So I was in L.A. at wincon back in 2007 when I saw Supernatural's episode The Kids are Alright. Before watching it, I had called up ignited to
A seed was planted that fateful night and turned into a fic that seriously ate my brain. I showed it to Stef asking if I should finish it, she called me an idiot (lovingly) and then we collaborated on creating a story where Ben does find out he's a Winchester and totally heads off on awesome journeys with Dean and Sam.
While I tend to go with flow and accept canon interpretations (as of this post, we're in season six of SPN and Ben's still not Dean's biological son) it's a nice AU thought - Dean having a kid. Because it's comedy gold. Oh yeah, there's angst too, but I do love me some easy jokes.
I always told Stef I was going to write a proper sequel to our original fic where the boys are in Texas and Dean spends his time restoring a GTO, Ben experiences his first love (and heartbreak) and Sam joins the PTA and takes up baking. Instead I wrote over 11K of crossover fic with Glee set after that fictional year in Texas.
That's just how I roll.
This is Ben Winchester:
He is inviting you to go there if you wish.
Once upon a time (oh let's say over three years ago), ignited and I hotly debated the attractiveness of a grownup Ben Winchester, perhaps using flowcharts to determine who we would mentally cast as a possible offspring of the very attractive Lisa Braeden and Dean Winchester. Then she sent me this picture of a young Henry Cavill. Me gusta.
This is kind of what Ben's '69 GTO looks like:
These are the stories in the Ben Has 2 Dads 'Verse in chronological order:
All fic is Sam/Dean
Ben Has Two
Summary: When Ben turns thirteen and learns that Dean Winchester is his father, he runs away to join his father (and uncle). A tale where boys are boys, Vikings are Vikings, unicorns go to Candy Mountains, Dean and Sam are in big gay love, and Ben becomes a Winchester.
- Co-written with ignited, all art by her.
Jump on It
Summary: It’s the Fourth of July and Sam and Dean are finally—blissfully—alone after a prolonged hunt that’s left them on edge in more ways than one. A vignette where Dean employs his super awesome seduction skills, Sam is a total cockblock, fireworks make an appearance and there is profound domestic love.
hit the ground and run
Summary: Wherein Dean and Sam might miss Ben a little bit, even with all the awesome sex they're having now that they have some alone time.
the way we get by
Summary: Wherein Ben steals a car, Dean can still track down an angsty Winchester like a boss, Dean’s fidelity to his Impala is confirmed, and there are consequences for being a dumb teenager.
The Waffle Talk
Summary: Wherein Dean mans up and has a serious talk, Sam's waffle skills are admired, and Ben is a growing teenage boy.
Ben Has Two Gay
Main Pairing: Kurt/Blaine
Summary: Where Ben Winchester transfers to Dalton and either helps or ruins Kurt Hummel’s life depending on who’s telling the story. A stirring tale of dude-bonding, how Blaine Anderson is temporarily categorized to be a douche bro under the estimation of a Mr. B. Winchester, a mystery of a slow-motion hallway is never solved, the heartbreak of first love is nursed via playing fairy godmother to a pair of lovestruck idiots, a GTO might actually save the day, and there is awesome air guitaring. The less said about the accidental almost-stabbing the better.
The Return of Coach Roth: The Winchester Strikes back
Pairing: Sam/Dean, mention of Kurt/Blaine, Ben/Other
Summary: The moments leading up to Dean's glorious return as Coach Roth in the Lima high school known as McKinley High. If one of these moments involves accidental crossdressing, Dean will deny it to his dying breath.
And that's all she wrote until I get yet another urge to write another coda or god help me, 11K worth of fic set in this universe.
So picture that they all lived happily ever after.
This is where I tell you this couldn't have been written with music, man:
The original soundtrack for Ben Has Two Dads is posted here.
The Ben Has Two Gay Friends soundtrack is posted here.