characters. Team Free Will, Dean/Castiel
summary. With the apocalypse off the table and Sam returned from the pit, Team Free Will finds themselves at loose ends. When Sam suggests they take a holiday, Dean expects many things. Wearing flip-flops isn’t one of them.
read this. A road trip without a car. A beautiful, moving story of healing that will leave you with a huge smile on your face and tears of joy in your eyes. This is one of those stories that stay with you for the subtle work with all the characters, and the languorous mood. The final scene, especially is golden.
title. 48 Simple Rules for Success (Or How Not to Date Jensen Ackles)
characters. Jared/Jensen, Jensen/JDM, Jensen/OMCs, Jared/Matt Cohen, Katie Cassidy/Lauren Cohan
summary. Jared's job had only two rules. One: never, ever interrupt Mr. Morgan when he's in a meeting. Two: never, ever allow The Ex to get near Mr. Morgan. If only Jared was aware that The Ex is Jensen Ackles, the model/actor/singer/clothing designer/artist/whatever else, who is about to become the worst boss Jared's ever had in his entire life.
read this. Hilarious and sweet story that left me with a huge smile. Jensen's unapologetically devious and manipulative and Jared's just flailing along, until he doesn't anymore.
title. Hating the Weather
characters. Dee Winchester/others, including Jo Harvelle; Sam/Dean
summary. Mysterious creatures change Dee Winchester's body, which causes numerous difficulties for Dee and Sam. Even as Dee makes a Winchester kind of peace with the change, Sam's determination to fix her takes a dangerous turn.
read this. I have a fascination for well-done gender swap. This story takes the premise and flips it around with an always woman Dee becoming Dean. The work the author does with the concept is subtle and amazing and at times uncomfortable: she creates a beautiful character that I can believe could be Dean had he always been a woman. The same work is done with the character of Sam, for whom Rivkat writes one of the best unreliable, and heartbreaking point of view.
title. Just Before Dawn
summary. they could have been friends
read this. This story is a 'what could have been' in so many ways had Victor Henriksen lived. Hot, heartbreaking and fun… and then heartbreaking again.
title. Sleep Now in the Fire
summary. "I killed four of my brothers today."
read this. Dean and Cas find a moment amidst the madness in this evocative little story.
title. Yellow Couch
summary. It’s in the air, like that stupid fuck Phil Collins, that song Dean remembers from whenever.
read this. Gorgeous prose and layered storytelling that sheds a huge light on Dean.
title. What's Common Sense Got to do With It?
summary. Who can sleep when there's pie?
read this. Conversations over pie, for this small story with perfect characterization
title. A Bright And Golden Streak of Land
characters. JA/JP (AU)
summary. Jensen Ackles works as a lifeguard on California's Sonoma Coast. It's more than a job to him: since a tragedy a year ago, it's the only thing he lives for. That is, until he rescues Jared Padalecki, a marine biologist on a mission.
read this. The ocean is the background to the story of a man in search of redemption that finds forgiveness and healing and so much more.
title. Simply Irresistible
characters. Dean, Sam, Dean/Castiel
summary. in which Dean Winchester is rendered even more irresistible than usual by a particularly passionate goddess, to Sam's considerable distress.
read this. Absolutely hilarious, hot and happy-making.
title. The Living Among the Dead
characters. Dean/Gordon, Dean/Sam
summary. There's blood on the wind again. There's always blood on the wind in Hell. Sometimes it's so thick in the air that Gordon is drenched in it. It soaks his clothes and dribbles down his skin. Blots out vision into a dark red haze of the twisted landscape.
read this. Dean/Gordon is rarest than platinum and thet is one of the most stark depictions of Dean in hell.
summary. The Impala is in need of repair. Cas is in need of sex. It all works out.
read this. Some days, I just need uncomplicated sex under the hot sun and over the hood of the Impala and this delivers both so well.
reccer's note. A collection of slash stories with various pairings, some rare, some not rare at all. Enjoy.