Reviews for The Brave and the Vulnerable
JadedLogic chapter 11 . 1/3
Read this all in one go and it was phenominal. Very book-verse, believable and filled with so many emotions. I felt Glinda's heartbreak, her pain, and longing, and Elphaba's own internal struggle. You portrayed their complexities perfectly. Thank you for sharing this with us.
BuRiChiFaN chapter 11 . 6/28/2016
This is what should have happened in the book. Also, like you, I will never forgive Elphie for abandoning Glinda. Ugh, my poor sweet Glinda. Great fic btw!
evilregal07 chapter 11 . 9/25/2015
evilregal07 chapter 9 . 9/25/2015
I am with you on never forgiving Elphaba for leaving Glinda. No matter how many times I read it, be it in Wicked itself or in fanfic, it rips my heart to shreds every time.
naggingGargoyle chapter 11 . 7/16/2015
so absurdly wonderful, i am speechless
Guest chapter 5 . 3/18/2015
Beautifully written! This is one of the best intimate scenes I've ever read, anywhere.
AlexDuggan chapter 11 . 2/2/2015
In my head this is how the story really played out.
I will continue to read this story again and again.
Thank you :)
MyLittleElphie chapter 11 . 9/12/2014
Such a wonderful story! I have read it at least three times now but my brain is so forgetful that I dread the end every time only remembering that there is no need when I actually read it lol
Out of all trip-to-the-EC stories this is by far the most amazing one!
Guest chapter 11 . 2/14/2014
This was really, really well done. Perhaps uneven in parts, but it really fleshed out that Glinda-Elphaba dynamic and even deepened it. I also appreciate how you wrote Nessarose into the story, as how she and Glinda turned to each other "after" Elphaba has always interested me.
Marshmallow19 chapter 11 . 4/4/2013
Amazing story
Greyella chapter 11 . 3/11/2013
Beautiful. No other word for this than that. Utterly charming and heartbreaking...and then affirming. Lovely.
LolaVerdigris chapter 11 . 11/3/2012
Fantastic ending! Loved your Elphaba and Galinda! Especially Galinda giving Elphaba a taste of what it felt like to be left behind. Well done!
nirky chapter 11 . 9/24/2012
I didn't enjoy this story as much as I did "The Thrill, Basis Determined", but it was still quite the pleasant ride. :) I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed, though. Either way, I must tell you I'm one of those people that completely despised the random overuse of "I love you" in fics, but it made so much sense in yours... It felt true and it made me feel things, made me wish to be loved like that. Good job. :)
Khaleda chapter 11 . 9/13/2012
I read this story in its entirety and loved it to pieces.

Any complaints I have are purely craft/mechanics in nature, and nothing to the point that it deterred me from ravishing this, chapter by chapter. Seeing as how this is a completed work and I'm sure you've other things to do besides editing fanfiction, I'll keep it short. Trim down the adverbs a bit. In some places, a lot. Too many words in a sentence can draw away from the power of what you're trying to say. And in Elphaba's case, it's the things not spoken that ring the loudest. I also noticed you have a habit of placing commas in strange places, and leaving them out where they're needed. These habits are easily fixed and nothing to worry over. You possess the most important talent and writer needs: the ability to tell a story.

The plot was believable and not overly complicated. The dialogue fit well with both the book and musical, easy to follow and a delight to read. Glinda's character matured through the piece in an unexpected and refreshing way. Your descriptions of Elphaba were wonderful, and filled in the lack of her POV. Here's an example from this chapter:

"The door opened and Elphie entered, head down with her back to Glinda as she closed the door behind her. Then she slumped against it, resting her forehead there and raising an arm to smack her hand against the wood."

When I first read Maguire's book, a little part of me died at the end of the trip to the Emerald City. At Elphaba's fear, frustration, need to divorce herself from any and all love. Sufficed to say, I was quite pleased when I stumbled across your story. You're a good writer, and I hope you continue to do just that.

A.W.Blake chapter 11 . 7/11/2012
This story was awesome! When I first read the title, I thought Glinda was the Vulnerable and Elphaba the Brave, but that it was complitely the opposite, I would have never guessed.
I think it was also really interesting to see the progress the two had made on their journey.
Really good job! I liked it a lot :)
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