|Reviews for To Have, To Hold|
| AlysiaRhythm chapter 1 . 8/4/2013
This was so sweet and adorable, and so emotionally full and so pleasing to the brotherly love-craving heart. I completely agree with and understand your point of view and I am thrilled that someone else has the same as my own. Thank you for writing this, it is perfect. I found some humor in it(due to how many people actually have the nerve to write Elricest) while at the same time my heart was melting in admiration of their bond. Keep up the wonderful work. :)
| Harryswoman chapter 1 . 5/26/2013
| Syra Sunn chapter 1 . 8/25/2012
Aaaaaaand, THANK YOU.
Generally, if a story is completed, I don't favourite it unless there's a sequel in which I'll have to go back and look at a couple details again. But this, this I AM. You already know my thoughts about them being paired, so you probably also realized I appreciate this kind of work. Even if thye weren't brothers, I think this kind of love can definately be acheived.
Thank you, really :)
| TheWaffleMonster chapter 1 . 7/13/2012
Totally agree with what you said at the beginning. This kind of love...well, it doesn't get enough love. I mean, you take a look around any fandom-ten million yaoi fics for every platonic fic out there.
This is probably one of the most awesomest (I don't care that that isn't a word!) fanfics I've ever read. It's sooo good! Any kind of barrier between Ed and Al always makes me want to cry, but their reunions are always, always worth it. Well done. Well done. You're setting a standard for writing with this fic.
| FifthDayOfMay chapter 1 . 3/28/2012
My heart just started crying happy tears and then it exploded. This story contains so much sheer awesome that I have no idea how you managed it. I LOVE their relationship. It is the cutest sweetest most gut wrenchingly touching kind of familial love you can get. This is coming from someone who is extremely close to her sisters and understands the urge to kick people who accuse you of feeling that sort of thing for someone who you've grown up with. Cried and laughed with, hit and bled for. Who is so close to you that you can't imagine living without. Like a sibling and a best friend all in one awesome package. -stands up and applauds- I feel this story deeply and just wish to congratulate you on a job well done.
Also not to say I don't like yaoi, I'd be lying if I said that. I just love familial types of stories infinitely more. They are the blood that runs through my veins. I need to post some of mine. -applauds again-
| zealousfreak27 chapter 1 . 2/26/2012
Thank you. And this time I'll leave a REAL review.
You're obviously not condemning homosexuality here. And of course there's nothing wrong with it. Love is love, I say. However, incest makes me uncomfortable. Peple on this site just can't let things go. I think the fact that English only has one word for love is a problem. We don't love our cars the same way we do our parents, and we don't love our brothers the same we do lovers. But people on this site jumble it all together.
I love this because it is subtle and sweet and a lot of other positive adjectives that I'm to lazy to list out. Thanks a lot!
| Caffeinated Star chapter 1 . 11/27/2011
Yeah I can safely say the brother incest sickens me. It's just... why? Why can't they just be brothers? Which is why I don't read any yaoi since it ALWAYS gets out of hand on this site.
| Failure Writer Girl chapter 1 . 10/17/2011
That was wonderful.
A beautiful interpretation of their relationship that completely coincides with the manga/anime. I absolutely loved it!
| TapTim chapter 1 . 10/3/2011
Yes! I am not offended in the least. Their relationship was beautifully conveyed in a way that felt completely platonic. Poor Al. That IS something he'd agonize over. And I wanna know who that butthead punk was that brought up the crude suggestion! -_-
That's what I love so much about their relationship. They've been through Hell together, and they've come out closer than brothers.
But I still can't accept the idea of Ed with a briefcase. That's just so... oxymoronic. XD
| TheSleepingNeko chapter 1 . 8/19/2011
Beautiful. Truly beatuiful
| SillyKai chapter 1 . 5/31/2011
Really lovely story, exactly what I was looking for!
And I entirely agree with your author's note (which I just read now, after the story). I'm a lesbian (irrevelent) and I very often hate the way homosexuality is portrayed, especially in anime and fanfiction in which authors destroy characters by having them conform to stupid heterosexist standards (ie. having a dominant/masculine partner and submissive/feminine partner, and rape and incest is a good thing?) despite being same-sex couples. I completely agree with you- this kind of love is what is most often misunderstood and ignored. I admit, I enjoy slash between characters, but there are some relationships that are better without the romance angle, because the relationship is so strong that romance actually weakens it. I feel this way about Sam and Frodo (LOTR) as well as the Elric brothers.
Rant aside, this was very well done. The characters were complex and mostly in-character. The exception may be the ending where Ed seemed a little OOC and I had trouble hearing his words in his voice- he sounded a little too soft. But that may only be my interpretation. I appreciate the direct-ness, without a lot of extra material or extra characters. Every sentence was meaningful. The plot was good and, I admit, unexpected, leaving me wondering what was indeed wrong with Al.
| Appleblx chapter 1 . 5/23/2011
Ahh... I remember someone asking if I was lesbian as a review because of a misunderstanding... and I hyperventilated (maybe not literally) while writing the chapter. And you're right... I kinda... no REALLY do not like Yaoi pairings... especially those two.. it just seems so wrong and OOC... I don't know why people even like that stuff! *goes on and on forever* I think you're an amazing author! You know how to keep the characters IN character, and think of the best ideas! Keep it up :D
| WannabeNovelist chapter 1 . 4/16/2011
Wow, that was... amazing, really! I completely agree with and understand what you're talking about. Elricest is seriously wrong, and I just wish more people wrote Fanfictions about, not only Edward and Alphonse, but also other brothers and sister in Animes like this one. Great job! Keep up the good work!
| Noirink chapter 1 . 4/4/2011
Hmm, I can see how someone saying that to anybody would come across as harsh and peculiar. So, without further adieu, here's my review: No doubt is this story very interesting. I believe it could be a lot more than just a one-shot... If that's what this is. Anyway, keep up the good work.
| XxCrimson SpiritxX chapter 1 . 3/27/2011
Awesome story D