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Captain America/DCU

Star-Spangled Eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] feverbeats
He's not allowed to feel bad about Steve. This isn't Bucky's story. "This isn't my story," he says angrily to the dark water.

"Never is, is it?" a voice by Bucky's ear asks.

When he whips around, there's no one there.

Fuck Gotham.
Bucky and Jason hook up and try to move on. Sharp and lovely.



as companionable as solitude by [personal profile] eruthros
This story is amazing. It is the Fringe/X-Files Dunham/Scully fic of my dreams. Nails all the character voices and features mentions of Scully mentoring Olivia and Astrid at Quantico and old X-Files cases popping up for the Fringe team and just ALL the awesome Dana Scully and Olivia Dunham bring to the multiverse. ♥



Veritas, Veritas by [livejournal.com profile] moorishflower
Dean feels special, for knowing the truth: that the F.B.I. guy is just this dude who's getting older and who's trying to do the right thing. He can't kill a vampire with only the power of his mind, but Dean knows that he's got floppy hair and a big nose and the sort of smile that lights up a room. Dean and Mulder cross paths a few times over the years. Nicely done.

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And They Cry to See Your Face by [livejournal.com profile] honeylocusttree
Two old friends of Sam's from Stanford run into him again in the middle of a hunt. Things do not, as they say, go well. Oh, Sam. Really sharp outsider POV on what the Winchesters must look like to the people they rescue.


X-Men: First Class

Triangles by [livejournal.com profile] zombieboyband
It's not every night and it didn't happen right off the bat, either. It takes a few weeks of build up--of Charles carefully avoiding the spilling colors of Erik's mind; of soft, fuzzy broadcast confusion that slowly congealed into jealousy and then hate hate hate--and another couple of days of dithering dilemma (moral, mostly).

Just that Charles is a little bit of a lush sometimes, and even when he isn't, he likes it when the world spins a little oddly so that the voices in everyone's heads blur together beautifully. It's easy, then, to focus on one mind without getting all, well, handsy, for lack of a better word: he can have someone in his awareness without learning all her hidden secrets.

Or his hidden secrets.

That's another thing about Charles: mind-to-mind, he doesn't think that gender's a big deal.
Lovely, achy Charles/Erik.

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Heaven is High and the Earth is Wide by [livejournal.com profile] sixth_seed

Really lovely retelling of season 1 if it were set in the old West and Sam had been born a girl. He's never made a secret of it. Sam's a better person than him. For Dean, it's been the best part of his life, to do whatever he can, whenever he can, to get her just a little bit further. She's the part of their family that deserves to get out of this in one piece. If Dean can do that, if he can just get her safe and whole, his life'll have been worth it.

Her eyes go a little wide, like she's seeing that, like she's seeing something in him. He doesn't squirm or look away or try to deflect. He's too tired for that.


Sports Night

les autres by [personal profile] raven

Lovely moment in time with Dan, Dana, and a piano at 2 am.



The Heart Is My Least Vulnerable Spot by [personal profile] waketosleep

Adorable sequel to "It's Electrifying." "I want a codename," she said suddenly.


"I want a codename. I may not be a ripped superhero but dammit, I do things. Fuck being an Avenger, I'd like to see forty, but I want a codename." She considered it. "Maybe like, an animal? Since I have no powers to name myself after."

"Mongoose," said Clint way too immediately. It was like he'd been thinking about it.

Darcy thought back to all that time in freshman year she'd spent getting high and watching nature programs. "That is either a bird or a rodent." She was pretty sure it was a rodent but she wasn't going to abandon a clue like 'goose'.

"Rodent," said Clint, and before she could kick his ass off the loveseat he said, "It's a little weasel kinda thing and it looks cute and harmless but it actually kills cobras like it's a hobby."

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The Ghosts You Know by [livejournal.com profile] minviendha
A few years after Sam and Dean die for good, Bobby gets a call about hunters being killed. He has to lay some old ghosts to rest. Of course Bobby has to clean up their mess one last time. Hard and heartbreaking.

Physical Therapy by [personal profile] laurificus
Because nobody needs hugs more than Sam and Dean.

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(All the Things) Come Back to You by [archiveofourown.org profile] topaz
Sequel to Dream On (AU, previously recced). Dean and Sam go on the road to try to get Sam's memories back. I liked the casefile they run into, and the slow reveal of what happened to Sam in the pit. The sex felt unnecessary to me, but I guess if you ship them, you'll be more into it. (Wincest)

Cumulus by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Once, when Sam was a kid, he'd gotten this cockeyed notion for them to send postcards to themselves, to the P.O. boxes so that when they'd get there, they'd have these postcards; Dean always figured Sam pictured it like cartoon mail, piles of postcards spilling out to bury their ankles. He remembers Sam talking a mile a minute, not stopping to breathe, notes from the past, Dean, to our future selves living in another state, and Sam made it sound like a country song, my cares on the wind, rollin' on down the highway, nothin' but the clothes on my back, and a flip of the coin makes my decisions. One more silver dollar. Sam and Dean and the road, making it all fit together, sometime in season 2.

nobody with a good car needed to worry about anything by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
"One of these days, Dean," Sam warned. "You think you can get us outta everything?"

Dean gave Sam his best trust-me grin and Sam shook his head, probably because he knew better, but he didn't let go of Dean, squeezing Dean's finger almost painful between Sam's own freakish long ones, so Dean said, "Yeah, Sammy, you've got the brains, I've got the charm and we've got the car. Man, I betcha we could drive through hell itself."
Sam, Dean and the Impala, circa season 1. Oh, boys. *sigh*

Two Part Invention by [livejournal.com profile] de_nugis
Like Dean wouldn't get it, like Sam doesn't think he knows what it's like to just give up one day, to hell with the whole mathematics of saving and killing. The ghost writing that always shows through, no matter how many drinks go to wipe the board clean when the equations don't balance.

"You saved plenty of people, Sam. You saved the fucking world. You don't owe anyone. You don't have to explain. You can quit, free and clear."

Sam doesn't look convinced. He never will. They don't buy it, either of them, but they can go on without.
Dean stops hunting, and Sam doesn't, for a while. Bittersweet and achy, with an ending that feels true as well as happy. Made me happier than the show has in a while, anyway. (Wincest)

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The Greatest of These by [livejournal.com profile] wanttobeatree
He can't quite remember now how he managed, or what he even saw, when he couldn't decipher a person's face.

That Sam, that soulless Sam, feels so far away now. He isn't entirely certain that the real Sam feels any closer.

"Be sure to tell us when you've got the whole spectrum of emotion," Dean says. He's only half joking.

"I will," Sam says, not joking at all.
Aw, boys. Sam gets his soul back. It just takes him a little while to adjust is all.

Live for small horizons by [personal profile] dotfic
Dean takes some measures, just in case they can't get Sam's soul back. *sniffle*

Old Magic by [livejournal.com profile] delanach
Lovely AU in which Dean takes a different road to getting Sam out of hell.

Seven Warning Signs Your Brother is Having a Midlife Crisis by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
Dean is acting weird(er) and Sam is concerned enough to read ladies magazines for answers. Absolutely adorable futurefic. "You want me to drive your car?" Absurd as it might be, Sam almost hoped the car wasn't listening. Going way back to Gabriel's games, Sam remembered what it felt like to be the Impala…and damn, that car loved Dean.

"No, I don't want you to drive my car, but I think you're right. You shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a Harley. It would be fucking scary. Think about what would happen to your hair."

Sam glared. Dean knew perfectly well all he had to do was tell Sam he couldn't do something, and no matter what it was, Sam would end up begging for the thing by the time they were through. He couldn't let himself fall for it. He was thirty-eight years old, damnit, not ten.

Hating himself for his lack of self-control, Sam said, "Fuck you. I could ride a Harley."

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All Right, Mr. De Mille by [livejournal.com profile] britomart_is
Sam, at 15, testing out her sexuality. Really well done. (always-a-girl!Sam) There'll be no new clothes till the crossbow's paid off, Sam's long past the age when she willingly wore Dean's boy-shapeless castoffs, and the shorts are verging on indecently small now. At fifteen she can still get away with it, mostly, but the neighborhood gazes have already begun a silent tug-of-war over Sam's body, her long-and-getting-longer stretch of tanned legs. Sam's thighs are controversial. They're a matter of public debate.

Drowning by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Brief, lovely, lyrical look at Lisa - how she sees herself, and her relationship with Dean.

Earthquake Weather by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
It's a waiting game, everything with Dean is, sometimes you've got to be dead patient, it's like living with an earthquake, sometimes clear calm, sometimes all shook up and there's nothing like barking dogs or abnormal weather to warn you. It's the little signs only registered by a needle, but Sam's been fine-tuned and honed and he's watching. Ridiculously gorgeous and languid first time Wincest. *happy sigh*

Redefinition by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Love is staying up all night and pretending not to look at the clock the whole time, waiting for somebody to get home, like keeping vigil ever made a damn bit of difference; love is pulling the trigger again and again until it feels like your arm is going to break, so that when it isn't practice, when it's real, you won't miss. Love is going hungry so that somebody else can eat, and love is telling lies so that somebody else can sleep, and love is wanting a better life for somebody else. Love is the ashes-and-whiskey, gut-punched feeling when they finally get it, and love is not asking them to turn it down, and love is feeling like a fucking asshole for being even just a little happy when they come back. Sam and Dean bicker their way into having sex. Funny and heartbreaking. (set in season 1)

We Are All Star Stuff by [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling
"Dean," he said, exasperated, "being in New York, we could get home-cooked food from literally any country in the world -"

"Great," Dean said, smiling his creepy Magic Fingers smile; "I call America."
Sam takes Dean to NYC for his birthday. Adorable.

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The Losers/Supernatural

collision is such an ugly sound by [livejournal.com profile] oh_la_fraise
So what if John Winchester had a twin brother? Franklin Clay and his team discover hunting. Very fun crossover.


Star Trek Reboot/West Wing

Election Days by [personal profile] raven
Wonderful Trek/West Wing crossover - CJ and Donna and the election of the President of the United Federation of planets. It's a ceremony for the media. It's always a ceremony for the media. CJ's actually gone outside for the occasion, though, which is something new after what feels like weeks and weeks living inside her office and sleeping under her desk. They're standing backstage, waiting for the fireworks to start. Above, there is the panoply of stellar light, asterisms of geostationary spacedocks with the familiar stars as backdrop.

Donna squeezes CJ's hand: doing okay?

CJ smiles and squeezes back.


White Collar/Castle

Five Ways Crime Does Pay by [personal profile] celli
Adorable! Five quick crossovers where Beckett and Castle work with Burke and Caffrey. *happy sigh*


Sandman/Pushing Daisies

Ten encounters with the Endless (and one that never happened) by [personal profile] minnow
Excellent series of encounters - Ned and Death, of course, but also Olive and Desire, Digby and Despair, and various other combinations. Lovely.

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Anabiosis by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Dean has to be invulnerable and inhuman and strong enough for the both of them; he has to be everything that Sam is not, he has to be brave so that Sam can be scared, and sane so that Sam can go crazy sometimes. It's a perfectly logical idea, when you're four or six or ten years old and your brother is all you know of heroism, all you know of what makes sense in the world. At twenty-three, when you know what maintaining that illusion has cost him, and continues to cost him, continuing to believe it is at once cruel and the only thing you can do, because he's built his entire world upon it. He believes in it, too, and it'll kill him, that he isn't. That he can't be. That no one, ever, could be. Utterly gorgeous and bleak casefile set between Nightshifter and BUaBS.

Black Dog on My Shoulder Again by [livejournal.com profile] sophiap
Sam deals with a hunt at Stanford that only cements his desire to leave the hunting life behind. Oh, Sam... Works in the revelations from s5 naturally and heartbreakingly, as well.

Embers of an Autumn Fire by [livejournal.com profile] caffienekitty
Sweet, nicely characterized AU where Sam and Dean don't grow up hunting, but it finds them, nonetheless. I really liked how very much themselves they were in this.

Fightin' Words by [livejournal.com profile] sophiap
A catalogue of some of the more...embarrassing incidents Sam and Dean have faced while hunting. Hilarious.

one way of looking at it by [livejournal.com profile] theredfeather
Jo also isn't the kind of girl Sam's used to meeting at Stanford. She wears thrift-store tank tops under old flannel shirts and workman's boots worn thin with real use, not bright patterned shirts or sparkling jewelry. There's dirt under her fingernails more often than not and she's got a vaguely Midwestern accent like his, which is strangely rare here. Stanford may have students from all over the country (and the world, for that matter), but the heartland of America isn't always particularly well-represented. She knows how to hustle and steal and use her innocent good looks to wheedle and while what she wants out of the generally unsuspecting public for fun and profit. This, she explains to him, is what she was doing when they met at the bar. She's pretty and smart and an anthropology major and keeps a box full of knives tucked under a false bottom in one of her desk drawers. AU where Jo and Sam meet and fall in love at Stanford. Very cool

the places you will be from by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
"Dude, seriously, without me, you'd be stuck on some half-assed road without a damn clue which way is north. Even if you had a compass rose tattooed on your ass."

"Uh, already stuck on some half-assed road and you're here," Dean points out, slapping Sam's leg. "And if I had a compass rose on my ass, I wouldn't be able to see it anyway, Sam. Unless I had a mirror and—"

Sam smacks his brother upside the head with something heavy. "Oops, thought that was the map."
This story starts out with some fine brotherly hilarity and then BAM! it slams you in the gut with gorgeous heartbreak. Have a tissue handy.

Second Map of the World by [livejournal.com profile] candle_beck
Sam glanced at his brother. Dean was snuffling in his sleep, pushing the back of his hand across his nose. Sam had underestimated Dean's general devotion, or possibly overestimated his moral code. Sam had forgotten that the list of Dean's priorities was brutally short, and keeping Sam with him was at the top, in bold and underlined and circled a dozen times. Dean would tolerate almost anything to maintain the fragile remains of his family, and there was the operative word, family--it had come to mean different things to the two of them. Different definitions.

It wasn't a new piece of knowledge, Sam's awareness that Dean was and always had been a much better person than he was. Always a step behind, Sam was, always keeping one eye out for himself. There was a lovely kind of self-absorbed self-destruction in wanting only the things he couldn't have. He was trying to do better, though.
Awesomely lovely - full of UST, with a great pining, freaked-out Sam POV. (Wincest)

she's a real time girl (in my imaginary world) by [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze
During "Changing Channels," the Trickster zaps Sam and Dean into a lesbian porno. As the stars. They must, of course, play their roles. Ridiculously, amazingly hot. (Wincest)

You Say the Dead Need No Physician by [livejournal.com profile] kitsune13
Really lovely post-s5 Wincest tied up with an interesting and nicely parallel casefile.

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Something Wicked This Way Hums by [livejournal.com profile] like_a_raven
In which Dean accidentally joins New Directions, gets a girlfriend, and finds a hunt. Adorkable. (timelines are jiggered so Dean's a teenager at McKinley High in the narrative present.)


Supernatural/White Collar

Unorthodox Methods by [livejournal.com profile] captanddeastar
AU in which Sam finishes law school, joins the FBI, and is assigned as Peter Burke's probie. Adorable. "Neal, this is Sam Winchester, our new probie. Sam, this is Neal Caffrey. He's a… consultant."

"Neal Caffrey?" Sam repeats, looking back and forth between them. "Not… the Neal Caffrey we read about at Quantico? With the Death Mask of Hatshepsut… and the, uh, Three Palaces robbery, and the forged—"

"I can't take sole credit for the Three Palaces," Neal says modestly, "I had a lot of help," and Peter holds his breath, because this would be the moment when it either all goes to hell, or—

"Wow, what a cool idea, to have you helping out!" Sam enthuses, shaking Neal's hand to within an inch of its life. "I can't wait to see you in action!"

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Basic Descent by [anonymous]
Showmanship was always the name of the game. Really cool backstory for Deanna Winchester.

Crocodile in the Corn by [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique
Fairly typical post-apocalyptic (AU) hurt/comfort, but I do love it when Sam and Dean get taken in by a community and this hits that button right on the nose and hits it hard. It's just – he likes it here. Likes Randy and Sonya, likes the crew, and the work is tough, but no tougher than other things he's done in his life. In fact, it feels good – these days, the earth is the one solid thing they've got left going for them, now that more than half the population's gone and the major cities have been blown to smithereens. He's been eating shit like rice-a-roni for two goddamn years, and all along there were places like this – fresh food, straight from the ground, so easy to grow once you knew how. It'd be awesomer if Sonya and Randy hadn't sold all their cows, because the only thing better than a cheeseburger is a double cheeseburger, but at this point, Dean'll admit that broccoli is a hell of a lot more welcome than refried-refried beans from a dented can.

A Different Piece of Sky by [livejournal.com profile] lavendergaia
Long, achy, heartbreaking preseries girl!Sam/Dean story.

Don't Forget Winona by [anonymous]
Sam's two weeks in Flagstaff. Heartbreaking.

Dream On by [archiveofourown.org profile] topaz
After Swan Song, Dean keeps dreaming of Sam. I really enjoyed this - especially how Lisa and Ben are handled.

fingers hooked in their hearts by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Once upon a time, there was this pair of brothers.

And they loved each other with this blindness that meant they couldn't see other people or each other very well.

So they held on to each other as hard as they could, to get through the world, and their hands were swollen, their joints spread from holding on. They only let go to hold guns or beer bottles or bags of salt. Shovels and matches, lug nuts and oil rags.

Whenever they said my brother, they never blinked.

It was as easy to say as each other's names and that never got old.
Lovely, lyrical look at Sam and Dean (as Wincesty as the show, anyway).

Lines by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous_sibyl
It wasn't even about Ben, he thought later that day when he was leaning against a wall in the shade near the Impala and watching Ben snapping pictures of engine blocks. Nor was it about the ready-made family he was terrified he was creating out of Lisa and Ben, as if he could slide into their lives and completely forget about his own. It was about him and how he could fit in this world. He had a hobby, and he couldn't even believe that, and a pocket full of business cards with job offers for restoration work scribbled on the back of them. He had friends who understood that you had to let things do what they were made to do, that cars had to be driven and people had to follow their own paths. Dean, during the summer after Swan Song, feeling out a different way of life. *sniffle* Oh, Dean.

Out Of the Night That Covers Me by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym
Post-apocalypse, Sam is trying to deal with the vestiges Lucifer left behind and his own simmering rage. Dean helps. For a story that's so much about Sam's rage, it's very quiet and sweet. (AU; Wincest)

Pancho and Lefty by [anonymous]
While hunting vampires in Wyoming, Sam and Dean get transported back to 1882. I enjoyed this a lot, even if the ending is a little heavy-handed.

Primary Care by [anonymous]
"This is all getting a little too Buffyesque for me," Dean said, low and quiet.

Sam threw a look over his shoulder that was meant to convey 'shut the hell up, you moron,' but it must have landed closer to 'please elaborate.' Dean dropped his voice into a register usually reserved for earthquakes and thunderstorms and intoned, "From beneath you, it devours."

Sam refined the look with as much judgment and disgust as he could manage, holding a flashlight on his own face so Dean could see it.

"Touchy," Dean said in his normal voice. But it was his inside voice, at least, so Sam counted that as a win.
Hilarious yet heartwarming. Sam and Dean still have a few issues to resolve after the apocalypse is averted. With Nyquil, bug-monks, and a hilarious cameo by Rufus.

Runaway by [livejournal.com profile] hitlikehammers
Breathless, beautifully written first kiss for Sam and Dean. His eyes search out his brother, dart to where he can hear Dean's footsteps, pick out the cadence of his breaths against the soft shift of the wind. He walks close, lets the swell of his frame slip just a bit, just enough into his brother's sphere of being, into the space that is Dean and Dean alone -- he occupies it in tandem for the sparest of moments, vague and reeling, before Dean steps away; doesn't speak, doesn't flinch, but leaves, the shuffle of his boots too sharp to bear. And Sam doesn't follow; drowns a little instead in the dive that plummets hard in his gut, tastes black on his tongue, in the long stretch of the Atlantic glimmering against the sun.

Three foggy mornings and one rainy day (will rot the best birch fence a man can build) by [livejournal.com profile] britomart_is
"I was wondering when you'd get the courage up, honey. How are those boys of yours?"

"I only have one son," Mary answers.

"Oh," the warm voice says, sounding honestly stunned. "Oh, Mary. I'm so sorry."
Mary doesn't go into the nursery that night. Heartbreaking and creepy.

The Time-Traveler's Brother by [livejournal.com profile] gretazreta
Ridiculously, unutterably beautiful. I especially like the extremely logical yet completely unexpected conclusion the story draws to regarding the mytharc. It strikes him, suddenly, how few times in their life they've been together, like this, at the same time, in the same place, from the same when. So many times he's been ahead of himself, or behind, Dean dancing through time and Sam waiting behind for him to catch up with himself. Not now though. Dean's looking at him like he's everything, and it's almost too much to bear. Dean's older, and tireder, but it's still his Dean, from his time. This is really happening, now.

"You and me," Dean says. "Now, and then, and every day of my life." He says it like it's a prayer.

Sam sits quietly, passively, and lets Dean trace his eyebrow, his jaw, his cheekbone. "Don't ever doubt that," Dean says.

The Tomato Plant Doesn't Grow Mangos by [anonymous]
John takes a job as a super in a NYC apartment building in the winter of 1993. Really nice outsider POV on Sam and Dean, a likeable OFC, and an interesting hunt. I really enjoyed this story.

thunder like a train by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Dean will always do something that Sam can't believe because Dean himself is impossible. Sam's impossible brother, and it's improbable how much Sam needs him around to do his impossible things. Gorgeous first kiss between Sam and Dean. Also, fire.

The Usual Fee, Plus Expenses by [anonymous]
Enjoyable season 1-era casefile.

Wrong Time by [anonymous]
Post-Swan Song, Dean goes back to the site of a job that didn't get finished back when he was a teenager. Creepy, evocative, and heartbreaking.

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Old Spice Man/Feminist Hulk

Untitled Old Spice Man/Feminist Hulk Crossover by [anonymous]
"Hello, Judith Butler. Allow me to scrub your back. So you and Feminist Hulk are saying that my devotion to Old Spice body wash might be part of a larger regulative discourse to maintain an essential ontological gender?" Feminist Hulk + Old Spice Man + Judith Butler. THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ EVER! ♥


Casino Royale/Inception
I Believe In Your Victory by [livejournal.com profile] pyrimidine
M is Eames's mum. Perfect.



Cities of Sand by [livejournal.com profile] tongari
Absolutely gorgeous fancomic featuring Saito and Dream (spoilery for Sandman if you haven't finished it).



Kick Harder by [livejournal.com profile] girl_wonder
Very cool story in which the Inception folks bring in Sophie to help them out on a job, but I think the real takeaway is that Parker is awesome and scary.



Highway to Hell, Michigan by [livejournal.com profile] southwindow

Highly enjoyable crossover with Supernatual & Zombieland. "No need for names," Tallahassee said coarsely, coming around from the trunk and pumping his rifle. "Only wherever it is you're headed." The two guys exchanged looks. Like, weird looks. Like, we're-pompous-asses-but-for-a-good-reason looks. "Well then." He gestured to himself. "You can call me Lawrence. And him?" He grinned, and fuck all if it didn't freak me out a little. "You can call him Detroit."


Supernatural/Burn Notice

Smoke on the Water by [anonymous]
Kids are disappearing in Miami, and Maddie ropes Michael into finding one of them. The Winchesters are working the same case, and when they cross paths, hijinks ensue. I enjoyed this a lot, though there are some weird formatting issues to watch out for.

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Before Your Time Has Run Astray by [livejournal.com profile] dollarformyname
Sam thinks Dean is happy where he is, doesn't want to ruin it. Adam is still wondering how they ever got this far if Sam was the brains of their outfit.

He knew Dean for five whole minutes and even he knows Dean is likely drowning in a bottle to escape the gaping chasm where Sam should be. Probably to escape the burbs too, because Dean really struck him as the type who'd go slowly insane in a place like that, maybe even become the recluse neighbor that 'always seemed so nice', according to the interviewees on the six o'clock news after a garage full of mutilated bodies are discovered.

Yeah, Adam's pretty sure getting those two back together is not only crucial to his own sanity, it's a goddamn public service.
After they get out of the pit, Adam can't get away from Sam and it's driving him crazy. Sam's not doing so well, either, but he refuses to go see Dean, choosing instead to be an inept mother hen to Adam. Funny and achy, with a great Adam voice.

bells pond by [livejournal.com profile] kelleigh
AU in which Sam has a different role in the apocalypse, and it doesn't sit too well with him at first, but he slowly adjusts. Long and lovely, unfolds a little too slowly in the middle, maybe, but full of interesting OCs with whom Sam develops relationships, and of course, his relationship with Dean develops as well, into something new. (Wincest)

Cartography by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Tiny, gorgeous bit of Dean/OFC. He knows, then, with the logic of dreams, and sometimes still for an instant upon waking, that at times now she sees the unbroken curve of road, the fatal grace of metal and chrome, the ragged map of a world in which she has never walked, and never will.

crabapple pie by [livejournal.com profile] theredfeather
Really lovely look at Dean's journey down into grief and finally out through the other side. Let's hope the show handles things as gracefully as this story does.

Cross Creek by [livejournal.com profile] zoemathemata
Really fantastic season 2 era casefile featuring a haunted hotel that closes down for the winter; Sam and Dean want to clear out the ghosts, but the people who live there aren't so keen on that plan. There's something else, something far more dangerous lurking, as well, and maybe Sam and Dean have bitten off more than they can chew with this one. I really liked Fay and Oliver and how their relationship mirrored Sam and Dean's. There was a lovely sense of atmosphere and mounting dread as the story unfolded, and if I figured out what was going on before Sam and Dean did, well, it was still really well put together. Could use another line edit for typos, but totally worth reading anyway - highly recommended.

Dictionary for a Dead Language by [livejournal.com profile] britomart_is
Lovely, melancholy story set in the AU of "The End". Sam says yes. After Lucifer is banished, Dean deals with the fallout. (Wincest)

Fall on Your Yesterday's Heart by [personal profile] dreamlittleyo
Sweet, melancholy story in which Jo travels back in time and winds up entangled in the Winchesters' lives in 1988. Jo and John's relationship is handled nicely, but I especially liked how wee!Sam and wee!Dean (especially Dean) take to her and invite her into the family circle. (There is also, in the narrative present, an allusion to Sam/Dean that was unnecessary and can be skipped if that's not your sort of thing - it's only about a paragraph and it's not graphic.)

for peace comes dropping slow by [livejournal.com profile] wraith816
Utterly lovely story in which Sam and Dean take a break after the apocalypse (written post s4/pre s5) and slowly fall towards each other. (Wincest)

Hover Through the Fog and Filthy Air by [livejournal.com profile] chiiyo86
Well-crafted, melancholy, moving story of Sam and Dean's first hunt after the apocalypse, with the slow reveal of what happened to them while they saved the world to leave them in such bad shape. (AU)

I cannot rest from travel by [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic
Cool AU futurefic where Sam and Dean set up a school for hunters, which is one of my favorite possible futures for them. (Wincest)

Scaling Fences by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
four times Dean had to teach Sam how to get over a fence, and one time he didn't. Aw, boys.

Those Who Favor Fire by [livejournal.com profile] kathickers ([livejournal.com profile] endearinglysad)
girl!Sam AU in which Sam takes the throne of hell to save Dean from ending up there. Dean's not so sanguine about it, though, and he follows her to try to get her out. Cool story with an interesting plot and take on hell. Also, I was very happy to see Bela out and about. (Wincest)

The Widow Tree by [livejournal.com profile] joans23
"Nobody knows what caused the curse. Some say it was the usual - a lover scorned - others claim everything from an angry god to the apocalypse. But they all know what it'll take to break it. They suffer, see their lives crumbling to dust before their very eyes, and still none of 'em is willing to make the sacrifice."

"Sacrifice?" Dean asks.

"Don't be coy with me, boy. You know the only thing to break a curse this old, this deeply rooted, is a sacrifice. Given willingly, to be bound body and soul for three days and three nights to the Widow Tree."
Dean can't deal with his feelings for Sam anymore, so he volunteers to make a sacrifice. Creepy, well-done, with pining and self-sacrificing!Dean at his best. (Wincest) (note: the author has some trouble with too/to confusion, but the story's worth reading anyway)

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The Exiles by [personal profile] briarwood
From last year's big bang, an engrossing SPN/Angel crossover featuring John teaming up with Kate Lockley on a hunt. Nicely done - feels true to both characters.


The Losers/The A-Team

These things get louder (or, five times the losers met the a-team) by [personal profile] storm_petrel
Highly enjoyable Losers/A-Team crossover.


The Losers/Leverage

Something Worth Dying For by [personal profile] zillah975
Clay and his team help out when Eliot gets caught on a job that goes slightly wrong. Highly enjoyable.



Little Pieces by [personal profile] blackeyedgirl
Fascinating crossover where Shawn Spencer was at the Academy with River. "He just sees everything. Everyone else, they just see pieces but Shawn-"

"No," Shawn interrupts. "Gus, no. Everyone else sees the whole and I see the pieces. All the little tiny puzzle pieces and they don't fit together right and sometimes I know why but not always and I can't just let them go out of focus they're always-."


The Simpsons/Supernatural

What Remains by [livejournal.com profile] geonncannon
Supernatural/Simpsons fusion in which Lisa=Sam. YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE! *hearts*


Sports Night/Star Trek Reboot

Earth, Renaissance by [livejournal.com profile] loneraven
Gorgeous look at Sports Night as if it existed in the Trek Reboot universe. But what I do is important. Sports are important. Do you think the Federation only does battles and science and politics? I am a Federation citizen and I think sports are important and of our, I don't know, one thousand five hundred member worlds and ten trillion citizens, I think there are enough people who agree to make it worthwhile for me to do my job. And even if there weren't I would still do it, because it is important."

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Drive On Through the Night (If It's the Drive Back Home) by [livejournal.com profile] jadedpen
Hot, sad Dean/Ellen post Good God, Y'all.

Everybody Goes to Rick's by nwhepcat
Highly enjoyable AU in which Sam and Dean never reunite to find John; ten years after he left for Stanford, kids in Sam's daughter's preschool class start getting sick, and Sam suspects it's something supernatural. his quest for answers takes him to a hunter known as Rick, and Sam learns a lot more than he expected when they meet.

here I stand again in this old 'lectric whirlwind by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Short, sharp, breathtaking with a narrative voice like a runaway train. Sam and Dean try to outrun a storm. (girl!Sam, Wincest)

a light to lead you home by [livejournal.com profile] coyotesuspect
He's not sure why he's decided to start this up now. This thing which is new and fragile between them. He kissed Sam, or he let Sam kiss him, night that they killed Yellow Eyes. Sam holding onto Dean with the fear of losing him and Dean clinging to Sam with the relief of keeping him.

They hadn't done much beyond kissing, Dean pushing Sam into the wall, Sam wonderfully alive beneath his hands. It wasn't a sex thing. Dean still looks at Sam and thinks brother before anything else, not his fault that that's a more complicated word for him than it is for most others.

He's trying to figure out a language that'll make it possible to explain Sam why he did what he did.

That Sam's always been what marks Dean's way home.
Haunting, heartbreaking story set in season 3, where Dean's resignation rubs up against Sam's desperation to save him. Lovely.

Life Is a Broken Winged Bird That Cannot Fly by [livejournal.com profile] clex_monkie89
Very short Sam-POV coda to Swan Song that is absolutely heartbreaking. Oh, Sam...

This Time Around by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
AU of season 1, wherein Dean's the one who's gone missing, and John is the one who comes to Sam for help in finding him. Long, well-plotted, interesting spin on season 1 and an especially good look at John and Sam's contentious relationship. Dean was a good son, but he was a better brother.

Where the Road Ends by [livejournal.com profile] destina
Lovely, quiet, happy story detailing what Sam and Dean do after they avert the apocalypse. AU for season 5. (Wincest)

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52 Pickup by angelgazing
Sometimes, 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_Glass
The 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) by nwhepcat
*sniffle* Sam and Dean collude to get Sam's application essay written. Aw, boys...

Above Us Only Sky (The Golden Age Remix) by Lassiter
In 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique
It 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 by [livejournal.com profile] coyotesuspect
Chilling story where Lucifer courts Claire Novak as his vessel.

If you love someone, set them free by [livejournal.com profile] mckays_girl
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 [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
They'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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 by [livejournal.com profile] coyotesuspect
Dean and the Odyssey, while Sam is at Stanford. Utterly gorgeous and heartbreaking. Man, I wish I'd written this story.

Open Road by [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 by [livejournal.com profile] coyotesuspect
Wonderful look at Sarah hooking up with Jo and learning to hunt.

Parallax by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
It 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 by [livejournal.com profile] latentfunction
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 by [livejournal.com profile] wanttobeatree
Oh, Sam... 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 by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
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 by MoragMacPherson
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 [livejournal.com profile] maychorian
A 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 by [livejournal.com profile] chemm80
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] by [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly
Absolutely necessary coda to Swan Song. Sigh. Oh, boys.

waiting and better days by [livejournal.com profile] shontos_garden
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) by soundingsea
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 [livejournal.com profile] callistosh65
There 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, boys. Oh my heart. They need this so badly. I need if for them just as badly. *sniffle*

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The Sound of Your Own Wheels by [livejournal.com profile] glorious_spoon
I don't really care about Dean/Eliot as a pairing, but I loved the Eliot-team interactions in this, especially Hardison.


Leverage/White Collar

I Lie, I Cheat, I Steal (and I Just Don't Get Any Respect) by [personal profile] fiercelydreamed
This is absolutely hilariously awesome. The Leverage crew needs Neal Caffrey for a job. Hijinks ensue.

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And Other Legends by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
But he knew they were superheroes because he read a lot of comic books and some of them, especially the ones without special powers, had to do training. Even after they were good at it, they still practiced. Also, he couldn't think of anybody else who would be fighting each other like that at a rest stop unless they were mortal enemies. Adorable outsider POV on a Winchester sparring session.

a few glow in the dark moments by [livejournal.com profile] hateable
Jo and Sarah team up to hunt during the apocalypse. I really enjoyed this.

From Ashes by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
"Do you even know where we're going?" Dean asked, loud over the noise of the wind and the engine.

"Uh, yeah," Sam said, just as loudly. "East."

Dean stared at him, waiting for the punchline, for an explanation, until Sam told him to keep his eyes on the road, please, which was close enough. He turned up the music and there was sunlight and the reverberations of the engine, the open road and Sam, like nothing had happened, like he hadn't ever been gone. And they couldn't start again, couldn't erase anything, but maybe they could move on, maybe they could pretend.

Maybe they would be okay, all the same.
Beautiful, quiet story of what Sam and Dean did in an alternate s4, where Sam rescued Dean from hell and they stopped the apocalypse. (Wincest)

The Many Faces Of by [livejournal.com profile] shantirosa
The things called angels found her on the soil of their worshippers. She will find them here, in this land where the earth burns for the weight of her feet. This land that is hers. Kali, in the aftermath of 5.19. Fixes some of the episode's fail.

Not the Way He Wanted to Win by [livejournal.com profile] weesta
Hard, heartbreaking coda to 5.16. “Do what you want, Sam.” The accompanying laugh was bitter, implying that’s just what Sam would do anyway. So much for Dean understanding Sam’s point of view.

The Witch of Lincoln County by [livejournal.com profile] keerawa
Really cool story about the first meeting between John Winchester and Bobbi Singer. "Bobbi Singer runs the salvage yard just across the county line. Back in the seventies, she murdered her own husband. Chopped off his head with an axe."

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Burn Notice/Supernatural

Working Around the Crazy by [livejournal.com profile] peroxidepest17
Hee! Lucifer tries to convince Michael Westen to be his vessel. It doesn't go quite like he planned.


Narnia/Mary Poppins

Winds to Catch by animus_wyrmis & be_themoon & lassiterfics
Utterly wonderful Narnia/Mary Poppins crossover. This world does not know of small miracles and not-quite-tame lions, but if Susan prides herself on anything, it is her ability to move on and not be crippled by fear or loss or grief. So she does just that, until the day when the East Wind starts to blow in the streets and Mary Poppins steps neatly out of the sky and takes her by the hand.

"Come with me," Mary says, and Susan doesn't hesitate because this is the second chance she thought she'd already lost alongside everyone who could give it to her.

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Always Be a Good Boy by [livejournal.com profile] glorious_spoon
Okay, so it turns out there actually is a place that Dean's conflict-resolution techniques work well. Prison. Of course. Missing moments from Folsom Prison Blues - Sam figures out how Dean's protecting him in prison. Hee!

The Gift by [livejournal.com profile] weesta
Sam and Dean get to spend a relaxing weekend with their dad. Sort of. Adorable and happy-making.

god says nothing back by [livejournal.com profile] mimblexwimble
"I wanna go home," Sam whimpers, as they leave. / Dean feels cold. He wants to ask Sam where home is. relentlessly heartbreaking coda for 5.14.

He Said, She Said by Daunt
Absolutely fantastic girl!Sam/Dean comic.

Know when to walk away and know when to run by [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c
Sam and Dean play strip poker and it ends up in some hot first time sexin'.

my life's come off its tracks by [livejournal.com profile] mimblexwimble
At the age of ten, Dean loses his voice and they all have to learn to live with it. Beautifully done - heartbreaking and hopeful and full of lovely brotherly moments, and a really nice handle on the boys' voices as kids.

Shut Your Cakehole by [personal profile] dotfic
Sam and Dean are hunting a necromancer when things go wrong, and they have to find another way to communicate to finish off the hunt. Sharp and atmospheric.

Take a Sad Song by [personal profile] alexseanchai
Dean makes tomato rice soup while Sam detoxes. Sharp and heartbreaking. When alone, Sam is explosive; when alone, Dean is poisonous. Together they fight demons and ghostproof the goddamn soup.

Unfettered by [livejournal.com profile] memphis86
Dean's clothes keep disappearing, leaving him naked in public, and Sam is trying not to admit he knows why. Hilarious. (Wincest)

Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
You could hitch a ride to the bus stop and leave him here. You would never look back and you would never miss him; for an instant, you will almost be able to believe this. He will look at you across the roof of the car, squinting against the sunlight, and he won't acknowledge the argument at all. Instead, he will answer a question you asked him the night before, one about which you were not serious. This will be so random, so unrelated and unexpected, that you won't have a choice but to laugh at him. He will unlock the car and you will get inside. Neither of you will apologize; that would be extraneous. Gorgeous, intimate look at Sam and Dean that takes full advantage of second person future tense.

a very, very fine house by [livejournal.com profile] velvetine01
Lovely, hot story of the Winchester sisters, Dee and Sam. (Wincest)

where the lines overlap by [livejournal.com profile] ephemerall
Short, sharp heartbreaking coda to My Bloody Valentine.

a white blank page (and a swelling rage) by [livejournal.com profile] jacyevans
Heartbreaking missing scene from 5.14. "No matter what you hear... no matter what I say... once you leave this room... don't come back in here. Don't open that door." Oh, Dean. Oh, Sam.

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All Roads Lead to Where We Stand by [livejournal.com profile] kkgee
Lovely look at Sam and Dean through season 1. (Wincest)

Brutally, Terminally by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Growing up, she thought it was unfair her brother got all the looks while she got all the bones and as she got older, it wasn't just his looks, it was how she sized up every man she came across, taught by Dean to see if she could take them down, see their weaknesses, how they'd fight or back down, but on her own, she sized them up against Dean and though she thought it was unfair, she never shook the habit, more like something deep as instinct or DNA or how they sort of share the same nose. Shivery good Dean/girl!Sam with wonderful tension that ratchets up until it finally breaks. *hearts* I really love this girl!Sam.

Capacity by [livejournal.com profile] kalquessa
Nice look at Sam realizing something AWESOME about Dean, with a last line that's really a kick in the gut.

Crack the spine, let the words fall out by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
Sam and Dean and books over the years. funny and sweet and heartbreaking in turns. (Wincest)

Crossbones by [livejournal.com profile] baylorsr
Fantastic AU in which Mary tells John about hunting in 1973, and they search for a way to break her deal. I would totally watch this version of the show.

Elsinore by [livejournal.com profile] malkingrey
Fantastic fusion of SPN with Hamlet. Sam was at the University at Wittenberg along with Hamlet and Horatio, and the Winchesters get drawn into the intrigue at the Danish court. Really well done.

First Recollection by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Their lives were no longer cyclical, however. They were linear, straight lines unending, a concept that couldn't exist in reality, though there they were. The double helix of their lives was as eternal as the horizon. Gorgeous, haunting story of Sam and Dean coming to terms with unwanted immortality. (Wincest)

An Honest Mistake by [livejournal.com profile] paxlux
And then Dean can't breathe, can't catch his breath because Sam is stealing it, along with everything else, boundaries and rules and all Dean knows, what he understands about his brother and how he loves Dean. Because this was supposed to be Dean, only Dean, his mishap and misunderstanding and hardwired mayhem, but somehow Sam is in on it, like a conspirator, like a reckless partner in crime. Which is what Sam is, what he's always been, so Dean shouldn't be surprised, he's sick of surprise, he's given up on surprise. Utterly gorgeous and haunting season 1 casefile featuring Sam and Dean fumbling around their relationship. (Wincest)

In All Our Bones (So Scared to be Alone) by [livejournal.com profile] scorpiod1
Jo/Bela, all sharp edges and missed opportunities. Could use another beta pass (tense issues), but gets the characters right.

Lemon Balm and Sugar by [livejournal.com profile] janissa11
It was Belinda who introduced him to the idea of plants as more – as tools, as possible weapons – but it was Julia who taught him the most. Julia, with fewer smiles and a much sharper tongue than either of her sisters, whose long thin fingers caressed her plants like lovers and under whose stern eye Dean began to learn. Teen!Dean learns to garden. Lovely.

Now Wait For Last Year by [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic
Follow up to "Do Winchesters Dream Of Electric Impalas" (previously recced). Dean's time is running out and Sam is running himself ragged trying to fix things. Heartbreaking, and really gets at canon even from such a strange starting point.

The Only Thing We'll Hit Is Sunset by [livejournal.com profile] luzdeestrellas
Warm and schmoopy first kiss for Sam and Dean. (wincest, obviously).

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel by [livejournal.com profile] __tiana__
Dean has ALWAYS been Batman, so it only makes sense that Sam is his Boy Wonder. Utterly adorable. *makes tiny toddler fists of glee*

Sammy Winchester's Summer Reading List by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
If books can show him a way out, Sam doesn't want to miss a single word. wee!Sam and books. Lovely and wistful.

Southern Summer Rain by [livejournal.com profile] lemanya
Lovely moment in time, where Dean works on the car and Sam eats ice cream in the summer heat.

Take a Sad Song by [livejournal.com profile] scourgeofeurope
She's not twenty-four anymore and she doesn't remember the fight. Vague memories, maybe planted, but she doesn't remember how she got here. She only remembers her sons. The Winchester family, together again for the first time, on the road. *sniffle*

The Vines Around My Heart by [livejournal.com profile] little_missmimi
Lovely bit of girl!Sam/Jess.

Welcome to Fog City by [livejournal.com profile] candle_beck
"Dean," Sam said, trembling. "How. How did you know?" / Dean shook his head, his brain gibbering and thoughtless because Sam was so close and warm; it had been an experience beyond joy to be pressed flush against him. / "I know you," Dean said. "You--you're what I know best." Lovely, breathless first time Wincest from Dean's POV.

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Chuck Versus the Uncanny by rivkat
"Vampires?" he said, because he couldn't not say it. "Seriously?" Adorable Chuck/SPN crossover. Dean walks into the Buy More looking for a Walkman. Chuck flashes. Wackiness ensues.


Criminal Minds/Supernatural

When You Are Done by [livejournal.com profile] jujuberry136
Enjoyable sequel to "The Time Has Come to Be Gone" (previously recced), in which the Winchesters try to hand a case off to the BAU, but things don't go as smoothly as they'd hoped. I especially enjoyed Dean's and Prentiss's interactions. Oh, and Reid's research into the occult. Heh.

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Apocalypse Maybe by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird
Sam and Dean stopped the apocalypse. OR DID THEY? Sam can't tell because Dean's being all NICE to him, and it's freaking him out even more than the fact that he's in love with his brother. Plus, there is a trip to Disney and a hilarious interlude with a magic 8-ball. Awesome! (wincest)

A Girl Who Sang The Blues by [livejournal.com profile] erushi
This is how it happens: / There is a crossroads conveniently located a little more than a mile from the house, and its surface is conveniently of packed earth and scattered gravel and not of asphalt. / When she slips out of her window it's a quarter to midnight, and she discovers that oak trees are harder to climb when you're fourteen and six years out of practice than when you're eight. / She has a spoon in her pocket, stolen from the school cafeteria during lunch, and she uses it now to help her dig. It's not terribly effective: four nails are split to the quick by the time she deems the small hole deep enough, and she's vaguely aware that the latticework of cuts her hands have acquired will sting in the shower. Brilliantly realized, beautifully written backstory for Bela.

Bender by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
Dean does know it—the world is coming to an end, most of the people Dean loves are dead, and Sam is sorry. Good to know some things never change. Post-Abandon All Hope, Sam goes on a bender. Dean takes care of him. *sniffle*

brother, how we must atone (before we turn to stone) by [livejournal.com profile] mimblexwimble
Stars entrance Dean when's he's halfway to passed out or further. Sam has no idea why, hasn't bothered asking in case it stops Dean looking for them. It probably would. / It's quiet, feels like someone's stuffed cotton into his ears. Everything's warm and muffled. It doesn't feel like anything could touch them at the moment. Like Sam could keep driving like this and that would be enough to keep them safe, forever. To maybe heal this thing between them that feels like it'll never get better. Heartbreaking yet hopeful. Dean gets drunk and says some things he needs to say to Sam, some things Sam probably needs to hear, even if he can't believe them himself. Oh, boys. The show really needs to do something like this, and soon.

How Many Floors to Realize by [livejournal.com profile] lazy_daze
Dean doesn't get his memories back quite so quickly at the end of IaTL, and he and Sam go out on the road together. Adorable and hilarious. (Wincest)

I'm Telling You Why by [livejournal.com profile] teand
"Don't let the shit hide the shine, Sam." / "There's a lot of shit…" When Nick's hand closed around his wrist, the palm and callused fingers warm against his skin, Sam looked up. / "Then the shine's all the more important," Nick said softly. "The bad's so in your face that people don't see the good when it's right in front of them." Aw, Sammy. Lovely bit of Christmas fic.

Kung Fu and the Zombie Apocalypse by [livejournal.com profile] harrigan
Wonderful and achy story set during Sam's time at Stanford, in which a banged up Dean ends up in Palo Alto on a case, and gets an inkling that maybe Sam misses him a little too.

Otis Spunkmeyer My Ass by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
Sam and Dean and homemade cookies on Christmas. *heart* Boys! And cookies!

Practical Application by [livejournal.com profile] ratherastory
Sam gets drunk and reveals that he's tested out whether Lucifer can really bring him back or not. Dean's freaked, to say the least. Nicely done. (Ignore the author's notes at the top.)

seems our whole life is about revelation by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird
And Dean has to admit, some of it sounds cool the way Sam explains it. Dean likes the idea of two different bodies of water meeting and mixing: freshwater and saltwater, governed by immutable tidal forces, swirling together and creating something unique. Sam tells him that some of the animals and fish and shit down here wouldn't survive anywhere else. This is a place outside other places, where two things that shouldn't fit together… do. / He doesn't really need to analyze why that one strikes a chord. Wonderfully done first time Sam/Dean wrapped up in an exceptionally creepy apocalyptic casefile.

Staying up by [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique
John and his wee boys celebrate New Year's Eve. *sniffle*

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And we are here as on a darkling plain by [livejournal.com profile] lunabee34
Lovely bittersweet triptych of vignettes focusing on Gabriel, Dean, and Ellen. The Ellen section is especially heartbreaking.

Camouflage by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
He thinks about a world in which he would have belonged, in which he wouldn't have been transparent, in which the things he said to her might have been true. He touches his hand to his mouth for a moment and thinks that maybe it was never a choice at all. He would never have been able to escape this, not really; it might as well be in his blood, in his bones, in a very literal sense. Oh, Sam. Wonderful look at Sam figuring himself out through his rare one-night stands.

Fathers & Other Creatures of Legend by [livejournal.com profile] coffee_in_bed
"Dean?" Sam is twelve years old, still babyfat in the face but wiry everywhere else. They're out behind the trailer, sparring while Dad's inside sleeping off a hunt, or a hangover; probably both. They seem to go hand in hand these days. It's summer in Alabama and the air is thickly humid, buzzing with mosquitoes. The old air-conditioner drones from the window. "Do you remember much about Mom?" *sniffle* Dean shares his memories with Sam, both of Mary, and of John. *heart*

Hey, Little Sister, Keep on Dreamin' by [livejournal.com profile] little_murmurs
Jo looks back and numbers her regrets. Heartbreaking.

I Can't Remember (the sound that you found for me) by [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple
*sniffle* wonderful, achy story of how Dean and Bobby first met.

Sine Qua Non by [livejournal.com profile] dreamlittleyo
Sam cockblocks Dean. hijinx ensue. Hot hot hot first time Wincest.

Smart People Who Do Dumb Things by [livejournal.com profile] candle_beck
The thing was, Sam hadn't been a dumb kid. Fucked up and bitter and possessed of no filter between brain and mouth, but that didn't make the unthinkable things he'd said to Dean any less sincere. Dean had had four years on his own to think about the mark Sam had left on his throat, the starry look in his brother's eyes that night at the drive-in, Sam telling him, I know it's not just me. Dean had had to bury it all away because it was true, every goddamn word of it. There was nothing Sam wanted that Dean didn't want too. But Sam had been gone, so Dean couldn't let it matter. Fantastic look at Sam over the years, wanting what he can't have - what Dean can't (won't) give him - until he can (does). (Wincest)

Trading Up by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown
Kat wasn't dumb. When Dean had told her stay out of haunted houses, she'd known he was talking sense and decided she was going to live her life by that tenet. Kat's not looking for ghosts, but they do seem to find her.

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an apple a day by [livejournal.com profile] estrella30
Dean starts eating healthy. Sam freaks out. Adorable and full of "aw, boys."

The Boy Made of Paper by [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic
He woke from an accident in a hospital bed without his name or any idea what had happened to him but he still knew basic things like how to tie his shoes. He could read, more than one language apparently, and write, cook a mean leftover surprise and make most cocktails which had the nurses at the hospital speculating about his previous career. / Essential, day to day things had stayed in his brain but everything else... Lovely, melancholy amnesia fic. (Wincest)

Mistaken for Strangers by [livejournal.com profile] bellatemple
"Dean Winchester. As I live and breathe." / "Told you I'd see you around." / She tucked the spray can back away in her purse and slung it over her head and across her chest. "Yeah," she said. "I guess you did." Enjoyable story about a girl Dean runs into over the years. Coda of sorts for 5.09, though only vaguely spoilery for the ep itself.

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Iron Man/Dollhouse

Succession by [livejournal.com profile] amonitrate
Brilliantly creepy Iron Man/Dollhouse crossover.



(Fear) The Reaper by [livejournal.com profile] baylorsr
"It's a fortress, Dad," Shawn said. "For the zombie apocalypse," Gus added eagerly. "Well, that's no good," Henry said. "Boys, a zombie fortress needs to be unbreachable. Zombies are unresting, unflagging, untiring undead machines with only one goal: to eat your brains. You think this flimsy construct is going to stop them?" Shawn and Gus stumble over some zombies. Sam and Dean show up to help. Hilarity ensues.

White Collar/Leverage

Accessories by [livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift
"You know it would never work out between you, right? I mean, you're a hacker and she's..." / "She's a TrackerPAL Mark Three," said Hardison with a trace of wistful longing. "I've never seen one of these up close. She heavy?" / Good humor fled under cover of darkness. "Like rocks in my soul." Hee! Perfectly voiced Leverage/White Collar crossover. I would love to see the Leverage crew meet up with Neal Caffrey.

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52 pickup by [livejournal.com profile] angelgazing
Dean learned card tricks to make him laugh, practicing in the passenger seat while Dad drove through the night, with cards that were worn and dirty at the edges. When they were younger, playing Texas Hold 'Em on cheap motel room bedspreads, Dean never let Sam win. Except for all the times he did. Sometimes, 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, evocative first kiss for Sam and Dean.

Bulletproof by [livejournal.com profile] whereupon
Sam and Dean, doing the arguing until they're kissing thing. (wincest, obviously)

Dessertion by [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique
Dean wakes up and there's a little girl in the Impala who wasn't there when he fell asleep. This is absolutely adorable and achy in the best way.

Form and Content by [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre
Dean, Rhonda, and the pink satin panties, from Rhonda's POV. Lovely fleshing out of a character who's nothing but a one-line mention on the show.

Monkey See, Monkey Do by [livejournal.com profile] liptonrm
The Trickster takes young Jesse in hand (not like that!). With hilarious footnotes.

no strings to bind your hands by [livejournal.com profile] gatorgrrrl
"If this is out of pity or…or something…" It hurts him to say those words, she knows. Despite everything, he still has his pride. He needs comfort like everyone else—like she does—but he'll never admit it. / Walking over to him, she snakes her hands beneath his flannel shirt and rests them on his hips, the body-warmed fabric brushing over her skin. He's tense beneath her hands and she leans in, pressing her nose to his chest. "It's not pity, Dean," she says, her lips brushing against his t-shirt. / She really wants him to touch her. Fantastic, achy post 5.02 Dean/Ellen, hot and shot through with heartache and hope.

Secretly? He Kinda Liked It by [livejournal.com profile] dramaphile
Ridiculously hot Dean/Rhonda Hurley/pink satin panties porn.

That's Why a Duck by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
Winchester prank war! Awesome!

Two Fingers by [livejournal.com profile] twasadark
Lovely snippet of post 5.02 Dean/Ellen. When she straightens and turns, he's right there, and the space he takes up is large and warm and decidedly, unmistakably male. "Sit with me. Have a pull on the bottle." She freezes at the sound of his voice, low and unmistakable. She's been around the block a time or two, after all. It's just … well, it's been awhile since she heard a man sound like that around her.

Warranty by [livejournal.com profile] autumn_lilacs
[S]he's got the best warranty program in the world. It's not written down on some paper, filed away where the owner can't even remember where he put it. Her warranty contract is written in blood, sweat and tears. In her contract there is no such thing as totaled. That word doesn't exist in the Winchesters' vocabulary. *sniffle* The Impala in early s2.

We Mortals Be by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
*sniffle* Sam and Dean get trapped in a fairy glamour with their younger selves, and it reminds them of who they used to be and maybe how they can repair their relationship. Oh, boys...

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Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Exiles by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
Sam and Oz in the pocket universe of Mystery Spot. Good, in-depth look at Oz, and a sharp read of crazy!Mystery Spot!Sam from Oz's POV, plus a sweet Oz/OFC romance.



we got some work to do now by [livejournal.com profile] atimi
Sam and Dean meet Velma and Daphne and Fred and Shaggy. Hilarity (and sex) ensues. *dies laughing*



How Ianto Jones Quits His Job and Decides to Take Over the World (Without the Help of a Kangaroo Army) by [livejournal.com profile] sparky77
"You know, it's not a secret organization if you have your name and the name of your organization actually in the e-mail." A few days later Hardison gets the following e-mail from i.jones@supersecrethushhushorganization.com: Maybe that's all part of our plan. Hardison replies with: Don't even try. I looked. There's nothing there. All you guys do is kill aliens and send filthy e-mails to each other. I have never watched Torchwood, but the combined AWESOME of DEAN and HARDISON is too much to resist. (There is past Dean/Castiel, which squicks me hard, but it's not enough to really be bothersome.) Dean/Hardison/Ianto and hilarity, in various combinations.

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Criminal Minds/Supernatural

The Time Has Come to Be Gone by [livejournal.com profile] jujuberry136
A really enjoyable SPN/Criminal Minds crossover - the writing is a little clunky, and it doesn't take into account the state of Sam and Dean's relationship in early season 5, but the outsider POV on Sam and Dean, plus the interaction between the BAU team and the Winchesters, is a lot of fun.



As We Know It by [livejournal.com profile] roque_clasique
"Fuck mankind!" / "And womenkind," Sam says, waggles a finger, trying to be fair and non gender-specific. "Fuck womenkind, too." / Dean cuffs him on the back of the head. "What, I teach you nothin', Sam? You can fuck mankind – but you gotta make love to womenkind. Show the ladies some respec', huh?" Sam and Dean get their drink on after they save the world. Adorable. *happy sigh*

Come Due by [livejournal.com profile] utsusemia
I tried, you want to say. I tried everything I could, and nothing worked. But you can see it in his eyes: you didn't try hard enough. You just failed, all over again. After that, you suck Ruby's blood like a fucking vampire, and you don't care. This time you won't fail. This time you'll save him. You'll save the world. Absolutely heartbreaking look at Sam, post 4.22. The second person POV really works here.

Living Vicariously by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
In the aftermath of 4.22, Sam starts seeing dead people. Well, more than usual. Dean tries to deal. Lovely bit of reconciliation between them. Also, I really like Sam hanging out with Chuck.

Palimpsest by [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling
That was twice now that Zachariah had tried to reduce Dean into an eating-and-fucking golem, a mindless beast that could be controlled with fresh meat and other, more delectable flesh. / Zachariah hadn't counted on his little helper, his mud-monkey, his weapon of choice having a memory, or at least fragments of one that he could slide together to stay whole, stay strong, even after his descent into hell, where he was harrowed for longer than he'd been alive. / And Dean remembered. Maybe not everything, maybe not always clearly, but that simply meant he was human. Sam, Dean, Castiel and bumper cars. Adorable.

The Stars of His Army by [personal profile] smilla
Interesting, heartbreaking story in which Dean's not the weapon, he's the trap. AU from 4.22

This old world is rough by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
Lovely, melancholy Dean/Ellen set in the interstices of 5.02.

True Believer by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
Interesting story that casts Ruby and Azazel as Sam's shadow parents, watching over him and waiting for him to come into his own. Especially chilling are Azazel's reasons for leaving him with John.

The Waffle Option Initiative by [livejournal.com profile] angelgazing
Dean sighed, and did exactly what he'd been doing since Sam was seven and huffing because Dean was telling him it was bedtime. He caved. He did his level best to look innocent as he stepped on Sam's toes on the way to the door, though. Sam and Dean stop for waffles. Hilarity ensues.

we two by [livejournal.com profile] mimblexwimble
Gorgeous, lyrical look at s1 Sam realizing that maybe he wants to stay, wants to hunt. Lovely.

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Building Dean Van Halen by [livejournal.com profile] caffienekitty
"I nearly bought a VW van, you know," John said, slurring a little from pain, exhaustion, and the only available anesthetic. / Bobby smirked at John, making sure his shoulder was just dislocated and not broken. "That so." / "Best thing I ever didn't do. Some guy, Van Halen, he told me I should get the Impala instead." / "Yeah? / "Yeah. I think..." Memory swam to the surface. "Bobby, I think he was a hunter. Thought he was nuts back then, he asked about cold spots and cattle mutilations and crap." / "Coulda been I guess. Hunting goes a long way back." John figures it out, just pre-season 1. Heartbreaking.

Devil's Rope by [livejournal.com profile] harrigan
I enjoyed this pre-series look at how much, when push comes to shove, Sam is willing to sacrifice to save Dean. Interesting hunt, and a nice look at John and Dean as well.

First We Take It Easy by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
Sam: one head wound, one dislocated shoulder, one sprained ankle. / Dean: two cracked ribs, one deep gash in his leg, two broken fingers. / Apocalypse: averted. / Dean thought they'd gotten off easy. Lovely futurefic in which the boys take some time to heal after averting the apocalypse.

Finding Wednesday by [anonymous]
That was stirring up trouble, Dean figured. He'd decided that while he was sitting there alone: that he was eight years old, and he could do what he could do, and he couldn't do what he couldn't do. Getting PO'ed because he couldn't drive, or go out with Dad went he went after the bad things, or make decisions about where they went or when – that wouldn't accomplish anything. He was a kid. Takes what could have been a really sappy premise - 8yo Dean saves a kitten and nurses it back to health - and knocks it out of the park.

Like a Fiddle by [livejournal.com profile] krisomniac
"They played us good, didn't they." / Sam smiled. "Yeah, they did." / "And now we have an apocalypse to stop?" / Sam ran a hand through his messy sweat-dry hair. "Looks like." / "So it's just another day at the office." Boys! lovely coda for 4.22.

Lorax Lessons by [anonymous]
Hee! Dean + Sam + an ice cream truck = ADORKABLE.

Never Slapped Five with God: 44 lines about 22 deaths by [livejournal.com profile] angelgazing
The brief lives and many deaths of Castiel, Angel of the Lord. So what if Castiel is like Kenny from South Park? *dies* (er, pun completely intended) SO AWESOME! (also, in the interests of full disclosure, written at my instigation and betaed by me.)

Palindromes by [anonymous]
Sharp, heartbreaking AU in which John dies and Mary survives to teach her boys to hunt. The thing about unconditional love, Sam had decided, surrounded by Freud and Hume and all the deconstructions, classifications, bifurcations, iterations, semantics of the heady psychoanalysis of academia - or perhaps in spite of all those things - was that if he didn’t hate the person he loved, it probably wasn't unconditional love at all. Everyone despises something, some failure, some constriction, something human about those they love most. / It was easy to think in such abstractions, so far removed from the irresistible, overpowering combined gravity of mom and Dean. He realizes this now. / Sam shifts minutely against the leather, sees Dean start, and wonders vaguely if he would hate his father too, if he were still alive.

A Perfect Day by [anonymous]
Exceptionally adorable story of the first time Dean drove the Impala. Dean/Impala=OTP!

Running on Empty by [anonymous]
On his own and short of cash, Dean takes a job as a roadie for an up and coming band. I enjoyed this a lot.

Talk To Me by [anonymous]
A day in the life of Bobby Singer. Bobby, being awesome at what he does! Very cool.

There Is Nothing Frightening by [livejournal.com profile] tripoli8
Dean had barely even started to work out what had really been going on since he sold his soul, but he'd already decided that absolutely none of it had been made better by the two of them constantly trying to game each other. When he stopped to think about it, he had no idea how he'd managed to second-guess the motives behind Sam's every move for most of the past two years; it was so goddamned tiring. Really interesting post-ep for 4.22.

When in Arbuckle by [livejournal.com profile] debbiel66
Lovely look at Sam and Dean as teenagers, with Sam already planning his escape, and Dean knowing something big is coming but not knowing what to do about it. Dean's not sure what's bothering him. It's almost like he wants something but doesn't know how to put it into words. He's never really thought much about what he wants because it's always been fairly simple. Dean wants Dad to be proud of him, and he wants Sammy to be safe and happy. He wants to find the thing that killed Mom, and he wants to help as many people as he can along the way. / And Dean also wants to watch the world go by from his own front yard. It's weird, but Dean wouldn't mind staying in Arbuckle a little bit longer. / But Dean's not Sam. No good can come from thinking about what can't be. What Dean does have is Sam and Dad. And that's enough - it's always been more than enough, and there's no reason that can't stay the same.



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