Designated Winchester At Birth
When Sam was nine, she had a friend named Sully who wanted her to run away, but she stayed. She stayed even though the girls at school laughed at her when she tried to talk like them, laughed at how messy her hair was and how loose and ratty her clothes were. She stayed even when she wanted to run, to slap them for calling her white trash and trailer park girl and dyke (she had to ask Dean what some of those meant).
When Sam turned ten, she stopped staying and planned instead. If people kept noticing them because she wasn't good at being a girl, she'd just be a better boy. She'd been watching Dean and Dad act and lie her whole life, now it was her turn.
- Part 1 of Designated Winchester At Birth
Ericka went on, probably assurances and further congratulations, but he didn't hear any of it. Full ride. The phrase rang through his head, sweeping out doubt and fear, expanding into his lungs, radiating through his fingers and toes. He didn't realize he was crying until the hand that held the phone was tear-wet, and by then it was too late to stop.
Pulling his legs up onto the bed, he curled over his knees, cradled the phone and cried. Cried like he hadn't in years, cried in great gulping sobs that racked through his throat and made him sniffle convulsively.
"Sam, honey, I thought you'd be happy," Ericka said, after the force of his sobs had abated somewhat. He laughed wetly.
"I am?" He tried. "But... my dad and Dean..."
"I know... I have to leave them sometime if I want to live my life. And this is, God, it's everything I never thought I'd have. It's STANFORD. I can't even-- and they want me! ME." He laughed again, wiping his cheeks, then his nose, on the sleeve of his flannel. "But now it's like... there's an expiration date on my family. Like I have to choose between being me or being with them."
- Part 2 of Designated Winchester At Birth
Sam Winchester decides to transition while at Stanford, since it's covered by the college's health care. He and Jess prepare for his top surgery, when Jess suggests he inform his family.
- Part 3 of Designated Winchester At Birth