|Reviews for Croatia|
| ladybug114 6/7/13 . chapter 11
OMG THAT WAS SO INTENSE! THAT WAS AMAZING!
I am in complete awe of your writing and story-telling skills. The action was great, and it was set off beautifully by the adorable bonding moments :) poor Clint at the end though, I was seriously afraid that he wouldn't be able to use his arm! but you would never do something like that... right?
| ladybug114 6/6/13 . chapter 1
that was cute :) I'm guessing everything is going to go downhill from here, buuuuut... nice to have a little bit of happy stuff at the beginning!
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 11
I really loved the beginning of this chapter, because everything just felt normal again. Clint’s still injured and hurting, but there isn’t a heavy weight descending on anyone’s shoulders at the moment, so that’s something. There wasn’t tension and Clint wasn’t griping and Phil wasn’t scolding and Dan wasn’t separating the two as though they were children. It was just an awesome feeling and I really enjoyed reading it. I love that Phil gave Clint the second copy of the Harry Potter series. I love that he reads so much. Books are brilliant and to see him so immersed in them makes me very happy. I also loved the second part of the chapter when Todd came to check in on Clint to see how he was doing since coming back. That makes me so freaking happy and it shows how much Clint means to him. It’s just lovely. And I’m glad that he’s doing better, despite all that has happened.
Ah, yes, I have very much been looking forward to the moment when Phil Coulson made the tech responsible for their malfunctioning communication devices pee a little in his pants. That was a very satisfying section, one I thoroughly enjoyed. I think Aiden Roberts now knows how vitally important it is to ensure that everything he signs out to them is in working condition with absolutely no problems. Ehehe, I loved that part!
My favourite part about this chapter from what I’ve read has been the process that Clint has made with Rachel Braxton. I found it hilarious after Dan walked out of the training room and ten minutes later, getting a call saying that Clint was not cooperating. I felt all happy and giggly, though, when Dan told her that Clint needed Phil to be there, otherwise, it just wouldn’t work. Phil is his support and his motivation, and it just wouldn’t happen if he wasn’t there with him, so I’m glad that Rachel understood that and started including Phil into the exercises, because that was probably the only way that it would have worked. But I love how each period, it would progress and progress, and I loved the moment when Clint went in without Phil and Dan there, because it showed that he was putting his trust into Rachel that he was counting on her to take care of him. That was brilliant. And I’m also really glad that you added in a part where Clint was getting frustrated, because we all know how important firing his bow is to him. You know that as well as anyone else, since you are the writer, and you also knew that Clint can be very impatient sometimes, especially when it comes to healing from an injury. You made it realistic when he got frustrated and was pacing back and forth in front of Rachel. I loved that.
I love how much of a prominent character Dan became in this story. I feel like this is the story in which Dan became more to Phil and Clint. We see him off and on throughout the earlier stages of Clint’s life before Loki’s invasion and all that happened, but in this story, he becomes more to all of them, which is just amazing. I loved getting a look into Dan’s life, seeing and feeling and reading how he thinks and works and interacts with everyone. It was brilliant and it was beautifully done. I also loved how you added in Clint and Phil’s third year mark. I finished reading that not too long ago and reading about that reunion between Clint and his bow was just brilliant. I loved that.
And I’m so excited to get into “What No One Else Sees!” Ah, my favourite story is coming up. I’m surprised and a little upset that I’m almost finished reviewing every single story that you posted up here. What am I going to do with life!
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 10
Chapter ten was a freaking emotional roller-coaster. This is probably going to be the shortest review I ever give you, but right now, there isn’t anything that needs to be said or dissected like I try to do with everything. All I’m going to say now is that I’m so freaking happy that things have been sorted out. I’m glad that Clint finally sees how much he means to Phil, and I’m glad Phil understands where Clint is coming from and why he is thinking the way that he is. Things are going to be difficult for the unforeseeable future, but at least now they know what they have to do. Gah, that entire chapter just ate me alive. Have I ever told you how much I adore the way you write Clint and Phil’s relationship? Because I love it. Very much. More than anything.
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 9
I didn’t mention this in the last chapter, but I love that Dan drugged Phil and Clint, making them calm down and get some freaking sleep. Especially Phil – he really needed to take a deep breath and calm down, because he has been nothing but nerves ever since Clint woke up. I am surprised, though that neither of them really made such a huge fuss when they woke up from whatever it was that Dan gave them. I would have thought that they would have been all up in Dan’s grill about him doing that. They definitely have a lot to talk about, Phil and Clint do. They need to get this whole thing straightened out, because somehow along the way, things got crossed.
And once again, I’m totally in love Dan for being able to put some common sense in Phil’s head. I hate that Clint thinks that he isn’t important, that no matter what he does, it won’t be enough to erase the damage that he has done in his short life, give back the lives that he took. I am surprised that Phil didn’t realise what was happen, though. He’s usually so perceptive when it comes to Clint and what’s going on in his head. I hate what’s going on, but I cannot wait until Phil and Clint have another talk, because they definitely need to get some things straightened out.
I think I’m in love with every single one of these characters, because Todd’s phone call was just what I needed to put a huge smile on my face. Ugh, he’s just a wonderfully blunt, lovely human being. He’s definitely the cool uncle of the family and I love how he can say exactly what he needs to say in such short words. He’s brilliant and what everyone needed at the moment.
I’m actually not at all surprised that Clint picked a doctor’s pocket and made his way out of his hospital room. The poor nurse is probably losing her mind right now at the thought of a lost patient. I don’t know why, but I loved the way Phil dealt with the situation. At first, it was kind of amusing that Clint was able to pull something like that off, but then it got freaking annoying and then Phil just got so angry. It was brilliant. I loved how he wanted to find Doctor Lewis and knock some sense into him for not stopping a patient with his arm strapped to his chest from wandering the walls and I love how he wanted the description of the person Clint asked where the range was at for telling him. Ah, the protectiveness of Phil Coulson is one of the most precious things in the world. I’m really excited for this talk, because they really need to set some things straight.
(And this is kind of late, but I want your puppy! It was in the Author's Note and I just want him/her! Someone stole mine.) :(
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 8
I adored the beginning of this chapter, because you showed exactly what Clint means to Phil. I really loved how you summarised the way their relationship started, how rough it was in the beginning, filled with so many bumps and issues and trust problems, but ended up with nothing but respect and loyalty. I also really loved how you write it with three different points-of-view. Phil isn’t the only one who cares deeply for Clint – though he is the one who cares for him the most. I love how Dan had his moments in it, from when he first met Clint to the point where he started liking him, to the point where he became something more than someone Phil cared about. You did the same thing with Fury and that was brilliant, as well. I’m just glad that he woke up, that he knows that Phil is okay. I’m really, really worried, though, about how Clint is going to take it when he finds out that he might not ever be able to fire his bow again. I don’t remember how he handled the situation the last time I read this story, but I’m really nervous to find out now.
The second part of this chapter totally broke me and now I’m crying profusely, because – for some reason – I’m utterly frustrated that Clint isn’t a mess right now. Obviously, Clint Barton is the strongest person in existence, but my God, he’s just been told that he might not ever fire his bow and arrow again and he’s not crying! I don’t know why this is bothering me so much – it’s not your writing, so don’t worry, or the way you write him – but I guess I’m thinking in terms of how I would react to all of this instead of how Clint would. This is just so painful to read sometimes, because Clint doesn’t seem to know how to think or act right now, because he and the bow are one in the same. Despite how odd that sounds, it’s completely true, because that bow has been a part of him ever since he joined the circus. The possibility of not ever being able to fire it again must scare the hell out of him. I feel so bad. And Phil must be out of his mind worried, because of the way Clint’s acting. He’s closing himself off. He’s definitely not taken the explanation that Brunner offered him well at all. And he’s snapping and instigating.
Okay, I certainly do not remember this conversation between Phil and Clint at all, the one where Clint said that if he dies, Phil’s life moves on, but if Phil dies, Clint’s life ends. That was so powerful and so heart-breaking … I just have no words right now. I mean, since when did Clint start thinking that his life meant nothing? I cannot believe it! I mean, a part of me thinks that it’s the sweetest thing in the world, because Clint cares so much about Phil, but the other part of me is so sad to think that Clint doesn’t value his life as much as he values others. God, I can only imagine what Phil is thinking right now. No-one saw this coming at all.
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 7
I’m so glad that everything went smoothly with Clint’s surgery. All they can do now is waiting and, even though waiting really sucks, at least they know that Clint is going to be alright. As for his shoulder … that will be determined at a later time. I’m just really glad that we know that everything is going to be okay with him as a whole. I’m not at all surprised, though, that Phil didn’t even think about his own injuries at a time like this. I guess he and Clint are similar in the respect that some things are more important. It’s not good, though, that he passed out. Of course, half of that probably knew from Brunner that Clint was going to be okay, and the other half being the loss of blood and the lack of food. Dan Wilson will take care of him, though, so we know that it’s all going to be alright. Because Dan is awesome and he will not take Phil’s crap, no matter how desperate he is to get to Clint’s side.
I absolutely adored the scenes between Phil and Dan. Not only do I adore him, but I really, really loved getting more insight on him, why he’s the way that he is, and how he came to SHIELD and became one of Phil’s best friends. It was brilliant to read and just reading it made me love him all the more. Dan is such an amazing character, and you and Kylen did a brilliant job at making him into something more. I love it when characters are so deep and have their own stories to tell. I loved how he brought it all round circle and I thought it was brilliant how he figured out for himself what had happened between Phil and Clint and why Phil is acting and behaving the way that he is.
I cannot express how amazing the scene was when Phil was finally able to go to Clint, to finally be able to tell that Clint was alive and breathing fine on his own. For some reason, my heart was pounding hard in my chest and just couldn’t seem to get my breathing in order. I really wanted to cry, because all that waiting, the anticipation must be eating at Phil so much right now. But this is it and I’m surprise the emotion didn’t get him right then and there. I love that he took Clint’s hand and told him that he was there now, and I absolutely adored it when Clint responded to him and opened his eyes. That was just perfection. It was just utterly brilliant and I am just baffled at how amazing of a writer you are. Seriously – your writing is phenomenal. Another thing that I absolutely adore about your writing is how you switch points-of-view at the right point. I especially liked how you did it with the last two sections of the story, when Clint is finally waking up and Phil is there. You wrote Phil’s part of it beautifully and then you switched over to Clint’s side, showing how he’s doing and what he’s thinking as he’s waking up and seeing Phil right there before him. It’s brilliant and it was written so well.
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 6
The beginning of this chapter was murderous on me. I mean, this was just freaking intense and terrifying and I’m sitting on the edge of my seat, my face inches away from the computer screen, because I’m flipping out and I can’t seem to think straight anymore! Clint stepped in front of the bullet and took it for Phil. I think Phil’s reaction is the reason why I’m so frantic at the moment, because this man is almost always calm. There is rarely a chance that he loses it like he is right now, and I think that is why it’s so much. I also really like how chaotic the scene is. Everything is moving so fast and I think it fits after what happened. That was brilliantly done. I love that Fury called for Dan, I love how fast Dan got there, and I love how Fury is coming along, too. I love all of this, even though it’s taking off years of my life. Just so you know! But seriously – I love Dan for calling in that favour. They seriously need the best to save Clint’s life and arm! I feel so bad for Phil, though. Clint is his entire world and he stepped in front of a bullet to save Phil’s life. That much be really driving him crazy, knowing that he has no idea what’s happening, if Clint is alright. He’s going absolutely insane and he can’t do anything at all, but wait. That’s definitely the toughest part of it all – the waiting.
So, I absolutely adore Kylen and her brilliant version of Doctor Dan Wilson. She definitely took him over and made him one of my favourite characters ever. He’s very firm with his friends and he cares a lot, so what he did with Phil was just what needed to be done. I also really love that he’s going to go check on Clint to make sure he’s alright. Ugh, this story is just killing me, but I cannot get enough of it!
This chapter has killed me. Once again, I love Dan for sneaking in there and getting them information on how Clint’s surgery is going, but gosh, all of it was just so freaking horrible. I’m so glad that Clint is okay and that he is out of the line of fire – meaning his stubborn butt isn’t in any risk of dying. But the damage was substantial and great and now Clint might not even be able to fire his bow and arrow anymore. The situation couldn’t get any worse … well, it definitely could, but I’m just glad that it’s not. I can only just imagine how Phil much be taking all of this right now. I mean, he already feels responsible, I’m sure, but knowing that Clint may never fire his bow and arrow again, because he stepped in front of a bullet for him isn’t going to sit well with him for a long, long time. I really can’t wait until they finally get a chance to talk about this. At the moment, all Phil needs is to see Clint and to make sure that he’s actually okay with his own eyes.
| GreenLoki 6/5/13 . chapter 5
I have told you this before, but what I really like about your writing is how easy it is for me to picture the scene. At the moment, I’m talking about the fighting scene that Phil and Clint were in with those bad guys. I find it absolutely fascinating that you are able to write a few paragraphs about how they fought, and I can clearly see it. The details that you put into those scenes are absolutely fabulous. Do you work for SHIELD or something, because every fighting scene is different? Some of the movies are the same – obviously – but the way in which they fight is always something new that you bring to the table. It’s just brilliant. I also really liked Phil and Clint’s talk before and after the fight. The two of them trying to figure out how they were going to handle killing the bad guys was really cute and you know I adored it when Phil was getting concerned and protective about the injuries that Clint sustained while he was in the house before they tracked his whereabouts. It really is the norm for Clint to under-diagnose his own injuries. I hate that he doesn’t like getting the proper care. But at least Phil can bribe him with food and that’ll usually work. So, yeah, I’m glad that Phil was able to check Clint for injuries and make his own diagnosis, since you can only take Clint’s word so far when it comes to injuries he gets while on missions.
I think I’m the only human being in the world that hates McDonalds. It’s just so … gross. But anyways, random comment aside, I thought it was very funny that Clint knew Phil’s access code to SHIELD information. I mean, gosh – nothing gets past that guy sometimes, I swear. The glare that Phil was sending him made me laugh. Poor Clint, he tries so hard to act innocent in times like these. But I’m glad that we now know who their Priority Level Two mate was there with Andric, and I’m glad that they now know what’s going on and what they have to do before the President comes. I already told you this before, as well, but I just wanted to say that I really love the way you write Fury. In other stories that I’ve read, he’s always really controlling and always does what he wants to do without taking advice from others. But I really like him in your stories, because he actually trusts and listens to Phil and Clint – and his other most trusts agents – and allows them to do what they need to do – within reason, of course – to get the job done. I also really like that he and Phil have known each other for a long time, which makes the trust they have in each other a lot stronger. I really like that.
The banter between Phil and Clint when it involved having to jump from one building to the one they were trying to get to was really cute. I love that it was Phil who was worried and Clint who was doing the reassuring. That was just so precious to me! Ah, these two are going to be the death of me, I swear they are. But I loved it. They are such an amazing team when they are on missions together. It didn’t take them long at all to clear the house and kill all of the bad guys. But honestly, I knew that Clint was going to get shot in this story, stepping in front of a bullet to save Phil’s life, but I didn’t at all expect it to be this one! I was so shocked when you were working up to it. I wasn’t emotionally prepared yet and this totally caught me by surprise!
| GreenLoki 6/3/13 . chapter 4
So, here I am, starting the fourth chapter, and I don’t immediately expect the action to just happen all of a sudden, but it did! And for some reason, I’m freaking out while I’m reading as though I’m the one going through what Clint is going through. I don’t understand how my brain works sometimes. But yeah, I’m holding my pillow to my face, peaking over the top of it when Clint’s hiding and rocking back and forth while he’s running to get out of the area when he was compromised. And I’m pretty sure I yelped in pain when he banged up his knee, because I have weak knees. Clint and I are connected. That’s the only way to describe that little adventure.
But seriously – that joker who issued out those communication devices is going to get his butt kicked so many times by Clint and Phil, because this is just ridiculous! Clint can’t even tell Phil that his location has been compromised, because the stupid things keep giving out static. And Phil has no idea, so he’s going to be surrounded when they get to him before Clint does! Ah, the suspense! But I really loved this chapter, because there wasn’t a second you could just relax. It was action, action, action all the way, just like I was hoping for. But now I’m kind of second guessing that, because I’m exhausted. I’ll live, though. This is just too brilliant to pass up.
The part where they surrounded Phil was absolutely terrifying, because I couldn’t remember what was going to happen next. I was so happy when Clint showed up and started getting their attention so they would run after him and not pursue Phil. Of course, I’m sure Phil wasn’t too happy about that since he’s over-protective as hell and because Clint has a tendency to get shot every single time they go on missions. Not only that, but their communication devices are destroyed and not working at all, so there would have been no way for Phil to get into contact with Clint to make sure he was alright. But I’m really glad that Clint was able to lose the bad guys and find Phil. They’re together again, but I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen next since we’re not even halfway through the story yet. This is getting crazy intense!
| LongLiveTheClones 6/2/13 . chapter 3
Ooooh, I love the building anticipation and the thing going on with the comms... Somebody is messing with them, aren't they?
| LongLiveTheClones 6/2/13 . chapter 2
Love Clint's method of picking out a restaurant. Just delightful. And, the way it flabbergasted Phil that he had never been to Croatia before.
| LongLiveTheClones 6/2/13 . chapter 1
Love that Coulson got him the bagel. Awesome. The little details are what makes the story.
| GreenLoki 6/2/13 . chapter 3
You can really tell how stressed out and rushed Clint and Phil are feeling right now since they only have six days to gather surveillance and information that they might need in order to save the President’s life. And after hour days, they only have seventy-two hours left before they make their move. I’m already getting uncomfortable and a bit stressed, because of it, too! But now Clint is going to try to get into the building to get some information since the process was taking too slow from how they were managing before. That should be interesting. I’m actually really happy to report that I can’t remember what happened at all in this story, so I’m really excited to read and see for myself.
I also really enjoyed the bantering between Phil and Clint. It was really fun to read/watch those two spar on top of the roof and the way they were teasing each other when they went to grab a bite to eat was just too cute. Their bromance is just wonderful and I could never get tired of it.
And now we are at the point where Clint is going to take his shot at Andric. I’m glad that Clint was able to get some new information about when the President was coming and about this new player that will be coming in later on that night. We haven’t heard about him coming in so this is going to be interesting. I really loved the argument between Phil and Clint when he got back about having to go in there, regardless of their communication devices being messed up. I adore how over-protective Phil is of Clint, and I love how much Clint appreciates it, because he knows he needs someone looking out for him since he can’t do that very well on his own. The way Phil gave in and said he would leave Clint there if he got captured was so funny. I’m really excited to get into the action!
My favourite part about this chapter was definitely Clint complaining about it raining and having to get wet, Phil handing Clint a trash bag where he cut out arm holes and a neck hole, Clint going into the bunkroom, taking Phil’s jacket, and telling him he was going to wear it while he was out. That was just so funny to read! Once again – don’t hate me – the bantering between those two is just epic and I cannot get enough of it. I have a horrible feeling, though, that the second Clint gets close to that house where Andric is at, the comms are going to go out again. That’s just their luck. Huh, and they did go out. I’m psychic. Ehehe! But now we know that the new player is on the level two priority list. That doesn’t sound good at all. I’m getting pumped and ready to go for this story. It’s getting so awesome!
| GreenLoki 6/2/13 . chapter 2
It is times like the first two little sections that express how Phil changes his roles from brother to father. Or that’s just how it looks to me whenever I read a part similar to this. I just love how Clint is such a chatter-box and, instead of telling him to shut up and risk hurting his feelings, Phil will just fake being tired to get him to shut up. It’s brilliant. And I also love that Clint knows about the trick, but won’t say anything. I love how he loves that Phil does that, because he’s always so careful about hurting his feelings and protecting him. I also really enjoyed it when Phil woke up four hours later to see that Clint was also sleeping. I love that he woke him up and moved him to the floor, because the position that he was in would probably hurt his neck. That’s why I think Phil switches his roles as brother to father. It’s brilliant and I’m completely in love with it. (I’m starting to say ‘love’ a lot again.)
I really enjoyed the next two parts, because they were so funny! I love that Phil’s first thought after Clint said that he didn’t have a favourite place to eat was ‘How are we supposed to eat now?’ It was really cute and I thought it was so funny. What was also hilarious was how Clint was giving Phil strategies on how he goes around and finds a place to eat. It was funny and I love how he exaggerates about certain things. The next part was entertaining, though I feel bad for Clint for having food poisoning. There was still light bantering, though, which made the part just as precious. Your writing is just brilliant.
The rest of the chapter was great. Between the bantering, Clint throwing up, and their mission, it was all amazing. The dream that Clint had towards the ending was pretty freaky. I’m surprised that the waking up process went in the direction that it did, because that doesn’t normally happen at all. Clint completely freaked out. I’m glad that Phil was able to deal with it, though, and help him snap out of it. But I guess in a way it was a good thing that Clint had that nightmare, because then they wouldn’t have gone on that run, they wouldn’t have found that cute little bakery, and they wouldn’t have found Josif Andric. I’m excited to see what’s going to happen next! I’m so addicted to your stories right now!