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Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
02 Oct 2007 9:18 pm
Oh, sad :(. That was a tough trial for John to get to all his teammates before it was too late, but he's nothing if not determined to keep his people safe. It's a shame he's not quite so willing to give his all in his personal life.

The whole John/Rodney thing was heartbreaking, because it was a very real fear keeping John from giving in. If he was just being obstinate for the sake of it, I would've just put it in the 'serves him right' column and had done, but to go for it only to find himself sent back to Earth away from Rodney, his family, the only place he's ever felt was home and with his current disobeying of orders still to be resolved... I don't think he can be blamed for holding back. Still, it was so sad to see him finally come to the realisation that life's too short, only to find something was broken between them, that Rodney had finally taken John's own advice and stopped waiting. It somehow seemed even worse for the effort John had put into saving Rodney, only to find he couldn't save *them*. I can only hope, unless your muse bites and tells me otherwise, that now John's realised he's willing to stop running, he also finds the courage to go that bit further and reach for Rodney, and, of course, I hope that Rodney's willing to be reached once he sees that John's serious.

Laura.

Author's Response: In my head, this was the backdrop for season 4 and Rodney's relationship with Katie. It's mid-season 4 now, not yet the break, and mentally I can slot this story in with the canon pretty well. I think something will happen between then, thought, that will be a sort of catalyst, drawing John and Rodney back together, breaking John just a little tiny bit. But that eventually, they could recover.rnrnI think,
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Reviewer: Laura_trekkie (Signed)
02 Oct 2007 9:17 pm
Oh, sad :(. That was a tough trial for John to get to all his teammates before it was too late, but he's nothing if not determined to keep his people safe. It's a shame he's not quite so willing to give his all in his personal life.

The whole John/Rodney thing was heartbreaking, because it was a very real fear keeping John from giving in. If he was just being obstinate for the sake of it, I would've just put it in the 'serves him right' column and had done, but to go for it only to find himself sent back to Earth away from Rodney, his family, the only place he's ever felt was home and with his current disobeying of orders still to be resolved... I don't think he can be blamed for holding back. Still, it was so sad to see him finally come to the realisation that life's too short, only to find something was broken between them, that Rodney had finally taken John's own advice and stopped waiting. It somehow seemed even worse for the effort John had put into saving Rodney, only to find he couldn't save *them*. I can only hope, unless your muse bites and tells me otherwise, that now John's realised he's willing to stop running, he also finds the courage to go that bit further and reach for Rodney, and, of course, I hope that Rodney's willing to be reached once he sees that John's serious.

Laura.

Author's Response: I'm sure that at some point in the (near) future, they will be able to work something out.
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Reviewer: Fenchurch (Signed)
25 Sep 2007 2:10 pm
Oh no no no no! Sequel! Sequel! Happily ever after!

I really liked the jump between the past and the present, thank you.

Author's Response: The working title was 'action and angst', and I felt like I was being a little experimental, jumping around like that. I'm glad you liked it.
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Reviewer: Apathy (Anonymous)
24 Sep 2007 8:30 am
I am trying very hard not to cry right now. Beautiful story.

Author's Response: Thanks.
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Reviewer: K (Anonymous)
23 Sep 2007 3:27 pm
I was hoping you would have an epiloque to this. There is too much hanging between Shep and Rodney. Feel sorry for Shep.

Author's Response: I feel sorry for Sheppard too. At this point, he would have to come out of his comfort zone and actively pursue Rodney, and I'm not sure that he can do that at the moment. Thanks.
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Reviewer: Jack_rocks (Signed)
23 Sep 2007 2:20 pm
Oh man, this was so beautifully written but so sad.
I know real life's not always "happy end" but let John and Rodney be happy.
Please write a sequel.

Author's Response: I still can't see a way to get to the happy ending myself, but anyone who wants to write one is welcome. Thanks.
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Reviewer: anyanka (Signed)
23 Sep 2007 9:41 am
Oh. That's so sad.

Author's Response: Thanks.
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Reviewer: Anonymous (Anonymous)
23 Sep 2007 2:08 am
That was very nicely done. The lengths to which John went and the pain he caused Rodney & ultimately himself were well portrayed. The ending is right since John has realized that the situation he created is terrible because Rodney no longer waits for him.

Author's Response: Exactly. John made his bed, and now he has to lie in it, no matter what the personal cost. And he knows and understands that, and he's both glad for Rodney and disappointed for himself that Rodney has moved on. Thanks!
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Reviewer: adafrog (Anonymous)
23 Sep 2007 12:31 am
Oh, very ouch. Well done, though.

Author's Response: A few unhappy endings help balance the happy ones out. Thanks.
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Reviewer: Dementi (Signed)
22 Sep 2007 6:19 pm
UGH! You can't end it like that! SO well written...but you just can't leave it like that. Write more please.

Author's Response: I think this one may just end here for me. I'm good with other people writing sequels and tags to my stories, but for myself, I have a hard time picking up the thread in this and figuring a happy ending out.
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