|Reviews for What's Past is Prologue|
| Aki chapter 29 . 8/9
Wonderful story. Very richly detailed, darkly captivating and utterly enthralling. It was a proper adventure with terrifying twists, deceit and new and intriguing characters and not simply a retelling with her friends from the movie. I absolutely loved everything about it. My only complaint, and a minor one at that, was that at times I lost track of where Grosvenor was. Sarah and Jareth would start up with their sexual tension while in the middle of the dark Labyrinth - all without a thought for their traveling companion. It's like a small sentence of, 'he went ahead,' and then no mention of him again until the mirrors.
| AshyWanKenobi chapter 29 . 7/13
What a beautiful tale. You had my crying at the end. I think I understand why she came back.
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 11 . 4/23
Freak. I hate this chapter. Hate it! I was agonizing over EVERYTHING! "No Sarah! Don't follow the creepy blind girl!", "What the hell are you doing?! DON'T STEP OFF THE PATH!", "GAAAAAH! Sarah! No sleeping in a random house with strangers! That's a no brainer!", "Yup, she ate it. Of course she did. One of the stupidest heros ever. Dunno why I'm even reading about her stupid antics! How is there going to be a happily ever after if she gets her eyes sewn shut!"
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 9 . 4/23
This chapter completely confused me. I didnt understand what Jareth was trying to show her? That he could make her sleepwalking into danger? Like, he couldn't kill her but he could make her do that herself?
| FelineNinjaGrace chapter 7 . 4/23
Wow. Sorry I haven't commented so far, but I kept getting whiplash from all the dreaming vs reality scenarios. I didnt know what was true and false, haha. I really like this story though! I know you didn't promise a happy ending, but I'm hoping for one all the same _
| Guest chapter 27 . 3/30
CHAPTER 27 CAN YOU PLEASE END A DIFFERENT WAY?! KAY, THANKS BYE
| lykiana chapter 29 . 1/15
Thank you for this amazing ride! At first I wasn't sure I should read your story because of your disclaimer and because I am a sucker for some J/S love.
I am so so glad that I decided otherwise or I would've missed out on this all-around perfect story. I've been reading Labyrinth fics again for the past few months and this is definitely my favorite now.
| Ladybrae chapter 29 . 12/20/2016
I am blown away by how excellent this story is...It deserves a million favs. I found it off a Laby rec blog and am so grateful. Thank you for having a strong Sarah and a Jareth that stays in character. And thank you for integrating old myths and tales into the plot. And thank you for writing an adult story that doesn't degenerated into porn. To have an actual hero's journey is all that I ever wanted in a Laby fanfic and you delivered.
| Rika chapter 29 . 11/11/2016
Words cannot express how much I adore this fic. You are a marvelous writer and I loved every detail and twist and turn this story made. Thank you so much for giving us such a beautiful gift for this fandom, for this ship!
| SheyrinaLabyrinthianDragon chapter 29 . 11/5/2016
That was just...simply stunning. While the first chapters seemed a little off to me, I persisted in the hopes it would soon come together, and you did not disappoint! I also felt like your writing style became more polished the further the story went, a solidifying of your confidence in the direction you were headed with your plot. Very well written, indeed, and no sacrifices made to make the story appear rushed as you approached the end. Thank you for such a well-developed twist to the Labyrinthine world of writing.
I would like to add, however, that before I actually reached the end of the last chapter, I had a very uncomfortable feeling you might end it on the same note as the movie Sucker Punch. I felt the possibility quite keenly, and my relief that you didn't was quite profound. However, if you had, that would have been a whole other testament to the power in a story that would have left me despondent for days.
| Mad Shelley chapter 2 . 8/1/2016
And...Tailypo. Seriously, I had a PTSD flashback from childhood reading this chapter. If you were never forced to read Tailypo, check it out.
| Faere chapter 29 . 7/12/2016
Fabulously done. :-)
| Faere chapter 22 . 7/12/2016
The way Jareth talks about time it sounds like they need a timey-wimey detector. So it can go 'ding' when there's stuff.
Thanks for the cookies ;-)
| PrettyWithAPistol chapter 27 . 5/19/2016
The drama! Wow...I'm stunned, really. This is certainly more complicated than I anticipated, and I may have to reread the dialogue again (the bit about the laws had my eyes crossing - likely, I was reading through it so fast to keep up with the building tension), but not now - I can't lose momentum with a cliffhanger like that.
On another note, I'm a bit confused as to the...how to word this without spoilers...identity of the queen who cursed the prince in the story shared several chapters back - is she the woman now unveiled in this chapter?
As always, I'm in awe of your ability for such grand storytelling. To have not only the imagination, brilliance, and pure artistry to weave such a tale, but to convey it so aptly, so vibrantly...it's an incredible gift and an absolute pleasure to come across. So, as ever, thank you for sharing - I can't wait to see how it ends...or, perhaps, begins anew ~
| PrettyWithAPistol chapter 3 . 5/16/2016
This. Incredible. The concept is so intriguing! Some of the pieces have fallen into place - I remember this scene. Why not the rest of the story, though? No matter, I'll keep reading...this just became infinitely more interesting.