Reviews for Like a Phoenix
nintschibintschi chapter 12 . 8/27
Thank you for sharing nintschi
SakshiSahu2006 chapter 6 . 6/1
WOW ! this story is getting more and more interesting ! LOL.
Isahh chapter 12 . 4/9
Love it! I had a blast reading this... specially the interesting pieces exploring the wizarding prejudice against non-magicals, from the language to their (mis)conceptions, to their pitying John for the prospect of losing magic as if it erased everything that made John himself... glad to know at least Hermione and Sherlock were insulted at his behalf.

Albeit short, I really like how you connected the two worlds (the two fandoms, and made it plausible to believe it was one that was divided in two) and how you did not make it all go back to what it was, neither having John disregard the past twenty years nor shunning his magic now that it's back. How you made him Dr. John Watson, a man of both worlds, embracing what is in the core of his identity, muggle born, belonging from birth to both worlds. Even if he somewhat turned his back on the world he was raised to explore the magical world, he was forced back and chose (like when he said he could have followed on his father's footsteps and fallen for the bottle) to make the best of what he was given and opened himself once more to know the world of his childhoold and become a part of it. Then when he was thrust back into the wizarding world and for the first time in decades he was given hope that his magic might not be really, trult, wholly gone... till the moment it in fact wasn't, the miracle time, John embraced the ambivalence, the two sides of his life and made himself whole, not half-this, or half-that, but whole-both and you show him trying to balance the two aspects of himself, interconnected side by side in his current life, with an open mind and a willingness to be John Watson, wizard, doctor and detective assistant. A John transformed, one might say even evolved, by the experience, the journey. Which writing it now seems to be the only outcome that could be applied to John without disrespecting, dishonoring his character. So thank you.

John's inner conflict was brilliantly written, and that is a feat that should not be dismissed, you managed to give John a depth of complexity that is astonishing for such a short arc, such a short story (or maybe I'm biased because lately I only seem to read loooooong fics).

Thank you for sharing this masterpiece! And what an epic crossover this is.

Till another story,
M chapter 12 . 8/21/2022
Excellent all the way around, thanks so much for sharing you time and talent, I'm looking forward to more of your work!
M chapter 11 . 8/21/2022
Truly entertaining and very amusing, especially Sherlock's scenes.
M chapter 10 . 8/21/2022
Heh, so glad to be right for a rare change :)
M chapter 9 . 8/21/2022
Aha! Thought I wonder if the Crucio won't 're-engage' his magic? Horrifying cure, but I wager he'll take it just the same.
M chapter 8 . 8/21/2022
Oh, dear, that scene with Sherlock and the portraits would be fascinating (and likely hilarious) to watch!
M chapter 7 . 8/21/2022
Exhilarating... and yeah, a bit dizzying and terrifying lol
M chapter 6 . 8/21/2022
Incredible. I'm glad you don't have John somehow recovering his magic and apparating across the nation to the rescue.
M chapter 5 . 8/21/2022
I'm loving your plot, most especially the way that Sherlock is quite literally gasping and grasping.
M chapter 4 . 8/21/2022
Well, one of the Creevey brothers lived, right?
M chapter 3 . 8/21/2022
Love it, excellent stuff!
M chapter 2 . 8/21/2022
This is flowing quite nicely.
M chapter 1 . 8/21/2022
How utterly fascinating.
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