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Review #1, by daliha Lumiére

18th September 2014:
Wow this is a very powerful and bittersweet piece. I mean if Teddy was so in love with Rose why leave and marry Victoire only to still long for Rose. I love the description of Teddy's feelings and the way he felt when Rose was around, how he miss her. I can't believe he's moving too, away from Rose!

But I love the last few lines about him hoping she could find happiness with another man, it makes me think that despite that he loves her he wants the best for her even if it's not with him.

Beautiful piece, I'm glad I decided to read it.

Author's Response: Hello!

Ugh, thank you! I'm so glad to hear you thought it was bittersweet, because that's exactly what I was going for with this story.
In this story, which I may not have portrayed well enough, Teddy and Rose has some difficulties with their age difference, and it isn't very acceptable by their social circle.

Teddy truly loves her, and he only wants the best for her. It hurt a little, even for me, to make him think that way. I don't know why.

I'm so glad you liked it.

- Lostmyheart

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Review #2, by Unicorn_Charm Lumiére

3rd August 2014:
Hi there! I saw this on the forums and thought I would take a peek. I'm very much recently starting to enjoy Teddy/Rose.

This was so sad! It was beautifully written, but so sad. Why would he still marry Victoire if he and Rose love one another? Bah! It was just incredibly heartbreaking to see the deep love they shared, knowing they will never be together. I would be lying if I said I didn't tear up a little.

This was such an emotional one-shot. Really, really well done. I thought the pacing was perfect and the pain was brought to life so well. Honestly, I loved this. I thought it was fantastic. Well done!

xoxo Meg

Author's Response: Hi Meg!

Aw thank you for poppin' in. I also recently began to like the pairing, it's so different from all the others, which is quite refreshing.

Thank you so much for you kind words!! I'm so glad you liked it, and that it somehow affected you :)
I have a weakness for tragic/sad lovestories, so of course I thought Rose/Teddy was the perfect pair to write in this category :b hehe.

Thank you so much for reviewing!

- Avi

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Review #3, by monstrosity Lumiére

3rd August 2014:

I was hoping for first review, but clearly Sian beat me to that :P I think it was because of the few minutes I spent fingerling over the song. Still, this was such an elegant story. The words flowed like water as you intermixed description and conversation. I've read Rose/Teddy before, but this was something new. You've never mentioned their names in the story and I think that it lends a sort of universality to the story. I mean, it could be any estranged couple that you could be talking about and I would promptly believe it.

I think you hint at one reason why their relationship couldn't work. The age gap was enormous. Eleven years between them is probably no joke. Still, I wondered what could have caused such a magical duo to unravel. Like I said before, the unclear could make any sort of tragedy fit into this and that's what so beautiful about this story. it could make a couple a hundred years into the future say,"You know, that totally happened to us."

I think one thing the interested me is the bubble you mentioned in the story. Now, maybe I'm just overanalyzing the situation (which is normal) but it feels like the two of them sort of live in this snippet of time, filled with all those memories that they've made. When they dance for probably the last time together in such a situation, it feels like the bubble is slowly vanishing. They are going to have to live in the world that everyone else does and the thought of that scares them massively.

Then the concept of Rose being a light could be interpreted in so many ways. She could be a driving force to get Teddy to where he wanted to be. Or a guiding light provided him with direction. Or just a ray of youth and hope that motivated Teddy, convincing him that no matter how bad things may seem, there's always a pathway to a better place. That was a fascinating idea to me.

It was wonderfully written, almost like poetry to me. I loved the Dr.Seuss reference. I really hope that this won't be you last Teddy/Rose story because i will be the first in a long line of protestors if it is!

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Review #4, by nott theodore Lumiére

3rd August 2014:
Hi there! I've seen your statuses about this story on the forums and thought I'd come and check it out!

It's been quite a while since I read any Teddy/Rose stories but I thought that this was a very original take on their relationship. I liked the way that you built up the background of the two of them together as we read through the one-shot and we didn't find out straight away that Teddy and Rose had been seeing each other behind Victoire's back, so I was already rooting for the two of them as a couple before I realised that Teddy was actually with someone else. I haven't seen that done before and I really liked the way that you almost tricked us into wanting them to be together because of the depth of emotion we knew Teddy felt for Rose, when all along he's actually a married man.

I think that my favourite thing about this piece was the imagery that you used in it, because it was so effective and the descriptions conjured up very vivid pictures in my mind. The motif of light and darkness, with Rose personifying light for Teddy and having been the one to save him from the darkness, was really interesting and I loved reading it and all the different ways that you played on that, especially tying it into the title and the song lyrics that you used at the beginning and end of the piece.

I thought you developed an insight into their relationship really well. Although you weren't afraid to show that Teddy's physically attracted to Rose, there was still proof that they had been drawn together by something much more than that, and their connection had been deeper. I was wondering why Teddy hadn't seen Rose in a year, and the way that you revealed that it was because he was actually married to Victoire was really well done. I think I still felt most sorry for Victoire in all of this, because they were cheating, but I liked Teddy and Rose together in spite of all of that anyway!

Sian :)

Author's Response: Hi Sian!

Yes, it was a rathre original plot I came up with. Since it was my first Teddy/Rose, I was a little more careful with the plot, haha. I don't know why. But hopefully my next story with the pair will be less cliche :b

You mention them seeing each other behind Victoire's back, which isn't quite right :/ I haven't written their relationship in a lot of details, which can be confusing. So I understand if you though they were. But that's the reason to why I mentioned that they hadn't seen each other in a year - they broke up, and he found Victoire and then married her (the story takes place at their wedding reception), even though he still loved Rose.
I should probably re-write it a little, just to make it more clear ^_^

I've always liked the light and darkness references in stories, and this plot was quite fitting for it. I'm glad you liked it :)

Thank you so much for your lovely review!

- Avi

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