|Reviews for And the Bells Were Ringing Out|
| lily moonlight chapter 9 . 11/22/2012
:O :O :O I was working up to have berated you for killing Don... and then you didn't! But you nearly did! You shot Flack! I'm shocked! But I really like how you did this, even at the expense of poor Flack's health :P Great stuff! I really felt so sorry for Stella and that was mean of Mac to not tell her sooner, but he did eventually, so I can forgive him. I love how you wrote the angst and emotions here and I could really picture the scene in the garage with Flack falling, Stella trying to keep him there. So much feeling and I like also the symbolism here in the chapel and with the altar and the icons. I was so relieved when Mac said that Don wasn't dead, thank goodness. I'd have cried if you really had killed him off! Thank you for writing my prompt :D I'd love a really fluffy scene with Lucy and shopping with Mac, for Stella, or a Christmas baby scene, please :D
| smuffly chapter 9 . 11/22/2012
MAJOR angst! Little chapter, huge suspense! Well done.
| smuffly chapter 8 . 11/19/2012
I could picture that so easily from your great description! Loved the comfortable atmosphere and the fact that none of the edible decorations were ever going to make it onto the tree.
| Guest chapter 8 . 11/19/2012
ahhhhhh, so sweet..
| SMACkedHuddy chapter 8 . 11/19/2012
Thankyouthankyouthankyou! :D It was a great read :) I knew from the first line on that it would be fantastic.
| lily moonlight chapter 8 . 11/19/2012
I love your Christmas countdown XD I bought some more Christmas presents today :D I really enjoyed this and as I was driving home, I thought of a prompt for you! I will put it at the end. This was so cute. I love the scene you've set and I can picture both of them so well, with Mac in his casual gear, fixing the lights while Stella eats popcorn and chocolate reindeer :D So cute about the decorations, too!
Okay, so my prompt is a Christmas miracle! You can include a little angst along on the way, and would it be bad of me to request Mac's black shirt again? XD
| lily moonlight chapter 7 . 11/17/2012
So cute! I love it XD I love your notes, too :D Excited since August! Wow! I must admit to feeling a little bit excited myself actually and I've got all my cards and gift wrap ready now :D Now I must think of some prompts :D Cute ones! This was just gorgeous! So funny how Stella is cut off by a loud holler, and how hyper Lucy is. Poor Danny with that extra height on his shoulders, although I guess that's the price he pays for his 'nudge' :P I had extra weight round my waist several times today with Charlie! I loved as well Lucy being corrected by Lindsay for 'thems rules' :D Very like her. And a kiss :D :D Two! And then what Danny doesn't know is that he didn't even need to give them a nudge! Sorry, maybe I'm a little bit hyper as well :P But I loved it all and I can't wait to read more :D
| smuffly chapter 7 . 11/17/2012
Brilliant! Like a stocking full of presents! Enjoy your Christmas build up, and please write more...
| SMACkedHuddy chapter 7 . 11/16/2012
How about more Christmas tree decorating? It's weird, but I'm always a fan of that.
| Civilized Monster chapter 5 . 7/31/2012
This was just exciting and adorable. Loved it!
| Civilized Monster chapter 1 . 7/31/2012
Oh god, that was funny. xD
I love how you referenced to the eye-episode. Their banter is hilarious, especially with Mac in a mischievous mood.
| MSFanGirl chapter 6 . 3/9/2012
Cute and awesome!
| lily moonlight chapter 6 . 3/6/2012
so, so cute and funny:D I loved it! Lucy is just gorgeous! I love how she sings with one of Stella's curls wrapped round her fingers and then giggles XD Trust Flack to teach her a song like that XD I love it! Now I really want to know the lyrics to the other song :P
| afrozenheart412 chapter 5 . 1/26/2012
I'm sorry to hear about your confidence taking a knock but you should know that this story is so good that I'm glad that we will get some Christmas all year round! :D Besides the only thing that disapoints me is knowing that you are trying to scare me to death like Lily Moonlight. I was scared out of my mind when the ice cracked and Stella went under! Sheesh!
I'm glad that she and Mac are alright, and didn't know that info about how to treat a victim of near drowning when in ice water. Very cool! But my favorite part is the beginning with "A doe. A deer. A female deer!" before adding, "Oh! Or Rudolph!" Mac had smirked at her questionable sense of humour again, shaking his head lightly as the camera flashed over the evidence marker."
And ending "Your shirt!"
"Necessary casualty," he shrugged, standing up and get his cell phone from the chair. "Anyway, looked better on you than it ever did on me."
She grinned, biting at her lip. "I told you, drink first."
That gave me a good and hearty laugh! Keep them coming, please!
| lily moonlight chapter 5 . 1/24/2012
Hello! this was a lovely surprise :D Thank you very, very much :D Not least for your kind note at the top :D Mac's black shirt... sigh... XD This was fantastic! I'm sorry you've suffered a confidence knock, but please, I hope this can boost it back up again! i really love what you've done here! The setting and atmosphere is so well described and you've a great talent for writing tension and suspense, love the short sentences to start and all those details such as how Stella almost doubles over from the momentum and that Mac is trying to estimate how many yards away from him she is.
Adored the humour of the 'Doe, a deer' So very Stella! I wasn't expecting the ice to break! Great moment! I loved the description of how Stella tries to get herself out and the mode that Mac goes into, and his feelings. So, so loved when he gives her his shirt and he's there in his vest :D Sorry, I'm so shallow :P But it was great and there was a palpable sense of his fear.
You wrote Stella's POV brilliantly when she wakes up and sees him and I was giggling at her Vivienne Leigh impression :D And her teasing of Mac and his blushing, so cute! I loved it! Thank you :D :D