Date: 05/09/2012 8:33 PM Title: Chapter 1
The only leaders who never fail are the ones who have good seconds.
Author's Response: I'd like to think that Mark may have been misinterpreting the Chief's teachings. On the other hand, I think the Chief would make a fairly imposing parental figure.
Date: 03/22/2011 3:16 PM Title: Chapter 1
This just popped up on the random story selection, and I had to read it again.
And it made me smile. "Unless you're on fire, it can wait" was hilarious...and I loved that Mark genuinely hasn't noticed that Jason's good at something in school, and that Jason's not bothered to tell him.
And why do I suspect that what Jason's doing in his room with the music blaring is studying? Not that he'd ever admit it...
Author's Response: Thanks, Cath. I've been enjoying re-reading some of yours lately, too. I was just watching an episode of BotP last night and once I saw Cronus, I had to laugh. I remembered that line of Paula's in Breakdown -- "At least they didn't ask me to wear the hat." LOL.
Date: 11/02/2010 7:23 AM Title: Chapter 3
This is one of the stories I keep coming back to. You do a good job showing the pressure placed on Mark, by Anderson, to succeed at being a leader.
I also like how you show Mark is continuing to learn, when he observes the strengths in Jason.
Thanks, Clouddancer. I'm glad you like it! :-) I think the best part about writing fanfiction is getting to share your stories with other people who care about the characters just as much as you do.
Date: 11/12/2008 3:09 PM Title: Chapter 1
This is such a cute story. Mark's need to succeed is so clearly shown. I also like your choice of helper! Jason is so often portrayed as the slacker who probably did not do well at school. They all need some level of intelligence for the job they do. Maybe not all in the same areas, but just the same they all have to be pretty darn smart! Well done!
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it, Nephedra. I think Jason would have a hard time being second in command if Mark didn't recognize Jason's superiority in a few areas. Also, I think Mark might need to be knocked down a peg once in awhile to keep his ego in check! But I agree, I think Mark is driven by a need to succeed -- at everything -- whereas I think Jason is more concerned with whatever interests him.