This is Ourselves (Under Pressure) - Fic Index.
Author name: clex_monkie89
Artist credit: manasseh
Word Count: 27,308
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers up until 2.12 - Nightshifter. Established relationship.
Summary: After Nightshifter, Sam and Dean hit the road. What follows is three months of fear and frustration with the FBI hot on their heels, trying to avoid the long arm of the law while still continuing to work. It's not easy; being on the run doesn't leave much time for breathing, never mind sleep, sex or any much-needed downtime.
Notes/Acknowledgments: This fic takes place before Folsom Prison Blues and was written largely prior to the episode's airing. It's an established relationship.
The first thing I have to do is thank my wonderful betas alazysod and namegoeshere, and fiddleyoumust for pushing me and poking me and telling me to STFU when I cried about wanting to give up. If it weren't for you guys I know this would never have been finished.
When I first signed up for this I had the perfect idea for what I was going to write. About a month and a few hundred words in I decided that just wasn't going to work. One day I was sitting in the library after classes and looking through spn_outsidepov and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to write Sam and Dean on the run from the FBI from the point of view of the people chasing them.
That isn't this. Sam and Dean are still on the run from the FBI but this fic isn't as heavy on the outsider's point of view as I originally intended. Nonetheless I like how it came out.
This is my fic; the twenty-seven thousand word Nightshifter coda. It was all-but-Jossed when Folsom Prison Blues aired days before the first draft had to be turned in but it persevered and with a change of attitude and some re-tooling I can confidently say it is better than it was.
Take a moment to admire the beautiful cover manasseh made for this and then go tell her how awesome it is.
One of my fabulous betas, namegoeshere, also made me some bonus art for the story while he was on a long and boring plane ride across the country. Here (NSFW) and here (Spoilers for the fic).
ETA 9-26-2009: The amazing, wonderful, awesome xeyra made me amazing fic covers, icons, and wallpapers for this fic as well! See them here, at the Fandom Free-For-All.
The first part leads to the second which leads to the third which leads to the reference page. The reference page contains spoilers for the fic and should be read after.
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