Reviews for Ties That Bind
Llwydyn chapter 1 . 12/16/2020
Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. Your characterization is just right, dialogue is dead on, description has me living the moment right alongside them. Adding you to my list of faves as I’ve recently acquired this ship. XD Thank you for taking the time to write this! Scenes that really feel like they were plucked directly out of the story are so rare and precious.
Rachel Smith Cobleigh chapter 1 . 6/29/2016
I loved this! (Because of your latest fic, I started binge-watching Alias. I know, I'm pretty late to the party. I'm amused by the way it's basically just an intersection of the spy genre and the soap opera genre, with all the contrivances and implausibly-convenient social connections that implies.) You kept them both so finely in-character and the interaction made me smile. I also like how Vaughn realizes how much Sydney is out of his league as a spy. He's got potential to be more skilled and he's not half-bad at it, but Sydney is a genius at spycraft. Sydney, as seen through Vaughn's eyes in this story, is even more appealing than I already find her in canon. Lovely job!
Gweedo chapter 1 . 1/4/2007
love it! it's cute, keeping up your great job.

I accidently bump into ur story, cause i was searching for the meaning of the phrase of "the ties that bind", after i read ur story, i kinda get it, but can u tell me what the phrase exactly means?
alphabet chapter 1 . 6/21/2006
Oh, I really liked this! SD-6 Syd/Vaughn is great. I love how their relationship dances on the edge of being inappropriate, and you really captured that. Great job.
ketchupqueen13 chapter 1 . 3/16/2004
Excellent, as usual! :) I like how it's long, but doesn't ramble. Really sounds like Syd and Vaughn, and a sweet step in their relationship.
Loriel Eris chapter 1 . 11/5/2003
Just to say I really enjoyed this. All my friends have a crazy obsession for Sydney/Sark fic so its nice to see that there are some sane people in the world! ;)
Rhythm chapter 1 . 4/4/2002
R.J., this is wonderful! You caught a plot hole, you wrote a great story...and your title makes a pun! How great are you?

The thing I like best about this story is how honestly you portray Vaughn. You see his limitations, how he doesn't measure up to Sydney in every way, and you don't try to make him more heroic than he really is.

Beautiful work.
Kat1 chapter 1 . 3/31/2002
I really enjoyed reading this. Gaping plot hole fics are always great due to their ability to let you into the show and then the characters. I really liked your Vaughn - not showy, not flashy, but chivalrous and honest. I also appreciated the title.
Yunitsa chapter 1 . 3/25/2002
Alright, now you've made me really want to watch this show! Lovely little story, and especially the title (it made me cackle once I realized the significance). And UST is always, always good - plus this reminded me of Mulder and Scully back in the Good Old Days. Now if I was a crazy impatient fan (perish the thought!) I would tell you to get right back to working on "Lessons":)
Jen too lazy to sign in chapter 1 . 3/25/2002
Wow, truly amazing :)
jwhit04 chapter 1 . 3/24/2002
This is one of the best Alias stories i have read so far it was very good it is amazing how you picked up the fact that they left the tie in the show. They should make you a writer for Alias and the way you made my mind see Syndney's face with such great detail was incredible. I love that show and they way yu brought out a glitch but then made it like Sydney really could have taken the tie out made the show stay just as good. Excellent!
Terin chapter 1 . 3/23/2002 cute. The whole tie thing was a good catch on your part...and the story fit perfectly into the show timeline.
Shade5 chapter 1 . 3/23/2002
Great story! I love how you filled in that hole in the plot, and you did it well.
Waterdancer chapter 1 . 3/22/2002
Hi RJ,

It's nice to see a new face in the Alias genre. I enjoyed reading your fic, and I look forward to more.
Ashni chapter 1 . 3/22/2002
Nice job, Rebecca. :) I really like how you turned the tie into a token from a lady to her knight and then made the observation that the usual roles are reversed with them. -Nicole
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