|Reviews for When the Lights Go Down|
| Guest chapter 15 . 7/6
I can genuinely say that this was one of the best fics I've read out of this fandom. The emotions are conveyed beautifully and was exactly what I was looking for. The plot was very creative and thoroughly enjoyed going through the journey that Sebastian and Ciel went through together. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work!
(The smut was so very delicious to read as well ;)
| SterlingSilverMoon chapter 15 . 6/20
Holy hell that was good..
I was supposed to study for finals and provincials, but this fanfic totally rescheduled that, THANKS NO THANKS.
I feel like this story is an AWESOME representation of the real life situations that take place sometimes, and although CIEL PISSED ME OFF MORE THAN ONCE THROUGHOUT THE STORYLINE, it was all good at the end. :)
Thanks for that, I needed the fic to raise my depression of studying... Ha..
| zero-kiryu2000 chapter 1 . 2/28
Awwwwwww, I feel so bad for Sebby! And in what world is he unattractive? HOW DARE YOU CALL MY SEBBY UGLY STUPID CLAUDE AND CIEL ;( Lovely story so far, can't wait to read the rest!
| Ruby of Raven chapter 15 . 2/16
Yes! Thank God! I'm so glad you ended up have both Ciel and Sebastian take the blame for the mess they ended up in. I was gonna be ticked if you made all the blame fall on Ciel for all these events. So, I am immensely glad that you did not do that made this relationship realistic just like you have in all the other ones I've read of yours. You probably understand my frustration when an author doesn't write their characters fairly and puts all the blame on one of them when its both of their faults and/or when they are so easy to go back to the way things were after they've apologized to each other. You emphasize trust a lot in these stories and I wish more authors would focus on that aspect of a relationship.
In short, I loved it! I want more! XD
| guesterizz chapter 15 . 2/9
| SanctuaryInMusic chapter 10 . 9/21/2015
NO. CIEL. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
I know it's been three years since you've completed this story, but this was executed perfectly (even though I hate you so much for building this up and then MAKING IT ALL CRASH DOWN—but I still kinda called that something like this would happen).
MY HEART. IT IS WOUNDED. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO CLICK ON THAT "NEXT" BUTTON BUT I NEED SOME RECONCILIATION BETWEEN CIEL AND SEBASTIAN. OH MY WORD, I'm sorry for abusing that caps lock key, but I was literally wide-eyed when I read that Claude's name came from Ciel's lips and I was freaking out inside. (AGHHHHHH.)
Thank you for that heartbreaking final scene, and I bid you adieu until the last chapter. :)
| MariahMichaelis chapter 15 . 8/20/2015
Hi DM! I meant to do this before but really it’s long overdue (since 2012 really! ‘hide in shame’, I’ll post both on FF and AO3).
I’m in love with When the lights go down. It’s a masterpiece, a top-tier in my list (TDC being # 1) and I more than often revel in reading it, sometimes a full chap, sometimes one tiny sentence « You have unique eyes », « Sebastian was master », « one more try, this is your last one »… I could go on and on. Absolutely beautiful, amazing, so sweet, so pleasurable.
Let me tell you how I marvel at your portrayal of Sebastian, if I wasn’t already massively nose bleeding over the man, here I was swooning. He’s so handsome, so breathtaking, so pure, so kind, so desperately in love with Ciel. Your ability to make a complete mess of Sebastian is something that I admire in your style, how you turn him so vulnerable, so broken and yet so poised to keep his secret is captivating. Ah what smart man! I wasn’the least concerned by his lies to Ciel. Who wouldn’t act the same when one is blatantly rejected because of physical appearance?
In this view, Ciel needed to be taught that moral lesson of life, he was too full of himself and hollow. Bet he wasn’t expecting falling this hard. On more than one occasion I wanted to slap him so hard for being such an inconsiderate bastard. As the story went, I found it spell-binding how he changed and became more mature. A jealous Ciel over Finny was priceless ! A wanton Ciel was icing on cake ! Needless to say the smut is blazing hot and while the plot took place in the porn industry (man that was a move !) I didn’t find vulgar, Sebastian’s feelings and state of mind took the lead.
DM, thank you a million for your majestic work, it’s gold among the fandom ! The ride was bliss. To me, reading it again is paramount. It feels good, cosy, your artistic talent knows how to stir emotions in readers. Know that I’ve read all your Sebaciel stories (except one dealing with death, you know which one I’m sure as it’s too much a sensitive matter for me).
How your wonderful writers compel me and delivered without asking anything in return (well except reviews) is a true blessing. And I don’t mind gushing, you should be rewarded for your work just like any best sellers out there. I’m glad to see that you were back on AO3 and I’m eager to read some more from you.
| LaFangirl13 chapter 12 . 8/12/2015
I didn't think it was that easy, but I'm glad. Lol I was kinda hoping that Ciel got into an accident and Sebastian could stop doing whatever he was doing and just see what a sad state Ciel was without him. I would have loved to see him suffer in regret at how much pain he caused Ciel, but that's a bit over used... I LOVE HOW U HANDLED IT! I couldn't imagine actually talking it out, wow. That was so good. Only 3 more chapters left... Oh no.
| LaFangirl13 chapter 11 . 8/12/2015
UGH MY HEART! I LOVE IT BUT ITS KILLING ME! ! OMG HE SAID HE LOVE SEBBY! IM so freaking happy rn. I'm crying becuase thank The Lord! I wish SEBASTIAN could have heard that
| LaFangirl13 chapter 10 . 8/12/2015
OMG CIEL WHY IM DEAD IM DONE IM SO DONE THIS IS IT! Just 5 more chapter, it's okay, I can take 5 more chapters if this fanfic. THIS FANFIC IS HELL! ITS MAKIMF ME FEEL HAPOY THEN SAD THEN HAOPY THEN ANGRY THEN SAD! MY EMOTIONS ARE BROKEN! ITS TOO GOOD! TOO GOOD! This fanfic is the reason I love this. I love this so much Ｏ（）Ｏ
| LaFangirl13 chapter 8 . 8/12/2015
I love fluff but that was sad. Why u leave Ciel
| LaFangirl13 chapter 7 . 8/12/2015
IM ADVFRYYTFRGYN YAYYY I WANT U TO WANT MORE WANTING OF SEBASTIAN. This Babybel is good, not the non fat one tho
| LaFangirl13 chapter 6 . 8/12/2015
Mixed emotions mess me up. I'm so happy becuase Ciel and Sebastian got closer and I got really excited when Sebby told Ciel that it sounds like he's falling for him. IM LIKE UGHHHH I LOVE IT! But Damn Undertaker tho! I mean ur hot and ur so cool and ur hair is life but bro... WHY CANT U LET MY OTP BE! U SHIP IT! I SHIP IT! WE ALL SHIP IT! Writing Sebastian each time is a lot of work
| LaFangirl13 chapter 4 . 8/12/2015
Noooo! That's just too evil! I'm so so so so sad! How could you make Ciel do that? Poor Ciel! I really felt that, I felt like crying and my heart hurts intensely
| LaFangirl13 chapter 3 . 8/12/2015
Sebastian sweetie... WHY CQNT U JUST LET CIEL KNOW THAT UR SUPER HOT!, THEN U COULD LOVE EACH OTHER AND CIEL WILL ACCEPT U