Oh, neatly wrapped up story. I took the season 5 comment too literally, and thought of it as a timeframe, or maybe a hint that Catiel would make an appearance and fix things. Instead, you used the information/lore from LR that an angel's/trickster's true voice was beyond the human's ability to hear. Sam seemed a bit hesitant to interact with Bobby a few places, I was trying to decide if that meant that in this version, Sam also had tried to kill Bobby when he met the trickster and was feeling guilty about it. I do like that you cut down on the quantity of blood for the ritual, and added the condition that the trickster had to've been in contact with the person who's blood was being used for the summoning. Nice plotting and the ending falls back into place with the established Winchester Universe. Great job!
I am so glad that my little trip into AU territory worked well for you as a reader and still tied to Mystery Spot in a believable way.
I admit that I did this because for me writing in past season is more comfortable ground! When I thought of a way to make this take place in the past I so jumped on it. The brotherly bond is so much easier to define in the early seasons. (Of course I'm sure you get that as a writer yourself.)
I'm so glad this worked for you and I really appreciate you taking time to leave me a review. :) Claudia
BTW- Last weekend, I went to Lawrence with a close friend- one that attended the last Kazcon with me. We even made a trip to Stull. It made us wish that we could have been there with the whole gang. I enjoyed meeting you at the last one, and really enjoyed the panel you did with bayre/Laura. Hope you are having a great summer. :)