Reviewer: King Baka Signed
December 26, 2008
Chapter 1: Memento Mori, Part 1
Whoa! That was amazing, absolutely enthralling from start to finish. I loved your characterizations, and the evolution of Kagome's psyche from beginning to end. I also loved your writing style. How you always went back to the theme of "This wasn't supposed to happen," and a hundred other little things that make this story special. You certainly deserve any awards you have recieved.
I do have one question: does Inuyasha know Kagome slept with Hojo on the night of the prom? I don't think he would hold it against her, but it still bothers me a little that this wasn't really resolved. Perhaps a topic for another interlude? But this really is a pretty minor point, and I'm perfectly content to assume that she told him and he forgave her.
Keep up the great work. I'd love to read more of your work in the future. Author's Response:
Hi! Wow, thanks for the glowing words!! I'm glad you enjoyed the story, especially considering how long and hard it haunted me, LOL.
In response to your question: I don't think it really matters? It's not really about Inuyasha, after all - it's about Kagome, and how she felt trapped by everyone else's expectations. The idea that she slept with Hojo for reasons other than really wanting to is what I was trying to highlight. I think a lot of girls feel pressured to have sex when they don't really feel comfortable, especially at that age. When you live your life under a microscope, you choose your rebellions very carefully :) Mostly, I wanted to give Hojo a proper sendoff, because I think his character gets butchered all too often.
I don't think there's anything Kagome would have to apologize to Inuyasha for, anyway: after all, she wasn't cheating on him with Hojo - quite the opposite, in fact.
Thanks again for the review!