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When Bella and Edward meet the first day of High School, he is a chubby misfit with no friends in a new town, aside from his popular cousins.  He meets Bella Swan, a well-liked, if uncoordinated, local with problems of her own.  This is the story of their friendship, their loss, their love and destruction.  Can they find their way back to each other?  And can they survive the changes they have both gone through since the fateful day they met?

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Edward Masen, Sr., Elizabeth Masen, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Renee, Rosalie
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Series: Always Human
Chapters: 41 Completed: No Word count: 164271
[Report This] Published: August 12, 2009 Updated: December 03, 2012


Reviewer: midstormynight Signed
Date: October 16, 2009 Title: Chapter 12: Stolen Away

I don't even know where to begin this review. It's such an amazing story. I discovered it last night and couldn't put it down until I'd finished all the chapters. It's fun, witty, heartwarming, heartbreaking, jaw dropping -- every emotion under the sun. You two have written such a strong, engaging story that leaves me craving more.

I love the way you crafted not only Bella and Edward as singular characters but as a sole entity. There's a beautiful connection between them before D-Day (LOL) that leaves little doubt to their love and its abiltiy to endure a lifetime. Then you were able to shake that very foundation to its core with one of the most devastatingly honest misunderstandings. As in life, it spiralled out of control, things said and heat of the moment actions that can never be taken back. Somehow, all their repressed personal issues/insecurities funnelled their way into that catalysmic event. WOW!

I can't help but marvel at your choices with Bella's character post D-Day (PDD). She's so wonderfully damaged by everything. Her pychological trauma and subsequent reactions feel truthful. They don't feel forced and you can't help but understand her fears. LOL - And hate that they've gotten so out of control.

I can't help but love Edward's character as well. He too is so deeply damaged on numerous levels. His reactions mirror Bella's on the path he took. Both are hiding, allowing their destructive behavior to hide them from healing.

I can't wait to see how everything unravels. No doubt there's going to be laughs and tears ahead. YAY!



Author's Response:

WOW!   Thank you very much for this amazing review!  Ellie and I have so enjoyed writing this story and how the characters have developed along the way.  Reviews like only this make us want to strive harder.  We have so much in store for these two characters.  Thank you again, we are truly humbled by your thoughts and insights.  Come join in the discussion on our thread.  There are some wonderful people that hang around there and hypothesize as to where our dear characters are going.

 
Reviewer: midstormynight Signed
Date: October 20, 2009 Title: Chapter 13: Cry

This is simply wonderful. So beautifully written. It captures the intensity of Bella's rollercoaster of emotions. Her inner debate, chastisement, longing, lust are all incredibly heartbreaking and yet lovely to get a glimpse of.

I love how her insecurities eek out without anyone truly grasping the gravity of how scarred she is. Not even Alice seems to understand the depth of damage. My heart sunk when Bella commented on her dress perhaps being too revealing and Rose/Alice finding the notion ridiculous. It was such a telling statement and yet it was dismissed. LOL - It was wonderfully written.

I'm fascinated by the complexity of Bella and Edward and the hurdles they must overcome. The concept of them having switched roles over the years, Edward the extrovert and Bella the introvert, as a coping mechanism is intriguing. My mind reels with the possibilites ahead for both separately and together.

This is truly such a fun and captivating story.  Thanks for writing it. I can't wait to read more!



Author's Response:

Such an amazing review!  Thank you!  Yes, they have so far to go.  I think Alice has a pretty good idea of how broken Bella is, as she did warn Rose off a bit but I don't think anyone understands the true depth and breadth.  Again, many thanks for reviewing!

 
Summary:

Bella Swan is tired of her boring life and ready for a change. When former Navy SEAL Edward Cullen enters her life, everything will change, more than she ever expected. AH - B/E.

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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
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Series: SMUT - Best of the Best - Edward and Bella
Chapters: 11 Completed: No Word count: 44623
[Report This] Published: February 08, 2010 Updated: July 22, 2010


Reviewer: midstormynight Signed starstarstarstarstar
Date: February 11, 2010 Title: Chapter 1: Coronado

Great first chapter! I'm hooked and it's only just begun. There are so many things to love. I love that you're playing with an age difference. I also like that Bella is just beginning to grow into her independence. The contrast with Edward's life experience makes for some fun to dynamics to be explored in future chapters.

I really enjoyed their instant messaging and how it evolved into a friendship. You picked the perfect place to end the chapter. Now that they've seen photos of each other, things are really going to get interesting.

I feel like you set up so many possible plot lines in this chapter. I'm in awe of how you did it so effortlessly. You've planted a ton of seeds. I can't wait for it all to unfold.

Thanks for the great and capitvating chapter!





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