Artist: shadira & vail_kagami
Characters/Pairing: Gen, Sam, Dean
Spoilers: Up until 5.04 “The End”. Set in season 5.
Warnings: hurt/comfort, violence, angst
Summary: When Dean tells his brother to 'pick a hemisphere' he doesn't expect him to take it literally and drop off the map. So when an eye-opening trip to the future makes him realize their separation was a mistake, he doesn't expect having to follow Sam’s trail through several countries and across the sea. And when he finally finds his wayward brother, in the old world of all places, he certainly doesn't expect Sam to give him the cold shoulder just as they get immersed in a hunt that could be just your average haunted castle – or the very mouth of Hell.
Note: Written for worldwide_spn and situated in Spain.
Artpost 01 (icons & illustration) & Artpost 02 (banners)
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Notes and Thanks: This story is dedicated entirely to vail_kagami, who’s not only one of the most talented authors in the whole fandom (seriously, if you haven’t read her stuff don’t waste your time here! go now!), but also the whole moving force behind the creating of this story. If it weren’t for her encouragement to convince me to write, her belief in me and her unconditional support, this fic would simply have never existed. She helped me overcome my insecurities and venture in the world of fic writing, something that I had only dreamed of before.
She’s also the best and most patient beta in the world. She had to deal with my poor English skills and correct one every three words to make the story readable. I had the idea but she put it into pretty words. All remaining mistakes are no doubt mine.
I also want to thank Shadira, my RL friend which I basically bullied to use her photoshop talents in making some stunning banners for my fic, even-though she hasn’t read a word of it yet and she doesn’t use Livejournal. And of course, to vail_kagami again, for gifting me with one of the most beautiful illustrations I’ve ever seen for a story. I think I must be the luckiest girl in the world for having not one, but two amazing artists!
Lastly, I must say none of these is mine. Neither Sam and Dean (regretfully) or the legend of El Escorial. I haven’t invented any of the places or legendary and historical details mentioned here. I may have interpreted them to reach my own personal conclusions, but everything explained in the story it’s actually true.