|Reviews for In Lieu Of|
| Becstar7 chapter 1 . 2/28
Very well plotted, tying it all together from "... needs his mother" to the last scene with Sammy's Mother's Day breakfast in bed. I loved "I'm watching over you" instead of the angels, and "Dee!" made me want to laugh and cry. Every scene was perfect, and really highlighted that Dean really made his whole life about giving Sam a mom, protecting him and giving him the best growing-up-life-experiences he could, all while his own growing up had to be done without a mom or even a present father figure, trying to buy baby formula at the supermarket, and learning to ride a bike by himself. Heartbreakingly beautiful and sad, and very well-written! The last scene left tears in my eyes. Good work!
| Becstar7 chapter 1 . 2/28
Very well plotted, tying it all together from "... needs his mother" to Sammy's Mother's Day surprise. Loved "I'm watching over you" instead of the angels, and "Dee!" made me laugh and cry. Dean not wanting to leave Sammy to start school... just every scene was awesome, really. The last one has left me with tears in my eyes. It's beautiful and sad, and perfectly in line with canon - much more so than most Wee!Chester fics. This one highlighted John's neglect without making it malicious, and really brought home how Dean had worked hard to give Sammy a mom and all the growing-up-life-experiences he could - but his own growing up was all done on his own, teaching himself to ride a bike and trying to buy baby formula from the supermarket. Very well written, I think this is my favourite of all your fics. xx
| Elwaith chapter 1 . 2/1
This is amazing!
| The Somebody of Nobody chapter 1 . 9/26/2014
My big brother took over the mom and dad role for me too. Well, me and our other two siblings. It's nice to see a story that captures the feel of it.
| K chapter 1 . 9/24/2014
That was so lovely.
| C.J Todd chapter 1 . 8/6/2014
This was complete adorable and somewhat heart breaking. I almost lost it at Dean's first day of school.
| leigh chapter 1 . 7/14/2014
Why - why, why would you do that? To my heart. It's, that's a rude thing to do? And it makes you a very good writer but like not - not a nice person because just THAT WAS SO GOOD OH MY GOD DON'T TOUCH ME
| Lala Sharada chapter 1 . 4/21/2014
This was so sweet and I loved every bit of it!
| BranchSuper chapter 1 . 4/9/2014
| MidnightPhenomenon chapter 1 . 10/30/2013
Aww this is the sweetest thing ever3 your writing is truly amazing!
thank you so much for posting!
| DarthAbby chapter 1 . 10/13/2013
Awwwwwwwww Sammy! You're such a sweetie for making Dean realize how important and amazing he is! This was far too cute!
| jojospn chapter 1 . 10/4/2013
I absolutely loved this! Beautifully done! That Mother's Day scene at the end was just fantastic, so emotional. :) I choked up a bit reading that! Thanks for sharing!
PS: I can't remember if I had reviewed this already, so if I did sorry for the redundant review! lol
| xDarkDesiresLightx chapter 1 . 10/2/2013
AWW I loved it all but my absolute favorite part was Dean's first day of school and how he doesn't want to leave Sammy.
| Guest chapter 1 . 10/2/2013
Wonderful story, though it definitely required a tissue or two.
Thanks very much for sharing it.
| Kirsten chapter 1 . 10/2/2013
This was a wonderful story. I love the slow build-up, with what Dean actually does for Sam, and then Sam's realisation that normally a mother would do all that with or for her son. Well done, this was incredibly touching and very well written!