Fic title: Dragon Kin
Author name: cleflink
Artist name: washedstone
Word count: 37,000
Warnings: Fantasy violence; childhood grief about being taken away from home; some Jensen whumpage; mentions of mpreg
A/N: Written for spn_j2_bigbang's 2014 round.
Summary: All it takes to turn seven year old Jensen's life upside-down is the accidental theft of a dragon egg and a dragon lord who decides that Jensen must pay for his crime by becoming the only human member of the dragon lords' clan. But at least he makes a lifelong friend in the process.
Twenty years later, Jensen's life is turned upside-down for a second time by an invading clan of harpies and the revelation that there was much more at stake in his adoption by the dragon clan than a simple matter of chance. Now, Jensen is going to find himself questioning the motives and emotions of his lifelong friend as he learns just why the dragon lords took him all those years ago and what it really means to be dragon kin.
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Art Master Post
This story is actually a long-awaited AO3 Auction fic for usagimc who probably expected nothing like this to come out of her prompt. It is 12x longer than it was technically supposed to be, though, so it'll be hardly a wonder if I've wandered off script. I sincerely hope it has been worth the wait, my dear!
I had the distinct pleasure of working with washedstone on this challenge and I cannot think of anyone whose work would have been better suited to this story. Not only is her work is gorgeous, detailed and creative, but we also share a love of fantasy (and Jared with horns and wings) that made her art the perfect complement to my silly little dragon adventure. ^_^ Her painting of the Tree *points to banner* may as well have been pulled directly out of my head for how exactly it matches what I was envisioning, and she has been so positive and adaptable when it comes to finding a look for the art that matches the story. Please head over to her Art Post and tell her how beautiful her art is.
dugindeep deserves so much love for helping me brainstorm, joining me in the commiserating about why the hell we think writing is fun, and telling me to fix the ending so that it did justice to the rest of the story. Don't know if I managed it, but it's certainly better now than it was before. Thanks also especially to her and tebtosca for sprinting with me to meet the draft deadline. tebtosca is also the beauty responsible for suggesting harpies as the natural enemy of dragons. Checks out to me.
As always and ever, my bigbang wouldn't be complete without the eagle eyes and thoughtful suggestions of my beta, the lovely oddishly. Any inability to use the English language that still remains is totally my bad.
And finally, hooray for wendy! This challenge is one of the major things that makes SPN/J2 fandom so amazing and it would absolutely not be possible without her enthusiasm, hard work and mad coding skills. :)