Reviews for Swallows on the Beam
Kaderin chapter 23 . 11/24
Words can't express how disappointed I am that I've finally come to the (current) end of this brilliant story. I only started reading last night and I've neglected all the things I should be doing because this has just taken over my life. It was definitely worth it though! Fictional political intrigue fascinates me, there's very few things I enjoy more than reading about it when its this well written. I also love how you write Ling and Lan Fan. And their entire relationship and all their interactions. I love everything in this story actually, so much that I'm having trouble separating it all (Does that make sense? I can't tell.), but thats what I think of first.
You've definitely got me hooked on this story and I'll be impatiently waiting for the next update no matter how far away it is!~ Now I'm afraid I'll have to go stalk your profile to find your other fics because if they're anything like this one I know I'll love them. Characters/Fandom isn't an issue for me, especially since I didn't know much about Lan Fan or Ling before I started reading this and now I love them! So yeah, thank you for writing this (and for reading my rambling comment thing with too many parenthesis).
Colorless Butterfly chapter 23 . 11/22
This is honestly still my favorite story. I don't have time to write a super long review, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate all of the hard work you're putting into this story. The politics, characterization, writing - it's all absolutely amazing. And the UST. Also very amazing.
Thank you so much for writing this absolutely amazing story. I will be eagerly looking forward to an update!
red-rocks11 chapter 23 . 11/4
So glad you updated! I really like how you write all the interactions Lan Fan has with everyone (especially her moments with Ling). I think you do such a great job. Can't wait until you post the next chapter. I understand that life happens so you might not post for a long time but I look forward to to it!
LEGNA chapter 23 . 10/30
Guest chapter 23 . 10/26
I just discovered this fic and it is a FANTASTIC read! I've been obsessed with this for the last couple of weeks (unfortunately I had to read chapters in bits and pieces as life allowed, but couldn't put stop!). The world you have created and the way you describe it is just... Amazing. And the relationships between the characters (FMA & original) is so fleshed out. The FMA characters are so in character and you have written your original characters so week I feel like I know them. I can't wait to see where the rest of the story goes.
rinxxxav chapter 23 . 10/19
Thanks you so much for updating! I wish you would write something like the last part but through Ling point of view. At any rate, I would be waiting eagerly for the next chapter!
LunaBianca chapter 23 . 10/14
Thank you for the update! I am so invested, as always. ;)

Friendships are opening to Lan Fan in all directions and I hope they will be true. I adore scenes with Ling and Mei, or any time His Eminence is riled up. We haven't seen much of Huian Yao recently so I'm expecting (eagerly anticipating?) the next chapter will deliver new reasons to loathe her...

Thanks again for the read!
Suzi chapter 23 . 10/13
Thank you so much for updating! I can't wait for the next chapter and Lan Fan being part of the race for the Lotus Hall. I hope you enjoyed your time in Japan.
Franny Mika chapter 23 . 10/13
*screams in joy with seeing this updated* The struggle is real with the complicated relationship between Ling and Lan Fan with all this secret identity and court stuff going on. Fingers cross they both get out of this unscathed! Also, I also love your descriptions and attention to detail you put onto the clothing in your stories - I end up googling all these Chinese clothing you mentioned so that I can better picture what they're wearing. Looking forward to the next chapter and seeing how the court will react with Feiyan Ma in the running to be Empress!
happycatlittleturtle chapter 23 . 10/12
I think I've reread this three times now. Thank you for continuing with it. It made my night yesterday when I saw that you updated. As usual, great writing, and I can't wait for more Lan Fan/Ling Action!
Galven chapter 23 . 10/12
Where did you get the idea for the seven's races? Because i saw a very similar system in Italy in Siena.
LadyKnight Miakoda chapter 23 . 10/11
I'm so glad you updated. The wait was almost unbearable even though I only discovered this recently. I can't wait for more.
Callysto chapter 23 . 10/11
OH MY GOD IT'S ALIIIIIVE ! kidding. Kind of. I know you'll always come back to this story, so take your time, I'd rather you take forever and make your chapters as deeply layered and wonderful as they always are rather than more frequency but not as amazing. Quality over quantity I suppose. Anayway, best day ever, I nearly yelled when I got the notification, so thanks for that ! Keep up the good work ;)
Xoxo from France
MoonlitMelody chapter 23 . 10/11
Whoooooooo, the best ongoing FMA fic updated! ALL HAIL!
I seriously mean it, this is the best FMA fic I've ever found, please have all of my sincere compliments for your ability to write court intrigue. Your Emperor Ling and Lady Lan Fan are such joys to read.

The empress dowager is not going to have a happy end. I have no idea how it's going to happen, but damn if everything's not going to blow up in her face. (Which is both good and bad, because I'm attached to her in a "I love hating you" kind of way.)

Your Dramatis Personae at the beginning of each chapter gives me life. 11/10
BlackDove WhiteDove chapter 23 . 10/11
Thank you so much for this wonderful chapter! I am extremely excited to see how the lot as hall will turn out. And I am kinda just wishing Lan Fan will just let the triplets kill the dowager... She can't be that necessary right? Right? Heh who am I kidding, she will be like a thousand year vampire and never die no matter what you try.
The group that lan fan and lady song are developing with the minister looks like it will be so good for everything. Super happy to see that that is going on Rather nicely. :)
And do you know how much I ship the ship? I love Ling and Lan Fan together so much. I mean really, I ship the ship so hard the ship sails itself. In all its adorable awkwardness. Absolutely perfect.
If only I could favorite this story as many times as there are words in this story. I love it that much! This was fantastic and I happily await what is to come.
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