|Reviews for The Benefit of Time|
| slenderpanda597 5/8/13 . chapter 16
This could possibly be one of my favourite mmad child fics. Ever.
| Eden'sEnd116 12/7/12 . chapter 16
That argument between Minerva and Albus scared the living day lights out of me. I wanted to cry as I read it and then again I wanted to yell at the screen and argue as if they could hear me but, I was so transfixed on the words that all I could do was stare. That was intense.
| Angel Minerva McGonagall 11/11/12 . chapter 16
This-This...is unbelievably wonderful, amazing, heart-wrenching, and romantic all at the same time! I thank you deeply for writing such a wonderful story. You took me on a 16 chapter ride that had me crying, laughing, hurting, and rejoicing for my favorite couple. And I'll love this story forever.
Just one little thing...I noticed that you wrote "the woman" many times when you meant Minerva. I-well, I just found that a little distracting. But this story is marvelous nonetheless! :)
| julisa 4/28/12 . chapter 16
this was such a cute fanfic! thanks for wrinting such a great one-they're really hard to find! :D
| BuzzCat 1/22/12 . chapter 16
Wow. I read this whole story in one day and... wow. This is crazy stuff. A little slow to get started, but it was like a roller coaster. Started slow in teh beginning, and then you get to the top. The pinnacle of suspense. Then you go whooshing down the hill. It's exhilerating and just... wow. Excellent story, there. Can't wait to read more of your stuff!
| lalala777 7/21/11 . chapter 16
I don't know if you're still keeping up with fanfiction after all these years, but I have to let you know this was one of the loveliest stories I've ever read.
You really had me feeling the emotions of the characters with the characters themselves. Especially when Maddy was pleading with Albus not to go... Trust me, I was pleading along with her. And begging. And swearing.
And Albus was right, in some way, shape, and form: she did hurt him beyond belief. But he loves her, and she loves him, and sometimes love gets so twisted up there's no end or beginning, no right or wrong. And believe me, this love was tiwsted.
So, all in all, thanks so much for the wonderful story!
| Ariana Ethaitrius 1/25/10 . chapter 4
I really like Maddelyn's personality and I like the meeting between the two lovers. Just a question, how do you pronounce Madelyn's name? Mad-al-yn? or Mad-al-ine? Great chapter.
| Ariana Ethaitrius 1/25/10 . chapter 3
A beautiful chapter; I like the letters as well.
| Ariana Ethaitrius 1/5/10 . chapter 2
This is a beautiful chapter. I feel sorry for the two adults, going through such emotional struggles like that. Great chapter;)
| xxbonesxx 11/21/09 . chapter 16
oh no! please make this story longer! its still rolling along so well! please?
| Dream's Girl 7/28/09 . chapter 15
IT'S REALLY GREAT!I love it
| niki 6/28/09 . chapter 1
loved it! the whole thing is awesome, from the way you write to the plot and dialouge. really like it
| TheGirlWithaCrazyCat 12/27/08 . chapter 16
WOW. Although i read that you don't prefer angst, i do have to say that the story felt pretty angst-y to me, but i do have to say that it was a fine piece of work. In the dramatic parts i did feel that Albus/Minerva were being way-over dramatic or didn't want to accept when it SOUNDED like the easiest thing in the world. But i guess that's how real life is, and you've incorporated that so well. And i love the little variable of Maddy that everything was so simple to her, and even adults feel like that someway too, only when your not in the other person's shoes. (Longest review I've ever written i think, lol)Anyways, awesome job. Even if the distractions of life keep you back, keep pushing your dreams forward!
| skrewtkeeper 8/9/08 . chapter 16
.Gosh. That scared me half to death! I always had the inkling that it would end happy, you know. MMADhappy ending. That's just all there is to it. I thought Minerva silly for withholding the truth from him for so long in her fear of Albus leaving her. Goodness, I tried to convince her that she was wrong, and that Albus would hold her in the end... He loved her! Goodness gracious. And then I was utterly perplexed by Albus and his blindspot. Would he honestly have not recognized Madelyn as his daughter? Goodness gracious. I knew who she was before the clues were given... I found him increasingly blind, and as I tried to convince him that because they were 'two of a kind' was because she was his daughter, I suddenly found myself desiring him to not find out until Minerva was ready to tell him. Of course, as you well know, he found out about it all in the wrong way... (Goodness, Poppy's first hint was the exact thing, and then it was only her second that hit him? xD I found that funny. Men need to be told things more than once I suppose). Oh, I dreaded to read the last chapter. When they first hugged, and Minerva just cried herself out on him, (and note this was in the very beginning; it has taken me two whole days to finish reading this), I let out this huge relieved sigh. It was quite pathetic... Anyways, the end of Chapter fifteen was terrible. I thought I was going to die right there in pure anguish. 'How on Earth could Albus suddenly stop loving Minerva?' I thought. It made no sense. Oh, and the beginning of the final chapter was pure torture. Minerva was so unbearably happy. So content with her life (besides the fact that she still had yet to tell Albus of their daughter), because she had severed ties with her mother (yes, I am using a reference to Percy's letter in the fifth book, and I quite honestly Do. Not. Care. xD), and I was so happy for her, but I knew that would end quickly, and quickly it did.
As the knocks came, I almost couldn't go on reading. I knew it would be Albus behind that door, with his love for Minerva gone, but I, being the stupid person I am, read it anyway. I watched as they shouted, and was completely conflicted by those hateful words. The night before he had gone on and on about how perfect Minerva was for him... (which, in case you were wondering, those scenes were very gently handled, and they were not 'scorcher scenes' as so many dear authors have referred to them as... I am grateful I was able to read them. Usually in the instances of the whole 'sex scene', I avoid those completely, but you cleaned it out a bit due to your rating, and I thank you for that. Otherwise, I probably would not have read past whatever chapter Minerva was remembering their first night of misconduct... anyways) Oh goodness, it was terrible. I was a sure-fire mess. Oh gosh, whenever they shouted, ack, I don't even know. It just was beyond terrible. And then, when Minerva finally went, "I love you." because she had nothing else to say, I let out the stupid sigh again, thinking that it was over... But it wasn't. I wallowed in my grief until Madelyn came to try and save the day. Her little speech about her forgiving her mother made me let out that stupid sigh AGAIN! xD But then, it didn't work, and then I was sad again... Oh, it was terrible as he walked away without another word... Oh, that was beyond terrible. (I think I need a different word instead of 'terrible', but that's all my mind will process right now). Oh, but you fixed it. Right at the last minute, you fixed it, and I cannot thank you enough for that. You know what? I actually picked to read this fic from a huge list on the ADMM boards because of the title. "The Benefit of Time" sounded simply intriguing, and happy... xD Ha, I was wrong on both counts. This was compelling my dear, compelling! Captivating, and all of those other words in how Albus describes the entrancement that Minerva holds over him... xD Oh goodness, and even though I found it more sad then happy, having honestly cried much more than I ever intended to, I am so glad I read it, I am so glad you wrote it, and I am so glad that you posted it. Ending and all. Oh gosh, it was spell-binding, and at times, I wanted to retreat. Away from all of the sadness and anguish, but I couldn't. As much as I would rather read fluffy nonsense, this fic had such a pull on me that I could not stop, no matter what I tried to do to distract myself... Oh, and the last two paragraphs were just a marvelous way to entirely end it. I am actually quite sad that I was not a member of this site when you wrote this, nor was I the huge MMAD shipper standing before you today. Nope. Three years ago, I did not write fan-fiction, and I hated everything that was not entirely 'the books'. I did not know that fan-fiction even existed until about two years ago, and even then, I was not a shipper. It took a while, but once I found the idea cute, I jumped right aboard, and have been on ever since. xD Anyways, enough with this rant about myself, and my sorry life...
Anyways, I laughed, I cried, I gasped... (more than once, if you entirely read my review), I think I did everything possible. At one point, I did throw my hands in the air at Albus and his blindspot, but that is another story. Goodness gracious, you, without a doubt, could be a famous author. This is the one time I've ever been completely been sure about a matter such as this, but I believe you could do it... And no, it wouldn't be a disappointment ending like in DH. It would be a marvelous ending, an awe-inspiring ending that you have written here. I have never seen a fiction like this... Ever. You have answered the call of writing MMAD far beyond than what I thought possible. I do believe I am getting carried away in this review... so I suppose I'll end here...Once I am through with my final point of course...
"They dwelled in the benefits that time gave them." That is the most brilliant sentence in this whole entire thing. Goodness gracious. That was the whole point of this fic.. Time did not separate them, it only brought them together in the most curious way... Oh darn, I have one more thing to say.
At the end of this, (or near the end), I was so frightened it was going to end in a terrible mess. So, to avoid a displeasing ending, I scrolled down line-by-line, so I wouldn't have to see the words 'The End' before I was finished. Once I saw "I didn't mean it." Then, my relieved sigh finally served its' correct purpose. It was a huge relief to see him come back, I hope you know. Goodness, it was the end of the nightmare, and I was happy... Anyways, I suppose now would be a good time to finish. It is quite late here...
1,266 words of review. I do believe that you need a reward for that... xD Oh, I need to add that although an epilogue was not needed, I would have liked to see Madelyn’s take on this… Would she accept Albus as her father again after she watched him tear her mother to shreds? I believe that she would, but I can only guess because she was not there in the end. I think this is the only thing that bothers me about this. She was not there to witness the end for herself….
Now you've got 1360 words. Lucky duck. xD Oh gosh, I'm not done. I looked up that song you mentioned, and it is so cute! It matches them so well! And even though it was a sad chapter where you wrote it, I could not stop smiling... xD
| Pipsky 5/2/08 . chapter 9
Awesome story - I love maddy!
the idea reminds me of As Time Goes By.