Date: 03/17/2012 7:42 PM Title: Chapter 1
Poor Mark. Turns out his motives for heading off to Riga weren't what the thought.
I like the posters in the J. Am I right, that Jason sent them to her while traveling (during the two years Mark hardly heard from him, and didn't think to talk himself)?
Author's Response: I don't think that Jason made it too easy for anyone to keep track of him. I'm presuming that they had to turn in their wrist communicators after the war. Yes, Princess wrote extensively to Jason - email and the random snail mail - and he started to send her trinkets from his travels. I think their relationship really started during the time he was abroad and he began to open up to her in a way that he just hadn't been able to when she was nearby. Thanks for the review!
Date: 03/10/2012 1:42 PM Title: Chapter 1
Oh, I loved this when I read it in Bird Scramble and I love it just as much now! I was definitely on Jason's side, yet I felt sad for Mark even though he acted like a jerk. The surprise ending was nice, too...but I just have to know if Jason and Princess actually *do* get married...and will Mark be there (even if it kills him)?
Well, I'd like to *think* that Jason & Princess stay together in this AU, but forever is an awfully long time, isn't it? And I have to admit, any romance with the Condor would likely be a bumpy one. I hadn't planned on writing up a wedding story; I'll have to give that some thought and see where the muse leads. Thanks for your comment! :)
Date: 03/09/2012 4:33 PM Title: Epilogue
I love this story! You've managed to simultaneously make Mark sympathetic while he's behaving like a complete and utter entitled jerk. It must be difficult for him. He's used to getting everything he wants, and to that being OK because what he wants is to protect other people. Now suddenly that isn't his motive so he's absolutely not entitled to get what he wants any more.
What Mark needs is someone who won't put up with any of this entitled BS and who has better things to do than wait around until he's ready to give her attention. Any chance of there being a female Red Ranger pilot out there...?
And poor old Jason, still hurting after all this time, and unable to even hit someone without doing himself major damage :(
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, Cath. :) This piece benefitted greatly from beta reading and Bird Scramble - Mark was a far less sympathetic character before. I hope the reworked ending worked better for you.