Main characters: Dean, Ellen, Jo, Castiel, Sam
Background characters: John, Bill, Ruby, Lilith, Lucifer, Jimmy Novak
Contains: Angst, AU, violence, a happy ending
Summary: When John dies, Dean ends up at the roadhouse and is brought up by Ellen as Jo's big brother. Growing up there is no protection, though -- not when the apocalypse is about to start.
Notes: I apologise for any inaccuracies relating to disability/sign language in this fic. The attitudes towards disability in the fic are those of the characters and not necessarily my own. This fic is also affectionately known as 'The One In Which Hugs Saved The World', and as further proof that I don't take myself all that seriously, my beta and I came up with a drinking game to go with it. Spoilers up to and including season four, despite the AU. Check the end of the fic for art and extras, including a downloadable .rtf file for people with vision issues, or if you want it for your ereader/collection/whatever.
To read this fic, go here to read it on DW. It's too long to post in a single part on LJ! You can comment here on this post if you're uncomfortable with leaving comments on DW.
Art & extras:
-Fanmix by atomic89: My official art for this Big Bang! Thank you so much. ♥
-A Drinking Game: Late on in the writing process, and when I was editing, I started to notice certain themes cropping up again and again. Hence rules for a drinking game: drink every time you notice the same thing crop up again for the millionth time...
-Recs: I recced a handful of fics that also deal with disability, as a sort of companion to me posting this.
-Author's fanmix: A mini-fanmix!
-Download the .rtf of the file here. This is primarily so that anyone with sight issues can download it and adjust the font so that it's best for them, but if you want a copy for your ereader or to save to read later or whatever, you're welcome to it. It should be easy to make a PDF or change it into any format you need. If the link goes dead or you have some other downloading issue, please let me know.