Word Count: ~24,600
Warnings: Withdrawal, loose interpretation of Greek and Christian mythologies (both within and outside of canon)
Summary: Season 4 AU (Sam and Dean aren't related). Aidoneus, more commonly known as Hades, was driven out of the underworld by demons and has been wandering the earth ever since. Along the way he fell for a mortal, and rather than lose him completely he bound their souls together. Two reincarnations later, Hades is going by Dean and roaming aimlessly around the states waiting for his bondmate, until one night he takes the seat next to Sam Winchester in a bar. Dean claims to be a hunter, and it’s all fun and games riding around in the impala and taking out ghosts until he suddenly finds himself wrapped up in stopping the demons’ plot to free Lucifer from Hell. They have to find a way to take down Lilith – even as Sam learns Dean’s true identity, and Dean discovers that Sam isn’t who he'd thought he was either.
Author's Note:First of all, I have to give a big thank you to my beta, schism982! She was generous enough to beta for me even though wincest isn't her usual cup of tea and she was massively helpful, and for that I'm so very grateful. Another thank you goes to my artist, mizzy2k, who was a delight to work with and created a wonderful piece for this fic, so definitely go check that out. Finally, thank you to the spn_j2_bigbang mods, wendy and thehighwaywoman, for running this challenge. It was a great experience.
I feel it's important to note that this fic is definitely an AU fic, and both the lore and certain events in the fic are not intended to fit the canon perfectly. I played around with things a lot to fit the story I wanted to tell. Just something to keep in mind. Hope you enjoy!
Art Post | Prologue | Part One | Part Two | Part Three
Can be read in one piece a AO3 or Dreamwidth.