Kalliel (kalliel) wrote in hoodie_time,

[Fic Rec] Muscle Memory by anonymous (written for spn_summergen)

Hey guys! Thanks to all of you who answered our recent poll. We'll post an official update about it soon (we're working on re-tolling the tags page and tagging guidelines). In the meantime, I come offering recs. spn_summergen is one of my favorite challenges in all of fandom, and here is one of my favorite pieces from it so far. Enjoy!

Title: Muscle Memory
Author: anonymous (written for spn_summergen)
Characters: Dean, Sam, Benny
Genre: gen
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Through 8x01 or so.
Warnings: Choose not to warn.
Summary: Sam and Dean hunt a mysterious spirit in an abandoned house, and Dean tries to remember what reality feels like.

Reccer's Notes: If you missed Dean in S8, here he is.

I don't think there's anything else that could possibly convey how much this fic meant to me in that respect. But if for you, that's not a Drop Everything reason to read this fic, then know that the sensory detail of this fic is aesthetically splendid, particularly in the olfactory realm. This is compounded by the way the degree and nature of these details dovetails with Dean's experience of Purgatory, the spinning dissonance as Purgatory is at once too far removed and too close at hand to grapple with.

This fic also accentuates the reasons that even though the Winchesters have killed things as high up on the food chain as Eve, the Leviathans, etc., ghosts will never be things to take lightly. (A pet pleasure of mine. :P)
Tags: !recs, [character: benny], [character: sam], [genre: gen], [genre» other: case!fic], [setting: season 08], abandonment issues, asphyxia (strangulation/choking/etc.), fever, hallucinations/delusions, psychological trauma, ptsd, purgatory/post-purgatory issues, supernatural injury/trauma

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