Reviews for Alchemy
Pheonix1995 chapter 6 . 10/5/2012
Great stories - would love to read more!
hamdyblee chapter 6 . 7/13/2011
I love these one shots! They're gorgeous. You should write more of them. Please?
bobbins34 chapter 6 . 1/30/2011
More. More. More!

Your writing and tone is too good to not continue with these one shots.
LilyPSuzeSMiaM chapter 6 . 9/8/2010
This is so good! This last chapter was especially nice, I loved the line: "At this moment, every day, he felt like a man who had lost his wife." It was very deep. :D I also love the different moments in their relationship. Just curious, are you going to do one where they are together?
bones62442 chapter 6 . 8/29/2010
i loved all of them, especially the 1st one though... ahh Brennan's obliviousness... hope there is more to come!
Tartantrace chapter 6 . 7/30/2010
You are such a talented writer - these chapters are lovely (although I love your longer stories more). Any chance of a longer fic in the works? ;0)
hot4squints chapter 6 . 7/27/2010
Your writing is always amazing but I have to say this chapter killed me more than most. its so melancholy and bittersweet. Id love to see a follow up with the nevt time she opens his tie- either more angst or a post development in the relationship moment of homecoming or rightness (if that makes sense). Beautiful writing.
mendenbar chapter 6 . 7/17/2010
Well you were certainly right about the sadness. But then again, the poignancy of the whole thing was remarkable. You draw wonderful visual images with your words and as an artist, that is a skill I particularly appreciate.
mendenbar chapter 2 . 7/17/2010
I have just discovered your work, thanks to Hannah Taylor1 who recommended you. So I am starting to work my way through all your fics. I have to admit that so far Hannah was right on the mark as I am enjoying what I am reading quite a bit. I particularly liked this chapter.
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 5 . 7/15/2010
My favorite part of this chapter wasn't the rescue so much as Brennan finally clueing in on how to help Booth deal with his overprotective instincts. Enormous character growth in a single chapter. Beautiful.
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 6 . 7/15/2010
One word review: Powerful.

Favorite line:

"His own fingers, too blunt and rough, digging into the knot that she should have freed him from. At this moment, every day, he felt like a man who had lost his wife."
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 4 . 7/15/2010
Interesting switch in tense, from 3rd person to 1st. I rarely enjoy reading 1st person fics, but this was a happy exception to the rule. What a beautiful way of giving us insight into Brennan's hidden fears about the future-growing old, being alone, no longer being physically able to juggle all the tasks she handles on a regular basis.

Favorite line:

"It feels like his infuriating, daily, absolutely blessed habit of rescuing her from herself."

Typically, he rescues her from herself without even knowing he's doing so. Lovely.
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 3 . 7/15/2010
Booth and Brennan literally punching it out, after so many years verbally dancing around their respective issues. Gorgeous concept!

Beautiful physical descriptions. What's not to love about a hot, sweaty Booth, right? )

I liked the tease that you threw in at the end about why Booth needed to work off some steam. It ties in nicely with "On the Case of the Altered Ex." I'm assuming that was deliberate?
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 2 . 7/15/2010
I've never seen a chapter like this before. Parker is always portrayed as an angel in fics even though he is, in fact, a kid. So I very much appreciated the father-son interaction.

While I hear where Booth's fear is coming from, and find it very believable, I halfway wish you'd write a sequel where Booth relents and takes Parker tandem skydiving himself.

While I struggled somewhat with Booth accepting Brennan's financial offer so seemingly easily-he's so macho, I think he'd put up with more of a fight-I really liked your view into Brennan's brain. I can definitely see her creating a will that makes Booth the primary beneficiary, and I like the logic you employed in leading her to the conclusion that she should do such a thing.

The idea that Booth suddenly finds himself feeling that he has a kind of co-parent in Brennan, was really touching and beautifully scripted.

I also liked the juxtaposition between the Father Figure chapter, and a chapter about Booth's life as a dad.
Hannah Taylor1 chapter 1 . 7/15/2010
Beginning my marathon reviewing session of your stories:

For all intensive purposes, I do think Brennan kind of sees Booth as a father figure, and that's part of the sticking point in their relationship. She hasn't figured out how to walk the line between protective figure, partner and lover, mostly because she's never had one person in her life who could fulfill all 3 roles.

You walked that line beautifully here, from Booth's horror and deliberately OOC flirting, to Brennan's "Attagirl" line. That was almost painful to read, because it gives a hint into the door that is opening in her mind, and the fear and doubt behind it. Plus, it hits Booth in the face with "Kinda your fault she's thinking this way, buddy."

Favorite line:

A subtle shudder of muscle played at the corner of Booth's jaw and an untraceable current of air lifted the tips of Brennan's hair.
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