Dean/Cas fic rec masterpost
updated 18 june 2014
☼ = Fluffy and/or feel good
☂ = Angst
◘ = Canon compliant (or at least at the time of writing)
○ = AU
☆ = Great sex scenes
♣ = Personal favourite (meaning I have reread more times than I can count)
♦ = Technically gen/preslash but heavily focused on the Dean/Cas relationship
! = Unfinished WIP that’s worth it all the same
◄ = Recently added/updated
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other fic recs:
- christmas fics
- marriage/bonding fics
- purgatory/post-purgatory fics
- time-travel fics
- jensen/misha fics
- post-s8 fics
300 Things by cautionzombies ☂ ○
→ Summary: Dean’s life at twenty-four makes him feel like he’s forty—he works two jobs to help pay bills for his house and put his genius little brother through private school, and has spent six years (on and off, let’s be honest) working on his mechanical engineering degree at KU. With so much of his life devoted to his family, Dean has little time in his schedule for class and no time for social interaction. Then, while getting his classes together for the fall, he finds himself in a do-or-die situation: He must take his last literature class now, his spring already filled with those left for his major…except that none of the English classes will fit his schedule. This is how Dean grovels and begs Dr. Castiel Milton to make a special arrangement for him, and Dr. Milton does.
36 Views of Dean and Castiel by haruslex ☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂ ◘
→ Summary: Fluff, angst, porn, bits and pieces. A relationship.
525,600 Minutes by oatmeal_queen ☂ ◘
→ Summary: A man wakes up alone on the streets of Detroit. Lost and somehow forgotten, he’s dressed in blood-soaked clothing without memories and without a name.
A Brief Glimpse by cloudyjenn ☼ ○
→ Summary: Castiel is utterly convinced he can’t love anyone, but Sam, so when a strange occurrence at a carnival shows him otherwise, he doesn’t know what to do.
A Dream of Flight by triedunture ◘
→ Summary: Cas starts visiting Dean in his dreams with astonishing regularity.
A Long Year by uselessplayback ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Keeping Dean alive is more difficult than Castiel ever suspected.
A New Life by cloudyjenn ☼ ◘
→ Summary: When Castiel casts out his Grace to save Dean’s life, he accidentally creates a new one in the process.
A Phone Call From Purgatory by proxydialogue ◘
→ Summary: In the aftermath of the Leviathan, a retired prophet gets a phone call from a dead angel.
A Roman Story by olympia_m ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: During the reign of Commodus a gladiator finds that love can be in the strangest places.
A Sick Man’s Dreams by awindupbird55 ☂ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Set after the Season 5 finale, AU for Season 6. Dean’s not ready to give up on Sam yet, even if it means getting Cas to take him on another trip upstairs. But the story’s never simple for a Winchester, and Heaven’s not exactly like Dean remembers.
A System of Touch by dizzzylu ☼ ○ ☆
→ Summary: Dean misses an important meeting, but Cas knows just how Dean can make it up to him.
Above and Below by murron ☂ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: After the events of Caged Heat Dean, Sam and Cas climb into Hell to get Sam’s soul. While they pass from one infernal circle to the next, Dean struggles with his mistrust of soulless Sam and the shadow of his own past in the Pit. In addition, there’s the matter of Cas who’s come to mean more to Dean than he wants to admit. Fighting against Hell spawn and fallen angels, passing through burned cities and salt deserts, Dean believes in the success of their mission until their luck runs out and Hell threatens to swallow Cas whole.
Actus Fidei by manic_intent ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: On the very first time that Castiel manifests in front of Father Dean Winchester, he gets as far as “Rejoice, for you are blessed-” before Dean shoots him with a salt-loaded shotgun.
All The Hours Wound by fossarian ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Alone and wandering, Castiel struggles to survive on his own with little memory of who he is or how he got to be that way, until he is followed by a man who knows his name, and seems to know much more than that.
All The King’s Castles by white_merule ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: King Edward I is busy marching across Wales conquering people and leaving a trail of castles behind him. And it’s all very glorious and nationalistic, no doubt, but the architect Castiel keeps being distracted by a certain devastating grin and the way a certain knight’s wrists look in those dark leather vambraces that he insists on wearing even when there’s no fighting on the horizon.
All The Way by cadignan ☼ ☂○ ☆
→ Summary: Castiel spends the first two weeks of college in much the same way he spent the previous years: alone with his books. He’s fine with it—he enrolled in college to learn, after all. Then in his first chemistry lab, he has the bad luck of being paired with snide, good-for-nothing Ruby, and the further misfortune of sitting behind Dean Winchester, the world’s most beautiful distraction. Ruby catches Castiel staring at Dean and makes him an offer.
Almost Like A Quest by orvaign ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Dean’s got an almost-exhaustive list of what to do with women, but Castiel’s causing him to rewrite the whole thing.
Always Greener by anythingtoasted ◘
→ Summary: "Suddenly appearing at the computer desk would be just like waking unexpectedly from sleep, if Castiel had any idea what it was like to wake up. " ("It’s A Terrible Life"-verse, Dean Smith/Castiel - Castiel wakes in one of Zachariah’s illusions as Dean’s secretary)
And I Will Walk On Water by tracy_loo_who ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: In which Dean discovers that the archangels didn’t finish their job after all, and that demons picked up where they left off.
And Your Very Flesh Shall Be A Great Poem by teh_helenables ☼ ☂ ◘
→ Summary: The back-alley beating leaves Dean with scars.
Angelhawke by almaasi ☼ ☂ ○ ☆
→ Summary: A Dean/Cas Fantasy-Drama AU, set in a medieval world where two men are separated by a curse: every sunrise and sunset, both are eternally bound to transform into animals. Every night when darkness falls, Dean Winchester becomes a wolf, and his human mind is lost until the dawn. As the sun rises, his lover Castiel becomes a hawk. Their story has been the same for five years - until the day that a young thief named Sam stumbles into their twisted lives. Without even realising it, he becomes a part of their destiny, their paths entwined in prophecy and fate. Together with a few old friends, they set off on a journey to break the curse, but it won’t be easy. To pass the time, Dean and Castiel take turns to recount their past to Sam, narrating the tale of how they met, how they formed their profound bond, and how they found themselves wanting what no man should ever want: the touch of another man. ‘Angelhawke’ is a saga of forbidden love, friendship, and magic - but above all, family. Partially based on the 1985 movie ‘Ladyhawke’.
An Exercise In “Worthless” by beastofthesky ☼ ☂ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Wherein Dean makes a hefty living as a tattoo artist who owns the space next to Gabriel’s cafe. Sam attends the local university. When Gabe’s cousin comes to live with him while starting grad school at Sam’s university, Dean thinks for sure that all his negative karma’s coming to bite him in the ass because Cas clearly has a thing for Sam. No one would ever choose him over Sam. That’s just logic.
Ann a bhios mo dhòchas (where my hope lies) by obstinatrix ○ ☆
→ Summary: AU. It’s a dark and stormy night - no, really. It’s a dark and stormy night in the highlands of Scotland, and university linguist Castiel is gathering material for his newest work when he gets caught out by the rain. Of all the isolated hilltop inns in the country, he has to stumble into Dean’s.
Anything Worth Dying For by waldorph ◘ ♣
→ Summary: It’s the apocalypse, and this is the Book of Chuck.
Apple Pie by anythingtoasted ☼ ◘
→ Summary: “So, uh. What now?” He asked them both, and whereas Sam’s face was blank, and the word ‘Amelia’ was clearly just behind his teeth, Castiel spoke up immediately.
“I think we should revisit your ‘Charming B&B’ idea.”
Aschenflügel by liadan14 ○
→ Summary: Loosely based on Grimm’s Cinderella. Once upon a time, a merchant’s wife gave birth to a little boy named Castiel, who was perfect in all ways, right down to the beautiful black wings sprouting out of his back. However, in a country still fighting the phobia of human-to-animal shapeshifters, not everyone agrees, and when his mother dies, Castiel is left at the hands of his stepfather Zachariah, who doesn’t condone non-human traits despite being part-bird himself. And then there’s Dean, the only friend Castiel has in the world, who thinks Castiel’s wings are awesome, but is hiding a few problems of his own.
Asunder by rageprufrock ☂ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:6)
Autumn Hollow by shotgunsinlace ☂ ○
→ Summary: When tragedy strikes late one Californian night, author C.J. Novak searches for a place to start his life anew. The long road filled with shadows and doubts take him to Nires Island, a small fishing town off the coast of Maine where the food is good and the neighbors are polite. But when nightmares of drowning threaten the fragile threads of Castiel’s sanity, the picturesque shores of Autumn Hollow don’t look quite so pretty any more. The dead walk, the vengeful haunt, the darkness stalks, and Dean Winchester may be more than just the shady mechanic who somehow manages to destroy Castiel’s defenses.
Beauty and the Beast by misslucyjane ○
→ Summary: Who is the mysterious creature who lives behind the high walls of Messenger Manor? Dean Winchester, an apprentice hunter, is determined to find out.
Before The Fall by exocisingemily & mrstserc ☼ ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Can a broken man and a fallen angel find happiness in a world speeding towards the end times? Who are the real monsters, what is the nature of evil, and can you avoid your destiny? Join Dean, Sam, Bobby and Cas on the road for an alternate season 7, as this small, troubled family finds itself caught in the middle of the war between Heaven and Hell, facing angels, demons, and evil men.
Below Skyscrapers by aesc ○
→ Summary: "Castiel, this is Detective Winchester," Bobby’s saying, voice rough and real. It’s a distraction, although a brief one, the angel glancing at him before studying Dean again with that same silent intensity. "He’ll be on the Circle Murders too."
Beyond The Edge And Falling by tiptoesmut ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Cas is feeling dejected about his increasing humanity. Dean shows him some of the benefits.
Borrowed by hollybennett123 ☂ ◘
→ Summary: The first thing Castiel will come to learn is this: there is an abundance of loneliness in glory.
But The Fire Is So Delightful by kototyph ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Apparently, it’s been snowing all day.
Caller ID by Hatteress ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Written for a prompt over on Tumblr for Destiel Phone sex: Dean gets a really ill-timed phone call that turns out not so ill-timed after all.
Carry On by TamrynEradani ☂ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: When Sam gets into Stanford, Dean needs a bigger paycheck than Bobby’s garage can give him. Luckily, he knows a guy.
Catch by someblazingstar ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Just saying yes, agreeing to do this at all, that was the start of it.
Chrysler Almighty by zatnikatel ◘ ☆
→ Summary: The one where Dean learns he really likes dirty talk in the form of architectural vocabulary.
Contrapasso by takadainmate ☂ ◘ ☆
→ Summary: There’s a town in Wisconsin that doesn’t exist.
Convenient Husbands by scaramouche ☂ ☼ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: It’s only temporary, right?” Dean says. “Just until you’re healed up, and then we’ll never have to see each other again. So what do you say, Castiel, do you want to marry me or not?”
Courage of Stars by mcpadalackles ☼ ○
→ Summary: Wherein Dean (who owns a bookstore) and Cas (an astrophysicist grad student) have been best friends since they were kids, NASA nearly screws things up, and tea is mentioned far too often.
Crossing The Sea by thegrrrl2002 ☼ ◘
→ Summary: The apocalypse is over, and Dean has Sam back, safe and sound. All should be well with his world, but Dean’s still coping with the emotional fallout and feeling more than a little off-balance, Meanwhile, Sam is convinced there’s a monster living in Lake Superior but they can’t seem to find it, although there’s plenty of good pie and fishing trips to be had. Plus there’s Castiel, who pops back into Dean’s life, and gets way into Dean’s personal space. He’s dealing with his own issues — being the new sheriff of heaven isn’t turning out quite the way he thought it would.
Crossroads State by mercy ○
→ Summary: Castiel has a nice predictable structured life teaching high school, even if he happens to be overqualified for it. Then this guy moves in around the corner and literally knocks him on his ass.
C-S-T-L by komodobits☂○
→ Summary: It’s been nineteen years since the beginning of the Last War, and the Alliance Army is losing land faster than it can supply good men to defend it. Their hope is the synthesis of Android Angeles, a series of humanoid machines designed without the capacity to feel, and thus enabling them to be the perfect super soldiers. In order to check their battle suitability, the first prototypes are sent down with a landing party of the men they will later replace, and Sergeant Dean Winchester is paired with Unit 5284-C-S-T-L for the assignment. Cas, as Dean nicknames him, is easy enough to work with - once you get past the emotional vacancy and blatant disregard for human life, that is - but as the squad’s tour goes on, Dean gets to wondering whether the Android Angeles are really as unfeeling as he’s been told, or if the fear of a reality in which malfunctioning prototypes will be shut down is too great for them to exist any other way.
Damned by GoldenUsagi ◘ ♦
→ Summary: When Dean falls in a pit and breaks what feels like every bone in his body, he figures this is going to be the hunt that gets him. But the cave he finds contains a thing trapped in a circle of fire—a thing that calls himself Castiel and claims to be an angel. Castiel says he requires his freedom and that he’ll heal Dean in exchange. Dean’s far from convinced about any of it, but his encounter with Castiel is something he’s not going to be able to shake.
Dark Side Of The Moon by imogenbynight ☂ ☼ ○
→ Summary: Five months into his six month mission, an accident leaves Flight Engineer Dean Winchester stranded on the moon. It comes down to a man he has never met to bring him home.
Delve by hollybennett123 ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Never let it be said that Dean Winchester doesn’t know how to make the best of a bad situation, especially if said situation involves the sudden appearance of boobs. On him.
Dialect of the Everlasting by glassyskies ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Castiel takes Dean’s soul on an adventure in love.
Diamonds and Guns by dizzzylu ○ ☆
→ Summary: Falling in love with a criminal was not in the job description.
Domesticated by kototyph ○
→ Summary: Being the only angel in the entire Pacific Northwest can be tiring, even if these days Castiel spends more of his time shoveling manure than fighting off the hordes of hell. It’s an occupational hazard, unfortunately; he earns most of his living rehabilitating wild animals a few miles outside Spokane. Wild animals like Dean, for instance— a mountain lion who’s entirely too smart for his own good. There’s a man in Castiel’s dreams named Dean too, but that part’s just a huge coincidence.
Don’t Go Around Tonight by fossarian ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean has a dream that hits a little too close to home.
Don’t Forget The Experience Points by scaramouche ☼ ○
→ Summary: It’s because Dean was an awesome brother than he took such an interest in Sam’s new friend. No, really. What happened afterwards was mostly an accident.
Don’t Let Go For The World by glassyskies ☂ ○
→ Summary: Set in the It’s a Terrible Life universe. Dean Smith just got promoted. And now he apparently needs help managing his workload. It’s his choice of personal assistant that’s making life a whole lot more
Don’t Panic by deans1911 ○ ♣
→ Summary: Dean is a Secret Service agent. Castiel is his ex-KGB handler.
Doghouse Roses by janie-tangerine ☼ ◘
→ Summary: And it just says everything that, in order to act instead of speaking, Dean doesn’t just buy Cas a drink but buys him fake roses that aren’t even worth a dollar.
Dreameater by beastofthesky ☂ ☼ ○
→ Summary: Sam, Dean, and Cas are doing the usual – saving people, hunting things, keeping other monsters in check – when it slowly becomes more and more evident that something is causing monsters to lose control. In trying to figure out what’s happening, they realize that this is much, much bigger than they originally thought.
Earth Is A Tourist Trap by scaramouche ○ ♣
→ Summary: When Castiel’s offered a senior position in the Heavenly Host, he decides that before he commits himself he’d better take that holiday on Earth he’s always wanted. So he does, and he meets Dean. Inspired by the movie Coming to America.
End of Term by dizzzylu ☼ ○
→ Summary: A quiet library. An impromptu dinner date. Sort of. (grad students!au)
Equinox by luchia13 ◘ ♣
→ Summary: In which Castiel is the weird time-traveling freak who just might be the love of Dean Winchester’s life.
Ergative/Absolutive by beastofthesky ☼ ○
→ Summary: He really shouldn’t be thinking thoughts like this about his best friend who literally just broke up with his girlfriend, but he knows he’ll blame it on sleepiness in the morning. He always does.
Excuses, Excuses by scaramouche ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Sam watches Dean and Cas hold hands. And maybe trolls them a little bit.
Exit Wounds & The Spirt, The Water And The Blood by misachan ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Dean wakes up under a starlit sky with Castiel sitting beside him. While Dean thinks this might be a chance for a decent goodbye, there’s still one last secret that needs to come out.
F**k You! by deans1911 ☼ ○
→ Summary: Castiel Novak, the general manager of a failing restaurant, and Dean Winchester, his stubborn head chef, hate each other’s guts. It’s up to celebrity Chef Balthazar Roche to keep them from running Garrison 16 into the ground and killing one another in the process.
Faith And Deeds by teh_helenables ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: The Miltons own a haphazard produce store, and Mary Winchester is their most frequent customer.
Family Business by luchia13 ☼ ○
→ Summary: Mafia prince Dean meets a weird guy named Castiel while working off his multiple parking tickets’ community service at the Taft Ave Soup Kitchen. (And there’s torture and PTSD and mystery and stuff.)
Fearson’s Floating Cigarette by orange_crushed ☼ ○
→ Summary: "That son of a bitch," Dean says. He strangles the handful of french fries he’s been holding, and one by one their warm, helpless, potato-y insides crumble over the tops of his fingers. He feels a brief burst of irrational, almost homicidal rage. "That floppy bow-tie wearing son of a bitch.” Dean is gonna kill Jimmy Wonderman. He’s gonna shove a never-ending string of scarves down his throat. He’s gonna make him eat balloon animals until he floats off into space.
Find Me Here by freekgeeknation ☂ ◘
→ Summary: When Castiel falls due to his sins, Dean finds him on a deserted highway in Utah. But forgiveness isn’t something Dean is willing to give just yet.
First Breath After A Coma by annundriel ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Freshly rehymenated and back from hell, Deanna loses her “second” virginity to Castiel.
Five Times Sam Didn’t Catch A Clue (And The Time They Finally Found Out And Told Him) by tfwftw ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Sam has no idea Dean and Cas are in a relationship. Dean has no idea that Sam has no idea - has Sam not been paying attention?
Flying In Circles Inside A Jar by prosopopeya ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Castiel makes a logical leap that leaves Dean’s head spinning, and the both of them spinning away from each other.
Follow The Signs by the pinupchemist ☼ ○ ☆
→ Summary: When Castiel starts afresh in Kansas as an English teacher at Fox Burrow Middle School, he meets Dean Winchester, one of the gym teachers. They become fast friends, though each harbors deeper feelings for the other. With a little push from some twelve year olds, a couple of obnoxious brothers, and their own barely-controlled desire for one another, Dean may or may not end up bent over a desk, butt naked.
For All Have Sinned And Fall Short of the Glory of God by fio ☂ ○
→ Summary: Two men ride into town one day, and Father Emmanuel learns of who he was before he washed up on the banks of a river, with no name, no past and no purpose.
For Me This Is Heaven by thunder_nari ○
→ Summary: AU based off How to Train Your Dragon.
Cansae is a town nestled in the foothills of the mountains, surrounded by rivers, trees and ravines. A picturesque place to settle, there’s only one major problem. Angels.
In cities all across these lands, angels harvest the souls of humans and the cities have bound their efforts together to create an elite army of hunters. Men and women trained specifically in the killing of angels and the protection of the civilians. Each year, any citizen of the age twenty-one can sign up for the training.
This year the training takes place in the city of Cansae and Dean Winchester is determined to be the best, for the glory of the reward of killing his first angel before the city and before his father.
Friends Helping Friends (Telling Me What My Heart Meant) by scaramouche ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Dean and Cas have known each other for about a year now, and in that time, Cas has never gone into heat. So far.
From Our Invincible Heights by lomanegra ○
→ Summary: It starts with a funeral—well, it started when Dean’s girlfriend threw up on him four years ago—and ends with Cas finally understanding what his relationship with Dean actually means. As much as anything ever really ends for the two of them, anyway.
From The Brightest Constellation by _mournthewicked ◘
→ Summary: Castiel closes his eyes and remembers that moment, the way his wings feel when they’re ready to fly, because he knows what will happen after this. Even though it will be worth it, he wants to remember.
Ghost Dance by omphalos ☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂☂ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered —and rediscovered— too much?
God Was A Fan of Douglas Adams by proxydialogue ◘
→ Summary: God was a fan of Douglas Adams…and a shipper.
Halosexual by pagiel ◘
→ Summary: Dean accidentally discovers that not only does Cas have a halo, it’s a solid part of him, and he likes having it rubbed, with orgasmic results.
Hands, From Which All Things Are Built by MajorEnglishEsquire ☂ ☼◘ ♣
→ Summary: Castiel travels with the angel tablet and without the Winchesters. One day, Dean gets a text from some anonymous number. (They speak in the language of need.)
Happy Trails To You (Til We Meet Again) by tardisy ☼◘
→ Summary: There are many endings. This is one.
"So this is it, huh?"
"Don’t say it like ‘Nice knowin’ you, goodbye forever,’ you doofus."
Hard Luck Story by dizzzylu ◘ ☆
→ Summary: You know how the story goes: two attractive strangers meeting in a bar…
Head For The Exists by cautionzombies ☂◘
→ Summary: “There’s a point,” he says roughly, his blue eyes darker and brighter at the same time. “The world is going to end and I’m not going to die without this. Not after all I’ve given up for you. I stopped following the Righteous Man a long time ago, Dean, and started following you.”
Helplessness Blues by fio ○ ☆
→ Summary: The story of how Dean gets it wrong the first time around, but thankfully, gets it right on his second try.
Highwaymen by orange_crushed ○ ♣
→ Summary: Dean closes his eyes. He is under a blanket in his memories, fabric pulled up under his chin and his face pressed near to hers on the pillow. His father is asleep, snoring slightly, hands loose and expression happy, curled around her on the other side. She’s speaking in whispers. He knows that she was already pregnant then, that Sam was on his way into their lives, even though he’d had no idea what exactly that meant at the time. He can almost see her face still, warm and orange in the light of her lumos circling their heads like a firefly, but every now and then she blurs in his vision, like a lost thread of consciousness, something half-remembered. Bit by bit, he’s losing her. (Harry Potter!AU)
His Fucking Kids by 8sword ☼ ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Jesus, the school should just have a parking spot labeled, “Reserved for the Novak-Winchesters,” because Dean’s getting sick of having to cruise around the parking lot looking for a spot every time he gets a call from the principal about Emma.
History of Love by glassyskies ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: After he falls, Castiel begins to forget pieces of his life as an angel. So he sets out to write it all down.
Homes, Places We’ve Grown—All of Us Are Done For by withlightning ☂ ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Looking back, Sam finds it oddly appropriate that Dean finally found his faith in the form of a fallen angel.
Hot, Straight, And True by cymbalism ○ ☆
→ Summary: It’s the goddamn apocalypse out there—but here, this morning, Dean’s got nothing to worry about but Cas’s hungry mouth and angel-blue eyes.
Hunting Bears by ekbe_vile ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Castiel shouldn’t be able to enter Dean’s dreams, but that doesn’t seem to matter.
Hummingbirds by strangenessandcharm☂ ◘
→ Summary: Castiel is rendered mute after being taught a painful lesson, but that enables Dean to learn a few lessons of his own while holding onto something important for him. Elsewhere, someone really loves to count…
I Ask Myself About The Present by janie_tangerine ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Where Cas can’t get rid of Lucifer completely and Dean tries to be as helpful as he can.
I Saw You First (It Was In A Dream) by pendules ☼ ○
→ Summary: In which Dean Winchester is very Dean Smith, Sam has a weird dream, and Dean and Cas don’t fight ghosts but do a lot of other more extraordinary things.
I Think I Know Where You Belong by twentysomething ☼ ○
→ Summary: Castiel wishes he wasn’t this excited, but it’s the best part of his night when Dean Winchester gets home from baseball practice.
I’d Be Proud If You Would Wear My Name by janie-tangerine ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Wherein Dean and Castiel get married. More or less properly.
Ignite Your Bones by murron ◘ ♦
→ Summary: When he finds out that Naomi has put a leash on him, Cas decides to cut himself off from Heaven forever. The decision might kill him but even if it doesn’t, he needs to find a reason to go on. So does Dean.
I’m Trying To Keep Up, I Wish You All The Luck by clockstopper ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Sam’s not sure why they don’t just get two rooms.
Inevitably Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes by prosopopeya ○ ☆
→ Summary: Dean is a grad student studying for his MA in Spanish literature, and he’s pretty content with his sexuality as it is — that is, fairly undefined and also secret. His attraction to Castiel, a professor to the undergrads, doesn’t seem like a big deal until it becomes a very big deal, and Dean scrambles to keep his head above water.
Inhuman by scaramouche ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Dean has learned that sex is different when there’s an angel involved.
In My Father’s House by orange_crushed ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: "We like the eco-safe recycled fiber rug with the post-consumer textile pad," Castiel tells her. "In spring fields, I think."
Interlude For The Troops by obstinatrix ☂ ◘
→ Summary: This is a coda to 6x18, ‘Frontierland’. It is not about cowboy hats.
Into Your Highway by the pinupchemist ☼ ☂ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Driving down a deserted road in the Rocky Mountains, Castiel finds something unexpected: An omega. Not only an omega, but a naked, injured, pregnant omega.
Dean doesn’t talk much at first, but that doesn’t change the brightness of his soul. It also doesn’t stop Castiel from falling in love with him.
In The Evening by suqua ◘
→ Summary: At the end of the day, Dean and Castiel have each other.
In The Light Of Day by pendules ○
→ Summary:High school AU. It takes being away from Cas for a summer for Dean to come to terms with his feelings.
In The Weeds by nanoochka○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Dean knew, from the minute he laid eyes on Chef Castiel MacCarthy, the day would come that he would have to kidnap the man and dump the body in the darkest, dirtiest crack den in Ireland. Given that this was Dublin city, it wouldn’t be hard to find.
In This Secluded Spot As I Wouldn’t Dare Elsewhere by rhymephile ☂ ○
→ Summary: It’s 1995, and Castiel’s high school years are destined to be difficult: home-schooled until eighth grade, he is awkward, shy, and socially inept. The weird kid with the funny name would rather isolate himself and draw in his sketchbook than deal with the constant bullying he faces every day. Things only get worse in his junior year when he excels in home economics class, leading the captain of the baseball team, Alastair, to start taunting him for being gay.
In Thy Orisons, Be All Thy Sins Remember’d by nyoka ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Vague S4. Title from Shakespeare.
It’s Always The End Of The World Somewhere by scaramouche ○ ♣
→ Summary: The status quo is this: Dean is the popular captain of the football team, and Castiel is the off-kilter nobody who doesn’t so much as breathe the same air as Dean. Then senior year happens and the status quo is shot to smithereens.
J. Alfred Prufrock Grows A Pair by blue-fjords ○
→ Summary: Dean’s a new student and Castiel is God of the high school. They get paired together for an English project and sparks fly.
Jeté by cadignan ○ ☆
→ Summary: Castiel has been photographing their ballet company for two years now and he and Dean have barely exchanged six words, and yet somehow when Dean breaks his leg, it’s Castiel who takes him home from the hospital and takes care of him.
Just After, But Before by cymbalism ◘
→ Summary: Just after Purgatory, but before whatever’s next, Dean has a broken angel to put back together.
Kids In The Riot by prettify ☂ ○
→ Summary: Did you see the stylish kids in the riot? They set the night on fire.
Kiss Me With Your Mouth Open by cautionzombies ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Dean’s got memories he doesn’t want. (Coda to 6x17 where Dean and Cas totally hooked up in that unsunk-Titanic universe.)
Kiss You When It’s Dangerous by zoemathemata ☂ ○ ☆
→ Summary: When his partner Uriel, betrays him, Federal Agent Castiel Novak is saved from becoming a ritual sacrifice by brothers Dean and Sam Winchester. Discovering the world of the supernatural and learning about werewolves, wendigoes, vampires and things that go bump in the night also leads to learning more about Dean and the strange life he and his brother lead. The more he learns, the more Castiel finds himself drawn into Dean’s world and toward Dean himself.
Until Uriel wants to complete the ritual he started.
Kite Songs by ladytelemachus ○ ♣
→ Summary: In which Cas seeks internet notoriety with his controversial views on the latest darling of American fiction, and stumbles across something else entirely.
Let Me Be Your Comet (I Will Fly) by MajorEnglishEsquire ☼ ◘
→ Summary: "Have sex with me. Could you please? Just. I need you to."
Life’s Coming Attractions by teh_helenables ◘
→ Summary: Castiel’s humanity offers him a vibrant imagination, and it keeps catching Dean by surprise. (Or, four ways they could have fallen in love, and one way they did.)
Lights, Camera, Action by donutsandcoffee ☼ ◘
→ Summary: If Dean’s life were a movie, it would be one of those cheap, bait-and-switch movies. The ones that look like they are of this one genre, but when you get around to watch it, it turns out to be something completely different. Dean’s life right now would totally look like a romantic comedy.
(In which Dean Winchester’s life is neither a weekly TV show nor a movie, except when it is.)
Like A Parched Land by twoskeletons ○
→ Summary: Written for the following prompt: “Reverse!verse: Castiel is the Righteous Man and Dean is the angel who drags his ass out of Hell.” This is an AU version of episodes 5x01 through 5x03.
Long Nights In Cold Months by pyrebi ☼ ○
→ Summary: When you’re an insomniac, you get used to the ”what the hell are you doing up, man?” look. Dean just hopes the guy who’s stocking the shelves will stop giving it to him long enough to help him find some damn pineapple.
Looking For A Run-In by nox_wicked ☼ ○
→ Summary: In which Dean’s the ex-pornstar turned bartender, Castiel is the rich weirdo dressed like Columbo, and Sam’s the big fancy Lawyer who brought them together by accident.
Lost In Translation by balder12 ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Castiel teaches Dean Enochian. Dean teaches Castiel about American culture. Neither goes smoothly.
Loved You Then, Loved You Now by gidgit ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Dean and Cas go on a Valentine’s Day hunt.
Make Love and Get Paid by thepinupchemist ○ ☆
→ Summary: Castiel does not expect the figure model at his drawing class to be so handsome. Nor does he expect to sleep with him, know his baby brother, or fall stupidly in love with him.
Dean does not expect Castiel-the-artist to have nipple rings, volunteer at the library, or become such a huge part of his life. But hey, they roll with the punches.
March-Stalkers Mighty by white_merule ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: In the middle of the barren monster-ridden marches, there is a wall. Encircled by the wall and all its ancient protective symbols there is a small town: a few farms, a few orchards, a few herds of cattle and sheep, a few hundred humans who know that nothing outside the wall is anything but an enemy. The second-worst of the monsters that inhabit their lands are the demons; the very worst are also the most newly arrived, and they are the angels. Dean and Sam Winchester have buried the memories of the silent boy with blue eyes and black wings whom Dean had used to play with as a child, down by the wall, years before any other human ever saw an angel. But when one of the regular travelling pedlars turns out to be hiding wings; when Dean encounters a face he’d stubbornly forgotten for years sneaking into their village at night; when Sam gets hit by a curse that takes his human form away, and Bobby sustains an injury that makes him (by his own rules) less than human, and the behaviour of some humans begins to reveal a darker side, Dean isn’t the only one who will have to struggle to redefine the boundaries between humanity and monstrosity.
Meet Your Fate, Dear by thepinupchemist ☼ ○
→ Summary: Under the reign of Prohibition and shortly before the market crash of 1929, Dean and his brother Sam run the Winchester Bros speakeasy. When their bootlegged liquor causes a patron to go blind, Dean seeks a new booze supply in wealthy swell Gabriel Thompson, and finds much more than he bargained for when Gabriel’s younger brother Castiel interrupts them.
Melting Point by strangenessandcharm ☂ ☆ ◘
→ Summary: After Dean is badly injured on a hunt, Castiel proves just how far he’ll go to look after him – and beyond.
Metaphysical Gravity by zoemathemata ○ ☆
→ Summary: This is a retelling of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Vampire Castiel Collins is awakened from his tomb by down-on-his-luck author Chuck Shurley. With Chuck’s help [and blood] Castiel sets out to make a life for himself in Collinsport, restoring his old home and hopefully being reunited with the reincarnation of his former lover, Dean Winchester.
Minor Miracles by outpastthemoat ☼ ◘ ◄
→ Summary: There are only a few things Dean knows for sure. Fundamental truths, laws of physics, like how it’s gravity that keeps his feet on the earth and how fate can always be rewritten.
Mortal Angel by cloudyjenn ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Dean ended up choosing the hot librarian as his new roommate.
My Eyes Are An Ocean by entangled_now ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: It’s amazing what you decide you can get away with when you can’t see a damn thing.
Named by mclachland ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn’t the worst part of Dean’s week.
New Heaven Over A Brand New Sky by sullymygoodname ○ ♣
→ Summary: Reconnecting, as Sam has insisted on calling it, with the brother you haven’t seen or spoken to in almost four years is somewhat of a… It’s awkward as fuck, is what it is.
New Students and New Beginnings by tamryneradani ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean is a kindergarten teacher, and a new family moves to town.
Nightswimming by murron & eretria ◘
→ Summary: Of the effects of moonlight, of swimming and tuna pizzas, of endangered cellphones and really unfortunate phone calls.
Nothing Between Me And The Rain by dontbitethesun ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Tricksters and fairy tales are a dangerous combination.
No Stranger In Your Dreams by aramleys_words ☂ ◘
→ Summary: "What would you dream about, Castiel, I wonder?"
Not Part of the Plan by scaramouche ○ ☆ !
→ Summary: It’s Castiel’s first visit to the neighboring Republic in years, and he decides to use his one free night to pick up a stranger from a bar. He meets Dean.
Not With A Whimper, But With A— by thefreshchuff ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Cas’ first orgasm is a little … overwhelming for him, and he releases an uncontrollable spurt of angelic energy that blows out the windows of a motel room, leaving him and Dean going “… oops.”
Okay, Cupid by orange_crushed ☼ ○
→ Summary: "The dating thing?" Dean frowns. "Online dating is for weirdos. Robots. Dudes hanging out in their basements."
"You hang out in your basement."
"I have an air hockey table down there,” Dean says, icily.
Old Times’ Sake by cymbalism ☼ ☂ ◘ ◄
→ Summary: So maybe Dean used to have an on-again-off-again thing with an angel. That angel is human now. And they’re on again, for a night. (A 9.06 deleted scene. Better late than never?)
Once Over by sparseparsley ○ ☆
→ Summary: New in town, Dean finds himself spending a lot of time at a local gay club. It might be because of the room at the back, where you can find pretty much all the sex you could ever want. Or it might be the guy who’s passing up sex all together just to watch Dean every night.
On The Line Where Dreams Are Found And Lost by janie-tangerine ◘
→ Summary: Cas won’t ever move on if he doesn’t get closure. Or, wherein Dean unconventionally provides it. post-6x22.
On The Shores Of The Great Lake by elizah-jane ☂ ◘
→ Summary: The problem with the war between Heaven and Hell is that it’s never actually over. The problem with being one of God’s chosen warriors is that you can always get called back into the fray.
O Perpetual Revolution of Configured Stars by teh_helenables ◘
→ Summary: Dean always hoped—if they won the war—Cas might stick around and learn how to be human. It turns out to be the other way around.
Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by obstinatrix ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Purged of all his souls, Castiel is a changed being, stronger than an angel and too powerful for Jimmy’s body to contain. Happily, there’s an archangel’s vessel on hand, and he could use fixing, too. Dean isn’t too happy about the idea of his brother acting as a vessel for Castiel, and Sam can guess why, but it isn’t until Castiel gets inside his head and they learn to share the vessel — and their thoughts — that Sam realises Cas is as in love with Dean as Dean is with him. It’s unfortunate that there’s nothing much to be done about it now, but Castiel will get another vessel soon. The Winchesters will make damn sure of that. In the meantime, it’s up to the three of them to establish their own strange accord, and Dean realises more fully than ever that it’s Castiel, and not his vessel, that he loves.
Our Timid Sky by saucery ○ ♦
→ Summary: A glimpse of a world in which Dean and Castiel are high-schoolers, and Castiel is hopelessly, stupidly in love.
Over and Over by lovely ☂ ◘
→ Summary: In which for every new vessel Castiel takes, Cas forgets everything. But Dean keeps looking for him over his various lifetimes.
Overthrown, Made New by trinityofone ◘
→ Summary: The whole “rehymenated” thing was a joke, but just because something is funny doesn’t mean it’s not true.
Paradise Circus by nanoochka ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: ”Technology made simple, his ass. Castiel could operate the Antikythera mechanism with more accuracy.” Dean tries to help Sam get laid with the help of a pretty unusual prop; he inadvertently turns Cas on to the magic of Massive Attack and Apple products.
Paradisi//Inferno by seraphwings ☂ ◘ ♣ ♦
→ Summary: Castiel spends forty years in hell, searching for Dean Winchester.
Passing in the Night by kototyph ☼ ○
→ Summary: He hates planes, okay? Hates them. He hates the way they smell, how crowded they are, hates that they’re too hot, then too cold; he hates that he’s supposed to survive for hours and hours on half a can of soda and a pack of peanuts the size of a condom wrapper, hates that stupid little tray thing, hates this stupid, almost psychedelic seat fabric. He hates planes. He hates everything about them.
Paved With Good Intentions by csmartin ☂ ◘
→ Summary: When Castiel finally locates Dean in Hell after forty years, he finds the righteous man changed into something much darker than the angel had expected. Such a creature cannot be resurrected, so Castiel must return him to the man he used to be before he can be sent back to Earth.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Wedding Cake by sparseparsley ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: The good ones are sometimes assholes and always taken
Pick It All Up by thepinupchemist ☼ ☂ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Army veteran Castiel Novak is a wreck after his tour in Afghanistan, brought home to his brother’s apartment in Lawrence, Kansas with scars both mental and physical. He copes poorly, and during one night of bad decision making, meets somebody just as much of a disaster as he is — a prostitute named Dean Winchester. And suddenly, two damaged men might not be as irreparable as they believed.
Pies & Prejudice by linoresearch ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean didn’t even want to enter this damn competition. He was happy with his life, more or less. It might not look like much from the outside, or to a younger brother headed towards a big time law career, but it wasn’t so bad that Dean needed to scrabble around for any opportunity to make a change – particularly not one as stupid as this. He’s going to throttle Sam the next time he sees him, for getting him involved in this ridiculous Bake-Off TV show. It’s bad enough that Dean has to cook in front of people he doesn’t know; he now has to go through the humiliation of being judged on it too. Its humiliation piled on humiliation, and to make matters worse Dean has to play nice with all the other suckers involved, like that rich dick-bag Castiel Novak. God, he hates that guy, and he hates that someone so awful has such a frustratingly fine ass.
Plainclothes Men by fossarian and nanoochka ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Those in the background have their secrets, too.
Play It All Night Long by janie_tangerine ☂ ○
→ Summary: The rom-com-ish one where Dean hosts a late night radio show, Castiel is a regular listener of his who starts calling one day and ends up calling more often than not and Dean finds himself liking it. This, until one day Castiel calls for not exactly petty reasons (just before Dean’s brother Sam is visiting with his girlfriend for spring break) and things get very, very crowdy at his place. He also doesn’t know it’s just the beginning of it. Also features Gabriel, Chuck, Andy, the Roadhouse crew and a huge amount of music quoted. Especially Bob Dylan.
Plot Holes by saltyfeathers ☂ ☼ ◘ ♣ ◄
→ Summary: Of course it wasn’t over after the apocalypse.
There was season six. Then there was season seven. Against all expectations, there was season eight. There were the alphas and purgatory, and then the Leviathans, and then the angels fell. Enter season nine. Loose threads Metatron, Abaddon, and Crowley have to be tied up. Sam, Dean, and Cas have to try to tie them while at the same time dealing with their evolving relationships and newfound graceless states.
Amidst all the chaos, someone has started publishing the Supernatural novels again. Convinced there’s something amiss in the pages, Charlie starts her own quest to suss out the truth behind the Winchester Gospels.
With the help of various faces, old and new, they must now not only deal with the typical runs of demons and recently fallen angels, but also reconcile the battles raging inside themselves, as the fate of the world, once again, quite literally lays in the palm of their hands.
PWP: Pie Without Plot by majorenglishesquire & orange_crushed ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: He is in the kitchen with flour on his hands and an apron and there is flour on his forehead and Cas leans across the counter and wipes it off with his thumb and Dean says “Thank you,” and Cas says “You’re welcome,” very seriously and later Dean makes apple turnovers and he only ruins them a little and Sam realizes it’s not a real hunt like four days into it and he lets dean stay undercover for like a week and a half or longer maybe way longer because he is such a good everything.
Redemption Road by spn_redemption ☂ ☼ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: With Castiel having set himself up as the new God, drunk on power and volatile as a nuclear reactor, Dean, Sam, and Bobby find themselves on the run from the jealous, capricious monster wearing the face of their friend. Desperate for protection and wary of his brother’s mental state since Castiel unlocked Sam’s memories of Hell, Dean knows Castiel must be defused before he can wreak further havoc in Heaven or on Earth. Although Bobby advocates for destroying Castiel by whatever means necessary, Dean is convinced the Cas he once knew still remains, buried somewhere beneath the mass of poisonous souls and calling out for help. Determined to save the angel who once rescued him from Hell and redefined his purpose in life, Dean himself must resist the allure of the false deity vying for his obedience, and come to terms with the knowledge, long-suppressed, that his feelings for Castiel run much deeper than brotherhood. It is this bond, and the dubious distinction of the Righteous Man, that will ultimately grant Dean access to where Castiel’s grace languishes in Purgatory. However, what Dean brings back with him is broken, angry, and only half-angel, certainly not the Castiel he remembers—and nor is it the only thing that returns to Earth with them… (A fan-written virtual season 7 penned by some of the best authors in Dean/Cas fandom with gorgeous accompanying episode art.)
Remaining Grace by todisturbtheuniverse ☂ ☼◘
→ Summary: Sam’s missing his soul, Castiel has a pissy archangelic nemesis, and Dean wonders if he’ll be spending the rest of his life making sure the Apocalypse doesn’t go ahead as scheduled. Still, though. He’s happy to see Cas. Indiana wasn’t really working out.
Unabashed six-fix, in a universe where Castiel made a different choice, and things snowball from that point forward.
Renewed by fio ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean’s uncle Bobby has been letting him stay at his home and help out with the Singer Salvage Yard while he gets back on his feet. When Bobby brings a second guest to stay with them after a mysterious phone call from a friend, Dean is thrown off-balance, but it may just be for the better.
Rescue by peroxidepest17 ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: The one where there’s a dog that may or may not be out to ruin Dean’s life.
Risking Everything by twisting-vine-x ◘ ☆
→ Summary: When Castiel goes missing after a battle with Raphael, just how far will Dean go to get him home safely again?
Rough Gold by teh_helenables ◘ ♣
→ Summary: When Castiel’s Grace is lost in the battle against Lucifer, he reverts back to an angel in physical form. It isn’t pretty.
Rvr Ro11435 by Ferritn4 ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: In which Castiel is a operations analyst, Dean is a grease monkey, and even though it’s set at NASA no one goes to space.
Safekeeping by the-raggedy-angel ☂ ◘
→ Summary: A play on the idea of amnesiac!cas, in which the boys forget instead.
Sam Is A Genius (Everyone is Dumb) by peroxide_fic ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Dean is doing stuff. Castiel is getting stuff done to him. It seems like the only one who understands what “stuff” actually means is Sam. Sometimes it’s hard being the smart one.
Serpent and Staff by trinityofone ◘ ♣
→ Summary: One morning, Castiel wakes up in Jimmy Novak’s bed, in Jimmy Novak’s life.
Shut Up (Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is) by kototyph ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Dean’s done some pretty stupid things, but getting drunk-hitched in Vegas to a colleague he barely knows might just take the cake. His surprise husband, Castiel, is a little weird but likable despite that, and Dean figures they’ll go back to Boston, get a quiet annulment, and go their separate ways. Six weeks later, he’s still married to one of the strangest, most genuine and definitely most dangerously lov— likable guys he’s ever known. Dean doesn’t know why or really even how it’s happening, but it’s getting harder and harder to remember that he has divorce papers to file.
Smiling Out Of Fear by thepinupchemist ☼ ☂ ○
→ Summary: Castiel Novak is a product of the system, having gone through too many foster homes since the age of seven. At fourteen, he lands himself in Sugar Lane Mobile Home Community under the care of Missouri Moseley. There, he meets one Dean Winchester.
A story about teenage hooligans, growing up, and finding a home.
So Glad We Made It by scaramouche ☼ ○
→ Summary: At twelve years old Dean makes a friend, who becomes his best friend, who will eventually become the love of his life.
So Here’s The Bright End of Nowhere by sullymygoodname ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Dean is happy, Cas is hungover, Sam reflects. And there are pancakes.
So Quite New by rockstarpeach ◘
→ Summary: When Castiel first possessed his vessel, he didn’t give much thought to his physical form beyond using it to accomplish his mission. Dean changed all that, a long time ago. Still, Castiel likes it when Dean reminds him.
Some Assembly Required by the_ninth_bow ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Dean and Castiel go mattress shopping.
Something About Pineapples by jenwryn ☼ ◘
→ Summary: There are days when Sam’s inner bitch has to wonder whether Dean goes out of his way to find the cheesiest, most ridiculous places for them to stay, rather than simply the cheapest.
Something About Toads by pyrebi ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: There’s something about a toad, and about a purple moon, and about a gay freakout, and then there’s the happy ending.
Something Stupid by zatnikatel ◘ ☆
→ Summary: The one where Cas learns how to make pop culture references like the best of them.
Something Unexpected by cloudyjenn ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Mr. Novak is Dean’s principal. Dean would like him to be more.
Song of Songs by architeuthis ◘ ♣ !
→ Summary: Dean explores the First Law of Tragicomedies, in the medium of gay panic. Castiel assists. It evolves from there.
Squeeze by cadignan ☼ ○
→ Summary: “It’s touch therapy,” the guy says, and he acts like nothing bothers him, but he’s a little bit bothered. He should be a lot bothered since he’s a fucking hippie with no life skills except tricking richer people into paying for his ridiculous service. “And if you don’t want it, don’t pay for it.”
Starborn by riseofthefallenone ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean’s obsession with the stars starts all thanks to Sam. He just didn’t know where that would take him in life. Or who - or what - he would meet.
Stoned by cadignan ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: As witness interviews go, it’s not the weirdest one Dean’s ever done. (Dean and Cas eat some pot brownies by accident.)
Suburban War by squeemonster ☼ ☂ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Moving to Lawrence with his family is the most significant event of Dean Winchester’s life. It brings a stability he’s never known, and the only thing to have more of a profound impact on him is Castiel Novak: the two boys become fast friends the day they meet. But as Dean grows older, he dreams for something beyond the monotony and constraints of suburbia, and he is haunted by the inexplicable feeling that he was born for something more than what this life offers. As he struggles to reconcile the person he yearns to be with what his family and friends expect of him, a fateful choice exposes just how fragile his life in the suburbs is, and possibly risks losing the best friend he’s ever had.
Suddenly, All At Once by xylodemon ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Dean falls in love on a Thursday.
Testament by hollybennet123 ◘ ♣
→ Summary: A series of snapshots of Castiel’s life (or, at least, the years that matter most).
The Breath Of All Things byKismetJeska ☂ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Dean Winchester was twenty-six years old when a car accident killed his father and left him paralysed from the waist down. A year and a half later, Dean is in a wheelchair and lives in a care home in Kansas, where he spends his days waiting to die. It’s only when Castiel Novak starts volunteering at the care home that Dean starts to wonder if a changed life always equals a ruined one.
The Clint Eastwood Effect by janie-tangerine ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Wherein Castiel falls and Dean realizes that he had a lot of things wrong, and sets on putting a remedy to it. Also, wherein Dean introduces Castiel to the wonders of Clint Eastwood’s filmography and wherein Castiel’s second time as a human is way less miserable than the first was.
The Curse of a Hundred Loves by cymbalism ◘ ☆
→ Summary: The one where Dean has to come a hundred times. Cas helps.
The Dance of Inanna by PeppermintWind ◘
→ Summary: “Hey Sammy? You didn’t happen to start an apocalypse while I was in Purgatory, did you?”
Or: After the disappearance of the One, pagan gods are fighting over who gets the world. Alliances are forged and broken, Zeus and Enlil form a bromance, Odin teams up with Isis, Loki probably has an evil plan, Artemis ponders second-wave feminism, Crowley is amused, the angels are not, Inanna has opinions, Don is a Carver Edland fan.
And Dean and Cas aren’t fooling anybody.
The Day The World Went Away by pyjamagurl ☼ ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: After being reunited with Sam and leaving Lisa, Dean is finding that adjusting back into the hunting lifestyle is harder than he thought it would be. When a particular hunt goes badly, he gets knocked out, only to awaken five years in the future. Things are definitely different; Castiel is a hunter, Sam is married and things between Dean and Castiel have gone somewhere Dean really hadn’t expected. And somewhere in all of this there is a lesson to be learned.
The Distance of the Setting Sun by murron ☼ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: With the apocalypse off the table and Sam returned from the pit, Team Free Will finds themselves at loose ends. When Sam suggests they take a holiday, Dean expects many things. Wearing flip-flops isn’t one of them.
The Dreamer and the Mystic by bellanovaskies ☂ ☼ ○ ☆
→ Summary: When Dean Winchester’s eighteenth birthday arrived, he was expected to choose his Queen-To-Be; instead he found himself falling for a mysterious stranger with eyes like stars. Eleven years later, accompanied by his brother and their father’s knights, Dean journeys into ancient lands that have long since faded into legend and lore, to once again find the eyes that had bewitched him. Castiel’s tribe may be a force to be reckoned with, but nothing can prepare Dean to face his own father, and confess his love for a less-than-human being.
The Empire of the Lion and the Wolf by missjigsaw23 ☂ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Angels and demons are slaves kept by the general population, all sold by the company H&H, run by Michael and Lucifer Morningstar. Sam and Dean work for the company, capturing escaped slaves and returning them to their owners, until they’re sent after the angel Castiel and Dean finds his worldview getting a major overhaul. On the run from Michael and Lucifer, the Winchesters discover family secrets and their own role in what might just be the end of the world.
The Face of Heaven by orange_crushed ☼ ○
→ Summary: In which Castiel is a fallen star.
The First Year by cloudyjenn ☼☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: When Castiel leaves after Lucifer’s defeat, all he asks is that Dean wait for him. So that’s exactly what Dean does.
The Free!Verse by ilfirin_estel ◘
→ Summary: History repeats itself. Heaven is split between two choices: Reformation or Rebellion. Heaven is split between two brothers: Castiel or Raphael. Maybe this time the angels will learn from their mistakes.
The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: While it’s not like Dean hasn’t had a couple of truly regrettable hit-and-runs in his sexual history, this is probably the saddest fucking thing that has ever happened to him.
The Great Escapist by 8sword ○
→ Summary: Dean spears him on a green-eyed look through the open passenger door. “Why do I get the feeling you just want us to spend the night together?”
"Because you’re paranoid and ridiculous," Cas says. "I sleep five feet away from you every night; I could watch you sleep at home."
(An AU in which nursing student Dean and pre-med student Cas become summer roommates and maybe more.)
The Importance of Souls by cloudyjenn ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Snatches of Dean’s life through an infusion with His Dark Materials.
The Land of Unlikeliness by aesc ◘
→ Summary: I found myself far from you, in the land of unlikeness.
The Long, Dark Night of the Soul by tiptoe39 ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Finding their way through purgatory means Dean and Castiel must face monsters and an endless landscape of darkness, but it also means they must navigate the wilds of their own troubled souls. Meanwhile, Sam seeks out an ally in his quest to bring his brother home and finds he has his own unpleasant truths to face.
The Mind Meld ‘Verse by amorremanet ○
→ Summary: Supernatural/Star Trek crossover wherein: John and Mary are Starfleet Admirals; Dean’s a Lieutenant and one of Scotty’s engineers aboard theEnterprise; Sam’s a Science-track Cadet at Starfleet Academy and aspiring xenobiologist; Cas’tell is a quarter-Vulcan orphan and former ward of the Federation, current doctor and one of McCoy’s medical interns, who doesn’t understand his telepathic abilities or how to control them; and for all they’re touted as the picture-perfect Federation family, the high-profile Winchesters have a dark family secret.
The (Mostly Accidental) Courtship of Dean Winchester by tuesday ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Angelic marriage rites were never intended to go quite like this.
The One Thing You Can’t Lose by majorenglishesquire ☼ ◘
→ Summary: You know what I like a lot? The thought that Dean can just tug Cas anywhere at any time and Cas, who can lift tons without effort, who can demolish things with the light of his grace, who has battled and gone to war, has defended and broken, will just let Dean do it.
The One Where They’re Squirrels by brokentoy & triedunture ☼ ○
→ Summary: Think Watership Down or The Rats of Nimh. And then lower your expectations. Dean and Sam are common gray squirrels just trying to survive when they meet a mysterious new creature. We’re being serious here.
The Open Sky (Is Mine Tonight) by previous dreams ☂ ○ ♣
→ Summary: And Cas wants to believe that this is the way it can be.
The Overflow by murron ☂ ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Café owner Tamàs walks his dog near Bockboot reservoir when he stumbles upon a man with no memory. Welcoming the stranger to his home, Tamàs has no idea who he’s dealing with until two FBI agents blow into town, investigating a series of mysterious disappearances.
The Parts of Our Sum by scaramouche ☂ ☼ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Castiel, a former soldier, has worked for the Company his entire life. They’ve been good to him, providing clothes, shelter and new body parts whenever necessary. Now the Company’s gearing up for a space exploration voyage, and Castiel’s volunteered for the research team. During the preparation period, he meets Dean Winchester, who makes Castiel wonder about the things he’s missed out on.
The Path of Most Resistance by cadignan ○ ☆
→ Summary: Deanna and Cas go shopping. And also have sex.
The Poodle Mix by dontbitethesun ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: Cas brings home a dog.
The Precision of the Fall by behindblue-eyes ☂ ○
→ Summary: They used to be called The Family Winchester. People came from miles around to see their act, knowing their names and faces before the circus even rolled into town. Life was shiny with salt and sawdust, sequins and smiles. Now, all that was left were a few crumpled posters, an empty bunk below Dean in the passenger car, and the leather-gripped knives hidden in the trick pockets of his vest.
The Rare Gift by triedunture ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Dean receives an unusual Christmas gift from Castiel. The gift turns out to be wings.
The Request by cloudyjenn ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: When Sam Winchester prays for his brother, Castiel is finally sent on his very first assignment. But what should be a simple love match turns into much more and Castiel finds himself risking everything to ensure the happiness of his extremely frustrating charge.
The Revelatory Powers of Pie by tfwftw ☼ ◘
→ Summary: The first time Sam sees Dean and Cas interacting after the post-Lucifer-freeing fight in Bobby’s hospital room is in a little diner in Idaho, and their dynamic is… not what he was expecting. Really not what he was expecting.
The Soul Piece by cloudyjenn ☼ ☂ ◘ ♣ !
→ Summary: When a human child is born, their soul is shattered into bright gleaming pieces that scatter to the winds.
The Way The War Was Won by deans1911 ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean and Cas are buddy cops faking a marriage for the benefits and tax breaks. Except for the part where Dean’s sort of actually in love with his partner and doesn’t realize it yet.
The Words of My Mouth by coffeebuddha ◘ ☆
→ Summary: Whenever he’d thought about it, Dean had always assumed that Cas trying to use dirty talk would be either hilarious or so unbelievably awkward that it would put an immediate end to whatever kinky shit they were doing.
He’d never even considered this.
The World Crashing All Around by the pinupchemist ☼ ☂ ○
→ Summary: During a storm in September of 1987, Dean and Sam hear something hit their roof. When they brave the backyard to investigate, they find a fledgling angel.
A story about best friendship, spoiled plans, and love, in four parts.
The Violin House by teh_helenables ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: The Apple Pie Life is a slow process, but Dean and Cas are getting there—until Cas is called for battle and Dean is forced to wait
There Will Come Soft Rains by janie-tangerine ☂ ○
→ Summary: Two years after World War III starts, Dean Winchester is a disillusioned former veteran leading a survivors’ camp in the former state of Kansas whose life takes a very, very unexpected turn. Starting when he rescues this guy with huge blue eyes named after an angel.
There’s Only One Sure Thing That I Know by blinkiesays ☼ ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: The one where Dean gets trapped in a domestic life with Cas until he realises he isn’t really trapped at all.
These Are Not Real Problems by scaramouche ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Castiel used to be a god. Dean took that away from him, and now Castiel’s stuck in a hell of his own making. Futurefic, post-Season 6.
This Crooked Fish by tamryneridani & plantainleaf ☼ ○
→ Summary: With the first Lady Knight in centuries, a tournament and Progress to honor a Royal Marriage, and the Crown Prince falling in love with the King of the Rogues, it’s certainly not going to be a boring year in the kingdom of Tortall.
This Is Not Convenient by cloudyjenn ☼ ◘
→ Summary: If Castiel doesn’t find a mate soon, the council will assign him one. And Dean’s not about to let that happen.
This Story Was Brought To You By Our Sponsors by scaramouche ☼ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Dean’s post-apocalyptic life is a friggin’ soap opera. Romance! Angst! Separations! Reunions! Pizza Dinners! A Child Dean Never Knew He Had! It’s all very dramatic.
Till Human Voices Wake Us by saltandbyrne ○ ☆
→ Summary: In a world of hippogriffs, hydras and flying pygmy elephants, intrepid explorer Dean Winchester was sure he had seen it all. When a monster destroys the only home he’s ever known, Dean finds himself falling for his strange rescuer and struggling to face his past.
Time of My Life by tamryneridani ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean Winchester is an ice dancer who is scrambling to find a new partner after his couldn’t skate with him anymore. Castiel is an ice dancer who can’t seem to keep a partner. They’re each other’s last chance but can they also be each other’s best chance?
Time On My Hands by murron ☂ ◘ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Raphael traps Dean and Cas in 1943.
To Boldly Go by TamrynEradani ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Dean and Charlie hang out for the weekend and decide to drink to Star Trek. Perhaps they should’ve picked better rules. Or maybe they shouldn’t have.
Today, Your Barista ‘Verse by orange_crushed ☼ ○ ♣
→ Summary: "Is that-"
"My number," says Dean, because he’s a fucking champion, he’s cool, he’s collected, he’s Captain Smooth of the USS Smoothtania, that’s right. He is definitely not leaning against the counter for moral support. Cas doesn’t looked seduced or impressed, though. He does not look like a dude who just met Captain Smooth and wants to ride the loveboat. He looks puzzled.
Try-Something Tuesday by almaasi ☼ ○ ☆ ♣
→ Summary: Human AU. Dean Winchester teaches a third-grade class. He’s new to this whole ‘bisexual’ thing - but by pure happenstance, he meets Castiel: a particularly dapper male librarian who moonlights as a substitute teacher. Dean’s curious and Castiel is willing, so why the hell not? Except, fate never intended it to be one-time-only…
Two Good Reasons by electricskeptic ◘
→ Summary: The thing about bad ideas is, they often have this way of working out for the best.
Understanding Your Body In Ten Easy Steps by the almaasi ◘ ☆
→ Summary: All Dean has to do is track down a decent porno for Cas to watch, help him find his sensitive spots, then hang back and let him do his thing. Easy-peasy. No homo. …Absolutely no homo at all.
Untranslatable by trinityofone ◘ ☆
→ Summary: I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable / I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. —Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”
Vita Nuova by worldaccordingtofangirls ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean Winchester takes a job as a teaching assistant to get his little brother into a prestigious academy. He doesn’t quite expect such long nights and snobby kids, but the real surprise is professor Castiel Novak: or falling in love with him, that is.
Wedding Day by tiptoe39 ☼ ◘
→ Summary: It’s Dean’s wedding day.
We Found Love In The Home of A Sinner by asstiel ○
→ Summary: Castiel kisses Dean in the middle of his dorm room. Only, Dean doesn’t like boys.
Welcome to Oz by bauble ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Dean wakes up in the cheerfully painted yellow kitchen of a middle class home in Suburbia, USA.
Well-Beloved Unto Me by moorish flower ◘
→ Summary: The Winchesters don’t get rewarded for all the shit they go through, so Dean is understandably wary when a few recharged and promoted angels offer him and Sam the vacation of a lifetime. (Trueform!Cas)
What Has Eight Tentacles And Isn’t Allowed To Eat Pie? by scaramouche ☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Dean watched an anime porn about this once, but real life turns out to be way less interesting. Or, the one where Dean gets turned into an octopus.
What Once Was Sacred by saltandbyrne ○ ☆
→ Summary: Los Angeles detective Dean Winchester works tirelessly to atone for the sins of his father one case at a time. When his best friend Charlie drags him to visit Sam at his new job, Dean stumbles onto a bizarre string of deaths that brings him uncomfortably close to his past.
Dean can’t stop thinking about Castiel, an enigmatic DJ who plays the sexiest music Dean’s ever heard. A chance encounter at Castiel’s house reveals that Castiel is an incubus, and Dean must face the lies and the reality of his childhood as a hunter. Dean comes to see that he and Castiel have more in common than he thought, and that guilt can be the hardest thing to cast aside.
When Overreaction Meets Sam Winchester And They Live Happily Ever After by baibaba ☼ ○
→ Summary: Dean is suddenly eating healthy and the world (i.e. Sam) is not prepared for such change.
When The Lights Shine Blue by hyacintho ☂ ○
→ Summary: Searching for a way to take down Dick Roman’s technological empire, Dean Winchester stumbles across private footage that uncover’s his personal AI’s past. Narrating in vivid detail the seven years that took Castiel from being a weapon of mass destruction to an abandoned android — and finally — an Artificial Intelligence system who fell in love with a human, Dean is once again reminded of how much he misses the eyes that shine blue.
Where All Paths Lead by tracy_loo_who ☂ ◘
→ Summary: Castiel will fall in love with Dean, and Uriel is the first to know.
Where The Current And The Heavens Collide by pendules◘
→ Summary: Post S6 finale. A part of Cas starts calling out to Dean.
Where The Sea And City Meet by mclachland ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Castiel risked his life by going back to 1982 to get Dean’s Christmas gift, and all Dean got him was a coat.
Why Should We Have To Die (For The Things That We Die For) by hewaslost ☂ ☼ ◘
→ Summary: When Castiel suddenly appears in their latest motel room looking just as confused as Dean feels, Dean knows one thing for sure; nothing beats the cleansing powers of Purgatory like a hot shower. As it turns out, softly spoken confessions are pretty good for the soul too.
Without A Map by twoskeletons ◘ ♣ ♦
→ Summary: Set after 5x03 and before 5x04. Dean knows a thing or two about absent fathers, but he didn’t expect Castiel to ask him if he wanted to come along on the search for God. He also didn’t expect to say yes. Cue the two of them going around the world, from mountain peaks to bustling cities to subterranean caverns. They talk with prophets, angels, and deities, but they are running out of leads and running out of time. As the dead ends and red herrings pile up, so do their frustrations, testing their faith in each other and themselves.
With Every Light by majorenglishesquire ☼ ◘
→ Summary: This new thing coursing through him reminds him that he doesn’t need to watch Cas go. He can go anywhere Cas does. Why not? Why does Cas have to be alone all the time? Why does Dean have to be?
World Won’t Let Me Go by firebugg ☂ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: “There’s one more thing you can do for me.”
Worry by worldaccordingtofangirls☼ ◘
→ Summary: It’s happening again, and Dean’s not sure if he can stop it, this time. To be honest, he’s terrified. But Castiel isn’t, and that’s what matters, in the end.
You Know Just Where To Find Me by majorenglishesquire ☂ ☼◘
→ Summary: Castiel meets creatures he’s never fought before. Like Hondas. And the Internet. And Wyoming.
You Know My Name by weatheredlaw ☼ ○
→ Summary: The idea was to move to Phoenix and not really look back. Dean left behind an unfortunate job after an unfortunate argument with his unfortunate looking boss and that was really it. He packed his car with everything he needed and left the rest of it on the curb. The morning he left, he looked at the map and tried to get as far from the Midwest as he could and the desert seemed like a good enough compromise.
You Wouldn’t Want An Angel Watching Over You by thefarofixer ◘
→ Summary: Castiel knows absolutely everything there is to know about Dean. Dean knows practically nothing about Cas. The tables are about to turn thanks to a hunt at a museum.
Your Nourishment by MajorEnglishEsquire ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ ◘ ♣
→ Summary: Dean cooks. Castiel is less surprised at this than Sam is.
You’re Good Medicine by sconesandtextingandmurder ☼ ◘
→ Summary: Just your basic Dean has the flu and Castiel takes care of him fic.
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