|Reviews for The Damage We Do|
| CSI Encyclopedia 5/10/13 . chapter 22
I really miss this!
| ficmouse 4/21/13 . chapter 22
Thank you for a rather nice Christmas present, after a few drama filled days it was nice to immerse myself in Sam and Dylan's fictional world. I'm sorry it has taken me nearly four months to actually organise my thoughts and commit them to a proper review.
That flashback was painful. Poor Sam it semi amused me that Jack thought she could just come home although actually I'm told that in a real crisis the British Army will move you half across the world at a moments notice (friend in the MOD) so maybe she could have come home for a few days if she'd asked or known she could.
You've also managed to give an impression in incredible few words of the reasons why Sam might have turned to Ian and perhaps what she might have seen in him. I'm still intrigued that no one at the BBC saw fit to point out how incredibly naughty their affair was or that they could have ended up in court martial.
You are building up a picture of past Dylan absolutely adoring her but not being able to cope with her absence. A,so a man who was so scared she'd leave him he pushed her away.
I had a giggle over Sam trying to avoid the flu jab.
Tom's joke about having an affair was very effective. He was just thoughtless but the impact on Dylan and Sam was far from funny and you portrayed that so well. It built to the scene later that night so well. The scene with the hair clip made me wince and also made me wonder about Sam hurting herself after all age never sets out to do it deliberately more her wilful disregard for her own safety means she does by omission. I need to ponder that some more I think. The discussion about coping mechanisms was enlightening and so was Dylan's admission that he'd always been jealous. Zoe's comment about Sam being out of his league must have stung especially as it seems he's always thought that.
I also loved the conversation about the house and Sam not knowing which walls were important. The baby shopping was lovely. Dylan managed to say all the right things and show what a sweetie he can be. The comments about pinkness really struck a chord with me what is this obsession with putting little girls in pink frills? I loved his admission it was far more likely Daddy's heart would belong to baby Keogh. The final thought about an unhealthy snack was just so like Dylan.
You also managed to remind me why Dylan was so paranoid about Amanda until you pointed it out I'd stupidly not made the connection between her and Hannah and suddenly it all made sense. No wonder he was so wary.
What else I liked that Dylan had been working all those nights so Sam wouldn't have to. What a sweetie. I also liked that he had the sound good sense/ strong sense of self preservation not to tell her what he was up to until he had to. Wise man - obviously likes to keep his liver on the inside. I was pleased that she admitted that she doesn't sleep well without him especially as it led to him opening up and admitting why he hadn't wanted to but a house even though she wanted it so badly. They both seem to be doing rather better at communicating and admitting their feelings.
Lenny's reappearance was lovely. You made him the person I always thought he should be and not the doctor the scriptwriters made him towards the end. I loved his thoughtfulness with the non alcoholic cocktail and the quip about Little Miss being too young to drink. His description of Dylan's reaction and his assertion that Dylan really loved her was a nice moment too. I wonder if anyone else had told Sam about that?
It was clever the way you wove Tom's reaction to Dominic and sudden demonstration of a violent streak into your narrative in such a believable way. Dylan's fury was understandable and it really was seamless.
I also liked the reversal of positions when Sam was terrified for Dylan, the sudden inkling of how it must be for him was very revealing and I wonder if it will encourage her to mend her own ways or at least think twice.
I'm a sucker for soppy happiness and that's how I felt about their Christmas Eve, every time I read it I get a daft grin on my face.
I don't know if I've said this before but I like the way you've reversed it from happy past, unhappy present to unhappy past, happy present. I think I prefer the latter situation.
Your fic makes me happy and helps me remain in my AU world where Dylan isn't somewhere broken hearted and alone. So thank you. I'm eagerly awaiting the next instalment.
| Guest 4/13/13 . chapter 22
r you gonna finish this, please do i love it xxx
| Ordinarycasgirl 4/3/13 . chapter 22
This is an awesome story
| Beth Becker 4/1/13 . chapter 22
Please update, this is great! :-)
| Guest 3/10/13 . chapter 22
are u continuing this? i really want you to its my favorite fic on the site x
| Guest 1/20/13 . chapter 22
are you finishing this? please do i love this story xxx
| Guest 1/16/13 . chapter 22
please update soon this is my favorite story on the site xxxxxxxxx
| ficmouse 1/7/13 . chapter 21
I'm finally catching up on my reviewing which I meant to do over Christmas but didn't...
I loved this part. Sam delivering the baby was a lovely little interlude especially the insight it gave into her and Dylan's relationship. Sam cuddling the baby and playing with his fists was a perfect moment and Dylan's thoughts as he watched her were very lovely.
It seemed just right that Dylan knew the baby was a girl and Sam's reaction was lovely.
I can't believe that Dylan didn't grasp why Sam didn't want to live on a boat or that he dared to buy a house without her seeing it first. It amazes me that he didn't even realise just what a risk he was taking although I think he did finally grasp how lucky he was to get away with it. I must admit to having house envy now. I liked Dylan's comment about not wanting the house to fall down too.
I was a bit worried when Ian Dean showed up but now I really hope that it will be the end of it and both he and Sam can put the past behind them. Tess' words of wisdom were helpful and I thought I'd quite like to have Tess to advise me if I was confused or upset.
I liked them calling a truce on the sofa. I also liked Dylan finally admitting to Sam how ghastly the whole experience had been for him and letting her comfort him.
I'm rather concerned about the problem being in Euros and like Sam I hope it won't turn into pounds. I did find her smashing the phone and her subsequent reaction very realistic.
I confess the last part worries me. I feel sorry for Dylan but I fear it's a bit ominous.
I would say I'm looking forward to the next part and I was but now I've read it...
| tegan xx 12/27/12 . chapter 22
soo glad your carrying on this fic, cant wait to read more, please update soon :)
| Terri Ann 12/27/12 . chapter 22
So glad your carrying on with this story, can't wait to read more.
| Guest 12/27/12 . chapter 22
loved it, glad you are still writing :) cant wait for your next update :D
| Rebekah Same 1 12/26/12 . chapter 22
This Is An Amazing Chapter, Couldn't Do Anything Else Until I Finished It 3 Well Done Again And I Did Enjoy The Flashback :P When Will You Be Updating? I Love This Story, I Would Buy Your Book Any Day :P Thanks, Rebekah (Yeah I'm The Same One) xx (:
| Rebekah-CasualtyFanfic 12/16/12 . chapter 21
I LOVE! I Have Read This Whole Story In 3 Hours! You Must Actually Write More! :D Great Work!
| Lucy 12/2/12 . chapter 21
I love this story and the way it's written in past and present. Please continue