Harvester of Eyes (6 chapters, internally linked)Author:
gwendolyngrace (on LiveJournal)Rating:
PG-13 for mature situations, language, violence.Category:
26,000 (4,100ish per chapter)Spoilers:[b/] Pre-series for Supernatural, post-series for Sandman (so spoilers there) You don't need to be familiar with Sandman!
Supernatural / Sandman crossover. John gets wind of a hunt that he doesn’t want the boys anywhere near. But taking them far from danger actually puts them in its path, when they stumble into an open doorway to the Dreaming.Notes:
Written for the spn_boc challenge and has taken on life of its own. It wound up being a nice even six chapters. Dean is 15 and Sam is 11, older than I imagined when I conceived this story, but that’s where it fits with the Sandman timeline. Thanks to my incomparable and invaluable beta [info]etakyma who assured me that no, it wasn’t dragging and yes, the chapters are broken in the right places.
Warnings: The antagonist of this fic is not a nice person. Deals with themes of assault, dismemberment, child molestation (though non-sexual), and mutilation - however, nothing too gruesome on-screen. I have never been to Nebraska, Pueblo, CO, Wichita, KS, or any of the other places mentioned in this fic. I have no idea what the terrain or traffic is really like, where the red light districts are, or any of that stuff. Placenames, streets, and driving distances are based on GoogleMaps, with a healthy allowance for John’s lead foot at times. Also, I used a recording of Harvester of Eyes off iTunes, so I don’t have a good sense of the song in the context of its original album—I just used the music as I found it. Finally, this fic is further proof that all American subculture is predicated on familiarity with the film version of “The Wizard of Oz.”Disclaimer:
Supernatural and its characters belong to the CW and Eric Kripke. Sandman
and its characters belong to DC Vertigo comics and Neil Gaiman. Discrepancies or errors = mine.Harvester of Eyes, Prologue and Chapter 1