Part 2 of my 11x17 Fic Recs
Wrapping up this fic-reccing bonanza for 11x17 with 8 more stories. This is pretty much all I could find for the episode, though I'm sure there's some I've missed. Happy reading!
The Same Old Song by LadyWallace
Stats: Rated: K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 2k+
Summary: Tag to 11x17 "Red Meat" Dean's having nightmares, Sam knows he's hiding something and is determined to find out what. H/C Brother-fluff/angst
My Thoughts: This is just beautiful. I do love it when an author has the voices of the boys spot-on, like this one does. This fic feels like an extension of the episode. Loads of angst & brother-comforting!
Marking Time By: BlueRiverSteel
Stats: Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Sam W., Dean W. - Words: 2,643
Summary: Tag to 11x17. "Dean, don't make me wrestle you into those bandages," Sam says wearily. "I've already taken out like five werewolves today, don't think I can't get you fixed up without your express permission." Partners with chrissie0707's "Reaction Time." Like hers, this is rated for language and owies.
My Thoughts: Picks up briefly while the boys are still at the clinic and ends up with them stopping at motel on the way to the bunker, where Sam gets suspicious after viewing Dean's bruised and battered body. He ends up calling the doctor from the clinic and learning that Dean tried to kill himself. Continued in...
Reaction Time by chrissie0707
Stats: Rated: T, English, Hurt/Comfort, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 2k+
Summary: Tag to 11.17 "Red Meat." "You gonna be sick again?" Concern and annoyance, and Dean figures he can't really fault Sam for either. Prescribed bed rest rarely includes a vigil of your recently overdosed and revived brother. Follows BlueRiverSteel's "Marking Time." Rating for language and owies.
My Thoughts: Sam tends to a sick and sore Dean and learns more of the truth behind Dean's suicide attempt at the clinic. Love the very fitting final line of this fic.
No Jacuzzi by everyone'ssister
Stats: Rated: K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 3k+
Summary: Tag for 11.17 "You really thought I wouldn't find out, Dean?"
My Thoughts: The boys end up back at the bunker in this fic and Sam goes to talk to Dean about ODing. Personally, some of the brotherly banter doesn't quite work for me in this one, but it all ends in a very sweet place and with a hug!
Follow Up Question by Center of the Galaxy
Stats: Rated: T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 1k+
Summary: Sam finds out what Dean did to try to save him. He's not pleased. *11x17 Red Meat Tag, trigger warning: discussion of suicide, one-shot for now*
My Thoughts: A unique fic in that it takes place 2 days after the boys get home to the bunker. Sam gets a phone call from Michelle & learns what Dean did. Of course he confronts him about it. Again, I love the dialog in this one. Fits so well with the show and even quotes a few episodes.
This Life Would Kill Me by cartersdaughter
Stats: Rated: K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 5k+
Summary: AN: I was listening to the song "If I Didn't Have You" by Thompson Square shortly after the episode "Red Meat" aired. It really bothered me that Sam so easily just dropped the fact that he knew Dean had done something while Sam was supposedly dead. Then I heard this song on the radio, and it totally epitomizes the brother's relationship and what was going through Dean's head when he chose to do what he did.
My Thoughts: Picks up as the boys leave the clinic and then stop at the motel to rest and Sam presses Dean for the truth. "Together or not at all." Truth!
New Normal by Dyskolos
Stats: Rated: K+, English, Angst, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 3k+
Summary: Tag to "Red Meat." Sam finds out the truth about what Dean did to himself while he thought Sam was dead, and they talk about it. Sort of. Angst all around.
My Thoughts: Lots of protective, worried Sam and angsty, guilt-ridden Dean.
Bullet Wound Aftermath by casualtiesofclarity
Stats: Rated: T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, Sam W., Dean W., Words: 2k+
Summary: Set after 11x17 Red Meat. Sam wakes up the next morning disoriented and feeling like mowed over shit. Dean struggles to help him recover while healing from his own concussion and overdose. Hurt/Comfort, no slash. TW for anxiety/panic. Rated T for language.
My Thoughts: This is basically sick and still hurting Sam with Dean playing nursemaid while he himself isn't feeling too well.