Reviews for Cave Lupum
Adi Sagestar chapter 1 . 5/22/2014

momo chapter 1 . 11/7/2013
Even if this setting is AU and Lea was female you managed to keep their personalities in canon. Wonderful reimagination of their relationship. A bit more bitter and less forgiving than the original.
psychoravenn chapter 1 . 8/4/2013
This is fucking perfect and I cry, every time, at the end. One of my favorites akusai of all time. God, the characterization is wonderful, the prose, everything. Just-yes.
kairitheseventhprincessofheart chapter 1 . 9/11/2012
So good! I love your writing.
Guest chapter 1 . 6/28/2012
the ending made me cry along with the ending poem ;-; AkuSai forever /3
alucardy-party-girl666 chapter 1 . 11/7/2010
Jessica da Maia chapter 1 . 8/8/2010
Oh my, what to say...hmmm

I sort of had a hard time picture Axel as a girl, let alone one that had different hair and eye color back then. I got so used to seeing red-headed, green-eyed Axel, that my visualization of girl!Axel remained that way until you mentioned that Saix pulled out some of Lea's green hair (at this point, I had to start all over again and re-imagine redheaded girl!Axel into green-headed girl!Axel). I thought her green hair was just one of those temporary Halloween colors (since the fic did start out on what seems like a Halloween night, right?). I also imagined it as the usual spiky instead of all femmy and flowy, haha.

Is this fiction AU? Or semi-AU? At first I imagined Saix and Lea going to some fancy school at Radiant Garden, but the way you describe the imagery of everything seemed too modern, almost a little too realistic for a Disney-ish setting. I couldn't help but think of an actual city instead. And then there's that trip that Saix and Lea went on, to a church in the middle of the desert! Woah, out of place for a KH fic, but doable and interesting nevertheless. And the seaside town part...somehow I imagined a merging of Radiant Garden and Twilight Town, lol.

I think the climax of this fic would have to be the fifth memory that Saix reminisces on. nggggghhh just everything that happened in that memory, and everything about it...ahh I love. My favorite lines:

"Her eyes widen, then slant away toward a nonexistent sunrise, and in that simple gesture, he already has his answer. Perhaps he has always known. Yet, somehow, he refuses to give up this little cat-and-mouse game of hope. Set against the backdrop of a dying world, a man is still a man, still understandably human even with his lover's tinny heart-issue caught between his back-teeth. If the world is crumbling to ash, where is the wrong in just admitting one's rank longing? Here, in the last moments of the heart, spinning to a stop as it stutters: I want, I want.

Don't go. Stay here. Stay with me."



I had a bit of a hard time following this fic though, especially with Lea's appearance and the setting of the story. I feel retarded, but it took me ages to realize the Little Red Riding Hood allusion on Saix's part, haha.

Despite these inconsistencies, I still love this fic. I loved Lea's and Saix's interactions with each other and the dynamic of their relationship. I loved how there is an air of unresolved tensions and untold passions to their relationship. Reading this fic was like watching an Asian TV drama unfold beneath my eyes, haha.

Look what you did to me. Reading your fic made me life Saix/Axel more. NGGGH Oh the bitter-sweetness of everything, and GAAAHH the tragedy of these two people. I love it. I love it all.

I'm adding this fic to my favorites.
vvizardly chapter 1 . 1/1/2010
Poetic, eccentric, haunting.

Your word choice alone strikes me with jealousy.
Kayleigh Gray chapter 1 . 12/31/2009
Wow, that was so. Wow. I loved how you wrote Saix. He was cold and unrelenting towards Lea, but he still showed that he cared for her in some way. :O

Your writing never ceases to amaze and sadden me.
Light Within Darkness chapter 1 . 12/21/2009
hfbsdvbaVBNibvjhbHBS flailflailflail Ohmahgawds I love you for this. :O

I, too, have been obsessed with Saix and Axel since 358/2, speculating on their relationship, whether it be friends or something more. I've been checking quite often to see if other people actually write them, like I keep saying I will myself someday soon. But this...oh, this.

The Latin bits in there are amazing. And the whole story has a sort of wild, forlorn beat to it, of broken promises and of forgotten oaths, that I loved. I sat there and read the whole thing from beginning to end and loved every word. I was surprised by how much I loved girl!Lea, too. I never once thought about Lea as a girl despie Axel's ohsofeminine hips. ;) And you wrote girl!Lea so well I think now I'll have trouble thinking of her as anything else.

Please oh please write more Saix/Axel. I'll be waiting.

harmless-mostly chapter 1 . 12/21/2009
Lol, I am such a massive fangirl of yours, to embarassing levels. I get all flaily and excited whenever I see a post of yours, let alone a reply. And now you have a massive shiny trophy for writing this fic, writing girl!lea, which is right up my alley, my favourite secret crack love. I can't get over it. YOU wrote this. YOU wrote THIS. It's like a wet dream or something.

God it's just beautiful.

(That's all I wanted to add 3)
Muffinsphinx chapter 1 . 12/20/2009
I have never enjoyed reading about Saix. I've always thought he was sort of a flat and boring villain, with no real motive for anything he did.

This story changed that. You gave him a personality, emotions, thoughts. You made him someone I could understand and sympathize with. He's crazy, yeah, but he's a /person/. And his relationship with Axel made perfect sense to me.

Making Lea a girl was a little weird, I'll admit, but it worked. XD
kwizera chapter 1 . 12/20/2009
I think I would have to read this story at least ten more times to write a review that could do it justice. In any case, your writing is beautiful, as is the way that you are able to get inside the characters' heads. And now I really have to go play 358/2 days so I can understand it more!
NinjaSheik chapter 1 . 12/20/2009