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Kit Kats Updates

Finally have made some progress with my kakasaku request from @fineillsignup. I have the outline finished and have wrote through the exposition so it should be finished in a couple weeks at most. I really liked the prompt she gave so it could be around 10k to 20k we’ll see how it goes!
I also have another kakasaku one shot Im almost done with that the wife @meliss-cake asked for.
And I have some delicious shikasaku fics to write from various people so yay!
My semesters finally finished so I can start hitting the computer again (hopefully not literally).

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“What?” Ren’s stance is protective; the big bulk of him spread wide in the space between Brendol and the rest of the world.

“They shot Chumma.” Brendol chances something subtle: presses his weight forward, just hovering behind Ren, lets his arm brush Ren’s back. “The little alien. Hold on.”

Ren shifts enough to let Brendol through, but Brendol can feel him right behind as he quickly skirts the fallen enforcers to the far end of the bay: a hot resonance at his back and the smell of seared blood trailing.

Aware of His Own Halo by @badspacebabies

It seems my struggle with tablet continues so I decided to do the linework with pen and paper. This was the moment I absolutely fell in love with the fic when I read it for the first time. Protective Ren being a literal wall that protects Hux from the world, and Hux, even when physically hurt and distraught, still knows how to handle Ren almost instinctively?? I go back to the fic to read bits here and there and every time your characterization amazes me <3 

Delicious Ambiguity

Rey and Kylo Ren repeatedly encounter each other in battle over the years, fighting desperately for the causes that they believe in even as they both grow in strength - and fight off growing curiosity. Yet when Kylo tells Rey that she’s pregnant via the Force, will that affect their interactions? And will it change Kylo irrevocably?

It’s back! Originally posted July 6th, 2016, I am now reposting the fic after my account was hacked and it was removed. 

The first chapter can be found here on FF, and here on AO3. I’ll be posting 1-2 times a week, I think, and there are eight chapters total. Warnings for pregnancy, labor, and a heck-ton of angst and damaged Reylo.

Novel Length | Stony Fic Recs

Long chaptered fics with delicious slow burn and world building. 

Last updated 4/2/2017.

Fics over 50k words.

Just before the events of Iron Man, a baby is left on Tony’s doorstep. He wants nothing to do with it at first, but his time in Afghanistan changes his mind and Tony vows to become a better man for his son’s sake.

Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.

This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.

Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain

Steven Rogers never wanted to be king, but he knows his duty, and he does it well. Lord Tony Stark, the king’s appointed consort, does his duty as well, even though he’d enjoy his duty more if it actually involved sleeping with the king. As it doesn’t, he’s just resigned. The war that made Steve king and cost him nearly everything may be over, but a meeting of old enemies might stir up some ghosts none of them are prepared for.

Steve Rogers has plenty of friends. He just doesn’t know two of them are the same man.

That’s just how Tony Stark/Iron Man likes it. Until he comes to regret it.

And Tony realizes that working out who the Winter Soldier used to be and who he is now are two entirely different things.

Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists. This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but. Steve’s problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It should be impossible. Tony’s problem is that he is Iron Man, his soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever finds out the whole truth.

A visit from a Reed Richards from a parallel world convinces Tony and Steve that they must do whatever they can to prevent their world from falling into Civil War. They can save the world…but at what cost to themselves?

After a tragic accident, Steve is given a chance to go back in time and deliver a warning to Tony in the hope of avoiding their fate. Something’s gone wrong, though, because this is not his world he’s ended up in. And that is definitely not his Tony who’s planning to delete his own brain.

Sometimes your second chance isn’t at all what you were expecting.

Where Steve doesn’t quite die, ends up stranded in the multiverse and would quite like to know how the hell so many versions of himself ended up sleeping with Tony Stark. Well, that’s going to make things a tad awkward when he gets home.

Age of Ultron-based, but not entirely canon compliant. Written for the 2013 Cap-Iron Man Reverse Big Bang. Ultron has attacked, obliterating most of the world’s superheroes and resistance in a matter of hours. The remaining heroes band together and share what strength they have to get through it, to survive, and defeat Ultron once and for all. Steve Rogers grieves in the wake of the disaster and the heroes’ defeat, and no one knows if he will be able to provide the leadership they need–but Tony Stark isn’t about to let him slip away that easily.

When Tony and Steve’s son from the future, Jake Jensen, arrives at Avenger’s Tower, the two of them are forced to confront some hard truths: Tony that he might not actually become a horrible father, and Steve that he might not be able to set aside his discomfort with sharing a child with another man. When they both get a second chance at a first try at fatherhood, it’s up to the two of them to learn from their own future’s past.

Tony Stark spent his childhood making weapons, filling the hole his father left in the world when he succumbed to alcohol, grief, and his own demons. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home, and made it as far as MIT before all of his responsibilities caught up to him. Now seventeen, he just wants to finish his degree and escape from everything connected to the Stark name.

Steve Rogers crashed into the icy North Atlantic in the 1940’s, sacrificing himself to save the world. He never expected to wake up, and now that he has, he’s not sure he’s glad. The US Army has other plans for him, but for now, Steve is slowly learning to live life in the 21st century, and taking classes at Boston College. He’s beginning to suspect that there is no escape.

Boston College is on the T’s Green Line. MIT is on the Red. The two lines meet at the Park Street Station, and so will Steve and Tony.

Tony goes to see Wanda, and suddenly Steve is alive and there are Skrulls! Or maybe Tony is just going crazy. Nothing happens in this fic, until the very end. Seriously. There’s a lot of talking, mostly at inopportune moments, Tony’s views on the acceptable gifts to give people are slightly different from everyone else’s and he spends more time than would seem necessary being (half-)naked. What else is new?

When Captain Steve Rogers wakes from an injury-induced coma, a lot has changed in the battle against the Kaiju. There are new Jaegers with new pilots, new advances in the study of the beasts, even new rules in the Shatterdome. It’s starting to seem like they’re finally ready to defeat the monsters once and for all, but first Steve must learn to get along with his new team of pilots. Especially the troublesome Tony Stark, who’s proving to be harder to deal with than the Kaiju problem itself.

A story of recovery. In a world without superheroes, Tony Stark, the disinherited son of a billionaire, goes to Afghanistan as an embedded media star, only to be held hostage for months until he’s rescued. During his recovery, his therapist Doctor Bruce Banner prescribes an unusual treatment; volunteer work at a rehab center. He meets an eclectic assembled group including a vet who thinks he’s Thor, a physical therapist who might be a spy, and an all American hero, Steve Rogers. It is Steve Rogers, the soldier in a coma, who captures his interest and, eventually, his heart.

Fics over 100k words

A series rewriting MCU verse, beginning with an alternate version of Iron Man 2, in which, instead of Natasha, Steve got assigned to help Tony while the genius was slowly dying of Palladium poisoning. Continues there in unfolding Steve’s and Tony’s journey through acceptance, trust, and eventually love.

Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony’s got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he’s pretty sure that he’s going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy’s still a little spotty about what is ‘clean’ enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.And some things shouldn’t be a chore.

Tony Stark is Iron Man.

Before that, he was an man with bigger heart than brain. Before that, he was an asshole with a bigger mouth than sense. And before that, he was was a scared little boy. Not that it matters. Stark’s always have had iron in their backbone.

Tony has been held by Stane since his escape from Afghani terrorists, marked dead in the eyes of the world while Stane is free to use his mind, inventions, and company as he sees fit. Tony feels there’s nothing he can do and has resigned himself to death to save those he loves. That would be when JARVIS lets Captain America stumble into his old lab.

Steve has been wandering Avengers Mansion in the steps of a ghost, seeing empty spaces, and recurring oddities that mean nothing to anyone but him. He doesn’t know who left them, or why the ghost lingers. It isn’t even until he enters a dusty lab that things start to fall into place as he meets Anthony, a computer program named for its creator Anthony Stark.

There were days when the realization that he was someone’s father made Steve’s head hurt, but mostly he was grateful that he could trust his instincts, because apparently Peter was what had been missing from his life. Yes, he still had lingering, unresolved issues from his time in the Army, and sure, he had what Bucky annoyingly referred to as a criminally untapped ass, and no life outside of work and Peter, but Steve was okay with how his life had turned out because of trusting his instincts.

Unfortunately, those same instincts had straight up betrayed him by going absolutely haywire upon being exposed to Tony Stark.

Tony is a King with a surprising number of people out to kill him. Steve and the rest of the Avengers are fighting for Pierce’s rebellion and end up with Tony as their prisoner. Oops.

Basically one of those bodice-ripping romance novels I don’t read (ahem) but with far more gay.

A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

  • Newborn series by Ilerre | M | 109k | infidelity, body modification, read all warnings

It all started when they stopped trusting each other.

“Billionaire, genius, engineer, philanthropist, submissive.  Yeah, submissive.  Any questions?”

OR

Yet another BDSM-AU.  

So Jarvis is the one who pulls her up onto her feet, presses a tool into one hand and a book into the other and tells her to create. Tells her that if the numbers and the shapes and images in her mind hurt so bad then she should build them, should give them form so that they can finally leave her alone.

Jarvis is the one who finally teaches her how to breathe.

Or

Toni Stark grows up with the tale of Icarus swirling in the back of her mind. Instead of taking it as a precautionary tale about hubris and overreaching she decides it’s more about the limitations of wax.

Years later when she builds herself wings of her own she makes sure to build them out of better material.

He’s The Captain?

This was not good. This was so not good.

There were theories of course, of what The Captain would look like. Most followed the typical Hollywoodesque belief that he was some version of the Godfather, sitting in a dark room with a cigar, commanding his forces with a flick of his wrist. There were even some that even thought that The Captain was not one person, but a whole network of people with eyes and ears everywhere.

The blonde Adonis in front of him was definitely not what Tony was expecting.

Of course, in the end it didn’t matter.

There was a reason no one knew what The Captain looked like.

Because anyone who saw his face never lived to tell the tale.

  • Sins of Omission by Kiyaar | E | 155k - WIP | dark, torture, skrulls (be warned: this hasn’t been updated since 2013)

A Post-Civil War, Pre-Secret Invasion AU where Steve is dead, Tony’s a mess, and everything sucks.

In which Tony deals poorly with Steve’s death, falls off the wagon, sees ghosts, and misses a lot.

Oh, and the Skrulls are about to invade.

When an experiment goes awry, Tony thinks he may have found an answer to his problems and Steve faces something he’s been avoiding for a very long time.

Two men. Two worlds. Life during wartime. 

When Tony was a prince and Steve was his manservant, they were young and reckless and hopelessly in love. But an attack on Tony’s life convinces Steve that he can’t protect Tony, so he leaves in the dead of night to train until he can. Ten years later, Steve returns to the kingdom a strong and able knight, but his king is both furious and broken-hearted. 

Tony is no stranger to paternity claims from his female conquests, there’s a system in place for them. But when one of the tests actually comes back positive, he makes a rash decision to not tell anyone about it, not even Pepper Potts. All Mary Parker wants is for Tony to spend a little time with their son. Tony has a lot to think about in his life now, how he wants to run his company, how his life is going to change with the arc reactor, and what he’s going to do about his son, Peter. Then, the Avengers Initiative pops up, and in waltzes his childhood hero, and enemy, Captain America.

The adventures of Tony as a mutant; how he learned to accept himself and his subsequent growth into his own. Hijinks ensue.


The Richonne Baker’s Dozen 3 Paragraph Challenge

Total Words: 2775

Rating: T+ (mostly)

A/N: I hope you enjoy the following Baker’s Dozen of Richonne Fics. I LOVED writing Richonne in all these different situations. Thanks @richonnejustdesserts for this awesome challenge!


1) Katana Lesson (First Time Fic)

“Here, try.”

Michonne gently urged him to take her most treasured weapon. Rick looked at her in amusement before biting his lip and nodding reluctantly.

She handed the sheathed sword to him with a smirk. He tentatively took it in his hands and weighed it, raising his eyebrows as if impressed before slowly unsheathing it.

She quietly studied his fascinated gaze, backing up next to his side, intently awaiting his next move.  

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anonymous asked:

That jimon superhero idea is really cute do you think you could do like headcanons of when simon ask jace to teach him self defense and jaces teaches him/they spend time together

hi!! sorry this is almost 24hours later. D: this verse - which is essentially about jace being a superhero and simon being catnip for evil and therefore jace’s frequent rescuee - may or may not go anywhere because i have 0 execution skills but if it ever does, these are some of the events that i’d want to happen as simon falls in love with jace / angel:

  • the very next day, simon runs into jace at their building lobby putting up flyers for a self defence class he teaches for free every tuesday and thursday. what a strange and serendipitous turn of events!! but, “oh man,” says simon, crestfallen, “my work schedule’s kind of all over the place though, i don’t think i can make it?” and jace’s gaze lingers on the bruise on simon’s jaw, the discolouration suggesting it was from the night before, and he says, “anytime you have an hour, just pop by to see if i’m home - looks like you needed to learn how to make a quick getaway years ago,” and simon is bewildered by the generosity of this offer but (obviously) he accepts 
  • jace is a brutal instructor and doesn’t cut simon any slack each time he takes simon down. “again,” he demands, “get up.” at first simon’s embarrassed by how easily jace kicks his ass, flustered by how jace is even more attractive when he’s covered in sweat and pinning simon down, face so close that simon can clearly see the darker roots of his eyelashes and follow the curve of the individual lashes to their delicate golden tip. but as their sessions keep going, simon stops seeing jace as someone he wants to make out with and instead as a threat he needs to take down. it shakes simon to realize what an easy target he is, how he might be dead if angel hadn’t saved him all those times and the reality is that if someone devastatingly sexy was trying to murder him - well, he can’t just let them because he’s too distracted by their beautiful eyes

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Shields of Distrust [Art Masterpost] 

Title: Shield of Distrust by @ihavetobenkyou
Series: Owari no Seraph
Characters: Hyakuya Mikaela, Hyakuya Yuuichirou, Hyakuya Michirou, minor appearances by others.
Rating: M (Disturbing themes, brief sexual scene, etc.)


Summary: Mikaela had always known to himself that their freedom came at a price.The birth of Michirou gives both Mika and Yuu a renewed chance at redemption and contentment, but as they soon find out, the cost of their cherished happiness might be too much for either of them to bear in the end.

Canon Divergence / Gyumiverse // Hyakuya Michirou, Hiiragi Gyurei, and Ichinose Shiren belong to @califlair and @evenica respectively.

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My Top 100 Favorite Sasusaku Stories - SMUT EDITION

Because we all need a little smut in our lives. If it wasn’t obvious by the title, all the fics in this list are rated M for MMM DELICIOUS;D

All of these fics are wonderful so seriously READ THEM ALL. At the bottom I’ll give a subtle plug to my own M rated fics ~

You can find my normal top 100 favorite sasusaku fanfic rec list HERE.

Some of my favorite smut authors include:

DeepPoeticGirl

WellHowAboutThat

BlushingLotus

Lady Momo

JinnySkeans (although most of her stuff isn’t explicit)

hangmeuptodry

Alright, so in no particular order:

1. Wasted - Queen of Pascalities (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete)

2. Once More, With Feeling - JinnySkeans (AU. Multi-chap. Softcore. Complete)

3. We Did It - DeepPoeticGirl (Drabbles; ongoing)

4. skinny love - theeflowerchild (Post-canon. Oneshot. Complete)

5. In Nine Days - cutecrazyice (Multi-chap. Complete)

6. A Full Circle - Lady Momo (Multi-chap. Complete)

7. Hot Water - WellHowAboutThat (Oneshot. Complete)

8. Folklore - BlushingLotus (Fourshot. Complete)

9. Togetherish - DeepPoeticGirl (Multi-chap. Complete)

10. almost infidelity - hangmeuptodry (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

11. Aftermath - SprayPaintzz (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

12. Rocket Queen - sasukes (AU. Oneshot. Softcore. Complete)

13. parting the clouds - in cages (Au. Oneshot. Softcore. Complete)

14. The Age of Innocence - coconutmandarin (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

15. 200 Days of Summer - cutecrazyice (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

16. Quietus - AngeLhearteD - (AU. Multichap. Incomplete)

17. A Breathless Sort of Attraction - WellHowAboutThat (Oneshot. Complete)

18. Hot Water - BlushingLotus (Two-shot. Complete)

19. love month - Sasusaku Forever and Ever (Oneshot. Complete)

20. We’re Gasoline on Fire - DeepPoeticGirl (Oneshot. Complete)

21. Sick Cycle Carosel - KineticFairy (AUish. Multi-chap. Complete)

22. We Do the Dance Electric - Lady Momo (AUish. Oneshot. Complete)

23. Aphrodisiac: At His Limits - Prodigy Uchiha (No Plot. Just Smut. Oneshot. Complete)

24. Hot Nights - LoveYumi (Oneshot. Complete)

25. In Finis - Sexcaliber (Oneshot. Complete)

26. Laundry Day - rainbow p3nis (Oneshot. Complete)

27. Orgasms - Zephyr Hearts (Au. Multi-chap. Complete)

28. the fire’s out but it still burns - DeepPoeticGirl (Oneshot. Complete)

29. Consume - AngeLhearteD - (Oneshot. Complete)

30. Seducing My Killer - Asha3 - (AU. Three-shot. Complete)

31. Finding Mr. Perfect - Rapture-Taylore (AU. Multi-chap. Complete)

32. Stay - SouthSideStory (Oneshot. Complete)

33. Schneewittchen - angel puppeteer (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete)

34. Rise and Fall - Details (Oneshot. Complete)

35. Indulge - little sasuke kun (Multi-chap. Complete)

36. Bound - Jav-chan (Multi-chap. Complete)

37. Sakura Crisis - angel puppeteer (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

38. Intimacy - DeepPoeticGirl (Oneshot. Complete)

39. Just Persuasion - Silvershine (Oneshot. Complete)

40. love at first sight - theeflowerchild - (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

41. Kaleidoscopes - twilightdazzle (AU. Multi-chap. Complete)

42. In Times of Peace - SouthSideStory (Post-canon. Multi-chap. Complete)

43. Resentment - Luffoverhate (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

44. Let Go For Tonight - Tsugi no mai hakuren (Oneshot. Complete)

45. Catch the Light - Szki (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

46. One Touch - Clearheart (Oneshot. Complete)

47. Enervis - Kanryu (Two-shot. Complete)

48. Fatuous Resistance - bacatlover (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

49. relax sasuke - Krickitat (Oneshot. Complete)

50. La Petite Mort - Sexcaliber (Two-shot. Complete)

51. Cupiditate - hangmeuptodry (Oneshot. Complete)

52. A Lot Like Love - 3shells (Oneshot. Complete)

53. Study Session - exposedx (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

54. i’ll leave you breathless - DeepPoeticGirl (Oneshot. Complete)

55. Fire Blanket - ohhhthatgirl (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

56. Drabbles. - WellHowAboutThat (Oneshot. Complete)

57. Venom - BlushingLotus (Oneshot. Complete)

58. Risque - river of the sand (Oneshot. Complete)

59. Manscape - neko-hime21 (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

60. One Night of Passion - Hazel Roses (Oneshot. Complete)

61. And He Decided to Stay - Awsaya (Oneshot. Complete)

62. Bullseye - 716799 (Oneshot. Complete)

63. For the Love of the Amaryllis Flower - theClosetPoet7 (Post-canon. Oneshot. Complete)

64. Ferris Wheel Lovin’ - Obscurities (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

65. Magnolia Perfume - Porcelin.Memories (Threeshot. Complete)

66. Salvation - jenl821 (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

67. Close Encounters - Jinnyskeans (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete & discontinued)

68. Shelters from Ourselves - Szki (Oneshot. Complete)

69. Self Control - the.terrorist (Oneshot. Complete)

70. The Awful Daring - the general girl (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

71. dreamscape - dreamscaprenymph (Oneshot. Complete)

72. Stand My Ground - you.broke.a.promise (Multi-chap. Complete)

73. Change in Direction - Tasha Ashes (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete.)

74. Haunted - nicthepunk (Oneshot. Complete)

75. Unrevealed Mistakes of a One Night Stand - DeepPoeticGirl (Multi-chap. Complete)

76. make me scream - keiris (Oneshot. Complete)

77. That High School Desk - halfkyuubikat (AU. Oneshot. Complete)

78. you make my heart beat faster - ohwhatsherface (RTN AU. Oneshot. Complete)

79. Brave New World - EWHH its Kenna (AU. Multi-chap. Complete)

80. Time Can’t Heal - ohwhatsherface (Oneshot. Complete)

81. a little death - windsilk (Oneshot. Softcore. Complete)

82. Nothing But Time - Unicorn Paige (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

83. One Touch - Clearheart (Oneshot. Complete)

84. sniffing paints - theeflowerchild (AU. Three-shot. Complete)

85. With Every Beat - halfdemonfan (Multi-chap. Complete)

86. The Last Will and Testament of Uzumaki Naruto - Blushing Lotus (Multi-chap. Complete)

87. Rumor Has It - Nessa67 (AU. Multi-chap. Complete)

88. the rainbow - the blanket (Oneshot. Softcore. Complete)

89. Inconcessus - Strings of a Puppet (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

90. Of Silent Prayers - A m r a k l o v e (Oneshot. Complete)

91. Never Let Me Go - Mrs Scorpius Malfoy (Post-canon. Oneshot. Complete)

92. Gravitation - Kiwako (Post-canon. Oneshot. Complete)

93. Dream - xxredemption-love-and-liesxx (Post-canon. Oneshot. Complete)

94. Yours and Mine - blossom13 (Oneshot. Complete)

95. Surprise Sex - merinxD (Oneshot. Complete)

96. Seven Veils - An Engineer (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete)

97. House of Cards - JaneDoe39 (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete)

98. Sisterly and Brotherly Love - K and Jazz (AU. Multi-chap. Complete)

99. Sexcapades - Zephyr Hearts (AU. Multi-chap. Incomplete)

100. Truth or Dare - K-chu (Multi-chap. Incomplete)

My own sasusaku smut fics:

euphoria (multi-chap. incomplete)

Beyond This Illusion (multi-chap. incomplete)

first time (post-canon. oneshot. complete)

defne: friends (oneshot. complete)

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So I woke up to this beauty, a gift from @mvgitek

Some wonderful Prompto/Ardyn fanfic, and I am seriously so happy right now.

You all ought to go read it, honestly, it’s great.

Also tagging @thirstyforhughdancy because I know cannibalistic overtones is totally your bag

going to buy wine and pad Thai even though I am… very very broke lol. the deal I’ve made with myself is I have to stay in and clean my house tonight, and also that I have to buy groceries tomorrow.

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For @consultingsmartarse, a raunchy sea shanty based on the delicious MerLock/OctoJohn fic Ocean Treasure!!!

For @wits on tap 2017. Thanks so much to @redscudery for getting me in under the wire!

Octo Johnny he got treasure
(Heave away, haul away!)
To win Mer Sherlock to his pleasure
(Heave away, haul away!
To win Mer Sherlock and their pleasure…. (much more at the link)

Today, as noted on the schedule, was sponsored by @docholligay on my Patreon. Just this event in and of itself was immediate case for some conflict. IN PART BECAUSE SHE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. So we bickered about it for like three days, but she finally convinced me and ugh fine I GUESS.

Then came what she had commissioned me to DO. You may have seen this response from her earlier:

SHE’S NOT LYING

Since before the start of May, we’ve been going back and forth about what she was going to have me do for her. If that seems a bit of a strange situation, you’re not wrong. Until, of course, you consider that a full half of the people having it are fucking Holligay. Once she had – BY WAY OF LESBIAN TRICKS – gotten me to agree that she could really have me do whatever she fucking wanted me to do with the four hours, she had her mind set on one thing and one thing only.

Mako’s Unboxing.

WHAT THE FUCK RIGHT

Not only would nobody want to pay for that in and of itself, who would want to waste their time getting me to do what I should’ve already done literally years ago?

But see, this is Holligay at her asshole best. It’s not so much about Mako’s Unboxing as it is about me clearing out this thing that’s been eating at me incessantly for so long. “It’s grown to be this huge thing in your head and you get lost in there,” she’s told me countless times. “Even if it’s not perfect, if you just clear it out, you’ll feel a better about so much.” And it’s true, and I’ve been trying to do exactly that. But it’s also true that I get lost in my head so fucking much sometimes. It’s been a block to me for so long now, and even as I tried to chip away at it, I’d sometimes come away beating myself up more because I hadn’t done enough.

So what did this asshole do? FUCKING PLAYED ME

She got the time, got me to admit she could use it for whatever, and then told me what she wanted was for me to do Mako’s Unboxing.

I HAVE BEEN HOWLING ABOUT THIS ALL GODDAMN MONTH. I’ve tried arguing, I’ve tried anger, I’ve tried persuasion, I’ve tried bargaining, I’ve tried guilt, I’ve tried feigned ignorance, I’ve tried rescheduling to buy more time. I even tried getting it done ahead of today, only to find that absolutely no part of May was going to cooperate and allow me to do this. I even set an alarm this morning to get up early in the FERVENT HOPE that I’d get it finished in time to FORCE her to pick something else.

It worked, in the sense that, with something else finally propelling me, I got it done. YES YOU READ CORRECTLY JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO I FINALLY FINISHED MAKO’S UNBOXING. Those posts will begin shortly after this.

But it didn’t work, in the sense that I got so sucked into what I was doing, I completely ran out of time to make Doc pick anything else.

She didn’t care. Because, as mentioned, she is a colossal asshole. All she wanted was for me to finally be able to crawl out from under this thing. Which makes me have EMOTIONS in a way I can’t entirely articulate. But I CAN tell you one of them is irritation at HOW WELL THIS WORKED. Nearly three years, I’ve been wrestling with this damned thing. Yet I sat down this morning, and finished this afternoon. Because, finally, I needed it done for a reason that was enough for me to demand it happen.

WHICH I KNOW IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE KNEW WOULD HAPPEN

But I will, before the month is out write and/or doodle something catering just to her, because fuck you, I’m not losing so completely. And if you maybe enjoy finally having Mako free today, too, you’ll consider doing the same for this endlessly frustrating, infinitely wonderful asshole of mine. Perhaps something deliciously friendshippy, say ‘fic or art of Rei and Michiru, or Minako and Haruka, or Tracer and Winston, or Tracer and Pharah. Honestly, is there ever enough friendship awesome in the world?

I MEAN I DUNNO MAYBE FOR ME PERSONALLY BUT OTHERWISE

In just a few minutes, we’ll begin this third and **FINAL** (and so very long overdue) installment of Mako’s Unboxening, brought to you today by @docholligay.

Fuck you, Holligay.

My Little List of Hannigram Recs

NBC’s Hannibal is possibly my absolute favorite TV series of all time. Bar none. So it follows that my favorite ship of the show, Hannigram has fast become one of my favorite pairings. I love the dynamic between them - the fine line they tread between all out violence, madness and complete devotion is simply beautifully portrayed in the show. It was once explained to me so perfectly: that Hannibal’s driving force is violence rather than sex, so it would make sense that his romantic relationships would focus on violence.

What I love about Hannibal, is that it’s default setting is Dark As Fuck, the show allows its audience to explore morality as what it is - a human construct. When writing fics for Hannibal we are free to discover the beauty in murder, the fragile line between madness and love, hate and devotion.

So be ye warned, in these fics the monsters win and you will cheer them of every step of the way.

UPDATE: 9th October 2015

EVERYBODY TAKE A DEEP BREATH….. HOLD…. now slowly release. OK, after the 1000% CANNON HANNIGRAM FINALE I have understandably been scouring ao3 (my usual hunting ground) for post-finale fics. I found some good stuff, not all post s3 but mostly murder husbands (BECAUSE CANNON)

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SPN Wincest Recs

[Updated Version of my previous Wincest Rec List.]

Angst - Deathfic


Abraham by sowell
M | ~ 2200 words | Season 8 AU
Summary: Sam waits for the hand of God, but it never comes.
What I thought: Really intense trials AU. Basically, the title and summary say it all. But genius that sowell dared to go there.

After All (The Evermore Remix) by marciaelena
M | ~ 2500 words | Early seasons
Summary: After all is said and done, what else is there?
What I thought: A wonderful exploration of the full angst potential of Lucky Charms.

And If I Show You My Dark Side (Will You Still Hold Me Tonight) by ratherastory
M | ~ 3000 words | Season 9
Summary: Dean will never let Sam go, and Sam knows it. This changes nothing, but it changes everything.
What I thought: Now this is a deathfic after my own heart…

For Keeps For Good Forever by candle_beck
M | ~ 7500 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean never told Sam about his deal.
What I thought: If this doesn’t qualify as angst, I really don’t know what does. Every bit as heartbreaking as the summary promises.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark by blackrabbit42
R | ~ 1900 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Sam grips the phone, silently willing Dean to answer, damnit.
What I thought: I’m always a bit wary of stories which deal with sad themes like terminal illness, because that’s usually just used as an excuse for writing a random tearjerker that could be set in any sort of fandom, involving any sort of characters, but what makes this story so thoroughly convincing is that it reflects very strongly on what Alzheimer means in the world of SPN, and that’s fantastic.

Sandcastles in the surf by ash_carpenter
R | ~ 2700 words| Season 8
Summary: Sam takes Dean to the ocean and they find unexpected peace, even though nothing is quite as it seems. Sometimes, you just have to learn to let go.
What I thought: This fic creates a wonderfully eerie atmosphere which slowly makes you realise something’s not quite right. As beautiful as it is heart-wrenching.

What Comfort It Brings by nutkin
M | ~ 4600 words | Season 3
Summary: It’s the last year of Dean’s life, but Sam’s got plenty more.
What I thought: Another deliciously angsty S3 fic.


Angst – Other


a foreign land by oxoniensis
NC-17 | ~ 11000 words | Pre-series
Summary: He looks in the mirror and doesn’t recognize himself. He’s a foreign land.
What I thought: It’s a very uncomfortable read, but it’s meant to be. Very accurate depiction of how unhealthy Sam and Dean’s relationship is, and therefore one of the few underage fics I find bearable.

and indeed there will be time by gretazreta
M | 8100 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam and Dean take a break from hunting, settling in a seaside town in Maine. Dean fixes cars; Sam gets a gig as an agony-aunt on the radio, and all things considered, life should be simpler. It isn’t.
What I thought: It’s brilliant to read a story that isn’t about Sam and Dean getting together, but drifting apart – this one’s extraordinarily painful and gorgeous.

As Long As I Live by viviansface
NC-17 | ~ 3300 words| Season 10
Summary: Sam wishes Dean would speak up and say, Sammy, looks like we’re gonna Thelma & Louise this one. The car is way too quiet, the Darkness approaching fast.
What I thought: Schmoopy impala sex against the backdrop of the approaching Darkness – a gorgeous mix, both angsty and soothing.

A Thousand Shades of Red by nekare
PG-13 | ~ 10000 words | Pre-series
Summary: Growing up is hard. Sam knows it, can feel it beneath his skin as his bones stretch and his baby fat fades and he’s perpetually hungry.
What I thought: Basically, this is just a Sam-grows-up-and-angsts type of fic, but what makes it much more than that is the as intricate as it is laconic autopsy of teen!Sam’s damaged psyche. Special bonus: Sam sleeping with Dean’s girlfriend.

Backwards Sometimes by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 17600 words | Post Season 4 AU
Summary: I always thought that I was sick and you were the cure. But everyone gets things backwards sometimes.
What I thought: I wish there was more fic like this one, which deals with everything the boys have gone through and done to each other, and doesn’t shy away from letting things get really ugly.

But Sometimes We Will Fall by marciaelena
M | ~ 600 words | Season 4
Summary: Hell is in the eye of the beholder.
What I thought: Hauntingly beautiful description of the boys after Dean came back from hell.

Clownfish vs. Constellation by kalliel
M | ~ 7200 words | Season 10
Summary: Sam drives them to the coast; they’re here to rest. But then there are some missing persons, and some jellyfish, and so eternity, meet paradox, and time, meet memory. You can never banish all your demons.
Tag to 10x03 “Soul Survivor.”
What I thought: The tenderest kind of horror imaginable, which will make you cry buckets and buckets, because the boys are such a sad, beautiful mess.

Cut out all the ropes and let me fall by glassyskies
PG-13 | ~ 3000 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: AU. Sam/Dean. Dean falls apart and goes to Hell. Sam falls in love and goes looking for him. (set in the What Is and What Should Never Be universe.)
What I thought: I really love how in the Wish’verse nothing is the same, and yet everything is the same. Another kind of epic love story of Sam and Dean.

essentials by steeplechasers
G | ~ 1100 words | Pre-series
Summary: Here is a childhood in slick-paper receipts.
What I thought: Very poetic rendition of the struggle that is Sam and Dean’s life.

Four Seasons by raina_at
NC-17 | ~ 11400 words | Stanford Era – Season 1
Summary: As seasons change, so do relationships.
What I thought: This is a gorgeous depiction of how Sam and Dean’s relationship changes when Sam leaves for Stanford, and then when they get back on the road together after Jess’s death. One of the very few Wincest fics I’ve read which genuinely allows for the possibility that Sam and Dean might want very different things from life.

Hard Limits by canonisrelative
M | ~ 1600 words | Season 10
Summary: Set just prior to – and bleeding into – 10.4 “Paper Moon,” where the boys are taking some We Time just after Dean is re-humanized. Things could be like they used to, but Sam isn’t sure he wants them to be.
Dean: Hey. Something I’ve been meaning to ask you.
Sam: Shoot.
Dean: You’ve been… Kicked, bit, scratched, stabbed, possessed, killed… And you sprain your friggin’ elbow?

What I thought: This has everything I want from a post 10x03 fic. Particularly angst. Lots and lots of angst.

Homesick by whereupon
PG-13 | ~ 4700 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam is leaving, and taking with him the long hot summer of their lives.
What I thought: Angst like whoa.

In the Meantime by marciaelena
M | ~ 800 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In this moment they’re the start.
What I thought: One all too short moment between the brothers, captured in the most gorgeous prose imaginable.

It’s not only blood that whisky things by atanih88
PG-13 | ~ 2400 | Season 6
Summary: Sam tries to cope with a broken wall. Dean looks after his brother.
What I thought: First kiss, drunken confessions and a broken wall in Sam’s head – the whole package, beautifully wrapped.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by ficviendha
PG-13 | ~ 2500 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s back. He’s in one piece. That’s the problem.
What I thought: Fantastic exploration of Sam’s hallucinations and Dean’s desperate attempts to help him.

love story by marciaelena
R | ~ 800 words | Season 10
Summary: Written for the 2015 spnspringfling exchange, for tifaching and her prompt: Feel it in your bones. Set after 10x14. Told in 2nd person POV.
What I thought: The second person POV works really well here. A highly imaginative look at Dean’s head with a killer last line.

Misunderestimate by gretazreta
M | ~ 3500 words | Season 1
Summary: Maybe, just sometimes, violence is the answer. Or not.
What I thought: Were Sam and Dean really already that messed up back in S1? Probably yes. This is so very them… and accordingly very, very painful.

Nobody Told You When To Run by sneaky_sena
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 3
Summary: Dean’s never done anything anyone will remember him for, and for the first time, he kind of wishes he had.
What I thought: A particularly delicious piece of S3 angst.

Resting at Magdala by gretazreta
M | ~ 1500 words | Unspecified time
Summary: He hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of his head. Wherefore I say unto thee, his sins, which are many, are forgiven; for he loved much.
What I thought: Gorgeous fic where Sam’s pretty beat up and Dean takes care of him. Adequately tagged as “angsty schmoop”.

Rip us out at the seams by fleshflutter
NC-17 | ~ 7500 words | Season 3 – Season 4
Summary: Hookerfic that leads to first-time wincest, set through season 3 and into season 4. Title from Heather Nova.
What I thought: Very intense emotional journey of how Sam discovers that Dean turns tricks and eventually gets him to stop.

Sleepwalking Back Again by elohvee
NC-17 | ~ 21100 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: This is a story about messed-up boys messing each other up even more, and that’s all it is.
What I thought: Fabulously angsty Wish’verse AU.

Stand on the Sea-ward Dunes and Call My Name by misplaced_ad
G | ~ 1200 words | Stanford Era/Season 10
Summary: Episode coda for s10e18 “Book of the Damned.” A surreal dream sequence at the beach.
“Do you remember how we died?”
What an odd question, Sam thinks, even for a dream.

What I thought: A heart-breaking Stanford Era flashback plus lots of S10 angst, wrapped up in a dreamy beach atmosphere.

Take Me To Church by runedgirl
NC-17 | ~ 2100 words | Season 5 AU
Summary: The apocalypse happens, but it’s Sam and Dean who burn.
What I thought: Hot in every sense of the word.

The Babel Fish Has Forsaken Us by indiachick
M | ~ 33700 words | Post Season 9 AU
Summary: Trying to escape a murky past, Dean Winchester moves into a dilapidated house by the sea—and discovers that one of his house-mates is an obsessive weather goddess, another cultivates dying fishes, and a third lives in the basement and smokes cigarillos. Then there’s also Sam, the harried student in the attic, who seems so familiar that it’s impossible not to gravitate toward him. Things are sunnily good, and in this house that abounds with corn and honey, nightmares and memories, ghosts and pesky blue-eyed birds, it’s easy to get lost in a reality that isn’t yours. But if this place isn’t real, then what will Sam and Dean find in the real world when they—if they—finally wake?
What I thought: Fantastic post S9 magical realism, totally adequately labelled as “Mindfuck”.

The Interstellar Medium by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 6500 words | Season 5
Summary: It’s the apocalypse, and Sam just wants to fix the things that are broken, whatever it takes.
What I thought: My favourite Sam fic!

The Light at the End of the Tunnel Is You by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 4200 words | Season 3
Summary: All of Sam’s lines of reasoning end up in the same place, and that place is Dean.
What I thought: Not quite sure why analineblue thought this fic was fluffy, since it contains a heavy dose of S3 angst – but either way, I’m not complaining. It’s a great fic.

The Piper by gretazreta
Not Rated | ~ 43500 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: They’ve left hunting behind and settled down to small town life, but it’s not easy. There’s a plague of rats in the wheat-field and the town’s in crisis. It’s probably not their kind of gig, but that won’t stop Dean from getting to the bottom of it, even if it means burning their house down in the process. Sam’s memory is full of holes. He’s having dreams, another thing he can’t talk to Dean about, and he can’t shake the feeling that Dean’s not telling him everything that’s happened.
What I thought: The atmosphere in this one - I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it. Hauntingly beautiful.

zephyros by steeplechasers
PG-13 | ~ 2900 words | Season 10
Summary: Dean turns his heels west, where the glow is dimmer and the stars are trying to show. It’s the edge of the property where the smooth earth gives way to trees and animal paths. Yes, he thinks, and walks.
What I thought: Beautiful exploration of Dean’s messed-up headspace post 10x14, and Sam’s relentless efforts to help him deal with the burden of the Mark.


Curtain Fic


Better Home and Gardens by bourgeois
NC-17 | ~ 14800 words | Late seasons
Summary: After getting whammied on a hunt, Dean wakes up a househusband in Lawrence married to his little brother. Trapped in this world where down is up and up is completely fucked, Dean desperately tries to figure out a way to get back to a world that makes sense without completely losing his mind in the process. Featuring: spice gardens, bridge clubs, and the power of incestuous, gay love.
What I thought: Pseudo-curtainfic in which desperate housewife Dean makes pseudo-salad and more – an incredibly cute, hilarious and heartwarming read.

Life As We Know It by sevenfists
M | ~ 13700 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: On the morning that Sam woke up, Dean ran five red lights on the way to the hospital, his half-empty coffee cup sloshing in the holder.
What I thought: Heartwarming temporary curtainfic in which Sam and Dean quit hunting and come to terms with all the trauma they’ve experienced while Sam recovers from a major injury. Also, there are actual curtains.

Nothing Else Matters by canonisrelative
M | ~ 2000 words | Pre-series – Season 2 AU
Summary: ‘Saint Samuel, called The Confessor, for although he endured great torture for his faith, he was not a martyr.’
Of course he wasn’t. Couldn’t just die in peace for the things you love, that’d be too easy. Sam reads another five pages, swallows again, forces his jaw to relax, and dares himself to look up at his brother.
What I thought: Gorgeous arrangement of little moments of peace between Sam and Dean that make their relationship seem like a spiritual revelation.

The Theory of Relativity by wutendeskind
NC-17 | ~ 19900 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: The Apocalypse is over. Sam writes it all down, and the result tops the New York Times bestseller list for an entire year. Dean loves that Sam’s found something to do with his life, but doesn’t know how he fits in. And when Dean reads Sam’s second novel, things get even more confusing for him.
What I thought: I adore Dean-the-reluctant-trophy-wife who takes some time to figure out what to do with his life post hunting. Very sweet fic.

Under Hill by cordelia_gray
PG-13 | ~ 2400 words | Post Season 8 AU
Summary: In which the Winchester’s lives are only a little bit like a Disney cartoon, and it takes Dean a long time to figure things out.
What I thought: Very achy little curtainfic with a thoroughly satisfying ending. Plus, there are bluebells.

We’d Share Each Other Like an Island by longsufferingly
PG-13 | ~ 1400 words | Season 5 AU
Summary: In which things end happily ever after.
What I thought: Very sweet curtainfic in which Becky is a successful author and everyone is as happy as they deserve.


Fix-its


Between Pain and Nothing by sowell
NC-17 | ~ 10000 words | Season 8
Summary: My version of a S8 fix-it fic…in which nothing is fixed and lots of sex is had anyway. Title taken from the Faulkner quote.
What I thought: Sam/Dean as well as Dean/Benny and pain all around – exactly the S8 fic I always wanted to read.

Here, The Place We Wandered Off the Map by akintay
M | ~ 2400 words | Season 9
Summary: One day they’ll be able to look back at this – at the months of distance and anger and resentment – and it won’t hurt anymore. Maybe not for weeks, or months, but Dean knows they’re finally back on track.
What I thought: If only Sam and Dean had made up like this in canon… Very sweet and peaceful slice of Winchester domesticity.

i am never without it by ratherastory
PG-13 | ~ 7800 words | Season 7
Summary: Dean figures out that Sam was taking him literally. He tries to fix it, in his own way.
What I thought: Finally a fic dealing with all the “Be my Valentine” quotes from the show.

If you say to me tomorrow by ignipes
PG-13 | ~ 3000 words | Season 2
Summary: This is their world, with all of its sharp edges and dark shadows and nightmares come true. Coda to “What Is and What Should Never Be.”
What I thought: Exactly the coda to that episode that I wanted – quiet, sad and wonderful.

Rearrange me ‘til I’m sane by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Season 5
Summary: Fanfic Local #43 required post-Dark Side of the Moon fic. Gooey caramel center.
What I thought: Gorgeous amulet fix-it fic. ‘Nuff said.

Recall by de_nugis
NC-17 | ~ 6300 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s having a hard time telling what’s real and what isn’t, especially when it comes to some voicemails from Dean.
What I thought: I really needed a voicemail fix-it fic. This is it.

swim in my blood when it’s warm by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 3400 words | Season 5
Summary: Sam’s seeing everything clearly now.
What I thought: More voicemail fix-it. The boys actually talk out their issues at the beginning of S5 – without doing any more talking than would be in character.

The Old Man of Peru by de_nugis
PG-13 | ~ 3200 words | Season 9
Summary: Sam gets bitten by a bat. He probably doesn’t get rabies. He probably isn’t a werebat, either.
What I thought: Gorgeous S9 fic in which Dean is crazy and obsessed, and Sam actually gets the chance to talk about how he’s feeling.

Well, We’re Always On Our Way by analineblue
PG-13 | ~ 3300 words | Season 8
Summary: Sometimes Dean feels like Purgatory has left him raw, like his clothes and his skin have been ripped away, nothing left but blood and guts and a heart that beats for this – for this road, and Sam next to him, close enough for him to reach out and touch if he needs to.
What I thought: One of the many conversations I wanted the boys to have in S8 – thank God there’s fanfic. Thank God there’s this fic.


Fluff and Humour


a little complication by steeplechasers
M | ~ 2300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean has a lot of regrets about what happens on Christmas Eve, but nothing he regrets so much as those goddamn fuzzy pink handcuffs.
What I thought: I adore good bad sex fics, and this is a particularly good one.

All I Want Is to Have My Piece of Mind by Eugara
NC-17 | ~ 8200 words | Season 9
Summary: Season 9. Dean thinks Kevin might know about him and Sam. Well, he’s not certain, but he’s pretty sure. Really pretty sure. At least, he thinks he is.
What I thought: Read it! Read it! You’re going to laugh so hard. Paranoid-and-Sexually-Frustrated!Dean, Annoyed-and-Equally-Sexually-Frustrated!Sam and Clueless!Kevin are excellent sitcom material.

Angelus Interruptus by teand
M | ~ 1500 words | Season 4
Summary: Castiel has never learned to knock…
What I thought: Exactly what the summary suggests. And it’s absolutely hilarious.

At Grass by de_nugis
M | ~ 2000 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s been convalescing. Dean’s been busy.
What I thought: I never knew how badly I needed this. There are alpacas in this. Homophobic alpacas.

Bad Blood (series) by astolat
NC-17 | ~ 4800 words | Early seasons
Summary: “Fuck me or I’m going to die isn’t the world’s best pickup line.”
What I thought: Utterly hilarious version of something-made-them-do-it in which Sam is delightfully bossy and Dean thinks that gay incest trumps bestiality.

Burning Love Comes Once (In a Lifetime) by Eugara
NC-17 | ~ 6400 words | Season 9
Summary: Episode Coda to Bad Boys (9x07). Sam is glad that Dean opened up about his past a little, but he’s pretty sure he’s not going to be able to bring any of it up without sounding like a jealous girlfriend. Well. No more than usual, anyway.
What I thought: This is a hilarious, heartwarming and thoroughly in-character portrayal of the boys with a good dose of hot jealous!Sam thrown into the mix. Enjoy!

Coast On Through by philalethia
NC-17 | ~ 7900 words | Early seasons
Summary: A post-first-time fic. With a lot of sex.
What I thought: So much more sex in this one that what I read on average, but it’s hilarious and really well done, including plenty of bad sex, embarrassment and sassy dialogue. Or: The one fic I never before realised I desperately needed where Dean sounds like a creepy pedophile and Sam’s making an effort to be more vocal in bed.

Dean Winchester and the Boring-Ass Coma of Doom by _seven_crows
PG | ~ 2400 words | Early seasons
Summary: A hunt goes wrong and Dean is left injured, paralyzed, and really, really bored.
What I thought: Dean is in a coma and Sam entertains him with Harry Potter tapes. Until he doesn’t… :) Perfect fic is perfect.

Divine Intervention by coyotesuspect
PG-13 | ~ 3800 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: “Dude,” says Sam. “I think Castiel just hit on me.” Crack Humor. Sam/Dean, Castiel, Chuck.
What I thought: Cas is a terrible matchmaker. This does not stop this story from being immensely enjoyable. Quite the contrary, actually.

Head by calicokat
NC-17 | ~ 4900 words | Season 2
Summary: “I’m a dick. I know. And here I was, ready to girl up and hug.”
What I thought: Sam and Dean truly have the best worst sex.

How Not to LARP by balder12
M | ~ 1700 words | Season 8
Summary: Dean loves LARPing. That doesn’t make it a good idea for him and Sam to do it in the Bat Cave. With real swords.
What I thought: A wonderful exploration of the fluff and H/C potential of the bunker, involving sharp swords, Dean’s memory foam, and the dead guy robe.

Limericks in Translation by sobrecogimiento
PG-13 | ~ 1300 words | Season 8
Summary: In which Dean gets drunk, and decides to write Sam poetry.
What I thought: Every bit as cute and funny as the summary indicates.

Open Road by mollyamory
PG-13 | ~ 2000 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: Sam’s old enough to know what’s good for him.
What I thought: After having saved the world, Dean Winchester actually wants to talk about his feelings – I adore this!

Ritual by paxlux
PG-13 | ~ 2100 words | Season 2
Summary: It’s supposed to rain, the wind is picking up and they have work to do.
What I thought: Kissing in the rain during a nightly salt-and-burn – the typical Winchester romance.

Running With Scissors by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 3600 words | Early seasons
Summary: Dean always chooses scissors.
What I thought: Awww!

the little things by bertee
PG-13 | ~ 1100 words | Unspecified Time
Summary: Dean goes off on a tangent about Castiel’s mouth.
What I thought: Dean is an unhappy drunk with an obsession with Castiel’s lips, but Sam loves him anyway – sweet and fun.

The Talking Cure by mollyamory
PG-13 | ~ 2400 words | Season 8
Summary: Dean tries to keep his mouth shut, but as much as he wants to keep quiet, he also wants to say–
What I thought: Post S8 Dean enlists the help of a witch to tell Sam just how he feels about him – very sweet.


Getting Together


Breathing Hard by whereupon
R | ~ 9000 words | Early seasons
Summary: The day Dean figures it out.
What I thought: Read it! Love it! Read it again! Everything about this is perfect, but the Pleistocene reference is the cherry on top.

Eight Things You Should Know by candle_beck
PG-13 | ~ 7700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Being in love with Dean is the most annoying thing.
What I thought: Thoroughly lovely getting-together fic with pining!Sam and gross-eating-habits!Dean.

Ergonomic by sobrecogimiento
NC-17 | ~ 19300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean sees an advertisement for Sam’s preferred brand of boxers, which claim that they’re designed for those well-endowed in the genital area. Following this, Dean spends an inordinate amount of time obsessing over whether Sam’s dick is bigger than his, and then just obsessing over Sam’s dick.
What I thought: The summary doesn’t really do this fic justice, because it’s a genuinely heart-warming and heart-breaking exploration of the boys’ relationship with excellent characterisations and wonderful dialogue.

Highway 101 by setissma
R | ~ 7100 words | Season 1 – Season 2
Summary: Twelve pieces (vignettes, if you will), one relationship progression, and one car.
What I thought: Slow-burn done well, with excellent characterisations and gritty dialogue.

Jukebox Hero by purewanderlust
PG-13 | ~ 5400 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Dean’s always been in the habit of singing along with the radio, but this is ridiculous.
What I thought: I adore singing!Dean just as much as Sam does.

Laundry Day by delanach
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Season 1
Summary: Back on the road with Dean, Sam always ends up doing their laundry which leads to some interesting revelations.
What I thought: Laundry fic is always relevant, but doubly so when it helps the boys understand what they feel for each other. Sweet and insightful little fic!

Lead Us On by philalethia
NC-17 | ~ 18700 words | Season 6
Summary: The aftermath of Sam getting his soul back isn’t at all like Dean thought it would be.
What I thought: I really love how in depth this fic portrays both boys’ struggles with the return of Sam’s soul, and gradually transforms them into something new and meaningful.

Maintaining a Radio Silence by purewanderlust
G | ~ 2200 words | Early seasons
Summary: Winchesters don’t talk about their feelings, but Sam’s always been really excellent at finding loopholes.
What I thought: Sam talks at Dean while Dean listens to his music, and somehow that version of communication works really well for them.

One Going On Eternity And Counting by leonidasdalion
NC-17 | ~ 25000 words | Season 1 – Season 3
Summary: Some boundaries were never meant to be crossed …
What I thought: Probably everyone’s already read this one, so I don’t really need to say anything about it – but in case you haven’t read it yet: There’s a reason why everyone else has.

Put No Trust in the Morrow by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Season 5
Summary: Seize the day; put no trust in the morrow.
What I thought: Life in motel rooms, apocalyptic doom and two world-weary boys make a great getting-together story.

Redefinition by whereupon
PG-13 | ~ 7900 words | Season 1
Summary: It’s a good thing Sam’s the only one he ever does this for.
What I thought: Adorkable boys in Vegas are adorkable. Some of the most perfect brotherly banter I’ve ever read.

The Common Fate of All by gretazreta
M | ~ 10200 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean Winchester works in insurance: brought up in foster care, he’s never hunted, never fired a gun, and never owned a car. Then, one day, he meets a guy called Sam.
What I thought: Without spoiling too much, let me just say that this story is a wonderful exploration of the metaphor of forgetting, and a fantastically ironic meta-commentary on It’s A Terrible Life, even though it was written well before that episode aired.

The Road by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 12500 words | Season 10
Summary: A case gone wrong leaves Dean with a power he hates. It’s up to Sam to save him.
What I thought: Everything about this feels so right and natural, and when the boys eventually end up together, it’s deeply satisfying.

Some Kind of Strange Magic by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 18400 words | Season 5
Summary: It may not have to mean anything, but they aren’t just two guys stuck in an impossible situation. They’re them and uncommonly attached to one another, so it will mean something and they both know it. This will change them and Dean can’t really blame Sam for suddenly being afraid to move.
What I thought: Immensely hot fuck-or-die fic, but also so much more than that, because this story actually explores how Sam and Dean reluctantly deal with the aftermath and slowly end up in a real relationship in a manner that’s psychologically convincing and thoroughly satisfying to read.

To Find Our Beautiful Selves Again by dreamlittleyo
PG-13 | ~ 2500 words | Post Season 5 AU
Summary: Newfound sexual tension and schmoop, in a world where Sam and Dean survive long enough to get their lives back. Hunting monsters + romantic comedy? It could happen.
What I thought: All those pretty gazes that Dean and Sam have already exchanged on the show compressed into a single soft and sweet story.

Waiting Games by nutkin
M | ~ 13600 words | Season 1
Summary: Sam’s having a new kind of psychic vision. A kind that involves Dean.
What I thought: The conversations in this are so, so good! So much of the boys talking about not talking about it, it’s just awesome.

When You Wish Upon a Star by stardust_made
M | ~ 4900 words | Season 8
Summary: On the clearest nights, depending on how tingly his skin was and how heavy with longing his heart, Dean could almost visualize a bright circle of pulsing light around him, asking the Universe for one thing, one thing only.
What I thought: Getting together S8 style, with plenty of angst and pining!Dean – just my thing.


Kinky Stuff


Beauty Is Terror by viviansface
NC-17 | ~ 1800 words | Season 2
Summary: As prompted: AHBL2: No, Bobby, Dean doesn’t think it’s time they buried Sam’s body. He isn’t through with it.
What I thought: What’s probably the most disturbing about the act of necrophilia depicted here is the sheer tenderness of it. Extraordinarily gorgeous (and fucked-up).

Catch Hell by indiachick
NC-17 | ~ 1900 words | Unspecified time
Summary: [Original Prompt] Wincest fic based off another Richard Siken verse: “Two brothers: one of them wants to take you apart. Two brothers: one of them wants to put you back together. It’s time to choose sides now. The stitches or the devouring mouth?”
What I thought: Winchester serial-killing, necrophilia and co-dependency to the extreme tied together in a disturbingly spiritual atmosphere.

Dressing to Seduce by themegalosaurus
NC-17 | ~ 2800 words | Season 11
Summary: 'Now, though? For some reason, Sam’s stripped down. He’s shed the shirts, all the layers that he uses to cocoon himself, and he’s leaning casual against the frame of the open doorway with only a tight navy v-necked tee stretched over his chest. Dressed like this, it’s evident how much progress Sam’s made in regaining the weight that he lost last year.’
Fic for a prompt by baronsamedi, who wanted one Winchester seducing another by dressing in (shock horror) merely a SINGLE LAYER OF CLOTHING. Essentially it’s super schmoopy bunker sex and not much more…!
What I thought: Delicious wall!sex fic with single layers and Sam’s bare feet.

Find a Spark by lustmordred
NC-17 | ~ 5500 words | Season 4
Summary: If I took this cigarette and put it out on you, would you love me?
What I thought: This is the best kind of wrong imaginable.

Getting a Handle on It by fourfreedoms
R | ~ 2700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Sam gets tired of Dean flirting with girls, so he takes things into his own hands. Literally.
What I thought: Sam jerks Dean off under the table at a bar – as hilarious as it is hot.

Inside Out Man by runedgirl
NC-17 | ~ 26600 words | Stanford Era AU
Summary: Dean turns up at Stanford cursed by a witch, his body turned female. As Dean struggles to cope with the change, the attraction Sam has always hidden for his brother and the fantasy of having him may just come true. But at what cost?
What I thought: I don’t usually read genderswap, but this one had me hooked. Very emotional exploration of girl!Dean with beautifully supportive Sam.

Mirror, Mirror by girlguidejones
NC-17 | ~ 2800 words | Season 7
Summary: Porn focused on Sam’s gigantic hands.
What I thought: This story certainly does Sam’s gigantic hands justice, and was so well-written that not even the involvement of watersports managed to squick me out completely.

Mirror, Mirror (ain’t fair at all remix) by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam, Dean, and their issues with abandonment.
What I thought: Remix of “Mirror, mirror”. All the kinky things Sam and Dean might get up to in abandoned houses. Involving mirrors. And heartbreak.

Rough Riders by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Late seasons
Summary: From two spnkinkmeme prompts seeking a Sam who likes rough sex and a Dean who doesn’t like it nearly as much, but won’t admit that until Sam figures it out.
What I thought: Dean’s insecurities, Sam’s patience and smoking hot sex – everything about this is perfect.

Where My Secrets Echo All Around by someblazingstar
NC-17 | ~ 5600 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam’s not sure why he ever thought Spin the Bottle was a stupid game, something for kids. Spin the Bottle is awesome.
What I thought: A gut-wrenching twist on the usual drinking games lead to Wincest cliché, and a searingly hot staircase make-out session on top of it.


Non-Con/Darkfic


All Your Lessons in History by someblazingstar
NC-17 | ~ 900 words | Season 4
Summary: He’s got to break Dean again, he knows, like resetting a broken leg, so that he can heal clean.
What I thought: Deeply disturbing 4x16 coda.

And a Hard Place by infatuated_ink
NC-17 | ~ 3200 words | Unspecified time
Summary: As soon as they were inside their room, Dean made a line for the closet and slammed the door, and Sam wasn’t even surprised, this has been happening for years. He can’t account for the why, but he gets that Dean needs it, so he doesn’t say all the things he wants to.
What I thought: In which Sam and Dean are both trapped, each in their own way.

Blink (You’re Gone) by thehighwaywoman
NC-17 | ~ 1700 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: The undiscover’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns,–puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?

(Hamlet, Act III)
What I thought: I don’t really know what to say about this story – it’s one of those fics that are too fascinating and disturbing for words. It makes for a supremely unsettling and surreal read, and every *blink* is scary like a whiplash, or a mental blank.

Blink (the Rapid Eye Movement remix) by rivkat
M | ~ 3300 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: These but the trappings and the suits of woe. Written for Remix Redux 08. Original story: Blink (You’re Gone), by thehighwaywoman.
What I thought: This story is slightly less mysterious than thehighwaywoman’s original in that we do get some answers to the questions: What’s happening? Is this real? Is it a dream? Who’s dreaming? But it still manages to be just as disturbing. Dean!whump at its finest.

Cupid’s Got A Gun by geckoholic
NC-17 | 13500 words | Season 4
Summary: Fuck-or-die, set in early S4. But they’ve been fucking for years, so that shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Ever since hell, Dean’s in no hurry to get that show on the road again. They’ve tried, and it doesn’t work, too many bad memories from what’s been done to him downstairs. A case that involves a cursed cross and a vengeful witch takes that choice away from them, though…
What I thought: Brilliant casefic, intriguing Dean-post-hell character study, fabulous portrayal of Sam and Dean’s rocky relationship, and angst and drama like woah.

Cursed (series) by glorious_spoon
M | ~ 6700 words | Early seasons
Summary: Sam really should know better than to tangle with witches.
What I thought: An incredibly raw and in character witches-made-them-do it that never attempts to gloss over anything.

Desperation Takes Hold by someblazingstar
R | ~ 2100 words | Season 5
Summary: They’ve never fought like this, not quite like this.
What I thought: One of the best limited third person POVs I’ve ever read. It leaves you guessing what’s actually happening right until it’s already too late.

Dishabille by kalliel
NC-17 | ~ 5000 words | Season 2 – Season 6
Summary: Possession doesn’t end with an exorcism. Possession is cinders. And it will burn you down. Meg-lubricated Sam/Dean, Dean/Soulless!Sam. From post-2x14 “Born Under a Bad Sign” to 6x10 “Caged Heat.”
What I thought: Sam and Dean have the most unhealthy, tangled up, crazy thing – epic proportions of screwed-up-ness.

Filthy Mind by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 26400 words | post Season 3 AU
Summary: Dean acquires unwelcome nightly visitors. Set post-Hell, without details as to how that happens.
What I thought: This is one of those stories where something bad happens to Dean (and again and again) and we suffer at least as much with poor Sam who has to witness it all and try to save his brother as we do with Dean himself. I really love the somewhat darker and edgier portrayal of Sam here which only leads to make him all the more sympathetic.

Fuck or Die by casspeach
NC-17 | ~ 9400 words | Early seasons
Summary: Succubi prey on the sexually frustrated.
What I thought: This is the weirdest, most fucked-up, role-play-heavy brother-on-brother action imaginable. Incorporated into an incredibly well-crafted and very realistic story.

I’m No Angel by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 1900 words | Season 4
Summary: After the events of “Heaven and Hell,” Dean is surprised to discover that Sam is jealous. He’s even more surprised to learn about his brother’s possessive streak, and things get intimate and rough when Sam pulls the Impala over in the middle of nowhere.
What I thought: This takes Sam’s dark desperation in S4 to new heights or rather lows – as fascinating as it is horrifying.

Only Sweeter by rivkat
M | ~ 30000 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: Dean gets amnesia; Sam tries to use it to fix him. Sam/Dean for certain values of Sam/Dean.
What I thought: In a very neat subversion of the amnesia trope this story is less about who Dean is without the baggage of his (crippling hell) memories, and more about who Sam is, and how far he’s willing to go. There is no demon blood in this, no black eyes, no nostril flaring, and yet this is about the most perfect portrayal of S4’s dark!Sam that I’ve come  across.

Subrogate (series) by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 12000 words | Season 1
Summary: Sam scares the crap out of Dean. Dean cools off and comes back with confession (and sex!) on the agenda. Things go badly after that. // Some angst, some shmoop, some closure, some inarticulate drunken confession… Sam and Dean work on moving past the mess they’ve been left in.
What I thought: There are so many possibilities within the SPN mythology to get Sam and Dean into bed – this is a rather typical one, but treated with great thoughtfulness and care.

Trust Me by soullessbrothers
NC-17 | ~ 4100 words | Season 6
Summary: After a hunt, a soulless Sam confronts Dean about sharpening his skills. When they fight again, Sam decides that he needs to finally give Dean what he has always wanted, whether Dean actually wants it or not.
What I thought: Pretty brutal but realistic Robo!Sam story in which he expertly uses all of Dean’s weaknesses – baby brother Sam included.

Tuesday by ash_carpenter
R | ~ 3800 words | Season 3
Summary: Mystery Spot coda, where Sam becomes more invested in sleeping with Dean than finding a solution. Dark, rape, character death, buckets o’ angst, abuse, serious Dean!whumpage.
What I thought: There’s something about this desperately psychopathic Sam that I find astonishingly convincing.

Thy Brother’s Blood Cries Out by laughablelament
NC-17 | ~ 3500 words | Season 10
Summary: For a guy so smart Sam can be thick as bricks sometimes. Sam thinks Dean’s given up. Thinks he isn’t fighting anymore, isn’t fighting himself every nightmare second.
What I thought: This is the dark ‘Dean really, really wants to kill Sam’ MoC fic that I always wanted to read!

Weak by ash_carpenter
NC-17 | ~ 4000 words | Season 4
Summary: Sam is going darkside and he manipulates his brother into giving him what he wants. Evil!Sam, dub-con, crying!Dean, hints of whore!Dean, angst.
What I thought: What really impressed me about this was how the power imbalance between Sam and Dean is never as absolute as Sam believes it to be. (As an aside: I can completely understand how someone can become addicted to the sight of Dean’s tears!)

whose wings, though tattered… by fleshflutter
PG-13 | ~ 2200 words | Season 4 AU
Summary: There is a breeze moving across the field. It stirs the long grass in lapping waves like the sea. Castiel runs his fingertips through it and remembers flying.
What I thought: This is Dean/Castiel, but it’s also Sam/Dean, and very, very creepy.

Why Must We Pray Screaming? by dreamlittleyo
NC-17 | ~ 2200 words | Season 2
Summary: Bobby stops by, investigating signs of demonic activity, and Sam informs his brother that it’s time for a change. Dean doesn’t like Sam’s new proposal, but it turns out his vote doesn’t count for much.
What I thought: Equally fantastic and fucked-up coda to 4x06 in which Sam’s yellow eyes are no longer just a ghost-sickness hallucination of Dean’s.


Outsider!POV


A Little While by lizzypaul
PG-13 | ~ 2700 words | Post Season 2 AU
Summary: Rebecca gets an unexpected call.
What I thought: Rebecca from “Skin” turns out to be a perfect POV for Wincest – a great read.

can be deceiving by bertee
PG-13 | ~ 2000 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In which Sam and Dean are not everyone’s friendly neighborhood demon hunters.
What I thought: What’s worse than two lovers-slash-serial-killers? Incestuous-lovers-slash-serial-killers, obviously. Utterly hilarious and spot-on.

Crush by sonofabiscuit77
NC-17 | ~ 60800 words | Season 3 AU
Summary: Five years after the apocalypse didn’t happen and Sam and Dean have settled down, or as much as the Winchesters can ever settle down. Sam is a college professor and Dean a well-respected small business owner and they’re learning how to balance work, hunting and dog-ownership while coping with the metaphorical and literal scars of war. Life’s not perfect, not for a (sort of) out and proud couple in small town USA with a lot to hide, but they’re dealing, that is, until Dean employs one sexually-confused teenager who develops an unhealthy obsession with both of them. Switching between five years earlier and now, we learn how the boys came together, how they made it through the big fight and whether they’ll ever manage to find that flighty temptress, happily ever after.
What I thought: Contains a very carefully drawn original character and thoroughly believable outsider reactions to Wincest, particularly Bobby’s struggles with the issue, on top of being a very engrossing, well-paced read.

Five Times Jess Noticed (That Sam Wasn’t Quite Normal) by mass_hipgnosis
PG-13 | ~ 4300 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Pilot wasn’t the first time her boyfriend did something to make her think, Oh-kayy, that’s a little weird.
What I thought: Great exploration of how some of Sam’s habits would seem to someone who doesn’t know anything about hunting. Also, Sam gets to be a BAMF.

heroes in the seaweed by de_nugis
PG-13 | ~ 7200 words | Season 10
Summary: Something strange is going on in an old lobster town.
What I thought: Compelling casefic with a believable OC and lots of insightful observations about our messed-up boys.

Ignorance Would be Bliss by delanach
PG-13 | ~ 2900 words | Season 9
Summary: Kevin knows more than he wants to about Sam and Dean, and he really wishes he didn’t.
What I thought: Kevin’s reactions to the brothers’s relationship, merging from disgust to acceptance, struck me as really convincing. Great fic.

I’ll take my chance on a beautiful stranger by fleshflutter
R | ~ 3900 words | Stanford Era
Summary: So now they’re in this bar, which is full of smoke and the smell of stale piss, because Brendan wants to pretend he lives dangerously, on the edge, that his life’s not one big vapid, designer-dressed waste of time. And Brendan’s got himself into a game of poker with a hustler, who Chase keeps telling himself to stop staring at, and Brendan’s being taken for every last cent in his wallet.
What I thought: Fantastic outsider!POV set during the time that Sam’s at Stanford.

Pieces of the Winchester Puzzle by tekmessa
PG-13 | ~ 8200 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Jessica Moore is fascinated by a stranger, meets Sam Winchester and finally Sam’s brother Dean.
What I thought: Lovely exploration of a Jess who’s maybe drawn a little too much towards darkness and danger.

The Book of Chuck by gretazreta
M | ~ 5600 words | Season 4
Summary: If he’s the chosen prophet of the Lord, why is his life so fucking out-of-control?
What I thought: I never contemplated shipping Sam/Chuck before I read this, but this story convinced me that the pairing actually makes a good deal of sense. Not as much as Sam/Dean though, poor Chuck.

This is How it Works by sneaky_sena
NC-17 | ~ 12800 words | Stanford Era
Summary: AU, another way Dean could have shown up at Sam and Jess’ apartment.
What I thought: Awesome Jess!POV which seriously made me wonder what I ship more – Sam/Dean or Sam/Jess.

You Each Time by sneaky_sena
M | ~ 1000 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Sam always talks around the truth.
What I thought: There’s a lot of sad, angsty stuff in this story, but it made me laugh out loud, because it featured something I always wanted to see in SPN fanfic – no, it’s not only monsters that make people (girls?) panic and scream, Sam, go figure.


Slice Of Life/Domesticity


Demon Days by paxlux
M | ~ 6500 words | Season 1
Summary: Every night until this one has been black and starless.
What I thought: Ugly motel rooms, M&Ms, endless banter and angsting… early seasons perfection.

Due East by sowell
M | ~ 4700 words | Post Season 7
Summary: Boys on the road, post-S7. Mostly plotless.
What I thought: Boys on the road is one of my favourite things, especially when it’s so immensely well written and entertaining, discussions of Justin Bieber included.

From the Fire Roads to the Interstate by laurificus
NC-17 | ~ 1600 words | Season 2
Summary: The open road means freedom, and Sam beside him means safety.
What I thought: I love how normal everything between them feels in this fic, despite Sam’s fear of going darkside and everything else that’s weighing on them. Chock-full of great lines.

In Silence Sealed by rivkat
NC-17 | ~ 2600 words | Late seasons
Summary: Fiercelynormal tagged me with “piercing.” After a hunt, Dean can’t hear, but he can still talk. Warning: may induce sweetness overload.
What I thought: I am in love with Radio Dean, forever and ever, and I think Sam is too!

In the Sound a Thought (Where the Land Meets the Sea) by ignipes
NC-17 | ~ 2300 words | Unspecified time
Summary: The world is simpler by the ocean.
What I thought: Sam forces Dean to watch the sunset and take his sunscreen like a man – perfect!

Just a Different Form by atanih88
M | ~ 1800 words | Season 8
Summary: A little slice of peace.
What I thought: Sam and Dean post Purgatory – as thoughtful as it is hot.

Life Among The Dead by destina
M | ~ 8400 words | Season 1
Summary: They go where the road takes them.
What I thought: This week beautifully depicts a week on the road for the boy as a mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar.

lowering the bar by bertee
R | ~ 2200 words | Unspecified time
Summary: Two strangers walk into a bar.
What I thought: Sam and Dean pretending to be strangers – and each of their disguises is a brilliant self-portrait.

One Good Thing by mollyamory
G | ~ 2600 words | Season 7
Summary: Sam’s acting a little weird. Again. Dean’s got a couple of theories. All of them wrong.
What I thought: Dean jokes about writing his memoirs, Sam just wants to kiss him and there’s bowling – all of it is utterly lovely.

Roads by candle_beck
PG-13 | ~ 1800 words | Season 1
Summary: Life in motion.
What I thought: Brothers on the road, achy-angsty S1 style.

The Forces Ranged Within Us and Against Us by musesfool
M | ~ 2700 words | Season 1
Summary: This we were, this is how we tried to love, / and these are the forces we had ranged within us / within us and against us, against us and within us.
What I thought: More S1 Sam and Dean on the road, having a lot they don’t talk about and having a pretty good life nonetheless – a wonderfully introspective Dean POV.


Stanford Era


Crossing the Rubicon by purewanderlust
M | ~ 2700 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam’s imagined all the possible ways it can go, breaking the news about Stanford. Four-plus-one format.
What I thought: So many feelings packed into this gorgeous little fic.

Higher Learning by destina
NC-17 | ~ 5100 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Dean visits Sam at Stanford.
What I thought: Heart-breaking exploration of why Sam and Dean can’t work it out - and why we want them to, nonetheless.

if you tell me where you’re going, I’ll tell you where you’re bound by paxlux
M | ~ 9100 words | Pre-series
Summary: It’s the only thing he knows to do.
What I thought: Dean alone on the road, missing Sam, is always going to break my heart – but when it’s written like this, it’s a breathtaking punch in the gut in every sense of the word.

In My Life (I Love You More) by wednesday_d
PG-13 | ~ 4900 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Sam Winchester’s life has never been normal. He tried getting away from it and what he found was that he was even less normal than he had thought. Because missing your brother is one thing; suddenly wishing he could kiss you is something else entirely.
What I thought: Totally wrecking phone conversation between Sam and Dean with great characterisations.

No Need of Dreams by destina
NC-17 | ~ 3800 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Nothing fills the empty space Sam left behind.
What I thought: Again, a beautiful study of why the boys can’t get over their Stanford-induced differences, no matter how hard they try.

Odysseus, American by coyotesuspect
M | ~ 10100 words | Stanford Era
Summary: Dean finds Peter O'Toole’s recording of the Odyssey in a bin marked “Audio" in Casa Grande’s only used bookstore. The place smells like cigarette smoke and old books, and it reminds him of Sam. Stanford era.
What I thought: Who’d have thought that this makes such a terrible amount of sense - Dean misses Sam and develops an Odyssey-fixation. Brilliant character study.

Waiting for Lightning to Strike by dimeliora
NC-17 | ~ 6900 words | Stanford Era AU
Summary: What if Sam never met Jess at Stanford, and all he had was time to think about what he left behind?
What I thought: AU where Sam never meets Jess - aptly tagged as “angst with a happy ending”.


Unrequited Love


a journey of a thousand miles by killabeez
PG-13 | ~ 2300 words | Pre-series
Summary: Sam spends a lot of time being afraid, but it’s not the things that go bump in the night that scare him the most.
What I thought: Unhappy teenager Sam might be my favourite thing ever.

choosing my confessions by de_nugis
NC-17 | ~ 22300 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: Sam’s in love with his brother, sleeping with an angel, and hunting. Dean is trying to make a life. They’re still essential to each other.
What I thought: Sam/Castiel where both Sam and Cas want Dean might also be my favourite thing ever.

Don’t Hold Me Too High by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 2400 words | Early seasons
Summary: Leave it to a goddamn Winchester to try and shoulder someone else’s wrongs.
(Or the one where Sam is in love with his brother and Dean is… not.)
What I thought: Very moving Sam POV of how Sam and Dean try to deal with Sam’s feelings when a truth spell forces him to blurt them out.

In Thee by dreamlittleyo
PG-13 | ~ 2800 words | Season 1
Summary: Unrequited Wincest, written to the tune of BOC.
What I thought: Pining!Dean and Psychic!Sam – a damaging mix, irresistible from a psychological point of view.

i’ve given up thinking, since feeling is first by orbiting_saturn
NC-17 | ~ 7400 words | Season 6
Summary: In his dreams, Sam walks with Cas. The landscapes change, sometimes something new, sometimes something old. What doesn’t change is that Cas is always there, standing between him and the wall.
What I thought: More Sam/Cas with Dean and lots of UST and unrequited feelings – immensely subtle and well done.

Lies by misplaced_ad
PG-13 | ~ 500 words | Season 10
Summary: Short, angsty episode coda for “Girls, Girls, Girls,” inside pining Sam’s head.
You don’t know why you ask these questions, the ones you know he’s not going to answer truthfully. He always tells you what he thinks you want to hear. Is it just for the comfort of hearing a familiar lie? He’s been lying to you all your life.
What I thought: Every single word of this fic is infinitely precious.

Noir by whereupon
PG | ~ 5200 words | Early seasons
Summary: The boundaries of Sam’s universe have begun to blur.
What I thought: A concussed Sam finally finds a way of shutting Dean up and discovers it’s the very last thing he wants – a heart-breaking read.

No Sweeping Exits or Offstage Lines by sneaky_sena
M | ~ 3100 words | Early seasons
Summary: He hates that the years Sam was gone are so hidden from him, hates that he has to get to know his own brother all over again.
What I thought: More unhappy teenager Sam, this time through a somewhat more sober Post-Stanford perspective.

Please, Dean by canonisrelative
M | ~ 1100 words | Pre-series
Summary: “Quit asking, Sammy.” The first sound he’d heard from the other side and Sam fell silent to listen, chest heaving, cheek pressed to the door. Dean’s voice was raw like he was the one who’d been yelling and crying outside a locked door for the past hour. “You gotta let this go.”
What I thought: Remember what I said about unhappy teenager Sam? Of course anything involving Sam and Dean must be extra complicated and extra heartbreaking.

Quiet with the Rain by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 5300 words | Pre-series
Summary: Dean can spot an undercover cop at thirty paces, a hooker at twenty, and rims that will match his baby’s at ten. But the fact that his little brother is in love with him–that, he can’t see worth a damn.
What I thought: Unhappy teenager Sam for the win!

State of Love and Trust/As I Busted Down the Pretext by cormallen
M | ~ 2900 words | Season 1
Summary: When you know exactly what your brother’s thinking, there are some chances you just don’t take.
What I thought: Brilliant remix of “In Thee”, this time from Sam’s POV.

These Clothes Don’t Fit Us Right (series) by balder12
NC-17 | ~ 26600 words | Season 6 AU
Summary: Dean’s in love with Lisa. Sam’s in love with Dean. Castiel doesn’t know whether he’s in love with anyone. He’s just trying to make sure that at least one of his worlds doesn’t end. // Dying doesn’t change Sam’s life.
What I thought: Fantastic remix of “choosing my confessions”, in which not even death can offer Sam the peace he deserves.

Unasked by astolat
NC-17 | ~ 15300 words | Season 2 AU
Summary: Sam doesn’t ask.
What I thought: Lots and lots of unrequited feelings, intermingled with dark magic and early seasons gloom.


UST/Pre-Slash


be still by tekuates
G | ~ 600 words | Unspecified time
Summary: In which there is a Laundromat, and a sunny day.
What I thought: A perfect little moment with Sam and Dean at the laundromat. There can never be enough laundromat fic, and this is a particularly good one!

Bittersweet by on_verra
PG-13 | ~ 5800 words | Season 2    
Summary: Some things should stay deep beneath the surface.
What I thought: The most accurate title imaginable. A perfect gem of a story.

Crusts by misplaced_ad
Summary: Episode coda for s10e14 “The Executioner’s Song.” Cas makes Sam a sandwich.
The worst part, Sam thought, was that Dean wouldn’t look at him, not normally at least. His brother would meet his eyes momentarily, even smile a little, then let his gaze slip to Sam’s temple, or to his ear, or increasingly more often, to his throat. To the spot—just over Sam’s right carotid artery—he had once liked to kiss.
What I thought: Beautiful Sam/Cas interactions in which Cas offers dubious euphemisms and real comfort.

every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you by rivkat
Summary: Spoilers through 5x12. Sam needs to make his peace with someone, and Castiel is there. Various kinds of UST-friendly.
What I thought: One of the best Cas fics I’ve ever read – his interactions with Sam are so deliciously awkward; and Sam gets the chance to be everything from sassy over bitchy to angsting.

Flagstaff by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 7300 words | Pre-series
Summary: John tracked Sam down in Flagstaff, four days after he got home to find him gone.
What I thought: Surprisingly convincing John!POV of what happened after Sam ran away, with hopelessly codependent boys.

He That Believeth by laughablelament
PG-13 | ~ 6400 words | Season 11
Summary: A poisoned child. A fringe congregation. A monster of legend. Must be Wednesday.
What I thought: Intriguing casefic, insightful characterisations, heart-wrenching UST, all wrapped up in one perfect gem of a story.

No Strength to Squander by someblazingstar
PG-13 | ~ 2100 words | Season 4
Summary: The last time he saw Dean like this, he was choking on his own blood, on the floor gasping out his last breaths through the mess that had been made of his body, while Sam stood helpless to stop it.
What I thought: Beautiful 4x16 coda in which Sam takes care of Dean.

Somewhere There’s Blue by Linden
PG-13 | ~ 9400 words | Pre-series
Summary: Dean was just gonna go ahead and call this one: evenings which ended with Sam in a river were not evenings which had gone too well.
What I thought: John is a crappy father and Sam and Dean take turns taking care of each other – no matter if you read it as gen or pre-slash, it’s heart-wrenching.

The real green thing will come by musesfool
PG-13 | ~ 1000 words | Season 2
Summary: He’d like to blame the whiskey, but he thinks it’s more than that, this whatever-it-is between them that’s been there for years. (coda for “Houses of the Holy”)
What I thought: Plenty of UST set in a time when the boys didn’t know yet that angels existed – utterly beautiful and sad.

Vodka by dreamlittleyo
M | ~ 1200 words | Early seasons
Summary: Dean stitches Sam up after a hunt. Sam admits some stuff he probably shouldn’t.
What I thought: Such a great, achy Dean!POV with UST like hell.