Reviews for I'm Going to Stop Pretending
thisdarkpassenger chapter 1 . 9/2/2015
love this
Guest chapter 9 . 7/22/2015
I LOVED it. But, there was one thing that really turned me off.

Claire would never say "retarded". It's a derogatory statement and rude and pathetic and Claire is too kind, too amazing to say such a thing even if she was angry.

Just my opinion though.

~ kenziesplash
Guest chapter 9 . 2/13/2013
Cute. very very ooc
shnickers chapter 9 . 7/26/2012
Amazing story.

I like that the Petrellis did figure it out in the end, and that while it was a happy ending (for Peter and Claire, that is) it wasn't a perfect, idealized storybook ending. Because it is very hard to understand this type of a relationship. I might not be a fan if the first Heroes episode I watched hadn't been the one where Peter is in custody following "Homecoming" and Claire tells him he's their hero - their chemistry was so amazing, I just assumed they were love interests. And of course, the masochist in me likes angsty pairings...

You write Peter extremely well. Guess I'll have to check and see if you have any others...
shnickers chapter 7 . 7/26/2012
Huh, nice twist with Tani! So Peter can now make people talk, hm? Perhaps that will come in handy later on down the road... at least in this story.

It's nice to see him give in a little bit, though I see he isn't able to fully hide his rational side. Also good to have a little Nathan/Peter brotherly interaction in there. Curious to see how the next two chapters will go if Peter is in California... I'm guessing Claire will come visit?
shnickers chapter 6 . 7/25/2012
Hm hm, interesting!

This is the first drawn-out scene between the two, so thanks for giving us all those goodies! What Claire is referencing is probably exactly what I think it is, but the fact that Peter is so confused is clever. He watches her closely, without wanting to, but can't notice the same feelings reflected in her. Probably Peter's trying to distance himself by reading the intent in her actions, facial expressions and words as those appropriate for a niece, and so misses the hints that she may also be unintentionally giving him.

I like that their interactions are somewhat volatile at this point. Claire initially hero-worships Peter, but as they grow closer and figure out their blood relation, at least in canon, they are always pretty straight-forward with one another.
shnickers chapter 5 . 7/25/2012
Love that song.

Tani's a great character. I was a psych major but I can't pretend to know how psychiatrists conduct their sessions. Still, it was interesting to see the methods he used and how forthcoming Peter was as a result of his straightforward and friendly approach. Also, it was appropriate that the first time Peter directly states his feelings in the story coincided with the moment he admits it to another person.
shnickers chapter 3 . 7/25/2012
The honesty with which you're portraying Peter is simultaneously heartbreaking and gut wrenching. It's kind of interesting how if he were a real guy, there would be no tolerance on my end. Reminds you of all those extreme stories where family members meeting for the first time as adults fall in love... narcissism at its best!

Still, I can't help but want to root for them. Crazy, huh?
shnickers chapter 2 . 7/25/2012
Ooh, interesting development adding a shrink. Peter seems like a very private person, so you can tell he's using his last resort.

It seems like you'll focus more on the relationship, so I'm wondering how the context of their being "Heroes" will play into the story?
shnickers chapter 1 . 7/25/2012
Peter and Claire are a very tricky pairing. On the one hand, you want to hate them because of the ick factor. But the actors' chemistry was so incredible, you can't help but want things to play out...

Your portrayal of Peter is so incredibly on-point. His involuntary desire coupled with his self-hatred is so painfully realistic. Claire's innocence mixed with her playfulness is also quite characteristic. I hope we get to see more of her perspective in the upcoming chapters... is she as unaware as Peter seems to think she is?
xxxMishaxxx chapter 9 . 7/15/2011
Oh..this was such a sweet story. So sad, so beautiful... I'm so glad it ended happily for them.. Very well written, really... Loved it! :)
User25214 chapter 9 . 5/7/2011
I don't normally review but this story was so beautifully written that I just had to.

It was utterly amazing and I can't find anything to fault in it.

10 / 10.

Now I'm going to stalk your profile to see if there are any other Paire fics by you, and if not then you need to write more! XD.
loganator chapter 9 . 4/15/2011
so sweet, i cried through half of it :D
Munku-JGSPTV chapter 9 . 3/16/2010
What an excellent story! You really did Peter's struggle better than any other fic I've read... I wish you had written more Heroes fanfics! Wonderful!
washedupseaweed chapter 9 . 2/18/2010

that is all from the early morning newscast. Just wanted to say that this story is absolutely adorable, and I loved it.
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