The Story of Us is a wonderfully crafted snippet of pure nostalgia. It evokes all those emotions that the Beatles are to me, realistic love, melancholy loss, and persistent hope. Fngrcuffs does a fabulous job of portraying the real and imperfect peaks and valleys of life and love with a delightful twist that brings tears to my eyes. Bravo, my dear!
by Touchstone67 and Domward's Mistress
Firstly, I'm not much of a Slash reader, but this story just drew me in. I could actually feel everything what Edward was feeling. Guilt, love and sorrow built the story up to a beautiful crescendo, spilling over into Jaspers POV, and oh how I loved his POV. The heartache and and despair bled through and made me cry as Jasper prepared to watch the love of his life marry someone else. Just simply fantastic. Congrats to Touchstone67 & DomwardsMistress. So poetic, realistic and emotionally enticing. Your entry was my personal favorite. You blew me away.
Exploring Rosalie and Emmett’s canon relationship, Shoefreak37’s “To Dance with You” is my “Judge’s Pick.”
This one-shot delves further into Emmett and Rosalie’s early relationship than what we see in S. Meyer’s books. What I love about this piece, in particular, is the mutual search for acceptance and love between both characters.
The entire piece is so true to them and to their characters, giving them so much depth and realness. Emmett saves Rosalie as much as she saves him and Shoefreak37 captures this sentiment with grace and beautiful imagery, while incorporating the AYNIL contest guidelines.
Rosalie and Emmett’s love story speaks to me and it’s always one that I love seeing explored. Shoefreak37 does this skillfully in the one-shot, “To Dance with You.”
I'm a huge fan of the angst. HUGE. And this one shot just grabbed me by my far too long fringe and made me sit up and feel. Belladonna1472 has not only explored the 'what if the Volturi won?' concept from Breaking Dawn but has gone further into how would you.. as someone with what you thought was your forever.. go on after that person is taken from you?
She really did use the term, 'when you can live forever, what do you live for?' in a new and different light. The heartbreak that exists between Jake and Alice, being the only ones left behind and yet locked in this living limbo. Both not wanting to completely end their life but not exactly living it either. It brought me to tears and left me aching for more *wink wink*
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