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08 April 2008 @ 10:56 pm
Light of the Towering Dark Chapter 14  
Title: Light of the Towering Dark Chapter 14
Fandom: BBM
Rating: R
Disclaimer: The characters do not belong to me and I make no money off of them.
Summary: Cancer surgery behind him, the open road ahead...
Warnings: Character Illness, Cursing. If you need to know more about the fate of Jack and Ennis in this story before you are willing to read, visit my white text spoilers, but please read the black text first.
AN: Unbeta'd, but I've been editing it for two months and let's face it, you've waited long enough. It's not perfect, but what ever is? This one's for bcatjr, happy birthday, and thanks for the swift kick in the hiney! (as well as for your ever-bearing patience and wisdom, and for your trust.)
Word Count: 6633
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Chapter 14: FishingCollapse )
Current Location: St. Paul, MN
Current Mood: groggygroggy
Current Music: The Deadliest Catch
joetheonejoetheone on April 12th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Just great!
I well what can a person say when they are moved by words written out for you to enjoy. I don't know so many emotions run through me when I read this story and so many good and bad thoughts as well. Life is like this and well we have to learn to deal and the reality of what is happening is so well done. I thank you for your story and hope you continue on because well it is just a really good story. Joe
argentine65argentine65 on April 14th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Light of the towering Dark
As was thrilled when I see this new chapter. This is one of several stories I have been waiting. Thank you very much. Martha
ousoonerfanousoonerfan on April 19th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
P. Gal
This is by far one of my favorites (all of yours are) I often think of this one and I had hoped you would continue when the time was right for you..You always nail Jack and Ennis' character to a T..I am a bit concerned about Jack's stomach..A hurting Jack kills me..I vowed to trust you and I am..

Thanks so much for sharing w/us,

Oh and on a totally different subject If by chance you want to write about J/E turning into vampires I'm all for it..I noticed you added a new one to Bella/Edward..I'm off to read it as we speak..
thelastaeriethelastaerie on April 20th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
sorry I didn't leave a comment eariler, I read it when I was away in Asia in some hotel... very happy to see this fic back... even after this absence, you brought me back into the story right away.

Jack wondered why everything came back around to other men when he was here with Ennis. When he was anywhere else, though, everything came back around to Ennis, so.

isn't this the story of Jack's life? that he sees ennis everywhere and his past and all those things unsaid in those years are always there when he's with ennis.

one of the unique point of this story is that the life-threatening illness is giving jack some sort of an edge, in a way, makes him more honest with ennis perhaps, makes him more forgiving too perhaps.

bbmiswearbbmiswear on May 24th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)

I have had close to no on line time for the last month (new job...blah blah blah) but when I got on line a couple of weeks ago and saw a new chapter of LOTTD had been posted my heart skipped a beat! No, it skipped 2 or 3 beats!!! I finally got back on line today and just wanted to let you know how much I still LOVE this story. Even though it stresses me out sometimes I don't care because even when it's stressful the deep love these two have for each other always comes shining through. I love the ending of this chapter...Ennis giving in to going riding - to just get it over with - this is a big move on his part, I think.

Anyway...I don't have much time here but couldn't log on without letting you know how much I appreciate that you got a new chapter up and I hope there is more to come soon. I know you are busy with other fandoms now but I hope you still have a desire to finish LOTTD.

Hope all is well with you...take care.

initwithu on August 15th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Missing this story!
Is there any other author for whom I would wait two years to learn the fate of her characters? I can't believe how long it has been since the start of this amazing story, and how much of my thought it has occupied! The longer between chapters, the worse it becomes for Jack and Ennis in my mind. Or sometimes, out of need, I imagine a pretty wrap up where everything is wonderful. Please, end my agony with an update!
jennydcfjennydcf on November 11th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Ah, Jess
I'm surprised there's no comment of mine here--perhaps I was too saddened by what is happening to Jack. But I just finished rereading the whole 225 pages (in my Word doc), and had to let you know that this Jack and Ennis still seem incredibly real and authentically themselves. I was caught up all over again in their love for each other, which they keep rebuilding after the fires they set. The true intimacy that is growing between them as they tell each other the truth and face down old fears and resentments is beautiful and moving.

I love your descriptions, too, and the sense of how their physical and emotional journey intertwine. This is a beautifully written, complex story.

But you left them traveling into a dark place: the cold darkness of winter, and Jack's returning illness. I wondered what would happen when Ennis had to take Jack back to Childress (and meet Lureen, and perhaps Bobby and even Randall? And what would happen if he confronted L.D.?) How would Jack handle a recurrence, and would Ennis stand by him despite having to face these people? Would he face threats of violence from Mr. McGrady or some other good ole boys from Childress?

I have always been sure you would lead them out of the valley of the shadow and let them have some span of years "living true" together, a phoenix born from the ashes. I believed you would have Ennis realize that not living fully in the time you have is worse than bearing the pain of loss. Perhaps that is merely my optimism, because I feel for both of them so much, and believe in their ability to overcome. I didn't read the white space text, so I don't know.

I don't believe I've read a better piece of bbm fanfic, and I've read a lot. Others as good, perhaps, but not better. I haven't read everything you've written, and nothing really outside bbm, but it's the best piece of yours I've ever read. If you never write another word of it, you should be incredibly proud of what you accomplished here. I'm sure it's mentally, emotionally and physically difficult to write, and I know that your life is filled with new demands and uncertainties. But I still hope you will be able to finish it some day. It's worth waiting for. If there's ever anything I can do to help you in some way, please feel free to ask. I would do just about anything to revive the muse who inspired you to write this.

I hope things are going well for you, Jess. I miss you, and think about you often.
neverdone39neverdone39 on January 27th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
I missed this chapter last year. Last time I read this story was September 2007! Well, the positive side is I got to read two chapters in a row now.

Your E&J really struggle with themselves. But hopefully for the good. I think Jack learned something at the end of the chapter.

Now on with the next installment.