Summary: infrangible \in-FRAN-juh-bul\ adjective -- not capable of being broken. Although the scenery changes, the path winds onward, and detours always lead back to the main road. A Supernatural Gen AU in which John raises his sons in Lawrence.
Word Count: ~48,500
Rating: Beer (18+) because of very bad language.
Warnings: This is an AU but uses situations, characters, and creatures that exist in canon, so spoilers for the first two seasons, maybe? Oh, and there's some Dean-torture waaaay off-screen (after effects mentioned).
Thanks to my beta, Dolimir K, for her professionalism, patience, and prodding.
Thank you to my artist 22by7 for two lovely illustrations.
The definition of infrangible appears in the summary as it does because it is the definition itself which laid the foundation to the story. I subscribe to The Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster and when "infrangible" arrived in my inbox, the story just unfolded in my brain.
I made up or cobbled together some of the lore on Nixies, but the shopping obsession is real. According to page 32 of A Field Guide To Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, And Other Subversive Spirits by Carol K. Mack and Dinah Mack, "The Nixie can usually be distinguished from a mermaid because she is a shopper. Because of this habit, she is often found in town, where a mermaid would never travel." It also goes on to say, "She also drips fresh water behind her, leaving a telltale trail of wetness in the markplace for some observant human witness." Most of the rest is just crap from my head.
Infrangible Road.pdf--this is the Hot Wheels® fold-up and take-along version. Same scenery as above, but compacted in an easily downloadable, one whole hunk, format. Please consider coming back and leaving a comment after reading.
Infrangible Road.rtf--go the express route! See 22by7's illustrations here, then download or open the file in your favorite word processor. Adjust the font and other formatting, convert to read on a portable, use with a reading program , print out, etc. Please consider coming back and leaving a comment after reading.