|Reviews for If I Should Fall|
| Bone Dry chapter 17 . 7/27/2009
That scene with the kid was such a beautiful touch. You really do have a way with writing those characters that only appear one time but are memorable enough to remain with you much later on. It's almost like you know 'em even though you've only seen 'em once.
As for the convo, I'm not B/B at all, but that wasn't OOC. It was sweet and very Angela. Glad that Brennan got to rest, because I'm not sure *I* have the emotional capacity to handle much more myself. :P I'm just hoping that was her last.
And I loved the Fiddler reference, by the way. One of my all-time favorite movies. Songs are really catchy though...
| Bone Dry chapter 16 . 7/27/2009
Jeez. First part was like being socked in the chest (slowly becoming a more and more familiar feeling). I'm glad both of them are holding it together, because I'm not sure I would be (Angela and I seem to be relating a lot in this fic).
Last part with Sweetums was funny though. I remember fighting about that exact same problem-solving thing with my assigned team before overriding their wills at my leisure. XD God knows, between these two it won't be that easy.
Not too much longer, and since you put romance in the label, I am just going to go ahead and assume-just for the moment-that this will end in a fashion that will NOT leave me in tears...so, here's to hoping!
*clicks on next chapter and hopes that I'm right*
| Bone Dry chapter 15 . 7/27/2009
God, what a horrid nightmare. Going from such a nice lunch to what happened afterward...lord.
Okay. Taking a break before my own insides twist themselves into knots. You have a knack for making me feel like crap, though in a good way because it's that powerful. However, if I don't break soon I may start crying again and I can't do that...
Be back to reviewing momentarily! Damn, you're good. Too good...
| Bone Dry chapter 14 . 7/27/2009
At the mention of "foster" I felt slightly nauseous. I hope you know that's your doing. I was stilling feeling slightly sick as she went to visit her mother's grave, but I still appreciated the moment...despite the fact that it really did make my stomach clench. *shudders*
Loved that last part with Zack though. XD Poor guy. Typical Angie threat. Now I'm just hoping the artist doesn't find out.
| Bone Dry chapter 13 . 7/27/2009
God, I feel terrible for Angela and Brennan. Thank god Angela could have Booth to take her second shift; the strain was killing her. It's killing ME, and I'm on the otherside of a computer screen.
So glad Booth's there to help, even if he's just sitting there.
| Bone Dry chapter 12 . 7/27/2009
YAY! A case! With a neurotoxin! Exciting! This is good...great interview/interrogation. Poor Brennan with the side-effects, but at least she visited Max.
And HA at her snatching the keys...Seeley really had that one coming...
| Bone Dry chapter 11 . 7/27/2009
Jeez...poor Brennan. God, that sounds awful.
Glad Angie's there; I'm sure she'll be getting visitors even if she doesn't think she wants them. And, man, she is determined to stay herself through this. Good for her...
Okay, on to more.
| Bone Dry chapter 10 . 7/27/2009
Aww at the diner scene. I think it's very sweet. And I for one LOVE that this was written pre PitH, 'cause it's SO nice to see Zack.
Caroline was a great addition; her dialogue was spot-on. I'm still unsure on whether I feel sorry for Max or not, but that little note was a simple sort of sweet. I'm sure Bren'll break down and visit eventually, but I guess I'll find out soon.
Glad she's back on her feet!
| Bone Dry chapter 9 . 7/27/2009
“I don’t wear bikinis.”
“I love you, too.”
That was legitimately very funny. XD Best she could come up with in response to that. Though I agree with Ange; she needs a good rest and vacation.
And it's funny that you compared Brennan to a horse, 'cause I've been doing that for awhile, as she has the body language of one of those spirited horses that desperately wants to leave the stall. Glad I'm not the only one.
And the Amy and the girls scene was so sweet. Just lovely. Very heart-warming.
And now to continue on at this functional hour...
| Bone Dry chapter 8 . 7/27/2009
Good lord, you scared the crap out of me. Jesus. I had to take a moment to breathe halfway through...and then proceeded to start to cry. You see what you've done to me? I'm a gibbering mess in your hands. NO ONE else has done this...it's not even right. It's not fair...I have to sleep. Now I can't sleep because I have adrenaline coursing through my veins and I still have to breathe. Unbelievable.
Anyway...I knew I shoulda stopped pre-op. I MUST stop soon, because I really do need sleep...like I even CAN sleep...*mutters incoherently*
By the by, this made me laugh, chokingly, "
“Don’t try to talk yet, Brennan,” Angela said. “You were intubated. Twice.”
She opened her mouth to speak. Hodgins laughed.
“Typical, you tell her not to talk and she tries to talk. Seriously, Dr. B, just chill for a minute.” "
Shortly thereafter I started breaking down...I think it was this line in particular, " “Well, sweetie, that’s what happens when you decide not to breathe and they have to keep you in surgical intensive care for hours beyond what you should have spent there.” "
That's scary, even this IS fictional...good lord.
I am going to seriously debate going on now, because I am officially concerned about more cliffies and I need sleep, not that I'm even near tired anymore...I guess it'll be apparent which one will win out soon enough...
| Bone Dry chapter 7 . 7/27/2009
Not right! No fair! Now I know what my cliffies are like...*is agitated*
I went from almost crying (except my leg fell asleep and I was just distracted enough from the pain to not react as strongly) to major fear...
Leaving this review before running for next chapter!
I am really never going to sleep tonight/this morning...
| Bone Dry chapter 6 . 7/27/2009
Ugh...once again, it is way past the time for sleep, and I have to be up in five hours and now I can't even THINK about sleeping...
I usually don't read things with the "romance" label, but after rereading what's currently in existence of Growing Upside Down (and crying through the whole bloody thing), and spending the last several weeks since the last update ringing my hands hoping the next fanfic e-mail is an alert for it, I finally broke down and decided to read THIS one.
Proud to say I have *not* cried, which is much more typical of me. My stomach did drop a few times though, sort of like when you're riding on one of those amusement rides and it lurches and then you feel like you want to puke for a split second, only this isn't particularly amusing because it's just too bloody SAD. You're WAY too good at writing the sad stuff. Honestly. You're going to kill me.
Have to say, I usually hate these sorts of storylines, as well as the B/B angles, but you managed (a first for me) to go neither cliche nor out of character. Again. A lot of this has been moving, but this last chapter HERE is definitely NOT over-the-top/cliched/OOC; you seem to have a gift for not overdescribing things, nor underdrescibing. Once again, the tone you set flows with your words, rather than runs against it or causes it to become redundant. You have amazing grasp of the characters and of writing in general. I hope you write some books.
Anyway, fantastic job thus far, and I'm debating just now reading more. Once again I'm finding myself weighing sleep against want-a battle I lost at the beginning knowing the length of this from the start. I'll be sure to review more...guess it depends on WHEN I read...
Also, while I'm at it, would also like to-in my extremely not-so-subtle fashion-express my keen want/need of the next update for Growing, because my brain is turning to swiss cheese in anticipation. I'll go back and re-re-read everything and re-review every word if I have to...
(and now possibly on to the next chapter of this...I blame you if I get bad dreams)
| Jodie Marie chapter 20 . 4/26/2009
I read this entire story at once
It was amazing.. So heart filled.
amazing. Best fan fic ive every read and i basicly spend all my free time on this website lol.
The ending was so perfect, the Sweets and Angela bit was funny.
Really well done at keeping characters in role! I read the last scene more than once, this was amazing x
| purebristles chapter 19 . 2/15/2009
Which is the word that is both danger and opportunity? I'm wrecking my brain now thinking...
Excellent story (too bad I only have one more chapter to go)!
| sunsetLover chapter 20 . 10/26/2008
WOW! This fic is brilliant. You're such a great writer, your style of writing has it's way of drawing readers to read for more. I was totally hooked. The plot was really good, not that I haven't read fics of similar plots but the way you wrote it was different. It was entertaining but at the same time very educational. LOL. The characterization was perfect. I can totally picture in my mind every scene that you wrote.
How I wish my writing was as good as yours. You really got the talent.
Thanks for sharing:)