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Reviewer: Karin (Anonymous)
08 Feb 2009 08:43 am

Aw, that was sad. I don't watch TV so I can't say that I know the characters very well, but I wiki'ed them and it seems like Stetler is supposed to be Horatio's personal nemesis. There are merits to having stories that arouse some sympathy for the antagonist.

I have one question though - you said to me that you wanted the strained relationship between Horatio and Stetler to be more than just a grudge over a job... although this story is sad, I'm not sure how this makes Stetler hate Horatio. In the end, you even have Horatio agreeing with Stetler. That seems even more reconciliatory, rather than causing a deeper tension between the two. Maybe I misunderstood your intent, but I don't think that a past like this would cause Stetler to hate Horatio? I read on the wiki that Horatio's father murdered his mother when he was a child... so, if anything, Horatio and Stetler should be able to relate to each other instead of tearing at each other's necks, if Stetler has this kind of past.

Anyway, take what I say with a grain of salt, because I'm definitely not an authority on the subject. I may have watched maybe two episodes of CSI: Miami in my life. Good luck with your writing. :)

Author's Response: *grins* I knew you'd pick up on some of those points. There is actually more to Rick's past than what i have posted in this fic. Also, Rick didn't know tht Horatio had followed him. I hope to cover more soon and some questions will be answered by the time i finish Skin. Although there will still be more questions left unaswered for the time being. I also have a few more ideas regarding Rick's past that I'm going to try and work on. Yes, TPTB used Horatio's getting the Lieutenant position as the reason Rick hates H which never did set well with me. Horatio reminds Rick of his brother and if i give anything else away, it will be a spoiler.
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Reviewer: Hamstermoon (Anonymous)
29 Oct 2008 04:49 pm

I think I must be one of the only people who actually like Rick. He has a hard job to do, but someone has to be there to keep Horatio and co in line ... and they are probably better at their job because they know he is there to check up on them.

You really write this stuff well, and I hope you do more for our misunderstood IAB sergeant.

Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you for the kind words. I've actually got a few more ideas but i don't know when i will get to them due to anohter story i'm working on. The bunny for this one just appeared one day and demanded i write it.
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Reviewer: Alix (Anonymous)
28 Oct 2008 12:44 am

Very nice story. I am not overly fond of Stetler, but this story made me feel bad for him and could explain a lot about his antagonism toward Horatio because he is a redhead and reminds Stetler of his brother.

Author's Response: *grins* Thank you for the kind words.
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Reviewer: Tasha_89 (Nasn) (Anonymous)
27 Oct 2008 10:45 pm

Aww... poor Rick! I rarely feel bad for that man, but now I think I see him in a different light. Very well done!

Any possibility of feeding the plot bunnies and getting a follow-up story out of you? ^_^

Author's Response: Thank you, I really appreciate that. I kind of have a monster of a story in the works that inspiried this story which has been taking up most of my time. There may or may not be another small story, depending on the bunny.
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