Here we are, week 18! There are so many wonderful fics and writers out there that deserve some love, and this is what that is for. Go check them out, leave a like or reblog, but show ‘em some appreciation. They’ve earned it.
If you have any fics of your own or know of one you want to share, please tag me in them! I’ll love to read them. You’ll know that I’ve read it or gotten your tag if I like it. (:
PSA: I will not be adding fics onto the list that are pure smut. If it is hinted at, then that it is okay, and if it is in a series works I will just skip that chapter.
Who’s a fan of fallen Cas? I am! I’m not sure what’s the best thing in fallen Cas, but I just love it. Hunter Cas, weird hippie kinda bee lover Cas, Gas-N-Sip Cas… I’ll take everything! I love my human Cas! The best part of it is always Dean taking care of Cas (or causing drama). Seriously, even if you’re into non-AU fics, give these a chance. - Admin J
Title: Inch by Inch
Words: 3,698 – Finished
Admin’s assessment: ★ ★
Admin J’s notes: Ok, so I’m a bit awkward person and I found singing like in this fic very awkward. Maybe it’s just me, I mean… If someone would propose me in a restaurant, I would find that awkward. Or, God no, some violin and cello sonnet in a public place… I would die. So, maybe the singing part was awkward only for me. Maybe you’ll find it cute or romantic.
Summary: The sound became more prominent as he walked down the hall toward Dean’s room. The music was light and beautiful. And he could almost make out a man’s voice singing. Finally at Dean’s room, Cas leaned his ear to the door and listened.
Admin J’s notes: Oh god, this one! Not sure if I have recced this one before, but it’s amazing. I seriously think we should make a rec of Best Under 10K Fics. I can’t understand how people can fit amazing fics into so small amount of words.
Summary: No one ever tells Dean anything.
(or: Dean Winchester and the not-relationship crisis of 2014)
Admin J’s notes: Hello djinn fics! Hunter Cas comes to save his Dean. I’m not quite sure how I feel about hunter Cas. I mean, sometimes he’s so good, but sometimes… Well, let’s say there are days when I enjoy the sort of loser Cas more :’D
Summary: Castiel is captured by a djinn. Dean goes slightly crazy, and Cas discovers a thing or two about himself.
Admin J’s notes: This isn’t an actual season 11 fic, but a fic after happenings of season 11. The darkness has been mentioned! It’s a really nice case fic and at least I wasn’t right away like “yeah i know what’s happening”.
Summary: They went back and forth on whether or not to make the drive until Sam found an article in the town’s local paper dated a week earlier about a lobster fisherman who swore a monster sank his boat.
Admin J’s notes: Demon Dean! Am I the only one who was juuust a bit disappointed the demon Dean part of the show? Seriously, so many possibilities with the demon thing but nooo, they just decided to end it very quickly. I was expecting so much. Seriously, the same thing than with the Darkness. I was so disappointed.
Oh, but this fic. Sorry. I like this one, I seriously do! I like the atmosphere and the way the characters are written. Dean and Cas are a bit cheesy in the end and it kinda ruined the ending from me a bit, but otherwise it was very good.
Summary: “You aren’t an angel, Cas. Not anymore. You gave that up to save me. You once told me that I can’t save everyone. And, well this is similar. You can’t fix all of me. No matter how hard you try.”
“That doesn’t mean I won’t try, though.” Castiel responded.
Dean turned his head to look at Castiel. Their eyes met, and Dean studied the never ending blue of Castiel’s in fascination. “I didn’t say you shouldn’t.”
Hello, trashy fellas.
I hope your year started incredibly well. I know, I know, I haven’t posted a new list since October. I am the actual worst, but I’m finally here to provide you a new list of great fan fiction starring our beautiful angel so the wait for the hellatus to end is easier for you. I’mma pamper you with all these goodness adding the Christmas-y fics.
Note: The summary of the fics are in italics. Some of them are written by their authors, and some others are written/modified by me. All the series start on chapter one, except if they have their own masterpage. The text written after this “–” hyphen are just my lame ass comments. If for any reason you want your username and/or fic to be removed from this list or you wish not to be tagged, just hit me a message and I’ll erase it/untag/stop tagging you, whatever you preffer.. So yeah, let’s get started:
Frost by @mishawh0. You and Cas celebrate some of your old holiday traditions. – I love this so much because it’s so fluffy and domestic and Cas is so sweet. Guuuuys, I think I want a boyfriend now, hahaha
New Year: Castiel by @kittenofdoomage. Castiel didn’t understand New Year. –Still can’t tag ‘em.
I have recced you fics with less than 5,000 words earlier and now I think it’s time for a bit longer ones. So, when creating this list I found out that so many amazing fics I had in mind have just over 10,000 words. I mean, like 10,912 words. So annoying! But, since I had decided that 10K is the limit, here you go.
These ones are perfect when you don’t want to invest much time for one fic. Easy to read, quick to read - and most of all, very good! Enjoy! - Admin J
Title: How Did I Get Here?
Words: 7,882 – Finished
Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Admin J’s notes: Amnesia fics are my thing (as you may have noticed by the amount of the djinn fics I have recced in the past…) and this one belongs into the same category. Having amnesia is one of my biggest fears, but it’s anyway one of my favorite subjects in fics.
Summary: Dean wakes up in his bed feeling very, very odd. Though his boyfriend and son are where he left them, he can’t quite shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Worst of all, he can’t quite wrap his head around the fact that this is his life.
Admin J’s notes: Christmas is over but there’s always a good time to read this. The author is one of my favorites and I like pretty much everything she writes and this one wasn’t a disappointment either. Far from it. I can see the summary in my mind as a video while reading it and the mental image is sooooo much fun.
Summary: On a cold and lonely Christmas Eve, a tipsy Dean Winchester dropped a letter to Santa in his mailbox at the mall.
Admin J’s notes: Ok, so this is one of the fics I feel a bit embarrassed to admit I actually like. A lot. I mean, I did read it for some kinky fic special or time traveling rec or something and I was sure I would hate it, but it’s actually very good one. Even if it’s a bit… Uh… Kinky.
Summary: Dean and Cas have been together for a while now, but Dean always regrets that he has been with so many people in the past. He wishes he could go back in time and tell his 15 year old self that there is someone worth waiting for.
Cas gives him the chance and the outcome is one that neither of them expected
We all know that in Destiel fics Sam’s luck is sometimes very… Well, let’s say that there are times when I wouldn’t want to be in Sam’s pants. Oh, wait. Yes I would.
Sorry, I got distracted. Not gonna happen again. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of my favorite fics that gives me the ultimate “poor Sam” feeling. Hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I do! - Admin J
Title: Sam Accidentally Sees the Whole Picture
Words: 10,405 – Finished
Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Admin J’s notes: Hahaha, what can I say? Poor Sam. Why this is something I could really, really imagine to happen in the show?
Summary: Sam’s been through a lot lately, what with tonight’s hunt rendering his skin an aching shade of purple and all. He can deal with Dean being overly concerned about Cas’ broken finger, and - God help him - he puts up with the sound of their preposterously soppy love confessions and first kisses on the adjacent bed. But he cannot be expected to remain silent and feign sleep throughout the entire duration of their first-ever lovemaking session. He just can’t. Especially not, because it seems apparent that Cas is more intent on deflowering himself than letting Dean do it.
Admin J’s notes: Now I’ll always feel so sorry for Sam. Too many suffering Sams in one post :’D
Summary: Castiel comes back from Purgatory a little different. Sam doesn’t want to talk about it.
Aka the one where people can see Cas’ wings, Dean discovers a kink, and Sam resolves to be a good brother. Also, dust baths are had on the side of not-so-deserted highways and #angeldustbaths trends on Twitter. Utter fluffy crack.
Hello, my Cas lovers mates. I posted my last rec list like a week ago, and since today I’m is my 24th birthday, I decided to celebrate it with you all with a new rec list! I’ve read and recommended a couple of fics with birthday themes, so today I’m gonna start with a mini list for them. I hope you enjoy it with me!
Note: The summary of the fics are in italics. Some of them are written by their authors, and some others are written/modified by me. All the series start on chapter one, except if they have their own masterpage. The text written after this “–” hyphen are just my lame ass comments. If for any reason you want your username and/or fic to be removed from this list or you wish not to be tagged, just hit me a message and I’ll erase it/untag/stop tagging you, whatever you preffer..
* Users that tumblr didn’t let me tag are marked with an asterisk.
So yeah, let’s get started:
Birthday sex by @splendidcas. MishaxReader. Smut. What better gift to give your boyfriend Misha than birthday sex amiright? –BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
“Second Time Lucky”: After his friend Castiel Novak has a disastrous junior prom, Dean
Winchester vows to make up for it by taking Cas himself in senior year -
just as friends, of course - and giving Cas the prom experience he
always dreamed of. Actually falling for Cas was never part of the plan.[10,708words]
“The Forte!verse”: Castiel is the weird cello prodigy that gets every solo in the school
orchestra. Dean is a cocky mediocre snare drum player, but he still
manages to pick out every flaw in Cas’ performances. When Castiel has
had enough of it, he says something.[5,108 words]
“Right Place Right Time”:“I went to get snacks from the local convenience store at 2am and you’re
laying in the corridor because your room mate has his fiancé over and
kicked you out of your room”[5,704 words]
“Valentine’s Day″: Cas anonymously sending Dean one of those school Valentine’s Day flowers
with a little personalized note, thinking that someone as popular as
Dean won’t notice his message anyway because he gets so many. Little
does he know that Dean sent one to him as well… [2,051 words]
“Wake Up Call”: Cas unexpectedly finds himself waking up next to his very asleep – and very naked – apartment mate of two years. As he takes in Dean’s smooth, freckled, and gloriously unclothed form
lying face down next to him, Cas attempts to figure out why Dean (most
likely) drunkenly came back to the wrong room and subsequently climbed
into the wrong bed. [1,174 words]
“Drunk Kisses”: Dean dragged his kind of awkward best friend Castiel to a party. Castiel
drinks way too much and ends up kissing Dean. What happens next? [1,893 words]
“Single or Taken”:Charlie and Sam drag Dean to a party on campus and he’s a little taken
aback by the system they’re using to identify who is and who isn’t
single. Why does the process of simplifying things have to be so
difficult? [4,917 words]
“The Constellations In Your Eyes”:It all started when a six year old with stunning blue eyes moved in next
door. Conjoined roofs and a few constellations might bring them
together. [5,562 words]
“The Resolution of Stars”:Castiel’s annual New Year’s Eve plans are compromised
when Dean abandons them in favor of celebrating with his girlfriend.
Thus, Castiel finds himself at home on the night of the 31st of
December, with no plans other than to drink and read alone while the
rest of the world rings in the new year. But those plans, too, are shot to hell when Dean tries to redeem himself. [2,635 words]
“Close Your Eyes And Trust”:When Cas gets dared to kiss Dean (Dean!) at a party, he decides to flee the scene instead. It’s humiliating, but it’s better than the alternative.Dean has other ideas. [2,094 words]
“The Silent Stars Go By”:At least Cas had tonight to look forward to. He had everything ready in
his backpack – a rug to sit on, a Thermos flask of hot tea, some
sandwiches, and his iPod. He’d worn his thickest coat today, and two
scarves, and a pair of woollen gloves. He was aware – as he sat waiting
for the bus, which would take him up the hill – that he looked
distinctly overdressed, since the cold of the night hadn’t truly set in
yet. The guy sitting on the other end of his bench certainly seemed to
think so; he was staring at Cas out of the corner of his eye, apparently
transfixed by the sight of winter clothing. Cas briefly considered
making a sharp comment, but decided against it when he took a longer
look: the boy didn’t look any older than Cas himself, probably no more
than seventeen or so, but he was wearing a leather jacket and a worldly,
hard-bitten expression that had Cas frowning and shifting his knees
together, making himself smaller. [7,284 words]
“Five Powerless Hours”: The power goes out at Dean and Castiel’s dorm, and sharing body heat has its perks. [3,637 words]
At the bottom of the box was a lumpy something wrapped in tissue. He frowned and pulled it out, turning it over in his hands before tearing the wrapping free. It turned out to be a battered stuffed clown fish, orange and white, and a little dirty and ragged - obviously well loved. Dean sat down on his cot, unfolding the note carefully printed in blocky letters on My Little Pony stationery. Dear Soldier, (he didn’t even correct it that time) I’m sorry you have to miss Christmas with your family. This is Chester. He’s my best friend and he keeps me safe from monsters. But I think you need to be safe more, so I’m sending him to you. Please take good care of him. Love, Claire Novak
My comments: My god, where has this fic been until now?? Seriously this is so cute :) I melted while reading it hahaha. It also got me teary-eyed (not ashamed to admit it!) Well done, winjennster, well done!
My favourite DESTIEL fics can be found here. COCKLES, too, but mainly DESTIEL. List is in no particular order, most are found on AO3. ENJOY!
(PS: My own commentary will be like 99% be positive, since they’re my fave fics on here, but you can trust my judgement. I’ve read a lot of fic.)
Title: A Canticle for Dr. Sexy Author: tikistitch Words: 53,560 (6/6 chapters) Summary: The Croatoan virus has brought down civilization as we know it. Dean
Winchester, leader of a motley group of survivors, is searching for
volume 25 the Video Safari limited edition box set of Dr. Sexy MD when
he stumbles into Cas, an amnesiac grubbing for a can of beans at an
abandoned Piggly Wiggly. Together with his brother, Sam, who may be a
prophet of the Lord, and some friends they meet along the way, they
embark on a cross-country road trip to find a cure for the virus and
save humanity. But the journey takes our heroes straight into the
middle of an angelic feud. Own Thoughts: I always love me some End!Verse. Very well written, I loved it! Amazing read!
Title: Does He Run On Batteries? Author: flibblesd Words: 14,353 (1/1) Summary: Mechanic Dean gets his hands on some expensive tech in the form
of a full fledged android. He knows it’ll be perfect to tear down and
sell so they can finally afford the hardware Sam desperately needs.
However, when it’s splayed out on his worktable he can’t help but notice
something odd.“Does it- does it look like its breathing?”AI software CAS occupies a human body and takes a liking to Sam. Dean is displeased with basically every turn of these events. Own Thoughts: I greatly enjoy AUs like this one, with androids etc. Loved it! I honestly need more from this ‘verse, it’s so good! Must read!
Title: A Song of Wind and Wings Author: triedunture Words: 10,734 (1/1) Summary: The Angelborn have not been seen in Westeros in hundreds of years. Lord
Dean Winchester and his brother Ser Sam arrive in Lady Ellen’s Highroad
Keep after receiving word that one has been taken captive. Own Thoughts: Fantasy AUs are my life. Must read this one, as well. It’s GoT inspired, by the way. God, I really love this fic, it’s so amazing. Couldn’t stop reading, I swear.
Title: The King’s Angel Author: brimac0518 Words: 6,850 (1/1) Summary: Long has Castiel, the Angel of Azare, stood by his king’s side. Yet in
the face of a possible arranged marriage, can Dean, the king of Azare,
let his knight go? Own Thoughts: Fantasy/Medieval AU. My ultimate weakness. This one was way too short in my opinion. Still great, though, I love jealous!Dean.
Title: The Academy of Absent Fathers(COCKLES!) (Jensen/Misha) Author: kriari, qthelights Words: 84,754 (14/14) Summary: As one of the premiere boarding schools on the east coast, Ellis Academy
plays host to the preeminent financiers, businessmen, and politicians
of tomorrow. The very dirt stinks of privilege and as a long-time foster
child, Misha Collins has no idea how he ended up here. To make matters
worse, he’s stuck rooming with the equivalent of Ellis royalty. Jensen
Ackles is a lifer - captain of the lacrosse team, do-gooder and textbook
overachiever. And they hate each other. Mostly. But as they move from
hate to something more, secrets from their unknown yet inextricably
linked pasts threaten to destroy everything they’ve built. And the worst
part? They have no idea what’s coming… Own Thoughts: All in all a great read, I enjoyed it. Somewhat cliched, though, but it’s a High School AU, so that was to be expected, I guess. Still liked the characterisations and it’s very well written.
Title: Things Dean Winchester Loves Author: tuesday Words: 3,623 (1/1) Summary: Castiel makes a list, Sam gives good advice, and Dean takes a while to catch on. Own Thoughts: Extremely cute. Cas makes a list and it’s just so adorable.
Title: Between a Wall and a Hard Place (COCKLES!) Author: qthelights Words: 4,423 (1/1) Summary: Jensen lets Misha pick where they’re drinking. Misha picks a gay bar. It doesn’t go to plan. Own Thoughts: One of my fav Cockles fics, definitely worth your while!
Title: Ghost Dance Author: omphalos Words: 51,194 (9/9) Summary: In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something
like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered –and
rediscovered– too much? Own Thoughts: Awesome. Amazing. Literally so dang good. Oh my good, you definitely have to read this one! It’s angsty but sooo worth it! SO WORTH IT!
Title: Your Dirty Secret Author: bellacatbee Words: 5,428 (1/1) Summary: “Your yard looks like crap. I’ll come round after school and sort it for
you if you pay me ten bucks.” Those were the first words Dean ever said
to Castiel. How was Castiel supposed to know then that he was going to
fall in love with Dean? AU. Own Thoughts: Yes, there is a big Age Difference, but I still enjoyed it a lot. It’s good!
Title: Baggage Author: Mikey (mikes_grrl) Words: 19,413 (1/1) Summary: Dean is a lonely cab driver trying to straighten out his life since his
brother left for college, and Castiel is the strange and otherworldly
“escort” who snares his heart. Are daddy issues the only thing they have
in common? Or is there something more to what is happening between
them? Own Thoughts: A slightly different AU, very readable. I can recommend this one very much.
Title: Brother Lover Author: twentysomething Words: 4,234 (1/1) Summary: “However- and it doesn’t happen a lot- they have to invoke ‘I saw her first’.” Own Thoughts: Great fic with great humour. It’s great and Dean’s being a little jealous. A little bit. Go read!
Title: The One Thing You Can’t Lose Author: MajorEnglishEsquire Words: 4,955 (1/1) Summary: You know what I like a lot? The thought that Dean can just tug Cas
anywhere at any time and Cas, who can lift tons without effort, who can
demolish things with the light of his grace, who has battled and gone to
war, has defended and broken, will just let Dean do it. Own Thoughts: The most cute. So cute. Adorable. Loved this one dearly, it’s amazing fluff.
Title: Through The Dark Author: endversed Words: 43,196 (18/18) Summary: Castiel Novak is a low level reporter for the New York Post, up until he
gets his big break: ASL star Dean Winchester has broken a goal scoring
record and Castiel has been assigned to his personal story, meaning two
weeks of close proximities. Except, the thing is; they’ve kind of got
history. Own Thoughts: Amazing, truly amazing! Great plot and it’s very interesting to follow! Awesome fic.
Title: Broadway Musical Author: Griftings Words: 12,453 (1/1) Summary:
This is the day that marked the Holy and Blessed Union of Dean Winchester and Jo Harvelle.The merging of prominent bloodlines is always a grand
occurrence, but breeding pedigree hunter families like Winchester and
Harvelle is something to be rejoiced. It is also something to be
meticulously planned, which thankfully the Host is very good at.Or, the romantic comedy where Dean Winchester and Jo Harvelle are
destined to get married, Castiel is given the task of playing matchmaker
and fails terribly, the entire Heavenly Host becomes a sitcom audience,
God warns against male pregnancy, and Jimmy Novak is incredibly
unimpressed with angels in general. Own Thoughts: This ist probably the funniest thing ever. So much humour, I couldn’t stop laughing. Obviously a must read!
Title: grip them tight and raise them from pernicion Author: Flux Words: 20,122 (1/1) Summary: Dean and Cas have been at each other’s throats for years, but Anna and
Sam are determined to change that for the better. With a well-placed
love letter and some careful direction, they manage to get the two into a
semi-antagonistic, fiercely competitive, and emotionally confusing game
of relationship chicken. Now they just need to get to prom. Own Thoughts: High School AU alert! Very amusing, I highly recommend it. I love when it starts out antagonistic but then they fall in deep, deep love.
Title: Professional Couple Only Author: saltyfeathers Words: 37,153 (1/1) Summary: There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion. Own Thoughts: Yes! Yes, love it! Fake/Pretend relationships… you know how it is. You know you love it. I know you do.
Title: Ain’t A One Of Us Perfect (And That’s Okay) Author: peppermint_wow Words: 14,285 (1/1) Summary: Fantasy AU. Every kingdom demands order. Michael’s kingdom demands
perfection. He finds such perfection in the creations cleverly crafted
by a metalsmith named Castiel. But will Castiel’s greatest invention
live up to all of Michael’s high expectations? Own Thoughts: It’s wow. Wow. Just wow. It’s so great and so different and I’m in love???? I think I remember it kinda breaking my heart at some point, though? Must read.
Hello, my fellow trashcans. I’ve been letting my Cas feels flow and they’ve been growing unmesurably these days. Seriously, I feel disgusting. And I’m so excited for the new season to begin! Anyways, here’s one more issue of my recommendation list. Now, please, get comfy to begin the reading.
Note: The summary of the fics are in italics. Some of them are written by their authors, and some others are written/modified by me. All the series start on chapter one, except if they have their own masterpage. The text written after this “–” hyphen are just my lame ass comments. If for any reason you want your username and/or fic to be removed from this list or you wish not to be tagged, just hit me a message and I’ll erase it/untag/stop tagging you. So yeah, let’s get started:
Sweet, little Castiel by @sdavid09. It was supposed to be a quick hunt, just take out a witch. But it turned into more than that when you favorite angel gets himself turned into a toddler.
Suppressed feelings & Pt. 2 (smut) by @splendidcas. Cas calls the reader after his “date” with Nora falls through, and the reader comes to pick him up, leading to their confession of how they feel about him.
Netflix and chill by @not-so-natural-spn. You and Cas are watching a movie. At some point, you get bored, and decide to do something else. –Is it me or temperature just raised here?
All you need by @bkwrm523. The Winchesters and the Reader set out to save Castiel, and heal the damage Lucifer did to him. –I think, at this point, y’all know I’m a slut for fluffy sex, right?
Wine testing Pt. 1 & Pt. 2. by @stephizzle94. You and Cas go to buy a wine bottle. He decides to taste it in a pretty unusual way. –Does anybody know wtf is going on with tumblr that won’t let me tag some people?
Nightmares    by @teamfreewill-imagine. You and Cas share a motel room. Cas frequently has nightmares, his only comfort found when you share a bed… until one morning Sam and Dean find you before going on a hunt
Undone by @mamaimpala (fluff) Grad Student CastielxBookseller Dean AU. Castiel considers himself a decent communicator, but he finds himself embarrassingly clumsy and tongue-tied around a particularly handsome clerk at his local bookstore. Can he find the words to express his interest or will he continue making a fool of himself? –This is so adorkable and Gabe is always so funny. I really really wish there was a continuation for this fic!
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