DeanBenny Big Bang

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Challenge
Name: DeanBenny Big Bang
Date(s): 2014 - 2016
Moderator(s):
Founder:
Type: Big Bang - fanfiction, fanart
Fandom: Supernatural
Associated Community: https://deanbennychallenges.tumblr.com/
URL: https://deanbennychallenges.tumblr.com/
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The DeanBenny Big Bang was a big bang challenge in Supernatural fandom focused on the pairing of Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester. It ran for three years consecutively form 2014 - 2016. Authors could write a mini-bang with a 5000 word minimum, or a full big bang with a minimum of 10,000 words. Artists had to create one piece of art for a mini bang, and two for a big bang, and the medium was of the artist's choice.

Masterlists

2014

Title: If You Rock the Boat, You’re Gonna Get Splashed
Author: tamryneradani
Artists: clotpoleofthelord and youre-my-babydaddy
Pairing: Dean/Benny, Sam/Jess
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 51k
Summary: Dean’s life is busy; work to go to, best friends to gossip with, a rabbit to spoil, not to mention an engaged brother who wants to talk. About centerpieces and flowers, and have you called Dad about his tuxedo yet. Dean doesn’t have time for a relationship, or at least that’s what he tells himself until he meets the owner of the new bakery downtown.

Title: While We Have Breath
Author: theabaddons/rippedoutgrace
Artist: aspidoceleon
Pairings: Dean/Benny, Sam/Jessica, Charlie/Gilda, Victor/Jo
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~27,000
Warnings: Minor character death, violence
Summary: At the end of the world, Dean’s just trying to keep it together. There’s no winning this war, no happy endings, no possible scenario where the Leviathan are defeated and people are free again. All he can do is keep the ones he loves safe, raise a little hell while doing it, and maybe even find something he never thought he would - a good man to love.

Art by suchacat for Cloud Age

Title: Cloud Age
Author: cuddlebenny
Artist: suchacat
Pairings: DeanBenny, CasBenny, DeanCasBenny (implied)
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~15k
Summary: Benny Lafitte—pilot, chef, bachelor—figured he had an easy life, living day to day selling his culinary creations to any he came across on the commercial strip in the sky. Dean—Aquarius, crowned prince and next in line to inherit the throne—never thought he’d fall to his death from thousands of feet in the air. Benny never expected to catch him either.

Title: Star Rattler
Author: breadfraud (ao3: goodlamb)
Artist: happyfunballxd
Pairings: Dean/Benny
Rating: R
Word Count: ~10k for the first installment
Summary: Seventeen year old Dean Winchester sets himself out on a journey to find the treasure depots of legendary pirate king Crowley, to help his family and to finally step out of his father’s dark shadow. He meets the enigmatic cook Benny Lafitte on the ship of their exploratory mission, and finds himself playing a game he wasn’t prepared for. (Supernatural Fusion of Disney’s Treasure Planet.)

Title: First Comes Marriage
Author: deanhugchester
Artist: thedisreputabledog, sharkifer
Pairings: DeanBenny
Rating: Teen
Word Count: ~16k
Summary: Dean gets a job at a local liberal arts college, but there’s a catch - they want all of their faculty to be married. So Dean asks his best friend Benny to help him by pretending to be his fiancé. Benny has one condition, for Dean to reconcile with his estranged brother. Things start out well, but when a family emergency comes up, things start falling apart.

Title: Closer
Author: clotpoleofthelord
Artist: lostemotion
Pairings: Dean/Benny, Dean/Cas/Benny
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 12k
Summary: In Purgatory, it’s hard to hold on to your humanity. Dean isn’t sure how a vampire and an angel are the ones who keep him sane.

Title: Baby Mine
Author: thewinsexter (ScarletPhoenix @ AO3)
Artist: uke-sama
Pairings: Dean/Benny, with background Cas/Meg, Sam/Jess
Rating: R
Word Count: ~21k
Summary: Dean Winchester has always wanted a family, but at thirty-five it’s starting to look like he may never get his wish. That is, until his best-friend-and-occasional-sex-buddy makes an offer that he can’t refuse. But will having a child complicate their relationship in ways Dean hadn’t anticipated?

2015

Title: Of Whom We Were
Author: daniieal
Artist: smercurial
Pairings: Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester - Gen, Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 42,475
Summary: Benny Lafitte had accepted his fate after being sent to Purgatory for a second round. He knew he would never plant his boots on Earth again, and it was fine. He was fine. He’d rather focus on the present instead of the past as he tried to keep himself alive. But then Benny’s world lit up like a redneck’s Fourth of July, and he was mighty taken aback when a certain hunter appeared in front of him in a flurry of limbs, dirt, and freckles. Now all Benny could focus on was why Dean Winchester had come back, and why he was eight years old

Title: Say You Do
Author: dumplingdean
Artist: casblues
Relationships: Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester, Benny Lafitte & Dean Winchester
Characters: Dean Winchester,Benny Lafitte, Charlie Bradburym Victor Henriksen, Jo Harvelle, Bunny LaCroix, Eli (Supernatural: Bloodlust)
Additional Tags: Fluff, Fake Marriage, Inheritance, First Kiss, DBBB 2015
Summery: After his bakery burns down, Benny Lafitte finds himself struggling to make ends meet. A miracle arrives with the death of his eccentric, estranged aunt, Bunny Lacroix. She has left him a small fortune, just enough for him to rebuild his shop and start over, however there’s one catch – Benny must be married in order to receive any of the inheritance money. Not only that, he must accept the money in person, at his aunt’s old mansion, in Louisiana. Enter Dean Winchester, Benny’s best friend, and the only person he trusts in this world. The two of them embark on a journey to Bunny’s estate. They soon discover that maybe there’s something more brewing between them, but paired with Benny’s dodgy relatives, neither of them are sure of how far they’ll make it.

Title: The Words to a Siren’s Song
Author: BeignetBenny
Artist: dvorakscountry
Pairings: Dean/Benny, Past Benny/Andrea
Summary: Benny liked to believe he was a sensible guy. All the rumors that had been spread around for centuries surrounding mysterious creatures didn’t scare him. They never did, even when he heard a beautiful song that dragged him towards the rocks and gorgeous green eyes that made him want to stay down there. Unfortunately for him, these creatures are ruthless and would destroy a human like him in a second. So why doesn’t the one with the gorgeous green eyes and soothing voice drink him when he has the chance?

Title: Tomorrow on Every Turn
Author: intentioncrafts
Artist: meldarlin​
Pairings/relationships: dean/benny, dean & sam, background sam/amelia
Main warnings: alcoholism, family dysfunction, canon character deaths
Summery: Dean Winchester is regaining control of his life after years of instability and dysfunction between himself, his father, and his brother that all spawned from a childhood tragedy. In trying to find where he fits in after his father dies, he moves back Lawrence where it all began to correct his course. As summer turns to autumn and he chooses his friends and his future, Dean begins to understand that even lost memories will resonate, and that where your roots lie is not always where you’re meant to stay.

Title: I Can Tell You How It Ends
Author: anactoria
Artist: hisroyalhellishness
Word Count: 64,000 words
Warnings: NC-17, warning for period-typical racism.
Summery: Sent back in time to 1959 to retrieve a magical key, Dean runs into a pre-Andrea Benny, and narrowly avoids killing him. Now he’s stuck playing nurse to an injured vampire and trying to unfuck a timeline he shouldn’t even be in yet. How much more complicated could things get?

Art for Waterlow, by dustyjournal

Title: Waterlow
Author: BurningWicker
Artist: dustyjournal
Word Count: 40,000-ish words
Pairings: Main Pairing is Dean and Benny. Implied past Castiel and Dean. Past Benny and OC. Sam and Amelia are discussed at length.
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex and violence. Torture, angst, blood, injury, more angst, referenced rape of character, guns, more violence, more torture, etc. Abused Dean and Sam.
Summary: Dean brings Benny on a hunt, in a poorly-conceived idea of a working vacation. An easy investigation of Vicksburg goes quickly awry when the case expands to involve Sam and Garth, and long-buried ghosts of Benny’s past harangue him as he finds himself unable to keep the humans he cares about out of harm’s way.

Title: Hiding Under a Full Moon
Author: dennyismydestiel
Artist: rednikjow
Relationships: Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester, ex Benny Lafitte/Andrea, Minor Sam/Jess - Relationship
Characters: Benny Lafitte, Dean Winchester, Elizabeth, Sam Winchester, Jess, Bobby Singer, John Winchester
Additional Tags: AU, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, werewolf benny, Scarred Dean, Angst, Fluff, Sass, canon level violence, silly pet names, Drinking, lots of book references, Canonical Character Death, DBBB 2015
Summary: Benny is a pureblood werewolf on the run from his pack to keep his 12 year old potential hybrid daughter safe after the torture and death of her mother, Andrea. When Dean went to Stanford, Sam turned him down and Dean hunted on his own until the Wendigo tore him up. Now, all Dean has is a bad leg and some scars to show for it. He’s just on the run from his life in general. Two broken men end up in the same spot, but how will Dean react to becoming friends (and maybe more) with a monster? A story of pain, growth, family, and finding true love.

Title: Pleasures of the Shore
Author: ambersagen
Art: alicemorgansgf
Summary: “Most of us think it’s a sickness,“ Dean started, closing his eyes against the cool salt spray. “To be interested in human things. To walk on land. We call it The Yearning, and if a selkie shows signs of Yearning their family will do everything in their power to stop it.” Benny tilted his head back to look at the stars. Memories floated in his mind’s eye, memories of past days on the ocean, of shipwrecks and blood, of chasing treasure and being hunted in turn, of the ever burning desire to return home. Home to someone who didn’t thirst like he did.Benny tipped his glass, eyes meeting Dean’s in understanding.

Title: Thin Line
Author: topetine
Artist: mostly10​
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 58,821
Summary: With Sam and Jess’ upcoming wedding, Dean finds himself tasked with the planning. On a trip to audition caterers, he meets Benny, who is the hands down choice for the job. Dean’s carefree attitude about no strings attached relationships goes slightly awry after he and Benny hook up and his love ‘em, and leave ‘em motto loses the most important part. Over a course of a few months, Dean deals with his conflicting feelings towards romance and his feelings for Benny, all while juggling a tumultuous relationship with John and his second family (Kate & Adam), and his self-doubt and lack of direction

Title: To Serve and Protect Dean Winchester
Author: crowleysgirl86, SquirrelmaidRecorder
Artist: uke-sama
Summary: Dean is a young runaway, being forced into a deal by a dangerous man: he finds himself being used, abused and forced to sell drugs for a powerful evil gang. Agent Benny Lafitte has a theory that the death of his Captain William Harvelle was a caused by someone in this gang. Benny decides to go undercover where he discovers young Dean Winchester. Originally, Benny had planned to do a bust and flip on Dean but the haunted green eyes had Benny second guessing himself. When it came down to it, Benny can’t risk putting Dean in anymore danger: selling out his crew would mean death for Dean. Instead, Benny decides to go deep undercover to get the proof he needs himself.

Title: I Can Tell You How It Ends
Author: anactoria
Artist: hisroyalhellishness
Summary: Sent back in time to 1959 to retrieve a magical key, Dean runs into a pre-Andrea Benny, and narrowly avoids killing him. Now he’s stuck playing nurse to an injured vampire and trying to unfuck a timeline he shouldn’t even be in yet. How much more complicated could things get?

2016

Title: Lay Me Down in the Tall Grass
Author: willbakefordean
Artist: winchesterchola
Relationships: Dean/Benny
Rating: Explicit
Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Alpha Benny, Omega Dean, Alternate Universe - Historical
Post Civil War, mail order omega, Mail Order Bride, Farmer Benny, learns to be a farmer, DeanMpreg, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Minor Character Death, DBBB2016
Word Count: 93,231
Summary: Benny Lafitte is a war weary alpha from Louisiana who has claimed a homestead on the Kansas prairie. Dean Winchester is an unmated omega from New York City who despite previous social standing, is now forced to work as a household servant. Looking for someone to share his life, Benny places an ad in a mating magazine and hoping for a way to improve his life, Dean answers the ad. Will an exchange of letters be enough to help these two come together and find happiness in the tall grass of the prairie?

Title: Drifting Home
Author: intotheruins
Artist: alicemorgansgf
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 8558
Ship: Dean/Benny
Characters: Dean, Benny, Castiel, Sam (this is Cas & Sam friendly)
Tags: Canon compliant, season 8, prank wars, texting, biting, frottage, non-penetrative sex
Summary: After an encounter on Prentiss Island, Dean finds himself continually drifting towards Benny even as he tries to repair his relationship with Sam.

Title: Dust Off Your Highest Hopes
Author: adoredean
Artist: ambersagen
Relationships: DeanBenny, side Sastiel
Rating: Teen and Up
Tags: Past Abuse, mentions of abuse - nothing graphic, abused!dean, some hurt, a lot of comfort.
Word Count: 18,380
Summary: As a divorce lawyer, Benny’s seen different clients come and go in his career; some who were spoilt and haughty, some who were logical with a good head on their shoulders, some who were simply tired, and the select few who had been through hell. So when his colleague and friend, Sam, came to him with a request, to help his brother with a divorce, he expects that it would be one of those rare cases which require caution. What he didn’t expect was that he would fall in love.

Title: The Saltwater Ridge
Author: kelpiethethundergod
Artist: kuwlshadow
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean/Benny
Summary: Benny sits at the table, calm but determined, while Dean paces erratically back and forth in the narrow space between the beds and the door. Finally, he stalks over to the window, stares out into the parking lot for several minutes with an unreadable expression on his face. His voice is rough and sounds brittle when he suddenly asks, “Where would we even go?” His tone isn't derisive but on the edge of hopeless, as if he doesn't believe there could ever be a place of rest for him.

Title: As I Kneel at Your feet
Author: thedropoutandthejunkie
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6056
Pairing: Denny, Sastiel, Past Benny/Bela, Past Benny/Gordon
Tags: ABO Dynamics, Alpha!Benny, Sub!Benny, Omega!Dean, Dom!Dean, Slave Trade, Knotting, Past Abuse, Consent Issues, Cock Warming, Collars, Bondage.
Summary: Benny’s not a conventional alpha, but Dean doesn’t give a damn about convention. What’s his is his, and he’s not giving Benny up for anything.

The Good Witch
Author: ambersagen
Artist: kuwlshadow
Tags: Witch!Dean, Familiar!Benny, Top!Benny, Bottom!Dean, Not very Sam or Cas friendly but I try to be fair, Dean Whump, Barebacking ;D
Summary: Dean is poison. He knows this, and his brother and angel must agree as they let him drive away in the dark of the night. Tired and emotionally drained, Dean drives with no destination in mind other than somewhere far away from people he doesn’t want to hurt anymore. He may not have a destination in mind, but a destination has picked him. A destination in the form of a magical pull, a surprisingly docile brown bear, and an offer of a future as one of the very things he has hunted his whole life.

Art for A candle in the storm by androbeaurepaire

Title: A candle in the storm
Author: ocesjustafan
Artist: androbeaurepaire
Relationships: Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester, Benny Lafitte & Elizabeth
Characters: Benny LafitteDean WinchesterEve (Supernatural)Sam WinchesterElizabeth (Supernatural: Citizen Fang)Alpha VampireBillie
Additional Tags: DBBB 2016, Benny-centric, Dark Bennynot by choice, thoughCanon, DivergenceEmotional, ManipulationBlood, Drinkingdubious, consent blood drinking, Ambiguous minor character death, Canon-Typical Violence, Hurt, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Making sure his head stays attached to his neck isn't the only thing Benny needs to worry about in Purgatory. There is something that doesn't aim to kill him, but that doesn't mean it's not just as bad. After a meeting with Eve, Benny is back on Earth, with his human conscience fighting a fierce battle against his re-awoken vampire nature. He is becoming the monster that he used to be, who didn't care for human life and just took what he wanted. And what he wants happens to be the one person he wants to keep safe the most: Dean Winchester.

Title: Yes, sir.
Author: meldarlin
Artist: rednikjow
Relationships: Benny Lafitte/Dean Winchester
Characters: Dean Smith, Dean Winchester, Benny Lafitte, Bela Talbot, Meg Masters, A bunch of familiar faces
Additional Tags: terrible life verse, Modern AU, Light Dom/sub, D/s, dom/sub dynamics, Fluff, Smut, power-play, Phone Sex, Co-workers to lovers, Brief scene of abuse/assault, slight trauma, everything is worked out though, Benny is a good patient man <3
Summary: Dean Smith is a hardworking Creative Director at a Kansas based advertising firm. He’s cocky, confident and powerful in his position, but nothing gets him more thrilled than someone more powerful bossing him around in every way imaginable. In comes the new CEO from the biggest advertising firm in the southern states, Lafitte-LaCroix from Louisiana. Mr. Lafitte is everything Dean desperately wants and needs; powerful, masculinity incarnate and handsome as hell, and after a few official meetings it seems Mr. Lafitte could use Dean’s services as well. What entails is a long ride of lust, power play, emotions and desire for more than just sex, when Dean Smith and Mr. Lafitte slowly get to know each other.

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