|Reviews for Parallel Lives|
| Starfire99 chapter 14 . 8/24/2013
You ever going to finish this story? It's been almost TWO YEARS now since you posted a new chapter. That's a pretty ridiculous amount of time to make readers wait.
| Fisher29 chapter 14 . 3/12/2013
I have to say, I'm quite impressed by this story. I've only gotten into Love Hina fanfic recently (came here via a crossover fanfic with Fate/Stay Night) but this fic (and repercussions before it) have grabbed my attention thoroughly.
It's plain that character development is the main focus of this fic, and it does it well. The growing intimacy and trust between the new couple, Su's own hopes and desires moving her more to the foreground, Motoko growing up and becoming disillusioned with her fellow basher-of-men and her degenerating attitude, not to mention being more aware of her own emotional needs... frankly, it's fascinating stuff to read. Naru and Kitsune as well; how much of this 'mercenary' attitude will she retain once the alcohol wears off? Will she bury her guilt and loss beneath manufactured fury (short trem, almost certainly) or will she start facing up to her own issues? Are we looking at a decisive confrontation where the former band of inn-dwellers split down the middle? It's all very intriguing, and I seriously hope that some day, we hear more of it, if Nodoka and her muse ever wish to revisit the story.
| gaiawolf chapter 14 . 2/26/2013
Well now, this is an interesting story. I had a friend who suffers from the same disease as the one you gave Shinobu. I hope you continue this story.
| Ibskib chapter 14 . 11/7/2012
It seems like this fic has been very difficult to write for the author, all in all I've enjoyed it very much. Only thing I could have wanted is a bit more screentime for Kaitaro and Shinobu, spending so much time on the other POV's made the pacing feel a bit slow, but then again perhaps it made me appreciate some of the tender moments all the more :-)
I hope a muse will bring inspiration to continue this fic again some day.
| Ibskib chapter 13 . 11/7/2012
I like the Su written in this fic, a threepart relationsship wouldn't be the worst thing that could happen.
| Ibskib chapter 9 . 11/7/2012
normally I would feel that changing Shinobu's age would be a bit of a copout, but that isn't really the case here, the focus of the dramatic tension has just shifted a bit, and she will still be percieved as being pretty young to those not in the know.
Not a bad twist all in all.
| Max chapter 14 . 7/22/2012
There getting short? Quick some one throw some growth-x on these chapters!
| mnementh2000 chapter 14 . 6/15/2012
I have just found this fic, and I must say, it has done no less than blow me away! First of all, Shinobu is my favorite of all the girls in the dorms, followed closely by Motoko. Of all the girls in the manga, I think that those two stand the best chance of becoming good matches for Keitaro, though Su might as well, given the right circumstances. The reactions of all involved, I believe, are spot on, from how a slightly older, more mature Shinobu might act, to Motoko's actions and search for penance once her sins are laid bare, to Naru's rage and way of speaking about the whole situation and those involved. Well done!
I like how you handled the illness aspect that you were asked to include in the fic, on Shinobu's end of things. It also makes me wonder if your friend actually knows someone with that disease,or if they suggested it only as a means to an end - that of getting Keitaro and Shinobu together as a couple.
I do not know if you plan to continue this story, but I fervently hope that you do. It is such a good story that it seems such a shame to just abandon it.
| Officer Hot-Pants chapter 14 . 6/14/2012
I really liked the unique nature of this Kei/Shin fic, and I hope we'll see more someday.
| Ragnarok chapter 12 . 5/29/2012
I do wish you'd post another chapter. Shinobu is my favorite character in Love Hina, and I think this is a great story.
| Guest chapter 14 . 3/5/2012
Short but wonderfully bittersweet.
I have trully enjoyed reading this work of yours in my free time the last few days.
This is also the first Kei/Shi fic I've read, a ship I was hesitant of before.
Queen Kaolla was absolutely fantastic. Had me thinking all week.
Only crit I really have is that Keitaro as a person seems a little vapid. His pain and kindness are real, but they seem the only defining features of his character. The problem is the way he's written. It's nothing to fret over though; this is natural for most authors who write characters of the opposite sex. With experience and objective self-crit it'll disappear.
Overall I've been delighted to enjoy your writing. Please do continue.
| Qaletaqa chapter 14 . 3/3/2012
I'm really hoping you continue to update this story, I'd hate not to be able to read more of it.
| keybladedude chapter 14 . 2/29/2012
Hey, is this fic ever gonna be continued? I really like the way you're doing it. While I never actually considered a Keitaro/Shinobu pairing to be an actual serious one (non-pedofile), you came up with a great idea and one that actually works. Please continue this story as soon as possible. I'm figuratively on the edge of my seat waiting for what happens next. Great job, again!
| ChaosRune chapter 14 . 2/4/2012
Excellent fanfic, I love the whole dynamic between the characters, and I found the interactions between them to be believable, specially between Keitaro and Shinobu, the romance didn't feel rushed or forced at all, and I can't wait to see what the addition of Su to the mix will do
| Guest chapter 14 . 1/20/2012
I very much enjoyed this! Hope to see more in the future!