Pairing: Sam/Dean (Main), Sam/Jess, Dean/Cas
Summary: Sam Winchester changed his name before he got to Stanford. Now Samuel Francis Wesson is a rising star at a California law firm with a reputation for championing the underdogs and bringing down the bad guys. He and Jess have a neon blue hybrid with a bike rack on top, and a cozy red stucco house with built-in bookshelves and hanging baskets of bougainvillea on the front porch. Sam Wesson has everything he ever wanted, except for the one thing he knew he shouldn’t. Dean is still a Winchester, still a hunter, still in love with Sam and determined not to admit it. Years of avoiding each other and their true feelings have left Sam and Dean strangers. But when Sam’s luck changes and tragedy finds him, he turns in desperation to the older brother he walked away from years ago, hoping that the bond forged between them in childhood will prove strong enough to bring them back together.
My Comments: This was such a good find. I don’t usually like stories where other pairings happen before the main one but this made perfect sense while making them finally getting together that much better. Ugh, Dean was so adorably domestic towards the end I wish this story went on for years and years of their lives. Also, Cas was great in this. The author did an excellent job of bringing him into this alternate reality without him being too OOC. I wish he could have been in the story a little more but altogether this was just wonderful, angsty, hot, and just the right amount of fluff.