Leave it to Jackie to lay it all on the table to Nathan. I am sure he has thought the whole encounter through. Watch that right hand of hers Nathan! Ahhh, how sweet is that? Every mum wants to hear those things about their daughter. I am glad that went well as they donít need the stress of Jackieís disapproval. I like how Rose and Nathan do interesting things together. Besides the British Museum is full of awesome things. Nathan has lead a life full of adventure and travel. I am sure Rose would love to go with him to see new things. The Brigadier, hooray! It would seem that they are moving at a speed, in their relationship, that Rose wishes was faster. Maybe they should have a chat about it. Maybe things are becoming more long term than either of them thought. How nice of Donna to invite Rose along. They get along so very well together. Sylvia is happy her son is happy. when is going to be the right time to end their engagement? Maybe this has become more real than either of them relaized it would in the beginning. Thank you for the great update!
Good job, Ricky the Idiot!
Nathan is more than happy to go to family events with Rose on his arm. It is going to be rough on everyone when they decide to ďbreak upĒ. Jackie is going all jealous over the time Rose spends with Nathan. Time for Nathan to meet Jackie. He better keep out of slapping range ;) Nathanís family is bound to notice the difference as they care about him so much and having a girl friend is a rarity for him. It is a wonder Nathan and Rose didnít burn down the house with how hot their lovemaking was. *fans self* Wow, Donna sure hit a nerve with that story. Rose will make sure Nathan is okay. She is so compassionate. Maybe he will let her in. Thank you for another great update!
Nathan is so sweet, not pushing himself on Rose and acting like a gentleman. Asking her if it is okay to kiss her. Nice outfit Rose :) A proper date and all? I think things could get pretty serious. At least Mickey got a clue and moved out quickly. Rose and Nathan are so comfortable being with each other in a romantic way. They were friends and colleagues first so they know a lot about each other before they started dating. Nathan is really ripping into Thomas. He is right, but there are better ways to communicate this lesson other than screaming at him. It is a little late for that too. It is important that the other boys feel comfortable enough to come in and share their problems with both Nathan and Rose in the future. They are the only support these lads have. Thanks for updating this wonderful story!
Maybe it was a good thing for Donna to mention the story...Nathan is hurting and Rose is the perfect person to help him heal...great update...love when they are around his family, they are fun and welcoming...not sure its going to be the same when visiting Jackie.
Yay update!!! I love Nathan and Rose visiting Nathan's family again, now that they're actually together; what a difference a bit of time makes. ;) Thanks for this chapter!
I saw this update on tumblr/AO3 already, but thank you for adding it here! I am loving everything about this story. :)
Just a note to say I adore this fic! I really love the way you've written Nathan, you have kept very true to the character but added so much depth. Oh, the smut is fabulous too! :)
Thank you for sharing this, I hope there will be more too. :)
I normally don't read incomplete stories- I've been "burned" one too many times by falling in love wth one and the author never completing it (I must have some form of OCD because this drives me insane. I do with most book series as well...issues. I got them). But I started reading yours and I am so glad because I absolutely adore it. The characterization is amazing- loved the playful water fight! And I enjoy reading your writing style. Not sure if you write outside of fan fiction, but if not you should!
And FWIW- I actually signed up for an account just to leave a review on this story!
Oh my goodness...I read this last night on tumblr and am still in shock over this update. I love how gone Nathan is for her, and how he still always tries to do the right thing. And the same goes for Rose; she's in love with him already (even if she doesn't realize it until she talks to Jack), but is still faithful to Mickey. It emphasizes how deep their feelings for each other are, that neither of them will do anything about it while Rose is still with someone else, and makes the contrast with how Mickey deals with the situation that much more stark. Great job! I also loved that Nathan gave Rose his jumper to wear...Rose in Nine's clothes and breathing in his scent are favorites of mine. ;) And then there was desk smut! :D :D :D Thank you so much for this amazing update.
Jack put this messy situation into perspective and was the right person for Rose to examine her emotions with...things with Mickey were bad for awhile and although the way they parted wasn't ideal, it would have happened sooner or later...I hope neither of our two lovlies regret or second guess the reason they got together or at the very least talk through it together...great update.
Nothing like a good water fight to lift someoneís mood. I like that Nathan has a playful side of him. Oh man, Rose remembers at the last second that she is engaged to Mickey, even if things arenít going so well between them. She needs to work on that and either try to straighten things out, or break it off for good. Nathan has obviously lost his heart to someone he cannot have. Hooray for Cousin Jack! Heíll be able to help Rose untangle her feelings. Jack is right Rose is way beyond ďlikingĒ Nathan. They could really make each other happy. She has none of the things with Mickey she shares with Nathan and that is a fact. Doesnít seem like Nathan is ďtemporaryĒ from where I am sitting, but Roseís opinion is the one that matters. Of course Nathan is blaming himself. Now he is going to keep his distance in order to make sure he doesnít give in to his desires. Ahhh! It seems Mickey wasnít getting anything form Rose so he decided to go somewhere else for it. I think Rose has all the answers she needs in order to make a decision about the state of her relationship with Mickey. Oh man I hope this isnít some kind of rebound thing between Rose and Nathan though. Good thing Nathan had that condom with him, he must be psychic! I hope they donít regret what they just did :( They really do have an attraction and a lot of similar values to build a relationship on. I canít wait to see what the morning after brings! Thank you so much for updating this brilliant story!
Congrats on the new job!! Very exciting :) I just adored this update. I think it's so cute that the boys are looking at Nathan and Rose like parents. Well done :)
First of all, congratulations on your new job! Love Donna and suspect that if anyone could catch them on their lies, it would be be her...Mickey is not making things easier on Rose with his demands on her time and for sex...he really does not makes her feel loved and cherished...still has a bit of growing up to do...well done.
Things arenít looking good for Mickey and Roseís relationship right now. They all hit a bad patch at times. It would appear Rose is a bit smitten with Nathan at the moment. Mickey jumped right into it all being Roseís fault about her job and her wanting to be with Nathan. That is not a cool accusation in anyway shape or form! Nathan is ready to support Rose and offer her comfort. Things will be looking even worse for Mickey if they continue like this. Hopefully Mickey is waiting at the pub with his mates drinking rather than looking out his window at home. Oh man now Rose is going to be caught up with the fantasy of a wedding with Nathan while she and Donna bond over it. Wow Mickey is so insecure right now. Maybe if they could talk and not fly into an an argument they could work this out. Mickey is so jealous too. Things are not looking good for Roseís current relationship but it has been a bit stagnant for awhile it would seem. Congrats on your new job! Thank you so much for posting this wonderful update!