|Reviews for Courage of the Stars|
| minorshan chapter 12 . 2/6
Since I'm not too far in yet, all I can say is this well written and spot-on characterization. I could totally see this as being on the shoe (which is how I like my fics) so kudos and keep updating! :)
| Anawey chapter 43 . 1/30
this was wonderful! I figured somehow you'd save rumple again, but I was still in tears when he died!
| xxxLeanniexxx chapter 43 . 1/5
Brilliant I haven't slept a full night on days reading this .
| Dis-Appearing Writer chapter 43 . 1/3
Ahhh! Love story, people just don't appreciate Swanfire enough
| Kampe chapter 43 . 12/15/2014
This is awesome! I love your writing.
| OUATWhoLock chapter 43 . 12/13/2014
This story was amazing. Like woah. I usually ship Captain Swan but only because Bae was out of the picture, but this had me rethinking that.
I cried so hard when Rumple died. I had to stop reading cause the tears were blurring my vision so bad.
I like how you broke his curse. I feel like having practiced magic for 300ish years would have left him still very powerful (more than Regina still) and able to yeild magic. I loved the ending so much.
and the Rumbelle is this. aghhh.
keep writing, I'll have to check out your next story. :)
| astrawoid chapter 43 . 11/8/2014
I just wanted to let you know that this was an amazing story and one that I like so much more than the "real" show. If the show had the originality and the creativity to go in the same direction that you went, I think it would have been something I could have watched. I just couldn't believe that Bae would have paid the price to bring his father back without knowing the true price. It in the show, it seemed so out of character. But in your story, I could almost believe he became that desperate because you explained and showed his motivations so much more. Thank you so much for this story. And thank you for giving Nealfire a chance to make the right decision and give him his happy ending. It made my Swanfire heart so happy. :)
| Grace5231973 chapter 43 . 11/4/2014
I am reading it and I love it as much as I did this one! I am sorry to see this end but I really enjoyed the ride!
| AndreaXofXHartland chapter 43 . 11/4/2014
I love this story. It's almost where I'd rather see this instead of the real Season 2 and 3. It's mostly because I miss Neal. Wonderful.
| BloodyWhiteTears chapter 43 . 11/1/2014
This story was not what I expected (I didn't expect what was basically a Season 2 AU), but I love it. Very much.
First of I love your Neal, right from the beginning - so glad he did not open the vault! Him doing magic was a great twist and I like that you made him powerful in this story, but also showed that there is much he can't do (yet). By the way, does this mean Henry - a true love baby, with the heart of the Truest Believer no less, can do magic, too? We'll never know for sure, but it's nice to imagine what trouble he could get himself into and how magic lessons with his father and Grandpa would play out.
I love your take on the Rumple/Baelfire relationship, how close they got, but also the problems they had to overcome. The Rumple/Henry relationship was amazing too. You write the two of them so well together, I just adore their scenes and am saddened that there is not much of that on the show.
Another point I liked: you managed to include events from Season 2 and 3, but with your own twists, which made the story exciting and interesting. It made so much sense that stuff still happened, but in other, creative ways. The best example is Cora's role, how she seemed to be trying, but failed and went back in "full evil"-mode. The inclusion of Zelena also was great, as was your take on Neverland. I enjoyed it very much.
I have to say I got nervous towards the end, as it looked like Rumple was dead (I didn't want to believe you could do that, but wasn't sure as it certainly looked that way). I even shed some tears, especially as we saw his family grieving for him. Thank God he was alive (that the Dark One's curse had to "die" as a price for the undoing of the Dark Curse made sense) and everybody could get their happy ending. The idea of Emma and Neal and Henry being together in the Enchanted Forest and living with Rumple and Belle (for a while at least) makes me smile and I love that they all are a big family now. Thank you for giving them the happy ending they deserved.
| Robin4 chapter 43 . 10/21/2014
Such a lovely and sweet ending. You hit me in the feels again, from Emma threatening Bae playfully, to Henry's curiosity, to the Snowing baby coming along, and then finally to the beautifully awkward Rumbelle proposal. There's so much to love here that I can't find words to express it.
| cynicsquest chapter 43 . 10/21/2014
I have absolutely loved this story. I'm a big Baelfire fan myself, and it really saddened me that the show didn't keep him and let him develop to his full potential. I'm glad you gave him such a big role in Courage of the Stars, and I will certainly keep reading your stories. Thank you.
| Meresger chapter 43 . 10/20/2014
Wonderful story. Sorry to see it end!
| Daniel6 chapter 43 . 10/20/2014
Are you gonna write the wedding of Rumplestiltskin & Belle? The one in the series was kind of lackluster.
| sudoku chapter 43 . 10/20/2014
Thanks for the happy endings for everyone!
I guess I will check out the new one next although I haven't finished reading "Whatever it takes" either.