|Reviews for What Binds Us Together|
| Meeko chapter 24 . 10/13
*airhorn noises* bow chicka wow ow
They finally done did it. :)
Kinda stumbled onto this fic browsing other people's favorites and I can see why it's so loved. I love the relationship you've created for Ichigo and Rukia and the trust they've built together over time. It's made this chapter really rewarding - especially the breakthrough with Karin and the revelation of the pendant's meaning. Anyway from what I've gathered you're probably like a big-time law person and five years is a long time to not write fanfic lol. Not asking for updates (because don't fall back into the pit like me, you're doing so great right now, probably), but just wanted to say thanks for everything you've written.
| artificial chapter 24 . 8/20
Hello Aileah, I doubt you will read this, and even if you do, I don't think this message might be mattered enough for you to send a reply. I expect you have received so many reviews and PMs these past years but I had to send my thoughts to you regardless. If you did read this until the end, I could never be more grateful.
I read some people saying they read a book and wished they could be best friends with the writer. Personally, I've read many books and fanfics for years but I never felt personally inflicted enough to actually understood how they felt. But now I can assure you, that you are the very first person who changed my whole perception. This might seem very creepy because we never even conversed in the past, but I thought I should tell you how much your story emotionally affected me.
Your story mystified me, absolutely a masterpiece. Of course there are some mistakes in the writing structures but everything was so simple and alive. YOUR story felt so alive I could never comprehend how much I wished I was able to dive inside the story and indulge myself into it. The characterizations and dynamics were flawless. I really, really love the interactions, the slight gestures, the silent language you used and messages you deciphered from each raw emotions of the characters. The dialogues are very alive and natural, it felt like you are actually inside the story the more you read and I felt absolutely astounded with how much of a great storyteller you are. The growth between Ichigo and Rukia were very natural and perfectly phased. You make me love them more than I ever thought I could with this potential universe you created for them.
The whole world building- heck, don't even get me started. The cultures are so rich, so different. From one to another, I can definitely see how contrast the land Ichigo and Rukia grew up in. And the best part was actually loving both lands, having the experience to see the beauty of both cultures and proving how wide of a perspective you have. You didn't downgrade one clan to another- you make us, the readers, love the entire world you invented. I can't comprehend how astouded I am with the world you created, how you made it with so many potentials and rooms to imagine.
I also would like to tell you that the whole story was an emotional roller coaster. I felt happy, I felt sad, I felt every single character was so relatable- so humane. If I could say in front of your face that you're a genius, I would.
I know across the years, you might not be as passionate to IchiRuki anymore. However, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this story with us. Thank you for your time, thank you for the amazing adventure. Thank you so much for your consideration to the readers and managed to give the best closure in a single chapter because you know you could never finish this story- although I'm still sobbing about that matter but I should cope with it better than I could ever had because you actually gave us so much more than most writers would have ever done. This story was such an eye opener, a conflicted amount of happiness and saltiness because you gave the characters so much more characterizations that anyone could ever done.
For me, personally, this universe was the best thing that ever happened to me this year after I went through tough times. Truly a mental healer, and I have you to be grateful of for that. If you decide to come back one day, be sure I am there to look forward conversing with you. If you do have other works you are inspired to work in, although it is not IchiRuki (but I dreadfully wish it was because you write them so beautifully), please do tell me as well because I am currently smitten with the way you write- it is the best sanctuary, more than 2020 had ever done to me thus far.
P.S I wanted to send this via PM because this was a very emotional letter for me. However, it has been half a decade since your last update and I figured sending this via review has much more chances to be read than your inbox. It's alright if you cannot reply, I am very grateful if you do read this until the end.
| black-lotusblossom chapter 1 . 7/7
As I explore stories to help me find some closure to the ending of Bleach... your story is one I am going back to that helps me best define Ichigo’s and Rukia’s relationships. From two very different worlds but free each other. Thats.. this is the different world that they would have been able to be together. And stays true to the essence of each character. Thank you.
| RukiaWhiteMoon chapter 23 . 3/7
This is one of my favourite ichiruki fanfics, this is now the I don't know 5 time? I read this. I love historical settings au and the ichirukiness in it is just what I love and could readi it over and over again without ever getting tired of it. Your last update that came unexpectedly was like a bless bc it gave us some peace of mind, really thank you once again for writing this fic
| Izunama chapter 24 . 9/21/2019
You’re my favorite type of author. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait years like some readers, but either way, you came back just to end the story on a different and more satisfying note. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 24 . 5/13/2019
Thanks for the conclusion, although the ending was rushed, this could use a few more chapters, but I don't blame you. Life, of course, is hard to handle and the shitty ending of the Bleach can discourage a person. Never the less, I just wanted to thank you for this amazing story and to say you are a great writer.
| lachyfrost chapter 1 . 2/23/2019
it no one else pissed that he did nothing back all FUCKING DAY his a FUCKING LORD fuck that his I annoying as fuck you just made Ichigo a fucking bich like really it's no fun if he just take that shit for a HOSTESS you fuck his a lord FUCK YOU AND THIS FUCKING DUMB SHIT STORY FUCK
| Guest chapter 24 . 1/20/2019
This really is an amazing story,and I’m glad it was resolved. I literally binged it through. 3
| Nuzeeha chapter 24 . 1/20/2019
So I'm thoroughly enjoying the story right. Connecting with the characters, investing in their lives... and then I realise it ends here.
My heart has never felt so betrayed
| Guest chapter 24 . 4/6/2018
por favor actualiza
| Leeleechanlee chapter 24 . 3/18/2018
Loved Rukia fighting for the Kurosaki's, wished Rukia could of explained her side of things to Karin, because the accusations were unfair and uncalled for... It was to rushed... Thank you for the end, even though I know you wanted to put more to this. The ending with them was perfect and the pendant reached it's conclusion. The part with Rukia saying that about all the Quincy's pointing arrows at Ichigo's head for that was clever, lol. XD Then ending and the meaning of those pendents left me with such warmth. Such a lovely story despite everything. lol. Hope all went well with you and law school. You probably won't look at this, but thanks again for updating this.
| Leeleechanlee chapter 23 . 3/18/2018
Ugh... I knew it... T_T :(
| Leeleechanlee chapter 22 . 3/18/2018
The kiss was even better then the first one in my opinion. It was so cute how their heights were compared. How Rukia held onto Ichigo's cloak. I could see that perfectly in my mind. Fucking Renji was mad annoying, and their awkwardness as they parted was so frustrating, but believable, lol... XD It was a great chapter, and yes, I remember that talk Inoue had with Ichigo. Proves that even she knows how willing he is to ignore everyone and still save Rukia. I could talk more about that actual scene, but this is ur fanfiction, lol. XD Poor Retsu, ugh... Karin with her ooc bs towards Rukia again... lol. Poor Ichigo, having to go through the same trauma again... :( Kubo has failed us with that last chapter that contradicts everything about Bleach itself. ..
| Leeleechanlee chapter 21 . 3/16/2018
This was a good chapter, even though I could not stand the Renji and Rukia moments much, lol. XD As friends it's great, lol. The emotions were greatly made. I could definitely see this. Ugh, lmao. Angry Ichigo on a cliffhanger gives me anxiety. lol. How has law school been? I'm sure you are done, with me reading this late and all. XD
| Leeleechanlee chapter 20 . 3/16/2018
This is not that out of character. This is definitely a close possibility of what could be possible in Ichigo's character. No doubt. I like how finally Rukia was giving a chance to be angry, about her past, I felt bad that she was so much attacked. It's about time... lol. XD The chapter was great and again, you did great with the possibility. When Ichigo's angry, he has acted like that in his own solitude. Great chapter.