Date: 03/31/2012 7:26 AM Title: Chapter 1
I've come back to read this one again. :) I really do love how it helps Ken to finally understand how someone could decide to keep secrets, and that it includes a heartfelt apology from Nambu. And that ultimately Ken becomes the one who decides to protect his foster father from knowing what a terrible (but understandable) mistake he made. After all, nothing can be done about it at that point.
I also like how Demon must have wanted Nambu to know the truth, by designating him as next of kin. I wonder if he wanted his old friend to finally understand, or if it was a big "Screw you." :)
Author's Response: Thanks! In my mind, Demon had named Nambu as his next of kin back when they were still friends. But why he never changed it later... I'm really not sure. LOL, I think I'd have to rewrite all this from Demon's POV to make up my mind on that one.
Date: 01/23/2012 11:12 AM Title: Chapter 1
This is just brilliant, LB! I echo the others when saying that I love the way you've so ably managed to entwine such a new, and elaborated background with canon! Your putting Ken into the same shoes of Dr. Nambu is entirely plausible, and also so well thought! Thanks for a great read!
Author's Response: Thanks! I like to think that Ken will tell Jun all the secrets -the good one and the bad- someday...
Date: 01/08/2012 9:34 PM Title: Chapter 1
This was a WONDERFUL gift!!! You fuflilled my request and then some! I love this fic- you know it's good when it changes the way you view the episodes! Thanks so much, LB! I am a lucky Swannie!
Author's Response: Thank you -I was lucky to get your request! I hadn't known about Tatsunoko's ideas for a Jun backstory, and it was a lot of fun to think up a fic to go with them.
Date: 01/07/2012 5:05 AM Title: Chapter 1
LB, the twists and turns of this story kept me glued to the screen! An excellent fic!
Author's Response: Thanks! This was the first idea that came to me, about a day after I'd gotten the request, and I didn't get any other ideas after that so I stayed with this one. I did initially try to put it in the BOTP universe, though, but it didn't seem to work quite as well there as it did in Gatch, where there's much more of a set timeline for the episodes and the characters' pasts.
Date: 01/05/2012 7:12 PM Title: Chapter 6
LB, this was even better the second time around. Such a twist that gives us an idea of what Nambu had to do at times.
Author's Response: Thanks! I've always thought that Ken might have (or ought to have) been upset about all the secrets that were kept from him regarding Red Impulse, and that it could be interesting to put him in a position similar to what Dr. Nambu's had been.
Date: 01/05/2012 5:01 AM Title: Chapter 1
Such a powerful story, and one that you have put so much work into. I love the way you have knitted canon together with your own fiction in a way that makes it all so realistic, and the twists just kept coming...even when I thought the story had concluded too.
Author's Response: Thanks! It's fun sometimes to try to write around canon events in such a way that you could point to it and say "Hey, that could have been going on, even if it wasn't shown."
Date: 01/04/2012 11:31 PM Title: Chapter 6
I love this idea for Jun's background! It's so plausible, and you've written it so well. I know now that every time I see this episode, I'll be thinking about this story in my mind.
Author's Response: Thanks! I'd rather, when possible, use an existing canon character than make up an OC, and I didn't want a fic about Jun's parents to be 100% flashback or prequel. Demon, with his ties to Dr. Nambu's past, seemed like a way to bring it all into the present.