Reviews for The Shadows of a Place I Have Been Before
ashes at midnight chapter 4 . 12/30/2014
I'm actually looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Hayley and Klaus, 3.
This was a really great story hun and i loved how you've written all the characters.
ashes at midnight chapter 3 . 12/30/2014
Aww this was sweet.
ashes at midnight chapter 2 . 12/30/2014
I can see Klaus acting like this. I think he was beaten by his father when he was younger - for the simple reason that he wasn't his. I think that made his aware of what it was like, and offered him some compassion. This was really cute and heartwarming.
ashes at midnight chapter 1 . 12/30/2014
Sorry it's taken me so long to get to this, but you know i haven't watched The Originals yet. I have just finished with season 5 of VD and felt i know enough about the Mikaelson's and what will happen in New Orleans that i can read this now.
I really liked this, i think you've got Klaus's character down pat, with that mix of disregard and curiosity we see glimpses of in VD.
Speklez chapter 4 . 11/20/2014
I have no words to express how much I loved this story. It showed every part of Klaus that he could have and you did it with a flawlessness I've rarely seen. Thank you so much for writing this for me. From the first word to the last, it was nothing short of perfection.

Speklez chapter 3 . 11/20/2014
Poor Charles. I think Leon got off easy, personally, but I feel so bad for Charles. No good deed, I suppose. But, the fact he's to be back with his wife makes it easier.
Speklez chapter 2 . 11/20/2014
Perhaps I should have braced for this chapter. Tears. It's not often I'm swallowing back tears while reading, but you did it. Not sure I could have finished this chapter if the baby died. Well done!
Speklez chapter 1 . 11/20/2014
I'm sorry it took me so long to review, but... damn. It was worth waiting until I didn't have a migraine to read this. The description, the images... this is amazing. I can picture it all and the feels for Desiree hit deep. It's also nice to see Klaus in a role where he's not such an asshole. I knew he had it in him.

*runs to the next chapter*
SammyHale chapter 4 . 11/18/2014
Oh gosh! Boos pimped this out to me and said I'd love the writing and story-which I do very much. Wonderfully well written. I enjoyed this story so much. You have an incredible way of making your characters so real. The best Klaus I've read, so far.
Mr G and Me chapter 4 . 11/17/2014
Ohhhhhh Klaus...
Great writing and awesome story, Sam. T'was very verbose, in the nicest meaning possible-that verbose was intended for :D
Mr G and Me chapter 3 . 11/17/2014
So many feels! I LOL'd in this. You're an awesome writer, doll.
PS, is this Vampire Diaries? It seems familiar to me, but then I've been poisoned from the Twilight fandom, so take no notice of me ;)
Mr G and Me chapter 2 . 11/17/2014
Fail! I was thinking of Klaus from True Blood-and then I was doubting what his name was at all LOL anyway... This Klaus fella is very well written and makes me want to know more...
So off to the next chapter.
Mr G and Me chapter 1 . 11/17/2014
I love your writing style, Sam. You're very wordy-in a poetically descriptive way. Again, no idea about these characters, but you describe them well for someone who has NFI about this fandom.
WelshWitch1011 chapter 4 . 11/17/2014
I think this present day scene wrapped up this fic so well, like a little Klaus shaped bow!

It was so sad to see him giving up, losing his fight and will to live after the loss of baby Hope. I'm glad it was Hayley who stepped in and saved him, and that in the end, he realised that even he needed to be saved sometimes.

I also love seeing a witch get her comeuppance, so that was awesome.

Brilliant fic, absolutely in character (which is so rare, as these are complicated characters to write for), and equal parts amusing, moving, and intriguing. It was also really good to see so many of the characters featured in the story.

Loved it! Adding to my 'favourites' now. Your recipient is a lucky girl!
WelshWitch1011 chapter 3 . 11/17/2014
So, Rebekah is my favourite female character in the entire VD/TO universe, and this was incredibly in character, making it both hilarious and incredibly touching in parts.

I really liked how she stopped Klaus from saving her new friend, realising he would want to be reunited with his dead wife. If there's anything Bex understands, it's a broken heart!

Having the two originals tenderly sit with him as he passed was very moving, especially given the savagery that they can so frequently display. It was a really nice touch, and nice to see the softer sides of the Mikaelson clan, especially in their dealing with the human element of the city.

And, as I'm always a sucker for a good sibling bonding scene, the ending was just lovely.
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