Reviews for Truths Too Big to be Told
RedJane12 chapter 22 . 12/3/2012
Loved V's game... Oscar Wilde is a perfect choice as his aphorisms are kind of clever and witty like V & L's best snarking lines... I know it is fluffy but liked them 'playing'... Esp. in the midsts of the crimes and the family drama... It was hilarious that L thought the beast he's attached to was Dick... And on Dick, really enjoying Dick and Mac's exchanges slowly building a complicity that may lead to more (though Dick seems kind of there already...)
RedJane12 chapter 21 . 12/3/2012
Loved the family scenes at both Logan's and the Fennel's - they are sweet but not corny...
Poor V having Aaron-related nightmares which of course she can't share with L - good to have Keith in a strong position to support her and make sure justice prevails (I guess though I recall in the show it didn't exactly go that way)
RedJane12 chapter 20 . 12/1/2012
I feel a kind of subplot story of boys making poor decisions... Duncan with Kendall (though in this story, it makes sense... he's so lost and isolated... ripe for the picking...), and Dick... oh Dick... you should know better...

Ah, excellent 'fight' between L & V - no doubt the entire Aaron Echolls' trial is going to put their relationship under pressure again... but they seem to be getting better at dealing with problems. I love how you write those scenes.
RedJane12 chapter 19 . 12/1/2012
Poor Grace (and Meg!) but at least she got rescued eventually. Nice mystery around the Mannings picking up from the show but making it a much bigger story. I thought it was great and loved how you gave Don Lamb a bit of a redemption here - Lamb was a douche (I still can't understand how may fics have him with V) but at least he did see the Mannings as the evil people they were...
And Molly Fitzpatrick makes an appearance! I guess that will go into the senior year... can't wait to see how you develop that storyline!
RedJane12 chapter 18 . 12/1/2012
Very nice birthday party for V at the Fennel's - it's so nice to see everyone happy... Very funny dialogue between V, Mac and Meg... In particular:

'Mac: ... Logan told him he'd hunt Richie down and maim him. Or maybe it was that he would set Richie's hair on fire. Or maybe his car. I'm not sure. But a threat was issued.
Veronica: It's kinda sweet actually.
Mac: Sure, in a world where threatening violence is a way to express love.'
RedJane12 chapter 17 . 11/30/2012
Loved the chapter... pretty fluffy (duh! love overboard right?) but the little chat between Mac and Dick was very touching... Some foreshadowing there?

I am intrigued by the Kendall & Duncan story... Whilst I can see Kendall's intentions towards Logan, Duncan doesn't strike me as a stud that Kendall would want to hook up with... I guess there is more to it?
RedJane12 chapter 15 . 11/30/2012
Ah Noah Dawson's back! He's kind of creepy but does he deserve to be beaten up by L twice? A bit extreme isn't it? Anyway, perhaps he enjoys that.

Loved Weidman giving Duncan a piece of his mind... Seriously Duncan's all deluded and needs the talk... Kind of making me curious how that will end as he's not making much progress...
RedJane12 chapter 9 . 11/29/2012
Great Dick moments... esp. when he goes from 'I understand that Veronica's pussy entrapped you into having a kiddie party, but how did it become my problem?' to actually having fun playing in the water with the kids...

I liked Meg's insight on the L & V relationship and how much they're prepared to do for each other. Sometimes they forget in the middle of all the fighting...

Great ending with the girls betting... V is one clever girl... I would not bet against her...
RedJane12 chapter 7 . 11/29/2012
Nice nicknames for L: Logan-the-antichrist-Echolls, Rosemary's Baby: the teenage years, king of the assholes...
Weevil was surprised V did not know about L & the little game of Russian Roulette... I wonder where that is going...
One word for the Mannings (Mr & Mrs) - ubercreepy! I hope the rage of V (and co.) will get to them...
And Marisol's story real heartbreaking... Geez..
RedJane12 chapter 6 . 11/29/2012
A couple of just genius pieces of dialogue just made me LOVE this chapter for being on the fluffy side (other than that scene of the show with the bikers playing Russian roulette with L)

'L: Who am I to stop an independent woman from doing what she wants?
V: I have a feeling those words will come back to bit you in the ass.'

'L: You know last year when I was telling everyone what bitch you were? I think I was onto something.
V: You love me. Bitchyness and all.
L: I'm doomed.'

So true...
RedJane12 chapter 5 . 11/29/2012
Loved that scene of V watching the video then talking (etc) with L - it was emotional, sensual and brought up the issues they are struggling with. I really liked that it showed how they got to a better place by the end but that the issues are deep-seated and so, they won't just go away. Great input from Alicia trying to temper V's good intentions to sort it all out with logic.

Great to see Cliff too - he's awesome!
RedJane12 chapter 4 . 11/29/2012
It is a scientific impossibility not to be amused at L's discomfort having to learn the Dirty Dancing dance... V is so right on this one... Loved the line from the dance teacher 'Veronica, you just need to remember one thing: (she grins) let Logan lead' - she doesn't know V very well...

Great way of showing L & V's learning to deal with 'truths' by having them fighting over the video but still getting over it (at least temporarily) to deal with a genuine problem when Meg's sister is hospitalised.
RedJane12 chapter 3 . 11/29/2012
This chapter was full of sweet touching moments- V & Weevil sort of burying the hatchet (a bit), Meg dressing Mac as a girly girl, Dick's horror at changing baby nappies, Alicia and Keith witnessing V's reaction to seeing the baby chair L had bought, V's enjoyment of L's having lost his bet and having to dance ...
RedJane12 chapter 2 . 11/29/2012
Great scene of L & V meeting Matt the neighbour... Some things never change like V being suspicious and submitting the neighbour to FBI-like interrogation and L's jealousy triggered by just about any male... Of course V hiding her investigation into Marisol Reyes' disappearance is very much in character...

Sweet scene at the Fennel's kitchen with L's unsuccessful attempt to appear domestic... Hilarious...

Loved the title too!
RedJane12 chapter 1 . 11/29/2012
I was so glad when I finished Some Truths Hurt that the sequel was already there! I could not wait to see how L & V got their relationship back on track. Really great idea to have the car accident story to re-create the Neptune 'class wars' without Logan being in as much trouble. Loved that the story jumps into a first scene of confrontation between L & V already dealing with their trust issues... and that the bottom line at the end is positive. Logan's line 'I'm trying to decide if I should be angry that you doubted that I kept my word or happy that you stayed with me despite the fact that you doubted me' kind of embodied for me the state of their relationship as work on progress... From sneaking around (so funny!) to the very touching scene in Aaron's den.

Great use of flashbacks to get the story moving but providing the background at the same time.
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