|Reviews for A Precious Child|
| RosePetal7 chapter 49 . 7/25/2013
Crying. Fantastic story! Wonderful job :)
| Lydia chapter 49 . 1/26/2013
What can I say? A hell of a story with masterful writing, plot and characters, too.
it's just some people are bad news and Lady Heather is one of those. She is just what she is. By design or fate, it seems she always leaves trails of destruction and unhappiness behind.
| Hell-x-Bound-x-Angel chapter 5 . 5/31/2012
I was thinking that YAY they found her then all of a sudden NOPE! DARRRNNN! XD
| Hell-x-Bound-x-Angel chapter 4 . 5/31/2012
*GASP!* The father... why do I get the sneaky suspision this is only the beginning? O.o
| Hell-x-Bound-x-Angel chapter 3 . 5/30/2012
I loved Lady Heather's entrance, how you described it was amazing :D
| Hell-x-Bound-x-Angel chapter 2 . 5/30/2012
Ooooo! The plot thickens, and the poor ex... :(
| Hell-x-Bound-x-Angel chapter 1 . 5/30/2012
Aready I can feel the anticipation building... I have got to keep reading!
| Calim1 chapter 49 . 1/26/2011
An absolutely extraordinary tale. It took me awhile to figure out it was a sequel to "Times they are a-Changing" (I was trying to figure out what had happened to the poor man). This tale just kept me riveted just as your others. You are a great talent. You write what I enjoy the most - Grissom centric stories (with a little or a lot of GSR thrown in). They are my absolute favorites. Please keep writing more and more.
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 49 . 12/12/2010
This was a cracking story. Having read this and the prequel over the last few days it is fascinating to see how quickly your style has grown.
You had Sara nailed this time. I felt she was too emotionally flighty in TTTAAC, but this time she was spot on. One second all intense and focused, next emotional and angry and the next frustrated and dismissive. When they found the first house empty, she went from dismissive of Heather, to CSI mode, to tears in Jim's arms and back to CSI in a very short space of time. It was no wonder poor old Grissom used to sit bewildered in his office as Sara disappeared in a huff after throwing him off balance.
Grissom was just the right side of intense. His anger at his injury was well done and the pain at the loss of his leg was well presented - it was not dismissive and showed some thought and research went into this. His guilt and confusion with the incident at Heather's was well done too.
I am not sure about Heather. She is a strong woman, but when she fell apart in TGTBTD - it was more self-pity and martyrdom - which is the only time we have seen Heather fall apart - so this side if her personality was open for interpretation. As a pretty self-cantered character I felt she would have been equal to Sara, if not a bit more ruthless and a little less emotionally fragile especially around Jim - where she seemed to go all soft. Mind you, having Stephen killed was definitely more in keeping. However, her weakness did help show Sara's strength.
You characterization of Brass was superb. From the acerbic cop, to the frustrated friend, to the big teddy bear we all know he is, was seamlessly done. Cath was good, I laughed at the Auntie Cath line - so she could avoid being called Noah's grandma - very believable.
The plot moved at a good pace, building well to a tense climax and you kept us there at the end for Gil's recovery - never letting us rest or relax, even the epilogue was emotionally draining. Not a happy ending, merely the survivors licking their wounds and starting to move forward again.
My only grouse is Sara and Grissom and the handling of Heather’s attempted seduction of Grissom. Grissom never clearly explained to Sara what really happened. Why couldn’t he just say, “I sat with a distraught Heather until she fell asleep, but because of the last couple of days, I dropped off too and woke up to find her trying to seduce (rape?) me. I made my feeling clear and left. Nothing happened.”
Instead it is vague and doubt will always remain. But then again, GSR has been built on miss-interpretation and double meanings. A puzzle which keeps us all hooked.
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 48 . 12/12/2010
Weel Heather got rid of McCormack then and Grissom has started to live again. Great ending
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 47 . 12/12/2010
Very good chapter. Sensitive and painful. You can feel the confusion and loss. Al was well drawn, firm but understanding,
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 46 . 12/12/2010
Heart-breaking chapter. Grissom being Grissom. Withdrawing into himself.
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 43 . 12/12/2010
Sara, angry, hurt but still fighting. Whatever happens, she vents, she cries and she just keeps on going. You have her character here.
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 40 . 12/12/2010
And why didn't you let Heather shoot him in the you know where? I demand justice...
Great chapter, keeps rattling along.
| IKnowWhatToDOAboutThis chapter 38 . 12/12/2010
All through this I was trying to remember if McCormack had ever killed, which would explain his reluctance to kill Alison and Grissom, he was not able to take that step - yet sadistic torture was within his realm.
Well Sara kept fighting for her man until the end - good girl.