Genre: Gen AU
Warnings: violence, disturbing imagery, hallucinations
Summary: John Winchester made a deal to save Dean’s life. When that deal is unexpectedly broken, John has to face the consequences. His family is torn apart, his own mind starts to crack, and the Apocalypse begins.
This fic was an entry in the SPN summergen fic exchange, and there isn’t much about it that I don’t love, except that it could have benefited from a good beta. It starts immediately in the season 8 finale with Sam finishing the trials to close the gates of hell. Where it follows Dean into a dreamlike state rich with imagery and memories, hopes and fears. It’s one of those fics that makes me think that the fans have superior imaginations to the actual writers of the show.
Rating: PG-13 for fantasy-style horror
Warnings: Show levels of violence and horror
Author’s Notes: Takes place during and directly after 8X23, Sacrifice. It is an AU ending for that episode. Inspired by mymuseandi’s Prompt #2.
Summary: Sam finishes the trials, trapping Dean on an alternate plane where he must fight a battle that will change the Winchesters forever.
The Winchester Road is great story and art by meus_venator over at LiveJournal. This is a post-apocalyptic fic set in alternate universe in which Sam didn’t drag Lucifer into the cage, and Michael presumably lost the face-off. As the story begins, Lucifer and his legions have moved on, their new battlefield heaven. He has left Earth a barren wasteland, he has also left behind the shattered shell that was once his vessel. This is a story of two brothers finding each other again at the end of the world and facing it’s passing together. It’s stark and violent, and maybe what Supernatural would be if it were rated R and even more fatalistic.
Initial concept based on the book and movie The Road.