Word count: 48k
Warnings/tropes/spoilers: apoca-mutant!fic, dystopian future, established relationship, military!Dean, scientist!Sam, gory minor OC deaths, Sam with a prosthetic limb, disturbing Silent Hill-esque mutant creatures, explicit sex scenes. Spoilers up to ep6-18, (events of eps 6-19 – 6-22 didn’t happen in this universe).
Summary: It’s 2018 and the human race is almost extinct, wiped out by a mutant threat not even the angels saw coming. Sam and Dean live on a military compound, one of the few remaining human communities still fighting for survival. Dean is one of the military leaders, dedicated to wasting as many of the mutants he can, while Sam, permanently injured and confined to the base, is desperately searching for the answer that will save what’s left of humanity, and finally bring both boys the peace they crave.
Prologue ** Chapter One ** Chapter Two ** Chapter Three ** Chapter Four ** Chapter Five ** Chapter Six ** Chapter Seven ** Chapter Eight ** Soundtrack ** PDF Download Link ** Art Post
Author’s note: So many thanks and appreciation to my fantastic beta, gategirl7 for her help with spelling, grammar and ameri-picking. Also special thanks for her digging me out a plot-hole and answering my questions re character motivation and plot and other such things! Thanks also to daggomus_prime for her amazing art-work. I can’t believe how much I lucked out in getting her, and I know you’ll all agree how fantastic her pieces are and how perfectly they fit the mood of the fic. As well as being seriously talented and just amazingly good at drawing, she was a lovely and enthusiastic collaborator. And thank you to the spn_j2_bigbang mods for putting this awesome challenge together.
The title from this fic was taken from the line: I have found my treasure in your soul, honey... as stolen from the Sonny & Cher song, All I Ever Need Is You, which my sad little shipper heart has long thought about in relation to Sam and Dean: "You're my first love, you're my last; You're my future, you're my past; And loving you is all I ask, honey; All I ever need is you." Indeed. (And here's a rather fabulous 1970's video of Sonny & Cher performing it).
And finally and most importantly... this fic is dedicated to my dearly missed friend and beta, andreth47 who was the one who said yes! yes! yes! you must write that! when I vaguely floated the idea of writing something set in a dystopian future with ravenous mutants and the boys stuck on a military base. She pushed me out of my comfort zone and I would never have even started this fic without her initial inspiration and enthusiasm. I really hope that I did her proud <3