Dean/Castiel fic recs. 

Just a collection of all the Dean/Cas fics I enjoy! I’ve tried to include appropriate warnings for each fic, but please be sure to read the warnings at each individual story. This is a mix of both canon-verse and AU.

 Updated 5/27/13.

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300 Things image 
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Language, sexuality, alcoholism, real life
Word Count: 76,500
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.

A Brief Glimpse
Characters: Dean/Cas, unrequited Sam/Castiel
Genre: AU
Word Count: 12,000+
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.

Across the Universe
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to and including 5x22
Word Count: 8,314
Summary: 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.

A Dream of Flight
Rating: R
Spoilers: Vague season 6
Warning: Torture, wing!fic, dream!fic
Word Count: 7,300
Summary: Cas starts visiting Dean in his dreams with astonishing regularity.

All I’ve Felt Was Leading to This
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 5x22
Word Count: 5,700
Summary: “Dean,” Castiel replies, his voice calm, his hand just slightly raising but not reaching out. For a second Dean wishes he would. “I think you know what this means. And if you do, then it’s not hard to guess what you might want. I’m just trying to give it to you, if you’ll let me.” Or, the one where Dean has weird dreams and Castiel doesn’t need them explained.

All the Way imageimage 
Genre: AU, college
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Mentions of depression, issues that the Winchester family has in canon (alcoholism, death of a parent)
Word Count: 81,000
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.

And All Night Long You Drove Me Wild With Your Equations
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 5x21
Word Count: ~2,000
Summary: Castiel is human for good, and both he and Dean are set on making good use of the time they have left.

And I Never Really Sleep Anymore image  
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,023
Summary: Dean has insomnia. Castiel can relate.

An Exercise in ‘Worthless’ image
Characters: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Jo, Ellen, Bobby, Balthazar, Anna
Genre: AU, tattoo artist Dean and professor Cas
Rating: R
Warning: Brief talk of harming others with a tattoo gun
Word Count: 26,546
Summary: 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.

At the Bottom 
Rating: R
Spoilers: 5x04/Endverse
Word Count: 910
Summary: One last time before they go.

Benediction 
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 5x22
Warning: Angst, sex, blasphemy
Word Count: 4,007
Summary: Castiel accepts that Dean has made his choice and that he needs to let go, but he can’t resist seeing him one more time.

Beyond the Edge and Falling image
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 8,900
Summary: Cas is feeling dejected about his increasing humanity. Dean shows him some of the benefits.

Bleach
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Set after 5x14 and before 5x15
Warning: Swearing, soft angst
Word Count: 1,121
Summary: You don’t have to be Freud to figure out why Dean wants to be that laundry so fucking badly.

Blessed by Loving Gods 
Genre: AU, coffee shop/college
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,153
Summary: Dean was seventeen, Castiel was nineteen. That was technically illegal, but he tried not to think about that.

Blood Play
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 5x04, “The End”
Warning: Present!Dean/Future!Cas
Word Count: 5,601
Summary: He’s barely two feet away from Dean’s face now; like a terrible parody of his old self. “You see? You did this to me. I…I’m this way because of you. I—” He’s trembling. “I’ll always choose you, over everything, you ruined me—”

By Fortune or Design 
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Warning: Alcoholism, inappropriate relations between a professional and a client (sort of)
Word Count: 38,000
Summary: The one where Dean is an alcoholic and Castiel is assigned as his substance-abuse counselor, and their relationship doesn’t stay strictly professional. But maybe that’s for the best, in this case. 

Car Maintenance 101
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 6x12, “Like a Virgin”
Word Count: 2,518
Summary: How to woo Dean Winchester.

Castiel’s Star
Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam, John, Ellen, Ruby, Anna, OC
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Warning: Mentions of abuse, bullying
Word Count: 70,953
Summary: Dean and Castiel were childhood sweethearts until Dean fled their small town and left Castiel behind. Now ten years later Dean has come back to set things right.

Castiel’s Storm [sequel to Castiel’s Star]
Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam, John, Ellen, Ruby, Anna, OC
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Warning: Mentions of abuse, bullying
Word Count: 40,364
Summary: After Dean’s return he and Cas work on putting their relationship back together. Starts right where Castiel’s Star ends. Castiel’s POV.

Chrysler Almighty image
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 6x07, “Family Matters”
Warning: Graphic sex
Word Count: 5,736
Summary: Castiel always has made Dean’s name sound like a caress…

Could’ve Used Post-It Notes (103 Freckles)
Genre: Fluff
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1,200
Summary: 152 freckles adorn Dean Winchester’s body since his return from Hell.

Crossroads State 
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Word Count: 54,000
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.

Dean Doesn’t Listen to Eurythmics 
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,941
Summary: Dean and Castiel share a bed. It starts out platonic, and then becomes something else.

Diable en Boite
Rating: NC-17
Warning: PWP
Word Count: 4,215
Summary: Castiel pops in on Dean unexpectedly, and Dean is delighted. Not that Dean was pining or anything. Nope.

Don’t Ever Look Back 
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: R
Warning: Violence (including violence between family members), drug use (nothing stronger than pot), underage drinking (nothing harder than beer), sex between an 18 and 17-year-old, sexuality angst
Word Count: 36,039
Summary: Another day, another town; when their bounty hunter father enrolls he and Sam in yet another school Dean thinks this will just be another town he’ll forget five minutes after he leaves it. Things get more interesting when Sam befriends a classmate of Dean’s and the lonely boy with the strange name and stranger family slowly gets under Dean’s skin. Their new friendship gets complicated when it becomes clear that Castiel’s brothers aren’t just strange, they’re dangerous, and the secrets they keep and the sins they bury have a lot to do with Dean. It would all be bad enough even without Dean starting to worry that maybe friendship isn’t all he wants. A Dean/Castiel high school love story with fist fights, movie nights, make outs, broken hearts, hospital vigils and a steamed up hotel shower.

Drunk On You 
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Warning: Cas is 17 and Dean is 21
Word Count: 4,645
Summary: Cas is Sammy’s best friend, and Dean is the older brother who accidentally wants the seventeen year old.

Empyrean Glow
Rating: R
Spoilers: Up to 5x22
Warning: Language, sexuality, alcoholism, real life
Word Count: 14,161
Summary: Post Apocalypse life isn’t quite like apple pie, but it’s better than Dean expected. And then a bored crossroads demon just has to take an interest in his crush on Heaven’s newest archangel.

Ergative/Absolutive image
Genre: AU, college
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 6,244
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.

Even Angels Have Their Kinks image  
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Blasphemy, priest kink
Word Count: 2,110
Summary: Dean accidentally stumbles upon something that turns Castiel on.

Even if it Kills Me
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Season 6. Goes AU somewhere after Sam has his soul back but before “The Man Who Would be King.”
Warning: Hurt/comfort, illness, language
Word Count: 7,483
Summary: Dean has cuts that won’t heal and bruises that won’t fade, and he’s getting worse. But Heaven’s at war and there are people dying in Iowa and Dean’s not fucking dying anytime soon, thank you very much. Except the part where it really seems like he is.

Everclear
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Set after 5x17 and before 5x18 
Warning: Dean-swearing, angst, sensuality
Word Count: 2,659
Summary: Being in love is outside the scope of angelic emotions, and therefore Castiel is not in love with Dean. Instead, he only wishes he were.

Every Night
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 8x02
Word Count: ~2,000
Summary: Dean prays. And works through some baggage before he runs into Benny.

Feel
Rating: R
Spoilers: Post-Purgatory, fallen!Cas
Word Count: 330
Summary: "I don’t feel you anymore, Dean."

Flying Circles Inside a Jar 
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Vague season 5
Word Count: 11,079
Summary: Castiel makes a logical leap that leaves Dean’s head spinning, and the both of them spinning away from each other.

Four Kisses After Purgatory
Rating: PG
Spoilers: 8x07
Word Count: 2,701
Summary: Four kisses taking place during 8x07.

Ghost Dance image
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Season 5
Warning: Pre-narrative character deaths, depictions of brain damage and mental illness, major angst, minor elements of dub-con
Word Count: 51,380
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?

Gospel of John 
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Takes place after 5x22
Word Count: 4,224
Summary: Dean’s been reading the bible since the apocalypse ended.

Have Love, Will Travel image
Genre: AU, stripper!Dean/writer!Cas
Rating: NC-17
Warning: References to PTSD and agoraphobia might be triggery for some.
Word Count: 94,000
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?

Head for the Exits image
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Cas is human, so after 5x21, but before the shitstorm of 5x22
Warning: Angst, hurt/comfort, Cas!whump, explicit sex
Word Count: 5,983
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.”

How to Romance a Human
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4,433
Summary: Castiel consults Cosmopolitan magazine in order to win Dean’s heart.

If This Is It
Characters: Dean/Cas, Chuck
Rating: R
Spoilers: 5x04
Warning: 5x04 fic. hypothermia; angst; drug use.
Word Count: ~4,300
Summary: Castiel gets trapped in a hospital pharmacy as the temperature plummets; Dean will say anything to keep him lucid.

I Got Soul (But I’m Not a Soldier)
Rating: R
Spoilers: Coda to 6x20, “The Man Who Would Be King.” Begins directly after the end of that episode.
Warning: Mild angst, language, some mild sexuality
Word Count: 2,200
Summary: Castiel appears in Dean’s dream. Dean doesn’t make him leave.

Inevitable Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes image
Genre: AU, professor/grad student
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Questioning sexual identity.
Word Count: ~41,000
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.

In the Weeds 
Genre: AU, chef!Cas/waiter!Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,265
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 I Respond As I Wouldn’t Dare Elsewhere image
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: R
Warning: Homophobic slurs; bullying with some violence
Word Count: 34,040
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.

It Always Takes More Than Once (Before it Takes) image
Genre: AU, college
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~10,000
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.

It’s Always the End of the World Somewhere
Characters: Castiel/Dean, Castiel/Crowley, Anna, Sam, others, Dean/Bela (briefly), Sam/Jess
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 21,000+
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
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: PG-13, NC-17 epilogue
Word Count: 9,800
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.

Jump the Track image
Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam, John, Mary, Bobby, Jo, etc
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: References to characters from seasons 1-6. Apart from that, it’s completely AU.
Word Count: 12 chapters
Summary: It’s Dean’s senior year at Lawrence High, and he’s already given up on himself. It takes the arrival of the strange, intense, awkward Castiel Delacroix at the school to prove to Dean that maybe his life is worth saving after all.

Just After, But Before image
Genre: Post-Purgatory AU
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Season 8 knowledge necessary. Inspired by 8.05 “Blood Brothers.”
Warning: Hurt/comfort, emotional intimacy, barebacking
Word Count: 8,700
Summary: Just after Purgatory, but before whatever’s next, Dean has a broken angel to put back together.

Kids in the Riot 
Characters: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jess, Jo, Anna, Gabriel, Jess, Mary, Crowley, Michael, Meg, Ruby, Alastair, Bobby, etc.
Genre: AU, political/spy. 
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Violence, some mentions of oc death
Word Count: ~60,000
Summary: Dean’s known a lot of people - Dean’s helped break and ruin a lot of people - some of them are gonna remember him and what he did to them. It’s what he knew he was signing up for when he got into the game. 
(Note: The first chapter of this starts out very slow and it might take a little bit to figure out what is happening - and the fic itself is more plot-driven than pairing driven, in my opinion. But it’s still a good read!)

Learn Your Lesson, Lead Me Home image  
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Endverse 
Word Count: 5,499
Summary: Dean returns from another supply run gone bad.

Love Comes Tumbling
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 6x18, “Frontierland”
Word Count: 4,491
Summary: Dean thinks maybe the angel soldered them together with hellfire and grace down in the Pit, that maybe part of Castiel ran molten and melted into his soul and Castiel took a part of him to fill the space it left behind…

(Love is Like a) Heat Wave
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~2,500
Summary: There’s a heatwave in South Dakota, and Bobby’s house doesn’t have A/C. Spending the night on the porch seems a logical option.

Luke 11:9
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Language, sexuality, frottage, fluff and vague angst
Word Count: 4,000
Summary: So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Castiel asks. Dean gives.

Lullaby 
Rating: PG
Spoilers: 8x02
Word Count: 5,015
Summary: How do you fall asleep in Purgatory?

Me and Mine
Genre: AU, priest!Cas
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Dean is 17 in the first half of the fic, self harm/neglect, mentions of homophobia, blasphemy
Word Count: 51,580
Summary: Castiel is a gay priest and devoted to repressing himself, until he meets seventeen-year-old Dean who needs help in denying his own sexuality. Inconvenient though it is, they fall in love and move from denial to platonic love to something more complex.

Motion Control
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: General season 5
Warning: Uh, temporary paralysis? And porn. But you knew that already.
Word Count: 3,800
Summary: Dean can’t move an inch. Although thankfully he can move some of them…

Named image
Rating: R
Spoilers: 4x22
Warning: Blasphemy. There is also a section where the dialog is entirely in Spanish; hover your mouse over the dialog for a floating translation.
Word Count: 95,000
Summary: Jesus Christ is dead. Somehow, that isn’t the worst part of Dean’s week.

Now for a Night, Here for a Song
Genre: AU, college
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,910
Summary: Dean and Cas get locked in a library during a snowstorm.

On the Verge of a Usual Mistake
Rating: R
Spoilers: 6x22
Warning: Angst, fallen!Cas, teasing, sexuality
Word Count: 7,000
Summary: Castiel has fallen and isn’t transitioning to humanity very well. Dean tries to help but Cas keeps pulling away. Literally. If anyone’s responsible for making sure this ex-angel becomes a well-adjusted member of the human race, Dean figures it’s him.

Orion 
Genre: AU, high school
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 52,249
Summary: Dean is fine with sailing through high school as nobody exceptional or worth noting - he can even deal with Castiel, typical hotshot football player, always staring at him over lunch. What he doesn’t expect is for Castiel to pick up the pieces of him and worm his way into his life, carving a place there for himself - and he certainly never imagined that he’d be finding out that there’s more to Cas than money and popularity.

Our Bodies, Possessed By Light image
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Post 6x22
Warning: 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.
Word Count: ~42,000
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.

Patterns of Experience
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Season 4
Word Count: 4,475
Summary: The pattern was set the first two times they had sex. Changing it was only a matter of time.

Paved With Good Intentions
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: If you know Castiel, you’re fine
Warning: Up to 5x22
Word Count: 29,742
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 image
Genre: AU, romantic comedy
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Sex, movie cliches
Word Count: 31,000
Summary: The good ones are sometimes assholes and always taken.

Pillar of Salt 
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Frottage, light power play
Word Count: 3,893
Summary: He’s about to strike up a conversation about what soma represents in Brave New World when Castiel crowds his personal space even more than usual, free hand warm on Dean’s jean-covered knee.

Play It All Night Long image
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Language, sexuality, alcoholism, real life
Word Count: 43,000
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.

Point Pleasant image 
Genre: AU, horror, writer!Dean/sheriff!Cas
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Graphic depictions of violence, character death (not Dean or Cas)
Word Count: 172,579
Summary: Dean Winchester grew up in the idyllic town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. A terrifying encounter with the supernatural during his childhood shaped his worldview and served as the catalyst for his successful career as a bestselling horror writer. Dean left Point Pleasant at the age of twenty, driven from his hometown by rejection and heartbreak, but thirteen years after abandoning his home and family, Dean finds himself drawn back to the town by the promise of investigating the apparent reemergence of the supernatural creature responsible for Dean’s childhood nightmares. Once back in Point Pleasant, Dean is confronted not only by the town’s resident monster, the Mothman, but also by his childhood best friend, Castiel Novak. Together, with Bobby Singer—the old drunk who lives on the edge of town—Dean and Castiel uncover the mystery of Point Pleasant’s Mothman in all its terrifying reality. Point Pleasant is a horror story, but aims to show that the ghosts that haunt us are sometimes made of flesh and blood. And sometimes, they lead us home.

Red-Handed
Rating: R
Spoilers: Vague allusion to 6.10
Word Count: 1,305
Summary: Dean walks in on Cas.

Running from You, Running to You
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Coda to 6x20, “The Man Who Would Be King”
Warning: Angsty!sex
Word Count: 1,800
Summary: He wants to scream again, he wants to strike out, he wants to hurt something. He wants to destroy everything that fills the space between them. He stares at Castiel and Castiel stares back at him. He doesn’t know what to do, so does the one thing he never thought he would. He steps over that line that should never be crossed, that once blurred can never be redrawn.

Samskeyti 
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,000
Summary: It starts when they’re sixteen: Dean is flunking his classes and Castiel is his strangely persistent tutor. They grow into best friends, and now that they’re adults (or at least they’re supposed to be) into best friends with benefits. They agree: no strings attached, no feelings to complicate the fantastic sex. Things are supposed to be simple, and yet they aren’t.

Shootin’ You Straight
Genre: AU
Rating: R
Word Count: 41,277
Summary: Dean Winchester is in a band and Castiel is a fan. Not of the music, of Dean. An opportunity presents itself one night after a concert and Castiel can’t pass up the chance of a lifetime. Neither of them is happy to leave things at just one night, though, so they start up a romance troubled by long distances and Dean’s rock star lifestyle. It’s not perfect, far from it, but this is their story. 

So Glad We Made It 
Characters: Castiel, Dean, original characters, Sam, Jess, John
Genre: AU
Rating: M
Warning: Minor character death
Word Count: 16,424
Summary: At twelve years old, Dean makes a friend, who becomes his best friend, who will eventually become the love of his life.

Something Stupid
Characters: Dean, Castiel, Sam, Balthazar
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 6x16 / And Then There Were None
Warning: Angst, badassery, sex
Word Count: 20,398
Summary: Castiel knows that Dean is lonely, damaged, disintegrating right before his eyes. And he knows that Dean is still the most important, precious, beautiful thing he has ever held.

Something Unexpected
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Epic age difference (no underage interactions)
Word Count: 7,628
Summary: Mr. Novak is Dean’s principal. Dean would like him to be more.

Song of the Open Road
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,881
Summary: The world’s going to Hell. Tucked away in abandoned motel rooms, Dean doesn’t care.

Start Quoting Shakespeare and We’re Done 
Genre: AU, librarian!Cas/mechanic!Dean
Rating: PG-13 or mild R
Word Count: 15,579
Summary: 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.

Supernatural: Redemption Road [alternate season 7!] image
Rating: PG-13 to R, depending on episode
Spoilers: Up to 6x22
Warning: Differs per episode
Word Count: Each episode is around 10,000 or more
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. [ ]

The Boy Done Wrong Again 
Genre: AU, based on Easy A
Rating: M
Warning: Homophobic slurs, sexist slurs, homophobia, frottage, handjobs, swearing. Various other (fake) pairings including: Castiel/Charlie, Castiel/Meg, Castiel/Becky, Castiel/Inias
Word Count: 29,349
Summary: After Castiel lies about losing his virginity he manages to put himself on the high school social map. But after one lie leads to another, to another, to another, he becomes public enemy number one to Raphael and the notorious Bible Club, his best friend stops talking to him, and Dean Winchester keeps showing up everywhere. And so Castiel learns the advantages and disadvantages of being (faux) sexually promiscuous.

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Characters: Dean/Cas, Sam/Sarah, Bobby
Genre: Time travel, future-fic, with some domestic-fic and case-fic leanings.
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Post 5x22
Warning: Contains potential S6 Spoilers, eventual smut. Falling/fallen-Cas.
Word Count: 59,658
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 Empire of the Lion and the Wolf
Characters: Dean/Castiel, background Gabriel/Crowley, Sam, Bobby, Michael, Lucifer (mentions of past Dean/Lisa, Bobby/Ellen, and Sam/Jess)
Genre: AU 
Rating: R
Spoilers: Post 5x22
Warning: Slavery, violence, mentions of non-con/dub-con and implied torture
Word Count: 121,353
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 Fine Man You Take Me For
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 6x18
Word Count: ~2,000
Summary: Castiel really likes Dean in western wear.

The Ghosts in the Machine
Characters: Dean/Cas, Gabriel, Sam
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 5x10
Word Count: ~10,000
Summary: Dean gets visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Sort of.

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Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Season 5, pre-Swan Song
Word Count: 15,393
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 Mechanics of Love 
Genre: AU, loosely based on the manga Absolute Boyfriend
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Violence, minor dissection, trapped in fire
Word Count: 22,076
Summary: Dean is less than amused when, for his birthday, Gabriel signs him up for a month-long trial with Castiel, a humanoid robot prototype developed by Heaven Technologies to be the perfect boyfriend. At first, Dean is not thrilled at the new addition to his household, but as he spends more time with the robot, Dean finds himself slowly falling in love.

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Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 5x22
Warning: Strong language
Word Count: 20,358
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 goddamn Midwest.

The Words They Never Say
Genre: pre-Dean/Castiel, Sam
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Vague season 6
Word Count: 2,000
Summary: It’s strange the observations you make in some dingy motel room while suffering from a concussion. As Sam watches Dean and Castiel, he wonders if they know just what it is that they have in each other.

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Genre: AU, priest!Cas 
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Blasphemy. Theological posturing. Possible underage sex - although Dean is 17, which meets the age of consent where this story takes place. Human!Cas, obviously. Vague insinuations of sibling incest (Castiel/Jimmy, in thought only). Religiously based homophobia. Internalised homophobia in the narrative voice. Shredding of a number of tenets of the Roman Catholic church. Too many Biblical references. Priest!kink and all that comes with it, basically.
Word Count: 60,645
Summary: Castiel was eleven years old when he first felt there was something wrong with him. He’s twenty-nine, a Roman Catholic priest in a small New England village, before Dean Winchester shows him that there isn’t. 
(Note: You’ll need to comment the author asking for a pdf to read this.)

Things I Should Have Known 
Genre: AU, based on the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Minor character death, violence, passing reference to rape, sleeping pills, angst
Word Count: 20,000
Summary: Castiel Novak has managed to keep his personal life with Dean Smith separate from his professional life as a secret agent for three years. He expected to continue living a series of detestable but necessary lies cloaked in precarious alibis for the rest of his life, and then his new assignment threatened to throw all of that out the window: Kill Dean Winchester.

To Be With You
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Future!fic. Sorta takes S6 into account.
Word Count: ~3,800
Summary: Dean and Castiel spend a day not moving from their couch.

To Err Is Human; To Forgive, Divine
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Set two days after the events of 6.22
Warning: Mentions of graphic torture, sex, H/C, lots and lots and lots of angst…
Word Count: 30,000-ish
Summary: Castiel’s betrayal is unforgivable. Dean thinks so and Sam certainly thinks so. But will they find forgiveness in their hearts when an old enemy gets revenge?

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Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Coda to 6x20, “The Man Who Would Be King”
Word Count: 4,588
Summary: The angel smiles into the middle distance, just the barest curl of his lips. “Do you think you can grip me tight and raise me from perdition, Dean?” he asks softly.

Two Good Reasons
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: General season 6
Warning: Language, explicit sexuality, mentions of off-screen violence
Word Count: 3,300 
Summary: The thing about bad ideas is, they often have this way of working out for the best.

We Became Fans of Collisions
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,622 this part, 25K+ overall
Summary: Dean is the owner of a bookstore, and one day he gets a new customer.

Welcome to Humanity 
Rating: NC-17
Warning: Hurt/comfort, fallen!Castiel
Word Count: 19,953
Summary: Castiel is falling, slowly but surely becoming fully human. Every day there is something new to discover, and many of those discoveries are not wholly pleasant ones. And the whole time, Dean can’t help but worry about the fact that the further the angel falls, the more he finds he likes the human Cas is becoming.

While the Sky Crashes Down
Rating: R
Word Count: 1,514
Summary: It’s a dark and stormy night.

White Winter Hymnal 
Genre: AU
Rating: NC-17
Word Count:  23,205 
Summary: Writer!Dean walks into a café late at night on Christmas Eve, looking for inspiration for his next novel. Instead he finds librarian!Cas.

Worth
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: Up to 6x16, “And Then There Were None”
Word Count: 4,542
Summary: They never talk about it in the cold gray of morning, when they become killer and soldier again.

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