|Reviews for A Village Life|
| Sarai chapter 29 . 3/1
Awesome story. You are not making fun of people who have different abilities.
| Kikilia14 chapter 29 . 3/1
Another wonderful chapter. Loved the update and Gibbs finally realizing just how smart Sara is- loved her reading the book and saying words like endangered.
Ziva looking out for Sara is wonderful as well and Tony's idea of having her punch the pillow was great.
I am looking forward to more.
| girleffect chapter 29 . 3/1
What absolute perfection. Really great, brave work. I love the way that you showed us Tony and Ziva take care of Sara, and how we started out the chapter with a hurt, angry, frustrated kid and came out with the smiling buglet who said "namaste Daddy" and "you should try it, it's fun" side note- that cracked me up and put a smile on my face.
Hm, sensory issues would make sense, and treating it would probably help with her anger and nerves- she's on edge.
My heart aches for the lonely, grieving and quiet little girl Sara was- those notes from her file stole my breath and brought tears to my eyes. But she's in good hands now, and, making progress, even if it's tough going.
And she can read! That's so awesome! Wow! She's surprising all of us, isn't she.
Anyway, fabulous work. Beautiful job. I'm excited to see how the trip to Pittsburgh goes. Xoxoxoxo always
| torontogirl12 chapter 29 . 3/1
Loved this chapter. Poor little Sara needs so much reassurance. Glad that she had a nice sleepover with Tony and Ziva. The trip to the aquarium must have been so joyous for her. Glad that she and Gibbs are going on a trip and hope that all goes well. I was really surprised to learn that she could read. Way to go Sara!
| Aquasm chapter 29 . 3/1
| hslacer chapter 28 . 2/15
Sorry it to me so long to read this. Great chapter. Glad it is a girl . Sara will love it.
| rebecca-in-blue chapter 28 . 2/8
It's SO exciting to see Tony and Ziva getting an ultrasound and discussing the nursery and how they're going to raise their baby. I also liked the mention of Ayelet's "very Jewish" feelings about pregnancy - haha, so true! I can't wait to see Sara's sleepover with Tony and Ziva, and I'm so glad that Gibbs is accepting help from them. Sara would be a challenge to two young parents with a lot of energy, so one parent Gibbs's age will definitely need a hand sometimes. As always, looking forward to more!
| torontogirl12 chapter 28 . 2/5
Happy to see this update. So glad that Gibbs has a diagnosis for Sara. Glad that he and Sara had a talk about the judge again and he re-assured her that he is never going to send her away. Glad also that Ziva recognized that Sara needed her Dad at this time. Looking forward to her sleep over with Tony and Ziva. Gibbs needs a break and I don't think he would ever ask. Cannot wait to see both Tony and Ziva with their little girl and how Sara is going to react to the little one.
| Guest chapter 28 . 2/4
A pleasure to see your name in my inbox again, and a delightful chapter to read :) I hope all is well with you and your own little bug, and look forward to reading more as soon as you get the chance :)
| intimidating chapter 28 . 2/4
Loved it! Glad that they are having a little girl :) Cant wait to see what Tony and Ziva do with their weekend with Sara too. Oh! I think they should keep the piano... maybe a surpise for Tony later on from Ziva, just my two cents worth!
| Sunnyside2 chapter 28 . 2/4
Hey there! I've missed you. I was just thinking of you and here you come back with new chapter. I think you read my mind :-) really. And for further proof of this I was also thinking about when you were gonna give us a scene with Tony and Ziva at the baby doctor. And you delivered. Yay!
I loved nervous daddy to be Tony and his incessant questions lol. Call me silly for asking but why did he keep asking about broken bones? Is it because of the assault? Is Tony unaware of how much cartilage babies have early on? I don't have any kids but I know that much lol. At 19 weeks puts Ziva at almost 5 months right? I love their emotion when they found out they're having a girl. and how she's already a princess. Despite Ziva's anti-princess stance lol. Tony recognizing his daughter has made him soft but not seeming to care.
And finally! They're moving in together. :-)
Tony's reaction to the death of the pregnant victim was sad but understandable. I'm surprised mcgee didn't pick up on it though I'd guess Ducky did.
Little Sara. Baby girl. I want her to catch a break. I know it isn't but it feels like she's constantly going backwards. How awesome for Tony to volunteer him and Ziva as weekend caretakers. It'll be good practice.
Ziva wanting a girl. That makes me feel things. Warm, yet painful feelings if that makes sense. I can understand her wanting a girl over a boy and yet I don't know. It's gonna be interesting to see how her views on father-daughter relationships affects how she sees Tony interact with their daughter. Not in a bad way. I guess I'm hoping that seeing them will help her heal a little more if that makes sense. Her "I have only taken life" quote makes me sad but I get it. I guess this pregnancy is proving to be more miraculous than previously thought. I hope it continues to be healing for her. She's giving life now after all.
I've written a dissertation of a review. I'm not normally so wordy so apologies! All this to say I loved this chapter and thank you for writing.
| Kikilia14 chapter 28 . 2/4
A girl! I loved Tony's reaction to having a daughter.
I also thought Sara's tantrum was a good edition and I'm looking forward to the sleep over.
Another well written, thought out chapter, as always.
| Talldi chapter 28 . 2/4
Lovely! It seems things are going forward nicley. I am not surprised about the PTSD for sure! She must be beginning to feel very safe to act out like that. Emotions are so difficult for little ones. Gibbs had to be given some time off.. He loves with everything he has and has no limits.
| Sarai chapter 28 . 2/4
| JustBecause2012 chapter 28 . 2/4
Always such a treat to see one of your stories updated! I really enjoyed this chapter, and its glimpse into Tony and Ziva's feelings about their coming baby. Thanks for writing!