Reviews for The Alternative
Hinatawolf chapter 28 . 5/18
This was amazing!
thewalkerinme chapter 28 . 5/5
I suddenly missed Sarah so much while reading this. Like, a lot. Like, pouting at the thought of her. That song was in American Horror Story! Ah, that was so cute!
God, the lie is ripping them apart.
This was so amazing. I was listening to Fly On and God, I thought I could hold out. And then the last part, I was just crying. I'm still crying, but happy crying with just happy watery eyes and a swelling heart. So, on to the sequel. Thanks for writing this, beautiful.
thewalkerinme chapter 27 . 5/5
God, this was heart breaking. Riley's frustration and guilt and confusion was perfectly elicited, and JOel's remorse, God, that was so beautiful. I wonder if Joel'll tell her, I want Ellie to understand so much, but I want her to go ape shit. But, I guess she's already accepting is, but, also completely not, augh, it's so awesomely done.

And yes.

Write a Walking Dead fanfic. I need that from you. Like, now.

Awesome work, Taco!
Gal-Gez chapter 28 . 5/4
This was a beautiful, touching, and amazing story. It perfectly captures the essence of each character and builds from them into a wonderful story. I cant wait for the sequel but for I must sleep considering this just stole 7 hours of my life away from me when I was supposed to be sleeping.
thewalkerinme chapter 26 . 5/2
I love you, Joel.
I so completely love this. You did so well. Just, I love all of this!
Poor Bill, indeed. Gosh, that was devastating.
thewalkerinme chapter 25 . 5/1
I knew he saw them! HAHA I literally love Leon.
"Do it more" ? ! LEON! HA! XD
I melt a little every time he calls her kiddo. You've captured their bond so perfectly. I mean, I ship Riley and Ellie totally. But I friend, no, family-ship Joel and Ellie so much.
That was really a great chapter. Auh! Adorable xxx
thewalkerinme chapter 24 . 5/1
Okay, Joel. I love you. Him considering having to give Ellie the "gay talk" is just about the most beautiful thing I've ever read. Ever. Ever. Ever. I'm metling.
thewalkerinme chapter 23 . 5/1
Swear to Holy Fuck. Leon dies, I riot.
Nonononononono. Ohfuck. I thought... I was dumb, I saw the word bit, ahead, and... oh, Leon, you idiot! I thought you were infected! Dickweed!
Fuuuck! Go! This is heart pumping! Gyah!
Shut the front door! Shut that front door in that momma bear's fucking face, with its paws and claws, go die, bear! You... BEAR!
Yay! That was so awesome! X
thewalkerinme chapter 22 . 4/30
"And I fell in love with her for a second time." Love, love, love this. Oh dear, this is purity.
Tommy, shit, fuck, all that, even just saying about how that was always how it was when he was a kid, shit, that was so believable!
Alright, girls, enough chit chat... go home.. be happy... roll around like happy little kittens trapped in a ball of twine :) I'm all warm and fuzzy and so bloody happy that they are together again!

Well. Fucking. Done.
thewalkerinme chapter 21 . 4/30
I feel like I need a T-shirt that says "If Leon died we riot"
Pinch of trust. Oh, dear, Ellie. ignorance is bliss, unfortunately for you, you're no ignorant young lady.
"It hit her with more force when she devastatingly loved him back."
I can't tell you what that did to me. I hat to take a break to get my breathing back to normal. Goddamn.
That word still hit me like a tonne of bricks. Like everything had paused and it was just her voice, finalising the whole story. But no, FanFiction does not allow such codas. FanFiction lets the story live on. :D
I feel like crying. I just do, okay? God, this is so beautiful. I love Ellie's reaction as she rots through her new house, it's so amazing. This IS the sequel. IT IS!

who is this assaulter...?
go, Ellie! You got this!

i'm done.
i'm not even here.


see? gone. i'm gone, Taco. erased from existence.

You don't have to do this.
Same tone.
Same plea.
Taco, you don't have to do this. You don't have to just rip my whole body from my heart, let my corps hang from your arm while you clutch the fucking organ in your other fist, still beating, still trying.


That was amazing.

Lebra, too.
thewalkerinme chapter 20 . 4/30
Shit. I read it without realising what he'd said too, and shit, my breath caught when she slapped him. Fuck.
That was beautifully done x
thewalkerinme chapter 19 . 4/30
The girl's adventures are so great. I have a question, I don't know if I've ever asked you in messenger, but how do you think it all happened, in the real story, when Riley died. I just have a really horribly scenario in my head of Riley coming back as an infected and trying to kill Ellie, and for the redhead to be totally heartbroken and distraught as she has to kill her. Then waiting to die, for it never to happen... Goddamn, she's so strong. That would have broken me. God, I love her, she is so good. Poor Ellie xx infinite love and hugs to you xxx
You write Leon so bloody well. Seriously, he's one of my favourite oc characters.
God! You write Riley so well, too. "Yeah, it came from him." I could hear her think that, and I can see her expression.
I never even liked him much, well, I thought I didn't,until I realise I love him, sat here, sobbing away over his death.
God, Riley, I swear it would have been so much worse if you'd gotten bit that day instead. Taco, I like this story better than the original. Please press the right buttons to make this real. Please? It's beautiful and ah, I love them all so much.
How far? So fucking far that your fingers bleed from how hard you drag your sorry ass, Riley. Get up. Hold it together. Find her. x

Go on you spectacular sixteen year old.

Mwah. Ellie, stay strong xx

"Her eyes were open, but the soul was not."

this hurt. So much. I just... can't.

You underestimate yourself. You didn't even need to explain that about this being his decision to get Tommy to take her, you did it so well that it all made more sense that it did before you explained it, even more sense than the damn game did x well fucking done.
thewalkerinme chapter 18 . 4/29
Okay. Okay. Thaaats fine. Just, tare my heart out. Yep. That's cool. I listened to that song. The extended version. Yep. 19 minutes, I listened. And it broke me. It BROKE me. YOU'VE broken me.
You're amazing. I just have to get that out there.
thewalkerinme chapter 17 . 4/29
I haven't finished yet, but realising that no doors were locked... I have a bad feeling. *squirms* No, Riley. There's something. . . Something we're missing.
I think it's real cute that they both see each other there. Makes me that much more psyched for them to find each other again.
thewalkerinme chapter 16 . 4/29
Shit shit! My heart. Oh, shit. Ohh, calm, Walker, calm... whoah. Nice work. Might need to see a doctor haha
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