Oh. My. God.
This one is so different to the first chapter. Mind you, in a heart-breakingly good way. I am still dabbing at my eyes. So sad. So incredibly sad. Wonderfully written, John's grief is palpable. It permeates every word, every syllable. Wonderful characterization of the man we mostly see as a harsh, rugged drill-instructor.
Trouble is, we easily forget who he was and how he changed. But not Dean. Dean knows. Has seen his father becoming the man he was later on. Has witnessed the broken, lost and lonely John become the avenging, obsessed hunter. And Dean also knew, what you have said here. That his father had no choice but to change. Not to be mean to his kids. But because he felt so terribly guilty to be the one to survive.
Gosh. Am I making any sense at all? Can't really say what I mean to say. But anyway. Great job, this chapter has touched me deeply and I am glad to read about the real John and not the harsh mask he wore in his later years---
Thank you for this wonderful piece.
Heading over to the next chappie, Ilka
Dude! What an awesome review!!! Thank you!!
Yeah, I decided to play with three different aspects to try and exercise myself a bit and so Sad!John came along.
I always feel so bad for John because deep down inside he's just so lost and the fact that Dean knew his father before the event and had to slowly watch as the guy spiralled downward... breaks my heart. Such a tragic family.
But again - thank you for reading and for the awesome review!!