Date: 07/19/10 07:54 am Title: Chapter Thirty-One
I really loved how you portrati Brian (I love him, he's my favourite to write and read about!), his inner conflict to be angry with God for what he's going through and, in the same time, to need him more than ever. I understand his choice, especially for not wanting to give his son bad memories of his last days. But, I see Amanda's point, not wanting him to give up and to be there for the people he loves and who love him.
Now it will be interesting to see Nick's point of view about all this story.
Date: 07/19/10 03:01 am Title: Chapter Thirty-One
I've been such a shitty reviewer, but I've been checking back for updates and absolutely LOVING this story!
This is gonna make me cry like hell, I just know it. I cannot imagine what is going through Brian's head right now. I just can't imagine knowing I'll probably be dead in a couple months. He really needs to tell Nick what is going on. :(
Date: 07/19/10 02:37 am Title: Chapter Thirty-One
Awesome chapter!! Powerful argument between Amanda and Brian. I can see both sides of it, but ultimately it's his choice. While Amanda is likeable, she kind of pissed me off. haha. I do agree that he needs to just be honest with those around him though. The part where he gets angry with God is so...real. It was really sad and powerful, but like I said, so believable.
And the ending was awesome. Perfect way to get that conversation going.Thanks again for an amazing chap.
Author's Response: Making the quantity/quality choice is one of the hardest in the world.. which is why I think it was so easy to write this argument with a view of both sides. Similar to things like assisted suicide, it's easy to see both sides of a situation. Brian's desire to not take treatment isn't so much a "death wish" or a "suicidal" thing, its more an acceptance...where Amanda's view is that life should be worth the fight. I'm honestly unable to personally decide, if I were ever in that situation Brian's in, which I would feel was the correct answer for me. I'm glad you liked the chapter!