Reviews for The Valediction
Odainath chapter 1 . 12/5/2014
Wonderful story. Nothing else that can be said really. Fantastic work.
BuckIApothecary chapter 1 . 3/21/2011
Wow! This story is haunting and beautiful. I don't know what to feel after reading! I don't think I will forget this story any time soon. Wonderful job.
As Clumsy As Me chapter 1 . 10/10/2010
Wow, that was wonderful and very disturbing.

I thought there might be a happy ending till I read the last line. The words "for the last time" and "What she could never have" suddenly hit me.

I actually just realized it was a tragedy. I well written one a that.


PeepToe chapter 1 . 8/18/2010
An interesting take on eternity. And taken to its conclusion, it makes sense that B goes to live with the oldest of her kind, the ones who might be most capable of helping her deal with it.

I have to admit I got it all wrong when I read it-I thought that B was asking E if he was ready to die since she had been the Lady of Death for so many already...the foreshadowing there was pretty strong.

There are some scenes that are good for setting the tone for the piece but aren't clear enough to provide answers. Like, what happened to Alice (she and B taking people from hospitals and killing them a la Kevorkian?), the moutain lion killing spree, and what is up with B attacking the Nudger and where are the wolves to knock crazy B on her ass? Does she eventually mellow out and stop being a psycho? Why does she actually leave E? Does she have to break his heart in order for him to come crawling to her only to destroy her? I know this is a o/s, but the questions remain in my mind. But they were all good lead ins to the end.

So, a lot to think about while walking it off. Really beautifully written and disturbing but in a good way. Thanks for sharing this.
PurpleMatter chapter 1 . 8/3/2010
Oh my god this is disturbing. That you can see beyond the fairy tale of "bella and edward happyhappy forever" that was Breaking Dawn is impressive, but oh lord. Em, why is it titled what it is?
Lena chapter 1 . 7/28/2010
You're right, it was achingly romantic and terrible and beautiful.
Forever Too Long chapter 1 . 6/21/2010
My heart broke a bit when I read this. It gave me a glimpse of what 'forever' would be like. Even two of the most strongest vampires that I have come to known couldn't go through it. Poor Emmett and Rosalie. It's so bitterly sweet how Bella waited for Edward to show him and tell him she loves him and to end her too long 'forever'.

The last line broke my heart 'thanking me and loving me and kissing me for the last time'.

'The last time' echoed in my head, breaking a tiny piece of my soul and burning my heart.
Los Grotos chapter 1 . 5/28/2010
the fairy tale that wasn't.
music4life098 chapter 1 . 4/25/2010
As sad as this story was, it was very good. The story definitely held my attention.
SanguineTaurean chapter 1 . 4/18/2010
My heart hurts, I can't cry cry but still have tears in my eyes, I feel so heavy and now, finally, see what "forever" might be like. Even strong Em and Rose couldn't deal with forever. And then to find out Bella has been waiting all these centuries for Edward to let him know she still loves him and to end her "forever."

This is such a heart wrenching story but yet so masterfully written. Awesome.
BlkBrd13 chapter 1 . 4/17/2010
Not only is this incredibly well-written, it made me cry! Lovely job, dear.
xxxMishaxxx chapter 1 . 4/1/2010
Wow.. I really don't have any
xjjx chapter 1 . 3/21/2010
Incredible. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your work. (I had to walk it off a few times too.)

The idea of living for eight hundred years and what that would do to one's head is still mostly unfathomable, but you have managed to add some perspective. Gloriously so.

Bella waking up from the transition a savage is really not that far from the realm of possibility, too...
boofadil chapter 1 . 3/21/2010
This fic is gorgeous and I love the way you rolled out the layers. This one will stay with me for a while. Thanks for writing it.
Kusomerican chapter 1 . 3/3/2010
Amazing story, just so amazing. What an excellent idea and so beautifully written. ace ]
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