( Sam's starting to wonder if Dean found some freaky religious girlfriend who won't let him past first base, because there aren't any marks on Dean's neck and back anymore.Collapse )
Many adoring thanks to my girls girl_wonder and janissa11, who did whip-smart betas on this story for me and were gracious enough to say they had fun while doing so. I usually owe them big time, and this is no exception.
A shout-out to the awesome keyweegirlie, who picked my story to illustrate and then did a bang-up job with it. Her artwork is here, and it's just wonderful. Go, give her some love for her mechanic Dean, her chubby Sam, her awesome Pete, and her flat-out perfect Jaime!
Huge thanks to audrarose and wendy, for having the guts to run a challenge this enormous for the second year, and for making it totally easy to participate. The stories written for this challenge are a treasure trove.
About George Shannon: he really existed, really was part of the Lewis and Clark party, and really did get separated from the group, not once but twice. I conflated the two getting-lost episodes and made up the whole shapeshifter explanation. You can find out more about Shannon on these websites.
The Taming of the Shrew part of this story (the deal John offers Sam) came from an old prompt someone left at spn_flashback.
And all of the town names in South Dakota are real, except for Rapture.
(One more time, here's a LINK TO THE FABULOUS ART!)
As always, I'd love to hear what you think.