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05 July 2010 @ 09:48 pm
Master Post: Named (Big Bang 2010)  
Title: Named
Author: mclachlan
Artist: sleepwalker1015
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word Count: 95,000
Warnings: Blasphemy. Also, this takes place directly after 4.22, so beware of spoilers up to the very end of the episode. There is also a section where the dialog is entirely in Spanish; hover your mouse over the dialog for a floating translation.
Summary: Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn't the worst part of Dean's week.
Link to art: Here

Read or download the entire story in PDF format HERE.

Special thanks and notes at the end.

prologue | one | two | three (a) | three (b) | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine (a) | nine (b) | ten | eleven | interlude | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | epilogue
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
gigglefiregigglefire on July 6th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Hi! Just FYI, I'm downloading this to read offline, and the "interlude" post (http://mclachland.livejournal.com/20365.html) appears to locked. This looks like an interesting premise, to say the least, and I look forward to reading it.
R.C.mclachlan on July 6th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! It's fixed now! I hope you enjoy the story.

Also, icon love!
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R.C.: Emotion // Adore Youmclachlan on July 7th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading it.

I'm glad you enjoyed it -- I was/am a bit afraid that it wasn't/isn't going to be well-received due to the subject matter, but as long as you had fun then I'm good.

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(no subject) - mclachlan on October 30th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
themadramblings: laylathemadramblings on July 8th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
(This is not to stroke your ego, or a bid to have you write more)

Loved it, absolutely adored the ride I was taken on. The only thing wrong is now I have to find something else to read to fill the void of finishing your epic story.

When Cas was dieing and said, "did… w..in…?" I had flashes back to Spock's death in the wrath of kahn ("ship... safe?) , gah, rip my heart out why don't you.

And I love the constant mention of the succubus mayor and eighty-three packs of Slim Jims, makes a person wonder what the tale behind it is. :D

Named is going in my pile of awesome to re-read over and again.

Who am I kidding? This is totally to stroke your ego and a bid to have you write more.
R.C.mclachlan on July 11th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I have to admit -- I've never seen Wrath of Kahn, but I went to YouTube to find that scene. OH MY HEART.

I'm taking a teensy break for the moment from writing, but I have a timestamp scene that I want to add to the story, as well as a few codas -- mostly dealing with Sariel, Bobby, and Becks in the aftermath. So, more on the way! :-D

Thanks again! <3
(no subject) - themadramblings on July 12th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Hils: Dean/Cas holdinghils on July 11th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I absolutely loved this! Best Dean/Cas fic I've read in a long time. Kudos to you for creating some wonderful original characters that I actually cared about.

I'll be reccing this when I do my next rec post on Monday
R.C.mclachlan on July 11th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Wow! Thank you so much! This totally made my night since I find a lot of new stories via your Monday recs. I MADE THE CUT! \o/
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Liz: Felicity Gray - #2a_little_push on July 12th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
That was one of the most awesome Supernatural stories I read and makes me sad there is no Podfic of it for me to listen to always ha ha

Seriously, this rocks and props for for many damn words. I can barely manage 10000

(i'd be more intelligent but it's 2AM)
celestialmoondrcelestialmoondr on July 12th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
This is about the best thing EVER. Seriously, this should have been the actually show. I thought I had been prepared for anything you could throw at me 'cause I knew something was up. Expecially when Cas wouldn't (or couldn't) tell Dean his creation story. But you know what? You did the one thing I did not expect. And the ending is LOVE. BEST STORY EVER.
Hils: Reccerhils on July 13th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
You have been recced at rec_hymenated :)
Hallie Jade: kisstime1angelshandprint on July 13th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Dude, first I have to say, it's a fucking fairytale, what with the beautiful creation of Castiel as the last angel and the line between humanity and heaven, his disobedience to save Dean, the story between them and all those things. I LOVE you.
And it's one hell of a big bang. Oh trust me when I say it's 2 in the morning and I'm fucking ecstatic. I'm glad I downloaded it to read offline so I can keep it in my computer, because I'm not sure I would really find the strength to go back and do that after reading it.
There were so many remarks I wanted to make while reading, but just let me sum it up like this: this is one of the greatest fairytale romantic adventure fic ever, and Jensen should read it even just so that he'll get some clue and put the Dean/Cas scenes into canon in his episode. LOL XD
One tiny thing. I really love the way you wrote the Dean/Cas parts. They shine with love! for Cas' sake, and how Dean learns about what Cas how far Cas went for him, it was plain holiness. And the "you were going to kiss me" night was, okay, we know what it was.
Okay, thing is, I can't even begin to find words that may tell you how much I love you and this, so let me just kiss you both. *grins*
Be prepare to glomp me back, kay?
Oh, and I sighed with relief when Dean decided Raguel should be god so he could be Dean Winchester and Dean Winchester only, because I was kind of freaking out with Dean about the god thing at first. So I'm really grateful for that.
Amalthiaamothea on July 15th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Hi, I know this is a long shot but do you by any chance have a single file version of your story either in Word or HTML? that you would be willing to share? my email is amalthia at gmail.com

Your story was highly recommended and I'd love to read it. :) Thanks for your time!
Colleen: SPN: cas b&wpippinroxmysox on July 15th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
i just read this practically all in one go and DAMN. this is hands down one of the best supernatural fics i've ever read. you are very talented, my friend! all the bible lore and angel-y stuff was beautifully handled and every character is perfectly voiced. i love your style, and there were quite a few lines that had me laughing out loud.

this little section. SO GOOD:
"Hey," Dean says, unable to stop the grin that spreads across his face. The fluttering in his stomach is bad news bears. "Nice hair."

"So, you speak Spanish," Sam points out, surprised. It's pretty cool, but Dean's still focused on Castiel's hair. His could-have-had-sex-but-I-guess-you'll-never-know hair.

Castiel nods, like it's obvious. "I speak all languages."

Oh, Christ, Sam's gonna let loose with the nerdgasms in a second. "Say something in… I don't know, Korean!"

"No." Burn. "Why are you reading this?"

anyway, i never write comments this long on fics...i guess you just wrote something that amazing. thank you!
i speak for the treesivesia19 on July 17th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
This was absolutely amazing.
I wish I had a more coherent and well-thought out comment, but just know that this story made me laugh and cry and everything in-between.
I'll admit that I was a little wary of the story at first with the death of Jesus, but you had some really interesting ideas that made me think about divinity and God in general.
I'm so glad that I spent my Saturday afternoon reading this - thank you :D
Konst: [spn] destiel <3 :D by temporalrangertimey_wimey_kid on July 18th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my god (or should I say, oh my Dean?).

I usually write hugeass fangirly comments on fic I like but you're lucky I've been reading it offline and had no access to internet when I finished it. xDDDDD So um, with my memory not being too fresh, still WOW. Definitely one of the best D/C I ever read. Sweet, tender, humorous, interesting, amazing plot, awesome OCs (loved Sariel and Remiel and fuck yeah Jesus rocks! and YAY Becky and Rose totally slash fangirls heeeeee!) and yeh, awesome Gabe. I love stories with awesome Gabe even if he's not paired with anyone.

Loved the twist about Jesus creating Castiel, I dunno why but I always pictured Cas somewhat younger than most angels, there's something so cute and innocent about him that no other angel has.

The whole thing about Cas saving Dean against orders = totally SPAJGRSAERKG;ALGRK;LKEARG!!!1 And fuck that scene, I must've re-read it a dozen times and not even for the hawt sex, but for all the "You saw something worth saving, you gripped me tight, I love you" that turned me into an incoherent mumbling puddle. So intimate that reading it almost feels like intruding.

A with a zillion fucking + that wouldn't fit in this comment.
Ame: Hand Heartamedox on July 19th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
This is one of the most epic works that I've found in this fandom (not to say that there aren't many epic ones, but this one blew me away!) and I just wanted to say that it was such an amazing read. You're a brilliant writer! ♥
(Anonymous) on July 22nd, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
wow, very nice original story! :D I just feel you rushed the ending a little bit.
However it was really really REALLY great and I'm going now to look through your other fics ;)
aemorgans on July 22nd, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh man. Your little edit to this post just made me extremely excited. A twist big enough to get people upset when spoiled? That sounds awesome. I don't think I would have given this fic a chance if not for that. It's just that 95,000 words is a bit too big for me too read when it comes to fic. But after hearing that there's a twist--a good one--I'm game. I've already read the Prologue and Chapter One and I'm really enjoying it so far.
Rocketkickbackrocket on August 15th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
I know that I'm terribly late about this whole response business, but I'm a lurker more than anything and that makes me a horrid little fic skulker by default.

I just wanted to let you know how absolutely amazing I think you are.

This is, without a doubt, the best multichaptered Dean/Castiel fic I have ever had the pleasure of skulking reading. It's got all the elements of canon, switching from snarky little comments to intense character interactions, with that pinch of something more that makes me come back and read it again, just in case I missed something amazing the first go 'round. This is not even counting how the plot made my brain explode into a helter-skelter frenzy of Why can't this be canon?! Where has this been in my life!?!. I fell into a hard lovefest with your characterization (and all those little passing comments in the first part about how Dean feels insofar as the whole, "Oh hey, look who started the apocalypse cos he went off on a romp with that demon skank, you-have-fucked-up-so-royally-bitch", were amazing because somehow that tends to get overlooked in the face of good ol' angel lovin') and all of the added in angels - especially Raguel, who I wish Kripke would've thrown in there, just for the hell of it.

Basically, I love it. There's a lot more arm-flailing "ohfuckyes"s, but that's the gist of it.
the only water in the forest is the river: [spn] castiel | trenchcoatnyoka on August 19th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Congrats! ☆ Your fic is recced here at sawedoff_recs.
ladylc21 on August 24th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
This story was so full of win! Took me almost all last evening to read it...even stayed up past my bedtime. Thank you for such a wonderful tale...it should be a book!
The Dreaded Dragon Aderam: Impalaaderam on September 12th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Dude - that was awesome!

There's too much to really pin-point specific moments, but I think what I liked best was the scale. It was completely epic - and also about individuals doing small things. That's what I like best about the show. And even though this deviated from the show quite a bit, it maintained the same feel. Which is awesome.

I saved the pdf for future reading.
Lethellethill on October 4th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
My God. I read this over the last two days (damn sleep, interrupting) and I don't know what to say. It's one of the most compelling stories I've read recently, well-paced and moving and making you feel for the characters (all of them, genuinely, even the OCs, which is rare), just feel in general. It's brilliant. So... encompassing and whole that I can't do something like break it down into sections and point out what I liked best, because I can't decide - which sounds rather silly, and is a bit confusing for me, because even for epic, epic stories I always mange to leave a comment that's more than flailing around in awe at the grandness and greatness of it all, but I can't seem to manage it with this one.

Thank you for such an amazing read.
phamalama: spn castiel halophamalama on October 21st, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
OMG... I just read the whole fic today and I was blown away by your interpretation of Heaven and God. I would be super depressed if I found out Jesus died and thus it implemented a huge mess for the rest of the guys to clean up. This is definitely an epic fanfic that I will go back and read again on a bad day... And the Spanish! Definitely loved that part because I could partially understand it from my high school years of taking it... The twist at the end was my favorite part too. I really wish someone would make a fanvid for this and use Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap for the music. I can't wait to read more of your fics!
R.C.mclachlan on October 22nd, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I'm so happy you liked it. Now I'm going to have to Youtube that Imogen Heap song. XD
Rena Katzuneprofessorkatze on January 20th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
i've been sitting here for the past two minutes trying to come up with the words to describe how utterly perfect what you've written is. Have I found them? No. But until I do, let me say that reading this fic has been some of the best use of my time ever in my existence. Breathtaking.
mstngsali1mstngsali1 on April 25th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
You... wow... I read this in two sittings. I couldn't stop. Powerful, moving... Better than a LOT of books I have read.

I do have a question. Did Dean and Cas ever make it to Andy's thing at school? That entire scene with the two of them was priceless.

By the way, as I am writing this, I am listening to Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and it totally works with the story. :)

R.C.mclachlan on May 3rd, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Thank you so much! Nice to see you found me here rather than on FF.net (it's all very impersonal there). I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. It was a labor of love (and hate. so, so much hate), but I'm happy it worked for you!

I still plan to write codas for this story (one of them being Andy's school thing), but who knows when that'll happen. IT WILL HAPPEN. I just... don't know when. /o\

I've been listening to the Rufus Wainwright version of "Hallelujah" while writing my next big Dean/Castiel project. Such a good song! <3
gunsandhugstinasugar on May 10th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
this is really awesome and well-written. very ic, i'm not done but i'm loving it so far!