Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
23/10/09 04:51 PM · On:
Ooh, a double one - now I just have to get you to add a few more zeros and we're set!
Yes, could imagine jumping into a freezing pond much more preferable than giving away secrets that he'd spent his life keeping.
But then, caught unawares, Sam blurts out the deep truth that is close to his heart - spending time with his brother on the open road.
Poignant and sad. And really shows just how conflicted Sam was during that time. He had his normal life, but he really couldn't be a part of it - he's always been on the outside looking in. He's never really felt at home anywhere but with Dean.
Hey, Jules! Thanks for coming over to read and review. I really appreciate it!
Yeah, I don't normally do a lot of Stanford-era stuff, cuz it makes me kinda sad, but this idea grabbed hold and wouldn't let go. LOL I liked the opportunity to show that Dean wasn't far from Sam's thoughts during that time, at least.
Hey now, I DO have a couple of longer one-shots I don't think you've read yet: "The Power of Suggestion" and "Touched by Fire" are both well over 1,000 words. That counts, right? ;) And "The Soul Collector" is a longer one, too. So see--I can add the zeros! LOL
Thanks again, hon! Your feedback really made my day.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
20/10/09 02:22 PM · On:
This was fabulous! It makes me think about Jess, and what she suspected about Sam. Would she know when he was telling the truth?
My version of truth or dare growing up seems to differ from other versions I've seen. I wonder if there's even an official set of rules. Some versions, the question is asked and THEN you get to pick to answer it or take the dare. Mine, you pick first THEN get to hear the question. I wonder what Sam's question would be if he HAD chosen truth.
Reviewer: GreyCat (Signed)
17/10/09 11:13 AM · On:
I'm betting Sam will still be giving that answer today!
Loved it honey!
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
14/10/09 07:35 AM · On:
Bloody hell Beth, I've snook on for a crafty 10 mins read at work and now I have to go to the Pandemic Flu meeting all teary eyed! Nice one.
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
13/10/09 06:02 AM · On:
Awww, sweet, i liked this.
Author's Response: Thanks, hon, I'm really happy you liked this one. Thanks for taking the time to read and review! :)
Reviewer: penmin (Signed)
12/10/09 10:13 AM · On:
Ahh, a moment of something normal for Sam, but of course he would miss Dean, there's not much of truth that Sam could tell Jess, nice one
Author's Response: Hey there! Thanks so much for the review, I'm glad you liked this one. And thank you for the stars! They always make my day!! :)
Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
12/10/09 06:55 AM · On:
That gets me right in the heart! Beautifully written!
"Across the fire, Jess smiled softly. It was the truest thing she’d ever heard him say." Kind of sad that Jess recognizes this is the most truthful he's been with her.
"arrogant, stubborn, obnoxious—loyal, self-sacrificing, protective" The dichotomy of his thoughts and feelings toward Dean is very clear here and clearly a Sam Winchester way of thinking.
Hey there! Thank so much for the wonderful review! You totally made my day!
I'm so glad this touched you, and felt in-character, too. Yeah, Sam (especially while in college, I think) definitely has conflicted thoughts about/feelings toward his brother. I'm glad you liked this.
If you're interested, I did a few one-shots in my Thanksgiving series that explored a little more the boys' thoughts and feelings while Sam was at Stanford, and Sam's interaction with Jess there. Most of the Thanksgiving series is a look at the boys' bond through the years, a ton of brotherly moments, but I did a few chapters while Sam was at school (trying to show the bond had stretched, but not broken). If you check them out, I'd love to hear what you think! :)
Thanks again for taking the time to read and review. It means a lot to me!