Rule 26

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Title: Rule 26
Author(s): Fleshflutter
Date(s): 2010-?
Length: ? (WIP)
Genre: slash, RPF, AU
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
External Links: the fic on LJ

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Rule 26 is an RPS J2 AU written by fleshflutter. As of October 2011, it is a WIP. Even so, the story is highly recommended among Supernatural fandom.

The title is a nod to The Evil Overlord List[1] and rule 26 states: "Rule 26: No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are, there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent to my bedchamber."

Author's summary: "A mash-up of Star Wars, Flash Gordon and a few other sci-fi stalwarts. In which there is a galaxy-spanning evil empire, a mission to kidnap a henchman of the aforementioned evil empire, and Jared is a resistance fighter on the aforementioned kidnapping mission."

Reader reactions

  • "I know I don't normally rec WIP's but Rule 26 is the exception that makes the rule or something. [Fleshflutter] has posted 6 chapters so far and each one fills in a little more detail without giving away too much. Jared is the perfect POV because he is as clueless as the reader. And Jensen as Doctor Nekrotic is creepy and evil and yet there are glimpses of someone else entirely! .... How can it NOT be awesome, folks?[2]
  • "If you're not reading (and rereading and re-rereading) this fic yet, I don't know what rock you're living under (A ROCK IN SPACE YES I KNOW). It is TEETH-GNASHINGLY GOOD. It's a perfect combination of awesome crack and a total mindfuck, in the best Flesh!horror sense. There aren't a lot of people in this fandom (or any other fandom I've been in tbh) who can write horror as well as fleshflutter can, and combined with her OH SO FUN tendency to write epic J2 schmoopy angst, I'm just sitting on my damn HANDS waiting for new installments. I mean, it's a crack harlequin J2 IN SPACE. What more do you need?"[3]
  • Upon hearing that Fleshflutter had deleted her LJ: "I have been stalking rule 26 for fucking years. Damn it. this sucks so hard. I really really wanted to know what happens next. How is Jensen the doctor is it a splintered psyche or a completely different personality. do they both love jared?"[4]



  1. Evil Overlord Lists.
  2. annkiri in spn_themes, dated June 19, 2010.
  3. Two Recs AND SO MUCH FIC LOVE, YOU GUYS by loony-moony, dated July 2, 2010.
  4. FML- UNFINISHED FICS by kitkatken, dated November 12, 2011.
  5. Pics for Rule 26 written by fleshflutter, dated January 23, 2011; WebCite.