|Reviews for Ashes Of The Wake|
| XYZArtemis chapter 1 . 12/28/2017
So sad! Poor Merlin, always doing for the greater good :(
| WriterRose16 chapter 1 . 12/16/2017
My face is blotchy and streaked with tears as I write this now. This piece was so heartbreakingly beautiful that I cannot find the descriptive words worthy of doing it justice. Merlin's earnest love for Arthur and his desire to have him understand, above all else, is tremendously powerful. It was this that was mainly responsible for my current weepy state. The way you wrote the ending was so heartrending, it made me break out into full sobs. This entire fic is a truly lovely gem and I am happy that I randomly managed to stumble upon such a well-written and emotionally rich find. You are a talented writer and I hope you continue to do what you obviously enjoy and excel at: write about things you love.
Although this fic is over seven years old, I hope you are still just as proud of it as you were when you first posted it on . You have a gift with words and emotion that I hope will serve you well wherever you go in life. :)
| ThexXxAngel chapter 1 . 5/18/2017
So sad...you make me cry so much...but i love it...it is beautiful
| Lya200 chapter 1 . 1/26/2017
That last sentence, though... Why?
| ChristineBH chapter 1 . 1/6/2017
I loved this evil story, and I think he's laying forgetlenots. Don't know why, but at least they're blue! :P
| BreathingMagic chapter 1 . 2/21/2015
Read this a second time now and apparently didn't review the first time around (whaaaaat?!) so here goes nothing: It's a good thing that Reviews need to be written, not spoken, because with this big heavy lump in my throat I'm not sure I could - it's hard enough to see around the tears pricking my eyes. That was SO beautiful. Breathtaking. Haunting. Everything! Your writing is just SO amazing, you're playing with my emotions like it's nothing and leave me torn and overwhelmed. So if that was your goal, then well done, because it is going to take a while for me to recover from this. The loyalty in this is amazing, as is everything else, the grief of the people, Arthur's breaking point, it is all so gripping. Pheew... I gotta learn how to breathe again. Thank you for sharing, this is truly a treasure among all Merlin fanfiction.
| Tarlockean-and-Proud chapter 1 . 1/28/2015
| NeverTooMuchInspiration chapter 1 . 11/16/2014
Really tugs at the heart, but this is probably how a reveal with Uther still on the throne would've turned out. Nicely written. Thank you for posting this!
| FudoTwin17 chapter 1 . 9/18/2014
Oh, my gosh. This is depressing, yet somehow sweet. I really love it, even if it broke (still breaks) my heart.
| Will of the Abyss - AllenxRoad chapter 1 . 7/12/2014
I have a feeling the flowers are forget-me-nots :P
Yunno, you made me cry. It wasn't a sob, but I have a bunch of tears and I don't know what t do with them. Usually I'm not affected by character deaths, I guess because I remember they aren't really dead, and it's just one fic, but this one was depressing as hell. Such feels. Good job at making me cry. That's when you know a story's good.
| Engxty Piksy chapter 1 . 9/14/2013
Oh. My. God! Im crying so hard right now lol. Brilliant job. Such a heart touching story. :)
| Cha'90 chapter 1 . 7/31/2013
This story really moved me to tears. Heart-breaking, especially the part after Merlin's death.
| yay chapter 1 . 7/27/2013
This is really sad.
| Fulgance chapter 1 . 4/26/2013
I do believe this is the first fic on this site to make me cry in a long time.
At the very least, it's the first Merlin fic I've cried over. So thanks for that.
I just... have no words. I don't think there's anything else to say, really, only that I started crying when Gwen did, stopped crying when Merlin slowed down time, and cried again from "Hey" onto the end. Arthur was just so... so heartbroken and heart-breaking. The writing, the pacing is perfect.
The ending nearly killed me.
As I said, there are no words.
| lifechiaroscuro chapter 1 . 1/28/2013
... Forget-me-nots..? Though those often represent romantic love (as opposed to friendly/brotherly love)...
Anyway... wow. Not that I've read a lot of fics where Merlin's killed because he's been found out, but, overall, this is the best so far.