Reviews for Coffee Cups
Stardust585 chapter 1 . 5/4/2010
This was really beautiful - you have a great way with words! I loved the flow of this story and how you've incorporated different memories and occurrences from Mac and Stell's past through Stella's eyes:) And I loved coffee cups being the common thread that wound through the whole story:) A really nice touch!

The moment when they finally confessed their love was so moving and you've written it beautifully:)

The bitter-sweet ending was fantastic though you are quite cruel to leave it at that;) But I loved it anyway!

So, fantastic job!
Kat's in the cradle chapter 1 . 4/18/2010
Loved this story. I skimmed through reviews to see how much flack you got for the ending. I gotta admit it-I adored the ending. I'm such a sucker for angst. Plus, it's what I enjoy writing, so it'd be hypocritical of me to think otherwise. ]
CloudyGrayEyes chapter 1 . 4/6/2010
Incredibly well done. I was very impressed.

Honestly, can't decide if I like the ending. I think I like it more than I dislike it P It's not something you see every day.

Keep up the good work!

- Tricia
Wildweasel chapter 1 . 1/8/2010
Oh c'mon you can't stop here, gee, this tory was great nut you can't stop like that man! lol

I loved it, but with this ending it seems very sad...

I hope you write more one day.

Your writing was great and the words you used very powerful in regards of the moment, I found it very nice and easy to read and follow the trail, although I would have like a fluffy ending, this is a great piece with Stella's point of vie.

bookworm45 chapter 1 . 9/8/2009
From one point of view, I wish there were more. I want to know that he's okay. But I must acknowledge that the art is perfect in its cliff. It leaves it hanging, open, one heartbeat away from the answer and it is beautiful. Breathtaking, achingly beautiful.
sillym3 chapter 1 . 9/7/2009
Wow, that was heavy reading...

I got a link to your fic on LJ CSFFA 2009

And yes, you deserve the nominations:)
Hazmatt chapter 1 . 7/3/2009
Amazing story! Very intense! I hope Mac will be okay! I really enjoyed it!
Tomate chapter 1 . 6/10/2009
This was really good.
hushedgreylily chapter 1 . 6/9/2009

slightly speechless...

And I actually LOVED that the ending is really ambiguous, it's clever.

Nice work ;)
lily moonlight chapter 1 . 6/8/2009
Yes, I know this is only a oneshot, and that you won't post another chapter, but i wish you would, and you know my thoughts on what it would entail :P however, mush as I wish you would, this was a good place to leave it, and I have to bow to your skill at leaving it like this, and at least it gives me the grain of hope that he has survived. In my world he does. Mac is alive. Even if a little battered and with a hole, and possibly in a coma. He is alive! Mac can survive bullets, and he's just told Stella he loves her! He must live! In all seriousness, yes, a cruel ending, but the psychology of stories, which you excel at, is so well done here. We're left on the brink, our poor minds messed with, and that's tough, but skilfully done. I'm torn, becuase I think it had to end like this, but at the same time I feel I've been snatched away from the story, and want to know!

I really, really love this, and not just for the slightly guilty pleasure of seeing injured Mac, with a lot of blood, and in Stella's arms. I may have mentioned that as an appealing image, so thanks for writing this :P Oh dear, that all sounds SO WRONG! What is it with enjoying seeing my favourite characters in pain and angst? It worries me. Sometimes. For a short time... I hope Im not rambling too much. blame the chocolate and rice cakes. I'm really pleased you posted this. You are such a skilled, scarily skilled, story teller, and this is a heck of a story. Love the way you told it; the framing of their lives by the present is so effective, a kind of rush of moments, like the fabled life flashing before eyes, and writing it all in the present works brilliantly as well, like it's all happening right then for Stella as she waits.

Love the coffee as well, the different times and tastes and meanings of it. When it has been shared and given, all she's learned about Mac from it, all the times they have had it. I liked especially the memory of Claire, and the descriptions of her and stella curled like cats, watching Mac. Sadness too with the memory of Frankie, and what Mac didn't ask here, and how she thinks about her feelings for him, and that he might not feel the same. and of course he does, and always has. The bitter irony. Again, this is going to sound so wrong, but I loved how you wrote the descriptions of Mac after he has been shot, really powerful, and horrifying too, as he's choking out his life, and using his breaths to tell her. Loved the needing of a lifetime of words. Frightening descriptions of the arterires torn and ripped open :( Loved the description of the movements in the hospital also, how the hushed feet move, the white coats sighing and flapping, made me think of shrouds somehow. Ugh, I know, slightly morbid, sorry. But not shrouds, no, because he is ALIVE! See, if i put it in capitals, it makes it right :P

Fabulous story, so good, and thanks agian for posting and sharing it. So now i have two more updates to read, then I might take a chance soon and give a gentle request for an update on Eye Spied :D
sterra-kyra chapter 1 . 6/8/2009
is this a cliffhanger? nice... i wait for more soon
Steeldust-01 chapter 1 . 6/8/2009
That can't be a one shot.

That would be cruel. I can manage if he's dead ( I hope

I can ) but not knowig if he's still a life or dead drives

me crazy.

Excellent story with a lot of angst and emotion.

Thanks for sharing.
cmaddict chapter 1 . 6/7/2009
Aw, that can't be a one-shot! You gotta do another chapter! Please? I practically yelled at my TV at the end of the finale... it practically killed my sanity until September! Well, if it is a one-shot, it's definitely a good one. Very believable, very in character, and... well, dang it! You just gotta do another one...
Mynerva24 chapter 1 . 6/7/2009
Wait! That's a one-shot story? You've gotta be kidding!
jaamiee chapter 1 . 6/7/2009
WHAT HAPPENS? update soon :)
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