|Reviews for University Challenge|
| Amity95 chapter 25 . 6/30/2021
Is Aunt Rosamond’s bombshell going to be that Matthew is a distant cousin and Robert’s decision that Matthew will be his heir? There seem to have been many hints about this not to mention it would follow canon…..
| DAGuest chapter 25 . 3/3/2019
It’s been so long but many of your fans are still holding out hope for a continuation to this fabulous story. Pretty please?
| Rilliane chapter 25 . 11/21/2018
Why... why is it not finished... and with such a prologue for the next chapter... I'm so sad...
Wonderful story, congratulations :*
| sushud82 chapter 25 . 8/10/2018
Re reading this story (again) and praying for a conclusion to part one! I occasionally find myself missing the DA fandom and characters and this story is just wonderful. I know DA is just a faded memory at this point, but a conclusion would be such a gift! Thank you for sharing this story with us.
| Itz193 chapter 25 . 6/13/2018
just discovered the story! Love reading this modern AU. I hope you will make an update.
| Guest chapter 25 . 5/19/2018
Re-reading this brillant story for (what must be) the 1,000th time! It’s simply THE BEST. Thank you for it!
| Mary Crawley chapter 5 . 3/29/2018
Matthew and Mary NEED to get together!
| Guest chapter 25 . 1/3/2018
Hi Silvestria, and Happy New Year! I’m forever hoping that you’ll continue this marvelous story at some point - fior it’s my very favorite of all the many, excellent M/M fanfics... Thank you for it!
| Joanne Liu chapter 25 . 8/16/2016
Not so sure when you will read this but just want to say i enjoyed reading it in Aug 2016.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 25 . 7/9/2016
A City fan, Matthew? How could you?
I would love to see Robert sporting the horrid 70s fashions. :D
"No. I meant me. You have me too.", *clutches chest*
And the tiny stab at Edith, while cruel, was funny and so much in character.
Getting cut out of the inheritance is not unexpected but the «Boy, it escalated quickly» (or whatever) gif still popped up in my mind.
I think you laid the groundwork for the finale well and I can't wait to read how it ends.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 24 . 7/9/2016
How lovely were the bits between Sybil and Edith? A bit unexpected at first, but it's nice to see another sides to characters that seem to be quite drawn out right of the gate. Thank you for that bit.
The latest news will definitely shake everything a great deal.
I'm sorry this comment seems rather vague, because I really liked it.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 23 . 7/9/2016
Of course Molesley would throw up into the popcorn. (I kid because I'm fond of him).
I haven't finished reading this chapter yet, but I think that so far you are fleshing the whys of Mary's teenage and gap year actions very well and still in character of what we know of her despite the time-frame change.
The bit about the «twisted Jane Austen novel» was tremendous.
And Mary's friends seem like the worst.
I think you did a skillful job with balancing Mary's doubts and personality with her fear of failing.
She would hate me for saying it, but poor Mary.
The chapter was heartbreaking but at the same time I think Mary's resilience and perseverance still shine through in a very pertinent , thoughtful, talented manner.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 22 . 7/9/2016
«"Oh, I'm not exploding. I'm very calm about it. Teenagers fall pregnant all the time. Why should my daughters be any different?"» - Once again, this rang so Cora to me.
«Matthew was so comfortable in this role as boyfriend; it came naturally to him to be kind, to be loving. It did not come naturally to her, not in the same way.» - Spot on.
«Mary stood rooted to the spot, her heart racing. With cold horror, she realised she was trembling. Matthew, kind, sweet, generous, occasionally misguided Matthew... It was Matthew and he deserved better than her.», Shhhh. No, he doesn't. You're perfect for each other.
Cora and her pancakes is hilarious but at the same time so relatable.
This is a wonderful chapter. I think you balanced tension and angst very well with hope and love.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 21 . 7/9/2016
«He's very short». I'm sorry, Tom, I don't mean to make fun of you but I laughed.
Awkward. That's what you get when you jump to particular conclusions, Matthew, and things develop from there.
«Her expression more serene than it had been, though there was a kind of solemn resignation about her; beautiful and luminous and inexpressively sad, like a Madonna in a painting.», lovely sentence.
On one hand, I want to read the rest in one sitting, but on the other hand I'll miss being able to binge-read the story.
| S. Winter-Fitzgerald chapter 20 . 7/9/2016
There was no tie scene but Mary and Matthew are boy/girlfriend and basically burning gardens to the ground. *Screams* (I know it's getting repetitive, but your rendition of them and of their story makes me miss them so much and fuels my feels so intensely it's hard not to).
Is Sybil and Tom's situation so well resolved and so soon? I can't wait to see where it is going.
I know you like him, but I don't like Richard in canon and yours is already grating on my nerves.
«"Whenever someone tells me to relax, I feel immediately tense,"», hear hear, Mary.