|Reviews for The Misfits in the Mountains|
| Avalonemyst chapter 4 . 12/2/2012
Love this hope you finish some day!
| Maunzeli chapter 4 . 10/26/2012
Please finish this!
| Katetastic chapter 1 . 11/24/2011
Great start! I'm reading this in line as I wait for Target's black Friday sale!
| LondonLi chapter 4 . 6/28/2010
Hey, I'm loving Bodies in the Beach, but any chance you'll be updating this story soon? It's a great case you have so far!
| xoxokiss210 chapter 1 . 5/31/2010
| DawnieWrites chapter 4 . 1/9/2010
I can't wait for the next chapter! I love your writing!
| lizook chapter 4 . 12/15/2009
Oh, I love the combination of things you have going on in this chapter - the running theme of family and how it ties into the case is lovely.
"Two weeks later her parents would disappear, and soon after, so would Russ. She wouldn’t ever take the tree down, and four years later when she returned to that house to collect what few belongings hadn’t been stolen through broken windows and pried locks over the past years as the house stood vacant, she would see the brittle frame of what had once been a full, fragrant tree lying in the middle of the living room like a skeletonized carcass, the porcelain angel’s neck snapped."
Omw, this just broke my heart. The image of her going back and finding that? *sniffs* But I love that in the face of having these memories surface she still goes to Russ'. Connects with him and his family. Lovely.
"“I was simply stating a fact; I will be seeing him tomorrow. We work together, Russ. That’s what you do when you work with someone—you see them on work days.”
“And work nights,” he said. “And weekends. And holidays. And…”
“You’ve made your point,” Brennan said through gritted teeth. Russ shot her a very brotherly grin, and she shook her head, unable to wipe the creeping smile off of her own face as she stared pointedly down at the phone in her hands, reflection of the tree lights glimmering on the blank screen."
Hah, so perfect that her knee jerk reaction is to deny it, but after some more gentle teasing she almost acknowledges it. The picture of her looking down at her phone, lights twinkling around her is especially nice.
"“East?” he asked.
“Mecca,” she said. “In North America, in order to face Mecca you must face east. It would be disrespectful to orient her remains away from Mecca if she was indeed a Muslim.” Booth gave her a soft sort of look that was caught between a smile and a sigh.""
OMG! THIS. Completely Brennan. She's so often surprising in this way, thoughtful about other people's beliefs even though she might not support them and I adore not only how it catches him off guard, but how he's so pleased by it.
Wonderful chapter! (And I'm caught up!)
| lizook chapter 3 . 12/15/2009
Ah! That first scene of them at brunch is so much love.
"“No, to have a healthy child, that's a statistical probability,” she explained. “But to have a child like Parker, that's highly unlikely. He's a very intelligent child, funny, kind. He's unlike most children his age, much more perceptive. You are lucky to have him.” Booth swelled in a way that only proud fathers can, and grinned broadly.
“Thanks, Bones,” he said. “You know, every parent thinks their kid is the best, but hearing it from you really means a lot.”"
Seriously, she gets it. She knows the statistics, but she acknowledges how hard it can be to have such a well adjusted, bright child. And I absolutely adore that she goes further and tells Booth that it's his influence. Love her shock at his assertion that it's partly her doing as well. *happy sigh*
“Embalming,” she said. “When a body is embalmed it’s usually injected with a variety of chemicals, including formaldehyde. Those chemicals make the flesh unappetizing to animal scavengers, because they’re poisonous. Animals smell the poison in the flesh, they know it’s toxic, and they don’t eat it.”
Nice job dropping this twist in. It could've seemed jarring or odd - such as "Suddenly Cam turned, Embalming! These bodies were actually buried before" - but you worked it into the story smoothly, giving the reader a nice 'omg, what?' moment at the same time.
| lizook chapter 2 . 12/15/2009
Yes, this chapter was mainly case backstory, but with all Brennan's ruminating and their banter re: the accuracy of TV shows (*snorts*) you managed to deliver an enlightening and entertaining chap.
"She smelled his coffee before she smelled him, and altogether he was a rich amalgam of roasted spice and a sweet, earthy undertone, almost like a storm."
*inhales deeply* K, I'd like a Booth scented air freshener plz.
"“Sure,” Booth said, eyes stuck on her hips and unable to redirect towards her face. She was a very good teacher."
Oh Booth, as if you'd enjoy learning about ilia if anyone else was the teacher.
| lizook chapter 1 . 12/15/2009
LOOK! Look I'm catching up! (finally!)
“Almost afternoon,” Booth said. “I’m Agent Booth, this is my associate, Dr. Brennan.""
Hah, I don't know why, but I am so amused by him introducing her as his associate. *giggles*
"Brennan immediately tensed—she was always paranoid that someone was going to disturb the remains before she got there, destroying vital evidence for the case. Fortunately she seemed to have a reputation here; as soon as the investigators saw them coming, they all immediately stepped back from the concentrated area where they had been keenly staring at the ground."
The suddenness of her action - the idea that she's that quickly on high alert for evidence that has been compromised - infuses this paragraph. You feel the action. Wonderful.
"then made an apologetic face when she realized the clarification was just as unclear to him as her original statement."
Heh, I love that she recognizes that it wasn't enough of a clarification for him - no thought or joke that he's slow, just that she's still been too scientific - and corrects it right away.
"her fingers were numb, her jeans were soaked through from kneeling in the slushy mud, and she felt the undeniable gnawing in her gut that came with working a case involving children."
The end lines of this chapter are fantastic, but this image - her knees dirtied, cold hands - really caught me. The idea of her being dragged down already from the physical work but that she recognizes how hard it's going to be because of the children... wow.
| DejaVu23 chapter 2 . 11/23/2009
This is one of the best Fanfiction stories I have EVER read.
It's so realistic, and so close to an episode.
(I'm too lazy to sign in to my account...hence the annonymous review.)
| NotAVideoGirl chapter 4 . 11/22/2009
"Booth gave her a soft sort of look that was caught between a smile and a sigh."
Oh to be on the receiving end of that look.
| daisy07 chapter 4 . 11/21/2009
The plot is moving nicely, and that was a lovely bit of family interaction for Brennan. Good chapter.
| thisgirltries chapter 4 . 11/21/2009
Oh, that ending just touched my heart. ;)
You are such an UNBELIEVABLE writer, everything just draws me in. I sure am looking forward to the next chapter! :D
| Myzinglink chapter 2 . 11/20/2009
OMG I love the end of this chapter! I have the same conversation with my sister every episode...She always comments on how "that" isn't possible to figure out so quickly! So I tell her they only have 45 min, they gotta work fast ;)