Title: This Soul With Sorrow Laden
Word Count: 16K
Warnings/Tags: Major Character Death (occurs off-screen before the start of the fic and is not permanent), show-level violence, Wincest (Sam/ghost!Dean, just in case that’s squicky for anybody), unreliable narrator, possible madness, happy ending, fix-it for Season 4
Summary: When Dean’s deal comes due, he dies and gets stuck in the veil. Sam wants to fix things, get Dean back into his body, but Dean doesn’t agree. With the help of a psychic friend, the Winchesters begin a new phase in their lives (or deaths, in Dean’s case). But Sam has a nagging feeling that something isn’t right. And what does that say about them that learning to live with (and love) Dean in his new form isn’t even the weirdest thing that Sam’s ever done?
Link to Fic: A03 | LJ PART ONE | LJ PART TWO | LJ PART THREE
Link to Art: Here
A/N:: This is an AU for the four months between the ending of Season 3 and the beginning of Season 4. The title is from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. Chapter/section headings from “The Sound of Silence,” by Simon & Garfunkel. Many thanks to firesign10 for the beta!