the art of incubating dragon eggsAuthor: sa_kunFandom:
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Felicia DayRating:
Jared thinks there must be something about him that screams "looking for trouble!" But he's not looking for it. Honest. He can't help it if it seems like everyone wants to hold a knife to his throat these days, or get him involved in mysterious treasure hunts that may or may not have a secret, sinister motive. Or maybe it's the dragon eggs -- the ones he found abandoned in a dilapidated cabin in the woods the other day, all wrapped up in blankets and practically sitting in a fire pit. Yeah, it's probably that, to be fair. And Madthr help him if this Jensen guy, with the too-bright eyes and the occasional claws (not to even mention the dress), isn't just bringing more chaos into his life. It's just... Well... There's something about him, okay? But then again... just what is he, exactly?Disclaimer:
I do not own.Contains:
There are occasional bouts of violence, blood and death in this fic, but no major characters die. There are indirect and direct mentions of torture and the after-effects, the same with war, but I don't go into graphic details. Some nakedness may occur but again, no details.Author's Notes:
There are probably a thousand references in this fic. I've tried to catch them all but, sadly, they are not like Pokémon and I couldn't just chuck balls at the fic and wait for them all to be neatly absorbed. I couldn't catch them all, okay?
Anyway, here goes. Mentions include, but are most likely not
limited to: Skyrim, intentional misuse of Norse mythology/language, Scandinavian folklore, misappropriation of dragons with ideas borrowed from all over the place – Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series and the Dragon Age games come to mind. In addition, the names of the islands come from Latin plant names. I may have incorporated my ASMR tingles in one scene (go here
for a detailed description and here
for my favourite tingle-maker on Youtube).
I also looked up how to shave with a straight razor, using a grand total of ONE source which you can find here
Please note, though, that this is a fantasy universe I made up all on my own. I took liberties. I made up stuff from scratch and bent and twisted and prodded at everything until it fit (with some help, yes). I had fun. It's not supposed to be perfect, but is supposed to be enjoyable. So, go on and read it but don't forget that reading is supposed to be a pleasurable experience.
I made the decision to only post on AO3 this year. If this is completely offensive to you, just let me know and I might
be gracious and post it here as well.
My star, my heart, my world, the one and only, the lovely runawaydreamer
was the glorious beta of this fic. I owe her everything and more. Including the summary. In addition, I only wrote this fic because I promised her dragons way-back-when, and this is what I came up with. claudia_nic
was kind enough to help me take a look at the flow of the plot. Thank you!
The art wonderful art for this fic was made by spikessire
, and is right here
and you'll go straight to the where all the loveliness is, with some bonus art as well.
I also maybe should have mentioned that this is my entry for this year's spn_j2_bigbang