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Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from Jazzibear
Review:
This is a somewhat belated review: I was re-reading A Walk on the Wild Side and I came upon the Lettre de Carte that covered Faith and Willow's execution of Eric Lutz, and it seemed to me that I had read something similar long ago (the late 40s, I think). A little thought and I arrived at The Three Musketeers and the execution of Lady de Winter.

Accordingly I called upon the good offices of Project Gutenberg to reacquaint myself with the ending of TTM, and there it was:

His Eminence took the paper, and read in a slow voice, dwelling upon every syllable:

"Dec. 3, 1627

"It is by my order and for the good of the state that the bearer of this has done what he has done.

"RICHELIEU"

The cardinal, after having read these two lines, sank into a profound reverie; but he did not return the paper to d'Artagnan …

I have greatly enjoyed FitA: many thanks for providing such high-class entertainment. It would lovely to hear more of Faith's doings.
Comments from author:
Thanks for the 'belated' review.

I took the wording from the film 'The Three Musketeers' (the good one made in the 70's) after a quick look on Wiki. The truth is I'd had it written in one of my note books for ages coz I really wanted to use it in a story and this seemed like a good point.

Fita...I've got a Cordy centric story, which I'm posting soon coz its only a short one. Then Faith and Cordy head back to Africa...and then, well, it looks like a little trip to the Balkans with the SAS for Faith.

D.
Review By [Jazzibear] • Date [2 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from WhippingDawn
Review:
Oooh another good one which brings me to the point where I started this series, "I ain't no loser" or something.

Another wonderful story that sets the stage for the big confrontation which, as I understand it, will happen in #13. First lunch though. I need to raise my glycemia. After that...

Thank you again! :)
Comments from author:
Cheers, enjoy your lunch!

D.
Review By [WhippingDawn] • Date [18 May 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Two." from Harry
Review:
I like the idea of F and Red being together. They are like oil and water, but when they mix, LOOK OUT! Now that we know that whoever or whatever did this to B was using Magic, its time to politely work with SVU. I think Faith and Willow will get along pretty well with Finn, Munch and Olivia. Elliott is a whole different matter altogether!
Comments from author:
Thank-you,
D.
Review By [Harry] • Date [27 Jan 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter One" from Harry
Review:
OK. I know that Faith wants revenge for the demon that got her, but this fluid sounds like something out of the Innitative's days in Sunnydale! Maybe I'm wrong, but in those days, for most of the time, Faith was in a coma. Now, if she did get loose, why would she be a Sargent in this group?
Comments from author:
Not sure I understand your question there. But thanks for reading anyway!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Harry] • Date [27 Jan 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from (Current Donor)MaxGSandeman
Review:
I might be wrong, but I think Munch doesn't have any jurisdiction over cases that happen outside of New York State. He may be trampling over Faith's constitutional rights.

Willow has placed herself in a difficult position of whether to tell Faith the truth about their lives in Sunnydale. The problem is that it should be a joint decision between everyone one involved, including Riley. How much should they tell her and the reasons for keeping her previous life a secret.

Some vamps and demons have called Faith "Slayer". I expect there will be another story about how she knows about other slayers, including Buffy.

As much as Capt Craigan doesn't want to see Faith and Willow again, he shouldn't let the Lutz case interfere with them trying to solve another crime.
Comments from author:
No expert on US law but, Munch was interviewing Faith as a witness not a perp.

Telling Faith the truth, this will be the main thrust of the next Fita story in chronological order.

Yep, and I admit it I made a boo-boo there I should have mentioned something about that once Faith discovered that there were Slayers. However, she might have put it down to vamps and things calling her a slayer by mistake.

There's a possibility that Faith and Willow might end up in NYC again some day...I fact now that I think about it Willow does end up in NYC again...but that's another story.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [(Current Donor)MaxGSandeman] • Date [13 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from SilverWave
Review:
Really very good,

Thanks :-)
Comments from author:
Glad you think so,

Cheers,
D.
Review By [SilverWave] • Date [12 Jan 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from (Current Donor)vladt
Review:
very well done, thank you.
Comments from author:
Thank-you.
D.
Review By [(Current Donor)vladt] • Date [11 Jan 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from EasterCat
Review:
Like the story based on Death Wish, this one also gives us a different perspective on the BTVS and L&O universe.
I think you were pretty successful, although something feels missing. I imagine it's because this feels less like a standalone and more like a chapter from the adventures of Faith and Willow.

Looking forward to Faith's start in the army.
Comments from author:
Thank-you.

You're right this was more of a bridgge to rake us to the next episode than a stand alone story. I'll have to watch for that in future!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [EasterCat] • Date [6 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from Difdi
Review:
Were I in Greylek's position and knowing what Greylek knows, my most likely reaction to Willow's taunt would be to file the charges anyway. When the charges mysteriously vanish from the files/computers despite being filed, judges declare mistrials for no reason, etc, I would get a gun (not hard for an ADA) and enact justice the only way that remained possible. Shoot Willow. And it wouldn't be an evil act, it would be a good one. Sometimes, when evil has corrupted the system, you have to go outside of it.

Willow basically told a person who had dedicated their life to the cause of justice that it would be impossible to bring Willow to justice in any other way, because the system was hopelessly corrupt. Or put another way, Willow outed herself as a Big Bad in front of someone bound by oath and destiny to take Big Bads down.

Edited to reply:

Given the information Greylek has, that "has to die" label fits Willow rather well too.
Comments from author:
I think you're being a little harsh on Willow. Plus if you shoot Willow you have to shoot Faith as well after all she pulled the trigger she could have told Willow 'No'.

Also as Willow said; Lutz had to die. There was really no other way out.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Difdi] • Date [5 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from garrycooper
Review:
Well done Mr. Turner, well done.
Comments from author:
Why, thank-you gentle reader.

D.
Review By [garrycooper] • Date [5 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from AndreaMaine
Review:
I now read the entire "Faith in the Army" series and I wonder if there are going to be more? I know a weird twist to this Faith's life. She's sent to HMM's Code Ragnarok verse as part of her Verse's response. I think his Faith would have a conniption if she came face to face with "Chief" Faith Lehane USA or she would embrace her alter ego as a sister and go have a slaying of demons fest.
Comments from author:
I did look at Code Ragnarok and have that same thought. However there's still plenty for this Faith to do in the Fita-verse. In about three stories time she can get back to some proper soldiering!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [AndreaMaine] • Date [4 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from Cutiepie
Review:
I think that I am probably rationalizing just as much as some claim that Willow always does, but in a way, they DIDN'T meet Faith until Afghanistan and afterwards. The girl they knew before bears very little resemblance to the current incarnation. However, I agree that things will definitely go a lot smoother if Willow were to break down and confess at least some of what is going on before Faith confronts her about it.

I'm curious about something. There was mention that Faith knows that Buffy is a Slayer. When and how did she find that out? Does she think that Buffy was another "science experiment," and if not, how does she reconcile her own "superpowers" and those that Buffy has? Surely, she has made a connection there, right?
Comments from author:
Buffy's married to Riley. Riley is Faith's C/O. Faith knows about slayers because she'll have worked with them if only on training exercises. Plus I expect Willow will have mentioned it.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [Cutiepie] • Date [3 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from (Current Donor)Katrina
Review:
Oh, and I gotta say, I really disagree with Greywizards evaluation of Faith and Willow's relationship, (or their possible future prediction). But that's kind of a given. I also disagree that Willow was being arrogant. She has been working well within the 'law,' given the letter. She has striven to let Faith be Faith and just love her. And she has wrestled with the memory issue, not from the point of view of trying to keep her from discovery, but because she worries about how it will hurt Faith. So, yeah, complete disagreement about motivations here - at least as far as Willow is concerned.

Maybe we're reading two different series. *grins*

Buffy, on the other hand, is the one who pushed to keep things secret from Faith and that I can see will have consequences. However, Faith has really established herself in her new calling, which I know I've mentioned before. She's a much stronger woman now. She wouldn't have to "cut" anyone out, as she doesn't work for Buffy. She just would have to choose to continue to do her job. She's military, not Council... so... yeah, Buffy doesn't really have a say and no reason for giant encounters or confrontations, unless they happen to move into each others circle for a bit. Just saying...
Comments from author:
"Maybe we're reading two different series. *grins*"

Sometimes I think that too!

Yes how will Faith react? Both Willow and myself are concerned about that. Which ever way I jump I think some people are not going to be happy.

Oh well I've got the rest bite of the Prequel story before I set anything in stone...here goes!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [(Current Donor)Katrina] • Date [3 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from PATM
Review:
Sorry that it is finished but I enjoyed it all the same. Frustrated ADA and a cop with the bit in his teeth is a good place to pause. I was out of town so I missed the bulk of the story. Faith may be justified for her shock when the truth will(s) out. Would it be too much to ask for Willow to come clean first with an emotional breakdown in the reveal? Thanks for this great addition to the story.
Comments from author:
Oh there will be some real soul searching, but Willow actually telling Faith the truth...oh I don't know. The story is writen, but there could be a few alterations made.

Cheers,
D.
Review By [PATM] • Date [3 Jan 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter Five." from (Current Donor)Katrina
Review:
You know, I want to kick a certain guy with the initial M in the ... well, I won't go further.

That said, great story! I've just really enjoyed this series so much. Thank you.
Comments from author:
No thank-you for reading.

And that guy called 'M', don't be too hard on him!

Cheers,
D.
Review By [(Current Donor)Katrina] • Date [3 Jan 13] • Not Rated
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