Reviewer: SamGirl2011andBeyond (Signed)
17/04/12 09:16 AM · On:
So loved this one. I love that Sam got to take care of Dean.
At first though, I had been confused. I had thought that Sam was the one who had been injured.
But when you had the sleeping party say "Sammy," then I realized that Dean was the injured one.
I love when Sam gets to take care of Dean and show his big brother just how much he cares. :)
Well, don't feel bad over your confusion - one of my three golden rules is I like to play with your minds. And I did just that for this story - lol.
I'm so bad....*snickers evilly*
But it's fun.
It's weird how a story idea comes along - well, to my freaky little brain, anyway. I was on my way to work, and the song came on the tape player in the car, and my mind just started playing with what I could do to adapt the lyrics to a story.
And this was the result. I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: leslie92708 (Signed)
03/01/11 11:41 AM · On:
ohhh...another twist! At first thought it was Dean thinking. Until the flashback and the latin. Then I thought "how sammish!" Hee! nice to see Sam being the strong one. And a caretaker too!
Goodness me, you're hoovering up all my one-shots - LOL.
I do like twists - comes from me being such an avid Agatha Christie fan. She's the absolute queen of twists and misdirection.
But I do tend to scatter clues throughout, sort of like random handfuls of confetti. But they're sometimes a bit hard to pick - like Sam rubbing his wrist when he was thinking of Gordon and their run-in....his arm was in plaster at the time.
Thanks so much for reading.
Reviewer: Dolphindreamer (Signed)
15/08/10 03:03 PM · On:
Almost got me there... but nope. I figured out it was Dean who was mauled.
Nice detail and action where the demon dog was concerened.
Thanks again, friend, for the fun.
LOL - thanks, Karen. I do love my twists. Wonder how you'll go when you get around to Broken Images?
Thanks, hun. I actually did quite a bit of research into the Dip - I was originally trying for a water creature, but I couldn't find one to fit the bill for the story. Stumbled across the demon dog and did a little happy dance.
I'm really glad you had fun again in my little world. And great work figuring out it was Dean all bandaged up on the bed. You're getting to know me too well - ROFL!
Reviewer: Micaiah (Signed)
02/02/10 03:20 PM · On:
Were you deliberately trying to be misleading there, Jules? I still figured out it was Dean who was injured, not Sam. Just because of those little details that I love so much. Beautiful story.
LOL - I was being deliberately obtuse, misleading and devious....if it didn't work, then you're getting to know me too well - ROFL.
Thanks for that - I'm stoked actually that you picked up on the little hints along the way and figure out it was Sam keeping vigil.
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
04/10/09 01:03 AM · On:
Nice one! You had me convinced that the watching hunter was Dean and the injured borther was Sam, right up until the sleeper woke, murmuring "Sam-my?"
Lyrics fit really well with the story, too.
Thank you, Sue. I was listening to the song on the way to work one morning, and the more I concentrated on the words, the more I thought I could write a story around it.
I'm relieved it worked. And yes, I do like to throw a bit of misdirection into the mix. There were tiny little hints that it was Sam - rubbing his right wrist (the one that was broken), and one or two others, but they were subtle.
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading. And reviewing.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
21/01/09 04:56 PM · On:
Read this one over Xmas break while I was computerless, and I adored the fact that by the end you realize that Sam is taking care of big brother for a change. Nicely done- loved the song lyrics! :0) Gidget
Author's Response: Thank you, Claudia. And yes, it's little brother's turn to play big brother. I think that Sam's protective streak is just as strong as Dean's - it's just that with his penchant for drawing every supernatural thing to him like there's a giant target on his back, poor Sam doesn't get to play the caring brother very often. But he's good at it when he does....Jules
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
19/01/09 01:13 PM · On:
I think you captured the fear one has in the night watching over a poorly loved one very well, but without ever being over indulgent. Real nice. Bev xx
Author's Response: Thanks for that, Bev. I've actually been through that a couple of times, so I know what the all-night vigil is like. And it didn't always have a happy ending like this one. Thanks so much for reading....Jules
Reviewer: bhoney (Signed)
15/01/09 11:42 AM · On:
I love a protective Sammy. The last line was great, Sam telling Dean he'd have his back.
Author's Response: Thank you for that. I'm happy that you enjoyed it. I love a protective Sammy, too, even though I'm a Dean gal at heart. But there's just something rather special about little brother's protective streak....Jules
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
15/12/08 08:32 AM · On:
Its okay no one needs to be a specialist like you, right? DIDO. Thank you loved it once again. Keep pulling those magical spells.
Author's Response: Thank you for that. I'm glad that I finally dusted this one off and posted. Glad you loved it.....Jules
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
09/12/08 07:30 PM · On:
Loved this and you totally got me with that opening, I automatically assumed it was Dean holding the midnight vigil. Nice oneshot...and WOW, we've got Fredo's story next week. You know that gal gets more stories dedicated to her....lol Hope the fingers are nimble once more and I'll catch you on the next one. - Kel ;)
Author's Response: Thanks so much for that, Kel. I do love to play with your minds. Thanks - fingers aren't too bad - still have pain in the wrists if I type for too long, though. Hope to see you for One Day In Your Life.....Jules
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
09/12/08 10:05 AM · On:
Wow--I don't know why you'd have cold feet about this one. It's quite marvelous. But then I do so love hurt!Dean and protective!Sam.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Vanessa. When I first wrote this months ago, and I do mean months - I think it was not long after the beginning of the year, I didn't have the monster quite right. So I put it aside and worked on something else. Then I did some more research and found the Catalin legend of the Dip - the blood-sucking demon dog, and I thought, perfect! That's my monster. So I tweaked it, sent the tweaked version to Sarah, my beta, and then promptly got cold feet and told her to sit on it for a while. Nerves and no confidence - not a good thing to have. I'm glad you liked it, though....Jules
Reviewer: kiara_ratterjmouse (Signed)
09/12/08 02:14 AM · On:
damn you jules. you're too bloody good! i had no idea whether it was sam or dean hurt and it drove me nuts trying to find out without losing the gist! i seriously though it was sam that you'd well placed some false hints.( i don't think that makes sense.)
i'm a sucker for limp!sam so that probably jaded my view but something told me it was probably dean.
grrr you're too good ( I think i said that) keep up the good work as always
LOL! Thanks hon. I did place some hints, but they were very, very subtle. One clue was the watcher rubbing his right wrist when he was thinking about Gordon and his subsequent arrest - Sam's wrist was still in plaster at the time they went up against him. The other clue was that after his shower, he dressed in sweatpants and a tee shirt - Sam's usual night attire. As I said, they were pretty subtle.
I'm stoked that I could keep you guessing. Thanks for reading - I really don't know why I was nervous with this one. Can't really explain it....Jules
Reviewer: CatzEye (Signed)
08/12/08 06:44 PM · On:
Very sweetly written story -- and a wonderful song, too - Well done!
Author's Response: Thank you for that. I love the song. That was actually my inspiration for the story - I was listening to it on the way to work one morning and something in the words just made the muse start jumping up and down and waving madly - lol....Jules
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
08/12/08 04:49 PM · On:
loved this little piece Jules! And can't wait for friday...
Author's Response: Thank you, my dear. I'm so pleased you loved it. Hope you like Friday's offering, with the lovely Lucie and her famous Blue Mountain coffee to tempt our favourite hunter - lol!...Jules
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
08/12/08 04:47 PM · On:
I liked it a lot. I always like the Eurythmics. It's kinda nice that Sam is having Dean's back and get him out of trouble, fixes him up and sits with him, no matter how long it takes. Can't wait to read your next story. Hugs, Vonnie
Author's Response: Thanks, Vonnie. It's a bit of a switch, but I do think that Sam makes a great nurse - lol! And let's face it, Dean needs looking after at times, too....Jules
Reviewer: luvsamanddean (Signed)
08/12/08 03:35 PM · On:
I am so glad that you decided to post this. It's wonderfully written. You do a great job with their voices and I loved how you kept us guessing which brother was injured. I kept switching back and forth between the two. I'm actually pleased when someone writes about Sam taking care of Dean. Not enough equality out there so thanks for this. Loved this! :D
Thank you for that. Anyone who knows me knows that I've been a fan of Agatha Christie since I was barely into my teens, so I like to give her a nod and throw a bit of a twist into my stories when I can.
But as I said to Kiara, there were little hints - Sam rubbing at his right wrist when he was thinking about the crazed hunter Gordon being in jail (his wrist was still broken in Hunted) and getting into sweatpants and tee shirt after his shower (Sam's usual night attire). As for the equality thing, I suppose it's because we see so much - especially in the first two seasons, of Dean always being Sam's protector, and not really letting Sam get in too much harm's way if he can help it. And with poor Sam being the target for every supernatural thing going, Dean didn't have an easy job. But they were raised as hunters, trained together, so I'm of the firm opinion that even though he's the little brother, Sam is just as capable of taking care of Dean when it comes to crunch time. I like to bring out that side of Sam when I can.....Jules
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
08/12/08 01:22 PM · On:
Another brilliant story, loved how you kept us guessing about which one was hurt.
Author's Response: Thank you for that. I do like my little twists, don't I? But I did throw you two hints - lol! They were subtle, but they were there. I've mentioned them in two replies now, so I better not repeat myself again - people might think my brain's stuck in a groove!...Jules
Reviewer: Soennelchen (Signed)
08/12/08 12:02 PM · On:
Wonderful oneshot Jules. I love your writing style. This was another great piece of yours. You once again left it to our imagination for a while which brother was the one watching the other, injured one. You write these stories so well! I am looking forward to your next one! Hugs from Germany Dagmar
Author's Response: And hugs right back from Australia! Thank you so much, Dagmar. I've missed you - but I know you have been super busy. Fredo keeps me updated on how you are going. Glad you liked the twist. Oh, and I do hope you like the next one - it has someone very special in it...Jules
Reviewer: ReccaF (Signed)
08/12/08 10:41 AM · On:
this was great!!!!
I love how you keep us wondering which brother until the end-OUTSTANDING writing!!!!!
You have the Winchesters down pat- excellent visual verbage makes your stories alive and "on screen"
you are the ultimate storyteller-one shot or multi chapter-AWESOME job!!!
Author's Response: Oh, wow - thank you! I was really worried about this one. And yes, I do love playing with your minds, I must admit. I like the bit of suspense - lol. I'm chuffed that you enjoyed it so much - thank you....Jules
Reviewer: janebear (Signed)
08/12/08 08:15 AM · On:
Great story!!! Love to see how the brothers are always there for each other.
You did an awesome job with this!!! I just love your stories. Looking forward to your next story.
Author's Response: Thank you, Jane. *hugs back*... This little brotherly moment has been gathering dust for a while. And I needed something a little ligher after coming off Metamorphosis with all that angst - the story, not the episode (dang Mr Kripke! I thought of it first!!!!) Hope you enjoy Friday's one - it's a bit of a change from the usual...Jules
Reviewer: lam (Signed)
08/12/08 06:12 AM · On:
For once being an early riser works to my advantage - if I can post before anyone else reviews....
You've done it again -- beautifully told. I love that you can't tell who is who until the end (way to insure both dean AND Sam girls keep going!!! Great hunt and awesome brotherly moments... loved the quiet touches too - Dean's silent appreciation of their surroundings as just one example...
And I love this song -- and all things Annie -- been a fan since the beginning and just love her voice! I am jealous of your thunderstorms -- I was snowed in for most of yesterday -- that is after getting stuck in a snowbank (on the road itself -- not even in the ditch... only my superior driving skills got me out and home -- called the police and they told me I was on my own...) Thanks for another great one Jules!
Thanks Lisa. Wow - first boat off the beach. Oh, I've been an Annie fan for quite some time, too. When she sang the closing song for the final Lord Of The Rings movie, it brought tears to my eyes.
Yikes - don't be jealous of our thunderstorms! We lose power, trees get uprooted and turn into huge flying spears, hail smashes windows and roof tiles - it gets wild. They're still cleaning up the damage done from one storm three weeks ago. But that sucks that your own police force were going to leave you stranded!!!! Oh, my gosh! So glad you got out.
Take care, hon - I've missed you. And thank you - I'm so thrilled that you loved this little piece.....Jules