Title: Meg and Benny's Excellent Adventure
Word Count: ~80,000
Pairings/Warnings: Mainly Meg and Benny gen friendship, but also Meg/Castiel, implied Meg/Jimmy Novak, mentions of Sam/Amelia, show-level violence. Got Kripke'd by the reintroduction of Claire Novak, so this is an AU from just before 10x09 Things Left Behind.
Summary: A demon and a vampire go on a roadtrip. Pretexting, hunting, LARPing, and bickering over music in the car ensue. Meg educates Benny in the ways of Supernatural fandom, modern pop culture, and being a demon. Claire Novak writes Supernatural fanfiction. Castiel gets his grace back.
Author notes: I agonized over which piece to list as my first choice during the reveals and sign-ups, and I am so, so glad I went with ms_doomandgloom's fabulous piece. Between her prompt and her piece, I managed to dream up and write a story I never knew I had in me. I'm not usually a Meg or a Benny fan, put ms_doomandgloom's picture brought them to life for me. I couldn't have done this without the patience of my family and friends, and I especially couldn't have done it without the unparalleled beta skills of darcydelaney, who took time out of a crazy busy writing schedule to give this story the help it needed; of roastspud, who had an amazingly quick turnaround and was sweetly encouraging; and of nerdyglasses247, my first beta in this fandom and ever an inspiration for improving my writing. Much thanks to the mods for all their hard work organizing this big bang. It's been some kind of wonderful.
Part II: 9/10/11/12
Part III: 13/14/15/16/17/18
Part IV: 19/20/21/22a/22b/23
Part V: 24/25