[Fic] dear_tiger: Dandy in the Underworld

Nov 11, 2013 19:02

[ Challenges: SamDeanOTP minibang ]
Title: Dandy in the Underworld
Writer: dear_tiger
Alternate links: A03
Status of work: Complete
Characters and/or pairings: Sam/Dean, OFC
Rating: R
Warnings, kinks & contents: (per author) horror, outsider POV and some BDSM
Length: 12k
Summary: They say there is a secret game in Las Vegas, the greatest one of all, in which the hero plays against the dragon for three nights, and the prize is a wish granted, and the penalty is death. A new player arrives to try his luck, only to discover that the game is held in a dump of a house in the desert and that the dragon is a dude named Dean, chained to the house by the ankle. The hero soon realizes that he cannot leave unless he wins. The dragon is growing blood-thirsty, the game makes no sense, and the hero’s only hope are the clues dropped by the dragon’s brother who’s just along for the ride.

Reccer's notes: This is actually two recs for the price of one! Not only has dear_tiger created a fantastic case!fic in her trademark 'dark fairytale' style, it's accompanied by cassiopeia7's whimsical, prolific art that never fails to put a big ol' smile on my face. (The art is spoilery, so I recommend read first, look at the pretties later.) It's also written, for the most part, from an outsider's POV and I adore that convention. Makes the story all the more mysterious. Unless you've peeked at the art, it'll leave you guessing up until the end. Dear_tiger's prose is effortless and unfussy, but eminently interesting. A delicious, quick read!

[Short excerpt]“You know, you two are incestuous hillbilly cannibals,” he said, as a continuation of the thought, “like in those horror flicks.”
Dean gave him a long considering look, then shrugged and went back to staring at the moon. “That we are.”

c: sam winchester, fic: 5-15k, ^art, *challenges, *sam/dean, c: dean winchester, ^fic

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