Reviews for Darkest Before Dawn
Von chapter 6 . 9/7/2012
This was the most awesome post-Levi story I've ever read. It's so refreshing to have something good and positive happen. :D And to have John and Mary back is awesome twice over because a) We get fun new interactions with a Mary who has heard of but never experienced - that was a great line about the Stove of Dean's Posessive/Protectiveness - and b) John experiencing two sons who have changed rather more than I think he can comprehend, despite having heard about a lot. I hope we see more of this dynamic, even if only as a one shot or something!
xXxTearsOfTrueLovexXx chapter 6 . 8/16/2012
Thank you, that was wonderful
criminalxxxmindsxxxfreak chapter 6 . 8/15/2012
Okay, *deep breath*

So I read this all sitting alone in my bedroom, in the dark.

And I am now so overwhelmed with happy feelings that I cannot even think properly.

I clicked on this story pretty much arbitrarily, just looking for a decent Supernatural story to read and thinking that I'd give this one a chance.

I was mesmerized by the first line, I kid you not, I love your writing style and it is just fan-freaking-tastic. I was sucked in and I couldn't stop reading. The way you made the story come to life, like I was watching the most AWESOME episode ever. I just... wow.

And then chapter two. I literally had to stop, pause to have a minor fangirl moment and then go scream at my best friend on facebook so she'd read this too because... John. John, John, John oh how I loved that you included John. And wrote him exactly right too. I haven't come across many stories that have ever written John so PERFECTLY and you did it.

Then, fangirl moment over, I went back to my heartbreaking for Sammy and Dean and I got shivers down my spine at ever line the Alpha Vamp spoke and, seriously, you're amazing for writing this.

And then I had a mini seizure when Ash and Ellen and Jo and Rufus and then Bobby :) *sighs* Oh it was so damn perfect and wonderful and I loved seeing them all again and it was a love that was unspeakable.

But the best part was Mary. Seriously. I squeaked with joy. I really and truly did. Mary and John together :) So wonderful. And, by the way, I so adore how you wrote them together, it was so sweet and just what I'd expect from them and I just loved how Mary was deadset on killing the Alpha Vamp. *smiles*

And the the wonderful, amazing Dean and him watching over Sam in the hospital and them contemplating everything and it was wonderful and just generally awesome and I loved it and seriously, it was all perfect. I can't complain about a single thing, can't point out a single flaw because I saw nothing I didn't like, saw no mistakes at all and I loved this so damn much.

I was a bit concerned about Bobby and Ellen and Jo and Ash and Annie and Rufus and everyone in Purgatory - I just kept thinking "What about them?" and also "What about Cas?". (oh, and Ash's "Angels are dicks almost killed me XD) But I figured they'd decided to get them out and of course that's what they decided and it really did wrap this all up nicely and I LOVED this.

I really can't say tha enough, I LOVE this. I haven't found a story I love this muc in a very, very lon time. Several months. Honest.

It was just... perfect and it would just be so amazing if this actually happened. Granted, it would complicate things to have John and Mary alive again and I had some reservations about how that would go in the story, but you wrote it PERFECTLY and I absolutely LOVE THIS.


Now I apologize for the extremely long ramble-babble. This story was amazing and brilliant and a thousand other awesome adjectives and I love it and am now going to add it to my favorites. Thank you for sharing this glorious bit of writing with the world of fanfiction!
TinTin11 chapter 6 . 8/12/2012
Loved this story! Fantastic!
JudyH chapter 1 . 8/3/2012
What an incredible story. I simply could not stop reading; I just hope that the writers give us a season eight half as exciting as your version. Loved it!
ccase13 chapter 6 . 8/2/2012
This is such a great story. I like how Sam got his brother back and found a way they can get all the other hunters back too.

All in all, camping in the woods under a full moon with old friends and policing Purgatory so mortals will be safer is not a bad way to spend eternity. Especially for career protectors.
Guest chapter 6 . 7/25/2012
Awww. I've been going through your stories again, and I absolutely ADORE the way you write your characters. ;D Thought I'd leave a little something on this one since it was especially sweet and amazing. Also, I wish to God you would continue in this story line, with the Winchester family hunting down that Alpha and trying to bring everyone else back. ;D Would LOVE to see all the Winchesters hunting together again! *grins*
SammysTeam chapter 6 . 7/25/2012
Oops sorry, that last comment was from me, forgot to log in. ;D
Guest chapter 6 . 7/22/2012
Great story. It would make an interesting 'verse. I would love to see how Sam and Dean deal with having their parents back, first with Sam's recovery then after.
JaredPadaleckiFan chapter 6 . 7/17/2012
Beautiful. i loved it
AlElizabeth chapter 6 . 7/9/2012
Awesome story. Good ending. Glad to see Sam and Dean both came through. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
casammy chapter 6 . 7/7/2012
Interesting theory, since sammy has just brought of return dean of the purgatory, really I am very eager to see this episode and want with the whole heart that sammy is the one who brings dean of return.
Johnny-on-the-spot chapter 6 . 7/7/2012
Kick a$$ story!
ILETUDRIVE chapter 6 . 7/5/2012
I loved the idea of the blood spell to pull Dean out, Sam's desperation was palpable as was Dean's, the inclusion of the other hunters moved things forward and showed a good way for survival while in Purgatory. Loved Ash's creation of the laptop designations, of course if they succeed in getting people out of purgatory, then next time one of them dies (angel's being dicks and kicking them out of heaven) they would be killed immediately.

There are several good, subtle things in this story, John's observations to himself as Mary questions Dean about Sam, and his hard learned lessons from when he did the same thing. I couldn't help placing the boys and John in the same slight au of your other stories. This just brings Fire in the Blood forward, with Sam now being old enough to do what the teenage Sam couldn't do but would've if he could (anything to keep Dean with him).

I also love this:

Dean frowned and instantly cut his eyes at her. "Mom..." he began; his tone sharp. "I love you, and I'm glad you're back. But you are freaking him out," he snapped, a little annoyed that Mary couldn't seem to realize that herself. "So back off..."

Mary's eyes widened. "But – "

" – Another word and you're out of this room," Dean growled; glaring at his mom and feeling Sam's heart continue to hammer beneath his touch as he rubbed the kid's chest.

Mary blinked; staring speechlessly at her oldest before she did as she was told; knowing Dean was just doing his job and protecting his brother...even from her, if need be.

But the harshness of Dean's words and expression still stung.

John swallowed a smile; knowing that being told a stove was hot was different from actually touching it yourself...which was similar in intensity to actually experiencing the results of pissing Dean off about his little brother and not just hearing about it secondhand.

"Let's sit..." John quietly suggested to his wife and pulled Mary away from the bed; knowing from experience that Dean was not fucking around; that their oldest would waste no time in kicking both of them out of the room if their presence continued to upset Sam.

After reading this all I could think of was your story about when Sam got sick while he was with John and Dean's eventual arrival. I love that. I love your work evoking memories of your prior stories and the added dimension those stories give to the guys realationships.

This is a story with a lot of little moments, thoughts and slams. The Alpha Vamp looking for the other brother when Sam is first brought to him, or getting the hell out of dodge before Dean could arrive and see Sam's condition. John's jealousy over Bobby, the subtle continuation of Angel's are dicks, John's realization that life would be a lot different now, neither boy would just fall in line anymore and follow his orders and his own blunt realization that he would have a problem with that.

In all this is just another great story that shows the depth of need that exists between the two brothers, the others are nice and interesting but at the core it was always and will always be the one doing anything for the other.

Sammyscougar chapter 6 . 7/4/2012
WOW... What an awesome read . Could not stop till the end. Loved the Alpha Vamp with his elegant bullshit but wanted to join the Winchester posse to hunt him down. So happy the Samulet reappeared, it's such a special item. Really wish it would come back for season 8, I do believe Sam retrieved it from the bin. Using Sam's blood as a beacon for Dean was a fantastic idea, especially since it features a lot in the series. Loved the line " Your blood is like Proverbial Gold". You had me trembling with anticipation during the Werewolf attack, couldn't read fast enough to see who rescued Dean and what a shock it was, I was gobsmacked... And then everyone else at the camp, double gobsmacked. Wonderful to see big brother still worried about Sam even in Purgatory & Sam doing anything to get him back, their bond is unbreakable. Loved when Sam zonked out said "Your Bossy" so sweet and Dean saying "Now Go the Fuck to Sleep" I'm sure there's a book with that title..Lol. Anyway enough waffling on. Your a great writer, don't stop and thanx for sharing... I hope you don't mind but I've mention your story to the SPN family at GetGlue, hopefully more people will read your awesome stories... Beers & Cheers.
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