Kiana! ♥ This is for day 12 of the 12 Days of reviewing! I can't believe we're done, but am so glad too haha!
Everything I read of yours is always so different,and again it's amazing how you can go and write something like Into Oblivion, which is heartbreak, and then The Art of Small Talk which is humour and fluff, to something so angsty like this, which is obviously so different from something like Snapshots.
Never liked Pansy, never have, never will. But at least for a while I felt bad for her -- this could also be because of Sherlock leaving the wedding all alone at the end WHICH WAS SO SAD, AND I AM ABOUT TO CRY AH.
*group hug with Benedict and Pansy*
Ahem. But wow, you did Pansy amazingly. I truly loved it. The little things that made her as a whole, the sadness inside her and the pain that had engulfed her was just so sad, but so well written.
I thought this line was great specifically: The one thing she knows, however, is that waiting won't help any more. No one will come for her. Not her mother, not her father, not Draco. She knows that the only thing that the cigarettes and the make-up are hiding her from is the person most unknown to her, herself. Nothing more. Nothing less.
That paragraph was just - wow. I think it's really important to understand sometimes, that the rest of the world doesn't matter, and that at the end it's you, and the choices you have made, and the things you have done, and Pansy has always been cruel, so though I do feel sorry for her, she basically has shot herself in the foot. Bleck.
The way you examined her physical features was amazing, the constant reminder of the angled parts of her face. That was some beautiful imagery.
Great work Kiana!
Author's Response: I'm so glad too because that was a very tiring experience and I didn't even do all the days :P
Haha, different is probably a very good way of describing my work :P I'm so glad that you liked it all though, because you've probably read the most of it out of anyone so hearing that you still want to read more is fantastic!
I WANT TO CRY TOO, FOR HER AND SHERLOCK/BENEDICT. They're both so alone and misunderstood but in a way want to be loved but there is no one there because everyone else has their own life and they have a strange amount of similarities between them too!
I'm so glad that you liked Pansy, because before writing this I never liked her either, but this made me view her in another light and perhaps a more hopeful one where I can understand her actions and sympathise with her a little more.
I know, it's rather scary that's it's all down to yourself, because once you go wrong and the people leave you it's you who has to decide whether to pull yourself up again or stay sitting down.
Gah, thank you for this wonderful review, Nadia! I always feel as if I never express my thanks as much as I mean it, but THANK YOU!