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Nihil Inherit (Master Post)

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Jul. 9th, 2010 | 12:12 am
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Written for spn_j2_bigbang

Fic title: Nihil Inherit
Author name: ratherastory
Artist name: naisica
Genre: Gen.
Rating: R
Word count: 73,219
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 3 AU, although there are spoilers through Season 5, up until 5.18 to be on the safe side. AU from that point. Warnings for Show-levels of violence. Illness, angst and time travel (sparing amounts of the latter). Secondary character death. Highlight the text for warnings that will spoil the plot. Major character death. Although I encourage you to give it a try in spite of this: sometimes endings aren't as unhappy as they seem.
Summary: Whatever you do, you will always end up... here.
In May of 2007, Sam Winchester wakes up in his own grave, but digging himself out is the least of his worries. He's plagued by the psychic visions which have returned with renewed intensity and which all but threaten to cripple him. He reunites with Dean, only to find that the Yellow-Eyed Demon is still at large, about to put his world-ending plans into motion. A mysterious figure who know much more than he ought dogs Sam's footsteps, hinting at darker things to come. Soon Sam and Dean find themselves on a path that feels frighteningly familiar: toward Lilith, Lucifer, and the Apocalypse. Unable to shake the certainty that he's seen all of this before, Sam knows that this is his one chance to set things right, or die trying.
Author's Notes, the condensed version: Many thanks to wendy and thehighwaywoman for organizing this marvelous insanity! I owe a debt of gratitude I can never express properly to pkwench for being friend, confidant, shoulder and all-around awesome beta. Thank you to all my LJ and fandom friends, for cheering me on and putting up with my online meltdowns. Y'all are sweethearts,
Special Thank You Note: A very special thank you to naisica, my fabulous and talented artist, who also put up with a lot of neurotic wibbling from me.
Detailed thanks and really lengthy Author's Notes concerning the fic can be found in their very own special section.

Click on the image to go to naisica's post featuring the gorgeous, gorgeous art she made for me. Then LAVISH PRAISE UPON HER. Go on, GO! *points*



[Chapter 1: The New Lazarus]
[Chapter 2: Wyoming]
[Chapter 3: The Skeleton at the Feast]
[Chapter 4: Break On Through to the Other Side]
[Chapter 5: Bear Witness]
[Chapter 6: Unsealed]
[Chapter 7a: Vulnerant Omnia, Ultima Necat]
[Chapter 7b: Vulnerant Omnia, Ultima Necat]


[Thanks & Author's Notes]

Also, pkwench made a pdf of the story! Because she is awesome. You can download it here.

Furthermore, there is a new pdf with larger font, because apparently the other one is illegible on smaller e-readers. You can download it here.

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Comments {36}

de_nugis

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from: de_nugis
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
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Eeee! It's up! Congratulations! I might not get a chance to read till Saturday, but I am so, so looking forward to this one.

You did it!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
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*beams*

I'm very proud. :)

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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Pkwench

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from: pkwench
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
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Ahhh! You're posting. *dances*

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
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*dances too*

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The Procrastinatrix

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from: yasminke
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
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Will bookmark...

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
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Yay!

Thanks for the vote of confidence! :D

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dauntdraws

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from: dauntdraws
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
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Oh man, this looks amazing, I can't wait to sit down and read this! :) CONGRATS on finishing & posting!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

I am excited. :D

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Kels

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from: elsewhere_kels
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
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OMFG IT'S HERE. IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE.

AND IT'S SOOOO LONG.

I JUST CAN'T EVEN.

*glares purposefully in your general direction* I'll be back! *Rushes off to read the story by downloading it and hoarding reading time like a crazy person*

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
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*pets you*

Good thing pkwench made a pdf, eh?

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jenilees

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from: jenilees
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
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This story looks amazing I can't wait to read it! And it's long..even better!
Snagged the pdf. Thank you to pkwench for that. Gorgeous art too.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
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The art is fabulous! I am so lucky naisica wanted my story. :)

Hope you enjoy it!

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cheese

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from: 27_jaredjensen
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
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I can’t wait to read this!! It will be my first Big Bang I’ve ever read. ( I joined LJ in April-ish and it took me a few months to even figure out what the heck a Big Bang was!) But I know it’s going to be amazing- and to think I was about to hit the sack. Now I’ve got reading to do! And the art is pretty damn cool too:)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
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I hope you didn't lose too much sleep! Although I'm more flattered than I can say to hear you stayed up to read. :)

Isn't the art awesome? *bounces*

I hadn't heard about the Big Bang either when I first joined fandom, but that was in November so I had plenty of time to catch up.

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harrigan

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from: harrigan
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
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If I told you I took a vacation day today to stay home and read this, would you believe me?

Off to read....!!!!

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
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O_O

I really hope you're kidding. I mean, it's flattering, but... O_O


*hugs*

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Michelle

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from: seramercury
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
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I PROMISE I WILL BE READING THIS, BUT I HAVE A FEW THINGS ON MY PLATE THAT I HAVE TAKE CARE OF. I'M MAKING A MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SMALL FANDOM BIG BANG AND THEN I HAVE SUMMERGEN TO WORK ON. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THIS, THOUGH!

CONGRATS! *HUGS*

(PS I DIDN'T MEAN TO CAPSLOCK BUT THE HARD WORK FOR A BIG BANG DESERVES IT, BB!! *HUGS*)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
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No worries. I haven't read any other BigBangs either because I'm so swamped with other fic to write.

Looking forward to your comments when you get to it. :)

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mimblexwimble

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from: mimblexwimble
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
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*SCREAMS*

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
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*ducks and covers ears*

LOL

Glad you're excited, sweetpea! :)

Edited at 2010-07-09 08:13 pm (UTC)

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roque_clasique

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from: roque_clasique
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
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I am so psyched for this, congratufuckinglations darlin!!! I am going to read it as soon as I can, am going to savor it.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 9th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
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*grins a bit manically*

I am still pretty psyched! The excitement hasn't worn off. :)

I fawned all over you and many others in the author's notes, just so you know. You and everyone at beta_bang were instrumental in getting me on my way.

*dances*

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Amber

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from: amberdreams
date: Jul. 15th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much for thinking to add a PDF, that is so convenient! Now I can take this on my hols and read at leisure!
Love the artwork BTW (pass it on)

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Jul. 16th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
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My pleasure!

You can thank pkwench for the pdf: she made it and uploaded it, for which I will be forever grateful.

Hope you enjoy the story, and I will definitely pass on your compliments concerning the artwork, although if you have a moment I'm sure naisica would love to hear from you directly.

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kasman

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from: kasman
date: Sep. 1st, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
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OK, I know I'm being incredibly cheeky here, but could you please ask pkwench upsize the text size of the pdf download. It is completely illegible on my little 6" kindle. *sigh*.

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Sep. 1st, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
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What size of font would you need? It seems fine to me at 12 points, but I don't have a Kindle, so.

I can upload a different pdf for you if you tell me what size you'd need. :)

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Sasha

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from: rebeldesigns
date: Feb. 4th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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This was recc'd to me by a friend and I must say... I can't wait to start! I quickly peeked at the opening paragraph of the first chapter and was completely blown away. Your caliber of writing quality is remarkable; I can't wait to dive in once my midterms are over ;)

Thanks for posting this (and for being such an amazing writer)! I can tell that I'm going to like this fic already. The length alone is enough to make me a very happy reader! :D

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ratherastory

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from: ratherastory
date: Feb. 5th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
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Wow!

*blushes*

Thank you so much! I hope it lives up to your expectations. :)

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yuriookino

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from: yuriookino
date: Dec. 14th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
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My God. This is LITERALLY the best fanfiction I have ever read. It has anything I was hoping for, and the fact that I didn't read the warnings made everything even better. So, really. Well done.

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