Reviews for Falling
Beckydaspatz chapter 1 . 5/7/2012
Sam's head snapped toward the voice. Pushing his way through the unmoving vampires was Lucifer, wearing a beret and carrying a megaphone.- I WOULD pay good money to see this happen. AWESOME! (not for Sam of course, but he'll get over it! :P)

"I think moviegoers these days are secretly rooting for the bad guys. Heroes are just so…annoying. I mean, did you hear how audiences cheered when Paris Hilton bought it in House of Wax?"- I watched that god-awful movie just to see Paris Hilton die. *snort* NICE LINE!

Sam grabbed the front of Dean's jacket, his hands shaking. He closed his eyes and let his brother's words fill his head like a mantra – no Lucifer, no vampires…no Lucifer, no vampires… He focused on the metal teeth of Dean's jacket zipper as they bit into the skin of his palms; he focused on the tight grip Dean had on his arms, his brother's hold steadying him, grounding him.

That hold flooded his head with memories of just how many times Dean had been there for him, supporting him literally and figuratively, since before he even knew monsters were real. When he was little and plagued by nightmares that Dad would disappear like Mom had, Dean would curl up beside him, throw an arm around him and offer a sleepy, "Don't worry, Sammy. I'm not going anywhere." After Jess was killed, Dean had pulled him from the fire and been right there with him as he worked his way through grief and anger and back into the hunting world. And even after Hell, and Ruby, and demon blood, and living without a soul, here Dean was, still standing beside him, still holding him up – still being his foundation. His stone number one.

-that's just lovely. :D

Sam scowled. "I didn't scream."

Dean rolled his eyes. "OK, I heard your manly yell and came running."-Bwahahah! Love that! Very in character!

"Dude…" His brother again closed the gap between them but Sam held up his hands in a defensive, back-off gesture. "Damn..." Dean's familiar features suddenly morphed into Lucifer's. "What gave me away? I thought I nailed your brother this time – in the non-porn, non-Biblical sense, of course. Totally captured his blue-collar je ne sais quoi." The devil snapped his fingers. "Wait, I know – it was magnanimous, wasn't it? Way too big a word for dimwitted Dean."-Oh man, that's PAINFUL. And that Sam knew...jeez, you're going for the throat with this one.

All the layers – hunter, partner, foil, opponent, protector – that's what made his brother so hard to replicate, why shapeshifters, Leviathans, even the Devil himself, would never be able to pull off the guise for long. Hell notwithstanding, the brothers had been together a lifetime – and it took a lifetime to see beyond the mask Dean wore, to be allowed to see those layers.-Beautiful, I really loved this.

Sam turned and ran.

"Aw, Sammy, don't go," the devil shouted after him. "We're gonna miss last call."

Sam ran even faster.-That's a haunting image, it's freaky (and genuis) to think of Lucifer messing with him this way. Distorting reality and his memories as well, that's a new type of torture and very evocative to read. Nice job!

"Yeah." Dean shook his head. "You played chicken with a car and lost. Fortunately, the two of you weighed about the same – which is why you have a few dings rather than being roadkill. But hang tough, Humpty Dumpty, the docs are gonna glue you back together."- Oh Dean...

They'd replayed this scene too many times to count. Sometimes Sam was the one on the gurney, sometimes Dean, but each knew their role; the one still standing lent their strength to the one on the table. Not in a touchy-feely, hold-my-hand kind of way. More like a make-light-of-it, joke-about-it, be-a-smart-ass-and-distract'em-from-the-pain deal. But there was no worry in Dean's expression, no half-assed smile to try to disguise it – just rapt fascination with the gory mess on his brother's arm.-OOOOOH ick and bad and sad and ALL THE FEELS!

"Man, I suck. I mean, I've been screwing people over for millennia and today I can't even fool a sleep-deprived school dropout with a dented head into believing I'm his half-wit brother."

"As long as you keep underestimating Dean, you never will," Sam spat out. "Now leave me alone."-Poor Sam! I'm feeling worse for him right now then I did in the episode. :(

"And in the battle of Sam versus car," Lucifer was using an announcer's voice now, "Sam wins!" He reclaimed his position when the doctor moved off, grabbed Sam's arm and raised it to signify victory.-I REALLY shouldn't like Lucifer, but I do. *sighs* I just do.

"Five, Sam." Lucifer smacked Sam's arm to get his attention, then tapped his non-existent watch. "Technically, five."

"Shut! Up!" Sam screwed his eyes closed when he realized he was yelling. Good one, Sam. That'll convince them you're nice and sane." "I'm just-"-:-( This is really, REALLY well written.

"Sam!" Dean grabbed the gurney rail and shook it to get Sam's attention. "He's right, I'm not real. But neither's he. You know that, and you gotta hang on to that until I get here. Where do you think I am, huh? It's sure as hell not back at the motel with my feet up, enjoying a cold one. No, I'm busting my butt, trying to track you down." He pointed to the door of the treatment bay. "You keep an eye on that door. I'm gonna be busting my way in, any moment now, chewing you out for taking off again."

-I'm about to cry. That's really gorgeous.

"Hey." Dean reached over the grabbed Sam's shirt, twisting his fingers in the fabric. "Every time he gets too much, you listen to my voice, shut out everything else, use it to stay strong. I got your back, Sammy. Always will."-Oh BOYS! :D

Dean crossed the hospital lobby, heading straight for the information desk. He'd fallen asleep for five minutes – five fucking minutes – and Sam had disappeared. His brother had no car, no cash and was working on no sleep for four days, but had still managed to fall off the map for the better part of three days.-OH man, Dean much have been FREAKING out.

Sam's size could be intimidating on a good day and since Lucifer had been poking him with a stick, any little thing could have made him lose it.-Nice touch!

There are SO many things to love about this story, the blanks being filled in, Dream!Dean having Sam's back, real Dean having Sam's back, your SPOT ON characterization of Lucifer, oh yes, defiantely going in my favorites, GREAT job.
ccase13 chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
I liked how Sam's mind fought back and sent a dream Dean to help poor Sam fight off Hallucifer.
KKBELVIS chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Spectacular and so creatively refreshing!

Your Lucifer was very fun.

Thank you much!

sammynanci chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Excellent! I had liked so much that had met more care and Dean's protection in this chapter that I adored all this history. I was charmed with Lucifer, was brilliant, the director's fantastic idea of cinema, since Sam realized that he was not a beautiful Dean. Great work, congratulations!
zekeschance chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
I really liked it! The way you wove both scenarios together was pretty much pure genius! It was easy and entertaining to follow. Not confusing at all. Very good job of switching back and forth between Dean/Lucifer. I really enjoyed this!
Von chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
I haven't even seen this episode yet, but I'm glad to have this place holder!

Sam hallucinating a Dean to help him is just about the most awesome thing I can think of.
gapdragon1 chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Excellent, intelligent story telling - thank you
Rosetta Brunestud chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Hey, that's nice! I really enjoyed it! Lucifer hallucinations are just so fun to play with while writing, right? This sounds pretty mean, but come on! XD I love the idea of messing up the memories ;D

Good one, dear

See ya

Jane88 chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Amazing story! Loved how you connected both episodes, very creative. And your Lucifer is totally spot on! His portrait of Dean was so real but I loved how Sam noticed the small and subtle differences. And imagining Dean next to him, keeping him sane till the real flesh and blood brother arrives is great. Amazing work, really! Goes right to my favorites. :)
Shannanigans chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
So good! I love the differentiation between Lucifer Dean, real Dean and Sam's imaginary Dean. Plus, Sam had taken god knows what kind of drug from that dealer. He wasn't exactly coherent between that and the lack of sleep! Well done.
The Lilac Elf of Lothlorien chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
That was a great story!

Man, I am SO happy Sammy doesn't have Lucifer in his head anymore.

Although Castiel is still wacky so who knows what the writers will do with that.
SupernaturallyEgocentric chapter 1 . 5/6/2012
Very good tag!
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