Reviews For Poinsettias and Touch Football
Great character piece; for John, but also for the others. Each memory was very apt for the character and I could picture the scenes described. John's was a sad story though. But I liked the insight into his relationship with his father, how they drifted apart in their grief, but there wasn't the emnity that a lot of fics give them. I did think, as he remembered the poinsettias, that it might be nice if Elizabeth got him a poinsettia after his reminiscence about them. Though, it might also bring up painful memories too. Laura.
I wonder if somebody would send him a poinsetta around Christmass time for him to fuss with in his quarters (if it survived the trip first of all). It would be such an endearing thing to see after reading this.
Poor John :( I really like this, even though it makes me sad. What I especially like is that you don't villify his father-- there's distance there, but I don't get the feeling he's a bad person, and that's a refreshing change from many other John character stories. Nice work (I love ChristmasFic!)