Reviews for Validus Una
doyleshuny chapter 1 . 3/12/2011
That was excellent. I WISH Sammy would stop worrying about what he did while souless. I know the kid is a human guilt machine but he has to stop or your story might come true. I wish he would just listen to Dean and let it go. I guess if he just let it go and walked away from it that wouldn't be the Sammy we all know and love though huh? Anyway I totally loved your take on it!
hotshow chapter 1 . 2/21/2011
This was a very good story.

Thank you.
Ani101 chapter 1 . 2/20/2011
oh wow-i haven't seen the next episode yet so everything i read about the last one is just-argh! Epci story, i love how Dean ended up in Sam's flashback too, it just shows their bond even stronger, so that was a really good idea! Alastair creeped me out, he always did more than anyone and you brought that across very clearly too, so well done! thanks so much

Ani
ritsam chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
Didi...

My God, that was an outstanding piece! I just can't express how awesome it is in words. We've all read and thought that when Sam collapsed, he would see his own hell, but never imagined Dean would have to face it too. That was too heartbreaking seeing the devil's ripping his beloved baby brother's skin alive! Horrible. It was too descriptive, honestly, I think I might have stopped breathing for a while. OMG... Sam's wall's started to break and speaking of wall, the banner was awesome again and I saved it in my folder. I missed your story and thanks for writing again.

Love you Didi :))))
sammygirl1963 chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
The wall was leaking, possibly even crashing and hell was trying to claim, what it thought was rightfully its own...Wow, what a powerful sentence my friend. It actually gave me chills reading that line, especially after what happened with the youngest Winchester in last week's episode. That line also makes you think about what could be ahead in Sam's future...just what will hell try to do to reclaim him again.

And wow, it blew me away when Dean had memories of his own time in hell just from making skin to skin contact with his brother. That just goes to show how intertwined their lives truly are.

Must also compliment you on the vivid imagery you used for this chapter. With the words you wrote, it was easy to picture the hell that the brothers were going thru as they were tortured.

Awesome oneshot my friend!
ziggy.uk chapter 1 . 2/19/2011
Really awesome tag Vonnie. Can so imagine Sam comparing his soulless self to when he was hooked on demon blood and pushing aside the fact that there was a difference, convincing himself that it was totally him both times. He really does need to give himself a break sometimes.

Very effective too that when Dean touched Sam when he was having his flashback of hell, it ignited Dean's memories of his time in hell too and both sets of memories were so graphic you could feel what they were going through and feel their pain.

You showed so well how both boys need each other and just loved how you said Dean is the mortar which holds the bricks of Sam's internal wall together. Perfect.

Together they are stronger, so true.
KKBELVIS chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
Dear Von:

Was so excited to see this post and get to read before tonights airing.

You wrote:: and hell was trying to claim, what it thought was rightfully its own.

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The way you wrote Sam's guilt and fear was superb. Very emtional and, I think, true to Sam.

You wrote: What happened the last couple days though hit him like a sledge hammer, maybe because they were actual memories and made everything else more real. And it scared the crap out of him

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Your writing is like a sledge hammer...you know that right? I so could feel the tension and fear from both men.

The whole hell/burning from both boy's POV and seeing one another torturedwas just amazingly done and so heartwrenching and creative.

Loved how you brought Alistar back into play and the meathook - Dean's time in hell! Excellent imagination.

Best Dean line ever! - I'll die first

Oh and this that you wrote really struck me. - So yes, the thing that had run around wearing his face and having his memories for the past year had been him, really, because it hadn't been that much different from being hooked an demon blood and doing evil things.

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Ouch! This makes me see so much better how Sam believes/ blames himself - for who and what soulless Sam did. I've said before how neat you are...how you can make me understand things I didn't quit get before - I so get it now.

Thank you for driving that point home. Cause I was struggling with the idea of Sam and soulless Sam being one and the same...until I read this. Now it makes total sense to me.

you wrote: callous, coldhearted son of a bitch

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Excellent word choice/combination! Pow!

Just an all around poweruful fic...

Well done, lady.

Hugs

Karen
CeCe Away chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
They are stronger together. So glad you got this up before the episode tonight. It's perfect to end with before watching.

Sam's hell was horrible, but adore how they can pull each other out.
supernaturaldh chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
Awe Vonnie, this was wonderful. It just made me all warm and fuzzy inside. I cannot wait for the episode tonight, I am sure they will not give me all the Sammy limpness I want, but alas, our SH challange has. Love and Hugs, Denise