Summary: It's 1989, and a stranger rolls into town with kids in tow. He's dangerous, but that's okay. Since the Storm covered the world in deadly, malevolent Dust, dangerous is a good thing.
Characters: John and the boys, Kate Milligan, OCs
Genres: AU/AR; apocalypse!fic
Contains: mention of OC death, language, magic, mentions of apocalyptic-style nastiness
AN: Prequel to my 2011 spn_j2_bigbangentry, New World Man, and used, in a slightly altered form, as the original short story for my portfolio. It should be self-contained or else I've failed miserably.
As always, thanks to the wonderful rince1wind who, despite how busy she is, took time out to read through this, and provided me with many, many helpful comments.