|Reviews for The After|
| pandora jazz chapter 1 . 8/2/2009
What a wonderful tag.
If only Kripke would make it this simple. I would love the brothers to just be brothers again.
“Be my brother, Sam. That’s all. My brother…”
Us, Sammy, just us. Me and you against the world.” He frowned then amended, “and hell… and possibly even heaven..."
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
| sunnyjunedays chapter 1 . 8/1/2009
Hi, This was so Dean and so Sam. There is no way after recent events that the two of them can just pick up the pieces and continue as though Ruby and the angels hadn't manipulated them in such a brutal way and this story illustrates the struggle the both of them face. I love Dean asking Sam to just be his brother just as Sam asked of Dean when Gordon returned to hunt the youngest Winchester down.
The ending was perfect as Sam answered his brother:
"That," he breathed the word out, "I can do."
'It was a start'
I could clearly visualise this scene as i read.
Great, thanks. x
| spnMom chapter 1 . 8/1/2009
Lovely tag... I just can't get enough 4.22 tags... Thanks for posting.
| KKBELVIS chapter 1 . 7/31/2009
Bobby doing Bobby stuff...LOL...that's great!
And you wrote this:: “Us, Sammy, just us. Me and you against the world.” He frowned then amended, “and hell… and possibly even heaven… oh, and that Fabric Softener Bear.”
I so hope S-5 is set to that very theme! And the 'Fabric Soft Bear' ...Too funny!
Smooth and totally believable...like an episode.
| geminigrl11 chapter 1 . 7/31/2009
Oh, hon! This is so heartbreakingly amazing! I can just feel Sam's despair in every word and movement. And I love that Dean is finally recognizing how hard all this has been on his brother, how much Sam needs him-in fact, has never needed him more. All Sam needs is to be Dean's brother-so simple and yet so profound. Absolutely wonderful.
And this: “Us, Sammy, just us. Me and you against the world.” is so what I need to happen in S5.
Thanks for giving us some hope!
| Carol Dowsen chapter 1 . 7/30/2009
Wow- two reviews in one day. I liked this one too- I really didn't like the way the series ripped them apart and hope that in the next series they will be just 2 brothers against the world. I am so envious of your talent and with 3 children- you have my utmost admiration
| Ejdrup chapter 1 . 7/29/2009
I love that idea, wish it could be that simple, and maybe it could, all they need is each other, and as brothers they are stongest:)
It's really well written, you really got talent, read some of your other stories, and just love them!
| criminally charmed chapter 1 . 7/29/2009
And we have to hope Kripke is reading these things, because that is what we want and need. Sam and Dean as brothers again.
Thanks for sharing.
| mcatB chapter 1 . 7/28/2009
If only it could be that simple for the boys... This was nice, though. Thanks!
| Landwing chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
I think that would probably be the best thing for Sam to do. Especially given the past year, during which they were both floundering, trying to find their proper places in the world again. And all along, it was right next to each other. Pretty simple. But I've found that "simple" does not usually equal "easy". It's been a long road for the guys, but it hasn't ended yet. Whatever else winds up coming down that road at them, really and honestly I think the best thing Sam can do is be his brother's brother. We'll see what happens. Good story.
| SophieSaulie chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
Wonderful tag to Lucifer Rising. I like that you left things still tension-filled, but not so much that they are apart like they have been. They can't just make up and expect t resolve their issues, but I LOVE that you have Dean emphasizing that all he wants is for Sam to be his brother, nothing else, the rest would be dealt with one that's been cleared from the air. LOVE it!
Sam’s soft voice carried on. “I mean, what’s left for me?”
Me, Dean wanted to remind his tormented brother. Me.
“…The thought of dying doesn’t even offer the comfort of peace anymore. There’s no Heaven for me and I really don’t want to go to hell.” Sam laughed but it was a broken sound. “Maybe I need old Doc Benton’s live forever formula after all…”
A cold shiver crept up Dean’s back. He growled, “Sam.” That wasn’t in any way funny.
-Great moment! I completely understand how helpless Sam feels and Dean's desire to make Sam see that Sam will always have him.
“Then stop this okay, just stop. All this isn’t going to change or help anything…” Dean paused. “You want to know what to do? You really want to know what you’re supposed to do now? Let me tell you, man, and you’d better be listening up ‘cause I’m only going to say this once…” The intensity of Sam’s gaze burned but Dean sucked it up with his own. “Be my brother, Sam. That’s all. My brother…” Sam’s intensity turned to water as his eyes shone brightly. He canted his head and swallowed. Yeah, Dean knew exactly what he was feeling. His own voice was husky as he punched it home. “Us, Sammy, just us. Me and you against the world.” He frowned then amended, “and hell… and possibly even heaven… oh, and that Fabric Softener Bear.”
-AWESOME! SO DEAN!
When their mother made her deal with Azazel, Sam’s life had been set up and then orchestrated towards a terrible end. Dean was really hoping, now that Sam had completed the horrible task, that there were no more surreptitious plans for his little brother; Zacharias certainly didn’t seem interested in Sam beyond releasing Lucifer.
Let the kid just be, he fervently wished, for once in Sam’s entire life; let him just be Sam, Dean Winchester’s geeky little brother. It was his turn to deal with destinies and all that crap now.
-Again, wonderful and SO DEAN!
| mtee1958 chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
Sometimes it can be just that easy!
very good chapter
| Nana56 chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
YES! That's what we all want! Just the brothers against everything else...especially that stupid little bear. lol
Beautifully done. *hugs* :)
| QuierdoMusic chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
And I would love to see them just being brothers again
Bobby was off somewhere else doing Bobby stuff
Loved that :D
| Ash8 chapter 1 . 7/27/2009
Perfect. Just absolutely perfect. And it feels just so ... right. Be brothers again. Do it all together again and you'll get through...
Adore this and makes me itch even more for the start of S5, where I am hoping so much that this is what it will come down to.
Thanks for sharing.