|Reviews for bid the soldiers shoot|
| queenyuks 10/21/12 . chapter 1
A lovely companion piece. I loved it. Your writing is phenomenal
| wbss21 9/22/12 . chapter 1
This was just fantastic. A great tale of redemption to follow "Steel in you Hand". Of course, it's predecessor was such a tragically poignant tale to take, and Sif being so bitter and angry and betrayed in that tale, that to see her once again accept Loki, and Thor as well, and to see Loki accept their forgiveness, really was an absolute delight, and leaves the reader with such a great sense of hope.
One thing I really just love is how descriptive you can be without becoming overly wordy, or bogged down in your descriptions. I was really struck by the way you described Loki as being upon them finding him. You can absolutely feel his exhaustion and wariness from running and fighting, and it just pulls at you, realizing that he hasn't been taking care of himself at all. I think you capture really well the self-disgust Loki feels for himself, and how that, ultimately, affects his ability to believe that anyone else could see him as more than the monster he perceives himself as.
And again, as you always do, you capture the voices of these characters exceptionally well. Both Sif's and Loki's silence in the beginning of the story is so telling, and Loki's refusal to look at Sif, showing his shame in front of her.
What's also really interesting is that, from Loki's state, physically, you see that, despite the fact that he's so incredibly powerful, and so massively intelligent, he really isn't capable of taking good care of himself. He neglects himself, and that highlights in this really, wonderfully subtle way the tragedy of him feeling like he has no family anymore, and no place he belongs, because he of all of them really NEEDS someone to help take care of him.
And again, I've said this repeatedly, and I'm sorry for being redundant, but you somehow manage to convey Loki's intelligence in the most amazing way. He really SOUNDS and behaves as smart as he's supposed to be when you write him, and that isn't an easy task.
And the ending was just pure gold, the way you have Sif reenact what was one of the most intimate and tender moments between them from early in their lives, with her cutting his hair for him this time, and how he entrusts himself to her completely in that moment, despite everything, despite how mistrustful and defensive he was, even at the beginning of the story. It was just beautifully done, as was the scene of them the next morning in the kitchen, and the exchange between them there, showing how well they know each other. I loved Loki's line "I watch. And you are easy for me to see." Because it shows he never stopped caring about her, or being aware of her. Again, it just leaves the reader with such a great sense of hope after the emotional heartbreak of "Steel in your Hand". Loki's the kind of character you want so badly to find redemption, because he isn't an evil, no good villain who destroys for the sake of it. He isn't even bad, really. He's just incredibly, incredibly misguided and filled with pain. But you know he has in him the greatest capacity for good too, and so you can't help but root for him. You bring out that aspect of him incredibly well.
Again, I hope you continue the story of Sif and Loki within this verse, to see what journey's and obstacles they may further encounter. Thanks again so much for sharing your awesome talent!
| Morbid DramaQueen10 6/26/12 . chapter 1
So hopeful and lovely...cannot wait for the next! On my way right now...
| Sepsis 6/14/12 . chapter 1
God, and the sequel was all that I hoped it would be and more.. :) Beautiful!
| Haley Renee 5/28/12 . chapter 1
I'm SO glad they're reunited. This was such a great sequel! Gah!
| RenoLuvver 5/24/12 . chapter 1
AHHHH! I'm so happy to see them back together! It just about broke my heart when things went bad in the retelling of the movie events you did in the last story. And it breaks my heart now to see Loki like this...broken, I suppose is the best way to describe it. But it's all going to be ok now! Because he's back with Sif. ) And I'm happy. I already went off about how fantastic your writing is in my last review, so I'll try and stop gushing, but, again, EXCELLENT JOB. You make me jealous. xD Can't wait to read the rest!
| Loki fan 5/21/12 . chapter 1
...and that was the best ending possible! I have to say, this was the best Loki Sif story-thank you for writing a good ending. I hope you write more stories about them both. Thanks-this was a great pleasure to read!
| elle87 9/30/11 . chapter 1
Thank God for this. Without a sequel, I may have actually died haha.
Again, this is gorgeous beyond belief.
It is so believable, and so lovely and painful all at the same time.
I can't explain it to you, but just...more please? :)
| illrain666 8/5/11 . chapter 1
excellent sequel to an excellent story
| Sailor GaOn Donut 8/3/11 . chapter 1
| Teres 8/1/11 . chapter 1
This was an incredible sequel to "steel in your hand". You captured the emotional sides of these characters so deeply that you truly make them your own! Its honestly like reading a novel. Mira-Jade, you have amazing skill in handling these characters - beautifully written! And thank you for giving these character the happy ending they deserve :)
But even though they've reached a happy note, I would encourage to please keep writing about these characters!
| silverducks 7/27/11 . chapter 1
I was so happy to see a sequel to Steel in Your Hand (which I absolutely love!) and this did not disappoint at all. It was wonderful!
So emotionally written, with Sif's struggles and feelings described so well. I loved everyones reactions to Loki and LokI himself - it felt very real and just how I'd imagine it would be, so well explained and expressed and thought out.
I'm sooo glad we get a happy ending for this ship and this story is just wonderful!
Please never stop writing!