|Reviews for Heartbeat|
| jennlynnfs 6/23/10 . chapter 1
Thank you for writing this. This was a side of Katara that was shocking to say the least. She was vehment in her distrust and quick on her pronouncement to end Zuko's life if he betrayed them that I couldn't help feeling sorry for Katara. It's hard to explain. She had changed so much from Book 1 until that moment. Her character could have really spiraled into further depths of despair, but I'm glad she didn't.
I also enjoyed this piece b/c even though it was supposed to be Katara's side, I also liked that Zuko was given a say about this too. At the end of the scene on the show, he looked so defeated. He was prepared for distrust, but Katara's feelings were clearly more than that and it was difficult to watch. I like how you had him stand up to her b/c honestly, she really did need to be taken down just a bit.
Anyway, thanks again for this.
| AnnaAza 3/16/10 . chapter 1
Really cool! I remember reading this a long time ago-I still love it!
| i-am-a-coffe-crazy-writer 12/19/09 . chapter 1
pretty good POV from katara. she seemed pretty in-character at that time, although Zuko was a little dark in this one... overall-really good!
| Lynati 11/2/09 . chapter 1
I really, really like Katara's mantras in this story. Your writing in general has a lovely flow to it, and I'm going to go sulk over the fact this was the last of your Avatar stories that I had left to read.
Also, I like the fact that you include your musical references in the headings; music plays a pretty big role in what I write, too, and it's nice to have a soundtrack.
| heylalaa 9/6/09 . chapter 1
nice fic :)
thanks for the read!
| Inner Poise is great 8/18/09 . chapter 1
oh gosh. i loved this. you have no idea how much i wish this happened in the actual storyline.
For the most part, I love Katara, and I think she's a great character-but someone needed to put that girl in her place. Sometimes she bothered me SO much I just wanted to punch her.
Ahah. Anyway, I think you did a superb job. I adore this.
| Aliora 7/19/08 . chapter 1
Wonderful writing. You captured the sharp angles and awkwardness that Katara and Zuko are together, and gave us a scene rich in detail and intensity. Lovely work.
| onceuponachildhood 4/4/08 . chapter 1
So... she didn't do it, did she?
That takes true strength, to show mercy.
| moor 3/29/08 . chapter 1
"you’re a child with your first torture toy set.”
That's a really scary line, in many ways...
| assimilates 3/20/08 . chapter 1
I loved this, very vivid and well thought out. I can so see this as a missing scene in that episode. :]
| Nabanean 3/13/08 . chapter 1
Okay, I totally just remembered why you're my favorite Avatar fan fic author when I read this. How the characters speak and act just feels so vivid and real, and the context makes it even more powerful. I feel so pathetic, being unable to generate this kind of emotional honesty in a story like you do. The sentences flow like clear water, and they convey so much in a relatively short story. Now I'm worried that if Katara's trauma is addressed in the show, it'll be disappointing compared to what you've got here. (because t.v writers can be wimps sometimes.)
Katara is cool, and Zuko is an absolute mensch. You've proven that even when the potential romantic dynamic is not dominant, they can have brilliant chemistry. Theirs is a unique relationship on the show, and no amount of shipping wank can change that.
So, seriously, awesome-sauce.
| Shizuka no Taisho 2/28/08 . chapter 1
Oh, very dark! I love to read a good story about Katara and Zuko that isn't to cute and holds some despair...you did an absolutely superb job, especially since I couldn't see any errors in grammar or anything. Excellent work!
| Fireflamesinferno 2/27/08 . chapter 1
This is very powerful.
I like it.
| zstar 2/27/08 . chapter 1
That was a really good one shot. Like a missing scene from the actual show.
“I am the sea in winter. I am glass and glacier. You are foam on my fingertips and you will disappear with a wave. I am the sea in winter. I am glass and glacier. You are foam…”
Oh Katara... Knowing you, and how Zuko has changed, you'll NEVER be able to keep up that facade.
| Insane Muse 2/27/08 . chapter 1
nice! Okay now you realize the hoards you will have screaming "More!"
You do? Good...