|Reviews for If I Knew You Then: Part 1|
| Heather Snow chapter 16 . 6/7/2011
Good stuff! Love the characterization and the back and forth between Tom and B'Elanna. I think this is a very believable what-might-have-been story. Already started on Part 2.
| EstellaDoreaBlack chapter 5 . 4/26/2011
I like the Locarno references. Would you believe someone had to tell me the correlation existed before I picked up on it?
| oakroot717 chapter 1 . 7/26/2009
It's a good story, but from your list of stories I think you need a change of story type. How about an AU story involving Janeway and Chakotay together, not Chakotay and Seven? Anyway, I thought you did a good job with Tores,and Paris was great. Keep up the great work.
| Rat chapter 16 . 7/11/2009
That was a great story to read... moving along to the next part now
| Marcus S. Lazarus chapter 16 . 6/24/2009
Intriguing bit of work you have here, to say the least.
If nothing else, your reference to various other continuities or future events won you some not-insignificant points; putting aside your explanation for the connection between Tom and Nick Locarno (You know, the “Voyager” producers apparently thought about just bringing McNeil back as Nick before concluding that Nick’s actions made him irredeemable?), the parts with B’Elanna and Max Burke added in a VERY interesting touch (Particularly with B’Elanna’s brief ‘prophecy’ after she ended their relationship about how Burke would turn out).
Admittedly, I’m kind of disappointed that Tom and B’Elanna didn’t go all the way in their relationship, but you made a valid point about why they didn’t so I’m just going to ignore that and focus on the characterisation.
And as for the characterisation…
Your reasoning for how B’Elanna’s presence influences Tom to NOT take the post on the “Exeter” that he took in the ‘original’ course of events was, again, very well thought-out and clearly expressed; if anything else merited my admiration in this story, that was it.
An excellent start to a highly intriguing series; I look forward to seeing where things go from here.
| betty brant chapter 16 . 4/18/2009
This is a great beginning to a delightful series of stories. I admire the creativity and ingenuity of the characterizations, both in the established characters from the series and in the original characters you've come up with yourself.
As for the friendship of Tom and B'Elanna, you've done a good job of getting it to take off from the ground and take flight. You always make it believable, with both rough edges and deep connection. Most of all, I loved the many subtle ways that you had P & T help each other throughout the story, which all together added up to them making a pretty big difference in each other's lives.
And though I wish they were already together, you've done a pretty convincing job of demonstrating all the psychological and interpersonal reasons why both might want to hold back right now. They're amazingly mature, actually - or else they just know how to value a unique and special friendship.
| Ivy-clover chapter 16 . 3/5/2009
Wow! You never cease to amaze me, this was absolutely wonderful! I'm definitely going to read part 2, in fact, I'll do it right now. Keep writing!
| paristorres27 chapter 16 . 3/4/2009
Great ending - I love the Owen Paris scenes, but almost wish there was more angst.
Are these just the honored students, or the whole graduating class?
I can't wait for the next part - post some of your other stories too :)
| starrylaa chapter 16 . 3/4/2009
Wow, good finish! Can't wait for part 2
| sbfisher chapter 16 . 3/4/2009
Wonderful! Looking forward to the next part.
| sbfisher chapter 15 . 3/3/2009
That last bit - that was so Tom and B'lanna. You are doing a great job of keeping them in character and yet adding a bit of background on them.
| Riss - uscmam chapter 15 . 3/3/2009
One major complaint, can you post this any faster than one chapter a day... At least you give us an early morning dash of joy...
Other than that, wonderful. You have captured us into the story so well, I feel like I'm in the room with the characters.
I know I'd like the sexual tension resolved, but you have done a wonderful job of capturing the characters response. This is perfectly in character if you look at late season 3... waiting until it is right, not just a release.
| starrylaa chapter 14 . 3/3/2009
Argh, Tom better not make a mistake he lives to regret!
| paristorres27 chapter 14 . 3/2/2009
No! Tom! Run after her!
I love that he finally admitted it though.
Since you already wrote this story years ago...how about uploading more at once? :)
I always look forward to my daily update.
| biancaruth chapter 14 . 3/2/2009
Come on B'Elanna, he's sweet, gallant and just the tiniest bit messed up. Snatch him up before anyone else has a chance.