Reviews for The Way They Used to Be
Libertine Past chapter 44 . 5/22/2013
OK, I know I have already stated that this is a crazily complex, devour-able backstory of dreams, so I won't go back and get all recap-y in my finale feedback. (Well, maybe a little bit.) This chapter is the absolute icing...or maybe a story about disintegration can't really have icing, unless it's face down on the floor. Our final tableau of the two of them-especially Olivia- leads us right into 1997, even thought it's many years away. We see the spiral, the interminable years to come, in just a few short lines.

One of my favorite touches is that Gregory-whose actions caused the majority of grief and pain -ends on a more favorable note. He's holding their son while Olivia is waking up hungover and bitten. (Wow. Del in a nutshell). We know Gregory hates himself, but in that quiet, fist-balled Gregory way. Olivia is outwardly, inwardly and everything-ly (I will stop making up words now) a mess. Her numb acceptance of her fate is the most heartbreaking moment of the story.

I am just damn happy that this prequel exists. There must be some kind of record for one that actually answers burning questions and sets everything up to a T, instead of just "Wow, everybody is younger and phones have cords." Fantastic!
SaraSB97 chapter 44 . 5/1/2013
Oh noii...Im soo sad..Im in tearsii sooo heartbreakingii :(
WOW... Fantastic story ...I really enjoyed reading it
THANK YOU sooo much for writing and sharing them with usii
princesssadaba chapter 44 . 4/27/2013
Absolutely heart-wrenching! But so beautiful! This story has been a pleasure to read and has filled those massive gaps in O&G's story. And to top it off, it is far better written than anything the SB writers could ever have mastered. So sad it's over!
Lizzy chapter 44 . 4/26/2013
Oh this was heartbreaking i : (...this is so sad for both of them : ( ... Olivia deserves better than being so sad i... i was hoping for a happy ending ...but love how you ended it where the show began...that was really goodii
i really enjoyed this this story so much did a fantastic job...wonderfully written
really cant waiot for your new storiesiii : D
Thank you sooooooooo muchiiii : D xxxx
EMcgowan49 chapter 44 . 4/22/2013
Oh... this chapter was so sad. : ( ...oh my god so sad for olivia kinda hoped for a happy endingii but perfect ending ... i loved this story and your storytelling abilities are beyond amazingii : D ... Thank you for SUCH AN AMAZING STORYiii Your stories ROCKSii : D Looking forward to whenever you post your next oneii THANKS againii

Guest chapter 1 . 4/21/2013
OMG can't believe this story is how you finished it where sunset beach began with Olivia and Del...I've loved this story, thankyou so much...look forward to reading future stories you write about Olivia and Gregory
stanleywalkersbitch chapter 44 . 4/21/2013
Wow, I can't believe it's the end. I've been reading this story for so long, can't believe it's over. Lol.
What a wonderful story, you know I love your writing style, and such a perfect ending. The way you can see how they get to the start of Sunset Beach, the drinking and the bitterness. Perfectly written.
I look forward to reading your new stories! :)
Livelylivy chapter 44 . 4/20/2013
Wow what an ending! Love how you ended it where the show began. Kinda hoped for a happy ending though! ha ha. Seriously gonna miss this story I have loved it. Cannot wait for ur next one! Fantastic :)
SaraSB97 chapter 43 . 4/20/2013
Love it love it love itii ... just love everything about this story ...
so emotional ; (. ...
I am having a great time reading your story...cant wait for the last chapter ; )
thank you ; )
Guest chapter 43 . 4/18/2013
oh ... so emotional ...
great chapter just perfect
cant wait for the last chapter...thank you mandaii x
Guest chapter 43 . 4/17/2013
amazing...even tho I don't want this story to end I can't wait for the next instalment :-)
Lizzy chapter 43 . 4/16/2013
Awwwww ...This is the best fanfiction ive ever readII ...this story is my favourite .
...thats good olivia got to see her baby ..gregory... oh god... .that actually made me cryIII
Poor gregory i want hug himII
...this was beautiful
...cant wait for the last chapter...
SaraSB97 chapter 32 . 4/16/2013
Looooove this one of my favourite ficsIiii THIS is awesomeii
...poor olivia shes so scared about her baby gregorys so sweet to her
...i like babara i think shes great she s worried about olivia
...just love itII
SaraSB97 chapter 23 . 4/16/2013
oh beautifulII ...gregorys so sweet he love olivia so much! so sweet! glad cashlin is gone shes bitch hate her!
...i enjoyed reading it i x
Lizzy chapter 42 . 4/16/2013
WHOA! ...brilliant!...Glad that bitch is gone!
...thank god Olivia and her little boy is ok
..hope everything can be ok again
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