Reviews for For the Love of the Game
sasunaru13 chapter 1 . 1/13/2016
Wow..just wow, it's short but i feel like ive read multiple chapters and it's great. The ending is sweet too!
Resucitated-Blue chapter 1 . 5/14/2013
I love this. SO much. I was to say the least overjoyed with how Alfred is characterized. It was just so admirable to see him be dedicated to what he likes and such variance in his interests too.

Honestly when I read "but it wasn't just the game play of football" it won me over for the entire fic. I knew nothing after was going to make me not like this.

And it was awesome. I love how it starts with a great friendship that seems to have everything going for it then slowly morph into that rivalry this pairing is known for while showing neither of them wanted it. I could sense that Ivan probably just wanted all along to hang out but at the same time i can sympathize with alfred's perspective and feelings. It was a bit heart wrenching. Then the ending was so bittersweet and aaaa feels.

Great fic and great writing :)
Amelia Jones D chapter 1 . 6/10/2012
Oh my god! This is so perfect. This is the best way to express how I feel sometimes. It's fine, we're friends, untill your better than I am. Then we're rivals. I'm not prions of it, but I do this all the time. I have to be the best at my chosen fields. Thank you for expressing this so well. Great writing too!
hetalian chapter 1 . 7/3/2011
omfg...this was amazing
Readers-Section chapter 1 . 6/6/2011
I love the way this was written! Present tense doesn't usually work out great, but this was really good!
L.Firefly chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
How can I express in few words how much I liked this story? I fell in love for it!

The way you describe in brief and concise sentences, how you characterize Alfred and Ivan, how the initial attraction and friendship turns into rivalry and hatred because of misunderstandings and jealousy.

The ending was the final touch.

Is truly a wonderful story. congratulations!
jellybeansprout chapter 1 . 5/3/2011
That was both very very sweet, and yet very very sad. Ivan is too cute, but I felt so bad for Alfred. The ending was sweet and cute too, but with everything that had happened before it, I had wished fluff too.

I love the writing. Short snippets that detail the birth and growth of their relationship.

This is a wonderful little piece with Ivan and Alfred, and I think you did such a great job on it. Though short, it feels really complete and I adore Ivan. He's such a sweetie pie, even when he's hurt and confused. Ah, that makes it sound weird...

Lovely fic. Ivan's and Alfred's relationship was bumpy, but here's to hoping for their happy ending! Thanks for writing such a great story.
Suga Bee chapter 1 . 2/13/2011
This was so amazing, I almost heldmy breath the entire way through. You're style is so catchy and flui, and I absolutly ADORE how you describe the two!

So lovely, I can't wait for more! :)
TropicanaLemonadeOnASunnyDay chapter 1 . 2/7/2011
Aw, now that was's do I say this? I loved this so much I'v etemporarily lost the grasp of the English language to describe it. But it sums up what I feel about high school!AU and RusAme and I LOVE YOU FOR WRITING THIS.
urban-amorexx chapter 1 . 2/7/2011
the other stories ive read from you were about america/ canada. its intersting to see a story about america/ russia. i loved it though keep up the good work. )
Corpseflesh chapter 1 . 2/6/2011
this feels so right, somehow - it just feels so right.

this is going to be my headcanon for high school!Alfred and Ivan. forever.
Fai'swingedchronicles chapter 1 . 2/5/2011
Would you mind linking the picture?

This was going somewhere bad /fast/ and I could tell but at the same time when it got better...well you found the perfect ending. Plz do write more on them
Green Sprout chapter 1 . 2/5/2011
Awww this was cute I had to do a dance at the end X3

I mean I enjoyed the first meeting and how it shows that he doesn't hate Ivan but it's more like envy among other things and how Al wants to be on top. I enjoy this more than the 'you're just a commie and I hate you,' that's in a lot of fics with these two.

Also the ending made me giggle, especially on how Ivan explained why he did those things in a different perspective.

This motivated me a lot and made my day3 The best story I read all day.
sakimidare chapter 1 . 2/5/2011
so. .so. . CUTE! And. .Idk. .dammit you made me cry.

could you give me the name of the pic you were inspired by if its not any trouble to you?