Description: The Impala is not all that needs fixing
SupernaturalGeek - August 4, 2008 08:46 PM (GMT)
ziggy - August 4, 2008 10:27 PM (GMT)
Glad you found time to get in another fic before going off on holiday! :)
Great writing, as usual you got the story and the boys and Bobby spot on! :clap Awesome how the date of Sam taking off after learning their Dad's last words to Dean was so close to the anniversary of their dad leaving Dean and him coming to Stanford to get Sam. Could so see how that really affected him, not only is it the first time Sam has gone off but he's not the only family member to do so! :(
Typical Bobby getting Dean to open up a little and just so right that Sam would have entered the house in time to hear it! And their little chat gave them both more understanding! :)
Brilliant that the trip to Bobby's not only repaired the windscreen but also their relationship! :)
Have an awesome holiday in Vancouver, you've earned it with all the entertainment you have given us with your superb fics! :clap :) And if there is space in your suitcase I'm sure I could make myself fit! :rotfl
mizpah - August 4, 2008 11:13 PM (GMT)
*this space reserved*
Okay - finally made it back! Real life can really suck sometimes. I didn't have a clinging part-limpet nephew - my nephew is a little tearaway that you have to have eyes in the back of your head for... It was just work. Hmm - so is looking after my nephew.... :blink:
So...on with it.
The argument about the possessed bloke shooting at the windscreen and Sam not being able to dodge - that was a chuckle. And I loved how Bobby stepped in and got them to shut up. He really is a great father figure to the boys. I love Bobby.
And it was so bittersweet - and then downright sad, with the boys being more fractured than said windscreen. That bit where Bobby was getting Dean to talk, and Sam sneaked back into the room - and then the ensuing conversation between them as they both bared their souls a little bit - brought a lump to my throat.
I always recall those taunts that the Dean shapeshifter flung at Sam before he went to Rebecca's - about Dean having issues with Sam, and about everyone leaving him. I think the shifter was stretching it a wee bit with the issues, but the leaving thing? We've seen that desperation of Dean's a hundred times. Arrowing straight for Sam when John disappeared, and then sacrificing his own life for his little brother when Sam died - to name just a few. Dean wants his family intact, and close. It's his true heart's desire.
Unfortunately, with Sam and John being such mavericks at times, especially John - poor Dean sometimes gets left in the dust. Even though deep down he probably understood Sam taking off after the revelation of the big secret, and I think Dean was dreading that it would actually happen, he would still have felt hurt by it, especially after he begged Sam to give him some time to sort things out.
And poor Sam - so desperately needing answers, being hit in the face with the knowledge that his own father had told his beloved brother - his hero - to kill him if he can't save him - I think I'd have headed for the hills too. He didn't want to hurt his brother, but he needed to do something - anything - to try to get answers.
I think you did a great job on portraying that crazy mixed up situation, hon. And I'm glad that at the end of their stay, the boys were fixed just like the windscreen.
Don't forget to bring Dean back for us, okay? I'll share with you, promise. We'll draw up a rental agreement.
xgetawayxcar09 - August 5, 2008 12:35 AM (GMT)
aha i'm free!! love my nephew, oh but sometimes he reminds me of all the reasons that i dont want any of my own kids. LOL
and onto the review
aww, sam and dean fighting, so cute :)
lol i love how they were getting shot at by a possessed dude they were trying to exorcise, that's kinda funny...in a creepy way :unsure:
bobby!!!! annd i did type booby, that always happens to me. :lol:
he is like the only dude around that can understand the boys and help them with their problems. He's the non psychic version of Missouri
ooh i love that analogy, and yes i'm weird i know
0_o poor dean, he's tired of getting left [gives him hugs and tries to ward off his shoving as he tries to resist the hugging]
ssh, its okay dean..just one, you can do it..just take the first step
LOL okay now i know i'm weird.
great job michaela!!
extremediva - August 5, 2008 08:36 AM (GMT)
Loved it :D Thanks for sharing!
SupernaturalGeek - August 8, 2008 07:49 AM (GMT)
Sarah - thanks so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed that one. You do have to love Bobby, don't you? He's really the only one who can get through to both of them at times. And thanks for what you said about the vacation :blush I shall indeed do my best to enjoy it and I wish I could fit you in the suitcase! I do promise if I come across the boys though to make a run for the airport with Jared, just for you.. ;)
xgetawayxcar09 - I did chuckle at what you said about your nephew there! Glad you got a chance to read the story in the end and I'm really pleased you enjoyed it. I guess the demon shooting at them was kinda funny, in retrospect. Especially when you could imagine the conversation at the time! I kinda like your analogy of Bobby as a non-psychic Missouri, he definitely is the one the boys turn to now when things get rough. :D
extremediva - thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Jules - not to worry, sometimes RL just gets in the way of what you want to do! I'm really glad that you enjoyed it and I'm glad that it felt 'right' for the boys. Someone on another site accused me of Sam-bashing but that wasn't my intention at all. I understand totally how hard it must have been, hearing what John said, but likewise I think Sam doesn't realise sometimes quite how much his actions affect Dean. And abandonment is after all Dean's biggest issue, poor thing. I'm pleased you had a chuckle as well, despite the angst, and they can of course always rely on good ol' Bobby to help them see things clearly. And if I did come across them, I would of course do my best to get Jensen out of the country and I would absolutely be willing to share ;)
Thanks for reading and reviewing everyone :wave
mlaspike - August 10, 2008 06:01 PM (GMT)
Great story Michaela!!
I would think that Dean really would feel that way. Always being left behind. And while I don't think that Sam really thought of it that way, now that he does he has to see the pain he has caused.
Bobby as a guidance counsellor!! Too funny! I love the way Bobby is always there for them. Glad they talked.
SupernaturalGeek - August 10, 2008 06:53 PM (GMT)
Thanks, Michelle, I'm very glad you enjoyed that one. I do agree that Sam would never intentionally hurt Dean, it's just sometimes he doesn't realise quite how deeply the whole fear of abandonment runs in his brother. Although that said I do blame the writers more than Sam for the way he took off - I never really thought that felt 'right' IMO..
I'm pleased it gave you a giggle as well though and Bobby absolutely should be a counsellor. He would be awesome!
Thanks for reading :D
Krazee4Dean - September 9, 2008 01:19 AM (GMT)
Hello my dear Michaela. :)
As usual, beautiful piece you got here. (I know at this point you may not think that since I haven't been around in the last month or so to take the time to read this. But honestly, that was completely out of my control. Actually, would you believe me if I told you that during this past month, due to my not being able to go this forum in a while, that I actually almost forgot about this forum? I mean, SERIOUSLY! How is that even remotely possible??? I actually got scared that my Supernatural withdrawal ordeal - with no Supernatural.tv or new Supernatural episodes or no SupernaturalGeek's awesome story time - would eventually cause me to forget about my beloved boys altogether! We can't have that now, can we? Heck no! So with that being said, huge apologies for not being around. It couldn't be helped.)
But...even so...with my going AWOL, you did not disappoint with this story. And honestly, I am glad that I waited til now to read this. It brought me back to the same Supernatural haven I always experience everytime I read one of your stories. It reminded me of what I have missed during this past month. It refreshed my memory of why I love the boys so much. Mainly because of their love for one another, mostly the unsaid part.
I had to smile at the beginning when even after Sam and Dean were pissed at each other, Dean still handed Sam his bag before going inside Bobby's place. Granted, he did so in a pissed off mode and without looking at him, still, it was just usual big brother reflex to hand his little brother his things before grabbing his own. Not waiting to see if Sam followed him in was excusable though, given their current 'discussion.'
I feel for Dean with how he felt about being always the one left behind, first by John and twice by Sam. We know how he's always seemed to struggle with his self-worth and it can't make it any better by feeling abandoned by those closest to him. But I love the way you've resolved that in here.
Have I mentioned that I love stories that involve Bobby, especially that involve fatherly-like interactions with the boys? You just make Bobby so Bobby like. The way you write him makes him even more lovable that to start with - but of course, not more lovable than Dean! :P His genuine love and care for the boys is just so touching too. Not to mention his sarcasm is just as great as the boys. Seriously, he's practically a Winchester himself! I LOVED his input in concluding the brothers' conversation.
|QUOTE (SupernaturalGeek @ Aug 4 2008, 04:46 PM)|
| The sound of someone clearing their throat reminded them of their ‘witness’ and they both looked across at Bobby.|
“You can send me your cheque in the mail. Now if you’re done getting your heads outta your asses, I’m gonna turn in. We’ll start on that windshield first thing.”
Dean grinned at him, the first genuine smile Bobby had seen from him since they arrived. “You know with that way with words you really should consider a career as a guidance counsellor. I reckon you could go a long way.”
These boys - all three of them - are just too wonderful, which is way I am baffled as to how it was even remotely possible that I could actually almost forget about them completely and begin to lose my love for the show after not being around it for so long! Thanks for saving my life and bringing me back to reality! LOL.
Only one complaint...I'm upset right now because now, more than anytime, I want the boys back. And thinking about that makes me think about last season's finale, which I haven't found the courage to re-watch again by the way. But despite my being upset, I guess it's okay...cuz I can always reread your other stories to brighten up my mood again.
And of course, I just had to add this...
|QUOTE (SupernaturalGeek @ Aug 4 2008, 04:46 PM)|
“You sure you won’t take anything for this?” he asked and Bobby shook his head. “I am sure I’m gonna smack you into next week if you ask me that one more time.”
Dean smirked. “I’ll take that as a ‘no’ then.”
Thanks for an awesome read yet again. And sorry that I was late, but it was still really great! :D
ilaria - September 9, 2008 07:11 PM (GMT)
lovely story!I'm so happy that bobby is always there to help the boys,in this way they have always someone!and that's great!!
SupernaturalGeek - September 9, 2008 07:33 PM (GMT)
Grace - Hey! I have definitely missed you and I was sorry to hear you have been 'away' from the series and the boys, but I'm thrilled (and humbled) that my little story reminded you of why you like the show so much. I'm blushing now.. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one and yes, Bobby really is like another Winchester. I just love writing him :D
Ilaria - thanks very much, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I love that the boys still have Bobby to rely on too ;)