Fic Recs: Dean/Cas AU
Kiss You When It's Dangerous by zoemathemata
When his partner Uriel, betrays him, Federal Agent Castiel Novak is saved from becoming a ritual sacrifice by brothers Dean and Sam Winchester. Discovering the world of the supernatural and learning about werewolves, wendigoes, vampires and things that go bump in the night also leads to learning more about Dean and the strange life he and his brother lead. The more he learns, the more Castiel finds himself drawn into Dean’s world and toward Dean himself.
Until Uriel wants to complete the ritual he started.
This fic has the best opening line I’ve ever read. It drew me in completely and before I knew I’d read ten paragraphs when I’d only intended to read the first few lines before I bookmarked it for later.
This story has wonderful characterization, a rich plot and enough UST to set fire to water. It’s been a while since I’ve read a fic with Uriel in it, and he was well used here, a fantastic character, well written, and always such a glorious bad guy.
Castiel is perfect as a somewhat straight-laced FBI agent, a role he fits amazingly well. Both Castiel and Dean’s dialogue is lovely, and as I said, the UST is a sweet kind of torture that was so delicious I almost didn’t want to end. Almost.
Look Right Through Me by Darkforetold
Word count: 53,000
It’s his senior year in high school and Dean cares about little else than what makes him feel good. When an unexpected tragedy strikes his family, it shatters his world. Heartache tears at him while guilt worms through the wounds—and only a second chance can set him on the road toward healing. As his world reshapes, Dean rediscovers the importance of family, transcends loss and chooses something he never expected to find: love.
This is a coming-of-age story in which Dean wages through some of life’s most challenging obstacles. In the end, he steps closer toward self-forgiveness, learns the true meaning of trust and finds his version of a happy ending.
There is so much to say about this fic that I don’t even know where to begin. It’s beautiful. It’s tragic. It’s heartbreaking and heart lifting all at once. The author has a beautiful writing style, which makes it all the more pleasant to read. They say that the best books are the ones where you forget you’re reading at all, and this author has it perfected.
I wont lie, I cried several times reading this. There are some truly tragic moments. But it’s balanced out by the lessons the pain teaches and the places it leads the characters. And there is no lack of joy, either. At one point I was crying and then suddenly grinning and laughing. This fic is definitely a roller coaster of emotion that is not for the faint hearted, but oh so beautifully rewarding. Also, I can’t help mentioning how toe-curlingly hot the sex scenes are. Bring a raincoat. Seriously, things might get wet.
Living Right Is In the Trying by OneHundredSuns
Dean Winchester hadn’t lead an exciting life or a particularly good one but he’d always tried to do what was right, especially when it came to his little brother, even going so far as to take the blame for a crime he didn’t commit. Now with his brother a big shot at college and no prospects of his own, he takes a job from an eccentric man named Gabriel until he can get himself together. He meets and becomes fast friends with Castiel, a mysterious man with a dark troubling past.
But Dean and Castiel’s budding relationship is soon threatened by Dean’s commitments in California, and the arrival of a known gangster named Crowley, who’s determined to have Castiel as his own...as well as his wings.
Well, Crowley as a gangster – can it get any better? As wonderful as Crowley is though, it’s Dean that really shines in this fic. It’s as though the author plucked him straight from canon and placed him in this AU without changing a thing, and he’s just so perfectly Dean. Castiel is beautifully described and if you’re like me and can’t turn down some wing kink, you’ll be more than satisfied.
I also enjoyed how the author wrote Gabriel. There were a few ‘oh no!’ moments and unexpected events (plot-wise) that made it a fantastic read that I couldn’t really step away from.
The Stars Look Very Different Today by the_diggler
It's Dean's last weekend before he begins intensive training for permanent Mars colonization, so it's his last chance to try some things he's always wanted to. Like men.
If you like your schmoop with a side order of fluff, this little story will leave you smiling. Lovely hot sex and a surprise ending that you will most likely see coming, but which is written in a way that it doesn’t lose an ounce of it’s punch. That’s if ‘punch’ stands for ‘having a basket of kittens poured over you’.