|Reviews for I Don't Deserve a Miracle|
| bhoney chapter 1 . 8/14/2010
Wow, what an incredible story! So inspiring and uplifting! I LOVE that it's based on something that really happened!
You did a fantastic job of setting the mood and scene early on. Very creepy. I especially liked this: "passing rusted iron struts and pieces of rebar that jut from the remains, like crooked arms reaching out of the Earth".
"John wouldn't be getting any Daddy-of-the-Year awards, but at least his sons could hold their own in a fight." Yeah, I can totally believe that was John's philosophy.
This was sweet: "Sam always answers his big brother." Also liked how panicked Sam was when he thought Dean was in trouble. Little tidbits like that showed their bond.
LOVED this image: "Sam, cradled in Dean's lap, John's worn leather jacket draped over him in sleep, Dean's arms wrapped around him because Sam isn't awake to notice."
This was kinda sad: "It was, he acknowledged jadedly, because he had forgotten he loved his family. Somehow, in his passionate need for retribution, he had lost sight of that." I'm glad John realized it in this. Just wish it had stayed with him a little longer before he got caught up in vengeance again.
"God was supposed to be merciful, but here in the dark, heaven's mercy seems very far away. Another dead end." Really poignant, and a powerful depiction of despair. LOVED how John found his way to at least a little faith by the end, and how God totally answered his prayer. Awesome!
I was curious as to who the elderly man on the front row was-the spirit of a priest?
A wonderful story, and really well written! I'm favoriting it, and thanks SO much for the shout-out! I'm tickled that something I said could've inspired such an uplifting story.
| jenilee chapter 1 . 8/3/2010
That was a gorgeous story.
I have to admit I was pretty much crying by the time Dean was yelling at John. That hurt to read, but all rang so true with Dean's anger, fear and grief and John's numb shock and pain .
I also loved John's plea in the chapel.
*The story you based this from truly is a miracle.
| Madebyme chapter 1 . 8/3/2010
I'm so pleased to see that you're back with a new story. I really enjoyed this. You rally captured John's pull and push struggle with family and hunting.
It's not often in the fanfic world that you read stories based on John's POV. Especially not ones that are IMHO this accurate. Because no, he's not going to win any father of year awards and he's made some poor decisions but I've always believed that it all revolves around his boys. To protect and prepare them from what's out there. And I think you captured that struggle perfectly here.
"...he had forgotten he loved his family," Prefect line. Simple but straight to point. By wanting to train his boys, to keep them safe John forgets that he's a father. That this is his family. Heartbreakingly accurate.
I liked how you touched on John's faith here. Something that the show has never directly brought up. The mystery surrounding the old man in the Church. Was is a miracle that Sam survived? Simple good luck? Or were higher powers involved. I like how left that open for interpretation.
I really enjoyed this and I hope that you keep writing and posting. Take care, Abbi
| ephiny63 chapter 1 . 8/2/2010
wow I think that this is the best story you've written to date, I was on the edge of my seat at first and then I was all teary-eyed and then in the end smiling. Congratulations it was a wonderful read.
| supernatfem76 chapter 1 . 7/31/2010
You really did a fantastic job writing in John's perspective. Your insight into his character was spot on. Dean confronting John in the hospital after Sam was injured and John praying in the chapel were heartwrenching. Great use of a true story.