Title: Dry Salvages
Genre: gen, mytharc!fic
Characters: Sam (POV), Dean (POV); minor Crowley, Abaddon, Castiel, Gadreel
Word Count: 40k
Warnings: post-traumatic stress, substance abuse (drugs), substance abuse (supernatural), suicidal ideation, some body horror, animal transformation
Summary: The First Blade is at the bottom of the deepest ocean; Sam and Dean go get it. With the help of a little cross-pollinated magic, Dean undergoes an unusual transformation, for in the deep, there’s more than a handful of origin stories that interweave and undercut the Blade’s. As Sam struggles to reclaim himself in the wake of Gadreel’s departure, he discovers that in the primordial sea, Heaven and Hell are not so far removed. And both might be clamoring his name.
However, with Dean faltering under the grim accretions of the last few years and the demands of his transformation, and Sam caught up in the impossibility of his own traumas (not to mention the return of an old temptation), it might not be Heaven and Hell that set the pace. From Kansas to Victoria British Columbia, they have 1600 miles to get their shit together or drown.
AKA the one where Dean is a whale, and Sam takes back Sam. Divergent timeline from 9x13 “The Purge.”
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