Date: 12/25/2013 7:45 PM Title: A Gift of Humanity
That was sweet. I was surprised Ken sort of gave Joe the green light. Jun's empathy is somehttng Joe needs to keep him on the straight and narrow.
Author's Response: Ken was honest - he knew he didn't like it, but that he still wasn't able to be with her.
Date: 12/08/2013 11:40 PM Title: A Gift of Humanity
The question of what makes us human is as old as humanity, and always worth re-exploring. I like that you found a way to move things on for the 3 where they were openly discussed and friendships weren't destroyed. All that drama can be fun (I admit it!) and even likely in their situation, but it's nice to see them handle it maturely, too. I suppose that's because they've already been through one war and are into their 20s. Not that I was all that mature about boys in my early 20s, alas, but I've had a much easier life than they would have. :P
I was watching Home Alone earlier and thinking fondly of your Ken and Joe version. Might have to go re-read that soon.
I've done the drama fics before, and yes they're fun, but that wasn't where I was going with this one. You do have a point that by the time Gatch II rolls around (and Gatch F in particular) they're older, theyr'e wiser, and they're exhausted. They're not in the mood for games. Joe knows he could cause problems, and he isn't interested in being the cause, or enduring the emotional fallout. I was more interested on focusing on the 'sweet' part of this one, although as usual, it took me too lonmg to get around to it. ;)