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28 March 2013 @ 11:32 am
Poll time: The Mystery of the Basement  
Joss says it’s up to us to decide what happened after the fade-to-black in Chosen. Many authors have given us their version in fic. Now, anybody can play!

Poll #1904981 What happened?
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What do you think happened between Buffy and Spike on the last night before the battle?

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0 (0.0%)
Strip Poker
1 (0.9%)
Meaningful conversation
17 (15.9%)
Meaningless conversation
11 (10.3%)
Pep talks / Stirring speeches
2 (1.9%)
Shirty / dopey accusations
6 (5.6%)
Third night of chaste, fully clothed cuddling
23 (21.5%)
Third night of fully clothed eye shagging
11 (10.3%)
Sweet, sweet lovemaking
20 (18.7%)
Wild monkey sex
5 (4.7%)
Last minute battle planning
8 (7.5%)
2 (1.9%)
Last will and testament writing
1 (0.9%)
You left out the most important thing! See comments for what really happened!
0 (0.0%)
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Barbrahirah on March 29th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
I hope there was no lovemaking, because if there was, Spike apparently took it as nothing but pity sex. :(
Rebcake: btvs_spuf_carpetrebcake on March 29th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
I sort of feel like there would have been some sign between them if they'd taken that step. And not just "signaling with my eyes", either. It's hard to imagine Spike being able to hide his feelings — unless, as you imply, Buffy somehow indicated that it was just a bit of cold comfort.

After reading SMS's old ficlets earlier today, I'm inclined to think that the "flaming hands o' glory" was the sex scene equivalent, something lostboy_lj indicated in his essay The Chosen "O".
Barbrahirah on March 29th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think it can be read that way - though Spike still seems to see it as symbolic pity sex. *g*
relurkerrelurker on March 31st, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Pity sex would have been humiliating for Spike, demeaning for Buffy. if there had been something, it would have shown somehow the next day.

I really missed closure between them... but then, would there have been so much fan-fiction if the ending had been satisfying?

PS: Joss is a stinky coward for avoiding to take a stand!

Edited at 2013-03-31 06:23 pm (UTC)
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