Fandom/Genre: AU, Romance, Angst
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jess, Brief Balthazar/Castiel
Word Count: ~97,000
Warnings: Major character death, homophobia, PTSD, depression, warfare, violence, terminal illness.
Summary: What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.
LJ: Chapter 1 pt. 1 | Chapter 1 pt. 2 | Chapter 1 pt. 3 | Chapter 2 pt. 1 | Chapter 2 pt. 2 | Chapter 3 pt. 1 | Chapter 3 pt.2 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 pt. 1 | Chapter 6 pt. 2 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Epilogue
A/N: Oh man, so what started out as just a just a few ideas, turned into this monster of a fic. The whole idea of this thing actually came from a scene from a horror movie called "The Ward" that Hannah and I had watched together, and we had thrown some ideas around and had planned to write it at some point, but when neither of us were getting any where with our original fics, we decided to join our forces and write Twist and Shout. Also, our beta, komodobits, is the best for going through and fixing all of our mistakes, probably while crying. We love you, Martha! And our artist howlandbird, whose art is beautiful and really brings the story to life! I also want to say thank you to everyone who supported us while writing this!
!The following situations and characters are a work of fiction. Any similarities between real or actual events or people is purely coincidental and are in no way intended to offend or appropriate the subjects they have adapted to these particular circumstances.
Readers may encounter some ideologically sensitive material such as homophobia, depression, drug use, alcoholism, PTSD, warfare, violence, and terminal illness!