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de-aged!Dean fic and art recs (all gen) 
20th-Sep-2009 09:46 pm
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I’m a total sucker for age regression fics! They often feature hurt/comfort and/or schmoop, two of my favourite things, and they’re adorable besides. They were always a bit of a guilty pleasure for me before this fandom, but SPN actually has tons of genuinely GREAT age regression fic. Here are some of them involving wee!Dean.

If you have any similarly themed recs, (or self-recs), please leave them in the comments to this post so that others can check them out.


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by eloise_bright
Author's notes/summary: Sam is determined to have some downtime at Christmas. Dean needs to be convinced. Set in season 1. PG-13, gen.

Reccer's notes: I remember this was one of the first fics I read in the fandom, and I was so charmed by it! Dean is physically de-aged due to a misinterpreted wish Sam made, and he and Sam have many adorable adventures!

Tags: age regression (physical), crying!Dean, curse/spell

Under A Haystack by janissa11
Author’s notes/summary: Not rated, gen.

Reccer's notes: This one has been around for awhile too, and I’ve seen it recced everywhere, but if you've missed it until now, well, you're in for a treat! This is Dean age regressed, both physically and mentally, and Sam trying to deal with that and learning things about his brother in the process. It’s touching and sweet but then there’s all this background stuff that’s going on that’s dark and foreboding, and it's just the perfect combination. It has some lovely timestamps too, so make sure you don’t miss anything!

Tags: age regression (physical and mental), crying!Dean, curse/spell

Six Going on Twenty-Six by mad_gaters
Author’s notes/summary: The truth was there were much worse curses than this. Humor, angst, crack. R for language, gen.

Reccer's notes: Dean is physically age-regressed, and tries to maintain his badassery. With super-cute results! Also, six-year-old Dean crying is my favourite ever, because I'm a mean person.

Tags: age regression (physical), crying!Dean, curse/spell

The Mouths of Children by maychorian [WIP]
Author’s notes/summary: "We still have work for you to do, Dean Winchester," Castiel said solemnly, doing his utmost not to sigh. "This is bullshit," Dean declared in his shockingly high, clear voice. "I want ice cream." Characters: Dean, Castiel, Sam, Ruby. Spoilers through 4.10. PG-13, (language) gen.

Reccer's notes: This is my personal favourite kind of de-aged Dean story, where Dean is physically de-aged, and mentally - he remembers his grown-up life, but doesn't react to things/behave the way his adult self would. This fic has a really interesting premise, Castiel and Sam are awesome, and Ruby is kind of hilarious when she's trying to get wee!Dean not to cry.

Tags: age regression (physical and mental), crying!Dean, curse/spell

Easy As Pie by pandarus
Author’s notes/summary: Don't ask me where this came from. SPN gen, involving Wee!Dean being wee, and pie. PG, gen.

Reccer's notes: There's a really cool background story as to how Dean gets himself de-aged in this one that's actually kind of heartbreaking, even though the fic itself is funny and light. Very nice.

Tags: age regression (physical), curse/spell

A Life Between Us by heidi8
Author’s notes/summary: Dean was fifteen years old when he woke up one morning and he was about three when he went to sleep that night. Pre-series. PG, gen.

Reccer's notes: Baby!Dean! still trying to boss Sam around, hee! Twelve year old Sam driving the Impala! What’s not to love? Also, I think they’re at interesting ages here to have them switch roles like this.

Tags: age regression (physical and mental), crying!Dean, curse/spell

Regression by reading1066
Author’s notes/summary: Dean and Sam head to the Sweeds. (OCs from her Strangers and Angels 'verse) And this time Dean's the one with the problem. Little Dean in peril. R, gen.

Reccer's notes: I looove the way the brotherly dynamic gradually and naturally shifts here, how Dean eventually lets himself accept, and actually really crave Sam being in that big brother role.

Tags: age regression (physical), curse/spell, kidnapping, psychological trauma/damage

Reverse Polarity! by sazzlette @ lightontheblue
Author’s notes/summary: A few weeks before he turns thirty, Dean thinks he's getting younger. PG, gen.

Reccer's notes: This is one of those fics that I go back to and re-read when I need something to make me SMILE. It's a hilarious, perfectly executed example of this type of fic. I love it when little!Dean is being cooed over by pretty ladies and Sam tries to make him take a nap and he's, like, so pissed off. Haha, perfection.

Tags: age regression (physical), curse/spell

Ten And Taken by sg2009
Author's notes/summary: Sam protects his de-aged, obnoxious, traumatized brother. Not rated, gen.

Reccer's notes: Set in season 4, this has lots of awesome Sam and Bobby, and post-hell Dean angst. YES.

Tags: age regression (physical and a bit of the other too), crying!Dean, curse/spell, kidnapping, post-hell issues, psychological trauma, PTSD


wee!dean by mooooong
Artist's notes: i fell in love with wee!dean, seriously. Gen.

Reccer's notes: OMG OMG, wee!Dean and his precious little freckled face and his stick-uppy hair and his BOWLEGS. Okay, I’ll attempt coherency now. This artist has a fantastic style, and... did I mention his face??? Sigh, these are all so, so lovely. And the third one down has age-regressed!Dean and giant, adoring Sammy, yay.

Tags: age regression (physical)

21st-Sep-2009 01:01 am (UTC)
There's a hint of Wincest in this one, but it's easy to overlook. Cotton Candy and Skinned Knees, by tabbyshhh.
21st-Sep-2009 01:11 am (UTC)
That looks AWESOME, thanks! ;)
21st-Sep-2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you for these, and even tho' I am shy about self-reccing, out of all the fics I have written, my self-fav is From Hell (or Thereabouts) He Came - It's Wincest, but not underage

And you should also add Do Dandelions Roar by taybeck_fic. She was writing that fic for almot 2 years, and I kept up with it all that time, and I never follow a fic for that long, but it was that good - Wincest also.

Edited at 2009-09-21 01:07 am (UTC)
21st-Sep-2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Ooh, I'm excited to read these! Thanks! ;)
21st-Sep-2009 01:17 am (UTC)
I wrote a de-aged Dean set of ficlets a bit back. The Adventures of Sam and little!Dean (The Pet Store Adventure, The Diner Adventure, and The Beach Adventure). Summary: Dealing with little!Dean was not an easy task. Found here: http://community.livejournal.com/donutville/39107.html
21st-Sep-2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Cuuuute! Yay, thanks so much! ;)
21st-Sep-2009 01:29 am (UTC)
To donutsweeper: I just read and cracked up. And Wee!Dean is a pain in the butt to write. You want him to do one thing, he does another, just like big Dean LOL
21st-Sep-2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Dean is like that, no matter the age, isn't he? Glad you liked it!
19th-Dec-2009 12:36 am (UTC)
A god, he's so cute in there! Thanks for recommended it.
21st-Sep-2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! Specially for mooooong's art LJ. Those are awesome! The artist is so talented. Wee!dean is just perfect ;-)

Ok, self-rec here (sorry): The adventures of Dean Winchester: The Frog
21st-Sep-2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
21st-Sep-2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
I have an angsty little!Dean fic where season one Dean gets switched with an AU little!Dean. If you don't mind a self rec, the link is here: Exchange Rate.

And thanks for compiling this list! I love de-aged Dean fics and there are a couple listed here that I haven't read yet! Yay!
21st-Sep-2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Self-recs are AWESOME, thanks. ;) And you're very welcome.
21st-Sep-2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
I've only read one of those on your list, so thanks, I'm gonna have a field day.

Here's an adorable one. My only complaint is it's short and I wanted a lot more of it.

Little, by Kellifer


21st-Sep-2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, thank-youuuu! ;) And you're very welcome.
24th-Sep-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
I sent a friend your rec list, and she sent me back a link to these stories. I've only started reading one of them, and wee!Dean is so adorable. Seriously, it's the schmoopiest schmoop that ever schmooped! Adult Dean would die of embarassment if he ever knew he had been that cute and cuddly. From what I can tell, she has one multi-chap where Dean is three years old but retains his grown-up mind, and two multi-chaps in a verse where Dean is also three but has no adult memories, and Sam and Bobby are raising him together. (The sequel is a WiP, but the first two are complete.)




24th-Sep-2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Oooh! That's great - thanks again!
27th-Sep-2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
The Young and The Restless (http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4891407/1/The_Young_and_the_Restless) is really good, and it has sick, clingy wee!Dean in chapters 14 and 15!
27th-Sep-2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Aw, sounds great! Thanks!
9th-Oct-2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Here's one where Dean is de-aged and sick (and really, really cute):

Snot funny, Sam
by roque clasique


12th-Oct-2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I love that one too; it's one of my new favourites.
17th-Oct-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
The starting over verse, by iamstealthyone http://iamstealthyone.livejournal.com/tag/starting+over+%27verse , cute and heart and/or ovary breaking at the same time!!!
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