|Reviews for Will and Waking|
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/29/2013
beautiful and touching..
Hope you write more Captain Hook and Wendy - your stories are pearls..
| NS chapter 1 . 5/22/2011
The last story. I wish you'd written dozens more before you disappeared, but alas! 'twas not to be.
I'm glad this one is sufficiently funny, sweet, and romantic to tide me over until your triumphant return to the world of Peter Pan fiction.
Hopefully I won't be back a year from now cursing your abandonment. We'll see, I suppose.
Thank you again for writing! I really do hope you're well and writing romantic fantasy somewhere.
| Monochrome-Muse chapter 1 . 9/15/2010
One of the best if not THE best Hook and Wendy story in the archive and most certainly my favorite. Your words flow beautifully and weave together to form a wonderful story. How I wish it were longer but then again you never want good things to end.
| Skylinger chapter 1 . 4/27/2010
I think killing him would have proved deadly for her. I must admit it makes wonder what her future might hold with the captain now that she is Awake.
| Das Lieblingsfach chapter 1 . 2/23/2010
This is such a beautiful, eloquently written story! I had just watched the 2003 Peter Pan and was in the mood for a good Wendy/Hook fic and this totally fit the bill. I love how you described the inner-conflict Wendy is still experiencing and, finally, the dynamics of the relationship she has with Hook.
This is just wonderful. Thank you so much for writing it!
| dmnq8 chapter 1 . 12/3/2009
A wonderful and tasteful read. Going in my C2
| Loving-Chakra chapter 1 . 10/20/2009
It was short yet cute, worth the read entirely
| Squashes chapter 1 . 10/18/2009
Well-written. Difficult to read because of the bold type.
| dulceInvierno chapter 1 . 9/26/2009
| Kittie Darkhart chapter 1 . 9/24/2009
Ah! You cannot imagine my excitement, when I saw this up in the Peter Pan archive! It has truly made my day, as you have my appreciation! Indeed, I have to say that, like your other story, The Captain’s Choice, this was also, thoroughly engaging. I simply love your prose, and how the words seem to flow into this beautiful stream of—dare I say?—perfection. I cannot say ‘stream of consciousness’, since your prose-style does not give one a headache when reading it. William Faulkner. (Shudders.) He was a nightmare for that. But I am digressing.
Truly, I simply loved the theme of this little tale, as a much-older Wendy has made a life with none other than the dread pirate, Captain James Hook. You captured her internal conflict perfectly, her reasons for considering her own death understandable. I simply loved how Hook tried to dissuade her from considering such, as it was aptly noted that he would, in past events, be enraged over her considerations of dying. I suppose being eaten by a crocodile changes one’s perception on life.
Nevertheless, I believe that Wendy made the right decision in remaining in the Neverland; Hook so does care for her. His disappointment in her dwelling on death, as well as her disinclination to stay with him, as it were, has to been one of the most touching moments in this story. I loved how he demanded to understand why he was unworthy of her affections, and then deemed himself as the villain—I think rather reluctantly—and Peter the hero, but then thoughtfully insists on how the Neverland and its inhabitants are all composed in shades of grey—even the golden child, Peter Pan. He even makes the assertion that Wendy has begun to see this as well, otherwise why would she have chosen to remain with him and not with Peter—or her family, for that matter? I think it obvious that Hook loves her; he leaves a candle for her to ‘find her way back to him.’ So sweet, and rather romantic for his dark character! Honestly, Wendy needs to think twice about deciding to escape by murdering him in his sleep. I think her desperation, as well as her uncertainty in giving up everything—her home, her life, her family—for Hook had driven her to such a dangerously cruel consideration. She believes at one point that he sacrificed nothing, where she had sacrificed everything for him. Honestly, I do believe Hook did sacrifice something for her: his own heart. I am not for certain if such was implied, but I feel that Hook had to set aside any resentment he may have had for her and her brothers—I am assuming that he left them alive and unharmed, when he accepted Wendy as part of his crew, his very own lady—as he does not seem so hell-bent on having revenge against Peter Pan.
Even more, I have to confess my delight in Wendy finally realising her own will to stay, just as she finally comprehends Hook’s love for her, and how, for the first time, she believes it real. I cannot help but wonder if she realises her love for him at that same moment—if she loves him at all, that is. She never truly professes it—not as Hook does in thought—but there had to have been something for her to become the Captain’s Lady. I loved her assurance to Hook at the end, her promise to him most affecting. I also loved her little joke of being ‘awake’ at the end! I doubt Hook will ever get it; but all the same, I think Wendy finally understands her place, and where she needs, if not wants, to be.
Again, this was a wonderfully captivating tale, and truly rivals my love for The Captain’s Choice. I daresay this shall be going alongside it in my favourites!
Thank you again, for writing such a brilliant story!
Until your next tale,