|Reviews for What Could Have Been: Patriot Down|
| cameron-sarah chapter 1 . 2/10/2013
It's sad that she was counting on being killed to spare herself, but they realised she had other uses, if not for her information. That's really crushing.
| Amilyn chapter 1 . 5/2/2012
I think you're missing a "not" in here: "You would not have found me in such a good condition had they given up on their previous interrogation techniques." I think you meant "had they NOT given up on"...at least, that's how I read it.
I think the most effective thing you've done here is to have the guys be SO clueless. Even in law enforcement where they see this all the time, the are *men* who live in a world where the likelihood they will be raped (at their age, not in prison) is nearly zero, while Ziva, and other women in this country, live with a 1-in-4 chance, so it's "just" part of our potential reality. Guys...they don't realize, and that Tim and Tony are both in the "But why wouldn't someone report?" and "Wait...for *fun*?" with surprise rather than resigned expectation and sad acceptance...very believable.
And Ziva's acceptance of it, even as she flinches away, she shrugs at the inevitability of *this* that Tony, who believes in inevitabilities, had not considered...very well done. I like the way you discuss the difference between revenge *fantasies* and revenge/vengeance *plans*, and Tony & Ziva agreeing that this "new" Ziva might be the real one with her father's programming and expectations stripped away. Nice.
| WritingFromTheSoul chapter 1 . 1/21/2012
Funny I've been looking for a fanfic to this ep for a long time, and I FINALLY FOUND ONE!
Good one, though, I love the gym scene.
| Tivafivanatomy chapter 1 . 8/17/2011
who cute is Tim? I love who Ziva and Tony had a conversation with out using words ( Tony saw her eyes, there was hurt underneath the façade. Her eyes were screaming at him. Later, they said. He subtly nodded his agreement.)great fic! :D
| Different Child chapter 1 . 6/28/2011
TIVA! 33 And it's honesty about how she would think and feel. ( *hugs* 3 GREAT WORK!
| MTGZ chapter 1 . 6/26/2011
Gr8 one shot allie! It could hav definatley happened :P
| ChEmMiE chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
Cant remember the name if the ep right now, but the one with the rich lady who who gets house arrest instead of jail says ziva's never had her freedom taken away could work as well... From the end if season 8 (ej's in it)
and loved this! :)
| VioletHawk chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
I love the "real Ziva" and "his Ziva" parts :) and her conversation with Tim in the end :)
| rumpleswagskin chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
This was really sweet. I'm always looking for fics when Ziva opens up to Tony about Somalia. Nice job.
| ZivaFan2481 chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
Great job! I was thinking (Never a good thing) and I was wondering if maybe you could do something with the episode called "freedom" I am pretty sure. It was toward the second half of season 8 with Georgia Wooten and her kid being abused by the husband. I remember Ziva went to talk to her because Gibbs told her to but she did not really get anywhere. Anyway can't wait for more.
| Darlin24 chapter 1 . 6/25/2011
i like how ziva lets out her emotions through physical release and how the killer in her died in somalia:)