Reviews for As Children After Play
Fleur50 chapter 47 . 3/6/2014
...magnifique
Fleur50 chapter 46 . 3/6/2014
...wow
rjh1960 chapter 49 . 3/5/2014
Glad to see that Frank got what he deserved.
rjh1960 chapter 50 . 3/5/2014
Great ending. Thanks for giving us closure.
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 50 . 3/5/2014
Cris ... I cried. This story was, well ... it was beautiful!
My parents began taking in foster kids when I was
fourteen. My house went from a quiet, two-parent,
plus two kids abode to a home teeming with life and
beautiful, emotional insanity. I have two sisters—that
mean the world to me—who were adopted through the
system. I have another sister who we claim, much as
the Cullens claimed Bella without adoption. We are the
oldest girls, she's just a month older than I, and I can't
imagine life without them.
There are also two foster brothers that stayed until
they turned 18, but did not choose to remain close to
the family ... which stings sometimes, but I know it is
awkward for them, as they both remained in contact
with their bio-siblings and cousins while 'in care.'

The emotions you wrote were so spot-on. Many can't
fathom the idea of NOT wishing ill on an abuser, but I
get it. The bond and need are inborn to a child. They
genuinely NEED the approval and affection of their
parents. It breaks my heart to see the many diverse
ways that the lack of that love effects a child.

Thank you for being brave enough to write this. It
does not take a psychologist to see how deeply
personal this story was for you, and I commend you
for sharing it. It is powerful, and lovely.
*eagerly anticipating the next chapter of Wisp*
XO
Mary
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 49 . 3/5/2014
I almost don't want to click 'next,' because
after I do, this will truly be over. It's been an
agonizingly AMAZING journey!
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 48 . 3/5/2014
I LOVE this story, Cris.
You put so much heart into it!
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 47 . 3/5/2014
Oh, you HAVE to divulge Emmett's comments! LOL
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 46 . 3/5/2014
Parting jab, indeed.
I'm not sad he's dead, but I am
sad that he managed to touch
her. Asshole got his paws on
her one last time.
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 45 . 3/5/2014
Is baby-girl born next chapter?
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 44 . 3/5/2014
Sorry. Pulling a gun on an unarmed person ...
a person who poses NO threat, and then firing
said gun is attempted murder, and assault with
a deadly weapon. Charlie not only loses his
position, but freedom. There were too many
witnesses, and there IS no defense for his
actions.
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 43 . 3/4/2014
No. Bella ... you foolish, self -reliant girl! :(
That'sMzPeachesTYVM chapter 42 . 3/4/2014
Yeah. Everything was circumstantial.
dwright chapter 50 . 3/4/2014
Fantastic story! I loved every chapter. Thanks for writing.
Fakin'it chapter 50 . 3/4/2014
I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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