Reviews for If only
Patresa chapter 1 . 8/25
What! It's not on my favorite list. I Can't Believe that i haven't read this before. This is just so beautiful. The way you capture their dynamic is just... I dont know. I praise you for this fic. It was long sure but worth it.
Spitfire303 chapter 1 . 2/14
beautiful
LouiseKurylo chapter 1 . 11/7/2014
Fine job of evoking a feeling. Thanks.
ifan13 chapter 1 . 10/18/2012
The ending of this fic is particularly good. The "if only" device was a very effective way of summarizing the fic and tying the all the emotions together. Very well written, very well done, and very inspiring for a fellow writer :)
Lothlorien Aeterna chapter 1 . 9/6/2011
Awww :(
kate chapter 1 . 3/13/2011
bittersweet. happy ending plz? a month after Red John's successful trial, that friendship thing you do so well, they go out to see a play. and then happy ending. D
Neoholmesz chapter 1 . 1/24/2010
This was an incredibly moving story! :) I love how well you portray the characters. I could see them acting and talking exactly like this on the show. And I feel the same way. :) If only, huh?
Alamo Girl chapter 1 . 12/30/2009
I found this surfing through 221b Baker Street's favorites and was blown away by the subtle intensity and wonderful pros. I've read it twice, and each time I'm in awe of your ability to sink into each character's head, then have them speak inperfect canon voice about things we'll never see.

The longing, the hurt, and the loneliness are palpable - emotions we know Jane must feel, but all we ever get to see is the mask. I love the unspoken "what ifs" he and Lisbon think about.

This is such a beautifully done story, and I very much hope it isn't your last Mentalist fic. I'm most definitely favorite-ing this! Bravo!
lalez chapter 1 . 9/8/2009
your end sounds a little like that song

only if i could turn back time

love it

good job

just enough underlying tension

:)
DG chapter 1 . 7/26/2009
I've been obsessed with the Mentalist since it came out and have read most of the fics around here and I have to say this is hands down one of the best written ones. I could just see it actually happen. I didn't even stop once to look at grammar or any of that jazz. It was soo beautifully written, eloquent and poignant. I wish I knew the words to say just how much emotion I could feel in my mentslist midscape... :) That was probably the most long winded way ever of saying Well Done :)
chaviv86 chapter 1 . 7/6/2009
Absolutely beautiful. Poignant, and sad, and heart-breakingly honest.

Excellent story. I hope you continue to write.
superwoman1015 chapter 1 . 6/28/2009
Ok, I read this when it was first posted, but am just now getting around to reviewing it. I loved this. It was so well done, and just different from the norm. I really liked it. And now, I don't remember what all I was going to say, other than it was really well written, and parts of it made me kind of tear up a little. It was that good.
Ebony10 chapter 1 . 6/25/2009
Wow. This was so good. lol, that could be the inner Jisbon fan speaking, but yeah. Quite lovely and very fair to their complex feelings. Great story!
JocelynMcC chapter 1 . 6/25/2009
*sniff* Oh! Poor Lisbon. *hugs her*

Hopefully, she'll offer him her couch one day.

xxJo
FiveRoses chapter 1 . 6/25/2009
This is really beautifully written. So poingnant. My heart goes out to both of them.

BTW, I'm pretty sure the house where his family was killed is in Malibu, LA (that's what it said the the script for the pilot and also in the flashback in "Bloodshot"; also we see him driving alongside the sea just before he finds his dead family in the Pilot flashback - Sacramento is inland). LA is about a 7 hour drive from Sacramento. In the Pilot, the Red John copycat case they were investigating was in Palm Springs, LA, which is why he went and slept under the creepy smiley face (kind of like visiting a grave) while he was there; but the rest of the time it's empty, by the looks of it. They haven't shown us where he lives in Sacramento. So he's not QUITE as nuts as they first led us to believe, although it was easy to be misled.
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