|Reviews for A Stagecoach Named Desire|
| ElspethGordie chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Loved it! I love how Bella mentioned her goats-lol. And it was awesome when Charlie woke them up with a gun, and Edward instinctively protected Bella. I do miss Elemental! but this was a fun read, and I'm glad to have anything from you!
| secamimom chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Oh shit. I would really love to know what happens next, if you'd like to write that *hint, hint* LOL. Loved it!
| TamoraJ chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Well, that was pretty much just lemons, but I loved the ending.
It was a bit unrealistic as far as the time period goes, simply because there was no talk of affection, marriage, or the future.
People simply didn't do casual sex in that place and time. Not unless you were a dance hall girl and getting paid for it-or at least expecting your lover to set you up someplace and pay for your keep.
Even someone completely naive and innocent like Bella would have known better than to let a man touch her intimately, even if she didn't realize exactly where things were headed.
And only a scoundrel would sleep with a respectable girl-especially the daughter of a sheriff. At least, without declaring his intentions first. I don't pretend to believe that the ideal of sex only after marriage was strictly observed, but certain standards of behavior were expected, and anyone who didn't live up to them (or at least, give the appearance of living up to them) was considered reprehensible.
It's true that people would look the other way, or pretend to, if a couple got engaged and then had an unexpectedly early baby after the wedding. But "love em and leave em" was for the slime of society only. Prostitution existed, but wasn't acknowledged. Bastard children had difficulty getting jobs and being accepted by people in general-or at least, anyone who knew the circumstances of their birth. There was an unfortunate belief that the sins of the parents would reflect in the character of the child.
However, the ending was quite believable historically and very funny. I'd love to see a continuation of this-except that it might delay Elemental. How is footloose Edward going to deal with a shotgun wedding? Is he going to try and run or otherwise get out of the wedding-and how will Bella react to that? Will she be willing to marry him if she thinks he doesn't want it-and will Charlie make them both go through with it anyway? If he runs, will he do it before or after the wedding? How far is Charlie's reach? How does Bella feel about being married to someone who might or might not want her for anything more than what just happened in the barn, even if he doesn't send a clear message by trying to run? What was he planning on doing in California? Will he stay in Forks or take Bella to California with him? Did Bella get pregnant? What does Edward do for a living? Where did he come from? Where's Renee? Dead? Or living it up as a dance hall girl in a saloon somewhere?
| RoseArcadia chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Damn! That was awesome!
| martdg chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
BWAHAHA, love a shotgun wedding! Somehow it seems perfect for Edward & Bella. Your Twitter ideas are genius and lots of fun, so I'll happily read them. (The title is perfect by the way.) Mwah!
| dizziestdaydream chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
I love it! Aw! E&B get a shotgun wedding! Victoria & James as goats - that cracked me up.
| brittCboo chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
This might be my favorite Little Edward. He's so persistent... and carries around a bit of humor!
I can't stop laughing about the end... Talk about instant HEA! Best one liner ever goes to Charlie I might add...
Very cute little ditty!
| avidreader69 chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
I hope Carlisle makes it home in time to see the wedding ;D
| kikikinz chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Hello! Wasn't this fun? I liked it, and of course that's what counts! *laughs* What made you write this? Did they just say, hey, take these and see what happens or did you lose a bet or what? I'd love to know.
Update Elemental whenever you can. I'm patient... *looks over at whip* well, to a point! lol No seriously, I understand when the muse kind of goes AWOL, so take your time. I'd rather you did that than gave us some stilted, forced chapter. Hope you have a good day TB!
| katmom chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Should I post more Jackson pics?
| shell29bell chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
I'm giggling my ass off over Edward and the mess he's gotten himself into.
| shorty1773 chapter 1 . 4/15/2010
Great short story! I know it is listed as complete, but it would make a great story as well!