|Reviews for Breathe Me|
| forensicduck 4/19/10 . chapter 1
I love angst, Booth and Brennan and Wendell. So: I love this story. Wendell really reminds me of Booth, being protective and all. You kept all the characters nice IC and wrote a great story! Thumbs up! :)
| anthropologist 1/20/10 . chapter 1
Aw, my heart is breaking. :( Great job with this one too! I like that you are doing your story justice and that you aren't just letting everything work out perfectly in an unrealistic manner. I downloaded this song because I actually don't know this one, and it's very good, and like always, is a great song to listen to while I read. This might be tangential, but I also adored Wendell's endearing desire to make sure Brennan is safe. Wonderful work!
| duskbutterfly 12/22/09 . chapter 1
Argh, you can't leave it there! This (by which I refer to all three) has been amazing, poignant and agonisingly sad but beautiful. I can't wait to read more oh and Merry Christmas!
| daisy07 12/22/09 . chapter 1
Well, at last! Brennan is beginning to see that actions do have consequences - even for her, and she is no longer able to logic herself out of this particular situation. A large slice of humble pie may just be called for! Beautifully observed characters.
| aigneadh 12/21/09 . chapter 1
I like your Wendell. Actually I love Wendell in general. He is a squint, and just not too squinty... :) I liked the ramble about his mother. That’s just so like Wendell!
And the part where Brennan keeps waiting for Booth...just loved it!
Although she knows she really screwed up this time...wonder what she is going to do to fix it.
And Booth spending all his time with Parker, reassuring the boy while he himself feels abounded... Heartbreaking!
Anyway, can't wait for the next chapter!
Update soon please!
| TemperTemper 12/21/09 . chapter 1
I love what Brennan has realised and the slow reality of everything sinking in for both of them.
This is a fabulous series. I am a sucker for angst :)
| light at last 12/20/09 . chapter 1
I feel like you really have an understanding of the characters' emotions in this. You write beautiful angst, which is something many people, including me can't do so well. I also really like your Wendell. Wendell makes me happy, he's so normal, and he's like a buddy for Hodgins and an ally of normal for Booth in the lab, and I thought you nailed him, especially the stuff about his mother. I also loved how he made it seem like a favor for Brennan to let him walk her to her car, when he was really trying to take care of her. He knows she can't accept the help because of her extremist feminism, so he turns it around. Go Wendell!
| MadeOfStars 12/20/09 . chapter 1
Another excellent piece. You are writing the unhappiness well, hope real life is not inspiring it too much. You really got the point of the waiting and the emptiness across. I loved Angela not having anything to say, Parker still struggling, and Brennan waiting all day. Wendell waiting on/with her was touching and kind. The image of an old version of herself was very fitting too. Great job!
| a2zmom 12/20/09 . chapter 1
Poor Brennan. She really messed up.
| BluJPlover 12/20/09 . chapter 1
This is definitely one of my favorite stories of yours (which is saying something because I really enjoy each and every one). It's beautiful and angsty and just -flails-. The part about Brennan waiting and Booth during his whole thing with Parker, I really loved those. Eagerly awaiting the next chapter to this. ]
| Kalidris 12/20/09 . chapter 1
Oh man ... she's back in DC and didn't even call Booth herself? And then she sits in her office and wait for him to arrive? Oh boy ... And it's really heartbreaking how Booth tries his best not to let Parker be dissappointed or sad about Bones' disappearance *sigh*. I don't know how it might be possible, but I still hope for a happy Ending )
| Shadow0413 12/20/09 . chapter 1
Just read all three parts. Heartwrenching and beautiful! Can't wait for more!
| thisgirltries 12/19/09 . chapter 1
Oh, my tears are just welling up in my eyes.
I love the little bit from Wendell, it seems very characteristic of him to do so. Beautiful job!
| lucyc66 12/19/09 . chapter 1
This story is so... heart wrenching. In a good way. I hated Brennan in the first part of this story for leaving Booth out of nowhere, and now i just feel so sad for her, especially after reading the second part.
I like how all of their friends are sort of crossing their fingers waiting to see what happens.
Hoping to see some Brennan/Booth interaction in the next part. pps.
| utgotye 12/19/09 . chapter 1
Pretty please time infinity make her come to him, no matter how long it takes. I'd prefer he didn't resume his liaison position until she at least attempts to fix this, if it is even fixable. If he must, have him be coldly professional and have him not allow her to go anywhere other to meet him at crime scenes.
If I were Booth it would require some serious heartfelt groveling for me to consider even listening to her, let alone actually considering what she had to say. He owes her nothing and he has to keep in mind that even if he forgives her, this will almost assuredly (betting odds for sure) happen again in another 6 months or a year or five years and that no matter what kind of "progress" she appears to be making, she's one irrational freak out away from having his heart ripped out again. I don't see how he could possibly think that it's worth the pain for him or his son. Based on this behavior and her complete unwillingness to make an effort to fix this, (clearly it's not high on her priority list), I don't think I'd ever speak to her again. Let her live with it and feel miserable for the rest of her (likely successful but utterly pathetic) life. He didn't leave her, she left him, something she already realizes. So if I'm Booth, I avoid her completely for as long as possible.
Just say no to great angst being ruined by unrealistic happy endings! Compound her misery and have Booth dating for the last couple weeks (and things are looking good atm). Have Brennan run into Parker in the park and have Parker make her feel even more guilty and pathetic. Have Booth call the fertility office and tell them to destroy his donation.
Don't have him yell at her since anger belies deeper feelings. Anger implies that you still care on some level. Coldness (to the point of apathy) is the only way for him to combat his feelings. Do to her exactly what she did to him over the last six weeks, simply pretend she doesn't exist as much as he can. Maybe that will drive home the message that you just can't treat people that you (supposedly) care about and who care about you like they aren't worth anything. She's already partially figured that out but since she things she knows Booth and his capacity for empathy, that he'll understand and forgive her. It doesn't work that way in the real world.
I'm looking forward to the next installment. Happy holidays.