Reviews for Bay of Fire
Lissablue chapter 3 . 3/4/2011
Great story - I especially loved this part:

Dean held out his hand. "Grab my hand."

Sam shook his head. "I'm okay."

Dean's eyes flashed. "No you're not. You're shaking so bad you're either gonna lose your grip or tip the raft. If you won't get out of the water, the least you can do is let me make sure you don't float away or sink." Dean held out his hand again when Sam didn't move. "Look, we did things your way before – now we're doin' things my way."

When Sam still hesitated, Dean threw out the heavy artillery. "Take my hand or I'm rolling off this raft."

Sam stared defiantly at his brother, the same defiance staring right back at him. He hesitated briefly then let go of the raft. Dean clamped his hand firmly around Sam's wrist. In turn, Sam's fingers curled around Dean's wrist.

Sam shivered and Dean flashed back to distant memories, when Sam was four or five, long before he knew about hunters and the things they hunted. The things that scared his little brother most back then were ordinary people who threatened their family. He'd witnessed more than one confrontation between his dad and a social worker or his dad and a landlord, not understanding much but picking up on phrases like "we can take Sam away," or "wouldn't want somethin' to happen to your boy."

As these face-offs unfolded, Dean would stand there defiantly, hiding his fear for Sam's sake, while Sam would sidle close, slipping his small hand in Dean's if tempers flared and tensions escalated. In those instances, Dean never protested the gesture; he'd squeeze Sam's hand tightly, offering reassurance and a sense of security. It was only when Sam was much older that he realized how double-edged the gesture had been, comforting Dean as much as Sam and symbolically reinforcing the bond strangers were trying to tear apart.

His brother was a long way from five now but as Dean clamped on to Sam's wrist and he felt Sam take his, once again the reassurance flowed both ways.


You did such a wonderful job showing their strong brotherly bond. I think I reread this part three times before I continued on with the story! Excellent job with description, I could see it all happen in my head as I read, and you captured the characters' voices well.

Thank you for writing!
Zinfer chapter 3 . 11/16/2010
you are my official favorite fanfiction writer ever. you keep the characters in character and u write creative storylines that give us more out of the characters than the series allows. just awesome
mamapranayama chapter 3 . 9/11/2010
Thank you for sharing this very enjoyable and entertaining story. It was great! :D
CeCe Away chapter 3 . 9/11/2010
Riveting. I actually got mad when I had to leave it to run an errand. Loved everything about it. You're an awesome writer.
MysteryMadchen chapter 3 . 9/11/2010
Enjoyed it? I loved it. Started reading and just couldn't stop. Your characterizations were spot on and the whumpage was fantastic. I always ask this of the author of stories which just grip me because I'm a pain but any chance you may think of doing a blind or deaf Sam story, the longer the better oh or a Sick/transplant Sam story. I love Teenchester stories or those when John was still around as well. I'm not a slash, wincest, mpreg person, but I'd sure love something like that from you, cause you sure have talent. Too bad the show doesn't take fanfic writers and their work because I'd love to see this particular story on the screen. Have you done any kidnapping stories with our boys? Or stories, like the one I plan to write where Dean is initialy injured them healed by Sam as he's sacrificed? I know, like I said I'm a pain, but as I always say, it's part of my charm. Sorry I'm rambling haven't eaten anything today and am Diabetic. Took a shot of insulin but haven't supplemented with food so I'm just slightly low on sugar. Thanks again for such a wonderful story, I'm now gonna go to your page and see what else of yours I've missed. Thanks again, Nicole.
MysteryMadchen chapter 2 . 9/11/2010
FANTASTIC! Really what else is there to say. Oh so very good on all points. Thanks so much, Nicole.
MysteryMadchen chapter 1 . 9/11/2010
So sorry I didn't see your work or this story before. You have such a fantastic way with words and can paint a picture better then many I've seen. What a terrific story, so well done and so engaging! I'm so glad that this story was added to a community or I may have never found it. I love Limp Sam the best so I'm eagerly awaiting what's to come. Brilliant job, thanks for the story, Nicole.
gapdragon1 chapter 3 . 9/11/2010
Thoroughly enjoyable yarn. Thank you
Aaleiyah JoRayne Hunter chapter 2 . 8/14/2010
Oh word...that was amazing! This one is definitely going on my favs list, I love it!

As Always,

Creative Spark chapter 3 . 8/4/2010
Great story! Loved the whole t-shirt thing. Definetly Dean.

Kakyd chapter 3 . 7/3/2010
I'm not sure how I haven't found this story until now but I'm sure glad I did. I have a fascination with the ocean and shipwrecks and thought this was just wonderful. Interestingly, right when I started reading it The Mary Ellen Carter came up on my play list. I found that to be wonderfully fitting. :o) Anyway great story. Thanks for writing.
SunnyZim chapter 3 . 6/16/2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this story:-) I appreciate the fact that you clearly put a lot of thought and research into your stories - it shows. I loved the self-sacrificialness (?) of the brothers and enjoyed the twist of the ghosts of Tommy's crew helping to save them. The scene with Dean on the raft and Sam in the water was remarkably reminiscent of a similar scene in the movie Titanic - did you have that in mind when you wrote this? It worked very well here and I loved both Sam and Dean's unwillingness to let go of the other. Great story;)
Rosetta Brunestud chapter 3 . 3/24/2010
Wow, great! DD

You are a great writer I liked the story

Kisses and see ya next o/

ontara chapter 1 . 3/16/2010
Loved the characterization and the brotherly banter! This could have totally been an episode...too bad it didn't have more chapters, though ;-)
NoTwoTheSame chapter 3 . 1/22/2010
Brilliant grasp of the characters and an amazing story, I just couldn't stop reading it. It could have quite easily of been an episode. Yay!
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