Reviews for How It Should Have Been
Therese chapter 29 . 5/22/2020
Please update
Guest chapter 29 . 10/29/2019
I think it’s so good! I’m invested, but I don’t want anything to affect Connor and Angels relationship. I hope Connor sees the evil in Julie!
Guest chapter 29 . 4/16/2018
More stories please as soon as possible
Guest chapter 29 . 3/29/2018
I know it’s been 5 years since you wrote this but please for the sake of all your readers and fans can you finish this story? *sobs* I read all 29 chapters in one day and I’ve re-read them all at least twice again this week... I need closure! Even just a small summary to figure out what the heck happens would bring so much happiness to my little world lol. You wrote a fantastic story and officially got me hooked on Angel... I had to go watch the tv series after reading your version just to see the people come to life. Thank you for writing this! :)
DLT chapter 29 . 10/5/2016
O my... i'M so sad you didn't write the next chapiter. I really want to know the next. Do you think you will one day? I hope so. I love what you have done. Sorry my english is bad. I'M french.
lisa.marie.d chapter 29 . 7/23/2015
I know this is probably a very long shot but will you finish this? Or at least tell me how you were going to end it?
I just read this and I think it is an amazing story, the best Father/Son fic for Angel and Connor that I have ever read.
MacAttack3355 chapter 29 . 6/19/2015
This series is utterly awesome, and I really, really hope you will finish it someday. Mostly because I love reading it, but also because I'm so curious to find out why you are building Julie up as such a hated character. I suspect something big is coming...something bigger than just a bizarrely fast-growing baby.

What I find most enjoyable in this series is the witty conversations between the characters. I've also been sucked into the fast-paced plot and exciting storyline. If I understand correctly, your version loosely follows the events of the actual TV show? If this is the case, I might enjoy watching Angel more than I think I would. I don't know. The adventure part is riveting and all, but I doubt it could hold my attention without the intermittent episodes of Connor abuse. That's the best part, of course (with the witty conversations coming in a close second).

I think the chapters where Gunn "babysits" Connor were well done. The kid needs someone to keep him in line while Daddy Angel is incapacitated, and Gunn is the most appropriate character to fill in as surrogate parent figure. I wouldn't have thought I'd want to see anybody replace Angel as Connor's disciplinarian - even temporarily - but with Gunn I think it "worked."

I got to say though that I got totally confused when the whole story abruptly changed when Angel did the nasty with Cordelia. Although I only vaguely understood (through context) the stuff about Angel being in love with Buffy but not being allowed to experience true happiness, I "got it" that screwing Cordy caused Angel to revert to his Angelus persona...what I didn't follow was why/how that transition changed EVERYTHING. Cordy disappeared, Wo Pang wasn't dead anymore, the beast that they'd killed (using a sword) came back and had to be killed all over again (this time with it's own horn), and, sadly, a ton of the healing between Connor his dad was erased. I kept reading the chapters, waiting for the strange phenomenon to be explained...when it never was, I went back to Chapter 21 and started over again, figuring I must have missed some key element that would explain the mystery. I think I sort of "get it" now that there was some alternate reality that was, sometime?...but I think this is where it would've been a huge advantage for me to have seen the original show. People who have watched the Angel series probably get what's happening right away, so it's my own dang fault that I was so confused.

But all perplexity aside, I think this is a spectacular series and I will die happy if I can someday read the conclusion. I love a good father/son bonding story. Thank you for writing this!
MacAttack3355 chapter 28 . 6/19/2015
I think Connor does a really good job of articulating to Julie why it doesn't infuriate him to be spanked by his dad, and I like his explanation of why she should quit incessantly harping at him about it!
Guest chapter 29 . 6/11/2015
What's gonna happen? Please update!
DanishGirl chapter 29 . 6/7/2015
Thank you so much for writing this story! I really enjoyed reading it!
otkcp chapter 29 . 3/11/2015
Okay, I really don't like Julie...not at all. She's so manipulative and she's ruining everything! I hope you update again soon.
Gttttttttttt chapter 29 . 12/10/2013
I cant believe this is where you stopped :)
- First of all , Thank you so much for writing and sharing his amazing fic with us .I am sure this story have a special place in your heart since it has been with you since 2003 . 10y Wow.
- for the most part this has been one of the most amazing fics I have ever read . Yes I had a few problems with it lool .But it got nothing to do with your writitng . you had to keep them in character.
- I understand that you have written Gunn in the last few chapters as co- parent for Connor. and you did manage to show him as a loving character. I already in more then one review complained about Gunn role . My point is : I would understood his role if Connor didnt have a father . But he does . what really brothers me about this , is putting the father ( even though he didnt raise him) in the same place as someone he lived with for 6 month . This doesnt make sense to me . yes Gunn may have some love for Connor .but it will never come close to how much his father loves him . In my opinion the right to spank/swat Connor should have only been to his father .
- Moving on , Its really interesting how you in more than once brought the two sides of arugment for and against spanking . And explaining in more than one time that spanking is not abuse and not the same as beating .
- As much as I would love to read what happens next .I am really worried how sad Angle would be when he realize his son is married and about to have a baby :( And julie really perfect manipulative .she really knows how to get Connor to do what she wants
- and 29 ch . and still no " I love you too dad " loooool will mabye we will say it at the end :)
- There were afew things in this fic that reflect on my own life ( I did say them before but I feel like repeating lol )
- When Angle heard his son say to his girlfriend I love too you . and how sad he was that his son was able to say it to a girl he only met a month .and not once did he say it to him :(
This made think about my life and the world around me .and how It so easy to tell your love interst Or your friend that you love them .Yet you find it so hard to to say it to your own blood . :(
- other thing , when Connor talked about how he wanted a happy family and Juile told him , he sould look into the picture through the father eyes and creat his own happy family . I cant tell you how many times I felt jealous and sad seeing happy family .But I guess what I can look for is my own future happy family :)

again Thank for his fic :)
Gttttttttttt chapter 28 . 12/10/2013
wow gald thing are back to normal loool
this ch would have been perfect if it wasnt for Gunn
I hate that guy .
I feel so bad for Angle .I feel like he is broken and lost . and Conner is really being mean to him .I cant believe he havent told him ," I love you " yet :(((
and juile oh God .. just awful
and the worst part Angle is sad that she doesnt like him :( why should he care what that stupid girl think ?!
Gttttttttttt chapter 27 . 12/9/2013
Angle is back finally :)
really sweet moments when he hugged connor
although I kind wish Gunn wasnt there .
the spanking of course I hated it :( . But the scene where Julie and Conner where about to have sex and she found his red bottom. was very yummy looool
Gttttttttttt chapter 26 . 12/9/2013
needless to say , I dislike this faith person . God
Julie is right . why does everyone seem to want to hit Connor ? why is everyone trying to conttol him ? It just sucks :(
and woe Julie is pregnant ! take about surprises
again poor Connor
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