Fanfiction Fridays: Over-identifying with Sam Winchester

[NOTE: This is my first time using the delayed publish feature, so if this shows up any time other than 12:00 PM on Friday, July 29 I apologize]

Today I’m bringing another fic from the author BehrBeMine, this time a “Supernatural” story. This is a oneshot and it’s the story that really made me love her as an author. It’s titled “The Good Son“.

Now, before reading this you need to think back. Remember the Winchesters as we knew them in the first season, when this story was written. Sam and Dean had a strained relationship due primarily to their issues with their father, and Sam in particular seemed to internalize the conflict the most.

This was one of the things which kept me interested in the show. I was already drawn to it due to the supernatural, horror movie aspect of it and the fact that Jared Padalecki was starring, but this family drama which hit incredibly close to home for me was a big part of why I continued tuning in. I really identified with Sam and this story captures exactly why and I truly have never been so personally touched by a fanfic since. The story isn’t too long but in the concise work the author is able to wonderfully explore and express Sam’s emotions while telling his back story in a somewhat nonlinear method.

The story definitely feels like it was written during the first season since Sammy has changed so much over the course of the show, but I don’t think that makes this piece any less worthwhile or true in its characterization, it’s just that it explores a Sammy who is very much of the past so it can feel somewhat dated.

I recommend this story for all “Supernatural” fans, especially those who connected with Sam from the beginning.