Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
21/07/10 03:18 PM · On:
--- and then pretend that the snap you hear when you shut your cell phone is not the sound of your heart breaking. That almost broke mine.
You have to forgive him instantly, before the smoke has even exited the barrel, when he shoots you. Twice. It sounded magnanimous even before you added 'twice.' Now i'm thinking Sainthood.
...he has no job. Except to be your little brother. Forever. I just love that line!
...but because his heart leapt at it, signed him on for life. That is the true reason Dean Winchester does the big brother thing like no one else.
Reviewer: bhoney (Signed)
28/01/09 06:27 PM · On:
Wow, I loved this!! It was incredible. You did so much with one little word. I love stories that reference Dean acting as sort of a surrogate parent for Sam, and where Sam realizes all Dean does for him. This was a great one.
I especially liked this: "You have to be completely bamboozled when your brother says that it's his job to look out for you as well. Because as far as you're concerned he has no job. Except to be your little brother. Forever." Cuz I know that's just how Dean feels.
Nicely done. I'm adding this to my favorites.
Author's Response: Thanks for such a lovely review bhoney!
Reviewer: PropGal (Signed)
29/03/08 05:47 PM · On:
I've come back to read this story twice now. I really like your story structure and style.
Author's Response: That's quite a compliment - thank you!
Reviewer: Stacee Phelps (Signed)
28/02/08 01:14 PM · On:
Wow, this little piece of reflection was amazing. I love it so much! Cause, in my family, I am the oldest of six and I like to consider myself the big sister. It sometimes feels like I could never connect to my younger siblings like Dean does his, but you writing this really helps me even think of what it means to be a big sibling. Thanks for this great story!
Author's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it Stacee. I am the oldest of six too - there's definitely something to this big sibling stuff! Thanks again.
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
23/12/07 03:35 PM · On:
That's so good, made me laugh, then cry! Few words but Big on meaning! Clever you!
Author's Response: Thanks so much birdie. Happy Christmas!
Reviewer: SupernaturalGeek (Signed)
18/12/07 06:21 AM · On:
That was amazing. You nailed the aspects of their relationship so perfectly I could just picture this realisation coming to Sam. You are absolutely right about all of those moments from S1 & S2 and how Dean sees them, and I think you really 'got' how Sam saw the situation at the end of AHBL2 as well. That is possibly my favourite SN scene ever, the total feeling Sam puts into that declaration, and you just made it even better which I wouldn't have thought possible! Awesome! :)
Author's Response: You say the nicest things SG, thank you so much!
Reviewer: mymuseandi (Signed)
11/12/07 09:28 AM · On:
I love this little observation. It's so true....
Author's Response: Thank you ..... Dean's such an amazing brother isn't he?
Reviewer: garvaldmains (Signed)
21/11/07 11:44 AM · On:
Oh this is lovely. You are so clever. The emotion is so spot on.
I feel choked...
Author's Response: You have been busy! Thank you so much for the lovely comments.
Reviewer: seatea (Signed)
28/10/07 12:03 AM · On:
Author's Response: Thanks seatea!
Reviewer: Nilah (Signed)
07/09/07 11:14 PM · On:
Great story! If only we could all have a big brother like Dean. Thank you.
Author's Response: Thank you Nilah!
Reviewer: kwater (Signed)
26/08/07 05:47 PM · On:
Loved this ciel so glad I came upon it - Terrific job - K
Author's Response: Thanks so much K!
Reviewer: NathMG (Signed)
22/08/07 01:46 PM · On:
Another beautiful story. You are so right. That line at the end of AHBL really got to me too. I really believe that Sam has come to a realization about his "big" brother this past year. It will have a profound effect on him. I can't wait to see how all this plays out in Season 3. Can't wait to read your next story.
Author's Response: I can't wait to see how it plays out in season 3 either! Thanks for the very kind review NathMG.
Reviewer: ReccaF (Signed)
22/08/07 11:53 AM · On:
this was AWSOME.
power is in a word. Brother is such a word-big brother- the pieces are endless.
this made you smile , laugh, and cry all together.
Thanks for sharing this.
Author's Response: You are right, there is a lot of power in words. I'm glad you enjoyed this ReccaF. Thanks for reviewing!
Reviewer: Scanilla (Signed)
22/08/07 06:37 AM · On:
Beautiful... I liked the way you went through the memories from both seasons. I just simply loved this.
Author's Response: Thanks Scanilla, that's very kind!
Reviewer: fredo (Signed)
20/08/07 03:51 PM · On:
feel free to share that kind of little pestering piece with us anytime. Loved it.
Author's Response: Thanks fredo!
Reviewer: bayre (Signed)
20/08/07 03:19 PM · On:
Author's Response: Thanks Laura!
Reviewer: Winchester07 (Signed)
20/08/07 12:32 PM · On:
Author's Response: Thank you!
Reviewer: nicky199172 (Signed)
20/08/07 03:43 AM · On:
this is soooo beautiful and some of them where funny great job
Author's Response: Thanks nicky!
Reviewer: supernaturaljunkiejude (Signed)
19/08/07 10:49 PM · On:
very well put......thanks, ciel
Author's Response: You're very welcome, thanks jude!
Reviewer: Shannondoah (Signed)
19/08/07 10:41 PM · On:
This is such an incredible, amazing piece!!!! It touched me in so many ways, bringing tears to my eyes.
My two favorite parts are: "not because it was his responsibility... but because his heart leapt at it" and when Sam's eyes are opened and he says, "you're my big brother, and there is nothing I wouldn't do for you."
I look forward to reading more from you in the future!!
Author's Response: Thanks so much Shannondoah. I always think that when Dean says protecting Sam is his job, he doesn't mean it in the usual sense. It's definitely a contract of the heart in my opinion. Thank you again for such a lovely review!
Reviewer: zerosbabe (Signed)
19/08/07 10:33 PM · On:
great recap of the seasons and what it means to be sams big brother
Author's Response: Thanks zerosbabe, glad you enjoyed!
Reviewer: GotTheShining (Signed)
19/08/07 10:02 PM · On:
"preserve the innocence..."
"overcome your fear..."
I just love these three!!!!
Author's Response: I think those three things could be Dean's motto, he's just such a shining example of them. Thanks for the review GTS!
Reviewer: lam (Signed)
19/08/07 09:59 PM · On:
I have to say that I found the last exchange between Sam and Dean a little too brief. I've heard that Kripke's original script was a mini-series so they had to chop a lot. It's nice to have this to fill that scene out a little more.
Looking forward as always to your next story too....
Author's Response: I agree about the last conversation in AHBL2 lam. I liked what we got, but I could have stood to hear much more! Thanks for reading and reviewing!
Reviewer: supernaturalsam (Signed)
19/08/07 09:54 PM · On:
This was so good, ciel!
Very wonderful and insightful work here. Who knew that word could have such meaning. And I guess everyday, those of us with older siblings kind of take that for granted.
This was a very poignant fic and you did such an incredible job with it...thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Author's Response: You say such lovely things Sam, thank you so much. I was unsure about posting it, since it's not a STORY, just hoped everyone would enjoy it anyway. Thanks again!
Reviewer: Oceane (Signed)
19/08/07 09:44 PM · On:
Little word but so much love, so much emotion in it. Beautifully done ciel.
Author's Response: You're right Oceane, that's why that little word was driving me crazy! Thanks for the lovely review!