Reviews for Skin
mille libri chapter 1 . 6/26
I think you've really gotten at the heart of the kinship these two share, and what makes them understand each other so well.
QueenSeer161 chapter 1 . 9/12/2015
This is a great take on Carol's perspective. I love that scene, I really do. I'd have loved to see her notice the physical flinching Daryl does, but I really like the imagery of the skittish stray. That really is what Daryl acts like - a stray, shaggy dog. It's a good metaphor for the situation, and Carol's regret at not having brought him more food is good.

I'm a little surprised by the ending. I'm not a hardcore Caryl shipper, but I don't have anything against the paring necessarily. I just feel that given the circumstances, where Carol is discovering that Daryl was hurt and victimized, the idea that she would, in that moment, think something along the lines of "Mhm - Ima hit that," doesn't sit entirely well with me. I think the empathy and even the attraction are fine, but if you ever consider rewriting the ending, having her question whether she might be able to help him, or feel uncertain about whether he'd ever let her close and not involuntarily flinch, would make more sense. That's just my opinion though. :P Otherwise, I really like the story and it was great to read an expansion on one of my favorite scenes. :)
TheRealSonia chapter 1 . 12/24/2013
Well written. It was nice to go back to that moment. I really think that it was the start of Caryl.
LauraSalvatore chapter 1 . 2/27/2013
itsi3 chapter 1 . 1/29/2013
:) Really liked this!
Chemical Ghost chapter 1 . 12/2/2012
It hadn't occurred to me that Daryl might be the self-harming type, but I can definitely see it that way now...

Yes, the thing with the blanket stood out for me as well in that episode - he definitely seemed to think he had something to hide, be it physical or not...

Choppiness aside, I think you've brought the idea across very effectively. Was a bit painful to read, so well done.

I took your advice and listened to the song, and damn, it so describes the vulnerable side of our boy Daryl.
letmefallasleep chapter 1 . 11/15/2012
I have to say that so far, this is my absolute favorite of your stories that I've read. It's just... amazing. So much heart-felt emotion in this and all, it just sort of... Jumps out at you I guess. This is definitely up there with some of my all time favorites I've read on this site, period. And it's definitely the shortest, so I mean... It's REALLY good. Usually I'm not all that fond of reading one shots, but yours are just... Well, amazing, I guess. I dunno, it's late and I think I'm starting to ramble, but this story is just awesome. Major, major kudos. : )
Daniyell37 chapter 1 . 5/21/2012
I've thought of Daryl self harming :'/

This was really nice to read from Carol's point of view

Maybe you can write a companion story to when he finally lets her see his scars and tells her he got which one? That would be amazing.
untapdtreasure chapter 1 . 5/16/2012
your writing is magical. it draws me in and i have to sit awhile beautiful story.
ochitduzon chapter 1 . 5/12/2012
This is absolutely beautiful! the way you expound on the origin of those scars of his are truly heartwrenching. And carol's reaction to them and thoughts later in the end is very touching... wish the twd writers would return on this topic about daryl's scars and elaborate on them just like this...
RacerLovesLoopy chapter 1 . 4/19/2012
Love this one! So many feels!
xXxThe Phantom's RosexXx chapter 1 . 3/19/2012
wow. i adore this. seriously, it took my breath away. beautifully written! keep up the great work :)
colourful spectrum chapter 1 . 12/31/2011
the idea of daryl cutting just breaks my heart. ;_;

i need more. MOREMOREMORE.

francetwo chapter 1 . 12/7/2011
This was sweet. And I really liked, great job!
doctorkaitlyn chapter 1 . 12/7/2011
This was so beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time. I loved the ending; I thought that was so sweet and... hopeful, almost. Beautiful. (:
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