|Reviews for The End is the Beginning|
| MyLifeandHis chapter 1 . 9/7/2010
This is so good it made me cry. There were so many things I found wrong with the quick tidy wrapup SC had with MJ. You filled in the blanks I longed to know about.
This line "And this is how we are now. Me and Peeta. And Gale." How it should be. Gale should come for closure for all three of them and YOU gave them that.
And this "That fire that takes me over— the one that only Peeta has ever made me feel." We need to see that she is choosing him. Not wondering, never settling. CHOOSING PEETA. There was too much ambiguity surrounding why she ended up with him in SC's epi. I love you. I might stalk you now. Thank you for writing this.
| Lawn Girl chapter 1 . 9/7/2010
This was fabulous! You really nailed Katniss' voice and Collins' style. This series is so specific in tone that I was nervous to read any fanfic of it, but I still craved more. I've enjoyed your Twific, so I trusted that this wouldn't disappoint and I was so glad that I did. This was the perfect bit in between the last chap and the epilogue. I'm so glad you wrote it and shared it with us!
| Sunshinemommy chapter 1 . 9/7/2010
I don't read any other ff but Twi. But this I'll read :) Good job with her voice. It's very different from B&E but you do a great job remaining true to Katniss. I especially love the imagery you used. So very appropriate and very beautiful.
| poetrytoprose chapter 1 . 9/7/2010
You captured the characters so well. Absolutely perfect!
| SavageWoman chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
Sigh...That's what was missing from the book - more of Peeta and Katniss and how they grew back together. Thank-you so much for writing this. I love it!
| HRHPrincessTricia chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
Sweet and perfect.
| socact chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
This was lovely. It was very much canon, and every word sounded true to Katniss' character. I just wish SC had included a scene like this (exactly like this!) in Mockingjay. I was very disappointed with the last book in the series, and felt as though Peeta and even Gale's characters were completely unrecognizable. You managed to bring them back, and you did it beautifully.
Thanks for writing.
| annniej13 chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
So lovely, spangley. I haven't read much HG fic but I saw your alert and I squeed. You did a great job with these missing moments. "Real." I'll sigh forever over that word.
| jackspergirl chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
| HEAR chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
This was excellently done, and a pleasure to read. I actually think S.C. hit all the right notes with Mockingjay, and that depressing, crushing, drained feeling I was left with felt appropriate. My hope was that a talented fic writer would fill in some of the parts that would have detracted from the tone of Mockingjay, but would satiate a rabid fan like myself, and you've totally done that.
The only thing that gave me the slightest pause was the unprotected sex. She's so adamant about not having kids, and even after she begins to heal it takes a decade plus to take that risk that I just kept waiting for her to either stop before they fully went there or freak out afterward. Other than that, this felt more like canon than fanfiction.
Thanks for writing, and thanks for sharing!
| Raincitygirl chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
A sweet story that depicted Katniss' healing well.
Thanks for sharing!
| mommy2kh chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
I loved this! This is what was missing from Mockingjay to make it complete. Thanks for sharing it with us!
| Feisty Y. Beden chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
Oh lovely. I want some Peeta-Balm.
This line haunted me the most: "His head snaps up when I barge in and his whole body goes on alert. It takes a second for him to register that it's me and another second for him to work through the cascade of emotions and reactions my sudden appearance undoubtedly triggers in him. There will always be this. I give him a minute to work it out and relax his body."
| ana1973 chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
So i have been reading some of these "alternative" endings to Mockingjay and just loved this one. I think you should write some more chapters of their lives before kids and being married and even her having a least the first kid. I felt like she missed some things when she finished the book. I think it was perfect that she saw Gale again and put that part completely to rest. I would love to read her mom seeing her grandchildren for the first time too since they lost prim, i am sure that was much needed happiness. Would love to read more.
| katmom chapter 1 . 9/6/2010
A lovely bit of what could have been...
Well done...a very nice tone to this...
Thank you for sharing...