|Reviews for The Colder Water|
| swallowinthetwilight chapter 6 . 12/18/2013
...If that conversation at the end means what I think it means, then that was really heartbreaking. I'm assuming that the favor Itachi will be calling in will be Shisui's death, and that Itachi was promising to follow Shisui into the afterlife (as if knowing he too would have a premature death; not that that's so uncommon for shinobi generally) and asked him to wait for him there. This was very engrossing and I loved your take on Shisui (character-wise and plot-wise), and the ItaShi in this was cute, if slightly melancholy because you know what's coming. And Madara was terrifying (Danzo just made me seethe, although he is admittedly very, very good at what he does; still for the life of me will never understand why Sarutobi ever tolerated him...for a Hokage supposed to protect ALL his people he certainly had a problem with favoritism and clouded judgment regarding his personal connections *cough*Orochimaru*cough*). I suppose though that this is the only way an ItaShi romance can play out though-tragic, yet extremely touching because of the rare strength of their bond. Ugh. This was a really lovely if sometimes gut-wrenching story, and I appreciated see things through Shisui's out-of-the-loop POV. Thanks for writing.
| Riya3 chapter 6 . 12/7/2013
It was't vague at all, I really like that you let us figure these things out by ourselves instead of telling us.
Your ItaShi is gen in the best way possible, with underlying hints of romance. You don't skip over the obvious cousincest problems, but you make them seem even more appealing because of that, in some weird way. I love it to pieces.
Rocks? What are these rocks you speak of? I have none to throw. Except, maybe you could forgo the poem/lyrics. 'Let them take their best shot' is a great way to end this by itself.
You manage to take cliche and make it not-cliche and, well, powerful, mainly because of the words you use. In my head, this has become inextricably linked with canon. Since I've already professed my undying love for your words in the pm I sent, I'll refrain from doing that here. Instead, I'll just say that you're my favourite author on this site. (Please reply, I have so many questions! Not about the fic, but about your writing in general.)
| Riya3 chapter 5 . 12/7/2013
OK, slight criticism, you're being a little harsh to Fugaku. Only slightly, though, and it's true that he does warm up later in the fic so feel free to disregard my nitpickingly hopeless attempts to be a useful critic.
| Riya3 chapter 4 . 12/7/2013
Have I mentioned yet that your summaries are amazing?
"Tadahairo, Father of the King."
You probably have no idea how powerful your words are.
| Riya3 chapter 3 . 12/7/2013
One kiss and I'm shipping them like crazy. You are doing something very, very right.
(Don't be embarrassed to reply to reviews, hearing from you would be awesome.)
| Riya3 chapter 2 . 12/7/2013
I CARE, DAMMIT. It's horrible that I only discovered you after you stopped posting here, but if I'm making you happy that would be great.
| Riya3 chapter 1 . 12/7/2013
I'm reviewing after reading the entire thing, because while reading I was too engrossed to tear my eyes away long enough to too in the review box.
I love your gallows-humor. It just makes my day. The way you use words is just amazing.
| Apathetic Manipulator chapter 6 . 6/25/2013
Absolutely loved it, and I'm looking forward to reading your other works.
| Momo chapter 4 . 5/28/2013
So uh...I just wanted to say that because of this chapter, I may sorta, a little bit, maybe ship Shisui and Sakura and THAT'S TOTALLY NORMAL RIGHT?!
| UchihaNaruTeme4 chapter 6 . 3/16/2013
I am amazed with your unique writing style. This was very powerful and it had me enthralled int he story from beginning to end. This also made me a fan of this pairing. There were many questions that were never answered and it is sort of an open ending, but it worked very well. and yes, I recognized it as Madara but I'm glad you clarified though. This was mind blowing.
| dmrar chapter 6 . 8/22/2012
Wow..Just WOW.. *wide grin* that was one heck of a fic, man! Totally amazing! *thumbs up*
| Manita chapter 6 . 5/31/2012
"Will you follow me?" "Will you wait for me?" ::sniff:: Lovely story. I think I'm gonna opt for the tomatoes by moonlight future AU, but only if both Naruto and Sasuke have to wear elves' hats. Thanks for writing and sharing.
| EuterpeDream chapter 1 . 8/15/2011
First chapter in and I'm hooked. You write beautifully :)
| hitsugayataichoda chapter 6 . 8/12/2011
wat is the promise? and did Itachi do the massacre any way?
| harusameiro chapter 6 . 7/30/2011
Like you said, this story raises many more questions than it answers. Truth be told, I strongly feel that it doesn't answer nearly enough. It was just getting to what I thought would be the climax, and now it ends? Very few of your loose ends seem to be tied up, even with our canon knowledge of what happens eventually, namely, the massacre. Canon reveals precious little about whatever involvement Shisui had in the whole .. debacle. I was hoping to read more exploration of his role in this fic. As a reader, I want to know what happens in between this and the massacre. I want to SEE your plot come to its conclusion, loose ends tied. Like for example, I can guess where and who Itachi was with when MIA, but you only give a small hint at what took place, and the later ramifications of such. I guessed that Shisui's attacker was Madara, but I don't know why he would bother. Maybe all these things and more are beyond the envisioned scope of your fic, but you didn't write it like you intended to drop all your plot points and original characters and just leave it here. If this is the real end, it's a very disappointing ending. I'm not in the habit of leaving negative reviews, because I only ever bother reviewing stories when I really like them, but take it for what it's worth, my honest feelings. I only wrote this, remember, because I like this fic too much.