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    Painted Angels 

    Painted Angels by WinJennster
    Rating: NC-17
    Word Count: 105,000
    Summary: Author Castiel Novak has finally hit the big time, with a book based on his failed college relationship with a brilliant painter. He’s put all his pain behind him, but at a book signing, he comes face to face with Dean Winchester for the first time in twelve years, and the reunion doesn’t go like Cas hoped. Dean’s a broken man, with a lot of scars and secrets, shoulders weighed down by his demons and self loathing.
    Cas sees a second chance with the man he’s never stopped loving, but Dean’s moved on, and is about to get married. Sam launches a “brilliant” plan to reunite his brother and his best friend, but Cas is worried it will all blow up in their faces, and he’ll go through the agony of losing Dean a second time.

    Painted Angels is two intertwined stories that come together in the final chapters. The first is a story of discovery and first love, and it is everything you imagine (or remember!) of those college days: late nights, friends, angst, and infinite potential. Despite Dean’s troubled history, depression and ongoing battles with his alcoholic and abusive father, there is a brightness and energy that suffuses the moments between Dean and Cas. That energy is epitomized by Dean’s paintings of the Archangels. As is implied by their separation, things go horribly wrong.

    The second story takes place twelve years later. It isn’t a chance encounter that reignites Dean and Cas’ relationship. Instead, Dean chooses to go to Cas’ book signing, even though both have moved on and Dean is preparing to marry Anna. Dean is just making do in his life, and at some level, everyone around him knows it. This creates an undercurrent that sets the tone for this component of the story. Sam’s well-intentioned meddling only makes things worse.

    Often when I read a fic that tells a story in two time frames, there is a disconnect or desire to get on with the “main story”. That was definitely not the case here. For me, the transitions between time lines filled in gaps and provided context at just the right moments. I don’t want to spoil, but a reveal about 2/3 of the way through the story just broke my heart. It set the stage for a significant shift in tone for the final three chapters of the fic. I must admit, the author and her characters are far more forgiving of John than me, yet that forgiveness is essential for the author to make good on her promise for a happy ending and for these damaged people to find peace.

    Fanworks inspired by this fanfic at destielfanworks (other fanworks by title)


    posted 1 month ago on Jul 15, 2014 (Tue) at 9:32pm

    Submitted Rec: Not Part of the Plan 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #66:

    Not Part of the Plan by  [NC-17, 115,000 word count (WIP)]

    recced by flyingcatstielkyrie101, & mbrry

    (summary of first installment) 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.


    posted 2 months ago on Jun 21, 2014 (Sat) at 7:49pm

    Submitted Rec: Of Shampoo and Fruit Flies 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #65:

    Of Shampoo and Fruit Flies by  [M, 17,600 word count]

    recced by 

    Dean’s roommate is not what anyone would call ordinary. Cas is asexual, and autistic, and he frustrates other people with his unrelentingly ‘childish’ ways – but it’s different with Dean: they have an exceptional bond, something truly profound. Dean figures Cas wouldn’t respond to the idea of a crush the way most people would, so he has no intention of telling him he’s been harbouring non-platonic feelings for him for years. Then one night everything falls to pieces: Cas overhears something he wasn’t meant to hear. Things were never normal between the two of them, but now they might never be comfortable again.


    posted 2 months ago on Jun 14, 2014 (Sat) at 4:29pm

    Submitted Rec: Painted Angels 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #64:

    Painted Angels by  [NC-17, 105,000 word count]

    recced by anon

    Author Castiel Novak has finally hit the big time, with a book based on his failed college relationship with a brilliant painter. He’s put all his pain behind him, but at a book signing, he comes face to face with Dean Winchester for the first time in twelve years, and the reunion doesn’t go like Cas hoped. Dean’s a broken man, with a lot of scars and secrets, shoulders weighed down by his demons and self loathing.
    Cas sees a second chance with the man he’s never stopped loving, but Dean’s moved on, and is about to get married. Sam launches a “brilliant” plan to reunite his brother and his best friend, but Cas is worried it will all blow up in their faces, and he’ll go through the agony of losing Dean a second time.


    posted 2 months ago on Jun 7, 2014 (Sat) at 8:08pm

    Submitted Rec: a place for us 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #64:

    a place for us by  [T, 15,600 word count]

    recced by flyingcatstiel

    Dean lifts a leg and shoves at Cas’s hip with his bare foot. He wants to stop thinking about djinn dreams, and Zachariah, and why the hell his subconscious would stick him in a reality where he’s a suspenders-wearing pansy and his monster kid is alive. “Would you just lie down?” (Canon divergence from the last few minutes of “Survival of the Fittest,” 7.23.)


    posted 2 months ago on Jun 7, 2014 (Sat) at 8:06pm

    Submitted Rec: Netherworld  

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #58:

    Netherworld by  [M, 33,000 word count]

    recced by kyrie101

    Dean has always been able to see the supernatural. Cas has always been with him. It just took Dean a while to figure out not everyone could see Cas. Finally Dean is 18 and free and shit is about to get real weird….


    posted 3 months ago on Apr 26, 2014 (Sat) at 5:06pm

    Submitted Rec: Fallen Leaves 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #56:

    Fallen Leaves by  [T, 21,400 word count]

    recced by ananonymousrule

    After losing his job and the support of his family, Castiel finds himself alone in a city he doesn’t know, hoping to find his long-lost sister. A chance encounter with Sam, a young lawyer, throws him head first in the Winchesters’ odd little world. When he meets Sam’s brother, Dean, his life takes a rather unexpected turn. Not that Castiel is complaining.


    posted 4 months ago on Apr 12, 2014 (Sat) at 6:07pm

    Submitted Rec: Starting From Zero, Got Nothing To Lose 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #55:

    Starting From Zero, Got Nothing To Lose by  [M, 43,500 word count]

    (au, fluff, !sabriel, college, neighbors, roommates, best friends, as kids, abusive family, blindsided!sam, bigbro!gabriel)
    recced by 

    When John insisted that Dean was to attend college, Dean drove halfway across the country with his best friend Cas in tow. But when Sam finds that he can’t handle the way John is without his eldest around, he finds solace in Cas’ brother, who doesn’t ask questions but always offers an escape route.


    posted 4 months ago on Apr 5, 2014 (Sat) at 5:15pm

    Submitted Rec: Learning to Breath 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #55:

    Learning to Breath by  [NC-17, 83,700 word count (WIP)]

    recced by ananonymousrule

    Dean Winchester was just admitted to the Psychiatric Ward for minors at Lawrence Hospital after a car accident that killed his father but left him alive. When he finds out his roommate is a kid he used to go to school with, Castiel Novak, they start to make a hesitant friendship. At first, Dean’s only focus is to get out as fast as he can without any attachments. Soon after that, he discovers that making friendships with other patients in the hospital and developing feelings for Cas might be what he really needed to get through this all along.


    posted 4 months ago on Apr 5, 2014 (Sat) at 5:13pm

    Submitted Rec: The Graveyard 

    This is a follower submitted rec and, as such, we cannot guarantee that the tags are 100% accurate. From bulletin #53:

    The Graveyard by  [NC-17, 18,900 word count]

    recced by ananonymousrule

    The premise is simple. You finish the bottle, you stick it up on the shelf. When you move out, you can look up and remember all the good times you had. Right?


    posted 5 months ago on Mar 22, 2014 (Sat) at 3:51pm