Reviews for Missed Opportunity
thena-ditey chapter 1 . 3/9/2012
Awwwwwww. So sweet and I want to cry. Sigh.
Ff chapter 1 . 8/12/2011
You are a Writer
zebraboymom chapter 1 . 8/8/2011
Absolutely beautiful. I got all choked up when he bent his head down to the baby and she ran her fingers through his hair. You described it so perfectly I could see the two of them in that moment as clear as if it was on the show. This was very powerful emotionally. Thank you for the moment. It will help me wait until next season returns.
xwildatheart chapter 1 . 8/8/2011
That was amazing! I could see that happening. I really loved it. (:
vinh chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
That was beautifully written. I felt the bitter-sweetness of the conversation along with Mary.
BrittanyLS chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
This is so beautifully written! I'm glad Marshall is happy, but my heart breaks for Mary!
usafcmycloud chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Great story! I could see more to it...if you're willing. :)
JMS529 chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
That was well written. Love the Marshall & Mary baby moment. It was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. The last statment was perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Silvanne chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
How gorgeous and bittersweet. Love how fitting Marshall's reason is-he's seems to have a very singular appreciation for all of the miracles of life.

It also made me wonder about the missed opportunities in Mary's life, because we don't tend to see her expressing much in the way of regret. Which makes the sorrow in your story all the more poignant-that this could be her one big regret in life, the one thing she'd give anything to have back.

Love your work, as always.
Dog in the Manger chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Beautifully written. Sniff. I would love to read what Marshall was thinking on this transfer.
merciki-thegirlfromoverthepond chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Heartbreaking, painful, but oh so beautiful ...

I had tears in my eyes at the end of the story ...

Yes, Mary, there is hope ...

as usual with you, beautifully written ...

I'm really moved by the story ... So Mary and Marshall.. Perfect ...
jekkah chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
That was just beautifully painful (or painfully beautiful). In either case, it was breath-taking and required two immediate re-reads.

I think there needs to be a response in the form of Marshall's POV. (Yeah, I'm greedy like that. I adore your work.)
Deep Sorrow chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Aww...this was so sad, but sweet. Yeah, like Mary, I find Marshall's relationship with Abby almost painful, but her realization here that she may well have missed out on the best thing she could ever have, that's just torturous. You've depicted both of the characters very well, and I enjoyed reading this glimpse into the maybe. Thanks for sharing!
mylittlehairybutt chapter 1 . 8/7/2011
Wow that was beautifully written and so wonderful but terribly sad at the same time. I swear I had tears in my eyes :( poor Mary
R J Lupin's Kat chapter 1 . 8/6/2011
Gnnnuh... *whimpers*

Poignant, sad, heartbreaking, hopeful... all these things wrapped into one little place. The joy of seeing Mary finally realize what she'd been offered, the appropriate yet painful reserve and lack of reaction on Marshall's behalf over the kiss... She needed that as well to see that she really did want him now, that there was always more there than she had understood herself to want, to need.

So well written, as always is the case with your pieces. And you ended with a hopeful note, and that's all we can ask for...