Reviews for Burning desert, Frozen hope
talltwin18 chapter 11 . 8/2
Love this story! My favourirte character is Virgil and there are few stories with him as the main character. You're writing is really good! Can't wait to read more :-)
boojum chapter 11 . 6/14/2014
Still would love to see you overcome by inspiration and return to pick this story up again.
Montydog131 chapter 11 . 12/17/2012
Wow. Loved this - the feelings that you get from the brothers and their reactions to the situation is very good. Some very minor quibbles about ranks of Army and Red Cross and Church in Muslim country, but v minor compared with huge enjoyment and hope you would do a follow-up
Whirlgirl chapter 11 . 9/6/2012
Excellent chapter. Loved how they have Virgil but still the stress and tension overwhelm the joy. Poor Scott is really broken up. I was particularly moved by the image of Jeff back on the island, standing on the runway, being lashed by the wind and the weather, watching the storm clouds and BEGGING (a rare thing for Jeff) for the ships to appear and bring his children home. Kyrano standing stedfast by his side, symbolic of everyone else who looks for Virgil's safe return, was fitting. Virgil in transport, the fear, the small acceptant comfort of a dream then the realization and joy was VERY well done.
" You're safe now." Brought a tear to my eye. Looking forward to more.
Guest chapter 11 . 9/5/2012
Great chapter! Was so glad to see an update. Thank you. Will be looking forward to the next.
Silver Bee chapter 11 . 9/5/2012
I was so excited to see the alert for this first thing this morning that I had to read it straight away. The cat wasn't happy to have to wait for his breakfast! Another fantastic chapter and well worth the wait. The bit with Scott sitting with Virgil was terribly sad. Really glad Virgil is on his way home. Looking forward to the reunion with Jeff and to seeing how poor Virg copes with all that's happened to him. Hope Robbie recovers too.

JoTracy123 chapter 11 . 9/5/2012
Poor virg what have you done. Anyway looking forward to what you have planned next so update soon xxxxx
Mistoffles chapter 11 . 9/4/2012
Just caught up with this story, where has it been hiding? Excellent tale. Can't wait for more.
Diddleymaz chapter 11 . 9/4/2012
A good read
Guest chapter 11 . 9/4/2012
I was so happy when I got the email to say this story had been updated and it was definitely worth the wait. It's a very gritty, real account of what I think it would be like in a war zone, and the fact that you didn't sugar coat it is fantastic. You handled the harsh bits matter-of-factly and with just the right amount of angst.

Can't wait to hear how Robbie fares and will he reveal Virgil's identity? I'm guessing he wouldn't because IR got him out, but who knows? I like the program that Scott was using, trying to figure out if he did something wrong or if he could have done something better. The sign of a good leader, always learning and trying to improve. Just out of interest- will we hear the outcome of that?

Congratulations on a job well done, Cip! Looking forward to the rest.
GinnyStar chapter 10 . 2/5/2012
I've finely gotten around to read the rest of your story, Oh boy, your story packs a punch, I do hope you find time to write more on this storyline, waiting for more to come
Whirlgirl chapter 10 . 2/2/2012
Bravo to this story. It's disturbing yet gripping. Couldn't bring myself to review until now as I was peeking through my fingers. You've got the evil and the good and the pawns of humanity in this tale.

Scotts reactions and decisions dealing with the threat to his family are believable. I especially liked the soothing words he said to Virgil. After all, Easy is Virgils word. The very first rescue in the series and Virgil calls out " Take it easy Scott." and when Virgil is trying to land a crippled TB2 in another episode he murmurs " Easy does it." So even if Scott doesn't believe it himself Easy is a word his brother will relate to. Hope Robbie makes it and that the Red Cross can save the day for our boys in blue. Love this very intense tale!
grnfield chapter 10 . 2/1/2012
Great to see see an update for this one. We've now gone full circle all the way round to the prologue, fantastic!
Silver Bee chapter 10 . 1/31/2012
Powerful writing. Some wonderful moments in this chapter, like Virgil finally making contact with John and his reaction to seeing Thunderbird Two arrive.

But, in keeping with the overall tone of the story, there are a lot of terrible moments too - Scott killing those men (it's very unusual to see him in military mode, taking lives instead of saving them - wonder what Jeff's going to make of that), Robbie being shot, and of course the story coming full circle. I really hope Virg does manage to hold on.

Really looking forward to the next part.

JoTracy123 chapter 10 . 1/30/2012
Wow wow you got to save virg. Please don't let him die. I am a really big Virgil fan here. I don't mind you killing of Scott or Alan. So I am begging you please save VIRG you got too. Anyways looking forward to the next update. So update soon xx
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