|Reviews for Gathering Storm|
| JoannaG93 chapter 1 . 12/18/2013
Wow. I loved your story. It had me on the verge of tears multiple times, and that rarely happens. You're an incredible writer and I'm really looking forward to reading more of your writing in the future.
| Elizabeth S chapter 1 . 1/17/2013
Words wouldn't actually do justice to how good this story is. A real emotional roller-coaster. I would hug Jane if I could. Many thanks for the entertainment.
| silvanelf chapter 1 . 9/13/2012
I'm totally blaming you and this amazing story for the reason I'll be so tired at work today-it's past midnight now but I couldn't stop reading. This is so excellent-great characterization, well developed and just plain good writing. I'm gonna check to see if you have other mentalist fics because I'll definitely be reading them if you do. Awesome awesome story! Thanks for posting! : )
| janesbiotch chapter 1 . 8/7/2012
That was so awesome. I was trying to figure out what the connection with Jane was going to be and it was never what i expected and it was perfect. Great. I even like the fact that you wrote it all here and not seperate chapters. That's one thing that i hate about . Perfect story.
| cielliam chapter 1 . 3/11/2011
I will say this is a perfect fanfic story...Amazing and very believable. Thank you, I really enjoyed it. :D
| lightrain chapter 1 . 12/22/2010
really wonderfully written story, very deep and tender, I loved it
| castiello chapter 1 . 12/5/2010
Wow, what an incredibly creative idea for a story! And you told it so well. The way you slowly revealed what was going on was perfect. The Jane/Lisbon interactions were great, and Jane's secretive behavior was very in character. You also have a really neat way of expressing things, like the "find a signal dance." :)
I like how Jane realized he still had all the important stuff from his former life, and didn't need the rest. You did a great job on this fic, and I would love to see it as an actual episode of the show.
| IntoDarkness chapter 1 . 11/1/2010
Wow, this is a great story. Thank you so much for sharing!
| destyshell chapter 1 . 10/26/2010
Such an original plot! The reveal was very well-timed and intriguing. Please write more soon!
| Purple Piggie chapter 1 . 10/19/2010
Great story! I love Jane angst and hurt/comfort! I liked how well you thought out your murder plot and that it was believable. The characters seemed quite true as well. I'll be waiting for your next story!
| klcarr892 chapter 1 . 10/19/2010
Awww...that was a beautiful story. I loved every second of it. Pleaaase keep writing ;o)
| information specialist chapter 1 . 10/18/2010
This fic is the closest one I've read so far to an actual menatalist episode. You should be proud.
| Steeldust-01 chapter 1 . 10/17/2010
Good and well written story.
I like Jane's breakdown.
Thanks for sharing
| Famous4it chapter 1 . 10/16/2010
Very cool story. I love the storm element, and all the interaction between Jane and Lisbon is delightful.
| yaba chapter 1 . 10/16/2010
Simply on of the best case fics I have ever read and that term doesn't do it justice. I am awe struck by the originality in this, the way you created a storyline that mixed personal and professional so seamlessly and uniquely. You should feel pretty damn good about yourself, considering how many people try but fail at doing what you did here. Not to sound elitist, but it's true!
I especially loved your descriptions of Jane's past and the feelings associated with it. It was truly breathtaking, especially the details you plucked out and used to conjure up memories, like the teddy bear, the perfume, the wicker furniture. I was so curious to see how it all connected, why Jane seemed so different and when you did connect it all...it just, it was so awesome. Well forth reading the entire fic all in one sitting.
I also really enjoyed the J/L dynamic in this. The banter in the beginning, mixed with some intimacy was lovely, and then the way Lisbon felt guilt just like Jane did was a great parallel and yet very natural. I could see Lisbon getting up in the middle of the night, because she was so worried, and I can imagine Jane breaking down the way you described, even though we haven't seen something even remotel close to it in canon. It just all fit so well.
I really liked how you incorporated the weather in this. It set the mood and your descriptions really stood out to me. Great Job. This was such a pleasure to read.