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13 April 2012 @ 01:39 pm
Killing Me Softly: MASTER Post  

Title: Killing Me Softly
Characters: Sam and Dean Winchester, Caleb, various OC’s
Genre: Gen Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: Teen
Word-count: 68,000 words (approximately)
Spoilers: Spoilers for S1 up to and including “Skin”
Warnings: Language, sexual situations.
Summary: While on a case in Louisville, KY, Dean gets a song stuck in his head. He's not amused. Hurt!Dean, and the usual brotherly shenanigans.
Disclaimer: Not mine
Note: This story was completed in October of 2011 and appeared on Fanfiction.net. I am posting here in its entirety as a precursor to my newest story that will be released in a few weeks.
Acknowledgements: I would like to thank zatnikatel for her assistance in getting me set up for LiveJournal. A huge thanks goes out to my husband, Brian, who did all the work and really made this possible.

This story can also be accessed at AO3


                                                                                                                   (Kindle)   Download the full PRC here!
chapter 1 Overture                                                                                                   Download the full PDF here!

chapter 2 Industrial Light and Magic

chapter 3 Wired For Sound

chapter 4 A Stroke of Genius

chapter 5 True Colors

chapter 6 Strumming My Pain

chapter 7 Bad Moon Rising

chapter 8 Sing in Me O Muse…

chapter 9 A Case of You

chapter 10 In All My Dark Despair

chapter 11 Killing Me Softly With His Song

chapter 12 The Song Remains The Same

emmau on April 15th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
This was a lovely story! I just devoured this story in one setting (which means I'll probably have to go back and reread it again for all the finer details. Aw!), but I was so entranced i couldn't stop. I loved revisiting S1 Dean and Sam, and I think you captured them beautifully. The hurt/comfort, love, fear, anger, and determination to save each other all hit the right notes for me. Your villain was quite unique, and I do love that it was Dean's . . . Deanness that ultimately was her undoing. Her final words to Sam were a sad bit of foreshadowing, considering how things unraveled from here, but I love Sam's determination not to lose him as much as I love Dean's loyalty and willingness to go to any lengths for those he loves. That's a bit tangent-y, but I did love your story. Thank you for sharing it.
sharlot1926sharlot1926 on April 15th, 2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm so delighted that you enjoyed this. "Dean's 'Deanness'", what a great way to put it. I loved that. Yes, I suppose that as much as we love and admire Dean's selfless qualities, they can do a lot of damage when taken to the extreme. Unfortunately, his life is the epitome of "extreme"... in every way. It's hard not to go there. Thanks again! I so appreciate you leaving the feedback!
zatnikatelzatnikatel on April 15th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
\o/ Great to see this posted, bb… it's just an incredibly clever and well-paced story, and written with real flair and confidence. It really took me back to my memories of watching earlier seasons of the show, and I'm so happy to have helped in any way I could.

sharlot1926sharlot1926 on April 15th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Aw, you are too dadgum kind. Really. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. Thank you SOOOO much for all the assistance you gave Brian these past couple of weeks. It really means the world to both of us. Glad this is out, too. I'm crazy excited to start posting my new story...so it's nice to have this out before hand.

/big ol' hugs!
ℳ.: a ringing in the left earmaypoles on April 15th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Yay, you are here! ;D

I read (and loved) this on ff.net and am excited to read it again. Your pacing is amazing, the case is interesting, and you've got a great feel for the time period and the characters.
sharlot1926sharlot1926 on April 15th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. Your kind words mean the world to me! Yep, I'm here due to the hard work of others. I'm more than a bit behind-the-times when it comes to social media. But, hey, LJ today, you never know, I may even go completely nuts and join Twitter! Um...well...maybe. One day. Not today. But one day. LOL. At any rate, I can't wait to start posting my new story here in a couple of weeks.
valgem5valgem5 on April 17th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
oh!!!! very good work,i love this ....i miss wincest but this fic is really cool!!!! i am waiting for the next fic yours!!!
sharlot1926sharlot1926 on April 18th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
Hehe! I was SURE there was some wincest in there! I must have misplaced it. Dadgum! ;) Do you know that I have never read wincest? God's honest. Destiel, now...that's another story. Bow-chicka-wow-wow!

Thank you very much for your kind words. You made my evening!
nimrodellnimrodell on April 20th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
WOW! It's an marvelous story! Intelligent and fascinating!
I thoroughly enjoyed this! Amazing job, Amazing fic! Awesome brotherly moments! You is awesome!
Thank you for writing and sharing it with all of us! Hope you write more, more, more!!!! :)
Hugs and thanks!!!
sharlot1926sharlot1926 on April 20th, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
What a lovely review to wake up to! Thank you so much! I'm delighted you enjoyed this. I had a lot of fun writing it (well...you know...in between the times of pulling my hair out, sticking my head in an oven, and declaring that I was going to delete the ENTIRE thing because a few words in one chapter would not bend to my will. LOL). Thank YOU for reading! :)

Edited at 2012-04-20 09:58 am (UTC)
Amberamberdreams on May 29th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the PDF - I just finished reading Dust Devils as far as it has gone but have to abandon that one now as I can't be doing with intermittent posting - so I'll return once it is complete to snaffle the rest of the PDF for that one. Which I am really enjoying btw!

Oh and I'll come back to comment once I've read this one!
sharlot1926sharlot1926 on May 29th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
Cool, that's not a problem. I know having to wait can be a pain. Come back and finish any time y'want. And enjoy KMS! Thanks much!