Reviews for Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Phosphorescent chapter 1 . 2/25/2010
Wow, what a wonderful stream-of-consciousness fic. I can feel Bones' panic and determination in your writing. And you hit just the right balance between logic and emotion in the note; it was sincere without being overly sappy, and utterly in character.
MineUnfaltering chapter 1 . 2/2/2009
I think this is the best Aliens story I've read! I love that you continued to the witch in the woods episode, I was very unhappy about how the writers moved on from the episode like nothing happened! Great job!
BlueTigress chapter 1 . 1/6/2009
wow, that's pretty angsty!

But love it to know some of brens thoughts!
HawkAngel XD chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
great one shot... really good thoughts...

dawnmei chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
Best version of "the note" I've ever read. Well done.
Aching Bones chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
Hi there,

It is sad how she first thinks that she is back in that pit...

'No, please, no. Oh, please, don't make them come back like last time'...

Typical Bones being strong for someone else...especailly here for Hodgins...

Loved her note...and like you was disappointed that in the following episode she saw Booth holding Cam's hand...Things could have become so much more for them at this stage but for Cam...But these things happen and are all parts of the greater story in the long run...

Very interesting piece...

dknckelly chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
OH how sad for her! At least she get a guy hug at the end.
Alanna1231 chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
First of all, thank you SO much for writing this, and so quickly at that!

As I knew you would, you did a phenomenal job at keeping Brennan in character. I know she is all about logic and science, but what person, in their right mind, wouldn't be freaking out about the situation that she and Hodgins found themselves in in "Aliens'? I'm glad that even though we saw her stoic face, you were able to bring forth what she was silently going through.

As for her note, DEFINITELY one of the best interpretations I have ever read! I didn't doubt that she would make mention to Booth about how much he meant to her, but I knew it would be unBrennan-like for her to confess the deep devoted love that (we all know) she has for Booth. Yours was perfect. Not too mushy, but to the point that there might be something there.

A few lines from her letter especially caught me-

"I hope you catch him. I hope you keep catching them all."

As I didn't doubt Brennan in her logic, I also don't doubt that Booth would take her death, if he didn't find them in time, considerably hard. We know that Booth has a thing about protecting people he cares for, especially Brennan it seems, and this may have been the one thing that could have sent him over the edge; quitting the FBI may have been on that edge.

And this one - "I would have liked to try. I'm sorry it took me until now to figure it out."

I think she realized something big while in that car, and though we may not have seen the full extent of it yet, I believe it changed their relationship for the better.

And no worries about the angst at the end - I agree that the way things transistioned between the two episodes was not that good. I felt for Brennan when she saw that hand-hold. Poor girl. Also, I LOVE me some angst! :)

Thanks again!
celtic33 chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
wow! and that's great insight about him holding hands with Cam and Bones notices...

Bond.Jane chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
Well, It's like Mother Courage and Her Children crossing over to McGyver. Really, really good writing- and so different from what you usually do... glad the muse took the bait.

dawnsfire chapter 1 . 1/1/2009
Wow. Very powerful.

I never put that together before, and you did it wonderfully, including that look on her face when Cam grabbed Booth's hand in the witchy episode.

It might be interesting if Booth ever sees that letter...