I like the way you integrated the poem into the text. It was like another layer to the story. Mustaine's inner thoughts were really interesting throughout, sad though, and the ending was quite heavy, I had to read it twice. Oh, and, "Now he's miles away from that other slut." :) Who might that be, I wonder.
Julietds's response: Thank you dear! That's one of my favorite poems, I'm glad it fitted with the story. Also I'm fond of drama, in case you couldn't tell. Haha. The romantic triangle reference is open to suggestion, so...let there be crack pairing fantasies, I say ;) Sorry for the late reply and thanks again for your support!
It's rare to read a fic where Mustaine is so insecure like this. I liked the alternative perspective, although it was a little unsettling to read Bruce as a slightly cold and emotionless guy (or was that just Mustaine's paranoia talking ?) Great use of the poem too, it seems to tie the whole story together well. I really liked this. Well done!
Julietds's response: Thank you very much! You got it right, I wanted to portrait Bruce as seen through Mustaine's eyes, considering the whole story was written with his pov. I wanted to expose Dave's more tender and insecure side, the one that induces him to be wary of his lover since he got it bad and he's afraid of losing such a "free spirit" as Bruce. Anyway I hope it wasn't too confusing, I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
Man, this is getting so crazy! There are just so many layers being revealed all at once, and it seems like Alex just keeps digging himself into holes that he might not be able to get out of. I had a feeling there was something weird about Neil! He's just always been very vague whenever he answered one of Alex's questions, never fully giving out any information. But I've got a feeling that's going to change soon. And man, the fact that Allan doesn't know much about this is pretty crazy too...I'm wondering if he might be in trouble if he involves himself further in this, or if it's already too late for him. And when will Alex give John all the details? He still hasn't told him about the money, or even much about what he's uncovered from investigating what happened to Geddy. Involving John might put him in danger as well, though...unless he's already there, like Allan might be. And holy shit, that ending! I can't wait to see how Alex will handle THIS! Was it Neil, or does Neil just know things? Whatever it may be, I don't see how Alex can possibly get out of this... —Dalauranator, for farewelltokings's Open Secrets
I think this is a really interesting way you're taking this. Even though Eddie still did wrong to Mike, I'm glad to see there is a bigger reason behind it [not that I'm excusing his actions from the past in any way, shape, or form] but that also begs the question of what kind of trouble is Eddie in
I am glad Mike and Stone finally get to be happy though. Great going and I can't wait to see more —blacksapphire, for bleed-the-sickman's Everything Was Black
Omg i loved Lars and Kirk in this chapter. Also loving how Dave is being kinda clingy to James... I could just picture all of the scenes with the two of them lol. —SheWolf, for Scumblequeen's Ghost