Reviews for Falling
Raum chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Congrats!

I do enjoy a lot reading about Carlisle. I wrote for him my o/s "The Moon over Volterra," using the poems of a very famous Italian author...

Thanks for writing!

- Raum
LuckyStar815 chapter 1 . 5/13/2011
Oh this is so lovely!

I'm just a random guest on your profile, and I'm glad I've been curious. I love, love, LOVE stories about Edward's rebellious years! And I also think Edward's relationship with Esme and Carlisle is very important and clearly underrated in the canon books. Great job!

xxx
Mackenzie L chapter 1 . 10/25/2010
I thought this was quite touching and really well done. :) Thanks for writing.
miaokuancha chapter 1 . 10/22/2010
Oh my this is such a touching and lovely story! I was a little thrown off by the transition to 3rd person narrative and then back to 1st person that you had near the end of the story. Not sure if that was intentional or not. But the entire arc of it was just so lovely. I love

Esme's resolve to let her 'little one' fly the nest and find his own answers.

Edward's gradual realization of how his avenging self actually isolates him more and more from the very things he is trying to protect and save.

And I especially loved these passages:

~~~ I had only a dim memory of my father - he was advising a young man, a relative? - they sat by the fire in our living room and his voice was still clear in my mind "Leave something more; always more than you take - build and grow - that is the way of our family." Now I had gone against the grain, when I thought I was following it. ~~~

~~~ Carlisle had saved my life - and I had thrown that back at him, claiming he had created the monster. The thirst was nature - how I chose to slake it - that was now 100% me. I realized that now. I realized everyone - we all make decisions. I now accepted my choices, and their consequences. ~~~

This:

~~~ I wanted to begin again - be 17, really 17 again. Play the piano, read, study; find a way to do some real work in the world. ~~~

is so poignant. Ah Edward!

So many writers, SM included, actually, portray him as much older, spiritually, than 17. I can understand that, since he is over a hundred years old by the time he meets Bella. But to me, the 17-year-old boy is also absolutely central to who he is and always will be - with all the tragedy that that implies. So glad that you do him honor here.

Lovely lovely little story, and a great pleasure to read!
Mia chapter 1 . 10/20/2010
There are quite a few stories about Edward "coming home". This was one of the very best. I especially loved the Christmas setting and the "New Year" hint at the end.
cindershock chapter 1 . 10/20/2010
Aw...I loved it.