Reviews by shakensilence
Past Featured Story*Set during Season Six of BTVS and Season Three of A:tS* When Willow's addiction to magic destroys her relationship with Tara and results in grave injury to Dawn, Buffy decides that Willow's recovery will go better away from the Hellmouth.
Categories: Willow/Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Dawn, Fred, Giles, Gunn, Lorne, Other Male, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Multi-Chapter
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Chapters: 48 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 154968; Read Count: 17331; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 13 Nov 2010 Title: Chapter 48: Chapter 47

Hey so I finally signed up to leave you reviews here. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner, but oh well... I just didn't.

I just finished rereading this and I must say that you just seem to like to break my walls down. I wasn't a big person for slash in the past but apparently now I have no problems with it so long as it is done well and I can believe the pairing. (Which leaves Spike/Xander off the menu... I can't see them as a couple.) But I don't want to digress. I like stories were the way the people feel about each other isn't even. It makes it more believable in my head. Relationships are rarely even. There is usually one person who cares more about another than the other way around. This story had that in spades. I really found it believable because while Willow was always nice to Angel and Spike was usually nice to Willow, Angel didn't seem to want to be nice to Spike. So it was even more uneven.

But I just wanted to tell you my thoughts on this about that because I don't think that expressed them before.

Author's Response: Thank you! I do tend to focus on imbalance in relationships and I'm glad that resonates with you. It's also nice to hear that I've opened you up to some slash pairings. Welcome to my site!

Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

I'm putting this story onto my kindle ... I want to read it again and don't have time to do it tonight. And if I put it on my kindle it remembers where I left off. :D So I won't get lost in all the chapters. I just know I like this story and I can't wait to read it again.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: I am so flattered you like this story so much!

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Past Featured StoryWhile struggling through Buffy's death and resurrection, Spike and Willow bond.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Willow, Xander; Genres: Angst, Romance
Story Type: Multi-Chapter
Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 20085; Read Count: 4782; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 05 Jan 2011 Title: Chapter 10: A Dream of Waking

Still my favorite.

Author's Response: Gosh! Thank you so much! I am very glad you are so fond of this story.

She sees the truth in his eyes.
Categories: Angelus/Female; Characters: Angelus, Fred; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 134; Read Count: 1103; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: It's All in the Eyes

Ah, this was brief but perfect!!!!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Thank you! I like showing the monster inside the man.

She's the last kiss he shared with Jenny.
Categories: Giles/Drusilla; Characters: Drusilla, Giles; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 380; Read Count: 1328; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Colder Still

This is excellent ... I don't think I read this before.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Thank you! It was written for Feen because she wanted to see something Giles and Dru but not Season Two. It's nice to know that you like it too.

Willow and Spike build a new life in Arkansas.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Lorne, Other Male, Spike, Willow; Genres: Fluff, Humour
Story Type: Multi-Chapter
Warnings: Crack!Fic
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 5782; Read Count: 7714; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 01 Jan 2011 Title: Chapter 5: It's Not Nice to Fool With Mother Nature

That was really funny... but I think it is Chapters 2 and 3 that are exactly the same. I think that I read this before but was interrupted and never finished.

A great bit of Crack!Fic!!!

Author's Response: I fixed the problem. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed!

A coffee cup will hold the memory.
Categories: Spike/Other Male; Characters: Spike, Wesley; Genres: Drama
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 114; Read Count: 1138; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 07 Nov 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Rodin's Gallery

Hmmm ... that was nice ... I can just see Wesley in this!!

Awesome job, darling!!!

*hugs and love*

*Set after Fred's death* Some questions are best not asked.
Categories: Spike/Other Male; Characters: Spike, Wesley; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 523; Read Count: 2029; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 07 Nov 2013 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I love this pair and this sounds exactly like Spike!!! Wonderful work, doll face!!!

*hugs and love*

When did they find each other?
Categories: Spike/Other Male; Characters: Angel, Spike, Wesley; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 233; Read Count: 1144; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 07 Nov 2013 Title: Chapter 1: What You See...

Awww Poor Angel.

YAY Spike and Wes!!!!

*hugs and love*

*Set after Spike and Angel find out that Buffy is with the Immortal* He's not sure why he's doing this.
Categories: Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Spike; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 251; Read Count: 1253; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: No Good Reason

That seems like them!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Thank you very much!

No, Angel and Spike have never really been about hearts and flowers.
Categories: Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Spike; Genres: Drama
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 240; Read Count: 1162; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Not Quite Hearts and Flowers

Hehehe!!! I hate sand ... I hate the beach ... so I think I'd be just as irritated as Spike in this. Hehehe!

Great character voices!!!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: They're not "From Here to Eternity", that's for sure.

It's like a train.
Categories: Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Spike; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 157; Read Count: 1108; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Just Passing By

Oh ... poor them!!!! But I can see it.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: They just can't seem to make it work. Thank you.

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Spike flirts.
Categories: Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Spike; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 110; Read Count: 1273; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Flirting

Poor Angel ... and yes Spike flirts with anything with legs ... it is one of the things I love about him. I used to be the same way.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Spike just can't help himself. Thank you for this and all the other lovely reviews!

Angel takes a shower.
Categories: Angel/Spike; Characters: Angel, Spike; Genres: Humour
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 108; Read Count: 1349; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Good Clean Fun

HA!!!! Poor Spike!!!!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Angel can be so evil. Hee!

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He's expecting her last visitor.
Categories: Gen Fiction; Characters: Joyce, Spike; Genres: Friendship
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 133; Read Count: 1365; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Farewell

*sniff* so sad ... I could see Spike doing that!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Thank you! I have a soft spot for Spike and Joyce.

Willow finds a way to make amends for the Will Be Done spell.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Spike, Willow; Genres: Fluff
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 245; Read Count: 647; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: How to Get Rid of Guilt...and the Taste of Slayer

HA!!!! That was great!!!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Hee! Glad you liked!

He's just Xander. That's all he'll ever be.
Categories: Gen Fiction; Characters: Xander; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 498; Read Count: 1245; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Just Xander

Poor Xander!!! He's got so much heart and doesn't even see it.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: He sees something very small and weak when he looks in the mirror, poor guy.

She's always been the one to fix things but she can't fix herself.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Spike, Willow; Genres: Angst, Friendship
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 290; Read Count: 1413; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Fixing Broken Things

Awww ... that is so sweet!!!!

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Spike has so many sides and one of them certainly is that he can be very caring. Thank you!

No matter who he becomes, it's always the same.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 440; Read Count: 1706; Completed: Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2010; Published: 11 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 01 Jan 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Cupid, So Unkind

Is it horrible of me to want this as a longer story? I want to get to know Danielle and Will and see how they unfold together. I also want to see what happens next. Oh because there has to be a next... they walk in the same circles, they are going to see each other... and Spike is too Spike not to keep trying even if he thinks he's lost.

But either way I really liked this little bit if you can't tell. I read it before but I was in the mood to reread some stuff so I came here and this was the story your random fic thing threw at me.

Author's Response: Gosh. It's definitely flattering that you want more. I have considered going back and reworking this, so it may happen someday. Thank you!

Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Cupid, So Unkind

I've always wanted this to be longer and with a more drawn out end. It could still be a sad end, but I like the idea of this so much and I could see Spike going and trying to win her back with the same kind of heart he puts into those he loves and not giving up.

But I also see Willow not going for it.

This will have to do I suppose.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: I really have considered making this part of my Rewrite Project but other stories always crowd it out. Maybe someday...

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You just disappear.
Categories: Gen Fiction; Characters: Willow; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 169; Read Count: 1387; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2010; Published: 12 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Disappear

If I've read this before, I don't remember it. This was perfect. A great explanation as to why they don't talk about Jesse.

And great insight into Season 6 Willow.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: It never made sense to me the way they implied that Willow and Xander just forgot all about Jesse, so I wanted to explore that here. Thank you!

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They taste like home.
Categories: Gen Fiction; Characters: Willow; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 209; Read Count: 1126; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2010; Published: 12 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Jellybeans

It is so true that they lost so much when Sunnydale collapsed. I could see Willow holding on to the only thing she had left.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: So much was lost along with the town and Willow's too sentimental to not care.

*Set during Season Six* There's truth hidden in infidelity.
Categories: Willow/Spike; Characters: Spike, Willow; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 355; Read Count: 1373; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2010; Published: 12 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Icarus in Flames

I know I've read this before, but I still like it ... again I wish it were longer.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: Thank you! I am delighted it makes you want more.

*Set after Season Seven* For a moment he's whole again.
Categories: Willow/Xander; Characters: Willow, Xander; Genres: Angst
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 360; Read Count: 1881; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2010; Published: 12 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Be Not Forgotten

This was bittersweet ... but I liked it. I have a soft spot for Willow/Xander and this was perfect.

You'll probably see a lot of me today ... I'm bored and unable to write.

*hugs and love*

Author's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed this piece. It's not one of my more heralded works and I really like seeing it get some love.

The Initiative does its work.
Categories: Gen Fiction; Characters: None; Genres: Dark
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: Rape, Violence
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents Series: None
Word count: 107; Read Count: 410; Completed: Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2010; Published: 12 Jun 2010
Reviewer: shakensilence Signed Liked
Date: 21 Nov 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Test Subject

Wow that was dark... very well done though. Poor Tara.

Author's Response: Thanks! The Initiative naturally inspires dark thoughts, doesn't it? They are quite a creepy outfit.