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Ouroboros - Masterpost J2 Big Bang

Fic title:Ouroboros
Author name:gedry
Artist name: counteragent 
Genre: Gen
Beta: echo_grace_07 
Cheerleader: morganoconner 
Word count: 32,895
Warnings: Individual and group therapy provided to the Winchesters by a person without a professional license. Like the Doctor at the back of the market. Written prior to most of Season 6 airing.
Summary:After Sam gets his soul back his relationship with Dean is rockier than ever. Secrets have piled up and tension is running high between the brothers. Their inability to get along causes problems for Bobby so he orders them to get help or get gone. Working through their problems is more complicated than they thought, and their therapist isn’t who she seems.

Link to art: HERE!!!

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Author’s Notes: I have to thank echo_grace_07 for her tireless beta work. People, you have no idea how much of a mess this was before she got to it. She deserves a medal or something. Thank you so much! Also, I want to thank counteragent  for being wonderful to work with as an artist and her suggestions after reading my story much improved it as well. Thanks! You’re both wonderful people and it’s been an honor to work with you.

Thanks to morganoconner  for being an awesome cheerleader. I couldn’t have done it without your support.

A note about the therapy provided in this story. I’m not saying the therapy provided in this story is ethical, or appropriate. I decided to view it through the window of the show assuming that if the boys were ever willing to go to therapy they would do it with someone in an office behind a liquor store rather than a professional building. It’s meant to be viewed through the shows scope of “doctors” and “therapists.” I certainly don’t mean to offend anyone or make any political statements. Those of you who know me, know that’s not my style. Thank you all for reading.


( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 28th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Intriguing!! I will return when I have read some of the others that have been piling up in my inbox! Some kind person may have done a PDF version by then, you never know...

In the meantime, I love your peacocks!
Jun. 28th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
I made a PDF, see my comment here.
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm a huge peacock fan. XD
Jun. 28th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! This is one of your stories that I was the most excited to hear about. I can't wait to read it.
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jun. 28th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE you posted, congratulations bb!!! \o/ I can't wait to have a chance to sit down and re-read! :D :D :D
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
I posted! FINALLY! XD Thanks so much for your help!
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Jun. 29th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Jun. 28th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Looking forward to reading this! In the meantime, I made ebook copies for you. Feel free to share if you're interested:



Jun. 28th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! *runs off to load up kindle* :D
Jun. 28th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Enjoy! (I'm reading on my Kindle right now, too! lol)
Jun. 29th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much! I love you!
Jun. 29th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
LOL - you're welcome! :-)
Jul. 11th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for the PDF. I have downloaded it. :)
Jun. 30th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)

So, RL was time-consuming and I didn't get to comment on this in an appropriately timely fashion, but I just wanted you to know how much I loved it! The way you write the boys together is just fantastic and so true to them. Congratulations, bb, it's so good! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Jun. 30th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
AWW Thank you so much! *hugs*
Jul. 2nd, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
You made me cry...several times...big fat tears! But, I must say, this was masterfully done.

As someone who's been in therapy for several years, I can say you've really done your homework. These are exactly the revelations that come up when working with a good counselor. The revelations the boys had felt very real and organic to the work and I loved how they were helped to reassess their childhood beliefs and make adult decisions about who they wanted to be. The building trust in family not to betray you when you divulge your feelings was something very true to what I've found in my own life.

The new spn_littlebro community is requesting psychological hurt/comfort right now, and I am so gonna rec this story...that is, if no one's beaten me to it.
Jul. 3rd, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about the tears!

I'm so grateful this rang true to you. I wanted to give it a realistic feel even though clearly the circumstances are often out of the realm of possibility. I'm glad it felt like "Good" therapy to you. Having a therapist that's bad at their job is a scary thing indeed.

Thank you so much!!
Jul. 2nd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
I just want to say that this story is wonderful, and I absolutely loved it. ♥ It's so complex, but very well written and well thought-out. Thank you so much for sharing with us! :D
Jul. 3rd, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!
Jul. 9th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Wow just wow. I don't know if I've told you enough but your writing always takes my breath away! This was such an amazing read. I love how you went in depth into our boys & their relationships! Thank you for sharing this with us! I loved it!
Jul. 10th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
AWW Thank you so much!!
Sep. 12th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Your story has been recced at spn_littlebro!
Sep. 12th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Wow! Thanks so much!
Oct. 13th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
This is literally the best thing ever. Thank you for this.
Oct. 14th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *blushes*
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Apr. 9th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I had to stop watching the show. The tension and never ending downward spiral hurts too much. It's making writing hard right now as I have some personal stuff going on. I appreciate the feedback so much.
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