This rec post includes 2 more spn_reversebang
recs, 1 Dean/Castiel BigBang 2010 rec, and 1 from deancastiel
’s 2010 fic exchange.
And I should make a special note here of my fave challenge, hoodie_time
's own Dean-focused h/c remix challenge
! ♥ I'm not reccing anything from it for modly, conflict-of-interest reasons, but everything I have read so far has been amazing, seriously, and it's just begun! You can check out the .challenge 3
tag to follow remix challenge fics as they're posted. Title: 12 stepsAuthor: gedryTags:
addiction, alcoholism, counseling/therapy, daddy issues, drugs (illegal), hepatitis, hospitalization (psychiatric), substance abuse (drugs and alcohol), overdoseCharacters:
Dean, Castiel, Sam, BobbyGenre/pairing:
mentions of past drug use, mentions of parental neglect Summary: The 12 Steps tell you to keep it simple, but Dean Winchester has never been good at keeping anything simple. So, with the help and support of the core people in his life he’s giving sobriety his best shot, which even on a good day is a struggle. But as he works at it he makes progress and starts to rediscover himself, and maybe find love with the new guy next door.
Written for the Dean/Castiel BigBang 2010.Reccer’s comments:
Addiction can be a tricky subject to write about, but the author handles it well. A nicely fleshed out and constructed AU, this is a story about addiction, recovery, and finally the redemptive power of love – without ever getting cheesy. A nice, long, satisfying read.Title: The Sound of Worlds EndingAuthor: nwhepcatPrompt: Untitled
abandonment issues, chronic illness, daddy issues, hospitalization, injury, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorder, paralysis, permanent injuryGenre/pairing:
Sam/Dean UST, past Sam/Dean.Rating:
This is a pre-series/S1 fic that veers from canon.Warnings:
Available at fic post.Summary: Nothing is more important to Dean than family. But with Sam at Stanford and Dad pursuing a singleminded quest, Dean has no one to rely on but himself -- and then his body begins to fail him.
Written for spn_reversebang
I’m not generally drawn to this kind of hurt! in fic - it's hard for me to read as I'm sure it's hard to write - but this is amazingly done and I’m so glad I read it. It’s sad but somehow very hopeful at the same time, and the characterizations are A+.Title: Like a Fever Burning FasterAuthor: selecasharp
@ teashopmusesPrompt: Untitled
sex magic, supernatural illnessCharacters:
Dean, Sam, Bobby, OCsGenre/pairing:
Humor / Romance / Porn. Sam/Dean, brief Dean/OMC.Rating:
Language, brief Dean/OMCSummary: Dean gets infected by a succubus and needs to have sex with Sam to be cured. But Sam's definitely going to find another way. No matter how much he might want to give in.
Written for spn_reversebang
I really enjoyed this; it’s a great blend of angst and lightness. A totally fun read!Title: Held Against Your BonesAuthor:
To be revealed Tags:
dreamwalking, ep: Swan Song, exhaustion, hell/post-hell issues, psychological issues, suicidal ideationCharacters:
Dean, Castiel, Lisa, Sam, LuciferGenre/pairing:
AU from the end of 5x22. No spoilers for S6.Warnings:
Language, violence, (very brief) nudity.Summary: After Stull Cemetery, Dean finds himself with an angel in his head for unsolicited company. It's a time to tie up loose ends and run into acquaintances old and new, but Dean isn't finished with Hell just yet, and Castiel's trapped without a body of his own. (And someone's got a wild card left to play.)
Written for deancastiel
’s 2010 fic exchange.Reccer’s comments:
Since it aired, Swan Song has produced SO many fab variations on what comes after, and this is one of them. I love the dreamlike atmosphere it has going on, and the writing is evocative and crisp.