Reviews for Riding the Fence
FoxO'Fire chapter 12 . 5/19/2013
Great story! I love the scene where they're all getting drunk and Gert shows up. In fact, I just love Gert.
S-Jay494 chapter 12 . 3/9/2013
Nicely done. Loved Dean and Gert. Wonderful portrayal of Bobby. There need to be more fics about him and the boys.
gr8read chapter 12 . 12/9/2011
This story was fantastic.

I loved Gert. Bobby, always awesome.

The ending with the hug between Bobby and Dean, that whole last part, almost had me in tears. Did I say almost?

Wonderful job.

Thank you for sharing your time and talent.
writerchick03 chapter 12 . 11/23/2011
This was a really great story! I quite enjoyed it. I love Uncle Bobby stories and this was a really good one! I love Gert! What a full and unique character! I would love to eat some of her pie! I don't check ou the SPN fics on her very much anymore because they seem to all be slash of some kind. It was nice to find your story! Thanks! Keep up the good work! I am going to have to check out your other stories:)
Twinchester Angel chapter 12 . 10/28/2011
*applause* Yep. As epic as I suspected it was gonna be. You rock. Seriously. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and an extremely enjoyable read. This ending had me tearing up. And yeah, those Winchesters are huggers. And so is Bobby. Such soft big tough mushy men. All of 'em. And I reeeeally wanna thank you for giving John Winchester the respect he deserves. You did a fantastic job with him. I know people are all over the map in their opinions of him but you know exactly how I feel about him. No matter what, he loved those boys. Both of them. More than life itself. They were the only thing keeping him alive. They were his purpose. He may have gone about things the wrong way a lot of the time but really, he had a huge part in saving the world. Were it not for him and his training and his devotion and even his mistakes, Sam and Dean would never have been equipped to do everything they've done. But yeah, bottom line, he loved them. And you wrote that rough-around-edges love with perfect clarity. As you did with Dean and Bobby's relationship. I'll never watch those two interact on the show the same again. I'll never watch them without thinking of this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, riveting story. Bravo. Just excellent. Thank you so much. *hugs*
Twinchester Angel chapter 11 . 10/28/2011
Ok, don't yell at me for being up this late. Tomorrow's Friday and I have the day off. Haha Yes, I know you that well. You're saying 4:40 am? When the hell does that girl sleep? But in my defense, it's ALL your fault. If you didn't write such awesomeness, I'd be fast asleep with visions of Winchesters in my head. Turns out I don't have to sleep to get that though. This, I believe, was my favorite chapter yet. I love all the dynamics of all the relationships here. Can I just say, you should definitely write more teenchesters. Throw in some Bobby, John, Jim, and hell, throw in some Caleb too. I've got such a blank slate when it comes to him. I'd LOVE to see what you do with him. Anyway, I don't know how you manage it, but again, I went through an entire range of emotions with this one. The playful teasing between Sam and Dean along with their serious discussions. You even added Winchester Telepathy. I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure you know how much I love that. And the interactions and perfectly written dialogue between John and Bobby was exactly how I imagined it. You've got it down so well. I'm amazed that I'm amazed cuz I've always known you were an exceptional writer, but this? There needs to be fan fiction awards. We HAVE to see about making this happen somehow. You'd be the Titanic of fan fiction awards. *giggle* When they bring up their mom, I always feel this overwhelming sadness. They're such strong capable boys but they really want their mom too. Something about the way boys love their moms and knowing that these two are no different but that she was taken from them, just...guh! It's so freakin' sad. And OMG the whole Gert thing? Hilarious. And damn if I didn't get tingly when you said "In them, Bobby could see the formidable team they would one day be" cuz if that isn't just a perfect picture of the future. And Sam trying to convince Dean that he could have normal, he could have school, he could have anything and Dean insisting that this is what he wants, this is his choice, was very profound. Cuz Dean, no matter how green the grass seems, even to him, can't live without this life. No matter how much it's sucks out loud and how much pain it causes him, Zachariah was right, he's miserable without it and he'll find his way to it in the dark every time. Loved that whole conversation. Ok, last chapter. So I'm gonna go read that and then spend every waking moment begging you to write more. Something. Anything. Just write, woman! It's what you were meant to do. :D Thanks for this! *hugs*
Twinchester Angel chapter 8 . 10/27/2011
Ok, so I read 2 more and I'm just reviewing now cuz my stupid phone wouldn't let me review earlier. This chapter was absolutely heart wrenching. I gotta tell ya, the emotions you make me or any of your readers feel through your writing is nothing short of amazing. This was so touching. The phone call in and of itself was so damn intense I couldn't read it fast enough! And then Dean, giving into his anger and taking it out on anything within reach was so sobering. That poor guy. It was especially difficult to read what Bobby was saying to him to make him mad, mostly because it was all true. For the most part. And OMG! You mentioned Flagstaff! Sorry, anyway. Dean feels like his life is so black and white. Hunt evil crap, stick with your family and protect them, no matter what the cost. That's it. No more. No less. And in return, all Dean wants is loyalty and love from his family. Is that too much to ask? He's always trying to please his loved ones and when they brush him off, instead of getting really upset at them, he takes it out on himself - tells himself that he isn't good enough or that he hasn't done his job well enough and that he deserves what he gets from them. And this was SO hard for Bobby to do. It sucks when you're a parent and you have to do things that not only don't sit right with you but they downright hurt. Bobby earned his parent badge today with what he did for Dean. He risked alienating Dean, hurting him more, losing his trust, and all of it was for Dean's own good. He took that risk without any thought of the consequences to himself. That's what makes a great parent. I'm so glad that Sam and Dean realize how much of a parent Bobby truly is to them. And I love the little flashbacks you put in here. The ones when the boys were little and he and John were new acquaintances. You, my friend, and a freakin' rock star! I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying this. Lastly, OMG! Now I completely get why you were freaked out when I said something about a punching bag that one time. Hahaha! This must've been what you were writing at the time! Lmao! Great minds, huh? Lol Thanks for yet another exceptional chapter! Love ya! *hugs*
Twinchester Angel chapter 6 . 10/27/2011
Yes! I feel like singing "Back In The Saddle Again" cuz yay! I finally have time to read more of this! This chapter was hilarious! I've already read most of it in the sexcerpts *giggle* you sent me but still, I love this chapter! Dean all cool and suave to that chick "don't make assumptions about me cuz you'll be wrong every time" such a Dean thing to say. *melt* And Gert? She's soooo damn adorable. "I don't put out on the first date" "that's not what Fitz says" Those 2 are positively beautiful when they interact with each other. Oh, and the phone call with John. My Chuck in Heaven that was sad. I happen to be a person who loves John and I know he wasn't even in the same vicinity as perfect but he loved his boys, that much was obvious. And I love that Bobby took the 'watch out for Dean' thing as seriously as Dean took the 'watch out for Sammy' thing. And to the same extent in Bobby's own way. And Bobby gettin' some? Hahaha! That's awesome cuz Bobby deserves to get some. Hell, I'd sign up for that. Bobby may be grizzled but he's a sweet teddy bear and one bad-ass hunter. John's birds and bees talk makes me laugh. Not one for words, is he? LMAO! You are just the most amazing writer and your dialogue for these two blows me away every single time. I have to go to work now or I'm gonna be late but I'm hoping to read one more chapter today. I love this story. You are amazing. Truly. I'm soooo proud of you and you should be soooo proud of yourself. Thanks for this. *hugs*
KaliSprings chapter 12 . 10/18/2011
That was awesome! I really enjoyed this story, I love Bobby and Dean moments. I did have a little problem with the buffalo part, in the show when there is a cursed object they find it with emf and not just guessing but since you had Dean still kind of green when it comes to ghost and monsters it was easy to overlook and also a lot of the time luck saves the day. I liked your supporting characters especially Gert because Dean needs a mother figure, although Josey was good too-Bobby as a sex god made me giggle. Anyway just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this fic. Keep up the good writing.
Fireglass chapter 1 . 10/13/2011
This is the best fanfiction I have read, and I mean that with every bit of seriousness. Just...wow. Oh my God. I usually stick to stories that are centered around Sam and Dean, but I've been feeling the Bobby love lately and this story caught my eye and piqued my interest. And it never let me down.

You captured the personalities and struggles of every character so perfectly. The dynamic between Bobby and Dean, Sam and Dean, Bobby and John, just. It was amazing. I laughed. I cried. I wanted to hug them all through my computer. And not only did you handle the Winchesters and Bobby perfectly, but you created a sprawling backdrop of supporting characters that were each and every one intriguing, hilarious and loveable. This was another side of the world of Supernatural and I soaked it up like sunshine. Sat down and read the whole thing almost nonstop, and boy am I glad I did. You have a true talent, a real gift with words and it was a pleasure to spend my day inside your world. I will be reading this story over and over for months to come.

Thank you for letting me travel to "your side of the fence"! ;D Keep up the fantastic work!
Psychee chapter 12 . 10/13/2011
I've been reading this now and then when I got the chance so it took a couple of days to complete it. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the story. The difference between a life on the road hunting and having a home and hunting...two options except they really aren't for the Winchesters.
AnonT chapter 12 . 10/11/2011
I love when authors can do John justice & you did. You showed he was a hard man & difficult to live with but that he had a heart & loved the boys. I hate the part of the fandom that John bashes. You captured Dean & Bobby REALLY well too. The original characters were great. The story was great. The little hunt was great. It was all just great.
Twinchester Angel chapter 5 . 10/11/2011
Ok, "enjoying this" is definitely one way of putting it, but it's definitely an understatement. I'm LOVING this! I want you to write every day for the rest of your life, ok? Just so we're clear on that. I mean, even your OCs have soooo much depth to them and you describe them so well that it's as easy to picture them in my head as it is Dean and Bobby. I found myself loving Gert even more when she and Dean talked about Mary and Gert's late husband. And Clive? Man, I can just picture him perfectly. And I have to give you extra loving and snuggles and hugs and imaginary chocolate for the last scene. Dean getting all fidgety and worried about Sammy was so cute. And Bobby's right. Dean is a parent to Sammy. If it was one of my kids out there doing that for the first time without me watching over them, I'd be nervous and worried too. Doesn't matter if you're technically the parent or not, when you raise someone like that, you still feel and react the same way a parent would. Dean visibly relaxing after talking to Sam and Bobby knowing that was just what he needed melted my heart a little. :) This story is incredible. Moving on to the next chapter! *hugs*
Twinchester Angel chapter 4 . 10/10/2011
Oh my gosh, this was sooooo sweet! First Bobby remembering the boys when they were little and I love love love how you described Sam's "squeals of delight" and his little toes in his sneakers and it was so obvious how much those boys adored each other. It makes me melt. And Dean was the bestest big brother ever! And then Bobby getting into it with John. You just wrote that brilliantly. John wasn't a d*ck that beat on his kids like some like to believe. He was an obsessed, grief stricken *ss who didn't want to feel any emotions cuz it just brings more pain. He was fiercely protective and the only way he could manifest that was by expecting nothing less than perfection from his boys so that they'd be ok. Sadly, in the process, he alienated them and didn't provide them with the tender love that boys without a mother desperately yearn for. He loved his boys but had no time for the ooey gooey lovey dovey stuff when there were monsters out there that he had to rid the world of. Bobby was so right in that conversation and I can certainly see why they ended up parting ways with a shotgun and threats between them. And Dean meeting Gert? Awwwwwww! I love Dean's reaction to her. So sweet and so Dean. She sounds cute as hell and she's spunky which is exactly what would make Dean love her. Add in the pie and she's golden. You're rocking this story so hard and I don't want to go to work again! :( Thanks so much for this! Hope I can read more tonight! *smooches you*
Twinchester Angel chapter 3 . 10/10/2011
Ok, I'm WAY too lazy to review this chapter and I wanna know what Dean figured out so I'm skipping the usual gushing. :) Great chapter though! I loved it, which is why I'm blowing you off to try and read one more before work. Lmao! Love ya! *hugs*
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