Reviews for Empire Falls
Eviza chapter 2 . 2/21/2012
I'm sorry,can't help it.

Siberia is Russia, you really can't move someone between them, it's like saying " he returned to USA from California"

I can assure you, that there is no snow in July in Ekaterinburg and Omsk, and please, Russia is not snow and farmers, and most of it not tundra either. And we don't have bears walking on the streets, not now, and not then. You have such good story, and I'm not sure how many Russians will happen to read it, beside me, but still, do not propagate silly stereotypes, please.
Eviza chapter 1 . 2/21/2012
I really love your story and your writing. I guess, I always imagined that Kurando saved Anastasia and they lived happily ever after, so thank you for creating this story (and with very high quality of writing)

Just one thing. Correct shortening of Anastasia is Nastya, not Natsya. Well, maybe non-correct way of pronouncing was intentional, I'm not that good at Romanov history.

And I have to admit, that shvibzik is very very rare word, I don't think that I ever heard it before (and as you've probably understood, Russian is my mother language) As a matter of fact, I'm not even sure that the word officially exist in Russian vocabulary.
PrincessofBadLuck chapter 8 . 7/3/2011
This was an amazing story! I've started playing Shadow Hearts Covenant again and I love these two together! I just found out there was a 3rd Shadow Hearts, so now I know what I want for Christmas. P I'm so happy I found such a well-written fanfic about them! Thank you for such a wonderful piece. They're in character, the story is plausible and realistic and your writing style is just beautiful. I hope there are other fanfics out there as good as yours.
half-breed-demon-fox chapter 8 . 7/2/2011
Lovely story. I know it been awhile since you wrote this story. But I just got to playing Shaowhearts and I love it. So I had to read your story. Its a great story I love the interaction between AxK. Though I was wondering about the lemon you wrote I didn't seem to fine it on ya livejounral? do you know where i can fine it? Again lovely story .
UncleKasu chapter 8 . 5/5/2011
Absolutely LOVELY AU. It made me very happy since I shipped Kurando and Anastasia hard in Shadow Hearts 2 but wondered about what would happen after since Anastasia, historically, "died."

Very nicely in character and interestingly true to history, as far as the Romanov family. Very nice. Please write more if you're so inclined. _
MushroomCap chapter 5 . 11/3/2010
I love this story, I love it when people write about there being a survivor. Also, thought I should mention, the dowager did not actually go to Paris. She went to London and then returned to her home country of Denmark where she stayed until her death in 1928. I'm not sure, but I think it also might be possible that she was never informed of the murder of her son and his family, I've read several pieces about Anna Anderson and some of them mention that she was never introduced to the Dowager because she was under the impression her family has survived.
NotTheImpostor chapter 8 . 8/30/2010
Still the best after all this time.
Karen chapter 8 . 1/24/2010
I confess, I don't know much about the "Shadow Hearts" game, but I loved reading this story and your version of the inprisonment at Yekaterinburg from Anastasis point of view! Especially since it gives us a happier ending then reality!

I am also doing a fan fic about the Romanovs last days at the Ipatiev house from the point of view of a female guard, Maria Tachibana AKA the Kazuar from "Sakura Wars"! Hopefully, you'll let me know what you think! :)
Michelle Pruitt chapter 8 . 5/5/2008
Oh my gosh that was so good! I'm a huge fan of Anastasia/Kurando, and I'm so happy to find a high quality fanfic for them. And I absolutely loved the ending. Happy endings are my favorite. Great job!
Kyrene once Blood Roses chapter 8 . 3/4/2008
Well, I'm reading this a little over a year since it's been done. It's wonderful. I remember how depressed I was when in the credits you see Anastasia and Kurando on a dock or something and my friend is like, "well, now you know why she survived". Cause all was not as happy as the game made it out to be. But this was beautiful, one of those, "if only" things. I'm reading this with the information that they recently are pretty sure they found the missing bodies that were cremated...Much nicer to think that they ran away to Japan and lived nice long lives. But yea, this was absolutely beautiful. Thank you!
Shin-Ora chapter 8 . 8/4/2007
I've gotta say I loved this (especially the lyrics you used in the epilogue, it's my favorite song. _)

I've always been into Anastasia. I think it might have been because of the movie, but after that I couldn't get enough of the real history of her. Everything about them. There is the part of me that hopes that Anastasia and Alexi survived.

Ah, I need to stop rambling.

Kurando and Anastasia were my favorite couple in SH:C. (Though, I'm quite the rabid Alice and Yuri fan). They just seemed to fit so well.
Trinity chapter 8 . 12/10/2006
They're gonna have babies! . I'm so happy for them. The baby is gonna look so exotic, wow. Undoubtedly, a very, very happy occurence! To keep with the theme of the fic, though, I wonder how the people in the village took the news that their soon-to-be leader wedded a foreigner. And a mixed baby? Aiya. But I shall choose to think that the villagers are decent people who actually see others for who they are rather than what they are and will be happy for the couple as well.

Thank you for the happy ending! Somehow, these days it feels like a happy ending is a crime, since obvious it's not always gonna happen. But for goodness' sake, people, not everything turns out woe and begone! True, it can't always be happy, but it's in human nature to make the best out of a situation, or if they can't, they try to get out of it, or at the least, convince themselves that it's actually not that bad after all. It's impossible to be on an extreme low all the time, psychology has proven it. There must be recognition, then a build-up, then climax, then resolution, etc. etc. *rants away* Sorry, I just had my Psychology exam a few days ago so right now, facts are still running jumbily humbily around in my poor head. Did I mention that I hate that psychology class? No? Never mind. -_-;;

How much taller is Kurando than Ana anyway? I mean, at the current timeline according to this fic. A head? Head and a half? Dear God, two? 'Cuz, you know, that'd be really awkward. :D Being very small myself, I can completely sympathize with Ana. But methinks that it makes guys more protective. Well, we know that Kurando can possibly go possessive, in his case. Ah, Kurando, the man who won't ever appear in my world. Ever.

Alexie and Yoshiko just can't escape the predatory eyes of... the matchmaker! Muwahahahahah! But seriously, I think they'd be cute. Actually, now that I think about it, it might be kind of hard for them. He comes with a load of emotional baggage, and god forbid if a man ever breaks down in front of a mere female. *rolls eyes* My impression of her is of a pure and very young girl. I hope she'd be able to handle it. At least Blanca would be there to provide comic relief. *grins* Nothing better than sneaking behind a guardian's back for the forbidden fruit, eh? *winks winks* Hey, if Blanca doesn't know what naughty is then he's sure going to learn fast. *waggles eyebrows* Oh, I'm having too much fun with this, heheheh.

*stalks your journal and be a stalker stalkitistalk since you won't pay me for being an extreme escort-service girl and I'm broke*
crazycutie2 chapter 8 . 12/8/2006
Wow, what a beautiful ending.. I wonder what Kurando's reaction was to Anastasia's news... beautiful story, you're a great author!
Riana1 chapter 8 . 12/8/2006
A perfect coda to an awesome tale.
IchikoKitsuneKoumori chapter 8 . 12/8/2006
Well It's good to let a story run on its own, isn't it? cuz' I sure enjoyed it. Though I'm not sure I want it to be over yet.
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