After the Fire [NC-17, 135,000 word count]
(angst, end, su,
drunk!cas, alcoholism, depression, established relationship, promiscuity, homophobia, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, bottoming from the top, drugs, lucifer, tragedy, noncon, hurt comfort)
recced by coolfiction
Starting in 2013 and going through 2014 this is the story of Dean and Cas in their ill-fated quest to find the colt and shoot the devil - set in the endverse alternate reality seen in 5x04 The End. The apocalypse poses Dean and Cas many threats along the way, as they have to contend with the croats and Lucifer’s demons, led by Meg, all while trying to work out whether they can trust the infamously devious demon Crowley, with whom they already have a bloody history.
Angel’s Wild [NC-17, 373,000 word count]
wing!fic, hurt comfort, folklore, unrequited, pining!dean, bottom!cas, bottom!dean, slow building romance)
recced by erurainia
But that’s the whole reason he’s here, isn’t it? He’s not out here hunting Humans. He’s not even hunting deer, or bears, or anything else that featured in Bambi. He’s out here, freezing his nuts off every night, because he’s hunting Angels.
Sometimes Dean wishes that Angels were like how they’re described in the Bible. How people from time too old for him to care much about thought Angels were messengers and warriors of God,protectors of Humans. He knows that how they’re really described in the Bible is actually pretty terrifying, but at least they were told by God that they’re supposed to love Humans, right?
That’s a thousand times better than what Angels really turned out to be.
One, Two, Three, Repeat [M, 10,100 word count]
(angst, end, fluff, su,
recced by huuuuuughdancy
Cas and Dean have spent the last five years surviving the end of the world by relying on one another for support. However, when a 2009 version of Dean shows up at Camp Chitaqua, his confusion about their relationship reveals that something in the timeline has been changed.
Paper-Thin [NC-17, 15,800 word count]
college, bottom!dean, neighbors, slow building romance, rom com, pining!dean, snarky!cas, teacher!cas, smart!dean, teacher!dean, masturbation)
recced by kyrie101
Dean is finishing up his master’s program, heading on for a PhD in Engineering but spends most of the time silently ogling his gorgeous next-door neighbor, the new adjunct professor of English, pursuing his dissertation.
So, really, no reason the two should ever interact. Except … the walls between their apartments are just so thin. And even though he swears he’s seeing the guy all over campus, there’s no way the exceptionally friendly Professor Novak has a thing for Dean. Right?
With Heat Comes Wanting [NC-17, 34,900 word count]
(au, angst, fluff,
protective!dean, homeless, !dcbb)
recced by anon
Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma. It’s not because of karma that he picks up that weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat off the side of the road and gives him the first meal the guy’s probably seen in days — he does it because his kid brother is a bleeding heart and wouldn’t leave him alone about it. He doesn’t let the stranger stay with them because he feels sorry for the guy or anything and thinks that good karma is going to come back around to him for it. If karma truly existed, Dean wouldn’t be hopping from motel to motel. He wouldn’t have to sink to stealing and lying and cheating just to get by. And he most certainly wouldn’t be falling for said weird homeless guy in the over-sized trench coat who is teaching him how do all those things.
No, Dean Winchester doesn’t believe in karma, and judging by the way Dean’s life is unraveling at the seams, held together by just a couple fraying threads from and whatever small shred of dignity he has left, karma obviously doesn’t give a flying fuck about Dean Winchester either.
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