Reviews for Learning to Breathe
Iratze42 chapter 8 . 3/22
I know I'm a bit late since you wrote that, but it's just an amazing fanfiction and I couldn't read it without leaving a review. I hope one day you will finish it because I'm just fond of how you're writing, the topics involved, and the description of the relationship of Alec with others, most of all between Alec and Jace. And I also appreciate the character of James, who's helping Alec the same way Alec helps him.
I like too many things more so I will just ask you for an end ;)
Audrey Savannah Chu chapter 8 . 5/23/2023
This was amazing! So much angst though and you cant just leave me hanging on this chapter i need to know what happens next!
LogicalPie chapter 8 . 1/14/2023
This must be the 5th or 6th time I've read through this fic and it's prequel. I know how hard it is coming back to fanfiction, it's something I'm trying to do and failing - But please please come back to this! Your writing is incredible, even after 4 years of not writing. You write about such a difficult topic so well, and I love Magnus and Alec's relationship as you portray it through his healing journey.
I would love love love to see this story continue - I agree that Alec needs some time to figure things out without relying on relationships, and if you're stuck for ideas, I think therapy is a really cool idea as others have said. I'd love to see Alec practicing some grounding techniques.
Gonna cross my fingers and toes and hope you bless us with more writing one day :) And if you ever write a book, please tell us immediately!
kenyatta.harmon0516 chapter 1 . 8/29/2022
AlanahM chapter 8 . 4/6/2021
OMG,Please Continue
ahyde chapter 8 . 9/17/2020
Ugh, I need more! This story gives me life, and I really hope you continue with it.
Rebecca chapter 8 . 9/5/2020
I've just been back and read this and the prequel fanfics in full, I love them so much! Please please please say you are going to finish this one. I check it every week and Im desperate for another chapter!
arnangela chapter 8 . 8/14/2020
Incredible yet heart wrenching chapters, I’m looking forward to reading the next chapter.
HelenaS1988 chapter 8 . 8/4/2020
I honestly can't tell you how happy I am that you have started this story again. This, along with Learning to Be - is hands-down my all time favourite TMI fanfic (and I read A LOT). I came across your stories about 3 years ago and devoured them and was gutted that this one wasn't finished - no judgement there, as a writer myself I know what it's like and sometimes we all need a break! I periodically check on the off chance that you've updated and I was OVER THE MOON when I saw these two new chapters! I went back and re-read the whole of Learning To Be and the whole of this one over the past 48 hours and I love it even more than the first time. Please please please tell me the next chapter is on its way - you are an exceptional writer and you deal with all the different facets of Alec's recovery beautifully. The Malec stuff (including the smut) is just beautiful, and I love his relationships with his siblings. THANK YOU for coming back to this!
Lady Histoire chapter 8 . 6/19/2020
Love the new chapter. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks for all your hard work.
soulelvi chapter 8 . 6/16/2020
I loved the chapter, in all its painful lines.
The first part – the sexy one – is very bittersweet. I like the way you introduce the progresses Alec makes in the sexual context: the approach, the insecurity and then the decision to go on, to try and let go. Being turned on by the gesture is such a great achievement, and while this goal could be destroyed by painful memories and associations, Magnus is there with the perfect words to remind him that nothing is like what it used to be with Manson.
The part with Jamie is maybe the most important: seeing the way the boy is being helped and slowly healing could help Alec too, to learn how to get through his experiences and the aftermath of what happened. As you say in your note, we see Alec starting to heal with the help of Magnus and his siblings, but there is some work of ‘healing’ that must be done alone, and Alec needs to find his own balance independently from Magnus and the relationship they have.
Poor Magnus…he has learned to previously discuss about sexual upgrade (it wasn’t his fault by the way), and maybe to be more open with Alec about his life and his past. I think that since Magnus is supposed to have a very difficult past (starting from parents), sharing part of it with Alec would help to better balance the couple, help Alec not to feel a burden, but to experience the mutual support that constitutes the solid foundation of any relationship.
Needles to say, I am looking forward to the next chapter. Need to see how they get closer again.
Thank you so much!

Ps: always love love love Jace and Izzi in this story
soulelvi chapter 7 . 6/16/2020
What a joy to have you back on this story….o my God, I took pause from FF lately, and I give no more than a glance to the alerts I receive…but you, your alert made my heart beat..cause I thought it was you saying goodbye…I never thought you would bring it back. This chapter was so emotional and intense, I loved it, I missed it, I missed you and your writing, and these two guys are amazing; I am longing to read more, and always will be.
Thank you so much for coming back, and in perfect shape. A big hug!
raybro chapter 8 . 6/14/2020
ugh, I hate Camille so much!
I really hope Alec takes James up on his offer and tries therapy. It’ll be so good for him.
And my poor baby, Magnus. Can’t wait to see their relationship healed
lfish2489 chapter 7 . 6/8/2020
Thank you so much for continuing with this story! I was so happy to see the update. This story (along with "Learning to Be" are two of my absolute favorites.
DaisyMay88 chapter 7 . 5/30/2020
Thankyou so much for updating.
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