Genre: gen, 11x01 tag
Word Count: 895
Summary: Have you asked the question?
(When did we forget how to do this?)
Now please circle the correct answer.
Commentary: This is one of those wonderful fics that does a lot with a little, short and punchy. The form and content of the fic work so well together in parsing out Dean's many possible thoughts and motivations, always more than Dean would ever admit to and eternally in scintillating contradiction with one another. The truth of it being, of course, that Dean is all these thoughts, all at the same time. And this fic holds this all together in this beautiful way, with a clarity (but never a superficiality) that, imho, is devastatingly hard to pull off.
It's so good, k, it's so good. <3333