|Reviews for Shades of Sunrise|
| 0Laura-Chan0 5/19/13 . chapter 18
This story got me tears in my eyes. Beautiful.
| rawrchelle 4/27/13 . chapter 18
Well, let it be said, first and foremost, that I am not a happy endings kind of person. If you ask me, I always prefer deaths and despair and hopelessness because that never stops hurting, while happy endings fade and you stop being grateful for the happiness. But-if I could write ItaSaku the way you do, I would never stop.
I read "rescue breathing" a few years ago (before I disappeared from the fandom) and have always loved it because your Sasuke in that story is the Sasuke of my heart, broken and bleeding and unable to stop himself from loving Sakura and Naruto even if he rips his heart right out of his chest. Now that I'm back in the fandom, I hovered hesitantly over this story because I adore this pairing and I knew it was going to be so beautiful it hurts. Which, I guess, is the very reason I started reading at all. Because apparently, I am a huge masochist.
It hurt. A lot. The way you write, focusing on the little things more than the big, makes the little things /seem/ big and that is wonderful, because it takes a certain talent to do that. For the majority of this story, all up until the point when Itachi knocked Sakura out to face Sasuke, I was screaming and wailing and clawing my eyes out because that is the kind of love I've always wanted, to be able to be close without having to actually be close. You smoothed Sakura out and you tore Itachi down and I could quote several lines that took my breath away, but that in itself would be a very tedious task.
I am still on the fence about this picture perfect happy ending, because in my head, Itachi must always die and Itachi will always die. But maybe, if I think hard about it enough, and the way you weaved this together, I will accept him living, just this once. Because out of all of the ItaSaku stories I've read, they have all been hard and hot and passion and desperation and something ephemeral, but this is quiet and slow and simmers at the very bottom of your heart, as fierce and blazing and under control as Itachi's chakra. And sometimes, miracles are okay, if they don't happen in every single story you read. Maybe in some parallel universe, Itachi can be happy. Maybe sometimes, their love is so strong that it stops being a love story because it's more than that, deeper than love, instinctual, written into their very bones like they were always meant to collide.
But I digress. This is a lovely piece of writing that tugs at all of the right heartstrings. There are little blips here and there, slight plot holes (what, Akatsuki lets Itachi leave, just like that?), and frequent typos (you actually consistently misspelled "Konoha" as "Kohona", it was slightly endearing), so it is not perfect, but it is raw and it leaves me very satisfied and aching in a good way, so I cannot complain.
For a time, I had left this fandom and stopped caring about my stories as well, but I never stopped reading the reviews I received, so I hope you're reading this. Thank you so much for the fantastic read.
| cassirycake 4/26/13 . chapter 18
I couldnt not review this , even with the fact I lost my log in to this site . This is the best story I have ever red . You literally tore all these emotions out of me , left , right and center . I cried far too many times , and I smiled even more . Words could not express how much I found myself in love with this story . I'm so thankful to have the privilege to read it . Thank you so much . You are a beautiful writer .
| vmp 4/7/13 . chapter 18
i absolutely loved it 3
| Trying -Helps 3/19/13 . chapter 18
It was different, the style in which you wrote in I mean. I can think of off hand only story that wrote in the same style. I liked how you ended the story with Itachi not dying. I've read some stories like this one and they always at the point where he leaves ends with him dying and her eventually marrying someone else. Anyway I read your end notes and saw the one shot, read it and wow you gave them a daughter, also Itachi never wanting to be a Ninja again; yeah I get that one, I really would have to wonder if he would have it in him after that last stunt.
So I was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking the "Good Person Test." Simply put it's a test that shows whether you are a good person and how that effects you. It's not hard to find, only the second search result on Google.
| Kiari Ferrari 2/1/13 . chapter 18
Not entirely sure what you did, but I believe you have truly made an Itachi/Sakura fan out of me now. I've only begun to toy with this new couple and have read just a few stories on them but this, by far, tops them all and has only solidified my opinion of the pair. You're writing style is unique and delicious- i say that because I was eating your words up like crazy, I read this entire thing in one sitting! So, yes, a few body parts are numb but this was well worth it. It almost doesn't need a sequel of any kind, it's kind of perfect on its own. Well, I really really hope you get some more clever story lines to add to this odd couple so that hopeless romantic/adventurous readers, like myself, continue to be immersed in the world of Naruto, where we all secretly wished we could be apart of. Thank you and write soon!
| Nightraze 1/20/13 . chapter 18
Great fic! This was a very emotional story and i enjoyed reading it a lot! Im glad that everyone got a happy ending.
| Aista 1/5/13 . chapter 18
This is why I read - for someone to remind me that good things can happen regardless of whether it's reality or fantasy. This story honestly made me so happy.
| Melissa 12/13/12 . chapter 18
I don't often read things that make me feel overwhelmed, but you've managed it with this fic. It's so /perfect/, every bit of it, and I can't find the words to express how truly amazing it is. I love your characterization of Sakura, and how strong and independent and just, not awful she is, and how at the end of the day there's still that fear of being outpaced and abandoned and just. Wow. I don't think I've ever read a characterization as perfect as this one.
And then there's Itachi. I don't even know where to start, really. He's so...human, I suppose? In the way that he doesn't know how to interact normally, because after all he's been pretty much an outcast since he was 13 (and how anyone could think that Akatsuki (under Madara, anyway) could be in any way a normal social environment where someone could grow up the least bit ok, I have no idea, but it's an common misconception) and just. I don't even know how to describe how perfect his characterization is. And then there's the two of them together and just. Argh. I haven't the words. Just, I loved this fic so much, and thank you for writing it, and don't ever let someone tell you that you can't write, because this was amazing. And sorry about the run-on sentences. :)
| Emma 12/5/12 . chapter 18
You know, I've read a lot of ItachiXSakura fanfictions but I think I like this one best. I love how you show Itachi as a human with weaknesses and inner demons and just the enormous capacity to love. Also, your Sakura is amazing. She is loud, excitable, she curses, and she holds nothing back. Reading your story was a pleasure, even when it made me cry or laugh. Heck, sometimes I did both at the same time. Thank you for writing it and sharing it.
Now, I'm off to go pounce on the other stories you have written. Toodles!
| Sherioka 11/30/12 . chapter 12
This this...got me so hooked :"
I love you and Itachi and Sakura 3 Oh, you make me touched :)
| zecrazynutmunkee 11/23/12 . chapter 18
I might've been crying around the last chapters but this was just beautifully written and I cannot find a fault with the characterization or the motivation or the stupidity of humanity and I just want to love this story to bits so I will. Thank you.
| Kam18 11/22/12 . chapter 18
I fell in love with this story as you did. Somewhere along the lines, you just start to fall in love with the characters and hurt as they hurt, love as they love.
This is a favorite story, and reading it made my day.
You did an excellent job.
| PervertAnimeOtaku 11/20/12 . chapter 18
That was- it- it, it was beautiful. I cried so hard even my cat is giving me weird looks, btw perfect ending. ')
| Deja-You 11/12/12 . chapter 18
I love this not-sexy, beautiful story. I'm sad that that will never reach you.