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Review of chapter "Promises Kept" from thundever
Great story and series, brilliant for Scott, Maddie and baby Cable, before they decided that they needed the original X-Men back together, it didn't seem like Scott and Maddie, would have as big a problem staying married and protecting their son as it did, please continue with this storyline, it would be great to see how much the Summers family future changes, maybe Scott won't have to send his son to the future and Cable won't have to become Cable and lose his wife and son.
Review By [thundever] • Date [5 Feb 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Promises Kept" from BlueEyedBrigadier
I can respect this Scott Summers a bit more than how the comics had him. He knows how much Jean meant to him but she died and he grieved and he found a way - imperfect as it was to marry a unknowning clone of Jean Grey in Madeline Pryor - but he's aware that being a leader is about making decisions not everyone loves and living up to one's convictions. He has a wife and a child, who deserve his love and support, and I know he will do everything to live up to his promise made to himself.
Comments from author:
I'm glad - that is the sort of thing I was aiming for with this one. And I'll admit that I find Scott Summers difficult to write (interesting & complex, but not easy to write without turning into a caricature instead of a character.)

Jean died, and Scott didn't, so he had to try to continue living somehow. He found and married Maddie (Sinister's creepy plan was working!) and did notice and admit there were similarities, though nobody knew about the clone thing until much later. Scott made choices, and now he's following through with the responsibilities those choices have produced.

How could he be a leader if he couldn't consider himself a person worth following? How could he consider himself worthy of respect and authority if he abandoned his freely-chosen responsibilities (Maddie & Nathan, their home)?

I thought having Scott dump his wife because his sometimes girlfriend wasn't dead anymore was a really low thing to do, not at all heroic. So I wanted to write a better Scott - one worthy of being called a hero. He's not perfect, but he wants to be a good man.
Review By [BlueEyedBrigadier] • Date [7 Oct 12] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Promises Kept" from Harry
This is one decision Xavier is NOT going to be happy about! He sees Scott and Jean as the leaders of the X-Men after he retires or passes away. To him, Scott IS an X-Man! And to him, the teams are not going to be the same without him. But, Scott does have a duty to his wife and family. And if Xaiver can't see that, then I see the beginnings of Onslaught in the works.
Comments from author:
Decisions can't please everybody : )

Things will change, and you can't go back to how it was last year - things will be different. Scott has new responsibilities now, a wife, a son, probably a job.

Things would definitely diverge from that point, wouldn't they? (Yay - no more eternal on-off-on-triangle-off-on-different triangle-someone's dead-on mess with Scott and Jean!)
Review By [Harry] • Date [7 Oct 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Promises Kept" from CrystalBlaze
A wonderful piece. Of course, I'd love to see more, but this stands gloriously on its own.

Thank you.
Review By [CrystalBlaze] • Date [7 Oct 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Promises Kept" from Mcspender
Thank you for showing a Scott Summers with a lot more of backbone, instead of the one so utterly corrupted by his zeal to the Cause that ended up killing the Prof.

See ya!!.
Comments from author:
One of the things that I remember the comics always claiming about Scott was that he was supposed to be very big on order, loyalty, responsibility, and frequently compared to a boyscout. All excellent qualities in a leader.

None of them traits that make you think 'this guy will ditch his wife.'

So I thought what about a Scott who WAS all that, but had his priorities shift - so that something ELSE came before the Team? Something like his wife & family (as is good & proper for someone with a spouse & child).

Staying with his family doesn't mean he's given up on supporting peaceful coexistence, after all.
Review By [Mcspender] • Date [7 Oct 12] • Rating [10 out of 10]
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