|Reviews for Amber Forest|
| evewolf123 chapter 16 . 3/7
I really love this story and how u made them into wolves or dogs and kept as close the the real story. That's really creative. Can't wait for the next chapter
| Guest chapter 16 . 3/5
update faster pls, I cant wait to see kaoru catching up
| UrmixMoonstone chapter 16 . 3/3
This is just.. just.. wow, the last sentence... man, I'm a garbled mess after I read this. You worked magic in there.
| Compucles chapter 15 . 2/22
This is a very impressive re-imagining of "Rurouni Kenshin." You stick mostly to the manga stories yet make appropriate adjustments and changes when necessarily dictated by the AU. I also love how you've made Kaoru a fully fledged fighter of the pack.
As for the Juppongattana battles, here's what I'd like to see and why:
Kenshin (others) vs. Shishio - Duh!
Kenshin vs. Sojiro - Gotta have the best against the best
Aoshi vs. Usui - Aoshi needs to get his revenge
Sano vs. Anji - The mentor vs. student relationship they have is too interesting not to reuse
Kaoru vs. Cho - a tricky fighter like Cho is a good match for the analytical fighter you've made Kaoru out to be in this AU
Misao vs. Kamatari - With Kaoru resigned, Misao gets this one all to herself, plus I'd love to see an analog to the manga reveal of Kamatari's true gender
Yahiko vs. Henya - this canon fight seems like it would translate well to a reuse in this AU
Hiko vs. Fuji and Saizuchi - might as well reuse this canon fight as well
Saito vs. Iwanbo - partly process of elimination (with Usui reassigned), and partly because I think it would be hilarious to leave Saito with the fat, stupid guy (and however you want to work in Gein's influence)
| skenshingumi chapter 15 . 2/21
Oh poor Misao, enduring the trauma of watching her pack killed in front of her and then being taunted with Usui's cruel words. I would imagine this would lead to a Misao with more self doubt and recriminations.
| madman42 chapter 15 . 2/11
Interesting. More soon please.
| Lama00 chapter 15 . 2/10
I understand this post is not everyone favorite but I'm not quiet bother by it. I think most people want a straight action from the main characters .Whatever, for me I like to see a some character's development and here is one for Misao. By killing her Oniwaban wolfgroup , things would go tough for her but she will probably get stronger as she was in canon .
And now she's alone and had nowhere to go which would be much more reasonable for her to find Aoshi.
As for match fighting I don't quiet agree with the reviewer below about Kaoru fighting Soujiro even if she is strong, seriously he is the most dangerous member in the Juppongatana and even faster than Kenshin in a strike that she wouldn't stand a chance
against him (what would be the Tenken without his Shuukichi and nonsense of killing ki?)
Seeing Kaoru win over Soujiro make her undeniably a Mary-sue even if she fights him mentally she would be stubborn what she believe about non-killing and he wouldn't understand her.I think it would be best to leave Soujiro for Kenshin since he is the only one who could talk sense to him.
Cho would be a valid choice to be opponent for Kaoru (or Misao if you like) since he is just a wolf in your fic ( according to your fanart in DA) and not the man who uses swords which make Kenshin unnecessary to deal with him. Also it would be good for Kaoru to save Iori (maybe a pup) from Cho to make her stand what she believes in to protect the weak.
Cho vs( Kaoru or Misao) , Kamatari vs( Misao or Kaoru), Yahiko vs Henya I think it would be good for everyone have an opponent to show they are capable of fighting by themselves.
Sorry long review but that's what review is
| Guest chapter 15 . 2/9
oh dear, please do not give me a false joy like this, I trully wish to read the next chapter, not an interlude. Pls update soon.
| Guest chapter 15 . 2/8
Thank you where's my book for this not-quite-a-chapter-as-you-said-so-yourself.
A fight with an insane, sociopathic/psycopathic? killer is definitely not the best first fight. Nor the most healthy, untraumatizing one - that I agree with you.
You did a really good job writing the scene. I could really follow Misao's thinking patterns and her emotions. One thing I really liked was how you incorporated their fighting techniques into it. Really good observation skills you have! I'm glad Misao finally met Kenshin; he's like a really good counselor/therapist.
Usui does seem a bit like Jineh, only that Jinei had an ulterior motive to fight someone in particular and Usui was just like "eh, killing for kicks cuz that's what I do when I'm bored." Usui seems to have a more stable, calculating insanity. But I dunno.
Regarding fight scenes - truth be told, I'm somewhat partial to the fight pairings in the manga - although yet again, truth be told, they can't really stay that way, can they? Though I think either Kenshin or Kaoru will fight Soujirou (assuming his past is still traumatizing here and Kaoru has the strength and skill?) and either Sano or Kenshin fighting Anji (don't know whether Sano's wound is recovered yet or if he can train, so... anyways, it'd be a really respectful fight if it was Kenshin vs. Anji, that I can foresee) Will Saito appear later on? Eiji? Eh, well, sorry for the huge "pondering fest" here. ._.
Thanks so much, and please update again soon!
| petitefeeme chapter 15 . 2/7
I can understand you didn't like writing this not-chapter. At least now I'm a bit less sad knowing they went down fighting (thought I'm still sad about Okina).
As for the fight, well I have to admit the traditional pairings seem good to me. I particularly liked Misao and Kaoru's fight since it was one of the rare times I saw those two in real actions. But the concept of Misao and Aoshi fighting together is seducting since you mentioned this partner thing in the not-chapter, so I say Aoshi and Misao fighting Usui together is not a bad idea. And perhaps Cho against Sanosuke instead of Kenshin (those duo always makes me laugh).
In the end it's the author who decides! ) Good luck at keeping Yahiko from jumping on the first enemy he and kaoru might come across XD
| Fenris Jin chapter 2 . 2/7
I liked how you worked around the Kamiya's 'sword that protects' idea.
Indeed, every life is precious, include one's own. I wonder why this concept was never touched in the RK canon.. or has it? I've only seen the anime, so I might be wrong. They said the manga has more finer points.
| Fenris Jin chapter 1 . 2/7
I've seen this fic around before, but this is the first time I'm getting in to it. I'm pleased that it was not wasted effort. It was well written and the concept is good.
LOL, I kind of feel awkward with the English names mixed with the Japanese ones.
| petitefeeme chapter 14 . 2/5
I can't tell you how happy I was when I saw the new chapter on my mail box, and how sad I couldn't read it yet (too much work- damn you university!). But fortunately (not really but I'm looking at the bright side) I fell sick and the doctor put me on sick leave for the rest of the week, so I was able to read it sooner than I thought.
I just LOVE Misao! She's one of my favourite character in the show! And I was so happy to see you included Gensai and his grandaughters! Ayame and Suzume are just so cute!
I couldn't help but snicker a bit at the likeness between Misao and Kaoru, trusting someone like that without knowing him )
I'm quite sad that you killed Okina, he made laugh quite often in the anime, but I can understand your reasoning (may you rest in peace Okina T_T).
You did good reminding the readers of Yahiko. In my mind up until now he was still a puppy, but it's true canines in general reach 90 percent of their full height around their sixth month. So if Yahiko now is 6-7 months old he had to be at least around Kaoru's shoulders or something.
As for Kaoru, I can only say one thing: GO GIRL! (I liked the comment about draging back Kenshin by the ears ::snicker::).
Of course this chapter left me with a lot of question. How will Aoshi react when he comes back to Shishio and learn that his pack (except Misao) had been killed? How is Sanosuke going to react at being left behind (I can already predict he isn't going to be happy about it)?
I can't wait until the next chapter!
| Lady La-sara chapter 14 . 1/29
Wow! I love how your writing seems to flow and the attention to detail that you give; it feels as if I'm reading a book! (A very good one at that ;)) I also like how you are developing the characters into what they could be and I love how you have different animals for the characters and not all of them are wolves (although wolves are awesome). Also good chapter length! And thank you for updating as I needed a break from my math work and noting works better than a Kenshin fic with awesomeness! Please continue this awesome fic and I excitedly await the next chapter!
| Water Tribe Wolf chapter 14 . 1/28
YAY! THANK YOU! cant wait to read the next chapter!