Reviews for Scars to Heal, Mountains to Climb
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 18 . 2/16
Magnificent ending.
Loved them all surprising Maria on her birthday, and the parents joking with little Rosmarie about the baby's gender and Georg being surrounded by ladies.
Loved that Hans and Rosemarie not only kept in touch with the von Trapps and sent Maria a birthday gift, but managed to visit.
And Georg's present of music for the piano was the perfect way to bring everything full circle.
Beautifully done.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 17 . 2/15
Love that Hans alerts them about the situation as soon as he finds some information. Georg asking him if he and Rosmarie would come along was wonderful, and though they won't, I'm glad they promised to stay in touch.
Also the fact that Georg not only talked to Maria about leaving for America, but asked her if she was okay with that - lovely. And of course, her telling him as long as she has him and the children she'll be happy; and kissing him for the first time since the miscarriage.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 16 . 2/15
Love how Rosmarie gave them the book, and how the passage let everything come out and gave Maria and Georg a chance to talk. The way that Georg had just as much worries over their escape and his actions paralleled perfectly to her feelings on the baby.
The way they both told the other not to apologise was wonderful.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 15 . 2/15
Love Marta banging on the window and her father looking up to see her and Maria. And how, despite everything, Marta bringing up Maria's nightmare allowed Georg to bring it up with her later.
The way he confronted her, using the line 'run away again' was great, as was her immediate response about never fearing him or being uncomfortable.
His admission that he can't go on without her any longer; that he needs her was beautiful.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 14 . 2/15
What a chapter!
Maria's dream was written so well - taking the scenes from the film that upset her and making all the pain worse.
And waking up next to Marta and realising she would never be alone was the perfect way to offset it.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 13 . 2/15
Love Maria going outside and breaking down as she reflected on everything she'd lost. The fact that her list of memories did not once stray to the villa really says a lot about what she values.
Love Georg finding her and letting her say what she could when she could. Her idea for some sort of closure was a great one, and the way she said something, even if it wasn't what she truly wanted to say was perfect.
Rosmarie talking to Maria, easing her worries and telling her that what happened couldn't dictate the rest of her life was great, and I'm glad Hans will help Georg with getting out.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 12 . 2/15
Love the scene between Louisa and Maria; very clearly a mother/daughter scene, and the fact that it was the first time Louisa called her mother was beautiful. Also loved how Louisa's comment on her father brought Maria's mind back to Georg, and reminded her to speak with him, and soon.
Maria's comment about Georg helping with breakfast was classic, and the little looks they shared over breakfast and in the living room were wonderful and perfect.
And Georg and Brigitta's comments on Dickens were awesome.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 11 . 2/15
Well done.
Loved the mention of Agathe's miscarriages. The fact that the first one was pre-Liesl was a great idea, and Friedrich asking if what happened to Maria was the same thing that happened to his mother was great.
Marta struggling to pronounce Rosmarie's name was adorable, and I love Louisa sneaking into and hopping into bed with Maria.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 10 . 2/14
Very good.
Love how Maria came down and immediately asked for Georg. The reunion of sorts with the children was wonderful, and of course she wanted to help, and I like that Rosmarie let her in the end. The way the children all had different preferences when it came to their sandwiches was gorgeous.
And that bit with!
The explanation for her introversion was great, and the way she screamed that the song would work, only to sing it to herself was powerful and poignant.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 9 . 2/14
Hard to see them going through their problems apart. I know they need time (and so does everyone), but still...that final part about Maria makes it seem more lonely.
Glad Rosmarie asked Hans to talk to Georg, and I love that she said even if it was only for him to vent.
That flashback was awesome.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 8 . 2/14
Nice start to the healing process.
Really like how Maria's silence (particularly to Georg) is because she can't put how she feels into words, and that distresses her. Him saying he would be there to listen whenever she was ready was great.
The part about the necklace was lovely, and I really liked how Rosmarie and Hans are happy to have the children help out around the farm, but only when they feel comfortable.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 7 . 2/14
So bittersweet!
Love Rosmarie jumping in immediately and providing the doctor with a cover story. Love Maria insisting he call her Maria. It's perfect for her character, and, as you mentioned, saves them from having to mention their last name.
Maria being so hit by the news of the miscarriage that she pushes Georg away was very powerful. But I did like how Georg gave her space and hoped she would feel better around him sooner. Rosmarie's 'She does. Or at least, she will' was awesome.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 6 . 2/14
The kindness here was wonderful.
Love the point about how, though Maria was not a materialistic person, right now she need a bed. Her curling up into the foetal position, and the point about how she had always done that was really powerful.
Love Rosmarie asking Georg the question rather than Maria, and sending for the doctor immediately.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 5 . 2/14
Well done!
Love the children off on their quest, and how they had just as much pride at their father's honesty as they did fear. Also love how each has something they can help with on their mission, like Brigitta and reading people.
Hans' thoughts on Friedrich were great, and I love how he answered Georg's question about the girls before it had even been asked.
gothicbutterfly95 chapter 4 . 2/14
Oh my! That was a punch in the feels!
And not what I expected (though it does make sense now that I think about it).
Love how both Georg and Maria close their eyes to try to block out the pain - the touch about Maria doing that in her childhood was great.
The miscarriage was explained perfectly; really loved the line 'Whether or not he had known of this beforehand was not relevant'.
Also loved Georg not telling the children that their mother was okay, but saying that he needed their help because she wasn't.
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