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[info]reijamira wrote
on August 29th, 2007 at 09:44 pm

[SPN Fic Rec]: "Slouching Toward Bethlehem II" by Morgan

TITLE: Slouching Toward Bethlehem II: Ceremony of Innocence
AUTHOR: Morgan )O( aka eirian aka Morgan Briarwood
AUTHOR’S IJ Name: [info]morgan32
FANDOM: Supernatural
GENRES: AU, slash, angst
WARNINGS: Papa'cest, "References to under-age non-consensual sex." (everything written in italics is quoted from the author)
TIME FRAME: post IMTOD ("In My Time Of Dying")
WIP OR COMPLETE: This part is complete. The entire series will be continued.
WORDS: approx 9,639
SUMMARY: "Dean and Sam, still struggling to rebuild their relationship, attempt an exorcism that doesn't go quite as planned." (Summary given by the author.)
LINK TO FIC: Slouching Toward Bethlehem II: Ceremony of Innocence
Slouching Toward Bethlehem II: Ceremony of Innocence

NOTE: Part III of the "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" series is already finished. Rec will follow soon! The author told me she has the fourth part, which will also probably be the final part, up in about two weeks. Stay tuned.

Slouching Toward Bethlehem I: The Eighth Deadly Sin (Part One and Two) reclink Part 1link Part 2 link
Slouching Toward Bethlehem II: Ceremony of Innocence
Slouching Toward Bethlehem III: You Can't Go Home Again reclink link
Slouching Toward Bethlehem IV: What Lies Beneath (Part One and Two) reclink Part 1link Part 2 link

And suddenly Dean was airborne. His body flew through the air, over the salt barrier. He hit the wall with a bone-crushing impact and even through the padding he felt the plaster crack. Dean couldn't hear Sam chanting any more. His body slid down the wall, his legs crumpling beneath him.

Dean tried to call out to Sam, to tell him to keep reading. The black smoke meant the demon had released its hold on Terri - not completely, but enough. The exorcism would work now. He tried to tell Sam but no sound came. He struggled to raise his head and when he did, he saw Sam moving toward the salt barrier.

And he saw one more thing, something that filled him with more terror than anything else ever could. The darkness swallowed him and Dean knew no more.

After the events taking place in "Slouching Toward Bethlehem I" the boys are once again on their own. Dean still struggles with what happened between Sam and their father, and what he learns keeps getting worse. However, after Sam killed the YED strange things started to happen. For one thing there's an increase of demonic possession. So Dean and Sam's next gig will be an exorcism...

Once again, I love Morgan's writing-style. She has such a nice take on Sam, Dean, John and all the other characters, it's very enjoyable reading this series. There is a whole lot of tension. You know something big is coming, but you just can't exactly put your finger on it saying, 'Hey, that's it!' Whilst reading I do a lot of guesswork. It's nice to see that Morgan reveals only tiny bits and pieces of the whole thing, so that you can keep guessing like mad. And I also love it that the boys keep hunting.

Once again don't let yourself be scared away by the "references to under-age non-consensual sex" in the warnings. It's again just a short mentioning.

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