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[info]reijamira wrote
on October 20th, 2019 at 12:12 pm

[SPN Fic Rec]: "This Fortress Made of Us" by mickeym

TITLE: This Fortress Made of Us (Link to LJ)
AUTHOR: mickeym
AUTHOR'S LJ NAME: [info]mickeym, author's AO3
FANDOM: Supernatural
PAIRING: Dean/Sam
OTHER PAIRINGS & CHARACTERS: none
GENRES: Slash, First Time, Angst with a Happy Ending
WARNINGS: Sibling Incest (Wincest), language, m/m sex *mentions of canonical character death*
CONTAINS: Emotional-hurt!Sam, PTSD * first time kissing, protective!Sam, protective!Dean, caring!Dean, rimming, bottom!Sam, dirty talk, alcohol, vomiting *
RATING: NC-17
TIME FRAME: season 3, coda to 3x11 “Mystery Spot”
WORDS: approx 10845
SUMMARY: Sam really didn't do very well without his brother. (Given by the author.)
NOTES: Sam's POV

Excerpt:
"Hey, you hungry? I'm starving." Dean's voice pulls Sam out of his thoughts, and when Sam glances at him, he's still tapping on the steering wheel, dividing his attention between the road and Sam. "Someone didn't let me have breakfast this morning."

I couldn't stand it if I had to watch you eat Pig-in-a-Poke again. Or choke on sausage. God, Dean.

"Sure, I could eat. Not a diner, though, huh?" Sam's pretty sure he's never going to be able to eat at a diner again. Ever. Especially not for breakfast. Probably never going to have tacos again, either. Or fish. Or let Dean have any of those.

Dean takes the first exit that has a Steak 'n' Shake, and Sam's kind of surprised to realize he actually is hungry. He feels like he's waking up for real for the first time in forever months and months and months, and for the first time in that long, he has an appetite. He doesn't remember the last time he ate something and actually tasted it--

--slice stab chew swallow start the process over again beef chicken pork bread vegetables oatmeal drink eight glasses of water need coffee coffee no time for fancy drinks Dean laughs laughed at him for slice stab chew swallow until the plate is clean.

"Earth to Sam." Dean's waving his hand in front of Sam's face, frown pulling the corners of his mouth downward. It's hard, but Sam wrenches his focus back from that dark place in his head and on his brother, close enough to him that Sam can feel/smell/see that he's alive, solid, right there with Sam. "Sam!"



WHY I LIKE THAT FIC:
The show never dealt with the aftermath of what Sam was going through in “Mystery Spot”, which is one of my most favorite episodes because it shows us just how much Dean means to Sam, how his world falls apart when Dean isn't a part of it. That's why I love fics that fill in the blanks, and “This Fortress Made of Us” does just that and brilliantly so!

Sam is hurting so good in this. His anxiety, paranoia and desperation after having to endure watching Dean die hundreds of times and then having to live without him for six months are so gripping. The author describes his state of mind so well. It really reads like the missing scenes from “Mystery Spot”. I loved the way Sam and Dean's relationship develops in this. The step to being lovers is so seamlessly, like a natural progression. Dean was so Dean in this and so caring and loving. The sex scenes were scorching hot. It's a wonderful fic I will re-read many times, especially after re-watching “Mystery Spot”. :)

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