|Reviews for Heartbreak Warfare|
| nv chapter 1 . 2/3
hello, hello. I'm here to tell you, in minute detail, everything I love about this. buckle up.
"CC threatened, and Niles had to smile. He knew her so well." let's discuss for 5 years how Niles, even in his utter heartbreak and disappointment, SMILES because he loves her so much.
"You look like crap." She had the courtesy to point out. my girl 3
"Seemed a little cold and aloof to me." CC commented. idk why but this felt so CC to me. Not that she's criticizing his letter, but that she points out what she thinks about it. I don't know why this felt poignant to me. Like she's keeping the conversation going because she doesn't want it to end, but also she just has these strong opinions and she's used to sharing them with Niles.
"And I'm certain I'd never get asked by Yetta if I had heard about that unfortunate incident Neil had with The Blonde One." I always forget that Yetta calls him Neil lmao #swag (ugh)
Niles had to smirk, "You've never been any help to me." "Exactly," CC grinned. ANYONE ELSE CRYING THAT THEY REMEMBER THE EXACT WORDS THEY SAID TO EACH OTHER 3 YEARS AGO BEFORE THE HOTTEST KISS IN WORLD HISTORY NO JUST ME OK
Once a butler, always a butler. just like how on the morning after his wedding he ironed and folded CC's underwear because he thought she'd like it I CAN'T
While it looked like Niles, too, was smiling at the camera, the mischievous glint in his eyes told otherwise, as did the look present on CC's face. She was rolling her eyes and trying hard to fight back a smile. I love when people find pictures of themselves in fics, especially ones where you realize what's really happening there, like how Niles just teased her and CC's rolling her eyes. Perfect. I also love the back wax comment. do you think niles waxes his back
"Are you really going to leave, Niles?" CRYING A RIVER OF TEARS AND RENTING A CANOE TO ROW BACK UPSTREAM AND SCREAM AT YOU FOR WRITING THIS LINE BECAUSE GOD IT'S SO SAD SHE'S JUST LIKE REALLY ARE YOU LEAVING IE DON'T LEAVE GOD SHE LOVES HIM SO MUCH DOESN'T SHE
Then she snapped her fingers as if a thought occurred to her. "Of course! You kissed me…three years ago! That obviously meant you wanted to spend the rest of your life with me! How silly of me! Why didn't I realize that?" THANK. YOU. Also I just realized how much of this I used in my own Dummy Twins fic ARE WE OF ONE MIND OR WHAT? but it's so true, and so appropriate, and everyone else is shocked but then everyone is pissed that CC is shocked? like? was there a lot of asbestos or black mold in the Sheffield mansion?
"Miss Babcock…CC, why are you here?" love love love LOOOOOOOVE the moment in fics when he uses her first name. we barely got to hear it throughout the series. think about that. i hate my life. i hate this show. i love this fic.
"Maybe … maybe you've been the closest thing I've ever really had to a friend. And maybe…I'd miss you, if you left, or something," She finished lamely. idk why you think you can't write CC admitting her feelings because THIS, this is the most spot-on declaration of feelings that I've ever read for CC. It's genuine and even a little emotionally immature in some ways and awkward and perfect.
"As far as I'm concerned I've said what I've needed to say," Niles muttered.
"Oh, okay, Niles. Because as far as I'm concerned," CC imitated sarcastically, "I got some stupid speech about how Maxwell and Nanny Fine are happy and starting a family while I'll end up in rehab. That doesn't really tell me much about how you feel except for the fact that you think I'm still hung up on Maxwell and that I have a drinking problem. Yeah you proposed to me, Niles, but I have no idea where the hell it came from or what the hell it means." THANK YOU CC FOR CALLING NILES ON HIS STUPID POUTY BULLSHIT. Like he tells CC he thinks she still loves Max, he tells her she's gonna be in rehab the rest of her life, and she's supposed to believe this guy wants to marry her? Like? should we call a contractor to check for carbon monoxide poisoning?
"It means I bloody love you, you idiot!" Niles yelled, a little angrier than he intended. - and surely as it was said, nv became suffused with a golden light and soared out of her windows into the beautiful night sky. because the only thing that means anything to me is when Niles gets pissed and tells CC he loves her. spot. on. SPOT ON.
"You infuriate the hell out of me. Most days you make my life utterly miserable. And yet…it's you I seek out throughout the day just to get a rise out of. It's you who can have my blood boiling one minute and in the next have me laughing my ass off. It's you, Babcock. I love you." and herein lies the end of our friendship because I can't handle this. "It's you, Babcock." CAN IT BE ME, NILES? CAN IT BE ME PLEASE
How can you love me, Niles? CRIES A RIVER OF TEARS AND FLOATS ALL THE WAY TO THE GULF OF MEXICO ON THIS WAVE OF EMOTIONS. This echoes "what the hell does he want to marry me for anyway?" SO GODDAMN MUCH and it's so sad. I get that the rest of her question is along the lines of, how can you say you love me when all you do is tease me but at its heart, this question is "I don't understand how you can possibly love me" and that makes me so sad for CC.
Oh, I don't know, Niles. I don't know anything. me neither, cc. me neither.
"Well," she shrugged. "I'm still here, aren't I?" AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIII WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII WILL ALWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYS LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Her stipulations are perfect and it explains why they kept it a secret-even though they've been inhaling too much Easy-Off, Beulah, if they think people didn't figure it out. Still, it makes sense that CC wants to figure it out without Fran ruining everything like she always does.
Niles shook his head good-naturedly, took her hand and led her to the bed. AND THEN WHAT GIMME SOME PORN
In all honesty, I don't know why you don't like this fic and didn't want me to reread. It's perfect, it makes complete sense, and it wasn't overly emotional/sentimental. It's perfect. You're perfect. I hate you. I hate this show. I love you.
| Izumi-tan chapter 1 . 6/1/2014
I love it ! It is a fic that fits what possibly happened! So awesome w
| MariaAlbina chapter 1 . 3/7/2014
LOVED THIS! The 'I'm still here, aren't I?" line gave me goosebumps.
| bleufever chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
I really like how you portrayed C.C. in this.
| beMMADfabulous chapter 1 . 10/27/2012
This was so wonderful. I never really get tired of these Dummy Twins "missing scenes" stories, and this one was particularly beautiful. You almost made me tear up! Nice job.
| nrfan chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
great job, i'm glad you're posting on here again! loved that cc just went straight to niles' room without figuring out why she was going there. wonderful take on dummy twins, cute ending, very original. :)
| afinemess5 chapter 1 . 9/16/2012
I LOVED this! Here are my favorite moments...
"You look like crap." She had the courtesy to point out.-I wrote my own Dummy Twins continuation so I know how hard it can be to come up with CC's first line...and this was perfection. I adore her.
"Are you really going to leave, Niles?"-The FEELINGS, so many feelings. I can just imagine her asking this, not really looking at him, but she's just sad and needs to know. LOVE.
Their entire exchange about how it was/wasn't out of the blue-perfect. That was always one of my biggest pet peeves about the 6th season, too...everyone was surprised about Niles' feelings for CC but no one gave CC the benefit of the doubt for her being confused, too. That was never covered. I loved her speech.
"Oh, okay, Niles. Because as far as I'm concerned," CC imitated sarcastically, "I got some stupid speech about how Maxwell and Nanny Fine are happy and starting a family while I'll end up in rehab. That doesn't really tell me much about how you feel except for the fact that you think I'm still hung up on Maxwell and that I have a drinking problem. Yeah you proposed to me, Niles, but I have no idea where the hell it came from or what the hell it means."-Again, perfection. I never made the connection between Niles' speech and what it really implied about how he thinks CC still feels about Maxwell. It's so true...and it, again, lends more credence to CC's confusion about his proposals.
I really loved the ending, too. Niles finally telling CC that he loves her...SO CUTE. I like the little insults at the end, too. At least the writers still got THAT right, that they'd still pick at each other even once they're together.
This was WONDERFUL! Now go write more. Now.
| rx9872 chapter 1 . 9/3/2012
It has been done over and over but that's just because there are a lot of imaginative people out there. I really enjoyed this one. Glad you shared it!
| ladybrin chapter 1 . 9/3/2012
wow- excellent- I was grinning all though this one- very nice take on an excellent eppy-
| AllTheSnakes chapter 1 . 9/2/2012
Great taking on that missing scene! I always wondered what made them change their minds, and the packing/photographs is very well chosen!
| skyspirit78 chapter 1 . 9/2/2012
Another great Dummy twins addition! Thank you, you really did a great job here. I know there are many many stories for this episode but I still read every new one. So keep up writing :)