Title: Sometimes Love Don't Feel Like It Should
Word Count: 27,874
Rating: PG-13 for show-level violence and sexual suggestiveness, dark themes
Warnings: suggested non-con, self-harm, addiction, sibling incest (not explicit)
Summary: Investigating a rodent problem in the bunker, Sam and Dean find a magic door that reveals alternate realities, worlds that came into being when Dean made different choices throughout his life, sometimes disastrous ones. When Dean finds another version of his little brother, one who is wounded and alone and needs his help, his instincts lead to potential disaster as he learns that things aren't always what they seem.
A/N: Thanks to etrix for her wonderful beta work on this piece. I learned a lot and even deleted a few semi-colons! As always, thanks to the incomparable stormbrite, whose artwork always dazzles. Be sure to visit and leave some love on the art post for this thing on AO3 or LiveJournal. And as always, thanks to wendy for running this fabulous bang every year. I'm feeling so grateful right now!