Reviewer: Bookworm (Signed)
11/01/08 05:06 PM · On:
you did an awsome job! THe story was great and the ending was the best part. You captured both of the boys to perfection. This story is deffently going into the favorite scetion to be reread later. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. Keep on rocken it girl.
Author's Response: Aww - thank you so much for that. I'm glad that so many people loved this - a bit amazed, but glad. It stemmed from me thinking that Sam's not evil, but the cracks are appearing in his armour as he is so weighed down with guilt and worry - I thought if he couldn't get Dean out of the deal, he would shatter - hence the story. I think the underlying anger he's showing in S3 is coming from the crushing knowledge that his mother's friends were all killed because of him, and the worry about the demon blood. That's just my theory. Hope Kripke agrees....would hate to see Sam turn evil. Thanks for the awesome reviews....Jules
Reviewer: rholou (Signed)
11/01/08 01:27 PM · On:
great story, i really enjoyed. it kept me guessing till the end.
Author's Response: Thank you for that - glad I could keep you guessing. I kept the descriptions deliberately vague to keep people wondering. Some guessed that it was Sam - I'll just have to be a bit sneakier with my next twisty one - lol. Thanks...Jules
Reviewer: GotTheShining (Signed)
11/01/08 01:19 PM · On:
brava, you did the ending justice! Love how all the pieces fell into place...and the bits aout the bracelet and Dean rocking Sam with Sam clinging to the end of his jacket made me tear up.excellent!
Any chance of doing a one shot about the day the deal went down? I want to know what Dean meant when he said Sam lost it and how Sam was able to get out without Bobby knowing. And really love to read Dean's reaction when he came back and Sam was gone. You would do a really good job with it! Just think about it??
Author's Response: Thanks for that - and thanks for reading. Aww, sorry I made you cry - *hands over tissues*. As for the one shot - I'll keep it in mind. Not sure just how Ruby would get Dean out of the deal - any suggestions? And yes, I will definitely think about it - thanks for that. Thanks for the reviews - they are gold to me....Jules
Reviewer: Stock1210 (Signed)
11/01/08 12:32 PM · On:
What a wonderful story. You are truly a talented writer.
Author's Response: Wow - thank you so very much for that. I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much...Jules
Reviewer: mymuseandi (Signed)
11/01/08 09:59 AM · On:
OMG.....i have never, never, NEVER expected that!!! I always thought it was Dean, but then i was so confused, and thank god for all the clues that you put in the end, cuz if not i would have nevergotten them!!
This is a great story. It's not often that we get to see the boys in a third person's point of view... and one that managed to confuse us readers til almost the very end, but it's so addictive that we can't help but keep on reading! Absolutely awesome!
And i totally dig all the Aussie phrases...i'm from Singapore and all the familiar words and phrases and explanations make me smile.....
I hope you are planning another sequel with the boys and Kayla?? As in maybe they need help from a doc or something? It's such a shame to let her go with just one story...and you can even throw in Myra and Jim...Hell, throw in another sequel with the whole hospital as the background!
Anyway, great, great, GREAT story...and hoping much more from you... :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much - glad I could play with your mind like that. Yes, it is a little different to my usual style, being in the first person, and seeing everything through the eyes of one person, finding out things as she finds out, with no peeks into the minds of other characters. Glad you liked the slang - it was nice to be able to write some of that in, although I did confuse my beta at the beginning and have to remind her that Kayla's an Aussie, and she would really talk like that - LOL. I'll definitely keep a sequel in mind, as a few people have expressed such interest in it - will have to wait and see how Kripke gets my boy out of his deal first, and then, well, who knows? Thank you so much for reading and reviewing...Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
11/01/08 09:45 AM · On:
Damn, forgot the stars.. Shame I can't give you more than five... ;)
Author's Response: Aww - you're going to make me cry....
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
11/01/08 09:44 AM · On:
"You never gave him back, did you?" I asked quietly. - I think this is hands down one of the best lines I've ever read in regards to Dean and Sam's relationship. Brought tears to my eyes.
Perfect story you've got going her Jules really, it great the way you kept us guessing till the end and Though I guessed wrong..lol. I still enjoyed.
I'm so glad you've gotten the response that you deserve and I have no doubt that you'll continue to receieve reviews for this wonderful story.
Thanks for a truly great read - Kel
Author's Response: Hi, Kel - there's that line again... Thank you so much for the support all through this. I was very nervous about the subject matter, keeping everything crossed that I got it right. My beta even searched websites for DID, to double check me. Sorry you lost the bet with Fredo on it being Dean and not Sam in the office when the lights went on - lol. Thanks - I really mean that - the response has been mind blowing....Jules
Reviewer: lostatc (Signed)
11/01/08 09:35 AM · On:
Loved it. I guessed pretty early that it was Sam - the height and the hair did it for me. The coffee was too subtle and kept switching for me to use it as a clue. I was too chicken to put my guess in writing because I didn't want to be wrong. :) I really loved this story. I love anything with a little psychology in it. I also loved the Aussie slang. I lived in Britain for four years and miss the language so much (I know a world of difference between Aussie and Brit BUT there are a lot of similarities the only one you got me on was Donk and I LOVED that because Dean would so look down on that one).
Thanks for a great read and entertaining story - one of the best.
Author's Response: Well done for guessing - I tried to keep it as vague as possible, but there were a few clues scattered around - good for you picking them up. I'll have to make sure the next twisty one is even more twisty...LOL. Ahh, the donk - that was another last minute addition - at the suggestion of my aunt. It was her brother that Kayla's uncle was based on, and my uncle did own all those cars, and many more. And he did like a big, well-tuned donk. If he'd been still alive when SN started, he would have fallen in love with Metallicar. And yes, Aussies and Poms are pretty similar in speech - my beta is actually a Pom, and a damned good friend. Thanks for reading, and reviewing - I really appreciate it...Jules
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
11/01/08 09:31 AM · On:
wow, terrific ending. Terrific story. Terrific author. I loved it! And i betted with Kelly it was Dean in the doctor's office, hehehe... Favorite line of this last chapter,
"You never gave him back, did you?" I asked quietly.
Dean looked down at the dark tousled head nestled against his ribcage, and he chuckled. "No, I guess I never did."
Thanks Jules, new one coming next friday?...
Author's Response: Aww, honey - you're making me blush. So, you won your bet with Kel? You were listening that night, weren't you? Or reading rather, when I threw out that little hint on the chat....crafty you. That line - I can't believe how that line has grabbed so many people. That line wasn't even in the first draft - I added it a few days before posting the epilogue - I just felt it needed something more. Wow. And yes, new one coming next Friday - I'm getting so predictable in my old age...LOL....Jules
Reviewer: DeeUnNatural (Signed)
11/01/08 09:31 AM · On:
I enjoy reading your story. Never figure one of the brother would show up, but like the way you finished the story. Hope to read more of your stories.
Author's Response: Thank you for that. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. The next story will be up next Friday...Jules
Reviewer: SUPERNATANGEL67 (Signed)
11/01/08 09:13 AM · On:
I absolutely loved this story!!!!! I have to admit I actually kept thinking Dean was the one being treated. I think it would be neat if you did another story with Kayla involving the supernatural. Once again, great job!!!!!!
Author's Response: Thank you so much. I've had a few suggestions to bring Kayla back - I'll have to wait a while to see what is going to happen on the show with the deal, but I'll keep it in the back of my mind - lots of scope for the sanatorium to become haunted...lol. Thanks for the support....Jules
Reviewer: bunnykins (Signed)
11/01/08 08:47 AM · On:
Yeah, great great story. Really enjoyed this one. I did think it was Sam though, what a brilliant story. Very well written. Thanks for the frequent up dates it makes a big difference whan following a story.
Author's Response: You did? Well done, you! And no problems with the updates - I'm sort of a creature of habit, and Friday night is my night to write and update. I'm rather predictable in my old age - LOL. Thank you for the reviews - glad you were able to come along for the ride....Jules
Reviewer: mtee (Signed)
11/01/08 08:18 AM · On:
I loved this story so much!! I'm sorry to see it end - but loved the ending so much!
Of course Dean could save Sam.
You line "you never gave him back" was great. Perfect actually.
Thank you so much.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for that - honestly, because of the subject matter, I didn't think I could make this one a long story. Short and sweet was the order of the day. Glad you loved it so much. And that line - added at the last minute, and it just grabbed everyone. Wow....Jules
Reviewer: Rosilee (Signed)
11/01/08 06:48 AM · On:
that was bloody brilliant!!!!! i never saw the sam being dean thing coming!! that was incrediable!
Author's Response: Rosilee, thank you. And I'll take that as a compliment that I was able to successfully play with your mind - lol. Glad you enjoyed it....Jules
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
11/01/08 06:35 AM · On:
A wonderful wrap up to the story. I must admit, I was torn between who I thought it was at the sanitorium and kept deciding it was Dean under her care, so you fooled me.
Would love to see Kayla call them up in the future for help with a little supernatural problem.
Author's Response: Thank you Vanessa - I'll keep a re-appearance in the back of my mind, and wait to see what pans out for the deal on the show. This could very well end up as an AU story - lol. Thanks for the awesome reviews - glad you liked it....Jules
Reviewer: lam (Signed)
11/01/08 05:01 AM · On:
Truly a tour de force! In a string of wonderful stories, I think this is your best yet. Wonderful characterization - yeah the clues were all there. You wanted us to believe it was Dean and yet something kept niggling at me that it wasn't. To be able to play with the boys in that way takes a truly talented writer. And plot - wow. This was so obviously a carefully crafted story - just brilliantly executed from start to finish. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Author's Response: Lisa - hon, I'm so glad to see your review. Wow - I'm thrilled that you have loved this one so much. And yes, I did play with your minds, wanting you to think it was Dean - when I read your first review and you mentioned that Jensen would knock us for six playing out those scenes, I almost choked on my cup of tea, and I thought, oh, shite, no he wouldn't - because it would have to be Jared in the room, and that would give it away! Thank you so much for the support, the reviews, and the friendship....Jules
Reviewer: bulletbabe (Signed)
11/01/08 04:48 AM · On:
Mizpah, I've got to say this has been one of the most original and compulsive stories being posted at the moment. Still don't know if you planned all these twists or if you just let them happen and the story write itself...it's certainly fluid enough.
You had me completely fooled as to who the patient was even though now I realise there were clues, but I had no incling until the beginning of this chapter.
But it's the way you've written the reunion between the two brothers that did it for me, the relationship being laid out through someone elses eyes. And the 'You never gave him back, did you?' line made me want to smile and cry at the same time.
I'm only sorry there's no more and I can't even see how you could create a sequel to this so I'll have to make do with hunting down all your other work and R&Ring that!
Thanks for the great ride and I'll be looking out for your next story!
Author's Response: Wow - thank you so very much. A few of the twists popped into my head at the last minute while I was writing, and a few of them were carefully planned. The line "You never gave him back" came to me at the last minute - something about the discussion between Dean and Kayla needed something, and it just came to me, so I threw it in. Funnily enough, that line has leaped from the page and grabbed everyone. But it describes their unique relationship so well. Thank you so much - not only for your awesome review, but for your support throughout.....Jules
Reviewer: lilballerette10 (Signed)
11/01/08 02:39 AM · On:
wow...i really don't know what to say, i'm kinda speechless...AMAZINGGG stories...ones of the best i've ever read...and i've read A LOT loll...awesome job with this...like seriously...awesome...words can't really describe how awesome
Author's Response: Speechless? You and me both....honestly - thank you so very much. I'm thrilled that this has captured so many people's hearts. I'm touched - really touched - that you all have liked it so much. Thanks is sort of lame compared to wonderful reviews like yours - thank you....Jules
Reviewer: Soennelchen (Signed)
11/01/08 02:31 AM · On:
Jules, what a wonderful end to a simply amazing story! It has touched me deeply. You have such a sensitive yet powerful way of describing this deep bond and the never-ending love between Sam and Dean.
Raking my hand through my hair, I studied the two handsome men - two halves of a whole, two sides of the same coin.
Each of them just can't be without the other one. This story was heartbreaking and very emotional, it had me chocking up at times. I loved the way you let us take a look inside Kayla's head, joining her in the desparte wish to get her "Dean Doe" better. This is definately one of my all-time favorite stories and I will read it again. Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us :)
Author's Response: Wow - I'm almost speechless - thank you so much. I'm so glad the story captured your imagination - I'm a little overwhelmed at the response I've gotten, actually. I've never had this many reviews per chapter for any story before, and it was such an easy one to write compared to In Dreams, which I slaved over - wow. Thank you....Jules
Reviewer: lindi (Signed)
11/01/08 01:38 AM · On:
Thank you so much for this story. I`ve enjoyed every chapter and I`m big fan of your writing. And I have to say I always did thought the patient was Sam.
I hope you will be back soon with another story.
Thank you again
Author's Response: No problems, Lindi - thank you for taking the time to reply. Good on you for guessing that it was really Sam! And yes, I will be back very soon with another story - next Friday, actually, will see the first chapter of my new one, That's What Big Brothers Are For - thank you again - your review means a lot to me....Jules
Reviewer: blackcatswhiskers (Signed)
11/01/08 01:12 AM · On:
This was a great story with a surprise (at least for me) in the epilogue. Look forward to reading more of your work.
Author's Response: Thank you, Rachel - I'm very glad you enjoyed it, even with all the twists...Jules
Reviewer: downbythebay (Signed)
09/01/08 05:29 PM · On:
Well, obviously the Winchesters aren't going down without a fight. An interesting story and while I don't think I'm entirely satisfied with the development of the good doctor's character, I'd like to hear more. This should be fun.
Author's Response: Thank you for that - glad you could come along for the ride...Jules
Reviewer: maximus (Signed)
07/01/08 08:38 AM · On:
Wow...This has been a truly captivating story and I can't wait to see the outcome.
Author's Response: Thank you - outcome is about to be posted - hope you like...Jules
Reviewer: quikshadow (Signed)
07/01/08 12:14 AM · On:
Great story! I was so captivated by the level of the emotion and the quality of work you’ve put into it. I’ve enjoyed it! It’s quite tragic, sad and yet fascinating…
Being from Australia myself I can totally get where she comes from and I love the little subtle references too like the rain and the bagels. (I love bagels!) Anyway great story and I await your epilogue…
Author's Response: Thanks for that - it was nice not to have to translate Kayla's dialogue and thoughts. Hope you like the epilogue...Jules
Reviewer: Seraph (Signed)
07/01/08 12:01 AM · On:
Hate seeing Dean so hopeless and helpless, brilliant way of bringing out the inner, spun-glass fragility that we all know is there. Plus, Bobby in a suit!
Author's Response: Thanks for that - and yes, Bobby in a suit, but he's just the advance scout...Jules