Reviews for Hide and Drink
Beaacseujf chapter 15 . 7/4
I really do hope Bella gets away of this toxic relationship. Knowing her personality traíra and how she always needs to "take care" of everyone", she's being selfless and ignoring her trauma, """taking care""" of Edward. This Edward makes me sick
OliveTrusty chapter 1 . 4/23
I’m so glad you are back!
25 chapter 1 . 10/25/2022
This is my first time reading this. I gotta say, this was incredibly deranged and I loved it so much. I’m sad it’s over and the fact that Edward never got the perfect cure. I guess it’s the consequences for the fucked up things he did but part of his appeal in the original works was how perfect he was in the first place. Either way, I enjoyed it and you are a fantastic writer. Your work is very immersive and your humor is A1, you made me laugh so much and I’m in love with the story you created. Thank you for sharing your work. 3
Guest chapter 1 . 10/5/2022
I love that this is back! An all time favorite. So well written.
Guest chapter 3 . 7/29/2022
Hey, not sure if you’ll see this over a year later- but this is AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing it, and I wish you all the best :D
Jillybean1999 chapter 5 . 5/25/2022
This fic is way better than it has any right to be! Shame on you! I love it!
MrsRach27 chapter 35 . 5/24/2022
This fic was recommended to me recently-it went straight to the top of my TBR list, and WOW it did not disappoint. I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this, but it wasn't the route you took! I loved the angst, I loved the drama, I loved the lemons, I love it all! Both Edward's and Bella's arcs were so interesting to watch play out. Bravo, thank you for sharing all these years later! :)
angelbobo25 chapter 16 . 5/21/2022
So good! Best fabric I have read so far. Wish I didn't have to sleep so I could finish it.
Bevey99 chapter 11 . 5/12/2022
This is my second time to read this fics. It still holds up all these years later. I rec it all time as one of my 10 All Time Favorite. Brilliant writing with a great plot. No cookie cutter here.
henriquewaldenir chapter 35 . 2/17/2022
Oh, and I got to the end... But it was good, well written and very well developed. Is this the last story you will publish here? Or do you intend to eventually come back with some other Twilight story? I'm asking because I really wanted more of your Twilight stories, and I even had a story idea that's been running lately... Anyway, I'd love to read your answer so I can tell you which story I wanted you to write.
impossible17 chapter 35 . 12/5/2021
please write a sequel
BookBelle99 chapter 6 . 9/30/2021
My son is 3 years old with soft blond curls and Spider-Man pjs so uh ouch
Hogwash chapter 35 . 9/23/2021
This story is a romanticized study of the Stockholm Syndrome wherein an abuse victim bonds with her abuser. What's more shocking than the plot is your reviewers who seem to lack the capacity to judge Twilight characters by real life standards. It reminds me of Fifty Shades of Grey, which peddles the narrative of a college student who stumbles into a “kinky” relationship with a successful business man, when in fact it's the story of a naive woman who is manipulated into accepting a creepy, controlling, BDSM relationship by a psychopath.

Time and time again, I keep seeing women — both in literature, movies and real life — supporting and loving their male partners despite abusive behaviour. Women develop a caretaker mentality due to the way society understands and teaches children about gendered roles and abusers take advantage. Frequently, women don’t even recognize they were experiencing abuse until after they’ve extricated themselves and had some time to process. It is confusing to understand or believe that a person who claims to love you or sometimes behaves in a caring, compassionate way towards you, is also someone who is abusing you.

The release of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, no matter how modernized, it is still a story of a young girl falling for her kidnapper. Indeed it is a tale as old as time — one that is retold to girls over and over. We haven't moved past these regressive storylines evidenced by this very story as well as many others including Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast, which isn’t starkly different from past versions. We are to believe the story has been updated because Belle is played by supposed feminist icon, Emma Watson. But, step outside the hoopla, and it’s not hard to see this is still the same story of abuse.

Belle isn’t technically kidnapped — she chooses to venture into the Beast’s castle. Nonetheless, she ends up living with him against her will. She offers herself to the Beast in place of her father, who was being held prisoner after accidentally stumbling into the castle while on a horseback ride through the woods. In the animated version, Belle pushes her father out of the beast’s dungeon and locks herself in instead. Despite small differences between Disney’s two versions, the same theme is present in both — Belle must sacrifice her own freedom for someone else’s benefit and conform to a beast’s rules.

In order for the story to work, both characters have to change. The Beast must transform to love Belle, and Belle must transform to look past his ugliness and initial cruelty to appreciate the care he gives her. And that’s where it all falls apart. His transformation and love for her suggests that compassion can change abusive men and that, to stop cruel or controlling behaviour, women should just be persistent and keep on loving their abuser. The message that girls and women should look past the terrible things they see in partners, abusers, or kidnappers is a dangerous one, as women are already socialized to accept abusive behaviour and male violence, because "boys will be boys." The idea that "sticking it out" will change a man and that "true love" means staying and believing a man will change just reinforces that message.

Literature and movies did not create Stockholm Syndrome, but stories that glorify abusive relationships aren’t helping. Real stories of kidnapping and abuse don’t end happily ever after. If girls and women envision themselves as these characters and glorify these kinds of situations, they may see themselves as complicit in their own abuse, and stick it out instead of leaving, in the hope that their "beast" will change.

What complete and utter hogwash!
Guest chapter 34 . 8/28/2021
Ah, romance. Well balanced HEA, definitely believable that it wouldn't be perfect. After all they've been through.
AGuest chapter 14 . 8/26/2021
This is such a great story! Edward needs to go to therapy, clearly. Can you change the thoughts to italics or something different to make it easier to understand? I would appreciate it!
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