14 Hell Or High Water Mary gutted both boys when she walked out on her sons, but the Winchester way was not to discuss it. Sam might try, Dean wouldn't. But this time Dean actually reached out to Sam, who responded with a very unexpected and shocking question: What was it like to resurrect as a demon?
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26Mileage A hunt finished, and two beat up brothers come home. Dean, as always, hides the pain until Sam is out of sight, then must pull himself together to find relief in privacy. Because being a big brother requires such things. It's coded into his soul.
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23Batteries Included They only rarely call for an ambulance because hospitals are problematical. But now and then it's bad enough that there is no other choice. And then they must invent an explanation for the inexplicable. Dean, mangled; Sam, the savior and tale-teller. (Late S12)
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12 The Hardest Word Tag to S12x03, "The Foundry." Within days of meeting and saving her grown sons, Mary has walked away. Dean, devastated, can't handle it. Sam is also upset, but more for his brother than for his own loss, because he never knew his mother. But Dean grew up on memories, dreams, wishes, and the obsessions of a father dedicated to revenge. Now what's left?
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18Memory Makes Us S12 Ep 11, "Regarding Dean." [Missing Scene] Before the mirror, staring at the stranger, Dean knew he was losing himself. He'd listened to Sam give him The Talk, but he couldn't *feel* the truth of the words. Anymore than he could *feel* the truth of the words Rowena had said, when she told him what he was. Because that wasn't him. Was it?
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8 We All Fall Down (Expanded Version) The fourth time Dean falls down, Sam knows enough to be worried. They're in the middle of a mid-winter forest, chilled and breathless, hunting some kind of monster that's hunting hikers, and something has gone wrong, very wrong, with Dean. Rated: Fiction K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Sam W., Dean W., OC - Words: 5,703 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: Aug 30,
Supernatural, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Humor, words: 6k+, favs: 43, follows: 12, 2/3/2017, Sam W., Dean W.
23 Dean 3-point-0 (S12) Annoyed, Sam explains there are two versions of Dean when he's sick: "Dean 1.0 is kind of like a lost, miserable, whimpering puppy, while Dean 2.0 is cranky, pissy, and petulant. I'm not fond of either one, though 1.0 is generally more bearable than 2.0. That 2.0 can be a real son of a bitch." And then they discover there's a third version.
Supernatural, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 50, follows: 2, 12/27/2016, Sam W., Dean W.
14Broken Bottles, As Hearts (Tag to 12x03, "The Foundry") A mother, departed. Two sons grieving her loss, but not because she's dead. Because she's alive, and chooses not to be with them.
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21Prodigal Mother (Tag to 12x02, "Mamma Mia.") Mary doesn't know her sons; they don't know her. She recalls their father as loving husband, not the man who wrote the journal. Now it's time to reconcile what he was, before she died; what he became afterwards; and how he lives on in his sons. In Sam's room, she begins. In the hallway, with Dean, she meets herself as well as his father.
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13 We All Fall Down The fourth time Dean falls down, Sam knows enough to be worried. They're in the middle of a mid-winter forest, chilled and breathless, hunting some kind of monster that's hunting hikers, and something has gone wrong, very wrong, with Dean.
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13 A Sacredness In Tears (Post-S3, set one week after the hellhound takes Dean.) A hunter's funeral was simple: Wrap the body, place it on the pyre, salt it, burn it. They'd done it with other hunters. They'd done it with Dad. But Sam couldn't do that with his big brother. He just couldn't. And he didn't know why.
Supernatural, K, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 21, follows: 4, 8/6/2016, Sam W., Bobby S.
12 Joint Custody (Late S1) Two tough, stubborn S.O.B.'s broke a friendship years before over the future of one man's sons. Now, with those boys once again in the mix as an obsession of more than two decades in the making approaches its climax, maybe two aging hunters can stitch back together what pride had torn apart. Because, no matter what, the boys were worth it.
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10 Pretty Damn Good Dean raised a skeptical brow. "'Maybe? You're buzzed, Sam; there's no 'maybe' about it, if you're starting off with 'This is gonna sound weird.' I'm pretty sure whatever comes next will definitely be really, totally stupid." In which the boys have a beer-enabled conversation, because sometimes they do that.
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15Unsung Heroes "It's a secret war, Sam," Dean said. "With secret deaths—and unseen, unsung heroes." A vignette about honoring the fallen. Because hunters are heroes, too.
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19 Past Imperfect (Tag to 11x14, "The Vessel.") Sam can always tell when his brother checks out, losing himself in memory. For all Dean teases Sam about his puppy dog eyes, Dean's eyes—their mother's, Dad had said one night as his eldest lay on a motel bed semi-conscious in the aftermath of a hunt gone bad—are every bit as expressive, if not more so. Now, clearly, memory brings pain.
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15Palisades Of Strength "It's temporary," Sam says; and Dean hears the desperation in his brother's tone despite the attempt at matter-of-fact confidence. Sam Winchester declares it; so it must be. "The doctors said so." (Set two weeks after 4x16, "On The Head Of A Pin.")
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14Raincheck (S9) The Impala, in the dark, hummed down the highway beneath a raft of blackening clouds. He and Sam had not spoken for some time. He and Gadreel had not spoken for some time. Sam was slumped against the passenger door, lost in dreams of God knew what. Dean sat behind the wheel with two beings beside him: one, his brother; another, his brother's inhabitant.
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15Finger Lickin' Good Cas looked from one Winchester to the other consideringly, piercing blue eyes expressing significant doubts. "You are not asleep now, at this moment. You are fully clothed, armed, and alert. My understanding is that human males desire to eat any time they are awake."
Supernatural, K, English, Humor & Family, words: 3k+, favs: 22, follows: 3, 4/18/2016, Sam W., Dean W., Castiel
61The Devil And The Darkness » The Winchesters, and Crowley, face enemies on two fronts: Amara, oddly linked to Dean; and Lucifer, wearing Castiel's human meatsuit as he rules in Hell. With the world and hell at stake, they unite. But Crowley's plan depends on Dean; and Sam knows Dean's weakness is Amara. What will be - and who will pay - the ultimate cost? (OFF HIATUS 5/16/16, resuming soon!)
Supernatural, K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 11, words: 17k+, favs: 19, follows: 43, updated: 4/13/2016 published: 3/14/2016, Sam W., Dean W., Castiel, Crowley
16 Deanic Viewpoint Without warning, Dean lurches sideways, slaps a hand against Sam's forehead with startling swiftness, then shifts back behind the wheel before Sam can level a blow. "Okay, no fever. So—Christo? Huh, no black eyes." But now there's a glint in Dean's. "You really, truly, desperately want to visit this museum?" Yes. Sam does. And Dean discovers museums can be good hunting grounds.
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