|Reviews for A Village Life|
| mon-petit-pois chapter 23 . 5/28/2013
I love this story so much. It's so sad to see Ayla and Romi go! Wonderful chapter. You never fail to blow me away.
| torontogirl12 chapter 23 . 5/28/2013
This was so well worth waiting for. Loved how protective of Sara Tony is. Love how tender he is with Ziva. So happy that they are going to Israel for Passover.
| tracey chapter 22 . 4/26/2013
you just make me cry.
| rebecca-in-blue chapter 22 . 4/25/2013
I was so excited to see a new chapter, and then even more excited to see Ziva finally actually talking about Eli and what happened. I know it's good for her to accept that he was evil dude and she didn't deserve what he did to her. Her crying jag reminds me of Sara's reaction when she saw the photos of her mother; they both had a lot they needed to get out. I hope it's not too hard for Ziva to know that Gibbs killed Eli himself. Obviously it's not exactly the same as when he shot Saleem, but that's what it makes me think of.
I LOVE all of them getting in some family time and eating pizza together at Gibbs's new place. It sucks that Sara had a break like that, but I love how the whole team went into go-mode to deal with it. And the sweet hopefulness of the last line is just perfect.
| dvd123 chapter 22 . 4/24/2013
I am SO glad to see Ziva let out all the injustice that Eli has done to her. Pouring about the abuse she endured, especially the last once, and how she felt. It was so needed and so well done. And I can feel the load Ziva's carrying just that bit lighter.
Sara's drawings for Ziva were precious.
Tony in casual clothes? Yum. xD
Sara. It's so great to see her growing and eating more readily and happily. Aww, she has a toddler pot-belly. Yes, thank you. I didn't know I wanted that until you wrote it. It's so unfortunate to see that Sara broke, when she had been independent and moving around all by herself. But it's nice to see that she's not letting it get to her too bad.
| Kikilia14 chapter 22 . 4/24/2013
Very nice chapter. Loved how Ziva and Sara are still bonding- and the adoption papers for Ziva were a nice touch.
Can't wait for more.
| hslacer chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
Such a great chapter.
| Talldi chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
Oh Sara! Right in the middle of all that happiness something bad had to happen! Poor Baby! So glad Ziva is healing inside and out!
| girleffect chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
Beautiful and aptly written, as always. I am so proud of Ziva for being truly able to recognize that everything Eli did to her- not just the most recent assault- was wrong. I feel as though up to this point she was able to see his treatment of her was wrong, but there was still that feeling of 'deserving' it a little. He always told her she was stupid and weak and a burden and nothing she did was ever enough. She was indespensible and not worth anything more than a cheap magazine of bullets. That stuff gets to you, and after a while you start to believe it. So even if she knew how Eli treated her was wrong, she couldn't process that because of her own insecurities.
That paragraph where she mourns the loss of her childhood took my breath away. My heart hurts for the little running Ziva. But it also feels a little less raw than other times, becasue she can see and she has had this tremendous breakthrough. I'm pulling for her. We all are.
And my little Sara is getting a Buddha belly and a tiny wheelchair and is so darn cute and so good for Ziva. Ziva is so good for her. I'm so sad Sara broke (scary at how easy that was!) but daddy's there. I also loved the intimate moments between Ziva and Tony- her head pillowed on his big barrel chest.
I love this. I love you. I am so proud. I can't wait to see what happens next. XOxoXOxo
| ChEmMiE chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
Wee! Update! :D perfect excuse to procrastinate! (who the heck decided we need physical chemistry and inorganic biological chemistry anyways?)
Therapy! So she's 'fine', huh? I wonder if she even remembers Dr. Loeb being at the apartment after her panic attack :/ ..
I love the way you write these scenes! You're SO good at getting the emotions and feeling out of the characters that is realistic etc...
Poor Ziva, though! Although she must be feeling somewhat better (not just with her vision), since she can be there at the therapist's office by herself and actually talk etc.. (I guess it helps that she'd gotten used to it even BEFORE Eli came back and that she KNOWS the doctor!..)
I like Dr. Loeb.. she's good! And clearly Ziva trusts her enough to talk.. and it's SO painful for her (and us! :/)! and not just because it's hard for to 'remember',,, Okay, can I just temporarily kidnap her and shower her with hugs and return her to you again?
(I love finally getting her story from Ziva's POV! both because it's possible for you to make it so emotionally powerful :P But also because it tells us what it meant to HER! It's clear that Sara's 'safety' and her role in what happened is still of major importance.. but here we get an insight into just how hurtful the beating as well as the words were! ...)
Hmm.. there was a POINT in all of that.. but I got side tracked or lost or something and forgot where I was headed.. ooops! (I mean, we've known for a LONG time now just how easy it is for Eli to hurt here with even a single word or look...)
Aww.. she cant even remember :( Doesnt surprise me, though...
Man! She's SO spot on! Yeah, Ziva was that little girl! That's what Eli does to her.. he had her so under his control... And she just wants to please him, make him proud! :/
wow! Ziva's opening up! That's GOOD! (not that what she's saying is good... but that she's realizing just what exactly he did to her.. took from her..) .. And she hates Eli? That's good too, I suppose.. caus enow she understands WHY she hates him.. that make any sense? hehe
I DID mention that I love how good this doctor is, right?
(and aww.. misses Sara, huh? There sure is a very equal love between those two :P) And i doesnt surprise me that she feels like once more she must earn or pay back what people do for her :/
Yay! Ayelet is there and talking about apartments! :D (And Ziva isn't freaking out even though she KNOWS it means her not being there in her own apartment all the time anymore...)
So yeah.. in case you havent guessed it.. absolutely LOVED that whole section! :D Duh! Surprise, huh?! :P
Yay! All hanging out at the house! :D And Sara is doing better as well! :D
Awwww! Sara just keeps on being too cute! And wow! Seems she's improved quite a lot! Maybe her 'health' really IS connected to Ziva! :) And she's so happy and proud and showing Ziva around :D
And she DREW! I've been waiting for her to draw Ziva something for AGES! (which you know :P).. soooo cute! Love it LOVE IT! :D
And she's in her wheelchair and mobile! :D And she's so so happy! Gibbs really expect he can remove her from it so soon? No way! hehe
But but but! Dang it! I should've EXPECTED something like that to happen! Sara breaking her leg that easily and right when things were starting to go well? Typical, juuuust typical! (And so you! Which I LOVE! hehe... too much fluffy stuff out there.. can always trust you to NOT fall under that category :P)
Did I tell you yet that you SHOULD indeed be very proud of this? cause you SHOULD! It's perfect! :D Cant wait for more! :P
| friend chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
You had to break her leg? Dang you're mean.. to Sara and Gibbs.
| Terry Gibbs chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
So glad Ziva and Sara are doing better and coming to terms with what happened to them! They deserve this happiness and understanding.
| gunandgoth chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
I love this story, along with the first one. My heart goes out to little Sara. She was so happy and getting a taste of independance. I can't believe she broke her little leg. I hope that she will get stronger and be able to walk.
I hope you will continue with this series and we can see Sara grow.
| DS2010 chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
glad to see some breakthroughs with Ziva.
| torontogirl12 chapter 22 . 4/23/2013
Go Ziva! So glad that she opened up to her Dr. Loved the whole "family" time at Gibbs. Hope that Sara will be ok and the break won't be very serious.