|Reviews for Lost Time|
| Don't chapter 81 . 3/7
Please don't make Edith and Liam a couple
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/6
Loved, loved, loved everything Sybil and Tom. Especially the end! Those last lines. Like poetry.
I was dubious that Sybil would feel any need to explain herself to Mary. Since when does she care or has she let that stop her? But I guess I chalk it up to her not wanting to ruffle any feathers the night before her wedding. Why risk it?
Go Edith! Seize the moment! I like that she knows Liam is taken and isn't interested anyway. but hey, he's hot and why not go for a quick snog? And she's a good kisser! Must be instinct.
So is Sybil really the only one who knows Edith can be generous? All those hours at the hospital giving her time and compassion to the hospital didn't help, I guess. Well, it's just another example of her family's general suckitude. Except Sybil, who was always the most mature and nicest of all of them.
| ARCurren chapter 81 . 3/4
Hi, Guest- YES. There is lots more on Sybil's file, and the Brigadier, and Robert's conversation with the Home Secretary about S/T and the deal he brings back from the British government.
There are some other threads that will also be explained: the deadly bombing on their street (Chpt 46) and how Tom wound up at the estate burning (Chpt 47). There's also Liam's letter that he sends to Sybil (also Chpt 47) that we don't yet know the contents of.
I can't wait to get back to the action-packed revolution story, but I wanted to spend some time establishing their life and relationships in Ireland. thanks!
| Guest chapter 64 . 3/4
Are we ever going to find out exactly what the file on Sybil was and what really happened between Sybil and the brigadier or did you cover that and I missed it?
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/4
Edith and Clare - trouble! Love it.
| foojules chapter 81 . 3/4
Love the background on Edith and her wide range of kissing experiences (her sucking face with John the farmer never seemed very much in character to me, but your explanation for it makes sense). What a twist that Liam thinks she’s good at it. He seems like he’d know. :) And LOL at “I feel tonight’s given me… a real feel for Ireland. And its people.”
The way you describe Tom’s feelings for Sybil is perfect. He’s so far gone but she’s also his partner and friend rather than an ideal. “Head up and walk proud” - can’t wait!
| Mari83 chapter 81 . 3/2
Love to have an Edith-centric chapter, you write her so well. Love the intro with “No one in the family would believe it” – Edith is so painfully self-aware of the preconceptions everyone has of her
No one in the family would believe it, but Edith was the first Crawley sister to be kissed
It had happened at the ruined arch behind the estate, where she had scratched his initials on the underside of a stone slab, where for years she visited daily and now sometimes less.
This first part brings out her loss so well, for Patrick, who was never even meant today, her yearning for someone to be hears and the treasured ideal into which she has turned her lost summer days.
I can totally see the motivation for Edith's and Liam's little episode, her yearning for something, somebody to acknowledge her, to take the chance when it's there; and his matter of fact attitude to having fun with women, both being in the same place, at the same time...
"Or liven it up." Touche. He smiled and Edith and propped a hand on her chin. "Are you in love with her?"
"Tell her," Edith advised. "The day could come when you won't have the chance."
This too brings out her generosity. Here she is, just having gotten a taste of Liam, he tells her it can't be more and she goes on to tell him to declare his love for Clare.
Her sister and Tom had a fully-formed life- a flat with rent due, an accounts book, money strain, tensions with in-laws, career ambitions. And that was just on the surface. Underneath, in the intricacies and nuances of a relationship
Love Edith's reflections on the so much, so soon, and the strain and flares of emotion it would inevitable cause. And then love Sybil's reflections on Edith's generosity, wishing her well when she doesn't approve of her choices.
So close to the wedding now!
| tammyteresa64 chapter 81 . 3/2
Beautiful. Can't wait for the next chapter
| Duchess chapter 81 . 3/2
You have done an absolutely brilliant job with Edith here. So nice to see her having a fun adventure for a change! Loved the insights into her thinking and character - very perceptive. You really get what she is all about in the way that few writers do. Above all, loved Sybil and Tom at the end. "Oh darlin', never leave me. I couldn't bear it'' was very poignant considering what comes in Series 3 canon. And I misted up at "Just come to me, love. I'll be waiting". You know how to press all the right buttons! Lovely, lovely stuff! Looking forward very much to the wedding and have hugely enjoyed the journey getting there!
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/2
I love how you've handled Edith's character, especially the revelation about Patrick, which was so surprising and yet fit Edith completely. I also loved your realistic portrayal of some of the tensions in Tom and Sybil's relationship - "a minor flare-up over lipstick, surely not the only time Branson's endorsement of female emancipation would be rattled by his own emancipated wife" and how there are some lingering conservative ideals between them, re birth control and lipstick.
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/2
I really don't want Edith and Liam together. I just don't think their a good couple. Please make Liam with Claire
| shana.rose chapter 81 . 3/2
I think I'm still in shock about Edith and Liam. I definitely did not see it coming! Still it is rather interesting.
I loved, as always, the talking bits with Sybil and Tom. My favorite part was when Sybil told him to talk about it with Mary XD
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/1
Edith isn't even one of my favourites but this was excellent. I kinda ship it ;)
| Guest chapter 81 . 3/1
As always just brilliant. I love this story and look forward to the next chapters. Congrats on your Highclere Award.
| CloudyDream chapter 81 . 3/1
Sorry this isn't longer cause I'm in a hurry but: your Edith is the greatest thing ever, period. And I loved the flashback bit ;)