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Reviews For Break Even
Reviewer: jack Anonymous Date: 12/18/2016 - 10:26 am Title: Chapter One

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Reviewer: sta Anonymous Date: 01/14/2011 - 08:35 pm Title: Chapter Five

What a great story. I loved your sad and heart broken version of Spike and was elated to see the happy reunion. I enjoyed the friendship between Spike and Oz and think they would have been fast friends if things had allowed. Great writing as always. Thanks soooooooooo very much. I wait to read all you write here :)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed the story. i don't have as much time as I used to have for writing fanfic, but I love Spike so will definately be back. :)

Reviewer: DawnofMe Signed Date: 03/27/2009 - 02:49 pm Title: Chapter Five

I know I beta'd this story, but I can't help but leave a review. I really loved this story. The emotion, the imagery, the great movie like ending are just perfection!

Great Job, Mabel.

Author's Response: Thank you so much. You know how much your words mean to me. Couldn't do it without you. :)

Reviewer: Karen (Bob the Skull) Anonymous Date: 03/27/2009 - 09:47 am Title: Chapter Five

Hey Mabel

This was great! I thought I recognised the premise of the story as The Script lyrics before I read your endnote.

What a wonderful idea! I await with bated breath your next story... Don't leave it too long

Author's Response: HI Karen! How are you? Long time no hear :) The lyrics of The Man Who Can't Be Moved just really got in my head - though I gave him a cafe to sit in and not a sleeping bag on a corner! LOL! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the story. I'm busy working on an original novel but will be back soon with a collaboration fic called Anticipation with Dawnofme. *hugs*

Reviewer: JO Anonymous Date: 03/26/2009 - 08:02 pm Title: Chapter Five

MY favorite ending a "happy one" no thanks to that snake Angel, if he hadn't pretended to Spike that he was seeing Buffy , Spike wouldn't have become so despondent. Punch, punch , punch in his face, tee hee. You already know how much i love d this fic, i don't want to be redundent. Oh what the hell "i loved this fic" . Keep up the good work.

Author's Response: Hi Jo, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment even though you'd had a sneaky preview of it :D *hugs*

Reviewer: fyreburned Anonymous Date: 03/25/2009 - 08:00 am Title: Chapter Five

Of *course* I loved it!!! You wrote it! I had about a half page left last night and I literally couldn't keep my eyes open! i had to shut the laptop down and sleep, but soon as I woke up I finished it! Loved it! Poor Cordelia, no exclusive... Very sweet. Hope to see more from you again soon.

Author's Response: Hi Kara. Thank you so much for letting me know that you liked the fic. I toyed with the idea of letting C have an exclusive about them getting together but I didn't want to stray too much from the lyrics of the songs that inspired it. Once I get the first draft of my orig novel completed I should have more time to play with Spuffy! Plus got Anticipation coming soon that I'm writing in collaboration with dawnofme :) We're excited about posting that.

Reviewer: lori Anonymous Date: 03/24/2009 - 04:07 pm Title: Chapter Five

Spuffy sweet ending! I think I'm more happy for Spike than Buffy. He held that torch of love for so long and it didn't seem as if she "suffered" enough. Got to hand it to your Cordelia, though. She had a big part in getting them back together. You wrote her with heart, especially when she left Spike that letter. Great story and great songs! Thank you.

Author's Response: The story was really about Spike's journey more than Buffy's. Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed it and the songs that inspired it.

Reviewer: callmekitten Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 08:25 pm Title: Chapter Four

*sobs* wha? why? please? oh Buffy! more more more!

Author's Response: LOL! One more to go :)

Reviewer: romy Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 04:34 pm Title: Chapter Five

Wow, that was great. Got me all teary during reading ;)

Author's Response: Thank you very much for letting me know.

Reviewer: kegan Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 03:43 pm Title: Chapter Five

It was a beautiful story. I think you actually made me cry a couple of times there. I'm sad that it ended but very greatful that it was such a happy ending.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. All based around the beautiful lyrics of The Script. Glad that you liked the happy ending.

Reviewer: kim Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 01:56 pm Title: Chapter Five


Author's Response: Thank you :)

Reviewer: TammyH77 Signed Date: 03/23/2009 - 01:21 pm Title: Chapter Five

I just read this whole story. **Sigh** It was so good. I had tears in my eyes and I loved the dramatic ending.

Author's Response: Thank you very much. :)

Reviewer: PaganBaby Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 01:05 am Title: Chapter Five

What a great ending! I thought you were going to pull a "and they went their separate ways" thing for a minute there! lol Loved the romantic movie-like dash back to each other :D

Buffy was redeemed in my eyes somewhat by feeling the kind of hurt Spike went through after she saw him on tv. They both made some really bad decisions along the way, but they both came to the right conclusion :)

Just a great story, it was so well-written and tugged on my heartstrings. Thanks for giving us Spuffy addicts such a good story - Bravo!

Author's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. When I planned the plot Spike was going to walk away and not go back but after I'd written it - it seemed only right for him to race back to the love of his life. :)

Reviewer: Anonymous Date: 03/23/2009 - 12:18 am Title: Chapter Five

Loved it. There was a part of me that wished that Spike didn't take her back right away. She hurt him so badly two times. Make her work a little for his heart. But I guess the heart wants what it wants. I guess Spike couldn't deny Buffy still. I just know that I wouldn't take a man back so easily after that. But at least Spike was getting his life together before Buffy came back. At least he was on the road to getting over her. Are you planning to write a sequel to this story? I understand if you don't want to write one but I would love to read more of this Spike and Buffy if you were.
I have heard the song Break Even. Spike is very devoted and faithful to those he loves. The song does fit him well if Spike were to have a broken heart. Stories where Buffy gets a clue and realizes that she wants to be with Spike are some of my favorite. If a man like Spike was interested in me then I would take him in a heart beat.

Author's Response: Glad that you loved the story. No I have no plans for a sequel to this. It was purely written around the three songs by The Script that I listed in the A/N.

Reviewer: AMI Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 10:03 pm Title: Chapter Five

AWW A happy Spuffy ending...loved it!
So glad that Spike was able to pull himself together and now he's on his way to stardom. And Buffy realized how much she loved him and went to him, my heart almost stopped there toward the end but then you fixed it and they are happy now. =)

Great story , really well written. I listened to all 3 songs and they are so good, great choices.

Author's Response: Glad that you listened to the songs because the fic wouldn't have happened without them. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the story :)

Reviewer: callmekitten Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 09:47 pm Title: Chapter Three

:) am so happy with this chappy, glad to see things turning for our beloved Spike. Onto next chapter ...

Author's Response: He needed things to go his way a little :) Hope you like the rest.

Reviewer: Denise Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 09:43 pm Title: Chapter Five

I'm so glad you're back! I love your fics!!!! This one was fun. Short, sweet, just the right amount of angst. You rock M M!!!

Author's Response: Thank you so much. Busy working on an original novel so not been around for a while but missed my Spike and so had to write this. :) Hee! I rock! *huge grin*

Reviewer: callmekitten Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 09:31 pm Title: Chapter Two

I have always loved Oz. Glad to see him here. *slaps Spike* come on man, get a grip

Author's Response: Hee! I love Oz too.

Reviewer: lovesparklys Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 08:15 pm Title: Chapter Five

very cool.....................love how they BOTH realized that they lost something. great fic!

Author's Response: Yes, Buffy felt a little of Spike's pain before they got back together. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.

Reviewer: PhotographyNut Anonymous Date: 03/22/2009 - 08:00 pm Title: Chapter Five

Loved the fic! Was afraid there wouldn't be a spuffy ending!

Author's Response: There nearly wasn't! LOL! I had intended it to be a one shot then it sort of grew! And by growing a happy ending was a must. Thanks for letting me know you loved it.

Reviewer: xaphania Signed Date: 03/22/2009 - 07:36 pm Title: Chapter Five

Aww, yay, happy Spuffy ending!

I loved how Buffy saw the show, how they both went back to their cafe and how Spike left before realising that he couldn't really leave.

Fab fic!

Author's Response: Thank you very much for all your comments :)

Reviewer: PaganBaby Anonymous Date: 03/21/2009 - 11:34 pm Title: Chapter Four

*sobs* You're a meanie! lol Buffy shows up and breaks his heart all over again *sniffles* It was a great chapter though :) Had me all tied up in knots.

I couldn't believe Buffy was engaged to someone else already! She don't waste no time. I want to kick her butt for hurting poor Spike.

I know I'm supposed to root for them to get together...but I find myself hoping that some other woman will see how a man capable of so much passion and love is a good man to have. Buffy doesn't deserve him, IMO

I'm more of a Spike fan than a Buffy fan - can you tell? lol

Can't wait to see how things turn out! :)

Author's Response: I'm much more of a Spike fan too. Buffy has screwed up badly - will things work out? Check out the end notes of the final chapter for more of my thoughts on the fic. Be too spoilery here.

Reviewer: PaganBaby Anonymous Date: 03/21/2009 - 10:44 pm Title: Chapter Three

You're killing me with making Spike so despondent - The urge to cuddle him is almost overwhelming lol

I'm happy that Oz got Spike to L.A. and that he's trying to take better care of himself.

Ooh I'm wondering if Cordelia and Spike are going to hook up... No sign of Buffy yet, and it might actually do him good to have a new girlfriend - for a little while at least lol I just want some lucky gal to cuddle him and make him smile like I'm dying to :)

Author's Response: I know - Spike's in a bad place right now - bless him. Note no Spike/other in the warnings :) He sure does need a cuddle!

Reviewer: PhotographyNut Anonymous Date: 03/21/2009 - 06:46 pm Title: Chapter Four

How could Buffy fall in love with someone else so fast?? Can't wait for the next update!

Author's Response: The word rebound springs to mind! Hee! Last part later today :)

Reviewer: . Anonymous Date: 03/21/2009 - 12:03 pm Title: Chapter Four

I really don't think Spike was a jerk at all. He caught his girlfriend cheating so of course he is going to react pissed off. I can't blame the guy for that and Buffy shouldn't either. She was kissing someone else and not just anyone but her ex. How would she react if she saw Spike kissing someone else especially if it was his ex. But I do think Spike is being pathetic. I love that he is love's bitch I always had. That is one of the reasons why I adore Spike so much. But he needs to know that life doesn't end because one person broke your heart. He needs to learn that he has to live for himself. He needs to look at Buffy and see that she is living her live and being happy with someone else. Why does she get to be happy and not him. Don't let her win and take everything away from you. He has a great friend in Oz. He has this record company that wants him to make music. Which anybody would would love to have. He is a hot. LOL You know he isn't afraid to express his feelings. He is a catch. What woman wouldn't want him. But I really do hope that Spike learns to live by himself and know that you don't need anybody to be happy. You can do that by yourself. I recently had a broken heart too. I'm almost over it. But my favorite song to listen to while healing is the song Better In Time by Leona Lewis. It is so true. It does get better in time. This part especially helped me.

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's gonna hurt when it heals too
It'll all get better in time
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile cause I deserve to
It'll all get better in time

I'm going to smile because I deserve too. I do hope that Spike learns that before Buffy comes back. That he learns to he can live without Buffy. That he doesn't need her to be happy. If she doesn't want him. What can he do. He can just live his life and be happy.

I love that song so much. She sings so beautifully too.

As for Buffy, I'm really not liking her too much. She cheats on Spike with Angel. Then doesn't really feel sorry that she did. At least I really don't feel that is really sorry. While Spike feels all this guilt for thinking he acted like a jerk when his girlfriend is the one who cheated. Now, she is engaged to another man. After how long. I think I read that it has only been four months since Spike and Buffy broke up. Four months. So, she went from dating Spike to cheating on him with Angel. Engaged to another man. Wow Buffy, it didn't take you long to move on. She seems pretty happy to me. Like her relationship with Spike really didn't mean anything. So, Buffy is someone that I really don't want near Spike right now. I don't like her much right now.

Author's Response: The premise for this fic was inspired by the lyrics of three songs by The Script - The Man Who Can't be Moved - Break Even and The End Where I Begin. Get on youtube and listen to them - they are brilliant. (Sorry but Leona Lewis isn't my cup of tea) Timeline wise it's a little longer than four months as time as passed since he got back to LA but Buffy is obviously rebound girl here. Spike is being a bit pathetic but real depression gets you that way - you even know how useless you're being but still can't pull yourself together. He has a lot going for him and hopefully he'll realise it soon. :) Thanks for commenting.