|Reviews for Time Has Come Today|
| Jane88 chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Really girl, that's totally awesome! I also adore John and seeing him so caring and emotional is just perfect. I think you got him just right, hesitant at first, not knowing what to do and if Sam would really want his help. But in the end I think he did a great job as a dad here. :)
And this one: "...and thinking Bobby Singer was full of shit when he had predicted that Sam would one day be bigger than John and Dean." that was just hilarious.
I certainly enjoyed it, made me smile! Can't wait to see what Deans reaction will be with finding them curled around each other on the bathroom floor.
And don't worry, even though I'm dying to read more on your other stories, I agree with you that you have to listen to your muse. :)
| ziggy.uk chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Perfect start to this story. You have John and Sam's relationship spot on. Could see how John wasn't comfortable when he first realised Sam was sick as the role of carer was alien to him as Dean was always there to tend to his youngest. Loved though how John relaxed into the parent role, comforting Sam as he continued to throw up, and Sam, thoroughly miserable, overcame his embarrassment at being sick in front of his father and leaned into his comfort. Both of them needed this so much. Sam must be sick to not have woken at the sound of the Impala but not surprised John did. It will be interesting to see if Dean takes over or if John will want to stay where he is, but think both will be guided by Sam's reactions. Just hope it is only a stomach bug Sam has and not something worse.
Loving this story and looking forward to the final part.
| NetMyne01 chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Loved it! So few caring John stories out there, this was a gem to read! Can't wait for the second part!
| Lilithakaducky chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Like you I adore awesome John. Besides, so much was unresolved between Sam and him in the series. Sam doesn't get many bonding moments outside of those with Dean. Great to find stories like yours. Thanks for this:-)
| EmptyWorkStation chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Omgosh! I thought this was a one-shot, so when I got to the end I was like... o.o Then I read the note and everything was all better... well, almost all better. I think I just wore out the F5 button. Ah well, it should be use to me abusing it.
This was great. There's not enough fics out there that show off John's paternal side. It's tucked away under all those gruff hunter instincts, but still there.
And about the first author note, the part about writing a new 'one-shot' while you still have other stories to update. Well, while I do look forward to those updates, I have to say, as long as you're writing, I'm happy! 3
| Aranna Undomiel chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
My, you're on a roll here ;) I'd say, why not update the other stories I'd so love to read more off...but if you keep producing such gems like this, than who am I to complain :D
Absolutely loving it, though I must say that John wasn't the only one who had to swallow to stop from getting sick himself. Imagine that, you managed to write me sick ;P Well okay, I have to admit, I so know that feeling of not being able to stop throwing up so well, that my body thinks it must provide the feelings going with them ;)
Love that you're bringing John in a the big-Sammy-protecting hero this time. I've always loved him, don't really understand why some people want to write stories that make him abusing his sons, but glad to you write differently ;D
That moment with Sam finally giving in to the comfort coming from John, that was so sweet ;D
Well can't wait to see Dean's reaction to the scene he'll find in the bathroom, so hope the update will be swift ;D
| 123kat chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
I loved when Dean was drilling his dad about Sammy's health. I love it when John gets to be a loving father. I know he is portrayed as an A$$$ but he loves his boys.
Can't wait for the update.
| skag trendy chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
I agree. There are way too many stories out there depicting John as a bit of an ar*sehole. This is wonderful, and it's nice to see a few of Dean's well known traits coming out in John.
Can't wait for more. Rather glad there's a second chapter to come.
| vonnie836 chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Loved this. I always seen John this way. I feel he did what he had to and kinda got lost in it, yet he always had this love and protectiveness in him and very likely had moments like this with his sons. You really did an incredible job bringing out the tenderness and trust here. I'm looking forward to the next chapter. Awesome story. Do I need to get your muse some Ritalin to get her back on track and help you finish your other projects too? Let me know, I might be able to dig some up. Hugs, Vonnie
| zekeschance chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Awww. Daddy Winchester! I love him! I'm so glad that Dean wasn't there when Sam got sick. Simply to see if John could rise to the occasion and help his son. Which he did. All the old instincts came back in a heartbeat. This was such a revealing and telling chapter about their lives from that time. Very well thought out and described. Wonderful story! Love you!
| moviegeek03 chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
This is wonderful so far and I can't wait for the next part! I love how you've written John in this fic. It is really how I imagined him being...a good dad at heart who just doesn't always know what he's supposed to do.
| SupernaturallyEgocentric chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
Wonderful story, very well done. So nice to see John as a caring father and not just an autocratic dick!
| Wallflowergirl chapter 1 . 7/12/2011
*gasps and flails in fangirl glee* You know you pushed all the right buttons for me on this one! Awesome Dad!John! I physically hurt for him when he thought Sam didn't want him there (although I was pretty sure that wasn't what Sam was saying) but then he just got right in there and looked after his boy, and it made me happy! (His behaviour development from gruff to demonstrative, even while all along he was thinking about how he loved Sam but didn't know how to show it, was very realistic.) I absolutely adored their hug, and John cuddling Sam against him and distracting him so he fell asleep. And I loved Sam being embarrassed about being sick in front of his Dad, and then realising that he didn't really need to be - and feeling comforted that his dad sounded so much like Dean would in similar circumstances. And I just love how you mentioned several times that Sam was small and skinny - our big Sasquatch of a Sam makes me weak at the knees, but I love to think of him when he was small and vulnerable, and could be held by his dad (or Dean!)
And now Dean is there - I just can't wait to see his reaction! I hope John doesn't move - I think it would be lovely for Dean to see his dad being tender with Sammy.
I hope your crappy, angsty weekend hasn't become a crappy, angsty week - thanks for sharing your self-help with us :-D
I'm going to be dogging my inbox waiting for the next part...
| jo1966 chapter 1 . 7/11/2011
What a lovely and awful story at the same time. Awful coz the sickness was a bit too vivid I feel sick now and don't want to go to work. Lovely because how sweet was John, nice to read a story where he was being a father rather than a hunter. Looking forward to the next chapter.
| pandora jazz chapter 1 . 7/11/2011
I loved John's thoughts about Dean and how he has always been there for his little brother. It was also nice how John recognized that the bond between the brothers goes both ways.
When John realized that Sam was ill, after lying in bed trying to figure out why the water was running, I loved the part where Dean had realized hours before that Sam was ill after talking to him on the phone. I had to smile as I read how Dean quized his dad about Sam and defied John's order by informing him he would be home by morning.
You did a wonderful job of writing John. So many authors refuse to remember that Dean and Sam must have been loved growing up for them to have turned out as wonderful and caring as they did. I love how John took care of Sam, vomit and all.
Though I enjoyed reading your story about John and Sam, I did miss Dean, so was glad to have him arrive at the end of your story. It will interesting to see his reaction to the scene in the bathroom.
Thanks for sharing another story with us.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter.