|Reviews for REUNION Revised Edition|
| xan-merrick 1/1/12 . chapter 28
great chapter can't wait for more
| AlthosHol 12/31/11 . chapter 28
This was a great as always. I'm liking the change. It should lead to new and exciting things. I can't wait to see how this turns out. In a way it fits the over all theme of the story and the terminator story line as a whole. You changed one detail and now we have a whole new "alternate timeline" to explore and enjoy. So excited.
| thelexy 12/31/11 . chapter 28
You did it... you really freaking did it. I'm the happiest person in the world right now.
I loved how John started to put together all the pieces and eventually discovered the truth. I'm so happy that the two can have a moment together in the future without any lies between them. Gosh, you have no idea how much I love that you went with the idea. As you know, I never liked the idea of Cameron hiding who she was, so this is like the best thing that could have happened to this story. It changes so much for the characters. Please update soon, I want to know what John and Cameron will do now. :)
| morded 12/31/11 . chapter 28
It was a great chapter, but I won't lie, when I was reading it was kind of getting turned off due to all the lying from Cameron's part, but that all changed at the end. I'm glad John found out and Cameron finally admitted it. I think that's something that was missing from the original version of this story. He knows and she can now be honest with him (at least with him) and that makes all the difference in the world.
| yetikiller 12/30/11 . chapter 27
I love this story so freaking much. You have made me so happy by writing these stories of yours. I love John and Cameron so much that I have been going around reading everything I can.
| AlthosHol 11/29/11 . chapter 1
I hope you are doing well. I have been a fan since you were first started posting the first version of reunion and look forward to enjoying it all over again.
I do hope that you are still planning on posting "resurrection" You have quite the gift for writing and we all look forward to every word.
| Lsquare 11/25/11 . chapter 27
Lots of action in this chapter. The Kate/Derek interactions worked very well. I've never been a fan of Kate (I loathed T3), but she works well as a kind-of foil for Derek. And the dual conversations the Brewsters were having, about how odd it was that young John Connor could be a leader, was quite effective.
I thought it was very cute, the way that Cameron couldn't really hide her concern over John, allowing John to figure out who she was. Gotta love Cameron and her obsession with purple. The purple-cycle was one of little things that really stuck in my mind, when I first read the story. I don't remember the part about the bikes origins. Either my memory is bad (it often is), or it's new. If the latter, nice choice - it's a nifty little addition.
A couple of other small points that I appreciated:
- Catherine noting to herself, that she does indeed care about Savannah. She is a complicated one!
- The line about a scary motorcycle gang of armed terminators. Great image! If only they had matching jackets!
- Cameron scaring away the little doggie, right before she found the purple cycle. Cute!
This was a very fast-paced chapter, and I thought you handled the various storylines well. Thanks for posting this.
| little-nana 11/23/11 . chapter 27
Hi, just wanted to say how amazing this fic is! Keep up the good work :)
| xan-merrick 11/8/11 . chapter 27
great chapter can't wait for more please update soon
| Lsquare 10/22/11 . chapter 26
This was quite a packed chapter. A lot of material, here. Catherine Weaver certainly takes center stage. I love her conversation with John-Henry, and her later conversation with John. She does a masterful job manipulating John, appearing to be a sisterly figure that John can rely on, all the while setting her plans in motion. I really enjoyed the dialogue that you wrote in their scene on the helicopter. It's ironic that, while she seems to have completely fooled John, she completely underestimates John-Henry.
John-Henry's conversation with "Allison" certainly helped explain things, and left me somewhat sad about Allison's fate. Even in AI form, she can't seem to catch a break!
And I really liked how you added Cameron's internal dialogue into the scene where John sends the other Cameron back in time. If I remember correctly, you never specifically identified who was watching from the shadows, in your original version, although it was implied. I really enjoyed your change here, as it adds an emotional element into the scene.
| boomerbyle 10/16/11 . chapter 26
It's a interesting chapter I guess.
I know I'm supposed to feel something for Allison in this story, but I can't. She's just a ghost of a girl existing on a chip. She's not really there, she died, whatever is there is not Allison and there for I can't feel sorry for her. I feel sorry for Cameron because she has to share her entire life with someone else in her head.
| xan-merrick 10/11/11 . chapter 26
great chapter can't wait for more please update soon
| rnbm 10/4/11 . chapter 22
You were absolutely right. This story of the 18 years of where Cameron was with Sarah and Savanah needed to be told, and what a wonderful story it was. It helps tie in the lose ends that were missing and how Cameron came to take Alison's place. I'm very glad that I decided to reread reunion especially with the new additional chapter.
| rnbm 10/3/11 . chapter 16
Since reunion was one of the first fanfics I read, I decided to go back and reread it. Appreciate the revised chapters, which bring a new life to the story line. Wanted to let you know that your portrayal of John, Alison, Cathrene and John-Henry are very good and the story line around them makes sense, which I greatly appreciate.
| meanoldmoe 10/1/11 . chapter 26
Wow...what a massive chapter...filled with interesting details on key characters.
Lets start with John Henry...an AI that is often overlooked in stories or written as a simple machine that just smiles a lot.
I think you have evolved him to a point of being almost at par with his "Brother". He analyses situations and people, he asks questions, he seems to have feelings, he can think for himself.
He understands what it is to lie and is willing to do so to protect others.
JH is no more a dumb machine...he figured out Allison to really be Cameron and he knows Catherine W is up to something fishy.
Allison- I feel so sorry for her, but she was told by Cameron that her infiltration was to be only temporary. Still, I cannot help but feel a great sadness for her situation. She desperately loves John Connor, but knows he is not committed to her fully...he loves and misses Cameron.
Cameron- A smart girl/machine ... she knows she has to wait until John sends her 2nd self back before she can reveal who she really is. I always found it so sad to see her by the window as she watched John with her other self. Almost 20 years have passed since she last saw him...it must really eat away at her inside to know she has to wait to tell him the truth. A very emotional time for her, the tears and flash of blue in her eyes really set the mood for me...and lead me to truly believe she is totally in love with John.
Catherine- Ha...what can I say...she is manipulative. I like her because she is so sneaky about things...and you know she has something up her sleeve. She is not out to help others, but herself and JH. I always found it interesting how she lets out little tid bits of information...so as to string John along...like when they are in the helicopter.
Sarah- okay...she is gone, but her letter was nice. She is really hoping that John has found happiness with Allison...unfortunately Allison is not the real girl Sarah believes she is...if she only had known, I'm sure it would have been quite a shock.
Some have expressed issues about the fight scene with Kreilley and the others. All I can say is...it was well done and If I had been one of the guards...sure I would have been shocked at the new threat, but I would have kicked into battle mode right away instead of standing around gawking.
The chase down the halls with Catherine following close behind was exciting. Same goes for the fight in the Generator room...some very tense moments there...the kind of stuff that keeps one on the edge of the seat and unable to stop reading.
John- He seems to suffer the most... he loses his mother, is married to a girl he is not fully committed to, he had to send away the one he loves( well sort of...as we know Cameron is still back in time in the TURK)
This young man is very messed up. He was forced to grow up fast, in a hostile world he was thrown into.
I see he has grown used to bottling up his feelings.( signs of the older John Connor) Seems to me he is trying to keep up a brave face for his troops.
I'm glad he chose to have his mother buried in a "Green place" I am sure she would have liked that.
I also think it was fitting of Allison and Savannah to join John in a hug to help with dealing with the grief.
I think it was fitting for John to go off alone to bury his mom...well with Weaver too, but without Allison and Savannah...I think he needed time alone, as well as time to send off Cameron.
Kreilley- a man/machine that I just love to hate...he ooozes pure evil and is well suited to the story. I'm glad you have him in the story.
JH and Catherine's talk...makes me wonder if she really does love Savannah...JH's comment did manage to raise some hackles. I also liked that he asked about John Connor...why she was lying to him and so on. this is a part where I see JH growing up and becoming more aware of situations.
Hmmm...and so Weaver thinks Cameron is the key to her success in winning over John Connor and getting what she wants...I see it as a Donkey and the Carrot situation. Weaver will eventually get John to do anything in order to get back to Cameron...but will Allison prevent that from happening. ( see here is when I thought Weaver would be fine with killing Allison so as to open the door to John going back to Cameron...she is they type to do that , so as to get what she wants)
I like this line ...
"I would never kill an innocent person, but she was killed, almost one week to the day before John's arrival, during a Sky Net attack."
I think this shows that Cameron has learned something in all her time she has spent waiting for john to arrive in the future.
She holds value in human life...something JH can understand too.
What is also interesting...JH learned from Cameron...something about love and loyalty...and that John Connor can be trusted.
I found this line kind of cryptic...
"Everyone dies for John Connor."
Makes me wonder if Cameron thinks all will not end well.
What got to me when John was sitting beside Cameron's body...he was torn over looking at her and looking away from her.
I also liked that John was willing to tell Cameron specific instructions...instead of just programming them in...he was treating her like a person and not a machine.
The flashback of memories was quite fitting for when John was about to insert the chip into Cameron...I liked that :)
A melancholy moment...John finally gets Cameron back, but has to send her away...something that really must have hurt inside.
Even Weaver knows that John loves Cameron...she can see it in his actions and looks.
This line puzzled me...
Cameron sticks her head out the door and asks, "Is everything all right? I thought I heard a noise."
Wouldn't Cameron2 know John was upset? She would have heard everything and either asked about it or shrugged it off as something not important.
With the real Cameron outside...listening in...seems she is also torn over things...esp after learning how much John is upset over not going back, not having Cameron, having feelings for Allison and also being in love with Cameron. I think she is wondering if she did the right thing.
If Cameron had told John the truth before sending off Cam2...would he have still sent Cam2 off? I think so !
I felt so bad for John...and was saddened to know that Cameron was close by, but unable and unwilling to go to him to comfort him...she too has issues to deal with B4 they can be together, but it still is gut wrenching.
A long and fine chapter Russ...I really enjoyed it :)