Reviews for Somewhere I Have Never Travelled, Gladly Beyond
just aster chapter 16 . 11/21
i cried SO hard im STILL crying this was AMAZING
brume42 chapter 1 . 5/22
Oh my... I fail to find the right words to describe my feelings...
That was sooooooo beautiful. You made me cry so hard. Thank you for writing this story. It will stay in my heart for a long long time.
mooreayabellz chapter 16 . 4/18
I read this fic when I was 12. And I've been rereading this fic ever since.

I remember crying so fucking hard when I reached the end. I wanted more of it yet it was... enough. I was never really a fan of the DeiSaku ship yet here I am.

I am 18 now and with all the corona shit going on around the world, I remembered the one fanfic that took my heart on an emotional roller coaster.
zootycoon chapter 1 . 4/15
toto, i don't think we're in kansas anymore
georgie.potato chapter 16 . 3/31
I love this fic so much for many reasons and one of them are sakura is my fave character of all the naruto verse and deidara's my fave akatsuki member! I won't deny it the chemistry is so good and I literally cry with this fic qdrkoapapallzladjip !
Ria chapter 7 . 12/25/2019
this was so cute ! your writing is amazing
Spirit Seer chapter 16 . 11/22/2019
I have read very, very few DeiSaku fics, and while I confess I had a hard time starting off, for some reason, by about Chapter 3, something just clicked and took off running. This is one of the most balanced stories I've read-pacing, plot, character development, tone-and I know that I'm going to have a lot of fun rereading in the future. Not to mention that, if I hadn't been considering it before, you've sold me now on DeiSaku, haha. Thank you for such a lovely, lovely read. Whatever you're doing now, I hope that you're still writing. Cheers~
dragonslayyer chapter 16 . 10/15/2019
This was an awesome story! I really loved it, I could really feel the emotions that Sakura was experiencing. The excitement, the loss and especially the heartbreak. I definitely shed a few tears. I'm really glad that you finished it, definitely my new favorite DeiSaku story! chapter 16 . 9/18/2019
Oh GOD. This was the romance that I fucking NEEDED. chapter 13 . 9/18/2019
If they somehow end up married and far away from home for the rest of their lives I wouldn’t even be surprised. chapter 8 . 9/17/2019
Oh god. This story has me cheeeeeeeeesing so damn hard!
Guest chapter 16 . 8/4/2019
This is cute,honstly appreciate this so much.
Gwenn S chapter 16 . 5/29/2019
This has one of been the legendary DeiSaku fics I've read, the only other being, 'Found' by Kc-archive. I didn't know how you manage to, but you did, wrote Deidara and Sakura so realistically in canon while somehow letting their relationship work. Despite even never having a single conversation to each other or even met. Why must you do this, now I am lying here in bed not knowing what to do with life anymore since I have finally read the story I delayed so much in reading. (Ironically that's what Sakura and Deidara were doing but still). The fan fiction was quite short compared to the rest - but that didn't stop it from being one of the best.

What has blown my mind is that it's all so realistic that I just can't - AARGGHH. The rawness of their vulnerability in that last moment in Cíen gave me so much emotions that I can't even begin to feel it. Each has a life of their own and yet, in some inextricably bizzare turn of events, manage to become tangled in one another - and both do not want to let go. That they could somehow pretend that this makebelieve life of normalcy can outshine the glaring reality of their situation.

Maybe it's the same as it is in the poem -
"Your slightest look easily will unclose me
Though I have closed myself as fingers
You open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens" That whatever has took a hold on both of them, temporary or insane or equally impossible as it may be, they both just lose themselves in it. That with being together they become happy, joyous, frustrated, dead mad, or completely undone - it's okay, as long as it's with each other. That like the poem, they are unconventional and irregular but that doesn't matter since they just worked. Both do not know what made them this way, what gave them the power to close or open one another even to the point of determining the thin line between allies and criminals and lovers and just plain old home all together. But they couldn't care less as long as they found and travelled with each other somewhere, gladly beyond.

I just want to express my gratitude for writing this fanfiction even though it's been roughly 13 years. You have made the unconventional relationship of Deidara and Sakura turn into something worth reading and reliving. If you ever do see this, I just want to let you know that what you've written here will one of be the stories that sticks close to my heart.

Hoping you live a worthwhile life equally full of ups and downs - but happy all the same.

~Gwenn S.
FairyLetters chapter 16 . 4/29/2019
The first deisaku fanfic that doesn't portray their relationship as wholly sexual. Most fanfictions that features this pairing imply a relationship revolving around sexual tension and a lot of sex. I was worried whether or not this story will also turn out like the others. But man, was I wrong? This, this gem, is underrated in so many levels. I never completed a deisaku fic in one day, not one chapter of 10k words in one go without procrastination. This kept me hooked throughout, from beginning to the end.

About characters, Sakura is clearly in character, so is Deidara. He is exactly how I imagine his character outside his missions. Sakura's verbal fights with Deidara and their tease paved way to a dynamic relationship that is credible and acceptable without becoming OCC. Sexual relationship doesn't build until much later and it never becomes the main part of the story. Some authors write 2-3 lemons in a single chapter. It is cringy and unfathomable. Yours, amazing- their relationship is intimate but not so much that that is all there is to it. I loved the duo's interaction with supporting characters, and their living conditions in cìen.

And Deidara being a fashion freak is so true, and his role in providing Sakura fashion advice was something you can imagine him doing.

I can't thank you enough for writing this amazing story, and finishing it with the best ending possible. Not all stories end with happy ever after. The pain Sakura felt over the separation was beautifully laid, but I'd have loved if there was some anecdotes about Deidara's whereabouts. However, the captain's insertion that 'the last time he saw deidara looked like he'd pulled the hardest deed ever. It really stayed with me, this line, as if it told everything there has to know about the emotional pressure on him.

I'm so going to read your other story without fail. You've gained yourself a fan.
rosesandlion chapter 16 . 2/21/2019
This was stupid cute. Adored the banter, the heartbreak was kinda heartbreaking bc they really don't get a happy ending, more like a happy enough ending, but it was sweet as hell. And of course he blew up her comforter. (I also think there was a missed opportunity for a suggestive pun along the lines of 'art should have a ~bang' but that's neither here nor there.)
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