Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek

As a gift to my followers, have a sneak peek from a future Brothers Apart story!


Curled into a ball, Sam listened impatiently to the voices that echoed above him.

They had stumbled onto a case up by the Great Lakes one morning that had both of their spidey senses tingling. A man was found dead in his home while his wife was out. All doors locked, the alarm system armed and fully functional. The oddest part was his heart had stopped without warning (he was only 40). In the subsequent autopsy that had been run on the body, the doctors had found, of all things, a cupid’s arrow pin in his heart.

Like it had simply materialized there by magic.

Needless to say, the authorities were baffled. Dean was betting on a witch, and Sam wasn’t about to bet against him.

Which was why he was curled up into a ball, safely tucked in Dean’s hand and waiting for an opportunity to get out and search for the hexbag while Dean smooth-talked his way into the house.

He couldn’t help but squirm a little in place, trying to find a comfortable position as Dean walked into the house at last. The huge fingers cupped around his body flexed open a little at his struggles, giving him space.

Even as he gratefully shifted to a more comfortable position in the increasingly hot and enclosed area, one of the fingers he was leaning against twitched in what he recognized as Morse Code.

Bitch.

Smirking, Sam pounded out his own shorthand into the fingers with sharp punches, telling Dean off.

Jerk.

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anonymous asked:

Okay, really random question brought on by my own struggles with hearing loss, but what would happen if, in the BA universe, a witch hit Dean with a curse that temporarily caused him to lose either his hearing or his sight? How would the brothers react to that?

This would take some adjusting for sure!

If Dean lost his hearing, he’d need to be far more aware of Sam to begin with, since now his brother can no longer call out for his attention. They’d start out communicating with writing, since Dean has no current experience with ASL. One bonus is that he does, in Brothers Apart, know Morse Code, so he can tap out a message to Sam in an emergency, and interpret what Sam’s trying to tell him on the fly (they use this on a few separate occasions when Sam’s not in sight). 

If Dean lost his sight, he’d have to rely on Sam’s directions for getting around. Unfortunately, this would mean that Dean can no longer drive the Impala, so they’d better hope this is a reversible spell!

I have seen a few of these issues tackled in stories before. 

In the Deanzilla storyline on fanfiction, Sam briefly loses his vision and Dean directs him Ratattouille style! That’s what Sam gets for growing his hair out. Sam also is pretty much a wrecking ball, it’s a good thing Dean’s not on the floor through all this considering he knocks everything over and sets the place on fire. Dean, your directions need work.

You can find this scene here, but I recommend starting with Deanzilla vs Hydros, as Measure of a Man is the sequel to that story and there are heavy spoilers.

Another story to tackle similar but different issues is The Dean Dilemma. Instead of Dean losing his senses, he ends up invisible, and tiny Sam has to deal with a giant older brother he can’t see.

There will also be a story dealing with Dean’s selective mutism as a child when he goes through a trauma, though that story has not posted yet.

If anyone else knows of any supernatural g/t stories that deal with these issues, let us know!

So get this, Sam and Dean are communicating by morse while interviewing a vic, but what they don’t know is that the vic knows morse code. The vic notices the actual fuck?! Who is he even talking to?? Are all FBIs like this? I guess I really am loosing it. Bonus question- are there any other characters who know morse code? Again, your stories are amazing and thank you so much for sharing them with all us :3

Could you imagine seeing someone just tapping out a conversation? With no one? Who’s that guy talking to, is this just a nervous habit? Then realizing that someone else might actually be tapping back… There’s more to this guy than meets the eye.

There actually is one other character who knows Morse (without learning it within the story context, which a few likely will!). John Watson knows it from his time serving, and used it a few times on cases during his time with Sherlock. How he puts this skill to use with the tiny bros remains to be seen!

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March 23rd excerpt:

“Dean,” Sam interrupted gently. The changing channels froze. “Jacob picked Star Wars.

Dean glanced over at them in surprise, a flush rising to his face in embarrassment. “He did?” His eyes flicked back to the television, switching back to the movie. “Sorry about that,” he mumbled, clearly upset.

Jacob chuckled sheepishly, once again reminded that just communicating with Dean had become an obstacle. His tiny lungs would need to work hard to produce enough sound for the huge hunter to actually register.