Title: Lovers in the Dark Author: jhoom Artist: DeanOh Rating: Explicit Pairings: Dean/Cas Warnings/Tags: mythology!au, omega!dean, alpha!cas, angel!cas, mpreg, wing!kink, rimming, bedsharing, virgin!cas, virgin!dean Posting Date: 10/26/2017
Summary: Prince Dean is the most beautiful omega anyone’s laid eyes on. Flowers bloom for the chance to see him, animals climb into his room simply to be in his presence, and not a person in the kingdom can say enough for his beauty. He is universally praised for his lovely green eyes, his freckles, his plush lips and the subtly strong lines of his cheekbones. His family hopes to use that to find a good match and secure an alliance for their kingdom.
The gods have other plans.
Naomi, goddess of beauty, hears more and more tales of the young omega’s beauty and she hates him for it. The fact that mortals and nature alike would hold anyone’s beauty above her own is intolerable. So she sends her son Castiel, god of love, to infect Dean with an undying love for a monstrous person as punishment for his hubris.
Fate has plans of its own…
[A retelling of the Classical myth “Cupid and Psyche.” Castiel is cast as Cupid, Dean as Psyche, and Naomi as Venus.]
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The Kingdom of Winchester was small but prosperous. Tucked away in the mountains, it knew no war and no strife beyond what its citizens caused amongst themselves. The people were loyal, the king just, and the land happy.
Their joy was compounded when the queen gave birth to a son. While a royal birth was always a cause for celebration, early on they knew the boy was special. The young omega was beautiful, even from a young age. Year by year he grew more stunning. Rumors traveled far and wide about the prince.
Flowers bloomed just for the chance to see him.
Animals scaled the castle walls to climb into his room, simply to be in his presence.
The clouds parted from the sky when he was out in the gardens so the sun might shine upon him.
No one who looked into his lovely green eyes, saw his skin sun-kissed with freckles, or gazed at his plush lips could help but love him.
On and on the stories went, some more farfetched than the others. Many thought the tales were surely exaggerated—how could so much beauty be possessed by one boy?—but then some new poet, bard, or artist would appear to praise his endless beauty.
Dean himself was unaware of the effect he had on those around him. His parents were meticulous in their choice of guards and servants, choosing those who would care for him but not fall prey to the bewitching spell of his beauty. They wished a normal life for their son; they didn’t want his beauty to attract the wrong sort of attention. Whether that be the ire of the gods or a covetous alpha king, they tried to protect him.
It was a delicate balance. As a young prince, he needed to be known to his people and know them in turn. He needed to meet with visiting dignitaries. It was impossible to keep him away from everyone. His parents were as diligent as they could be, but recognized that their son needed to live. Hiding behind closed doors was no way for any boy to grow up.
They did their best, and it seemed to work.
As far as Dean was concerned, he was an ordinary prince. The favors bestowed upon him by visitors seemed due to his rank and not his appearance. And if they paid more compliments to him than to his brother Sam, Dean assumed it was in deference to his age. Perhaps he was marginally attractive, if such a thing was important at all, but surely he possessed no more particular mark of beauty.
“She doesn’t let me have control anymore I must’ve crossed a line, I must’ve lost my mind”
TAURUS // now or never
“I’m turnin’ off the light right now I’m callin’ it a night now Wishin’ you were ‘round with me But you’re in a different town than me We’ve been through it all But you could never spit it out for me Tryna talk to a wall But you could never tear it down for me, yeah”
GEMINI // heaven in hiding
“And when you start to look at me, a physical fatality And you surrender to the heat, you’ll know I can put on a show, I can put on a show Don’t you see what you’re finding?”
CANCER // hopeless
“Cause you know the truth hurts But secrets kill Can’t help thinkin’ that I love it still Still here, there must be something real 'Cause you know the good die young But so did this And so it must be better than I think it is Gimme those eyes, it’s easy to forgive”
LEO // 100 letters
“But I don’t let him touch me anymore I said “I’m not something to butter up And taste when you get bored 'Cause I have spent too many nights on dirty bathroom floors To find some peace and quiet right behind a wooden door”
VIRGO // walls could talk
“Been about three days and I’m comin’ back I’m about four minutes from a heart attack And I think you make me a maniac”
LIBRA // bad at love
“Got a boy back home in Michigan And it tastes like Jack when I’m kissing him So I told him that I never really liked his friends Now he’s gone and he’s calling me a bitch again”
SCORPIO // devil in me
“I won’t take anyone down if I crawl tonight But I still let everyone down when I change in size And I went tumbling down tryna reach your high But I scream too loud if I speak my mind”
SAGITTARIUS // angel on fire
“'Cause nobody seems to ask about me anymore And nobody seems to care 'bout anything I think And nobody seems to recognize me in the crowd In the background screaming, “Everybody, look at me”
CAPRICORN // don’t play
“Everybody thirsty, drinks on me When I’m out, clothes on lay away Tryna take back what you say to me I don’t give a damn what you say to me There ain’t no time for games with me”
AQUARIUS // alone
“And I can never say sorry 'Cause I won’t take the blame I know I always go missing And you’re lying awake But if you ask why I’m distant Oh, I’m runnin’ away
You know that everywhere I go I got a million different people tryna’ kick it But I’m still alone in my mind”
PISCES // sorry
“'Cause I can change my mind each day I didn’t mean to try you on But I still know your birthday And your mother’s favorite song”
The Libra walks a delicate path in life. The individual is ascended on airy wings above a tightrope of oppositions and multiple perspectives that she is forced to reconcile and balance. She knows the fragility of everything, especially relationships, the truth from the lie, the golden glow of madness, the ability to sink into the mind of everyone around her, the thoughts of others crackle like thunder, their howls like wails from her own chest. There tends to be a great interest in depth psychology with Libra. Attempting to intellectually understand the people around her and fuse this with incredible social intuition generates a tremendous insight into pure human nature and behavior. She is a natural psychologist, she can read people like books. The Libra knows how to see the beauty in every soul, and to keep peace in the Venus kingdom she tip toes around others, fearful of spraying poisonous conflict into the air she keeps diamond and free from dusty disharmony. She really is the Queen of Hearts. Love is the carousal ride that keeps the world rich with colour, delight, and sensation for Libra. But it is not simply about romantic relationships, but about bringing the bliss of harmony through the world through reconciling what is opposite, creating relationships with light, aroma, design, movement, and fragmented parts of herself. There is something dainty about the Libra world because the individual sketches such portraits of perfection, projecting tremendous ideals and lines of symmetry onto her surroundings. Life is a dance to Libra across cards gently placed, she twirls on imagination and spins in reverie, it is a performance of abstract movement, a tightrope display, a true display of artistry.