|Reviews for I'll Be|
| Kazehana Sora 1/10/13 . chapter 20
You are an AMAZING writer and I cannot wait to see what type of story you come up with next!
| Lj the Bard 1/10/13 . chapter 20
incredible. wow. brava. i'm done. you've ruined me for any other faberry.. no, anything ill ever read again. thank you. *dies happy*
| Marthaaaa 1/9/13 . chapter 20
Obviously now this is finished I'm going to read it again, not sure why this wasn't added to my favourites Seeing as I've been reading it since you posted the fourth chapter. Sad but happy it's ended and it was a great ending
| sapphirous 1/9/13 . chapter 20
I love love this! Lmao the way they handle fin's stupidity is fucking hilarious
| kutee 1/8/13 . chapter 6
I'm glad that I 'm re reading this fiction just for this chapter alone for Rachel going to the store with Quinn to Quinn planning a party and also Quinn finally realizing she is in love with Rachel this is the best.
| ChimFaberry 1/8/13 . chapter 20
I loved this fic so much. Completely. From beginning to end.
I was a little slow to comment here because after you posted the final update, I felt the need to start reading it from the beginning again. Then, again, I was a little slow doing that as well because of that massive angsty part where the truth comes out. I get a little, uhm, too involved when I read things. I guess it's the same as all of us watching TV shows and shipping people and oh goodness, the feels. So yeah, I was worried that I'd get too sad, but I saved it for when I knew I could read a lot in one day without needing to take a break, heh. So that way I managed to read the sad part but then carried on to the happy parts so I didn't have to sleep or do anything while feeling miserable because my otp are fighting!
Anyway, enough of me rambling. I have to make a point here, a strong opinion of mine because it just blows my mind. Character growth. Out of any Faberry fic I have ever read, this story has the best character growth. The descriptions you put into everything is absolutely beautiful and it really shows how much Rachel and Quinn have grown as individuals and together throughout their relationship. I'm not sure how else I can describe it (you're the one with the writing talent here!) but yes, spot on. Every thought, feeling, action and everything else either of them expressed just... yeah, grew - brilliantly.
Oh, my babies are all grown up and happily in love. And very successful, ahem. Heh.
You just know a story is out-freaking-standing when you take forever to update but no one loses interest. This story was definitely one of those. Yeah after an update, the thought of having to wait months was painful but holy marbles, every update was so worth the wait. You kept us all completely hooked throughout this whole journey. And what a fantastic one it has been!
Thank you very, very much for this story. It has been a pleasure to read. :)
| samantha 1/8/13 . chapter 20
That was the funniest chapter ever! So worth the wait!
| Lj the Bard 1/8/13 . chapter 15
not only have you supplied me with many flashback songs that i havent heard in AGES to listen to now on my iPod and drive my Soldiers crazy with, but you have supplied me with the most jaw-dropping, eye-sizzling, heart-racing and tear-jerking Faberry chapters sets EVER! i cannot get enough, i REALLY had to read this entire chapter three times over because i just couldnt get through it all without the aforementioned symptoms.
you have TALENT m'dear. and i'm so glad you are sharing it with us! looking forward to more! :)
| kandeegirl69 1/7/13 . chapter 20
ohmigosh. i have loved this story from the very beginning and i'm thrilled to say i loved it right through to the very end. it makes me sad this story is over because i loved this version of quinn and rachel SO much. not just them, i loved all the characters you included. nothing was too cliche and over done it was all done just right. thank you so much for writing something i'm so completely in love with. i'm sad to see it go but happy that it had such a wonderful ending. thanks again!
| Jen2261 1/7/13 . chapter 20
Just read this whole story from start to finish and holy shhh! I'm in love. This has to be one of the more well-written faberry stories and definitely one of my favorite. It was a perfect balance of angst and fluff and humor. I don't know what else to say except I absolutely loved it and will definitely be reading it over again just because it's that good. Thanks soooo much for sharing this!
| archcanbsexy 1/7/13 . chapter 20
It was a wonderful thing to see this story's final update, and even better was to begin a new year with it. I took my time to reread it from the beginning and then took my time to write a proper review. Because this one really deserves it. There are a lot of fanfics I've read and/or heard of in the last year and a half and there are a lot of them that are really fun and great and I liked them, but this is the best one. Not one of the best and not one of my favourites, but THE best one.
You made me laugh a lot- during their inner thoughts, their banters, Quinn's Stepford wife way of thinking in the beginning, during that time they were constantly being cockblocked by something or other, then every time Rachel would hear she was a Tony nominated actress, when Rachel lost her voice the morning after and Quinn ran around making tea, when they had loud sex while Tina, Brittany and Santana were visiting, when Rachel went shopping with Quinn for the first time and got jealous on every corner and the Quinn made that t- shirt comment... When Rachel joined them for dinner via skype (everything about that scene was brilliant), from Aphasia to Judy and Rachel preparing a contract. Then there was Jesse's presence, he is a brilliant character and you write him like he deserves to be written. Some of my favourites- when he tried consoling Rachel and he realized something was supposed to be natural because he read about feelings after all, every single one of his talks with Quinn, his reaction to Rachel's pillow song, his plans regarding Rachel and Quinn and the way he presented them etc. Mercedes' reactions when she first came to New York and when Rachel and Quinn got into her car wearing wigs. Lydia and Jeremy were excellent as original characters, I loved how Lydia would do everything if she got paid for it and I just loved Jeremy's way of thinking. And so forth, I could go on and on.
You made me tear up twice- in the first chapter and in the end, during Rachel's big speech. That speech really made me see Quinn, maybe for the first time, because I've always understood Rachel more as a character and her hopes and dreams and it was always a given that eventually Rachel would be on Broadway and Quinn would just live in New York too. I've never had a problem with Rachel putting her Broadway dreams first and Quinn putting Rachel first. But it's more complicated than that, isn't it? Or actually it's not complicated at all- like Rachel said- those awards are just some awards, statues you get to carry home. They don't matter in comparison with other things in life.
I loved the beginning parts while they were first falling for each other, I loved everything about Sundance- agent!Quinn, Rachel on the red carpet, them seeing Rachel's movies, Matt and the boys half freaking out, half having a blast, Quinn and Rachel's dance, Quinn's ring- I said everything! I loved the Lima parts too, the flirting, pregnant Santana, lap dance (and every time after that when lap dance was mentioned), Rachel coming to see Quinn before the party, their secret wedding, Quinn staying the night because they just didn't want to be apart. Honeymoon chapter was very funny, I love seeing Quinn unnerved. I loved their first date, that talk they had during dinner was my favourite talk. I loved how Rachel translated what was currently happening in her life to the movie and stage. Especially during Which of you... I loved the first time chapter, starting with the bathroom scene- hilarious. Kurt's interview was a nice way to end it, I liked how she only officially won a Tony, but that scene at the Oscars was fantastic, especially the sentence about Meryl Streep and the National anthem.
Your writing is smart- the whole plot idea was simply brilliant (and the same thing applies to your other stories); you wrap everything up and don't forget the details. And, for the lack of a better word, it's also hot- I've always liked the tension between Rachel and Quinn when things were not yet defined. At some points during the story, mostly when things were changing, your characters' actions weren't immediately self- explanatory, but us readers were given enough so we could interpret it and get to the right conclusions by ourselves if we thought about it for a bit. It's one of the things I enjoy most in books. Regardless of that, I noticed that you gave us a very concrete explanation. Three times in particular when I noticed that it wasn't necessarily needed- twice while explaining the bubbles they were in and the third time, during sex in the hotel room.
If I had to choose one thing among the greatness, I would choose the proposal, Quinn's, to be exact, on Rachel's birthday, with the marquee and the autographs and everything. It was perfect. Actually, when I watched the scene in the show in which Rachel gives her first autograph, although it was a nice enough moment for her, I immediately thought of your way.
So, to sum up, thank you for writing and sharing this amazing story with us. It is truly fantastic!
| YouTellMe 1/7/13 . chapter 20
OMG. It's over. You know, before I even finished reading your author's note, I already got all teary eyed..
I love your last chapter. As usual, it is brilliantly written and really funny. Their declarations of love was beautiful. I love how your fic is like a journey from their ugly start to the moment they have decided to let their love be known to each other.
This is a really fun read and I'm glad to have come across a writer like you! I hope you do continue to write! You really are one of the best.
I'll Be is definitely my favorite Faberry fic of all time.
And I'm very happy to have encountered this story :)
| Zmerr 1/6/13 . chapter 20
Thank you for writing such a wonderful story.
| lilCroissant 1/6/13 . chapter 20
I love this story so much that I don't want to read the LAST chapter! Thanks so much for this work!
Maybe a sequel somewhere in the future?
| jock 1/6/13 . chapter 20
Damn, it makes me a bit emotional to see this come up as complete. A couple of long standing Faberry fics have completed recently, so it makes me a bit sad.
I started reading this from either the beginning or almost the beginning I think, what almost two years ago now? So it's been a big love affair for me. A story that's been around throughout my Fabbery love. I remember talking about it in the fandom often. And with not much Faberry left on the show, everything's reduced, so the completion of this makes me a bit nostalgic.
I'm so glad the girls got a happy ending. So deserved.
I loved this bit "Who's your best friend?" Rachel chuckled softly. "You." She expelled easily, wishing she was with Quinn so strongly in that moment.
After all these chapters it really felt like it. You did a great job of building the relationship and having them fall in love.
And I liked their friends, that you developed quite well, being there for them. Loved seeing Quinn being protective of Jesse- the relationship between these two I really grew to like. I even liked that Rachel's big plan was a failure & they just admitted to simply loving each other (the plane scene was great). After everything, it felt kind of fitting. That scene and what they said to each other was really beautiful. Very nicely done and gave the whole story you had written a nice close. They came a long way with each other, and it was summed a beautifully between them in that shower declaration scene. Loved it.
I always thought the title came from Edwin McCain's I'll Be, so I was like, is it Foxy Brown's?
Thank you so very much for this fic, I have very much enjoyed it, and will remember it as one of the top Faberry fics that went through and was loved by a fandom.
I do hope you write more Faberry, thanks you.