|Reviews for Toy Soldier|
| sammygirl1963 chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
What a totally awesome oneshot delving into how the toys ended up wedged in the car and how they played an important part throughtout the brother's lives!
| TraSan chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Well darn you anyway! I'm crying. I even made this horrific little noise once near the end. Bah!
All that said, this was maybe one of your best fics ever and that is saying something considering how awesome of a writer you are.
I loved every time line you covered, each one written so well they felt and breathed canon and the boys in every encounter.
I'm sure this isn't very coherent. I'm all verklempt now. *sniff*
As to the season ender? I really enjoyed it. I would have liked a less ambiguous, more happy ending, hug-filled moment, but since we have a season 6 - maybe we'll get one then.
| Annie8R chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Thoughts on this story? Wonderful. Very touching.
Thoughts on the season finale? Good most of the way through (great in certain parts, okay in other parts). There were, unfortunately, some essential elements missing that should have been included. However, I'm grudgingly willing to accept that they will be taken care of next season. The worst part, however, was the last few minutes, when it took Dean away from the truth of his character and into someone else's life. That was bad. Again, it will be fixed by next season, we know that, but it was still bad. Come on, people. Don't do that to Dean. It's not right. The Dean we all know would be moving hell and high water (quite literally) to figure out how to get Sam. Inane 'promise' thingy or not. Sam is screaming in torment in the fiery pit. His beloved little brother. So Dean is going to dinner with virtual strangers? I don't think so. The Sam part at the end was interesting, but that doesn't take away from everything that was poorly done.
So anyway, there you have it.
| Linz1224 chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Amazing. I'm speechless.
| sentarla chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
love that you expanded the soldier and the lego story. I love that you mad the soldier pretty much a person like the car and that you explained the rebuilding. I needed that. Thanks!
| Vanessa Sgroi chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
This story was quite simply awesome. It fit perfectly. Thank you for writing it.
I am still struggling to deal with the season finale- particularly the last three minutes of it. I honestly hugely disliked Dean going to Lisa. Every time I mention this to others though, I get chastised that Dean made Sam a promise, etc. I know it but I don't have to like it. :-) How Dean could live a happy normal life when Sam's in Hell just doesn't seem like Dean to me.
I desperately hope Sam is not a ghost. I quit watching Ghost Whisperer when they did that. I want the boys alive and together preferably from the get-go in Season 6. I've seen a lot of speculation that Sam (whether dead or alive) would just go away and leave Dean to his "happy" life which I think is beyond cruel.
| masondixon chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
The season finale depressed me very much. And I will probably be depressed the entire Summer. But stories like this one sure do help to pass the long, long days until Dean and Sam get back together again. A very good job here. Thank You.
| The Poet's Muse chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
That was so hauntingly beautiful. Haunting because of what happened after Dean and the Impala rolled through the graveyard. You did an amazing job with this, you made every moment recounted by Chuck come to live to vividly! Breath-taking. You should be very proud of this.
| Thorny Hedge chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
This is the best thing you have ever written. *sniffle*
| Nerene chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Wow, what a beautiful & poignant story as I read through my tears. It is the perfect back story of how the toy soldier and legos came to play such an important part in it all. Very well defined characterizations for Sam and Dean as children and progressing to the strong men they have become. Family, love and sacrifice are all there to bring the story full circle. I plan on reading again once when I have more control over my own emotions. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
| anita chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
that was beautiful. Loved it. Warm and moving. Way better than the underwelming finale. Thanks for sharing.
| CB Walters chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
I've been waiting for a story like this to get published since the finale aired, and I think you really nailed it. I love the progression you've given it, allowing us to see the boys and what those tokens of their childhood means to them. My favorite aspect of the season finale was that throwback to really character-driven storyline, which I felt has been somewhat lacking in this season, and the homages to the Impala and the boys' brother hood was the vehicle for that. Thanks for expanding on what Kripke gave us and giving an even better understanding of what that toy soldier means to them.
| zuimar chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Gosh, what an amazing one-shot! I'm still not sure how I feel about "Swan Song", I'm torn between "a lot of crap" or "mmm, perhaps not so bad after all". Not torn about your fic though, heartbreaking and full of brotherly love. Great job!
| Harrigan chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
ou had me at Sam's precocious reading skills! This warmed my heart, and I loved how in character the boys were (shades of their later selves) even at that young age!
The other moments you chose were particularly poignant scenes that make such perfect sense, in retrospect, to involve the army guy and legos. And the scene at the very end? Still makes tears spring to my eyes.
And in answer to your question about the finale? I loved it! Honestly, a Butch-and-Sundance kind of ending would have felt a little bit predictable to me - and I've always felt the most moving sacrifice is the person who has to try to go on. (A little like Quantum Leap, when Sam Beckett maybe could have either gotten to go home, or could have given Al what his heart always wanted, and so Sam gave up his own dreams for Al's happiness. And went on. That's more heart-wrenching to me than dying for someone.)
I feel that both the Winchesters grew up, became more whole and healthy in their relationship with each other, grew to respect and understand and trust each other, and still got to be the big damn hero and sacrifice everything.
I'm verklempt, loved the episode, love the Winchester boys more than ever, and I can't wait for season 6!
| Klutzygirl33 chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
Awww, I loved this!