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Sodalitas Quaerito

An archive for SQ's site, which will no longer have its own domain. Created by Alva Keel and Evelyn Santos.

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I'm sorry, it's my site; my stories go first. ;)

Stories by Laurel (Sailorhathor)

The Brokeback Mothman Universe
Stories will make the most sense if read in the following order:

Ask Tommy
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A short story taking place during "Paul is Dead." Alva and Paul attempt to contact Tommy through a Ouija board to see if they can get their answers without Paul having to carry out his other plan. Fulfills #09, 21, and 001A on the Challenge list.

Where is My Tunnel of Light?
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Paul finally finds out why Evie joined SQ, and is quite shocked at the explanation. Fulfills #12 (Evie's Backstory) on the Challenge list.

Psychomantium
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Alva and Paul build a psychomantium chamber in the SQ office in an attempt to have a direct link to the other side. Though Paul does not believe it at first, the chamber proves to be just as dangerous as Alva warned. Fulfills #06 (Hemography) and (kind of) 006F Fear on the Challenge list.

Go Straight to Hell, Do Not Pass 'Go,' Do Not Collect $200
Parental supervision suggested. A frantic father runs into the SQ office with a demonic board game, begging for the crew to play it with him so he can rescue his daughter from Hell. Inadvertently answers challenge #04, the Doppelganger Challenge.

We Were the Dead
Parental supervision suggested. A crew member on the reality TV show "Ghost Chasers" returns to the site of the latest shoot only to find that his fellow crew and the contestants have vanished. Can SQ and an old friend of Alva's figure out how the haunted house swallowed them all up in time to save the missing persons, without winding up victims of the house themselves? Answers the following Challenges: #9 Paul Head Injury and #14 Who's the Boss (in ways).

Persistence of Memory
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Alva realizes it's time to tell Paul the devastating secret he's been keeping. But will he have the chance before an entity wishing its freedom takes what he holds most dear from him? Answers the Lost Case Challenge.

You Can't Help Who You Are, Part I . Part II
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. "We don't choose how things happen, do we Paul? We just adjust." A policewoman from Alva's past comes for a visit, and recognizes Paul. Seems he was there, in a small ski resort town, at the same time Alva was, handling SQ's first supernatural investigation. A case dealing with the infamous Mothman. Answers challenge #28 Loose Ends and #32 Kidnapping.

Fate is an Engineer
Rated Adult 17+. Sequel to "You Can't Help Who You Are." After being hypnotized and finding out he was attacked by the Mothman, Paul Callan is balancing on the edge. A twist of fate crosses his path with a fellow investigator of the weird and strange, Dean Winchester, who is looking for his missing brother, Sam. But as they will soon find out, that twist of fate was engineered for reasons they could never imagine. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over, which slashes Dean Winchester/Paul Callan. Answers challenges #9 Head Injury, #14 Who's the Boss, #20 Cross-over, #28 Loose Ends, and #32 Kidnapping.
Part 1: On the Edge || Part 2: These Hands || Part 3: Methods || Part 4: Winchester Pride || Part 5: Endpapers

Fate is an Engineer: The Lost Scenes
Rated Adult. Missing scenes from my previous story, Fate is an Engineer. Sam takes a stand against the Mothman, while Dean and Paul spend the next morning doing laundry the metrosexual way. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over. Answers challenges #20 Cross-over and #28 Loose Ends.

A Distant Voice in the Darkness
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Dean and Sam head back to Vermont to try to pick up the Mothman's trail, while Paul deals with his haunted apartment. People brush past each other, so close by, but all just out of reach. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over. Answers challenges #20 Cross-over and #28 Loose Ends.

Pavlovian Dog
Rated Adult 17+. After having a strange dream about his role in the Apocalypse, Dean can't sleep, and can't stop thinking about Paul Callan. What he does about it proves that Dean Winchester may just be too much for Paul to handle. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over. Answers challenges #20 Cross-over.

Orange-Flavored Kiss
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A ficlette in which Dean dreams of sharing an orange with Paul. Oranges are juicy. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over, pairing Dean/Paul. Answers challenges #20 Cross-over.

Unspoken
Rated Adult17+. Miracles/Supernatural, Dean/Paul. Dean and Sam return to Boston, and Dean tells Paul a secret that could end their relationship.

The Darkness, It Wants
Rated Adult. Miracles/Supernatural, Dean/Paul. In early 2003, Chad Goodwell murdered five people because the voice of God told him to. Sam's visions finally reveal the truth of how the 19-year-old college student was manipulated into destroying so many lives, and who was really behind it all.

No One Mourns the Wicked
Rated Adult17+. Miracles/Supernatural/Scream, multiple pairings. Dean realizes that the resemblance between Paul and Billy Loomis is significant to the coming Apocalypse, so he tells SQ about the relationship he had with him in 1995, and how he tried to save Billy from his downward spiral into infamy.
Chp 1: A Nightmare on Elm Street || Chp 2: When a Stranger Calls || Chp 3: Happy Birthday to Me || Chp 4: The Little Girl who Lives Down the Lane || Chp 5: What Lies Beneath || Chp 6: Tales from the Darkside || Chp 7: Fatal Attraction || Chp 8: The Serpent and the Rainbow || Chp 9: The Hills Have Eyes || Chp 10: Creepshow || Chp 11: The Watcher in the Woods || Chp 12: Phantasm || Chp 13: American Psycho || Chp 14: The Omen || Chp 15: Stir of Echoes

Beloved Sin
Rated Adult. Miracles/Supernatural, Dean/Paul, Ruby/Mr. Friendly. The Relic must die.

Dean and Paul have their own shrine site, which also features more SPN fic, here:

Brokeback Mothman

*****

General Miracles 'Verse

Layers Within Layers, That One
Parental supervision suggested. Four ways in which Alva surprised Paul, and one way he didn't. Set in a very general "Miracles" universe, not really the same one in which any of my other stories take place.

*****

Plastic Dashboard Jesus 'Verse

The Generation of 1954
Rated Adult. AU set in a completely different universe from the stories above. Supernatural/Miracles cross-over. John Winchester, Mary Campbell, and Theresa Callan are all members of the Yellow-Eyed Demon's generation of 1954. What will happen when they, along with the other chosen psychics, are pitted against each other in Cold Oak?
|| Chp 1: Cold Oak || Chp 2: Taet || Chp 3: Talons || Epilogue ||

*****

Little Black Spot 'Verse

There's a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today
Rated Adult to Adult17+. Miracles/Supernatural cross-over, very AU for both series. Dean was born a girl and, instead of joining SQ, Paul took up a different career. A very important religious artifact is stolen from one of John Winchester's storage lockers. Deanne and Sam go in pursuit of it, as well as Paul Callan, who is being followed by Alva Keel and Evelyn Santos. Paul has no idea what's in store for him when he meets the saucy Deanne Winchester, but he might be able to handle her better than the scandalous family secrets she hides. Deanne/Sam, future chapters will have UST between Deanne and Paul, Alva/Evie, priest/succubus non-con/dub-con, other pairings TBA. All titles come from the song "King of Pain" by The Police.
There's a Flagpole Rag and the Wind Won't Stop : Story 2

*****

Alva/Paul 'Verses

The Lesson Part 1 . Part 2
Rated Adult 17+. Set in an AU universe that is different from the others above. Paul and Alva fight off and kill an incubus that forced its way into the SQ office, but Alva is hurt. Unbeknownst to them, the incubus didn't fully die, and possesses Paul. Part 1 is Alva/Paul, Part 2 is Alva/Paul/OFC. Answers challenges #15 Possession and #28 Loose Ends.

Polarity
Rated Adult 17+. Set in yet another AU universe. Sometimes, a laying on of hands is the only way to balance two poles. Paul's chakras become unbalanced by a case and Alva must help him fix this using a technique that requires him to lay his hands on Paul. All over Paul. Answers challenge #9 Head Injury and #14 Who's the Boss.

Saner Times
Rated Adult 17+. AU sequel to "You Can't Help Who You Are." What if Paul had opened the door for Alva instead of shutting him out? Alva/Paul.

*****

Miracles/The Ring 'Verse

Alva Keel's Ring Diary
Parental supervision suggested. A website made by Alva and Evie dealing with a videotape that puts a death curse on anyone who watches it.

If you like Laurel's other fanfics, you might like her cross-over with The Ring:

she just wanted to be heard

*****

My Miracles Dreams
Narrative descriptions of the dreams Laurel has had about the tv series "Miracles" and its actors. At least one dream is Adult rated. The rest I'd say parental supervision suggested.

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Stories by Argento

Paul's Friday 13th
Parental supervision suggested. It's the worst day of Paul's life, and he doesn't even die! Fulfills Friday the 13th Challenge 004D.

Self-Insertion: The Mysterious Woman
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Paul and Alva are molested by a rollicking Mary Sue!

Alone
Parental supervision suggested. Alva Keel is alone. Answers Fear Challenge 006F.

Alva Keel's Real Fear
Rated for all ages. It may surprise you to find out what Alva Keel's real fear is...

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Stories by A Brave Lass

Let It Snow
Rated Adult. Alva and Paul are snowed into a hunting lodge that is everything Alva ever dreamed of. But why does the place give Paul an unrelenting, inexplicable chill? An Alva/Paul story. Answers challenge #28 Loose Ends.

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Stories by Heather Bruton

First Impressions
Rated for all ages. Explores the first impressions each member of SQ had of each other on their initial meetings.

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Stories by Deejay (AlvaFan)

Playing Peek-a-Boo
Rated for all ages. An injured Paul is engaged in a game of cat and mouse with "Alva Keel."

Mere Winkles
Rated for all ages. Paul Callan and Alva Keel work their most miraculous case ever.

"Old Forgotten Words or Ancient Melodies"
Rated for all ages. Some days, it really does pay to wake up in the morning.

"Merrie Melodies"
Rated for all ages. Paul and Alva are entrusted with the task of finding a dog for the orphanage. In the process, Alva makes a new friend.

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Stories by Emma DeMarais

A Beacon in the Shadows
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Light and Dark and what Paul and Alva mean to each other.

Other Voices
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. After Matty's ordeal, Paul tries to quit SQ. Takes place after "Paul is Dead."

The Fruits of Labor
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Paul admits to having recurring dreams which only Alva understands.

Saviors and Apostles
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Alva agonizes over whether to disclose information to Paul.

Alva Keel - Revelations
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. 50 Prompts 1 sentence each based on the character Alva Keel.

Dying is the Easy Part
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. It was hard to go see Tommy and harder still to return.

Coffee and Companionship
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Paul and Alva need each other but neither would admit it.

Death and Consequences
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. As Evie takes Matty home, Alva must deal with the consequences of Paul's decision ("Paul is Dead" Post-Ep/Alternate Ending).

The Truth of Names
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. In Alva's nightmares, Paul inexplicably leaves him, but reality proves to be even more unbelievable. Paul/Alva.

Chasing the Chill
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Both Alva and Paul are traumatized by a horrific event. Paul/Alva.

Family Ties (The Heart Stopping Remix)
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. At the police station, Alva tells Evie what Paul did to help save her son. (Happens during "Paul is Dead")

Sins of the Father, Part 1 || Part 2
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Alva and Paul return to Amish country for a new and dangerous case.

God is Now Here
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over. Paul discovers the role he is to play in the end times and it's nothing anyone expected.

Imaginary Reality
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over that slashes Dean/Paul. Dean's dreams may not be real, but the man in them is.

Orange-Flavored Kiss (The Juicy Remix)
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over that slashes Dean/Paul. Any sleep without nightmares is good sleep. Really good sleep? Has dreams. Remix of Laurel's story "Orange-Flavored Kiss."

Pavlovian Dog (The Operant Conditioning Remix)
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over that slashes Dean/Paul. Paul taps into his empathic connection to Dean during phone sex. Remix of Laurel's story "Pavlovian Dog."

Black and Chrome
Rated Adult. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over that slashes Dean/Paul. Dean dreams of two of his favorite things: Paul and the Impala.

Compassion Amongst Wolves
Rated Parental supervision suggested for those under 13. Paul's in the hospital. Again. But he and Alva find a way to lighten things up.

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Stories by Devi

Are We There Yet?
Rated for all ages. A rather unusual trip for the SQ gang. Answers Road Trip Challenge 005E.

Dream Lover
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. Alva Keel runs across a strange woman who asks for his help. Answers Challenge #36 Won't You Be My Neighbor.

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Stories by ducky

The Hand of Fido
Rated for all ages. Dog is Now Here. A humorous ficlette about #25 (the Lost Case) on the fic challenge list.

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Stories by ELG

How to Manage Your Alpha Male
Parental supervision suggested for children under 13. A multi-fandom crossover about a very unique support group.

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Stories by elynross

Fallen Creatures
Rated Adult 17+. The pairing is a bit of a secret until about halfway through the story. (It's a cross-over.) Pre-series. Hennas Crossing is a sinister place, filled with unfriendly people with questionable motives. On the way to help an old friend of Poppi's, Paul makes a new friend of his own, someone both attractive and disturbing, and together they try to solve the puzzle of Hennas Crossing.

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Stories by Jyllaroo

Miracles Meets Star Wars
Rated for all ages. Alva and Paul have never seen Star Wars! Matty must sort it out for them.

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Stories by Jill Kirby

Memorare
Rated for all ages. Paul and Alva discuss the nature of what they do for a living at Christmas Midnight Mass.

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Stories by Kaija West

Working Vacation
Rated Adult17+. A Supernatural/Miracles cross-over. When you live the nomadic life of a hunter, you take comfort where you can get it. A Dean Winchester/Paul Callan story. Answers challenges #9 Head Injury, #14 Who's the Boss, and #20 Cross-over.

Little Favor
Rated Adult17+. A Supernatural/Miracles cross-over. A Dean Winchester/Paul Callan story. Paul has a special message for a rabid Dean/Paul 'shipper, and will do whatever it takes to get Dean to deliver that message. Written for Laurel for her birthday. Answers challenge #20 Cross-over.

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Stories by Kimberlite

And the Sunshine We've been Waiting for Will Turn to Rain
Rated Adult17+. Alva/Paul. During "You Are My Sunshine," Paul and Keel's fight turns in a different direction.

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Stories by Heather L.

Reach Out and Touch Someone
Rated Adult17+. Dean Winchester is brooding. Paul wants to help him out of his funk. A Supernatural/Miracles cross-over. A Dean Winchester/Paul Callan story. Answers challenges #9 Head Injury and #20 Cross-over.

Dirty Trick
Rated Adult17+. Paul plays an erotic version of the "I'm not touching you" game with Dean. From several states away. A sequel to "Reach Out and Touch Someone." Answers challenges #9 Head Injury and #20 Cross-over.

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Stories by Melody

At the Movies
Rated for All Ages. A teenaged Paul and Georgia sneak out of the orphanage to go to the movies.

Family Ties
Rated for All Ages. Alva and Evie comfort each other. Takes place during "Paul is Dead."

Ho, Ho, Ho
Rated for All Ages. Paul always gets the short end of the candy cane.

Four Times Alva Didn't Kill Paul, and One Time He Did
Parental Supervision Suggested. The title says it all.

Lost Souls
Parental Supervision Suggested. SQ investigates a haunted house.

Circles
All Ages. Takes place after "Battle at Shadow Ridge." On their way home from Shadow Valley, Paul and Alva stop to examine a crop circle. Surprise cross-over.

Succulent (The Orchard of Dreams Remix)
Parental Supervision Suggested for children under 13. Miracles/Supernatural, Dean/Paul. Remix of Laurel's story "Orange-Flavored Kiss."

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Stories by Meredevachon

Left at Albuquerque
Rated Adult. A Supernatural/Miracles cross-over that slashes Dean/Paul. Turning left instead of right can make all the difference in the world sometimes, and sometimes fate makes that decision for you. Written for Laurel's request of Dean/Paul and the prompt: Sometimes people surprise you. An AU sequel to "Fate is an Engineer," linked above. Answers challenge #20 Cross-over.

Afternoon Delight
Rated Adult. In an effort to loosen Paul up, Dean takes him out to a strip club and buys him a lap dance as a surprise. A Miracles/Supernatural cross-over. Fulfills Challenge #20 Cross-over.

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