Reviewer: mizpah (Signed)
09/01/12 08:26 PM · On:
I've tried several times to write you a review....and every single time (including today) I've been interrupted.
So let's have another go, and see if I can remember any of the previous reviews I've written and lost.
This was a lovely piece, made even more poignant by the events in episode ten. And I finally got to watch it last night!!
As much as it grieves me to say, I do think Bobby's gone, so this little pep talk was heartbreaking in a way, knowing that now the boys really have no one to turn to any more, apart from themselves.
I loved Bobby's worry and introspection while witnessing Dean's drinking and avoidance. And the little bit about the cattle prod...I can sympathise with Bobby there, while thoroughly enjoying the mental image of Dean jumping to his feet and rounding on Bobby in defence of his mother. Love how Bobby pushed just the right amount of buttons, bringing Dean to the brink of an explosion before he saw reason and finally admitted to Bobby what was going on.
And that final scene was just gorgeous - the taller shadow moving to stand beside Dean while they burned Cass' coat....*sniffle*
I'm hoping that Cass is out there somewhere, battered and bruised but alive - and probably feeling very sorry for himself. And I hope that he can find a way back to the boys - and be forgiven.
A truly lovely piece -but then again, I'm not surprised. After all, look who wrote it.
Reviewer: Pandora Jazz (Signed)
28/12/11 02:00 AM · On:
What a wonderful story.
I enjoyed the conversation between Dean and Bobby, but also loved the ending as Sam came to stand next to his brother and say goodbye to Castiel.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Reviewer: Micaiah (Signed)
14/11/11 10:55 PM · On:
Well, you already know I love this but thought I'd make it official. :) Really love that even though Bobby is the one getting through to Dean, Sam is the one who's standing with him when he burns Cas's coat. Still think there's a fic there. :)
Author's Response: Thanks for being such an awesome sounding board lately! I'm not sure I would have had the guts to post without your nudges and confirmation that I was just being an idiot and over-thinking... EVERYTHING! LOL Hope to return the favor SOON! :) Thanks Sonya!
Reviewer: fitz (Signed)
14/11/11 04:44 PM · On:
Awesome. First person narrative is always my favourite and you were spot on with Bobby. He gets Dean - better even than Sam sometimes - and your perspective streaming live from inside Bobby's head felt (scarily) accurate.
While I loved the whole story for me there was one line that had me welling up. When Bobby asks if Dean trusts him and Dean responds he didn't know where he'd be without Bobby. Bobby's line - I did. I had the voicemail to prove it. - that got to me.
Nothing's been said about Dean's voicemail, a message delivered with such heartfelt anguish it was almost haunting. Your one line revived that memory and, in my humble opinion, added greater depth to your entire one-shot.
Thank you for the pleasure of reading your story. Cheers.
Thank-you so much for such a wonderful review. It means the world to me when someone picks out a little detail like that - AND - I will admit, I thought that whole scene from Hello Cruel World really shows Dean's relationship with Bobby and his state of mind. He can't bear losing another person close to him... I thought Bobby's response to him in the hospital (although a bit down-played) was appropriate too. I just couldnt let it pass in this story considering the exchange between them.
It makes me sooo happy that it struck the same chord for you. Thank you so much! And thanks for reading and reviewing!
Reviewer: MarquessaS (Signed)
14/11/11 08:47 AM · On:
Written like a painter, Tree. The scene played out like high def. It explored things that run through my head constantly, especially Bobby as father-figure, and Dean as damaged so deeply that pain is as familiar to him as breathing. Excellent conversation, bang on. I wanted to be there top hug'em both. Thanks, Mal
A painter?? I laugh only because you should see me with a box of crayons! LOL. Thanks so much, Mal! Coming from you- that means the world to me (AND embarrasses the hell out of me too!)
I'm really glad you liked it and that it struck such a chord. I keep waiting for Bobby to call Dean out- I feel like he's just watching and waiting - sensing that Dean's at this breaking point... and I'm just hoping he OR Sam will do something to reel Dean back in from the edge.
Group hugs maybe... The line forms behind me! LOL Thanks SO MUCH for having a read - and btw - any chance you have something brewing??? *crosses fingers*
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
14/11/11 07:35 AM · On:
Some wise Bobby philosophy never goes amiss. I love him calling Dean 'son' and worrying about him.
Is Cas really gone? I miss him so I wouldn't mind seeing him back anytime soon.
Nice oneshot hun.
Author's Response: Awww, Thanks Bev! Yep... I'd give ANYTHING to see more Bobby-Dean moments... I think one of my all-time fav SPN scenes has to be from AHBL2 when Bobby has the whole heart to heart with Dean in the junkyard... As much as I'm not a PapaW hater... I adore the relationship between these two... and I'm HOPING that we get to see more of it as the season goes on... Next to Sam coming to shake some sense into his brother- Bobby's the only one that can!
Reviewer: Swellison (Signed)
13/11/11 11:34 PM · On:
Very nice story from Bobby's point of view. I like Bobby being determined to knock some sense of self-worth into Dean's stubborn head-also that Bobby's concerned about Dean's drinking (but saving that battle for another day). And - yay! we get to read about the Impala again. I'm ambivalent about Dean burning Cas' trench coat. On one hand, it's a sign of respect, giving him a hunter's send-offm on the other it feels too permanent, and I don't think we've seen the last of Cas.
Author's Response: Thanks Sue. I'll be quite honest, I wasnt very sure myself about burning Cas' coat - but a couple of things swayed me. First, was that Dean has a penchant for 'letting go' of things (eventually) i.e. the amulet, ring, etc... and two... they burned John and well, he managed to come back (sorta) in AHBL2 - so in my head- this kinda still worked for an ending. Dont hate me too much! LOL Thanks so much for reading and leaving a note!
Reviewer: ucat42 (Signed)
13/11/11 09:34 PM · On:
Seriously? Damn brave to write first person. I haven't been that brave yet....maybe never will!
You do have a way of seeing into their souls, for sure. I totally enjoyed the ride...and when you first mentioned Cas' coat, well, I felt a little hitch in my throat...
I could imagine Dean's red rimmed eyes, Bobby's gruff concern. It was like this story finished because we went to an add break..
I hate one offs, I want more!!!
Thanks sooo much! I will admit- this did NOT start off in 1st person POV... but it just wasnt flowing in 3rd and ended up sounding so much better coming from Bobby.
I'm really glad you liked it. It was a nice break away from the longer story I just finished up (although I'm not sure its any less angsty.) As for more... Hmmm, there's a nibble of an idea in my head...