|Reviews for The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell|
| Emily Adams chapter 5 . 12/22/2012
amazingly written, i loved it!
| Punkimunki chapter 5 . 10/21/2010
How is there only 26 reviews? This story is amazing!
It's beautiful, heartbreaking, exciting, and so much more that I need a thesuras to describe what I like about it!
You are an amazing writer and I am soo glad I found it (albeit a bit late! :D).
I think a hearty well done and a massive round of applause is what you deserve!
Thank you for sharing!
| SamwiseAtHeart chapter 5 . 11/20/2008
Oh my goodness. This is an absolutely amazing story. I had always wondered what was happening with John in his time in the pit, and how he got out. This is a brilliant piece that shows all that, and shows it with such great style and passion. You have an amazing way with words, conveying so much in a short amount of time. This is beautiful and fantastic. You really should be proud of yourself for this incredible piece of writing.
| smee13 chapter 5 . 6/3/2008
that was beautiful. i actually cried. thank-you
| sandmanfan chapter 5 . 5/26/2008
GOD, how much do I love this story? Just beautiful Petra and I loved the ending, it was just so right...so perfect. And it matched the episode so poignantly...I feel sure I'm going to be reading this again and again...X Louy
| DeansBabyBird chapter 5 . 5/25/2008
I don't think I have to tell you that I think this is a work of exceptional quality but I'm going to anyway because sometimes it takes a few goes for us to be able to accept compliments and you must accept this one. It moves me deeply when I read it, well re-read it in honesty having been awed by it first time round on UnGen and I am grateful for the redemption in the final chapter that allows my aching heart to rejoice and be restored.
I think you are an amazing wordsmith Cookie, I see your love of and for words and the emotions that a voice can weave by their clever and erudite use. I would be proud beyond words if this were mine and I am proud to be able to say that a friend of mine writes fics of this calibre. It's a deep, fierce, sad, beautiful and ultimately uplifting delight and I bow to your elegant, and enviable talent. Bravo! Bev x
| Darthnikki chapter 5 . 5/25/2008
Wow...I'm speechless...that was amazing...
| teal-lover chapter 5 . 5/25/2008
that was good. i loved the emotions here at the end. you did a great job at putting into words what we all saw, and what we didn't (that description of the pit was truly frightening).
| R.K. Cloud chapter 4 . 5/18/2008
I'm really enjoying this story.
| teal-lover chapter 4 . 5/18/2008
really good story. I like seeing it from this angle. you've done a good job of solidifying john and dean's raging emotions.
| sandmanfan chapter 4 . 5/18/2008
I am SO pleased that I've already read the big final chapter cos I would be blubbing into my laptop right about now. Beautiful writing, angst, tension, horror and blistering emotion that just pours fron the screen...awesome!
| sandmanfan chapter 3 . 5/18/2008
And this was 'the' chapter for me. The defining moment in your writing ability. The whole passage where the demon taunts John with images of Dean failing as a brother and son, were some of the most anger inspiring images I've read...and that, followed by Sam's heartbeat failing...Jeez...what are you trying to do to me here!
| sandmanfan chapter 2 . 5/18/2008
The last line to this chapter is a killer. Again, fantastic work, I'm in awe of the beauty you've managed to evoke in your descriptions of the pit. I can so understand why this story was featured on UnGen...just great quality.
| sandmanfan chapter 1 . 5/18/2008
Just beautiful Petra, this is poetic, vivid and very emotional. It's nice to see someone taking on John's POV for a change, especially in this dreadful scenario...Great writing. Fantastic work.
| DeansBabyBird chapter 4 . 5/18/2008
So Petra, below is what i wrote when i first read chapter four and having now reread it in line with the season three finale I so sy it again this is a tour de force chapter and deserves all the praise it'll get!
OK warning this is gonna take a few words so indulge me ok?
Wow! sometimes stillness is so much more menacing than motion because it manifests incipient danger and just contained brooding violence. This is your John for me now. He oozes his pain, I can smell it like a heady musk and taste it with its bitter fury. And its acting as a pheromone for the Horde making them chitter, and wriggle and squirm in their lustful desire. "But while John’s anguish over Sam’s death hemorrhaged from within, he positively wore the shattered heart of his oldest like a second skin. Every emotion the demons saw in Dean as he sobbed and rocked his brother’s body slammed out of John and drove them into a frenzy. John’s soul vibrated with Dean’s grief and guilt." This is beautiful and soul destroyingly heart-rending, but it conveys the anguish that is giving John his strength at the moment.
But the Horde are essentially cowards and they need their Unholy quarterback to come on field with his game plays and bravado! So we await our favorite and depraved coach, Yellow Eyes!
I love the way you show us that John knows he was the destroyer of Dean's ability to show his emotions, and with these words "Never again was the kick he need as he closed his mental doors and padlocked his heart and soul behind them. With his emotions in check, John buried himself behind the same wall he had inadvertently bequeathed to Dean by virtue of genetic coding and a lifetime of expert example. What John had created, Dean had perfected. John concentrated on Dean and fortified his wall." you show us that this heartbreaking realisation has become his strength to fight for freedom and revenge. So the wound he inflicted, albeit reluctantly on his son, becomes his son's legacy of love and strength to the father. Complex and clever role reversal Cookie, and enhanced as I read on by John search 'for himself' only to find 'his sons'!
This next section allowing John the absolution of seeing that for all the flaws of the boys bizarre upbringing, they had held onto their love and respect for each other and him, was a kindness. His path has been so bleak and painfilled and we have walked that with him so now to begin to raise our eyes to the light is a relief but will you find a new blanket of darkness to cloak us in? I fear you will! Lemme see? Reading on!
Ah yes here comes the Coach, and he brings 'maggots' with him! ugg that makes me shudder!
Owh Cruel again Cookie! I sensed light so you bring the worst of darkness and paint John's vision full of technicolour images of Sam's death. That scene of raw instinctual grief and agony was a soul stealer in the episode and in your words I can see again Jensen's perfect face devastated with loss and hurt. See him cut down to a frightened child and if that pulls at my heart then what would it do to the father of that child?
Owh this is a humdinger of a chappie Cookie, leaves me drained and traumatised but I cling to the edge of madness and despair as I feel Johns strength and believe that he has the ultimate power to defeat his daemons both real and ethereal! I salute you, it's very impressive work all the more so knowing that it was written from your heart.
Love Bev x