Reviews for Skyfalls
Missyhissy3 chapter 1 . 3/25/2014
This story was the first thing I ever read on this website when I idly and unsuspectingly clicked onto 'Fanfiction' last year. I can't believe it has so few reviews and so few favourites. Can't believe you wrote it in an hour or that you're not overly fond of it? Are you insane? I'm fond enough for two. If I was a more lyrical person I'd wax lyrical about it. 'Tis a thing of beauty. xxx
skadoo chapter 2 . 7/31/2013
Wow thanks for writing this. You're not much into usual happy endings huh?
Tasha chapter 1 . 6/23/2013
This story was so beautiful that I felt completely compelled to at least add my voice to your list of reviews. I was so moved by your descriptions that I could visualize exactly what was happening.

If I understand correctly, this was the type of story where you guess the characters...I didn't need much more than your opening to know exactly who this was about, and it was lovely.

Just beautiful...I can't even...I feel like there aren't words to describe how I felt about this. Thank you.
badmelk chapter 2 . 6/20/2013
okay i was right about this one... i thought it was great. would never know it only took an hour! :)
Kerry J chapter 2 . 6/20/2013
Well, I guess we all knew who it was from the beginning but not guessing actually made the story better. Because I was sure who it was right away, the lack of hope for them was felt even stronger - if that makes any sense. Because they ultimately were denied any chance they might have had together otherwise. And because I could picture them so well, standing there facing their end. Together - with curiosity almost more dominant than fear. Great story!I loved your use of language and metaphors here, too.
Photogirl1890 chapter 1 . 6/19/2013
You wrote this in an hour? Wow. Seriously? This was actually one of my favourites in the Guess The Pairing Contest and the more I read it and pick up on more nuances, it gets even better.

Amongst my favourite lines:

"Flee like cowards or stand like fools. The end result will be the same."

"The kernel dies a quiet death before it ever reaches her lips to poison his mind, too."

I loved the reference to "the panic in an unflappable voice", the building tension and the strong imagery. Even though the scenario is extremely bleak, it doesn't seem to end on a hopeless note. Really cleverly done.
Polly chapter 1 . 6/19/2013
I love your Janeway/Chakotay stories. You capture the characters so well and give them the depth they should have had. Definitely my favourite author on this website. Thanks
hester4418 chapter 2 . 6/19/2013
Haunting, absolutely haunting. Never had a doubt about the characters. What moved me most was their decision to simply remain where they were (“Souls fused, they decide silently, together, not to bother running for nonexistent cover.”) and also her thoughts about how she wouldn’t have chosen him to be with her in the end but how she’s glad she didn’t have to make that choice.
I had a fleeting feeling of hope just before the end, because on first reading I mistook the “lake-sized metal hurtling toward them” for Voyager, coming to their rescue at the last moment. Of course I should have known better. But it made the impact of the last sentence even more profound. Beautiful work, QS!
BTW, I would love to know the story behind those jewels and the stew pot… ;-)
JamieRobs chapter 1 . 6/18/2013
As colorful, powerful and original as always! And now I'll have that imagery when I hear the song, as if the song wasn't good enough already, it just got better!
Rascal207 chapter 1 . 6/18/2013
"This is the end...", OMG! You blew my mind with this, for that most remote part of any reasoning I may have left kept hoping they would be pulled out in the end. But,... I knew better, and I'll tell you what pictures this brough back. The Pompeii bodies I saw few years back when there, that's the parralel this story made me do. The way you described the moments just before the impact.
Yet again, you floored me.