Author’s Notes: In flower terms, Bittersweet = truth, Lavender = constancy.
Summary: For the prompt “ANYTHING AT ALL in which an outsider targets a post-hell or post-purgatory Dean as recently returned from active duty military.” I’m not sure if this is what you had in mind, but I hope you like it anyway! Takes place between 8.09 “Citizen Fang” and 8.10 “Torn and Frayed.”
Because Carver didn’t give us satisfying answers to what really happened to Sam when Dean and Castiel disappeared with Dick Roman, there’s lots of speculation. This an interesting little crossover with Criminal Minds, and who doesn’t love seeing a Winchester get interrogated.
swerve (swûrv): to cause to turn aside or deviate: an abrupt change of direction.
During the year Dean’s in Purgatory, Sam ends up back in FBI custody.
If you are missing Bobby and Rufus like I am, I think you’ll enjoy this fic, that shows how they met and leads nicely into the series itself. The author does an excellent job with the voices of both characters and establishing their relationship. It’s a nice little hunt story too.
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.