Date: 27 May 2015 20:04 Title: Chapter 1
Oh my! How breathtakingly lovely and heartbreaking at the same time. It's amazing how a place can imprint itself on a person in such a way.
This hit home for me, in a way, because I know how Scott feels. As I think you know, I lived in Eastern Europe for two years, and even though I've been back in my home country for ten years now, there are still times I am thinking about Romania and I get so homesick for the life I had there that I could cry. The thing is, though, I felt exactly the same about my life here, while I was there.
It's a strange thing to realize that life is going on without me there because I'm here, and yet I have a full life and friends and family that I love here, too. Unfortunately, nothing remains the same, and like Scott, if I went back there now, it wouldn't be the same experience. Likely, there would be few people who remembered that I once lived among them.
This is a great character piece, showing how Scott is aging, and his thought processes as he does so. I've read bits and pieces of the Arc of the Wolf, as I've been able to catch the time, and I have to say that I love the series, and this story is a good addition to it. I'll look forward to reading more.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! It is definitely a work in progress and probably will be for the next few decades of my life. <3
Date: 28 Jun 2012 22:51 Title: Chapter 1
Excellent story. I haven't yet read your other stories to which it's linked, but this makes me want to. Beautiful use of the cycle of seasons; Scotty's thoughts about not being a hero are especially interesting and in-character.
Author's Response: Thank you. It's definitely out of context, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 24 Aug 2009 20:47 Title: Chapter 1
This is the only time I've seen you reflect on Scotty post-Jenolan. I'd like to see more of your take on that in light of his relationship with Corry.
Author's Response: I have quite a bit to fill in before; I wrote this as a one-off quite awhile back. And have to really watch so I don't spoil things. Thanks for the note.