For a little while, I was able to ignore the pain in my back. Thanks, Tim. :) It doesn't matter how many times I read your stories, they never fail to suck me in totally.
I really appreciate that you're keeping this archive up.
Hope you're keeping well. :)
I love it. An exploration of the consequences of war on a leader's psyche? Always good. More layers than just about any Hollywood film? Even better.
Truly a drak lord that knew his job this time around but once again grew complacent from too many successes.
Last horcruxes hidden in hell ;=)
Made me think of war veterans and people having been broken by war
I don't doubt I've reviewed this story before.
Today, I returned to this and read through it again. This story just reminded me once again how big of a difference there is with regards to quality between works by authors like you and the standard run of the mill fan fiction author on most sites. This story is quite short, but you show your mastery in how much could be conveyed by so few words.
My favorite part of this story is at the end when Gabrielle reminisces about her past growing up with Fleur and how she'd fall asleep in her arms. The last line: She was safe. conveyed so much and I think truly captured what I think you're trying to get us readers to feel. So much hard work, so much anguish, and the war is finally over. And unlike the more romantic images of a major conflict coming to an end, the reality really is that it, just ends, without fanfare or pomp.
This is quite a beautiful story. Thank you.
I don't tend to prefer shorter stories, as I'm much more interested in full plots and development, but I think this will become one of my favorites. I really enjoyed you ideas, I think you established your characters well and gave them abilities that while overpowered, come with a rather steep cost to act as a balance. I think that you managed to capture the true depths that a person can be forced to descend to in the situations that were experienced by our two friends. You didn't just make them depraved killers or tragic heroes, but rather human beings stuck in circumstances that are not only completely outside of their control, but are almost too much to bear.
Is there any chance you can be convinced to turn this into a longer story?
Love or comfort? Could be seen as either, but as a romantic, I'd like to believe that love will come. I loved the betting and the silly little elements (waltzing between booby traps :P) but my favorite part was the fact that you didn't make them perfect. They got scared, they broke down, they weren't always sure and they kept going anyway because they didn't really have any other choice. Overall, excellent work!
well the only complaint is thats its not much longer
i would say that i like the style of writing in this story over most of the other stories in your archive. i've been trying to pin point why that is so that this wouldn't be just a "what a great story" review, and the closest i can come to it is that the dialogue is less and you went more into the feelings of the people (vs TMW (example) which has lots of verbal dialogue and texting dialogue). especially like it since you followed where the story went instead of forcing it. well done. now i'm off to read another of your stories.
The two of them pulling off a Gomez & Morticia would have been fun.
lol you seem to make me say that a lot
this is really good and i think you should write a sequil to it... just a short one when they wake up together....
Great story! I really liked the play of no emotion yet they were there just not the way you normally think of them. Thanks for sharing your story.
I think I've read this story about 10 times now...
I still can't get over how great it really is. Is it Hope? No... epic is epic.
Is it still amazing? Yes... amazing is amazing.
You have a profound gift for Harry/Gabrielle stories. I hope you write more of them.
GREAT story! Wonderful end to two tragic soldiers' fights, BRAVO!
I enjoyed the update as much as the original.
I just wish that you would update 'Princess'.
I enjoyed this before, and was happy to see the notice that there had been some updates. I couldn't pick out any specific point that changes had been made, but I wasn't confused at any point, so that's probably good.
Still a good one-shot. Can't wait to see what's next.
I think I liked the old Chrono-magic explanation more. It was more mysterious :D
Great story, thanks for sharing it :)
The A/N at the end seems to be duplicated.
Mmmmm I wish you had continued this just a bit more. Gabrielle sounds like she needs a good snog / shag