be An Inmate. So cool again. always like the idea of C/F friendship.

Both C & A are going to find layers within each other, and to me, that is always the bonus prize on top of the main prize, so luverly.

sorry my fb is all over the place, but i find myself rushing in case naughty stoopid pc decides to kick me again.

More please!


CALIFI:

mmmm, lol. the stake jabbing….the way he grabbed her face…. the touchy feel, lol. and pressing her wound- angel has to be smacked for that, lol

liked the way you wrote Xander. hate it when he is constantly dumbed down. Interseting with Faith- when she said C’s car was in the shop, i did wonder what she knew- but at the end, obviously nothing, so what made her say that? also; the college boy again. is this a bf? cos kinda young for anything else??


KIT:

My favorite bit in this part is when Cordy fell asleep on Angel’s shoulder. Love the tenderness you conveyed. I always love the contrasts btw C/A…her the chatterbox and him the stoic vampire. I also love Angel’s change of heart about Cordy as a person and a fighter.

Of course, I enjoy the Faith/Cordy interaction; and the Angel/Xander exchange too.


SUNSCORCHED:

Lysa hon, you and your fics are good for my heart!


IMPRESS:

QUOTE (CydneStorm @ Jun 6 2005, 08:59 PM)

Lifting a long finger to her lips, the vampiress shushed him. “You’ll wake Miss Edith.”

Hooked with the first paragraph. Can’t wait for Spike and Dru to arrive.

Cyd

You and me both.

Great work so far Lysa. Looking forward to more.


THAT*CLOWN:

Well, wasn’t that just delicious! Cordy in a demon brawl at Willie’s while simultaneously cajoling him out of a brood and taking care of them both.

Quote:

A mischievous glint lit her eyes. Teasing him again, “Surely pets are allowed to do a little pampering.”

Only Cordelia Chase would have the balls to put a purple umbrella in Angel’s blood. Great chapter with wonderful imagery. Thanks!


NIKKIWAWA:

NOOOOOOO! You are evil lol

I can’t wait to read what happens next.

Great story, Lysa!


CORDYNANGEL:

Oh Lord, Lysa, this just gets better and better! I love you! Thank you so much for writing this fic and oh yeah, get your talented butt back here and take me off the cliff (I’ve gotta know).


SI_CRAZY:

Ohh Lysa!!! I am so loving this fic!!!!

Can’t wait to see Dru and Spike back in SunnyD!!
Amazing chapter as always, Lysa!!!
I can’t believe you’re gonna me wait till next chapter to find out Cordy’s secret!! I’ll go crazy from curiosity!!
Anyway, this fic is way too interesting, so you need to post more soon


CYDNESTORM:

QUOTE

“You are the first,” his golden eyes glittered in the darkness. “My master will be pleased.”

And the plot thickens.

As entertaining as the graveyard patrol was the bar scene was even better.

Have to comment every time, I love the way you present the BTVS characters.

QUOTE

Lifting a long finger to her lips, the vampiress shushed him. “You’ll wake Miss Edith.”

Hooked with the first paragraph. Can’t wait for Spike and Dru to arrive.

Cyd


WERELEOPARD:

You can’t stop there, NOOOOOOO.

More I sit in anticipation, Please. *begs nicely*


CORDYNANGEL:

Okay, I was about to go to bed, but couldn’t resist reading this again, so when I’m tired tomorrow I’ll be blaming you

Lysa, I’m loving the C/A interaction to no end. Geez, you are building up the relationship so nicely. It’s really got me interested that Angel isn’t falling all over Cordelia immediately, it’s slowly building, GAH! Can’t get better than this.

Thanks so much for posting another part, babes, you are the bestest!


TONITONE:

Lysa,
I’m back and you need to get your butt back here and post more hahaha. Like everyone else I am sooo curious about Cordy’s secret. I think it might be around the time her parents up and left since she has no car but I could be wrong. I also love the interaction between Angel and Cordy.

Hurry back I need more!!!
Mwahhh
Toni


DAMNSKIPPY:

Another great romp in the S-dale mouth of Hell. The part Cali quoted about their lack of friends was my favorite part as well as when Angel didn’t want Cordy to think he was thinking of her as food so he cancelled his AB order and when he started to smile thinking about the way she’d fought off those demons.

I loved your take on the history of the mansion and the eerie picture you painted in my mind.

The spontaneous combustion of the kid was sooo unexpected and really well done. Didn’t see that coming at all.

So now that Buffy’s feeling okay about Cordy remaining in the group, is she going to try to steal her away from Angel? Maybe make him patrol alone and be totally isolated? I hope not because that’s just mean. *sniff*

Another great chapter, Lysa. Can’t wait for more!!


V120176:

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

There’re a lot of parts to quote but one of my favorites is

Quote:
“Look, Cordelia—,” he began.

“Cordy.”

“What?”

“My friends call me Cordy,” she offered genuinely. After all, it was always good to befriend those more miserable than you. And besides, there was just something about the big, broody vampire that made her feel safe and kept her smiling.

That low-browed frown was back again, a sign of confusion she was starting to recognize. Angel finally admitted, “I’ve never heard anyone call you that.”

Cordelia simply stared back, silently making her point. If it was lonely up at the Crawford Mansion, it was just one of the things they lately had in common.

Please post more soon…. tomorrow for example would be acceptable

V.


LUCKYLYN:

That moment when Cordelia tells Angel to call her Cordy was just so perfect. So much said with very little. Of course I adore the A/C interaction. And I found the Giles/Faith combination interesting. That ending. Chilling. I can’t wait until the next chapter. Post more soon.


V120176:

QUOTE (Luckylyn @ Jun 7 2005, 04:25 PM)

That moment when Cordelia tells Angel to call her Cordy was just so perfect. So much said with very little. Of course I adore the A/C interaction. And I found the Giles/Faith combination interesting. That ending. Chilling. I can’t wait until the next chapter. Post more soon.

Exactly what I post in ST…. There are sooooooo many parts to quote and talk about.

What if we talk about the part 5?

V.


CALIFI:

Around ten long hours have gone by since you wrote this, Lysa, and I was wondering WHERE IS THE NEXT CHAPTER???!!!

Seriously though, this fic is wonderful and each chapter just wants you to have more and more until you have an Oliver complex. Loving the slow build up, and the plot is riveting.

So looking forward to more.

Cali xxxxx :wub:


DIGITRIX:

QUOTE

Lifting a long finger to her lips, the vampiress shushed him. “You’ll wake Miss Edith.”

I second Cyd and because I love Dru.

QUOTE

“It’s okay, Angel,” when she finally spoke, soft and husky, there was a smile on her face. “Bygones are just gone. My fault for staring. I’ve just never really seen you do that up close.”

There was actually a spark of curiosity in her gaze as she stared directly into his eyes. Angel wondered what she was seeing. The old daguerreotypes that Darla once insisted they have taken gave him a pretty good idea. Demonic eyes, dark and golden: Angelus’ eyes.

Cordelia slowly reached toward face, her fingers warm against his cool skin as they came into contact. He almost backed away from the sensation, but didn’t. It was Cordelia who dropped her hand. “You’re different from him, even this way. I can see it.”

Beautiful !!!  —-Trix


SKAUBLE:

Lysa,

Like everything that you write this just gets better and better.

Cordy in a bar fight was absolutely awesome. I love the way that she’s so determined to stick this out no matter what.

And with Spike and Dru on the way things will certainly get interesting. That, added to the mystery of the prophecy keeps me on the edge all throughout every chapter. Your sense of suspense is wonderful

I can’t wait til Angel realizes that he and Buffy just can’t rebuild. He needs some Cordy lovin’ to get him over that unpleasant phaze in his life.

Thanks so much for what is shaping up to be another classic from you.

~Sarah~


GILLY:

Lovely part Lysa. The way you portray A/C in the early years, I wish it had been more like that in the series.

I always wondered if they were going to write DB out at the end of s3, he seemed so spineless after the Acathla experience. I suppose they did really, but he went on to much better things with Angel TS.

Willy always gives me a laugh, nasty, oily, little man! Who hasn’t got one of those in their life?

And Angel being impressed with Cor’s repartee, I hope the ‘claiming’ pops up again, I love all that nuzzling and sucking!!

Next part soon please


BRANDY:

I’ve had a very bad week and this was just the cure for it. Really enjoying it from start to end. Keep up the great work!


HELEN:

Lysa Hun, I’ve run out of time, but will read this tonight now I’ve printed it off and FB tomorrow. All hail Friday when I get my laptop back!

ETA, Wow fabulous Chapter, babes. Love all the action and switching between the various groups. As always the C/A interaction was top-notch and I have to say I adored the bar scene. Nice touch to have Angel going fang-face and then getting into a bar fight when Cordy attracts some attention of the evil variety.

Also, honourable mentioned goes to:

QUOTE

Snorting, Cordelia totally agreed. “The grabby-handed creepazoid being a good example of WORST. He touched me. Then I jumped on him and now that I think about it….eew! When I get home I’m gonna have to scrub myself all over. Getting felt-up by demons is not my idea of fun and that’s twice in two days.”

Sitting there with Angel in vampire mode lowering his already prominent brow, Cordelia realized that he was thinking about the fact that he’d touched her, too. Angel edged his hand away from its spot on the table next to hers as they both held their nearly empty glasses. He dropped it down to his knee and looked in the other direction as if he expected her to miss that little avoidance tactic.

“Not you, dumbass,” Cordelia quipped rolling her eyes. There was a difference between scaly-skinned gravlock demons, relic-invoking vampires and Angel. “I was talking about the evil demons.”

Angel’s stomach did a strange flip-flop at her words. She made it a little too easy to misinterpret that as giving him permission to touch her, not that that should actually be an issue. Especially when her hand came down to squeeze his. That and her smile made him realize he’d been missing a side of Cordelia he didn’t really know existed.

Can’t wait for the big reveal, so I hope your writing like a fury


LAURA:

Loved the interaction between Angel and Cordy you write them so well


NEWC/Ar:

I mostly stay in the B/A shipping sites, but I’ve been a closet C/A shipper for a few months and I stumbled upon this site and found this. I think I’m a full fledged Cordy & Angel fan now. I like the way you write both characters


CALIFI:

QUOTE:

Angel didn’t exactly jump at her advice, but then Cordelia figured he’d seen a few lemons in his day. She also noticed that he never answered her question about being lonely. “Look, Cordelia—,” he began.

“Cordy.”

“What?”

“My friends call me Cordy,” she offered genuinely. After all, it was always good to befriend those more miserable than you. And besides, there was just something about the big, broody vampire that made her feel safe and kept her smiling.

That low-browed frown was back again, a sign of confusion she was starting to recognize. Angel finally admitted, “I’ve never heard anyone call you that.”

Cordelia simply stared back, silently making her point. If it was lonely up at the Crawford Mansion, it was just one of the things they lately had in common.

I adored all of this chapter, Lysa- but this…this piece just rocked my world.

I luff you *snogs*

(and ps: where’s the rest, huh?)


ANGELSMYDRKAVENGR:

Lysa, I have one word for you. MORE!!!

please?

Love ya,
Ada


*ANGEL LOVER*:

OH MY GOD. I love this fic! Lysa you’re as great as ever, I love all your fics!!! I’m one of you fans!! Lol please continue this soon!! Luv, Nieves


KIT:

That last scene was chilling.

The little clues in the prophesies is like a series of involuntary dates. I kinda want to see C/A in the zoo for some reason.

Off to read Part 5 now!


V120176:

Quote:
Smoothly unfolding his length from the small wooden chair, Angel crossed the room to stand beside her. “Just so you know I’m not buying popcorn.” Spending time with Cordy wasn’t any kind of hardship, he’d discovered, not by a long shot.

I told you before, but I will say it again…. I LOVE THIS FICTION.
No problem about the “revelation part” keep writing, it’s fabulous…

Now, where’s the part 6

V.


TONITONE:

I’m back. Yet again another excellent chapter. Loved that Angel only wanted to eat the fries that Cordelia fed to him. I also loved that he’s now going to be training Cordy so they are going to be spending a lot more time together. I wanna know what’s going on with Cordy and the borrowed car??? Who or where did she get it from??? Maybe it’s going to get her into trouble that Angel will need to get her out of?? You need to tell us soon, but then again the suspense is so worth it because you keep the story flowing perfectly. Thanks for part 5!! Hope you have part 6 coming soon?? Thank you!!!!!
——Toni


STORMY:

Great job Lysa. Thanks for posting so quickly. It’s a very interesting take on things. I have to admit, I’m intrigued about the car. And who leant it to her. Keep up the great work. ——-Anna


VAMP.I.:

You seriously hafta stop teasing us with Cordy’s situation! Loved Cordy dragging Angel out of his haunted mansion and his reaction to her feeding him fries. When do Spike and Dru show up? Update soon!


CALIFI:

It’s late- in fact, I didn’t realize it was this late- so, gonna say I loved this chapter even more so- the C/A scenes were great…and the Plymouth being in Cor’s hands first is also a lovely twist. You get me, lol.

The quoting will have to hold this time, as I am sure you don’t want me to repost the lot , but the imagery, the offer of Angel teaching her to fight….taking her for something to eat [esp. the fries bit, yum!], and finally the movies was faboo.

Thanks for a brilliant chapter to this wonderful fic, Lysa!

Cal xx


SOMETIMES TACTLESS:

Lysa, each new chapter just keeps getting better. I would love to savor every word, but I’m too busy devouring them. I am definitely hooked and can’t wait for the next update. Please post again when you can.

__________________
Sammie


SI_CRAZY:

Great chapter!!!! Ok, I believe you’re trying to drive me insane! Not only you didn’t explain Cordy’s “boyfriend”, but now you have me wondering who the owner of the car she borrowed is!! I mean, at first I thought it was Angel’s and that he had lent it to her, but that wasn’t the case….
You know I’m loving this story, and it’ll only make me love it more if you post more!!


SUNSCORCHED:

QUOTE

He ran a hand over the sleek black lines of the classic Plymouth convertible. The top was down, allowing him to feel the warmth of the sun-warmed leather seats against his hand. “Niiiiiiiiiice.”

The first thing that popped into my head was “YAY! Angel likes Cordy enough to loan her his car!”

QUOTE

She heard Giles puttering about in the kitchen and called out a greeting. “I’ll be there in a moment,” he answered. Imagining him emerging from the kitchen with mussed hair and a crooked tie gave her the wiggins. Not that she would put it past Faith or even Cordelia to make a play for an older guy, but this was Giles.

Yep, she would think so low of Cordy.

QUOTE

With a deep sigh, she sank down onto the couch wishing she could be half as perky as Cordelia this morning. Reminding herself that she was supposed to be making Cor feel welcome now, Buffy managed to say, “Hi. I thought you’d be stiff and sore this morning. From the fight,” she added.

If this is your way of making her feel welcome Buff, I’d hate to see it when you don’t make her feel welcome.

QUOTE

Cordelia heard Buffy’s teeth gnashing together and tried to suppress her laughter. That worked for all of two seconds. “See Faith, looks like you get a sidekick after all.”

Buffy’s face was blazing, her usually cool blue eyes shooting laser beams toward the two brunettes. What was it she’d been thinking early about Cordelia’s inner bitch being on vacation? Deadpanning, “Funny,” Buffy found it anything but.

Here’s a thought. Get a sense of humour.

QUOTE

“Stand there,” Cordelia instructed Xander as she reenacted the events. Grabbing something from the counter, she explained, “Pretend this is a bottle. Now come at me.”

LOLOL!! I can so see Cordy bragging about her bar fight and telling anyone who’ll listen!

QUOTE

A piercing scream followed and when Cordelia turned to see Angel standing in the shadows, he had his hands over his ears. “Was that really necessary?” he asked.

Like you don’t deserve to be deafened by the Shriek of the Century! Bad Angel, sneaking up on Cordy like that. You should be ashamed of yourself.

QUOTE

Then there was the vampire aversion to garlic. She’d have to make a point of asking Angel if eating Italians ever gave him heartburn.

There were a lot of questions forming a queue in her head and Cordelia was now certain that she wanted to stay. Not just to prove she wasn’t afraid to be here, but because she’d already learned more in the past couple of minutes about who Angel really was than during the past two years, just from this room alone.

I can just imagine what some of those questions would entail!

QUOTE

“Don’t Cordy me,” Cordelia demanded as she leapt off the couch. Bending down, she grabbed one shoe and pointing it reminded him, “So I’m not a slayer.” She curled her leg, sliding her foot into the shoe. Then toeing the other upright put it on. “Maybe I didn’t wake up one day and discover I was psycho super chick, but don’t you dare tell me I’m not cut out for this. Just because you want to be with Buffy doesn’t mean I’ll quit to make it happen.”

Perceptive little thing, ain’t she? Does this mean she knew, or had inkling, about Buffy trying to get her to quit?

QUOTE

“Niiiiiiiiice,” Angel commented as he ran his hands over the leather interior.

My second thought was “It’s not Angel’s car Cordy loaned?” If not his, then who does the car belong too and who is this boyfriend?!

QUOTE

“Want to drive?”

As she dropped the keys into his hand, Angel asked, “Did he get to drive?”

They walked around the front of the car side by side. “Pfft! While you were in hell did it ever freeze over?” Cordelia sat down and swung her legs inside.

“No,” he answered quizzically while closing the passenger door behind her.

“Exactly,” quipped Cordelia. A little light bulb flashed in Angel’s head and he gave her a smile that chased away all thoughts of Xander Harris.

Loved the interaction here, absolutely loved it!!

QUOTE

Angel ate a couple more fries, but he admitted to himself that they’d tasted much better when she fed him. Just the subtle hint of her skin had him dragging the tip of his tongue across his lips.

And the liking begins, as does my wanting more!!


CORDYNANGEL:

Okay Lysa, now you have me thoroughly anxious to know Cordy’s secret. I’m dying here. I’m really hoping that part 6 will be up soon, only one chapter of this delicious treat is not enough


*ANGEL LOVER*:

Lysa I love it! It’s fantastic, absolutely perfect, I can’t wait for the next part, I love the interaction between Angel and Cordelia & wanna know Cordy’s secret.

C’mon girl, stop reading FB and write more!! If not, I’ll stalk you! I’ll give you a light demonstration

more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more………….

Did you got the message??? No? I’ll try again…

more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more…………

and now???

Luv ya, —-Nieves


LADYSHALOTT:

Guh… loved part four, loved this part… but didn’t you say we were going to find out Cordy’s secret? C’mon! Don’t keep us in the dark!


CORDYNANGEL:

LOL, I’m gonna echo what Nieves said (way to get that message across )

Lysa, this story is fantastic! I love it to pieces and I’m so anxious to find out Cordy’s secret. And whew, I don’t think you could possible turn up the heat any more on the C/A interaction, sheesh! I had to turn on the fan while reading it.

Now go write part 6 or I’ll send Nieves after you


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa,

So glad to see another part so soon. Have to say I’m so into this fic I get a little giddy when I see a new post.

Loving it more with each part. Just like everyone else I’m curious about all those little details
you’re hooking us with…but I can wait. I’m totally satisfied enjoying the range of emotions the characters are experiencing.

Enjoying every minute of it and anxious for part 6.

Cyd


IMPRESS:

Great job Lysa. Can’t wait for more.


SUNSCORCHED:

QUOTE

LOL. Haunted cars are really not my thing, so I don’t think we’ll be going there in this fic.

Why not? If haunted cars were good enough for John Carpenter, why aren’t they good enough for Lysa?!?

QUOTE

ROTFLMAO! I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re all going to kill me. That…and I think I may be an evil tease.

Just tell me if he’s a chunk of hunky yummyness!!

QUOTE

When do Spike and Dru show up?
Soon!

I really can’t wait!


DIZZYLIZZY:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this so fast!! I have to admit that I’m also very curious as to the owner of the car. I did think it was Angel’s at first. I love the C/A scenes. It reminds me why I enjoyed Angel so much. Cordy’s already finding out more about Angel than Buffy ever bothered to. You’ve made my day posting this latest chapter.


DAMNSKIPPY:

Loved the scene with Joyce and the kids. It’s rare to find Joyce in a fic and it was fun to have her there. The way the kids react to each other and in her presence was refreshing.

You really packed this chapter with detail from the streets, to the prophesy, to the mansion. It was a nice break in atmosphere from the previous chapters of hunting, cemeteries and demon smashage.

You’re going a good job with the UST. It’s a tough line to walk, especially in the BtVS years.

QUOTE

“Want to drive?”

As she dropped the keys into his hand, Angel asked, “Did he get to drive?”

They walked around the front of the car side by side. “Pfft! While you were in hell did it ever freeze over?” Cordelia sat down and swung her legs inside.

“No,” he answered quizzically while closing the passenger door behind her.

“Exactly,” quipped Cordelia. A little light bulb flashed in Angel’s head and he gave her a smile that chased away all thoughts of Xander Harris.

*Hee* Loved that part. The whole guy fascination with the car was great, especially seeing Angel act so “man”-like in that respect and having him excited to get to do something Xander didn’t.

You are a great tease with the car and Cordy’s secret. I hope we get some answers soon because I’m seriously on pins and needles to find out. Soon please!!


LUCKYLYN:

Lysa, I’m dying to know about Cordy’s “secret boyfriend.” I love how you’ve integrated everyone on BTVS. I really love that Faith and Cordy are friends. The C/A interaction is just perfect. I love your pacing. Their friends first and the attraction slowly starts creeping in. I can’t wait for their training sessions to begin.


HELEN:

Lysa, darlin’

Fabulous, fabulous chapter yet again. The description and imagery is as perfect as ever without ever intruding on the flow of the story. Buffy needs a swift kick up the kyzer for being such a bitch and I’m really liking Faith.

Also, brilliant twists in twisting some Ats’ness into such a BTVS story such as the car and training sessions (can’t wait for those btw). As always the C/A interaction was scrumptious *squiggle of enjoyment* and I’m echoing everyone in saying what an excellent job you’re doing of adding UST to what was essentially the peak of B/A on the show (barf).

Keep that muse oiled and massaged, ya hear?!

Helen


SI_CRAZY:

QUOTE (Lysa @ Jun 12 2005, 09:24 AM)

Damn, you’ve discovered my plot to drive everyone insane. I’m looking for inspiration in order to write the Dru scenes and I thought…aha!…I’ll drive everyone insane and see what happens. Heh heh. The thing with Angel’s…er, Cordelia’s car just popped into my head, but it fits right in with the other little plot twists so I could not resist. Plus, it gave me a reason to pry Angel out of the mansion.

Ohhh well, it’s a damn good plan lol and it’s working!!! But in a good way, after all, who doesn’t like crazy??!!!
I guess now I can only wait for chapter 6 to find out the secrets!


ANONYMOUS POSTER at ST:

Assigned SOS a 1-star rating.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This wouldn’t bother me except there is no explanation as to why.


CORDYNANGEL:

I’m happy to hear you are not letting someone’s unfounded and inane slight at you stop you from writing this fic, you are the best and if I could kiss ya I would. I really do mean it, this *IS* my favorite fic and I’m actually eager to read it every time you post a new chapter. It’s something I hadn’t felt in a while, unfortunately I think my need for C/A fic is wavering a bit. But I absolutely adore yours and can’t wait to see new parts posted.

I think the fics that really turn me off are the ones were Angel is immediately interested in Cordy (BtVS years) because there’s no fun in that. I love the way you are building their relationship and not just making Angel drool all over himself whenever Cordy is around. You are such a genius

Okay, I’ve rambled on enough. If I could I’d give you more time in your day to get done the things you want to get done, but since I can’t I’ll just offer whatever assistance I can. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Hugs,
Lissette


NIKKIWAWA:

Yay! Another great part!

Lysa, I’ve told you time and time, I just adore this fic. I like the building friendship of Cordy and Angel. I’m glad things are being taken slow. It should be that way! lol

I can’t wait to read more. Don’t keep us waiting too long


SKAUBLE:

You write beautifully, your plots are excellent, your dialogue is amazing, and you update frequently. I don’t know whether to be jealous or start a Lysa cult.

I really love this story. Not that I’ve ever read anything of yours and not loved it. I gotta go with Helen that the 1 star thing must’ve been a mistake, ’cause this story rocks.

And I love the way that Cordelia is slowly seeping through the cracks in Angel’s defenses and becoming a part of his life. This was always the best thing about Cordy on the show and it’s come through perfectly in your story.

I’d bug you for more, but that doesn’t seem to be necessary since you keep giving us more so often. But I feel bad for not bugging you for something now that I’m here. Ummm…can I borrow ten bucks? Oooh! Or how ’bout a sequel to Mastering the Bait. Bwahahahaha. See, if you give me a sequel you save ten dollars. lolol

Okay, I can settle for just being deliriously happy with the story I’ve got.

Can’t wait for more!

~Sarah~


DIGITRIX:

Lysa,

ThanXs for the fab part !!!

Yup slowly we are going somewhere. Can’t wait


SI_CRAZY:

Amazing chapter Lysa!!! This fic just gets better and better!! You don’t know how happy I get every time I see that you posted a new chapter!!! So, now I’m waiting for part 6, ’cause I really want to find out Cordy’s secret.


LADYSHALOTT:

Lysa, this fic continues to be amazing!

*****

There are my five stars

Can’t wait to read the next chapter!


CORDYNANGEL:

Oh God Lysa! You are doing such an incredible job with this fic, I can’t possibly express how much I’m enjoying it. Unfortunately, I’m just not good with words, so I’m just gonna say…. I love this so very much and I can’t wait for more, so please post part 6 soon, okay?


MORRIGAN:

I must say you’ve greatly improved as a writer; I am really enjoying this story. It’s interesting and the characterizations are wonderful. I love how you’ve spent time trying to develop each of the characters and their relationships rather than falling back on the 1D version you so often see in fic.

Excellent job! I look forward to each new chapter.


ANGELSMYDRKAVENGR:

That was fantastic, Lysa. I love the part when Cordy fed Angel. That was so cute. more please.

Big Wet Smoochies,
Ada


LISAMARIE514:

Another 5 star chapter! I was away this weekend, and just got a chance to read this latest edition.

While the whole story rocks…love this bit:

Quote:

Catching the reference, Angel’s scowl was a playful rather than menacing, but he didn’t make a move toward the plate. After a moment, Cordelia picked up another fry and lifted it to his mouth. He bit off the long end leaving her holding a short stub, her finger and thumb red with ketchup. Then his mouth closed over both digits, his tongue sweeping the fry from between them and lips sliding across her salty, tangy skin.

Oh to get to feed fries to a vampire….

Gosh Lysa – you are an awesome writer, while I am sure you are a fabulous nurse, you could really make a living doing this!

Thanks!!

Hugs

LM


RUBY:

As always, this part was awesome. I really enjoyed reading it and can’t wait for more.

-hugs-

Ruby


CORDY000ANGEL:

Lysa,

i love this story so far.. i can’t wait to see what cordys little secret is..please post the next part soon!!


KIT:

Wow! This just gets better and better. Please, can I have some more?


WERELEOPARD:

Kit, Join the line we are all waiting for more lol —Lea


*ANGEL LOVER*:

Hey Lysa sweetie do you want me to stalk you? If you need someone to help you, i’m here! and if you need a cheerleader to.. cheer you, i’ll go for my poom pooms LMAO, but please post more…. don’t make me stalk you!!!

Luv ya

Nieves


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

Stalking

Lysa, I’m BOORED. Tell me you are getting ready to post the next chapter of Season of Solace?


RESHMA:

Great part. Very interesting, I can’t wait to find out what’s going on with Cordy.

Hope you post another part soon.


EMPTYCANVAS:

This is a great fic. I’m enjoying it to no end and can’t wait until you have the time to write more.


*ANGEL LOVER*:

I love it! it’s fantastic, absolutely perfect, I can’t wait for the next part, I love the interaction between Angel and Cordelia y wanna know Cordy’s secret.
When you wrote about the car, I thought ‘hey Angel let her borrow the car’ but now I’m curious about it!!!
C’mon stop reading FB and write!!! If not, I’ll stalk you! Luv, Nieves


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

Love the back story. And I could kill you for the tease of a kiss. Bad Lysa!

More soon?


SUNSCORCHED:

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word Excitement lately, so much that I concocted a lil list of all it’s meanings…

Excitement Is…

Excitement is waking up to have a half naked man bring you a cup of tea.

Excitement is getting spectacular exam results after weeks of intensive revision, work and studying.

Excitement is seeing Kimi Raikkonen win the F1 championship.

Excitement is receiving an invitation to have breakfast, everyday, with James Marsters.

Excitement is having your hair dye not fade after three weeks of washing.

Get the idea of what excitement is? Good. Now lemme explain the meaning of the word Overjoyed.

Overjoyed is seeing a brand spanking new Lysa update!!

I was beyond chuffed when you kicked this bit off with some incredible Spike/Dru interaction that was only made better with the inclusion of Cordy/Angel. Gads babes, you took all my fave characters and bundled em in there, and I love you for it!

QUOTE

Pausing suddenly, Drusilla cocked her head, listening intently to things that Spike never bothered to notice. He did notice her, however. Constantly aware of Dru’s moods, he sensed her focus shift from whimsical to fearful. She bent low to the ground, her hands skimming above the layer of composting dried leaves and pine needles.

Your Dru was excellent. I went back and read a few paras from PotN, and noticed how much you’ve improved at writing her. Kudos! Your Spike was Spike, which made me giddy beyond belief!

Lemme tell ya, I’m a sucker for reading Cordy/Dru interaction, and you’ve fed me for months

Angel made me grin a few times. He’s protective, a little clueless, but still as hot as ever. Yum!

Hurry with the next bit babes, I’m desperate for more.


CORDYNANGEL:

Lysa, as usual, I’m so engrossed in this story it’s unreal. I’m enjoying every second and anxiously awaiting part 7

I just looooooooooooooove this story!

OMG! Loved Spike’s response…

Quote

Without hesitation, Spike answered truthfully, “She’s frikkin hot. Wouldn’t mind a turn at seeing just how sharp those little claws can be. I like ‘em a bit frisky.”

And I’m really enjoying Faith. You have done such a fantastic job with her character.

Quote

“Hope you don’t mind if I stake the kiddies,” Faith cocked her head and gave him a look that promised him she was serious despite her comical turn of phrase, “I’ll do it, you know.”

That part totally made me laugh.

Lysa, two another fabulous chapter, can’t wait for the next.


WERELEOPARD:

Another brilliant chapter, I love this story can’t wait for more


HELEN:

Yummy part! You write C/A so beautifully it would have me green with envy if I wasn’t enjoying it so much . I also loved how it was a bit of an ensemble. Dru and Spike were spot on, too. I admit to being a little squicky about why Dru is so concerned with Angel’s ‘happiness’- creeeppyy in the extreme.

Anyway back to C/A I just have to quote that last part which is purely his POV and shows just how quickly Cordelia is tearing apart his misconceptions.

QUOTE

After everything that had happened to her tonight and despite the revelation of such an emotionally draining story about her personal woes, Cordelia was actually worried about him. That only reminded him that he’d been right in thinking she was far more than spoiled rich brat she’d been when they first met. He’d been one back in the day and was far more selfish that Cordy could ever claim to be.

Angel knew that her whole world had crumbled around her. It was no wonder that she was clinging to her role with the Scoobies. It wasn’t just her family’s sudden fall from wealth to poverty. All she had was her reputation and the hope that no one would find out the truth. She’d lost her parents, her relationship with Xander and been forced to live with a virtual stranger.

He thought of Buffy’s scheme to get Cordelia to quit the Scooby Gang. He’d make damned sure she knew that Cordy was staying. As for Xander, that boy was just a fool. He obviously didn’t appreciate what he had. Xander and Buffy were the least of his concerns.

Now, because of him, Cordy’s life was in danger. He needed to find Drusilla and set her straight before something terrible happened. Not that he would let it.

Like I said Yummy! I love protective Angel

How’s part 7 coming along??


*ANGEL LOVER*:

Lysa I have to admit it, I LOVE YOU!!! Thank you for another great chapter!!! You’re one of the best writers here!!! Luv, Nieves


CALIFI:

Can I just say how chuffed I was to see this here today?

You weave a story so well and it is always a real joy to read and get sucked in. I can’t think of what part I want to quote, lol, as there are so many I love….. but I did love the way Angel was the one to make the first move to something more- squee! and her backing off was a cool moment too. You get me, lol.

You got Dru down to a big fat T, so no worries there at all. She came out of the chapter and wrapped around you like a smothering blanket of fear. Kudos, L. 😎

Wahhh, it’s never enough lol. You could write 100 pages and I’d still want more.

Thanks for posting, and seriously yearning for more already.

Sachxx


NIKKIWAWA:

Lysa, thanks for another great long chapter. I read this at 1am last night and I went right to bed afterwards. There was no way I was going to sleep without reading this first. Today, I’m giving a little FB.

This chapter was wonderful. I loved Spike and Dru being there. Those two are crazy. And Dru showing Cordy her future with Angel. I can’t wait until you get more into that aspect.


CYDNESTORM:

Echo in a loud voice the praises of your skill to present the characters in perfect form.

You have already proven time and again your expertise for C/A in the BTVS years, but
Spike and Dru were absolutely luscious evil just as they should be; odd, quirky and
sometimes humorous, never losing the eerie wickedness of the evil couple.

Agree with Cali, no matter how long the chapter, just not ready for the last line to be
the last line.

Truly loving the evolution of C/A, slow and sweet with just a touch of bittersweet.

Cyd


MORRIGAN:

I love the way you write Dru; sick, twisted and playful. The story is getting really interesting, I’m glad you’re starting to fill in the blanks plus ramp up the UST between C/A.

While reading the C/D interaction I convinced and partially hoping for Dru to turn Cordy. I don’t know why but those two as a team of Vampire Seers just have such a dark appeal.

It’ll be interesting to see Dru’s confrontation with Angel, if she reveals what the stars have told her about his future happiness with Cordy.


DIGITRIX:

Hiya,

Well had to wait for a little while, but it was worth it.

Funny that the Plymouth belongs to Cordy.

Your D/S are lovely, hope to see some more nice Dru/Cordy interaction. For some way I would like them to be “friends”.

ThanXs


STORMY:

Great part Lysa, I love Possessive Angel. No way to bring that out more than throwing Spike in the mix.

QUOTE

Cordelia sat up, feeling her throat again. “She didn’t? No thanks to you, buddy! Where the heck were you, getting your ass kicked by Spike?”

“He did not kick my ass,” Angel assured her. Actually, that was probably the one spot that didn’t get kicked.

LOL at this one!
Neat the way you’ve turned the story on it’s side. I always love to see what might have been from earlier points in the storyline! More soon!


DAMNSKIPPY:

QUOTE

A little growl sounded in her ear, reminding her that Drusilla might be mad, but she was deadly serious. “The soul may soften him, but my Angel is a demon in bed and out. You remember that. He likes his pleasure and pain, he does. If you promise to be a good girl, I will tell you what stirs his blood, what makes him hard, what makes him moan.”

“What? No— eew!” Cordelia really didn’t want to hear any more. This was already seriously freaking her out. “Let me go.”

LMAO! That was very creepy but it still made me laugh – maniacally. Drusilla and Spike are wonderful here. He’s snarky fun and she’s crazy creepy but in that lovable way she has. Perfect.

QUOTE

“Actually, that’s where Faith is staying.” She’d been trying for the past few days to convince the Slayer that she could afford to stay somewhere else.

To his credit, Angel appeared outraged at the idea. “She’s living there?”

I know this is a small moment of no real consequence, but it made me laugh to think of Angel “acting” outraged. LMAO! Guess his compassion only extends to one brunette at a time.

I like the way the C/A is developing slowly. And, lord help me, but you’re about to make me a Faith/Giles shipper as well. Stop it!

Don’t stop writing, however. This chapter was not nearly long enough so you’ve got to make up for it with the next one.


IMPRESS:

Fab job Lysa. I like the addition of Dru and Spike, and her revelation to Cordy was great. Call me crazy but I’ve always adored the C/Dru dynamic and can’t wait to see more of their interaction.


ANGELIA:

I love all of your fics, but this one’s definitely my favorite!

I love the all the characters in it, you wrote them so well, it’s like watching the show (with a better plot)!

I especially love the the way you wrote Angel and Cordy.

-He’s broody but still dorky and cute.
-She’s adorable, smart and not too bitchy.

Just the way I like them!

Sooo… Will you post more soon? Pretty please?


SI_CRAZY:

Amazing chapter as always, Lysa!! This fic just keeps getting better and better!! I so hope that you post more soon


GILLY:

Great part Lysa, I love the way you have them all going in different directions yet they all get to communicate, esp. Giles and Faith.

Angel getting his not ‘ass’ kicked by Spike… can just imagine that, Angel not concentrating and trying to get back to Cordy, while Spike plays with him.

Your Dru is creepy, true to series, I hope she doesn’t go after Cordy and torture/turn her.

So do we get to meet Cordy’s granny?

And does Faith get to move into a better place?

Need to know……..more soon plewwsee


TONITONE:

Lysa,

As I was going to type this the other day my computer just decided to shut down on me sooo here is what I was going to say…

WOW Lysa!!! hahahahaha…..I was going to pick some parts to quote, but then that would mean I would reposting your hole part 6. Loved this part so much, and even loved the fact that you twisted who Cordy’s supposed b/f was. Very nice touch because I wasn’t expecting that.

I hope your working on Part 7 now because after this part I don’t know how much longer I can wait for it before I go crazy hahaha I have been waiting so long to use that little crazy face guy ahhaaha

Well thanks for the post I enjoyed every bit of it!!!!!

Toni


SI_CRAZY:

Amazing chapter!!! Finally you let us know the whole “boyfriend” mystery!! lol
I loved the way you wrote Spike and Dru!!
Hope you post the next part ASAP!!!


RUBY:

Yay, an update. And once again, it was beyond awesome. I love this story and can’t wait for the next part, which will be posted when? lol.

Quote:

With her hands in her jeans jacket pockets, Faith shrugged, “Yeah, sorta. I was out looking for a new place and he was making speeches and kissing babies.”

Is Faith gonna be going to the dark side in this fic? Because I kinda love the whole friendship thing her and Cordelia have going on.

Quote:

“This kitten has claws,” Cordelia snapped when the vampiress came too close for comfort, “so back off.”

Go Cordy!

Quote:

Cordelia squirmed against him, freeing up one of her hands to slap his shoulder. “Are you saying I’m fat?”

(LOL)

Quote:

Taking a chance, Angel let temptation win out. He moved in closer leaving only a small measure of moonlight between them, silently willing her to move the rest of the way. He could already taste her sweet breath against his lips and felt his body tightening in anticipation.

“It’s time to regroup with the others,” Cordelia told him as she sat back abruptly, her rigid posture making it clear that she was uncomfortable with what had nearly happened between them.

Ugh! You’re so evil!!!!

Update soon.

-hugs-

Ruby


LADYSHALOTT:

Lysa, I loved this part as well!

Yippee! I always enjoy Spike, and I really hope he makes more appearances


LISAMARIE:

Lysa –

This was another wonderful chapter. You rock. WORD

Quote:

A little growl sounded in her ear, reminding her that Drusilla might be mad, but she was deadly serious. “The soul may soften him, but my Angel is a demon in bed and out. You remember that. He likes his pleasure and pain, he does. If you promise to be a good girl, I will tell you what stirs his blood, what makes him hard, what makes him moan.”

“What? No— eew!” Cordelia really didn’t want to hear any more. This was already seriously freaking her out. “Let me go.”

Loved that part…love that you let Dru remind us that Angel is a demon…boy could he be a demon in my bed.

(flush here)

Anyway…awesome stuff as always, and thank you for sharing. Now I know it is late…but you are hopefully typing away missy.

Happy 4th!
LM


RESHMA:

I can’t wait to see what Dru gets up to.

QUOTE

“He did not kick my ass,” Angel assured her. Actually, that was probably the one spot that didn’t get kicked.

I always love Spike/Angel interaction

I have two weeks of no internet so I’ll have to wait before I can even check if theirs a new part.


LUCKYLYN:

I really am loving this fic. I like the growing closeness between Angel and Cordy. The growing attraction that neither of them knows what to do with. You really are a tease with the almost kiss. I can’t wait when they finally do kiss. Cordy’s reveal of her secret was great. Dru is scary. Is it just me or does it sound like Dru wants Angel happy so that he can lose his soul? I can’t wait for more. Post more soon.


V120176:

I’m really enjoying this fiction.

Quote:

“Cordelia has a bright future ahead of her. I wouldn’t want anything untimely to happen. Protection is the key. Just promise me that you’re keeping it safe.”

Mortified over the whole conversation, Cordelia blushed a fiery shade of red as Angel cluelessly assured her grandmother, “Protecting Cordy is my top priority.”

I love Cordy’s grandmother and I totally love clueless Angel


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

Oh I LOVED LOVED LOVED Grandma Bev and Angel. That was priceless and so hilarious. And loving the sexual tension and Angel’s ever growing attraction to all things Cordelia!


CORDY000ANGEL:

This part was really great. I loved Bev and Angels little conversation it was too funny. Angel being clueless about the safe sex talk .  —-Tess-Marie


TRILLIAN:

*Squee* I just saw this at ST, read it and got so enthralled I left my spoon sticking out of my bowl of Baileys Haagen Daz! Of course now I’m trying to scarf it down whilst typing this – it ain’t pretty. I’ve realized that I’ve read your story and haven’t left one iota of fb the whole way. How rude! So here goes… As usual I love your Angel. You always seem to give us a great mix between the demon and the man. His building internal conflict over Cordy is really well written, having it slowly but surely chip away at him but keeping the curse intact is a gutsy move. Cordy is gorgeous, catching the subtle softening of her character yet still with the snark intact nicely. I like that Cordy and Faith are friends, for some reason that just really appeals. Granny and the crickets chirping were priceless! And the entwining plot with all the predetermined markers and Spike and Dru as an added touch has me hooked. Looking for ward to part numero otto!


WERELEOPARD:

Thanks for this Lysa, it was a great way to start off a day. I love Bev, we can see where Cordelia comes from LOL. You can’t go wrong with making Buffy jealous. Can’t wait for more —–Lea *hugs*


IMPRESS:

I should really be off to bed but when I noticed the update…well I had to read. Great work. The characters are staying true to the show but I see you making them grow in a way the show never did. More soon.


DIGITRIX:

THANXS , you lovely one !!!!

QUOTE

He sounded almost eager asking, “Really? That car has such great lines.”

Angel automatically pushed open the library door, but his attention was still on her as they walked in. Still holding onto his arm, Cordy smacked her free hand against his shoulder. “Dork, you won’t get your hands on my chassis that easily.”

“But I like your—,” Angel stopped at the sudden sound of Giles clearing his throat.

hihihihi ——Trix


SUNSCORCHED:

What a lovely thing to wake up too!

I LMAO at the safe sex confusion, I grinned smugly at Buffy’s jealousy, and grinned more at Giles embarrassment when Faith made him stammer.

Don’t have time to quote, as I’m off to the beach for that well-earned rest!

Keep up the good work babes


NIKKIWAWA:

I read this just last night before heading to bed.

Great chapter. I love the C/A friendship/attraction. Everyone loves a jealous Buffy. After all, it’s her fault those two are getting closer lol

Are you going to give us a nice hot workout scene?


LADYSHALOTT:

Fantastic! Loved this chapter, I was cracking up at the idea of Angel telling Cordy’s Grannie that Cordelia and he had sex!

This story continues to be great and I can’t wait for the next part!


EEARN1

Thank you, thank you, thank you for another chapter of this wonderful fic!! I absolutely love the C/A dynamic in this fic. Cordy’s grandmother has me wondering if she is the current reigning Queen of Tact. I have to say that I love oblivious Angel and enjoy Cordelia giving him pop culture education. I can’t wait for the next chapter!!


CORDYNANGEL:

Lysa, I love the whole Bev scene, LMAO! And the whole jealous Buffy thing- niiiice!

Can’t wait for the next part and the training session


HELEN:

Hey darlin’

I printed this off before, but haven’t had a chance to read yet. Will come back and edit with FB later.

ETA:

Back again and first impressions LMAO this is a great chapter, babes. I loved so many things about it my head is a whirl. LOVED the C/A interaction all the way through from Cordy’s manipulations, Angel’s stubbornness and Cordy finally winning with a bit of help from Faith.

Loved also the Buffy jealousy and Giles reminding Faith about the curse.

Mostly though I ADORED the scene with Angel, Cordy and Bev. Clueless Angel is so cute when it’s about pop culture. LMAO That was just a wonderful scene.

Superb job, Lysa


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

The Prophecy in Season of Solace about Cordelia — would you mind telling me what it is? It’s just that story I told you about, I have one revolving her becoming Angel’s Seer as well — it’s all pre-destined and unavoidable.

I just want to know how alike and not alike they are, you know how it is when you have a story and someone else seems to have something close to what you’re thinking.

Thanks Lysa.

And I LOVED, LOVED the chapter. All week I’d been wanting just what you gave me with Angel/Cordelia interaction but I needed something new. I tried DVDs, I tried old favorite fanfics. Nothing worked but this chapter. So thank you, thank you, though I’m still mad about the tease of a kiss — but since I’m a pro at writing that I understand why you did it. Heh.

Rach


VAMP.I.:

It was great to see the growing attraction between Angel and Cordy. Faith is spectacular as a real member of the group and a friend, rather than just an afterthought. I loved how Cordy let Angel have it for using her to make Buffy jealous, B’s questioning if the scoobs thought Angel caught onto her jealousy was funny as hell! Also the safe sex talk from Granny Bev going completely over Angel’s head, fabulous. Always interesting how Angel seems to open up a bit around Cordy. Will Spike and Dru be returning to the story soon? Thanx!


SOUTHERNPC2000

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to give feedback on this. My hubby and I recently purchased a house that is a definite fixer-upper. Needless to say, I’ve been a tad preoccupied. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that I just LOVE this fic!! Each new post finds a way to just make my day. The slow progression of Angel and Cordy’s relationship has me so enthralled. I feel like I’m the one being seduced–those lustful little moments they steal way for every once in a while have me hooked! I just know it’ll make their inevitable union all the more sinfully appeasing. I have to agree with Faith on this one…Those two would definitely be hot together!! Can’t wait for the next part!! —-Chrissy


TONITONE:

Ohhh Lysa,

I was so excited when I woke up this morning and I saw that you posted part 7.

Please tell me your posting part 8 right now hahahaha.

QUOTING CHRISSY:

The slow progression of Angel and Cordy’s relationship has me so enthralled. I feel like i’m the one being seduced–those lustful little moments they steal way for every once in a while have me hooked! I just know it’ll make their inevitable union all the more sinfully appeasing. I have to agree with Faith on this one…Those two would definitely be hot together!!

Can’t wait for the next part!!
Chrissy

I totally agree with Chrissy on this one. I love that you have the progression with Angel and Cordy moving so slow yet swiftly. I just love the way you write it when Angel grabs Cordy or holds her in a certain way I get so wrapped up into the story I feel like I’m in it myself.

Great job Lysa!!! When is part 8 coming?? Soon please!! hee hee

Toni


GILLY:

Wonderful part Lysa, or should I say terrible, of course you’d know I didn’t mean it.

Loved Bev and Angel interaction. He’s such a dork.

Faith thinking A/C look hot together, great minds think alike, that curse needs sorting.

Great the way you’ve woven the tale around what actually happened in the series.

Looking forward to next part…..soon…..


LUCKYLYN:

Bev having a conversation with a clueless Angel about safe sex is just priceless. Lol, I like Bev. Love the C/A dynamic you’ve created. The growing attraction and the interesting friendship. I’m just waiting for Angel to grab and kiss her already. I adore Faith and Cordy as friends and seeing Faith hang with Giles just works so well. Jealous Buffy was fun. I do love good C/A in BTVS fics and this is becoming a fav. Post more soon like today okay.


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, I was ready to log off and get some sleep when I saw your new post. Just couldn’t wait til morning for a read.

I loved this part. The short library scene, followed by Buffy, Xander & Willow was a hoot as well as Faith & Giles.

Love the way you portrayed the grandmother, giving Angel a view of future Cordelia.

Hope to see the next post up soon, anxious for more Spike/Dru action.

Cyd


RUNEKNIGHT:

Absolutely outstanding keep it up..


MERCEDES64:

Based on the stalking, I’m sure that you know that I love this!

Quote

A/N 3: If you have strong feelings about this fic remaining PG-13 versus getting into R or NC-17 territory, let me know now.

Hmmm…not sure how to answer that. I know that this is going to be wonderful with or without the NC-17 rating. I, like most people here, love smut, especially Lysa smut. If you make it NC-17, I will be the absolute last person to complain (maybe second to last, just in front of Shal). If you want to keep it PG-13, we’ll all still love it. But, if we take a vote, I’ll go with NC-17 please. —–Lia


LADYSHALOTT:

Hmmm…not sure how to answer that. I know that this is going to be wonderful with or without the NC-17 rating. I, like most people here, love smut, especially Lysa smut. If you make it NC-17, I will be the absolute last person to complain (maybe second to last, just in front of Shal). If you want to keep it PG-13, we’ll all still love it. But, if we take a vote, I’ll go with NC-17 please.


LIA:

I swear, before I came here, *no one* knew how much I enjoyed a good NC-17 fic (Or a bad one for that matter any NC-17 is good). Now, my cover has been blown and it has become apparent to all that it was *me* on the phone last night with the creepy voice saying, “Write mooorree Smmmmuttt…”

BTW Lysa, did I already mention that I loved this? Plus I love smut, soooo….


CALIFI:

Hey L *shnog* I’ve started reading but my eyeballs are falling out with zeddness… so gonna read the rest in the am- so far though, gonna quote:

QUOTE

If you have strong feelings about this fic remaining PG-13 versus getting into R or NC-17 territory, let me know now.

a big FAT DUH!!! rotflmao!!!

Will be back tomoz…or later today, lol, to read the rest and feed some more.

– And wuhoo that you posted more!!!   ——Sachxxxx

ETA: back again!

I can’t quote as it’s on the next page, grrr…. but yup! as with everyone else, I LOVED Angel’s misinterpretation of Bev’s warning, lololol. I suppose, if you don’t have to worry about disease or getting a gal preggers, it wouldn’t have crossed his mind. – but I bet it put all kinds of visuals in his head…..

Bev is FABOO! Loved her!! And also like how you have Cordy take after her in looks as well as personality, lol. Still lovely!! Bodes well for Cordy too.

And talking about heads. Boy has Angel got it bad!! I adored the way he gets all confused where the Buffy/Cordy issues are…. his reasons for touching her….to make a point to Buffy and make her jealous, or cos he just bloody wanted to. He needs to sort his head out before he alienates both of ’em, *snikker*

and the training clothes- that’s gonna be an eye opener *g*

You must have written more than you figured, as the tbc was a surprise- although a pleasant one, cos I know we are gonna get much more, and that is worth EVERY TBC, Lysa.

Thank you so much for posting another wonderful chapter- cannot wait for more!!


RUBY:

-sigh- I love this story like a fat kid loves cakes. lol.

Quote:

Glancing down at Willow and Xander who were now stretched out on the ground gazing skyward, Buffy unfolded her small frame and followed suit. “Guys, you don’t think Angel will know I was jealous, do you?”

The crickets chirped loudly in the grassy field as Buffy awaited an answer

Quote:

“Aarrrgh!” Cordelia tried to wriggle out of his grasp, but just managed to rub up against him. He pushed her back against the door, holding her there until she calmed down enough to explain, “You just told my grandmother that we’ve been having sex.”

Loved Bev! And clueless Angel is cute.

I love this story, so you better hurry up and update. lol

-hugs-

Ruby


SARAHK_4005

“They reached it a moment too late”.

I have no fingernails left. This is terrific nail biting stuff. Please post the next chapter ASAP.

take care, sarahk


CORDYNANGEL:

OH.MY.GOD! What a ride!!! Lysa, that is some serious UST *drools*

Quote:

Angel realized what he was doing and put the trophy down so fast that it nearly toppled over. He scrambled to right it, growling a low curse when the others went tumbling too. Fixing them, he turned sheepishly, “Sorry,” his eyes focused on the floor.

LMAO! That was my favorite funny part, you had me laughing hysterically.

But even though you made me laugh and drool, I still think you’re evil. How could you end it like that? Come back and post more pretty please?

Another great chapter!


ISIS:

Yay! Please tell me the next chapter is already in the works? If not prepare for stalkage!
Isis


VAMP.I.

Wow! So the next sacrifice is Cordelia, given the first baddies remarks. Liked Angel reacting to the eunuch remark in such a guy way. The moonlight picnic really was a nice, normal thing that incorporated Angel’s needs. Spike and Dru seem to be keeping up the appropriate level of creepy coupledom. Don’t make us too long wait for the next part.


TONITONE:

Lysa,

I just got back from Hawaii on Saturday and I am soooooo happy to see that you posted the next part of this. Now I haven’t read it yet but I’m sure it’s great and I’ll be asking for more soon!

Thanks for such a nice surprise after a nice vacation

Hugs and Kisses
Toni


CALIFI:

QUOTE

“Maybe you should just show me first.” It wasn’t that she didn’t trust him. Cordy knew he’d feel her trembling if he touched her.

Cordy has clued in, and hooboy, what a wake up call, lol.

Angel has it soo bad, I can almost taste his frustration *pets him*

A very erotic chapter….. … and onto the rest. The next sacrifice: will A/C get the significance, and how will both react to it? When a meteor’s got your name on it, there isn’t a lot you can do to dispute it, is there? It could even be that Angel is the next sacrifice – but we won’t know until you write more and more, will we?

Here’s hoping they come out of the cliffhanger unscathed…and also, where do they go from here now that their feelings have been brought to the light of day??

Dru…. want to read more on that and her interest in Cordy… Look forward to reading what Spike gets up to too, esp. where the Slayer is concerned. Spike always was a bit of a stirrer, so that should be fun.

Great chapter; loved every word of it- and as said, wanting more is a definite given!

Cali xx


GILLY:

Yum, hot and steamy thoughts, Lysa.

Sweet picnic in the grave yard with Angel tasting new food, but would rather be tasting Cordy.

Him stripping off, to give her a show…. I mean …. show her what to do

I hope you’re already making inroads into the next part.

Need to know what’s happened to poor Cordy…….


CYDNESTORM:

Lysa, thoroughly enjoyed this chapter. Though short, the Spike and Dru scene was wickedly delicious; love and envy the way you write them.

A lot in intrigue set up with this part. Anxious to see how it unfolds. Hope to see the unfolding soon.

Thanks for an awesome read, Cyd


ANGDELIA:

QUOTE: The little sandwiches were all different. Cordelia would tear off a bite of one and then hand it to Angel for a taste. She adored watching the expressions on his face when he found something he liked or hated.

Awww, that was cute.

I really love this fic You’re such a good writer


RUBY:

-gasp- You cannot just leave it there!


RUNEKNIGHT:

Bloody hell your torturing me I want more I tell you


NIKKIWAWA:

Awwww, Lysa I tell you time and time again how wonderful this story is getting.

It was a pleasant treat to read this today. I was so happy a new chapter was written.

Hmmm, this one had sexual tension all over the place. Then, realizing they both feel something for each other. Awwwwww.

I knew something bad was coming their way at that moment.

And, you left us at an amazing cliffhanger.

Post more soon!


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

Heh, I love that Angel can’t stop wanting Cordelia. Woo hoo!

Loved the picnic, that was great and Cordelia’s freak out at wanting him and bringing up a very important point about it doesn’t matter if he’s a eunuch or not..

But um, Lysa.

One does not end a fanfic chapter with Cordelia bleeding — grrr. More NOW.


IMPRESS:

Quote:

TBC…

I am seriously starting to dislike those three letters.

Wonderful chapter. I like all the characterizations you’ve got going on here. So can’t wait for more.


KIT:

*Dramatic* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!*Dramatic*

Dude! Talk about cruel and unusual punishment! *whine* I wanna know what happens next!

Love the part with clumsy Angel and the trophies. Only Cordy can render Angel into a complete dork. Love it! I am also hot and bothered by the sexual tension. Bring on the smut, Lysa! It would be a crime not to!


HELEN:

Lysa,

Fabulous part as usual. Loved every line; the Spike and Dru creep factor that just keeps on getting squickier, but especially the C/A interaction. Wowowowowow! Love all of your writing, but always melt when you write any of their scenes. The picnic was no exception- wonderful.

I also have to give an honorable mention to the meteors as they give the story a real edge of unavoidable drama.

I’m adding to the calls for a quick part 9.


ATHLANTIS:

Alright, I was finally able to read this again and, OMG!!!

You need to update fast! pretty please!!!

I love the interaction between Angel and Cordy, great lines and the intention behind them.

Too bad the meteors interrupted them! (love the twist though)

I love the scene in Cordy’s room

pleasewrite more soon, I wanna know what’s going to happen.


CEECEE003:

Great Job

I LOVE this story. You write so well and capture their personalities so wonderfully. I am looking forward to the next chapter. I am hoping to read it sooner that later. You know…closer to now than later. Like realllll sooon! Can you tell Im anxious for the next chapter.

Seriously, you are doing a great job. This story is soooo enjoyable.

Keep up the great work.


DAMNSKIPPY:

QUOTE

“I didn’t know there would be a strip show,” Cordelia joked, feeling the tension drain away a little. “Too bad. I would’ve brought some cash for your g-string.”

“Too bad I’m not wearing one.”

Muttering, “That was evil,” she watched as Angel pulled the material of his shirt out of his waistband and shrugged it off his broad shoulders.

Too bad we didn’t see the rest of that show. *purr*

QUOTE

Angel assured her otherwise. “Oh, it does.” Though her eyes shifted away from the intensity of his, she felt his hunger spiraling again threatening to consume her. “It makes a hell of a lot of difference, especially for you.”

So close. He was as close as he could be without actually laying a hand on her. Cordelia’s heart thumped heavily in her chest as she shifted around to face him. “Why for me?”

“Do you really have to ask?” His mouth was just a whisper away, tempting her without deliberately leaning in.

Cordy answered back, “No.” Part of her knew it long before now, but she’d been avoiding the truth. The fact was that Drusilla’s crazy predictions scared her. She might want Angel, but she couldn’t risk Angelus when the vampiress seemed so certain that Cordy could make him happy, perfectly so.

“I’m not going to lose control, Cordy,” he promised solemnly while his fingertips followed the curve of her cheek, thumb moving to press against her mouth. “You can trust me.”

Wrapping her hand around his wrist, she dragged it down to thread her fingers through his. “Angel, I do trust you, but I—”

Oh, man, sooooo close! Damn mystical astronomical occurrences!!!

Great chapter! Full of steamy UST on both sides, humor and a rock ’em sock ’em suspenseful ending.

More, more, more!!


ANNA:

Fantastic new part Lysa! Thank you. It had a bit of everything – humour, romance etc… Loved Angel’s turn around on the colour blue, nice to know he gave it careful consideration before changing his mind!
So when do we get more?


THAT*CLOWN:

Geez oh geez. That was such a wonderful buildup of noticing and passion. I loved Angel envying her bed; it’s such a stalkery kind of thing to do. I was so glad to see this chapter. It really lightened my week. Thanks!


ANDREA:

Great story. Your stories alone have hooked me on the Angel/Cordelia pairing. Never liked him and Buffy together anyway.


LUCKYLYN:

I loved the whole growing attraction and Angel and Cordelia struggling with how to deal with it. Damn meteor interruptions when things were just getting good. Great visual though. Looks like Spikes going to stir up trouble and I’m looking forward to it. Post more soon. I’m dying to know if Cordy is okay and what’s going to happen next.


RED TURTLE:

Great update. Can’t wait to see what happens next. Though to be honest, I’m hoping Cordy gets turned sometime in this fic.


SKAUBLE:

Lysa! I swear, evil cliffhangers seem to be the order of the day lately.

I have to tell you I absolutely love this story. The C/A interaction is soooo perfect and the plot is so intriguing and twisting that it keeps me on the edge of my seat every minute.

I really, really can’t wait to see more of this. Especially the way it was left. Not to be pushy, but – more, more, more!

~Sarah~


WERELEOPARD:

Ohhh NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

You so can’t end it there, that is so unfair come back here and write some more I tell you

pwwwweeeaaaasssse

With sugar on top, (or any diety stuff it that floats your boat)


ANGDELIA:

Oooh! More goodness…

Thank you for the great chapter!

More soon?


TRILLIAN:

I must have been living under a rock lately because I completely missed you posting part eight! But in a way I’m glad I did because I had two absolutely beautiful chapters to read straight through. Every single one of these characters is a pleasure. I had forgotten about the bad guy disguising himself as a policeman and obviously so did Cordy! Nice consistency. The kiss was yum and I loved Angel’s little catty moment, even though this got his guilt working for him and his emotions are a bit messed up you’ve still managed to give him that edge. Also I really liked how you described her blacking out.

QUOTE

Cordelia staggered back, wavering on her feet, eyes no longer focused. Her hand went up to her head, her injured temple throbbing. Now the world was spinning, not just her head. She blinked in slow motion, watching in a fog as the stony expression on Angel’s face blurred. He said something, reaching out for her. Then the world fell away.

Her legs crumpled beneath her as she blacked out.

Loved it.


ANNA:

A truly fantastic new part! Thank you…
You write Cordelia so perfectly in this,

QUOTE

Get your ass over here! Kidnapping in progress.

Of course having just been hit by a meteor Angel should be up and about and ready to foil all evil plans! Very funny indeed.


NIKKIWAWA:

This just made my afternoon!

Definitely a wonderful chapter. God, the tension in the air. The hot kiss. Cordy not wanting Angel to leave her. AWWWWWWWWW!

I can’t wait to read more


WERELEOPARD:

You out do yourself on every chapter and as soon as I start to read it I get dragged into your world, kicking and screaming all the way (LOL) believe that and you’ll believe anything.

I loved this; I love the way you write and the whole concept. I enjoy reading this time and time again and when a chapter is posted it is my little treat.

You are truly amazing —-Lea


TONITONE:

Ohhh Lysa where to begin. As you can see I read it and as usual I need more. So where’s part 10???? Hahahahaha
Seeing as though you surprised us with part 9, I won’t bother you YET about part 10.

This was so angsty and I love love this part:

QUOTE

The words tumbled in freefall from his mouth, a venomous hiss against her ear. “After all, it didn’t mean anything. You’re not Buffy.”

Wow what a line in itself. What a low blow on Angel’s part. I love the tension that you’re creating between the two. It works perfectly for the story.

Keep up the good work!!!!!!

Toni


DIGITRIX:

Hi,

Many ThanXs for the update !!!!

Trix

ps still on vacation and thanxs to the router of a friend I can sometimes internet.


CORDYNANGEL:

Eeeeee, I love this fic so much!

This chapter, even with the angst and all was so much fun. I really enjoyed their kiss and Giles and Faith seeing it

And I completely adore Bev. She is a fabulous character.

Lysa, all I can say is wow. Every chapter just draws me in even more.

This is such a great fic and this chapter was sooooo awesome! I am very impressed with the way you write C/A, it’s exactly the way I want to read them. So, I just want to say thank you for posting new chapters relatively quickly


CYDNESTORM:

Excellent part Lysa.

The emotions, intensity and humor were all perfectly illustrated.

I adore Bev. Great job creating and integrating your own character
into the storyline.

Anxious for more.

Cyd


CALIFI:

Well, I came over to read it tonight instead of tomorrow cus you were stirring me up summat chronic, L *smacks you*

and then I am giving you a running commentary on msn and the bloody thing ain’t working right, – or you are too busy cracking up -or creating to reply.

It wasn’t as kipperish as you said, so you are okay, my love, lol. Plus she did kinda deserve the comeback….sorta …in a way, cos she shouldn’t have gone down that road. lol. Bleh my ass, lol.

And Gosh wasn’t that kiss delish…mmmmm *wibbes a lot* and I echo Faith’s words, lol.

Loved the end scene and am now worried about banged up angel facing the terrible two.

thanks for posting, when I know you are still beestung and hurting *pets* – thank god this wasn’t a talking book, or we would have been in serious trouble lol.

Can’t wait for more.

S xxx *a velvet kissy from moi*


IMPRESS:

QUOTE (CydneStorm @ Aug 17 2005, 05:56 PM)

Excellent part Lysa. The emotions, intensity and humor were all perfectly illustrated. I adore Bev. Great job creating and integrating your own character
into the storyline. Anxious for more.  —Cyd

That says it.


SARAHK_4005:

Quote

The slide of his hand down to the small of her back brought Cordelia closer still. A soft moan sounded against her lips containing a hint of the hunger he’d found so hard to control. Now he just needed to taste her, to assure himself that she was alive and in his arms. That one brief kiss wasn’t nearly enough.

More. Stop teasing!

I almost felt like “walking” into the hospital room and removing every single character cept Cordy n Angel, but now I’m waiting impatiently for Angel to either succeed or fail in taking out a relative (demon?) that wants to sacrifice Cordy in a ritual….hmmm…my imagination is running wild here…so suffice it to say that, I would really, really like to see your next Chapter posted asap.

take care, sarahk_4005


SUNSCORCHED:

QUOTE

“Call me Bev,” she told him. “When young men call me ma’am, it always makes me feel a naughty school mistress.”

“Grandmother!” Cordelia gasped through the noise of Xander’s squeaky response.

One by one the introductions were made. Though Giles was pleasantly polite in his very proper English way, Bev found him a little starchy. That made him an easy target for a little teasing. “I think I’d prefer it if you called me ma’am, after all.”

Lys honey, I bloody adore Bev! Can I keep her?!

QUOTE

He should tell her that her body betrayed her, that he knew the throbbing pulse at her throat, the beat of her heart, the scent of her arousal. Instead, he decided to let her have it her way for now. He’d do as she asked, “Consider it dropped,” but not before he took his turn at biting back. The words tumbled in freefall from his mouth, a venomous hiss against her ear. “After all, it didn’t mean anything. You’re not Buffy.”

I hope Cordy makes him pay for that. Yeah, she should torture him. Maybe tie him up with leather and tickle him with a feather… No, I didn’t intend to have that rhyme!

QUOTE

She held out her hand to Angel, who stared at it for a few seconds before taking it. Bev pulled him down so that he sat on the opposite side of the bed and then casually moved his hand so that it covered Cordelia’s. “Whatever happened to upset you two, I’m sure it’s nothing that can’t be forgiven considering tonight’s events. There are more important things than lovers’ squabbles. One of you might have been seriously injured.”

Again, I love Bev!

Looking forward to seeing whatcha got planned for number 10!


V120176:

I really love this story and I love Bev, this is without a doubt the only way Cordelia’s granny could be

By, the way I think the “1” was a mistake: this has a great plot and is very good written.

V.

((V then upped the vote to 4 votes for 4.0))


VAMP.I.:

Great chapter, you’re keeping C & A true to who they were during BTVS years and still giving them that friends plus more dynamic. The kiss was faboo and the way they ending up striking out at each other instead of possibly getting hurt was so IC.
I always thought more time should have been focused on family for the Scoobies, so I’m on the Bev bandwagon. Angel going after Spike and Dru while working through his conflicted emotions should be such fun. As always, more please.


STORMY:

Great part Lysa! I loved the whole demon disguised as a cop thing. and also the fact that Cordy saved Angel from being dust. Although after his little comment, she prob wishes she hadn’t lol. More soon please —– Anna


JUJUBE1013:

i love this story.i like how they were friends and i like that faith is a friend also.i just wish you could write faster


DAMNSKIPPY:

QUOTE

Cordelia stopped struggling, propped her elbow on his shoulder and looked over her shoulder. “Hey! What’s that supposed to mean? My purity is none of your— anyway, it’s not an issue. My vampire boyfriend back there took care of that earlier. Starlit picnic. A little Tai Chi. Some serious boinking.”

Leave it to Cordy to save her life by giving up her virginity with a joke and a smile. Great line!

QUOTE

“Not really.” Her gaze slid up to meet Angel’s inquisitive one. Since he seemed so eager to hear her answer, she tagged on, “I wouldn’t want you hurt permanently. Not seriously, anyway. Maybe just tortured a little. By me, of course.”

That only brought a smirk to that handsome mouth of his. “Cordy, there are some games we shouldn’t talk about in front of your grandmother.”

I love sexy, innuendo Angel – especially in front of Bev. Dirty old broad. Love her!

I thought this was a good chapter, Lysa. There was action, hotness, humor and another great cliffhanger and all of that was done with excellent writing skills. Character wise, there were a few things that I, personally, might not have gone with, but nothing that I would say is OOC or OTT. These were moments that could have gone several different ways and you chose one path and I or another writer might have chosen another one. These matters of judgment will always occur when writing already established characters and there’s no right or wrong there.

I wouldn’t put any stock in the rating stuff. I really can’t say why someone would give you 1 star unless it was personal or a mistake in the clicking. It really boils down to what people like and don’t like and you can’t please everybody. What matters is that WE like it and nobody else matters.


GILLY:

Don’t let ST get you down, Lysa. They are only jealous. I stopped posting there ages ago, if you’re not in the ‘inner circle’ you get no FB.

It’s a wonderful tale filled with action, witty comments and ‘Bev’, who wouldn’t want a granny like her, she’ll be handing out condoms next!

And I second or third…. Faith’s comments, ‘I want some…’ and I feel both their cutting remarks justified, they have to ‘GET OVER IT’ te he

So now we need to subdue Spike & Dru and get to the real lovin’, I mean saving.

More soon pweeese…..

‘s


HELEN:

Lysa,

I’m sorry to be so late with the Fb again, too. I’ve been offline so much over the last week, I surprise myself.

Brilliant chapter, babes, loved the C/A as always and particularly the Faith Giles vibe that had me cracking up.

This is a wonderful chapter. Hot, exciting with a huge dollap of suspense. Can’t wait for Chap 10! *hint hint*


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

I love the beginning descriptions and Cordelia being accosted by the vampire who was to deliver her to ‘his master’. The way you had Cordy come back to consciousness, think about what had just happened, worried about Angel but trying to fight her attraction — then caught up in being kidnapped was wonderful.

I love seeing Faith being a Slayer. Yay. She is The Slayer, she’s the one the power is in, if she dies it calls someone new — Buffy may be first and have seniority but she’s really the anamoly due to the modern knowledge of CPR and having a great friend like Xander. (Friends being another slayer anamoly).

Which brings me to the point I’m glad Faith and Cordy are becoming friends and loved that Faith got pissed off at the end when she realized why Angel had asked her to stay with Cordy. And Bev was awesome with Xander, heh!

Now, about our sexy couple. Sigh, It drives me crazy when they have these ridiculous misunderstandings about their attraction and fight about nothing after making a connection. But I have to remember, Cordy is a teenager in this, and she does despite her huge level confidence have a truly deep vulnerable side and a heart that hurts easily. Those with such a strong outside usually do have very soft insides. And well Angel, he’s a dumbass but I do think he totally crossed the line with that Buffy comment but then again — dumbass who must have channeled some Angelus in knowing which button to push for the most torture. Grrr. I could have slapped them, but thankfully you had Bev speak for me. And they got through a bit of it, I hope when they can talk more freely then do get past it — you know until you throw in another wrench to the works.

And speaking of wrenches… eesh, Cordy has to worry about Dru/Spike and now being marked as a sacrifice, plus the possibility of a jealous Buffy. Yikes.

Love this story. Hope that chapter ten is not giving you any problems.

And about whoever voted a one star — maybe they rate the oppisite order, 1 being the positive? Doesn’t make sense to me but I know some people when using that 1-10 scale don’t always assume 10 is best and 1 is worst and go the opposite directions. Or they are just an idiot, who don’t have the guts to flame you in any way but anoynmously vote that they don’t like you (and I’m thinking it’s you and not your writing because your one of the most enjoyable and original writers out there.)

Rach


NAIRI:

WOW Lysa!
This is amazing, just read all the chapters and loved it. Love the tension, the friendship, the mystery and the feelings that you have been building up between Angel and Cordy, it just perfect. now I just want more, please post again soon.
Nairi


CALIFI:

All I can say is I wish I was half as good as you at creating a great fic, Lysa.

Adored Bev, especially the way she handled Xander/Giles, lol. I could actually picture Giles tugging at his collar before he excused himself

Really looking forward to the next chapter…and the next….


SKAUBLE:

Lysa, this story is soooo amazing, but all your stories are amazing so you think that I’d stop being so amazed each time.

You always manage to accomplish that rare feat of giving a completely satisfying chapter and yet leaving me aching to know what happens next.

On a side note, I too wish the person voting a one would offer a detailed critique because your stories are so well written that if they have realistic concrit for you it would definitely benefit the rest of us. Besides, I have to say I’m curious because I just can’t think of how you could make this story better. If someone knows I’d love to have that secret for my own fics.

Thank you for keeping up with this great story. I don’t know how you manage to juggle everything, but stop it ’cause it highlights my laziness. LMAO

~Sarah~


WERELEOPARD:

Thanks I am enjoying writing Right Before your Eyes because it something different from what i have written.

SOS is on my laptop it is one of the ones i do read and is one of the ones i use for inspiration when I am screaming and pulling my hair out i sit breath and read it, afterwards i feel better and start to write again.

Thank you for doing that, being an inspiration.  —–Lea


ANGELS:

Absolutely loved the story. Can’t wait for more. And I have to say you are an incredible writer.


EMPTYCANVAS:

the ust is amazing! i’ve been away from the internet world for a bit, so i just caught up with the chapters i missed. every chapter has gotten better. with every word you have kept me on edge. you are great enough to be a pro, are you a novel writer?


TOOTSIELOVER:

Quote:

“After all, it didn’t mean anything. You’re not Buffy.”

That received the biggest *gasp*, “NU HUH!! HE DID NOT!” out of me.

Really loving this fic.

The kiss scene was fantastic and at the perfect moment. Also, Bev is adorable! She cracks me up.

Great chapter.. can’t wait to read what happens next and awaiting for more Spikey.


CHERYL E:

Hello Lysa, I can’t remember if I commented on the last two chapters of this story. It just keeps getting better. I am wondering if Bev senses a connection between Angel and Cordelia before they realize their feelings. I did get the hint that Cordelia picked up on Druscilla’s prediction (of her an Angel). I’m enjoying a story with Faith and Druscilla in it. Keep up the good work. Oh, I also read, ‘Crisis at Crater Lake’. Loved it. It reminded me of the old Big Movie Shocker, B movies that came on when I was younger. Really loved the setting, and could really see the camp ground, the edge of the lake where Cordy and Angel were. The twilight as they initially drove to the site. Wonderful story telling. Thank you so much.

Cheryl


ONLYANN

Just catching and loving it. I love the turn around on both Cordy and Angel’s opinion of each other. Loving the addition of Dru and Spike and looking forward to Dru’s next appearance. Faith is great but somewhat worried about her mentioning of the mayor. Very entertaining. Can’t wait to read more. Thanks, Anne


SI_CRAZY:

Great chapter Lysa!! This fic just gets better and better!! Hope to see the next part soon!


JENNIEC:

Lysa,

I already told you this, but I am enjoying this story so much. Bev is a hoot! I just love her to death! And your Faith…you never let her, or me, down.

You’ve done a wonderful job blossoming the relationship between Angel and Cordy, it feels very natural and not at all rushed. It has me on the edge of my seat for when we get the big payoff…there is going to be a payoff, right? Take your time, I know in your capable hands it will be well worth the wait. Note: that does not refer to the next chapter!

Now, off you go to study up on all those WWF tapes in your secret stash so we can get some Angel/Spike/Dru action going on here.
LUCKYLYN:

They kissed Yay! Finally but of course they had to mess it up with misunderstandings. I’m looking forward to reading how Cordy will make Angel pay for the Buffy comment. I loved Bev’s efforts to reconcile them. C/A interaction is fantastic. I’m looking forward to the Spike/Dru and Angel showdown. I really love the whole Faith/Cordy friendship. Post more soon.


SPIKESSPIRE:

QUOTE

“You lie, Noisy One, I could smell it on you.”

I had to laugh so hard my co-workers threw funny looks at me *g* Love the bantering between Angel & Cordy, it seems so real when you write it *thumbs up* Will go now and re-read all the lovely chapters….


ROBIN:

I just read all of the chapters in this and I love it! I like how you explore their relationship or non-relationship in the beginning slowly letting it build to a great first kiss. You write grumpy and Catty Angel so well. Really good job on the original character. It can be so hard to integrate OC’s with established characters, but you did this really well. Please don’t punish everybody by holding out on the next chapter! I am so ready to find out what happens next.


BRAHMSVIOLIN:

I read through all 9 chapters yesterday, but didn’t have time to reply. I love this. It’s been so long that since I’ve read A/C fic that I really, really enjoy. Though, to be fair, I haven’t had time to really look around a whole lot at what’s out there. This is magnificent and I hope to be reading the next chapter before too long. Thank you for writing it.  —–Beth


WERELEOPARD:

CHP 10 – Ohhh wow that is amazing. It is well worth the wait but all your chapters are Lysa. You just have an amazing way with words.

Lea


WRITINGPATHWAYS:

Ooh, it’s getting interesting…. Dru sees Blood and Death, that’s not of the good– obviously. Cordy wants to keep her grandmother in the dark — can’t really blame her. But seeing how like Cordy, Bev is, I think maybe she should be told how to use a stake, a crossbow, holy water and some crosses to her benefit.


CALIFI:

QUOTE

The look on Dru’s face turned to pity. “Blood and death: that is all I see.”

I want to know what she means too, lol.

Damned fine chapter, Lysa. Don’t know why you aren’t happy with it. *smacks you*

The bar scene was cool! The hospital scene heartwarming, and the final scene superb. Dru & Spike were faboo. I could picture every word of it from beginning to end.

Cannot wait for more, moo, so don’t leave us too long without our fix, ‘kay?? *flutters eyelashes*

S xx


DIGITRIX:

wowow, fab update Lysa, ThanX’s !!!!!
Trix


EM23:

Loved it! I can’t wait til the next update!


ROBIN:

I was so excited to see this updated! I really love this story. Especially since it is pre-ATS. I love reading AU Cordelia/Angel loving in the BTVS universe. It is even more a pleasure when it is so well written. You managed once again to write your OC really well and Drusilla’s dialog was so perfectly Drusilla. I also love how well you are setting up the story with all the prophecy talk. I really want to know how it all fits together! I am looking forward to more!


CHERYL E:

Hello Lysa, I stumbled upon your latest chapter (10). Boy, was I happy. I loved the scene in Willy’s, and Willy’s fear/apprehension of Angel. Angels mood or bravado was helped alone by his visit to Willy’s (preparation for his confrontation with Spike and Drusilla). I always worry about Angel when he has to meet his family (it must be depressing somewhat). I paid special attention to Drusilla, and her little tidbit, “I followed the stars home, to you. They sing of dangers too terrible to name. When I see you, I see her. I see death, a future without happiness, but for me”. Is Dru really saying, “I see death, and no future, if, you don’t listen to me? Cordelia, admitting she has feelings for Angel to herself, knowing they are as surprising as Angels are to him. Will they resist a while longer? Bev and Faith see the connection as well. Even Spike got a glimpse of the connection.
I love how this story is being weaved. It’s also fun.


KIT:

Wonderfully written, Lysa.

First of all, “Tiny”….hee hee! Secondly, I love Angel when he’s intensely focused.

Dru’s prediction about Cordy and death and blood worries me. I bet Angel will be doubly protective of her now. I’m also worried about Faith. It seems like she’s got herself a sugar daddy…and that’s not good. Lastly, I am glad that Cordy has Bev to count on.

You know how much I love this story…especially the UST between C/A. You nailed every character consistently, from minor characters like Willy to the Scoobies. Also, I love, love your original character. Bev, of course, is an awesome character and I’m glad Cordy has her to count on. “Tiny” gives me the giggles.

Your descriptions are so vivid that it is like watching the show itself.

Anyway, thank you so much for such a wonderful fic.


ANNA:

Fab new chapter – thanks Lysa! I especially enjoyed the fight scene in the bar between Angel and the bouncer, very amusing that Angel was able to fight and obtain the information he needed all at the same time – who says men can’t multi-task?

This story just keeps getting more and more interesting and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. Hope there will be more soon!


TONITONE:

I was so excited to see this updated. Thank you soooooooooo much. I have to go read it but this so story is so exciting I know I’m gunna want more. Thanks Lysa —–Toni


HELEN:

QUOTE

Golden eyes flicked up drilling into his, issuing a reminder, “The name’s Angel.”

Maybe a dark, avenging fallen-from-grace kinda angel, Willy figured, a whimper escaping at the menacing growl in that voice.

Fabulous start, Lysa, Phwoarrr and a wonderful reminder of just how sexy a souled vamp with a terrible past can be, lol.

Not that the rest isn’t every bit as punchy and flowed wonderfully. You have all of the characters nailed (envious I am) and the plot has me gripped. Especially Dru’s little prediction there at the end.

I don’t know why you wouldn’t like this chapter (according to Sach’s post anyway). Personally, I think its every bit as superb as the chapters you always produce for your appreciative fans.


KIT:

QUOTE (Helen @ Sep 24 2005, 01:46 PM)

I don’t know why you wouldn’t like this chapter (according to Sach’s post anyway). Personally, I think its every bit as superb as the chapters you always produce for your appreciative fans.

*gasp!*

You don’t like this chapter?! It is short, sweet, and managed to advance the plot a great deal. We learned more about Dru’s vision, Cordy and Bev’s relationship, and Faith’s mysterious dealings with the Mayor.

Now I’m on the edge of my seat, biting my nails because I’m worried about Cordy, Faith and the catastrophe that is sure to follow.


TONITONE:

Lysa,

Once again you have blown me away with another brilliant chapter.

Please post the rest soon.

The fight scene was perfect. It didn’t drag out to long and it was just enough to keep you on the edge of my laptop hee hee

Thanks again

Hugs and Kisses
Toni


IMPRESS:

Damn this story just keeps getting better. I can’t wait for more.


LUCKYLYN:

I’m really enjoying this story. I’m dying to know what exactly Dru means. I can’t wait for the next C/A scene. Post more soon.


CORDYNANGEL:

Ahhh! I just don’t learn my lesson, I keep reading each part as you put them out and then I’m left really wanting more and right away.

Loved the opening scene at Willy’s, very descriptive and really well written. But it was the end with Dru’s vague fortune-telling that has me on the edge of my seat. Can’t wait for you to update.


SKAUBLE:

Damn this is a fantastic story. The plot is so gripping and intense that I can’t wait for each part to see more of it unravel.

Loved Spike and Dru in this. Your Dru is wonderful, insane and confused without being overly nutty and weird.

This story is so well written that I can picture absolutely everything perfectly.

And frankly I’m so impressed that you had time for this, ’cause I know things must be busy down where you are.

Thank you sooooooooooooo much for the update and the wonderful story. I can’t wait to see what Dru knows, why the bad guys want Cordy, and what’s going to happen with all the UST between C/A.

The problem with someone whose writing two great stories is that I never know which to bug the author for, so I’ll just causally mention Splintered too while I’m here.

Thanks again.

~Sarah~


TOUTOUNE:

*pick myself from the floor*
I just spent the last hour or so reading the chapters I missed and OMFG! This is what I call brilliant (sorry I didn’t post fb for all the parts I was lazy). I always loved C/A during BtVS but coming from you it’s a special treat *kiss*. Of course I love the whole plot and C/A relationship but I especially enjoy the little things like Faith and the mayor stuff or Faith/Cordy complicity and banter especially when it keeps Buffy in the dark and I think that Bev/Angel interaction is sweet and kinda hilarious. Love the fic and love you. *hugs*


STARBUCK42084:

I am loving this fic Lysa! I’m loving the Cordy/Faith friendship, it’s too cute! I can’t believe you ended the chapter there………I’m dying here ‘lol’. Post soon please!


LISAMARIE514:

So lately I have been up to my elbows in alligators at work and haven’t had a chance to read, or provide proper feedback.

Tonight though I logged on and was delighted to see a new chapter of Season of Solace, and I practically broke my mouse clicking on the story!!!

So much about this story I really like, but especially the Faith/Cordy dynamic. I think that if they hadn’t made Faith go bad, she and Cordy would have been friends.

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The angst in the air made her want to gag on it. Cordelia turned away from the sight of the pair only to find herself facing the colorful bouquet Angel had given her. The tiny cream-colored envelope lay on the table next to the flowers. Cordy picked it up and pulled the card with its single-word message into view.

‘Later’ it read.

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.

I love the ending to this chapter…and can’t wait to see what is next. Hopefully some Angel smoochies…but you are evil to end it there…so I hope you are typing away at the next chapter.  — Lisa Marie


LIZZY:

It can’t end there. I quote, “Later meant now.” All this tension and … nothing. Can’t wait for the next.  — Liz


CHERYL E:

Lysa, Lysa, are you starting your very own Cult Jam (Lisa, Lisa a band from the 80’s, you maybe to young to have heard of them, but this is what I thought, as I read this latest chapter)? I mean I am following your story, you have my rapt attention. A regular Cult Jam.
From the opening of this chapter, I can see the mist on the ground (reminding me of an old Hammersmith Studios Vampire movie with Peter Cushing as Van Helsing). The imagery was so eerily perfect. The hold your breath moment until you see who emerges from the fog (I’m thinking bluffs, Lady in White), Buffy! Loved it.
Cordelia worried about Drusilla’s revelation, did she tell Angel? Cordelia now worried about how much Angel knows. It’s like a present being slowly unwrapped.
Oh, Oh, and I loved this scene, “Angel struggled with stormy emotions. She could read the subtle changes on his face and caught a glimpse of gold and amber glinting in his eyes before the warm brown depths returned. His face was a calm mask again. Cordelia wondered if she had imagined the fury on it only moments before.” You had a previous scene where he realizes that too much of Cordelia is exposed, Angel’s icy stare, hah! They’re gone on each other, and slowly but surely realizing it. Seeing it, in the other.
So Lysa, you gave us flowers, and the card attached, said “Later”.
Well can hardly wait. I am enjoying this ride! Queuing up for the next go round.
A Fan   ——Cheryl


CORDYNANGEL:

Yay! Chapter 11 was perfect timing I’ve been busy all weekend and this was the best treat ever after a hard weekends work.

Lysa, I have to agree with the comments above, I feel all giddy and excited for them to get together. I think the part of me that misses high school loves reading the BtVS years fics because they make me so nostalgic for the excitement of young love (well for Cordy anyway). Thanks for bringing that feeling back to me, it’s a cherished one

I can’t wait for “later”.

More. More. More. More. More!


THAT*CLOWN:

That was cruel and unkind and really, really skillful. I’m putty in your hands and I can only hope that later is pretty damn soon.

Great chapter with a really dynamic flow. Even if you’re killing me.


KIT:

By “Later meant now”, you really meant later, don’t you? You evil, evil…meanie.

I thought the moment when Cordy’s virgin status was revealed was hilarious. Especially this part:

Quote:

Buffy let out a laugh that seemed rather out of place. “Sorry,” she apologized when everyone turned to stare at her. “It’s just that I was remembering what we were talking about in the car yesterday. Y’know…virgin sacrifices.”

The tittering from Willow’s direction turned into a series of little snorts that died out when she realized no one else was laughing. She looked right at Cordelia and then back at Xander who turned beet red before slinking into the corner of the room. “Oh. Wow, I…I’ll just shut up now.”

Classic.

Of course, I love Angel’s reaction and Faith’s suggestion as well. Hopefully, we’ll finally get some C/A action soon ’cause the tension is unbearable.


CALIFI:

Sooo glad you brought up that slighting that happened in Giles’ car earlier. It always bugged me the way the scoobs made assumptions about Cordy that weren’t exactly pleasant and yet Cordy was painted as The Bitch. lol. Nice one!

and this:

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Anger brewed in his eyes as she whipped around to face him. “If that’s all that’s keeping me from being sliced and diced on some demon altar, then I say Faith has the right idea. It shouldn’t be that hard to fix this. Hell, even Xander has the right equipment.”

Angel struggled with stormy emotions. She could read the subtle changes on his face and caught a glimpse of gold and amber glinting in his eyes before the warm brown depths returned. His face was a calm mask again. Cordelia wondered if she had imagined the fury on it only moments before.

Heee! Nuff said, lol.

Always impressed muchly how you weave such a detailed plot into your fic, which makes the reading even more of a pleasure. Looking forward to seeing the information of this prophesy unfold. So far, excellent!

and where you left it!!! *pokes you* That was EVIL! *whines*

All in all, a gripping chapter- one that just is lappable and makes you wanna scream for another right now.

S xxx


KIT:

By “Later meant now”, you really meant later, don’t you? You evil, evil…meanie.

I thought the moment when Cordy’s virgin status was revealed was hilarious. Especially this part:

Quote:

Buffy let out a laugh that seemed rather out of place. “Sorry,” she apologized when everyone turned to stare at her. “It’s just that I was remembering what we were talking about in the car yesterday. Y’know…virgin sacrifices.”

The tittering from Willow’s direction turned into a series of little snorts that died out when she realized no one else was laughing. She looked right at Cordelia and then back at Xander who turned beet red before slinking into the corner of the room. “Oh. Wow, I…I’ll just shut up now.”

Classic.

Of course, I love Angel’s reaction and Faith’s suggestion as well. Hopefully, we’ll finally get some C/A action soon ’cause the tension is unbearable.

ETA:

Gabs said:

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Or at least send me a nifty sneak peak…

Hey, hey! No special privileges here!


EM23:

Whoa, I loved this chapter! Update soon! I can’t wait for more!


ANNA:

Great new part, thanks Lysa. I love the Faith/Cordy interaction; they really seem to work together.

You just have to keep the suspense up don’t you? I hope the next part won’t be too long in coming???


TONITONE:

Thank you Lysa,

I had such a bad day today and it was so nice to come here and see a new chapter of Season Of Solace up….I have to read it and i don’t know when I am going to get around to doing that with all the craziness of my schedule…
Thanks so much though and as soon as I read it I will be back with proper feedback

hugs and kisses
toni

ETA:

I’m back Lysa and you are evil….I love it!!!

Cali Quote:    and where you left it!!! *pokes you* That was EVIL! *whines*

Lysa I totally agree with Cali…….How can you leave it there….NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

You better have part 12 in the making with plenty of Angel and Cordy action in it…

Once and again and as always you are an amazing writer and this part was fantastic..
Thanks Again

Hugs and Kisses
Toni


WERELEOPARD:

Brilliant Lysa, this story is always worth the wait

Can’t wait for the next one

Lea


IMPRESS:

oh that was just an evil place to leave that. wonderful job Lysa. can’t wait for more.


CALIFI:

Another excellent chapter, Lysa.

I’ve already gone on at AO, but it bears saying again: Love the dynamics- and still think you are a terrible tease, grrr.

Gutting we have to wait until you get back from hols for the next chapter, but looking forward to it. Happy holiday writing .. and have a great time too,   C xxxxx


ROBIN:

Great chapter! I loved and hated the way you ended it! Need more soon!


CONTINUED in KUDOS & CRITIQUES for SEASON of SOLACE – PART 2


 

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