Loved both stories, but I have to admit, the second one, "All I Do Is Miss You" was mind-blowing. You remember we had that discussion after "BNGN" about what Jacob needed to do. And you were worrying about being predictable. Well - trying to avoid spoilers here - yes, he did what I thought he would do. But NEVER could I have imagined the scene you set and the conversation you created. It was so good, very emotional, very appropriate to your Jacob, a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. Absolutely beautiful story.
That's not to say that I didn't enjoy "Here's to Lunch." Like I said over at ff.net, I really cracked up at the banter between Jacob and Jess. Like Rachel said, two complete flirts! It was a fun, happy story, even with Jacob's bit of angst thrown in. And Rachel has a lot of nerve complaining that Jacob was being sexist with his choice for their honeymoon! After all, she's the one who said she likes to shop! Also love the fact that Rachel knows full well that Jacob arranged the job for her. She may not be a genius like him, but she's no idiot.
numbat wrote: I don't know if you read my comments on the RoofTop Joyce, but i absolutely agree with you - I'm not buying that comment of Tom's to Ellen that Jack's death was "God's plan". I know stupid people say things like that when they don't know what else to say, but i don't accept Tom saying that to her in that moment for a single second.
Yes, I've been visiting the RoofTop regularly (note to self: register!) and I saw your comment. And yeah, people do say stupid things to others who are grief-stricken. But usually those people aren't dealing with any great grief themselves. They don't know what to say since they're not sharing the feelings. I can't believe that Tom isn't grieving just as much as Ellen. Like I said, by now, he's lived and worked with that boy for over 4 years. Has nurtured his talent. Thinks of him as a son (even introduces him as his step-son). Even though Tom is a man a great faith, you're right - in that moment - that wouldn't have been his reaction. Even deeply religious people rail against God at first when things like this happen.(See Old Testament, Book of Job) Maybe much, much later, he might feel like this, but not when he's telling Ellen. I would think having to tell her would re-open the wound for him.
numbat wrote:Oh, and Joyce, i agree that the cave would have been perfectly acceptable for Ellen to live in for four years, but i don't think it was fair on Tom. How is the poor love supposed to cope with his woman living in hiding in a cave for all that time - it was only one year in the book!!!
But sweetie, you don't seriously think he only went to visit her that one time do you????? She was tucked away, nice an safe, just waiting for him to show up every so often with a new supply of honey. And like in episode 3, she may have made a surprise visit or two of her own to the priory.