|Reviews for Hearts are Strong, Hearts are Kind|
| Guest chapter 28 . 9/17
I just reread this again.. I know it’s been forever but I just want to say again how much I love this story and how thankful I am that there is a “continuation” of Sloan and Don’s story. Not only that it exists (and is long!) but it is realistic and true to character so it’s like we get a season 4!
| KateScribbles chapter 28 . 8/23
I've recently been re-watching The Newsroom and I remembered your fic and I'm so happy to find that it's still here! I was reading this when you were originally writing and I loved it so much and I love it just as much now!
You capture them both so well and I love how naturally their relationship evolves and all the background on their families and just how well their lives slot together. I adore the proposal(s) and wedding - it's so them and I've accepted this as canon!
Thank you so much for sharing this, it really is one of my favourite ever fics!
| Bullock chapter 28 . 8/4
When The Newsroom was cancelled, I was left wanting more not only from the show but Don and Sloan as well. I was rooting for them to get together and when they did, I enjoyed every moment of them as a couple. And it felt like we were just getting into that relationship when the show ended. Then I came across your story and it fulfilled my need for more Don/Sloan a dozen times over.
I didn't mind the non-chronological order. I found it exciting to figure out the placement of certain milestones while anticipating others. Like an emotional jigsaw puzzle. You wrote the Newsroom characters well, capturing their voices and personalities. The original characters, mainly Don and Sloan's families, were equally well-written.
The chapters featuring the families were among my favorite parts of the story. The Sandy Hook chapter was powerful. You perfectly captured the dread and horror of that event, and how the characters would deal with it. And I enjoyed reading the AU version of Election Day. Don and Sloan being together back then fitted seamlessly.
It was perfect how you ended the story with the beginning. Don and Sloan starting something with no idea of what's ahead unlike us. You've left me satisfied and a bit sad that my time in this universe is over. Well done.
| Dove29 chapter 28 . 2/21
| Guest chapter 28 . 12/9/2018
Wow, super late to the game but I just found the newsroom and this fanfiction and I am absolutely in love with both! Wish the series could have explored Sloan and Don like you did! Great work!
| Kiwiflea chapter 17 . 5/1/2018
Rereading this for the umpteenth time. I just wanted to say this chapter is so beautifully written. It really captures the day and their emotions so well. (Apparently I've already reviewed this chapter. Sorry for the Anon review!)
| Margo Vizzini-Montoya chapter 6 . 5/2/2017
Loved the Eliot ring shopping bit and the story of his own proposal. You are right that Eliot was underutilized in the show.
And I can't really imagine the Don/Sloan proposal(s) going any other way now. It is very them. Good job : )
| anon chapter 1 . 7/4/2016
Great story! Would love to read the conversation between Will, Mac, and Sloan's mom!:-)
| Kiwiflea chapter 17 . 6/25/2015
I've loved this whole story so far (just found it a couple days ago,) but this chapter was spectacular. You handled Sandy Hook and the character reactions with great skill. I look forward to reading the rest of their story!
| floeg chapter 7 . 2/27/2015
I'm re-reading these one shots because it's so well writen. And there's a serious lack of good Sloan/Don stories. And I hope you'll write more of Thicker Than Forget. Anyway, now that the show's over, I'm craving for more.
| GGirlxoxoA chapter 2 . 12/8/2014
I just started reading this story and your other Newsroom multi fic and I have to say I'm loving it so much!
| Mrs. JW chapter 28 . 11/29/2014
Amazing story! I loved every chapter.
| Ally307 chapter 28 . 11/9/2014
This was a fantastic final chapter in a great story!
I really enjoyed all chapters, and if you ever decided to post another story in this universe, I'm certain it would be fantastic as well!
| Arraydesign chapter 28 . 11/3/2014
Sigh. I am so sad this is finished. I've enjoyed your version of these two so much...and the order in which you've presented it too. I like moving around in time, and sometimes knowing things the characters don't know...or maybe only have an inkling of. I'm now of course waiting for Thicker than Forget! (What? You thought we'd be satisfied 'cause you finished this one? I think not!)
| irishgirl837 chapter 28 . 11/2/2014
Literally one of the best stories ever! Love love loved this whole chapter - esp the movie references lol