Reviews for Triumph and Disaster
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 20 . 5/23/2014
Brilliant end to a brilliant story. I really felt for Ros as she was passed over as Harry's replacement, as well as her ongoing pain at her father's betrayal. She was in such a difficult, unenviable, position back there and she is, essentially right:you only get one father. Her turmoil was very well detailed. I like the complexity of her relationship with Lucas, too. It's never going to be easy, especially after so much loss (on both sides, to be fair). One other thing I neglected to mention in earlier reviews is how the team make mistakes. It's all very human.

Anyway, great story and I apologise again for my sporadic reading and reviewing of it. That's not at all a reflection on you or this brilliant story (but my having the attention span of a highly caffeinated squirrel). Looking forward to getting caught up on the follow up now.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 19 . 5/23/2014
Brilliant wrap up. The confrontation between Ros and Ruth was spot on. Poor Lucas, though. He must have gone through so much trauma and it's a nice (if painful) detail that you've included by showing the lingering effects of water boarding.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 18 . 5/23/2014
That's certainly one way of clearing a room. Sounds, er, delightful! Seriously, though, another great chapter. The Prince second guessing Harry's identity and reason for being there bodes ill. Great update and loving the tension added by the ticking bomb. Really hope that gets sorted.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 17 . 5/23/2014
Another great chapter. The decoy Mahood has really thrown the fat in the fire and the tension is really ramped up at the end. I loved the way Harry dealt with that politician at the end. Very much in keeping with his character, as are they all so close to cannon. Great stuff!
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 16 . 5/23/2014
A brilliantly gripping chapter, with the tension built steadily throughout. The parade was fantastic, and I loved the details of the operation (the technical "Spooks" stuff) weaved in throughout. It made it all very realistic, as one would expect from an actual episode. Then, the end: I feel sad for Alex Pemberton. Anyway, thrilling is the best word. Thanks again.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 15 . 5/23/2014
Finally, I get back to finishing this story, and what a great chapter! I loved that little confrontation between Ros and Harry in the car, the way you write these characters is so vivid and spot on. The meeting was very well done, too. The dangers they face and the weight of the decisions they have to take are very clearly detailed.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 14 . 9/27/2013
Loved Ros's thoughts about Lucas, and the way their relationship is being handled. I like that she's not simply forgotten the past, like it never happened (it always seems to be under rug swept in fanfiction). The characterisation is spot on and consistent throughout, and the plot just gets better. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 13 . 9/25/2013
Another great chapter, with flawless characterisation all round. I even quite like Callum in this story. The tension that exists between the individual team members - especially Ros and Ruth - adds a nice dimension to the story, too. On to read more now that Pemberton has rolled up, thanks for sharing.
Velocity Girl1980 chapter 12 . 9/25/2013
Brilliant chapter. I wondered why you had Ros as an asthma sufferer in this (which I thought was a great touch, by the way, it gave her a slight flaw that made her more human, more vulnerable - if you see what I mean. Sometimes, she comes across as being almost machine like). But, it's great that you elaborated further in this chapter. I loved the dialogue between her and Lucas; the story as a whole is gripping. Also, I know I started reading and reviewing this months ago, but I got side tracked by a bout of illness/real life etc. Just so you know I didn't stop because I decided your story was pants, or anything like that. It's brilliant; continues to be so and I'm looking forward to getting caught up. Thanks for sharing.
guest chapter 10 . 5/14/2013
I love this story and all, but i have one, tiny, nit-picky issue. If I were a fancy buisnessman looking to buy a house in Surrey that was concievably better than one in Brixton, I wouldn't be looking in Byfleet. I have nothing against Byfleet or anything, and the mosque in Woking is pretty alright, but if I were a fancy buisnessman, I'd have chosen somewhere a bit more... classy. Like, Godalming or Sunningdale, or Ripley, or well, just probably not Byfleet.

Aahh! I'm sorry! Creative lisence and all. But this story really is awesome... And I'm just gonna like, back away slowly...
Antonia Caenis chapter 20 . 4/27/2013
This is a wonderful ending to the story. Not at all what I was expecting but both lovely and fitting for what had gone before. And, I note, perhaps some possibility of a follow up! Congratulations on an amazing piece of work and I'll look forward to whatever you come up with next.
B-D Banzai chapter 20 . 4/25/2013
An amazing ending to what has been an amazing story. Thank you for sharing. I might not have commented on all the chapters, but I eagerly followed the story, giddy when new chapters arrived in my email. I have enjoyed the read.
Sparky75 chapter 20 . 4/24/2013
Brilliant end to a briliant story... I have to say though, I was quite indignant on Ros's behalf as well, I never saw that coming. It felt in some ways that we saw the start of the melt of glacial Ros. Her comments to Lucas about how she 'can't' love him and letting him slowly but surely worm his way further under her skin and also a small but very definite thaw towards Ruth as well show the more human side of Ros. As an aside I'm very glad that 'Bliss' said yes to 'Podgy' (love that little nickname for them both). Ros and Lucas popping down to the local pool may be interesting, I have a feeling they may need a private hire the firt few times!

I'm hoping that as Harry is remaining on the Grid we may get to see more of Ros and the team (including Chen and Khalida) saving London in the future - this, I think, has been your best story yet!
kiks89 chapter 20 . 4/24/2013
Have loved this fic! Thank you for writing it, I've enjoyed every word. :)
lexie2 chapter 20 . 4/24/2013
Great conclusion and very much in character.

Do I smell a follow-up?

Looking forward to reading the next one- whichever it is; provided Lucas is in it. LOL.
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