zara_zee: (Sam Dean Guns)

Title: Full leather jacket                         
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Artist: [ profile] dreammaiden
Beta: endlessevalina
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Cas/Dean
Word Count: ~30,300
Warnings: violence, homophobic language, misogyny, crime, drug addiction, withdrawal, slight D/s, mild kink, non-supernatural-AU, organized crime-AU, mafia, minor character deaths, torture, [ profile] spn_reversebang

Summary: When notorious crime boss John Winchester throws himself in front of a bullet meant for his son, Dean not only has to step up and take charge of the Family Business, he also has to deal with his own feelings of grief and guilt; feelings that are made even worse by the horrific secret John divulged to Dean with his dying breath.
Getting somewhat shit-faced and fucking a dark-haired, blue-eyed stranger is almost certainly the worst way possible for Dean to not-deal with the situation. Especially when it seems the stranger may have dangerous secrets of his own.  

A huge thank you to my artist, dreammaiden for providing the art and the premise ("What if...the family business was organized crime?") that so inspired me, to my beta reader endlessevalina@tumblr for sifting through a million typos, and to the spn_reversebang mods for once again running one of my very favourite challanges! I hope you all enjoy the story! 
zara_zee: (Gladiator Dean)

Title: Shadows and Dust
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Artist: [ profile] dizzojay
Beta: [ profile] endlessevelina
American-English Proofer: [ profile] 9tiptoes
Genre: Action, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 24,000
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box. Written for fun, not profit
Warnings: Violence, blood and gore, nudity, gladiatorial fight scenes, kidnapping, imprisonment, physical punishment, whipping, minor character deaths, hurt!Sam, hurt!Dean, major Dean!whump, non-explicit references to torture and rape in Hell
A/N: Set season six, between The French Mistake and …And then there were none.
Story is mostly canon compliant, although Sam and Dean find out about pureblood werewolves earlier than in canon. This story owes a debt of gratitude to the Angel episode The Ring…in case anyone thought it seemed a bit familiar!

When Dean disappears after a hunt in Montana, Sam will stop at nothing to find him. As he tears up the Mid-west looking for answers, Sam learns that it’s not only hunters who are disappearing; monsters are being kidnapped too.

Meanwhile, Dean awakes to find himself locked in a cell. Being held captive sucks, but he knows his brother will come for him soon. Until that happens, all he has to do is kill monsters in an arena. In front of an audience. Wearing sandals and a leather skirt.

It’s not as much fun as it sounds.


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A huge thank you to [ profile] dizzojay for her incredibly inspirational art prompt that sparked this whole thing. I accidentally big banged. But wth Gladiator Winchesters to work with, who can blame me! I got gorgeous additional art pieces too. Please check out her art post and tell her how wonderful it all is!

A big thank you to [ profile] endlessevelina on Tumblr for the beta read and to [ profile] 9tiptoes for the super last minute look over to make sure I hadn't included any bizarre Australian words or phrases!

And a final, massive thank you to the [ profile] spn_reversebang mods for once again putting together this fun, friendly challenge! This is my third year taking part and it's always so much fun!
zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
Now, see, I can't be having Sammy in the Cage.

Even if it's actually a small c cage of Rowena's creation. Nope. Uh uh. I mean, yes, the H/C fan in me is sort of rubbing her hands together, but...if Show's record on dealing with the Big Issues is anything to go by (Dean's Hell experience, Dean's alcoholism) then they'll give this some cursory treatment and then drop it like a hot potato and this time, they've actually got a lot closer to outright stating what might happen with the inneuendo than they usually do This is a Really Big Issue. Do it properly or leave it alone. Preferably the latter.

Don't get me wrong. I freakin' loved the episode. (And I love all the fabulous fic and meta that's come out of it too!) I'm just terrified of what's to come.

So this is sort of...sort of...a fixit fic...because I can't leave Sammy so powerless and vulnerable...


Title: God’s in the detail
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda.
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.09
Word Count: ~850
Warnings: Oblique hints at prior non-con
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: They have a plan. God’s in the detail. The Devil’s in the detail too.


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zara_zee: (Zara_zee)
There were things that I enjoyed about this week's episode.

Visually, I thought it looked good. I liked the look and feel and think that Jensen did a good job directing.

I enjoyed Rowena. I like her character and I think that Ruth does a wonderful job with her. Her, "but I'm in heels" comment made me laugh out loud.

I continue to be intrigued by the Darkness and find myself mulling over the fact that Death described it as amoral...unaware of or indifferent to 'right' or 'wrong'. Crowley may find the Darkness far harder to manipulate than he anticipates.

Dean's shirt (you know the one) made me think of an episode of Angel, where Angel dressed very similarly and assumed the role of somebody's driver so that he could get close without being recognised.
And I liked him getting shot down by the blonde woman too.

The angel and the demon who walked into a bar..that amused me. But. I do hope that it doesn't become a thing. The rebel alliance. And suddenly they get their own story. [ profile] twnchesterangel made the comment on [ profile] cassiopeia7's journal that supporting characters are meant to support. And that's what I want to see. The supporting characters supporting Sam and Dean's story, not skipping off to the side with their own separate storyline.

I was pretty ho hum about Castiel's fairly quick and easy fix.I expected it,so there was no tension and they didn't do anything overly interesting with characterisation so, yeah. (Please Show, do something interesting with Castiel this season. There are possibilities this season, what with the Darkness and maybe even God getting involved. But see note above about supporting characters.)

And then Dean refused to let Cas heal him because he 'had it coming' and my heart shattered into a million pieces. Dean has a habit of breaking my heart and...I just couldn't stop thinking about Dean and that line. So of course, that's what I had to write about.


Title: The harm that befell him
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 11.03
Word Count: ~1,100
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: “It’s fine, Cas,” Dean says. “Besides, I had it coming.”


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zara_zee: (2015 writer)
I am SO behind. I went away for nearly a monthand only caught up on watching Supernatural last week. I haven't dared read anything until I got my episode codas done, so I'm behind on my reading too, as well as my writing!

I really enjoyed 18-20. Like, so, so much. Some great performances. And I'm psyched for the next ep and the finale.

Because there's been such a gap between the episodes screening and the codas (at least for the first two), I've done something a bit different; a trio of drabbles, each one relating to one of the episodes, each one from a different point of view.


Title: Trio of Drabbles
Author: [ profile] zara_zee
Beta: Not beta’d
Genre(s): Episode coda
Rating: PG-13, Gen
Spoilers:  Episode 10.18, 10.19, 10.20
Word Count: ~400
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing in the sand box.

Summary: A book, a box and a girl.


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