I'm here with your prize review. I just "discovered" this show last week and there has been a binge-a-thon happening, so I'm definitely excited, especially since it's Bellamy x Clarke (because I'm fangirling that ship pretty hard).
Dreaming of killing Bellamy (and then trying to stop the blood to no avail) is heavy. And I feel so badly for Clarke between Finn's death and then Lexa's -- it kind of feels like her love is cursed at this point, so why shouldn't it be any different for Bellamy? (That's also taking into account her father being floated. Clarke seriously has some terrible luck.)
Bellamy shirtless and sweaty -- how does she contain herself? ;) I love the interaction between the two of them in this. Also, Bellamy can't exactly blame her for wanting to nip a bit of moonshine -- she's had it pretty tough (like most of them). I do love that she asked him to drink with her, and that he obliged.
But ahhh, the fighting and the feels are so INTENSE! OMG you did such a good job in capturing the drama between them, with all of the heavy emotions! And then, the KISS! <3 And 'she felt whole again'! Yep. Yep, that's right in the feels. Obviously, she'll need time getting over Lexa, but hearing the 'I Love Yous' is a tremendous relief because these two scream OTP!
So, I really, really love what you did with this! I think you had excellent control over Bellamy's and Clarke's characterizations and I LOVE the drama and feels (and kisses) and everything else that came along with it!
I’m so glad that you’re stuck firmly in the bellarke camp with me. Also no spoilers, but the foreshadowing here is truly unbelievable. I can’t wait for you to get to the part and then look back and then be like ‘whoa, I’m a prophet’.
I am in love with the way you’ve portrayed post trauma Clarke with the whole love is weakness thing and not feeling anything outside of guilt and grief since Finn’s death in regards to Lexa’s death, but then WHAM! She’s having a fit because she dreamed she killed Bellamy. Like sagging in relief when seeing him. Mhmm. And I mean really her grieving after Lexa seems right. I mean, she loved Lexa, but she also loves Bellamy, even if it’s like pulling teeth to get them together because they’re seriously the most stubborn.
Ugh I hate Pike. Just the mention of his name makes me think rude thoughts. And the whole Pike’s spying thing really gives me nasty big brother feels. He’s the worst.
I think you’ve seriously nailed the easy banter between Clarke and Bellamy. The dialogue flows really well and sounds true to the show and their relationship in general. I really liked this line "But since I see everything's fine, I'll leave you to your one-man war." because it feels so much like a Clarke/Bellamy interaction. She’s always calling him out on his martyrness (totally a word) and he’s always battling something or other. They are a little rough around the edges and almost seem callous toward each other, but there’s so much underlying concern and love for each other. It’s like he just can’t rest in peace. Although clearly she can’t either since she’s waiting on Roan or the other grounders to betray them.
This entire prelude was so heartbreaking for me. Like him not siding with her over Pike absolutely shattered my soul so to see the uneasiness here brings that feeling back. The idea of Clarke spitting on the jacket made me laugh a little though. She has the same reaction to it that Octavia had.
“Now that she thought about it, there was probably a very good reason she shot him in her dream.” Yeah I full on snorted with this line.
Honestly can’t a guy take a hint and go after the girl? Absolute idiot.
Also after seeing the state that Jasper ends up in I can’t imagine wanting to try his method of coping. I guess if you’re desperate, right?
I’m glad he came back for her. Y’know. Like she eventually came back for him.
WE DESERVE THIS TO BE CANON. THE KISS! I’m counting it as a canon.
I really like the mirroring of “you think I’m an idiot?” that was totally 10/10 fluffy cuteness.
Okay, so the characterization of everyone, not just Bellamy and Clarke, was wonderful. I know the others were just background mentions, but it all just felt right. I’ve spent the last week reading Bellarke fanfics and honestly even if this wasn’t your fic it’d still be in the top of my list. So cute! So well done! And most importantly it left me feeling happy and warm hearted with just the right amount of angst which is all I really need in life.
PAULAAAAA ♥ ♥
I think I've told you like a hundred times, but this review seriously made my day! I look at it every time I need to smile, so thank you for that! And of course I'm flrmly stuck in the Bellarke camp - is there really another camp to be in? And I know which part you're referring to now and it totally made me giggle and maybe fist-pump a bit. Like, it's okay, Bell; we know you lashed out because you were mad at Clarke. *snuggles*
She definitely loved Lexa, so it didn't seem right to just brush off her death, you know? She'd be impacted by it - perhaps moreso than even Finn and Wells. And of course Bellamy is going to make her feel all the things, even just dreams of him ;)
I HATE PIKE TOO, LET'S HATE HIM TOGETHER.
Aww, thanks! I was kind of nervous because I'd never written them before, and they're kind of hard to find the balance between banter, serious conversation, and general friendship. I'm super happy that flowed well for you. What I love about them is that they're always calling each other on their crap but they really do love each other. I'm convinced. #bellarkeforever
Clarke would hate his jacket. Well, not the jacket itself, but more who it was turning him into.
I LAUGHED SO HARD WRITING THAT LINE! :D
Yeah, that was more a testimate to how desperate she was more than anything. Poor girl.
They always come back for each other, in the end. ♥ ♥
Aw, thank you! I'm so so glad you enjoyed it, and I'm planning to write more of them in the future, so I'll definitely let you know! Thank you again for this absolutely AMAZING and thoughtful review.
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