Reviews for It Had to Be You
rokuseru chapter 1 . 1/23
Hello! Not sure if you're still checking reviews here, but I wanted you to know that I've read this fanfic years before back when I was in high school and up until now this story remains in my heart. It's painfully poignant. Up until now, your writing still holds up. This story still holds up, even after the KH3 DLC. I keep coming back and reading this story because you perfectly wrote Riku and Sora's relationship, albeit in an alternative universe. I don't think I'll ever stop loving or reading this story again and again. This work is an absolute classic.
Guest chapter 2 . 3/9/2019
I haven’t been in this fandom for over 10 years, and honestly I don’t even remember my handle on here to login, but this was one of the BEST soriku fics I’ve ever read in my life. I hope you continue to write! Thank you for writing : )
YouJustWatch chapter 2 . 2/24/2019
I know I commented a few years ago when I first read this but seriously love this story so much, it makes me tear up its so sweet and superbly built up, it's one of the most incredible SoRiku reads out there. Thanks so much for writing and sharing it :)
ObiMagic chapter 2 . 6/1/2017
AHHH! Absolutely loved every bit of this story! You did such a wonderful job 3
tommy tennyson chapter 1 . 3/18/2017
Can I be in the story
SetsuntaMew chapter 2 . 11/23/2016
whenever I'm sad I read this fic, tbh...it's always a good thing to cheer up with ;w;
Naou chapter 1 . 5/7/2016
This is probably my favorite KH fanfic ever despite being just a two-shot; I really, really love the characterization for Riku, Sora, and Kairi. All of them stayed so true to their characters despite being AU and just, ... It's such a good fic that I just wish there was more to it even though it ended perfectly. Like, wow, I can reread this over and over again and still feel butterflies in my stomach about just how wonderful this is and your writing is lovely although there are a few grammatical errors awkwardly placed around but it's not super noticeable (though, I'm not sure if it's you or if FF is having weird format issues ...). Overall though? I love this fic. -bawls- it's just so great.

I mean, your Sora was amazing. He was adorable and sweet and bratty and I just loved how he was a grade school teacher - it fits him so well! I love how Sora realized - realized that Riku was what he wanted and needed all along and that he didn't need five chapters being indecisive about gender issues - seriously and just overall, ... Your Sora is just lovable.

I love how Kairi was both selfless and selfish with her relationship concerning Sora. I loved how she broke it off with him and how she was still sweet to him afterwards - I loved how she knew that the two of them could do better - could have more than what they have now and that they deserve more and I love how she had realized that what they had couldn't have possibly last so long. They were comfortable with each other but I totally get where she was coming from as well, waking up one day and just realizing that what they had wasn't ... Well, wasn't what they both wanted and needed. I also love how she hinted towards Riku being the one that Sora needed the most - though, I am curious to how long she knew about Riku's love for Sora. o:

I honestly think your Riku just about did it for me though. Maaaan, Riku? He's so hot like wao, I can't believe how you managed to keep him so IC and I just felt like ... Your Riku is just about equivalent to canon Riku with how he treats Sora and with how he just ... oh, I love your Riku. I love how he loves Sora from the bottom of his heart - his selflessness for both his best friends and just how he loses control when Sora kisses him and how he just loses himself completely whilst thinking the whole thing was a mistake - Riku just sinks into a ball of depression and when Sora reaches Riku's apartment and the whole place is a disaster? I think that's my favorite part because of how well-written it was and how it fits his character so well. He kept his feelings to himself for so long and then to just lose it from a few kisses in a matter of hours - and then realizing that it may have just been the end of their friendship and of literally everything in his life - oh, wow, and he just loses it in destruction. Angry at himself and Sora for being such a temptation but - - but mostly, being angry at himself for losing control.

I just love this fic - I love Riku, I love Sora, I love Kairi - and I love love love how Riku loves Sora and how it began since they were children and how there was no one else in his eyes but Sora. I love how Riku and Sora treat each other here as well - they're just so adorable and wonderful. 3 Thank you soooo much for writing this!
snoveralls chapter 2 . 4/18/2016
You made me cry. This is perfect.
Azzy chapter 1 . 12/30/2015
that's OC.
apiegohome chapter 2 . 12/23/2015
So cute! And I love The Princess Bride! I have an Inigo Montoya t shirt that I wear religiously! I knew all the quotes XD This story was awesome.
Cheska chapter 2 . 7/14/2015
Ten years. Wow. Poor Riku, but I am glad he finally got his happy ending. :)

Since you watched Princess Bride, can you make an equivalent out of Stardust?
YouJustWatch chapter 2 . 4/19/2015
I absoloutely love this story! The setting was so great in its simplisity, the actions & reactions were so true to form for the characters while having a great sense of realism - its such an awesome story! Your character development is fantastic - especially live how well you captured Riku. The analogy from the movies on both was adorable - & seriously the confession scene in this story is so sweet!
shmeepeh chapter 1 . 1/30/2015
Ok, now that I've recovered, I have to leave a better review. This fic is by far the best piece of romantic fan fiction that I've ever read. I think I have to take a break from reading since I am completely spoiled by your expertly styled writing.

Seriously, I had played KHI.5 and KH 2.5, then DDD, and came here for a little bit before I put the series down until KH3, and I think you've singlehandedly done it. You brought me back to a place where my 16 year old self (when KH2 originally came out) would have been gushing over a brilliantly written, completely in character, and completely realistic (as much as you can get) RiSo fic.

So now that I'm done being ridiculous over a 3 year old piece of fan fiction, thank you again! I will certainly be here if you ever get back into these two!
shmeepeh chapter 2 . 1/29/2015
OH MY GOD MY HEART.

I love this. So good, everything about it. Thank you for sharing.
Anon chapter 2 . 8/4/2014
GOODBYE. This fic was posted a while ago but I still wanted to leave a review. Good god I stopped believing that a believeable IC AU soriku fic existed.. BUT YOU GOT IT. you hit the exact images of sora and riku in my head (in a au sense) and I am so happy I found this and got to read something so lovely. I haven't written a review in in like seven years but goddamn this one is worth it. everything was great and detailed and I had to stop several times because I was just so overcome with the writing.. I found kairi's reasoning for leaving a little under developed but I'm still really happy the way you characterized her and everyone else.. I hope to read more of your work!
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