Sorry this took me a bit to get back to. I actually read this story ( devoured would be the appropriate word) in one sitting a couple of days ago- but life got in the way and I didnt have the chance to review.
I loved that you wove in so many nuances from the original episode- little details like the bit about Tom being a first born son- made it even more delightful to read. The description of where Dean was being held- made it beautiful and yet all the more frightning. I kept waiting for him to either get lost in the place or get tricked into drinking or something likewise- and be stuck there. I hated the princess so much it was seething as I read.
Even at the end- I was still worried that Dean was going to be lost to them.... the king's vengence the last straw that he wouldnt be able to survive.
All in all just a wonderful tale... and you surprised me that the little bit about what the princess did to him managed to be revealed to Sam - even more so that he show a tiny bit of weakness and revelation to his brother. That was nice!
Great story... of course!
Wow, what an awesome review, thank you so much! I was a bit worried about this one because it was without a doubt the darkest thing I have ever written, but I wanted to get as far away from the pink sparkly puke-bug faeries as possible.
So glad you enjoyed it, and I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know!!