|Reviews for The Road So Far (this Time Around)|
| BlueMoonMaples chapter 118 . 10/15/2022
Great chapter! I love the way you write Dean and Cas's relationship, and how Gabe perceives Dean's possessiveness. I'm excited for the next chapter!
| DeathDoUsApart chapter 118 . 10/2/2022
I’m so glad you updated! I love your Cas, you’re staying true to his character even in a different body. I can’t wait for Dean to realize he is very much in love with his angel!
| superlc529 chapter 118 . 9/26/2022
SO very excited about this update! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. THAT is the priority over updates on this fic. ;) Hope you’re able to continue the regular postings but take care of you first. :) Okay, here we go – finally some Gabriel interaction with our boys. 3
Ahh! Cas! A mix of ‘Mystery Spot’ and ‘Changing Channels’ all in one go? Hell yeah! I LOVE the image of Dean just shouting up into the air while patrons look on and poor embarrassed Sammy trying to get his big brother to stop. LOL! :) 3
Wow, Gabe! Disguising yourself as Azazel? – I actually did not see that coming. That was a twist.
‘But when had his unplanned hopes ever panned out?’ – True for Dean Winchester in EVERY universe. Love love love Dean pushing Gabriel’s buttons. He knows the Archangel turned Trickster so very well. :) ‘Some things, Dean figured with no shortage of sarcasm and bitterness, just had to stay the same.’ – LOVE that line. Some things stay the same, just in a different way. 3
LOVED the tape over Cas’ mouth when the Angel recognized that “Loki” wasn’t a Trickster but (I’m sure) Gabriel. :) 3 I can totally hear Rich’s voice in my head. This is fantastic.
Absolutely adore Gabe’s thoughts about Dean’s loyalty toward Cas. 3
‘(Yeah, he already knew that was never happening. Dean might be willing to face the damn Apocalypse without so much as a blink, but he was a coward in his own right when it came to owning up to his kid brother.)’ – Ain’t that the truth. By the way, LOVING Dean using his future knowledge to push Gabe’s buttons and attempt to try to get the Archangel to see the light that much sooner. :)
Yes, Gabe is a Dick, but he is OUR Dick. LOL. Agreed there. My heart hurt at the image of Dean’s ivory-handled gun broken into pieces. Oh what are you up to now, Gabriel? I wonder how long Dean will take before he “breaks” and lets the Archangel in on how he KNOWS him… perhaps he can play on that and reveal some stuff that I’m sure Gabriel had told him in the future that only Gabriel knows? No? Just speculating! LOL! I LOVE this fic! I can’t wait to see the rest of the Winchester family too with that little tease of yours – keep up the brilliant work! I know you will! Post more when you can. Until next time! 3
| Guest chapter 118 . 9/25/2022
Yo I heard the site is shutting down at some point? It would be great if you moved this amazing fic onto ao3 or something so that it’s not lost
| Brenda Joyeux chapter 116 . 9/19/2022
Yellow Eyes ? But I was expecting Gabe because come on . Glitter goo. Surely it would be a trick from the Trickster.
| Ford Marches On chapter 117 . 9/8/2022
Binged the entire thing because the title stuck out to me as something I actually read and liked. Was not disapointed, excellent writing. Hope this encourages you to continue writing, but I'd settle for it affirming your skills.
| ConsumedByTheShadows chapter 38 . 9/5/2022
I gotta say, this fic is my favorite Supernatural story by far. I know I haven't been reviewing as much as I should be, because man, this is amazing work.
I've been staying up way too late the last few nights just to read this fic, and even though my sleep schedule is super fucked up from it, it was worth it just to find out what happens next.
I have no clue how far I got the first time I found your story, but I've started rereading it again from the very beginning. It's just as enjoyable the second go around, and I can't wait to keep reading the rest :)
| L chapter 117 . 9/1/2022
So happy that you are back posting again 3
| XLucyInTheSkyX chapter 117 . 8/25/2022
can't wait for Dean to tear Gabriel a new one hahaha
| amgcat chapter 117 . 8/24/2022
will the boys find the bunker earlier? before the apocalypse? will Bobby and Andy get to use the bunker with them?
| superlc529 chapter 117 . 8/23/2022
After that cliffhanger, I’m diving straight in! LOVE Dean still being protective of his Sammy – regardless if his body is breathing or not. All the feels!
‘'Cas.' The hunter slammed his eyes shut, fingers curling into fists as he put his all – every inch of soul – into that desperate prayer. 'Cas, I need you. We need you! Right fucking now!'' – YES! GIVE ME ALL THE DEAN PRAYERS. 3
Truly powerful stuff there with Dean’s thoughts and the weight of his gun, etc… *cries* All the feels! Beautifully written. HA! I *WAS* RIGHT! FULL ON MYSTERY SPOT FEELS BUT REVERSE! Complete with “Clowns or midgets?” :)
Poor Dean! I really love all the twists on the events in Mystery Spot from Dean’s POV and so much earlier. Poor Sam too, of course. ;) Come on, Dean, you can figure this out!
‘"Dean." Green met blue. Cas was staring at him, eyes wide, face close. Dean couldn't look away. "It's not–" The fish tugged on the line.’ – There’s just something so peaceful about that scene… with Dean fishing and his Angel Cas by his side. 3
This is SO brilliant! Azazel at work in a reverse Mystery Spot so early on… can’t wait to see how Dean will get out of this one.
‘Those blue eyes were so close, voice deep and panicked. "Dean–!"’ – YUP! FREAKING BRILLIANT! Cas is trying to warn him. Allllll the freaking feels! *bows*
‘"But you'll be dead." He said it like it was the most obvious thing in the world. A big part of the very simple equation that Sam and his big ole brain were somehow missing.’ – That will never compute for Dean. Living without his little brother is impossible… my heart!
‘Which wasn't quite right, now was it? He'd managed it once, for a year. A hellish year, for the most part, but Dean had sort of made it through. He could maybe do it again. And just viciously push down any and all thoughts about how fucking miserable he had been for that year and how he never, ever, wanted to live through that pain and grief and self-loathing again.’ – My Dean baby!
Dean keeping his promise to Sam and then giving in… do you hear that sound? It’s my heart breaking. So heart-breakingly beautiful and well-written. Come on, Dean. You gotta get you and Sam out of this. Cas being mysteriously absent has to factor in… Hmm…
‘The kid could at least show a little horror at the number of times Dean had committed suicide for him. They were broaching real Romeo and Juliet levels of commitment here, and Dean didn't do chick flick moments, damnit.’ – This is SO Dean Winchester. I could actually hear him saying this even though it was exposition. LOL! :)
‘Sam just stared, but Dean was elated. Pissed the hell off, but elated. He had finally found his plan C.’ – YESSSS! I think we ALL know what Dean’s Plan C is… bring on Gabe! 3 3 You totally called all the “I knew it!” comments. It’s a compliment though, Silence, trust me. ;) Keep up the absolute PHENOMENAL work! I can’t wait to see what comes next. Love Love LOVE this! So damn much!
Until next time! :) 3
| AJ Granger chapter 117 . 8/22/2022
This is taking way too long to realize it's Gabriel. He's really messing with Dean. I find it disheartening that Dean loves his little brother so much and thinks so little of himself that he'd kill himself rather than live without him. Sam, of course, does not return that sentiment.
| ata4004 chapter 117 . 8/22/2022
Another great chapter! I don’t know if you’ve seen my last 2 reviews but I’m gonna keep reviewing until you see it. You mentioned in season 1 interlude 1 I believe where Cas had gone down and helped with the Baku that he could purify Sam of the demon blood but it would have taken too long. Cas could do the same thing to Andy and heal his vocal cords so he won’t be OP and he can speak again. Meaning he might be able to go on (non demon related) hunts again!
| Eviik chapter 117 . 8/21/2022
Holy freaking cow, this was good chapter. Funny thing is that I came by for the first time in weeks just to check whether there's been an update and there actually was! (As I don't have an account I don't get any reminders.)
This was way darker version of Mystery spot and I liked it. In the first part you got mel almost hesitating whether it's not just Azzazel's evil scheme. Btw. I'm totally ok with Dean not realizing it. In the original timeline it was olny one "normal" day for him... Also you got plus points for original Cas appearance :), new Cas is sweet but this Cas is just well Cas. And it got a bit changing channels vibe.
I'm so excited for the next chapter.
| Masamune X23 chapter 117 . 8/21/2022
Nice work, it's nice to see Dean is holding strong as he turns down the deals. Of course it would be the word Groundhog Day that snaps his mind into realizing it's Gabriel punking him. I can't wait to see how Dean will deal with the trickster next chapter. Although I'm now wondering something.
When are we going to see Henrikson again? (I've really come to enjoy seeing him chase their tails only to keep losing them and being left stumped on how they did it)