Reviewer: SamGirl2011andBeyond (Signed)
15/04/12 07:31 PM · On:
I love the way you write Dean. It makes me just want to hug him, lol.
This story was great. Glad that the boys finally patched things up. :)
Thank you. That is such high praise.
I've always been a Dean girl, but I also love Sammy, so I try my best to do justice to both boys. And I understand where Sam is coming from most of the time. Suppose I'm sliding gracefully into bi-bro status since meeting Jared at the first Oz Con - lol. And now that Sammy's all grown up....*fans self*
Glad you loved the story. It was a birthday present for BHoney, who lost the bid for me at the one and only author auction I ever signed up for. Swellison won me, and got In Order Of Importance. And it was a bit of a collaboration with Beth as to what she wanted for the story. So I'm thrilled to hear that others have enjoyed it as well as the recipient.
Thank you, and take care.
Reviewer: gidgetgal9 (Signed)
26/04/10 03:11 PM · On:
I adore every story I've ever read of yours. You capture the boys so well. I have limited time to read so when I have a break - like the kids spring break- I print a bunch of your stories and take them with me knowing I'm going to love them. I did that this spring break and then didn't get much time to read- darn the luck! However, I grabbed this story and put it in the car and read on each day as I waited to pick kids up. It had me from the first sentence to the last. I looked forward to each moment I had to read it. Awesome from start to finish and now I'm going to pass the printed version on to another busy mom who loves SPN. Thanks so much for sharing your work and talent with us! :0) Gidget
Hey, Claudia! Long time no hear! And I see you've got a new story posted up as well. Will have to check it out when I get a minute.
Oh, thank you so very much for that. You don't know what a thrill it is to hear that. As you know, one works hard on a story, doing the research, building the plot, fleshing out the tale, and then going the nerve-wracking action of posting and waiting to see whether someone likes it. To get feedback like this is just gold.
And if you ever want a copy of anything I've written, please don't hesitate to ask, and I'll be happy to forward the story in Word format to you. I think you've still got my home email address.
Thank you again, and I'm glad you loved Beth's birthday present.
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
05/04/10 07:05 AM · On:
Hey Juels, stop. . .now you know why i call you as a pet peev name Jewel.
You are a special person with a great attitude towards what you attain to accomplish. Your directorness of writing materials that can be very chilling to even scary.
U have a tendency to boast and elabrish on the story itself. That is what a good writer is all about. I just wish that i had that same talent as you. I also hope that one day someone anyone will give it a chance to explore more then in the ENTERNET. . .like be published by someone and have it be read by many that whould like a taste of being a hunter.
From RAGS to RICHS, mean crap. Money is nothing. . .what is something is your lyrical words that you place on a story that has CLASS to me, being famous doesn'tn pay a bill it brings heartache. What does matter. . .is what a TRUE WRITER ESENSE leaves behind after a GREAT SCRIPTURE that is what matters and i'm telling you NOW that there is no way in hell to get rid of a maybe 1 TRUE FANATIC of yours.
If there is a way i could get one of your ealry copies like this one. I'd enjoy that . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope that your family and friends are well . . . ESPECIALY KITTY. . .HI KITTY. . . I was in deepth with the stroy and its structure. Thank you.
RATING:POWERFULL & WORTH READING!!!!
i wonder what the title of the next one was after this one that way i could read it as well.
Thank you, Ivonne, but I'm truly happy doing what I'm doing. I think if I had to write professionally, it would seem too much like hard work, and all the fun would be taken out of it.
But one never knows what is in one's future.
I'm glad that you got so much out of this story, and that it carried you along so well.
Um, the title after this one....well, this was number 43, sooooo.....the next one is 44 - 'Twas The Night, my Christmas story. Not sure if you've read that one or not. It's a one-shot, so a nice quick read. And it's got frozen!Sammy - lol. Well, not completely frozen, but he's pretty damned cold.
Thank you, but as I said in my email, sadly my beautiful little cat is no longer with me. She's at peace, and buried in the back garden in her favourite spot.
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
05/04/10 06:23 AM · On:
jules u rule.
I simply don't get Dean that he leaves to his car and departs without haveing the balls to hear the reply that Sam gives Matt.
Well, in my beloved Dean's defence, he is still reeling from the Djinn hunt, and it's messed pretty badly with his head. All his fears of Sam leaving, etc, have been brought right to the surface of his mind, so when he heard that little snatch of conversation, it was like his worst fears realised, and he couldn't bare to stick around to hear something worse than he already had.
Dean's always had pretty low self-esteem under all that bluster and cocky attitude, and Sam's words have just cut deep into his vulnerable side. But he won't run far.....maybe.....
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
05/04/10 03:49 AM · On:
Thanks sweety. . .this story is so bone chilling to state that you may have forseen to be the first REVENANT WRTIER in a story line.
This is good, thanks.
I wanted to do something different, so I went trolling for a monster I hadn't used before - lol. The revenant fit the story perfectly, and wasn't the usual ghost or demon, so it was a bit of fun research for me. I'm a bit of a Sam that way.
Revenants have been used by writers before, but not often, so it was a nice change.
Thanks so much for reading, Ivonne.
Reviewer: sam (Signed)
05/04/10 02:37 AM · On:
Hey, hey Jewel. . .its me your old friend; yes the fanatic FAN!! I have read that story from vallana ICE COLD. . .thank you for helping her with that story and i do await for her return with new ones.
The story that you have portrayed, i have not ever read. It is VERY POWERFUL. . .for the substance that Dean is with holding, from what the DIJIN did to him. Is pertty much brewing.
i do believe that the concept u played with Felicia against his brother was a good call, but i do think you may have put an early pice to the puzzel of murder's.
She maybe the one that killed Matt's aunt and has found new game with the ELDER WINCHESTER. . . this is HOT. thanks for the wikkedness.
I maybe right. . .
I'm glad you read and enjoyed Niki's story - it was a pretty good one. I'm hoping she might come back and write fanfiction again - fingers crossed.
As for the wonderfully bitchy and horrible Felicia being the culprit....well....not giving away the plot here, but.....you might be surprised...lol
Hope you enjoy the rest of the story, hun, and I hope that you are feeling better about things now. The hurt doesn't ever go away, but it does get easier with time.
Reviewer: ritsam (Signed)
14/02/10 05:14 AM · On:
I've just finished this one too..I am proud of me :). Awesome plot once again. That Stanford dude Matt was being a really pain in the a** of bros. How could he blame Dean for Sam's situation? He doesn't know anything about their lifestyle. And poor Dean left Sam thinking that his beloved baby brother'd ditched him. Sammy could never do that to his big brother for sure. And the 'ambush' conversation between brothers just warmed my heart. They are the awesome brothers in the world. Love it.
LOL - you're having a busy weekend!
Thank you for that, Ritu. This was a nice one to write - quite the change of pace from seasons 4 & 5. It was nice to go back and revisit not only the boys in a simpler time, but some good old-fashioned angst that didn't have anything to do with the end of the world as we know it.
Yes, Matt was a real pain for the boys, in more ways than one. And it's like everyone, including Sam, says - no one hears anything good when they eavesdrop. It was the same for Dean. If only he'd hung around just a wee bit longer.....
So glad you liked the ambush - er, I mean the conversation - lol.
Reviewer: saltnburnem (Signed)
26/01/10 12:16 AM · On:
Loved it! Even stayed up late, losing precious sleep because I just had to know how it all turned out. Great job!
Oh gosh! LOL. Sorry you lost sleep, but really appreciate the fact that the story had you so hooked you just had to finish it.
Thank you so much. I actually enjoyed this one - it was a bit of a break from the season 4/5 angst and allowed me to play in a different level of angst - ROFL. Poor Dean - we so love to torture him emotionally.
Thanks for reading and reviewing. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it.
Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
05/01/10 03:03 PM · On:
Once again another great story to add to your collection. I loved how this ended. The love was there between the brothers and it was felt throughout this whole chapter. I'm glad you let Sam put Matt in his place, too. He needed to do that!! I look forward to Friday and your next story. A Bobby centered one. I know you will do him justice.
I have had a hard time finding time to read this story. I started Sunday and here it is Tuesday and I'm just finishing. Now that I'm back at work and my kids are back at school my life and family should become more routine. Friday is just around the corner now, so I don't have long to wait for your next story. I'll talk with you then. Take care and God Bless.
Hey, Jane! I need to email you in a few days and have a chat about that little idea of yours. I haven't forgotten - it's just that the plot bunnies were biting for another story. But I'll be free of them soon, so I can turn my muse to what we chatted about. Or are about to chat about.......*crosses eyes*.....
Anyway - oh! You were busy! Christmas is supposed to be an easy time (yeah, right!!). Thank heavens you got some you-time finally, and were able to enjoy the story.
Yes, the love is definitely there, just a little harder to see these days....*sighs sadly*.... And I had to let Sam almost go all Rambo on Matt - after all, it was Matt's big mouth that drove Dean away from the doctor's house. And Matt's silence which got Sam hurt in the first place. So yes, Sam was well justified in his little threat, and his lecture.
Glad you enjoyed it, hun. Hope you like the Bobby story.
Reviewer: kiara_ratterjmouse (Signed)
03/01/10 07:10 PM · On:
glad to see your back in business Jules! I've been too busy organising cars work and university to even be able to write anything decent! love reading your stories - as always
merry belated Xmas and happy new year!
Thank you, Kiara. Sounds like a busy schedule.
So glad you liked it - it was rather fun to play with a different creature. And then there was all that lovely angst to get my teeth into - lol. An emotionally tortured Dean is always great for the muse to feast on.
Hope you had a great New Year.
Reviewer: bhoney (Signed)
02/01/10 01:53 PM · On:
Ooh, I forgot to say that I ADORED this part: "He recognised that hand; knew it like he knew his own - right down to the tiny white circular scar on the first joint of the index finger. He remembered holding a much smaller version of it when he was younger, feeling a warm glow in his heart as the short, pudgy fingers clung to his like a lifeline. In fact, he had gripped that hand, or its mate, tightly for most of their lives, through all kinds of situations from the first day at school to a hunt gone wrong or the aftermath of a nightmare." *sniffle* That right there would make a lovely fic all on its own--6 Times Dean Held Sam's Hand--I can see it now, it would be so sweet. *tear* You should write it.
Stop bribing my muse! That's NOT fair - do you know how many WIP's are sitting gathering cyber-dust in my folder????? I don't need another idea!!!!!
Having said that, my muse responded rather interestingly to your bribe, and hopefully there will be something in your in-box in the next few days........*smiles mysteriously*.....
Reviewer: bhoney (Signed)
02/01/10 01:49 PM · On:
This was my absolute favorite chapter--it had the much-awaited talk, healing between the brothers, Sam determinedly hunting down Dean, Sam telling Matt off, reassuring Dean he's not going to just ditch and go back to school--what's not to love? *g* Really wonderful, I've read it several times now. :)
This was an utterly perfect bit of dialogue, so adeptly showing the difference between the boys: ""Oh, no, you're not gonna ambush me with those puppy eyes." "Only you would call a simple conversation an ambush." "Yeah, well - only you would ambush people with a so-called simple conversation."" LOL
Loved that Sam leaned into Dean's touch, and that it showed him that this really was HIS Sam, and that Sam got how much the djinn-Sam rejecting touch hurt his brother. Also love that Dean echoed Sam's words to Matt at the end. Lovely little touch to show how in sync the boys are and how well they know each other.
I love, love, LOVE this story. *clutches it tightly to chest* THANK YOU for an amazing birthday present!! :)
LOL, there was a lot packed into this chapter, wasn't there? But all the threads had to be pulled together and neatly tied off, so it was all moving towards this point.
I love showing not only the diversity of the brothers, but also the syncronicity of them as well. That wonderful scene in The Usual Suspects when the boys got hold of pen and paper and started working on the puzzle of the ghost's message, then both calling the poor solicitor Matlock - just shows how well their minds are aligned. Theyr'e different, but they sometimes think and work the same. And that's their strength.
Yep, Dean really needed to see those differences between his Sam and the Djinn-Sam so he could finally break the hold those memories had on his mind. The bitch/jerk exchange and Sam willingly leaning into Dean's touch sealed it for him - he was home. This life was the reality.
Hun, it was a pleasure and a privilege to write this for you. And thank you for being patient with me. You made a perfect choice on the timeline - it wouldn't have had quite the same angsty impact if we'd set it in S1.
So, Happy Birthday - belated as it is. I'm so glad you loved the end result.
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
02/01/10 10:34 AM · On:
That was a great ending, I liked the story very much, nice work Jules. Congratulations for you win, you deserved it. Can't wait for next week story, Bobby is one of my favorite character besides Dean and SAm, can't wait to know what you've in store for him. Happy New Year Jules.
Oh, thanks so much, hun. I was quite nervous going into the awards, and didn't even know the winners had been posted early until I got the emails. I was a bit stunned, especially as Chris pointed out I'd won Best Sam the second year running, and I'm a Dean girl - ROFL! Got to love Sammy.
So glad you liked the story - it was fun to play with an unfamiliar creature for a while. And the revenant was pretty icky - fun, but icky.
Thanks so much for coming along for the ride yet again. I think I'd panic if I didn't see a review from you on one of my stories - you've been with me right from the very first fic. Three years now, hun.
And it's been encouragement and faith from people like you that has kept me stretching my boundaries and continuing to write.
Reviewer: bia1007 (Signed)
02/01/10 08:19 AM · On:
Couldn't have wished for a more perfect ending and you really made my day (again) with this epilogue. Everything fell into place again, LOVED their talk at the bar and especially this shining special scene that says it all:
He recognised that hand; knew it like he knew his own - right down to the thiny white circular scar on the first joint of the index finger. He remembered holding a much smaller version of it when he was younger, feeling a warm glow in his heart as the short, pudgy fingers clung to his like a lifeline. In fact, he had gripped that hand, or its mate, thightly for most of their lives, through all kinds of situation from the first day at school to a hunt gone wrong or the aftermath of a nightmare.
And ever since Sam answered Dean's 'bitch' with his 'jerk' what is so much their way of saying how much they care about each other, their 'I love you' and 'we're good', it was clear the wounds of the Djinn finally were healing.
For Sam's sake I'm glad Matt didn't turn out to be as guilty as feared and I so enjoyed his advice to Matt to ditch the "Ice Queen" and his guessing she'd even too much for Dean to handle so completely in accord with Dean's words, nice so nice!
Thank you so much for sharing with us and now I'm looking forward to next Friday and the new - yeah! - Bobby story!
Aww, thank you, Sabine! I'm so pleased I made your day.
That tying things up in a neat little package is my orderly bookkeeper's mind coming into play, actually. And so, so thrilled that you loved that passage about Sam's hand.
And you're right - that bitch/jerk is exactly that - we're okay, we're good, I love you. It was that reassurance that Dean needed to break himself out of the Djinn's memories - the one thing that the dream-Sam couldn't mimic.
Glad you liked the mirror-image of the brothers' words about Felicia - lol. And yes, Matt will definitely give the Ice Queen the flick, taking his friend's advice. After all, he owes Sam a lot, not the least of which is his very life.
Reviewer: karmyn31 (Signed)
02/01/10 08:18 AM · On:
Great ending. Loved it. This is my second favorite story of yours. Favorite will always be Concussed and Loving it.
Glad the boys managed to work things out between themselves and with Matt. And that Matt is dumping Felicia. What a bitch!
Looking forward to what you have in store for Bobby. I know it will be great.
Oh, gosh, Concussed.... that was a very strange (and painful) afternoon when I wrote that one. Thank you! I was rather proud of that one - partly because I still managed to make the thing fairly coherent despite the painkillers I was popping for my back!
And yep, Matt's forgiven - by one brother at least. And I'm pretty sure he'll take Sam's advice and dump the Ice Queen, especially since she kept going after Dean.
Glad you liked the happy ending - I'm a sucker for a happy ending. My soul craves them. I'm holding the great Kripke to his promise to have the boys restored to each other by the end of S5.
Thanks so much for reading and lettting me know how much you enjoyed the ride.
Reviewer: Pandora Jazz (Signed)
02/01/10 02:44 AM · On:
I enjoyed reading your story.
You did a great job writing the brothers and capturing their voices. I liked the choice of supernatural creature and you were right about the gore, but it fit with the story.
Loved the brothers scene in the bar and how you wrapped the story up.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Oops....forgot some review responses.....
Thank you for that. I think that's one of the highest compliments someone can pay a fanfic writer, to tell them they've captured the characters' voices.
I needed that little chick-flick moment between the boys after everything I put them through, especially Dean - lol. But I'd like to think that they do talk things out -we just don't see it onscreen.
And yep, the gore was pretty gory.....thanks again for sticking with it.
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
01/01/10 12:55 PM · On:
What a great finish. Poor Dean, so messed up from the Djinn and just trying to forget, yet continuously hearing Djinn Sammy in his head. Loved Sam coming right after him. In the process he found out the real story from Matt. It was great to see how well he knew his brother and what he would do. And him showing up at the bar, saying just the right things that opposed all the things going on in Dean's head, telling the poor guy Sammy really wanted to be with him. And then he kicked into high gear and took care of little brother, made sure the kid was alright. Awesome. Loved the very end, when Dean talked about Felicia and Sam told him he used almost the same exact words the night before. And Dean acted like a proud daddy, telling him, "That's my boy." Really awesome.
So that ends another wonderful story. Well at least I have to wait only for a week for the next one. Can't wait for it. It's gonna be interesting to see a Bobby story. Hugs, Vonnie
Yes, the Djinn still had a hold of Dean, even though it was dead and gone. He just couldn't shake those memories.
Until Sam proved once and for all that it was really him. Just before sliding off the barstool - lol. Poor Sam, the revenant really beat the crap out of him. He was just holding on long enough to find his brother.
Ah, yes, Dean as parent. Well, we all know that's how it really is. John put Sammy in Dean's arms at four years old, and Dean never let him go. His kid.
Thank you Vonnie. Yes, a Bobby story. I've been working on it for a while trying to get Bobby's voice right in my head. See you Friday.
Reviewer: Micaiah (Signed)
01/01/10 11:49 AM · On:
What a lovely ending! So many great little details in this. You'll think I'm crazy but the one that really stood out to me was when Dean smoothed out Sam's wrinkled shirt collar. All the little things that Dean does for his brother, well, that's why I love him!
Can't wait for the Bobby story! Congrats on The Kripke....very well deserved!
Aww, thank you, Sonya.
And no, I don't think it's crazy. I love the little touches too, and that smoothing out of Sam's collar seemed just a Dean-as-parent thing to do since Sam couldn't fix it very well one-armed like he was. Especially as Dean knows Sam is a neat freak, and it would bug his brother having a scrunched up collar.
Thank you - still can't quite believe I won.
See you Friday.
Reviewer: Amberdreams (Signed)
01/01/10 10:59 AM · On:
Like Dean, you have a sure touch when it comes to describing the boys' relationship....I loved the WISNB episode, one of my favourites and this was a great follow up on how Dean must have been feeling with all those deep seated insecurities of his... Excellent!
Oh, my - thank you so very much.
It was a great episode, wasn't it? Poor Dean came out of that looking so fragile at the end, like he was just barely holding it together. And I loved Sam's gentle handling of his brother in that scene. It really showed the love he has for his big bro, and the value he puts on Dean's place in his life.
And that lingering angst worked really well for the story. So chuffed that you enjoyed it so much. Thank you.
Reviewer: moira4eku (Signed)
01/01/10 10:55 AM · On:
Loved how the story ended. Brothers back to where they should be, with each other, knowing that they have each other to rely on. I'm glad that Sam was able to tell Dean what he heard wasn't the whole thing and that Dean should know better than to rely on what he hears while eavesdropping. Love that Dean told Matt he is not forgiven for what he did because no one messes with his little brother!! LMHO when Dean almost verbatim what Sam said about Felicia!!! Tee hee! Looking forward to your next story!
Thank you so much for that.
Yep, they're back where they belong, by each other's side. And wouldn't you have loved to be a fly on the wall for Sam's lecture? LOL.
Oh, you got that line of Dean's! I'm so pleased you picked that one out. I just thought those few words, accompanied by that cold stare and the threatening, implacable tone would really rattle Matt's cage. And yes, Dean would be pretty peeved that Matt's omission to his story was what had gotten Sam hurt.
Glad you liked the Doublemint action too with the mirrored lines about Felicia. If only she knew, eh? LOL.
Thank you so much - see you Friday. Take care.
Reviewer: moira4eku (Signed)
01/01/10 10:27 AM · On:
You were right about the gore~yikes! Poor Dean, he is really hurting right now. I just wanted to smack Matt. How dare he treat Dean that way after he saved his life. Matt has no idea how much Dean loves his brother, and that he'd do anything to keep Sammy safe. Dean hearing those two little words from Sam really had him reeling with confusion, hurt, and despair. I wonder what Sam was really telling Matt, I'm sure he meant to say something like, "I know what it looks like, but....." I'm also worried about Dean physical shape, too. He was flung pretty hard against the wall. He must be hurting all around, poor boy! Now we have Sam and Dean separated, that is always worrisome. Looking forward to reading chapter 4!!
Yep, told you. LOL. It was pretty icky, wasn't it?
Dean is hurting, and he's going off half-cocked, which is never a good thing. And you're right - or scarily psychic - that is exactly what Sam was about to say. Dean should have stuck around for the rest of the conversation.
And yes, it's always a worry when the brothers separate, especially under these circumstances. Dean could be heading for a spot of trouble.......
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
01/01/10 09:01 AM · On:
Thank you so much for writing this wonderful story, i've enjoyed every part of it, the ending was lovely,looking forward to the new one.
Congrats on your win and happy new year x.
Thanks so much, Lindsay. Hope you had a very Happy New Year as well.
So glad you were along for the ride on this one, and that you liked the happy ending. My Pollyanna soul craves them, so I try to have one for every story.
I'll see you Friday for the Bobby story.
Reviewer: Midge (Signed)
01/01/10 08:39 AM · On:
Firstly, Happy New Year.
Secondly, Congratulations on winning The Kripke, it couldn't have gone to a nicer and more deserving writer.
Thirdly, great conclusion to a brilliant story. (It's no wonder you keep winning awards when you keep producing brilliant stories).
"The student felt a stab of fear as he stared up at the tall, imposing hunter. This wasn't the shy, troubled, lonely kid he'd befriended in college. This Sam Winchester was a complete stranger to him - cold, implacable, and a little scary. Kinda like his brother." Always love when an outsider recognises the 'threat' the boys can represent when they want to.
Also love that you describe Dean as tactile, I'd be just as happy as Sam to be tactile with him. (Oops, sorry need to get my thoughts out of the gutter).
Matt didn't feel quite so much of jerk in this chapter, just misguided and scared of looking like an idiot, but Felicity remained true to form, a bitch. Probably misguided too, but who cares, though Dean giving her a run for her money may have been fun to see (oop gutter brain in overtime again)
Best news of all, is that we have another new story to look forward to starting next week. Hell yeah for Mizpah.
Thank you so much, Midge. That touches me, it truly does.
Yep, the boys, especially Sam with his height, can be pretty intimidating when they want to be.
Oh, lol, me too. I'd love to go off into a quiet corner and be tactile with Dean.
Yes, Matt isn't all bad, just a bit stupid. But in his defense, he really didn't believe at first what he was facing. So he probably felt like an idiot to himself. And then there was Felicia with her prowler theory...*groans*...she soon learned, didn't she? And yep, she was still a bitch, right up to the end.
And yes, a new one Friday. Bobby POV. I'll see you there.
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
01/01/10 08:25 AM · On:
First of all, congratulations on your back-to-back Kripke wins, so well deserved sis, your writing is pure genius, so in character and you definitely have the talent to write for a living.
Fantastic epilogue you tied up everything brilliantly. If only Matt had been truthful with Sam from the get-go Sam's injuries would have been avoided as they would have known exactly what they were dealing with from the beginning. And just loved how Sam put Matt right about Dean, but his college buddy not only misjudged Dean, he really didn't know Sam at all either.
Great that Sam asked Matt to tell the truth, lies caused all the problems in the first place and Burt's family deserved to know exactly what happened. And loved that Sam told Matt to ditch the Ice Queen, despite his flaws Matt deserved better than her!
Loved the brotherly moments between the boys at the end of the chapter and just spot on that touch was the key to Dean shedding the last lingering memories of the Djinn's world, Perfect that as soon as Sam heard his big brother's words he leaned even more into his touch, reassuring him in the best way that this was his reality.
Another totally fantastic read sis, you rock.
Hope you had a great New Year's Eve and that 2010 is a fantastic year for you and Chris.
And congratulations to Chris on her Best Artist award, her banners for your stories are amazing and her creativity in that department second to none.
Oh, gosh, sis, I still don't quite know how I did it......
Thank you for that, and for your awesome beta-ing skills.
Yes, if Matt had told Sam the whole story, they'd have been prepared for a revenant instead of being caught off-guard like they were. Lucky Dean slipped that silver knife into the weapons bag at the last minute or they would have really been in trouble.
And no, they really didn't know Sam at all, did they? Matt had his eyes opened in more ways than one, though.
Had to have our little chick-flick moment at the end - I owed it to the boys after what I put them through - lol.
Thanks sis, for so much.
Reviewer: Primrose (Signed)
01/01/10 07:43 AM · On:
*Happy Sigh* Yeah, this is why you won. Perfect ending to a great story. I thought it was interesting that it was touch that clued Dean in on the differences between the Djinn experience and the real Sam. That Dean was touch oriented. I think you got that right, but it makes me want to go back and look at some old episodes and pay attention to the nudges on the arm, or slap on the chest as you mentioned here. Very interesting. I also love Matt's comment that it was like he didn't know who Sam was, and Sam's reply that he never did. So true! He lied to everyone about who he really was. Sam never did fit in. Either way, I LOVED it. Great story, lady!
Oh, gosh, thank you so much. Blushing here.
Well now, the touch thing is a direct result of a discussion ages ago between myself and Cookie6 one weekend. We'd both always assumed that because Sam was the more outwardly emotional brother, that he'd be the more tactile one. But we looked at episode after episode (someone has to do the tough research, right?) and we came to the startling conclusion that it's Dean who is way more tactile.
Dean initiates touch first - a swat, a shoulder bump, etc. Sam leans into it, or reciprocates somehow, but not until he's touched first. It's like Sam holds himself back, almost as if he's unsure of the reception. But once he's touched, he happily and instinctively responds.
Shadow is a classic example - when the boys get back from the confrontation with Meg and find John in their room. Dean walks straight into a hug with no hesitation at all. Sam hangs back as if he's intruding, slowly dropping the weapons bag before moving to stand slightly behind his brother's shoulder, and waits for John to make the first move.
And again at the start of Hollywood Babylon, when the boys are walking down the street on the movie lot. Dean keeps gently bumping Sam's chest with his shoulder, and every time he does it, Sam leans in a little.
It's really interesting when you break down the episodes and analyse their respective body languages. Not to mention a lot of fun....
Re Matt's comment - I think that all of Sam's Stanford friends - including Jess - had no idea who the real Sam was. They'd have been shocked, I think, to find out. Possibly not Jess - I think she'd have loved him no matter what. But no, Sam didn't fit into their world. There was only ever one place he truly fit in - by his brother's side.
Thank you so much, Julie, for your wonderful reviews. I'm so glad you loved the story.