Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
17/05/11 07:21 PM · On:
Love how you jumped right into the story with Dean following the age-old directions to their 'secret' childhood hideout, and knowing that he'd find Sam there brooding over what had happened. And I could just picture Sam feeling bad over having no regrets about shooting Samuel, despite the fact that he was worm-infested at the time, as proved by his suddenly springing to life and attacking Bobby & Rufus.
But Dean's right - he might have been blood, but he definitely was NOT family. And Mary would have been horrified at her father for turning her sons over to a demon, no matter how badly soulless!Sam acted during that year.
And I could so see Dean feeling regret over Gwen's death, too. I could have pictured her as an ally to the boys, especially when she really started to get a good look at her grandfather and his not-so-pure motives. Her reactions at the end of Caged Heat when she doubted the wisdom of following a demon, and the way she looked at Dean as if silently asking what she should do....but then they bumped her off, so that's the end of that...*sigh*...
Nice little missing scene to round out the episode, hun. Great chance for the brothers to have one of those talks that we never really get to see on-screen, but that we long to eavesdrop on - lol.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
15/05/11 04:40 PM · On:
VERY nice, Liz. I love that the boys have this hideaway and havent forgotten where it is and now Sam has gone out looking for a place to just be alone after everything that happened.
I also love the dialogue between them in the beginning- SO PERFECTLY in character! And then in the end- Sam pulling out the flask- that just made me chuckle- that Sam could so knowingly have come from the innocent kid to the seasoned hunter AND have it handy knowing his brother (and himself) would want something stronger. Well done on that bit!
Great job portraying all the emotional angst going on- and yet still that hint of strength in both of them. Dean assuring Sam that Samuel was nothing to lose sleep over- even while he couldn't hide his own guilt over Gwen.
Just wonderfully written!!!! I really enjoyed it!
Reviewer: bjxmas (Signed)
14/05/11 06:38 PM · On:
This was awesome! It took me on a journey I didn't expect. I love starting out in their childhood 'hide out'. Love that Sam just had to get away and yet Dean knew exactly where to find him. Love that, like the Impala, they still have a safe haven to retreat to.
Their talk was real, full of quiet moments and hard truths, and simply two brothers caring. There was levity and yet the deeper meaning is still there, always there with our Winchesters.
My boss actually told me she thinks us Supernatural fans read too much into the show and yet this Safe Haven Challenge proves differently. There is simply so much on screen and so much implied and known just waiting for our fanfic writers to show us further insight into our boys.
It is scary doing tags when everyone is doing a tag. How can you be different and not just retread the show and the same idea, and yet the proof of our show's awesomemness and the creativity of its fans is how all these different stories can come from the same source and yet be so different. Each one mesmerizing and enlightening.
Thanks for a terrific read! Later, B.J.
Author's Response: Your right b.j.! and thanks!
Reviewer: vonnie836 (Signed)
14/05/11 05:34 PM · On:
This was really great. Loved the idea of the boys having a hideout at Bobby's ever since they were kids. It's so like Sam to be upset over not being upset and worrying about how Dean was doing. Wonderful missing scene! Hugs, Vonnie
Author's Response: Thanks vonnie! If i basically lived in junk yard, i would SOOO have a secret place i would go. even as an adult! LOL!
Reviewer: supernaturalfan (Signed)
14/05/11 04:30 PM · On:
Some great funny moments in this one. Loved the directions to the hide out..it's fitting that the boys have a "special hiding place" at Bobby's. I'm sure they spent many a childhood there..and LOVED the bitch/jerk thrown in there. We haven't heard that in so long :((
I could so feel the boys supporting each other, and trying to make each other feel better about family they really didn't have any connection to..and Sam feeling guilty because he wasn't sorry he shot Samuel is so Sammy. Loved how they each tried to make they other feel better, and made sure they were ok before moving on. Loved this one Liz..on to the next.
this challenge was fun, wasnt it?!
Love Safe Haven!
Reviewer: ziggy (Signed)
14/05/11 04:00 PM · On:
That was great Liz. Could so imagine Sam feeling bad about not feeling bad about killing Samuel but as Dean pointed out, he may have been their grandfather but he wasn't family by the way he acted and sold them out.
And so right that Sammy would be concerned about Dean for killing Gwen, even though it wasn't him as he was infected by the worm at the time. Gwen was the one Campbell who there was actually hope for!
And loved how you had Sammy bring out a hip flask for that 'something stronger' Dean needed to get past the chick-flick moment.
A really enjoyable read, high five girl!
High Five Back!!!