Pairing: Sam Winchester/Cara Roberts
Title: Marks Made
Link: Marks Made - themegalosaurus - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Rating/Warning(s): M, adult themes, oblique reference to past noncon
Word Count/WIP?: complete, 5,215
Recced on LiveJournal By: z_publicizes
Why This Must Be Read: This is a short verse--one complete story and a follow-up coda--about Sam reconnecting with his one-night stand from season four, Dr. Cara Roberts. The first thing that impressed me about it was Cara's development, how the writer had taken this one-off character and built her up, giving a sense of how the years had changed her while keeping her true to what we saw onscreen. She's a woman who's recovered from a lot of the damage that drove her to try to while away her time with stimulation--but she's done so without having to renounce her sensuality.