|Reviews for Guardian Lover|
| Beatrice Benedick 1/7/10 . chapter 29
Wow... is it true? is this fic come to an end? (how am I going to print it to put in my collection?... an encyclopedia more like. okay I'll blast my head with that later)
UK really thank you for giving us this "christmas - new year - three kings" present for all the Getty Girls/Guys. What a ride! This has been longer than a telenovela and I can barely account for the ammount of new characters, amazing stories, hilarious monologues and dialogues, most diverse settings and places... this is like a TV series. You created all this world by yourself and I am very thankful, you romantic-crazed brit gal :D
As always, Henry just messes things up. But you fixed it quite charmingly. Not screwing Henry up but giving us a tender moment and a good bye.
And the Rossis christmas, Gio and Rico (boy! is he wordy... he's definitely a Rossi) Their moment together was so pretty. Gio's sudden reaction... still aching -what a boy...- for his lost heart. his rage! "
Why won’t you all leave me damn well alone…..can I get no peace" wow! intense!
It was a very good ending. You even brought Marguerite and Freddo too. So bittersweet. You know I liked that story. And mentioned Katy oh yay! you did it thanks! thanks! Because she's still the best love interest for Gio in your fic. But Gio likes his Betty and Betty is nothing worthy without Gio so... it's past. But I'm glad you mentioned her :)
Oh! Hilda and Archie back together. Nice!
You know me. You know me damn well. Those paragraphs that started "Nothing compares to the silence of snow when it falls..." were amazing. I felt it. I felt the angst and you know how i love angst and the scene was nice. she was "snow crazy" just like she is coffee-perfume crazy. And Gio was... drunk! haha... He really can't contain his emotions, can he? I don't think he can. And he's like a little boy. He says one thing and then says another. But he's cute. Really cute like a child. You revealed it. You told Betty the angel in her shoulders was Gio but it's so interesting how in the end he really never was the Guardian Lover. At first he was all protective but then Daniel, Theresa, marguerite, even Katy even Betty. They were always protecting HIM. Your story revolved around him and not Betty and it's so endearing. So deep -like you say.
And you gave us plenty of sweet Getty moments by the end of the fic. And Gio singing is always a treat. What a big family. They are cute together. I am glad Gio found his heart.
Thank you for writing this. Please don't let this be your last fic.
| starletlaur 1/7/10 . chapter 29
Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful final chapter- it had it all. Hilda and Archie getting engaged was so lovely.
I got a little bit worried when Gio was ill, I wondered what mood you were in when you were writing, I feared that you would take Gio away from Betty, from us. But then, you couldn't take away Gio from us, could you really? That'd be the Horta thing to do. And I am a Getty deep down, and I was so hoping for the happy ending for this story ending. And you gave it to us! :D
The final act of getting together was so lovely and heartfelt and so like Gio and Betty...if only this would come true...'he ain't dead' afterall. But...?
And a little girl on the way...I'm very happy UK, thank you! Although I am a little sad this one has come to an end.
| Beatrice Benedick 12/29/09 . chapter 28
I see.. that' what you're playing. Naughty UK you naughty. Not falling for those bones. I threw you muffins you threw me cookies. I see where youre going. You're mean!
"Plus the lady; well it’s not her, that’s not Betty; she was someone I liked …a lot…..from a long….. long time ago….before your ma….long before. Hey, enough a guy is allowed a few secrets isn’t he? Now come on, that’s all in the past now; "
I ate it and enjoyed it. I want to cry but it's okay. at least "it's all in the past now" damn!
Anyway. Your Gio monologue at the start. He's such a sweet child. So nervous so inlove of his Betty. Fine they are meant to be together. I am okay with that. And Betty got her pounds back. Good! I hope she learned her lessons. He loves her with some weight in it. When is she going to learn?
And the Rico/Gio conversation was so sweet. You are AMAZING at building your non-UB characters. They have that vivacity and life in them. Makes me want a little Rico of my own (as long as I don't end up in a car accident).
And Theresa remembering her husband. so sad and tender...
Plus "Hey no arguing you have piled the pounds on in the past few years son.." bwahahaha! oh the Rossis are fun. And she found out the truth about the Baby.
" I’ve never seen anyone eat like you, really it’s a compliment, Katy could pack it away but watching you is like poetry in motion as a chef" -there you go again with my old dear Katy. Nobody eats like Betty. I reckon that.
WHAT? HEN-freaking what-RY? WHOT? You ARE Horta. You are! I must see your ID where is it? you ARE HORTA! *pulls hair* What is he doing in the fic? ruining everything, that's what! what on earth was that last scene? I have been reading it at least three times and what?
Henry held her and she just stood there. Like what? I want to hit Betty with the sole of my heaviest plump shoes. She has no shame whatsoever!
You BETTER be in a good mood when you write that last chapter. Oh and throw me another bone. I'll bite *grins*
| starletlaur 12/28/09 . chapter 28
I really thought it was going to happen, that he was going to ask and then BANG. ARRGH.
UK you had better be in a good mood when you write the next chapter ;) or I will not be pleased. LOL
| starletlaur 12/28/09 . chapter 27
Sorry UK for taking so long to read and review your story!
Oh my. I really, really thought that you had killed Gio off, you naughty woman. I was panicking. LOL.
I can't wait to see what happens between Gio and Betty now, I'm sensing the path is still not that smooth or some kinks along the way...off i go!
| Beatrice Benedick 12/14/09 . chapter 27
UK, thanks for updating. You are bringing it to closure and I must say I'm liking this new way you are pushing us to the ending.
I like your momma's boy Gio. He's freaking adorable. And alive! oh dear... he's alive. I was afraid you were going to pull a The Chance on me. I mean... come on. Even I know it's horrible to kill Gio. Oh poor Jenny. Dear lord! brain tumor, pregnancy and suicide... now is that the way you put revenge on my latest reviews? you're mean hahahaha... But I'm glad she had a quick dead. :p
Poor Ricardo. I can sense Gio is going to end up having a huge family after all. And he'll be the Guardian Lover of everything.
I do like that silly Betty realized how stupid she was to become something she wasnt. (even though she just does it because "Gio liked her old self" but whatever...). At least you are making me like her a little bit more. I tell you. Your fic makes me both hate and like Betty in extreme ways. But I like fics that inspire those feelings on me... you are intense and so are your characters... LOVE THAT!
Okay, now comes the rambling part. I have right for that now that you horribly killed Jenny...
Betty thought about having an abortion because Gio was probably dead? WTF? now this is you trying me to hate (not pity) Betty again. that is NEVER a choice! Even if someone brings sense into her... even if she didn't have it done. she is the lowest from the love interest Gio have got in your fic. At least Jenny commited suicide! And Katy stepped out. Gosh make Betty grow please!
But Gio likes all that drama in his life. He can't help but wondering if he had been by her side she wouldn't have done it. He has to guard her and that's the truth. They are meant for eachotehr. Gio must love her to prevent her from doing heavy mistakes and he needs her, truly madly deeply. They must be together or they'll live a life full of tragedies.
Yeah! cliffhanger (love those) bring it on! what's Louisa going to say Gio. He's suffered enough... don't let her break his heart in two anymore. Poor Gio.
Ah UK! come on! write write write *cracks whip*
| Beatrice Benedick 11/21/09 . chapter 26
What a long update, thanks UK.
I'll start with the ending: WHAT ON EARTH? my heart stopped and I had to read back to make sure who were inside the car. OH dear... WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Bring on the next chapter... angsty cliffhanger it is!
And I like how you mirrored Gio and Betty's situation to Marguerite's. Oh dear... the secret is revealed! no wonder she remembers her Frederico so much. Now that she's no longer ... the story pains even more. Bravo! To tell the truth the star of this story is Marguerite's arc. It leaves Betty's story in the dust.
I like the cookie part so I quoted that at MGSG. But I see Betty is doing again a HUGE silly mistake. But now I know what you mean when you say "Marguerite will save the day" even after death.
Oh dear! Thanks for this, UK!
| Beatrice Benedick 10/19/09 . chapter 25
Hey UK you updated. Thank you! Oh and a Jenny Hernandez is featured there... thanks!
How you opened the chapter. Oh Lord! how lucky I didn't fully read the chapter until today you... you... killed Marguerite. *gasp* you're taking away my favorite characters. I-I can't believe it! Oh my Lord! What-what? I'm speechless. So... that means if I tell you I like a character you will make it disappear? Just like Marg and Katy? well, then I LOVE BETTY and her whining and insecurities. :p
Okay, that aside. I'm so glad you brought back the fic. Gio punching Matt is always a pleasure. I'm not sure what I'm looking forward in the next chapters. But I really love reading your updates. This fic is so funny and dramatic and the dialogues are so rich... just like a play. Your characters say so much with their words. And Gio is such a troubled lover. I'm honest UK. Maybe too honest... Hope you don't mind.
| starletlaur 10/16/09 . chapter 25
Oh my God! No! You cannot leave it there! Betty, why is she so stupid? And when is everything going to come out?
I'm really sad that Aunt Marguerite died, but I'm sure that there is a purpose to that. What was in Gio's letter? Is that why he arrived at the house to have something out with Betty? Did she inform him of her love for him? Of the baby? Lol, so many questions!
Another brilliant chapter Uk. I can't wait for the next one (and I am sad this story, as you said, is coming to an end- its one of my faves!)
| starletlaur 10/1/09 . chapter 24
You know what UK? I absolutely loved this chapter. I really, really like Aunt Marguerite...the voice of sense and truth. She really cares about Gio and Betty also, and I love how she is trying to get them together. She is their Guardian.
Oh oh oh! This fainting marlarky! When you said Betty was off her food and craving certain stuff I had a niggling. And then the fainting again...I just knew. And I knew it would have to be our Guy's right?
I can't wait to see what happens now!
| Beatrice Benedick 9/30/09 . chapter 24
Well...well...CLIFFHANGER. Very convenient. Because the only thing that could make Gio win Betty is a child, that's for sure. (I still don't know why he wants that woman... honestly) Because that woman is heartless I tell you and only wants Gio for his bod and bed skills. I guess it's the perfect way to continue the Getty story, UK. Definitely. I don't think there's anything that could tempt Betty settle down for that man (she's so unfocused).
And the memory of Katy. I don't even want her to be mentioned. I'm too angry at Gio to even remember her. What a silly man... I feel sorry for him. He's so obsessed with Betty (the wrong woman).
But what I LOVED about this chapter. Is that you continued it and and included so many people from the Gio family. Bwahaha... I LOVE THEM! Totally love how they are. They are my favorite part of this fic. (You know I am not feeling Getty anymore in your fic so... whatever... bring it... and I'll endure it) But the ace and core of this fic are the new fictional characters you created. Specially how you developed the women surrounding Gio. His family. I just can't help loving them. They're the BEST! I think I'll never forget them even after the fic comes to an end.
LMAO! at Gio's shoulder bag. Hey! any man should have his own shoulder bag. So confident! That's definitely something Gio would do.
Thanks for bringing this chapter so quickly.
| starletlaur 9/23/09 . chapter 23
Oh no, I don't know what to feel. Gio is going to let Betty stew for a bit? He knows that she wants him, but he's not going to give in. And then! Matt proposes and she says YES! Omg. What the hell is going to happen? Please don't let her marry that scumbag. (Even though I shouldn't care what happens to Betty, I do!) And she belongs to Gio.
Gotta say that Don Juan was just hot. Whit-woo!
| Beatrice Benedick 9/22/09 . chapter 23
UK, YOU UPDATED! oh yay. Well, we've got Gio and Betty getting close and the dance, the kiss, the physical atraction... that's so them. And Betty... I don't what to think about Betty. I swear she's just physically attracted to our man. What is it she likes of our Gio but to let her body feel him and then... hurt him miserably?
Overall I liked the episode. "Queens Boy" I liked that. I'll add it to my Getty vocabulary. :D
And Gio is such a fragile child when he's around his elders. His conversation with his mother. Why he likes Betty? why he's infatuated with her? Argh! Sometimes I want to punch him in the head. I don't understand why he grasp to a woman who can give him nothing. But I guess that's love. And that man surely KNOWS how to love a woman, doesn't he? And his mother and aunt spoil him rotten. But that's love, they are his guardians...
He's got his own Guardians, doesn't he? I still remember those early stories about the Rossis... I miss those characters. I like them more than that emotionally challenged and seriously mentally troubled Betty. She says she needs Gio but I don't understand her. For a moment in the discussion i thought you were going to make Gio (The Betty in your fic) dump an unstable Betty (the Henry) and was going to run to the UK to find the woman that loves him for who he is, Katy (The Gio).
Can I say that I enjoyed the intensity of the scene? Oh I turned into a Foxy, that's it. I can't help it.
What on Earth? Matt? But what is Matt doing in this fic? Ruining, that's what.
Oh thanks UK for my Guardian Lover fix. I forbid you to spend such a long time without writing it. I need this ficc! Just like I need water.. and angst. And the gettier it turns the angstier it becomes. Your writing is so unique, UK. Love you!
| stephumz 9/8/09 . chapter 22
aww...i was thinking about this story today and fance that - i check my inbox and there's the alert! YAY! what a lovely chapter! Marguerite has really grown on me - at least she can see the real hartley and the true destiny for both Gio and Betty! excellent stuff as per usual :)
| Beatrice Benedick 9/8/09 . chapter 22
Uk, I never expected you to actually update the fic. I was teasing... and it worked! Does it mean I can crack the whip and another chapter will magically appear? *cracks and waits*
Hum... thought so. :(
Anyway. Thanks for the update. I bet you had that chapter hidden somewhere just waiting to pop it out.
Hilda and Betty interaction was so lovely, very season 1-2. Which I loved. Betty is still Betty. And Gio is still in love with that child even if he was devastatingly heartbroken... which means he's is still the same Gio. Oh! And Matt is an unbeatable jerk. So hey! Everyone is 100% in character. :D
Big star missing is a certain brit girl and the after talk with Gio that night... but no big complains because we got the return of yet ANOTHER missing major character: AUNT MARGUERITE! Who will definitely "butt in", won't she? Okay she already did. So I wonder if she will work her magic in the rest of the chapters. hum...
UK, you are doing very good keeping us in suspense with this fic. :D