Rating: Explicit; Wordcount: 82k Summary:
Dean and Cas and the open road, to the tune of Led Zeppelin. A post-series story in thirteen parts.
This fic is exactly as it says on the tin: human!Cas and Dean on the road, hunting together, finally finding the time (and their words) to take their relationship to the next level.
By god is this fic beautifully written. It’s chock-full of atmosphere courtesy of the Led Zeppelin soundtrack and the theme of (metaphorical and literal) journeys. Over the course of several cases (some explored more in depth than others, but all are excellent), Dean and Cas try to build a post-series life together. Cas struggles to get used to being human, with all the limitations and perks that entails, and they both have to learn to live with their nightmares and past mistakes. Their blossoming relationship has setbacks and isn’t perfect by any means, but that’s what makes it so damn satisfying to read because it feels so real. The cases are thrilling and well-plotted and the pacing is perfect.
This fic is the closest thing I’ve ever read to my ideal endgame for team free will and Mary, so it made me very emotional. I can’t recommend this enough, go read it now!