Reviews for If I Should Fall
Spookykat chapter 20 . 12/27/2009
I just finished this whole thing in one sitting. It was gut-wrenching, but I couldn't stop reading until I got to the end. Anyway, I really loved your characterizations, and there wasn't anything that I felt was OOC. And the last chapter still has me grinning from ear to ear and was just...perfection!
Marcus S. Lazarus chapter 20 . 10/25/2009
Interesting bit of work, I have to admit (Albeit with a certain irony given that you ‘predicted’ an ACTUAL ‘tumour’ storyline in the show without correctly ‘identifying’ which member of the team would have it).

The group’s reactions to this turn in Brennan’s health were explored in exceptional detail, while her subsequent response to the treatment and its consequences worked out very well.

I particularly liked the scenes with Clara; touching, emotionally moving, and a VERY effective look at Brennan when she’s not ‘hiding’ behind science (As Booth comments in the last chapter).

And as for that final conversation between Booth and Brennan…

When they finally get around to having the two of them get over themselves and admit how they feel, I hope that conversation is at least HALF as good as what you wrote here.

Keep up the great work!
lrigD chapter 20 . 10/25/2009
Funny how you wrote this over a year ago, and your last sentence is almost literally the title of the episode that pretty much changed the course of the show... or their relationship, anyway.

I really liked this. I'm usually not a big fan of Booth-or-Brennan-gets-really-sick-scenario, but this one was a definite exception!
Bone Dry chapter 20 . 7/27/2009
Hazzah! The most true to character B/B thing yet. It shows that you thought about it, and generally at even the SMELL of one of these I run for the hills. About the only plausable B/B I can see, but, no offense, I am *hoping* this will never ever happen because it was hard enough to READ let alone SEE this stuff.

Anyway, fabulous stuff, you've got here. Very sad, but there were funny moments, which is good. You know how to balance, and you-for once-didn't break Brennan's character for anything, and I loved that you gave her the emotions I believe she'd be feeling, and I also love that you made sure to note that she really ISN'T cold and unfeeling.

Also loved that little scene with the girl. THAT was heartwarming.

Don't know what else to say that I haven't said already...and if I spend too long thinking I may get another one of those brain-block moments and I have been stalling from writing my OWN fic for way too long now as it is...

Anywhoo, hope you write more fics in the future, or novels. Whichever one works. But you're so good with the cast I'd prefer you stay with the fic. And, while I'm at it, would just like to point out once AGAIN that I am dying for an update on Growing... ;)

Hope to see another post from you soon and fabulous job!

Bone Dry chapter 19 . 7/27/2009
Oh thank god she's better now. I was afraid you'd do something evil...a lot of fic authors would stoop that low, but you didn't! :D

My elation at her being all clear did fall a little when they ended up being dragged to Sweetums. Good lord, doesn't that psychologist have ANYTHING better to do? XD Not disappointed in your writing/plotting mind, just in the fact that even after all this time those two STILL can't make a worthy excuse.

But it so nice to have that little party. Glad Zack got involved. I miss him on the show. Loved the description of the party. Sounds so like them.


*onto last chapter*
Bone Dry chapter 18 . 7/27/2009
First part was hard again, but I'm glad to see she's well otherwise. Can't believe she finally got a TV, and I actually said "she got a DVR" right as I read that Booth said it too. XD Figures she'd be watching Discovery.

Phew...back at the lab...Now I just gotta hope that was the last chemo and you didn't throw anymore curves...

*onto the next*
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, 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...
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