Reviews for Courage of the Stars
Guest chapter 1 . 6/20
I love love LOVE your story. I totally ship swanfire and I don't really like captain hook. I also like the rumbelle. Please right more swanfire fanfictions.
HistoryBuff101 chapter 43 . 4/19
I really enjoyed this story, its absolutely wonderful. The relationships between Neal and everyone else is just beautiful, and their characterization is really on par. However, what bugged me is how everyone called Neal Bae. In canon, he preferred quite adamantly Neal over Baelfire. Baelfire was his past life, a life he didn't want to remember and one he wanted to put behind him. And of course, Neal was someone he created all on his own in his new life.
I'm sure you had your own reasoning for why you did what you did. it was just alittle tic that bugged me.
newf93 chapter 1 . 4/5
I just finished reading this story, over the course of the last few weeks. I seriously was sad to see it end, because it was so good! I'm ready to read it all over again actually. I liked how you wove the real events that happened on the show into your story, but tweaked it in a way that stayed true to the characters. Great job!
DontDeny chapter 43 . 4/3
Just finished reading all 43 chapters in the space of a few days. This was an amazing read and I thouroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the amazing ride
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 .

Fantastic story
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.
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