Reviews for REGRET
Guest chapter 1 . 7/19/2017
I loved this! So short but still the perfect length to say everything you did Without it being drawn out. all the thoughts and the writing was just so simple but so good
Kitakana chapter 1 . 8/1/2015
So many emotions. Very deep and made me think.
Kit chapter 1 . 3/18/2012
This was heart-achingly good!
Eonblue chapter 1 . 4/7/2011
All I can say is "ow". Rip my heart out much?

An excellent fic.
saiyanprincekills chapter 1 . 9/24/2010
Yay darling i found you, this is such a beautiful little fic.

Its very sad, i felt myself getting upset over Neji's loss and the thought of are beloved Shika dying, if Kishimoto ever kills him off, i'll hunt him down Grrr.

I love how you have Neji watching the clouds to seem closer to Shika, heartbreaking. Xx
Okami Rayne chapter 1 . 8/6/2010
(reposting my review!) _

SHINEJSHI MY DARLING! I was SO excited to see that you had posted something that I immediately abandoned my tutor notes to come and read this!

Gods…Poignant and beautiful...while reading this I had scenes of what you were describing playing in my mind’s eye like one of your beautiful watercolours.

There was so much haunting this piece of writing…it was beautiful and the LACK of Shikamaru’s presence throughout it was painful but perfect for this piece…

“Shadows falling from the clouds to mock me as they slide across my face.” – Beautiful and achingly sad…

You know what else is achingly sad? The slow realisation and uncovering of WHAT IF. Argh! God, guilt and regret are some of the most painful things human beings can go through emotionally.

“I didn't look closely enough at my own motives to realize I wanted more. / Did you know?” – It’s the unanswered questions, the lack of closure in this beautiful one shot you’ve got here, that make it so powerful. We have no idea what Shikamaru’s thoughts were and God if that doesn’t do something horrible to the heartstrings. It was lovely how you had the other’s knowing, how it was again bitterly sad how they knew before Neji did.

“I'm left with a nauseating emptiness from which there is no escape.” – I can just imagine him carrying this – all those unanswered questions…not knowing…

“Enlightened too late...just too damn late.” – The resignation and sadness in this is gutting and even with just this thought, I can picture so much...and feel it too...

“So now I watch clouds, while craving so much more. Trying to get closer to you even though you're gone. Trying to understand...just what you saw.” – Such a powerful and poignant way to end. So many things can be read into this… “Trying to understand…just what you saw” – in the clouds? In Neji? It could be taken either way and that makes it even more beautiful because it fits with that sense of unanswered questions and a lack of closure between them…they didn’t even have a chance to start…

This moved me so much with the undercurrents of ‘what if’s” that it ACHES.

Thank you so much for sharing this, Shinejshi. I am going to have to keep an eye on you, you undercover woman, slipping this up here without alerting me. Consider yourself stalked by my inner Ninja Hound. _


~ Rayne xxx
Donask chapter 1 . 8/6/2010
Dammit woman!

that evil plot bunny bit you HARD. LOL

I really liked it. It was quite miserable, just the way I love my angst. (does that even make any sense).

I'm wondering now if Shikamaru had feelings too for Neji, if he knew that Neji had feelings for him too but was just too blind to realize them. (the idea of blind Hyuuga is just awesome).

can't wait to see more of your writing. _