|Reviews for Toy Soldier|
| SunnyZim chapter 1 . 6/14/2010
Another fantastic story from you! I LOVED your interpretation of the toy soldier and Lego story and Dean's admonishment to the soldier to watch out for them once again before he drove into the cemetery. I also loved the fact that Dean got Sam to place the solider in the ashtray again when he was rebuilding the Impala, and I loved Sam's "as you were, soldier":-)
As for the finale, I LOVED it, and it is definitely going down as one of my favourite episodes to date (along with "Heart"). It completely broke me but at the same time I loved the way it was structured around the Impala flashbacks and I loved Sam's redemption in it (whilst I love Dean to bits, I am ultimately a Sam girl at heart I confess...). I thought it was a beautifully done episode, although I am heartily glad that it is not the end of the series because the series simply can NOT end with the brothers separate in any way. The only thing I did not like about the episode was the apparent implication that Chuck is God. No. Just. No. But otherwise I loved it:-)
| ChaiGrl chapter 1 . 5/31/2010
What a PERFECT story. You nailed it. Thanks for sharing. Take care and Happy Writing!
| SupernaturalGeek chapter 1 . 5/28/2010
I can't believe I've never come across your stories before but I'm glad I've found them now.
This was beautiful and I loved how you explained the back-story to both the lego in the vents and the toy soldier. You had both boys completely in character and I could see every scene happening just that way in my head as I was reading.
Even though I've not yet seen the finale (6 weeks and counting) the final paragraph broke my heart. I really, really hope that S6 begins as we would all like it to.
I nearly forgot, but one other thing I also loved - and that was completely one hundred per cent Dean - was how when he rebuilt the car he made her exactly as she had been before the crash. I really do believe that's what he would have done.
Great story, touching and yet never OTT. I really enjoyed it :)
| Zatnikatel chapter 1 . 5/24/2010
Gulp… this is beautiful. You’ll know from my rant that I really hated the finale but things like this – the backstory – make it bearable. What a lovely insight into Dean as carer, with all those little subtle asides to the fact they were alone so much and Dean was effectively brother, mother, father, teacher [totally refutes that notion that Dean isn’t smart… he must have been the one helping Sam with all that homework, after all…]. It’s incredibly sad, but also really touching to see the depth of that love and care in such a young child, and I love how you show him being so mature and trying to shield Sam from the worst realities of life on the road with a dad who hunts monsters. And even sadder to see this line buried in there up top: “You and Dad were gone a long time…” because I don’t even want to think that Sam might have been left on his won while JW took a 9-y-o on a hunt.
I love the switch from Dean effectively carrying Sam to Sam literally carrying Dean, and the toy soldier as a motif for all that binds them – all that love, and suffering, and endurance…
| Colby's girl chapter 1 . 5/22/2010
| Nana56 chapter 1 . 5/19/2010
Aw, you did a beautiful job with this. You've got an amazing talent!
Loved the history on how it all happened to them, Sam jamming the army guy and Dean putting the Legos in the vent and making sure it all went back to normal after the crash. :D
Awesome, awesome, awesome! :)
| mtee1958 chapter 1 . 5/19/2010
That was very very good. The little guy did his job.. he watched their six and helped save the world.
Very good idea.. very creative. Thanks
| supernaturalsammy67 chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
OH MY GOD...utterly amazing
I loved it :)
such a beautiful fic xx
| Charlie Girl 79 chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
This story is wonderful! The time line, all the delicious details and dialog make for a beautiful set of vignettes. Loved this story.
| vonnie836 chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
I liked your take on how the soldier and the legos got there. My favorite part though was the conversation between the boys, when Dean rebuilt his baby and put the legos back in and gave the soldier to Sam to replace again too. As for the season finale, well it really shook me up, at the same time I really loved it, as it made the brothers brothers again. Hugs, Vonnie
| cheekymonster2 chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
Loved the story! and absoloutley loved the finale-dont think i would have handled it so well if there wasnt going to be season 6! I laughed, I cried and was a little bit p/o with dean ending up with lisa (im a die hard dean/jo)but it was still fantastic!
| hotshow chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
This was a very good story. I would love it if you made a sequel - one with Sam coming back from Hell, like most of us think he will.
In the last part of the episode we saw Sam under the lamppost looking across the street at Dean through the window. Dean was drinking whisky and I got the impression that Dean was still upset about Sam being gone. When we saw Sam there, the lamppost light was flickering - I'm thinking that God brought Sam back to where Dean was.
I think that Sam was gone for maybe weeks/months (hopefully we will find out when Season 6 starts). Why I think that is because on March 28/10 at the LA Convention Jensen and Jared were talking with the fans about Sam/Dean and their relationship as brothers. One of the things that Jared said was that "the brothers needed to be apart for awhile, then wait for September and watch episode one" - that makes me think that when we saw Sam under the lamppost is wasn't right away but maybe weeks/months later. I think that Jared was hinting at what part of the last show would be (I think they would have finished shooting by then) - obviously he couldn't come right out and said what was going to happen, so he hinted.
Now we only have to wait for September and see how Sam and Dean get back together. It should be good, because Dean doesn't know yet that Sam's alive, and Sam doesn't know that Cas and Bobby are still alive.
| PhoenixDragonDreamer chapter 1 . 5/17/2010
Damn...this was...this was perfect. So, so perfect I can't even...
Thank you...just - thank you.
| pandora jazz chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
I enjoyed reading your story.
I love how you filled in some more of the back story on how the army man got stuck in the door and the lego's in the vent.
I loved Kripke's history of the Impala, the brothers home, what awesome memories.
Your scene with the brothers talking while Dean was working on rebuilding the Impala, perfect! So nice to see some moments post "Everybody Loves a Clown" where the brothers were talking not fighting.
The ending was nice as Dean looked once again at the army man stuck in the door, but his lines were so sad and true, "It's just you and me, baby. Sammy needs us both...I don't think he's coming home with us, but he's gonna know he's not alone."
The season finale had so many wonderful moments in it and I would have loved it all, but the final scenes were to heartbreaking. Dean being there for Sam when he died, that was the big brother we all love, not the one sitting at the table at Lisa's house. Maybe if we knew more about Lisa and Ben, but we met them in one episode and Lisa briefly in two others. I understand Dean is trying to keep a promise to Sam, but that was not Dean.
It's so silly to be this upset, it is only a TV show, shouldn't be so depressed. Yes, they showed Sam at the end, but was it really Sam and if it is, will he show himself to his brother.
Thanks for sharing your story with us. I enjoyed reading it.
Until next time, take care.
| Menthol Pixie chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Great story! I also loved the 'Ode to the Impala' facets of the finale. Well, I loved the whole thing but I really thought that that was awesome.
I really liked taking this trip down Dean's 'memory lane', so to speak. Great work. I always look forward to stories from you. :)