|Reviews for Kadaj Grows Up|
| wolfissac chapter 16 . 7/6/2013
Very good story.
| RavenSara84 chapter 16 . 9/26/2010
I love this story, it's just so well written and I love how Vincent and Kadaj are together, like a father and son but not overly so.
| KirasTastefulTragedy chapter 16 . 4/4/2010
Wow...simply stunning and well written. I absolutelly loved this sort of a setting for vincent. the poor dark sinfully beautiful man deserved to have someone love him truly and kadaj deserved this as well. I truly hope you do a continuing of SINS!
| mom calling chapter 12 . 10/24/2009
Kadaj, take note. This is called 'feeling'. Called 'love'. Called 'compassion' and called 'needing'. Vincent has found a way to love, and love seeks out it's own... It's risky, but it's what we do as humans. It's our job description.
| mom calling chapter 11 . 10/24/2009
And so Kadaj dies a second time? And as he does, he seems to understand Cloud more fully than ever. Ah... mc
| mom calling chapter 9 . 10/24/2009
That Kadaj thinks that feelings are the problem, and therefore the solution is to feel nothing ever again-I know people like that. They are wrong, but it's impossible to tell them that-they have to find it out on their own, and mostly they are too damaged to do so. So this story goes on, and you will take us through this conundrum: how to find out that as humans, we must feel. It is what we are 'created' to do, or if creation doesn't ring one's bells, it is our 'job' description. How does one learn to feel emotion, to care for another, when it flies in the face of sensibility? What convinces us that it can be safe? How can we make it safe? What are the guidelines? How often have I thought "No one remembered to give me the rule book!" What are the god damned rules for this experience of living? Well, that's what this story is about. The think is, the rules are kind of custom made. There are some general commonalities, but Kadaj will discover the rules that work for him, and they may not be the rules that I have discovered over the years. Cloud, meanwhile, is back in Edge, discovering the rules that will work for him. He's growing up, too ('cause I peeked.) At least that's my take on it.
| mom calling chapter 7 . 10/24/2009
"...the carefully guarded part of him that Cloud had so damaged..." oh, that hurts so damned badly. Cloud, who has been so damaged himself, doing the same to another... and then the leap to Vincent claiming, to an outsider, that Kadaj is his son. (They did, after all, share blood via the masamune reincarnate. The same blade, though remade, which impaled Cloud.
| mom calling chapter 6 . 10/24/2009
This reminds me of the scene in Lord of the Rings when one of the Hobbits, I forget his name, snares a rabbit and dares make a small cooking fire to cook it with rosemary (I think it was). It revived an exhausted ...(what's his name? the hobbit hero...). I always think of that when I see rosemary or think of camp cooking in the face of desperate danger. mc
| mom calling chapter 16 . 10/12/2009
Just finished this and am glad I decided to read it. I really am going at this series backwards, so obviously, continuity isn't important to me, at least for these stories. I'm more interested in the mental and (yes, I think even) spiritual development of all these characters. Of course, primarily Cloud and Kadaj. I'm sad that Vincent strides off into more loneliness, but it's what he wants-he'd settle somewhere with or without someone... Now I plan to go back to Sins, which I read last night. With this under my belt, I think there is more to be noticed in that story. You have been very busy, and this is a complex chain of stories you've crafted. thx mc
| 1557757 chapter 16 . 6/28/2009
Wow, what an experience.
Every time I finish one of your stories, I get this contented feeling in the base of my stomach that refuses to fade for so long... It's amazing what your words can do to me. :)
[I'm slightly curious now... are you a published author by any chance?]
I'm going to be a fan of yours for a very long time to come.
| 1557757 chapter 15 . 6/28/2009
This is beautiful.
| 1557757 chapter 8 . 6/28/2009
This is certainly an intriguing piece of work. I'm completely entranced by it... :)
| 1557757 chapter 4 . 6/28/2009
Woah! Mister hawt-n'-sexy broke 'em out? Nice. X3
| natzilla chapter 16 . 6/8/2009
wow ! I remember reading that story, a bit too fast, when I first found your collection of stories. I didnt appreciate it as I should the first time I think. And today, I was reading SINS for the 20th ? time maybe and I thought it was time to read this one again. And I am so happy I did ! :D
Is Yazoo the oldest brother in that story ? I understood it that way. Strange, I always think of Loz as the oldest myself or of Yaz and Loz being fake twins.
I am wondering.. what will this materia do to Kadaj, it seems like its power is here to stay. Kadaj has now the materia the blood of Vincent. Its very interesting ! I must have asked you before but will you continue SINS at some point ? I am addicted to basically everything you write but the saga B.O.T.E, SINS and its sub-stories is basically my alternative universe where I seek refuge periodically ;). I keep returning to it again and again.
| nekromancer chapter 16 . 11/10/2008
I thought I'd reviewed this, but I hadn't - I've just re-read this story, and thoroughly enjoyed your characterization of Vincent and Kadaj. Vincent's personality, especially, just seems so spot-on in this story, dry quips, smirks and all. Really, I can't emphasize this enough; I'm a huge fan of Vincent, and I wish I had a dime for every fic I've read that portrayed him as some stereotypical sappy, weak "uke" or depressed sort (sometimes all at once!). There are too few writers in the FF fandom who truly write him so well. I agree with other reviewers, please write more and continue into Dirge of Cerberus!