|Reviews for Because of Houdini|
| Sebby-chan3000 chapter 14 . 7/29/2011
| Brightshadow-chi chapter 14 . 3/3/2011
loved the story and your writing style ;)
| okayokayokay chapter 13 . 12/14/2010
WHOA. This story is amazing. It's been on my list to read forever now and I'm sorry it took me so long:) But seriously, I don't even have words- so many things about this made me happy. And now there's another fic that I have to catch up on!
| Stoneage Woman chapter 13 . 7/30/2010
This was beautiful. Angsty, heartbreaking, just the way I like it. Thanks for a great read!
| aXforamnesty chapter 14 . 7/19/2010
lol! and it's AWESOME!
| jenelric chapter 13 . 6/18/2010
I always love it when fanfiction authors write stories based on real conditions. I've heard/read glimpses of CF before, but I've never really understood what it was, so this was very eye-opening for me (like these kinds of stories usually are).
That being said, I think you did an amazing job with this idea! You're a great writer, and overall, this was a very powerful story. I couldn't help but cry throughout the final chapter.
And the symmetry of the beginning and end was perfectly done!
Overall, this was wonderfully done! I hope you do end up writing more in this 'verse!
| alunaluna chapter 13 . 5/17/2010
an infinite cry ,is a very sad story. is excellent.
sorry but my inglish is not soo good
| oakandash chapter 13 . 5/3/2010
Very nice job - I really enjoyed your take on it.
| BranchSuper chapter 13 . 4/27/2010
This was awesome! I don't know anyone with CF, but a friend's son died of muscular dystrophy and the same type of family dynamic manifested - you caught the very essence of it beautifully. I'm glad that Sam & Dean will soldier on together and hope you will write more of these stories. And now, I'm going to check out what else you've written - I think I will like it.
| colorvoid chapter 1 . 3/20/2010
Wow, what a beautifully heartwrenching story. I gotta say, it really gave me a new perspective of life with a disease like CF - both for the person with it and the people taking care of them. The emotions, the anger and sadness and pain that the characters went through felt incredibly realistic. And I especially loved that both Dean and Sam were flawed in subtle ways that I couldn't quite pinpoint but which you were able to define so precisely in the final acts of your story that it felt like a true revelation.
You put us in both their shoes with your writing and when I found myself sympathizing with one brother over the other, you turned everything on its head and really threw me into the other perspective. And Jess felt tangible, again understanding and selfish and loving all at the same time.
Thank you for writing such well-rounded characters and treating this subject with so much sensitivity. I look forward to more stories in this 'verse.
| FiveForFighting09 chapter 13 . 2/24/2010
AH! *grabs heart*
That was...that was...honestly, I don't see it ending it any other way. Because in the end (haha) it didn't end, only kept going and going and strangely, when I started reading this story, I thought you were honestly going to take this in the route of using that Faith healer to cure Dean, and then take it from there.
But Dean stil had CF in the end and he's dying. But then everyone is. Only it's harder when you are faced with the stark reality of it, every day.
Loved this story, Sam's slow change from resenting Dean to understand that the CF is not how he should define his brother, though it's a part of him, but that Dean will forever be a big brother. And at the end HE FINALLY GOT IT!
And the twist at the end, how each Dean and Sam got a little taste of what the other has to do...perfect. I think that if this was actually used in the series (the "walking in each others shoes part") then the brothers would understand each other alot more. Because...ah! This story rocked.
I loved it, writing was superb, and I am sad to see it end. And that ending...pulled at my heart strings. Because...wow.
"It doesn't matter.
It never did.
What matters is that Sam will be around to find out."
I cried a wee bit here. Loved your story, loved all your stories really, and and..I hope Dean make it to be old and gray. Because he deserves it.
Both of them do.
| RyanHeart chapter 13 . 2/24/2010
Sorry it has took me this long to read the last chapter. I have been pretty sick. I hope you keep going on with more cystic fibrosis Dean stories. I will email you back when things pick up more. Speak to you soon.
| mtee1958 chapter 13 . 2/22/2010
Glad to hear we will get more.
This was such a good story. Thank you so much.
| Maz101 chapter 13 . 2/22/2010
This has been a really amazing story. So informative, so painful, so well characterised and written.
Who the hell knows where our preferences (er... should I call then fetishes?) come from - I read you profile and your honest admition of interest in the affects of chronic illness. From a story point of view - especially in the Winchester context - I can see the huge scope for the expression of so many emotions. This fic has explored so much of what must affect so many (not just CF sufferers). You were so astute to see and follow the possibilities in Sam & Dean's relationship with each other and those close to them (Sam's relationship with Jess and her characterisation have been written so cleverly). All those issues of invalid/carer, dependence/freedom, strength/weakness, are uniquely developed through the situation you created.
If I were a CF sufferer I imagine I would be so pleased to see such a story - so well researched and so brutal in its portrayal of this horrible illness but showing the strength of those who live with it and around it.
You have a great writing style...In this chapter I loved..."Air knocks, trips, finagles its way up around over the barriers in his lungs. Waking up is like drowning, every single time." Great imagery.
And loved..."Why did he run?
Because Stanford's glossy brochure made him promises it couldn't keep. Because Jessica and normal and things less senseless, less frightening, more muted, more safe- the brochure said all of that was waiting for him there.
Because he was selfish. Because he was a coward. Because he was brave enough to say goodbye. Because it was the only way he could control the disease. Because hunting was going to make Dean die faster. Because Dean couldn't escape but Sam could."...it seems to me a perfect expression of Sam and is beautifully written.
It has been a painful read at times but I have loved it. Thank you!
| drkstormynite chapter 13 . 2/22/2010
I really enjoyed this story.
I suffer with asthma so this story was really interesting for me.
You did a great job.
I can't wait for more stories of the brothers' travels!
Take good care!