Title: Déjà Vu
Genre: Sci-fi, action-thriller, romance, slash. Loosely based on the 1990 film Total Recall
Pairings: Jared/Jensen (main pairing), minor ‘Dean Winchester’/‘Carmen Porter’
Word Count: ~47,000
Warnings: violence, minor character deaths, amnesia/identity issues, m/m sex (bottom Jared), homophobic slurs, references to climate change and associated global disasters, pseudo-science (with special apologies to neurophysiologists, astrophysicists and computer hackers)
Disclaimer: I have borrowed the names and faces of certain actors without their knowledge or approval. Said actors belong to themselves and I have merely cast them in my fiction. Not a word of this is true; I’ve just got them playing parts.
Families members mentioned are OCs except where family members may themselves be actors, as I don’t like to cast non-actors in my fictional dramas.
I have shamelessly stolen some dialogue from Total Recall (but to quote Marie from Fan Fiction, not enough to get us in trouble ) all credit to the writers. There are also a few lines of dialogue from Supernatural and Dark Angel taken completely out of context and reappropriated because they fit the scene so well and I like to throw in Show easter eggs here and there. Credit, again, to those writers.
Dean Winchester has a pretty sweet life. He works in construction; he married his long-time girlfriend, Carmen, straight out of high school; and he’s almost paid off a basic apartment in the Middle District. He may never have left his home district, let alone his home planet, but he’s happy… more-or-less.
So why does he keep dreaming about the red wastelands of Mars? Why does he know more about the Martian Resistance than he has any right to? And who do the long, long legs and decidedly male butt that have him waking up achingly hard every morning belong to?
Maybe Dean just needs a holiday? He couldn’t afford a real one, of course, but maybe he could go to Déjà Vu and get the memories of a holiday implanted; get Mars out of his system.
Of course, that’s when the trouble really starts.
Chapter One || Chapter Two || Chapter Three || Chapter Four
Chapter Five || Chapter Six || Chapter Seven || Chapter Eight
Link to AO3 (Now Live at A03!)
Many, many thanks, as always, go to my intrepid beta reader 9tiptoes. RL has been ridiculously hectic lately for T lately and yet she has still found the time to beta read my fanfic. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you so much, T, for reining in my rampant Australianisms, for helping me construct better sentences and for all your positive feedback and enthusiasm. As always, I tinkered after the final beta read. All remaining mistakes are my own.
And a final thank you to wendy whose hard work and commitment, year-after-year, makes this such a fun, popular and all-round sensational challenge.