|Reviews for The Art of Balance|
| GreyBlue chapter 20 . 8/1/2010
Real nice. I like it.
| betweenlife chapter 20 . 6/27/2010
Amazing. This was well written and thought out. Thanks. :)
| hikinggirl70 chapter 20 . 6/2/2010
I really enjoyed this fic and the dynamics of Sam and Dean. Adding John into it was great. Also the custody thing was cool and I liked how Dean was Sam's parent even before it was legal. I am so glad everything worked out in the end.
Too bad we can't have a Dean in our lives!
| cleared account 02 chapter 20 . 4/15/2010
Aww... I want a Dean! But - then again - I already have an awesome brother... so I'll just have to be content with favoriting this marvelous fic!
| TJ chapter 20 . 2/26/2010
Hey there. I've read this story about 5 times now and still love it, the chemistry between the bothers was excellent. Will there ever be a follow up in the same timeline? Fingers crossed!
| AbandoningAccount Read Profile chapter 20 . 1/10/2010
Loved this story so much!
| Broken Sexed Up Bloody Kitten chapter 20 . 12/21/2009
Frigging awesome! xD
| Harbour Master chapter 8 . 11/15/2009
WHA? Dean in control of the Winchester Clan? A sexy and surprising (but also very imaginable) idea! Loved.
| ItsaMiracle chapter 16 . 10/17/2009
I'm so excited!
| ItsaMiracle chapter 9 . 10/17/2009
Everyone wants a piece of the Winchester brothers...I feel sorry for them. Truly. Should have cut their losses when the had the chance.
enjoying reading this!
| SeeKayWrite chapter 20 . 10/11/2009
I really love how you did Dean having custody of Sam, this whole story was a great at showing how they got by while John was away
| Marlowe97 chapter 18 . 10/2/2009
This is amazing! I started with this, not really knowing where it would head - it was a little long for just "oh, the CPS comes visiting - crap, we need to move, fight, fight, yelling - comfort" like it usually is.
But this - I don't know, somewhere in between it changed.
The idea with the paper was cool, it could have ended in any way like a lot of those do - Sam realizing his awesome brother, blahblahblah... but no, you made it work. And I'm sorry, but I can't tell you why exactly.
I LOVE the way you painted the family-dynamics, with everything as we know it - Dean doing everything for his family, Sam being smart, John being absent - but that everyone has to be careful around Dean when he is cranky, cause they don't want to face his temper - that is such a brilliant idea! It's such a little thing, really, but it gives a great dynamic to the piece. I like your John - for exactly the reasons Sam is so surprised: he sees Deans pain and misery, knows it even through a phone - and still miss his 21st birthday, doesn't know where he works and stuff like that.
I also like the principal and his pal. Amazing how they turned out to be more than just the usual over concerned (though I think there should be NO over concern for possible abuse) social-workers with no clue.
Nope, you made them likeable, even though you took your time and I had to go through a little annoyance about them first ;-)
I had a lot of fun with the brother-banter in the office: "Sam, do we eat?" "Every Thursday" - LOL
The jocks were pretty funny, such idjits.
Aw, Dean reading that paper over and over - sweet! But Sammy - seriously? I don't really know, maybe your family handled things differently, but in MY family, we call the one who has a birthday - and don't wait for him/her to call US. But for such a bright kid, he could be a little slow, once in a while...
All in all, this was a pleasure to read! I'll put it on my favorite-list right away - I don't want it to slip away...
And wow, the idea with the legal guardian - just cool. Really interesting concept, should have been done in 'real'(aka:TV) life too, cause that would have taken a lot of problems out of the way. Maybe you should suggest that to the writers *winknudge*
| Keerawa chapter 20 . 9/6/2009
That was a MARVELOUS story. You balanced the suspense well across the chapters. Dean really was one hell of a parent, wasn't he?
| mouse8 chapter 20 . 8/11/2009
I want a Dean too! This was a fantastic story. I absolutely loved Dean holding the family together, injured, but still so responsible - Sam's parent in every way. Perfect - definitely one for the best read ever bookmark!
| Saffygirl chapter 20 . 8/9/2009
It is one of the best pre-series (canon) Supernatural fics I've read!