The Brenna Kavanagh series. Written by gaelicspirit. Stories about Sam and Dean, stories about Dean and Brenna. Every story does have its own case and especially the last story in this series will always be one of my favorite stories. Smiles, goosebumps and some tears. Probably because after so many written words I was too invested in these characters.
Holding On To Let Go (first part)
Within My Hands (second part)
Into The Fire (third part)
The First Cut (timestamp to 'Into The Fire')
Weapon And The Wound (fourth part)
From Yesterday (fifth part)
Wordcount: over 620,000 words
Warnings: Dean/OFC, violence, torture
The next two are high up on the list of my favorites and deal both with some dark themes.
Title: Crux Cross
Wordcount: 8,200 words
Summary: If I told you there was a man who was dead and had been brought back to life by an angel; if I told you that angels obeyed this man's word and respected him as equal; if I told you that he was the one to save Mankind... would you believe me?
Warnings: whipping, torture, crucifixion
Title: The Ones Who Have Gone Over
Wordcount: 23,000 words
Summary: A planned day off goes to hell when the boys are abducted by a doomsday cult, who use Dean in a brutal ritual sacrifice that nearly kills him. Sam struggles to help his brother heal in the aftermath of the attack.
Warnings: whipping, torture, crucifixion, winged!Dean
Two stories of a fabulous author. The stories are perfection. Trust me on this one!!
Title: The Grass Assassin
Wordcount: 1,500 words
Summary: Everything is a choice, Dean. You can choose to destroy, or you can choose not to destroy.
Warnings: pre-series, wee!Dean
Title: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Wordcount: 8,000 words
Summary: "If we got in a wreck, and Sammy and I were both unconscious, and the Impala caught on fire so you only had time to save one of us, who would you save?"
Warnings: pre-series, weechester
Do yourself a favor and read all of their other stories.
One of the earliest stories I've read after discovering fanfiction and it still holds a place in my heart.
Title: See Hear Speak
Wordcount: 65,000 words
Summary: What would you take from someone that you hold a grudge against? Dean is about to find out! Thrown into a world of absolute isolation can Sam save him before his time runs out?
Warnings: mute!Dean, blind!Dean, deaf!Dean
I should rec all of her stories, but I'm going with this one because I still remember the goosebumps I had in the end.
Title: While Angels Watched
Wordcount: 60,000 words
Summary: Dean is a young, vibrant hunter with a keen sense of purpose, itching to prove himself. When a sudden, catastrophic illness strikes him down, Heaven and Earth collide in a desperate race to save his life.
Warnings: pre-series, teenchester
A BigBang 2012. And this story was an unbelievable read. It is John's story...
Wordcount: 117,000 words
Summary: This is a story that takes place before and between the lines of the Winchester Gospels. It starts in a hospital in Sioux Falls and with a landmine in Vietnam. It starts when two people inexplicably fall in love on the eve of the Great Depression and when a man kills himself at a California reservoir. It starts with a phone call from a man who knows too much and with a memory of a murder that never happened.
This is the story of how John Winchester learned the truth, piece by shattered piece, and how that truth did not set him free.
Warnings: torture, violence
I think I've recced this before, but I'm not sure. It's about Jared and Jensen. Yes, you've heard that right. A gen story. Jared and Jensen. This story is something else, I don't even know how to describe it. Fantastical, imaginative, horrible, heartbreaking. You just have to go with it.
Title: In Between
Wordcount: 101,500 words
Summary: They were here first - a story of Earth destroyed because of fear. A story of cities in ruins, overgrown forests, crystals, home in ice, frozen lakes and spacious caves. A story of anger and fear and stars and darkness and forgiveness. A story of finding family in the most unlikely places. A story of sacrifice and letting go of what one never really had.
Warnings: torture, violence
I think everyone read the following one at one point, but it needs to be in here, because it's so good. It's hurt!Sam, it's hurt!Dean and it's John.
Wordcount: 36,500 words
Summary: When a hunt goes completely wrong, a distraught John has to come to the rescue of his boys.
Warnings: first person, pre-series, teenchester
Leave those authors some love!! <3
I have the feeling this list is unfinished. There are more. I have to do a second part at one point. But don't worry, dark and filthy is back soon :P