Reviews for The Wise Man and the Fool
Mariagoner chapter 1 . 1/17/2012
I'm quite sure you single-handedly redeemed Breaking Dawn and it's sad fart of a climax! Excellent stuff... and jesus, Aro is bad-ass in this.
ivyvoltera chapter 1 . 12/22/2011
this was actually EXCELLENT! Viva Volturi! i could only hope they show a scene like this at next year's BD2..much like the end credits of BD1. It could be a possibility since Edward in the book stated "I’m sure they’ll recover from the blow someday. And then . . .I imagine they’ll try to pick us off separately.”

nice one ;)
TheOneTrueDestiny chapter 1 . 12/17/2011
Wow. Just... wow. This story makes Aro look like frigging Makuta from Bionicle and Terumi from Blazblue put in a blender. And how I would love to see the results of this new army collection! You are a really good writer. I can't find any spelling mistakes, the dialogue is good, and your story is just damn enjoyable. Even die-hard fans of Twilight would enjoy this. Thank you, sir!
black mage wannabe chapter 1 . 12/4/2011
Loved this fic! The Volturi had the potential to be so badass but because everything must work out perfectly for Bella, nothing ever came of it. But you fixed that with this! Aro was just awesome throughout this and I also liked how Caius got more determined and into the plan as the plotting went on. Overall a very interesting idea and a well written story. I'd love to see some kind of sequel, perhaps a confrontation with the Cullens after they've gotten Benjamin and the others on their side, but this does stand well on it's own. Great job!
MalattiaeMorte chapter 1 . 9/13/2011
Brilliant. I despise Twilight with a fiery passion; but you have neatly tied up all of the loose ends. I would love to see this become a multichap!
happy ametuer chapter 1 . 8/16/2011
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The only flaw I can think of in this strategy is that Alice would notice people's futures suddenly disappearing and look to see if the Voulteri have a future but as long as key figures they know are in plain sight and others that she doesn't know are the ones recruiting those half-vampires then the Cullens won't notice until it's too late. After all, even Victoria of all people could work her way around Alice's future sight.
Reniefuwa chapter 1 . 8/15/2011
LOOOOOVE it! Especially how you beat them with the 'logic' created by Smeyer herself. Very cathartic. Thank you for writing this.
Nekana chapter 1 . 6/17/2011
That was just bloody briliant, srsly. God how fucking cool that would be if that really happened. XD Your genius.
titpuce86 chapter 1 . 4/12/2011
Very interesting story. I had never thought of the Volturi's reaction after BD, but I must say it's a really compelling and persuasive following that you give us here. I loved it! Great job!
The Narrator chapter 1 . 2/9/2011
Muahahaha - I would dearly love to see a sequel to this, perhaps a final battle sequence where Aro has arrayed his pawns. It would be so lovely. :3
nattycullen chapter 1 . 1/30/2011
After being furious due to the Volturi's humiliation (I'm total Team Volturi), this story made them have the power and slyness that they should have and still have! I never thought about Edward showing Aro everything, so that makes the Volturi even more amazing! Outstandingly written, really gives the Volturi a cocky tone.
WyldCard4 chapter 1 . 1/10/2011

Not much I can say that everyone else hasn't. This is a truly wonderful and compelling oneshot, and makes a lot of sense...

I have maybe to objections to the story here.

The first is Aro's casual defeat of Edward's abilities. Not terrible, but not something I enjoyed. I think the worst was his defeating Edward's mind reading. Edward does read surface thoughts, including glimpses into deeper meaning and flashes of intent. Edward should have realized that SOMETHING was up.

Really I think it would have been better handled if Aro WAS stumped "at the time." He didn't have all the information, and adapted quickly and had them retreat. That keeps Edward just as component as in the original. It would have also have given Aro a bit more human error while keeping the wonderful elements of Aro's plan.

Second, Aro's plot has a hole in it that either can feed into an actual story about this or you simply didn't think of. If he leaves Alice's sight it is conspicuous to her. He would drop directly out of view, letting them know he is up to something. It would still give him some much needed protection, but it is NOT an "I Win" button.

The first criticism is a suggestion for improvement, but the second is more of a comment. Aro could easily have thought this out well, and the line was simply the end of the story (and a magnificent one), not the end of the meeting.

All in all you did a brilliant job here. Thank you.
ChibiStarr chapter 1 . 10/31/2010
Wow, usually I don't like Twilight, but I stumbled upon this absolutely LOVELY jewel of a story and I just have to comment! I love all the Volturi, and the way you captured all of their personalities is just perfect and spot on. If you wrote any more of this I would gladly read it.
XXXHells Angel of deathXXX chapter 1 . 10/20/2010
U have to do some more why can't you kill them of I would love that very well done.(:
grim grace chapter 1 . 8/9/2010
Bril-I-Ant. Honestly, this is pure talent. You've captured the characters perfectly and given me a plausible idea of the Volturi's plan beyond Breaking Dawn. A definite favourite, and I will be on the lookout for any more fics you have-perhaps you will continue this one?

Cheers. G
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