|Reviews for Never Quite Normal|
| Raindrops on Roses chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
In the words of the man they call Jayne: "I'll be in my bunk."
Seriously, though, that was HOT. Sweet and tender and erotic and loving and just plain HOT.
I am currently restraining myself from re-reading this whole fic from the beginning, as it's past midnight here. I will, however, absolutely be reading it again tomorrow. And eagerly anticipating any and all updates (or new fic, I'm not picky) you wish to grace us with.
| Doro.neko chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
WHOO! I cannot express how much I love chapters for which the "Please note" message is applicable!
(Now, of course, thanks to a decision on their part that my super!cautious Health professor in high school would strongly frown upon, I'm a little worried about Rose and her potential ALIEN BABYDADDY... but I'll try to overlook it in favor of rereading the chapter again.)
| Terrifica Oneiroi chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
Oh my dear lord. I actually don't know what to say. I mean, you've completely stolen the words from me. I could go on about how beautiful that was, how your images were vivid and erotic, and that you have such skill for writing these two, but anything like that is instantly eclipsed by the writing itself. It literally speaks for itself in this case. For this moment, maybe only this moment, there is absolutely nothing more important in the universe than where they are and what they are doing. For one shining space of time, the world as they know it could spin out of control, and it wouldn't be anywhere near as immenent as these two people finding completion in each other in the most carnal and basic way. You both have flirted with the sexual side of their relationship before now, and this was the most fitting way to resolve that. In the end, us Doctor/Rose shippers would love to believe that they are just a man and a woman, both looking for something they'd never known they needed, and finding it in each other. We understand that the Doctor is more than human, so much more, but we want for him to know the kind of simplicity found in someone's arms, being loved and cherished for only being who you are. You've given him something that he couldn't have had before, which is perfect and heartwarming, but it's going to change him. Before now, things could have gone back to the way they were. The Doctor and Rose might have been heart-broken, they would have been depressed and changed, but this final act, which is the very essence of mating, ensures that everything is going to change. It makes me wonder how the Doctor is doing secluded in his own head, watching his life like a spectator and not a participant. The last time we heard from him, he admitted to not being ready yet. How does the world look to him now? This sort of thing is like experiencing a paradigm shift. It has to have changed him in irreversible ways. The canon Doctor was dramatically changed, and he didn't have this measure of closeness with Rose. I'm, if possible, even more excited to see where they go from here, but confident that with you guys guiding them, it's going to be fantastic no matter what. Yours, Terri.
| zanthinegirl chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
They're both getting that happy ending. Very satisfying!
I am wondering how you're going to try this up. "Joshua" is the Doctor, though he's repressing that due to his grief. Is he going to recover himself? I'm genuinely curious to see how you're going to handle that!
| Raspberries-Vanilla chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
Like i have said before, you two are doing a brilliant job with this story. Every twist and turn has been quite amazing.
Yeah for the fact that the two lovebirds had happy time, it made me squee and very happy. And I ultimately cannot wait till the end, even though I will be thoroughly upset since this is a fantastic epic story, I do want to know how everything will end!
GOOD JOB! and I cannot wait to read the rest of the chapters of this story!
| cordelia-lear chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
I... this... and you... how... pretty.
You know why ff went down, don't you? It heard about this chapter, and had a similar reaction to mine.
God, I teared up. there is literally moisture building in my tear ducts as I type this.
It occurs to me that I may be too emotionally invested in these characters. I don't care.
| icarustooclose chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
Oh god, yes! That was fantastic. And hot.
| Guhhhh chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
Where do I start *brain seriously overheated* BEAUTIFUL!
| Vallora chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
[wimper] Guh... Um... yeah... That was... guh... So HOT! *melt's into a puddle of goo*
Yeah, ok. [fans self] um yeah.
Wonderful chapter. And I'll forgive the late Tuesday instead of early Tuesday. (last time I'll mention a song title with a time limit *wink*)
Now the only question at the moment would be, what does the Doctor think about all this? Now I understand you can't answer that until it's written but I can still wonder. 8-)
And then, of course, there's Rose's job to deal with, dealing with the Brig in person after the hospital debacle, whether or not Joshua keeps Rose in bed for his month now or later... guess that just proves this story isn't over yet (or at least there's enough sequel material to make a few more stories in this AU (LOTS more I hope). Did I mention I'm a book junkie in what ever genra I'm current in? Guess which genra *wink*.
Loved the chapter (obviously). REALLY can't wait to see what's next, more fluff/smut or plot or even plot/smut/fluf. I'm game for anything well written. Though, plot wise, I really want to know what you two have up your sleeve.
| Cat Yuy chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
*falls over in a faint*
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| E.Tphonehome chapter 45 . 2/24/2009
Whoot, go doctor man, lol
Now i cant wait to find out what the reaction of non-hypnotised doctor will be to this, lol _
| AFantasticRose chapter 44 . 2/24/2009
The parting of the team and Joshua was bittersweet. He and Rose better go to one of Zed’s concerts. I think I’ll miss him most.
I’ve been waiting till he got back to his flat and saw the changes Rose made. I loved his reactions. Joshua sending her flowers to let her know he was home was perfect. Now that he’s a bit better for her, he can send her flowers just because, instead of an apology. The card was lovely.
And I love that line Stephanie had, it makes you feel good, cause we all know some Stephanies.
I love that Rose couldn’t wait and just had to see him. I didn’t think she would wait.
The conversation with Jackie is interesting, but what did Jackie mean when she said “I want to tell you that I know what you are and that I know you'll break her heart." What does she think he is?
And reading the end of this chapter I really can’t wait until the next one!
| Shadowed Gold chapter 44 . 2/22/2009
You know, I always kind of suspected that the Doctor would be good at romantic gestures, even if he didn't particularly feel like making them. He's very good with symbols, just like those flowers. But if he had gone with his first instinct and just dragged her off to bed, I'm fairly sure there wouldn't be a peep of protest!
You guys are my crack, please keep dealing! ::prepares a liquid nitrogen bath in hopes for the next chapter::
| Shadowed Gold chapter 43 . 2/22/2009
Unit fanboying! Adorable! And now the Doctor's the Brig! ::incoherent squeeing::
Apparently, Joshua is slightly more relationship-savvy than the Doctor. Even if he is just as explosion-happy.
| Shadowed Gold chapter 42 . 2/22/2009
Even as Joshua, he does need that entourage around him! :D And the greatest thing? The Doctor defeating aliens with water guns. ALL SORTS OF CANON, BABY!
I think everyone has wanted to go Rose's path with someone in their lives. And Mickey is so brilliant. "We’ll have this down there in a jiffy." Heehee!