|Reviews for Coffee Girl|
| Snowy Ptarmigan chapter 14 . 11/18/2021
I wanted to thank you for writing this fanfiction. It's been almost sixteen years since the last time I read this story in my early pre-teen years, and I accidentally came across it again this week (my jaw dropped to the floor and all my memories of how phenomenal this story was came back to me, and I HAD to read it again to see if it was quite as I remembered it). Yu-Gi-Oh! will always be such a foundational part of my childhood and Seto x Serenity was the first couple I had ever shipped -via, exploring fandom and what have you. This story was also one of the first fanfictions I've ever read and it stills reads strong till this day. Funnily enough, I also have memories of my younger self copying and pasting this story into a word doc just in case if this fic disappeared off the internet (I wonder what ever happened to that file, lol).
I'm now married and am a studying my Masters in English Literature and Creative Writing, and now that I'm thinking retroactively, I know for a fact that somewhere down the line, this story played a huge part in inspiring my love for reading and writing. And I'm so thankful for that.
This work, with its subtle romance and simple setting which resists all tropes to this pairing itself, is like capturing a genie in a bottle. It took me two days to finish this and it is still truly magical.
| SnAs chapter 14 . 10/1/2020
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/24/2020
Still an amazing story 15 years later!
| yubel the ultimate nightmare chapter 14 . 8/12/2020
I read this all in one sitting. It was so sweet.
Great story, if this finished 15 years ago, you must have improved your writing a lot.
| yubel the ultimate nightmare chapter 9 . 8/12/2020
Awwww, the ending was so sweet.
| yubel the ultimate nightmare chapter 1 . 8/12/2020
I think I read the first few chapters and then accidently crossed the tab out and this took me forever to find
| Seprith Li Castia chapter 14 . 6/3/2020
A frame-work for this pairing I can actually understand and makes it believable. I definitely appreciate the effort to avoid the usual pitfalls of this pairing - and worn out romance tropes in general - in order to stay true to the intended themes and characters. I "ship it" and I cannot say I normally would.
Characterization is good, overall. Kaiba seems a little out of it, but his type of character requires a little bending to make romance stories possible and I think you did well. You did absolutely amazing by fleshing out Serenity into a fully-fledged character. She truly does live and breathe the arc of this story and I related way too much with her - only a few years ago, I was in much the same situation.
All and all, a good romance and an even better narrative and emotional piece. The kind of story that could have ended with them breaking up and it would still be a good read to see how they developed as people. Them being together becomes the cherry, as it were.
| HonoredBibliophile chapter 14 . 3/27/2020
To the author, thank you. It’s these simple romances that make a story truly relaxing and enjoyable. It was a perfect masterpiece.
| Lily of the Shadow chapter 14 . 1/4/2020
I know how strange it is to get reviews years and years after something is concluded, but I wanted to just say how much I love this story. It was basically my introduction to the "coffeeshop aueven though I guess it's not necessarily AU is it?), years and years ago. I think I was reading it as it was being posted, once upon an ancient time. The details woven throughout, emotionally and intellectually, all hold up in my memory, and I'm really glad it crossed my mind to come back for a re-read today. Thank you for keeping it online for so long, I hope to be able to come back and reread it again and again!
| Seto2 chapter 3 . 11/7/2019
I can see your economic logic.
| BlueSuedeShoes23 chapter 14 . 1/3/2019
INHALES. This. FIC.
I'm not one to read multi-chapter fanfiction. I just don't have the patience for it. I have never read one about Kaiba and Serenity before. I honestly didn't think about their characters much, and never together as a couple. And then this story happened to me.
I stayed up till 1:00 AM reading this, and now I've just finished it after work (and maybe a little bit during work...). Everything about this fic is perfection. The characterization is SPOT ON. The pacing just flies. The focus is intimate, refreshing, and real. The message is moving and relatable.
As a writer, this fic inspires and challenges me, which is SO FUN. I think I sometimes shy away from plots that are too simple, or too emotional, fearing that they'll be boring or sappy. But you took that simplicity and that emotion and made it the story's strength.
THANK YOU for sharing this. I'm sure I'll be returning to it again in the future, just like so many of your readers below.
| Sesshomaru's Babydoll chapter 14 . 12/18/2018
Absolutely adored this! I managed to read this in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down. Thank you for sharing.
| Guest chapter 14 . 12/1/2018
beautiful read. you have great talent
| Guest chapter 9 . 11/30/2018
this is the most amazing fan fic for kaibaxserenity
i am rereading it a second time it never gets old!
| Ryoji Mochizuki chapter 9 . 8/30/2018
ok I'm sorry but when Kaiba said "I'm not your family." right after kissing her I was like. "Gosh I hope not."