|Reviews for The White Flag|
| KidsNurse chapter 2 . 2/1/2007
I don't know where to start; this chapter is an embarrassment of riches for fans of the House-Wilson dynamic, and if I were to begin quoting favorite parts, I'd have to quote the whole damned thing, frankly.
I read and reread the dream, and its aftermath, multiple times over several days. It's an amazing sequence, and you've expertly illustrated such an intriguing aspect of House's character-that he can acknowledge his worst fear only through his subconscious mind. When I read, '"No, it wasn't funny at all, was it," said Wilson gently, all the signs of mirth suddenly gone,' I surprised myself by sobbing aloud. You said so very much, with just that one sentence.
All these words. To put it much more succinctly, I am in awe of your talent. My thanks for sharing it with us.
| Basser chapter 2 . 1/31/2007
That, my friend, was beautiful. Very sad, yet heartwarming, and retaining that cheerfully morbid Housian flare we all love so much. And I must say you did an excellent job with House! The descriptions of prank-pulling and off-kilter little thought processes were hilarious. Totally in-character, too! Not to mention the Wilson/House banter. Many lol's and little giggles throughout.
How many compliments can you take, eh? xD Definitely checking out the rest of your stories.
| Klutzbird chapter 2 . 1/23/2007
"Wilsons were nimble and slippery creatures and prone to escape." Aw. I'm so glad he didn't. This was great.
| Ivy3 chapter 2 . 1/23/2007
Great chapter. Your insight into the characters and their relationship, House manipulating Wilson, the dream- it was all done exceptionally well. Hope you continue!
| Moneypenny chapter 2 . 1/23/2007
Blissful - that's all I'll say. Absolutely lovely story.
| Knightgirl4Jack chapter 2 . 1/23/2007
Damn it! you gave me a panic attack with dead Wilson there. You scared me to death. OMD!
| BethTX chapter 2 . 1/23/2007
“House, when it comes to lousy circumstances, you'll always own Park Place, Boardwalk, and all of the railroads. But you don't have a complete monopoly.”
This has to be one of the best lines I've ever read. Very Wilson: sarcastic, yet not cutting.
What I like best about this fic is that it's completely honest. Both men are feeling the situation out, not quite sure how to proceed, but determined to get there in the end. You haven't given them an easy out. Looking forward to more.
| Shadowstar chapter 2 . 1/22/2007
Again, lovely! I didn't think you'd do another chapter, but I'm glad you did. I really liked the thing about who Wilson hates.
| Radon65 chapter 1 . 12/27/2006
I love it. Cute little story, well shaped, well sculpted. The end was great. Triumph.
| SecondSilk chapter 1 . 12/27/2006
Oh, this is wonderful.
I love the present (I collect tacky souvenirs), and House slipping Wilson's fears back into his pocket. The blantant manipulation, too.
The distinction between the small, important and the large, less imporntant ones. That's very them, and the connection between them, Wilson not-apology, the conversation. It's gorgeous.
Further to your reply to my last comment - I have mer_duf friended on livejournal. I am a slasher, but I love the quiet non-sexual edges of their connection just as well.
| Roga chapter 1 . 12/23/2006
Migraine Land, the scalpel, radioactive waste - so many great little details that really enriched the story! And then Wilson's apology, which was just... well, just what he needs to do on the show, for one. Thank you for a lovely read :-)
| leiascully chapter 1 . 12/23/2006
That was very sweet! I enjoyed it a lot. Good House and Wilson voices.
| March Hare chapter 1 . 12/23/2006
“And you blew your allowance on this? A meticulous replica of that which you hate? I guess they didn’t have comic books.”
“I’m not sure ‘hate’ is the word. ‘Fear’ would be a lot more honest.” Wilson was smiling ever so slightly, apprehensive but clearly happy that he’d gotten this far.
“So you have procured a tiny metallic idol of your terror. And given it to me."
OH, GOD, I needed this. I needed it so badly, I didn't even know I needed it. The banter is absolutely spot-on, the motivations are true to form, and you nicely (but not saccarhinely) show progression of character(s) in the aftermath of Tritter, while leaving the friendship not only intact, but stronger. I abase myself at your feet. *grovelgrovelgrovel*
Oh, happy happy, joy joy, I needed that. Anxiously awaiting your next works! Keep it up!
| Nikelodean chapter 1 . 12/22/2006
This was pretty good and VERY believable. I hope the on-show reconciliation is like this. Low-key and completely heart-felt. So much said in very few words. Excellent job!
| Shadowstar chapter 1 . 12/22/2006
Good story, thanks for publishing it. I think I'll read it a few more times.