I loved it but i'm a bit confused. I understood that Alistair would die because you mentionned his death (from what i understood) at the end of one of the earliest chapter. So i'm guessing you changed your mind about that?
Such an amazing story! The epilogue brought about happy tears. Those are the best kind! Absolutely love how you cast everyone!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I do so love happy tears!
I loved this story. The characters are well portrayed and the language used is of the time period and not butchered like many stories and attempts of others. I think you capture the struggle of War well and are a great author. Looking forward to reading more of your work.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! It has a very special place in my heart!
Such a treat to see them again, and how happy they are, even though it pains me that they have to go through another war. Thank you for this lovely epilogue. :)
Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed this last check in on the Chesterton family!
Oh my gosh. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love their little family and the way the ways they've all grown together and changed. Rose and Alistair are such a beautiful, perfect pair. They're practically my model for relationship goals. I'm so glad we got to see them again. Thank you so much! This is an amazing birthday present!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! Alistair and Rose are always going to have a very special place in my heart as they were my first big AU, and I love them so very much!
I was so excited to see that this story had been updated!! And with such a lovely, final epilogue!! Really well done :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much!
I am so happy you revisited this epic story!
Their family is so beautiful and a reflection of all the love they share with one another. It is good to know what happened to many of Rose's friends during WWI. The ending was so full of hope!
Love this part:
"It doesn't look anything like Daddy," Amelia reiterated, stubbornly.
"Why do you say that, darling?" Rose asked, surprised.
"He's not smiling," Amelia said. "Daddy always smiles."
Thank you so much for posting this update!
Author's Response: Unfortunately, when I did the math, I couldn't really keep them out of WWII, but I figured they'd have kids so I couldn't send them INTO WWII either, so hope was, as it frequently is, their best weapon. I'm so glad you enjoyed this!
Author's Response: Thank you so much!
I don't often read total AUs but I love your work so I thought I'd give this one a try. It's good, I love your Nine/Rose dynamic and the fact that Timothy Lattimer is in this. I always liked him. Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful contributions to the world of writing!
Author's Response: I\'m really glad you like it, especially if AU isn\'t your usual cup of tea!
SO, I may have just read all of this in one sitting and it was just absolutely lovely! The historical setting was so well done and as usual the characters were spot on and I just adored this! Fantastic job!
Author's Response: I\'m glad you liked it enough for a single sitting (or any at all). This is a story that I actually kind of like in retrospect- the characters are sweet and I just want to hug them sometimes. I\'m pleased when people like my babies!
That was completely guh!!!! You wrote a beautiful description of their magical first time. I love this story, their relationship is so precious. I hope you visit them again.
Author's Response: I\'ve one more epilogue that I\'ll write when I find the proper inspiration, and I\'d never rule out the possibility of checking in on these two again. I do love them so. I\'m really glad you liked it!
So great to see more of these two!! Really well done :)
Author's Response: I probably should have known I\'d never be able to completely abandon these losers. I love them both so. Thank you!
Hooray for another chapter of this epic fic! Jackie making sure the couple was properly chaperoned while the banns were being read was so like her. Rose and Alistair's honeymoon night was full of so much love and passion. She trusted him to show her everything that was in their hearts. I like how Alistair made sure that Rose was comfortable with what they were doing together. It is wonderful that they have their happily ever after!
This was so beautiful:
For a long moment, Alistair merely looked into her eyes. They were so full of want and hope and love and joy that he was, momentarily, brought up short. He felt unworthy of all of that love, of all of the things that Rose Tyler (now Chesterton) represented. She had been love and hope and golden joy in the midst of the war and had reminded him that there was more to life than death and blood and loss. He could never repay her all that she'd given to him, but he could try.
He kissed her again, sliding his fingers into her hair to loose the pins that held it in its sleek chignon. She had been beautiful as she'd walked into the chapel, back-lit by the sun and glowing pink and golden like a goddess of time. He had kissed her as the vicar had declared to all and sundry what he already knew- that she was his and he was hers and they had their forever together.
Thank you so much for sharing this chapter with all of us!
Author's Response: Yay! I\'m really glad you liked it. I am such a disaster when it comes to writing love scenes, I usually avoid it like the plague, but I really would like to actually get good at it, so I\'m trying to practice more, so it\'s fantastic to hear that it came out well!
Well done. :)
Author's Response: Thank you!
Ohhh, this was a lovely ending. That was a proposal to rival all proposals, let me tell you! I adored the reference to two hearts, very sweet.
I love how you painted the scenes, the emotions, the vivid images and characters so artfully. It really struck me how beautifully you described it all, even the horrors of the war. I will definitely be reading this one again.
Author's Response: I\'ve always had an odd fascination for the Great War, and writing the story like this was loads of fun. I\'m really glad you liked it and think you might re-read it!