Title: When It Was Over
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: I’ve been working on this one for awhile. I started it pre-S5 but so far nothing has happen to render this AU as of yet. For me, this isn’t necessarily what I think will happen, but maybe what I wish could happen. The boys deserve as much.
A/N 2: Much thanks to geminigrl11 for the beta and sendintheklowns for the continued support through the writing process. I will say upfront that this fic is more Sam-centric, though Dean is a strong player in it. This is more about Sam’s emotional recovery, of which Dean is a huge part, but ultimately is not the focus.
A/N 3: This was supposed to be a one-shot that got desperately out of control. 50,000 words later, it’s pretty obvious this can’t all be put in one chapter. At the same time, this story doesn’t lend itself well (in my mind) to delayed postings, so I’m going to upload all five parts at once so it can be read as a cohesive narrative, as it was conceived in my mind.
Summary: Dean’s fought the good fight with the hope for peace when he is done. Sam’s fought and failed with the hope that someday, finally, he might just be done.
( It's been nearly three years since Sam started the Apocalypse. )