|Reviews for Reconciliation|
| Consultant by Day chapter 1 . 11/16/2008
Ha, I wish *I* could have some amazing writing drop into my lap from the sky like that ;-)
What I love about all your characters is that you write them with such depth, making the most of the contradictions that have to be clashing inside of them. Lovely.
| BabelFish42 chapter 1 . 10/31/2008
You know, you have a knack for coming up with really original/touching/heartbreaking one-shots that no one else (as far as I know) has ever thought to do before. Like Mary's Alice (still /love/ that one, btw), the Funeral, Reasons, Loyalties and Promises, Useless, Not Enough... just about all your one-shots. Yeah, and I know Not Enough is technically a 3-shot. That's beside the point. This whole ramble is starting to be beside the point, in fact. Man, I'm starting to sound like Eileen. :-) Anyway, the point I was trying to get to is that this original/touching/heartbreaking fic of yours definitely lives up to my high expectations. :-)
The whole thing got me a little choked up. The two friends who've grown apart. Emily having to chose between two people she loves. Leah seeing the scars as /his/. And especially Leah feeling responsible for her dad's death. Ugh... very painful. I never really thought about that before, but it makes a lot of sense, that, deep down in the part of herself that she hides from the world, she feels that way.
"But I was tied to Sam as inextricably as Leah was."
You know me. I usually can't write a review without quoting. :-) But yeah, great line. Not the only great line, but one that really sticks out in my mind for some reason.
Excellent insight, excellent writing. I gotta applaud you for seeing much deeper into Leah than most people do.
| Hidingsorealpeoplecantfindouta chapter 1 . 10/31/2008
That was sad and a little sick (not your writing...that was amazing as usual)...the one thing I didn't like about the Twilight series was the I'll die without you concept...Twelve-16 year old girls will read it and think that that kind of love is healthy and speaking as someone who came out of a relationship like that (the last time I talked to him he threatened to shoot himself in the face) it's not healthy...in fact its very damaging...If you love someone you can live without them even if it's painful...I just found that to be a really bad role model of Stephenie even if it wasn't intentional on her part...yea ok...sorry about the rant...Great Job! Good Writing!
| The Duchess of Telmar chapter 1 . 10/29/2008
Yay, you wrote another fic!
Really interesting. I normally don't read "La Push" stuff, but I was like: eh, nikki wrote it, it must be good :)
It was amazing. You got Emily just right. She wants to patch things up doesn't she? I loved the ending. The whole bitch thing made me go like: wow. i never thought of it like that XD . At least Leah can kind of accept that. I bet Emily kinda, KIND OF regrets meeting Sam. Then when she sees him all of that goes away doesn't it. Leah's strong she would pull through. I think I should read a Leah POV now. Of course if u wrote it it would be better... -elbows nikki-
| janya.wrote.nightrose chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
had to come review.
He caught sight of my face, the old and new tears that trailed down the scarred and the normal side of my face, my body’s attempt at symmetry doing nothing more than remind me that I would never be beautiful in anyone’s eye’s but Sam’s.
this KILLS me. i feel sorry for emily now. how do you do that?
and i'm crying, and that sucks, because i'm supposed to be doing hw and my english project IS hard but not that hard.
wow. this is so incredibly brilliant. you will have to forgive me for being kind of incoherent right now. this... this... wow. i can totally see it fitting in with TMA. it also suits the characters as their presented in canon. it's really nice to have leah's pain acnowledged without making emily the horrible hideous bad guy. i love it.
when i can continue tma (so sorry about that! eep!) i'll work this in, definitely. it was so helpful for me.
and brilliant in its own right. thank you for writing/posting/talking to me/generally kicking ass.
| JMaire chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
Emily's the biotch. Going after Leah, wanting forgiveness from her - "I can't help it!" Please. She wants to have Sam, but she wants Leah to forgive her so she won't feel bad about having Sam.
Leave Leah alone, Emily. You have the adoration of Sam and the entire pack puts you on a pedestal. You're going to have to live with not having the "best friend" you betrayed hanging around anymore.
The difference between Sam/Leah/Emily and Bella/Jacob/Edward is that Jacob pretended that he could be Bella's friend.
| HM Grayson chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
"I had wanted everything and nothing to change" like somehow she could have it all, anyway. People are strange that way. She knows how ugly it's gotten, but she still can't believe it. I thought that was funny, (sick? no, funny, but I wasn't laughing)in a way. That Emily who had her face torn off wouldn't realize how bad it could get. That it wasn't a gift. But it made perfect sense, that because it made Sam love her, she could see it only as a gift.
I thought you did a great job capturing the longing in Emily, how she wanted her sister-friend back desperately, but the only way to do that is to give up the one thing she won't. So basically what I'm trying to say is...this was wonderful. It was a pleasure reading it.
| xXxBANDxGEEKxXx chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
nice, but i wish it had ended a little differently, instead of of emily just agreeing with sam...but i like it a lot. XD
| nia-ox chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
This was absolutely beautiful.
The harshness of Leah in Emily's eyes is quite obviously down to her pain, but the way Emily (or more aptly, you) describes it is perfect: She is what she feels. But the guilt she's experiencing because of her father...it's unfair. Her father would never, ever blame her for his death. But that's just the side affects of being a wolf: people get hurt. Whether it's extreme cases like Harry, serious cases like Emily, or emotionally painful cases like Leah, someone always gets hurt.
You have this grasp on Leah that's incredible - it's not like you're stepping into her body, it's as though you *are* actually her.
| JuseaPeterson chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
That was really good. I love how you had it from Emily's POV. The conversation between her and Leah was very real, and sad. I like how Emily was trying to be there for Leah, but they can't go backwards, only forwards.
The description Leah gives of when her Dad died was very well done.
This was very sad, but happy in certain parts.
Great job on this.
| LunaPuff chapter 1 . 10/28/2008
That was so amazing. There isn't enough of Sam, Emily, and Leah in the FanFiction world. Was this a one-shot? It had a one-shot feel to it. I really liked how the Sam-Leah-Emily situation mirrored Jacob-Bella-Edward, except that Leah and Emily didn't have romantic feelings toward each other, and Jacob isn't pining after Edward. The girl, the friend, and the boyfriend. A complex scenario to say the least. I really liked this, in a similar yet different way that I like your other stories.