Reviews for Strength to Endure
tanpopo no hana chapter 1 . 1/21/2008
I'm really thankful you didn't make this into a death fic. It's not that death fics can't be good, the good one's usually stay with me, too. But if you had, I'd be bawling my eyes out right now and I'm glad I don't have to do that. God I'm such a wuss. A well, this was beautiful!
Debbie C chapter 1 . 1/21/2008
Thank you for not making this a death fic. I can't take killing off my boys. Having Sam hurt by Dean is one thing, killed would be just too cruel.
girlfan1979 chapter 1 . 11/20/2007
This was really good. The Epilouge was esp. powerful.

Thank you for sharing.
twasadark chapter 1 . 8/12/2007
Hi there,

Love your fics. Just wanted to let you know that I recc'd this story and "Bullet" over on my lj at: twasadark.

Hope it gets you a few more readers!
ihrtjensen chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
the end convo between the brothers was a total dean/sam moment. that was the true characters right there. and i really liked the whold story but the ending made me laugh!
bubblesquirt chapter 1 . 6/14/2007
There was a jolt and a sickening, hollow thud as the car's bumper caught Sam in the legs, slamming him hard on to the hood. - I was holding my breath through this whole part.

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Powerless to stop it, Dean felt the Impala bounce as it rolled over Sam. - gasp. No seriously, WHAT?

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Sam was moaning- a tiny sound that could have been the cry of a puppy or kitten- and blood dripped from the corner of his mouth. - How do you write so perfectly? This sentence tore at my heart!

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"Sam, don't you leave me, you hear? Don't you dare fucking die.." - So freaking sad.

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At the thought of stale peanut butter sandwich crackers, Dean's stomach sent a sample of bile up his esophagus. Food was definitely out. "Uh- no thanks. I'm good." - Amazing wording.

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He replayed the accident over and over in his head, hunched over in the chair with his hands curled into tight fists on either side of his head. Dean closed his eyes- he could feel the jolt of the car as it struck his brother, see that crystalline spider web of cracked glass, hear the tires screaming, smell the smoke and taste the scent of blood. The image of Sammy laying on the pavement, bleeding, twitching, gasping, gurgling… the image drove Dean to his feet.

- Okay, seriously this is freaking me out. This is one of my worst nightmares, running someone over. I don't know why or where it came from, but sometimes when I'm driving down a neighborhood, I'll have a quick flash image of a kid running out in front of me and I can feel the *thud* as my car collides with them and then I imagine their skull impacting with the concrete with a loud crack. I always go like 5 mph as a result, but it's a real fear of mine.

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What use was a God who let Sam die while the demon that killed their mother still plagued the earth freely? Where was the justice in that? Why was his family being punished for something they had no control over? - This insight into what Dean's thinking is brilliant. His despair and feeling of injustice is just right.

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“Please. I need him.” The plaintive voice sounded foreign to him. His chest hurt and hot tears stung his eyes. "He's my little brother," he whispered, closing his eyes. "I'm supposed to take care of him. He looks up to me. How's he gonna trust me now, huh? What's he gonna think of me now, after I ran over him with a car!" - The fact that Dean is pleading, begging even, pulled at my heart.

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The doctor offered him a small, tired smile. "He's alive."

Dean could suddenly breathe again. - Two words. That's all he needed. Hooray!

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Dean leaned forward as Sam whimpered. - Aw! Whimpering!Sam? I just wanna rush forward and hug him all better!

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The beeping of the heart monitor mocked him in the background. Stupid… question… stupid… question… - I love this.

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Sam blinked slowly, his eyelids at half-mast. "Like some jerk hit me with their car." - Dude, am I going to have to copy and paste this whole story? Gimme a break here.

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Dean blinked, regaining his composure. "Yeah, well some bitch jumped out in front of me." - Cute cute cute! How do you do it?

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"I'm not going anywhere, Dean. You're gonna have to try… harder than that."

Dean glanced suspiciously at the IV pump, wondering what kind of drugs were being pumping into his brother's battered body. - Again, cute.

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No more relentless teasing of his kid brother. One chick-flick moment per month. Once in a while, stopping to eat at the place Sam suggested. And no more running over his brother with the Impala.

"Go to sleep, Sam." - Brilliant. And we even get an epilogue? How exciting!

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"You what? What deal?"

Dean flinched as if he'd let the secret of the universe slip into the hands of the evil villain. "What? Nothing- shut up." - Hahaha! I try this all the time. I let something slip accidentally and then when they question me I'm all like "Nothing! Shut up." yay. Except that it never works.. boo.

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"Dude- that was beautiful. I really felt that, right here." Dean tapped his chest with his fist, breaking into a smile. - Dude, so Dean-like! You've got him down the the t!

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"You know what? I take back everything I just said. I'm leaving."

"Aw, Sammy, don't be like that…"

"It's Sam!" - hahaha yay! I'm so glad you didn't make this into a deathfic! Awesome story. Thank you so much for sharing :)
Poaetpainter chapter 1 . 5/9/2007
great story
Arinia chapter 1 . 4/30/2007
Really, really well done. I'll admit, when I read Dean ran over Sam I started to freak out! But that's what I get for being so emotionally involved in the boys. But anyway this was really original and double props to you.
Child of a Pineapple chapter 1 . 3/21/2007
For a while there, I was all ...ohmygosh...

But then it was better.

'Cuz it's awfully fun when my favorites are bleeding on the ground...but I don't like it when they die.

Anyway, great job!
Vermilion Angel chapter 1 . 1/2/2007
A brilliant story! I only recently got into supernatural and saw this, and it's probably the most awsome story I've seen yet, you nailed them completly :D Seriously, is there no end to your talent? I'm jealous, never stop :)
AnickaMarie chapter 1 . 11/29/2006
Amazing story. A very interesting concept, Dean hitting Sam with his beloved Impala. When Sam was hit and slammed against the windshield it really got to me, and if that wasn't enought, the Impala then rolled over him.

I'm really glad that Amy convinced you not to make this a death fic, but it would have been interesting if it was.

I'm also really glad that she made you write an epilogue. While the story could have stood on it's own, the epilogue really added to it and made it that much better.
Cupido chapter 1 . 11/6/2006
Aww! This story was so beautiful! I can't even imagine how Dean must've been feeling when he hit his own brother with his car! Ow! And the talk with God? Priceless!
Dawn Vesper chapter 1 . 11/3/2006
lol cute ending! LOVED IT

thanks

VESPER
Nana56 chapter 1 . 10/29/2006
Wow! I don't know what to say. I literally yelped when poor Dean ran over Sam! This was heart wrenching and you did it so well and so believably.

Your grasp on the brothers is fantastic and I'm so grateful you write and share that with all of us. I really liked the way the epilogue ended on such a typically funny note.

I could just ramble on and on, but this is one of my favorite shorts. Thank you!
KatieLB chapter 1 . 8/28/2006
LOL I really liked sammys line... Dean in the chappel just about killed me off... really good job
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