|Reviews for The truth behind the smile|
| therp chapter 25 . 9/28
I really enjoyed reading this! It made me laugh and cry, and the bittersweet ending was perfect.
| silverquord chapter 25 . 4/12
Saw your story summary and peeked at the reviews first, then delayed reading it for as long as I could bec I had enough of canon sad stories of Gin and Matsumoto ... why read another sad story of them again? Fan fiction was supposed to be a way of escape from canon.
But after giving in and reading it, you've reminded me that fiction, even in the form of fan fiction, is not just about escapism. Thank you for writing this story... you've done it beautifully and expounded the characters and their possible psyches so eloquently. I hate sad stories too, many people do, but sometimes they have to be told, just because. Thank you for showing me the reason why.
| Bluegirl3 chapter 25 . 1/25/2016
This just killed me...OH MY GOSH MY FEELS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND STEPPED ON AND I WAS CRYING! It was amazing and in loved this so darn much! T_T
| Rodenmar chapter 25 . 11/21/2015
I know you wrote this long ago, but I'm glad I found this hidden gem among all the half-assed, misspelled crap in the Fan fiction site. I really love this story and in a love hate relationship with it. Hate because it's so sad and have heart wrenching ending(in a good way) and love because its so beautifully written and I definitely prefer this ending to the canon one since it felt like Kubo just killed off Gin because he didn't have any plans for Gin after the fake karakura arc.
Now I need to punch some walls and wrestle a gorilla to make me feel manly again.
| janabananah chapter 25 . 8/17/2015
This was a beautiful and bittersweet story. You did a great job with this tragic couple. It flowed nicely. I loved the last chapter when the son figured everything out. Awww... I am glad they will know the truth.
| Cheese Maiden chapter 25 . 12/14/2013
Wonderful story. I stayed up all night reading it. It was bittersweet how Gin and Rangiku story ended. I am glad the mostly everyone loves the kids, and their parents got to see them before they died. I feel bad for Kira from what Nanao did to him
| shadegrown7 chapter 25 . 6/25/2013
Wow this story. Hauntingly beautiful and I really enjoyed reading it in a masochistic way. Thanks for sharing this fic with us and I must say in addition to GinRan parts, I really loved the way you wrote Gin and Kira's relationship.
| Darksknight chapter 25 . 3/13/2013
Hauntingly beautiful. I'm so consumed in my own grief at this moment that I cannot think to tell you anything more than what an incredible story it is. Thank you for this. Thank you.
| still crying chapter 25 . 1/6/2013
I think I prefer the real death for Gin, your one is so much sadder and still beautiful at the same time. This is a wonderful story, thank you for sharing it with us.
| Guest chapter 25 . 10/28/2012
this has got to be my fav fanfic ever! i have read it god knows how many times and i still cry my eyes out so much it hurts.
| beth988 chapter 24 . 8/15/2012
the detail of the ash cat and silver fox is heart wrenching. it makes everything not shallow as some stories are. although in no way is your story shallow-too much thought, emotion goes into it and the build up isn't rushed. the story is definitely a tragedy. well rounded characters, much depth.
| whatthedickens chapter 25 . 8/12/2012
It wasn't perfect but it was... just right. You managed to make me tear up right at the end. GinRan is my otp and you... you, my friend, you have done things I can't put into words. Well done!
| Say-theLastWord chapter 25 . 7/24/2012
I hate you. I hate this story. And as much as I hated the ending Tite Kubo gave for Gin, I hate this even more. You are a complete and utter jerk, genius, and master.
Ichimaru Gin is my all-time favorite Bleach character. Ever. His relationship with Rangiku was one of the things that intrigued me the most about the series, and I wanted to scream when he died. Come to think of it... I actually did.
Anyways, this story was achingly sad and beautiful. I hated and loved every second of it. Hated it for the sadness it made me feel, and loved it for the way it was written and the storyline. It was amazing to see what could have been and yet what could never have been. I love the way you wrote each of their characters, even if it didn't quite match up with Kubo's depiction of them at the end.
I can't say much more except for the fact that it made me choke up at several parts. Not cry, mind you, but choke up. Sometimes, tears that don't come out mean more than those that do.
Sigh. Typing this makes me wonder what would have happened if I didn't click on this story. I probably wouldn't have felt so melancholy as I do now. But what's done is done, and everything happens for a reason, so I can't complain. Wonderful story. Thank you for writing it.
| AnimaRossa chapter 25 . 6/29/2012
This... This is the best GinRan story I have read! It had me sob like a kid almost all along, and had these two not been my favorite characters, it would still had made me fall in love with them.
I love it, I can't explain all the things I feel and how perfect this story is, and reading your author notes, not once did I find a chapter too long. I almost want to know what happens after now.
Finally, I'd have a favor to ask. I first read this story in the Italian traduction someone made on this site, but as it wasn't complete, I had to find the original. I am in love with this, I just wanted to ask if I could maybe translate it in French to have more people read this awesome piece of art. :3 I do hope you see this review, and I sincerely admire your author skills. I think that's it...
Thank you for this story, really. 3
| LovvGrimm chapter 19 . 1/21/2012
I cried so bad in this chapter! '[