I'm here from the review battle in the Ravenclaw Common Room. :)
So, usually when I come across well-loved and well-known authors like you, I try to review the least-reviewed thing that you've written. And this was it.
In truth, I read all the tales of the Unsinkable-verse quite a while ago, and like a hobo, I didn't review. Of course, that's kind of good because I actually have something to review now (even though I'm kind of not doing it justice at the moment).
But I digress. On to some actual commentary about the actual story. :)
I really loved this story. Reid and Cecilia were always such a dynamic pair, and watching him age as she stayed eternally youthful (but unseen and not on earth) was sad. His emotions through the years were perfectly fitting; he was a lost soul without someone like her to give him direction. I thought it was interesting how most of his wives had "a"s at the ends of their names, like Cecilia did. Was that intentional? Either way, it was pretty cool.
His final chance at happiness, in the end, was perfect. I'm super glad that he didn't hang on to Cecilia forever. Because sometimes, life needs to move on, and that's what he finally did. This one-shot was a fabulous wrap-up for a lovable character.
You're awesome. And your writing is supermegafoxyawesomehot. Because even the awesomeness of Starkid can't really compare to it. :)
Author's Response: Oh thank you so much! And I always feel surprised when someone calls me well-known or popular, I certainly don't think of my stories that way. It's very sweet, thank you!
I'm a terrible reviewer myself since becoming a staffer, so I never get mad at people who say "I read it but didn't review", cause that's pretty much how I roll too. Sad really, I should be better at it. Oh well, I do what I can where I can.
Reid and Cecilia were definitely dynamic. Fiery and slightly insane. Not sure how well that would've played out if she'd lived. Poor Reid, I really throw a lot of pain and heartache at him. His wives' names ending in A is not intentional, it just happens because a lot of feminine names end in A. They do all physically resemble Cecilia to varying degrees, which is intentional. Up until he marries Oriana Daintree, who looks nothing like Cecilia. It took him a long time (and some unofficial therapy, really) to move on, but he's able to have a life past Cecilia with happiness in it. And even be friends with Oriana's sons from her first marriage, though he never has children of his own. It actually might have been good for him to have had a kid, but...
Anyway thank you so much for the review! I really appreciate it. And for all the compliments, you are too kind!