Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance
Length: Medium (10,595 words)
Warnings: Character death (temporary), Incest
Author on LJ: fleshflutter (Deleted)
Author Website: N/A
Summary/Excerpt: Slowly, ever so slowly, he closes his lips about the rim of the bottle and pours the soul out of his mouth. A dollop of light drops into the bottle then contracts to a single point of pinkish-red light. It darts, firefly-like, up and around, making no sound as it taps the glass. Bobby snatches the bottle from him and screws the lid on tight and it's only then that Sam can see the label. Jack Daniel's. They're keeping Dean's soul, his iddy biddy pink-and-red soul, in a bottle of whiskey.
Review: This fic takes place after ‘All Hell Breaks Loose.’ Sam makes a deal with the Crossroads Demon to rescue Dean and, to his surprise, she agrees. It’s only after the deal has been made and she’s given him Dean’s soul that he realizes it’s not going to be as easy as he’d thought to reunite his brother’s soul with his body.
The Firefly that Loved Metallica comes off with an almost whimsical, fairytale quality. Dean’s soul tastes like candyfloss and it lazily floats about, thwarting all of their attempts to reunite body and soul. Despite it’s resistance, the firefly/soul is still very distinctly Dean. It “dances” to Metallica and responds only to Sam, drifting over when he calls.
This fic is, without a doubt, my most favorite Sam/Dean fic. Period. It’s riveting and, despite its short length, striking and absolutely perfect. I read it for the first time roughly two and a half years ago and regardless of how much time has passed, it’s still the first fic that comes to mind when I think of this pairings (or I want to rec Sam/Dean to a friend).
The Firefly that Loved Metallica