|Reviews for Catharsis|
| Portugirl chapter 20 . 3/21/2013
It was so frustrating reading the last chapter, cause I was really hoping for "lemon", but oh well. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this story. It was so well written I couldn't believe it. It'd be nice to se another story, even if it was just a one-shot about Kaoru & Enishi's life as a couple :)
| lunarlegend11 chapter 20 . 2/21/2013
Oh. My. God. I freaking loved this story! Please make a sequel! Please, please, please! Email/respond the name if you ever post it! Thank you!
| DoNotPanic chapter 20 . 12/11/2012
I read this a long time ago on another site. ;_; it's still so wonderful. 33333
| Guest chapter 20 . 7/30/2012
Best E/K fan fic on the site. It was very well written, in character, exciting and gosh darn sexy without trying too hard. Loved the pacing and flow of the chemistry. Everything fell in place and was very believable. Great job.
| SoulEffect chapter 20 . 7/24/2012
I LOVE it, this is the first Enishi/Kaoru fic I've read and it's perfect. The plot is somewhat cannon, it's believable and none of the characters are OOC. You've done an amazing job, wish there was more to read though. I especially liked how you had Yahiko behave, it's how I imagine he would act.
Amazing job )
| deucetokki chapter 20 . 6/7/2012
Wonderful story! I read on your profile that you were thinking of deleting your old fics. Please don't! I truly enjoyed this one. Thank you for keeping it posted and for giving delight to so many people!
| Ayla27 chapter 1 . 11/27/2011
Your fanfic was the very first EniKao fanfic that I've read. And. It sucks. It sucks to wait here and hope for a sequel because your fic was just so awesome and epic and great. Not to say that Catharsis won't stand on its own (because it's just so totally awesome), just that I'm really really really really really wondering (begging) if you can write a sequel? Pretty pretty please with cherries on top? But if it's too much, it's fine if you don't. Being a writer myself I know how hard it is to write without inspiration. Just wanna let you know that you really are an amazing writer. :) hope you are always well. Take care.
| Ragnell chapter 1 . 11/3/2011
I admit that I first reacted with skepticism to the introductory plot and first chapters. Much to my surprise you made the plot development work. Some romantic scenes that really worked included the "let me show how to move" scene. I love when authors can create sexual tension without depending on flat-out lemon. That ability takes imagination and subtlety. Anyone can describe sex, but the presence of lemon often fails to produce a sense of romance or even relationship. I'm more delighted to read what you produced, that a story with a mechanical sex scene thrown in to rescue a bad plot and poor writing skills. Thanks for a good story.
| BlueBerryFW chapter 20 . 10/2/2011
So, I read this story when it was published, years ago- didn't leave a review then, I was too shy :)
Few days ago I had the argue to read some Kenshin fics, and I knew I had to find this story- because I remembered it was great.
And I read it again. It's not great. It's the best Kaoru\Enishi fic there is, and one of the best Kenshin fics I read [and I read about a bazillion of them].
The writing is amazing, the characters are super well written, the story is great- with wonderful angst and great dialog...
When I think Enishi\Kauro, I think "Catharsis".
Thank you for an awesome story, THE BEST EVER in this pairing, and I'm sure I'll read it again. and again.
I'm sure now is too late for a sequel, but I'll never lose hope- maybe someday my wish will be fulfilled.
Favorite story. Great Author. Thanks!
| La Pythie chapter 20 . 6/30/2011
mmmmmh... I like this pairing and the way you pictured it really makes sense. You probably understand it better than me. A lot better. It was really amazing. I wanted the end to be lemony but it is not your cup of tea so...
You were not OOC at all. Congratulations :O
| nana chapter 20 . 6/21/2011
I loved reading this story, the progressive change of kaoru, kenshin and enishi's feelings was well paced. And i liked every scene with Yahiko, he was really funny even if it wasn't meant to be.
| CYLi chapter 20 . 4/5/2011
Oh gyaaaaah. I love this so much! I wasn't an K/E fan before, but now I am head over heels in the wagon! Thanks to this fic. Oh the characterizations, the dialogue, the angst...it's all too awesome.
I wanted a little more action and romance between Enishi and Kaoru. Really, the amount of interaction between them is almost tear inducing. Other than the companionable, albeit aloof, alone time they had together on the island, they basically had not been establishing their chemistry in front of the reader. I have to say I'm disappointed by that, since I've been beggin for some waff ever since I started this story.
With that said, I have nothing but praise. Really liked how you handle the plot. Enishi and Kaoru's relationship might be slow but realistic. The build up to their mutual feelings and eventually the confession was very believable. Kudos!
| CorbeauRose chapter 20 . 3/30/2011
I'm a terrible person because I've read this so many times over the years and haven't left a review until now. I love this story so, so much.
I can't tell you enough how I loved watching their relationship unfold, and the resulting tension with Yahiko and Kaoru... It was all so amazing and fun, and coming back to this story time and time again when I needed a pick-me-up, only to realize I loved it even more the next time around, was an exhilarating feeling. I believe this was the story that helped cement my love for Enishi x Kaoru because it was written so well, even inspiring me to write my own. I hope you continue writing because you have a way with words that's just captivating to the very end.
And part of me would really love to see a sequel to this, just because of the open ending, but I absolutely adore this story on its own. 3
| Pinay Tiger chapter 20 . 1/27/2011
Oh my fucking god! That was such an intense story for me to read! I am an eternal KxK fan, but this with Enishi was highly enthralling and highly intriguing. I felt for the most part, it was very believable. A few things rubbed me though slightly, I personally felt that Kaoru's development with Enishi was slightly fast, but with Kenshin acting the way he did at the village, it was understandable. I felt that Kaoru gave in too readily to accepting defeat and disappointment in Kenshin, as she tends to not want to get forgotten, but with the idea of her always waiting, and it being months on end with Kenshin staying at the dojo, and not exactly showing the same feelings, it's very understandable why she ended up pushing Kenshin away. I liked the examination of Enishi and his nature. I have to be honest in saying this, I have not read any other Kaoru/Enishi fanfics that actually delved into the deeper aspects of layers that is Enishi. He is one of those characters that is always being dumped and duped on by other authors, or at least described with hatred or revulsion. The pain of Enishi's loss with that of Kenshin's agony seemed to flit on the same level. One thing I would have liked, was more detail, more sensory evoked details that could have suggested more of the agony and pain and hatred that Enishi felt. Your writing is very superb, I just feel that if you were to go into more detail and description of what Enishi was feeling without stating the obvious emotion (such as implying he was merely jealous) I think you would have elicited more of a writing style of lierary merit. The contents in this story have so much to teach about human condition, and the ills of evil, the measure of madness, and the process of healing all too well. I really wish more stories like this were littered on , but I digress. It is worth all the time, and effort, and tears-YES, I cried when Kenshin denounced his once yearning love for Kaoru (your fic and only one other fic made me cry: Broken Pieces by Linay). I really liked the Enishi and Kaoru pairing, I am slightly...hooked... ) Thanks for writing such an exceptional story!
| some1ders13 chapter 12 . 12/5/2010
Don't know if you even check this anymore or not, but I had to leave a comment. I'm half way done w/ your story and let me say it is freaking awesome. In all seriousness, your style completely paints a scene for me, but doesn't overbear. I think you hit the sweet spot for this fic. And I can't tell you how grateful I am to find a really good piece of EK. I'm surprised there isn't more out there, but I think the mastery of this piece makes up for the lack of other works. Great job and I can't wait to finish it!