|Reviews for Little Heart|
| eliestarr chapter 23 . 1/19
This story was absolutely everything I was looking for in a Daryl/Tsugumi resolution following Guilty Crown's conclusion! Thank you so very much for writing it, it was a wonderful read and all the thought that went into fleshing out their careful relationship and especially Daryl's backstory was really great!
| Lady Penrose chapter 23 . 1/1
I haven't read the manga and I've recently just watched the anime, and I admit that I didn't even watch the whole thing and skipped 1-2 episodes. I just read episode summaries for whatever I missed. The anime didn't really pull me in, and I was watching only because I was interested in a few of the characters. Daryl Yan was one of them. First I have to say is that I ended up loving said characters and more, and Daryl ended up being my favourite. I just found it a shame that most of them weren't elaborated enough on or given more screen-time to develop. It felt like there were so many holes because of it, especially around Daryl. But this story fills those holes. Every word written about Daryl's background, every detail and tidbit showing us more of how both Daryl's and Tsugumi's personalities worked, and how Daryl was shaped into who he was/is-everything was so believable and real. It gave me everything I felt was missing from the anime, everything the anime failed to give. And the explanation for Daryl's void-beautiful. It made so much sense and fit so well that I feel like it was something the anime should have really included. This story was written very well, and I love the inner conflict Daryl has had to face. I love how obviously "broken" he was, but I love how you gave a sense of that. That he both knew better and at the same time didn't. I felt it in my gut. The pacing of Daryl and Tsugumi's relationship and the bumps in their road were executed very nicely as well. In my opinion, this fanfic had a better story than the anime itself. I'm not just saying that, honest. I would have fell in love with the show if the writers/directors had put as much thought into the characters as you had.
| Aquen chapter 23 . 11/30/2014
It was a very sweet story! I really appreciated the thought you put into the characters and story arc, it was super sweet and very nice paced Great job!
| Kurota Haruka chapter 23 . 11/26/2014
Thank you so much for writing this. Almost every other piece for this pairing that I've found was smut, despite the fact that out of all the pairings in GC, this one clearly has the most interesting potential and legitimate base. I loved every word of this story even the parts where Daryl was being a giant asshat. The fluffier moments often reminded me of my own slightly cheesy brand of romance, and those are always my favorites. If you don't mind, could I ask if you post your original works anywhere? I would love to read some of your original material if I could.
| 143Maid-sama chapter 23 . 11/20/2014
Aww...I'm kinda sad that it's the end already but I am really satisfied now :D
My love for DarylXTsugumi was refueled and it was all thanks to you.
Thanks for creating this story! :D
| Guest chapter 23 . 7/21/2014
The real interest in Daryl and Tsugumi being a couple started in the episode when they first meet in the cultural festival, with her shoving boxes, bags, and candy apples towards Daryl. And I was so disappointed that throughout the rest of the season that they didn't show any more interest in each other besides the fact that Daryl hesitated to shoot at Shu, Ayase, Tsugumi, and the other person's doubles;and saved her from Gai. When Daryl was later saved at the very end by Rowan, it felt like that there was a sliver of a chance of Daryl and Tsugumi meeting up once again in the epilogue, but again I was met with bitter disappointment when they failed to mention Daryl at all! :( Also it was a big let down that all the show focused on was Shu and Inori (I don't really even understand why Shu was in love with Inori anyways...) While stewing over the fact of no Dargumi, I came across this fanfic (Which actually has been my first) and was immediately enthralled with the plot and the depth of the characters, and I could tell that you had given much thought to the personalities behind each character and what motivated them as individuals. While coming in on only ten chapters to begin with, I have eagerly waited for more each week. I'm really impressed with how you paced the story, not rushing with Daryl and Tsugumi's relationship because, who they were and what the problems they experienced individually would later rise to the surface in their relationship, but also not dragging the story line along. When I came to the chapter titled "Kaleidoscope" I was further more impressed with how much Tsugumi understood Daryl's void, that instead of it just being a powerful weapon it portrayed his heart and his insecurity as to how people would judge his true self. This chapter not only showed how much Tsugumi understood Daryl, how much they were meant to be, but it also showed how much you thought, perceived, connected, and related to the characters feelings and emotions. The ending is well written for Dargumi, though it is bittersweet to think that this is the end (and I know this is really nerdy of me to say but...) Daryl and Tsugumi's story will continue to live on in our hearts 3. To sum up this review, I say this is very well written (cause we all know there are some fanfics that are totally inaccurate to the story, tv series, or the character types are blown out of proportion!) and I look forward to read more of your work!
| Ravensdarkflight chapter 23 . 7/21/2014
Ghaaaaaaa, the ending was so beautiful. I can't believe it's already been 5 months since the beginning of the story. The story itself was so amazing, as in how simple the plot was, but you managed to capture all of Daryl's and Tsugumi's connections so perfectly. Out of so many stories I've read from so many other fandoms too, I swear this is the only one that made it to my favorites even if I only watched GC once hardly paying attention to all of the characters save for Dargumi. (Really appreciate it with how you continued this even with so many hours of work ._.)
I know my words are probably gonna fall short too, but I guess something about Little Heart was really moving, especially where the title came from as I honestly never expected Little Heart itself to mean 点心even though it was brought up so frequently (Dang it, should have saw it coming) XD
Dammit, I just loved every moment of this fic, like how I waited for updates and checking back every week, but I really can't stressed how much I loved the ending. Yeah, kinda heartbreaking that this story has ended, but the ending was just so..so...not sure how to discribe it, but so perfect (somehow I feel that describing it as 完美 would fit it more) I really loved the part where Daryl asked Tsugumi to stay with him. It's was somewhat bittersweet, probably because of how he confessed to feeling lonely, but I swear the story has ended with so much more bright possibilities to come
Oh my god, I swear this whole review is a mess ()︵
So I'm not sure, maybe just treat this as a review finale to Little Heart? (• ε •)
I know Imperfectly Forged won't be coming out reaaaaal soon, but I'm really looking forward to it
| The Gatsby chapter 23 . 7/20/2014
I cannot tell you how great this story is. They're aren't many good Daryl and Tsugumi romance fanfics out there but this is at the top! The characterization, the little details and finally the title drop were amazing!
I love it!
| Ford1114 chapter 23 . 7/20/2014
This clinch it, Daryl is finally accepted to go to university. And this story is finally complete (and the title of the final chap reference the story) with the couple kiss, and like the description that it taste like 'dim sum'.
Yep, take a rest for a few months before doing the prequel. You earn it, and we all have the same boat of writing and improving our stories.
| Reeves-san chapter 23 . 7/20/2014
Ahh that was a nice way to end this. I seriously didn't know that 'dimsum' could translate to 'little heart'. That little tidbit there suddenly made me see the title in a whole new light.
I'm going to miss getting updates from this little gem in the Guilty Crown corner of this site. It's nice to get some really believable closure from what I thought as a very unsatisfactory ending of a good show.
So thank you for your work. Good job.
| Candied Snowflakes chapter 3 . 7/18/2014
I looove this pairing! I love it waaay more than Inori x Shu (I don't hate them, though). I just finished the anime and the first thing I did after that is to find a TsumugixDaryl fanfic.
I dropped a review to tell you that I'm loving this story so far and I'm gonna marathon it up to chapter 22 right now.
Great job and keep up the good work! )
| Ford1114 chapter 22 . 7/13/2014
Nice chapter title to reference his void
Seems that Daryl can do it of going to a university that's near his location. Talk about in real life that in japan, students going by walking or transport is quite common.
All these diversity of languages is new for Tsugumi.
| Ravensdarkflight chapter 21 . 7/10/2014
Awww, Endy is so cute, matching with Funnel and all that :D
And I really liked how Tsugumi "interrogated" Daryl with all those high school questions
I just wish that this fic wouls be much longer though
| Guest chapter 21 . 7/7/2014
Good chapter, but about the 8 chairs 6 people I'm pretty sure the two empty seats were for Inori and Hare XD
| AonoKenshi chapter 21 . 7/6/2014
I love the Endy-appearace! And even more background-ish stuff on Daryl.