|Reviews for Second Chances|
| Frontline chapter 2 . 10/12/2016
Very sweet and emotive. Good job...
| Frontline chapter 1 . 7/29/2016
Very interesting, even if I think it could do with being broken up into shorter chapters. I like what you've done with the characters, though. Good job.
| Octo8 chapter 5 . 7/20/2016
I thought this was a very well written fic. The only criticism I have is that there has been no indication that, well, Asuka would be interested in more than friendship with a girl before the kiss happened. I don't think developments were rushed per se - quite the contrary in fact, I think that is one of the fic's selling points, this slow and steady development in the relationship, where both sides can make fuck-ups and are still constrained by the not so productive parts of their relationships. It was just that the kiss itself came a bit out of the blue.
Buuut OTOH it gave us a really, really cute ending, so all together now: Awwww.
| Panther2G chapter 5 . 7/1/2016
Awww... that was sweet. I'm still a bit sad Rei didn't convince Asuka to try going to see Shinji, and hugs all-round resulted.
For actual critique, as sweet as Asuka and Rei finally coming together was, it felt a little hurried as things accelerated, and lacked a bit more communication. You can say a lot with touches and kisses, but at some point talking is needed.
Still, enjoyed it, and look forward to anything else you write. :)
| rhetz chapter 5 . 7/1/2016
Two chapters in a day? That's a pleasant surprise! I have to say, this is one of my favorite AsuRei fics, and definitely my favorite non-AU one. It's great to see Asuka and Rei making a life together after all the horrors the world put them through.
Nice to see humanity making a comeback in the end. I never really thought about Rei being to blame for Third Impact, honestly. I just blamed Shinji like everyone else and moved on. I also liked that Rei didn't need to talk to the person. Just having Asuka and knowing she didn't condemn humanity to oblivion is enough.
| rhetz chapter 4 . 7/1/2016
Hugs, kisses, and love confessions? Oh my!
This was a great chapter. All the buildup of Asuka grappling with her feelings, and gradually becoming interdependent paid off spectacularly. I wish Rei would stop using her A.T. Field, though. Like, damn girl, just do things manually.
I did notice a tiny mistake, though. Potatoes don't actually grow from seeds, but seed potatoes, which are basically pieces of a chopped up potato. There's a pretty informative article on , if you wanna read about it.
| Zoro50 chapter 5 . 6/30/2016
Love these stories! My daily dose of WAFF is complete. I think what I love most is that these stories really just destress me. Asuka's characterization was spot on as always. Seeing the same familiar pain and anger play itself out but with a great result. Keep up the good work!
| Fanfiction.exe chapter 3 . 6/25/2016
That was a twist I don't expect. A Kaworu the one with shinji?
| Fanfiction.exe chapter 2 . 6/25/2016
I'm lost as to what's going on with shinji, but it's been a very enjoyable read
| Fanfiction.exe chapter 1 . 6/25/2016
This is absolutely amaizng. I'm still a bit unclear on wether or not the Mass production Evangelions are truly there, a part of Rei, or a fragment of Asuka's imagination
| Panther2G chapter 3 . 6/25/2016
Welp, that explains the 'not needing to eat' thing.
Ouch. Asuka, you really should talk to Shinji at some point. Even if this isn't my preferred AsuShin (or AsuShinRei), you think you'd have learned not to let emotional wounds like that sit and fester. Youand he woke up on that beach together. You mean things to each other. Though I suppose waiting until you're more emotionally stabilized by Rei would help there a bit.
And the Angel with Shinji is a 'him'? Hmm. I'd hoped it was another Rei. But then, you know my OT3, Xairathan. :) Good chapter all round.
| rhetz chapter 3 . 6/24/2016
Another good chapter, though I'm a little worried about the soil. Is it still fertile after Third Impact? I know Second Impact messed up the Arctic ocean and the global climate (and like, all the oceans in the Rebuild films), and I can't help but think that something bad is going to happen. I just can't get out of the Evangelion mindset, I guess. I'm sure you wouldn't do something *that* cruel, though.
I thought the hug was really sweet, and Asuka, at the very least, not wanting to be the one being held was adorable and in character. I smiled so much at them sharing a bed that it made my cheeks hurt, unless I'm reading that part completely wrong.
Again, another good chapter in a good fic, and I'm looking forward to the next!
| rhetz chapter 2 . 6/18/2016
Ooh, drama. And now it's time for Asuka to mother Rei while she sleeps!
I'm loving seeing Rei become more emotional, or at least more open about her emotions. And I'm glad to see Asuka becoming more aware of her feelings for Rei, whatever those feelings may be at the moment.
I do have a question, though. Did Asuka get Rei a specific book, or did she just pick up the first book she found? I really like the idea that Asuka spent time searching for the *perfect* book.
| Panther2G chapter 2 . 6/18/2016
Weird that they don't need to eat. Third Impact is weird period, I suppose.
Boy, Asuka... it takes you that much to just sincerely say 'I'm sorry'? :(
"It's obvious. You never open up to anyone." / My, Rei... if only you knew how angry Asuka got with _herself_ when she unconsciously opened up to Shinji after that call from her step-mother. Asuka is terrified of opening up. You've got your work cut out for you in trying. I hope Asuka starts to understand just how hard you're trying by being there with her.
(And the both of you should talk, then go find Shinji! All three of you need hugs!)
| rhetz chapter 1 . 6/16/2016
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, this must be the multi-chapter fic you mentioned! I would have read this sooner, but for some reason, I hadn't followed you yet. That's been fixed now.
I just wanna say that the sleeping scene was cute. Especially after Asuka's PTSD breakdown. The way Rei mothered Asuka was really touching, because that's something Asuka hasn't had in a looooong time. And Asuka wanting to be held just a *little* longer was a good indication of where she is emotionally, no matter what she may say to the contrary.
I also thought her not knowing it was Rei was a nice touch. If she had known, she would have refused out of pride, and the gap between them would stand fast. But since she didn't know, Rei got to take care of her, and Asuka knows it when she wakes up. She still isn't ready to admit to needing or wanting it, but she grudgingly accepts it.
Anyway, this is a good start to what will almost assuredly be a great story. I'm looking forward to the next chapter.