Reviews for Nothing is With Thee
ccase13 chapter 1 . 9/25/2011
This is a really sad picture of how bad Sam felt to make him go revenge crazy to kill Lillith even though Dean was back a live and wanted Sam to be regular again.
Crystalzap chapter 1 . 5/12/2011
great overview of everything ;)
xXxShiniXKazexXx chapter 1 . 8/17/2010
Brilliant work. D
rebecca chapter 1 . 10/13/2009
Can I just say that I *love* how you write Sam? It's like you peel off all his layers and write just who he is, a Sam he might not even be consciously aware of, and maybe without those layers he's raw, and imperfect, and a little broken, but man, I just love him all the more for it! With Sam, I love him *because* of his flaws. Of course, I love his intelligence and his drive and his determination and his compassion and his love for his family, but I love his ruthlessness and his pride (which is just covering up an inferior complex, if you ask me) and his stubborness and his resentment of his family (hatred, maybe, even? because, you know, you can only hate that deeply someone that deeply if you love someone that deeply and did I mention that I love this show to pieces?) even more, if that's possible. Maybe that makes me twisted. But! Back to your fic (you bring out the Sammy girl in me, no idea that was even possible, heh). "[...] he's a ticking bomb, and he sort of wishes he'd just explode already." Oh Sammy, this nihilism of yours makes me ache for you. And then Lilith, laughing at you. And you know, the first three seasons Sam ended up pinned to something, helpless, in the finale, but in the S4 finale *he* was the doiing the pinning, and yet he failed. Again. That just hurts me. Anyway, the ending of this also hurts me, because it rings so true, and can I just thank you for writing this? Even if some of it's been Jossed, the premise still stands true, if you ask me. So, anyway (man, did I ramble or what), thanks for sharing this. :)
Floralia chapter 1 . 2/14/2009
You might not want them, but I have to say I’d quite like it if they were yours. I’ve been looking forward to reading this probably more than to watching the episode, which probably says something about me, and you didn’t disappoint.

The whole section about Bobby is just devastating, the idea that Bobby checking in with Sam is his penance for failing, that Sam can acknowledge he loved Dean more and understand it because he feels the same way. I also love his thoughts on John. ‘The truth his father had kept from him and given to Dean’ - I love that line.

I really can’t praise this enough – you really know how to get into Sam’s head and show us what he’s thinking in such an atmospheric and realistic way. His thoughts are so down but without being whiny or even self pitying, it’s more factual – it’s understandable after everything he goes through for his attitude to be so bleak but still he tries, even if he doesn’t expect to succeed. And the ending is heartbreaking. Dean is back and it should be happiness and light, but it adds to his list of failures.

Depressing, but real. I love it.
TroublingAStar chapter 1 . 11/8/2008
SO SAD. Aww, man, this broke my heart in so many ways. And it does fill in the gaps, and sort of make up for how downhill the series is gone and! This fic is brilliantly written and characterized.
Ghostwriter chapter 1 . 11/7/2008
Awesome. Catch ya on the flip side.
kirallie chapter 1 . 11/7/2008
Poor Sam! I really don't like the way s4 is treating him.
carocali chapter 1 . 10/1/2008
Sorry for being late to the game...

Oh, Faye, this makes me so sad. Poor Sam:

"Bobby says that they're like family, but he was always looking at Dean when he said that. Sam might have believed it, could have believed it at one time, but he can see it in Bobby's eyes now that there is no Dean to shine back. He can see that niggle of doubt, the hint of regret, that Bobby wishes he could have stopped Dean from making the deal to begin with. Not just because it wasn't what Sam would have wanted or even what it did to Sam, but because he loved Dean more."

This could literally just kill me. At least in this last episode, Bobby seemed to be concerned about Sam as well. I do see where you're going, but it just breaks my heart to see it written.

"And at first there's joy. There's hugging and crying and questions and everything, because Dean's alive and that's what Sam's needed for four months.

But Sam doesn't know how to tell Dean. Doesn't know how to explain to him that death isn't just being buried six feet underground. Doesn't know how to explain that there's only one real miracle for the Winchesters."


I've missed your writing, but I hope you cheer up! We all have each other still, right? :D
Starsmoonsky chapter 1 . 10/1/2008
oh... this bad boy broke my heart.

eloquent though. I missed your stories, darling. You have no clue how often I check your page in hope of a new story, and today was like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and St. Patricks Day all rolled into one :)

Post Script: I loved The Office blurb. It made my heart smile.
Lisette chapter 1 . 10/1/2008
To start, why in the world are you so down on SPN and pessimistic about what's to come? Where is all of that long-held trust in Kripke to do right by our boys? Where's the ardent fan whose passion breathed life into this fandom? Faye, me dear, perk up! There is a sunny side to every situation and you just need to throw out your sunglasses and return to seeing the world through your favorite rose-colored glasses!

I've managed to live the summer spoiler-free, and continue to this day. I don't even watch the previews for next week's episode. I even avoided many of the fanfiction pickings from over the summer because I found the speculation too damn depressing. TBH, I'm glad that I did for it allows me to approach each episode with an open mind and spin it in the direction I'm hoping for. *grins* It's a wonderful way to live, and by this fanfic I can tell that you still have a bit of that hope left alive in you.

Faye, I didn't find this fic to be disheartening, but rather a wonderful peek into the head of the Sammy that we all know and love. All you have to do is play in his head a bit and you can reason away any peculiar behavior until it all makes sense. I, for one, don't think that Sammy has abandoned his morals, has gone dark-side, or is bunking up with Ruby with no thoughts to how he's sleeping with the enemy. I think he knows EXACTLY what he's doing. He's using his powers to kill demons in a way that I believe would save the host if the demon hadn't already had a chance to do too much damage. He's SAVING people, hunthing things - the family business. And he's doing it with Ruby's help.

Sam said himself that he doesn't trust Ruby. He's using her, just as he knows that she's using him for something. Right now their goals coincide and so he's going to use her help. I'm still a strong supporter of the idea that Sam's doing the right thing, and if anything, it's Dean's persistance that Sam's powers are evil and that he's on a slippery slope that drives me nuts. Who says it's the powers that are evil? That's like saying a gun is evil when it all just depends on how you use it. This is a weapon that Sam can use, quite effectively, apparently, and I can only hope that he'll find someway to confide this in Dean, and better yet, that Dean can find a way to accept Sam for who he is, and not who he wants him to be. After all, Dean's taken the first big step by sharing the angel bit with Sam - now let's hope he returns the favor!

But to get off of my soap box and onto the real issue - this fic was a fantastic look at the time while Dean was away. You once mroe have a talent of getting inside Sam's head - explaining why he would stay away from Bobby, why he would sleep around, why he would change the Impala. Kripke didn't get us the months of Sammy angst that we love, but you gave us a peak at what it was probably like - and in a very artistic way. I loved the continuity of the starting paragraph of each section.

Well done, my friend - and remember, ROSE-colored glasses. These are still the boys we know and love - just have faith in Kripke and try to avoid those damn spoilers! :D
reading chapter 1 . 9/27/2008
Wow. That just hurts. So well done.
Thorny Hedge chapter 1 . 9/25/2008
Wow. Heartbreaking and so... dark. And so very Sam. I love it.
Smarley chapter 1 . 9/24/2008
I like this, I like sam insight. and truth be told the only insight into sam on an emotional level that I've ever gotten is through Fanfiction... which is really sad

But I really enjoy reading the stories :)

lovely job
ROBINV chapter 1 . 9/24/2008
This was very heartbreaking. We know so little about what's inside Sam's head or heart, really. Somehow, he's gotten lost in the mytharc, which isn't right. You have given us a glimpse into the torture of what Sam went through while Dean was gone-hell right here on earth. Brilliant! Love, Robin
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