|Reviews for Not So Empty Pages|
| campyrs chapter 1 . 7/24/2013
Good story. Thank you.
| J.DRAST chapter 1 . 2/27/2013
Hello. Can't believe a century of service to the Volturi! Oh well. And how noble of Carlisle and Esme to offer to stay with Bella. I could just "hear" Edward screaming for Carlisle. Sounds like something he'd do. Atleast Bella took him back. And Felix displaying slight compassion for a human, huh?! Good story. Thanks, Suzan Noerr
| Renee Aubin chapter 1 . 11/5/2012
Hello, LJ. After listening to one of the Fictionators podcasts (again), I was intrigued by your description of your story where Bella disappears (which I’ve decided must be Flatline). While looking through your FFn profile I was intrigued by this one as well. Having heard the three podcasts, I was fortunately well prepared for the ride you took me on!
I really enjoyed how you took all the canon elements and followed them to their logical consequences. All of Alice’s and the other Cullens’ heroics could not change the fact that she broke the law. Clever that Bella’s immunity to Jane’s gift is what saved her from immediate execution. If Jane hadn’t been sent with Felix to “handle it”, Bella would have just been dead.
I love that Jasper always understood how strong Bella’s love was, but of course Edward wouldn’t listen. At the end I had to go back and re-read WHY on earth Bella decided to out him, but it made perfect (teenage) sense.
Particularly enjoyed the reunion between Carlisle and Aro, and the uncomfortable one between Bella and the Cullens. I loved that Bella had the cojones to address Aro directly. And Carlisle and Esme volunteering to stay with Bella during her newborn year.
And a wedding in Italy – cool.
Some favorite lines:
‘He told me I was his life and then he changed his mind.’
‘Did Edward ever look that happy with me? Or did my blood always cause him so much pain?’
[Billy – I love Billy]: "Look. I don't know what's wrong with you today, but you're making me edgy. Reminds me of when they were still here…Are they back?"
‘"I am going to take his head off, put it in a box and ship it around the world." Jasper grumbled.’
[Bella, on whether she wanted to live forever]: "I used to," she confessed, her voice cracked and broken. "But I don't think I want to, anymore." Heartclench.
‘Edward's face crumpled, his body actually collapsing with the totality of his feelings. "Bella. You smell like Bella..."’ Whoa.
[Bella]: "But we have to talk. A lot." Yeah.
It strikes me that you found a more interesting way of forcing the Cullens to give Bella what she’d always wanted, rather than the (to my mind) lame device of killing her giving birth to a baby that she had never before wanted…
Well done! (P.S.: Does Kassiah know about this story? You can tell her I said it's safe for her to read!)
| k1942 chapter 1 . 8/25/2012
Surely not the way either of them would have wanted, but at least they ended up together. Too bad Renee had to die and Charlie had to lose his only child. Amazing Aro only demanded changing and one hundred years servitude, and let her maintain a vegetarian lifestyle.
| Melolabel chapter 1 . 2/21/2012
I meant to review this a while ago, but it was during the wave of ffn fail and then it got buried in my inbox.
I loved this. Especially how she owned her own mistakes and how it all worked itself out as best as it could.
| MegsD2 chapter 1 . 2/18/2012
The Blog Entry: Bella what are you doing? Oh my gosh, she’s nuts!
Carlisle: He’s so wonderful. He might have made me tear up just a bit just now.
Aro creeeeeps me out. And this punishment COMPLETELY makes sense, as much as I hate it, for Aro. Ugh. I hope they don't actually have to stick to that!
SO Great, loved this AU! And I hope the next century goes by fast... *sigh*.
| HockeyChick10 chapter 1 . 2/12/2012
| Reinbeau chapter 1 . 2/11/2012
| CindyWindy chapter 1 . 2/11/2012
Enjoyed this greatly! Aro was creepy, Felix was kind of sweet, Jasper was cute while being aggravated with Edward, and Jane was horrible (and needs to be ash). I really liked how you told the story, how you conveyed the passage of time.
| princessnerra chapter 1 . 2/11/2012
Good story! Sad that Bella lost her mom. She was just hurt by what was done to her.
| Bells. Just Bells chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
I'm so glad you did this prompt. Yours was my pick for best use of prompt you know :)I loved how it flowed and the idea. I really liked Felix too, lol. And as i've said, it was a great mix of consequences and HEA :)
| KayMarieXW chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
Thank goodness Bella isn't the type to spill secrets...Poor Renee! Edward & Bella are both very lucky Bella's gift was evident to Jane & Felix, otherwise their ending would've been much different.
Very interesting story.
Thanks for writing!
| paris877 chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
It was nice and sweet. I liked it as I do most of your stories : )
| MissEllen chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
novel concept, good story. I just think it needed a bit more of the "family" recognizing the depth of Bella's love for Edward than just Jasper almost mentioning it in passing... if that makes sense to you, it did inside my head. The rest... great!
| GeezerWench chapter 1 . 2/9/2012
Yes! I enjoyed this! You're so good at the "what would happen if..." and running with it.
For some reason I like the thought of Bella writing a journal. I suppose I like stories from that "voice", that type of first person perspective.
Though, in my "secret" heart of hearts, I had hoped Bella would rip Edward a new one for being such an ass.
It's HIS fault Renee became a victim of the Volturi. (Thank goodness Charlie was at Billy's!)
Oh wait. Somebody died. Imagine that.