Characters: Dean and Sam, Michael and Lucifer
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: Biblical allusions, in case that isn't your particular cup of tea.
Summary: Season 5 AU - When the door to the cage opens, Lucifer possesses Sam, leaving Dean alive and confused in his wake. With the help of Castiel, Bobby, Missouri and a very reluctant Chuck, Dean searches for a way to save his brother that doesn't involve saying yes to Michael, while also trying to make sense of Lucifer's suspiciously unmalicious actions. The fate of the world lies between two brothers in heaven and two on earth, but even a destiny as old as time itself has the capacity to change.
Notes: Written for the samdean_otp Minibang 2012. Title and lyrics from "Tell Everyone We're Dead" by The Promise Ring. Extended notes and thanks at end of fic.
Protecting Sam - it’s the only thing he knows how to do, burned into Dean down to his bones the night the fire burned his entire life to the ground.
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