Title: Rankle and Gall
Word Count: 39,080
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Cain, Jody Mills
Incidental Characters: Charlie Bradbury, Aaron Bass, Garth Fitzgerald
Summary: Post Gadreel-reveal: after a month of not really finishing their unfinished arguments, Sam and Dean finally do finish one, and get back on the same page so that they can deal with the Mark of Cain the Winchester Way - together. An alternate take on Season 9 with Cain summoning, soul-bonding, Oz-sourced magical spell casting, much lasagna baking, and angsty reunion-type schmoop.
Warnings: Contains what could be classified as dub-con scene of sexual violence.
Art Masterpost Can be found right here - Thank you digitalwave for the great art! You were wonderful to work with, and I love how well your art suits the story.
Author Note: Not my characters, only my words. Set after episode 9.13 “The Purge”, very AU S9 after that. Written for the 2014 spn_j2_bigbang thank you to wendy and everyone else that makes this fabulous challenge happen year after year. Huge thanks to my beta, firesign10, you made such a tremendous, critical difference in this story, your help is a treasure.
Story Notes: Ozian words completely made up by yours truly, but inspired by Frank L. Baum’s wonderful invented language. Latin demon summoning ritual courtesy of the very helpful supernatural wiki. Hebrew words and translations courtesy of various Wikipedia searches and are not put forth as entirely accurate.Bobby’s phrase “Do Not Fester. To Fester Is Bad” is actually my favorite customer service slogan ever from this bead store in Vermont. Which brings me to the story title: Rankle (to cause someone to feel angry or irritated for a long time), in the archaic form also means: (of a wound or sore) continue to be painful; fester. And Gall means: To make someone feel annoyed or angry, or more colorfully the contents of the gallbladder ie bile which is a synonym for bitterness, resentment, rancor, malice, spite, poison. Thought the two words went together really well to illustrate Sam and Dean in S9,