|Reviews for Home in the Darkness|
| TolkienGirl chapter 1 . 1/19
This was one of my favorites of yours. Just wow.
| Chance2 chapter 1 . 5/14/2012
Really lovely! I always enjoy stories that have an outsider's view of the Winchesters, and this was especially well-written. Thanks for sharing it!
| wild wolf free17 chapter 1 . 6/12/2011
Oh, this is so lovely! I'd forgotten how much I could enjoy outside povs on John Winchester.
| Aria DeLoncray chapter 1 . 4/20/2011
This was really cool. I loved it!
| cirana chapter 1 . 11/11/2008
| Tari Roo chapter 1 . 8/28/2008
Awesome Outsider POV oneshot! Just awesome.
And you know.. I totally thought it was Sam coming in behind Dean until you said... older. tsk tsk.
| Lover of Angelus chapter 1 . 7/19/2008
Love. It. So much. An outside look at the Winchesters that defied all expectation. The story was seamless and well told. Great job, here.
| Twinchy chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
Amazing and gorgeous story! You outshone yourself, irnan, in all honesty.
Rachel was such a lovely, likable and convincing OC and I consider it unmistakable brilliance you chose her perspective to tell the tale. Both John and Dean obviously seemed pretty impressed with her, seeing as Dean didn’t even make a real move on her which shows he truly liked and respected her in his own way. Maybe that was also a tiny bit due to the fact that his father was waiting for him in the car impatiently...
...but she did get his number – and a rare honest and grateful smile from him no less! Now if that’s not something to remember.
At first I was a bit thrown aback by the setting though, because you didn’t mention one and I so didn’t expect Daddy Winchester to appear in the café – not that I didn’t squee half of our neighbourhood awake for it (thank you, I’m seriously in your debt).
I’m in awe for your great piece of fanfiction. This was wonderful. And the pacing worked tremendously well with the events.
| waterlily85 chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
Amazing as always. Although, when I first read it I had just got to work and it was a bit of a bittersweet way to start the morning. Any chance of another series? Could be interesting.
| Phyllis L. Loafman chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
I totally love an outsider's POV of the boys and dad. This one was lovely. I throughly enjoyed this. Thanks
| PADavis chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
Excellent OC POV story - her take on herself, life, and John and Dean are great. And Dean thanking her for making his Dad laugh, and her inner dialog just then - the whole end, and John's "Bad Company" line - brilliant.
| lostatc chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
Very sweet. Nice to hear John laugh.
| NC Girl chapter 1 . 6/30/2008
Whenever we take a road trip, my husband and I try to take the smaller highways and back roads rather than major interstates and eat in local places. The more “mom-n-pop” they are, the better. We always meet the most interesting people at places like these and we, too, have often talked about writing a book (even if it’s just for ourselves to read in our senior years) about some of the experiences we’ve had. So all of that is to say that this story really hit close to home for me! I particularly liked to hear the story from the perspective of the outside character- it was a little humbling.
As for the story itself, I really, really like the way you presented the interactions between Dean and John. The “Stanford Years” are rarely covered and I find it fascinating to think about how Dean and John filled their time as a team of 2 rather than 3. I also found it touching to think that Dean was so touched by the girl who made his dad laugh. I think you painted a great picture with this one and I hope to read more in the future!
| Chiri Kushi chapter 1 . 6/29/2008
That was a very well written story.
It was nice to see Dean and John from an outsider's prospective, and I think you nailed them dead on. You can tell this is a pre-series, just by the way that Sammy is missing from the pack, and John's mood swiftly changes at the mention of poor Sammy.
Very nice- loved the wording. _
| Lisa Paris chapter 1 . 6/29/2008
Fabulous story. Really poignant character sketches of both John and Gorgeous . . . er sorry, Dean.