Home Is Where Your Story Begins

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Title: Home Is Where Your Story Begins
Author(s): FaithDaria and PaBurke
Date(s): December 29, 2009 - August 7, 2011
Length: 38,783 (9 chapters)
Genre: crossover, gen, some het: references to off-screen Sam Winchester/Joan Girardi
Fandom: Joan of Arcadia/Supernatural crossover, minor crossover with the Dresden Files
External Links: Home Is Where Your Story Begins (FFN)

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Home Is Where Your Story Begins is a Joan of Arcadia/Supernatural crossover fic by FaithDaria and PaBurke, which also contains minor Dresden Files crossover. It has one sequel, A House is Not a Home which was published in 2011.


God told Joan, "I said your life will be easier. Easier doesn't mean better. I told you two years ago that I was preparing you for battle. That battle won't be easy, but it will be worthwhile. And if you make the convenient choice now, you won't be ready for the hard choices later."
Rating: PG-13, for language, reference to sexual situations, and adult subject matters
Spoilers/Warnings: Takes place after the finale of Joan of Arcadia, with the premise that season 2 took place during Joan's senior year of high school. Abrupt left turn in the Supernatural timeline after "Crossroad Blues."

Comments & Recs

"Sam and Joan have a one night stand, Joan gets pregnant, and sets out on the road with a (series of) missions from God. The road is a core part of this story, the people Joan meets along the way and the process of getting from one place to another and the Winchester nomadic lifestyle when Joan and the Winchesters are reunited. These two fandoms both involve God, but have radically different understandings of God and the Devil. So merging them into the same universe in a story that deals heavily with the divine--and making it look seamless--is a difficult thing, but faithdaria manages it with ease. Joan is a normal girl whom God gives messages and tasks. The Winchester brothers also have a part to play, and God is with them, too. This story--well, two, as there is a sequel that is also very good--takes place a couple years after the close of Joan of Arcadia, and before Castiel showed up. It is about faith, and about fighting the good fight, and doing what needs to be done no matter what the cost. It is also about family, and friendship, and is a darn good story."[1]


  1. Supernatural/Joan of Arcadia: Home Is Where Your Story Begins by FaithDaria. beatrice_otter at Fancake. 2015-10-15. (Accessed March 5, 2016)