|Reviews for Because of Houdini|
| NongPradu chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
Oh God! This was just so heart-wrenching!
Since this is a Stanford-era AU, please, please, please tell me you're not going to kill Jess in this one! I really like her, and I love the way you've portrayed her here.
There are so many things to comment on that I don't even know where to begin... The beginning with Dean and Derek was so clever - juxtaposing the healthier, more optimistic Derek with Dean's resigned irritation. Derek who had all the means of being as healthy as someone with CF can be, versus Dean who just didn't. And in the end nature still took its course: Derek still died, but Dean is still here.
And Sam. Good God, there's so much you're doing with Sam in this. He's so real it's almost painful to read. The conflicted feelings of worry, anger, even annoyance, shame, guilt, and affection, make him so damned BELIEVABLE! Having grown up with a sick!Dean would have been so hard on a young Sam, especially growing up the way they did. And when he was younger, Sam simply wouldn't have *gotten* it. Maybe now he does and he feels terrible about it?
And Dean. Sweet, awesome Dean. This is the way I think he would have been on the show if he did have some kind of terminal illness growing up. Brave, resigned, not complaining but just soldiering along toward the final countdown.
You're breaking my heart with this and it hurts so good!
| JamieMc chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
hoping for a quick update plz
just cant let us hang like that :)
take care ('-')
| JamieMc chapter 1 . 10/12/2009
HEY, what this look awesome from here :D
eh I never know what to say for a start but I loved it (maybe kinda sick in the head myself :p )
kep it up please, want you to know that I surely 'll stick with you for this ;)
take care keep writing you made my day :D
| Anon chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
If I were Jessica it's Sam who would be terminal now. And I hope at some point Sam does stop seeing just the disease & see the fighter & hero he is & needs him to see.
| Lbdba chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
Really like this, keep it up!
| CriesofCapricorn chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
I really like this. (I'm a sucker for sick!Dean, too!) I hope you write more soon!
| IheartSam7 chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
Holy hell that was so amazing. So passionate, and filled with love. I know someone who died from CF when I was a kid, and my friend's sister is fighting it right now. She is 23! I have always had a place in my heart for the disease, and fight for the cure. So, thanks for writing this, and maybe enlightening some people who have no clue what it is all about!
| faith-in-Faith chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
i don't have words to tell you how wonderful I think this is. It's sad and beautiful and touching and you had me crying several times. Wonderful work. I'm looking forward for more!
| spn-mamma chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
You posted YAY
I love the finished product :)
Dean and Sam are down just perfect.
Really looking forward to the next part.
| silver ruffian chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
Yeah, I'm still here. You're ripping my heart out and tap dancing on it, but I'm still here. Please update soon.
| 1983Sarah chapter 2 . 10/12/2009
This is sadness itself. So hard to read, but so well written I can't stop either.
| Freya chapter 1 . 10/3/2009
I feel badly that I so rarely check anymore, because it leaves me in danger of missing such incredible writing as yours! *notes to self to try to check more often* You have a knack for writing the Winchesters in distress- especially by being able to stay true to the conflicting emotions of what living with a chronic illness (and living with someone living with one) and how heartwrenching it can be. I'm sure others have already begged you, but I really look forward to installments!
| NongPradu chapter 1 . 10/1/2009
Oh God, you're killin' me here! What a tragic, painful beginning! I'm so curious about what direction you're going to take this in. You do Sam-at-his-wit's-end so beautifully it makes my whole body clench with PAIN! And God, Dean... Poor, poor Dean. I almost bawled when he was trying to explain to his twelve year-old brother that he was going to die some day and Sam not having a sweet clue (or seeming to care, even) what that really meant. But then, it's hard for kids to understand things like that, especially when the sickness of a loved one becomes "life" for everyone in the household.
Cannot wait for the next update!
| Marilyn chapter 1 . 10/1/2009
Wow ! Awesome ! Been a while since i read fanfic and this story is such a good one to become addicted to lol :P
Keep on the good work and I'll keep reading, no doubt!
Sorry for mistakes, english isn't my native language.
| masondixon chapter 1 . 9/30/2009
Different kind of story. Sam's view is familiar to me. I spent years as a young adult suffering from severe abdominal spasms that left me on the floor in agonizing pain. My family loved me but eventually felt put out by how many times I was unable to participate in family outings or "forced" them to cancel a family night out. Finally I found the right specialist who was able to tell me I was born with a defective pancreas and that was where the spasms were from. Now I am on daily medication and the spasms are very rare occurences. But I always remember how my illness was viewed by my loved ones and how I tried so hard to keep my pain to myself so as not to inconvenience them. That is how I see Sam in this chapter, viewing Dean's lifelong illness. Hope he changes in the chapter to come. Thank You.