|Reviews for Between the Shadows|
| Wildfire's Flame chapter 28 . 12/13/2020
Oh my goodness. You have been so killing me. I have done absolutely nothing today - at all. I have been trying to read this and I read most of it today with a couple of the chapters done a couple days ago. I have to say, damn you do have a way of drawing a reader into your worlds even if the worlds start with Kripke's creation. By the time you are done, they are fully yours. Lol.
I was scared to death so many times I lost count. Sam first and foremost with the traumatic brain injury and all that entails. And I got to know... are you a nurse, paramedic, Doctor? Or do you just have that great a grasp on medical terms and what the hell happens in an emergency room. Please tell me you haven't had to experience this kind of trauma yourself. If so, warm hugs and support sent your way. Pauses a sec. hmmm that sounds off cause I would send you warm hugs and support regardless.
Beautiful story telling. I will tell you that I am absolutely horrible with posting a review after each chapter unless it is a story in progress. If it is fully done or has this many chapters I tend to wait until the end. Not sure why really. It just sort of happens unless of course I feel that I won't get to say what I need too after a chapter.
You have put the boys thru the wringer enough times that the first time that John went down, I was like... hmmm kinda was expecting it since both Dean and Sam had gone down. The pneumonia for Dean freaked me out. I loved him losing consciousness at the garage. I loved him working at the garage and the characters introduced there. I also liked April. Though I kept expecting you to kill her off somehow to just devastate Dean like everyone else in his family. So her surviving made me secretly happy. Though I guess its not a secret if I am telling you this. Lol.
Sam being frustrated and wanting to help as much as he can. I felt bad when their home went up in flames and Sam also trying to martyr himself. That demon was never going to give up on Sam. The lines where Dean had gone quiet when he thought Sam had died in the fire... Beautiful. So many cliffhangers in this and had I been reading as you wrote, I know I would have berated you for leaving me hanging so often that I felt that my sanity would be shredded. Lol.
Of course now everything I read is colored by the finale and I Kept thinking about Dean wanting a home and the closest he gets is the Bunker with Sam and Miracle after everything ... Sighs. Sorry... not going off into finale tangent.
Anyways, you were right that the story should be a favorite. You make the reader feel like we are right there with the boys. Beautiful. I was so immersed that my hubby asked me if I was ever planning on surfacing for air today because I had the laptop in my face most of the day... Lol. I just couldn't stop once I started. My poor boys. I did think that Season 2 must have started during one of the last couple of chapters because I felt that the section where John talks to Dean about how proud of him he is, reminded me of the actual words on the show. If not, that is even more kudos. This story needs to be highlighted by more people that haven't had a chance to see it in recent years. I am super pleased to have read this even though I was on edge 98% of the time and with the start of the chapter being about a funeral - I was like huh? and then I realized Dean was dreaming - a nightmare. I was right there with him.
I loved John coming back. I loved Dean having to walk away briefly when Sam got the infection after the dental appt. I loved Sam trying to be independent. I loved Sarah being in the story. I loved the sternum rubs and Dean's fear that he would lose Sam in the dark. I loved Sam finishing and proving them wrong. I loved every stubborn step that Sam took and every thing in between.
Thank you so much. Mean it. Brothers bond is everything. Though I wanted to smack Dean when he was mean at the beginning. I loved seeing Missouri. She was perfect foil to balance Dean against though I was kinda hoping you would have had Bobby in there somewhere... But I know you wrote this before his character was really fleshed out by the show. Been listening to Jensen sing as I read. It helps to keep my emotions from the finale at bay.
Oh and that was the other thing I was going to tell you. The story is beautiful however, you want to write it. As long as you finish it, it should be on your terms and not anyone else's terms of "hurry up."
I was kinda disconcerted when Dean was still in the hospital bed and then changed chapters, its 3 months later and he is walking. Kinda feel like I missed something there. Lol.
Very well done. Thank you. You tired of me gushing yet? Night.
| Jadey's World chapter 6 . 10/6/2019
This is an incredibly long-overdue review.
I started watching Supernatural in October 2012 and I started reading fanfiction soon after. I was already a reader/writer for a different fandom. I want to tell you how your stories gave me something.
I believe Between the Shadows was the first of your stories I read. I loved the Hurt/Comfort trope in my previous fandom, and all my stories had an element of it. When I discovered it here in SPN through your works, I was very excited. I love a long story, and this delivered in droves. I like to lose myself in a world and the one you created in this was exactly what I wanted.
Soon after I started reading SPN stories, I started writing them, and your works had an influence on that. I realized I wasn’t the only one that enjoyed H/C and I could indulge that with my own stuff. I have since written 50 stories for SPN – 48 of them posted/posting – which equates to over 3 million words so far.
I am rereading Between the Shadows right now, and I am enjoying it now just as much as I did the first time. The one thing I find unfortunate is that you moved from beautiful pacing and detail to jumping ahead weeks because of some impatient readers. I would have loved to see that part of the journey in the story, though you more than make up for it with the things that come later.
Thank you for writing this beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it for us all to enjoy. Thank you for making me see there were readers for the kinds of stories I wanted to write as sharing my work with an audience is one of my favourite parts of writing. I can tell you put a lot of time into research for your stories, and I made that my rule from early on. I wanted to put as much detail and work into mine as you did as that was one of my favourite parts of these worlds.
You inspired me, and I am so sorry it took so long for me to come back and write this review.
Clowns or Midgets xxx
| c49connie chapter 28 . 3/12/2019
You sure like putting a hurt in my SAM!
| wolfsbane0911 chapter 28 . 11/16/2018
glad i stumbled across this story, i love it! is there a sequel by any chance?
| crybaby665 chapter 8 . 6/26/2018
I know this story is over 12 years old but i just love this and it makes me so emotional. I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD THIS MANY FEELINGS.
| Spidergirl99 chapter 10 . 1/18/2018
During Wendigo, the diary scene if anyone noticed, John had written "Sammy took his first steps towards Dean" and during All hell breaks loose Part 1 when Sammy dies (not for long), he takes his last steps towards Dean. I don't know why, but I HAD to mention this, I guess because his first(proper)steps after the accident were also towards Dean.
| MarbleWolf chapter 28 . 12/16/2017
this has got to be one of the best AU stories out there!
| Mackenzie chapter 28 . 12/5/2017
This story was just awesome. Definitely one of the best I have read. Aside from you nearly killing them every chapter. :)
| Impala'67 chapter 6 . 5/15/2017
I love it! And I just wanna say, I like the pace your going at, and you're careful with your words so the story is smooth to read. Keep writing, you have a future at this!
| Andra B chapter 28 . 1/12/2017
It was addictive and I couldn't stop reading it!
| Andra B chapter 2 . 1/11/2017
I am on pins and needles!
| SamReid chapter 28 . 10/29/2016
It took me a while to finish reading everything and now I see why this is reader's favorite. I'm just sad about Sam and Sarah. Damn I hate that demon. It's good I just came upon this story I already know what happened in the series. I'd prefer this version though. They killed John there without him making it right with the boys. Well he did but he did soon after.
| Dede chapter 28 . 9/3/2016
| LiteratureGirl12 chapter 1 . 6/17/2016
So I came here because I heard you are a really good and super realistic writer. I was checking out your stories and saw this one and decided to give it a try. So far I am not disappointed. Can't wait to read more!
| Susiii chapter 28 . 6/4/2016