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26 February 2013 @ 09:50 pm
Marked
blind_author | PG-13 | Spoilers: Through 5X08 | Warnings: None | Pre-slash
Dean/Cas, pre-slash. A brief interlude set immediately after 5x08. Castiel could have raised Dean from Hell without marking him. He intended to, in fact. But once he’d grasped Dean’s soul, Dean…refused to let go.

An insta-rec! I love everything about this - from the gorgeous writing style to Dean's dreams to Cas's story-within-a-story. I particularly like the idea that Michael was supposed to restore Dean. It's one of those things that I read and immediately accepted as new head canon because it just makes so much sense. Go read and enjoy this beautiful little gem.

Silent Nights
dustlines | PG | Spoilers: Through 8X13 | Warnings: None | Hurt/Comfort
Castiel visits Dean, and they have a long overdue talk about what it means to be a friend. At some point, touching for comfort's sake happens, and it's all really rather nice.

Another insta-rec. Not in that it was posted today but in that I read it and knew I had to pass it along. Gorgeous atmosphere. You really feel like Dean is inviting Cas into his home and into something more. And their little argument about each one punishing themselves is heart breaking but cathartic and lovely.

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19 February 2013 @ 08:15 pm
Of Terminals, Trials & Valentines
littleworkerbee | PG-13 | Spoilers: None | Warnings: language, mentions of cheating | AU, little bit of angst
Dean is quite sure the universe has it out for him. Newly single and more than a little bitter, the last thing he needs is to be grounded at the airport due to a snowstorm. But then he meets Castiel, and the worst Valentine’s Day ever becomes a little more bearable.

A bit of post Valentine's cheer for you. The build of Dean and Cas's friendship is wonderfully done with a hint of even more happiness to come in their future. It takes place over a single Valentine's Day, but it feels like a slow build anyway.

Paper Heart
baba_o_reily | PG | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | wee!chesters
Kindergarten AU in which Dean is determined to make his friend Castiel a valentine, and John very gently tries to persuade him not to because little boys don't give other little boys Valentine's Day cards.

There are no words for my love of this fic. It's short and sweet and so cute. You ache for Dean and a little for John. In fact, I love how John's portrayed here - he's not perfect, but he realizes his mistake and does his best to be a good dad and put Dean's happiness first.

The Best Valentine’s Day Ever
dodger_sister | PG | Spoilers: None | Warnings: mild language | AU, fluff, romance, wee!chesters
Dean wants to buy something special for someone special for Valentine’s Day. First he needs to figure out what to buy, where to get the money and which special classmate to give it to.

One last bit of Valentine's cuteness to round out our thematic G to R post. The banter is fun and sweet. Dean and Sam's relationship is awesome. And of course Cas is the cutest thing ever.

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09 February 2013 @ 09:43 pm
Love, love, love
janice_lester | PG-13 | Spoilers: Through season 6 | Warnings: Features tattooing | AU, Humor/Crack
Castiel has been demoted. He's not fond of his new duties, though he seems not to have a problem with the uniform.

Fun and hilarious! And Cas is naked for a big chunk. -_~ Happy early Valentine's Day.

Humanity Service
the_ninth_bow | PG-13 | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | AU, Romance
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.

A wonderful story with a great Cas voice. The friendship and build to something more between him and Dean is wonderful. I love when Cas finds Sam's soul mate even as I'm heartbroken about what it means for him and Dean. And the ending! Just a wonderful, poetic(?) way to wrap things up.

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29 January 2013 @ 08:15 pm
Imagine Dragons
cloudyjenn | R | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | AU, fantasy, dragons
Dean just wants to spend his birthday with his brother, his best friend and his dragon. Is that too much to ask?

This is a wonderful glimpse into another world where certain Companions bond with dragons. Dean's newly bonded baby dragon is the cutest thing ever, and the friendship to something more between Dean and Cas is fierce and sweet and perfect.

An Invitation
csi_sanders1129 | Teen | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | Hurt/comfort, humor, romance, family
In which Dean is not having a good day, but Castiel fixes things a bit.

You know when you're grateful and say you could just kiss the person who helped you? Ever wish they'd take you up on it? Yeah, Dean too. Sweet and adorable.

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18 January 2013 @ 05:29 pm
In Purgatory
sweetdari | Reccer rating: PG? | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | Fanart
No summary provided

I love the raw feeling of this sketch. Castiel is protective, his wings show it all, and the intensity truly shines in this picture.

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16 January 2013 @ 12:01 pm
Outrun My Gun
misachan | NC-17 | Spoilers: N/A | Warnings: Violence, language, character death | drama, romance, AU
"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.

I love "What if" butterfly-effect stories, and this one has such a refreshing premise. It's fascinating to see a younger, less "broken" Dean meet and react to Castiel, and heartbreaking to watch Cas do his best to keep from giving away too much information about the future. I don't want to spoil too much, so I'll just say this story took some unexpected turns that had me on the edge of my seat. And I definitely plan on reading it again and again, which is the highest compliment I can pay.

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22 December 2012 @ 12:41 pm
New Heaven Over a Brand New Sky
sullymygoodname | NC-17 | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | Human AU
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.

A great story with lots of Sam (and Sam/Jess) too. Sam and Dean are trying to rebuild their relationship and it's handled beautifully, true to life and their characters. Cas and Jess are just wonderful as well. It's bittersweet and plain old sweet and very real.

near the corner of marion and apple
Donatello | R | Spoilers: None | Warnings: None | Human AU, fluff
The first house that Dean and Cas buy is near the corner of Marion Road and Apple Street.

It makes me feel all warm and cozy to see them setting up house together. Lots of nods to their awesome families as well.

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12 December 2012 @ 01:36 pm
The Ghosts of Blackthorn Hall
linoresearch | NC-17 | Warnings: brief violence, references to child abuse, references to mental illness. | Victorian Gothic/Supernatural AU
In 1843 Castiel Milton leaves his life of quiet faith and duty to take up employment as tutor to the young ward of one Mr Dean Winchester, at Blackthorn Hall. Set deep among the Yorkshire moors Blackthorn is a place of mysteries – a wild place with an odd history, where faces appear at the windows and mad women laugh in the night. Castiel is drawn to the enigmatic Master of Blackthorn and they form a strong attachment neither of them expected. But there are secrets hidden behind Blackthorns thick stone walls that threaten to destroy their happiness, they are forced to confront the ghosts of their past.

This is one of my favorite stories I've read so far from this year's Dean/Cas Big Bang. The tone of the writing is just enough to remind you of a Victorian-era gothic, but not so steeped in it that you lose the characters' voices. The UST is delicious, as are the scenes once their relationship takes a more physical turn. The story had a plot twist or two that I did not expect, which was fun. And there were moments as I was reading this when I actually got a little spooked, so if you're easy to scare you might not want to read it alone late at night.

A very enjoyable read, especially if you're a fan of Jane Eyre and Victorian gothic novels.

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07 December 2012 @ 08:31 pm
Holy holy
lolachrome | R | Spoilers: through Supernatural 8x04 | Warnings: None | Fanvid
There is no other story. [For the Dean/Cas shippers out there: It's a crazy ride, but (like Castiel), like it or not, we're in it for the long haul.]

This was intense! Much like the relationship between Dean and Cas. I love how the artist used the lyrics of the song in the vid. It's gorgeous, tragic and just beautiful.

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05 December 2012 @ 10:37 pm
The Walking Supernatural
daksgirl | nc-17 | Spoilers: SPN up to end of Season 5 , goes AU after that. Takes place roughly in WD Season 2 Episode 2 and follows the plot pretty closely, so avoid if you don't want to be spoiled! | Warnings: Violence, Decomposing corpses, Strong language, Adult situations | Zombies! Crossover fic of Supernatural meets the Walking Dead.
AU from 5x22 Swan Song, kind of an alternate Season 6. Shameless abuse of two very awesome tv shows that I thought might work well together. Zombies walk the earth and Dean Winchester is having a very bad day.

Um, I can't even remember how I happened across this gem recently, though I'm sure I saw someone rec it somewhere. I'm just grateful that I saved the link and decided to read it because oh my goodness, it combined so many of my favorite elements from both shows. The author keeps everyone in character to a scary and delicious degree, and it is just way too much fun seeing how the characters from these two shows interact when they meet. Daryl Dixon as an honorary Winchester does my heart good, especially. And the Dean/Cas relationship is so wonderful and adorable and hot hot hot.

Even if you don't watch The Walking Dead, I still highly recommend giving this a read. It may even make you want to watch TWD, too, which is something else I highly recommend.

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