|Reviews for Icarus|
| Danielle Silvermane chapter 30 . 3/12
I stumbled on this fic last night around 8pm. I couldn't sleep until there was no more to read! At 3am. . Please please write more. 3
| Guest chapter 30 . 3/11
Well characterised! I especially love when you write from Loki's point of view. You've given such insight into his motivations and worldview. Also love how observant Jane is and how sassy Darcy is. Wonderful writing and story, excited for the next chapter!
| JPElles chapter 30 . 2/20
Fun stuff. Keep it up
| Imaginarian chapter 30 . 2/10
| KraZiiePyrozHavemoreFun chapter 30 . 2/9
OH LORDY... I haven't stayed up to date and I miss all the hullabaloo...or rather not cuz now I'm caught up!
| Maia2 chapter 30 . 2/8
Argh. You made me cry. But in a good way. It was painful, but I am glad Loki got some of that out. I know she loves him, but he has every right to say these things. Can't wait for more.
| ukyryo chapter 30 . 2/7
After time Thank you for updating, I love your story, in spite of everything you are continuing and making me happy about it.
I hope you continue your story
Excuse my English is not very good
| helenxxx chapter 30 . 2/5
wonderful story and what a fantastic meeting between mother and son, blimey there is a selection of feels here xxx
| Stella Limegood chapter 30 . 2/4
This is excellent! I envy how you have kept up with this story! It's amazing!XD
| mfaerie32 chapter 30 . 2/4
Such a beautifully emotional reunion between Mother & Son. I love Frigga. I do hope Loki sees himself as his mother does.
| rengisol chapter 30 . 2/4
Thank you for another wonderful chapter! I missed this angst!
| wbss21 chapter 30 . 2/3
Fuuudge, I just can't ever, ever get over this story. I swear to God, it's the best piece of writing within any fandom I've ever read. I know I keep saying that to you, but every time you post a new chapter, I'm just reminded again and have to reiterate it.
First of all, holy smokes, that was the MOST amazing description of traveling through the Bifrost that I've ever seen. Jeeze, most people just skip the details altogether or they fail spectacularly in actually capturing what that would be LIKE, being shot through space at speeds faster than can be imagined. But you captured the complete awe and wonderment and dizzying fear and confusion that a normal human being that's never experienced anything like that before would actually feel and think. I felt Jane's awe and wonder here palpably. She seemed as amazed as she SHOULD be. What you would expect her to be. And your description of the feeling of being transported like that was so life-like, seemed so real, I felt like I was journeying to Asgard through the Bifrost with them. And then when they actually land in Asgard, again, your descriptions here are so powerful, and put you in that moment with Jane and Loki.
You so accurately convey what that would be like for someone like Jane specifically too, seeing it filtered through her passion and wonder and curiosity for space and the stars and things beyond Earth. She's like a little kid here in her amazement. And just your physical descriptions are so vivid, with them standing on the underbelly of Asgard, with the waterfalls pouring down around them, and the deafening roar of it, and the wetness in the air, etc... I felt like I was there. And Jane's fear mixed with awe was so realistic and honest too. That would be absolutely terrifying, while at the same time being completely overwhelmingly wonderous.
And as always, one of the great highlights for me with your story is just the relationship between Loki and Jane, and how the affection and love they feel for each other is so perfectly conveyed through their physical interaction. The way Jane clings to Loki for reassurance and safety, and the way Loki handles her with such gentility and comfort, is amazing. Like the way he hold her underneath the back of her skull, and the way she puts her trust in him when he tells her to climb onto his back so that he can climb up this insanely sheer cliff face. I loved your description here too of hos it becomes more than vertical and just imagining Loki with Jane clinging to his back scaling it like it's nothing. Again, I adore how you aren't afraid to show just how powerful, physically, Loki is, and magically. It makes his vulnerability emotionally that much more impactful and heartrending.
And boy do we get that here when they start forward and Frigga appears. My heart just about shattered a hundred times over during the second half of this chapter. You've painted such a courageous, powerful and noble figure in Loki, that to see him become visibly stricken by the sight of his mother, at the thought of her seeing him, was absolutely heart breaking, and that you showed us that heartbreak through Jane's perspective only made it more so, because she understands so well why Loki is hurt in the way he is. When he says to her that of course he wants to see Frigga, but he doesn't want her to see him, I felt Jane's heartbreak there and it became my own. Loki is just in so much pain, and you really capture WHY here.
The encounter with Frigga was so powerful, so emotional, I swear, I had to stop several times throughout reading it just to catch hold of myself, it was so effecting. Both Loki's and Frigga's overwhelming emotion at seeing each other here, it's just beyond my ability to describe. And again seeing it through Jane's perspective, the way she felt like she shouldn't be looking at them, that it was a moment that was too intense, too private, and too huge in feeling, that was, again, so sincere. She's just landed in this world, this alien world, that is larger than any life she could have ever imagined, and inhabited by a people who's feelings are so huge, that they create tidal waves across the universe, which was such a brilliant description.
And we finally see Loki blow up here, and all his emotion comes pouring out, and it's just devastating. When he asks Frigga WHY, why they didn't tell him, why they let him listen to all those stories about the glory of killing the frost giants, and the way you have him trail off, asking why she couldn't have taught him that a giant could be wise, my heart just about turned to sludge there, it was so ruined by the agonizing misery and confusion and pain Loki was obviously feeling.
And I love that you don't let Frigga off the hook here, and have her able to supply some neat and logical answer to Loki's pleading questions, and that she visibly feels shame over it, as Jane notices. Because there isn't any good answer to it, there's no real excuse for why they let Loki listen to those stories, why they let it be perpetrated to him that the Jotnar were monsters only good for killing, all the while knowing he WAS one. There's no excuse for that, for being so reckless with a boy's emotions who was already so sensitive.
At the same time, you show how much Frigga truly loves her son, and how broken her own heart is, over knowing how badly she screwed up, over knowing how hurt Loki was and is, knowing that she helped cause a large part of that pain, and how overwhelmed she is to finally see her son alive and be able to hold him in her arms. When she finally approaches him and pulls his face down to her neck in an embrace, that's just such a powerful image. And Jane feeling the need to look away at that, at this naked, vulnerable moment that these two unbelievably powerful being's are experiencing, made it all the more real.
And Loki's own feelings of guilt and heartbreak over having hurt his mother, the way he tries and fails so miserably to detach himself, to act like he doesn't care, putting on that typical, hostile sarcasm on, and the way it just crumbles so quickly. When he laughs and the tears come down his cheeks, again, your ability to create vivid imagery is second to none.
And it was such a relief to see the way Frigga regarded and greeted Jane, finally, with a welcoming attitude. Odin I think might be a different story, and of course, if the encounter between Loki and Frigga was as explosive as this, I can only imagine what it will be like with Odin. I loved how when Frigga looked at Jane too, how Jane was just overcome at seeing the depth of living in Frigga's eyes, and understanding that she was looking into the eyes of an ancient being who knows more than she could possibly ever imagine. Again, the way you portray Loki and Thor and the Aesir the way they're MEANT to be portrayed, as these ancient beings with extraordinary power, the way you capture that alien, otherworldly quality about them, is just about the greatest thing ever. You don't sell them short, which is something everyone always seems to do, the damn script writers for the films included. You embrace what they are, and that's amazing.
Just the frailty and sadness felt between Loki and Frigga here, when Frigga recounts all the moments between her and Loki when he was growing up, the intimacy and love there, it was all so palpable, and the enormity of their emotions and the hurts between them. You just blew me away with this chapter, and it was beyond any and all expectations I could have had for the first meeting between Loki and his mother.
As always, thank you so much for updating, and for sharing this incredible story. It's truly my favorite. I'm so excited and also nervous about what's going to happen now. I loved how Loki told Jane that there's antique equipment for her to use at first, simply because it'll be more familiar to her, but that he isn't going to deny her the use of anything. He's so incredibly sweet.
And I laughed at how Frigga calls Jane "Doctor Astronomer", lol. That was perfect!
Thank you as always for sharing, and you know I'll be eagerly awaiting the next chapter!
| Guest chapter 30 . 2/3
I love this story. Please write more chapters soon.
| xenlith chapter 30 . 2/3
Noooooo, I need so much more. To say I'm pumped for the next chapter wouldn't explain it. Poor Loki is dying and I feel so bad for him. I just want him to be happy
| Wildhorses1492 chapter 30 . 2/3
Oh, by my stars, you updated so soon! This chapter. . . it was lovely. I adore the reaction from Frigga in seeing Loki; I love how you wrote their dialogue. It was so undeniably Loki-esque that I held my breath at reading it; I was so enraptured by the sheer perfection of it all. Brava! This was simply marvelous and I do not have ANY of the right words to express my joy at reading it and reviewing it again so soon!
I just. . . I am enamored of your writing. The way you describe the scenes and how you set up the moment for dialogue while intermingling Jane's thoughts and doubts and sense of being overwhelmed is marvelously skillful! You can FEEL Frigga and Loki and Jane's emotions in a way that is so rare and powerfully moving. Only good writing can do that.
I can hardly wait for the next chapter (though I know I must be patient)!