|Reviews for As the Clock Winds Down|
| ccase13 chapter 3 . 1/8/2012
I love the picture of Sam and Dean helping in the disaster even though they are wanted by the FBI. This story gives us a good reason that Dean finally let Sam go into researching ways to save Dean.
| Sparkiebunny chapter 3 . 10/3/2010
Loved this! Wonderful job! :)
| SeaWave2009 chapter 3 . 9/28/2009
Your writing is wonderfully descriptive, and clearly benefits from your personal experience. I love it when writers bring the two together - it makes for original story lines. Since demons bring along violent weather systems and such, think you can write some more SPN stories based around natural disasters?
| Krimson chapter 3 . 3/7/2009
Great story. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know about the mud compression issue, but it makes sense. I live in the desert, where we get flash floods, not mudslides. Because flooding happens so rarely, people build in the arroyos, and then the water rockets through crushing cars, buildings and lives and in minutes there's not a trace of it save for the rubble.
| bhoney chapter 3 . 12/15/2008
As always, this story was wonderfully well written. Your descriptions were so clear and full that I felt like I was really there, watching the rescue, seeing the mudslide. I felt like I should have mud on me when it was all over. :)
LOVED this: "The one constant that pulled them through was that no matter how deep the pit they fell into, the other was always there to ease their way back."
Wow, Dean actually letting someone else drive the Impala...definitely can tell how desperate he is to get to Sam.
I loved the sense of comraderie between all the rescuers, and how they really seemed to take the boys in as their own, and how they sat in the waiting room with Dean, wanted to know how Sam was doing, wanted to come by and see for themselves he was okay...like a family. *sniffle*
Beautifully done, how you demonstrated for Dean just what Sam's going through, having to watch his final year pass by. So glad the boys reached a compromise. Great, great job! I'm adding this to my favorites!
| Guest chapter 2 . 12/15/2008
I am loving this fic SO much! So loved this depiction of Dean's devotion: "He would chase the mud flow to the next state and dig through every square inch of it by hand to find his brother if he had to."
And Sam's utter trust in Dean made me want to tear up a little: "Every time Dean caught Sam’s eyes on him he could feel the trust, feel the rock solid belief that Sam had in Dean’s abilities to get him out of this mess. He was grateful for his brother’s faith in him, grateful that it gave him a way to comfort his brother even though he couldn’t get near him…but it cut deep to know the reality. That it was out of Dean’s hands." Aw...
Loved the image that it took more than one person to stop Dean from trying to get to his brother. I can well imagine it: "Percy had been in the unenviable position of trying to stop him singlehandedly until additional men had reached them."
This was both powerful and heartbreaking: "For the second time that day his mind threw him back to the muddy ground of Cold Oak and his stomach quaked. He didn’t have any souls left to sell." Oh, Dean...he'd do it all again to save Sam. *sniffle*
Loved this: "Men who had worked at Sam’s side in the valley. Men who had earned the right to be the ones to lift him."
Fantastic image here: "Dean wasn’t sure when his knees had hit the mud, but kneeling seemed like a good idea. Just until they got Sam off the platform. They weren’t tears on his face, it was only the rain." Aww...now I do have tears in my eyes.
Loved your author's notes too. Fics like this one, that show everyday people doing heroic things, saving people, always make me tear up. And I love the boys being saved, for once.
| bhoney chapter 1 . 12/14/2008
LOVE the idea of the boys helping with disaster relief. If you ask me, there's not enough natural disaster SPN fics. I really like them, for some reason. And it was so neat to see the boys still acting as heroes, still saving people, but in a different capacity than normal.
Aw, Sammy: "He didn’t care if he was overstepping. Somebody had to make sure this kid knew that looking after your family was the right thing to do, even when they fought you on it."
This was great, I could just picture Sam working himself up: "Sam looked like an overtired toddler working his way up to a full blown tantrum. He’d handled them when Sam was two, he hadn’t expected to still be handling them over twenty years later."
And this was just heartbreaking: "'Don’t you say that Sam,' he whispered, his voice breaking. 'Don’t you make it all be for nothing. Please, Sammy, don’t you do that to me.'" *sniffle*
This made me giggle: "And he had no doubts his brother was going to make him strip down on the side of the road and put on cleaner clothes before letting him within touching distance of the car." *snort*
But holy cow! I didn't see the mudslide thing coming. How are they gonna save Sam? So glad I only read completed fics. I'll go find out. :)
| ShhUrDead678 chapter 1 . 12/14/2008
very well written, great job
| AquarianNightSky chapter 3 . 11/12/2008
Really good story. It's interesting to read a LimpSam story that has no suoernatural bad guy in it. I like it.
P.S. Hope you had fun on your trip.
| Shannon O'Neil chapter 3 . 8/27/2008
Wow, that was awesome I adored it! You write both boys with such accuracy and heart and what can I say I am a total sucker for limp Sam and protective Dean, sad but oh so true.
I have read all your stories and I am more than a little keen for a new one, I hope there is one in the works, consider this a gentle shove in the right direction!
| jenilee chapter 3 . 8/16/2008
I love how you filled out the ending especially. We get a little insight into the boy’s thoughts and fears. Loved Dean’s thoughts while waiting for Sam to get out of surgery and especially the end conversation where Sam admits his fears that he won’t be able to stay a good person without Dean. Very nicely done Vic.
I loved Percy. Your OC’s are always so real.
When Sam smiles at Dean through the oxygen mask and Dean gives him back that shaky grin, my heart just melted for those two.
Hope you have a great time on the Run.
| jenilee chapter 2 . 8/16/2008
Great descriptions of Dean trying to get out to Sam in that mud. I could picture it exactly. We used to get mud like that out in the cow pens in the spring when the frost is coming out of the ground. Not as deep thankfully but deep enough to lose your gumboots in. It’s the most frustrating stuff to try to get out of ever and of course being in the cow pens you can imagine how it smells…lol.
“A little sugarcoating wouldn’t hurt,” Dean muttered. -lol Ah Dean. I love Dean muttering.
Sam never had trouble making himself heard. – love that
Oh I like that part you added where we kinda get a bit of how the stress of Dean’s having to just sit back while others rescued Sam and poor Percy.
Well you know how much I love the radio chatter and the shouting ready back and forth..it just adds so much excitement to the story. This is still one of the most interesting rescue type stories I’ve read in this fandom. I think cos you have enough information to get a real good clear picture of what’s going on without it getting too technical. Very exciting.
Awe only one more chapter.
| jenilee chapter 1 . 8/16/2008
I’m such a bad friend …this has been posted forever and I’m just now reviewing. I’m so sorry I had intended to do write one as soon as you were done posting and then with going away and stuff when I got back I forgot all about it…I’m sorry.
So Wow did you ever flesh this out. From five thousand words to eighteen…that’s a lot of flesh…lol.
You know I couldn’t help think when Sam was telling that little boy that he should be proud of trying to help his family that maybe he should try to keep that in mind as he mulls over his anger at Dean for doing the same thing. And I’m not knocking Sam here cos you know he’s my favourite and I’m not knocking Dean either for that deal and you know how much I hate that thing but I thought Sam’s words to the little boy kind of put Dean’s actions in a bit of perspective too. Not sure if that even makes sense but I know you are one of the few people that can make sense out of my even more rambly thoughts.
Tantrums at twenty two…lol? I know exactly how Dean feels!
I’m sure I told you when this was “mud” how much I loved that description of the impala coming to that roaring stop and that screeching reverse. Loved that part and also when the hills starts to slide was just so cool, I can almost hear it.
| spnMom chapter 3 . 8/13/2008
I really liked your story. It is about time that Dean realized how much he means to his brother... heck how much he means to Bobby and all the people he still has to save. These boys can't just throw their lives away. They are too valuable to the people in need. Loved this...
| sentarla chapter 3 . 8/10/2008
great story, really liked it, thanks!