Comments on 'Brightwood'

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Ingrid G.
New! Updated: 2015-10-16
What a story! OMG, Willow went where angels fear to tread!! How DARE she!?!? Head smacks from all the tribe! Not the gentle ones, but the brain damage ones!! The arrogance I cannot stand!!!

And Farscout ~ I know that legs turn to water feeling, and you captured it PERFECTLY!! Bravo for the fine writing!!

Anyway, THANK GODS it turned out well (that would be an epic story if it didn't!!).

I could picture Cloudfern almost BECOMING Moonmoth again ~ at least in spirit ~ just for Brightwood!!
Annika K.
New! Entered: 2013-07-28
Wow. In this story are so many feelings, I was on the rush with Farscout all the time and could imagine so good how he felt. Great work!! And I nearly cried at some special moments.
In the end, I am so glad that the baby survived as well!!
Whitney Ware
New! Entered: 2012-02-21
Y'know, every time I revisit this story, I still just want to smack Willow silly. Sorry, Heidi -- but I so just want to SMACK her! On some level, the thought that Farscout could well have missed out on being there when Brightwood woke up is *almost* as cruel as Brightwood not waking up at all.

Also -- for readers who think it was ever a given that Brightwood and the baby would survive... well, if Rachel V. and I could have had our way, the baby would have died here in this fic. The Council just wouldn't let us go through with it! (Which in the long run WAS the right decision, but I still see the alternate ending in my head, whenever I read this!)
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2011-06-22
I missed Brightwood – although I knew she'd be back due to the timeline, reading through the past has had me waiting. And the waiting really paid off! Such a marvelous reunion!
Beth K.
New! Entered: 2010-06-01
I agree with a lot of the other comments; even though knowing that Brightwood would make it through, the writing had me at the edge of my seat - and at the edge of tears a few times too! Poetic, and dramatic, and as always, the characters are incredibly vivid!
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2010-03-24
Congratulations on making this story live up to all of the anticipation for it! :) And like others, my favorite touch is the fact that once we get to see Brightwood awake, she immediately starts showing how different she is from any of the other wrapstuff cases. Can't wait to see more of her! :)
Linda Aarts
New! Entered: 2010-03-19
Even though we knew they both would survive, you two got me on the edge of my seat! Willow's boldness certainly had a lot of consequences, and I'm happy that all went well. The reunion itself gave me goosebumps! I had to think of the beautiful drawing Rachel made before when reading.

Also, I couldn't help but think that even though Brightwood was the second one to be wrapped and has slept for centuries, she is the one who had the least problems with her first steps. Her acknowledgement of Moonmoth being a shaper was fantastic, and she seemed deliberate in moving forward by finally going for that bath. I wonder what all of this will do to Farscout, now his family is reunited.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2010-03-09
*Love* this story. I like the different points of view that you used. I enjoyed knowing the different perspectives. Btw, Farscout slipping in the creek was a priceless/heartwrenching moment. And I enjoyed the brief wonderment of Brightwoods as she realized "Moonmoth" was a shaper.

I hope you have a lot more stories ready so we can see this powerful couple together. I think they have some bumps ahead... Farscout lived too long w/o her for them to not have some trying times.
Stinalotta Lönnen
New! Entered: 2010-03-08
Oh. WOW. Seriously. WOW. I read the story some hours ago, decided that I couldn't form a coherent thought, much less a coherent comment, went away, came back, reread it and I still can't find words for how awed I am and how much this affected me and WOW.

Ok.
First of all, I LOVE how this concentrates on the people closest to Brightwood before we finally finally get to know Brightwood herself. It's wonderful to see the closeness Farscout & Cloudfern share, something which Brightwood probably doesn't even know about yet.

When Farscout finally got her back, I almost cried because I was so happy for him- and then the next sentences, I am trying to hold back tears because I realized how much Brightwood's world will have changed. I mean, her little brother is older than her, has a lifemate and a daughter who is also an adult by now, someone she doesn't even know is chief...
still, this was the most peaceful of the 'awakenings' at least to me. Brightwood is just so open for her new world and maybe it helps that she already knows that her parents and other close relatives are dead, even if that sounds weird.

I loved this and I can't wait to see more of her and I am really excited for Farscout and Cloudfern to get her back and also excited for her baby :)
Rachel Vardys
New! Entered: 2010-03-08
YAY! ::throws confetti:: Thank you, Whit!
Heidi Henderson
New! Entered: 2010-03-08
I'm excited to see this story put up online -- it's nice to see that BW and the baby are alive and well and that FS is finally reunited with his lifemate. Of course, I'm excited, too, to see what happens after this with both of them. It's always interesting to see how the wrapstuffed folk get back into the swing of 'new' tribal life.

One particular touch I liked here is BW's use of "Moonmoth" for Cloudfern. That little addition showed in subtle ways that Brightwood's world has really changed.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2010-03-08
*phew* Everything went well! I'm so glad Brightwood and the baby are healthy :). But this shows how well you write the atmosphere of uncertainty and fear the elves are in - *of course* I knew that Brightwood would be fine from a player point of view since Rachel adopted her and had pictures of her and all but I still felt with Farscout and Cloudfern! Poor Farscout, I can understand that he was planning to strangle Willow when he arrived, he must have died a thousand deaths on his way back!

And I'm really intrigued to see the first glimpses at Brightwood - she clearly is a fighter! But of course the happenings with the Blue Beasts will haunt her some more, fresh as they are to her. I'm looking forward to seeing her find her way back into the tribe!
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2010-03-07
Joy! She's back! But men that was a hrad walk. Poor Cloudfern and Farscout. It might had been better for Newt not to be there.
I like to see a bit of Brightwood's strong charcter here. How she prove to be all but a fighter and that's so clear in the last part.

I really feel for Farscout that he missed the healing through :( Even if anything went well. He must have died 1000 deaths on his way back!

It's also nice how you caught the torn feelings of Farscout. His anger and his joy. Troubled times for them... But I am glad she's back and healthy! And the babe too!
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