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You've Done All the Things That Could Kill You Somehow

Title: You've Done All the Things That Could Kill You Somehow
Author: sw0rdy
Artists: thruterryseyes and siennavie
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Bad language, extremely traumatised!Dean, caring!Sam.
Word Count: 24,289

Author's Notes: This fic has history, which I feel the need to explain. It started in the season 7 hiatus as a fill on mad_server's Season 7 Finale Meme for a prompt left by i_speak_tongue who requested Sam busting Dean loose from Purgatory with a ritual, which initially he thinks hasn't worked until he gets a phone call from the other side of the world. She requested 'terribly banged up Dean' and a reunion scene so I started writing and forgot to stop. I hope I produced something that filled the prompt adequately, even if it's several years too late.

Since the fic seemed to be growing into something of a reasonable length I decided to work on it for the 2012 spn_gen_bigbang. It got claimed, but suffered an artist malfunction and has languished on my hard drive ever since. When it was re-submitted this year, I was thrilled that not one, but two amazing artists stepped up as pinch hitters. Their art... well, you've just gotta see it. I'm in their debt for the incredible pieces they've done for this fic, as well as being utterly lovely to work with. Please, please, please stop by at their masterposts to view the full-sized art and show them your appreciation.

Thank you also to the wonderful rince1wind who betaed it what seems like a lifetime ago. After some last-minute alterations, any remaining errors are mine. Title is taken from 'Life Starts Now' by Three Days Grace. Feedback is always massively appreciated and, due to the length of time since I first wrote it, there's now a prequel and two sequels that will appear at some point in the future.

Summary: After eventually finding a ritual that worked, Sam has sprung Dean from Purgatory, but there are a couple of problems: one, Dean's re-appeared in an alleyway in London and two, he's so broken physically and mentally that he's been classed as a 'vulnerable adult' and has been placed under the guardianship of Social Services. When Sam arrives at the hospital he quickly realises that broken bones are the least of his worries...

Part 1 | Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 |ART MASTER POST - thruterryseyes | ART MASTER POST - siennavie


Looks good I' m going to save e this to read latter.

FYI the art post by siennavie is locked.
Yeah, I know. It's been tricky trying to coordinate three of us in different time zones, but I've emailed her and it should be open soon.

Hope you enjoy it :)

Edited at 2014-12-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
All working now!
Yay!! We did it!!!
We did! I think I'm still in shock :)
Oh Wow! I missed this before as I thought everything had already been posted- so sorry for the late comment.
This was fantastic! I couldn't put it down.
It was a beautiful alternate view of 'what if' Sam had managed to release Dean from Purgatory. Sam's efforts and reactions sounded so true to character and you gave a completely realistic idea of what Dean could have become without Benny and Cas.
I loved your original characters and their interactions with the boys and it was great to end with the emergence of true Deanness.
Thank you!!!
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and there will be more to come. :)
Ooh sounds brilliant- now I can't wait for that...