Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
02/10/09 02:53 PM · On:
Great to see and read another one shot from you. We all know Sam has it in him to be tough and fight like Dean, he's just a little more subtle about it. You brought this to life in your story. Great eye opener for Dean as well. I loved you brief reference to John, and his protection of the boys. Also your brief mention of "After School Special" was a nice touch. I love these long one shots from you. I look forward to more soon. Take care.
Thank you, Jane.
Yes, Sam can be just as ferocious as Dean when it comes to protecting his brother. And it was a great reveal for Dean, finding out that the reason Sam went off like a bomb was because the thug threatened to beat Dean to a pulp.
So glad you liked the John bit, hun, and the After School Special reference to bullies and how Sam felt about them.
Thank you again.
Reviewer: pinkphoenix1985 (Signed)
02/10/09 11:49 AM · On:
This is so awesome and wonderful!
I especially LOVED drugged Sammy's conversation with Dean! and to have John show up and dish out his own brand of justice was so cool!
Thank you so much.
I did love doing the drugged Sam scene - I think Sam - or either brother actually - off his face is just hilarious, and great fun to play with. And I could just picture Sam's mind getting stuck on the fact that Dean first of all didn't want his belt cut, then had to cut it, therefore he must have needed it to keep his jeans up.
Oh, so happy that the John bit worked as well as it did. I had doubts.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
02/10/09 11:25 AM · On:
Loved this one Jules- although I will admit- there was that little squee of joy when you opened with Dean spread-eagle and tied down on a pool-table ( how awful is that of me?) I think I'll keep that mental image on hand for the remainder of the day). I always love the stories when Sam saves the day. I know there's this concept that always seems to have Dean saving Sam, but its always refreshing to have that particular table turned. Oh and that little tidbit of John turning up to exact some payback- delightful.
I love the allusion to doves... there's nothing wrong with being a dove- even if on occasion a dove has to defend its territory...
Great story hun!!
Yes, I could hear that little squee of joy all the way down here - ROFL! You naughty girl - you're going right to Special Hell with the rest of us for that one.
I love the turnaround of Sam saving the day for a change, too. I think Sam gets underestimated sometimes. Or overshadowed by his big brother.
Oh, so glad you liked the John bit. I almost took it out thinking it wouldn't work.
And no, there's nothing wrong with being a dove. I think that fits Sam so well.
Reviewer: PenguinLova0720 (Signed)
02/10/09 11:18 AM · On:
Awesome story! I love protective Sam. Furious Sam was kinda scary, but in a good way :) Surprised to see John, but guess he doesn't take kindly to his boys getting beaten up. Great job :)
Thank you. I love protective Sam, too. It's nice to let him out to play occasionally. And yes, furious Sam was pretty scary - but those bullies brought it on themselves, threatening Dean that way. No wonder the Sammy-bomb went off.
And no, I'd imagine John wouldn't have been very happy about the boys falling foul of those three local yokels.
Thanks so much for reading.
Reviewer: ReccaF (Signed)
02/10/09 10:47 AM · On:
WOW... this was great!!!!!!!!
You never disappoint your readers- AWESOME story!!!!
Boy, did Dean pick the wrong guys to hustle......
I loved the fight scene!!!! Dean unable to help Sammy- OUTSTANDING writing !!
You could feel the tension , sense the anger, anticipate the revenge Dean was going to exact from those guys for hurting Sammy....EXCELLENT !!!!
vivid verbage , perfect timing , and the talent of a true storyteller just added to the enjoyment of this piece!!!!!
You have been missed!!!
Oh, gosh - another power-packed review from you. Thank you so much.
Dean really did make a bad judgement call, didn't he? Thank heavens for Sam getting bored, or things wouldn't have gone quite so well for our hero.
Thank you for that - I'm so glad that the emotions came across so strongly.
Awwww - I've been missed? I have to confess, I've missed posting as well. I'm pretty rusty, too - I whacked the whole story into the Chapter End Notes box before I realised, then had to delete and start again - lol.
Reviewer: Maureen Nesbitt (Signed)
02/10/09 09:53 AM · On:
Marvellous story,Sam coming to the rescue, and saving his big brother, that was great. He was such an innocent puppy way back in the beginning, Thanks for writing it.
And thank you for reading it.
Sam was an innocent little puppy back then, wasn't he? So sweet - not that he's not still sweet, but he's got so much on his shoulders now, a lot of that innocence has been burned out of him, leaving him world-weary and saddened.
I like the switch occasionally of Sam coming to Dean's rescue - didn't happen often, but it's a nice change of pace. And I so love putting Dean in the position of damsel in distress - LOL. I'm just mean that way....
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
02/10/09 09:08 AM · On:
Great short story sis.
OMG Dean certainly underestimated his opponents but thank goodness Sam was bored in that motel room and came down to have a beer and a quiet game of pool or darts with his brother!
Awesome to see Sam in full protective mode, wanting revenge for Dean. The fight scene was awesome, you really drew the reader in and I was right in there with Sam trading blows!
Great them recuperating at Pastor Jim's fishing cabin, kicking back for a while whilst Sam recovered. So apt Dean comparing them to birds, him an eagle and Sam a dove, then wondering about the latter when thinking of Sam's display of anger, but Sam's comment about doves also being aggressive and territorial when threatened fitted his brother perfectly.
And adored the suprise of John beating up Mutt in revenge for his boys, particularly Sam. Nice that although he didn't return Dean's call he took action. Just wonder if Sam and Dean will ever find out?
Yet again you come up with another masterpiece sis, loved it.
And thank you for your usual sterling beta-ing skills.
Yes, that was excellent timing on Sam's part - in a way. Pity he walked into trouble before he realised, but he certainly gave better than he got.
So glad you loved that John bit - you know I was worried about it. But I just felt that John was closer to the boys at times than he let on - just hovering in the background, keeping watch.
And glad too, that the eagle and dove comparisons worked. Sometimes these things play out so well in my mind, then lose something in the translation to paper.
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
02/10/09 08:31 AM · On:
You always do fight scenes so well, I practically felt every punch and hit with that pool cue...ouch!
I always had this feeling that John was somewhere lurking, watching out for them, nice touch at the end, and yes I can see Dean as the eagle, and Sam as the dove...plus a small reference to Sam's hidden anger! Perhaps a hint of things to come?
A nice early days story.
Aww, thank you, Jacq. I actually study quite hard for the fight scenes. I always go back to Skin, a couple of other episodes to make sure the moves are right. And even though I'm a Dean woman, I just love watching Sam fight. I think he's underestimated at times, but he did take out two fully armed SWAT cops by himself, with very little effort.
Ah, Sam's temper. It came out in Wendigo that Sam's got some anger issues. While he's passionate and emotional, he's also very single-minded and driven - very much like John. So yes, that anger was a hint of things to come. Dean was the brake for Sam's stronger emotions - remember how he shoved Sam back when he was looming over that scout, pushing for a fight?
Thank you again - I'm stoked that you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Vanessa (Signed)
02/10/09 07:53 AM · On:
Beautiful story, Jules. I loved it completely.
Hi, Ness. Thank you very much for that.
It was a nice change of pace to go back to the boys' early days, when life was so much simpler for them.
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
02/10/09 07:42 AM · On:
I really enjoyed this story, the fight scene with Sam was brilliant and the Dove fits him perfectly, loved John turning up to defend his boys.
Thank you for that. You know, I just threw the John bit in at the last minute, and I wasn't quite sure whether it would work. But my aunt loved it, so I left it in the final draft. I usually steer clear of writing John, because I'm not a fan, and I'd hate to get him wrong. But that bit just seemed to fit somehow.
So glad you liked it so much.
Reviewer: Miriam (Signed)
02/10/09 06:19 AM · On:
I would probably be rated as a lurker. a86;a86; A very happy one. I love all your stories and do so appreciate your writing. You are gifted and talented. This story is a perfect vision of the spirits within Sam and Dean. Thank you!
Hullo, Jo. Lovely to say hi to you finally.
And thank you so much. I'm really chuffed that you took the time to come out of lurkdom and let me know your thoughts. I used to be a dedicated lurker, too, for a long time before I got up the courage to post on a thread.
Thank you - I had hoped the bird analogies would work - I could just see Sam as a dove - soft and sweet until pushed.
Reviewer: blackcatswhiskers (Signed)
02/10/09 05:33 AM · On:
Great story, Julie.
Looking forward to more!!
Thank you for that. This one just popped out of nowhere while I was watching a couple of doves mooching around in my backyard.
So glad you enjoyed it.