|Reviews for Destiny's Monster|
| JaniceC678 chapter 1 . 3/21/2013
Printed this out a while ago and put it in my work bag for delay emergencies to have something good to read and finally got to it today! The fire action sequence on the bridge was absolutely AWESOME! You totally captured the scene in words...and fire scenes are not always easy to do. Loved it! And the emo angst stuff - added bonus!
| cherry619 chapter 1 . 7/3/2012
Nice, I liked the inter-lay of Sam's destiny and his fears mixing with the theme of 'fire' and getting lost in it. Sam definitely had some issues with his inner demons during Season 2 and this was a nice way of collecting his thoughts and projecting them to what he's hunting or doing. Since fire seems to be a central theme, at least in Season 1 and 2. Charity
| pandora jazz chapter 1 . 2/28/2012
I also love reading a new story from you.
I'm sorry about the delay in thanking you.
You created a wonderful mystery for the brothers to solve.
I enjoyed reading your AN's at the end on how you created this story.
It was difficult to read about the bats as they died in the fire. I know it was only fiction, but it does show how you did a great job describing their deaths and getting an emotional response from your reader. I also had trouble with Dean's 'jokes'. Some of them were just a bit to much for me. Sorry. :(
You did a wonderful job describing the fire and very intense moments as Sam tried to make it across the bridge.
I loved the description of the Impala as Dean drove it to Sam's rescue. '...The animal didn't slow, didn't waiver, wasn't afraid, never once veered off its path in hopes of finding escape from the blaze. The leopard came to a skidding stop. White-hot, angry eyes met Sam's, blinding him completely.' What an awesome scene!
Wonderful big brother moment at the end as Dean takes care of Sam, especially when Sam was choking.
Thanks for sharing your stories with us.
I enjoy reading them.
Until next time, take care.
| TraSan chapter 1 . 2/26/2012
What a great story, girl! I loved the whole thing. Hurt!Sam, awesome big bro!Dean, neat ghost story, little bit of angst and topped with a scoop of banter/comfort.
| Jimelda chapter 1 . 2/25/2012
Ah poor, poor Sammy. He just can't catch a break can he? Don't get me wrong though, you did a great job with this fic. So much description! I was shuddering myself when Sam was trapped in the fire. Great plotline too, it's always nice to read some protective Dean. :)
PS. I wanna hear the end of these dirty jokes! They sound quite amusing.
| Jane88 chapter 1 . 2/25/2012
I think swimming wouldn't have been such a bad idea - I'd favor water over fire. :) I knew that this Sammy express idea was a bad thing as soon as Sam suggested it. "Powerful, sleek leopard" - the Impala, awesome! Funny, entertaining, exciting and very good in character as always. Enjoyed it a lot, really great work!
| ziggy.uk chapter 1 . 2/25/2012
Great story Karen, loved the research you did on Emily's bridge and possible reasons for her death and haunting it and it fit perfectly with the Season 2 timeframe with Sam after Dean had told Sam their dad's last words to him. Awesome hurt and singed Sam, and big brother Dean, hauling him out of the flames when the fire got out of control. Adored the tag, can imagine how hard it will be for Sam to keep quiet until his throat heals! Totally in character throughout and a fantastic story, loved it.
| Sparkiebunny chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
First of all, I LOVE the time and research you put into this. It really paid off and made reading even more enjoyable. Second of all, WOW, this was awesome! So in-character and fun, while still showing how much Sam and Dean care about each other, and giving the readers a bit of emotion to experience. Fantastic writing, Karen; loved this piece so much! :)
| Visionairy chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
Karen - Wow, I was so happy to see that you'd posted another story! There was so much about this story that was just great! I loved,"They'd 'jerked' and 'bitched' their way through that conversation." Yes! I also liked the way you have Sam coming to his conclusion, by reading the quotes on the bridge - very plausible storyline. But Dean's line, "Sammy, Sammy, Sammy," Dean flicked the lighter, producing a flame. "I was born ready to set the world on fire." ... was perfect!
And how did I know that this was such a great bad idea, "I'll set my end on fire first. When I'm sure it's caught, I'll race back your way.." Yes!
But my favorite part was, "The bats all combined into a big blob, shapeshifting to form a powerful, sleek leopard prowling through the flames on a hunt. The shadow shape closed in on him, stalking. Its back was arched and its hair bristled on end, ears flat, eyes glowing bright as a low throaty growl rumbled deep in its animalistic throat." Yes, Impala to the rescue!
And finally, my favortie Dean line. What could make Sam feel safer and more loved than, "I got you, you big horses ass, okay?" Excellent! Thanks so much for writing it!
| vonnie836 chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
Completely awesome story. I loved the back story here and it made it even more tragic that you chose the hanging to happen before the babies were born. I had the feeling when Emily lost her ring that it had to be significant in some way and when they started to burn the bridge I knew it had to be that she was attached to it rather than the bridge. That was definitely great. Even better that you hurt Sammy. It fit so much into that Season 2 time frame that he would be obsessed with saving others in order to save himself. The only other time he was even more obsessed was in Season 5, when he tried to save the world, no matter what the cost to him. And Season 2 has to be one of my favorites anyway. Thanks for another exceptional story. Hugs, Vonnie
| skag trendy chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
Interesting source for the plot, and I loved your twist on it in this story. Great job, hon, and I loved the banter abd brotherly love.
Plus, I'm curious about Dean's dirty limericks... what was that about the guy with the big dick? How did that end? And the one about Peru... dying to know, so PM me some time, eh? LOL!
| Menthol Pixie chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
And this - "Uvula," Sam muttered with a wince, hunching forward.
"Dude, don't swear at me, "Dean ordered assisting Sam back against the seat.
Brilliant! I loled. :)
| LadyBeryl chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
Great story. I do have a couple spelling suggestions. “Owe” isn’t the correct way to spell a vocalization of pain. It is spelled “ow”. Also for the sentence “I think they could use some suave”, I’m pretty sure you meant “salve” as in a medical ointment.
| Shannanigans chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
Awesome as always, Karen! You had me holding my breath!
| SPN Mum chapter 1 . 2/23/2012
This was such a great story! All the pain Sam felt at being told his destiny was to become evil and destroy the world was displayed very well. You also did a great job of showing just how good he is, how much he fights to do the right thing, no matter how hard it is. Sam is a very complex character, who feels everything very deeply. It an be difficult to portray that, but you always do such an amazing job. :)
Thanks for another wonderful read. :D