Reviewer: Say0mi Saki Signed
October 25, 2010
Chapter 21: The Color of Blood
My goodness, you had me going crazy. I remember reading this story a while back, like the first few chapters, but then I lost it and I couldn't find it again. Imagine how ecstatic I was when I found it on this website. (: I read from the very beginning again and stopped at ch.17 last night before going to bed. Then, I restarted my reading from where I left off and I was happy to see this short update today. (: I remember reading the prologue and thinking, "wait.. so Inuyasha kills Kagome and Miroku?" but then when you started the story off with Kagome claiming she lost years of memory after being found in the well, that already had me trying to figure out where the story was going. When Kagome finally got back to the other side of the well and it described how she met Inuyasha then Miroku, I was torn between different possible scenario's. There were definitinely clues out there that showed that all her old companions did know her, but then when you mix it in with the setting of the story, it made me think that everyone lost their memories or something! I just couldn't figure it out. I kept being torn with different ideas! Then, when Kagome met Keiko, and Keiko told Kagome about Kikyo, I already started screaming in my head. I was beginning to believe that this story really wasn't canon and Kagome actually did lose her memory just from some freak accident. After everything was finally unraveled, I was practically shaking with joy. I was happy that Inuyasha wasn't planning on using Kagome as a shell to bring Kikyo back because that would just be cruel. Plus, I was glad that some of my possible ideas actually guessed somewhat right. (X I really love how you gave just enough clues to make us rethink things, but not enough to give everything away all at once. It sure kept me on my toes, and I'm sure that everyone else that read were the same.
By the time everything was revealed, I was absolutely positive that it was Keiko that was described in the prologue, but the in ch.20 with the way things were written, you had my head spinning again thinking that it actually was Kagome! I'm so happy that it was Keiko all along. I don't think I could have handled Kagome's death very well, especially not now with her memory finally being back and their kids being found! It would have broke my heart for Kagome to die after everything. I probably would have started crying hysterically, knowing how emotional I get. (X LOL!
I really love your writing, I think it's extremely beautiful. I especially loved chapter 21, not only because it wasn't Kagome that died, but because the chapter was so gorgeous!
His eyes were the color of blod.
And they were beautiful.
Ugh, that line really got me. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL WAY TO END THE CHAPTER. Keiko is one of my favorite fictional villians now, and normally, I never like any villian. At all. I'm not a fan of villians, no matter how well written their character is, but I couldn't help but still feel something for Keiko. This chapter really made me understand her better, and I appreciated her character. Not only because she saved Sango and Inuyasha from killing eachother (although, I'm grateful for that too) but because no matter how twisted her love was, it still felt genuine.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Okay, I think I made this review long enough. I'm so excited for the next chapter! <3333 Author's Response:
This is one of the most exciting reviews I've ever received. Thank you!
I remember you from the other website you mentioned. And, I think you recommended my story in yet another website a long while ago. Thanks for that, too!
It always amazes me to see that I'm getting the reactions I was hoping for from my readers, makes me think that I must be doing something right. That, in turn, urges me to write more. You must know that your review was one of the factors that compelled me to finish the next chapter. It's done now, and I'm waiting for my betas to finish editing. What do you know? I started writing chapter 22 today. Now that I read your review again, I might be able to finish it tonight. ;)
Thanks for reading, and thanks again for taking the time to let me know your thoughts about my story!