Even though I am late with this, I want to thank all those four who participated in this challenge. Since there were so few sighn ups and some drop outs, those that remained did their best to deliver, even if life and motivation threw obstacles in their way. And they all did deliver, even if not always what they signed up for. So thank you all for your hard work and your creativity!
Under the cut you'll find the very short masterlist of entries, sorted by country.
( This round is 60 % England and 80 % soccerCollapse )
Summary: Soccer AU. Castiel is the Arsenal defender who's being courted by New York Red Bulls agent Sam Wincher for a transfer. This is twenty-four hours in Dean's life, during which he tries to be assistant coach to a bunch of crazy footballers, and tries to sabotage his brother's grand plan to steal his club's star player. Which he does by sleeping with said player. Stellar plan.
Author's Note: all my love to vail_kagami for being so impossibly patient with this.
This piece is obviously fiction, and absolutely not true to life. All real-life details are mostly accurate, and definitely over-simplified. Castiel is not a stand-in for any real-life Arsenal player, not least because those transfer sagas never had a happy ending. There are no take-thats at any real-life club player, former or current. Honestly.
Characters: Dean, Sam (brief mention of Sam/Jess)
Warnings: brief mention of off-screen violence
Summary: Growing up as hunters in a tight family unit, there are many things Dean Winchester never expected his little brother to do. Becoming an international soccer star is one of them.
Also, it would have been nice if anyone had ever bothered to tell him. (Canon AU)
Title: Ashes to Ashes
Genre: Crack, case-fic, gen
Character(s): Sam, Dean
Rating: T for the odd naughty word
Warning(s): None apart from the afore mentioned naughty words. No spoilers. Not canon.
Word count: ~ 6,500
Prompt: Written for the worldwide_spn Sports Challenge. I chose England and Cricket
Disclaimer: Don't own them, and for that they should be very thankful.
A/N: As I grew up in a Cricketing household; and Cricket is England's national summer game, I couldn't resist!
Cricket is an odd little game, which although surprisingly simple, confuses the hell out of a lot of people. It is responsible for some of the strangest phrases in British sport, with gems such as silly-mid-off, googly, wrong 'un, dibbly dobblies, cow corner, short legs and my personal favourite; bowling a chinaman.
So, this little tale will be predominately humour, plenty of brotherly humiliation, a little bit of whump, and a bit of case!fic, all set against the crack of leather against willow - the soundtrack of an English summertime.
Genre: Crack, case-fic, gen
Character(s): Sam, Dean, Castiel, OMC, random ghost
Country: The Netherlands
Warning(s): Mentions of prostitution, mentions of sex, implied prostitution, implied sex, gross exaggeration of everything Dutch, crack!
Word count: ~ 4600 words
A/N: I don’t know the first thing about sports, so this story really gave me headaches. I think I started over at least 5 times. I hope it’s still funny and that it makes you giggle! Set in S04, somewhere between Monster Movie and Wishful Thinking.
Summary & link: Finally, Dean gets to go to Amsterdam and save some hookers. They’re just- orange?!
Also on AO3 Also on DW
You send your draft (which by no means needs to be finished) to the following eMail: worldwide_spn(at)yahoo(.)de (Replace (at) with @ and remove the brackets, you know the drift.)
The mail must contain the following information:
Your lj username
Is your story finished?
If not, will you be able to finish it until January 31st at the very latest?
Would you prefer a posting date at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of January? (If you would like a certain date, name it.)
If there are any questions, this is the place to ask.
Posting starts on January 6th and the posting dates throughout January will be assigned by me. However, since there are so few works to be expected, the dates will be open to negitiation. So if your fic is still not quite done in the first days of January, we can find you a slot close to the end of the month. If you're done and eager to post, I'll be happy to let you do so as soon as possible - although I will attempt to spread the dates out as evenly as possible.
More on that when the time comes. For now, the next important date is December 20th.
Also, I need to apologize for being so absend for so long. Things have been hectic in my life, but they have calmed down some recently and I'll be more available from now on.
Summary: Historical AU (Northern Wales, 1284). As Edward I's army creeps forward in its painstaking invasion of Wales, one of his knights and his master architect pass the time lounging around on the mountains. Sir Dean of Winchester is, after all, a temptation too strong for human frailty to resist. Besides, Dean's wrists look really really good in those vambraces.
Pairing/Characters: Castiel/Dean. Edward I and Sam mentioned.
Warnings/Tropes/Other things: Knight!Dean, craftsman!Cas. Some mention of religious themes, corresponding uncertainty about how to understand homosexuality. As they're in the middle of a military campaign to subjugate Wales, there's some mention of the Welsh as primitive or traitorous.
(Also, could we have a Wales tag? :) Thanks!)