An excellent job! You covered all the D/A aspects and presented a wonderful tale. Reading your work is always a pleasure!
Author's Response: Thank you so, so much! I'm really glad that you liked it. :D
Wonderful as usual. This story kind of made the Black's look like the Mafia. :)
I love the way you flip back and forth with her memory and the present, to get inside her head.
Author's Response: Haha, I like thinking about the Blacks as the Mafia... that's interesting... :D I'm glad you enjoyed!
Oh, wow... this is so intriguing. It's an excellent story, and you tell it very well. It's heartwrenching and creepy. Phineas always seemed like a decent guy, well, as far as the Blacks went. So I do suppose that was a little off in my mind, but then again, not really.
One thing to consider- how old is Isla, exactly? The first bit of description makes her seem old, until the description of her hands. To me, at least, it doesn't seem as though you actually address that.
I greatly enjoyed this, however. It really wasn't what I was expecting at all.
Author's Response: Aww, thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. About Isla's age: she's not old - that's what I was trying to get across in the description of her hands - but she's worn out, so to speak, from all she's had to go through - that's what I meant by her "tired eyes" and all that. I hope that clears things up a little, and thanks again for giving such a nice review! <3