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Reviewer: warrior4 Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: January 26, 2021 04:55 pm Title: Faith, Hope, and Love

Great send-off and callback with Michael and Jim. He's not leaving, he'll be back for lunch. Bravo. Along with never give up I don't think there was a better way for that to happen.

Pam's annoyance at her co-workers feels very real. They've been in her buisness for days so it stands to reason she's getting a little sick of it all. Good on Nellie to have her focus on something she does enjoy.

The reunion was superb. There's the parking lot hug, kiss, and "I love you" we were all hoping for. After a lot of soul searching, they're still there for each other. And it's Pam that makes the move. Beautiful.

Honestly I wasn't to worried that they'd split. Considering the chapter titles you've been using, it feels like it's all building up. I doubt you'd have chosen those verses if you had it in mind they'd have split apart. So nice job there.

Looking forward to the A.A.R.M. portion of this story.

Author's Response:

Thank you!!

 I always loved the way they parted and I still wanted them to leave like the door was still open.

 With Pam, I really want to bring back as much references to previous episodes so one of my favorites was when everyone kept telling Jim "one more day"

 I wrote the reunion short but like Jim and Pam, it's a simple yet heartwarming one and not much else needs to be said. I've always wanted Pam to be the one to do it because she rarely gets to make these Jim types of gestures. 

Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed [Report This]
Date: January 26, 2021 02:34 pm Title: Faith, Hope, and Love

I like Michael a lot here, very on point: childish and mopey and insensitive and also sweet and actually a little helpful.

I really liked the choice to have this reuniting scene play out with Pam's mural, which feels like a symbol of the ways their lives have diverged in the last year - and now it sees this moment of them coming back together, harkening back to their history of both wanting to be together when they couldn't and joy of finally being together when they could.

Author's Response:

Thank you!

 I'm gonna miss writing about Michael because I really had fun writing his dialogue. I wanted him to get all mopey about leaving because I don't think he gets a lot of visitors in Colorado. But of course, I can't leave him without having one more heartwarming moment with Jim.

With the mural, it felt like Pam was ready to erase her pain but at the same time, she didn't know exactly how to begin again. Jim would always be the key to bring back her inspiration.

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