Date: 05 Jan 2014 10:51 pm Title: March 1957, Part II
Oh, what a satisfying ending to this section. Jack had to come to terms with what had happened in his own way and in his own time, but there is no doubt that Jem has been a huge help in getting him there. Jack's father was definitely right to send for Jem when he did. I like the idea that Madge and Jem arranging the headstone on Jo's grave made it so much easier for Jack to accept the finality of what had happened, too.
Thanks, Vick - it will definitely be good to see more in this universe before too long.
Thanks for your reviews throughout, Elder. I'm glad that Jack could finally accept his past eventually, however hard and long it took him. Hopefully, there will be more if I get the inspiration.....
Date: 05 Jan 2014 10:43 pm Title: March 1957, Part II
There had better be more !! Thank you, I've loved this story. Glad Jack was able to finally move on, however long it took. Nice that he told Jem what a difference him listening made at that time. It's amazing how much of a difference people can make just by being there to listen :-)
lol, I'm sure there will be if you keep feeding my bunnies! Thanks for all your support and criticism as always.
Date: 23 Dec 2013 12:51 am Title: September 1949, Part II
Madge is lovely there.
I am pleased Jem was able to help Jack and to reassure him that Dr Simpson had upset others and his approach to Jack had been a final store which made his stay impossible.
Date: 22 Dec 2013 10:34 pm Title: September 1949, Part II
I'm glad that Jack recognised the risks of becoming addicted to the sleeping tablets for himself, and throw the rest of the bottle away, rather than have that happen, even though not taking them for more than that first two or three days may have slowed his recovery somewhat. But the fact Jem retains faith in him, and starts encouraging him to look ahead and be involved in the planning of the new San is a very good think. Madge's gift of the photograph, and her gentle understanding of what had happened, and why he was unable to save Jo must have really helped him, too.
Date: 18 Dec 2013 1:01 pm Title: JUne 1938, part I
I've just read this whole thing - man, you've got me crying! Really good story, poor Jack. :'(
Date: 16 Dec 2013 10:30 am Title: September 1949
Poor Jack. I never thought people would be difficult about what Jack has gone through and why does there always have to be some nasty person to put the worse possible spin on what little info they know. Thank goodness Jem is so supportive.
Date: 15 Dec 2013 10:24 pm Title: September 1949
Poor Jack. I am not supprised he could not cope with dr Simpson. Thank goodness Gottfried hear the end of end and called in Jem.
Jack is suffering from PTSE before it was identified and therefore before it is known how to treat it. Pleased Jem is now on the case, hope he can provide some help.
Thank you Vicky.
Date: 15 Dec 2013 10:14 pm Title: September 1949
Dr. Simpson was definitely way out of line, and it's a shame he tackled Jack when the latter was still so far from recovered from his experiences. It's good to know that Jem is there for Jack though, and willing to help him to the best of his ability, even to jumping in to deal with the current medical emergency. But I'm not sure it's a good thing for him to send Jack home with instructions to take sleeping tablets, even though he certainly needs sleep. Given the state Jack is in, I just hope he isn't tempted to take an overdose!!
Date: 09 Dec 2013 1:32 am Title: JUne 1938, part I
This is absolutely excellent.
Date: 01 Dec 2013 10:25 pm Title: May 1945, Part III
I hope Jack's painful memories will reduce and the memories of happier times will come to the fore as his healing continues. Pleased Jem wants him to return to the San but realises that now is not the time.