|Reviews for That Which is Greater: Winter Break|
| resaw chapter 7 . 2/26
I know this has been long established but I can't help but smile every time Vi refers to Casey as "Major Casey Sir." I love it as much as Casey does himself!
Lots of "fun" going on between Chuck and Sarah. But how do they go back to normal, with all the restraints that surveillance will impose upon them once again?
It seems likely to me that Sophie is being tracked by paparazzi, given your description of her career reaching breakout proportions. So far, Sophie has chosen to keep silent about Vi, but once she's reached the projected new levels of fame, won't she have the opportunity to confess that she is a mother? So, I guess it could go one of two ways: either as is feared, that she will cut Vi out of her life even more, or that she may feel secure enough to reveal this secret.
Another great chapter! And your A/N the Second is ridiculous! (or so I hope).
| Chuck up North chapter 7 . 2/26
I love this story - it cuts through all the angst of cannon and moves straight to other interesting ideas (just the presence of Violet will do that I guess). Anyhow you keep mentioning Jill, and I re-read New year's - the "trying to date Sophie" idea is mentioned there - hoping you're going to expand on those two ideas!
One thing I don't really care for is restatement of cannon, so I like that you cut straight to the tangential stories including this one. The original TWIG set the scene, but these are more fun! Thanks for continuing to write!
| Molotov chapter 7 . 2/26
OH SHIT SON! IS IT A PAPPARAZZO?! IS IT FULCRUM?!
What I do know is, it's a helluva read.
Luvs 'n hugs to you, Dear Author.
| CaryR chapter 7 . 2/26
Been following your stories for years. Really enjoy your writing. Thank You.
| PeterOinNYC chapter 7 . 2/26
it should come as no surprise to you that the Greater'verse is one of, if not my most favorite in Chuck Fanfic. It is because I like this slant on these characters - how you've made them different while retaining the good things I like so much from canon. This Chuck is great - he's still Chuck with all his selfless tendencies, fun nerdiness, self depreciating humor etc, but with the added bonus of being stronger, tougher, more resolute that comes from having to be the primary care giver for a child. In short, he's more real and I like that. And I like this Sarah even more. There's just something about the way you are writing this story that is giving us so many wonderful insights into her thinking, her wants & desires, in short - her. I've really enjoyed how she rationalizes her lust for Chuck - and really, what else can we call it - to the things being pent up due to hiding from three months of surveillance cameras. And yet, there she was doing all she could to assure Chuck she would not regret sleeping with him. And meaning it. And I think she meant it for her own benefit as well.
I know I'm rambling, so let me get to the point: I've thoroughly enjoyed this installment of the continuing evolution or Sarah Walker and the growing awareness that this thing with Chuck is more than she expected - and the awareness that she might be okay that it is. Thanks for sharing this with us.
| Mr. M.Parker chapter 7 . 2/26
Thanks for the chapter.
| wilf21 chapter 7 . 2/26
Excellent on many levels: Chuck/Sarah; Casey's grumpiness/Ronald Reagan; Sophie's arrival; and the danger ahead - a paparazzo perhaps?
| ivo1617 chapter 7 . 2/25
Wow, one night with Sarah and Chuck appears to be a changed man! All of the sudden he has a little bit of swagger and he is looking at the bright side of things. Until now he has spent a lot of time complaining about Bryce sending him the intersect and all the bad stuff that comes with that, but now he admits to himself that otherwise he would not have met Sarah. At some point the positive will outweigh the negative, right?
I find myself wondering what Casey's role in this story arc will be. So far he appears to be the big meanie, but when he makes a mean comment it seems as though that he has always been right. I don't know if Sarah is the intruding girlfriend, but she appears to think that she is given her awkwardness around Sophie. This is probably more about Violet than about Chuck, but the two of them are a package deal and Sarah did score a lot of points with Chuck by being good with Violet. However, if Violet ever develops a real relationship with her mother, Sarah might be replaced, in a way.
Though all this does not explain the awkwardness on Sophie's part. If she wanted to see Violet more, I doubt that Chuck would stop her given his complaints about her being absent from Violet's life. And Sophie has had plenty of time to decide whether or not she wants to be with Chuck, so that does not seem to be it either. Or maybe now that another woman has grown attached to Violet and Chuck, they seem more interesting all of the sudden.
| Roger chapter 7 . 2/25
Another great chapter as usual! I like the Casey / Sarah and the Casey / Vi interaction :-)
| alfiem chapter 7 . 2/25
This might have been a better comment for a chapter or two ago, but this seems like a change from the way Sophie was portrayed in previous installments of this story. In this she seems much more sympathetic, and I definitely prefer that. I'm not sure if that's a shift in the way you want to portray her, or just a different perspective, but if its a deliberate change than I think it's a good one.
| phnxgrl chapter 7 . 2/25
I loved how Sophie appeared to be with Violet. Please continue.
| thekiller00 chapter 7 . 2/25
If it's paparazzi that followed Sophie, he or she is probably in for the scare of their lives when Sarah and Casey confront them. Although I get the feeling that it is someone that Sophie brought with her, like a new boydriend or something that will get on Chuck and Sarah's nerves the way he acts with Violet.
| Guest chapter 7 . 2/25
So realistically it would be easier to say what I don't love about this chapter because that is a heaps shorter list: nothing. I love it all. I didn't know I needed to see Sarah and Vi (c'mon, washing the strawberries is the most important job) make pancakes until I read it. Guh. Is it bad that my mind automatically jumped to Quistie with "She hoped that the strawberries in the crisper weren't for anything particular."? It's like you are tag teaming me for the feels.
"Don't be a dou-ble un-fun person." That is the greatest thing ever. If I find myself ever in a situation where I have to tone that particular insult down, you can be sure that is what my response will be.
"I'm sorry, did you not want pancakes?" So much sass from Sarah. I love it.
Nawww, Violet is just the cutest thing. I just want to hug her.
Imagine what the world would be like without cartoons. I feel like it would be more sex deprived. Stupid idiots. 3 It's nice to know that they are using the small time frame they have to their advantage though.
Chuck is just so smooooooooooooooooooooooth.
Casey Casey Casey, you lovable cranky man you. I think it's super cute that Sarah was gonna fix it like the good partner she is. ]
"but it was one of the things she'd picked up from Violet. And because of that. it was effective." "Apparently she wasn't the only one who had picked up something from Violet." I feel like I love these 3 sentences more than I should. I guess I love the fact that they represent Violet influencing them even if it's just a little thing.
The girl looked like a pink and purple marshmallow. Now that's an image I don't want to be erased from my head anytime soon. The conversation following is just precious. Mysteries are were it is at.
I don't know how to feel about this Sophie business. I feel like it's going to lead to more heartbreak.
Like either way, its gonna suck.
Nawww, nerdy Sarah.
And the twist comes into play. Super excited to see how this pans out.
Btw, your author notes never fail to make me laugh. ]
| uplink2 chapter 7 . 2/25
Ahh so the plot thickens. Had a feeling we were headed into the tabloid cesspool. This should be fun.
| ziohenry chapter 7 . 2/25
I wonder if Quistie knows that you strive for her place as the Queen of angst!
Nice chapter tho', once that you've gone through all the gore and violence... :)