|Reviews for Lessons In Parenting|
| Rachel 4/23/13 . chapter 25
HAHAHAHAHAHAH I just checked my review history and I'm pretty sure that it didn't all send the last time because I HAVE WRITTEN SUCH AN EPIC REVIEW THAT IT'S TOO LONG FOR THIS SITE hahahahahaha but anyway continuing on...
Yaaay now we’re back to baby!Mike and Disney again :D And poor Mike, bless his heart and his struggles to use the toilet XD But that is incredibly unfortunate that he couldn’t go on a lot of the rides, my little sister was JUST tall enough when we went the last time a few years ago and we made her go on all sorts of rides that she probably didn’t want to go on (cough the tower of terror cough). AND OH MY GOD THE HAUNTED HOUSE IS MY FAVORITE RIDE AT DISNEYWORLD AND I KNEW EVERY SINGLE THING YOU MENTIONED ABOUT THAT RIDE XD Seriously, I don’t even know why it’s my favorite because I love rollercoasters and stuff. But the Haunted House is the best, plain and simple. And you know what else is the best? When sleepy!Mike calls Harvey ‘Daddy.’ It’s okay to let a warm smile cover your face, Harvey, there’s been one covering mine for the past 10,000 words of the chapter :D
AND CAMPING YAYAYAYAY
"That's true," Nick agreed, nodding. "It smells like Satan's ass." Hehehe I don’t know why this made me laugh, but it did XD Hhaha I feel like that’s how most camping trips end up; where everyone’s all excited during the planning but then during the actual trip everyone remembers why they like things like indoor plumbing and electricity and wi-fi XD Oh good god why on earth would you tell a 6 year old a ghost story before he’s off to go sleep alone in a tent in the woods? Hahah only Nick Specter *shakes head in fond exasperation* Awww, Harvey I’m sure you won’t follow through on your threat to kill Nick because you got to snuggle all night with your little monkey so it’s all good XD
Hehehe and now poor associate Mike is just trying to fit in but accidentally gets hammered, which is the worst type of hammered to be XD And he’s been jumped by Lucy, who is apparently quite a cougar XD And Nick’s hammered too ahaha jesus christ, Mike, you know things are bad when you have to drunk dial your dad and admit to needing a DD XD But stern!Harvey is stern and really it’s all okay in the end :D “You're underage, and I won't always be there to make sure you get home” YES YOU WILL HARVEY BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO LIVE FOREVER AND ALWAYS BE THERE FOR MIKE asdljadsglkjasdgadslk I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS THE END OMG Crayons was like one of the very first Suits fics that I read and I fell in love with your series and the show itself and now I can’t believe that it’s over and we’re like real life friends and suddenly I write fanfiction too? What is happening in my liiiiiiiife?
Anyway, I’m supposed to be figuring out my class schedule for next fall (kill me now, I have no clue what I’m taking :/) and doing real homework because I’m off to Portugal this weekend and won’t have time to do it then, but this has been real fun. And hopefully epic enough for you; I really tried my best, but like I said, there’s a lot of ground to cover here.
I know you’re super busy with all your final projects and stuff so hopefully this will make your day/night (idk when you’ll read this) a little easier :D CONGRATS ON FINISHING THIS EPIC SAGA I CAN’T WAIT FOR WHAT YOU WRITE NEXT AND YOU ARE BRILLIANT AND THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL AND I HAD ALL THE FEELS AND I FEEL REALLY NOSTALGIC ON YOUR BEHALF EVEN THOUGH THIS ISN’T EVEN MY STORY SO GOOD JOB AND GOOD NIGHT *heart* :D
| rae7788 4/23/13 . chapter 25
SURPRIIIIIIIISE! Bet you thought I’d never get around to reviewing this (I don't blame you XD) but now that I HAVE A WORKING COMPUTER I can do really cool stuff like this all the time whenever I want like turning on my computer and opening up a word document and reading things on the internet and typing, nbd. :D :D (yes, I still am inappropriately happy over the fact that my piece of shit laptop has rejoined the land of the living).
Anywho, this is like the world’s longest chapter (which is absolutely phenomenal, of course) but you’ll have to bear with me because I’m a bit rusty on writing proper reviews and this looks set to be quite a long one :D So here’s the copy of War and Peace that I promised :P (I should just say that I no longer have any clue how to use that emoticon anymore lmao)
Awwwww, Harvey must be such a great grandpa—the combination of time and Mike’s adorableness would have mellowed him out, I think. I can just picture Grandpa Harvey (although not really because I can’t picture Gabriel being old…. I bet old Harvey would still be hot though….is it weird to think that? XD) sneaking his grandkids toys that he bought for them and Mike being all fondly exasperated with him for spoiling the kids and all like ‘daaaaad’ and idk where I’m going with this mental image really so I’ll just stop now lol
YAYAYAY for a trip to Disney! The image of little Mikey having basically the same suitcase as Harvey is adorable because he just wants to be like his daddy :D *warm fuzzy feelings inside* aww, I love me some frantic!frazzled!Harvey (as you well know). Poor man, scrambling all around because he just wants to make the trip memorable for his new son *more really warm fuzzy feelings* *takes off sweatshirt* Poor Mike! I suppose flying is a rational fear. And poor everybody on that plane, there is literally nothing worse than being confined in a small space for hours with a crying child. But Mike had Harvey to snuggle with so naturally he rallied and was fine. And then he fell asleep and drooled on Harvey’s shoulder, probably all over a really nice suit and Harvey just let him do it. Bless Harvey’s heart, that’s true love right there XD
And now we have teenassociate!Mike, which I am of course a massive fan of (*cough cough this is a subtle hint to remind you that I’m dying of excitement over the fact that you’re writing a sequel to ‘You’re Never Gonna Fit in Much, Kid’) XD But I think this was definitely one of my favorite parts! (Although who am I kidding, I’ll probably say that 10 more times over the course of this review :P) Aww, poor Mikey getting bullied by the other associates, I’d go kick Josh’s ass but I’m assuming that that’s not necessary after Donna and Harvey got through with him XD Oh no and now he’s really badly hurt and he’s so adorable and sad and puppy-like trying to be all brave but really just wanting his dad D’: It’s okay, Mikey! Of course he’s coming as soon as he can!
And I absolutely love how they both kind of slip up around one another in the heat of the moment. Harvey with his use of ‘kiddo’ and Mike just saying that he wants his dad :’D *cockles of my heart are boiling* And Harvey doesn’t even care about being the tough managing partner in front of all the lowly associates, he just wants to make sure that Mike’s okay because Mike’s needs always come before his image. *heartfelt sigh* because now there’s forehead kissing! And asthma attacks! All of my favorite things together in one chapter :D You don’t even need to write the sequel to YNGFIMK because this is the equivalent of like 10 years of belated birthday gifts XD
I adore Harvey switching between papa bear yelling at Josh and mother hen worrying over poor Mikeykins (I know that Mikeykins isn’t a thing, but I’ve just made it a thing because just plain old ‘Mikey’ wasn’t enough for the cuteness needed in such a painful situation) And now Mike’s asking for Donna because he wants his mom too! :D Okay, I could go on but moral of the story; LOVE THIS PART. SO MANY GOLD STARS ON THE FRIDGE CHART FOR YOU, EL.
Heheheheh I giggled like a schoolgirl reading about delirious!little!Mike. And then I went and watched David after Dentist for obvious reasons XD But poor Mike; I loathe going to the dentist too. I ALWAYS have cavities even though I compulsively brush my teeth at least 2 or 3 times a day D: Bad tooth genes. And I had my wisdom teeth out, so I can sympathize with Mike’s plight :/
Aalgkjasdg I love that Mike reverts back to calling Harvey ‘daddy’ when he’s high :D And that Harvey just scoops him up even though he’s a little big to be carried *dopey smiling over here* heheh and Mike’s obsessed with flowers, of course! I think I acted pretty normal after the anesthetic for my wisdom teeth but one of my friends went to the store with her mom after she got hers out and I guess she started crying when her mom was one aisle over because she thought she was lost and couldn’t find her mom and she tried to get the employees of the store to call her mom on the PA system even though she was like 18 XD
And Nick makes an appearance to gather the blackmail materials for when Mike is older! And Mike is just as adorable when he’s a bit slow and dopey :D Oh jeez, poor Mike. I guess he’s lucky because I can’t imagine Harvey ever having a facebook, but I’m sure Nick would NOT be afraid to post embarrassing pics of his nephew for the world to see XD lmao
Ohh, and now 15-year-old Mike is trying to be big and tough after getting in a fight. Lololol I love the backstory on how Mike got the security guard to crawl through the ventilation shaft, I was always vaguely wondering about that XD Awwww, first-aidy Louis to the rescue! Yayayay I say this every time that Louis pops up in your writing, but you know that I love your Louis. And I love that he genuinely does care about Mike’s wellbeing, and he might pretend that it’s only because Harvey would kick his ass if he didn’t take care of Mike but everybody knows that he genuinely has a soft spot for our Mikeykins :D and is willing to kick ass on Mike’s behalf to avenge him XD Oh, Louis, one small step for you in the direction to finally figuring out how to be a normal uncle instead of the weird uncle that you always get stuck standing by at the punch bowl by family parties :P
OH AND THEN THERE’S THIS:
“He sounded like Harvey did when Nick had called at 3am, nearly crying and not making sense until Harvey finally found out that he had been burgled.
That had been a terrifying time. Mike had never heard his uncle so stripped back with his emotions. "Seriously, Harv, everything's gone - my pictures, my... my camera, the blu-ray player you got me for my birthday, the painting that Mikey saved up for ages for and got me for Christmas... it's all gone..."”
ASDGASDGKASDG;LHASDGKLJAHSDGKJ I’m having so many unexpected feels over this and I DON’T KNOW WHY damn my bromance disease for flaring up right now! XD
Awww, scared-of-sleepovers!Mike is way cuter than I was at that age when I was afraid of sleepovers. Mike just writes an adorable note to his dad and mans up and does the damn sleepover. I always wound up calling my parents at like 1 in the morning to ask them to come get me XD One time I even made them come and get me from my grandparents’ house :P If that’s not pathetic, then I don’t know what is. At least Mike is adorable and affectionate with his separation anxiety. And he’s such a perceptive little kid to take into account that Harvey sometimes feels insecure in his position as a father *heart* And his list! You slay me, El. “3. When there's a storm you leave your door open for me to come in and get in bed.” *WEEPS NOISILY WITH EMOTION AND HAS WEIRD JEALOUSLY FOR MIKE’S CHILDHOOD*
Adsglkajsdg;lkjadsg;lkajsdgl;kjasd;lgkjasl;dgkj OKAY apparently I really have a thing for teenaged Mike right now because I adored the sick-at-Harvard! chunk as well. Just….everything….Mike being all sad and miserable and sick but wanting to take care of himself but just wanting his Dad at the same time*smothers Mike in a hug and rocks him back and forth* and that phone conversation asg;lkjasglk I’ve lost the ability to think of clever ways to describe my feelings and am just keyboard smashing because MIKE ACTUALLY SLIPPED UP AND CALLED HARVEY ‘DADDY’ HELP HELP I THINK I’M GOING TO ACTUALLY DIE FROM THE FEELS BUT IT’S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO GO. Adsklgadglkas;gdlgk I absolutely LOVED this part. And the two of them both being all sad and choked up about being so far away from one another :’D
And then Harvey actually shows up! “Mike snorted weakly before just crashing into Harvey with a hug, gripping him tightly. He felt Harvey cup the back of his head and slowly ruffling his damp hair. "Happy Birthday, kiddo."” It probably seems redundant but I don’t know what to say at this point besides AWWWWWWWW asldkasdlgkjal;kgk seriously I need a Harvey in my life the two of them are far too cute together for their own good and I’m pretty sure that this isn’t good at ALL for my bromance addiction but I couldn’t give two shits because now Harvey’s bundled Mikeykins up and is bringing him home where he belongs to get better and I am once again getting far too happy about fictional characters :D :D
And here’s the classic Mike-in-a-car-accident!story :D Except this one’s different because Mike was driving instead of biking and he saved the lives of some little kids because he’s a bamf. And now there’s some deliciously concerned!Harvey being all touchy feely with his teenage son! And said teenage son not even caring because (let’s face it) we all know that the two of them just need to hug it out sometimes to make everything better. "It's fine, that can be fixed," Harvey told him gently, taking him back into a hug. "You on the other hand..." aslsgkjasg;lkajsgdlkj awwwwww and some maternal!Donna and snuggling in the back of the town car! You really are too kind to us readers, El :D
Yaaay now we’re back to baby!Mike and Disney again :D And
| iruka92 4/4/13 . chapter 25
This is a wonderful series! (The second non Marvey-compliant fic) that I actually look forward to an update... i mean, i still like reading their FFs.. the romantic ones but yours is a nice change. I do hope you'll upload this to AO3 or could you email the pdf version to me? I like to collect fanfictions... and I'll reread them.
Just saying TQ for not mentioning new OCs. I don't think it is needed and the ending was beautiful xx
| AnAverageGirl15 3/30/13 . chapter 25
*sniffles* I'm sad to see this story end. But it was fun while it lasted. Thanks so much for sharing this with us and I look forward to seeing more of your work!
| miss-tarletone 3/28/13 . chapter 25
Wonderful! I have loved the story and I'm sad to see it go, but it had a lovely ending. I love that you included bits from different ages as well as flashes of dialogue from Harvey and Mike's children. I understand why you didn't name your characters, and it added a bit of mystery. I noticed there wasn't any Rachel, but I guessed you just couldn't fit her in. I loved this chapter, great job!
| Midnight-Kitsune11 3/28/13 . chapter 25
Oh wow! I have loved this story since I started reading it and i'm really going to miss reading it.
I hope you write another story soon so I can read it! :D
This final chapter was so adorable and absolutely perfect! I can't think of any way it could be better. :D
| whitelighter013 3/28/13 . chapter 25
OMG. I have been waiting for this moment and now I am crying. I am so happy and proud I've been part of this wonderful journey with you as a reader to a writer. You have made me so proud with this masterpiece.
Ever since you started this way back on To Whom... I've been following and admiring you from afar (I say a far coz I am literally thousands of miles from you. I'm from the Philippines btw. :) ). And to me, this is your best work yet. I so looking forward for more.
This last chapter is better than what I could have expected and more. When you posted Ch.24, and told us next ch would be the last, I almost didn't want to read it. I was scared that whatever we had going, and it was going spectacular (Nick's words not mine), was coming to an end. I never told you (aside from my prev posts last year) that this whole mini! Mike and dad!Harvey was a drug to me and made my dark days brighter. And now it has come to this beautiful ending. Which I know is just another beginning.
You'll have more time for more stories and expand and grow as a writer. (Which reminds me, Mother's day is coming soon, PLEASE DO A DONNA AND MIKE FIC. as fluffy as Mike's hair after its washed :3 pweety please? do i have to show you my brown-eyed puppy dog look? :3 ) anyhoo, I can't put to words anymore than I already did how happy and fluffy and thankful I am to have come across your wonderful works.
1. I am certainly going to be disappointed if Harvey's brother is nothing like Nick.
2. When Patrick J. Adams visited here couple of weeks ago to do some PR for Suits, I almost came to the prescon just to see his fluffy hair. and for that top reason alone. I find him more adorable than ever. and I blame you. :)
3. Whenever my baby brother (named Micheal which gives me the incredible authority to call him Mikey) walks around with his bear, (that he just calls Bear), I always refer to it as H.B. and my brother just glares. :D
So, no matter what happens and how your other future stories work out, you'll always have a proud fan here in the beautiful island of the Philippines. :3 *hugging you in my mind, right now. if you feel that warm-loving-patting-on-your-back-platonic-hug, that's me*
| Leo6656 3/27/13 . chapter 25
Loved it! Great ending!
| Marie Twinchester 3/27/13 . chapter 25
Loved it! Such a great story. I'm sad its over. Thanks for it all. You are a very talented writer.
| Shirosaki-kun 3/27/13 . chapter 25
Such a great ending to a wonderful series! I hope to see more stories from you soon, whether it be a one-shot or multi-chapter! Good luck with uni! :D
| illicitencounters 3/26/13 . chapter 25
I kind of cried while reading this last chapter. I love reading your fic. It has been my stress reliever. It's sad that it has already ended. I'm looking forward to your next fic! :)
| godsdaughter77 3/26/13 . chapter 25
Wonderful story! I loved it in so many ways! I think this chapter was a fantastic way to end it. I love how you set this chapter as flashbacks being told to Mike's kids. Thanks for sharing your wonderful writing.
| Hell's Angel 606 3/26/13 . chapter 25
Omg I loved this story so much! You did an amazing job as an author and I hope you continue! :)
| tomatolover007 3/26/13 . chapter 25
Really loved this piece, sad to see it end! Truly amazing piece of writing.
| Mrs.Taiwolf Thana Bielefield 3/25/13 . chapter 25
Awww i dont want it to end T.T