Reviews for Belong
lapidescence chapter 1 . 10/14/2017
ok so. i've pretty much left the spn fandom (probably at some point between season 6 and 8) but i love pre-series fanfictions still, and i especially love this fanfiction

i'm an international student here in the us, and my family isn't really the best. when it was time for me to leave my home, they bought me a plane ticket and left me to do the rest. i came here alone at 17, from halfway across the world, moved into my dorm alone when everyone else had their parents with them (even the other international students), i didn't have anyone to depend on except for myself.

i know how heartbreaking it feels to have to travel so long, alone and unsure, with no idea what's waiting for you when the plane lands (or in sam's case, when the train comes to a halt) and i know how difficult being strong in that moment is, how you have no other choice but to be strong. i also know how peculiar it feels, new hope bubbling in you chest, hope for something bigger and something better even when you're fucking terrified.

i've never come across a fic that touches me quite as this one does. it's a plight a lot of writers ignore even though it's the most life changing. so thank you for stepping up and thank you for sharing this with us.
werewolfsfan chapter 1 . 7/3/2014
Excellent look at a painful journey.
why can't i just delete chapter 1 . 5/5/2014
Very well written. I could feel Sam's loneliness radiating throughout.
Patricia chapter 1 . 10/14/2013
Beautiful. I love you sam!
ccase13 chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
It's kind of sad that Sam, who did the impossible while being drag about the country from school to school, had to take his victory trip to Stanford all alone.
CeCe Away chapter 1 . 3/8/2011
Nicely done. Love the mix of sadness and determination.
SunnyZim chapter 1 . 6/3/2010
I loved this! Very good insight into how Sam would be feeling as he heads away from his family for the first time - the unutterable loneliness, but also the determination and eventually anticipation. I must admit I would love to see you continue this story - see how Sam settles into Stanford, how he meets Jess, how he copes those first few years without his family...;-)
Thriving Willow chapter 1 . 3/23/2010
Very insightful. I can imagine riding halfway across the country to a school where you have no one and nothing would be a little more than just terrifying. Especially in Sam's world.
LuckyMe1 chapter 1 . 3/29/2009
What a fantastically emotional and descriptive story. I really liked the scene where Dean reacted to the acceptance letters that Sam received in the mail.
amyblair chapter 1 . 8/26/2008
Boy, you pulled this off really well. I was sucked in and you had so very little dialog. Nice job, loved the flashbacks Sam would have. Really liked this, you took us all on the painstaking journey. Great job.
sodakey chapter 1 . 1/6/2008
So, I'm moving right along.

Another good read. Emotions coming through very real.

Well done.
Ivy3 chapter 1 . 8/28/2007
I liked it a lot. Sam's musings as well as the flashbacks were done well and I felt really bad for him. Damn that was a long ride till he got to Stanford!
rozzy07 chapter 1 . 8/16/2007
Sorry its taken me an age to say just how much I enjoyed this very bittersweet one off. Sam final departure from his family to go to Stanford and the long bus ride that follows was beautifully explored here. The boy travelling unsurely into the world of normal when all he has ever known is the abnormal was heartbreaking stuff.
NC Girl chapter 1 . 8/2/2007
I printed this out a while ago, but just had the chance to read it this morning. Wow, this really packs a punch. You did a remarkable job in protraying both determination and heartbreak, often in the same sentence. But it these lines are the ones that REALLY got to me:

“’Ma’am’ he says.” She chuckles approvingly. “Honey, somebody raised you right.”

Someone did raise him right, in those ways, at least.

Sam hasn’t forgotten. He never will.

It doesn’t make it hurt any less.

Beautiful job!
reading chapter 1 . 7/28/2007
"Sam Goes to Stanford" stories almost always make me weepy, and this was no exception. You really captured Sam's anger and grief and confusion. Loved the description of the trip to Vegas and Dean going back to the room with Sam. Great last line.
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