emi.caro + castiel_dean   487

the cost of a thing by quiettewandering
16 months ago, Cas became human.

12 months ago, Cas left the bunker and a broken-hearted Dean behind.

Now they must work a case together, where married couples are dying mysterious deaths and the only way to earn the neighbors' trust is by pretending to be married. Slowly, Dean finds that he loves being in a relationship with Cas, fake or not, and Cas finds his loneliness retreating, despite the harsh reality looming right around the corner. As Dean and Cas navigate this fake, but all too real, relationship, can they find the monster that is on a mysteriously motivated killing spree before it’s too late?
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  rating:M  canon_divergence  angst  fake_relationship  human!cas  slow_burn  romance  casefic  length:74k 
june 2019 by emi.caro
The Graveyard Shift by PurgatoryJar and riseofthefallenone
Dean’s favourite coffee shop, The Graveyard Shift, is only open after the sun goes down. Which is perfect for him, because that’s exactly when he craves coffee the most while doing the overnight at the fire hall. The coffee shop’s owner is pretty perfect too, but it’s kind of a bummer that Dean never gets to see Cas during the day. In a world where the supernatural live more or less in peace with the rest of humanity, it’s a little impolite to ask Cas just what he really is - or what his dark past entails.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  complete  chapter  coffeeshop!au  au  gargoyle!cas  firefighter!dean  magic!au  angst  hurt_comfort  slow_burn  romance  length:621k 
june 2019 by emi.caro
In This Handmade Heaven by VioletHaze
Dean knows Bobby’s given him an opportunity by asking him to fix up this house, but being sent to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere feels a lot more like being banished. One store, one bar, hell, the entire place only has one cop. Dean’s plan is to go, get the house in order, and be back to his real life in Sioux Falls in time for Sam’s visit home at Christmas.

Everyone in Linden seems to know his business before he even arrives, and no matter how he tries to keep to himself, he and that cop, one Officer Cas Novak, keep crossing paths. Despite his initial intentions, Dean finds himself embracing the small town, the people there, and even the neighborhood goat. As he and Cas grow closer, Dean realizes that being stuck in the middle of Iowa feels a lot like coming home.
Supernatural  rating:E  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  policeman!cas  enemies_to_friends_to_lovers  hurt_comfort  fluff  angst  romance  romcom  length:37k  dctropefest19 
may 2019 by emi.caro
And This, Your Living Kiss by opal_bullets
Only a very few people in the world know that the celebrated and reclusive poet Jack Allen is just Kansas mechanic Dean Winchester, a high school dropout with a few bucks to his name. Not that it matters anymore; life has left him so wrung out he never wants to pick up another pen.

Until, that is, a string of coincidences leads Dean to auditing a poetry course with one Dr. Castiel Novak. The professor is wildly intelligent, devastatingly handsome...and just so happens to be academia's foremost expert on the poetry of Jack Allen.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:m  au  college!au  complete  chapter  angst  pining  romance  poet!dean  poetry  professor!cas  writer!Dean  pinefest19 
march 2019 by emi.caro
Four Letter Word For Intercourse by bendingsignpost
As a grease monkey turned college freshman, Dean's constantly three seconds away from being stressed out of his mind. It hardly helps that he's finally figuring out his sexuality in his thirties.

What might help with that stress is a little phone number (and a big credit card bill). If he can't figure out how to be bisexual in person, he can at least give it a go over the phone, right?

(It's probably a bad idea, but he really can't help himself.)
Supernatural  rating:E  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  mechanic!dean  student!dean  professor!cas  sex_worker!cas  bdsm  mental_health_issues  anxiety  phone_sex  slow_burn  two_person_love_triangle  hurt_comfort  romance  length:195k 
january 2019 by emi.caro
Novaks, Rebooted by violue
A single father, his trans daughter, a whole new life in The Golden State.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  trans!claire  fluff  romance  family  length:57k 
december 2018 by emi.caro
Observe and Report by VioletHaze
Recently demoted from his job as a field agent, Castiel is back behind a desk. It’s humiliating to be here with the same coworkers he left behind only a few months ago, but he’s bound and determined to keep his head down, do his job, and prove to his boss that he won’t make the same mistakes twice. Everything is going as planned until he finds himself distracted by one of the people he’s charged with monitoring: Dean Winchester.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  au  complete  govt_agent!cas  mechanic!dean  romance  angst  injury  length:55k  dcbb18 
december 2018 by emi.caro
Love Leaves Its Abuser by SillyBlue
Castiel is a witch born with powerful magic. While he is happy to only use it so people think the coffee tastes a bit better than it does and compel them to return to his café, his coven forces him to complete his initiation. They order him to get rid of Dean Winchester, the hunter who stumbled into Cas’ café while investigating a freak storm. Cas doesn’t want to kill Dean but he also can’t disobey the only family he’s ever known. So, he chooses the least disastrous option: a love spell.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  rating:M  witch!cas  casefic  coffeeshop!au  au  romance  canon!au  length:41k  dcbb18 
december 2018 by emi.caro
Green Corners by rustling_pages
After the death of his son, there is nothing left for Dean other than his garden market. His days are tough, the nights are tougher, but at least there's a reason to get up in the morning. And with the new boom on do-it-yourself garden magic, his business is going okay.

Amidst the passing of time, there is only one thing that distracts him from functioning like a normal human being: Diagonally across the street, in the display window of that traditional Herb and Potion shop, plants are dying in masses.

Storming in to confront the owner goes differently than he imagined, though. Castiel Novak may be the kind of guy who wears old-fashioned mage robes and keeps his shop in sweltering heat, but he's also a talented herbalist, the kindest soul Dean has ever met, and utterly beautiful.

Not that Dean is ready for anything other than friendship.

(Not that Cas doesn’t get sick a bit too often.)
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  au  complete  rating:T  friends_to_lovers  angst  hurt_comfort  grief_mourning  magic!au  romance  length:73k  dcbb18 
november 2018 by emi.caro
Oh, How it Shakes the Ground by MajorEnglishEsquire
“Tell me how I can help,” he requests.

“You can go and work with Sam,” Dean shakes his head. “You can let me wrap this up, man. I’m finished when I’m finished. That’s all there is to it.”

“I did not ask how I could make you feel better,” Cas settles further into his chair. “What I asked was how I could help you."
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  oneshot  cu  complete  hurt_comfort  romance  length:39k 
october 2018 by emi.caro
Silver and Cold by superhoney
The death of a young man in an apparent animal attack brings hunter Cas Novak to the small town of Sydnam, Maine. It doesn’t take long for him to realize he’s tracking a werewolf, but discovering the killer’s identity is no easy task. All signs point towards Dean Winchester, a lonely recluse who lives in the middle of the woods and whose antagonistic behaviour does little to lessen Cas’ suspicions.

As the investigation drags on, their mutual distrust gives way to a wary alliance. Cas’ instincts warn him that Dean is hiding something, but as he uncovers the man beneath the mystery, his professional interest becomes far more personal. Praying his faith in Dean isn’t misplaced, Cas races to catch the killer before the next full moon rises and another life is abruptly cut short.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  hunter!Cas  creature!dean  casefic  au  romance  angst  length:65k  dcbb18 
october 2018 by emi.caro
Oddly Shaped Empty by jemariel
Dean grew up thinking -- knowing -- he'd be an alpha.

Until he failed to present.

Being an omega would have been better. After all, who in their right mind is going to fall in love with a beta?

 

Roommates, pining, a lot of firsts. Queer themes, finding identity, reconciling the past, and a whole lot of smut.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  beta!dean  pining  domestic  fluff  romance  miscommunication  length:66k 
september 2018 by emi.caro
riptides by sharkfish
“I’m going to kiss you now.”

Cas pauses, giving Dean a chance to back out, but Dean just licks his lips and waits.

Cas’s mouth is up against Dean’s for a couple seconds before Dean responds, and then it’s Cas that’s being kissed senseless, because kissing is definitely not something Dean does tentatively. Dean reaches up to cup Cas’s jaw in his hand, tilting his head for a better angle, mouth plush, tasting like whiskey.

Cas tries to remember what it was like the first time he kissed a man. All-encompassing, the world jerking off its axis, the feel of stubble under his fingers intense in a way it never really is with women, as much as he loves them.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  smut  pwp  schmoop  romance  fluff  hurt_comfort  mental_health_issues  bdsm  writer!Cas  drug_use  length:139k 
august 2018 by emi.caro
Everyone's a Critic by Englandwouldfall
The one where uninspired chef Dean Winchester has a one night stand with the male (!) food critic who described the flavour of his garlic bread as 'closeted' and accidentally ends up dating him to try and prove that he's a kick ass chef, thank you very much.

(He may have a point about the 'closeted' thing).
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  chapter  complete  au  food_critic!cas  chef!dean  food  misunderstandings  coming_out  angst  hurt_comfort  self-worth_issues  romance  length:109k 
august 2018 by emi.caro
demo day by sharkfish
“Guess what today is?” Dean says, grinning into the camera.

Out of the corner of his eye, he sees Cas rolling his eyes with a smile touching his mouth. Dean unbuttons the top few buttons of his plaid shirt and pulls it apart, Superman style, to show the words DEMO DAY printed across the t-shirt on his chest.

“Demo day!”
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  abo_dynamics  trans!Cas  trans-alpha  contractor!dean  designer!cas  hgtv  fixer_upper!au  au  pining  fluff  romance  length:16k 
june 2018 by emi.caro
Get a Whiff of This by bendingsignpost
When no good deed goes unpunished, Dean ends up sentenced to community service for physically defending another Omega at his job. That is, at his former job. It's all a steaming pile of shit, and that's exactly what he has to clean up at the joint animal shelter and clinic he's been assigned to.

With a face full of allergies and a horrific mood, all Dean has to do is get through six weeks of this sinus-assaulting torture. That's not so easy with a smartass Alpha receptionist, but at least the weird Beta vet might just end up being kinda cool.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  abo_dynamics  vet!cas  vet!au  sexual_harassment  pining  fluff  romance  length:28k 
may 2018 by emi.caro
Fly With Me by youaresunlight
Dean only goes to watch the Men’s Half-Pipe Finals because Alfie asks him to – because the kid’s the baby of the Figure Skating Team and a huge snowboarding fan and Dean can’t say ‘no.’

It’s not until he meets the charming gold medalist that Dean thinks, maybe, he made the right choice.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  oneshot  complete  au  olympics!au  figureskater!dean  snowboarder!cas  fluff  romance  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
on my way to you by teacass(Fushigi)
Somehow, he thinks, it doesn’t even surprise him. Dean has been all he can think about for these last few weeks, he’s the reason Cas smiles and he’s the reason Cas gets angry and he’s the reason Cas gets drunk and cries his eyes out. He’s also nice and gorgeous and frustrating and the love of Cas’ life.
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In which Castiel gets drunk at a party and lost in the middle of nowhere and decides to call Dean for help.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  oneshot  complete  rating:T  au  coworkers  office!au  friends_to_lovers  romance  fluff  drunk!cas  length:4k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
All I Need by VioletHaze
The whiskey isn’t good, but it’s cheap. Dean switched over to the hard stuff after nursing his first two beers, trying not to keep one eye on the door as the hours tick past. He has no business feeling stood up. Any disappointment is on him and him alone. What he has with Cas isn’t exclusive—hell, it isn’t even official— but somehow over the past month or so it has at least become consistent. There’s no planning, no checking to ensure the other’s availability. Even if Dean wanted to (which he totally doesn’t) they’ve never even exchanged numbers. Despite that—or maybe precisely because of it—each Friday night for the last five weeks they’ve both ended up at this bar.

(aka four times Dean and Cas hooked up, one time they were both dumb, and one time they figured it out)
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  oneshot  complete  au  5+1  smut  romance  miscommunication  pining  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
Known Seismic Risk by dorkilysoulless(custodian)
Dean's feeling rough after one of his least favorite things in the world -- a long international flight -- but keeping his head in the business part of the music business is part of why his and Sam's band Hunters has been so successful over the years. But when an afternoon that should be all about contract negotiations and meetings goes weird, he finds himself face-to-face with someone he never expected to meet.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  oneshot  complete  rating:M  au  author!cas  pornstar!cas  musician!dean  fluff  romance  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
Don't Ever Change by whelvenwings
Dean Winchester and Castiel are not dating.
They’re really not. They just get hungry sometimes - who doesn’t work up an appetite during a hunt? And when they’re both hungry, it’s only reasonable to make a stop. But that’s all it ever is - just a stop on the road, nothing more.
Until one evening, when everything seems to shift; they’re booked in to have dinner at a fancy restaurant together, Dean finds out that Sam’s assumed they’re dating the whole time, and Castiel is walking around shirtless. After a night like that, nothing could ever be the same.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:G  canon_divergence  oneshot  complete  pining  fluff  first_kiss  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
The Shape of Regret by Halzbarry
Two years ago, Dean walked away from Castiel after discovering his biggest secret—that he’s a witch. Since then, Dean’s spent his days hunting alone, filling the emptiness inside with sex, booze, and the next case.

When he gets a desperate call for help from Castiel, Dean doesn’t hesitate to go. But things in the small Maine town aren’t what they seem, especially when he comes face to face with Castiel, who insists he wasn’t the one to place the call.

Dean’s been given an opportunity to fix his past mistakes, but it means working alongside a very bitter Castiel, and Benny, a local deputy with knowledge of the supernatural, to figure out what’s plaguing Newport and why it all seems fixated around Castiel.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  casefic  pining  angst  enemies_to_friends_to_lovers  magic  witch!cas  length:70k  pinefest18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
Freeze Frame by surlybobbies
Dean's got about two minutes before Cas comes back, which is more than mildly inconvenient because Dean's just found out Cas is in love with him.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  oneshot  complete  au  pining  friends_to_lovers  romance  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
A Love Of All Things That Grow by rustling_pages
"What Castiel does, after over a year of drama that didn’t give him time to get used to being human, is start a garden.

Sam encourages him with kind words and a book about gardening he specifically bought for Castiel.

Dean tells him it is a stupid idea. He is also the one who takes Castiel to a garden market in one of the larger trucks found in the bunker garage and insists on carrying the heavy bags of rich dark soil, even though it almost throws out his back."
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:G  oneshot  complete  romance  pining  gardening  self-worth_issues  miscommunication  hurt_comfort  length:5k  dctropefest5k18 
april 2018 by emi.caro
Find Our Way by youaresunlight
Castiel is playing in his first NHL season when he meets Dean, a model who has just broken into the industry. He goes home with Dean, because it’s easy, and they keep hooking up, because it makes sense. They’re two, busy people who travel all the time, and it’s not like he’s looking for anything serious – until he does and he wants it with Dean, who’s become his best friend and the love of his life. Life, however, is no fairy tale, and when Dean starts dating for real, Cas lets him go because he loves him. He comes to terms with his broken heart, resigned to however much time he’ll need to mend it, but then Dean is left at the altar at his own wedding and asks if Cas will come with him on his honeymoon.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  hockey!au  model!dean  hockeyplayer!cas  fake_relationship  friends_with_benefits  pining  hurt_comfort  fluff  romance  length:26k  pinefest18 
march 2018 by emi.caro
Cinderwings by bendingsignpost
Under the cover of a masquerade ball, Castiel has five nights to recover the key to his people's freedom. The world has changed greatly in the six centuries since their banishment into the void, but the task isn't impossible. Unfortunately for Castiel, this is going to involve talking to people - especially the Knight Prince who has taken an interest in Castiel and his "costume" wings.

(Destiel Cinderella AU)
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:M  chapter  complete  au  magic!au  cinderella!au  wingfic  romance  slow_burn  dancing  length:182k 
february 2018 by emi.caro
Version 2.0 by Elizabeth1985
Life is nothing but a series of processes. We rise, we work, we function within the walls we’ve designed for ourselves. Dean Winchester does not deviate from this system. Heavily tattooed and a certified genius; Dean necessitates control. Relationships are a no-go. Too messy, unpredictable. And yeah, he knows having casual sex with his best friend, roommate, and business partner is a dumbass move. But Cas’ suggestion is impossible to resist.

What Dean doesn’t expect and couldn’t possibly predict is the unique way Cas manages to shut down his mile-a-minute mind, giving him a level of inner peace he’d thought to be unattainable.

What starts out of convenience morphs into a dynamic emotional slide neither of them were prepared for, forcing them to decide what they’re willing to risk.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  rating:E  friends_to_lovers  romance  pining  bdsm  slow_burn  length:76k  dcbb17 
december 2017 by emi.caro
off the record by Pinkmink
Life has a way of throwing you off your intended path. For Dean, falling for a stranger with sharp eyes and a secret was a rare moment of selfishness. For Cas, that same moment offered salvation from a pre decided life plan. Nothing about the two of them together makes sense, and the timing couldn’t possibly be worse.

But love carves it’s own path.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  doctor!cas  pregnancy  infertility  fluff  romance  enemies_to_friends_to_lovers  length:48k  dcbb17 
november 2017 by emi.caro
In Some Sacred Place by schmerzerling
Dean has cystic fibrosis, a brutal, painful death sentence of a disease that means he can’t cut it in the life his father chose for him, despite his very best efforts. He also has a give ‘em hell attitude and a dogged crush on his childhood best friend. Castiel has an absent father, a stellar GPA, a comprehensive ten-year plan, and—a lot of reservations about all this.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  rating:T  highschool!au  au  childhood  friendship  slow_burn  angst  hurt_comfort  sick!dean  sick!fic  mental_health_issues  length:91k  dcbb17 
november 2017 by emi.caro
You're the Worst by fanforfanatic
After Gabriel Milton, co-owner of Word Mil Publishing, goes into early retirement, Dean becomes Castiel Novak’s new editor. The author is brilliant, immensely talented and a grade-A asshole. But what he’s best at is getting under Dean’s skin, and into Dean’s pants. It’s why their professional relationship warps into something sexual Dean enjoys more than he knows he should.

When it seems less and less likely that Cas will ever put effort into his next manuscript, Dean strikes a deal that forces them to reveal more of themselves.

Dean has a pure love for storytelling. Castiel likes making fun of his readers. Dean believes in hard work. Castiel believes in instant gratification. Maybe they could try to meet in the middle, but for now, when Cas asks him to drop to his knees, Dean does.
Supernatural  rating:E  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  writer!Cas  editor!dean  romance  fluff  enemies_to_lovers  length:45k  dcbb17 
november 2017 by emi.caro
Proof of Love by VioletHaze
Working two jobs and doing his best to pretend his little brother wasn’t leaving for Stanford in a few months, Dean let his friend Benny talk him into a much needed night out. What started out as a fun evening at the bar ended with Dean drunk and face-to-face with a couple of cops outside a bakery. When the bakery owner gave him the chance to come back the next day and deal with his mess instead of going to jail, Dean knew he’d been given an opportunity he couldn’t squander. If only the blue-eyed guy didn’t seem to hate Dean…
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  au  complete  baker!cas  bakery!au  secondhand_embarrassment  past_abuse  romance  fluff  length:60k  dcbb17 
november 2017 by emi.caro
Noveltea & Coffee by rustling_pages
Dean once thought his literary themed coffee shop ‘Noveltea & Coffee’ would be a better, more satisfying source of income than working as a mechanic. He thought people would come for the good coffee and stay for an even better book selection. He also thought he’d be running it with Sam, but that didn’t happen.

Now he’s stuck with a bad mood he’s emoting all over the place, a lovingly created coffee shop no one ever frequents and a soul full of worry for the brother he no longer talks to.

When Castiel – a defeated librarian turned accountant – comes stumbling in during a November downpour, things change so drastically for the better, it might as well be magic…
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  slow_burn  coffeeshop!au  au  demisexual!cas  fluff  romance  angst  magic  magical_realism  length:50k  dcbb17 
november 2017 by emi.caro
somewhere I have never travelled by museaway
Driving home from work at his family's shop, Dean is hit by a man driving a Prius. Though Castiel is initially rude, he offers dinner as part of his apology, and Dean is drawn to him the more they talk. Since Castiel is raw from a divorce with a teenage daughter, Dean doesn’t expect the relationship to go anywhere and is surprised when Castiel quickly becomes a fixture in his life. But while Castiel seems eager to build a life with him, Dean is hung up on his past and family obligations.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  modern!AU  mechanic!dean  writer!Cas  fluff  angst  miscommunication  domestic  family  minor_character_death  length:53k  dcbb17 
october 2017 by emi.caro
Between the Folds of Submission by destimushi
Castiel Novak, the city’s only Submissive homicide detective, balances navigating a career believed to be a Dominant’s domain and keeping his physical needs in check. When another team drops the ball and a series of gruesome murders lands in Castiel’s lap, it’s simply another day on the job.

Only this isn’t like any case Castiel has ever worked. Collecting clues and running leads gets him nowhere, until the day he receives a phone call from Dean Winchester, Editor-in-Chief of the popular magazine Cruisin’ Classics. It’s a phone call that has the power to blow the case wide open.

Castiel races against the clock as the killer ups the ante, but Dean—rich, drop-dead gorgeous, and a famously unconventional Dominant to boot—proves to be a distraction he can’t afford. As the danger grows, Castiel finds himself torn between upholding his beliefs and giving in to his desires. Can he resist his urges long enough to find the killer, or will his biology consume him?
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  cop!castiel  cop!au  sub!cas  dom!dean  ds-verse  casefic  murder  suspense  bdsm  dcbb17 
october 2017 by emi.caro
Greatest Love of All by teacass
Castiel Novak was born with a pig snout. The only way to break the curse is to find someone of his own kind that will love and accept him the way he is — but despite his parents’ best efforts, he’s still alone. When he finally decides to leave home, he knows it can either bring him happiness or more heartbreak — but he’s ready to risk everything if it means he gets to be free, even for a little while.
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A Dean/Cas Penelope AU featuring magic curses, New York, bunnies, and love.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:M  au  complete  chapter  friends_to_lovers  fluff  romance  roommates  slow_burn  penelope!au  length:44k  dctropefest17 
september 2017 by emi.caro
Matchmaker Mary by waywardwings
Mary Campbell-Winchester is a mother, historian, and aspiring author.

She is also deaf, which is why it’s such a pleasant surprise when she walks into a small café and is served by a man who takes her order in sign language.

The two form an unconventional friendship, and when Mary learns that Cas is gay (and single), she takes it upon herself to play matchmaker for her son Dean; a lonely museum curator with a penchant for pie.

She knows the two of them would be perfect for each other, now it’s just a matter of making them see it, too.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:G  oneshot  complete  au  coffeeshop!au  fluff  romance  schmoop  outsider_pov  length:11k 
september 2017 by emi.caro
What Happened In Vegas by Ltleflrt
Long time friends Dean and Castiel are road tripping from Chicago to San Diego for Sam and Eileen’s wedding, and a pitstop in Las Vegas turns into drunken love confessions and a surprise marriage. Turns out the pining has been mutual this whole time, but now they’re finally together and on cloud-fucking-nine. Until they remember that this trip isn’t supposed to be about them.

To avoid undermining Sam and Eileen’s important weekend, they decide to keep their new relationship status a secret. They’ll keep the heart eyes toned down and their hands to themselves, but the struggle is real.
Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  friends_to_lovers  secret_wedding  schmoop  fluff  romance  weddings  length:18k  dctropefest17  Supernatural 
september 2017 by emi.caro
I'll Cross the Sky for You by superhoney
Castiel thinks it sounds ridiculous: a spaceship that’s also an Earth-style coffeeshop? But upon his first visit to The Family Business, he quickly realizes that the owner, Dean Winchester, is incredibly handsome, the pastries are delicious, and the coffee is out of this world.

One visit leads to another, and before long, Castiel is completely won over by both the coffeeship and its owner. It’s hard to maintain a relationship when you’re constantly flying across the vastness of space, but for the sake of both his heart and his stomach, Castiel swears he and Dean will make it work.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  complete  chapter  au  coffeeshop!au  space!au  bakery!au  baker!dean  fluff  schmoop  romance  length:33k  dctropefest17 
september 2017 by emi.caro
He Likes Cats by whelvenwings
The first time Dean sees Cas, he's absolutely smitten - but he's way too shy to say so, especially as he's only just recently started to think about coming out. Through a slight miscommunication, though, Cas happens to think that Dean has already asked him out on a date... and he's said yes.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:G  oneshot  complete  coming_out  pining  highschool!au  au  misunderstandings  first_kiss  fluff  romance  length:9k 
august 2017 by emi.caro
Love: A Retrospective by xylodemon
Pretending Cas is just his friend has been the only thing keeping Dean's head on straight for years. He never realized how much doing that depended on him making himself scarce in the morning ─ not until Cas came back and moved into the bunker.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  oneshot  complete  friends_to_lovers  friends_with_benefits  pining  angst  length:41k  cu 
august 2017 by emi.caro
My Liege Lord by jhoom
From a young age, Castiel has been groomed to serve as Dean’s personal bodyguard. They’re inseparable as children and good friends as adolescents. When Dean ascends to the throne, though, there’s a subtle shift in their relationship. If only Castiel knew what to make of it…
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  medieval!au  king!dean  knight!cas  miscommunication  hurt_comfort  slow_burn  friends_to_lovers  demisexual!cas  pining  asexual!Carlos 
july 2017 by emi.caro
Grown-Ups Making Grown-Up Choices by Carrieosity
Dean is a grown-ass man - he can take perfectly good care of himself, thank you very much. Except that sometimes the easier or more fun choices aren't always the right or best ones, and, all right, maybe thinking ahead and working the long game isn't his strongest suit. It's fine! He's fine.

When he meets Castiel, he realizes that flying by the seat of his pants may not be the best way to attract the super-serious (gorgeous, funny, genius) Alpha. Dean's shrink has been telling him he needs to start making "grown-up choices," and if that's what he has to think about in order to make Cas fall for him, then he'll give it a whirl.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  abo_dynamics  miscommunication  sexual_harassment  pining  romance  fluff  self-worth_issues  therapy  humor  length:81k  au 
july 2017 by emi.caro
Build a Home by domesticadventures
After they save the world, Dean expects Cas to come back to the bunker with them.

He doesn’t.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  oneshot  complete  pining  miscommunication  found_family  length:20k  spncanonbb17  cu 
july 2017 by emi.caro
Passing Ships by quiettewandering
When Castiel commits a crime unforgivable, he is demoted from distinguished guardian angel to the role of cupid. His assignment: to pair Dean Winchester and Lisa Braeden together as soulmates. Adamantly against the idea, Dean proves to be a challenging assignment for Castiel - especially when he falls in love with him.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  hurt_comfort  angst  pining  romance  cupid!cas  slow_burn  soulmate!au  length:78k  au 
july 2017 by emi.caro
Sure on This Shining Night by goodgriefdean
They sit in silence for a time, the dancing mass at their backs, looking out at empty storefronts.

After a while Dean nudges Castiel’s shoulder with his, and says, “Hey.”

“Hey what?”

“You never got nights like this in the city, did you?”

Castiel thinks, wiggling his toes. “Not like this, no.”

“Told ya so,” says Dean, childlike, and Castiel huffs a laugh. He wishes it could be so simple. But just as he thinks this, a timid voice in the back of his mind pipes up: why can't it be?

 

(or, the one where Castiel moves to the Middle of Nowhere, USA and spends his summer eating ice cream, learning to ride a bike, and falling in love.)
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  oneshot  complete  fluff  romance  hurt_comfort  highschool!au  au  length:12k  pining 
july 2017 by emi.caro
where the weeds take root by beenghosting
“Are you happy? Y’know. Just—being here,” Dean says, gesturing to the yard with his beer bottle. “Being with—I mean, you used to fight in celestial wars and—and save the world. Now you’re growing vegetables and talking about chickens.”
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  friends_to_lovers  post-series  canon  canon_divergence  angst  hurt_comfort  domestic  fluff  length:30k  cu 
june 2017 by emi.caro
Tabula Rasa by Dangerousnotbroken
Once upon a time, Castiel Novak had everything. He had a happy home life, a full scholarship, and, if he played his cards right, a promising journalism career. And on top of all of that, he had Dean. Then tragedy struck, as it tends to do, and Castiel lost everything. At thirty six, he’s got none of those things. He’s got no family to speak of. He’s got a job investigating purportedly true tales of the supernatural for a magazine no one reads. And worst of all he hasn’t seen Dean in nearly twenty years. So when research for an article turns him on to a witch who apparently grants wishes in exchange for stories, Castiel figures it’s worth the risk. If making a deal with a witch can get him Dean back, what has he got to lose?
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  magic  slow_burn  amnesia  romance  angst  length:78k  au 
june 2017 by emi.caro
traveling light by sharkfish
“You know, I swore I would never try to do this again. Try to teach some cis guy about what it means to be trans.”

“If I’m just some guy, then --”

“Goddammit, Dean. That ship sailed a long time ago.”
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  au  complete  trans!Cas  smut  fluff  bdsm  hurt_comfort  alcoholism  romance  angst  length:42k 
may 2017 by emi.caro
Settle by BurningTea
Castiel finds he needs to sink into the shows he's watching. It's harder and harder to drag himself away, and when the Winchesters return from dealing with the supposed ghost of Lizzie, they start to notice.

Sam and Dean do their best to help Castiel accept and recover from the mental and emotional wounds he's suffered, but they aren't exactly wound free themselves, and healing is a battle none of them are trained for.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:T  chapter  complete  angst  hurt_comfort  drug_use  addiction  casefic  slow_burn  length:160k 
may 2017 by emi.caro
No Righteous Path by jupiter_james
On his 40th birthday, Dean Winchester suddenly begins to worry that he may have lost his chance for a real mate. He's been so focused on his business as a 24-hour roofing and repairman, that he's never taken the time to date properly, or even make any lasting friendships outside of his family. Beginning in their late 30's, alphas and omegas start to lose their mating and bonding hormones, making it more difficult - and often impossible - to mate or bond with anyone past a certain age. But as a modern Alpha, Dean would be content with a companion, at least. Blood bonds aren't the be-all, end-all. However, after a late night emergency roofing repair call from Castiel Novak, Omega, Dean starts to hope. Yearn. The only hangup is that Castiel admits to being as old-fashioned as the books he teaches. Nervous to go against his religious upbringing by being with someone who he can't bond properly, as alphas and omegas are intended to do. But he can't deny his attraction to Dean, and despite his sensibilities, he thinks that, just maybe, he can change for the man he's falling in love with.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  romance  abo_dynamics  fluff  schmoop  length:106k  au 
may 2017 by emi.caro
Based on Double Occupancy by Dangerousnotbroken
Two friends. A Car. The open highway. What could possibly go wrong?

Or: how Dean Winchester learned to stop worrying and share a bed with the guy he's got a huge crush on. No big deal.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  au  bedsharing  first_time  fluff  length:4k  dctropefest5k17 
april 2017 by emi.caro
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by dorkilysoulless
Specifically, he's the first friendly face that Castiel Krushnic -- formerly of Chicago and Boston, and definitely not prepared for rural Nebraska -- meets on his way to move into the old Sinclair place.

And, well, you can't blame a guy for being helpful...
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:M  au  fluff  friendship  romance  religious_struggles  ex_con!Dean  starting_over  length:5k  dctropefest5k17 
april 2017 by emi.caro
like january by sharkfish
“I told you that I’m asexual,” Cas says, “and that’s true, but I’ve always understood myself to be more gray-asexual than purely asexual. That means --”

“I know what it means,” Dean says, letting out the breath he was holding.

“I haven’t been attracted to someone in so long, the distinction no longer seemed to be relevant.”

“Nothing can change the way I feel about you,” Dean says. “Nothing.”

Cas looks down at his hands. “Sometimes I think I may be attracted to you.”
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  asexual!cas  fluff  schmoop  smut  length:8k  au 
march 2017 by emi.caro
the rapture of distress by ozonecologne
Castiel swung his legs around the edge of the bed and leaned forward, setting the eggs aside. He briefly entertained the notion of patting Dean’s knee, so close to his own now, before deciding against it. Holding hands in your sleep is weird enough. "Whatever it is, I'm sure it isn't the end of the world," he consoled, wiping some grease from his mouth.

Dean looked up then, and he remained guiltily silent.

Castiel’s eyebrows shot up, up, up, along with his heart rate. His breakfast stuck like glue in his throat. "The end of the world?"

Dean winced. "I'm working on it."

-
A reverse!verse AU in which Castiel is a hunter and he’s visited by an angel.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:M  oneshot  complete  au  reverse!verse  road_trip  hurt_comfort  friendship  romance  length:17k 
march 2017 by emi.caro
a dangerous thing by sharkfish
Dean spends all his time being desired by others -- makes his living that way -- but being lusted after isn’t the same thing as being wanted, and he’s never felt wanted. Which is why he ends up answering an email that starts with “Dear sir, I hope this letter doesn’t offend you…” and ends with “You will be compensated generously for your time. Sincerely, Castiel Novak.”

The email says Castiel is looking for “the boyfriend experience,” as they call it in Dean’s profession. He wants a live-in, someone to hold him at night, someone to make him dinner and greet him after a long day of work with a smile, someone to play pretend with.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  abo_dynamics  au  noncon  romance  fake_relationship  prostitution  fluff  hurt_comfort  length:46k 
march 2017 by emi.caro
See How We Are by GotTheSilver
It's A Terrible Life AU with some a/b/o thrown in.

*

“Dean Smith,” he says, meeting Castiel’s eyes as he moves the mouse on his desk to wake up his screen and squint at the details of Castiel’s meeting. “You’re here for, oh, the building down on 7th? You took it over?”

“I did,” Castiel says, drawing a file out of his briefcase. “Well, my company did.”

“Your company?”

Castiel looks at Dean, his gaze steely. “You think because I’m an omega I can’t have a company?”

“I—”

“Because if that is how you think, Mr Smith, I can find another place to do business with.”
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  oneshot  complete  abo_dynamics  romance  fluff  schmoop  friendship  au  terriblelife!verse  length:15k  spnreversebang16 
march 2017 by emi.caro
Someone Who's Feeling For Me by ellispark
Dean sees her for the first time in nearly six years in some no-name town in Idaho, and it's panic at first sight.

Lisa Braeden, the one woman Dean ever actually had a shot at a real life with, back from where he buried her in his mind. And her hand is on Cas's arm like it's no big deal, like it belongs there.

Cas, Dean's dorky, sweet, badass, angelic best friend, and he's just standing there next to Lisa and not moving her hand away.

Dean feels the jealousy rising, and it's not directed where he expected it to be.

Because it takes this exact moment for Dean to realize — he's in love with his best friend. He's in love with his best friend, and Lisa is looking at Cas like he's the best thing since automatic rifles, and Dean is utterly fucked.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:M  complete  oneshot  casefic  pining  miscommunication  misunderstandings  romance  length:46k  pinefest17  cu 
february 2017 by emi.caro
Looking for a Sign by emwebb17
Dean can't figure out why the hot guy on the train is ignoring him...that is until he realizes that the man is profoundly deaf. After an unpleasant misunderstanding, the two become friends. It isn't long before Dean wants more, but Castiel sticks steadfastly to his rule about not dating hearing people. When Dean starts to date other people to try to get over him, Castiel starts to wonder if maybe Dean is the exception to the rule.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  pining  romance  deaf!cas  friends_to_lovers  friendship  angst  length:70k  pinefest17  au 
february 2017 by emi.caro
So Much Tangled Thread by imogenbynight
In 2008, Dean takes over his late grandfather’s tailor shop in Normal, Illinois, and discovers an old leather flight jacket in the attic. A hand-painted set of wings on the back, the name Novak, and a three-quarters sewn circle of red cotton are the only clues he has to the jacket’s origins, and he enlists his historian brother to help him find the owner.

It doesn’t take long for Sam to trace the jacket to Lieutenant Castiel Novak–a pilot who lived in Dean’s apartment until his mysterious disappearance a few years after WWII–and what little information they find about him is fascinating. The guy was a stone cold badass. A stone cold fox, too, if the grainy old newspaper photo is anything to go by.

It’s to be expected that Dean idly wishes he could have known the man as he closes the annoyingly unfinished circle of thread on the jacket.

Less expected, however, is that wish coming true.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  rating:E  tailor!dean  soldier!cas  soldier!dean  time_travel  timetravel!AU  angst  pining  romance  length:37k  pinefest17 
february 2017 by emi.caro
Three Is Not A Crowd by BleedingInk
Aftre three years of dating, Dean and Castiel are deeply in love and have a good thing going. So Castiel really thinks there's no reason for Dean to be nervous when his high school sweetheart, Meg Masters, comes back to town all of the sudden and he decides to rekindle their friendship. Except that maybe Meg still has a tiny thing for him, and maybe Dean is aware of that, and maybe things get a little awkward between the three. But Castiel is decided to balance his relationship with Dean and his friendship with Meg. Somehow.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean_Meg  Castiel_Dean  Meg_Benny  au  chapter  complete  polyamory  romance  fluff  friendship  length:96k  not_rated 
february 2017 by emi.caro
No Words by Ltleflrt
On the run from his very powerful family, Castiel does his best to get lost. Because if he doesn't know where he is, his brothers won't be able to find him very easily either. He ends up in Silverton, a small mountain town nestled deep within the Rocky Mountains where he meets Dean Winchester, a very beautiful and very grumpy omega.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  abo_dynamics  mute!Dean  minor_character_death  angst  grief_mourning  romance  mpreg  length:113k  au 
february 2017 by emi.caro
Addicted To You by Ltleflrt
Dean is a Warlock. A very very drunk Warlock. Oh, and a horny Warlock.

Hey, he knows how to summon a succubus!

He should totally do that. Hell yeah! Guaranteed hot sex!

Except that spellcasting while drunk is a Very Bad Idea. He's just too drunk to remember that.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  au  urbanfantasy!au  magic  succubus!cas  warlock!dean  smut  romance  angst  length:120k 
january 2017 by emi.caro
Satin and Sawdust by Ltleflrt
When Castiel moves out of Jimmy's house and into his own place for the first time, he saves money on buying a home by investing in a Fixer-Upper. He knows nothing about how to fix the many problems the house has, but he figures he's smart enough to figure it out. Unfortunately it's not too long before he learns that he's way in over his head.

Thankfully his new neighbor Dean is a handyman, and agrees to help him out. He knows Dean has a bit of a crush on him, but he's not taking advantage of it, really. Dean's a great guy, and quickly becomes a good friend.

But a flash of satin under Dean's toolbelt changes everything.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  chapter  complete  vet!cas  au  carpenter!dean  pining  friends_to_lovers  friends_with_benefits  panty_kink  miscommunication  slow_burn  romance  fluff  cats  length:160k 
january 2017 by emi.caro
Galveston by aerialiste
Crawl--It’s been almost four years since Castiel left Kansas; he'd eventually settled in an island town where he has a job, a house, and a life without the Winchesters. Every winter, Dean drives down to the coast to see him.

“I shoot guns. I beat up monsters. I fix cars, Cas.”

“I guess I should have done something worse to yours than hide the distributor cap, then.”

Backstroke--“Well, shit,” Dean said aloud into the empty room, eyes still closed. “Okay then.”

So Dean finally got his act together, and he and Cas are now officially doing…whatever this is. But Cas has a complicated past of his own, and in the words of a new friend, "When they think they’ve got you, you have to remember you’re worth getting." It's just that Dean has never in his life felt like something worth getting, much less keeping—although Castiel seems to want to try.

Freestyle--Somehow Dean was still in Galveston, though the decision-making process that had led to this was unclear. He’d just sort of…continued not driving back to Kansas. First he stayed through New Year’s (at which point he discovered that if they split three bottles of champagne, Cas would finally get tipsy), and through his birthday, which had involved more sex and less alcohol; and then the end of the month, and the first part of February; and now he was still here, and abruptly all the Christmas stuff at Walmart had been replaced with rows and rows of seasonal purple, green, and gold, because apparently Galveston celebrated Mardi Gras like this would be its last year to do so.
Supernatural  Castiel_Dean  rating:E  series  canon_divergence  smut  first_time  fallen!cas  vet!cas  angst  hurt_comfort  romance  pining  cu  complete  length:57k 
january 2017 by emi.caro
First Gentleman Wanted by youaresunlight
"President of the United States Castiel Novak is popular, charismatic, and knee-deep in campaigning for a second term. He’d be the ideal candidate if it weren’t for the fact that he hasn’t dated once while in political office. With his opponent’s relentless PR team calling him incapable of emotional commitment, Castiel’s staff decides to remedy the situation by finding their boss a fake, picture-perfect boyfriend. And when Dean Winchester enters the scene, he and Cas become America’s new favorite couple, except they’ve got a whole lot of history between them and complicated feelings to resolve."
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  political!au  president!cas  misunderstandings  hurt_comfort  pining  fluff  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  fake_relationship  length:32k 
december 2016 by emi.caro
Playing The Field by teacass(Fushigi)
"Despite Castiel’s amazing summer experiences, coming back to school equals facing the familiar status quo: an anxious boy versus the rest of the school crowd — featuring a shy new friend, a small gang of bullies, and a charming, handsome, and popular Dean Winchester who doesn’t find it difficult to chat up virtually everybody and has probably dated half of the students.

Keeping track of Dean’s love interests probably shouldn’t be this engaging, but as Castiel begins to face his own insecurities and slowly befriends Dean, he finds he can’t really stop."
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  highschool!au  au  bullying  misunderstandings  fluff  romance  anxiety  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:T  length:33k 
december 2016 by emi.caro
Survival of the Fittest by ozonecologne
"Between his rare gigs as a D-list ex-soap star, actor/model Dean Winchester doesn’t have a lot going for him. That is, until his manager tells him that he’ll get his shot at the big time… if he can get his act together.

The challenge is anything but simple: five months to put on thirty pounds of muscle. With the help of 5000 calories a day and a bristly Russian trainer named Castiel, will Dean be able to snag the spotlight? Or will a bad reputation sabotage his chances?

Turns out that superstardom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and it really does help to share the weight on your shoulders with someone you love."
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  hollywood!au  actor!au  actor!dean  personaltrainer!cas  fluff  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  enemies_to_lovers  self-worth_issues  length:34k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
The Dove's Long Journey to Champaign by violue
"After four years of solitude on a remote island, Dean’s been through hell. But he’s home, he’s healing, and he has a very special gift for a man he’s never met. (Basically this is an AU of the movie Cast Away that takes place after the island.)"
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  romance  hurt_comfort  friendship  au  castaway!au  ptsd  depression  anxiety  fluff  recovery  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  length:33k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
The Moonlighter and the Magician by almaasi
"A Dean/Cas 1920s AU. Castiel is a jewel thief, notorious and revered in New York City. For five years he’s been unstoppable, untraceable. Like a bird courting a mate, he brings gifts to his neighbour’s window, hoping to impress the other man with glittering gems. All Castiel wants is to leave and travel the world with Dean. But although Dean’s heart is consumed with yearning for his peculiar friend, after years of being bought and broken by other people, he cannot easily give up the security of home. Can he put all his trust in the man he loves and choose adventure, or will Castiel be forced to fly away alone?"
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  romance  au  historical!au  1920s!au  magician!dean  musician!cas  thief!cas  asexual!cas  friendship  fluff  wanderlust  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  friends_to_lovers  length:67k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
The Devil's Music by Amazonia_8
"The Hunters have been getting on just fine without him, but when his brother gets into a jam, Dean's called out of exile and given one more chance to strap on a guitar and hit the road with his family.

One tiny problem. None too happy with the group's hard rock reputation, the investors have sent an agent to keep the brothers out of trouble. The hot as sin, socially awkward agent who Dean may have accidentally propositioned on the flight over.

But you know what's more fun than misbehaving on the road to the roar of thousands of fans? Seeing if he can get Castiel to misbehave, too."
Castiel_Dean  complete  romance  humor  fluff  au  band!au  musician!dean  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  oneshot  drug_use  length:25k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
The Name of Things to Come by ExpatGirl
"They’re back. All three of them, upright and breathing, under one roof. If things are a little weird as Dean and Castiel try and navigate their relationship, well, Dean’s going to do his best to put things right.

For a little while it seems like things might just work out okay, after all. And then suddenly, Cas disappears. As the Winchesters try and figure out why he went AWOL and how to bring him home, Castiel begins to hunt: both for things that go bump in the night, and for some kind of meaning in his self-imposed exile. What he doesn’t understand is that he won’t find what he’s looking for until he stops running."
Castiel_Dean  complete  hurt_comfort  angst  pining  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  oneshot  self-worth_issues  drug_use  length:42k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
A Light for My Path by domesticadventures
"She’s always had a make and a model, but it’s only after Castiel parks her in the bunker garage, Dean coming to lean irreverently against her side, that she has a name.

“When you were Castiel,” Dean says, “you were untouchable. Unknowable. A stranger. But now you’re Cas. You’re our friend. Our family. Not quite sure when one became the other, but the person who this car belongs to is definitely Cas. So maybe...we’ve been calling her the Continental, right? But that’s so formal. You know her now, so she needs a nickname. What if we called her Connie?”

“Connie,” Cas repeats, testing the feel of it. He hums to himself, sounding as pleased as she feels. “I like it.”"
Castiel_Dean  complete  hurt_comfort  friendship  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:M  oneshot  road_trip  outsider_pov  getting_together  length:26k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
Off the Record by charmedcas
"After making the move to the small town of Cedar Woods, Oregon, writer Castiel Novak struggles to reconcile his past with his present. Working for the town newspaper, he learns more about the tight-knit community through the articles he writes. And then there's also Dean Winchester, another journalist who manages to discover all of Castiel's weaknesses within minutes. Though, it doesn't take long for summer days to give way to dark nights where Castiel is haunted by the mistakes he made. Becoming unlikely partners with Dean was never part of the plan, but it's what he gets when an inexplicable event takes place in the woods. The more they uncover, the more Castiel begins to wonder whether reality really is the stuff of his nightmares."
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  angst  hurt_comfort  au  journalist!cas  journalist!dean  mystery  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  enemies_to_friends_to_lovers  length:76k  psychological_horror 
november 2016 by emi.caro
Cuckoo And Nest by komodobits
"For a long time, Castiel thought that every earthly possession other than the immediately necessary was excess to requirement. But Dean – Dean who named his car, who keeps a photograph of his mother in his wallet, some thirty-plus years after her death, who still has the crumpled 'Do Not Disturb' sign with a sleeping pelican emblazoned on it from the Microtel outside of Roanoke where he first kissed Castiel, clumsy and unsure, under the unsteady fluorescence of an exhausted bathroom bulb – is sentimental.

It puzzles Castiel, where Dean draws the line between what is meaningful and what it is worthless."
Castiel_Dean  complete  romance  angst  miscommunication  Supernatural  rating:E  oneshot  established_relationship  length:10k 
november 2016 by emi.caro
Five Days in May by Dangerousnotbroken, KreweOfImp
"When Hurricane Abby sprang up out of nowhere, nearly a month out of season, to pummel the tiny island where Castiel's sister was getting married, his only thought was escaping the reception and his mother Naomi's criticisms of his "lifestyle choices" to see the fury of mother nature in action. He didn't anticipate saving anybody's life, and certainly not that of the most stunning man he's ever seen.

~*~

The unseasonable hurricane wasn't the only force of nature on the beach that night. Dean counts himself lucky that the beautiful blue-eyed stranger was there to save his life. He never could have anticipated that a nameless one-night stand in a tiny storm-tossed shack would change his entire life."
Castiel_Dean  chapter  complete  au  romance  fluff  miscommunication  bdsm  hurt_comfort  dcbb16  Supernatural  rating:E  long_distance  length:129k 
october 2016 by emi.caro
All The Substance Of His House by Aerlalaith
"When Don't Ask Don't Tell is repealed, U.S. army veterans Dean and Castiel must each come to terms with it."
Castiel_Dean  complete  hurt_comfort  au  domestic  veteran!cas  veteran!dean  homophobia  Supernatural  rating:E  oneshot  established_relationship  length:18k 
october 2016 by emi.caro
good company by ozonecologne
"Dean reels. “Since when do you have email?” he demands. “What is it, hotwings@gmail.com?”
Cas ignores him. “We’ve been invited to a wedding.”

Canon!verse, post-12.02."
Castiel_Dean  complete  friendship  fluff  romance  weddings  Supernatural  rating:G  oneshot  length:7k 
october 2016 by emi.caro
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