Reviewer: Maureen Nesbitt (Signed)
14/02/08 05:46 PM · On:
loved this insight into Dean, it really hit the spot to hear how he felt about the deal.
Reviewer: ThePasserby (Signed)
26/06/07 02:50 PM · On:
how sad...i liked it though. makes me want to give them big hugs...
Reviewer: gaelicspirit (Signed)
18/06/07 03:14 PM · On:
Aww: "We're each other's "normal". "
That's very true. And I was intrigued by your take on Dean's way to deal with what is certainly a nightmare inducing beginning of a very long, scary year for him.
I never thought about his being scared because John wouldn't be in Hell when he got there. I actually said "Huh." when I read that. I can see that being a legitamate fear of Dean's, though. He doesn't do alone.
Good job - thanks for biting the bullet and posting. :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Yours are always great. I don't think that Dean thought about his Dad being there when he made the deal, but I just got this feeling that he looked ambivalent when John disappeared after killing the YED, so this story is kind of a response to that. Hopefully it's also a response to the changing relationship between Dean and Sam. Afterall, Sam is who he is because of Dean's protecting him for so many years....
Reviewer: Ace33 (Signed)
28/05/07 08:57 PM · On:
Perfect ending. I loved it...I loved the entire story in fact. Thanks for sharing!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. I'm so sorry it took me so long....
Reviewer: ciel4 (Signed)
26/05/07 05:48 AM · On:
Cookies galore! Great set up with the title, you certainly twisted expectations (mine anyway!) very cleverly. And I loved their conversation, but the idea of Dean alone in hell is pretty devastating ...... thanks for tearing me to shreds like that! I hope Dean can get some comfort somehow, and the way Sam tackles it in this great story is a damn fine start. Well done!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review AND cookies! yum! I think in some ways I may have out-clevered myself with the title... I think that Dean is going to have a very interesting year. Really, he made the deal when he was in a bad way and its implications are going to start dawning on him now, especially with the YED dead. However, I really don't believe that Sam is not 100% Sam. Yeah, he's different, but dying is going to do that to you... We have to have faith in Sam (and Kripke) to save Dean. I also don't think that Dean will go down without a fight AND he is his father's son - stubborn enough to find an open door and use it!
Reviewer: bambers2 (Signed)
24/05/07 05:25 PM · On:
awww...this was awesome!! i hadn't really thought about Dean being alone in Hell!! nice touch there!! you're a truly talented writer, don't ever doubt it!! excellent job!! bambers;)
Author's Response: *blushes* Thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I do trust that Kripke will keep our boy from having to actually go, but in the meantime lots of angst to be had.
Reviewer: akumabarai (Signed)
23/05/07 08:04 PM · On:
Nice job! It wasn't what I expected from the title, but it was great.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I actually posted a shout out 'cuz I began to worry that people were being turned off by the title. Stupid of me really - thought I was just being cleverly ironic!!
Reviewer: gengen0776 (Signed)
23/05/07 07:19 PM · On:
I thought it was really great. You really captured the characters!
Don't rewrite believe me it's perfect the way it is.
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the positive response. So easy to get the characters when the creators, writers and actors make them live so vividly for us to play with!!!
Reviewer: strainbrain (Signed)
23/05/07 07:13 PM · On:
Aaahhhgg Deans not a drunken whore like that!! I woudl have toned down the drunked up sluting around thing a bit.
Author's Response: Sorry that bothered you. It was only a week and he's done far more on the show....
Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
23/05/07 05:10 PM · On:
Lam - I must admit - when I read the title, I had a bad moment, but when I saw the author was you, I took a deep breath, and dived in.
And you didn't disappoint. This hit right to the heart of what Dean would be going through, and stayed right away from the demon's comment about Sam not being 100% pure Sam (which, privately, I think is utter rot, and typical of demonic lying and misdirection). I've read a lot of missing scenes and tags about the finale, and some of them have been flipping dark, but this one was a little gem. I loved how Dean recognised that his baby brother had finally matured into a man, but on some level, would always be the a little kid in the eyes of his big brother - the one who raised him.
And the fact that Dean had come to a place where he could accept his brother's help was just so spot on. I really enjoyed this, and am going to shower you with cookies of all shapes, flavours, and sizes. Home-made, commercially-made - with and without cream filling...
Author's Response: *Blushes* Thank you so much for the fabulously kind words. I hadn't thought about the fact that people would just assume the title meant what it looked like - stupid eh? I purposely put the twist on it afterall. I couldn't agree more about the demon being full of crap. The CD in CRB told Dean he could have his Dad back in 100% form and he'd been dead a lot longer and had no corporeal body to come back to! I just loved the look on Dean's (Jensen's) face when Sammy says he's going to save him - the pride, faith and comfort that came through so clearly. God, JA is just a fabulous actor *gushes quietly to herself*. Thanks again for taking the time to give such a detailed response - it really is cookies!!!
Reviewer: GotTheShining (Signed)
23/05/07 11:14 AM · On:
Iam, this is really good it could be so much more that a one shot! Especially since we have to wait for S3.
Dean thought he would at least be in hell with his dad...that thought hit me too! To see his dad free meant he would be all alone.....and Dean doesn't do alone very well!
What about Dean's fears-- that maybe he made the trade for the wrong reason, maybe Sam isn't 100% Sam, what if Dean resurrecting Sam is the missing piece that turns Sammy to the dark side?You know that's what he must be thinking.
If you change your mind and decide to venture onward I'd look forward to where you take the boys. Perhaps add a little Bobby in the mix since he is the only one who knows what Dean did
...not to be pushy or anything *wink*
Author's Response: Wow. Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really had thought this was just a one shot, but now you all have me thinking - never a good thing. I actually have a Bobby story brewing in my head that comes out of this episode but is a flashback - I have to finish my other story first though... I'm also a little nervous about adding in another character - even Bobby. It's just so easy to hear Dean and Sam in my head... wow that's kinda creepy isn't it?
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
23/05/07 08:59 AM · On:
No worries Iam, it was really good. I liked your take on Sam, and his maturity - thanks as always for the read - K
Author's Response: Thanks for the vote of confidence! Dean has always been my favourite and always will be - that whole danger vibe thing - but Sammy is way more appealing now than he was in the first season when I found him all whiny and angsty *covers head from stuff being thrown by Sammygirls*!!
Reviewer: sojourner84 (Signed)
23/05/07 08:40 AM · On:
lam! That was so good! I never thought about Dean making the deal knowing he at least had someone to suffer with in Hell (which is twisted as all get out, but hey, at least he wouldn't be suffering alone). But their dad is free and Dean's going alone. I just hope Sam does figure this out...Great work!
Thanks for the awesome review. Hey, if John can get out, Dean is at least as stubborn as he is.... I'm betting on Sammy though - he can't be that smart for nothing!
Reviewer: supernaturaljunkiejude (Signed)
23/05/07 08:31 AM · On:
Great start!!!!! really looking forward to the next installment... i guess you saw that concern for being "in hell alone" in Dean's pained expression too, when they were speaking of John having climbed out of hell...in AHBL..my first thought was Dean should be happy ...the next thought was Dean would be there alone......good Lord if those two were in hell together they'd probably be running the place within a month....!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I doubt that the thought of joining John in hell was any part of making the deal, but I totally got that look too. I really hadn't been thinking about continuing this, but now you all have me thinking - and that's always a bad thing....