All That Is And Used To Be by Misachan [author spotlight]
Word Count: 27,000
Summary: Dean never even knew anyone was living in the old estate outside of town until its mysterious occupant contracts his shop for a very specific job: a custom piano bench with grooves cut into the back. He finds Castiel and his terms to be eccentric with a capital E but the money is too good to turn down and anyway, Dean can’t help indulging his curiosity about the guy and his secretive, isolated life. There are secrets that will not stay hidden and stories that refuse to be forgotten. Especially when they happen to involve Dean Winchester and the angel Castiel.
This is a difficult fic to review without spoiling you. Let me start by saying this is not unusual for Misachan! After fics like Outrun Your Gun and Terms of Service, I was prepared to be unprepared for what the author had in store!
The author creates an atmosphere of mystery as Dean and Cas first meet. Dean is immediately drawn to the eccentric recluse who loves art and music, but won’t interact with people. The heat ratchets up when Dean surprises Cas late one night revealing that there is much more to his newest client than meets the eye. From there things spin out of control as you learn just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
A DCBB 2013 fic