by angelgazingSometimes, when Dean dreams, it's about the sound of socked-feet sliding over slick blankets, and piles of nickels and dimes falling down. Sometimes it's beer bottles crashing together. And sometimes, it's Sam laughing, his hand wrapped around the back of Dean's neck, thumb tucked up under Dean's ear like it's telling him a secret.
Lovely bit of Sam/Dean on the road in s5.
And the remix: Two Aces (the Hold'em remix)
by Zooey_GlassThe next day, Bobby suggests poker and pretends to think that the way Sam is constantly glancing towards his brother is just part of their game play. Maybe Dean even believes it, but Bobby hasn't forgotten the months when Dean was gone.
Time was, Sam never even glanced at the space where his brother should be. But that was when he was sure that Dean would be filling it.
Lovely remix of 52 Pickup, from various other POVs on Sam and Dean over the years. (Wincest)8 early drafts of Sam Winchester's college application essay and the one he sent to Stanford (the sweet little blonde jam)
*sniffle* Sam and Dean collude to get Sam's application essay written. Aw, boys...Above Us Only Sky (The Golden Age Remix)
by LassiterIn the middle of this desolation, Anna throws her head back, opens her mouth, and sings hosannas in her true voice, just to remind herself of it, just because she can. The song whips around her and disturbs the sand, rearranges the dunes. Miles and miles away, humans in the nearest settlement look up curiously at the horizon, snared by a sudden restless melancholy. Once it passes, they'll liken it to hearing a song in a dream; once you wake up, it is no longer music. You aren't what you were in the dream, so you can no longer understand. That's be the best way they'll be able to explain it, if they're inclined to explain it at all.
Gorgeous character study of Anna after she's become an angel again.Circumnavigation
by whereupon"You walked right into that one," Sam says.
"Whatever," Dean says. "I gave that one to you."
"Whatever you gotta tell yourself, man," Sam says.
Sharp and achy s1-era Wincest, where the biggest emotional bombshell between them was still Stanford. Oh, boys!Gambling
by Morgan Briarwood (morgan32)
Ridiculously hot Sam/Dean/Jo threesome porn.Home Safe
by roque_clasiqueIt didn't really seem like it, though, because as far as Ben could tell, Dean didn't do much with them besides push them around on his plate. He paid more attention to his cup, and Ben wasn't stupid, he knew it was alcohol in there. In his experience alcohol made grownups louder, but Dean just got quieter and quieter as he drank – and Ben remembered Dean, all right, but he didn't remember Dean like this.
Painfully realistic coda to "Swan Song."If Daylight Won't Receive You
Chilling story where Lucifer courts Claire Novak as his vessel.If you love someone, set them free
Enjoyably hot Dean/girl!Sam story, pre-series. And the sequel: If they come back they're yours
, set during season 1. More hot Dean/girl!Sam action.Into this house we're born
by paxluxThey'll take a deck of cards, two shovels, flashlights, kerosene, a box of salt, a shotgun, their handguns, and every time they've ever done this.
Beautiful evocation of life on the road in season 1. (I admit, I find the smoking ridiculously jarring
, but the story is beautiful enough that I can let it slide).The Mother Road
by candle_beck"How're those pills working out for you, Dean?"
Dean beamed, gave a deformed thumbs-up with his splinted hand. "They were delicious," he reported. "I feel like a million bucks."
"You look like about a nickel," Sam told him. "Shoulda got some ice or something for that eye; you're gonna be all Cyclops tomorrow."
Excellent, brotherly Sam/Dean. *happy sigh*Odysseus, American
Dean and the Odyssey, while Sam is at Stanford. Utterly gorgeous and heartbreaking. Man, I wish I'd written this story.Open Road
by mollyamory"Never thought in a million years I could have this," Sam says. His voice cracks and breaks around the words and he doesn't look up from Dean's mouth. "I never thought you'd let it happen."
"Another chapter in your long and storied career in being wrong."
Utterly lovely first kiss for Sam and Dean, after they've saved the world.Or where you go, or where you've been
by amonitrate"What do you remember?"
"About what?" Dean hears the mulish tone of his own voice and sighs. Sam's like a fucking terrier with this stuff. Nosing around, sinking his teeth in. Shaking everything to pieces and not even knowing why half the time. Like it's reflex.
"The fire. What happened after mom died."
"Those are two separate things," Dean says.
Sam blinks at him.
Sometimes Dean forgets he and Sammy are from different continents.
Sharp, achy look at the boys in season 1, with Sam trying to come to grips with the past he's just starting to figure out.Origin Stories
Wonderful look at Sarah hooking up with Jo and learning to hunt.Parallax
by whereuponIt occurs to Sam that he's basically wrestling with his brother on the side of the road in the middle of this desert swelter, and they're both far too mature, or at least old, to be doing this. And see, that's what Dean does to him; it's like logic and reason and rationale completely cease to exist, or at least to matter, in Dean's orbit and wake.
Evocative and atmospheric first time wincest, set in season 1.A Perfectly Smooth Ball on a Perfectly Smooth Plane
Lovely, awkward first time for Sam and Dean, now that the world is ending. "I know it's weird to thank someone right now, but seriously, thank you." He sighed, although it sounded happier. "I didn't think that was ever going to actually happen."
Dean snorted. "Yeah, well, no one ever expects to actually be doing their bucket list. I get it."
"What?" Sam turned to face him.
"I've had like seven dying wishes, man." Dean shrugged. "It's cool. Whatever."
"Dean," he said, and put his hand on Dean's chest, over his heart. "This wasn't some, some last wish, man. This is — I've wanted this for a while."A Person as a Boat
... Really great job with the POV and the tense, and the repetition to convey Sam's otherworldliness. You will come back. This is a given. You will not crawl out of a shallow grave out of the ground, working your splinters into your fingers and working your nails out of them, and you will not sing Led Zeppelin IV under your breath while you do not do this. You will not wonder if it is all just another trick. This paragraph is someone else's story.
In your story, you will blink. You will blink and then you will be standing on the ground on grass and the grass will be prickling the soles of your bare feet. You will be standing in the middle of an empty field and although it will be a field you have never stood in before, for a while all you will be able to wonder is how long it has been since you stood on anything at all. You will not know the answer to that question for a few days yet.The Road, Again
really lovely look at Dean trying to figure out life after Sam comes back and they're on the road again.Sing a Song of Revolution
Hard, sad look at the inside of Sam's head while he detoxes after MBV. Sam screams for Dean to come back, but the sound just bounces off the walls. Bobby built the room with iron walls and rubbed salt into them, it's protecting Sam from the ghosts and the demons outside, but not from the ones within. Sam curls back in on himself, willing Dean's soup to work its way through his system faster, demon-proof his insides; a childhood remedy to banish the ghosts of Sam's memory.The Sky Like a Bruise
by maychorianA column of black dominated the sky, thick and broad and only slightly thinner where it touched the ground, reaching up into the heavens where it widened from horizon to horizon. Sam thought of demon smoke vomiting from a possessed human's mouth and felt the bile rise in his throat. This would be the most enormous demon in all of creation.
It wasn't, though. It wasn't even supernatural. It was a tornado, and it was devouring earth and sky and everything in between.
A tornado interrupts while Sam and Dean are on a hunt. Relentless, muscular prose makes this an engrossing read.Tequila Talking
Ridiculously hot Dean/Mary Shannon porn. I don't watch "In Plain Sight," so I don't know how in character Mary is, but I don't really care either, because Dean going down on girls is stupidly hot.umiyama koete [crossing oceans and mountains]
Absolutely necessary coda to Swan Song. Sigh. Oh, boys.waiting and better days
Delicate, achy evocation of Dean's grief and eventual tentative steps towards healing after 5.22. Lovely. Nice use of 2nd person.welcome to where time stands still (the no one leaves remix)
Excellent remix of "The Dover Test," in which Risa is a fully fleshed out person with a life separate from the Winchesters'. I especially love how the remixer ties Risa back into the canon timeline at the end.Whatever It Takes
by callistosh65There is no choice for Dean. But there is for Sam; he gets that now. Dean has watched Sam choose the world and his faithless big brother again and again. So for one last time, one last push – literally – so be it.
. Oh my heart. They need this so badly. I need if for them just as badly. *sniffle*