“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
― Stephen Fry (on censorship) 

Desert Water by lovesrain44

Desert Water - lovesrain44
An excellent sequel to 'Fairy Lights.' Made me cry again. Sam seeks solace in Dean's love before he gets left alone following Dean's deal.
Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/267879

Fairy Lights by lovesrain44

Fairy Lights  - lovesrain44
A touching story, made me cry. Sam sets up a sight-seeing trip after Dean makes his deal with the crossroads demon to save Sam's life.
Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/267874?view_adult=true

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir

4.5 stars. An enjoyable fantasy novel, easy reading. I preferred the warrior Elias to the somewhat gullible spy/slave Laia. Some great world-building, I could see this as a movie.

“The field of battle is my temple. The swordpoint is my priest. The dance of death is my prayer. The killing blow is my release.” - Elias Veturius

twinsanity!verse by hellhoundsprey

twinsanity!verse - hellhoundsprey

4.5 stars. A series of linked fanfics cleverly utilising characters Dean and Sam and their real life counterparts, Jared and Jensen.

18 year old twins Dean and Jensen Winchester set out to seduce their 41 year old neighbour Jared Padalecki. Then when their dysfunctional father moves them away, the twins turn their attention to 15 year old Sam Wesson.

This series is by turns disturbing, explicit and moving.

'Yes, this is happening. Yes - and please stop holding on to this sensation of being scandalized, it's pathetic, really - it fits. It just fits. They are like this. You don't get it, of course you don't, but, fuck, this is the most beautiful car crash you've ever seen.' - Sam Wesson

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/series/291800

Sparta Verse by lovesrain44

Sparta Verse - lovesrain44
4.5 stars. A gen fic told from Sam's pov in 5 parts. The Winchesters spend a hot summer at a remote cabin in Alabama as John attempts to train a receptive Dean (15) and a rebellious Sam (13) how to be hunters. Sam would much rather be playing soccer but John's word is law. The author depicts Sam's teenage angst to perfection.

"I really am sorry, Dean," said Sam, his voice catching. "I know you want to be a hunter, like Dad, and I'm trying to want to be a hunter too, only, it's really, really hard."
Source: http://archiveofourown.org/series/11750

Phantom Load by lovesrain44

Phantom Load - lovesrain44

A beautifully observed fanfic told from Sam's pov in 2006 with flashes back to 1992 and Dean's pov. Sam is puzzled by Dean's reaction as they work a case of a haunting at a school Dean attended aged twelve.

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/267853?view_full_work=true

Very Dark Wincest Verse by phantisma

Very Dark Wincest Verse - phantisma
Poor Sam gets kidnapped by a serial killing rapist. John & Dean search for him against the odds. Parts two and three deal with the aftermath and Sam's developing powers. Well written but very dark.
Source: http://archiveofourown.org/series/25245

The Things We Carry With Us by lovesrain44

The Things We Carry With Us - lovesrain44

An excellent fanfic told from Sam's perspective throughout. The brothers travel from state to state 'saving people and hunting things,' looking out for each other as they do. But then Dean decides Sam needs a little help with his dry spell and the dynamic between the brothers is threatened.
Art by nemo
'It's stupid. He shouldn't be affected like this, but of course he is. He suddenly can feel Dean's hands on him, sweet and soft, Dean nuzzled up behind him, a curve of skin and breath. Doing for Sam what he couldn't do for himself. And now, it's like Dean woke something up inside of him, like a sleeping creature, which being now awakened, wants more.

Don't start what you can't finish, Dean.'

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/267862?view_adult=true

Blue Skies From Rain by lovesrain44

Blue Skies From Rain - lovesrain44

A classic wincest fic from 2009. Sam and Dean are struck by the djinn as it lays dying and each awakes in a mental institution believing his brother is dead. A well written and compelling story.

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/series/11774

Bite Down by EclipseWing

Bite Down - EclipseWing

4.5 stars. An entertaining trip across post zombie apocalypse America with Peter and Stiles. Sex occurs off camera (makes a nice change!)

"The bite is a gift," Peter speaks those words like a revelation, enraptured by every syllable, "And I like you, Stiles. You're the clever one, the most dangerous out of all your little friends. Scott might have these things called morals, but you and I, Stiles? We live in shades of grey."

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4604127

Folie à deux by EclipseWing

Folie à deux  - EclipseWing

A short dark fanfic in which Dean and Sam emerge from millennia in hell as powerful demons. Bobby and co try to save them.

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1205023

Don't Ask Me About the Years I Spent Out in the Rain by whispered_story

Don't Ask Me About the Years I Spent Out in the Rain - whispered_story

3.5 stars. Poor boy Jared (22) approaches rich guy Jensen (30) when he is reduced to living on the streets. Jared agrees to provide platonic escort services in return for room and board at Jensen's mansion. Well written but lacking in drama.

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8603938

The Rule of Three by DiscontentedWinter

The Rule of Three - DiscontentedWinter

4.5 stars. An engaging fanfic in which alphas Chris and Peter mate with mentally-impaired omega Stiles to legitimise their pairing. But all is not as it seems..

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8797114

In this Sunrise by hellhoundsprey

In this Sunrise - hellhoundsprey

So this is Sam's story from 14 through 17. Sam finds older jock boyfriends as he moves from school to school but comes to realise that brother Dean is the only guy he truly wants. Well written but a wee bit long, skimmed some.

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3149405?view_full_work=true

No Exchanges, No Returns (Retail Therapy #3) by All_the_damned_vampires

No Exchanges, No Returns (Retail Therapy #3) - All_the_damned_vampires

An excellent dark fanfic continuing this series. Told from Jared's pov as he is held hostage by Jensen's mobster family after Jensen is abducted by the rival Pellegrino gang. Things just go from bad to worse for poor Jared.
'Lowering his expectations had done wonders for Jared’s state of mind. All he had to do was acknowledge that everyone was awful to varying degrees—and out to get him—and it eliminated any chance of relying too much on hope and the idea of human kindness. Decency was a lie.'

Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5625931?view_full_work=true

Debts Owed, Lives Gambled by morganaDW

Debts Owed, Lives Gambled - morganaDW 3.5 stars. A dark and compelling read but oh so looong, I admit to skimming the schmoopier sections. Casino owner Jensen (26) takes Jared (22) as a sub in payment for his father's gambling debt. Jensen proceeds to treat Jared abominably but finds himself falling for the kid.
Source: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3188516