|Reviews for Catalyst - TCW S3, Pre Ep 10 AU|
| impoeia 3/9/13 . chapter 15
Okay, it's official. Now I absolutely have to read "Journey of Revolution".
This is a very powerful and provocative ending and I do mean that in every sense of the word. I can only imagine the amount of vulnerability and insecurity that Ahsoka was going through in those moments after the mission. Having the men she normally considers her friends and subordinates look at her in a similar manner as what she has gotten in the Catalyst must be both disorienting and frightening. Particularly because prior to this, she was used to nothing but respect, to herself for her skills, her status as a Jedi and as a Commander. I think Rex's prior thoughts were right, she was probably looking for a friend to talk things over.
Oh dear, this is not a happy ending, exactly is it? I can only imagine the "misunderstanding" that is going to come after this and what it means for their relationship, particularly now that they are back in the GAR and have to reenact the relationship they had before this mission.
Nevertheless, a perfect ending to this story that makes the reader feel for the characters and makes them burn to read the next story. A really, really wonderful story. I'm sad it has come to an end.
| Snootiegirl99 3/8/13 . chapter 15
Bravo! Exquisite torture indeed. I guess they felt safe enough back on Resolute to finally let down their guard completely.
Can't wait for Sunday or the re-writes. Yay!
My new favorite phrase is 'tumescent agony'. I wonder how I can start using it in conversations . . . LOL
| Taren Hawk 3/7/13 . chapter 15
A quick question, what is "AFF"? Where the full chapter is? I'm either totally missing a conection, or havn't heard of it. I can't find it on your profile either.
Thank you for writing this story, loved every word of it.
| LongLiveTheClones 3/7/13 . chapter 15
Oh wow. Can't believe this is over. Catalyst has been the best part of every week for me. Sigh.
But, this was another intense and amazing chapter.
"Halt! State your business!"
"Stand down," he ordered, dropping his arms and squinting into the light, letting his brothers see him. "And point that light elsewhere!"
Loved this beginning, with the misunderstanding between the clones and the Captain. It is so easy to picture the shock and the confusion as the clones suddenly recognize their Captain. And, even better, their absolute shock when they recognize...
"Who's that with you, sir; she's quite-"
"I'd stop there, Trooper."
Ha ha. Such a great line.
There were a lot of great one-liners in this. Such as this one: "It's about the mission, Rex; it's important. Will... will you come?"
Will he come? Uh...
The love scene was so intense, without being explicit. Loved the sheer power and intensity of it and the way it implied that it was an overwhelming rather than a shared experience. Such an interesting approach.
He let her get no word in edgewise, allowed no escape, no room for thought; no chance to finish what she'd deemed she needed to say. Deliberately silencing her, Rex took from her what he wanted; needed.
Perfect set-up for the misunderstandings that come later in emjalen's fic. After a moment of mutual glory. Great line. Wow.
| Jadedsnowtiger 3/7/13 . chapter 15
| CaptainRexLover 3/7/13 . chapter 15
I like this story, you did very well
| Crossroad Avarice 3/7/13 . chapter 15
Aww...it's over. *opera clap* Bravo, bravo! It ended on a bittersweet note - that they got what they wanted then, but there's still the consequences to deal with. :/ Still, this was awesome! :D
| Taren Hawk 3/7/13 . chapter 14
Really enjoying the story, how much more is there to go?
All throughout the story I was feeling bad for por Rexy, watching yet not being able to touch. I do hope that something... wonderful happens beofre it ends. These two are adorable and you write them very well. Looking forward to more.
| impoeia 3/4/13 . chapter 14
The firefight and escape was quite exciting. I liked how you didn't make it too easy for Rex and Ahsoka to escape. that would just not have fit into the story, and would not have been fair to their skill level. This scenario felt much more plausible and I'm glad Rex finally got the chance to vent some energy. I really thought he would explode during the lap dance. Poor man.
The slip back into the familiar addresses of "sir" and such, does not leave me with much hopes for a happy ending. But then, I guess coming back from a mission like this and then being expected to go back to the way things were before is both disturbing and slightly too easy. I can see a great struggle ahead for these two and not only does it make me excited to read the next chapter, but I am also definitely going to start on "Journey of Revolution" when this is done. I just need to know, because you have built up the suspense and the potential so much and so well in this story.
| RukiaRenji4ever 3/3/13 . chapter 14
| LongLiveTheClones 3/3/13 . chapter 14
Totally blown away by this chapter. Loved Rex's jealous possession in the beginning- the way he gripped the chair until he ripped it and then didn't realize he was gripping that piece until he'd left the room. The tension throughout the scene is so real and visceral.
The chase scene is fantastic. There is just as much sexual tension going on as there is tension in wondering whether Rex and Ahsoka are actually going to get away from their pursuers. I absolutely loved the bandaging scene where Rex is so concerned with stemming the bleeding, (an adorable, tender caring moment on his part), and Ahsoka is just: "Gah. He's got his shirt off..."
Loved the way that they were able to recognize the sound of the Resolute's engines even when it was up high in the atmosphere. There is something so cool about the fact that they know their ship so well that this sound is so familiar to them. I just loved this small detail.
And, somehow, it just added to all the tension that at the end of all of this, Rex and Ahsoka never did get to consumate all of the tension they had going between them. They were soooooooo close on so many occasions but it never happened for them.
I went back last night and re-read the original story that inspired this one and I'd forgotten it had such a grim and unhappy ending with Rex killing Ahsoka. Are you going to stick with that storyline, or go off and have your own alternate ending for the couple at this point? Just curious.
Loved Ahsoka's shock at seeing the men of Torrent compared to the way she has been used to seeing Rex. (And, I imagine they were very shocked when they saw their commander. I can just bet they were all ogling her behind their buckets...)
I am curious: What do you mean by this last line? As it was, she wasn't prepared when, moments later, they were surrounded by familiar figures, blasters at the ready, and challenged.
Do you mean that the men from the bar caught up with them and were stupid enough to try to take on the men from Torrent?
| impoeia 3/3/13 . chapter 13
I can quite honestly say: "Poor Rex". That man can just not catch a break. Although I suppose it is for the better that they not get it on this close to the finish line. Would be awkward.
I love the imagery here, the idea of a "fluid fantasy". I think that really captures Ahsoka in a situation like this. Here fighting style very much reflects water flowing and I suppose that would translate into her dancing. Also, it is just a very appropriate image to the entire situation. The same goes for Rex describing himself as both protector and lover. That really hits the nail on the head and also illustrates his inherent dilemma when it comes to his attraction to Ahsoka. I'm glad you brought in the word "teen" as well. I think it's really important that you don't let people forget just how young she actually still is.
| MelHell 3/2/13 . chapter 13
The whole thing is a bit incongruous, but I totally loved it!
I can't believe they manage to stand that much sexual tention, even more considering how HOT the all possessive in tight black leather Rex must be xD.
I admire their self controls, but they should let go, they want eachother so bad and they'll have so few occasions... I hope they will...please? :D
Can't wait for the next chapter!
| Jadedsnowtiger 2/28/13 . chapter 13
wow... Poor Rex has great control..
| LongLiveTheClones 2/27/13 . chapter 13
"Dance for me."
That was a heck of a dance. My head is still spinning from reading it. It was.. perfect. Love how they got so close and then were interrupted. Pure delight.
"Slide back and turn away."
Ha ha. Such a Rex thing to say. Practical to the last, even about a thing like.. uh... that.
And, it was just lovely that he'd left her a gift. Somehow found time to purchase her a gift. An adornment. Great chapter. Can't wait to see what happens next with the big confrontation with the Seppie...