|Reviews for Looking Young|
| enchantedsleeper 1/12/07 . chapter 1
Awesome XD I like the idea that Yahiko wouldn't change much at all, nor Tsubame. I just wish it would happen to me when it probably won't!
| Prodigy Keyblade Wielder 1/2/07 . chapter 1
Very cute, and slightly smexy. (I can't really imagine 56 year olds going that far though.)
| harukohaha 10/20/06 . chapter 1
Ah, how cute! I love the way you tackle concepts in your fics. Things we take unquestioningly from canon like Kenshin and Hiko looking young and the creating a whole story behind it. Very creative! _
| SiriusFan13 10/16/06 . chapter 1
oh wonderful. i like this one a lot. of course always like the fics that take a look at the characters as they reach middle age or advanced years... seeing how they've changed and how they've stayed the same and how they've coped with the changes (especially those strong ones who are coping with older age...) this one was lovely... a nice way to touch on the physical appearance of kenshin and hiko (and now yahiko) without sounding all weird and spooky... or magic...:) just simple and nice.
honestly, i'd love to see you take this time period and look at how hiko and kenshin and other characters are doing at their respective ages... let's see... kenshin would be mid sixties... hiko... goodness would be in his eighties... heh... and what about yahiko's kids? *pitiful look begging for more*
| moeru himura 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Wahh! I love it! I can really imagine Yahiko as an old man but not looking old. Yeah, the magic... like Kenshin's and Hiko's. Yahiko has found his way of life, that being satisfied with that is the "magic" of it all.
| Warg 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Haha, i'd have loved to repeat all that Sue said.. i meant to, but i'm feeling a little short on words right now ;
Know that i loved it, and even laughed a bit at it.
This is brisk and easy, though nicely infused with things "deeper". Plus, never seen anything quite like this.
| Lackwit 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Such a charming look at Yahiko and Tsubame! Funny, wistful, loving- nice.
| TrisakAminawn 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Heheh. That's a neat idea, one I certainly haven't seen before, but I can believe it. Although twenties at fifty-six is pushing it. Ending is kind of dumb, but I've learned to roll with that, since a lot of stories use the same dumb ending. Not as if you did it badly. Kenshin is dead now? I for one am not surprised. He would have been lcky to make it to fifty himself, and if he were alive at this point he'd be in his seventies. O.O Good story. Cute. Yay for Yahiko and Tsubame.
| Summoner Lenne10 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Aww, that was adorable! Still though, even is Tsubame only looks like she is 40 or so, I'm sure if she walks down the street with her '23 year old husband' a few eyeborws will be raised. or maybe they'll just think it's her son. Lol.
Only problem here is they didn't celbrate birthday's in Meiji Japan. Has to do with the tradional ways of calcuaitng age. When a baby was born they were declared one year old and another year was added at each New Year, instead of their birthday.
Still though, this was adorable. Well, this may be in Taisho now and not Meiji but they still calcuated age like that anyway.
| sueb262 10/15/06 . chapter 1
oh, khrysalis, you have outdone yourself with this irresistible scene! i love thinking about aged!yahiko, and what he might have been like, what his life might have held for him, and this proposition is simply wonderful!
it's not just the warmth and tenderness between them, or the idea of their having had a large, happy family, or the images attendant on all that developing swordsmanship under one roof. no, i think the thing that touches me most is imagining that yahiko followed his hero far beyond the bounds of mere sword skill: that he learned from kenshin what his life was for, and that he expended it in making the differences that he could in the world he found himself inhabiting. the paragraph that beings "There had been times..." is so dense with history past, now swallowed up in years of separateness and togetherness and their own healing over. i mean: "dusty from his travels, lean and hard"-that right there says it all! i'm amazed at how easy it is to imagine yahiko-chan, still so child-like and round at the close of the anime, stretched up like a young man, and then filled out in adulthood.
this was a deep pleasure to read-thanks for it!
| gure 10/15/06 . chapter 1
So maybe it's not so much the sword style but being an impressive swordsman in general. Older!Yahiko is very entertaining; I like that he retained his brashness. Lovely one-shot, to both of you _
| xZig-zagx 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Aw, what a sweet story. I've always wanted to read a story of 'old' Yahiko but could never find one and couldn't write one I liked for myself. _ Thank you! It was a very nice one shoot and I really liked the perspective of Kenshin being old and feeling old, but looking young and how Yahiko understood how he might have felt.
| Anonymous 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Nice one! This story is very nice! I wish you would follow up another atory about these 2, based on this one-shot. I hope you do.
| Nekotsuki 10/15/06 . chapter 1
Heheh, that was a rather cute look at Yahiko's "old" age. And a nice one-shot; I like to see your cousin's still helping with some of the writing (or at least the idea).