|Reviews for Penumbra|
| sapphireswimming chapter 1 . 4/8/2013
I think this is one of my absolute favorites so far. I've kept the tab up for a week and reread it several times and tried to come up with something good to say, but nothing I can think of is worthy of being tagged onto this story. It speaks for itself.
| SayLo chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
Aweness! Cute cute
| Teachergra chapter 1 . 7/12/2012
Maybe it's PMS but I cried throughout the whole story! I keep coming back to this story maybe because it's sweet and heartfelt without being out of character. I loved how you wrote the thunderbird's attack. It was scary and set up the stage for Sam's rescue! I also thought the way both boys see their dad's behavior after they split up again. Thanks one more time for a wonderful story.
| afickleflakes chapter 1 . 1/15/2012
OHMYGOD WHY WAS THIS SO GOOD.
| ziggy.uk chapter 1 . 10/25/2011
Loved this and perfect that it resolved some of their issues from earlier in the season. Perfectly believable that Sam was more injured by the daevas and hadn't really noticed in the aftermath of the second attack and their dad leaving. And typical that Dean would stumble on a local hunt as the nurse revealed there had been 'other' animal attacks and go out on his own to hunt it. Loved the conversation over the phone when Sam was going to look for Dean, somehow Dean can say more when not face-to-face with Sam, although he probably wouldn't have been so unguarded had he not been injured. Perfect brotherly moment at the end of this fic, Dean waking up from a nightmare to finding him sleeping against Sam's chest as his little brother had done the best thing he could to calm his brother.
| Whilom chapter 1 . 6/24/2009
This was a great episode, made even better by the insights you've written here. I noticed when I was watching that Sam looked like he'd gotten clawed a couple times, so I almost felt an "aha! I was right!" moment when I read this tag (yeah, you're practically canon in my mind). The Edward Scissorhands reference was golden. I love Dean's references to Sam when he was little, both in this story and in any other you've written.
This line was so sad: "And wondered bleakly if he’d be able to choose the job over Sam a second time."
**“That luggage thing—I never meant to drag you anywhere you didn’t wanna go.”**
The "head for the light" exchange brought a big grin to my face.
Dean waking from his nightmare to find Sam really did have his back (quite literally) was precious (if I can use that word for the boys :P). And, once again, you win the "Best Ending Line" award.
| BlueSea14 chapter 1 . 1/6/2009
I enjoyed the way Dean and Sam resolved some of their differences in here, after Dean's little idiot act (going out into the woods alone, after something that was clawing up people).
| Nana56 chapter 1 . 10/23/2008
Of course he teased Sam unmercifully. LOL He wouldn't be Dean if he didn't.
This started out as one thing and then switched to being something else. I loved the transition and the dream/nightmare Dean had.
| SumthinWicked chapter 1 . 9/2/2008
I love your writing, one part in this story made me remember that when I was younger I used to put my head on my dads chest the same way dean's was on Sam. He passed on so I miss doing that. Thanks for making me remember the cherised memory. Keep writing!
| PrettyArbitrary chapter 1 . 8/13/2008
These bittersweet ones are my favorites. Some things can't be truly reconciled; the best you can ever do is accept what you've got while you have it. No wonder Dean's so insistent on living in the present.
And poor Sam. Boy, how his life has changed since the first season, eh? Back when it was just a matter of fixing the current situation and then returning to the life he'd put on hold. It's interesting to return to season 1 from a later perspective-everything seems so innocent, even naive, compared to what you know is coming (and considering how little innocence had to do with even the first season, that's saying something).
Makes you realize what's going through Dean's head though: after all, Sam has so much more to lose than he does. Isn't it easier to give him his life back and remove a Dean-shaped obstacle at the same time? *shakes head* Man, those guys are broken.
| nicklebackfan chapter 1 . 6/9/2008
good job, keep up the good work.
| bhoney chapter 1 . 5/24/2008
This is one of my very favorites of yours, so I can't believe I hadn't left a review for it yet, either.
I found this to be really sad, especially the last sentence: “Dad? Dad’s had his own agenda for a while now, bro. We’ve been handling jobs separately for most of the last year, regrouping after to patch each other up and make sure we were both still alive. And you know what? It sucked, Sam. An adlet up north had me trapped for a week and no one even knew to come looking.” The image of Dean alone and trapped, with no one to help him, no one to come looking, just broke my heart.
It was neat to see how the brothers' thoughts were so closely aligned: "And wondered bleakly if he’d be able to choose the job over Sam a second time." "They would just have to find a way for Dean to have his dreams without Sam needing to give up his own, because Sam wasn’t sure he could walk away again if he wanted to." Glad both of them seem to be coming to a point where their desire to stay together, be there for each other, is deeper than any other desire. That should be enough to prevent another estrangment like when Sam left for school.
Other things I loved:
"Just because he didn’t share Dean’s dreams didn’t mean he didn’t love the guy more than those dreams."
"Dean was scared and trying not to show it. Then he probably should have picked a hunting partner who hadn’t known him since he was four."
" 'I’m not going anywhere,' he said quietly, let his brother take that as he would. Sam meant it with all his heart. Dean didn’t answer, breath slowing in fading consciousness. But when Sam shifted to find his phone and call for help, he realized Dean had hooked one of his sleeves and wasn’t letting go. Sometimes their dreams and wishes weren’t so far apart, after all. And their feelings never had been." Yes. *happy sigh*
Loved how Dean's nightmare shifted when Sam showed up, and how determined Sam was to make his way to his brother when he was hurt out in the woods, and the conversation on the cell phone when Dean called for help and Sam was trying to figure out what was attacking him. You write the boys so well, I'm amazed how even a phone call can be utterly riveting in your capable hands.
| Stoneage Woman chapter 1 . 5/12/2008
Wow. This really resolved some of the issues that "Shadows" left hanging. And I loved the almost-cuddling at the end!
| PhoenixDragonDreamer chapter 1 . 4/26/2008
Awesome, love! Absolutely spectacular!
| Valtira chapter 1 . 4/23/2008
Awesome fic - well written, sharp and witty dialog. Loved it.