Reviews for Take My Hand
Double Decades chapter 15 . 2/10
Absolutely raw and beautiful: I don't know if you'll ever see this review 20 YEARS LATER but this certainly deserves some love in 2023! Something about Vash and Meryl's dynamic lodged itself in my brain after watching Trigun, and I came here to work out why: Not only did you expertly dissect these characters, but you used them as a springboard to create something genuinely moving. The first 2 paragraphs of chapter 4 really stand out to me. Vash's fatigue and trauma catching up to him despite the endless youth, and his need for belonging/acceptance forcing Meryl to grow by working though her own faults and insecurities? Exellent. And that final chapter... don't know how you made such a bittersweet ending so uplifting, but you did it. I'm off to live with enthusiasm
arth chapter 15 . 8/9/2019
Man, good story. What a sad ending. Well, I guess not very sad, but just bittersweet. I love VxM. I still believe that if they had gotten together that some sort of technology or her and Milly's exposure to plants would make their life longer. Either that or Vash expending his energy might have made his life as short as a normal humans. Eh, either way, great story.
Guest chapter 6 . 1/16/2018
I feel almost embarrassed reading this, but not in a bad way. The story, the writing, that's great, but I'm blushing like a schoolgirl. To see two characters acting so intimate, two fully realized characters you can feel the love imitating off of, it almost feels like I'm reading something only their meant to see. Something personal.

So uh, good job.
creativesm75 chapter 15 . 6/2/2013
Gemnat chapter 15 . 6/6/2010
good read...

as for your "rant" on the second to last chappie...i didn't think it didn't have a plot per me i was satisfied with the snippets from a life that wasn't pointless :)

i still want vash's coat after 7 years, plz come back and give me vash's coat...thanks lol
Turtle Kid the Woolgatherer chapter 15 . 1/25/2009
I was crying at the end of this! But this story about Meryl's life is so great! Thank you for writing!
Fairy Of Anime chapter 15 . 11/6/2008
I loved it!
Six-string Samurai chapter 15 . 7/27/2008
There's not really much to say after all the time that has past since this was completed, but I'm glad I stumbled upon this buried treasure, and it was a heart warming little trip back in time to the Trigun days. Thanks.
Katie chapter 15 . 11/10/2007
lol... I know you're prob. not still reading these. But... really good story. I really enjoyed it... it affected me as strongly as the show ever did. The characters had great consistency. I really appreciate the work you put into it, especially as I would love to be a writer but have no determination. Anyways, thank you for the really wonderful and satisfying continuation of the story. :D
shaid chapter 1 . 7/10/2007
I know I'm reviewing at the first chapter, but I did just finish reading this whole thing tonight. And I loved it. It was very moving and I did feel it had a plot, as much as you protested that it didn't. Actually one of the things I liked best was the introduction to each chapter; it was a bit of foreshadowing but it also added an interesting depth to Meryl. The end made me cry. I think you stayed very true to the characters, especially Meryl's view of Vash. I'm not sure I'm being terribly coherant in my review, as it's after 1 am here and I'm quite tired, but I want to let you know how much I'd loved this and how much it moved me. I'll be reading your Inuyasha stroeis in the next few days as well, as it's my other current obsession. So you'll hear another review form me again soon. :-) Hopefully one that makes sense next time.
Hannah chapter 15 . 6/30/2007
Your story is amazing. I love how you introduce each chapter with something everyone can relate to. You are able to grab the readers attention throughout the whole story. You are a phenomenal writer, and I hope to read more of your works. But I just have to say, I'm bawling like a baby right now because I just read the last chapter in this story. I knew the ending was inevitable, I just can't help crying though. But then again, I was always a crybaby when it came to reading or watching ANYTHING sad. (I still cry thinking about how Simba's father died in the Lion King _') Well anyways, I've got off tangent. I wish you the best of luck!
BabyDonut chapter 15 . 6/22/2007
Okay, normally I review chapter by chapter. I couldn't do that this time b/c I could never seem to take the time to do so, so I'm just going to review the fic as a whole. First off, I'm not an avid Trigun fic reader, nor am I a "long-fic" type. I like one-shots. This blew me away. I mean, it made me cry, and not at the end either. I actually had to leave the computer during the end of chapter three and then the middle of chapter 4. Vash and Meryl are just portrayed so wonderfully and when Vash said, "No, you were doing fine." I just began to cry b/c it was so sweet. And then when Meryl finally admitted her feelings in the next chapter, I cried again.

This is a wonderful fic, and the description, dialogue, character-accuracy, and general story is amazing. It seems to fit well with the original Trigun, but also could be something entirely different at the same time.

You're a wonderful author, and I look forward to reading more fics from you. I noticed you had over 600 reviews (and I'm not surprised), but you deserve a lot more. Anybody who even finishes one chapter of this should review something. I'm adding you to my Author Alert, Favorite Authors,& Favorite Story lists.

Brilliant job!
Raven.E chapter 15 . 6/19/2007
I love your story. I read stories 2 or 3 times in order to get all of what the writer is trying to tell me. The reviews you got that show the reader didn’t take in to consideration your stile I say pay no mind. I for one use this site to improve my ability as a writer poor as said abilities are. All the same keep up the good work.
Raven E chapter 1 . 4/13/2007
I like this story and am adding it to my fav list
Alaena Night chapter 15 . 6/13/2006
Oh, I can now honestly say that this story was about life. It followed Meryl's life and her thoughts from the beginning to her end, and I love it! You made her real. In this story, she's more than just a character in an anime. She's a person with thoughts and feelings that I understand and can identify with.

I told myself to expect this, told myself that it was just a story, but I couldn't help tearing up just a bit.

Such finality. No room for happily ever after or a sequel. This time, it wasn't just the end of part 15. You are a very talented writer, and I really, really enjoyed reading this. Thank you!

I like how you show flashbacks of all the things we didn't see and some things we did. Good work. *wipes eyes*

Gunsmoke, watch out! There are now three Plants on the loose! )

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