|Reviews for Half Life|
| Guest 12/31/12 . chapter 1
Oh my God. John indirectly caused the Apocalypse. I want somebody to say that to his face-Dean and Sam were so close because of him, and they have that self-sacrificing thing because of him. I can so see John in a Darth Vader outfit now. Hilarious.
| Ibelieve24 11/16/12 . chapter 1
Excellent story. I love the connection between the brothers.
| 123kat 11/17/10 . chapter 1
I really loved this story. It shows how serious Dean takes his role as Sammys protector.
I have never laughed so hard as when I read the lines "He took a small sip of coffee and felt his heart explode as the caffeine hit. The brew in front of him was strong enough to walk out and hunt for itself." I still laugh at that comment.
Thanks for uplifting humor.
| CeCe Away 7/7/10 . chapter 1
I like this other ending quite alot. Thanks for posting.
| sentarla 5/7/10 . chapter 1
This story was awesome. I always felt there was more that needed to be done after that episode. Thank you!
| Little Miss Bump 3/31/09 . chapter 1
A lovely little gem of a story. Dean's guilt, fear and self-hatred was skillfully explored, and I adored seeing his protective nature operating a full force.
I must admit, you had me worried about Sammy for a little while back there, especially when he was so lethargic and unresponsive. But by the end of the story, you had him boucing around with his usual, innocent energy. *grins* Gotta love the half-pint when he's happy.
I really liked the way that you portrayed Pastor Jim in this. He's everything that a kind-hearted, caring and cuddley minister should be. I think, all things considered, he handled Sammy's condition pretty well. John could've been less of a...well...less of a Winchester, but I think that would have been asking a little too much of him, huh? The fact that you didn't make John overly smotherish helped you to keep him very much in character with the John we know from the series.
Oh, and I loved the comment about the coffee. I can so see John drinking it that way, since he's both a hard-core hunter AND a father of two boys - the combination of which probably requires him to be awake almost 24/7.
Great work! Thanks for another awesome story.
| amyblair 2/27/09 . chapter 1
What a great round up to a fantastic episode. It's always fun to wonder about the flashbacks, too and where they ended up next.
You did this justice.
Really liked - 'It was the please that struck Dean.'
It reminded me of the movie 'The Princess Bride' There is a line that is similar to that and it is true. When people say "please" it can effect others so differently.
Liked the "whatever sugar-coated pill Jim wanted him to swallow"
| JenBurch 10/27/08 . chapter 1
I think Pastor Jim had an identity crisis about halfway through and changed his name to John... have a glance through, hun, at one point you called him Pastor John...
I loved this story, though! It was really sweet and touching how deeply it affected Dean and I dont think the episode really did justice to how hard the whole thing was for Dean. This really added a depth and substance to it that I always craved.
| AJ Black1 9/26/08 . chapter 1
I like this take on the Shtriga incident. It's assumed that Sam was ok but Dean carried that guilt forever, but seeing a possible what-could've-happened was interesting.
| bhoney 8/25/08 . chapter 1
Okay, so as usual, I really liked your portrayal of the wee!Chesters. :) And even though I really like John, I have to say, this was one of the times I really wanted to kick him. Hard.
This was a great line: "His normally wandering hands and feet, the ones that sought out Dean as relentlessly as tiny heat seeking missiles were quiet." Wonderful imagery!
Ya gotta love Pastor Jim, and his concern for Dean. I especially loved this bit of wisdom from him: “He needs you because you’re his brother and he loves you, not because you’re his protector. All you have to do to help Sammy is be his brother.” Aww...
I LOVED that Sam woke up immediately when Dean started talking to him and told him he missed him. I think he was just waiting to hear that. ;)
I have to say, this broke my heart just a little: "It wasn’t often anyone besides Sammy looked hard enough to really see him." Poor Dean! :(
And what was the song Sammy was humming in the kitchen? I wanna know what the private joke was! LOL
Glad PJim said something to John about the fact that he should've been there with his boys, not off chasing the monster. For all that John seems to have blamed Dean for this whole incident, really he is the one who should've been there with his boys, protecting them both, rather than leaving it all to a nine-year-old.
And then you brought me back to tearing up again: “John, he’s just a boy. This lesson that you’re teaching him, he’s not old enough for that kind of burden.” *tear*
Loved that you ended it with the boys running out to play, Sammy mimicking his brother. So sweet. Great story. It took me through the whole gamut of emotions (obviously! :) ).
| PADavis 8/23/08 . chapter 1
I was catching up on your page - this struck my eye and was such a pleasure to read. A great study of Dean's panic and determination and how desperately ne depends on Sam for his own worth.
| ephiny63 7/28/08 . chapter 1
Don't ya love this complete oneshots that just pop up! This was so good, a snapshot into the lives of the boys as children and you did it so well. I did like the way you wrote Pastor Jim, his own preconceived ideals changing it was just right, I could so see the scenes emerging.
I didn't even really realise that it had finished right away until I went to scroll and it wouldn't go any further. hehe
oh welz I had better get back to playing catch up, slowly but surely getting there.
Great story once again
| pandora jazz 7/18/08 . chapter 1
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
I loved how Dean stood guard over Sam waiting for him to wake up. I could picture Dean retreating back into silence like he did after his mom died, but also picture those eyes that speak volumes as he communicated his love for Sammy and his anger at Pastor Jim when the door was locked.
I felt so sorry for Dean when he couldn't get back into the room to be with Sam.
Jim's line to Dean was so true, "He needs you because you’re his brother and he loves you, not because you’re his protector. All you have to do to help Sammy is be his brother.”
I loved all the questions that Sammy kept asking Dean at breakfast. Just like Pastor Jim, I didn't know chickens flew south for the winter. Sounds like our family telling my nephew that we were eating chicken at Thanksgiving, because he loved to feed the turkeys with his Grandpa and he wondered why they weren't in their 'turkey house.'
Thanks for sharing it with us.
| Charlie Girl 79 7/17/08 . chapter 1
Excellent as always! Love the image of Dean standing(sitting) guard over Sam. And the silence between the brothers deafening. we all need to hear that little voice that brings us back.
| spnMom 7/15/08 . chapter 1
This was just a perfect Wee!Chester story. I would love to have a story this wonderful just pop in my mind... Alas, it is not to be *sigh*. Thanks, I loved it!