Reviews for Waiting Game
rebecca-in-blue chapter 1 . 5/29
This is a really excellent little ficlet that fits in so well with the film. You capture Rooster's concern for Mattie and admiration for her spirit in a way that's touching without being saccharine or out-of-character, like in the line where he grazes her cheek with his knuckles. Of course he would only do this while she's unconscious, lest anybody catch him showing tenderness. I also really admire how well you capture his language - "maimed girl-child with a tongue like a whip of fire" and "like I was approaching a she-cat with kits" are both phrases that I can completely hear Rooster saying

To nitpick, the one bit in this story that threw me a little was "but I don't think she saw much of anything." I would think that in that situation, Rooster would be more concerned with how much pain Mattie was feeling, since she's obviously going to see her arm missing anyway when she wakes up, and I almost wonder if you meant to type "don't think she felt much of anything." Either way, the brief mention of the bone-saw really made me flinch to imagine - again, gritty in a way that fits in perfectly with the film.

P.S. I'm here reviewing you for the review-a-thon at the Caesar's Palace forum! Come drop by sometime, all fandoms welcome :)
Perky Lil' Panda chapter 1 . 5/10/2015
Ahh! That's so cute and fluffy! :D
Mrs. Optimus Prime chapter 1 . 10/27/2011
Great one shot. I enjoyed it big time. I hope you continue to write more True Grit fics.
bloodredcherry chapter 1 . 7/29/2011
I really liked it. :)
SuchaCarelessWhisper chapter 1 . 6/13/2011
Xx That was really cute...I enjoyed reading that...love that movie btw...original and new...