|Reviews for The Summer That Was|
| KaityKat99 chapter 30 . 4/25/2018
I know that you probably don’t plan to finish this but I hope you will because you have me on the edge of my seat. I really hope you finish this someday.
| Dawnie-7 chapter 30 . 4/15/2016
Sorry, my review got cut off. As I was saying, I know it's been awhile and life happens, but I'm begging you to come back to this! Or at the very least let me know where you were thinking about going with :)
I've become way too emotionally invested in this story and this group over the last three days to wonder the rest of my life. I'd love you forever for it, if that's worth anything ;)
| Dawnie7 chapter 30 . 4/15/2016
Oh oh oh I don't even know where to begin..,..
Uhhgg, how did I know it was the slimy poo tang pie eating bastard himself? I swear the balls on some of these guys...
I gotta admit, and I feel bad for doing so, but I'm glad Ambrose gave Zoe a dose of reality. Bluntly harsh, sure, but there's definitely some truth there. Obviously you would think she'd know her boys better than that by now than to think they would hitail it away from her, even though I completely understand where she's coming from. But also with the raw group. Sure they basically started the little war between them all, but this many months later still not talking to most of them in any way, as understanding as her emotions are, it was starting to get a little pity party for one. But it's so great to see her get the push she needed and finally break down the barrier. I'm finally starting to see that glimmer of hope that maybe the bridge can be rebuilt after all, and it's fucking awesome! And Punk, in his own kinda way, stood up for her against the rock, AND kinda sort of apologized! And Ambrose got a little nervous she would abandon them, it's all too much.
So as much as the fan girl in me is dying for some Ambrose/Zoe action, like I said before, I started this story several years ago for CM Punk and I just can't bring myself to give up on that.
And now that I'm completely caught up, I know life happens and all that junk
| Dawnie7 chapter 29 . 4/15/2016
OK I swear I can't even with Zoe and the shield boys! They are so freakin' adorable, and the massive protectiveness they all have for her just makes my heart melt. It really is just beautiful. I'm so glad that Zoe and John are finally close to being back on the right track again even after the stunt he pulled, (dumbass) I don't think I could take much more of that dying relationship. But for the love of God, Punk! I mean, at this point Zoe's stubbornness isn't exactly helping, and of course he got hurt in his own way, but he never did try to stop her from leaving, he's working off of anger and not even trying to see things other ways and he's just downright attacking. It's making it really hard to stay on the Zoe/Punk train :(
| Dawnie7 chapter 28 . 4/15/2016
' Zoe didn't care as she glanced around at the boys curled up in their little nest of beanbags. '
No you fucking didn't! They made a wolves' nest?! They really are a wolf pack! You're fucking killing me with this! I can't form properly how much I adore your writing style when it comes to these platonic relationships (even the ones from the raw group but especially here, given the circumstances). Everything comes off so naturally, you have a real talent for it.
It really is a small world of though isn't it? Of all the ways for them to find out, lol. Figures.
It is still so painful to see how uncomfortable she is with her former life and how jaded it's made her towards it, I really hope it's not too late for any possible damage control. But I will have to admit, good on her for putting Punk in his place. Sometimes a ego like that just needs to be checked.
| Dawnie7 chapter 27 . 4/15/2016
You know, it honestly pains me to say this, but it does seem as though she flows better with the boys than she did with our original group. I'm so conflicted. Can't we be adults here and all get along? I know I know, where's the fun in that?
Oh and BTW, Ambrose is so totally more turned on :)
| Dawnie7 chapter 26 . 4/15/2016
Geez, I'm starting to feel the effects of serious whiplash here. Definitely some deja vu going on. Guess history really does repeat itself. I mean, it's not like I thought there'd be some big welcome home party for Zoe, but maybe a little warmer than that frigid shit storm. And John! How could you man?! I get you're hurt about her not reaching out but really, you think she might be in on some secret cover up and was part of the Wrestlemania scam all along? You know better man. *sighs* It's like dealing with petulant children here. And Punk...oh Punk. I might have think more on skipping to the Zoe/Shield Member (*cough*Ambrose*cough*) band wagon. But in lighter news...
Love how you've brought them in already. You so get their distinctive personalities and they mesh so well together with Zoe, seriously that girl is like a magnet isn't she? And really enjoyed seeing the flashbacks mixed with current time again.
| Dawnie7 chapter 25 . 4/15/2016
Oh ho ho, speak of the freakin' devil! I'm going to assume now that it was perhaps Mr. Ambrose Zoe ran into in the parking lot that night? I can't even tell you about the shameful fan girl giddiness I am experiencing right now. Smiling ear to ear like a damn fool...now this is a lovely birthday read :)
So she got sent to NXT eh? Talk about having nine lives when it comes to this job. So can't wait to see what kind of relationships have formed between her and the shield boys. I'm already dying to say put her with Ambrose, but I don't know...I started this story full fledge Zoe/Punk and as sour as it went for them, I can't really bring myself to root against them either.
| Dawnie7 chapter 24 . 4/15/2016
Good God that was fucking brutal. Take that back, that was a fucking blood bath! It was literally hard and painful to read and I can't even tell you how depressed I am right now...and on my birthday too! You are a wicked one.
| Dawnie7 chapter 23 . 4/14/2016
Shit just got real.
| Dawnie7 chapter 22 . 4/14/2016
Man, the set of balls on Miss Zoe Winters is quite admirable, to say the least. No wonder Punk likes her so much, I'm developing my own girl crush :)
Enjoyed seeing AJ brought in. I can definitely see those two clicking...for now anyways.
| Dawnie7 chapter 21 . 4/14/2016
Oh. Hells. No
Is it something in the water with these past generation superstars? And then THEY have the nerve to go on about respect?! There aren't even words for that kind of lowness.
So fun to see the Boston clan, lol. Now that sounds like a group you wanna hang out with. Though I am more than a little surprised that Punk made it out alive!
| Dawnie7 chapter 20 . 4/14/2016
Man, you're not joking. Douche doesn't even begin to cover his ass. Could have crawled through the screen and clawed his eyes out myself. Oh and then to plant the seed of doubt, looooow.
And then to see Zoe think on it, funny as it ended up being that whole hallway scene was a little cringe worthy.
But they definitely won't be able to say their romance was boring :)
I love yous...fantastic!
| Dawnie7 chapter 19 . 4/14/2016
Awww, Cena is just breaking my heart :(
But I'm glad Zoe can be there for him. They definitely seem much more like brother and sister than cousins. But that bond is always so beautifully written and my second favorite thing of this story.
| Dawnie7 chapter 18 . 4/14/2016
Gaah! Their cutesyness is absolutely killing me. Hotel sneak ins, valentines day dat, public outting in front of your friends. You know you've got things bad when you're know what's up before you do. And then I was going to say, I'm so thrilled with these two but knowing that they're currently in the honeymoon stage I hope when shit gets real they'll be able to come out somewhat unscratched...but sounds like you're wasting no time in getting to the what comes down part of the what goes up saying. Greeeeat.