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29 September 2008 @ 11:09 pm
SPN Fic: Pandora's Box [PG-13] - Complete  
Title: Pandora's Box
Author: moonshayde
Rating: PG-13
Season: Three
Spoilers: Takes place after Dream a Little Dream of Me
Characters: Sam, Dean, (Characters related to the past hunt)
Genre: Gen/Horror, A/A, Angst, Hunt Fic
End Word Count: ~32,000
Summary: After Sam opens a mysterious box, he and Dean find themselves battling the same bogey their father defeated sixteen years ago. As they fight alongside an unlikely ally to safeguard the town, Dean struggles to tie up loose ends in his life while Sam continues to search for a way to save his brother's soul.

A/N: Thanks to meg_tdj for the beta. Any other mistakes are naturally my own.

Disclaimer: Supernatural and its characters are the property of Eric Kripke and co. All other characters, the story idea and the story itself are the sole property of the author. This is for entertainment purposes only; no financial profit has been gained from this story. This story is not mean to infringe upon the rights of the above-mentioned establishments.

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11]

Or, if you prefer web page format vs LJ format it can also be found on my website:

Pandora's Box
 
 
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Live like you mean it and love til you feel it: Sam Dean [looking at you]rei17 on September 30th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wow.
I just read the complete fic and I LOVED it.
It was brilliant. I was biting my nails here, dude!
I loved your John and of course I loved wee!Sam&Dean meeting their older counterparts. So lovely and bittersweet and sad and all kinds of fucked-up.
Awesome story - thank you so much for sharing! *_*
Working for the Mandroid: Across Realmsmoonshayde on September 30th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading! I was afraid no one would LOL

And I was really worried about my John considering I'd never written him before so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks again for reading :)
maychorian: GUH DEAN IS SO PRETTY AGHmaychorian on October 12th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Just finished, and I really enjoyed this story. Seeing Sam and Dean interact with their younger selves was both cool and weird. John was fierce and grim and pretty dang scary, really. I think he figured it out, though you never quite said that he did. Everything was well-described and flowed smoothly, and I enjoyed Sam and Dean's banter. I especially liked at the end when Sam said "It's just a paradox. Try not to think about it." :D

And Sam, chewing and chewing on the puzzle until he figured it out! So determined, so tenacious. And Dean, feeling so vulnerable and trying to keep himself together. Good characterization throughout.

The monster was creepy and the action was done well, too. The scene at the end was very tense. I liked that it was Dean who saved little Sam and Sam saved little Dean. And I'm glad they both got a chance to see just how much their father loved them and was afraid for them. The parting scene at the end was really rough on all of them.

Thanks for the fic! I really enjoyed it. A great way to spend a Sunday.
Working for the Mandroid: Bring Itmoonshayde on October 18th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
I am slow at responding but thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I worked really hard on making it as believable as possible so the time travel wouldn't suck. I'm still bitter at some of SG-1's time travel attempts.

I'm a hurt!Dean fan, so I tend to like to write him int rouble whether physically or emotionally. And since I think he's really conflicted about his feelings for his father - something that is rooted in his lack of self-confidence - I really wanted to explore it more deeply. I wanted to do it without completely robbing Sam the opportunity to make peace with his dad too.

And the horor-esque chapter near the end was my fave one to write :)

John was fierce and grim and pretty dang scary, really.

That has me a little concerned, so I hope I did it justice. Fandom tends to see John as this horrible abusive father who beat his kids and gets drunk, etc. I don't happen to agree with that outlook, but everyone has their own canon. I know other people try to compensate by making him all puppies and rainbows. So what I aimed to do was take what I saw in canon and make him layered and complex and flawed while still being sympathetic and vunerable and loving, but also raw, tough, and a little bitter. I hope I was able to do some of that and he didn't come off as a jerk.

I think he figured it out, though you never quite said that he did.

yes, I intentionally left it a bit vague so people can walk away believing what suits them best. The last line of the story is the biggest indication, but I like people to see whatever they want to see.

Thanks again for reading it. I'm proud of the story and I'm glad you enjoyed it :)