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
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.
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!
"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.