|Reviews for I'd Rather Pretend|
| underlings 6/17/13 . chapter 5
/excuse my while i sob over the general perfection of this story—UGH; i have to say, you've really gotten sasayan and natsume's inexplicable dynamic down to a T, as well as their interactions with the other characters. really, really great job so far! you're well deserving of all of these reviews :)
| l Hypocrisy l 6/12/13 . chapter 5
Amazing story. Your keeping everyone in character. Love the build up and the struggle between the two characters you are creating. I especially like the fact that your building on Natsume's fear of having a relationship and Sasayan's ability to keep calm and keep her controlled. I completely agree with your disclaimer. If their relationship does not get resolved, this will be my permanent cannon ending for them lmaOoo
Keep up the amazing work. Love your writing style also! Very good balance between giving insight on Natsume's thinking as well as keeping me interested. Most stories I get bored of after a few chapters. Not this one! Amazing!
| candice 5/31/13 . chapter 1
Won't you please please please update this fic? I don't think the manga is gonna give me a good sasanatsu ending, so yours is totally canon.
| Econs 5/27/13 . chapter 5
I love what you've written so far. Honestly, I didn't have much faith when I was reading the first chapter, since the whole reason I love Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun was its subtlety, and the first few paragraphs of your first chapter didn't relay that to me. Or rather, you tried to be subtle, but it came off as a bit too simple and it didn't flow very well. But I'm glad I stuck with it, since that line Sasayan gave about Natsume being able to use him however she wants and the fight scene in chapter two made the whole story.
I can't give you enough credit for staying true to Natsume's near-hysterical fears about the potential relationship between her and Sasayan. You did her justice for not skipping over it and going straight to the 'endless-kisses-and-beating-hearts' of the relationship, like most fanfiction writers are wont to do. There is definitely no OOC to this story and I think that's why I've read it twice in a day and will most likely continue doing so in the near future, since the manga is ending, seemingly without any satisfying conclusion on SasaNatsu.
You wrote Sasayan so fluently I feel like you're somewhat connected to Robico's inner mind. I like that bit about him holding his hands behind his back in the bathroom scene and him letting her hands go when she asks him to, since that is who Sasayan essentially is. Sasayan respects Natsume's boundaries and requests, although it might frustrate him sometimes; has never called her a tease (something that irks me about the guys I know), and actually and truthfully remains her friend even after she rejects his confession. That's Sasayan and he's the reason why I start searching for Tonari fanfiction in the first place, and I'm glad I found this.
I've already decided your story is canon. I mean, maybe you'll never find a suitable ending for this, but even though it's only finished up to chapter five, it's enough for me. Of course I want you to finish it though, since it's so good it'll be a travesty not to, but yeah, I love it nonetheless. 3
| Guest 5/25/13 . chapter 5
DID YOU GIVE UP ON THIS FIC? YOU HAVEN'T UPDATED IN FOREVER!
Argh, now I'm all sad. D:
| xxIcyAngelxx 5/6/13 . chapter 5
I...I am speechless *o*
Gotta say, I love your writing prose, it feels natural when Natsume narrates and the mood always seems so realistic. The characters are exactly how I imagined if they were in this situation. I especially adore how you write Sasayan he is ADORABLE. Gosh this fanfic breaks me into feels o I don't see a problem so far, minor mistakes and the story is advancing smoothly :)
Really glad there's a story like this out there for Sasayan/Natsume I LOVE IT! Hope you have enough time to update again, this is getting gooood
| lilysoori 4/27/13 . chapter 5
this story's really good! i totally relate to natsume.
| paws-bells 4/26/13 . chapter 5
Thank you for writing this fic. I feel that you have portrayed them amazingly well, and I'm squirming in anticipation to see what will happen next. The plot, the pace, the characterization are all spell blindingly perfect, not to mention your grammar and vocabulary. Natsume is simply adorable and utterly relatable with her insecurities and fears, and Sasayan is nothing but her perfect match in this instance. Cooking her like a frog, indeed. That made me laugh like nothing else.
Update soon; I'm really looking forward to see what magic you will conjure up next! )
| the TumTum tree 4/25/13 . chapter 5
I really, really like this. Got absolutely no concrit to give you, sorry about that. Really looking forward to the next chapter :D
| the TumTum tree 4/25/13 . chapter 1
Aw this is lovely! And I just saw that this is the first chapter... meaning that there's more! :)
| yayaayayay 4/24/13 . chapter 5
Love this fic so much!
Would just like to point out a few errors in an otherwise wonderfully error free fic:
no amount of pretty could "never" completely hide all of her flaws.- "never" should be" ever."
her hands "fists" against his back- "fists" should be "fisting"
Everything else is great, though! :D Please, please keep it up! Eagerly awaiting the next chapter!
| Narqissa 4/23/13 . chapter 5
Please update I miss your fic! .
| schnook 4/17/13 . chapter 5
This is magnanimous. So many FEELS!
| BakaFlocka 4/15/13 . chapter 1
I need more pls
| Guest 4/15/13 . chapter 2
I check your account every now and then, just to see if you have updated. SasaNatsu is actually a pretty popular ship, but it doesn't have much fic, sadly. But your fic is so good that it actually makes up for it, and PLEASE, UPDATE SOON! :D