Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
11/04/11 04:59 AM · On:
I thought of this today when I was looking for something to read at lunchtime, and I started to get into it, but as usual something interrupted me - blasted phone! Why don't customers get the concept of a lunch break??
So I decided to print it out tonight instead, so I could add it to my treasured night time reading collection.
Because I really enjoyed this story. I loved the Sam and John moments, even though it was a worrisome hunt and Sam was hurt badly.
Anyway, just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know I've just printed it off to keep.
Author's Response: Hope you will enjoy the bedtime reading. Wish I could come and make it a bedtime story for you. Thank you so much! Hugs, Vonnie
Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
27/12/09 05:05 AM · On:
Thanks for that, hun. It gave me a new perspective of John. I find it hard to take to the man - probably because I have a parent who is actually worse than John, so it stirs up a lot for me when I see John's treatment of Sam.
But this was a gem, and one I'll definitely be reading again. Loved the unusual twist of Sam and his dad working to banish the spirit, with Dean rushing up at the very last minute. And that mental image of Sam almost out of it but being just aware enough to stagger into his brother's arms - that was so sweet.
Bittersweet for John, but at least he understood. And as he said, he had actually encouraged that tight bond between the boys, so he shouldn't have been surprised.
So glad though that the family got to spend a few days together as a family. Despite the friction, Sam loved his dad, even though all they seemed to do was butt heads. It was nice to see some father/son time amidst the hunt for the spirit.
Merry Christmas, hun.
Author's Response: Wow, thanks that you think of it this way and you're welcome. I think children love their parents, no matter what they do to them. It's when they get older that they see them for what they really are. I know John has done a lot of things wrong, but I think there had to be times before Sam knew about hunting, when things were really great between them. I can't help but feel that Sam would remember that. Regret on one side is only effective if there is readiness to forgive on the other and the other way around, otherwise it will never work. I guess in this case both of them were ready. Guess you liked the same scene Bia did. Hugs, Vonnie
Reviewer: bia1007 (Signed)
27/12/09 04:01 AM · On:
So glad you posted this story at Christmas, it might not be a Christmas one in the strict sense but it sure holds the spirit. I love the thought Sam could have seen how much his dad loved him when John was still alive (it's a big difference whether you are just aware or actually have the proof and memory of it), so this was a very special Sam and John story and as well had one of the nicest lines about Sam's and Dean's bond - "Dean...jumped out as it stopped, the expression on his face showing the surprise and worry he felt. At the same moment John realized Sam froze for just a second. His next move caught the father off guard, as he developed a surprising strength and tore away from him. A slurred version of his brother's name came over his lips, before he collapsed right into the arms of the older kid." Thank you, loved it!!!
Author's Response: You're welcome and thanks. I wish Sam would have gotten that kinda moment with his father. And about the line, I don't know, sometimes I surprise myself, I have no idea where some of those things come from. Must be my special readers supporting me that does it. Hugs, Vonnie
Reviewer: darkhunter (Signed)
26/12/09 03:10 PM · On:
Awww, i loved it, it was lovely having John and Sam getting along together and Sam needing his dad. The ending was lovely, all together as a family, well done.
Author's Response: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Just tried to do the prompt justice. Hugs, Vonnie