|Reviews for Death's Helping Hand|
| carocali chapter 1 . 1/15/2011
This is wonderful. I love the tenderness of Dean as Sam comes back to him. Oh how I wish they'd do this in the show, but, alas, it probably wont happen. But that's why great authors come out to play.
You even did a Riggs/Murtaugh reference! Sweet! I LOVED that scene.
| phyllis16 chapter 1 . 1/3/2011
loved this especially. i hope they do something kike this on the 28th good job phyllis
| Aecoris chapter 1 . 1/2/2011
Oh, I loved this so much! It was so heartbreakingly wonderful! I love your version of how Sam came back. Sadly, I think on the show he'll just be fine and stand up and go about his way. Or worse...we won't see the brother's real reunion at all and the first epsiode will take place a monthor so after the mid-season finale. Sigh.
This was so aweet and I could totally picture it in my head. :) I loved this part.
(Sam almost fell asleep, but pushed himself not to. "Dean," Sam breathed the name.
"Dude, I think we've established that's who I am," Dean gave a light chuckle. "Stop fighting, Sammy. It's okay to sleep. It's been forever.")
It's just so...them! And I loved how they were able to joke at the end. Totally in character, great job! :)
| Marianna Morgan chapter 1 . 12/26/2010
"...pulling at his chains with no place to go." - Nice description of being restrained.
"Was either Death's helping hand or his. And Dean's hands were tied." - Loved all of Dean's internal dialogue, but this was my favorite part.
"Not-Sam was actually scared for the first time since he'd been topside - his soul was his kryptonite." - Excellent!
"Death carefully lifted the wounded soul from the case, like it would shatter at the slightest pressure. Lovingly and ever so reverently he lowered the soul - as if the light was the finest and most rarest and most fragile object on earth." - So true...Death seemed especially careful with Sam's soul.
"He wanted to spit in Death's face. Order Death to never lay a hand on his brother again." - Mmm...I love badass, protective big brother Dean!
"Then as quick as Death had come. Death was gone." - That's true in life, too.
"Dean shivered. Death would come again. Come for them all. There was no doubt of that." - Love the creepy foreboding feeling of this...but again, so true.
"Dean waited - frantic on the inside. Poised in stillness on the outside." - Yep...that sounds like our Dean.
"Then Sam did a very Sam thing. He smiled. A thin, weak, little boy smile." - GUH. And after everything Sam had been through, he told DEAN that it was okay? OMG...GUH again.
"Sam looked at Dean. Really looked. Not with the unimpressed, disinterested, unoccupied eyes he had only a short while ago. But the way Sam always used to look at him. With respect and love and something so much more than this world or any other could ever contain." - Looooove! Dude, I sooo hope we see something like this on the show!
"M' soul?" / "Some assembly required, man. Nothing to worry about. I got you now." - Damn, I love this part, too! I love it all! LOL
Loved Dean's thoughts about how he considered a "mercy killing" for Sam, even as he was holding and comforting his resouled brother.
"...but he didn't even have strength enough to vomit." - Now THAT'S weak and exhausted.
"No escaping forever..." - Oh, Sam. *sigh*
Okay, I have to admit that I had no idea who Riggs and Murtaugh were...I had to Google 'em...and then DUH...of course...Lethal Weapon. Never seen any of those movies, but at least I have a reference now. LOL
"Beats Rain Man." - OMG...Rain Man! Dude, I didn't know you included that reference here, and then after the tag I wrote...wow. That's just...wow.
"And neither would let anything separate one from the other - ever again." - Oh, I hope not!
"The sappy, blah end!" - Oh, KK...you crack me up! :)
This was so good...yay! *claps*
| Lujayn chapter 1 . 12/25/2010
What an excellent story! 'As the soul grew closer to its true home, the essence glowed brighter-moonlight, starlight, sunlight combined.' I love this line! The title of the story is cool, too. The part where you described Death's job was to take souls but this time he was giving a soul back to its owner was brilliant. I'm just so glad Sammy is back.
| IheartSam7 chapter 1 . 12/16/2010
Oh, well, that was nothing short of a masterpiece. I was sobbing, I was smiling, I was quivering with pain and joy and I was so elated that Sam is back. I simply can't wait one month to find out, I will have to just sit here, reading this, dreaming of how wonderful it could be. Your writing dares people to imagine. It's a great thing, still having an imagination, as an adult, and you inspire that.
| ritsam chapter 1 . 12/15/2010
Nuhuh...not sappy at all! Actually..it's awsam..like our Sam :) Man, I loved the last epi and screamed with Sam when Death put his soul back into his empty not-sam shell. Jared was awesome..OMG.. *shivers* And this story...OMG..just what I needed after the shocking epi, don't understand should I be relaxed or not! *scratch at the wall, SAM* ahem...awesome story, you simply rock.
| vonnie836 chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
What can I say girl? You make me cry and you make me scream and I like it. What a heartbreakingly excellent story. How I wish we would have gotten to see this in the episode, but it doesn't matter. You gave it to me and it fit right in there. Was playing out in front of my eyes just like if it was on TV, can't get any better than that. And my favorite, although it was hard to decide on it, but it beat out any of the other fabulous things you wrote, is this one - There was life and there was death and in-between was Sam and Dean. Great job, keep writing, I'm loving every word you write. Hugs, Vonnie
| Shannanigans chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
Wonderful! 2 of my favorite lines:
Some assembly required.
There was life and there was death and in between was Sam and Dean. Loved it! Thanks for writing this! I can only hope we get a tiny piece of this sort of thing on the show. Well done Karen :)
| Dimminished chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
Thanks so much for giving us a cushioned ending to last weeks episode.
Ahhhh... if only they show would give us a visual of what you wrote here. :)
| zekeschance chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
You did a fabulous job on this! Thanks so much! You can continue, you know!
| supernaturalsammy67 chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
I LOVE YOU! this gave me clenchy tummy! and I felt every second of it!
I LOVED IT! we need this!. EXACTLY THIS on the show! NOW NOW NOW! xxxxx
thank you so so BLEEDING SO much for sharing
| ziggy.uk chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
Thanks for giving us this as the show almost certainly won't! So wished they had given us a couple more minutes but guess they wanted to leave it on that moment! Very believable that Sam was desperately fighting sleep after not having slept being Robo-Sam but typical of Dean to instantly step back into big brother mode now he had his little brother back complete and gently coax Sam into sleep with some much missed banter. And gotta love Bobby giving the boys the moment they so needed!
Loved this :) thanks
| cold kagome chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
OMG LOVE IT YAY SAMMY BACK IM SOO HAPPY
| doyleshuny chapter 1 . 12/13/2010
That was awesome and chick flicky! I loved it! Every now and then I gotta have me some chick flickiness! Excellent. I was thinking I wonder how many fanfocs I'll see about Sammy getting his soul back. BTW Freakin YAY to that!