|Reviews for Sanctuary|
| Noriah chapter 1 . 10/17
Did you have to cause me so much pain? Really? WAS THIS REALLY NECESSARY? *tears*
This story was not what I expected, but it's very good and I like it. I never thought of Fili's relationship with Thorin and Kili like that. So many writers make Fili and Kili inseparably close brothers. This fic is refreshingly different. It's beautifully painful, and I don't know how you wrote this stuff without imploding from the emotions.
Thanks for sharing the pain, I will try to survive with a broken heart. :)
| Mewmir chapter 2 . 3/17
Thanks for this, it's very well written and a thoroughly heart-tugging look at dysfunctional relationships in a fantasy setting. I suppose concluding this with Fili's death while Thorin watches is the logical route, but I find it good as is, as there are already angst-bucket tributes to their deaths and we don't especially need another one.
| RantingArrows chapter 2 . 11/7/2015
Looking forward to see where you go with this story! :) I really liked the first chapter (I felt so, so bad for Fili), but I also like how you gave us a glimpse at Thorin's motives behind how he acted with Fili...though I still can't help feeling angry at him nonetheless xD
| Land of Parchment and Ink chapter 1 . 5/7/2015
I've been going through my favorite stories and I reread this. I honestly don't like the fact that I haven't even given this utterly heart-wrenching story a favorite, and I'm not gonna give you a proper one because, dear God, this story (most especially Fili's chapter) broke my heart and going through this again never failed to make me tear up - ah, who am I kidding, this story of yours keeps on making me cry. The emotions here are just too raw and real, and I really don't know how to properly praise you for it. Thank God for letting me come across a writer like you and a beautifully sad story that you've written. In all honesty, I'm currently writing a one-shot that heavily relies on this story of yours, and I hope it's okay with you (though it will never match the beautiful angst-filled story that is "Sanctuary"). I'm writing this in honor of this story and admittedly, I have accepted this story as canon (because yeah, there's gotta be a reason for Thorin calling out Kili's name instead of Fili's) and - enter the fangirl feels - you've made me fall in love with the golden-haired prince further (THERE, I'VE SAID IT).
Again, this is one of my most favorite story not because it's main focus is Fili, but because this is just so beautifully written - and Thorin's chapter, too, although the only thing I ever wanted to do to him after reading everything is to throttle him - and it simply touched my heart the way it's supposed to. You're really great for pulling this off, and I really love you for that. Good Lord, I can't even give you a proper review. It's been a long time since you've posted this but I just can't give you a good review because of the feelings this story continually gives me.
(And there's still no COMPLETE icon in this story. I wonder if this really is still in progress or you just forgot to put that COMPLETE sign in here. Because, I swear to all that is good in this world, if this story is still in progress then I'm sure that whatever's gonna come after the second chapter will be the same with the first two chapters - heart-wrenching but undeniably beautifully written. That is, if this story's still in progress.)
Thank you for writing this (even if it's from two or a year ago). Keep up the already good work whatever you do, Cockapoo. *salutes*
| Beth chapter 2 . 3/30/2015
This story was heartbreaking! Beautifully written, and with such a deep understanding of the characters as you've crafted them.
| Teddy chapter 2 . 2/21/2015
Hi! I Know that this story is a bit old (it's 2015 now) but I just wanted to say GREAT JOB! This was so emotional and just so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes and most stories can't do that. Will you be posting another chapter? I vote "yes do another chapter!" Looking forward to it! Great job, once more.
| Guest chapter 2 . 1/14/2015
this is beautiful. the writing, the idea everything actually. I love it.
| GingerRogers15 chapter 2 . 12/27/2014
This ... This is what I call beautiful writing ... Just woah I don't even have words ... I never cry in books movies or anything but this made me cry ... It hit really close to home but it was just so amazing ... Thank you for this
| Swiss Army Knife chapter 2 . 12/21/2014
This story was painful, but I enjoyed it a lot. I don't usually like the "telling" type of story over the "showing" type of story, but yours was different; it drew me in emotionally and made my heart ache for Fili. It seems like this is all she wrote, so to speak, since there hasn't been an update in awhile, but even without a resolution to this anguished, tangled relationship you created, it's still a worthy read. Thank you for sharing it.
| Italian Hobbit chapter 2 . 8/14/2014
*limps from the shadows*
So, I finally read this. I've been really behind.
HOW DARE YOU HURT MY HEART LIKE THIS OH GOD. This is so, so, so painful—it suits the previous chapter very well. You've really weaved a full tale here from childhood to the present day, and everything just falls into place. Thorin... oh, he tried, but he was so, so wrong in how he approached raising Fíli. Oh, how painful.
I love the little anecdotes you threw in here. Each one just killed me a little bit more. By the end I felt just an overwhelming amount of sadness at the thought of a childhood completely lost.
I don't know if Thorin's dream could ever be fulfilled, should the boys by some miracle live through the battle, but I wish it could be that way. I really do.
| Emily chapter 1 . 7/6/2014
Hey! I guess this was written forever ago and all, but I remembered reading it and loving it and ended up spending about an hour searching through and through for it before eventually finding it in a community. It was just as good as I remembered and totally worth it. Just thought you might like to know.
| The little Shireling chapter 2 . 5/31/2014
Wow... Just wow... This is unbelievably amazing! There are no words to describe my love for your stories! You are literally the best author I have read on here! Keep up the fantastic work! :D
| Tamara chapter 1 . 3/30/2014
Thank you for this story. Very well written.
| Guest chapter 2 . 3/4/2014
Thank goodness you wrote this second chapter! Reading the first a few months ago was heart wrenching. Very well done
| IsThatBloodInYourMustache chapter 2 . 3/3/2014
I love how you played Fili's character out in this story, you made him more real in a sense! There are hardly ever any fics out the that focus solely on my favorite dwarf and you made this one of my favorites. Your hard work definitely paid off!
Hope you update soon!