REALLY? Oh my gosh I've always wanted to ask but never got the chance to! You guys are seriously amazing in all that you do. Okay so um, can you tell me your all time favorite fics? Any genre is fine. I feel like I've read all of them, but I really haven't.
So I just finished rereading Let This Remain for what's probably the hundredth time, and I was wondering if you knew of any fics where Dean is actively trying to seek help. Specifically where he's in therapy or rehab or AA. This blog is absolutely fantastic, and I really appreciate y'all for rubbing it so well! Thanks so much!
This is kinda difficult to answer because Let This Remain is really special with it’s depiction of Dean working hard on his emotional issues. Sure there are fics where Dean or Cas see a therapist or participate in some kind of group therapy, but fics that integrate the healing process into the story like Let This Remain are quite rare. Since there’s so few choices, we’ve also added fics with Cas. Some of these are YMMV type of recs.
Pick It All Up
(detailed descriptions of exposure therapy as treatment for Cas’ PTSD following his tour of duty - note Cas is an amputee.)
And here’s some new recs:
Good Call series [4 parts, T and NC-17, 11,800 word count, WIP] (Cas visits therapist after a suicide attempt, depressed Dean)
(summary of the first installment) The phone buzzes, this time with a text message. Dean glares at it. Chews. Swallows. Considers taking another bite before picking up, just out of sheer contrary spite, but doesn’t, on the offchance that it’s Sam. He taps the new message open, reads it twice, and freezes. ‘You’ve always been a good brother. This isn’t your fault. I’m so sorry.’
Oasis [NC-17, 40,400 word count] (Both are actively involved in therapy. Dean is specifically there post-rape)
Dean Winchester never wanted to be an Omega. Castiel Novak never wanted to be an Alpha. Sam Winchester needs money to go to college—Dean discovers an unconventional way to earn this money. Gabriel wants Castiel to find a mate—Castiel wants to start his own arboretum and never harm an Omega in any way—even if that means never taking a mate. When Dean and Castiel are brought together by repeating circumstances, they learn each other’s secrets and neuroses, and learn more about themselves and their pasts than they could have ever imagined. A DCBB 15 fic