|Reviews for Triumph and Disaster|
| guest 5/14/13 . chapter 10
I love this story and all, but i have one, tiny, nit-picky issue. If I were a fancy buisnessman looking to buy a house in Surrey that was concievably better than one in Brixton, I wouldn't be looking in Byfleet. I have nothing against Byfleet or anything, and the mosque in Woking is pretty alright, but if I were a fancy buisnessman, I'd have chosen somewhere a bit more... classy. Like, Godalming or Sunningdale, or Ripley, or well, just probably not Byfleet.
Aahh! I'm sorry! Creative lisence and all. But this story really is awesome... And I'm just gonna like, back away slowly...
| Antonia Caenis 4/27/13 . chapter 20
This is a wonderful ending to the story. Not at all what I was expecting but both lovely and fitting for what had gone before. And, I note, perhaps some possibility of a follow up! Congratulations on an amazing piece of work and I'll look forward to whatever you come up with next.
| B-D Banzai 4/25/13 . chapter 20
An amazing ending to what has been an amazing story. Thank you for sharing. I might not have commented on all the chapters, but I eagerly followed the story, giddy when new chapters arrived in my email. I have enjoyed the read.
| Sparky75 4/24/13 . chapter 20
Brilliant end to a briliant story... I have to say though, I was quite indignant on Ros's behalf as well, I never saw that coming. It felt in some ways that we saw the start of the melt of glacial Ros. Her comments to Lucas about how she 'can't' love him and letting him slowly but surely worm his way further under her skin and also a small but very definite thaw towards Ruth as well show the more human side of Ros. As an aside I'm very glad that 'Bliss' said yes to 'Podgy' (love that little nickname for them both). Ros and Lucas popping down to the local pool may be interesting, I have a feeling they may need a private hire the firt few times!
I'm hoping that as Harry is remaining on the Grid we may get to see more of Ros and the team (including Chen and Khalida) saving London in the future - this, I think, has been your best story yet!
| klucas1309 4/24/13 . chapter 20
Have loved this fic! Thank you for writing it, I've enjoyed every word. :)
| lexie2 4/24/13 . chapter 20
Great conclusion and very much in character.
Do I smell a follow-up?
Looking forward to reading the next one- whichever it is; provided Lucas is in it. LOL.
| Velocitygirl1980 4/24/13 . chapter 11
Awesome chapter! Glad Khalida is all right. She's brave and stoic, I really love that character and can understand why she models herself on Ros. The story (cannon) characters are all spot on, as usual. The dialogue and narrative is brilliant, as always. Really looking forward to reading on to see how it all ties together. Thanks again for sharing this!
| Velocitygirl1980 4/24/13 . chapter 10
I'm still only up to chapter 10 of this, so my reviews are still way behind everyone elses. Sorry about that. But this chapter was great! Ended on such a cliffhanger, too. I loved the interactions between Ros and Callum (more than once I wanted her back just to cut him down to size!). But the plot and the way it's pieced together are just flawless. Great work and thanks for sharing this with us :)
| ButlerSwanBurnett 4/24/13 . chapter 20
As your personal Ruth apologist, I suppose I should be cheering that you've moved H&R forward, but I really want Ros to take over the section. Quit being such a tease!
Good job as always. :-)
| Rachel Smith Cobleigh 4/24/13 . chapter 20
Beautiful. Thanks! I wonder what they'll do in a year, if Harry actually manages to escape by then. Retire from MI-5 and become private security consultants? Strangely, I could see Ros continuing in some sort of work like that and sappy-music Lucas being willing to be a stay-at-home dad.
...wow, would THAT be weird. :)
| NatesDate 4/24/13 . chapter 20
An interesting final twist - that Ros' love for her father despite everything would keep her out of a job that she's so highly qualified for. At least she has Lucas and Ruth has her house and she said yes to Harry, so in the end all will be fine. This was a great story and thank you for sharing it with us.
| Batteredpen 4/24/13 . chapter 20
First of all I'm pleased you've left some wriggle room to write further story with Harry still on the Grid. I loved the tone of this epilogue. The mixture of romance, angst disappointment was wonderful. Ros' description of Lucas as a'naive judgmental prat' had me laughing - it must be love. I thought it a good move to emphasise how Lucas is still affected by everything and can just imagine how well he and Ros in the water trying to overcome their joint traumas would go. More importantly their past particularly Ros' coming back to bite her - in view of one of the few weaknesses she's ever shown, ie her need for her father, was poignant. I'd like to think that the idea that the mandarins would not refuse to appoint the best person for the job was a fiction but have an unhappy feeling that it may not be. Anyway good job, well done.
| mely 4/24/13 . chapter 20
I loved it! makes a new history of rivers and lucas pregnant
| LadyDunla 4/24/13 . chapter 20
Wait, what? She didn't get the job? I had not been expecting that. But at least that means Harry will hang around for a little longer and maybe he can bash some sense in those stupid heads.
And I applaud your writing. I have absolutely loved this fic and I will doubtlessly read it many times over. It has been wonderful to read and I really hope that this is not the last fic you have written. Very, very well done!
| Velocitygirl1980 4/17/13 . chapter 9
Brilliant chapter! And felt so bad for Lucas at the end there. But, cliffhanger!