|Reviews for Never Let This Pair of Hands Forget|
| saffiremoon21 chapter 4 . 8/4/2012
\Oh man the opening scene is just heartbreaking. Booth really has taken care of his brother their whole lives and it's so harmful to both of them and this is a runon sentence but you are giving me feelings!
"It was for the better that he didn't believe in an afterlife; there were no places for men like the ones who had fathered Temperance and Booth in the good kind." I LOVE this line!
You really do have the witty banter down so well. I giggle reading Booth and Brennan's exchanges :)
And of course the last line is just perfect.
| saffiremoon21 chapter 3 . 8/2/2012
There are a few parts in here that made me giggle out loud (particularly the bit about Angela's filthy mind and the whole scene with Daisy) and those parts really balance out the emotional craziness that Booth and Brennan are going through right now.
| saffiremoon21 chapter 2 . 7/30/2012
Another great chapter! I just really am so in love with the way you get Booth and Brennan's relationship- these are all the moments I wish they'd gotten to have in the show!
| saffiremoon21 chapter 1 . 7/28/2012
Oh this is so good and heartbreaking and everything and I think I will have to read everything you've written now haha.
| morgan-va chapter 7 . 4/29/2012
Loved this fic. I felt like I learned a lot more about B&B through how you told the story.
| queen0hearts chapter 1 . 3/25/2012
| Tadpole24 chapter 6 . 3/15/2012
You are seriously a genius!
You pull these little parts from the show and you put them together in such an amazing way. I can't even explain how much I love it! Except by gushing a lot ;)
It's always been one of my favourite things that it was because of Brennan that Booth wanted to change. Whether she realises it or not, she's the reaso he is who he is and I loved that you added that to this story. It makes the depth of their relationship so much more profound!
Brennan calling Sweets with reluctance was portrayed wonderfully! And I am so in love with the way you wrote Sweets. As much as I hated him after the 100th, your justification of why he said what he said makes it better. I don't think Sweets will ever use Booth and Brennan as a social experiment again, but I liked that Brennan was still suspicious of him and warned him against it.
And the whole scene with Joseph! The similarities to Booth (like calling Sweets a kid and his hands - which was one of my favourite lines...how knowing that Joseph's underlying structure is essentially the same as Booth's is one of the downfalls of her knowledge) were startling and true, and yet Booth couldn't be any different from his father.
And the agony and pain behind the sex, because it's not enough to have great sex any more. She wants to break the laws of physics with him and they're both so caught up in this awful mess of pain!
God, you are good!
And now I have to go to uni and leave the last chapter unread. Killer!
Can't wait to read it though, as I'm sure you've gathered! lol
| Tadpole24 chapter 5 . 3/12/2012
Oh you're mean.
I know I have the next chapter ready and waiting for me to peruse at my leisure, but still, that ending is cruel.
I mean, leaving Booth there, half naked and dripping wet without writing me into the scene? Absurd. Lol.
But seriously, another great chapter! The interaction between Brennan and all the people in Booth's family is something else. I really love her concern for him and how much love can be conveyed by her actions.
I loved Parker in this! He was written he appropriately which makes me smile :) and kept the story going along in this same believable way.
You are the best!
| Tadpole24 chapter 4 . 3/12/2012
Gah! How do you do this?
You have created such a rich and detailed back story for Booth that I don't think I could imagine anything else. As far as I'm concerned, way yoy say is canon!
I seriously love this story!
You wrote Jared to perfection. He is such a jerk and you got that across amazingly! I just wanted to throw him through a window. Such an ass. Oh but it does add such an amazon layer to everything we've seen though.
Again, the flashbacks were awesome. Booth taking responsibility for Jared on all those occasions. It's so painful to see how he carries such a burden with him from such an early age.
Looking forward to reading the rest after I listen to my lecture for uni :)
| Tadpole24 chapter 3 . 3/12/2012
I'm reviewing on my phone, so I can't go back and recap all the little things I loved about this chapter, but I can tell you that there were so many parts!
As always, your flashback scenes are amazing and heartfelt and all kinds of accurate (i love that you brought up the scar on Booth's hip from sword fights with Jared, that was a particular piece of canon I hadn't been expecting). I also loved how you've brought Jared into this. The conversation on the phone was fantastic too, very in character.
I loved that whole part about if they had gotten together any sooner than they had, they may not have worked. Especially the part about learning to appreciate how they felt without each other and knowing that they never wanted to feel like that again.
And again, the sexy time was hot! I like that Angela was the one to persuade Brennan to buy the 'slutty' lingerie. Nice touch.
I seriously love this!
| Tadpole24 chapter 2 . 3/12/2012
Oh this is just going to kill me, isn't it?
In a good way! Wow. I know I keep saying it. but wow.
You are so good, Ren! So good!
I love Brennan's dream. The stubborn child that she was reflecting so well in the woman she has become.
And Booth seeing his dad for the first time in so long, that scene was just amazing. I wouldn't know what to have them say if I was writing it, but you have this wonderful dialogue all there, ready for reading. It's simply amazing.
And I love all the in between stuff. Brennan's little jokes, their laughter together. I love 'be careful' because I so easily relate to that (my family cop it all the time) and I love Booth's tell and how Joseph doesn't even know his son well enough to be able to see it. It's heartbreaking, but so amazing that you've written to perfection.
Seriously, I'm in love with this fic!
| Tadpole24 chapter 1 . 3/12/2012
I have been wanting to read this since the day you finished it, but it's just been one of those stories that I haven't been able to get to. But today I remembered it and I felt like some Bones love, so I'm finally reading it.
And wow! I'm only one chapter in and you've already taken me on a rollercoaster ride. I love the flash back at the beginning. I thought it was fantastic the way you showed how even as a young child Booth carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Even when he was so young he had this innate sense to protect his little brother. I loved Hank and his guilt. I think that Booth is very much like his grandfather, so it was amazing the parallels that you drew between the two (like lying to your kid is okay sometimes).
The part with the car stole my breath. There's something about angry Booth that is so damn believable, no matter what he's doing. He is a hurt man, he's in so much pain and to counteract that pain he does these blindly mad things. But it was when Brennan picks up the baton that really got me, because she really understands him and this was perfect for showing that!
Oh, there are so many things I could say...the bond between Cam and Booth is amazing. And the sex was perfectly hot! :)
Onto chapter 2 :)
| Alicia9876 chapter 7 . 3/8/2012
What a wonderful fantastic story I adore it. Every word. Thank you for sharing.
| pnwer chapter 7 . 2/25/2012
Ireally enjoyed this story, especially how you describe the feelings between BB.
| laffers18 chapter 7 . 1/2/2012
I love you. Just thought I'd get that out of the way first...oh, and I am SO sorry it's taken me so long to review this. I read it, I honestly did...I've just been a really really shit reviewer as of late. Still love me? ;)
This was the perfect end to one of the best fics i've read in...forever, actually. Brilliant.
So many little gems that were just...ahhhhhhhh, so frickin' good!
'Even the worst parents could sometimes be teachers.'
There's never been a more accurate or true statement. So freaking on the money...
And this may be the most perfect way to describe Booth...ever. Seriously...
"Their hearts become weak and enlarged and they die young," Brennan explained quickly. "The lifespan of a Great Dane rarely extends beyond seven years."
"You are the Great Dane."
At this, Booth did take a drink. And roll his eyes. "Thanks."
"You give and you give, and your heart is too big for any one body. It gave out for a little while. But you'll get it back."
You have THE most amazing way with words...for real. If I didn't adore you I'd be green with jealousy...and green is really NOT my colour ;)