Reviews for Attribute of the Strong
Lamarquise chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
You know, I was enjoying most of this a great deal, but the last section bothers me a little. Sam doesn't need to apologize for anything? Dean's at fault for Sam's screwy decisions, or the angels and demons? Isn't Sam an adult, responsible for his own decisions? Could anything the demons or angels did have released Lucifer if Sam hadn't made a series of very bad choices he very well knew or ought to have known was wrong?

I'm not saying Sam shouldn't be redeemed or forgiven...but it seems to me that his bad behavior shouldn't be whitewashed and excused, much less that Dean should be blaming himself for it.

Just my take on the situation. Thanks for writing!
Nancy T chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
The build of this story is wonderful - from a quiet common little domestic scene to cataclysmic horror (with hope). The dialogue is really true to the characters. Very well done.
krimson chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
Positively delightful!
skag trendy chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
Beautiful, hon. Just beautiful.

Bravo, my dear.

Kind regards,

ST xxx
fayance chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
Whoa, such a gut-wrenching, intense story! The scene with Sam dying in Cold Oak was done with such raw, visceral pain that it was like being inside Dean's skin and feeling his anguish alongside him; loved the end, too, how even after all Sam has done Dean can't/won't let his brother go and even realizes how they've both been played all along to a big extent.
Nyx Ro chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
Wonderful! *sniff*
SunnyZim chapter 1 . 1/25/2011
Brilliantly written. The characterisation was spot on and I could just picture these scenes happening in my mind. I loved the ending - how Dean didn't forgive Sam only because there was nothing to forgive, and I especially loved this:

"Those bastards, thatbitch Ruby, took the best things about Sam – his trust, his belief in redemption, his sense of justice – and manipulated them into tools for their own selfish use. They'd taken things that were sacred to Sam and destroyed him with them."

I'd never thought about it that way, but it's so true. Poor Sammy and poor Dean:-( They never catch a break, do they? I do so hope that we get to see them go back to being brothers again soon;-)
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