Reviews for Looks Can Be Deceiving
laureleaf chapter 1 . 6/26
Great descriptions and characterizations. Gotta love h/c that hurts so good!
ApocalypseGabriel chapter 1 . 4/9
He hurt him, but I believe Lucifer still loves Gabriel very much.

This was a great fic. I wish Castiel had been the one to rescue Gabriel. Thank you for writing and sharing this. Xxx
Snovolovac chapter 1 . 4/2
Man, did I miss your writing. Loved this, just like everything else! And yeah, we had a similar reaction to seeing he's alive xD
Ashfire28 chapter 1 . 3/6
I would very much like to see more of this. They're taking too long in the supernatural episodes for him to show up again! I need more Gab and Cas bro moments and Gabriel kicking butt. Though I think Gabriel being alive was the most I've been surprised/happy in the entire show lol
Taeriel chapter 1 . 2/21
Loved your story!
Nice.Karin555 chapter 1 . 2/18
Oh it's amazing! So hurt but so warm. I love it!)
hengrimm chapter 1 . 2/14
Thank you! I told Aini after that episode, I wondered how many rescue-Gabriel fics would pop up and that I hoped she, you, and LadyW would write one; lo! you did.

I love how you did Gabriel, a blend of his normal self-confident, snarky attitude with edges starting to break, enough of pain and being locked down. I love the bits of humor floating around because this was a hard/dark subject matter, my most favorite probably being "...there was only one angel with the guts and idiocy to come to his aid." I love the repetitive use of "looks could be deceiving" and the different people/situations it's applied to. I loved your characterization of Castiel as well (I know ... what else is new, right?) because of course he wouldn't hesitate to rescue big brother and *of course* he'd blame himself for something so stunningly out of his control. I love your version of the boys and how they resist Castiel's desire to go back at first ("are you crazy?" from Dean is much more palatable than canon's more typical 'how can you be so stupid' type of response) only because they *care* about him and then how they jump feet first into it because they're not going to let him go off on his own because they *care* about him (sensing a theme here?). I love the boys seeing Gabriel needs space and backing off to leave Castiel to tend him. Mostly ... I love that there was a rescue in the first place, that TFW got Gabe the hell away from *that.*

I'm so thrilled you wrote this - I would've reviewed sooner but the last time I checked your profile, it wasn't there yet! I can only (foolishly) hope that the series will give us something even as half as awesome as this is to move that Gabriel story line along. Because I sure as hell doubt Ketch is going to pass that little tidbit along to TFW.

Thanks for sharing this!
princessbinas chapter 1 . 2/13
Finally a story that gives our favorite Trickster-Archangel some love in regards to the recent episode! I was horrified by what Asmodeus did to Gabriel and now I just want Gabriel to beat that smug prince to pulp, then light him on fire, then rip him to shreds, cut off his jewels and force them down his throat, then send him to an equivalent of the TV Land he made for the Winchester's, before stabbing his ass with the archangel blade. THAT is justice for torturing Gabriel.
kitsune911 chapter 1 . 2/13
I cried that day. I stopped breathing for a second and then I cried.

Also, I love this little oneshot! Angsty.

Also, welcome back! Missed you and your stories!
SPN Mum chapter 1 . 2/13
Okay, I know you said this was a oneshot post, but I REALLY want to see more! It would be nice to see Gabriel's reaction to how long he was a prisoner, and all of the things that have happened since he 'died', especially the things that Sam and Dean have overcome and the ways that they have grown. Even Cas isn't the same angel that Gabriel once knew, as he has grown as much as the Winchesters. Gabriel managed to hang on and fight against Asmodeus, so he should appreciate their story. Please say you will write a little more!
LadyWallace chapter 1 . 2/13
OMG thank you so much for this it was exactly what I needed! n_n I'm sure you know how much I love Cas and Gabe feels, and this was so lovely.. Seeing Cas rescue his brother (if only it could go like that in the show) and Gabriel being safe with TFW and taken care of, no matter how stubborn he is about being taken care of :P Even though he won't admit it, he needs a hug-but after his wounds heal, obviously :P I think you did a great job with this because Gabe still had his fire but you could tell he was really starting to break around the edges, especially with the obvious terror he would have with his lips sewn together. Since Gabriel loves talking and uses comebacks defensively so often, it's a terrible torment to put him through. :'( But I hope he recovers well and he and Cas get back on good terms :) Thanks again for this, it made me so happy to see tonight!
Guest chapter 1 . 2/13
Great fic.
Telentropy X chapter 1 . 2/12
AAAHHH! He's back! I waited so long for this. And this fic was just perfect! Absolutely wonderful! Gabe, my poor baby, he didn't deserve that. Now Cas and the Winchesters have him safe and sound and that's good enough for me!
e-pony chapter 1 . 2/12
It was both good and surprising to see Gabriel last week, although he looked a bit worse for wear. Thanks for sending Cas and the boys to the rescue nice and quick! Even an archangel needs a little comfort now and again, and you're just the one to write it, Aini.

Nice one shot.

~ Pony
Aini NuFire chapter 1 . 2/12
Everyone's dying for a rescue after that reveal, and you've provided one of the best ones. Poor Gabriel. I can't even fully blame the show for the mouth being sewn shut thing because I recall you doing that yourself in a fic before, hehehe. But yay for Dean actually supporting Cas in the rescue attempt, and for allowing him to let himself be captured again to get inside. I'm glad it worked out for them. And now poor Gabriel can get some much-needed rest and Cas has a brother who might actually care about him.
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