|Reviews for Brother Knows Best|
| GeminiSlytherin chapter 21 . 12/2
I read this in one night. Literally one night. I started reading at 10 PM and didn’t stop until it was four in the morning. Honestly, this is my all-time favorite Hetalia fanfiction. It’s complex, the characters are well-rounded, and the plot is absolutely fantastic. I have nothing but good things to say (actually, there were a few minor typos near the end, but now that you’ve finished, I don’t think those are a huge concern).
Please continue writing, whether it be books or fanfictions. I don’t know who you are as a person or what your goals are, but you have a talent for writing. Thank you for writing this, and know that you should be exceedingly proud of what you’ve completed—233,000 or so words is no small deal.
| Lapulta J.R.R. Cahill chapter 21 . 9/29
YOU FINALLY DID IT. YOU FINISHED IT. I'M SO PROUD AND ALSO HONORED TO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR THOSE FINAL CHAPTERS.
Also the ending gave me anxiety as I slowly realized Sophie is Arthur all over again. Kill my heart and soul why don't you? But ahhh, everything is so good. I especially loved the bit where Alfred renews his love for Ivan but requests to wait. That was the perfect solution to the marriage bit, I think. While they fit together waiting to be healthy is the perfect 'healthier' response and makes the whole story more realistic. I just loved it. :)
Thank you SO much for finishing! I could barely believe this was the finale. It feels so surreal after starting this story in highschool staying up late to sneak in reads and finishing it as a senior in college procrastinating on calculus homework. I've always kept up on it and the feels make it even more satisfying and complete.
Much love to you and your writing is still mindblowing~
| Rising from the Ashes YOLT chapter 21 . 8/22
Sophie seems to have her 'family' problem of obsessions gah their names are SIMILIAR!
| Vyudali chapter 21 . 8/9
This story had me hooked for five whole years. I love how you write, the way you characterize everyone into still being themselves with proper characteristics appropriate to their role in the story, the DRAMA of it all... I could clearly picture everything as if I was watching a movie.
Best of all I love how you tied everything together really, really well. The conclusion tied up all the loose ends I cared about and I feel like it was given proper closure. Brilliant work. I look forward to the conclusion to your other masterpiece.
| Blizzard the White Cat1 chapter 21 . 8/4
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD ENDING AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY HOW SOPHIA! :3 This was a very good story, thank you for writing this!
| Amazon9398 chapter 21 . 8/2
(Accidentally misclicked on mobile, so I'll continue my review here)
While I'd enjoy seeing some of your other stories completed (Inside Out, among others). This chapter is a beautiful way to end your fling with Hetalia FanFiction.
As someone who's been following this story for so long, the ending really was perfect. Arthur died in the way he would have wanted, by always having a piece of himself left in Alfred.
I'm glad you didn't gloss over the mental health aspects of the ending (of course when have you ever in your stories?), and not allowing Ivan and Alfred to be married immediately was a wonderful choice. Promoting unhealthy relationships is something you see fanfics do too often, and it really gives them a bad name.
Last but certainly not least, where would we be without the famous Urchin angst left with Sophia and Sophie? While Sophie's problems were probably inherited as some sick joke from Matthew, I saw it more like Arthur's reincarnation. Shame he never seems to learn.
Lastly, I would just like to thank you again for sharing this wonderful story with the world.
It's been a wild ride,
| shingekinolife chapter 21 . 8/3
I don't even know what to do with myself anymore.
You ended it so amazingly! Ivan and Alfred's relationship remains to be so heartwarming and it makes me so happy to see them together. Reading this was such an emotional roller coaster and I'm glad I got to be a part of it. I will undoubtedly read this story another twenty times again because it still remains to be my absolute favorite fic on this site. You deserve all the praise in the world for finishing up this fic (and keeping the quality of it stellar as well!). Fantastic job, and thank you for writing something so awesome!
Also, that ending though... I love how it left me thinking "oh no, not again."
| that-one-anti-social chapter 21 . 8/3
I. Don't. Know. What. To. Feel. Anymore...
| XxkogainugamixX chapter 21 . 8/3
Wow. Just wow. That was an amazing ride of a story. I'm so glad you made it through to the end. And what an ending! I loved the different POVs. It just felt so natural, you know? I'm gonna spend at LEAST the rest of the day randomly blurting out "Man what a great story!" (Spoiler: I've already done it four times since I finished). This is one of those stories that just sticks with you. I could so clearly visualize Ivan's nightmare it freaked me out a little bit tbh.
So, thank you for the amazing story. I can't wait to see where we go next! :)
| Blackfox0100 chapter 21 . 8/3
I am soooooo happy that you managed to finish this! You should be very proud of yourself. I know many people would've given up on writing this story after a couple years, probably myself included. The wait for this story to finish was entirely worth it. The ending was fantastic and I sincerely hope you continue to share your gift of writing with the rest of the world.
| XxxImNotOkayxxX chapter 21 . 8/2
Oh my god. I can't believe I actually got to see the ending. 3 years of waiting all made worth it. This was one hell of an ending. I'm still in shock that this actually got an ending. So many fics that I read around this time were abandoned, but not this one. And for that I respect you so much.
| Nemaides chapter 21 . 8/2
Thank you so much for this ending! I hope you continue to write and share, because honestly you are one of the best writers I've ever had the fortune to encounter.
Also, that part when Sophie looks up with her green eyes just made me go-oh, shit. Flashbacks to Arthur lmao
| amazon9398 chapter 21 . 8/2
I don't even know where to begin... I've followed this story since my freshman year of high school, and now I'm entering my sophomore year of college.
It has been an absolute pleasure experiencing this story throughout the years, and it remains my all time favorite Hetalia FanFiction. Better than George DeValier, better than all the other big name ones. I'm not sure where you are in life right now or what you're doing, but I hope you continue to write. Your way with words is truly something special and I hope as many people as possible get to experience it.
People say that writing FanFiction takes no skill because the characters are already defined for you, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Each writer takes their own liberties and I've never seen someone who makes them as HUMAN as you do. You take these two dimensional characters that we think we know and make them your own. With their own tics and personalities and styles... it's incredible.
As I said before, it's truly been a pleasure. I'm so thankful you didn't give up on this project (there's a few times where I worried).
| animestorylover1621 chapter 21 . 8/2
I loved this story from start to finish!
| ToolboxHDR chapter 20 . 7/3
Oh my... I'm a recent reader that started reading from May 20 something and took a break and ended at May 26. Damn... The emotions. Also highly influenced because I was on a vacation to Japan when reading Ch 1-17.
You seem to like reading... Very good indeed to make stories, I really haven't looked at your other works.
Very weird ending. Did the knife just fly and go to Alfred's chest? I didn't read it correctly. I'm very young and you probably won't believe me so not a discussion.
Nice story though, waiting for next chapter.