Date: October 04, 2009 02:26 am Title: Chapter 1
I already wrote one review for this, but then it seemed too harsh on poor Toby, so I deleted it. Which clearly makes me insane, because Toby is a fictional and as such can't be hurt by my opinion of him. But anyway.
So, the point of my review was that I agree with you that Toby shows some sings of clinical depression in the show, so I find this AU very believable and realistic. I even bought the Toby/Kelly pairing, and I'm usually one of those boring canon people, who find some AU pairings a bit hard to take seriously. But you know these characters so well, and have their voices down so perfectly, that I have no problem seeing why they would be good together. Toby needs someone to bring out the humorous side of him (which does exist, we just haven't seen it in a while) and Kelly needs someone to balance her moodswings a little, so win-win. And they both need love, so win-win-win.
Also, I would pay good money to see Toby stand up to Michael, even though I have a huge soft spot for Michael.
Author's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it. I'm glad you bought the pairing. I'm just the opposite - usually canon pairings bore or annoy me so I make up pairings to entertain myself. I'm kind of strange that way. And for some reason Toby and Kelly just makes so much sense to me - she would take such good care of him and he's someone who could really use being taken care of. So yeah - win-win-win! I always thought Toby, especially in Season 4, just seemed so off and that's always how I explained it away - depression. I think it's because Toby is, for some reason, my favorite character so I didn't want to write him off the way other people did, as just weird or creepy. I would love to see Toby stand up for himself or at the very least have something good happen to him, but I don't know if that's ever going to happen. I guess that's why I keep writing. Thanks again for reading and reviewing. I really appreciate it.
Date: October 03, 2009 07:23 pm Title: Chapter 1
Steph, when I saw how long this fic was, I decided that I wanted to wait to read it so I could savor it. You didn't disappoint, my dear. This was touching and quite moving. Your characterizations were just so good. I was able to perfectly envision Kelly and Toby as it they really were a couple, a couple that's perfect for each other. Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I have trouble writing shorter fics sometimes. But I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Date: October 02, 2009 09:03 am Title: Chapter 1
Steph, I just love this series! Your characterizations of Toby and Kelly are so great that when I watch the show and the two of them aren't as well developed as they are in your stories I'm disappointed.
Author's Response: Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I get disappointed too sometimes, which is why I keep writing. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: October 02, 2009 08:12 am Title: Chapter 1
I haden't read any of the prequels, (which i now need to do) but I loved this, because I like Toby and I'm glad someone is giving him a happy ending. The idea of Toby and Kelly is kind of odd when you first think about it, but you know, they just might work. Oh, and standing up too Michael,(slipping into Kelly talk for a moment)-OMG I would so LOVE to see that happen. The look on Michael's face would be Ammaazing!- (Okay I'm back) Is this "the end" of this story or "the end" to this series?
Author's Response: Thank you for reading and reviewing! Hope you enjoy the prequels - they will definitely fill in this story! I still love Toby and if anyone on the show deserves something happy - I think it's him. There is something so odd about shipping Toby and Kelly I know, but I think it does kind of make sense in a weird way. I had an idea to do one last part of the series, but I'm still not 100% sure. Anyway thank you so much for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed this.