|Reviews for Figuring It Out|
| SPNxBookworm 4/10/13 . chapter 1
ARGH! I just found this...this is beautiful! :D Exactly what i imagined Sam would be feeling when Lucifer was possessing him... :D :) Great work! :D
| Duck Life 12/22/12 . chapter 1
"Because if I was going to die, I was going to die loved."
I swear, I almost cried. Great fic.
| ccase13 10/29/11 . chapter 1
God did bring Castiel back again to heal Dean and Bobby after Sam managed to get Lucifer and Michael into the cage.
| borgmama1of5 4/9/11 . chapter 1
YES! This is exactly how I knew Sam defeated Lucifer!
THIS IS PERFECTION!
| Coloring the Sky 2/20/11 . chapter 1
This is-WOW. You are amazing and all of my really favorite SPN fics that I could read again and again are written by you.
I looked up that short story you said you got published in Amazon and I found it but only the Kindle version. So I was wondering if it was only for kindle or if I got the wrong one?
| fanotheboyz 12/20/10 . chapter 1
Sooo touching; I cried. You really nailed it. Beautiful. Thanks for that.
| Rosetta Brunestud 7/1/10 . chapter 1
These boys just can't dissapoint us, right?
I really think that was love what stopped Lucifer. The strenght of Sam's love for his brother, that's the most powerfull thing in the world, the memories... The Devil would never understand something like that, even less find any way to fight that.
Great fanfic That episode made us think, didn't it?
| LittleLurker 6/24/10 . chapter 1
z, this time you managed to make me cry big elephant tears. Still, everything's kind of blurry.
Your stories are just way too emotional for me... but I LOVED this so much.
I might lose, I might die, but I was going to go down swinging.
Why was he here when there was no way of winning? Why didn't he stay out of harm's way? And Cas and Bobby had come with? How could they be so stupid?
Just to prove my point – and make me angrier – Cas got exploded and Bobby got dead.
My rage turned to blind fury and I fought with every ounce and bit and speck of anger and hatred and loathing I could summon from the earliest moments of my life and the deepest part of what was left of my soul. He might kill Dean but I would fight him for the rest of eternity.
All of this shows in a very believable way how Sam felt during those moments. Why he kept getting angrier and angrier... and then you find the moment it all turns around and you write it perfectly. Brilliant that Dean's whisper, his love for his brother still reaches Sam when nothing else could:
Then I heard it. Over the sickening sounds of Dean being beaten to death, I heard it. I heard Dean. "I'm here. Sammy, I'm here."
And it hit me even harder than my fists were hitting him: he had come to die with me. Not in some stupid, corny, cheesy chick-flick suicide bid. But so that I wouldn't die alone.
Because I mattered. Whether or not my plan worked, I mattered to Dean.
Because he loved me.
This lines were beautifully crafted. Such simple sentences, but so much meaning. I hope you know how good a writer you are!
I didn't need anger, I needed strength. I didn't need hatred, I needed courage. I gave up my hate and concentrated on Dean who was still whispering, "I'm here." I was trapped inside Lucifer – but I wasn't alone. I'd never been alone. I'd been loved. I'd been protected. I'd been cherished. And I still was. I'd been a little brother. And I still was. All the strength and courage I'd ever needed I always found in those two words from Dean. 'I'm here.'
Thank you! ...even though this was heartbreaking, it was very beautiful at the same time!
Best wishes, Daniela
| Yellowbulma 6/18/10 . chapter 1
Sam was a really hero at the end of Swan Song. (
It was so heart breaking to see him and Adam fall into the pit. So looking forward to the next season.
| debzzz 5/25/10 . chapter 1
Aw...this was so bittersweet and amazing! That episode broke my heart in a million pieces with all the love it was filled with! This is such a spot-on take on Sam's POV, thank you for sharing it :D
"Because I mattered. Whether or not my plan worked, I mattered to Dean." This is so achinly bautiful...I'm pretty sure Sammy never realized how much his brother trully cared for him until that very moment.
| rahne2 5/22/10 . chapter 1
Congratulations! The best tag to Swan Song I've read, because you seem to be the only one who got the point of that moment. From the night Lucifer told Sam that he needed the man's rage, I think Sam knew in his heart that his anger was going to kill him if he couldn't control it. But after a lifetime of pain and sacrifice and frustration, after learning that every moment of his existence was manipulated and planned to make him the perfect match for the Devil, he had every right to be angry. Every right to seek vengeance, to nurse a rage almost as powerful as Lucifer's own. And it didn't help that Dean had spent almost two years telling him he was going to fail, that he couldn't judge right from wrong anymore, that he couldn't be trusted to make his own decisions. Even when Sam came to understand what had to be done to put Lucifer back in his cage, when he believed he might have the strength to hold an archangel long enough to make the sacrifice, he still left it to Dean and Bobby to decide for him. He still thought it would be his darkness, fueled by blood and fury, that would be his only chance. But when Bobby (finally!) made Dean see his brother as the good man he was, when Dean (finally!) was strong enough to let go of his need for the little brother he had to protect, both Winchester boys grew up, I think. And Sam, fighting Lucifer with all his Power and losing, watching Dean breaking under his own hands; seeing his selfless brother dying, not FOR him but WITH him, realised at last that he had something stronger than blood and rage to fight with. He had his brother's unconditional trust and love. That love which had never failed him, never left him, even when Dean himself faltered. He had had a life worth more than all the things that had been taken away from him, a life worth even the pain and loss they'd suffered, because he had been loved with so fierce and constant a love. And in that moment he let go all the rage and hate and fear, and let himself feel that love. And won. A transcendent moment for both of them, though the cost will be their lives and their souls. Together they saved the world. We can only hope that sacrifice will somehow be rewarded, in the end. Thank you for the lovely tag to a heart-rending finale.
| supernaturalsammy67 5/22/10 . chapter 1
I LOVE IT! :)
my god, this was just amazing...such a well written fic!
| ziggy.uk 5/22/10 . chapter 1
That was awesome, could so imagine them being Sam's thoughts and that Dean and his love for his brother stopped the anger and enabled Sam to take control. Totally believable and well written.
| ROBINV 5/20/10 . chapter 1
Because pure evil couldn't stand in the face of pure love.
And I knew from the get-go that THIS was going to save the world from that son-of-a-bitch!
And it did!
Love conquered all!
| jayhaytch 5/20/10 . chapter 1
Wow. You put thoughts down so well. And isn't in the case that you can see and understand all those thoughts and feelings going through Sam's mind by the superb acting by Jared in that particular scene? Arn't those boys just amazing? (It would be great if you could do a little fic from Dean's POV now... ;)) Love this. :D