Reviews for Saving People
TheDeepestDepths chapter 1 . 7/15/2012
I won't say this is a 'beautiful' fic, as I do so often in my reviews. But I will say that it had a very real message to it.

The lines "A girl offering her body isn't a reason to change, it's a reason not to have to" and "I'm saying that you help people with your clothes on" embodied what the story was about and it's such a different, refreshing viewpoint than is usually shown or written on this site.

Oh, and I loved the changes in tension and tone throughout. From the visions to the tense moment in the middle to a sad sort of ending.

Loved it! I noticed someone mentioned a sequel below, are you planning on it?

Keep writing! TDD!
Elisabeth-l chapter 1 . 11/16/2011
This story is absolutely amazing... First of all, I love your writing. You definitely have a way with words. I'm immensely impressed by the way you continually managed to convey emotions, feelings and descriptions all in the same sentence. Beautiful.

I also admire you for your story telling. Basically this scene is no more than 20 or maybe 30 minutes, but you've managed to make a lifetime worth of experience, love, life, pain, loss and friendship shine through in the way Sirius interacts with Hermione. This has to be the best characterisation of Sirius I have ever read. I loved the duality of it all; the way he knew he shouldn't, but also knew that it wouldn't take much for him to just do it anyway; the way he's constantly going back and forth between remembering and trying to stay in the present; and also the way Hermione is eager to learn as much as she can, and scared as soon as she realises just how much she still has to learn, but just plain curious in the end.

More duality: The curious reader in me wants to ask if there's any possibility that you'll ever write about the ramifications of this little scene while the perfectionist writer in me wants to congratulate you on writing the perfect one-shot.
deumovochka chapter 1 . 2/9/2011
Thank you for the great story. The lesson in it is a hard-earned one in life and am thankful that you shared it with the world in this tale.
Lathena Mercion chapter 1 . 10/4/2010
You do tortured really really well. excellent one-shot.
WeatherWatch chapter 1 . 6/8/2010
The mixture of emotions that have been rolled into this is spectacular... and it remains absolutely fabulous. I liked the way Sirius was getting a little lost in his mind.

Brilliant.
Thennowandalways chapter 1 . 2/20/2010
You're incredibly perceptive, even taken apart from the Harry Potter world this story shows a clear understanding of the secrets which make us tick!

I also enjoyed your fabulous way with words, in particular this passage...

"and her body was balanced on that enticing edge of lithe and lush that only came easily when the curves were new"

... which I read a few times over, just to check if it was as word perfect as it first appeared to be, and it was! You don't drown your story in flowery and superfluous descriptions and every word which is there fits it's purpose beautifully.

I'm not surprised this was written for Cerwedwensirius, she's another one with a talent for description!

I enjoyed this a lot, thank you.
too many stars to count chapter 1 . 2/1/2009
I'll admit, I was serisouly horrified for a second thinking Sirius was going to actually do something with her.

But this was actualy kind of cute and hopefully a message to some girls my age who are out there reading this. I cringe when I see my classmates do crap like that to get a guy.

Poor Sirius. I have some experience with flashbacks and I know how much it can suck to suddenly find yourself in one of the most terrifying situations of your life and then suddenly you're back in the present.

This was good. I really liked it.
afterallthistimealways chapter 1 . 1/31/2009
That was really good, I've read Sirius/Hermione fics before and I have not always liked them, but yours was very well written and I enjoyed it! Good job
yellow 14 chapter 1 . 1/31/2009
An interesting and enjoyable story exploring an old cliche. Keep writing
seamus chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
You almost had me completely skeeved out midway through this fic. I'm glad I kept going though, just so I could rest assured you haven't started writing wizard-porn. There's enough of that on this site as it is. I did feel like Hermione was a bit out of character, but I suppose that was part of the point.

You did caputre a bit of the darkness left in Sirius from is stint in Azkaban in the first bit, even if the story went in a toatlly different direction after that.

Still eagerly awaiting the final installment of your trilogy.

Cheers,

Seamus
Eternityfalls chapter 1 . 1/30/2009
‘Rule Twenty eight and a third: If you’ve got it, flaunt it.’

:D Excellent rule

Eulcinda Everhardt and her carefully copied diagrams. With the arrows. And footnotes. Oh, Merlin, but he could definitely see Hermione as the type for the footnotes.

lolol, I totally agree.

“A girl offering her body isn’t a reason to change, it’s a reason not to have to.”

Very nicely said. There are so many girls I wish would realize this. Maybe if they had someone to who cared enough to really try to explain stuff like that...