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21 March 2007 @ 08:43 pm
This Time: Fatherhood  
Title: Inuyasha's Sweetheart
Author: Suki
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/979554/1/

The author tries too hard to be coy about the identity of the title character but that's the only nit I can pick with it. A nice quiet dose of WAFF it's like a nice cup of hot cocoa for the heart.

Title: Holding Them
Author: Quillwing7171
Fandom: Inuyasha
http://www.mediaminer.org/fanfic/view_ch.php/133169/458213#fic_c

Summary: It's one of the most important things they'll ever do together, and InuYasha's not sure how to react to it all.

This one just blew me away. By the end I had a huge grin and tears in my eyes and a nice warm glow in my heart. There are no battles, and no lemons, just Inuyasha dealing with the birth of his first child. It's universal enough that non-fans should like it too.
 
 
 
Too Many Voices In My Head...: Fading Fastalterfano on March 22nd, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
I enjoyed "HOlding Them", although it was a tad idealized for me. I know it's a moving experience and all that (been through it twice myself), but somehow I needed a taste of post partum depression or angst thrown in to be my cherry on top. Kinda sad of me, eh? It's not like I haven't written my fair share of WAFF.... but that was my takeaway. It was very well written. I love her writing.
ranuelranuel on March 22nd, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Why should he be depressed? He didn't just pass a small watermelon and have intense hormonal readjustments. Heh

I think Forth's "Worth it All" was a nice one from the mom's POV. I didn't add it because everyone who reads this and cares about Inu reads her.
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on March 22nd, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
yes, "Worth It All" was also wonderful. Had a similar reaction to it though. Isn't that strange? That I feel the need for angst associated with birth?
ranuelranuel on March 22nd, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
I've been a birth coach but never had a kid so I have no real insight into this.
Too Many Voices In My Head...alterfano on March 22nd, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
well, i've only got my own perspective, which i suspect is not typical. it truely IS wonderful, but for me, it brings your mortality and all the deepest, most fascinating aspects of creation, perilously close to the fore.