Word count: 23,700
Warnings: Wings, violence, some gore
A/N: Written for spn_reversebang's 2011 round.
All kinds of massive thank yous to my lovely and talented artist onceuponarhi! *applause* She has been unfailingly enthusiastic and supportive, and so understanding when RL held me up. Her art is gorgeous and this story would not be anything at all without her wonderful premise and her support all the way through. Kudos to you, hon!
Summary: When Jared moved to the country, he thought he'd left loud and chaotic back in the steam-powered copper-and-stone world of the city. He was right, up until a chance encounter with a wounded runaway turned his quiet little life into a not-so-quiet little life when the man's mysterious past started catching up with them.
Timestamp: Two Steps Back
Timestamp: Here There Be (Dragons)
EDIT: cassiopeia7 has done some simply fabulous bonus art depicting one of the final scenes in the story (insert obligatory spoiler warning here). Check it out here!
This story has undergone a rather large and much needed edit since its initial posting. Anyone who has a copy of the PDF that he/she downloaded before February 2013 should download the new version linked above (it's much better, trust me).