DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1 Written by GREG RUCKA, TOM KING, DENNIS O’NEIL, JEFF LEMIRE, MAX LANDIS, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, SHEA FONTANA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and others! Art by STEVE EPTING, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, BILQUIS EVELY, OTTO SCHMIDT, NEIL GOOGE, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others Cover by ANDY KUBERT DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story! ONE-SHOT • On sale DECEMBER 6 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T
Angel Cookies by noxsoulmate Rating: NC-17 Word Count: 75,000 Summary:
“On Christmas Eve, if you eat Angel Cookies right before bed and then dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny.” The Shurley clan sure believe their old family legend, but not Castiel James – not since he was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day, trying to stop his very handsome and very straight teacher Dean Winchester from marrying someone else. He may be grown-up, well-toned, bestselling Young Adult’s book author “C. S. James” now, but Castiel will never forget that day. And he’ll never fall foolishly in love again, especially not for Dean Winchester. But when the wish for a big family Christmas from his sick father brings him back home, Castiel has to confront his past. And not only that: a letter from a little fan from his home town is weighing heavy on his conscience. Reaching out to a troubled kid might endanger his secret identity. Adding to the problem is the shock of discovering that Dean is the little girl’s father – unattached and hotter than ever. Dean’s smile still makes Castiel melt, but Castiel knows that ship has sailed. The fact that Dean seems to be on board this time, however, doesn’t make it any easier for him.
It’s been some time since a destiel fic made me stay up late into the night. Damn, it was hard to put this one down! Every chapter revealed a new twist and I just had to keep reading on. At the very core this is a reunion story about two men who were never together in the first place, yet had a special bond much stronger than either of them suspected.
The story starts with successful writer Cas returning back to his hometown after years of self imposed exile. Castiel’s reunion with his extended family is wonderfully heartwarming. Meeting his former childhood friend and teenage crush, teacher Dean, is as painful as any of us could imagine. When Cas develops genuine friendship with Dean’s daughter, Gracie, it only adds more confusion to the whole situation. What follows is a dizzying roller coaster of mutual pining, misunderstandings and heartbreaks that I guess it’s good it takes place during Christmas festivities. The small town setting adds much needed fluff and charm to this touching story of second chances. I loved every moment of it! Please be assured that the author sensitively handles the nine year age difference between kid Cas and his older brother Michael’s best friend Dean. In this story, Dean is attracted to Cas as a person, not his gender in general (Dean is not bi). I guess that is the main reason why it took so long for him to understand his feelings for Cas. The author has promised to post Dean POV fic later this year and I’m already excited for it.