|Reviews for Fallen Man's Praise|
| xXxShiniXKazexXx chapter 1 . 7/18/2010
This is excellent! I loved reading it. )
| Rat chapter 1 . 3/9/2008
wonderful story, I love the progression
| imissmymind chapter 1 . 10/7/2007
Well, that was heartbreaking, but beautiful just the same. Usually I don't like stories that consist of moments, mostly because most writers don't take the time to do them right, or lose their vision somewhere along the way. But you didn't and this was really good.
| Cookie6 chapter 1 . 9/9/2007
I have been waiting for this fic, I just didn't know it 'til I read your story. It's the missing link, the flicker we saw in Sam's face in the last scene when he realised what Dean had done. My first thought was ' I just HAVE to review", my second thought was "I just don't know how 'cos you have left me speechless". So I need to just reflect using some of your words. "ditto" to all the other reviews, it is so obvious we are all on the same page. This will be long, so thanks for your patience.
"Just pain and nothingness. Then waking up to the worst hell he could ever imagine." - made me catch my breath with sadness.
"And Dean would have been worth it." - yes, he is.
"You think you used enough bullets there, Butch?...but all he can think of is no and he's pretty sure that's not what Dean wants to hear." - this part strengthens our knowledge that Dean's observations of Sam are deeper than his one liners suggest. And also that Sam is in a desparate place. These words cement this desparation in our comprehension.
"Dean knows that the price for Sam's life wasn't just Dean's soul, but a year of Sam's life as well." - Your words here mirror how the boys are always insync despite their actions and natures sometimes appearing opposed. I feel this in most of your stories. this line also reveals that this fic is as much about Dean as it is of Sam.
"Mad that his brother can rest while he dies. Mad that his brother sold his soul and condemned Sam to the same fate he was escaping." - frustration, anger fuelled by utter understanding. We know Sam would have done exactly the same.
"Sam doesn't know what happened to his soul in the interim, but he can feel the tears in it. He feels his humanity leaking out of him as though he never had it to begin with. Maybe pieces of him are missing, maybe pieces are just broken, but he doesn't feel whole anymore." - my heartbroke here, your description is poignant, piercing.
"Sam doesn't even know if he's human without his brother." - spoke volumes of Sam's dispair.
"He's crying before he even remembers what tears are. By that time, it's overtaking him, strong and fast and Sam goes down without a fight." - you expressed Sam's hopelessness and helplessness perfectly. I cried with him. The picture you put in my head was dramatic.
"He sobs outright, shamelessly. "Jess." - his grief is always there, linked to everything. You don't dwell, you just drop it in in the right place.
"...and hates the bullet..." - I felt Sammy returning here.
"Then believe in me, Dean, just for once," Sam says. I can believe enough for both of us." - Sam's depth and faith are here in your beautiful words...faith in "us as brothers" as well as his faith in something better. No wonder Dean responded as he did.
"Okay." - Dean's belief in Sam was absolute, transparent and so simple. This one word of yours said a thousand things.
"He didn't come back wrong. He just didn't come back right." - you bought him back just perfect.
thank you Faye
| FairyElle chapter 1 . 7/16/2007
Faye, I'm so sorry for the very late comment. I guess I got too wrapped up in my own writing.
I just want to say that this was absolutely beautiful, I'm completely stunned by your writing. It's amazing. It was almost painful to read and it made me cry, but it was so good. I didn't really know what I was thinking of exactly when I had this idea for a fic but you created something so much better than I could have thought of.
Thank you for writing it to me.
I like that it ends on a hopeful note rather than a darker one. I also, as others, want to see them exploring what really happened when Sam died on the show. It was why I thought of the idea, in case they wouldn't lol. I have always liked the idea of Sam seeing his mother on that other side and she would help him find his way back. But I liked the way you chose to write it too, Sam's guilt was always something I wanted them to explore a little futher.
You described Dean and Sam perfectly, and I could really feel Sam's pain, it was very well done and moving.
I'm so glad you wrote this fic.
| 50boys chapter 1 . 7/14/2007
I love how you really showed the numbness and indifference Sam would likely feel after dying and after Dean's Deal but still ended on a "hopeful" note. I once read a quote from Sir Walter Scott that said, "Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears." How true - and you perfectly wrapped your story around to its natural conclusion. BEAUTIFUL!
| TraSan chapter 1 . 7/12/2007
Oh Faye, that was hauntingly beautiful. *sniff*
| Robin chapter 1 . 7/11/2007
Probably the deepest, most unique fanfic I've read in the wake of the ending of season 2. This was so good, I kept thinking I was reading a professional novel. I felt every bit of Sam's angst, indecision and sorrow. This was brilliant, incredibly well written and just superb. BRAVO all the way! Robin
| Nana56 chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
OK, now I have to go to town and buy some more tissues. *sniff*
What a journey this was! My goodness, I loved it!
| Deanish chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
Oneshots are hardly ever my favorite story by any given author because the longer a story is, the longer I get to enjoy it. But I think this one is an exception. And that's saying something, because I love your other stories. This one is just different, though. Kind of in a league of its own. Very, *very* prettily done! And so sad - but still hopeful! Just plain all-round *good.* Haunting even. Gave me shivers.
| jenilee chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
That made my heart ache, it was so beautifully written and full of melancholy with a bit of hope at the end.
| irismay42 chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
Wow, I'm really at a loss what to write about this as I think you just made my brain explode a little bit...
I really hope the series deals with what happened to Sam while he was dead. I'm not that sure it will, so I'm glad you have. I love the idea of Mary and Jess trying to steer Sam towards the light - whether that's heaven, or back to earth to save Dean. I especially loved the way you wrote Dean being completely full of life as he faces up to his death while Sam feels completely lifeless now he's been given back his life.
I don't think the show has really adequately dealt with the guilt Sam must feel that everything that's happened is his fault. It's not his fault - it's the YED's fault - but he was kind of the catalyst. Everyone he loved just got in the way. I like that you give him a bit of hope at the end that he's not a pariah or a monster or demon spawn or that he came back 'wrong' - that he's in the world to do something good - to save Dean. You're right, this is a very dark story, but in keeping with it's themes, the ending is perfect in that you've given Sam a light at the end of the tunnel.
Thought provoking stuff!
| Tyranusfan chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
Beautiful Faye! Well done! I like the parts where Sam kills things...and the thoughts on Jake. It's creepy and uncomfortable, and I think you have them react perfectly!
| geminigrl11 chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
Deep, painful, and gorgeous. I think that about sums it up. I love the journey you take Sam through..the blankness and numbess and darkness and confusion. These are the moments, the concepts we need fic for. Even if there were time to explore it in canon, it's not that kind of show. We save the true explorations of soul and self for gifted writers like you. And this is just excellent work. Thank you for sharing it.
| friendly chapter 1 . 7/7/2007
I really liked that. it was really good.. gave a real good insight into sam.. nice job..