Pairing: Sam/Dean, one sided Dean/OMC
Word Count: 61k
Warnings/spoilers/tropes: This is Sam/Dean futurefic set mainly in 2013. This monster has the whole shebang of personal switch-hitters including: a lot of outsider POV, Winchester-domesticity (Windomesticity?), angst, hurt/comfort, first-time fraternal fumbling, Superhot Professor!Sam, scarred!Dean, bonded!boys, possessive!Sammy and plenty of explicit established-relationship boy-on-boy action. (Follows canon up to around 4-17).
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.
Link to fabulous art by sarahtoga Here be art!
And here is the fic:
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Epilogue, Soundtrack
Some notes: So... this fic has been a long time coming... I started writing the damn thing way back in March 2008, when the writers' strike was still ongoing, when we still didn't know if Dean was going to go to Hell or not, yes it has been that long, and yes, I am just that slow (and lazy)a writer! Anyway, it's here now, so I won't say anything more except that I have really loved doing this and that I have loved working with my two artists sarahtoga and devidarkwolf and that I want to give major thanks for arranging this whole truly epic endeavour to the spn_j2_bigbang folks for putting on an amazing show. Thanks so much ladies - you rock!!!
ETA, there is now a timestamp for this fic here: Crush Timestamp
Also, I should mention that thanks to arabia764 and amothea I now have a pdf of this, so if you would prefer that, the link is here: pdf full document