- 300 Things by onetouchspark - Ω √ ✚
Words: 76,500 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- 36 Views by haruslex - ✚ ✖
Words: 10,000 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: In the beginning it was simple. Boy meets angel, angel raises boy from perdition, angel rebels from heaven for boy, angel dies for boy a couple of times.
- All the Way by cadignan & Guu - ☆ Ω
Words: 80,919 - Rating: Explicit - college au
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.
- All Things Shiningby askance and standbyme - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 141,906 - Rating: Mature- canon post season 5
Summary: Something in the world is waking up.
It isn’t long before it’s brought to the attention of the Winchesters and Castiel: miracles are spreading across the country, the paranormal seems to be shrinking back on itself—and it all has something to do with the missing prayer book of a traveling preacher who died over a century ago.
Dean is convinced it’s all the lead-up to another Apocalypse; Sam and Castiel aren’t so sure. Regardless, it sends them out on a less-than-typical road-trip, following the Mississippi and remnants of a very old story that seems increasingly to call to them. And along the way the trio learn much more about themselves—and the consequences and origins of love—than they’d ever have anticipated.
- An Exercise in Worthless by beastofthesky - ☆ Ω √
Words: 26,547 - Rating: Mature - AU
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.
- An Uncomplicated Social Call by amorremanet - ✖
Words: 2,293 - Rating: General
Summary: He’s never said it aloud before. Not really—not that he’s ever had occasion to do so. (self-indulgent fix-it fic where Dean and Charlie talk about how he’s bisexual.)
- Après by imogenbynight - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 24,045 - Rating: Explicit - canon compliant (s9 au)
Summary: When the angels stop falling and Castiel makes his way out of the trees, he finds himself alone and oceans away from the Winchesters. For once, Dean flies to him.
- Asunder by rageprufrock - Ω √
Words: 23,817 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: It’s going to be a shitty wedding with shitty people and a shitty atmosphere and Dean feels shitty about going.
- Battery Required by sassafrascas - ✖ ≈
Words: 1,856 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Dean’s at the bunker alone, and he has a new toy.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Communing With the Dead by suspiciousflashlight - Ω
77Words: 77,159 - Rating: Mature - AU
Summary: Maybe it’the little girl whose disappearance turned into a murder, and whose murder turned into a cold case, and who has now apparently decided to move in with him. Maybe it’s the unacceptable hole left in his life when his dumb best friend and partner in (the prevention of) crime decided to go and get himself killed. Maybe it’s his brother, whose high-profile career and fantastic girlfriend and first-child-on-the-way are steadily leaving Dean in the dust. Pick one. Pick all of them. The whydoesn’t matter so much as the what, and the what is this: Dean is pretty sure he’s going completely, certifiably insane. Sure, he hasn’t started wearing all his clothes inside out, and he still showers on a regular basis (anyways, that’s not crazy, just a little eccentric); but there’s no getting around the fact that he just threw away his life, his career, and his reputation by dragging out his mom’s old necromancy book and summoning a Class A Forbidden Entity to his attic. A cranky one, too. With horrendous bed-head.
- Between Two Lungs by nanoochka - Ω
Words: 3,417 - Rating: Mature - AU
Summary: A wedding and a funeral together in the same place; two strangers meet.
Warning: mild drug use
- Bezal’el by worthyapplepie - ✚ ✖
Words: 21,000 - Rating: Explicit - Season 7 AU
Summary: The Leviathan stay in Cas’s vessel. The boys go on a wild goose chase as they wreak absolute havoc along the coasts North America, the death count lurching to the thousands. It brings them to New Orleans, where Sam and Dean have to hunt down a word-of-mouth, bedtime grapevine of a story based on the word of Heaven and Hell of another Samuel Colt-forged weapon: a knife built on the Word of a God from a fallen star.
Warning:Heavy gore, language, torture, Hallucifer, non-con, relatively graphic mention of rape, minor character deaths, ambiguous major character death, baby death.
- The Breath of All Things by KismetJeska - ☆ Ω ✚
Words: 65,389 - Rating: Teen+ - AU
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.
- By a Thread by nanoochka - ✖
Words: 3,692 - Rating: PG13
Summary: On Sundays, Dean does laundry.
- Carry On by TamrynEradani - ☆ Ω ≈ √
Words: 148,087 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: When Sam gets into Stanford, Dean needs a bigger paycheck than Bobby’s garage can give him. Luckily, he knows a guy.
Notes: this is a bdsm fic with Cas as the dom and Dean being the sub. I’m not a huge fan of Cas domming, but I assure you, this fic is amazing.
- Chrysler Almighty by zatnikael - ✖ ≈
Words: 5,736 - Rating: Explicit - 6.07 episode tag
Summary: wall slamming sex
- Control by FayJay - Ω ≈
Words: 10,976 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Written for the kink meme prompt: “Castiel/Dean Smith (Episode 4x17) After Dean spanks Castiel over his desk for making a typing mistake, he then makes him pull down his trousers and fucks him. (Just watched ‘Secretary’ and loved it.)”
- Convenient Husbands by scaramouche - ☆ Ω √
Words: 39,268 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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?"
- Could’ve Used Post Its by aerilex - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 1,200 - Rating: PG
Summary: 152 freckles adorn Dean Winchester’s body since his return from Hell. (Vaguely set during early S5)
- Crossroads State by Mercy - ☆ Ω
Words: 51,002 - Rating: Mature - AU
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.
- The Day the World Went Away by pyjamagurl - ✖
Words: 59,658 - Rating: Explicit
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.
- Dean Winchester Is Not a Pervert by primitivepublic aka slutstiels - Ω ≈
Words: 5,544 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: Dean’s never had much patience for moral dilemmas.
- Ergative/Absolutive by beastofthesky - Ω √
Words: 6,593 - Rating: PG13 - AU
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.
- Except Thou Bless Me by architeuthis - ✖ ≈
Words: 10,500 - Rating: Explicit - set after 4x16
Summary: Castiel is wroth, and Dean is having a great time.
- Faith and Deeds by teh_helenables - Ω √
Words: 6,598 - Rating: PG - AU
Summary: The Miltons own a haphazard produce store, and Mary Winchester is their most frequent customer.
- Flying in Circles Inside a Jar by prosopopeya - ✖
Words: 11,053 - Rating: Explicit - vaguely s5
Summary: Castiel makes a logical leap that leaves Dean’s head spinning, and the both of them spinning away from each other.
- Forgot the Whipped Cream by sparseparsley - ≈
Words: 3,000 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Dean finds out Cas has a thing for strawberries and plans accordingly.
- F**k You! by deans1911 - Ω
Words: 24,459 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- Ghost Dance by omphalos - ✚ ✖
Words: 51,194 - Rating: Explicit
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?
- The Girlfriend Experience by rageprufrock - ✖ ≈
Words: 15,393 - Rating: Explicit
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.
- Halfway by anythingtoasted - ✖
Words: 29963 - Rating: Explicit - post s8 au
Summary: Castiel arrives back at the bunker after six months of being missing, with eighteen of his newly-fallen brothers and sisters in tow; shameless schmoop and angel-care ensues.
- Hands, From Which All Things Are Built by MajorEnglishEsquire - ✖
Words: 14,620 - Rating: PG13 - post 8x17
Summary: Castiel travels with the angel tablet and without the Winchesters. One day, Dean gets a text from some anonymous number.
- hardcorewings.com by cloudyjenn - Ω ≈
Words: ? - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: When Castiel loses his job, he resorts to making wing fetish videos to make cash. Deanreally likes them.
- Have Love, Will Travel by squeemonster - ☆ Ω ≈ √
Words: 94,050 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: Castiel Novak is a reclusive writer with a childhood so tragic it’s left him terrified to leave his home—until his overbearing brother, Gabriel, drags him out for a night on the town full of booze and strip clubs, and he encounters Dean Winchester, a mesmerizing and mysterious stripper with secrets of his own. Both men find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other, and soon Dean’s private dances for Castiel become much more, as both men confess their troubles and find solace in each other’s company. But neither can seem to find the courage to take their relationship further than the intimacy of the club’s VIP Room—and just when Dean’s own brother gives him the excuse he needs to finally admit his feelings, Dean discovers something that brings it all crumbling down. Will they find a way past their demons and their trust issues, and back to each other?
- The Heart Can Rest by teh_helenables - ✖
Words: 1,360 - Rating: PG
Summary: Susan Thompson has changed since she last saw Dean Winchester—but Dean remains exactly the same. (References to 2.11 Playthings.)
- Hearts and Bones by cadignan - ✖
Words: 3,562 - Rating: Mature
Summary: Sam and Dean pull Cas out of Purgatory, and then Dean cleans him up.
- How Still My Heart by cadignan - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 70,653 - Rating: Explicit - post s8
Summary: Charlie hadn’t been waiting for the call, but it’s not exactly a surprise to hear from Dean.
"Cas? You want me to find Cas?"
- Humanity Service by the_ninth_bow - Ω √
Words: 16,500 - Rating: PG13 - AU
Summary: On a mission for Cupid, Castiel finds locating Sam’s soul mate more difficult than he anticipated. Lucky for him, Dean Winchester is more than happy to help and Castiel learns more than he expected.
- In the Weeds by Nanoochka - Ω ≈
Words: 40,265 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- Inevitable Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes by prosopopeya - ☆ Ω ≈ √
Words: 41,701 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- the inexhaustible silence of houses by askance - ☆ ✚ ✖
Words: 31,820 - Rating: Teen and Up
Summary: Almost two years after the world doesn’t end, Castiel falls from grace—and loses his voice in the process. It is the impetus for confession and change; before long, he is settling into a loving relationship with Dean, the Winchesters are tired, and hunting for a place to land has taken precedence to hunting anything else. Dean and Castiel fall in love with the strange little house on the end of Swallowtail Drive, and for a little while life is as it should be—sweet, affectionate, and beginning afresh.
But more and more Castiel sees and hears things in the house that beg the question of whether or not a place itself can be alive. The walls and rooms seem to shift and grow and breathe, and one night, Dean comes home from a hunt changed in a way that Castiel cannot explain. In the months that follow, their domestic bliss takes turns for the dark and sour, and the confusion of their circumstances will ultimately test everything Castiel knows about the man he loves, and everything he believes to be true.
Warning: MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH
- It’s Always More Than Once (Before it Takes) by squeemonster - Ω ≈
Words: 10,000 - Rating: Explicit - college au
Summary: The first time it happens, it’s because of boredom. Or, at least that’s what Dean tells himself to justify it. Boredom and Dean Winchester are a dangerous combination, especially when you factor in beer, a raging libido, and laziness.
- Jeté by cadignan - Ω
Words: 10,848 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- The Joy Is In the Process by rhymephile - Ω √
Words: 9,266 - Rating: Mature - AU
Summary: Sam and Dean have never met anyone as unique as Castiel. The kid wearing a trench coat in the middle of summer introduced himself the day they moved in, and all three of them became instant friends. Then Dean and Cas start spending a lot of time together and Sam finds himself excluded. He doesn’t blame Dean at first; it must be hard being 15 and never setting down roots long enough to make lasting friendships. But as time goes on and he sees less of Dean and Cas, Sam realizes it’s even harder being 11.
- Just Kisses by tiptoe39 - ✖ ≈
Words: 2,336 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Castiel’s not ready for anything beyond kisses. So Dean just kisses him. Everywhere.
- Kite Songs by ladytelemachus - Ω
Words: 9,100 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Dean is hailed as the Vonnegut of his generation; Cas is the highly-respected English professor who can’t stand Dean’s work and blogs about it for the world to see. Hijinks ensue.
- The Last Song by moorishflower - ✚ ✖
Words: 3,590 - Rating: Mature - endverse
Summary: The very last song is the Song of Solomon, and Castiel sings it only for Dean. Set in “The End.”
Warning: Extremely disturbing imagery, gore, amputation scenes. May trigger anxiety attacks.
- Law of Occam’s Razor by partialdifferential - Ω
Words: 35,228 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: Dean and Cas have been best friends for longer than Sam can really remember, and they’ve always been weird. This is a whole new level of ‘freak’, though—even for them.
- Life’s Coming Attractions by teh_helenables - ✖
Words: 4,597 - Rating: PG13
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.)
- Like a Thrift Store Jacket, Still Good but Used by triedunture - ✖ ≈
Words: 5,656 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Dean is a natural bottom, loves to take it up the ass like no one’s business. Problem is, he’s hung like a horse, or at least big enough he pings every guy’s secret size kink. So, Dean ends up topping even though that’s not what he wants. Enter Castiel.
- The List by researchsociety - ✚ ✖
Words: 6,500 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Castiel knows things are changing for him and he can’t stop it, so he composes a List.
Warning: CHARACTER DEATH
- The Long Fall by fine_feathered - ✖
Words: 31,746 - Rating: Explicit - Goes AU after 7x10 (Death’s Door)
Summary: Everything has its place when they die. Humans go to Heaven or Hell and creatures go to Purgatory. So where do Angels go? Sam and Dean venture to the very heart of the angelic afterlife in order to bring back Castiel. But the angel has been changed and it’s up to Dean to remind Castiel why they need him. Fallen foes and allies cross their path and along the way Sam, Dean and Castiel rediscover parts of themselves long forgotten or buried.
- Long Nights in Cold Months by pyrebi - Ω √
Words: 2,344- Rating: PG13 - AU
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.
- Love in Every Stitch by gedry - Ω
Words: 11,121 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: High school AU involving them being friends for a long time and Castiel falling in love with Dean and knitting him a sweater.
- March-Stalkers Mighty by whit_merule - ☆ Ω
Words: 152,412 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: A Fox and the Hound fusion in a Beowulf-themed world. 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.
- The Mirror by cloudyjenn - ☆ Ω
Words: 24,568 - Rating: Mature
Summary: When Dean touches a strange mirror, he’s whisked away to one alternate reality after another and it doesn’t take him long to realize the universe is trying to tell him something.
- Moonshine Lullaby by akadougal and tiptoe39 - Ω
Words: 38,788 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: Dean Winchester sweeps up after the stars in 1920s Hollywood. He and the actors on the set are worlds apart — and that includes his brother, the famous Samuel C. Winchester. But when an accident brings Dean face to face with a matinee idol going by the name of Jimmy Novak, he’s caught up in a love story right out of a movie script… until his estranged brother comes back into the picture, bringing drama of his own.
- Named by RC_McLachlan - ✖
Words: 95,035 - Rating: Mature - alt season 4
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 - Ω
Words: 16,279 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
prequel to this fic:
- No Man’s Land by ink_electric - ✖
Words: 7,500 - Rating: Explicit - purgatory alt canon
Summary: They’ve long since stopped thinking of Purgatory as a place. It’s a sentient, malevolent being in its own right, and it wants to keep them.
- Not Part of the Plan series by scaramouche
Words: 39,029 WIP - Rating: Explicit - AU
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. (urban fantasy AU where Castiel and Dean are from neighbouring countries: Castiel from a kingdom, Dean from a republic)
- oneiroi by mclachlan - ✖
Words: 55,023 - Rating: Explicit - alt season 5
Summary: There is not a dream Castiel does not know, except this one.
- Our Bodies, Possessed by Light by Obstinatrix - ✖
Words: 39,881- Rating: Explicit
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 Small World by needsmoreyellow - ☆ Ω √
Words: 42,035 - Rating: PG13 - AU
Summary: Fantasy AU. Dean and Castiel are the Sun and the Moon, princes of the Day and Night, upholding the balance on their own separate sides of the Sky and finally meeting during the Eclipse; a surprisingly intimate ceremony. Not that either of them mind.
- Paradis Circus by Nansense - ✖ ≈
Words: 8,317 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: 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.
- The Parts of Our Sum by scaramouche - Ω
Words: 55,051 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Wedding Cake by sparseparsley - Ω √
Words: 31,000 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: The good ones are sometimes assholes and always taken. (the wedding planner au)
- Pick it All Up by thepinupchemist - ☆ Ω ✚
Words: 126,472 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- Play It All Night Long by janie_tangerine - ☆ Ω √
Words: 43,000 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
- The Prank That Filled the Spank Bank by Bookkbaby - Ω ≈
Words: 41,000 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: It starts with a prank war and a chance meeting at the auto shop Dean works at.
- PWP: Pie Without Plot by MajorEnglishEsquire and orange_crushed - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 79,605 - Rating: Mature - post s8
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 various authors - ☆ ✖ ≈ √
Words: varies from 10k-55k per episode - Rating: Explicit - alt season 7
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…
- The Request by cloudyjenn - ☆ Ω
Words: 36,770 - Rating: Mature - AU
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.
- Roots by anythingtoasted - ✖
Words: 38,686 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: After the apocalypse, Dean, Sam and Castiel settle into a gentler life, and Dean starts to make peace with the things that plagued him before 2009. Tentatively, carefully, he starts getting better.
But something lives in the woods, in the house; something calls to him in his dreams that crosses the lines between waking and sleep. Whilst trying to reconcile himself with himself, Dean finds himself wondering if the things he’s managed to build are really slipping away, or if the whole thing is just in his head.
- Rvr Ro11435 by Ferritin4 - Ω
Words: 67,621 - Rating: Explicit
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.
- Silk by brorotica - Ω ≈
Words: 1,539 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: Dean Winchester is seventeen when he steals a pair of Jo’s panties.
- So Glad We Made It by scaramouche - ☆ Ω
Words: 16,421 - Rating: Mature - AU
Summary: At twelve years old, Dean makes a friend, who becomes his best friend, who will eventually become the love of his life.
- Tangle the Track by anythingtoasted - ☆ Ω
Words: 6,646 - Rating: Explicit (Dean Smith x 2014!Cas)
Summary: Dean Smith/2014!Cas, your basic romcom stuff, if you’ll believe it! Written for fun, and inspired by a lot of posts on tumblr. Ongoing.
- The Soul Piece by cloudyjenn - ☆ ✖
Words: 129,857 - Rating: Mature
Summary: When a human child is born, their soul is shattered into bright gleaming pieces that scatter to the winds.
- There’s Only One Sure Thing That I Know by blinkiesays - ✖
Words: 20,358 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: Dean doesn’t even get halfway through explaining before Bobby starts laughing. When he lets himself think about it for more than five seconds, Dean can almost see Bobby’s point: he’s faced down demons, witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, angels, and Satan himself and now he’s been defeated by the God damn Midwest.
- These Are Not Real Problems by scaramouche - ✚ ✖
Words: 30,000 - Rating: Explicit
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.
Warning: self harm
- Try-Something Tuesday by almaaasi - Ω
Words: 48,284 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: 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..
- Twist and Shout by castianity and standbyme (casinpanties) - Ω ✚
Words: 97,556 - Rating: Explicit - AU
Summary: What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.
Warning: MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH
- Unperfect by misslucyjane - ✖
Words: 3,600 - Rating: Mature
Summary: ”They look like wings, they look like my wings, and I cannot show them to you.”
- The Vessel by chellefic - ✖ ≈
Words: 7,500 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: When his vessel goes missing, Castiel turns to Dean for help.
- The Violin House by teh_helenables - ☆ ✖ √
Words: 8,560 - Rating: PG
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.
- Visions of Sugarplums and Other Various Oddities (part II) by elfladyarwen - ✖
Words: 4,972 - Rating: Explicit
Summary: A peek into Dean’s dreams.
Note: part of a reverse big bang, second part in the series, but reading the other parts not required.
- What Happens in Vegas by mishcollin - ✖ √
Words: 12,177 - Rating: Teen+
Summary: Dean wakes up with a wedding ring and without a clue where he is.
- What Has 8 Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? by scaramouche - ✖ √
Words: 16,174 - Rating: Teen+
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 - Ω ≈
Words: 55,775 - Rating: Explicit - AU
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.
Words: 5,586 - Rating: PG13 - AU
Summary: Dean is suddenly eating healthy and the world (i.e. Sam) is not prepared for such change.
- The World You Know by twoskeletons - ✖ ≈
Words: 1,701 - Rating: Explicit - Endverse
Summary: "Cas is murmuring something that Dean can’t quite make out, so he just focuses on the hypnotizing mercy of a gentle touch. It’s not something Dean wants to ask for. The apocalypse asks too much of everyone already, but Cas responds to Dean in predictable ways."
- You Know Just Where to Find Me by MajorEnglishEsquire - ✖
Words: 18,742 - Rating: PG13 - post s8
Summary: Castiel meets creatures he’s never fought before. Like Hondas. And the Internet. And Wyoming.
- Your Nourishment by MajorEnglishEsquire - ✖
Words: 4,266 - Rating: general (set in s8)
Summary: Dean cooks. Castiel is less surprised at this than Sam is.