Reviews for Stages
Crystalzap chapter 1 . 5/13/2011
yea, as they say

"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." with Sam it was literal
xXxShiniXKazexXx chapter 1 . 7/6/2010
This is nicely done. ) Excellent!
insanechildfanfic chapter 1 . 8/30/2009
what I don't get is why Sam gets the full blame for the apocalyse. Sam only broke one, and he was unaware that she was one. If I remember, Castiel was supposed to destory a town to stop a seal from breaking, but Dean stopped him.
Liz Bach chapter 1 . 8/30/2009
THANK YOU! I've been waiting for someone to throw it back in Dean's face that maybe Sam's got a bit of an "I told you so" to lob himself. How many times was Dean in denial saying Sam wouldn't go bad? I know it's a cop out, but I kinda wish Sam would remind Dean at some point that he begged his brother to kill him, and had Dean done that Sam wouldn't have unleashed the Apocalypse.

I know, I know. I actually wrote that conversation two nights ago, and it came off really weak, Sam trying to blame Dean when this is clearly a result of Sam's own terrible decisions. But sometimes I feel like fanfic writers take so much pleasure in flaunting Dean's "I told you so" when he's not completely innocent in all this either. People (not you!) forget Dean's the one who broke the first seal.

“I’m not totally human, either,” he said, matter-of fact, knowing it for the truth. “And I thought that if Ruby could be a demon and be good, then maybe there was hope for me.” He paused, then added, “I guess I was wrong about that, too.”

I particularly liked this part. At the risk of sounding like a Brady Bunch kid, I never thought of it that way! Poor Sam. I really hope there's some redemption in store for him this season, although it sounds like we're in for quite the Sam's-name-is-mud ride for a while.

Loved the tag, lady. o)

-Liz
carocali chapter 1 . 8/28/2009
“I shouldn’t have called you a monster, Sammy,” Dean blurted suddenly, and Sam froze. “You thought you were doing the right thing.”

“I wasn’t.”

Dean nodded, his head moving up and down. “Yeah. I do kind of owe you the biggest ‘I told you so’ ever, don’t I?”

Though he could tell that Dean was half-joking, Sam felt his eyes begin to prickle and sting. “Dean,” he said helplessly. “I started the apocalypse.”

“I know.” From his position on the floor, Dean swivelled round to face him until he was kneeling next to the bed. “But, Sam, just listen to me for a second. I’m not saying that I approve of everything you’ve done these past months. And I’m not saying that everything’s alright between us, because it’s not. But you’re not the only one who screwed things up this year, Sammy. And I can’t do this alone.”

I so hope they have some kind of conversation about this. I wonder how they'll handle the phone call that "Dean" made to Sam. I feel the guilt that Sam will have will certainly trump season 1. And I hope that together they can get through it. They need to be together.

Thanks for sharing!

:D

Caroline
Guest chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
awesome
jaceblue chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
Hey,

That was awesome. The best carry on from Lucifer Rising that I've read so far. Thank-you for posting it... The brotherly interaction was really impressive.

Keep the great work coming...

Thanks

Jami
Psychee chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
Great story.
Sunny33 chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
Hey, really enjoyed this. Nice idea going with the 5 stages, and I could visualise this interaction between the boys. Thanks for posting.
clair beaubien chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
The best part of a great story - that Dean stayed with Sam in the panic room.

Thanks for sharing this!

CB
geminigrl11 chapter 1 . 8/18/2009
“Do you know something?” he said suddenly. “Every decision I’ve made for years, every single choice, has been the wrong one.”

-This is what kills me most, from a season that was pretty hard to watch under the best of circumstances, let alone toward the end. Everything Sam tried to do, every plan, every intention, was wrong. What a horrible realization for him...and I struggle to see how he moves forward from it.

I love the progressions through the stages. And, even though Sam and Dean have reached a sort of acceptance, it doesn't solve everything. Very painful but very truthful writing.