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My Dean/Cas Rec List~! (Among other things)


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Dean/Cas Rec List:

Canon Verse:

Ghost Dance by omphalos; NC-17, 51k
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 Tripping Verse by hatteress; NC-17, 45k
What do you do when the Universe itself seems to have decided you belong with your very stoic, very angelic, very MALE hunting companion? Dean's about to find out.

Our Bodies, Possessed By Light (Ao3/LJ) by obstinatrix; NC-17, 42k

Dean/Cas, Dean & Sam, Cas & Sam

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.

Warnings: This fic does contain character death (non-pairing). It does not contain Sam/Dean, Sam/Castiel, or Sam/Dean/Castiel. There is no oral-genital or genital-genital contact between Dean and Sam's body; there is no making out. However, please note that there is one scene depicting a mild sexual situation between Dean and Cas-in-Sam's body

The Day the World Went Away by pyjamagurl; NC-17, 39.6k
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.
Warnings: Based post 5x22, Contains potential S6 Spoilers, eventual smut. Falling/fallen-Cas.

The Winchester Revision by proxydialogue; NC-17, 38.2k
College AU…(ish). Also fairytale and, uh, meta.
A recently de-deified Chuck, dying in Italy, decides to revise the story of Sam and Dean and Cas to give it the fairytale ending it deserves as a last hurrah before he goes. In a world with no monsters Dean Winchester goes to the University of Delaware for physics and engineering where a terrible twist of fate lands him in a Feminism and Literature class for one of his general electives. It is taught by a dark haired, blue-eyed professor named Castiel. Sam, meanwhile, is a boy genius who gets into college at sixteen and really is going to be a lawyer this time as soon as he finishes his English degree at UDel and gets into Stanford. But the more Chuck writes, the more he discovers about himself, his characters and the friends he will never see again; because some stories must be told.
Warnings: Strong language. Mentions (non-graphic, minor characters) of rape. Drug use. Verbal and physical abuse. Sex.

Outrun My Gun by ; NC-17, 33k
"The two of you are so stubborn you've made Heaven blink." Finally convinced that Sam and Dean will never say yes and accept their destinies, Heaven and Hell come up with a new plan, one that will redraw the Apocalypse and make everything run much more smoothly. All they need is Dean Winchester's soul.
Additional Notes: Time Travel, Slash, Hurt/Comfort, Ghosts, Alternate Universe (Canon Divergence)

♪ Anything Worth Dying For (Ao3/LJ) by waldorph; NC-17, 30k
It's the apocalypse, and this is the Book of Chuck.
Additional Notes: Blasphemy, Alternate Universe - Canon, Season/Series 04-05 Hiatus, POV Alternating, POV Minor Character, POV Outsider, POV Third Person

These Are Not Real Problems (Ao3/DW) by ; NC-17, 30k
Castiel used to be a god. Dean took that away from him, and now Castiel's stuck in a hell of his own making.
Warnings: Self-harm (Cas), Major character death (After Life, so characters are dead), Possible consent issues (Dean/Cas, proxy Cas' mental state), Mental Instability (Illness?)
Additional Notes: First Time, Future Fic, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Afterlife

The Girlfriend Experience by ; NC-17, 15.3k
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.

catch the wind, see us spin by killkacy, NC-17, 11.9k
Dean is given an out, but reality is a strange, fickle bitch.
Additional Notes: Unfortunately the original post on LJ was deleted, since the author purged their entire journal, so this is on Google Docs, which means you'll need to be logged in to see it.

Cas + Dean 4Ever (Ao3/LJ) by ; NC-17, 10.5k
Dean finds a diary that is like the worst "Do you like me, y/n?" letter in history, Sam helps Castiel with one of the most ill-conceived plans ever, and Ruby is highly amused by everything.
Warnings: Crack

Across the Universe by weirdwednesday; NC-17, 8.3k
After Sam is gone, Dean drives around without a purpose or destination. Castiel follows and finds out firsthand what both human grief and human desire feel like.
Additional Notes: Cas is trying to seduce post 5.22 depressed!Dean, which if course makes it harder, along with the fact that he's never exactly tried to full on seduce someone before.

Like a Thrift Store Jacket, Still Good But Used by ; NC-17, 5.6k
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.
Additonal Notes: pwp, mentions of torture/rape in Hell, Closeted Character, Sex Toys

Sky Verse by starandrea; R, 390k+
At the end of the world, Dean still has Sam. What he doesn't realize is that there are other people willing to be his if he lets them.
Warnings: WIP, updated recently (11 of Nov)! Don't let that deter you though, it's amazing and I'm absolutely in love with this verse.

On the Wings of War (Ao3/LJ) by alchemyalice; R, 85k
The four Horsemen are not just people with fancy rings. They aren’t even demons with fancy rings. They are another species entirely, a force unto themselves, and Lucifer is kidding himself if he thinks that they are at his beck and call. They are separate. They are neutral. Dean Winchester is not built like them.
Warnings: : Blasphemy, Wingfic, Gore, Body Horror, Transformation
Additional Notes: Stand by for copious gore, transformation, blasphemously inaccurate appropriation of Revelations and Lovecraftian horrors, oh my! Canon divergence after 5x14.

Second Verse, Same as the First by oatmeal_queen; R, 34.5k
On a day that doesn’t seem to want to end, Dean and Castiel are faced with an opponent who attempts to force them apart with the barter of one’s freedom in exchange for the other’s absolute death. But who’s life is worth more? A human’s or an angel’s? And for two creatures who seemingly dislike each other, why is it so hard to choose?

Are You There, Dean Winchester? It's Me ... God. (Ao3/LJ)by bunnymaccool; R, 33k
Dean Winchester has grown used to God dicking around in his life the last couple years. But this crap? This takes the CAKE ... or pie, rather. Now he's been thrown a whole new curve-ball. The kind that has ended the Civil War in Heaven ... but resulted in Raphael taking over, and hunting for Dean's ass on a silver platter. Not to mention dealing with Balthazar acting like a self-righteous prick, Sam having some big damn epiphany on his big brother's sexuality, and Cas eying him up like he's the world's juiciest cheeseburger. All that mixed with the chance to fix it all and set everything to rights ... but only if Dean is willing to sacrifice himself. Again. Seriously, if he ever meets that bastard God he's gonna- ... oh hey, Chuck! What are you doing here?

Burning the Days (Ao3/LJ) by temporalranger; R, 25k
When Dean and Cas show up in time to prevent Lilith's death, Team Free Will are all set to settle back into a life of saving people and hunting things - but nothing's perfect. Dean's a jerk who can't keep it in his pants; Cas feels there's plenty of room in his for the both of them. Sam's sure you can't be fuckbuddies with an angel and he's going to prove it - just as soon as he finishes scouring his eyeballs with soap.

But when Cas becomes Heaven's Most Wanted and the cops figure out the boys aren't as dead as they should be, Dean and Cas may prove to be both more and less obtuse than expected.

Warnings: Memories of Hell (non-specific), language, AR from 4x22 Lucifer Rising

The Mirror by cloudyjenn; R, 24.5k
Dean/Cas, various Sam pairings
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.

O Perpetual Revolution of Configured Stars by teh_helenables; R, 8k
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.

Pygmalion Amongst the Wheat by bellajayd; R, 4k
To give you life, Dean, I gave you my heart.

Journey's Course by tracy; R, 2.5k
The angel pressed his lips against Dean's temple and said, "I've watched and waited for you your entire life, Dean. I will watch and wait for the rest of it, too."

A Gift, Though Small by thevinegarworks; R, 2k
All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious. - Homer, The Odyssey, VI, l. 207 (Or, a Five Times fic but not really.)

Named (Ao3/LJ) by mclachland; M, 95k
Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn't the worst part of Dean's week.
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, Blasphemy

This Story Was Brought to You by Our Sponsors by ; M, 29k
Dean/Cas, Sarah Blake/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester/Other, Castiel/Other
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.
Warnings: Mpreg, kid!fic, Future Fic, First Time, Established Relationship, Post-War, Separation, Reunion, Schmoop

The (Mostly Accidental) Courtship of Dean Winchester by ; M, 11k
Angelic marriage rites were never intended to go quite like this.
Additional Notes: Crack, angel soulbond handprints, happy ending, wooing, female best man, male maid of honor, weddings, teenage witches, zombies, family by choice, BFFs, drunken shenanigans. terrible decision-making as a life choice

Twixt Cup and Lip by ; M, 10k
Dean and Cas are hit by curses. A lot of curses.

Things Dean Winchester Loves by ; M, 3.6k
Castiel makes a list, Sam gives good advice, and Dean takes a while to catch on.

The Law of Conservation of Energy by peroxide_fic; PG-13, 90k
The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one state into another. And what is grace, if not energy? In order to win the war in Heaven, Castiel and the Winchesters embark on a cross-country quest to find the scattered shards of Gabriel’s grace in the hopes that its remaining power will be enough to defeat Raphael before he and Crowley can open the door to Purgatory.
Additional Notes: Spoilers through 6x20; AR after that.

Dies Irae, or Something (Ao3/LJ) by alchemyalice; PG-13, 51k
Dean/Cas, Sam/Gabriel
It starts with headaches, and it ends in a clusterfuck. So, business as usual, Apocalypse-wise.
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence - Apocalyptic violence, slash (obvi), multitudinous references to Biblical events that are then misused with blatant disregard for accuracy. Also, Good Omens references, and hella bad language.

Saving Grace (LJ/FF) by miss_annthropic; PG-13, 36k
With everything that was going wrong in Dean’s life, it took him a while to realize that the person close to him that really needed the most help was Castiel.
Additional Notes: Sequel: Touching Grace, pre-slash

The Assumption of the Winchesters (Plus Bobby) by pulaski_casimir; PG-13, 9.4k
Dean/Cas, Sam/Jess, jokes about Sam/Gabriel, lots of other random minor pairings
In which the Winchesters (plus Bobby) ascend into Heaven, Michael the archangel is Chad Michael Murray, John Winchester is BFFs with God, Sam does jello shots with Moses and Noah, Jesus beats Dean in poker, and God wants to know what the hell it is with the Winchesters and space bandits.
Warnings: spoilers through all of season 5 to be safe, tons of blasphemy (but with a smile!)

Bad Romance by evil_knitter and gwennie3579; PG-13, 9.3k
Dean, Sam and Cas wake up titled, rich and in the midst of a scandal, courtesy of a little prank of the supernatural variety. Sam is betrothed and not happy about it… neither are Cas and Dean. The trio must play their parts to find their way out of this, another effed up Winchesterian adventure. Not AU!
Warnings: Purple prose.

Your Apple Pie Suburban Hell Happily Ever After (Ao3/DW) by by PG-13, 7.6k
Dean/Cas, Becky Rosen/Chuck Shurley, Lucifer/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester/Lisa Braeden
In which Becky and Dean search for Chuck and Sam, Castiel discovers a love of milkshakes, Sam regrets being a good Samaritan, and Lucifer is still entirely too interested in Sam's body for Sam's peace of mind.
Warnings: Crack, Happy Ending

A Hole in the World by bauble; PG-13, 6.6k
Where Dean agrees to let Michael possess him and Cas grieves.
Warnings: character death, might need a box of tissues for your tears

Over the Hills and Far Away by seraphwings; PG-13, 5.7k
The righteous man is missing something, but he can't put his finger on it. Time for a road trip.
Additional Notes: Dean can’t settle down into his domestic life and leaves, road-tripping across America and hunting as he goes. Castiel keeps an eye on him, or visits.

Of Blessings and Punishments (LJ/Ao3/DW) by ilien; PG-13, 4k
Dean/Cas, Gabriel, Sam, mentions of Bobby, Jimmy and Claire, can be read as Sam/Gabriel.
My first memory is that of my father, looking at me with a funny uncertainty in his eyes and asking “What the fuck is that?!” I was too little to know he was referring to me, and now I try not to take it too personally.
Warnings: Goes AU somewhere after 5.20 (something definitely went different with the Apocalypse), contains minor spoilers for s5. Swearing. Kidfic, but totally MPREG-free

Homing Pigeons by glassyskies; PG-13, 3.9k
The story of How Dean Saves Castiel (or How Castiel Saves Dean), through the eyes of Sam Winchester (and How Sam Maybe Saves Them Both).

Of All Possible Futures by ; PG-13, 3.7k
Dean/Cas, Original Female Character/Original Female Character, Dean Winchester/Original Male Character
Of all possible futures, Castiel chose this one.
Additional Notes: Written for the lgbtfest prompt "Castiel doesn't see what the big deal is -- angels have no gender as humans understand it, and Dean is in love with him, not his vessel's body, right? For Dean, it's nowhere near that simple."

Why Subtlety Never Really Works With Winchesters by hybridowl; PG-13, 3k
Dean/Cas, Sam/someone who may or may not be Jo
“How come everyone knows we’re dating except me?!”
Warnings: language, slash, future fic, fluff

White Blank Page by hellozombies; PG-13, 2.8k
In which Chuck dithers, Cas exceeds expectations, Dean’s not talking about it and Sam is just trying not to think about it.

Signs and portents by aesc; PG-13, 2.7k
You know how Sam and Dean constantly got mistaken as boyfriends over the years? Well, what happens with Castiel in the picture?

We Walk This Familiar Road by entangled_now; PG-13, 1.5k
He doesn't tell Sam about the dream. He doesn't tell him about any of the others either. A thousand miles and a dozen motels.

Good Things Do Happen by trinityofone; PG, 5.6k
A Winchester Family Christmas, 2010. AKA, Best zombie Christmas ever!

Five Reasons Dean Uses the Trenchcoat as a Pillow (and One Reason he Doesn't) by tiptoe39; PG, 1.6k
See title.

Baby, I can see your halo by ladybugkay; PG, 1.4k
Years later, after it’s all over, Dean still likes to sit on a bench in a park.
Warnings: future!fic; kind of a death fic, but we all know that “death cannot stop true love.”

So Here's the Bright End of Nowhere by sullymygoodname; PG, 1.3k
Looking back it seemed so simple, but having done it I couldn't say. Dean is happy, Cas is hungover, Sam reflects. And there are pancakes.

Could’ve Used Post-It Notes (103 Freckles) by aerilex; PG, 1.2k
152 freckles adorn Dean Winchester’s body since his return from Hell. (Vaguely set during early S5)

Like Some Junkie Cosmonaut by , G, 3k
It turns out that being a big glowy ball of light in heaven is really, really boring. With Dean in an irritatingly angsty coma and therefore being no fun at all, it's up to Castiel to find something interesting.

Dry Clean Only by ; G, 1k
There were only two hunter-friendly drycleaner-laundromats in the US, and My Little Warsh House in Okeana, Ohio, belonged to Harry Mencher.

In the aftermath of Cas's Leviathan possession and disappearance, life and laundry must go on.

Alternate Universe:

A Mighty Dark Night (Ao3/LJ) by blue_fjords; NC-17, 74k
Detective Dean Winchester meets Homeland Security Agent Castiel James over a corpse.
Warnings: violence, language and sex

A Judicious Application of Free Will (Ao3/DW) by ; NC-17, 57k
Dean lives the simple life in Lawrence, running the family business at Winchester Hardware. When Castiel moves into the neighborhood, they strike up a friendship that has the chance to become something more. But before that can run its course, the secrets of Castiel’s past catch up with them both, and their whole world changes.

Wavesverse by wormstaches (lamarnza); NC-17, 54.8k
Alternate Universe - College/University, Coming Out, Internalized Homophobia, First Time, First Kiss, Gay Panic, Casual Sex
Dean Winchester is the average guy: football, college, kid brother, nice car, girls and beer; his life is black and white, that is until he meets Castiel Collins: pretentious, slutty, sweater-wearing genius, who won't even take the time to look up at him from his obscure novel while he insults him. And then everything is shades of gray and Dean is drowning.

Play It All Night Long by janie_tangerine; NC-17, 43k
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.
Warnings/Spoilers: the backstory implies talking about the American health care system in not exactly positive terms. Also, very peripherally referenced homophobia.

*Inevitable Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes by ; NC-17, 41.7k
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.

In the Weeds (Ao3/LJ) by nanoochka; NC-17, 40.3k
“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.”
Warnings: Food porn, misuse of Irish accents

Convenient Husbands (Ao3/DW) by ; NC-17, 39.2k
"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?"

Moonshine Lullaby by akadougal, tiptoe39; NC-17, 38.7k
Alternate Universe - 1920s, Golden Age Hollywood, Moonshine, Alternate Universe - Actors
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.

Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Wedding Cake by sparseparsley; NC-17, 31k
The good ones are sometimes assholes and always taken.
Warnings: Sex, movie cliches

Head For The Exits (Ao3/LJ) by temporalranger; NC-17, 25k
Superhero AU. Dean's life in the Edge City PD is going swimmingly: There's a masked vigilante prowling his rooftops and nursing a crush on him; a serial murderer who's too damn smart for his own good; his partner is so new she still smells like Academy polish, and he can't quite work up the nerve to ask out the coffee guy across the road.
Warnings: Minor character death, descriptions of murder scenes.

Walk A Mile by cloudyjenn; NC-17, 13.4k
Dean/Castiel, implied Sam/Gabriel
Gabriel's deal is worth saving Bobby's life. Still, being stuck as a woman for three weeks is not Dean's idea of a good time.
Warnings: genderswap, smut

I Like You (Like Me) by ; NC-17, 11k
Dean’s the owner of his own pretty successful coffee shop, and he’s absolutely, totally not in love with the hot accountant guy who comes in every day. He’s way out of his league. Isn’t he?

Actus Fidei by manic_intent; NC-17, 5.6k
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.

*Ain't Looking For Forgiveness by waldorph; NC-17, 4.9k
He can read Dean Winchester because he remade him.
Additional Notes: Dom/Sub, Apocalypse, Future Fic

The Empire of the Lion and the Wolf by missjigsaw23; R, 121k
Dean/Cas, Gabriel/Crowley (background), (mentions of past Dean/Lisa, Bobby/Ellen, and Sam/Jess)
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.
Warnings: slavery, violence, mentions of non-con/dub-con and implied torture

Alchemy by clay_roses; R, 38k
Dean/Castiel, past Dean/Anna, Castiel/Meg, Castiel/Anna, briefly mentioned Sam/Ruby
Castiel Novak's life is average until the day he wakes up with superpowers. Soon after he meets Dean Winchester, an investigative reporter with a knack for getting himself into trouble.
Warnings: violence, language, mentions of dub/non-con (non explicit), torture, character death (not main)

The Awesomes by blue_fjords; R, 28.7k
Dean/Cas; Dean, Castiel, Sam, kid!Anna, kid!Gabriel, kid!Balthazar, Bobby, Ava, Meg, Lucifer, Ruby 2.0, various cameos
Twenty years after going into hiding, the former Mr. Awesome and Righteous Man are attempting to raise their family in peace and quiet. But peace and quiet does not find them.

*An Excercise In 'Worthless' by ; R, 26.5k
"I mean, you’re–” He gestures at Cas, in his neat oxford shirt and nice pants. “–and I’m a high school dropout who tattoos for a living.”

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.

Praise The Lord (And Pass The Ammunition) by nekomitsu; R, 24.5k
When Dean dies yet again Heaven decides it's been missing an angel and it's time to fill the vacancy. It takes Dean a long, long time –and several miracles performed over cheeseburgers and lice– to come to terms with his new celestial life and his old earthly temptations. Featuring Dean's new set of wings, human Castiel, beers at the Roadhouse, the Choirs of Heaven, a naked Sammy, Michael and other angels with bard inclinations, lame pick-up lines, Zachariah's lion head, gaudy motels, and Oprah-worthy revelations that are way funnier in Enochian.
Warnings: character death (which is kind of the premise) and blasphemy. Veers off reality sometime in late season five.

Chasing the Sky by daymarket; R, 12k
Round and round the bodies they go, in the game that only ever ends one way. Ironically enough, it’s the only way that Dean ever feels alive.
Warnings: Lots of death, dub/non-con, semi-explicit violence, swearing, unhealthy relationships, implied child abuse.

♪ Equinox (Ao3/LJ) by ; R, 12k
In which Castiel is the weird time-traveling freak who just might be the love of Dean Winchester's life.

Right Up Over the Wire by liadan14; R, 7.2k
Dean/Cas, past Dean/OMCs
When Sam finds out about Dean and Cas, he's convinced that Dean's possessed/bespelled/being controlled by some supernatural force, and Dean has to come to terms with the fact that yeah, he is actually kinda into guys, before he's able to make Sam believe he's still himself.
Warnings: Sensitive subject matter. Any mistakes/misrepresentations are unintentional and not meant to insult. OMCs, and Sam is not very nice for understandable reasons.

The List (LJ/FF) by researchsociety; R/NC-17, 6.5k
Castiel knows things are changing for him and he can't stop it, so he composes a List.
Warnings: character death, unhappy ending

Prince Castiel and the Quest for 100 Orgasms by luchia13; R, 5k
Castiel knows about how gladiators can win their freedom by winning 100 fights, so Castiel has decided to operate under the assumption that if Dean has 100 orgasms, he might let Castiel go.
Warnings: This entire thing could be considered dubcon. It is also not serious, at all. Also, prisons, harems, and a murder, crack fic.

Crossroads State (Ao3/LJ) by thirstyrobot; M, 51k
Dean/Cas, Balthazar/Cas
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.
Additional Notes: This is seriously pretty tame angst-wise, but references to offscreen drug abuse and mental illness/institutionalization for minor characters.

♪ Five Lessons Dean Tries Teaching Castiel for Winchester Family Bonding (And One Castiel Figures out on His Own) (Ao3/LJ) by ; M; 1.7k
In a world where John Winchester is the righteous man, Dean Winchester still gets the angel.
Additional Notes: Crack, Alternate Universe, playing with other fen's toys

Over and Over by ; M, 1.5k
In which for every new vessel Castiel takes, Cas forgets everything. But Dean keeps looking for him over his various lifetimes.
Additional Notes: This might make you cry, or at least teary.

Bring It On Home by thecouchcarrot; PG-13, 36k
Dean the Sales Rep just moved into the neighborhood, and his neighbor is a definitely crazy shut-in.

The Request by cloudyjenn; PG-13, 36k
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.
Warnings: AU, angels that aren't like angels from Supernatural or the Bible or really anywhere, but this story

♪ Family Business (Ao3/LJ) by ; PG-13, 35k
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.)
Warnings: DRAMEDY-DOM. And some swearing, and Disquieting Allusions, and an excess of soup, and emo backstory

Start Quoting Shakespeare and We're Done by pyrebi; PG-13, 15k
In which Dean has the hots for a librarian named Cas, Cas may or may not have the hots for a mechanic named Dean, and Gabriel joins Sam in the peanut gallery in the hopes that he might just get to do a horizontal tango of his own.
Warnings: Gleeful profanity, rampant rom-com scenarios, and a decided lack of porn.

Props by scaramouche; PG-13, 13k
Ten conversations Castiel and Dean had while under a curse, and one they had after the curse was broken.A fusion with Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

A Brief Glimpse by cloudyjenn; PG-13, 12k
Dean/Castiel, unrequited Sam/Castiel
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.

And A Star To Steer Her By by misachan; PG-13, 10.6k
Supernatual/Firefly fusion; eventual Sam/River, established Dean/Castiel
Impala-class vessels aren't used for freight, so Simon has no idea how River's pod wound up loaded aboard this one. Sometimes it's like the 'verse has a mind of its own.
Warnings/Spoilers: Events that bear a resemblance to SPN through S5 and to Serenity

Neighbors by tiptoe39; PG-13, 10k
Dean and Cas have lived across the hall from each other for years and they get along great and they both like each other, but one or both of them is always in a relationship with someone else. Finally, they are single at the same time and decide to give it a shot together but due to past dating failures, they're both raw and their relationship begins rocky before they realize what they really have between them.

Tell Yourself It's Easy (And It's True) by liadan14; PG-13, 9.6k
Dean/Castiel, minor Sam/Jess, Gabriel/Crowley
Princess Diaries AU, Destiel Style. Or, where Cas discovers he's the Crown Prince of Genovia.

Folie à Deux by thunder_nari; PG-13, 5k
Dean/Castiel(Jimmy), Jimmy/Amelia
A madness shared by two.
Warnings: psychosis, character death, outsider POV, angst
Additional Notes: The AU where Henrickson was right: there is no thing as the supernatural, John was a paramilitary whackjob, and Castiel is Jimmy Novak's other personality.

Rubik's by ; PG-13, 3.5k
A high school AU where Castiel is an androgynous genderqueer student, and Dean is another student who has no idea what to do with that.

Serpent and Staff by trinityofone; PG, 10k
One morning, Castiel wakes up in Jimmy Novak’s bed, in Jimmy Novak’s life.

Bearing Like Being by ; PG, 1k
Dean Winchester does not own his skeleton.
Additional Notes: somewhat gen, thingstiel

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♪ Orizuru (Ao3/LJ) by docepax; 47k, NC-17
No matter how insignificant the question, Jensen has always craved answers. The origami birds scattered in his path are no exception - each accompanying message more obscure and more pointed than the last. As he slowly becomes the proud owner of a growing paper menagerie, Jensen has to decide whether to follow the clues or follow his heart.

Reconciling Hollywood (Ao3/LJ) by qthelights; 31k, NC-17
Misha has always prided himself on his mastery of the first impression - both giving and receiving. After all, people are easy enough to read if examined through the appropriate lens. For the last two years he's stuck to his guns and his assumption that Jensen is just a good guy who made a dick mistake back when he thought Misha was disposable. Pushed him up against a trailer door and took because he could. But now, with Jared overseas with his new bride, Jensen around more than ever, and a decision weighing heavy on his conscience, Misha realizes that truly knowing Jensen might be nearly as impossible as knowing himself.
Additional Notes: Alternate Reality, Hollywood, Misunderstanding, First Impressions, Character Study, rocking chair sex, In Public, Trailer Sex, Humor

Worse Than Being Blind by clockstopper; 22k, NC-17
Jensen/Misha with some background Jared/Genevieve
To cope with the directing on the set of Stonehenge Apocalypse, Misha and his new best friend Hill, spend their nights drinking and trying to forget the fact that they're on a ridiculous scifi B-Movie. It helps when the director yells that they should all have more intensity in the morning. And then, one night, Torri invites herself to their nightly drinking and Misha does not know that this has bad life plan written all over it because Torri can drink everyone under the table. Now Misha has to deal with an earnest and freaked out Jensen who flies to the set because he wants to talk about "the message" (complete with air quotes) that Misha left on his cell phone. Add a new cast that has made it their mission to make Misha as embarrassed as possible and Jared, who never met an innuendo that he didn't like, and Misha wonders how his life ever got here. Oh, and they do still have a movie to film.
Warnings: Mentions of Supernatural season five and some spoilers for Stonehenge Apocalypse that couldn’t be avoided, though neither is really the focus of the story.

Ad-Libbed by tiptoe39; 7k, NC-17
The thing about Misha? Misha ad-libs.
Additional Notes: Behind the Scenes, Season/Series 06

A Sort of Fairy Tale by misslucyjane; 17k, M
Misha loves Jensen. Jensen is... getting there.

Alternate Universe:

*The Academy of Absent Fathers by , ; 84.7k, NC-17
As one of the premiere boarding schools on the east coast, Ellis Academy plays host to the preeminent financiers, businessmen, and politicians of tomorrow. The very dirt stinks of privilege and as a long-time foster child, Misha Collins has no idea how he ended up here. To make matters worse, he's stuck rooming with the equivalent of Ellis royalty. Jensen Ackles is a lifer - captain of the lacrosse team, do-gooder and textbook overachiever. And they hate each other. Mostly. But as they move from hate to something more, secrets from their unknown yet inextricably linked pasts threaten to destroy everything they've built. And the worst part? They have no idea what's coming...

Springboard Helix by ; NC-17, 81.3k
Jensen Ackles/Misha Collins, Genevieve Cortese/Jared Padalecki
Meet Jensen Ackles, a poverty rights lawyer with an over-active imagination and an insatiable science fiction addiction. He worries constantly about his husband, Misha, and best friend, Jared, who always seem poised on the brink of disaster because of their politically controversial work for an environmental nonprofit. Jensen’s solution? Escaping the exhausting repetition and stresses of everyday life with vivid fantasies in which he stars as a sci fi action hero.

Only, in Jensen’s world, nothing is as it seems. After finding a mysterious paperweight in Misha’s briefcase and surviving a car accident through an impossible sequence of events, Jensen is about to discover how deep his personal rabbit hole goes.
Additional Notes: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure

A Multi-Panel Love Story by blue_fjords; NC-17, 18.6k
Jensen's days are spent doting on his son and working on his graphic novel series with his best friend, Jared. Life's cool, but something could make it a whole lot better. Or make that someone.

Walk This World with Me by blue_fjords; NC-17, 11.8k
Set about five years after the end of "A Multi-Panel Love Story" and Jensen & Misha are experiencing some bumps in the road.

As Easy As Airway, Breathing and Circulation by akadougal, tiptoe39; NC-17, 10k
Jensen's not so keen on his office's first aid training... until he meets the trainer.

#crimefighting by architeuthis; NC-17, 2.4k
Misha is not Batman. Jensen is not Commissioner Gordon. Twitter is definitely not the Bat-Signal.
Warnings: semi-public sex, dirty talk, mild violence.

Coils Of Fate by ; PG-13, 11.3k
Jensen Ackles/Misha Collins, Genevieve Cortese/Jared Padalecki
A bad break up, a wierd pet and a mysterious heritage may just lead to the perfect romance, because sometimes what you need comes in strange packages.

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