|Reviews for The Men of Twilight: Twilight TwentyFive|
| Jasper-replaces-edward chapter 23 . 1/16/2010
Oh God Rie you were right.
This one is just perfect, give me more tissues.
| Jasper-replaces-edward chapter 20 . 1/10/2010
Oh course you can get a 'Hell yes' for Charlie and Leah, good one
| Jasper-replaces-edward chapter 13 . 1/10/2010
OH you tease, keeping who it was until the very end.
I wondered if it was felix but obviously not!
I love these short stories.
| Jasper-replaces-edward chapter 9 . 1/10/2010
Ah this one was great, made my stomach tilt.
get on !
| RosaBella75 chapter 6 . 12/28/2009
Yeah, I frickin need a Kleenex! Damn, this defs makes my top ten!
| RosaBella75 chapter 4 . 12/28/2009
I do have chills! Divine, bb!
| Lilacs46 chapter 13 . 12/28/2009
There she blows. lol I really liked this.
| AndraLee chapter 23 . 12/12/2009
Yes, I whipped out the Kleenex. I don't think i've ever read a Edward & Bella afterlife HEA. Wow. Smack me. Smack me good.
| AndraLee chapter 5 . 12/12/2009
NK, there are coyotes howling outside. I think they know I won't need to put another log on the fire after reading this.
| AndraLee chapter 13 . 12/12/2009
You hit your stride with this one. I'm definitely bookmarking this as a fave! Lighthouses, shipbuilding and Emmett, oh my.
| In.a.blue.bathrobe chapter 16 . 12/12/2009
I giggled so hard I snorted and scared the cat. Kudos.
| C-Me-Smile chapter 25 . 12/9/2009
Rie! Oh Sweetheart, this... oh my god, this was so achingly beautiful! I literally got the shivers reading it - your words - ambrosia for the soul - pure, exotic, erotic, sublime poetry - just gorgeous!
You use these words and they're like sparkling, gorgeous giftwrap around the crimson vitality of these brilliant characters - Edward - oh Edward - so luscious, so lonely, so filled with longing. The existential ache if him that informs his words, his musings, his every fevered wish. I felt every throb of emotion, every pang and sorrow - his utter loneliness of years of solitude (in his soul anyway) surrounded by loving pairs.
I can't even imagine the horror of such an existence, yet, his strength and bravery and beauty and trembling home remains intact, until this beautiful creature of his dreams, his sweet succubus, makes her way into his life - lighting it up with hot flares of love and desire and long-held passions and longing. You bring them together - and it made my heart pound - the eroticism, the beauty, the joy of love and belonging and forever - just gorgeous. You brought me to tears again but they were the happiest of tears because this ending is not an end at all, but only a beautiful beginning. *sighs* Truly stunning!
So many, many gorgeous passages that I hardly know where to start quoting, but I'll list three of my faves - they just captivated me - your words... woven like soul silk...
Nine years was a long time to wait. Being the bachelor, untouched as a man and unaffected as a vampire, while Esme and Carlisle fell more deeply in love, exploring all their awakened carnal instincts, carved another void inside me. Rebellion lashed through me and, with vigilantism my excuse to cave into my despotic craving for mortal blood, I left. A loner, I killed. A monster, I drank.
My eyes a hemorrhagic miasma, my mutated nature raged like an uncontrollable fever.
If I didn’t have a soul, why did I suffer from guilt for all the unrighteous lives I took?
These vivid passages - beautiful in their horror - in describing his anguish and loneliness, driving him to the depths of despair, near depravity, yet the guilt driving him, bringing him back from the brink.
Seventy-seven years was an interminable lifetime to attend amidst the love of three married couples. I alone was marred. The explicitness of their love taunted me, ghosted my body with sensual intimacy I’d never known, I felt no such urges for sex. I imbibed the blood of animals merely because the pain of starving myself was too great to witness in the horror written on Esme’s face.
This was gorgeous and heartbreaking. I can't imagine the agony of what he endured - almost like the old saying - water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink - surrounded by love, but feeling as though his own fate is a loveless one. Wrenching!
Ah! But then...
A leg lifted, one plied between. Arms wound. Sighs lifted and lowered with sleepy breaths and loving words.
Dearly, chanting, enchanting, “Nearly a century?”
Happily, infatuated, forever, “Yes.”
Her palm cradled my face, and simply she said, “I have known you too.” Bella’s eyes were hazy now with slumber and repletion. Her body enwrapped me.
I swallowed back a lifetime of emotion. I let loose my untiring vigilance. I could hold her. I could hold Bella forever.
From tragedy and solitude to solace, and the beginning.
My soul was returned to me..
*cue tears* Rapturous words. Sweetness and eternal love. Beauty and bliss! *sighs*
Oh, Honeychild, how do I even begin to thank you for the gift of these 25 incredible, jewel-box stories - each one a gem in its own right - sparkling, faceted, catching light or shadow and all beautiful! You made me laugh and cry and my heart leap with joy and wrench with sorrow. You made me pant and ache (in all the best ways) at the lush eroticism and shiver at the darkness. You are astoundingly talented, so gifted. Your words are a gift! Thank you, Sweetie. *HUGS*
| dellaterra chapter 17 . 12/9/2009
Well, there isn't much I can add to the previous reviews of this amazing chapter, other than to say that it held me firmly in its powerful grip from start to finish. Good luck in the voting!
| LoreliD chapter 5 . 12/6/2009
That was a fucking RIOT! Thanks so much for sharing this. Well done and hilarious!
| Viridis73 chapter 25 . 12/6/2009
Rie - you did it. You finished all of them. No sarcasm at all, I am so in awe!
This was...refreshing...lovely bit of innocence...complete surrender to what they are feeling.