Reviews for When The Rain Stops (BXB)
hazeleyes627 chapter 45 . 2/11/2022
i really followed your story throughout these months because i was curious as to how it would get resolved. there was much angst going on between rory and jackson, their respective families, friends and things just kept piling. i really wondered how you would wrap it all up.

i'm glad i stuck because it's a really nice feeling to see that things that although not exactly resolved, things are starting to get better for both characters who kinda' grew on me after all this time. above all, i'm glad rory came though and took steps to take jackson. i'm glad they are getting back together, as better and mature individuals. hopefully, they can handle their relationship better now. with this, i mean less angst between them both.

thank you for finishing this story dear author. )
Guest chapter 24 . 5/9/2020
The way Jackson and Rory finally ended up together is hilarious, and so very them. I have a feeling these two are going to continue to torment each other and love almost every moment of it. Looking forward to seeing what's in store for the boys.

Thanks for the extra chapter, and stay safe on your end as well. :)
Doc Grant chapter 21 . 3/14/2020
Very powerful chapter. It's a shame, I actually liked Julia until this chapter and thought Jackson was a pretty awful boyfriend to her(Though being fair, she was no prize herself) But that's pretty much gone. I'm interested in seeing the ramifications from this; it's been clear from the beginning of the story that Jackson has severe OCD, and maybe this will finally help his parents and him address it.

Also noticed his use of We when talking about gay people, suggesting that he's aware of a few things subconciously he may not be fully clued into yet.

Looking forward to the next chapter, great job as always.
Doc Grant chapter 18 . 12/25/2019
Well, some unexpected developments here. Did not really see the scene with Harper coming. Seems like Jackie's not the only one trying to figure some things out. Also nice to see his mom trying to understand. I definitely see the family resemblance there; both do boneheaded things but are at least trying to be better people.

The second chapter so soon after the first was a wonderful Christmas present, so thanks for that. Happy holidays to you and I am looking forward to following this story into the new year. :)
Doc Grant chapter 17 . 12/18/2019
Aw, so close. I'm not surprised, though. Rory tends to be flighty as he is so it made sense for him to peace out, lol.

Nice seeing Paige tease him though. And really cool to see Jackson trying to make amends to him. I can definitely see that they're both a little more civil with each other, even if they'd probably never admit it.

Looking forward to the next chapter!
Doc Grant chapter 15 . 10/8/2019
Another great chapter, nice to learn a little more about Owen as well. Also love that apparently he, and probably the rest of the GSA) have figured out what Jackson is struggling with before he has. But our boy is lovably dense. (Seriously, the "Germany should have won WW1" line had me snorting. He would mess up the world wars.) Also really enjoyed seeing Jackson's interactions with his mom, and her attempts to support her son in that uniquely mom way. That's one of the strengths of this story. Even the more minor characters are well defined and multi dimensional. Except Mason, screw him.:P

My only criticism is that during the texting part between Rory and Jackson it was hard to tell who was who. I'd suggest maybe italicizing one person's speech or doing something similar to make it easier to tell them apart, but it could just be me. Other than that though loved it like usual, great work.
Doc Grant chapter 14 . 9/16/2019
It's becoming really apparent how much Jackson has changed since the start of the story, mostly for the better. He's still boneheaded at times but that adds to his appeal. :P I was really glad to see Rory acknowledging that, though I'm sure he hated every second of it. Also fun to see how close Jackson and his GSA friends have gotten.

My one minor critique is that I've forgotten what Rory is referring to near the end of the chapter and what has him so upset. I looked back through the last few but still feel like I'm missing something. This may just be a fail on my end though but if you could remind me I would appreciate it.

Other than that the story remains great, already looking forward to next month's chapter. :)
Doc Grant chapter 13 . 8/24/2019
Another great chapter. Good to see Mason getting a well deserved payback, but it's just Jackson's luck he'd end up getting in trouble for it, and I really did feel bad for him. It's obvious from his internal monologue he's grown a bit as well.
Doc Grant chapter 12 . 8/7/2019
Really glad to see this story back! Jackson's character development is really enjoyable to read. I love that he's still a bit of an ass though, and did not magically become totally likable over the course of a month. But he's definitely making progress.

Still loving this and looking forward to reading the next chapter. And I will say that the line "I'm not shocked she's there because I don't care" was a really good one. :P
Doc Grant chapter 10 . 5/26/2019
Still love the back and forth between Jackson and Rory, it's one of this story's enjoyed act 1, and I'm looking even more forward to act 2. Keep up the great work!
Alice Winterose chapter 10 . 5/20/2019
Ugh what... no no need more!
Doc Grant chapter 9 . 4/28/2019
Another great chapter. Man, Jackson is a bit of an ass, but given his attitude here I really do think part of that is posturing and genuine fear. I feel like when it comes to him really starting to question his own sexuality he's going to have a major freakout, so I can't help but feel some empathy for him. Plus, let's be honest, no straight guy is that interested in knowing about the intricacies of buttsex.

Still loving the interplay between him and Rory. I started the story more on Jackson's side in their feud, but the more I read the more I'm liking Rory, so good job helping us gain that connection even while we're kept in Jackson's perspective.

Looking forward to seeing where they both go from here,and if the truce remains in place. Keep up the great work!
Alice Winterose chapter 8 . 4/26/2019
... **punches princess**
Guest chapter 7 . 4/22/2019
Really enjoying the story so far and the interplay between Rory and Jackson. They have an.. unusual relationship, but I'm enjoying seeing it progress. Hope to see more soon.
Alice Winterose chapter 7 . 4/13/2019
LOL I wonder what the parent's are thinking.
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