|Reviews for Protection|
| Angelica chibilua chapter 1 . 2/24
| TexasDreamer01 chapter 1 . 9/28/2011
Simple and sweet. It's not that hard for me to imagine the scene you're trying to portray, and the emotions are definitely visible. A word of friendly advice, though - reformatting this would make it easier to read.
| ArielleArcher chapter 1 . 3/17/2011
Your author's page says you don't update on anymore, so I'm not even sure if this review will find you...but here's to hoping it does! :)
I read this story a long while ago and absolutely adored it! And then I couldn't remember what it was called the next time I wanted to re-read it. (Shame on me) Months passed, and I waded through page after page of Kenshin fics in hopes of rediscovering this story - I tell you, it was not pretty. I had almost given up hope when I stumbled upon 'Protection' in the RK Communities section, aaaand, to make a long story short, (no pun intended, haha, this story is my favorite Kenshin fanfic. Ever.
The way you portrayed Kaoru was so refreshing and inspiring! It was wonderful to read something where she wasn't on the sidelines screaming "Kenshin!" over and over, and yet you managed to keep her completely in character! Plus, you gave us readers the delicious treat of Kenshin's POV, which NO ONE has been able to do as perfectly as you did... *Awed sigh*
Basically, you're my RK fanfic hero! Thank you for your hard work.
| Indygodusk chapter 1 . 1/24/2011
I had to come back and reread this gem. I've always loved how strong you made Kaoru in spirit here. I loved that she took them down for herself, and not to show Sano or Yahiko a thing or two. I also adore Kenshin's words about why he protects her. So nice!
| kokoronagomu chapter 1 . 11/27/2008
something for all the senses.
special attention to 'sound'. the cacophony of insects, the sigh of the wind, footfalls, flutter of fabric, the crush/crunch of a blade through vegetables, sizzle of cooking, etc...
great character study and this was an affirmation of the inherent strength of all women, even if you didn't mean it to be. to have kaoru, who- in the series, took the role of 'damsel in distress' more often than not- NO woman should ever be considered a burden, someone to be protected or saved but she is a partner, an equal with unique powers, strengths, and abilities, she also has the wisdom to use them. by kenshin's explanation it seems that he understood and reassured her.
| Asher Elric chapter 1 . 1/27/2007
This was very sweet. I think you wrote this very nicely.
Russe the Sonic Alchemist
| Animekitty07 chapter 1 . 11/24/2006
aw i liked it!
and kaoru finally got to kick some butt!
even though it is okay for kenshin to come and save her every once in a while. but anyways!
| L. Mouse chapter 1 . 10/22/2006
This is beautiful, Constance. I had, actually, read this from you before I ever discovered Kenshin and thought it was beautiful then, but I didn't have the frame of reference for this world when I read it a few years ago.
Now that I've actually watched the show - it's amazing. You've perfectly captured the characters, and the story has a quiet heart and soul to it that's rare in fanfiction. Very beautifully written.
| Kiorru-dono chapter 1 . 6/11/2006
| IronRaven chapter 1 . 11/27/2005
Simple. Strong. Elegant.
Am I reviewing the story, or Kaoru-dono. :)
You captured Kenshin's reserve very well. I have no doubt that he would have dealt with any reenforcements they would have gotten swiftly and silently, without Kaoru ever knowing about it.
| Scarred Sword Heart chapter 1 . 11/3/2005
It's good to see a fanfic where Kaoru fights her own battles instead of getting kidnapped and needing Kenshin to save her for once. It's also good to see him more in-character and holding back and letting her fight than just acting like Superman and jumping into the fray. Kenshin knows that Kaoru is generally a strong enough fighter to take care of herself and indeed respects that. Thanks for being one of the few fanfic writers to show that.
| Rikkitsune chapter 1 . 10/6/2005
Oh my gosh, that was absolutely beautiful!
You captured Kenshin's protective instinct and Kaoru's defiant strength perfectly. It was almost like watching a side episode of the anime, it was that convincing. Protection was a total pleasure to read and I hope you write more like it.
| girl from ipanema chapter 1 . 10/6/2005
this was truly lovely. Flow, theme, grammar, emotions...I would love to see a long story. Have you ever thought some more rurouni kenshin, escaflowne and spirited away (the last two are in DIRE need of GOOD authors). Just a thought...
| Daisy's Blog chapter 1 . 8/23/2005
I love it! It doesn't have this huge complicated plot, but it isn't too simple either. It's just right. _
PS. Going on my Fav. Stories List
| omasuoniwabanshi chapter 1 . 8/14/2005
Great ending! Kenshin always seems to know exactly what to say. You portrayed his sensitivity, restraint, and wisdom quite well. I really enjoyed this story!