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Name: justawillowtree (Signed) · Date: 31 May 2018 04:48 AM · starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Story:forget-me-not Chapter: Chapter 1

Ohhh my goodness. </3

 

Guess I’ll be going to sleep with a broken heart ahh.

 

I don’t know how you managed to write 2k words of pure sadness, but you did, and it’s beautiful. And it’s such a stunning outtake to write, as well; it fits canon perfectly and I can easily imagine all of this happening in the midst of the terrible war that’s going on, and just. This one-shot is just amazing. And I love it.

 

As soon as Andromeda uttered “forget-me-nots” in response to his question about her favorite flower, my heart stopped for a moment, because that’s the title of the piece and I knew that by the time I was done, it was going to stab me through the heart. (Sidenote: I’ve never actually seen forget-me-nots before despite having seen them referenced all throughout fiction, so I just looked them up and they are breathtaking omg. Five perfect blue petals, I could stare at them all day. But anyway.) And now that I’ve finished reading, it hurts, because the title reads as a melancholic wish, that something tragic has happened (Ted’s death *cries*) and that he’s wishing for his memory to remain alive.

 

The dialogue between these two is perfect. There’s just the right mix of sadness, and faint optimism, and half-hearted jokes, and attempts at disguising their feelings… Honestly I’m actually really glad you kept this at around 2k because I don’t think my heart would be able to take anything longer than that, this was so genuinely sad and I have used the word “sad” too many times in this review BUT THIS IS. I don’t know what to say, it’s just 2k of pure emotion. *weeps*

 

I would like to know how you write sad scenes. Maybe it’s because my heart is generally an unfeeling lump sitting in my chest, but I can never muster up the emotion to do something like this?? Like, it’s only when I read works like this where I realize that sadness is, in fact, a very powerful emotion to be stirring up in someone, and where I’m just so so envious of your talents.

 

Ugh. Ughughguhg. So much sadness. (Why am I so repetitive. Why.)

 

I loved this, though!! <3

 

~Eva



Name: M C Crocker (Signed) · Date: 17 Apr 2018 02:07 PM · starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Story:forget-me-not Chapter: Chapter 1
I should not have read this at work. Seriously, I had to sit here and go "I will not cry. I will not cry. I cannot cry."

This was lovely, beautiful actually. I knew I should have torn my eyes away do a little work and come back to reading but I couldn't. This was - it was beyond words. You captured the emotions brilliantly and painted such a clear picture that I could see it all in my head.

I think what killed me most is what happens after, what happens in canon. It was the last. It was painful to read and yet so wonderfully written. I absolutely loved this story.

I know I keep repeating myself but honestly it was so beautiful - sad and amazing. I'll stop rambling and say thank you for writing this. I am going to have to be sure to find time and check out more of your work lovely.


Name: victoria_anne (Signed) · Date: 03 Apr 2018 09:33 AM · [Report This]
Story:forget-me-not Chapter: Chapter 1

It's okay, I didn't need my heart today anyway.

Wah, what a sad one-shot! I absolutely love Tonks and Andromeda, which is why I read this story, so to see them saying good-bye to one another, even if it isn't forever, tears me up a little bit. I love the differences in their personality, how Andromeda is the practical one and Ted can't even match his socks :P The love and care they have for each other is very apparent. Great job!



Author's Response:

"even if it isn't forever" uh bianca... you might want to be sitting down for this one..........

 

nah, i kid, although this originally was going to be a short story that ended with his murder by snatchers! but I never wrote it, and you're right that it works perfectly well as a one-shot, so I think I'll keep it as that unless I have any bright ideas.

 

This was such a lovely review, thank you!! I'm glad this aged well from 2009.



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