Pairing: Bela Talbot/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: Set Out Running (But I Take My Time)
Special Rec: 18 of 21
Why This Must Be Read: This fic doesn't shy away from the broken bits of Bela and Dean but it has a wonderfully deft touch with the jagged edges; the author doesn't shy away but she doesn't linger, either. This is one of those fics that hurts to read but you just watch more.
For a while there in Hell, she would smile at him and he would smile back. They were broken, too bad to ever be fixed: but they were broken together.
He told her I hate my dad and she said, I hate my father; you miss yours.
One time he said, the money isn't worth it any more, is it and she laughed, hollow, flat: You think so little of me, Dean Winchester?
Later they walked through the worst of her memories and he said, half-crying, I am so sorry.
She said, Everybody has a sob story.