Reviews for Speaking Terms
Mimi chapter 1 . 7/7/2014
Another passionate one-shot that is so believable. I only recently found the series and miss M&M too! Thanks for keeping the romance alive! ;-)
AngelQueen chapter 1 . 3/5/2013
Oh, they were gorgeously young and naive and brilliant, weren't they? *sob* I've recently started watching S1 again, and I just want to cry at how they poked and needled each other and were entirely unaware of what lay ahead of them.

This is lovely! Now I can imagine that they'll live happily ever after since they got their act together much sooner. ;)
Lady Etiquette chapter 1 . 12/31/2012
Awwwwe...very sweet. Also very steamy! *Lady Etiquette gets her handkerchief out and pats her brow* I loved young M/M and would loved to have seen more romance/relationship development between them in S1 (but the slow "build up" worked, too!) Thanks for writing! :)
Guest chapter 1 . 12/15/2012
Loved it! You will see by my (hastily and carelessly chosen) handle that I am a Twilight refugee. Please don't hold it against me - I won't apologize, but I do have broader horizons. This was a lovely o/s, beautifully written, convincingly in character, delightfully steamy...yum. I look forward to reading your other work.
unpredictablemary chapter 1 . 11/20/2012
Loved this! I just rewatched this episode and I got annoyed at that scene all over again for her not going after him, so this was so perfect to read. I miss S1 too, thanks for taking us back to the days of young M/M :)
darkblueyank chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
Well, it looks like we all love returning to S1; those early days of Mary and Matthew's searching and their innocence of all the troubles and sorrows to come. Your Mary and Matthew are so real and IC in their emotions, actions/reactions, and the dialog... brilliant new dialog and use of canon lines. I agree with Pemonynen that this was the most believable of the S1smut stories. And yes, we all wanted to shove Mary out the door.
I found that this story worked wonderfully as a Mary/Matthew scene without the smut. It stands so well on its own. It was the emotions and conversation that had me gripped even before the first kiss. How about editing it to have them finish with kissing and then the final dialog and Mary's thoughts? Then the story could be appreciated by those readers who won't/don't/can't read M-rated stories.
Ultrahotpink chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
I love S01 AU fics! I don't exactly know what it is. Maybe because they're so naive and innocent. Perhaps it's because there was so much unsaid between them. Whatever it is I love that you've explored 1.05. ! Great story!
downtonlove chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
I really liked this on so many levels. Taking us back to season one M/M was a wonderful treat. You captured them at beginning of new love. It would be wonderful if you continued with this to see how young, naive Matthew would have handled the news of Mary's past. I have no idea how you did this but you made it sexy and sweet. I love how Matthew gave her a million chances to make sure she really wanted to. I heart them. Very well done.
Pemonynen chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
I think that this is my favourite of the S1 smut AUs, because (and this is tricky to explain but I know what I mean so just go with it) it's probably the most plausible. Well, plausible in the sense that it's the right time in their relationship. The feelings are there, they're just choosing not to address them *yet*. I love how you reworked his conversation with Isobel from canon to make it fit and also the "convincing" bit as well. :p As for the smut itself. Definitely incredibly stupidly very HOT, with them being outside and in the dark and clothed... YES. And him touching the bare skin of her thigh and her touching his back but not being able to *see*...UNF. Ahem. And the ending as well...aaahhh! :) Although I would love to see how she'd tell him about Pamuk now... :-/

Wonderful, as always my dear! :)
R. Grace chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
Not a dull boy indeed! That was utterly perfect in every way. :) I love that S1 smut is so easy to believe. The chemistry between them is there from day one. Beautifully captured. Thanks for sharing!
AnniellaEyes chapter 1 . 11/19/2012
Yey...and whoo *clears throat and fans self*

Finally, she went to him! HOW many times have we all willed her to walk out that door?! Wonderful stuff. You used the line that made me fall well and truly in love with Mary- I can only imagine it floored Matthew!

And then she went for him! Wow, that was hot and lovely too because there was so much tenderness in it. Fantastic!

Thanks, as always, for sharing :D
GhostIsland chapter 1 . 11/18/2012
OMG THIS IS AMAZING! :D S1, in all of its tentative, wonderous glory - and as always, you capture M/M so incredibly well. :) I LOVE how you incorporated the flower show dialogue (and Matthew's lament to his mother) into their convo here! :) And I ADORED the subtle way you had Mary admit her regard for Matthew (comparing favorably to Strallan) - SO very S1 Mary! You brought back the breathless wonder of S1, when every touch meant a great deal, and a kiss...SIGH. :D I just LOVED how Mary realized Matthew would stop if she asked, and how different it was from Pamuk and the ungodly SCORCHING hot smut (his hand on her bare thigh...:faints:) and the fact that he wants to speak to her father is SO S1 Matthew, it's just too wonderful for words. Just a FANTASTIC trip down memory lane - sweet, hot and SUCH a treat! Thank you so much for this! Keep writing! :D
Willa Dedalus chapter 1 . 11/18/2012
Aww this was innocent smut. Wait is there such a thing? Well if so Matthew would be the master of that universe! Thanks for sharing.
gvilleguy1124 chapter 1 . 11/18/2012
I really love this. I like the little nod to Mary "convincing" Matthew by kissing him from canon.
Lorca Owen chapter 1 . 11/18/2012
It looks like she actually got her prize! :-)
Loved the reference to her experience with Pamuk and how being with Matthew is something absolutely different.
S1!Matthew is such a pleasure to read, so naive and everything!
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