anonymous asked:

OMG ASKDH THE ASKBOX IS OPEN AND IM FREAKING TF OUT. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOREVER. I would love some angsty homeless Cas fics. Extra points if he’s a veteran or something extra sad like that!

Thank you for these ask! I know admin J is probably tired of me stating that every AU setting is my favorite but homeless Cas is on top of my very long list of favorites! So naturally, I have a very long list of fics to rec you guys since there are a lot of new additions to the homeless tag on AO3. Here’s also our homeless Cas tag, you should check that out first since I’m not reccing the same fics again (except one, but it’s just extra special, okay!).
Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy these and I’ll be back with part 3 for this in the future!

- Admin A

Title: Tarentelle verse

Author: Morethancupcake

Rating: Mature

Words: 11,657 – 3 parts

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I know I keep reccing this verse every chance I get, but this time I have a ´legit reason to! THERE’S A PART 3 GUYS! You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for this verse to be continued and now there’s a part 3 that’s long and emotional and there’s a baby Sam (btw I just want to say that it was genius and heartbreaking for John to name him Sam!)… Lol I’m fangirling way too much but this verse is just near and dear to me.

Summary: Castiel takes time away from the Opera to teach ballet to a group of little kids. Seems like Dean isn’t the only one falling for the dancer. And seems like Dean doesn’t like the competition.

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Title: A Winter’s Tale

Author: NorthernSparrow

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 64,316 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I haven’t recced this before because it’s Gen and there’s of course no slash. But, before you skip this (like I did for way too long), the author does say that you can read this as pre-slash for Destiel and there is an epilogue with explicit Destiel smut! You can read the epilogue here:
A Close Shave: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3090167
All in all I really did enjoy this fic and I have actually read it twice already, so that should say something!

Summary: Cas is sick and Dean finds a journal that Cas kept about his time alone as a human.

This fic is a retelling of first half of S9 from Cas’s POV (via Cas’s journal). Lots of Cas angst/loneliness and a correspondingly equal volume of Dean guilt. Sick fic, hurt/comfort, journal fic, and a Christmas fic too.

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Title: Going Home

Author: ljunattainable

Rating: General Audiences

Words: 1,320 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This is so good, lol I don’t think there can be a bad fic about homeless Cas, or maybe I’m just reading these through very biased glasses. Anyway there’s also a companion fic to this called Welcome Home, which is Dean’s pov.

Summary:  Cas makes his way to Kansas.

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Title: View from the Park Bench

Author: through_shadows_falling

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 1,219 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This is so fluffy and cute. On top of having homeless Cas there’s also a single parent Dean so what more can you ask guys!

Summary: Castiel saw many things from his park bench.

By far, his favorite was a father-daughter duo: a white man in a blue Mohawk and a girl no older than seven.

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Title: Love in a McHopeless Place

Author: Weasleychick32

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 110,223 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Where did this awesome fic come from? I feel like I’m always roaming through homeless Cas tag and suddenly there’s this 100k fic that I’d never seen. Anyway, this was as awesome as I expected it to be. The only thing I would have loved if that if there was more mature scenes between Dean and Cas. I feel like all the long fics need at least a few good smut scenes.

Summary:  Throughout his years working at McDonald’s Dean has experienced a great number of awkward, unsanitary, and just plain strange situations, but what exactly is he supposed to do when he finds a homeless man sleeping in the playplace? This isn’t in the employee handbook.

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Title: Rehabilitation

Author: supernaturallylost

Rating: Mature

Words: 19,458 – 18 Parts so far

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I know I’m always saying this, but I love this verse! I always complain about less than 1k chapters/fics but I didn’t mind the shortness of each part here… or maybe it’s those biased glasses I’m wearing again. Who care’s there’s 18 parts of this so far and I’ve enjoyed each of them!

Summary:  Beginning with ‘The Headrest’, this series will follow the relationship of Castiel and Dean Winchester after they initially meet while each riding aimlessly on a public bus through the city. The titles of each part refer to Dean Winchester and how Castiel sees him.

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Title: Needs

Author: Chakatai

Rating: Explicit

Words: 10,152 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This is purely here for the smut since it was hard to find very smutty homeless Cas fics. Not my absolute favorite but you can’t really go wrong with smut.

Summary: Falling has left Castiel with all kinds of needs he doesn’t know how to fulfill. None of them seem to come as naturally as the need to be close, and there is none he fights more stubbornly to overcome.

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Title: Scars

Author: allthebeautifulthings9828

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 3,153 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I don’t think I’ve ever read anything from this author that I didn’t love. She’s amazing and this fic is no exception.

Summary:  Castiel has had a long journey back to Dean and Sam. He’s learned a lot of human behavior on his own without their help, but he’s tired - so tired. And he’s horribly wounded, something that makes him feel so ashamed that he chooses to ignore it. By the time he gets to Dean again, his wounds have become infected and Dean takes it upon himself to be Castiel’s caretaker. But there’s something wrong with Dean’s demeanor. He’s agitated, nervous, and he avoids eye contact. Soon Castiel wonders if it was a mistake to think of the bunker as home. Is Dean really agitated out of hatred or is it something else entirely?

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Title: We’re On Our Way

Author: blanketed_in_stars

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences

Words: 28,015 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This is awesome and I love it :’D I seriously need to be more creative with my notes but It’s 4am as I’m writing these, so you have to forgive me.

Summary:  If asked to state his three defining qualities, Dean Winchester would come up with hard-working, pessimistic, and busy. “Charitable” would not be on the list. So it’s completely beyond him as to why he’s chosen to spend so much time with the floundering Castiel, who has only twenty bucks and a trench coat to his name. Or why they’re growing closer and closer as the days pass. Or why, when everything they’ve built falls to pieces, Dean is so desperate to set things right again.

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At age 19 in 1949, Nigerian native David Oluwale discretely boarded a cargo ship from Nigeria in order to pursue a new life and opportunities in the United Kingdom. However, far from finding safety and prosperity, his body was discovered floating in the River Aire in Leeds on 4th May 1969. 

David had been the apprentice for a tailor in Nigeria and therefore hoped to hold down a job in the thriving British textiles industry. However, due to the prevalence of racial discrimination at the time, David found it difficult to receive employment and a home, and his time on the streets in England led to many encounters with police. At one point, he was hit so forcefully with a policeman’s truncheon that he suffered hallucinations- just for sleeping in a doorway. However, the effects of this assault were disregarded and Oluwale was transferred to a psychiatric institution in 1953 where he spent 8 years. After his release, his return to the streets sent him straight back into the arms of police brutality, and after claiming harassment against Leeds authorities he was returned to the same asylum in 1965. He spent a further 2 years there. Less than 24 months after his release from here, he was to be found dead. His death was ruled as either an accident or suicide by a coroner, and the lack of friends and money possessed by David entailed that his body was confined to a cheap coffin and buried at a solitary funeral.

However, just eighteen months later, an exhumation took place due to the emergence of accusations that two police officers, namely Geoffrey Ellerker and Sergeant Kenneth Kitching, purposefully victimised David and drove him to his death. According to statements given by whistleblowers within the police force, Ellerker and Kitching would often ask to handle incidents involving Oluwale themselves. On David’s paperwork, someone had even written the derogatory word “wog” next to his nationality. The hatred exhibited in the justice system did not end there, as the judge presiding over the case of David’s death referred to him as a “dirty, filthy, violent vagrant”, which contrasted the testimony given by others who described David as a cheerful and friendly man who became a shell of himself due to the ongoing attacks. Due to the orders of the judge, manslaughter charges were dropped and instead Ellerker was found guilty of three attacks on David, while Kitching was convicted for two. They were also found not guilty of grievous bodily harm (GBH). Ultimately, Ellerker was sentenced to three years imprisonment, and Kitching received 27 months. 

[AFF] Rats and Royalty

Title: Rats and Royalty
Author: jiiyongiee
Pairing: Baekhyun/Chanyeol
Status: Ongoing
Length: Chaptered
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Fantasy, Friendship, Historical/Prince!AU
Warnings: Mild violence, homeless

Summary: Baekhyun is nothing more than a street rat. Since the loss of his family he made a life for himself, stealing just to eat. Alone in a world that does not notice his existence, one day yet another village is attacked though this time, the King and his son were the targets. Lost of his memories a young boy finds his way to Baekhyun allowing them to create a beautiful friendship but is there more to his memories than they realise.

Hey everyone, I need your help. I work at a place called Plymouth Crossroads and we are a transitional home for homeless and runaway boys between the ages of 16 and 20. While they’re with us they have a safe and stable home and a supportive community to help them reach all their goals. Getting id, getting jobs, getting where they need to in school are all important factors for us.

We currently have very little funding. We receive nothing from the Federal Government as of this year and nothing from the state. Only a small amount of our budget comes from the county, the rest is all donations and grants. This grant is worth $25,000 and would be a huge deal for us but we need to be in the top 40 of 200 in order to receive it and we can only do that if we get the votes.


Please vote here and help us get this money that we need so badly. You can cast 10 votes for 10 days to get us to the top.

I’ve been here two months and I can tell you its an incredible program. We love and care about these guys and want to do everything we can for them. Please help us do the best we can.

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Woralop said: "I’m so grateful to be given this chance to turn my life around. Having a clean bed to sleep in makes me so happy now. I want to thank Niity and Tarika for the kindness they have both shown to me.”