Reviews for Letters Never Sent
Royal blueKitsune chapter 1 . 1/25
This definitely deserves to be made into a series of oneshots. Zelgadis in mind letter writing mode is adorable. If thoughts were letters, he'd be sending dozens.

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Captured Moon chapter 1 . 5/15/2013
Your work is just PERFECT! Every character you mentioned was just so perfectly in character. I really admire that in fanfiction writers. It shows a lot of skill to take characters that are not your own creation, and place them in situations that are your creation without compromising their personalities. I could totally see Zelgadis thinking all the things he wished to say to Amelia, but in the end, editing it to not worry her or make her think less of him (in his opinion at least).
I know you wrote this a couple years ago, but I just wanted to thank you and let your know your work is still appreciated.
DestinyKitten48 chapter 1 . 9/1/2012
Awe! ... Just... AWWWWEEEEE!
Cutest little piece of writing ever :D
Love the p.s. message. It made all the difference, obviously.
Such a Zelgadis thing to do ;) Haha. Awesome work!
featherfun chapter 1 . 10/10/2011
TO CUTE!
MikariStar chapter 1 . 9/20/2011
this was really cute
Latias Hylian Wolf chapter 1 . 5/28/2011
Aww...Zel and Amelia 4ever!
TechnoRanma chapter 1 . 2/1/2011
That was incredible. You have a way of distilling the characters and their relationship perfectly. I can't even call that a fanfiction, because it was just too good! Utterly loved it. Thank you for writing it!
CMY chapter 1 . 6/26/2010
Been meaning to review this. Let's see...

He can't remember the pile?

Hmm...from this, I'd say the postmaster may know something about Amelia's affection for a certain chimera.

I wonder what the opinions of the locals and residents of Seyruun on their young princess's relationship with Mister Zelgadis Greywords are. They would surely at least have noted that she meets and travels with him every single time she leaves her kingdom, and that she'll welcome his company every time he visits their fair city. And these are just the facts, never mind the inevitable rumours...

Alcoholic grandmothers? That was oddly specific...

Phil clearly does not disapprove of Zel, but it's obvious that sometimes he dosen't like how distant and/or detached Zel is towards Amelia.

God dang it, you are good. Every line in that letter...one hundred percent accuracy. Exactly how Amelia would have written it.

I think magnets for trouble is an understatement. More like Trouble is Miss Lina Inverse's secret admirer.

I can never understand why some people go for those trashy novels. Those things can seriously corrupt a person's idea of romance. Romance in its unaltered, untainted and un-exaggererated form is ALREADY dangerous and unpredictable.

Ahh, Zel, you have no idea.

When she's not around, the guy can't think of or dwell on anything or anyone else. And he still refuses to admit it, even to himself. Especially to himself.

After this kind of treatment, with a long duration of days or even weeks, and being constantly and relentlessly irritated by his employer's daughter, when he inevitably discovers that the books are useless, Zelgadis WILL get violent...

There's a crazy one in every family.

Your characterizations of Burtol and Stella have made me think:

Prince Phil and his daughter, both of royal blood and born into a life of luxury and prestige, are, surprisely, very good, kind and pleasant people. Such a background usually results in the kind of people Zel is being forced to tolerate and serve in this story.

This is where being introverted and withdrawn has its positive points. After enduring the stress provided by a certain Mazoku while travelling with someone like Lina Inverse and her dim-witted bodyguard, an arrogant, self-absorbed girl shouldn't be too difficult for Zel.

...huh. That...was a bit much. Too much, actually. Why would she be so upset simply because a temporary employer of her father is receiving letters from a girl?...oh...okay...now I understand why she keeps bothering him...

Once again, I am very, very impressed. You have done your homework, Minamino. The letter written by Zel was completely accurate and spot-on. Every word in it was exactly what he would have put to paper.

Disconnect between head and heart, eh?

Maybe it's just me, but I wonder if perhaps the monstrous betrayal by his grandfather and years of being an outcast was NOT the main reason why Zelgadis had closed himself off from other people.

Come to think of it, we know a bit of Lina's, Gourry's, and Amelia's, but in the case of Zelgadis, our knowledge of his childhood and younger years is practically zero. It'll be interesting to know his family tree. If Rezo was his grandfather, then who was Zel's grandmother?

Curiously high spirits...

...heh. One simple line. One line. Four letters. Not romantic or mushy or anything. Something that any relative or friend would send to another. But considering the kind of person that the sender was, to Amelia, it meant much more.

Talk about accuracy. If writing was target shooting, the reviewers would initially be wondering why there is only one hole through the bulls-eye of your target sheet.

What makes Slayers so appealing to me is that the romance never goes overboard or over-the-top. No fifteen minutes of staring at each other followed by very long-winded declarations of love and/or contact of lips. None of that.

Personally, I'm not against the romance genre, but I wish people would realize that if they don't keep it below the ship's water line, the whole vessel might sink. And Slayers is one of the very ,very few anime shows to not only realize it, but to implement and maintain it.

And you, Minamino, are the only fanfiction writer I know to have done the same as well. Excellent work here. This one-shot story is concrete proof that you're staying true to the characters of the Slayers anime. Sadly, however, it seems you're the only one...

Back to waiting for the next chapter of your ongoing story, I guess. For some reason, the moments I enjoy most are the ones featuring the flat-chest and the jelly-fish brain. Gourry never ceases to surprise us or his violent, bad-tempered red-headed pet/companion.

Looking forward to your update next Wednesday, Minamino.
Tatsutahime chapter 1 . 5/25/2010
I thought this story was very cute! Short but nicely written and very in character!
Rose's.wings chapter 1 . 3/22/2010
It's so cute. I like the ending very much. If you do decide to add more to the story I'll make sure to read it. I like how you portrayed Zelgadis. I think you hit him pretty spot on.
cyberimp6 chapter 1 . 3/9/2010
Nice one-shot, although it doesn't have quite as much of a resolution as I would have liked. (Poor Zelgadis is clearly stuck there for a while.) The interaction between Amelia and her father was well written, and helped the exposition move along much better than in many other fanfics I've read.
Elise-chan chapter 1 . 3/9/2010
I was wondering...why end this there? why don't you continue it turning that in a longer story?

Amelia would be eager to join him, he had just told her he "wish" her to be there. if I was Amelia, I would be on my way by now...

about Zel, it's in character the way he struggling to find words to send her but the way he stand his boss...I can't imagine Zel peeling potatoes!

in anime, everytime he had to do umiliating things his friends had an hard time to convince him. he has got quite a big pride! but I admit he would do everything for his cure!
Ceiphied Knight chapter 1 . 3/8/2010
Short, simple and beautiful! The last line made me tear up a bit, and I feel quite silly about it. But it was so perfect! Great job on this one, though I do hope more comes of it.