...is this it? Is this The Moment? EEK.
Oh, I love them. NO WORDS. Just happiness.
I am SO GLAD that Gannifer manage to work things out so quickly all the time. They're so straightforward! I'm also glad that Gabe has told Jen that he kept his vision quiet partly for Tanith's sake, because that's something that Jen needs to understand and come to terms with. But it's ALL OKAY now. Except we haven't had a Tanith/Jen showdown yet.
So much love for Jen's title quote. Beautiful.
Oh Tanith, unsure about taking Toby's name. This is clearly her attempt at a modern subversion of traditional family roles. Her trying out his name makes it all feel so REAL. Like, this has been four stories in the making, and we're finally there! Oh wow, Tobias/Daedalus conversation needs to happen please.
Oh. OH. She's telling him about David. THIS IS IT, this is everything resolved, from now on they can be a happy couple together with no resentment about not spending enough time together or keeping things from each other and I swear if you put them through anything else I will send the ninjas out.
Cal. DRUNK CAL. I love him. Of course, he hasn't got a clue about ANYTHING that's happened, proposals or injunctions or anything... This will be fun.
This scene makes me think of the time I requested that you insert Cal into EVERY SCENE. I still maintain that would have produced an amazing literary work. I can't believe you rejected the idea!
Naw, cute Tanith/Cal moment. Bless them. This review isn't really providing an in-depth analysis of the chapter, is it? I APOLOGISE IT'S JUST ALL SO HAPPY AND FLUFFY and I love happy and fluffy.
Oho, not so fluffy now. Harry suspects Jen. Yeah, I guess that was only a matter of time. I'd probably be considering her right now if I wasn't adamant that Tom is our man. But even then I'd only consider her for a split second because it CAN'T be her... can it? Either way, this isn't going to help Tanith/Jen relations which are already frosty enough. And OH NO she went out last night, she doesn't have an alibi ... oh this is going to go badly. Mmm. Juicy end to the chapter. Next!
Author's Response: This is, indeed, The Moment. And they pass, for once! Yeah, even I squee'd a little at writing 'Tanith Grey', though this is her effort at a rebellion. That said, marrying a half-blood is pretty much a rebellion against her family's expectations. After four stories we're finally here. I remember you commenting once upon a time that you reckoned T/T wouldn't get married, or that they wouldn't make a big fuss, and I was sitting on this chapter at the time and giggling to myself evilly. But no, they're engaged, she's bringing everything out into the open about David and the rest, and at this precise moment you do not need to dispatch ninjas. Not just yet.
Cal, still slightly drunk from the night before! It's a horrible feeling but he's at least getting a good morning. Maybe it should be DRUNK Cal inserted into every scene. Though that would have been super-awkward with some of the recent scenes.
You're allowed to be happy and fluffy! I quite like this Cal/Tanith scene, they don't get to be friends very often, even if their friendship is the most underrated of the foursome other than Tobias/Gabriel (who have literally only had that scene in Tobias' office as a conversation exclusively between the two of them, in FOUR STORIES). Sometimes they can be squishy.
Gannifer are over THIS issue, for now. Gabriel was brave to stick to his guns but Jen's a smart girl and anything else would have been something they both knew was a lie. But we are definitely due a Tanith/Jen conversation, that is absolutely still on the cards and will not be easy.
But might come about sooner with this suspicion of Jen. After all - she has motive.