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Hazy Shade of Winter | fic by GeekPrincess with art by Busy Squirrel
Dean/Cas, Teen

A string of strange deaths and bizarre weather patterns in rural Wyoming attract the attention of Team Free Will. A hunt seems the perfect distraction as each struggles to find his place following Mary’s resurrection and Lucifer’s escape. But reuniting with Mary and one of their own falling prey to the creature haunting the frozen foothills may prove too much for them to handle.

Hope and Clay | fic by tabulaxrasa with art by horrorfemme
Dean/Cas, Explicit

The museum is haunted, the security guard is dead, the ghost has an alibi, and Dean is… worried about his relationship status with Cas (currently: It’s Complicated). A Winchester family hunting trip threatens to go awry from the weight of too many secrets– and an unstoppable killer from the dawn of time. (Set after 12x12, Stuck in the Middle with You)

House of the Rising Sun (art only) | art by stormbrite
Gen, G

Living the Dream | fic by oceanbluecas with art by amberdreams
Dean Winchester/Castiel (Sam Winchester/Eileen Leahy), Mature

Djinn are nothing new to Dean. He’s been in this situation before, except this time, he knows it’s a hallucination. Here, monsters are nearly extinct, loved ones are alive again, and there’s a new generation of hunters in training. Everything is perfect, but perfect isn’t something Dean’s comfortable with. He sees Sam’s smile and feels Cas’s touch, and thinks of the eerie visions of another reality, one where he dangles helplessly in the dark, a ready meal for his captors. He’s determined to escape from the dream, because it’s a lie. It’s not real. Or is it?

Of Nightmares and Fantasies | fic by justanothersaltandburn with art by sketchydean
Sam/Dean, past Sam/Jess (mentioned), implied past Sam/Ruby; Explicit

Still reeling from Hell and the discovery of Sam’s alliance with Ruby, Dean is reluctant to work a case involving a rash of suicides in a small town. But even his unwillingness can’t save the brothers from ending up in the sights of one of the most brutal monsters they have ever faced. Appearing in Dean’s nightmares as a twisted copy of Sam, Dean realizes that his Hellish past and the secret he’s hidden since childhood could destroy what sanity he has left, and ruin his relationship with his brother forever.

Saving Grace | fic by zaphodsgirl with art by kuwlshadow
Implied Dean/Cas, Teen

There’s a scenic cemetery in Maryland with several unique features: stone bridges, a natural warm spring, infinity lights, and its own resident ghost. It seems like the kind of straightforward case the boys need after everything that’s happened lately, but nothing is ever that easy when you’re a Winchester, even a classic salt and burn.

The Sparkle Pony of Doom | fic by whichstiel with art by dreamsfromthebunker
Castiel/Dean, Mature

Sam hasn’t had a prophetic vision for years but lately he wakes up sweating and sick, dreaming of water slipping silently into his mouth. It’s easy to ignore until Sam, Dean, and Cas head to Minnesota to help Donna with a case. People are mysteriously drowning along the St. Croix river. In this case filled with magic, death, and lots of donuts, can Sam get to the bottom of these visions?

Stone by Stone | fic by dreamsfromthebunker with art by stormbrite
Sam Winchester/Max Banes, (Dean Winchester/Donna Hanscum); Explicit

Who the hell moves an entire castle from the Rhine to goddamn Missouri? Dean, Sam, Donna and Max don’t know, but a free vacation is a free vacation. Unless there’s German ghosts, possessions, and unfortunate hotel staff, which mean the week away from the hunting life is gonna have to wait.

Survivor | fic by Stareena with art by iouii
Dean/OC, Sam/OC, Castiel/OC, Gabriel/OC; Mature

Off the coast of Shelbyville, South Carolina lays a small island where people have been going missing. So far no one has said anything about the missing persons, until the Winchesters show up. Arriving as the newest batch of invited guests, all strangers, are about to depart for Stadio Island for the annual party to honor the departed James Clarkson. Cut off from Baby and her cache of weapons, working with Castiel and a grace-depleted Gabriel they frantically try to discern who or what is attacking the guests on this private islet before they are the next victims.

June 3: Runs Red
by K.A. Graves with art by Gale
Fleeing the coast with a hurricane at their back, Dean, Sam and Castiel take refuge in what looks to be an abandoned home in the woods, hoping to hide until the storm passes. What looks to be completely ordinary, though, quickly turns to disaster as the winds begin to strengthen, and the three of them are left in the dark as to what is draining their life away, breath by breath, in the rain. (Gen, implied established Dean/Castiel)

June 4: Subjugation Is Its Own Reward
by smalltrolven with art by sketchydean
After surviving their confrontation with Lucifer in Los Angeles, the brothers stick around for a hunt that Dean has always wanted to look into at a historic downtown hotel. (Sam/Dean)

June 5: distant dreams of things to be
by teacass with art by Jay
Taking a break from Heaven’s business, Castiel joins the Winchesters on a hunt in a small town that doesn’t exist on any map. The facts are these: a girl has been found dead in a river, heart missing, throat ripped out. They have no witnesses, no evidence, and plenty of suspects. Castiel can’t shake the feeling that the town teeters on the border between dream and reality. Soon, it becomes hard to tell who’s telling the truth — or whether anyone, including Sam and Dean, is safe — and it’s down to Castiel to unravel the sleepy town’s eerie secret. (Castiel/Dean Winchester)

June 6: An Invitation To Kill For
by tigerlilynoh with art by Kuwlshadow
While investigating three murders, Sam & Ruby accidentally accept an unnatural invitation. Trapped in the strange encounter, they need to navigate a supernatural soirée, and catch the killer before they become the next victims- all the while dealing with their growing romantic & sexual tension.

Cocktails & Conspiracy.  High society & Secret society.  Dancing & Dead bodies.  Formal wear & Flirtations.

(Alternative Universe/Canon Divergent: This Ruby didn’t betray Sam at the end of season four and is arguably a Good!Ruby.)

June 7: Living the Dream
by Kit with art by amberdreams
Djinn are nothing new to Dean. He’s been in this situation before, except this time, he knows it’s a hallucination. Here, monsters are nearly extinct, loved ones are alive again, and there’s a new generation of hunters in training. Everything is perfect, but perfect isn’t something Dean’s comfortable with. He sees Sam’s smile and feels Cas’s touch, and thinks of the eerie visions of another reality, one where he dangles helplessly in the dark, a ready meal for his captors. He’s determined to escape from the dream, because it’s a lie. It’s not real. Or is it? (Dean/Cas, Sam/Eileen)

June 8: House of the Rising Sun
by Anna with art by Gale
(Sam/Dean)

June 9: The Sparkle Pony of Doom
by whichstiel with art by milli
Sam hasn’t had a prophetic vision for years but lately he wakes up sweating and sick, dreaming of water slipping silently into his mouth. It’s easy to ignore until Sam, Dean, and Cas head to Minnesota to help Donna with a case. People are mysteriously drowning along the St. Croix river. In this case filled with magic, death, and lots of donuts, can Sam get to the bottom of these visions? (Dean/Cas)

June 10: Survivor
by Lindsay with art by Lou
Off the coast of Shelbyville, South Carolina lays a small island where people have been going missing. To date, no one has said anything about the missing persons, until the Winchesters show up. Arriving along with the newest batch of invited guests, all strangers, are about to depart for Stadio Island for the annual party to honor the departed James Clarkson. Cut off from Baby and her cache of weapons and working with Castiel and a grace-depleted Gabriel, they frantically try to discern who or what is attacking the guests on this private islet before they are the next victims. (Gabriel/OFC, Mature)

June 11: Hazy Shade of Winter
by GeekPrincess with art by Busy Squirrel
A string of strange deaths and bizarre weather patterns in rural Wyoming attract the attention of Team Free Will. A hunt seems the perfect distraction as each struggles to find his place following Mary’s resurrection and Lucifer’s escape. But reuniting with Mary and one of their own falling prey to the creature haunting the frozen foothills may prove too much for them to handle. (Dean/Cas)

June 12: Of Nightmares and Fantasies
by Dean with art by sketchydean
Still reeling from Hell and the discovery of Sam’s alliance with Ruby, Dean is reluctant to work a case involving a rash of suicides in a small town. But his unwillingness can’t save the brothers from ending up in the sights of one of the most brutal monsters they have ever faced. Appearing in Dean’s nightmares as a twisted copy of Sam, Dean realizes that his Hellish past and the secret he’s hidden since childhood could destroy what sanity he has left, and ruin his relationship with Sam forever. (eventual Dean/Sam, past Sam/Jess, implied Sam/Ruby)

June 13: Saving Grace
by zaphodsgirl with art by Kuwlshadow
There’s a scenic cemetery in Maryland with several unique features: stone bridges, a natural warm spring, infinity lights, and its own resident ghost. It seems like the kind of straightforward case the boys need after everything that’s happened lately, but nothing is ever that easy when you’re a Winchester, even a classic salt and burn. (Implied Dean/Castiel)

June 14: Stone by Stone
by milli with art by Gale
Who the hell moves an entire castle from the Rhine to goddamn Missouri? Dean, Sam, Donna and Max don’t know, but a free vacation is a free vacation. Unless there’s German ghosts, possessions, and unfortunate hotel staff, which mean the week away from the hunting life is gonna have to wait. (Sam Winchester/Max Banes, Dean Winchester/Donna Hanscum)

June 15: Hope and Clay
by Tabula Rasa with art by horrorfemme
The museum is haunted, the security guard is dead, the ghost has an alibi, and Dean is… worried about his relationship status with Cas (currently: It’s Complicated).

A Winchester family hunting trip threatens to go awry from the weight of too many secrets– and an unstoppable killer from the dawn of time.

(Set after 12x12, Stuck in the Middle with You)

June 16: Smoke & Mirrors + Faith = Amazing
by Monica
All Dean wanted was to wipe out this nest of vampires and then maybe enjoy a bit of fun in the sun in Charleston. Finding a woman who made him rethink his commitment issues  was not something he ever anticipated. (Dean/Cas, Sam/Gabe, Jody/Donna)

S-117 Psych Evaluation

UNITED NATIONS SPACE COMMAND
PRIORITY TRANSMISSION
07848K-49
ENCRYPTION CODE:
CYAN
PUBLIC KEY:
FILE/EXCISED ACCESS OMEGA/
FROM:
DOCTOR LAURA TRAVELA, PSHYCOLOGICAL ADVISOR TO THE OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLEGENCE, LUNA MEDICAL FACILITY
TO:
REAR ADMIRAL ARTHUR WILLIAMS, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, UNSC MEDICAL STATION SERINITY.
SUBJECT:
PSHYCOLOGICAL EVALUTATION OF SPARTAN-II7
CLASSIFICATION:
RESTRICTED (BGX DIRECTIVE)

I received the full set of files and your request for my input. I don’t know why you came to me; you know I’m not going to parrot back to you what you want to hear. If you’re hoping I’ll confirm your suggestion that Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is “broken” or “troubled” I can tell you right now that I cannot agree with such an assertion. I know what Doctor Marnon’s report said, but I’ve turned a deaf ear to ONI’s mouth-piece and you know it. You know me well enough to not bother clumping in that sort of garbage to try to sway my opinion. But you asked me for my thoughts, so I shall give them.

Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 has, without a doubt, an impressive military career. But I believe the analyses of my colleagues have been missing one major factor: the subject is a Spartan. Every examination I’ve read so far has compared the Master Chief’s profile with the profiles of standard UNSC soldiers - but a Spartan simply can’t be compared to that standard. Instead it must be taken in reference to the psych profiles of the remaining living Spartan-IIs, which I have taken the liberty of procuring to insure a thorough analysis. After comparing the Master Chief’s behavior to that of other individuals in his peer group, I have come to the conclusion that - for a Spartan - the Master Chief is healthy. The Spartan-II team consisting of Frederic-104, Kelly-087, and Linda-058 (designated “Blue Team”) has been consistently deployed to active combat positions for the past five years, and their behavior is identical to that of John-117. And as there has been no question of the stability of mental states of the other Spartan-IIs, I can see no reason to assume differently in regards to Master Chief Petty Officer 117.

Though I suppose I must address the incident that took place on the bridge of Infinity - the one most extensively outlined in the files you sent me. There are two possibilities here as to what was going on under the surface, but from what I can gather from your message it seems that you’re unlikely to believe in the same one as me. As a colleague and friend, I advise you to not put so much stock into one idea before examining all the facts. For starters it should be acknowledged that the Master Chief went above and beyond the call of duty towards the end of the war and afterwards, and that the events he experienced would be considered highly stressful even when accounting for level of training afforded a Spartan-class soldier. It is also noticeable that there were no other reported incidents of insubordination in the file that you gave me. So I feel I must point out that one event does not equal a pattern.

The first of the possible reason for such an action can be the attributed to the direct losses suffered by John-117 during the last several weeks of his tour during the Human-Covenant War. This idea boils down to one point: that even a Spartan can only take so much defeat. According to some records I’ve looked into, 95% of the Spartan-II personnel that remained in 2552 went KIA or MIA just prior to the Battle of Earth. This left the Master Chief without a reliable team to lead into combat - which, judging from his service history, would be an experience somewhat outside his comfort zone. And after experiencing the deaths of his known associates Commander Keyes and Sergeant Johnson on the Forerunner Installation known as “the Ark”, in addition to working under the reasonable assumption that all of the other Spartans were possibly KIA in 2557, lead to a situation where when faced with giving up the AI CTN 0452-9 (designated “Cortana”) he refused. Doctor Karban was the first one to at least put this theory forward, reasoning that the Master Chief was not willing to sacrifice the last teammate he’d acquired in absence of the other Spartan-IIs. In that moment he defied direct orders to keep the remaining personnel (albeit an artificial one) under his command safe. The obvious concern that goes along with this is the possibility that the Master Chief might react drastically to similar orders in the future. I believe such a fear is unfounded however, as the files you sent me clearly state that he has been returned to work with Blue Team. I also have to point out that such a concern is based in faulty logic to begin with; the Master Chief has lost multiple long-standing teammates during his career while maintaining optimum mental stability, so the idea that the deaths of those associated with Spartan-117 for only a few weeks would result in a progressive psychological breakdown is quite ridiculous. Though you’ve always been a fan of the dramatic.

The reason for these actions that I stand by, and that I’m sure you’ll dismiss, is that he was simply acting in accordance with his Spartan training. Captain Del Rio dismissed the Master Chief’s assessment of immediacy of the threat of a hostile Forerunner (known as “the Didact”), though the danger was proven to be true later with the attack on New Phoenix. It is very likely that the Master Chief fully understood the gravity of the situation and, as the Spartans have been indoctrinated to do, did what was needed to protect humanity. No one can really argue that his defiance of orders was not the right choice, as his actions resulted in the neutralization of this enemy before any more lives were lost. I read the transcript of the verbal altercation that occurred on the bridge of the Infinity, and I have to disagree with your assertion that the Master Chief’s refusal to follow the Captain’s orders had a great deal do with the AI. It was rather clear from John-117’s words that he was responding largely to Del Rio leaving the Didact without taking care of the threat. Your confusing desire to make the focus of this incident about an AI, which the keeping of appeared more to be an act of desperation, is unfounded and only muddles the facts and the analysis of the subject.

Once again, I know this isn’t the answer you wanted; but you asked me for my honest opinion. I request only that you don’t completely toss aside my assessment and at least give it a chance. I know that you and I don’t often see eye-to-eye, but even when your opinion has been the polar opposite of mine I have always respected it. I would think that our years of friendship would lead you to do the same. I also understand that you have a job to do, so if you hit the delete button as soon as you read this I can understand that as well. I hope only that you honestly consider my reasoning before erasing it from your computer, and I’m sure mine, and moving on to reading more of the mindless reports that I’m sure ONI’s puppets have sent you.

P.S. Steven was upset that you didn’t come over for dinner the last time you were on Luna, and demands that you don’t make the same mistake next time. We’ll keep a place at the table set.            

10

Soooo I’ve just realised one thing and I think it’s interesting, almost all the bridges in Made in the A.M. are sung by Harry, Louis or both. Only two songs aren’t in this case : Hey Angel (Liam+Louis) and Wolves (Niall+Liam) which seems fare for them to have at least one bridge to sing lol. The other songs that has a bridge (Drag me down, Infinity, Never Enough, Long way down and I wanna write you a song don’t have any.) There are 12 songs with bridges in the album and 10 of them are sung by H&L !!! I put them together in order and I think they go well together it’s like an entire story, sometimes it seems like they are responding to each other, blue is for Louis, green for Harry, orange is Niall, purple is everyone (I’ve let the last sentences before the bridges and the first sentences after the bridges on purpose because they are almost all H&L too.) :))))

a bridge in the shape of an aitch {H}

the futility of radios
without waves
and in isolation

the futitility of radios
without wave sand
in isolation
no ocean

the futility of radio
sans waves and sand
beached the breached
birthing

the futility
in eyes Oh
late shuns

the few utility
in is late son

the only time
they make
any meaningful
connection
is the meeting
in between
them

both stand so
{close to me}
alone uselessly
{don’t}
{stand so}

life is a hybrid
of what

matters
and anti-matter
the bridge lies
between

finite and infinity

paradox
spans it

we love it for
the hollow sound
it makes when

we jump up and down
{shouting}
on it