Asexual SPN Mini Bang

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Challenge
Name: Asexual SPN Mini Bang
Date(s): 2014 - 2020
Moderator(s): greenglowsgold, swordofthehost, turtleturquoise
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Type: Mini-bang - fanfiction, fanart
Fandom: Supernatural
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The Asexual SPN Mini Bang is a mini-bang challenge in Supernatural, where one character had to be characterized as asexual. Writers had to write a minimum of 5000 words and artists had to create a minimum of one piece of a medium of their choice.

Masterlists

2014-2015

Title: A Gentle Surrender
Author: queernatural (aka spnblargh)
Artist: totalcoolster
Rating: T
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warnings: alcoholism, unhealthy coping mechanisms, depression, anxiety, mental illness, offscreen Dean/OFC, internalised biphobia, internalised acephobia, mentions of cheating (not Dean or Cas)
Word Count: 27,000+
Summary: Dean’s life has been on the down swing ever since he lost his job at Sandover. He's been drinking too much, never has a weekend off, and spends the majority of his days reigning in his deteriorating mental health. After a strange encounter involving a cantankerous cat, Dean strikes up a friendship with Castiel: his awkward, introverted neighbour who leads a life completely at odds with Dean’s own. As time goes by, it seems that they may have more in common than Dean originally thought, and there are feelings starting to grow that are making things just a little bit complicated.

Title: A Shop Called Everything
Author: gabrielnovakgoestomyschool
Artist: iwannaliveindeansdimples
Rating: G
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel
Word Count: 11,739
Summary: Sam and Gabriel meet at a pride parade, and stupid, cheesy romance soon follows. As does a journey of growth and self discovery.

Title: A Sinner Who's Probably Going to Sin Again
Author: por-que-no-recibo-sopa/why_didnt_i_get_any_soup
Artist: interruptingpanda
Rating: Teen Audiences and Up
Pairings: Castiel/Sam Winchester, Lisa Braeden/Dean Winchester (mentioned)
Warnings: Mentioned animal death
Word Count: 6,611
Summary: Sam and Castiel check out another case while in the Big Easy.

Title: Ask Me No Questions
Author: greenglowsgold
Artist: femmechester
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairings: Dean Winchester/OC, Dean Winchester/Castiel (referenced)
Warnings: Show-level violence, dub-con, PTSD
Word Count: 16,651
Summary: There's a string of deaths and missing person reports every few years in Detroit, but the city has never had a shortage of those, and a pattern does not a monster prove. Sam thinks there's a case here, Dean thinks there's something missing, and the girl at the diner thinks Dean is a soldier. At least, when Dean’s sharing a bed with someone else, it feels more normal to let himself sleep.

Title: Broken When I'm Lonesome
Author: SailorChibi/TsukiChibi
Artist: anglophile-rin
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Dean/OFC
Warnings: Some acephobic comments, character forcing themself to try to have sex, character struggling with their sexuality
Word Count: 7,014
Summary: After being saved from hell, Dean’s old methods of coping aren't working anymore: he's not sexually attracted to anyone, and he's not interested in sex no matter how many times he climbs into bed with hot, naked women. Sam is convinced that his brother is just depressed, but Dean knows this goes deeper than that. He still craves the intimacy that can make him feel safe. Fortunately, Castiel is there to both understand and provide.

Title: Carry You Home
Author: aleatoryw
Artist: domimiso
Rating: M
Pairings: Sam Winchester/Gabriel
Warnings: Acephobia, some sexual content (can be skipped)
Word Count: 30k
Summary: Sam just wants to finish his last year of law school. A budding relationship with a gorgeous janitor, a sexuality crisis, and nearly freezing to death were not on the agenda.

Title: Demi Bravado
Author: iwannaliveindeansdimples
Artist: stormbrite
Rating: T
Pairings: Dean/Benny, Sam/Benny, Cain/Gabe, Dean/Cas
Warnings: n/a
Word Count: 2,965
Summary: Dean and Benny were childhood friends who ended up in college together, where their long time friendship started to change. Sam is a demisexual who has to move in with his brother and his brother’s roommate when things at home go south. Then Dean meets a guy named Cas and everything in his life starts to change.

Title: Does He Run On Batteries
Author: fedthreads
Artist: cptcarol
Rating: T
Pairings: Sam/Castiel
Warnings: Warnings for surgical procedures, sci-fi equivalent of vessels/possession
Word Count: 14.3K
Summary: Mechanic Dean gets his hands on some expensive tech in the form of a full-fledged android. He knows it'll be perfect to tear down and sell so they can finally afford the hardware Sam desperately needs. However, when it's splayed out on his worktable he can't help but notice something odd.

“Does it- does it look like its breathing?”

AI software CAS occupies a human body and takes a liking to Sam. Dean is displeased with basically every turn of these events.

Title: Even When Seasons Change
Author: ancientgabriel
Artist: stormbrite
Rating: T
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel, mentioned Michael/Adam
Warnings: Mentioned suicide, description of serious injuries, hospitalization, surgery, there is major character death (but it's really sappy and not sad)
Word Count: 11,875
Summary: After being attacked by his father Sam moves in with the Novak brothers to stay away from him. Sharing a room with his way-too-old-for-him crush may be an added bonus.

Title: Familiar Magic
Author: intotheruins
Artist: stylishcastiel
Rating: Teen
Pairings: Sam/Castiel, Dean/Benny
Warnings: Slash
Word Count: 15,641
Summary: Sam doesn't believe in magic. He has both feet firmly planted in reality, thank you very much. Just because he sees blue eyes everywhere he looks doesn't mean it's anything more than a coincidence. Right?

Title: Feeling At Home
Author: tricksterally (thomasclementine on ao3)
Artist: mybrokenboys/swevenzre
Rating: T
Pairing: Sam Winchester/OFC
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,364
Summary: Sam meets a girl while he and Dean are working a case that makes him want to be intimate in a way he hasn't with anyone since Jessica. Their budding relationship ends before it really begins, like all things in his life seem to do, but something just might bring them back together in the end.

Title: Heaven Bound
Author: mesmeretmarjorie
Artist: foreverdc-comics
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Please note that Chapter One has child abuse in it. You can skip it and carry on to Chapter Two!
Word Count: 7,838
Summary: It was the Supernatural beings who ended World War II and became the guardians of the human race with the Global Overseer Department. Many decades later of harmony later, a problem arises and they mask it with a great publicity stunt. Castiel, the supposed Angel, is sent up to Earth’s orbit to cultivate life on the Arkcraft at age twelve. Twenty years later of the company of bees and Meg, a companion robot, he starts to realize they aren't alone. That his hallucinations really did destroy the communications panel.

Dean, son of the late huntress, Mary Winchester, grew up watching and admiring Castiel. It wasn't coincidence that Dean’s housemate, Charlie is an engineer hired to fix the communication panel.

Will he get to Castiel in time?

Title: Hold Such Darling Wrecks (Hived Like Honey in Your Head)
Author: holydarkhallelujah (puppiesrainbowssadism on AO3)
Artist: tenderjared
Rating: M
Pairings: Sam/Brady, Sam/Meg, Sam/Madison, Sam/Castiel
Warnings: Attempted rape, use of date rape drugs, acephobia
Word Count: 11,671
Summary: Sam Winchester presented as omega at sixteen. Unfortunately (or luckily) for him, he was just beginning to figure out his identity as asexual.

Through college, a handful of crushes, defeating Leviathans, and everything in between, he struggles to consolidate the two identities and figure out how to distinguish the difference between what he wants as a person and what his body wants as an omega.

Title: If Heaven is Your Resting Place
Author: herbcitty (AO3 and tumblr)
Artist: BehindTheCellarDoor (AO3), impalartsociopath (tumblr)
Rating: Teen Audiences and Up
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester, implied Gabriel/Sam Winchester
Warnings: Blood mentions, minor character death (canon), nudity, casual mentions of sex, angst.
Word Count: 12,814
Summary: There's a ring shoved in the back of Dean’s underpants drawer. It's been there a long time. His brother, Sam, also has a velvet box at the back of his drawer. It's been there even longer. Dean doesn't know Sam still has the box, and Sam doesn't know Dean has a box either. Sam’s doesn't have a ring in it though, not anymore. Neither are married, engaged, nor have lovers. Not anymore.

Title: It's Too Cliché (I won't say I'm in love)
Author: NootNoot14 (effulgentsammy​)
Artist: BehindTheCellarDoor (impalartsociopath)
Rating: Mature
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Alastair/Dean Winchester (past)
Warnings: Mild sexual content, references to past abuse, a weird dream sequence in chap. 5 if that bothers anyone.
Word Count: 9,537
Summary: Dean Winchester doesn't do love. He just doesn't. It's weird, it's messy, and he would rather not deal with it.

That is, until he falls asleep in a park in the middle of winter and meets the most charmingly adorable beekeeper he's ever seen. He tries to keep his distance, but when you're living with someone in a small apartment with only one bedroom and an uncomfortable couch, what's a guy to do?

Dean says he doesn't do love, but what he ends up doing seems awfully close.

Title: Like a Hurricane
Author: anjika-flan
Artist: iwannaliveindeansdimples
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel
Warnings: Deals with Child Abuse
Word Count: 20k
Summary: Dean was just doing his best to protect his pain in the ass little brother from the monsters in the world, he didn't want any of this. Not the oddly huge clothes he didn't remember putting on, or to be stranded in some tiny city he'd never been to before. He definitely wasn't expecting the giant guy that was chasing him around spouting gibberish about being his little brother. Yeah, no, Sammy was puny not this gigantic old man with bad hair. Then there's this guy that claims to be an angel, as if those were real, with his huge blue eyes and the way he treats Dean like he's actually worth something, like he's someone who deserves to be cared for. No, Dean didn't ask for any of this... but it might not be all bad.

Title: Love is a Promise
Author: bellaaanovak (ao3)/winchesterskissing (tumblr)
Artist: marikah (tumblr)
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Castiel
Warnings: Mentions of past rape, identity crisis/struggles
Word Count: 4,988
Summary: Dean always knew there was something off about his brother, but he never expected this. After a bad night with a girl from a bar, Sam sits down and comes out as asexual, and it brings back a mess of memories Sam would rather not think about. While dealing with his attempted repressed memories and trying to accept himself, he still has to worry about coming out to Castiel - and that's the hardest part.

Title: Night Flight
Author: impalawanderlust (purewanderlust on ao3)
Artist: stormbrite
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Warnings: Some violence
Word Count: 16,871
Summary: Something is killing children in rural Mckenzie, Tennessee, but the Winchesters’ first case after Dean is cured of being a demon is anything but straightforward. Can the boys crack the case before another child dies? And will Sam ever get his brother to open up about his feelings?

Title: Things Beginning With A
Author: daydreamingofdragons
Artist: ashahtaylor
Rating: Teen
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel, Gabriel/Kali, Sam/Gabriel/Kali
Warnings: Polyamoury, self doubt, self worth issues, angst with a happy ending
Word Count: 32,294
Summary: Sam knew he should have avoided the Christmas party. A bit of mistletoe, some awkward conversation and now he's stuck with an undeniable crush on Gabriel. Two problems with this. Gabriel really doesn't seem the type to accept Sam’s “no sex” stipulation. And Sam’s pretty sure Gabriel’s with Kali anyway. So, just why is he so interested in taking Sam on a date?

A human!AU in which Sam is asexual and not very happy about it. Gabriel is polyamorous and really determined to take Sam out for a date. Kali mostly wishes everyone else was a bit less dramatic.

Title: Three Aces and a Queen
Author: iwannaliveindeansdimples
Artist: archangelmisha
Rating: Explicit
Pairings: Destiel, Sabriel
Warnings: mild smut (warned for, tagged in-chapter and easily skippable, though)
Word Count: 36,829
Summary: Dean Winchester and Sam Wesson are best friends who met in an asexual chat room and work at the same electronics company. Dean is a hetero-romantic demisexual with baggage who is starting to look for love again and Sam is a panromantic asexual who has a crush on the new-and very pansexual-supervisor, Gabriel.

Charlie has a new coworker named Castiel who happens to be Gabriel’s brother. Sam and Dean soon learn that he identifies the same way Sam does, but once he meets Dean, Castiel finds his own perceptions changing.

Title: Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Author: acesamwich
Artist: iwannaliveindeansdimples
Rating: General Audiences
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Warnings: Dean does not understand the concept of biromanticism, and is outwardly adverse to being bisexual
Word Count: 4,095
Summary: Dean had never expected to feel this way about someone... let alone another guy. He pushes these feelings away- he knows that he's not gay, or even bisexual. So what is it that he's feeling toward Cas? Castiel, on the other hand, is encountering some difficulties when he lets his feelings toward Dean be known...

Title: Under the Moon
Author: dragons_and_angels (heaven-hell-and-humanity)
Artist: kumofu (peachfuzzcas)
Rating: General
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel
Warnings: Minor violence
Word Count: 20,419
Summary: Faerie Dean and human Castiel met when they were children but haven't seen each other since. When a dark Fae by the name of Abaddon starts moving against the human world, Dean is one of the first to volunteer to go hunt her down. And his mission just happens to take him back to Cas’ home. Between the Fae, their friends and their joint past, it would be a miracle if they even manage to have one conversation together.

Title: (Un)selfish
Author: mnwood
Artist: mahbbys
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Pairing: Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warnings: Consent issues discussed
Word Count: 17,404
Summary: When Dean starts calling the angels junkless, he wishes just one of them would correct him or seem insulted or something to indicate to Dean that they actually are not junkless. The problem is that Dean hopes that they are. He hopes that these celestial beings crammed into human bodies are not actually experiencing the things human bodies are meant to experience. Namely, he hopes they are not experiencing arousal.

Not that he's ever even met anybody else who's asexual. He's definitely never met anybody else who has an extremely low sex drive (or if he has, they didn't mention it—it's not like it comes up in small talk). But there's something about angels...something about the way they carry themselves, the way they speak, they way they are—Dean just can't imagine that they function like “normal” human beings. Cas even says one time that he doesn't have a soul, another time that he doesn't have a heart, and Dean actually believes him. He believes that maybe, just maybe, these machines are cut from the same cloth as he is.

Title: You're Not Alone
Author: lucilovessamwholovesgabriel
Artist: girl-of-braids
Rating: Explicit
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester, Gabriel/Sam Winchester
Warnings: Fluff, depression, guilt, alternate universe, anal sex, elemental magic, name-calling, John is a dick, happy ending, minor character death, asexual character, asexual Castiel, demisexuality, demisexual Sam, bisexual Dean
Word Count: 24,142
Summary: Dean Winchester killed his mom. John blames him for it, but Dean understands, because he blames himself too. Sam doesn't blame anyone but John, then again that's nothing new. John ships them off to some fancy school in Washington. It here were Dean meets Castiel, a boy who understands him better than anyone else could. He killed his brother, he understands the pain, and Dean will never let him go.

Title: You're Timeless to Me
Author: goshcas (AO3)
Artist: sweetnessnarose (LJ)(dA)
Rating: PG-13, T
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel
Warnings: Pining, references to bullying and homophobia, but mostly just fluff
Word Count: ~10,000
Summary: Dean’s halfway through reading the script when he realizes that Cas is gonna have to kiss someone.

Which, really, he should have seen coming. It's Hairspray, after all, and shy, quiet Castiel is playing Link Larkin.

Charming, hot, womanizer Link Larkin.

Dean’s screwed.

2015

Title: Moving In
Author: Lasafara
Artist: impalartsociopath
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warnings: AU, poorly executed but consensual sex
Word Count: 10286
Summary: Castiel and Dean are high school sweethearts moving in together after Dean finished trade school. Dean has been patient with Castiel all these years, never pressuring him into anything he's not ready for, but now that they have their own place, Castiel is sure that Dean is going to want to go “all the way”, and he's just not sure he's ready for that. How can he keep Dean, though, without eventually doing something he's not comfortable with?

Title: Sky Kisses Earth
Author: adarksweetness (fluffygodsquad tumblr)
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: PG
Pairing(s): Michael/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 11,934
Summary: [AU] The battle against the Darkness prompts the world’s shakiest alliance between archangel Michael and Dean Winchester, a.k.a, a winged dick and a hunter who doesn't do chick flick moments.

Title: Among the Stars
Author: Niitza (princessniitza on tumblr)
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Pairings: Castiel/Dean Winchester, past Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester
Warnings: None
Word Count: 8 500 words
Summary: When the Jedi Order feels the hints of a possible disturbance in the Force, Castiel and several other knights are sent on solitary missions to investigate.

Meanwhile, Dean Winchester, captain of the scavenger ship The Impala, is looking for his brother.

His and Castiel’s paths converge, on the Veragi trade route, on the way to the Outer Rim—which, as it turns out, is neither a coincidence, nor a good sign.

Author’s note: Due to some real-life related complications I haven't been able to finish the fic in time, and am therefore only able to post the first chapter (out of three). I do have the rest of the fic planned out though, and intend to finish it soon.

Title: Dearest Without Shame
Author: Angsty_Violet
Artist: kuwlshadow
Rating: Teen
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Word Count: 5038
Summary: Dean and Castiel start a relationship and have cute asexual times. Author Notes: This is my first ASMB so please be gentle. My Beta was PoisonousPerfection. Artist Notes: This was one of the stories I selected early on in the claim process. Angsty_Violet wrote an awesome story about Dean and Castiel. She is a wonderful person to work with and it's been a pleasure doing so. Thanks to her as well as the mods of the acespnbang for this wonderful opportunity.

Title: The Word Hurricane
Author: dreammaidenn
Artist: padaleckhi
Rating: R
Pairing: Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warnings: confusion, swearing
Word Count: 5k
Summary: Dean Winchester, worshiped goalkeeper of the Central Grove High School soccer team, isn't quite as his exterior claims, he's never felt like he fits in despite of the adoration thrown his way and the tight-knit group of friends he has. It isn't until he meets drama club devotee, Castiel, that his entire world turns upside down. And he finds out there is a place in the world for him. One he never knew before.

Title: New Kid on the Block
Warnings: swearing, underage prostitution [Cas is 17], drug reference, unprotected sex, consent issues
Disclaimer: I am not, never have been, and do not know anyone who has been a sex worker of any kind. All of my information comes from television, other fiction, and very basic internet research.
Summary: Dean Winchester is nineteen years old and sells his body on the street in order to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs, because John sure as shit won't. Castiel is new to the business, and Dean takes the kid under his wing, teaching him the ins and outs and how to stay safe while entertaining the men, and occasional women, that buy their time.

Title: Chandeliers
Author: emmatheslayer
Artist: azuraswisdom
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/Castiel
Warning(s): attempted sexual assault, mentions of neglect
Word Count: 8373
Summary: Coming to terms with his sexuality and finally exploring the world around him, Castiel is unaware of how his actions affect Sam Winchester. That is, until he finally meets the man who is in love with him.

Title: Another Storm Weathered
Author: Posingasme
Artist: Apocalypticide
Rating: T&Up
Pairing(s): Sam/Castiel
Warning(s): A bit of language, mental illness, some suicidal ideology
Word Count: 6,568
Summary: Castiel has loved Sam through many of the most difficult challenges any couple has to face, including mental illness. He is Sam’s rock, and Sam is his everything.

Title: The Streets of Smiles
Author: I_wouldnt_be_one_of_them (sparrowsfallingfromthesky on tumblr)
Artist: kuwlshadow
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas (mentioned Sam/Jess)
Warning(s): none
Word Count: 12,126
Summary: When Dean’s long-term relationship ends, another relationship is the last thing on his mind. He's just focused on living a normal life - going to work, hanging out with friends, missing his ex, complaining about bad weather. He isn't looking for love, and he certainly doesn't expect to find it riding the bus to work. But when Castiel, a kind professor with a bright yellow umbrella and family issues to rival Dean’s own, starts riding the same bus, he might become one of the most important people in his life.

Title: Shelter
Author: fallynleaf
Artist: fear-no-moose
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): demisexual!Sam/asexual!Castiel
Warning(s): Canon-divergent AU, spoilers through the end of season seven and parts of season eight, characters dealing with trauma from implied previous rape/torture at the hands of Lucifer
Word Count: 9548
Summary: Dean is sucked into Purgatory after killing Dick Roman, but Cas is not. Cas sticks with Sam, and the two of them are traveling in the Impala together when Sam hits and injures a dog just outside of Kermit, Texas. Cas heals the dog, but they still have the problem of finding a home for the dog, and the small town of Kermit doesn't have a proper animal shelter. So Sam and Cas start one.

Title: Anosmia
Author: cockleddean
Artist: nonexistenz
Rating: Explicit
Pairing(s): Destiel (Background Hadreel)
Warning(s): abo dynamics, alpha!cas, omega!dean, demisexual!cas, verbal sexual harassment (neither Cas nor Dean), Blowjob, Mentions of Sex, Heat, Rut
Word Count: 4.6k
Summary: Anosmia (/ænˈɒzmiə/) is the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning olfaction.

After an accident when he was young, Castiel was left without a sense of smell. So much of society is based on pheromones and olfactory cues that his anosmia makes things rather awkward since the alpha can't sniff out a situation. As it would turn out, things are a lot more awkward than he could have even imagined pertaining to his coworker, Dean Winchester.

Title: Slow Dancing Aliens
Author: LordRebeccaSama
Artist: Wishes to remain anonymous
Rating: M
Pairing(s): Dean/Gabriel
Warning(s): Some almost sex, internalized acephobia
Word Count: 15,801
Summary: In which there is only one case of slow dancing and Dean does not do it.

Gabriel does...well, he's the cause of it, and it's only because he really wanted to mess with his mate’s case. Dean doesn't (he totally does) think it's funny, and most defiantly does NOT have sex with Gabe ever. Sam is unamused. – Until Dean was ten, he was perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Then, he turned into a wolf. But it was okay since he dad and brother could, too. He couldn't figure out what “urges” his dad kept talking about, but in the larger scheme of things, it didn't matter. Not even after meeting his dumb angel-turned trickster mate, who just wouldn't stop pranking dicks. Author Notes: This was a lot of fun to write! Almost thought I wouldn't finish on time, but I did and had time to spare.

Title: Aces and Pros
Author: twowritehands
Artist: cas-lost-grace
Rating: Explicit
Pairing(s): Destiel
Warning(s): off screen dubious consent (not Destiel)
Word Count:~22k
Summary: Dean is a porn star. Cas is ace but enjoys masturbating. He is Dean’s number one fan.

Title: Angels Fall with Broken Wings
Author: Polleekin
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Rating: Pg-13
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Warning(s): Brief mentions of past torture and violence
Word Count: ~7k
Summary: When Castiel descended into Hell it was with the sole purpose to resurrect the Righteous Man. He was captured and subjected to the worst that Hell had to offer. When the chance finally came to fulfill his mission he saw that he was too late: Dean’s soul had been twisted into a demon. He resurrected Dean anyway knowing the man, now demon, might be the only hope to stop the apocalypse. Now both the demon and the now fallen angel must figure out what it means to be human, and what they mean to one another.

Title: (Traced Your) Shadows on the Wall
Author: herbcitty (AO3 and tumblr)
Artist: kuwlshadow (AO3, livejournal, and tumblr)
Rating: Teen Audiences and Up
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester (kinda ambiguous)
Warning(s): Enforced gender roles, internalized acephobia
Word Count: 5,493
Summary: Digging himself out of pine wood box in the ground in Pontiac, Illinois, in September 2005, and discovering a handprint on his left shoulder is when things start to change a little for Dean.

Castiel is an Angel of The Lord, and he brought Dean back. Bitter, broken, Dean. There is nobody else who has ever come back from hell. It is simply not possible. But Dean has. And Dean has never felt more alone in his whole life.

(aka, five times Dean was alone and one time he wasn't)

2016-2017

An Ace Up Your Sleeve
Author: ayyysexual (cynder713 on AO3)
Artist: kuwlshadow
Rating: M
Pairing(s): pre-slash Dean/Cas
Warning(s): (apparent) mind control, canon-typical violence
Word Count: 7270
Summary: Cas, determined to prove that he can take the lead on a hunt, brings a case to the boys. It's a siren, of course it's a siren, and despite Dean’s protests they take it, with Cas offering to play the bait.

Come and see
Author: mariaghost
Artist: lux-tuli
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Lucifer/Michael
Warning(s): disturbing imagery, smoking
Word Count: 6977
Summary: Mikhail is happy to simply live his life, teach ancient languages at the university for ridiculous salary, play with his cat and have small talks with his flatmate. Demons, hellhounds and four horsemen of Apocalypse are only part of the scenery.

Of Fake Boyfriends and Bad Pick-Up Lines
Author: weasleychick32
Artist: deadpoolspdickwarmer
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing(s): Gabriel/Sam Winchester; Castiel/Dean Winchester; past Sam/Jess
Warning(s): Gross desecration of perfectly good Chinese food (mentioned);
Word Count: 34k
Summary: Sam is sick and tired of Dean and Cas being nauseatingly lovey-dovey and having sex literally everywhere. In the name of revenge, he comes up with a plot to 1) Fake date the only person who can consistently and without fail get under Dean’s skin and 2) Obnoxiously flaunt the relationship in his face every chance he gets. He pitches the plan to Gabriel (who else could be up for the task?) and between one blink and the next everything has spiraled out of control; One dinner date turns into dozens and, what the hell? They aren't even double dates anymore, they're just... dates.

How did this happen? More importantly, why hasn't Sam put a stop to it? As the weeks pass, his list of Reasons Sam+Gabe Could Never Ever Not-In-This-Lifetime Ever Work grows larger and so does his unwillingness to put a stop to their prank.

It is still a prank... Right?

From Two Different Worlds
Author: lux-tuli
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Lucifer/Michael
Warning(s): non-penetrative sexual content
Word Count: 5,084
Summary: [AU] The Darkness is unleashed from its prison and a truce is proposed between Heaven and Hell in order to defeat Amara. The only problem is that the truce entails that Lucifer must wed his older brother Michael to solidify the alliance, which would be fine and dandy if he wasn't asexual.

Craigslist For The Holidays
Author: Lasafara
Artist: Thette (bold-sartorial-statement)
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester (main), lots of side pairings
Warning(s): acephobia, homophobia, mentions of past child abuse, horrible family, religious intolerance, ableism, neurotypicalism, asexual!Cas, bisexual!Dean, happy ending
Word Count: 10216
Summary: Castiel Novak has been attempting to avoid his family for years, but the holidays are coming, and he's expecting to make an appearance at his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. When he finds a Craigslist ad that suggests that the poster will come to his family’s dinner and be an awful houseguest under the guise of being his boyfriend, Castiel thinks that perhaps he will have a way to avoid further family gatherings

Dean Winchester seems like an answer to his hopes. But that's before everything goes horribly horribly wrong. Or maybe... Maybe they go just perfectly.

Our Hearts’ Desires
Author: acme146
Artist: cenedrariva
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel (queerplatonic), Sam Winchester/Eileen Leahy, Jody Mills/Donna Hanscum (background), past Bobby Singer/Karen Singer, past Sam Winchester/Jessica Moore
Warning(s): None Applicable
Word Count: 5,136
Summary: Dean Winchester will never fall in love. Castiel will never feel desire. Profound bonds, after all, tie people together in many different ways, and no one needs to be lonely.

As Good as it Gets
Author: JhanaMay
Artist: Kris
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 19,827
Summary: It's been three months since Dean’s strange relationship with his next door neighbor changed yet again. It isn't what most people would consider normal, but nothing about them really is. While Dean is happier than he's ever been, he's ready to take the next step beyond chaste make-out sessions and platonic cuddling. Courting Castiel hasn't exactly been easy, so Dean shouldn't be surprised when their physical relationship hits a few speed bumps.

The fallen and the burdened
Author: redheadandslytherin
Artist: lux-tuli
Rating: Teen an Up
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/Gabriel
Warning(s): major character death, violence
Word Count: 5171
Summary: After the Burning of the Dolls, the city of New Albion became a police state. The strict regulations are enforced by the Blood Red Dogs, a military group that does not fear pain and does not have any qualms about handing it out. In this harsh time, Sam hides away in the old family home, hiding a Doll, Gabriel, in the attic. As they try to get by without the Dogs finding out about Gabriel, Sam wonders if there is a future for them in New Albion.

Brutal Honesty
Author: nomercles
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: R
Pairing: none (past Sam/Dean)
Warning(s): brief discussion of noncon, dissociation, unreliable narrator
Word Count: 7365
Summary: Set during 1.10, “Asylum”. Dr. Ellicott’s “rage therapy” has a few side-effects. The Winchesters are men of action, but they know words will do just as much damage. This time they're going to say all the things they're thinking, whether they want to or not.

The Big Picture
Author: Dean-broken-winchester
Artist: NarretTwist
Rating: General (all audiences)
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/ Castiel Novak, mentioned Megstiel
Warning(s): Noncon kiss (mentioned)
Word Count: 10,099
Summary: Castiel Novak is a freshman photography student attending one of the trendiest arts colleges of the year, seeking out new experiences he's only ever heard about through others. When he meets his new roommate, a body painter infamous for breaking the hearts of numerous partners, he quickly finds that their relationship is to be anything but what he expected.

A Measure of Honor
Author: orange_8_hands // oranges8hands
Artist: Cenedra Riva
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Gen (Emma & Kevin; minor: Josephine/Krissy, Kevin/Channing)
Warning(s): ritual suicide, suicidal thoughts, past patricide (aka dead!Dean)
Word Count: ~16k
Summary: Emma’s spent the last seven years on a random outpost at the edge of the Federation, doing work no one else can for Starfleet as she serves out her punishment. When a routine supply drop-off by The Hunter turns into anything but, Emma must decide just how she wants to restore her honor in the face of overwhelming odds. [Star Trek AU]

The Search for Paradise
Author: HiddenViolet
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Rating: general audiences
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 5081
Summary: Castiel and Dean are progressing in their relationship, but trouble in the form of Sam and Crowley looms on the horizon. Everything is going to be fine though. Because of Bobby. Like usual.

This is a continuation of last years story. It has Dean and Castiel exploring their new relationship and life. Dean is ace specifically and it is implied that Castiel is as well, though never outright mentioned.

Once a bee learn to fly (is unstoppable)
Author: ifonenight (AO3)/buckybee (tumblr)
Artist: Thette (AO3)/bold-sartorial-statement (tumblr)
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel
Warning(s): //
Word Count: 5193
Summary: Cas, ace as they come, hand makes sex toys as a job-slash-hobby, and wears things that make him feel pretty in his spare time. He's doing well all by himself, but when a client, impalabatmobile-67, asks for a special tutorial, Cas will find himself intrigued.

Broken World
Author: OhWilloTheWisp
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Rating: pg-13
Pairing(s): Ruby/Castiel, past Sam/Ruby
Warning(s): Ace!Castiel, pregnant!Ruby, brief discussions of sexual feelings and boundaries.
Word Count: ~5k
Summary: the apocalypse comes and goes leaving Michael and Lucifer trapped in the cage, along with their vessels Sam and Dean. The world is broken and the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Ruby is pregnant with Sams child and together she and Castiel set off to see what's left of the world and find there are somethings left saving after all.

Extended Family
Author: feartheophanim (TheAuthorGod)
Artist: dragonpressgraphics
Rating: Teen Audiences (for language)
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, Anna Milton/Charlie Bradbury
Warning(s): Dean thinks he must be broken for a bit, but he isn't.
Word Count: ~20k
Summary: Dean has been uprooted and replanted in so many places, in so many communities, that he wonders what it feels like to truly belong somewhere. When he moves into his family’s newest place, he figures it's just another pit stop before he's off to another, however things change when he sees the boy next door and his colors start to come in.

But if Dean’s just starting to see in color, what does that really mean? When people meet their soulmates, all of their colors are supposed to show up. Whatever it is, Dean’s intrigued.

Lavender and Blue
Author: cenedrariva
Artist: fvckingcastiel
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Hannah/Castiel (fake relationship), Castiel/Dean
Word Count: 6309
Summary: Hannah had always been rather close to Castiel. Growing up together would do that. They had been neighbours since they were children, when his family moved to her small town from New York. Fast friends, they were close enough to be brother and sister. They shared everything. Hopes. Fears. Joys and despairs too. One thing they had never shared, however, was crushes. Not because they were shy, or anything like that. Simply because neither of them had any.

2017-2018

Flesh is a Weapon
Author: Cenedra Riva
Artist: harplesscastiel
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Rowena & Dean (friendship)
Warning(s): Dubious Consent, Sex repulsion, Sex used as a tool
Word Count: 10802
Summary: Rowena had always sought power over her life. When she was young, she had learned that sex could be used to gain power, whether that was from lying with a wealthy man or using sexual energy to power curses. It was a useful tool, if a repugnant one, but she was willing to use it if the reward was worth it. Life was often harsh and difficult. Any little thing that could be used to gain the upper hand was worth it, even if it left her feeling sick.

Just As We Are
Author: Hyrulehearts1123
Artist:
Rating: Teen and up
Pairing(s): Lucifer/Dean Winchester, Gabriel/Dean Winchester, Future Lucifer/Dean Winchester/Gabriel
Warning(s): Comments that can be taken as acephobic, offscreen torture, torture aftermath
Word Count: 10,000
Summary: The morning after Dean Winchester was rescued from Hell was one of the hardest mornings of his life. He hadn't slept that night, choosing instead to hole up in an abandoned convenience store nearby and drink in an attempt to forget what had happened in the time spent in hell.And yet, as he looked back on it a year later, he couldn't help but smile, before snuggling back into the nice, warm blankets. It had taken a lot of hard work, and quite a bit of blood to get to where he was now, but it had all been worth it in the end.

The Guardian
Author: Weasleychick32
Artist: Cenedrariva
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas, background Charlie/Dorothy Baum
Warning(s): Graphic Depictions of Violence
Word Count: 50k
Summary: A dead judge. A witness. An infallible assassin.

Dean Winchester is a hunter-turned-U.S. Marshal. Basically, he gets paid to protect people from monsters, human or otherwise. He didn't sign up for dealing with a snarky, blue-eyed pain in the ass with an apparent death wish, an assassin, or hard-headed little sisters. Well, technically he did sign up for that last one. They all did. Orphaned at Singer’s Home for Children Displaced by the Supernatural they adopted each other. Sam may be his only sibling, but as far as he's concerned, he has five. For them-Sam, Charlie, Benny, Claire, and Jo-he needs to make it out of this alive.

Castiel Milton is a fallen angel in a world where the supernatural live in the open. As exciting as it sounds on paper, his life is a series of one monotonous moment after another; he writes speeches for big names with even bigger egos, has a cat that only sleeps in the sink no matter what he does to make her stop, and in his free time he looks for his sister who disappeared when he was a kid. When he witnesses the murder of a federal judge, his simple little life implodes. Nothing is as it once was and if he stops to catch his breath, he's dead.

They Want Me To Make Them Oh Oh Oh
Author: Lasafara
Artist: Cenedra Riva
Rating: Teen and up
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Warning(s): John Winchester’s A+ Parenting, Incubus!Dean, ace!cas, consensual sex for the wrong reasons, Implied Past Abuse, Acephobia
Word Count: 18102
Summary: When Gabriel’s misplaced concern for Cas’s sex life results in a demon summoning, Cas is frustrated beyond belief. His brother won't accept his sexuality, and now he has an incubus in his house, unable to leave without a “boost.” But the incubus is kind, and funny, and Cas finds he doesn't mind so much.

Dean has spent his entire life making sure his partners were happy with his performance. After all, that's the only thing he's good for, according to his dad. So when he's summoned to someone who doesn't want to get down and dirty, Dean doesn't know how to handle it. He's never been seen as more than a glorified sex toy; what is he supposed to do when he's actually seen as a person?

The two have a lot to work out, and worse, something isn't quite right with Dean. Can Dean and Cas figure out their differences before everything falls apart?

What I need
Author: 50shadesofsubtext
Artist: Impalartsociopath
Rating: Gen
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester, Dorothy Baum/Charlie Bradbury
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 7788
Summary: Dean is a paramedic that works at the firehouse near the hospital. When the new nurse, Cas, is hired at the hospital, the paramedics, nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff try to win him over, but when he is uninterested in everyone, they come together to hook him up with Dean.

When the Mountains Crumble to the Sea
Author: flightoftheseraph
Artist: my_untold_lies
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, Mention of Dean/Other(s)
Warning(s): N/A
Word Count: 8918
Summary: Dean never realized that his apartment burning down would turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. he accidentally finds exactly what he's been looking for all along. (Ace!Dean and Trans Castiel. Fluff and Hurt/Comfort.)

2019

Title: A Stormy Sea of Moving Emotion
Author: aerica13
Artist: cenedrariva
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, Sarah Blake/Sam Winchester, past Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester/OMC (brief)
Warning(s): Mentions of John Winchester abuse, very slight (and non-reciprocated) sexual interest from a 19 year old at Cas/Dean, slight (non-graphic) mention of ritualistic murder, some internalized acephobia on Dean’s part, mentions of consensual sex between Dean and an OMC, brief accidental voyeurism on Cas’ part
Word Count: 15,280
Summary: After surviving their fight with the siren in “Sex and Violence” (S4 E14), Sam has some questions for Dean...leading to research, identity revelations, more questions, more identity revelations, Sam getting to (metaphorically) lock Cas and Dean in a closet until they kiss and even find his own partner to kiss. Mostly in that order.

Title: The Answer Lies With You
Author: ladylilithprime
Artist: blindswandive
Pairing: Sastiel
Rating: T
Word Count: 6209
Warnings: Canon-adjacent arson, past injuries, burn scars, discussions of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder) and psychological trauma, mention of perceived attempted suicide, mention of alcohol use, bees and bee stings.
Summary: When Castiel Engelstrom stumbled into Sam Winchester’s flower shop instead of his brother Gabriel’s tattoo parlour next door, Sam hadn't seen him since college the night of the dorm fire. As the two talk, new information comes to light - both about the fire and about each other - and they discover that maybe a different sort of flame is ready to be rekindled.

Title: Broken
Author: Masterpieceofturkeycleverness
Artist: Walkingdeadandsupernaturaladdict
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): None
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 5579
Summary: After receiving a phone call from Jack requesting The Sex Talk, Lucifer feels as if he's broken and can't love anyone because he's never wanted to have sex. Lucifer teleports himself to rural Alaska to get away from everyone and engage in a cycle of self-pity. There, he meets an Inuit hunter who gets him talking and ultimately tells him that there are other people who are like him. This hunter turns out to be Raven in disguise, sent by Gabriel because the youngest archangel knows his older brother won't listen to him. Ultimately, Gabriel and Jack help convince Lucifer that he's not broken and that they love him the way he is.

Title: Burned Bridges
Author: Angsty-Violet (HiddenViolet)
Artist: Angsty-Violet (HiddenViolet)
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, Lucifer/Sam Winchester
Warning(s): Referenced Suicide Attempt
Word Count: 5069
Summary: Sam tries to reconnect with his older brother after years of not speaking.

Title: Delight
Author: hullosweetpea
Artist: thekingtrickster
Rating: M
Word Count: 5,341
Summary: Castiel has felt different from the other angels in the garrison for a while. On leave, he decides to take the plunge and visit an incubus/succubus den.

Title: Dream of Me
Author: InkStainedWings
Artist: dep-op-ex-pression
Rating: T
Pairing: Sabriel
Warning: Major Character Death
Word Count: 7727
Summary: Jack starts to have dreams about another nephilim being caged in hell and has to figure out if she's real and if she is real, can she be trusted?

Title: He's a Little Bit Country
Author: JessJesstheBest
Artist: Tiki.Art
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Warning(s): mild discussion of kink
Word Count: 8,606
Summary: “Tell me what we’re doing here today, Clarence.”

Castiel shifted on his feet, moodily, but answered her in a grumble. “We’re putting on a concert benefit for Planned Parenthood.”

“Right! And why is that?”

“Because this country is run by a monster who is trying to take away the reproductive rights of women and we need to raise money to continue to fund our program which helps women have agency in their own bodies.“

Or the one where Castiel, as part of planned parenthood, puts on a joint punk and country benefit concert where he meets Dean Winchester, the handsome country enthusiast who is also an asshole.

Title: Intimacy
Author: tigerlilynoh
Artist: cenedras-art​
Rating: Explicit
Pairings: Sam/Ruby
Warnings: graphic violence, mention of dub-con/non-con, explicit sexual content, masturbation, oral sex
Tags: Asexual!Sam, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Good!Ruby, Lucifer was never freed, Apocalypse 1.0 averted, Team Free Will saved the day Word count: 35,282
Summary: Sam had largely given up on having a relationship. The life of a hunter didn't lend itself to romance, and the few partners he'd had had always pushed for more than he wanted to give. So it was bittersweet to realize that he was developing a crush on Ruby, while working a case together. But when she hits on him and he comes out to her as asexual, Sam soon finds acceptance in one of the most unlikely of people. Now all that's left is to learn to accept himself, figure out what intimacy means to them... and stop a mysterious killer that's leaving a trail of exsanguinated bodies.

Title: Lacuna
Author: writingarchangels
Artist: walkingdeadandsupernaturaladdict
Rating: General
Pairing(s): Nick/Michael/Lucifer
Warning(s): n/a
Word Count: 5.3K
Summary:The Archangel Lucifer never dared to dream about becoming a father, being sure to mess it up like his own did, but then he became one. Now his life is dedicated to raising his son and keeping him safe, which he manages to do so with his vessel’s help. He tries his best to stay down the radar and to keep ahead of the Winchester’s.

But things take an unpredictable turn when Michael reappears, traumatized by what he went through in the Cage after Lucifer took the unconscious angel home. Now Lucifer needs to figure out what to do with Michael and keep Jack safe all at the same time.

/Lacuna\ (n) a blank space. a missing part

Title: Lessons Cas Never knew he Needed
Author: reallyscj
Artist: never-used-ever
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 5049
Summary: Castiel is a new college freshman and looking to start the new chapter of his life. Can the boy he met at a party help him on his journey?

Title: Let it Be
Author: Karategirl80 (Tumblr) Karategrl80 (AO3)
Artist: KrisN5 (Tumblr)
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing(s): Sastiel, platonic Dean and Cas, platonic Dean and Gabriel
Warning(s): polyamory (platonic)
Word Count: 14924
Summary: The Me’tai are a magical race coexisting (mostly) with humans. Sam and Dean grew up with one foot in the Me’tai world, and one foot in the human world. Their mother, Mary, a strong witch, was killed when Sam was only 6 months old. John, their human father, feared the worst for his sons, and did his best to raise them “human.” As they got older, though, it became clear that they were never going to pass as “human.” Sam had potential to be as powerful as his mother was, if not more, and Dean was an often sought after catwing familiar. When Sam decides to attend Stanford’s Magic Division, Dean goes with him. While there, Sam meets his lifebond, a catwing familiar named Cas, and after graduation Sam, Cas, and Dean settle down in Palo Alto. Everything seems fine until Dean starts acting out of character, and Sam and Cas need to work together to help a very resistant Dean become comfortable with himself, his heritage as a Me’tai, and as a familiar.

Title: Lover
Author: casbeanwrites
Artist: thekingtrickster
Rating: Explicit
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel
Warning(s): none
Word Count: 27367
Summary: Dean knows that Cas doesn't like him. They're not even friends, not really. But Dean can't help it, he wants to be around Cas, he wants to be his friends, he wants... more. But he has to respect that Cas is just not interested.

It's not until Cas gets into the first heat of his life in front of him that Dean is faced with the fact that maybe, just maybe, Cas doesn't hate him at all.

Title: meet me at the reservoir
Author: dep-op-ex-pression | penrosequartz on ao3
Artist: blindswandive | BlindSwandive on ao3
Rating: Mature
Pairing(s): Mick Davies/Arthur Ketch, Antonia Bevell/Arthur Ketch
Warning(s): Rape/Non-Con Elements, Abuse, Suicide, Alcoholism
Word Count: 6462
Summary: “Mick Davies thought he had lost all hope before Arthur Ketch came into his life. Now he’s a few months in, and he’s beginning to realise he’s got even less hope than he had before. His parents are gone, his sister is distant, Arthur’s ex is too close for comfort, and love isn’t anything like he imagined.”

Title: Patchwork Soul
Author: Hyrulehearts1123
Artist: My_Untold_Lies
Rating: Teen
Pairing(s): Implied Michael/Lucifer
Warning(s): Canon Typical Violence, vague mentions of torture
Word Count: 19008
Summary: Within The Cage, there was something that didn't belong. A Fledgling, born of the Soul of Sam Winchester, and the Grace of Michael and Lucifer. When Raphael embarked to rescue the Fledgling, they had no idea just how important he would be, or the healing and restoration that would come about through the Fledgling’s existence.

Title: Pay Up!
Author: twisted-pride // Broken_Twisted_Lullabies
Artist: cenedrariva
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Gabriel/Sam Winchester (one sided), Dorothy Baum/Charlie Bradbury, Jessica Moore/Brady (background), Kevin Tran/Channing Ngo (background)
Warning(s): some swearing, very brief reference to aphobia (in final chapter),
Word Count: 65,037
Summary: They always say don't make a deal with the devil, but in Gabriel’s defense this one was too good to pass up. All he had to do was stay single for 4 years, and win $50. Piece of cake. But Lucifer’s determined to win, and doesn't realize the ace up Gabriel’s sleeve.

Title: Piled Higher and Deeper
Author: zaffre
Artist: hufflapute
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 10658
Summary: Castiel has been working on his dissertation for 10 years, which is twice as long as most. Given an ultimatum – finish by the following spring or be kicked out of the program – Castiel feels certain that he's going to fail and allow his amazing future to slip away. But maybe he doesn't want that future anymore. Or maybe he's just depressed. Castiel isn't sure anymore. But what he is certain about is that one of the new grad students in the department is something special, and Castiel is shocked when Dean seems to feel the same about him.

Title: There You Are, Homemade
Author: orange_8_hands
Artist: skeletonsinzeecloset / AngelofWine
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas
Warning(s): non-graphic(-ish) masturbation scene, internalized acephobia, self-worth issues
Word Count: 5660
Summary: For Dean, Cas can make this happen. He can. (or: after the first time they meet and before the rest of their lives, Cas tries his best.)

Title: This is Me
Author: SabrielandaceSam
Artist: dep-op-ex-pression
Rating: Not Rated
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/Gabriel
Warning(s): Mentions of Acephobia, Can seem Anti-dean that was not intentional
Word Count: 5049
Summary: A few weeks after a hunt, Sam decides Gabriel needs to learn how to drive. After a few hours, the two settle to relax. And secrets can be revealed in the quiet.

Title: To Build A Heaven
Author: Sageclover61
Artist: Emmatheslayer
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/ Raphael, Dean Winchester/ Lucifer/ Michael
Warning(s): possible mentions of attempted sexual assault and possible mentions of child prostitution
Word Count: 35621
Summary: Sam Winchester had always believed in a higher power. It was a comforting constant during the chaos of moving all over the country throughout his childhood. And despite the fact that the things going bump in the night were real it never stopped being somewhat of a relief to believe that there was something good, even if there was no way to see it or interact with it. “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of things we cannot see,” Hebrews 11:1. Sometimes... Sometimes all you need is an archangel in your corner.

2020

Title: Teach Me
Author: wingedcatninja
Artist: Blusxa
Rating: M
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Kat Dubh (OFC)
Warning(s): Femdom, sub-Dean. Dialog-heavy. Discussion about kinks and limits. Established relationship. First time Dom/sub relationship. Asexual main character. Bondage, orgasm control. Emotions.
Word Count: 6883
Summary: While Dean has enjoyed what the two of them have been doing so far, the BDSM lifestyle is still mostly new to him. Kat doesn't mind teaching him.

Title: Colorado Stole My Boyfriend
Author: alicethrutheburrows​
Artist: walkingdeadandsupernaturaladdict
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): No Warnings Apply
Word Count: 12121
Summary: Junction City Kansas, 1999. Nothing crazy special or interesting happened that year to your average person, well besides melting down over the turn of the century, but for high school junior Dean, life was forever changed. Paired with one of the school’s new influx of army kids, Dean can't help but find himself drawn to the forever scowling, head in a book, too big-blue eyed boy. Soon, Castiel Shurley is much a part of Dean as his own flesh skin; he's his best friend. Between the late-night shenanigans, study sessions, and gravel travel with his best friend, Dean has life in the bag until summer rolls around, and new feelings come with it. And just when Dean thinks he has a lid on it all, the unexpected happens. Dean is left him with a hard choice. Will Dean follow his heart or let society dictate what's considered normal?

Title: This Easy
Author: surlybobbies (katie)
Artist: Blusxa
Rating: T
Pairing(s): deancas
Warning(s): none
Word Count: 6893
Summary: Cas isn't terribly invested in dating, but when Dean Winchester shows interest, Cas has difficulty turning him down. In the end, Cas agrees to a date only because he knows there won't be a second one - after all, since when has anyone wanted to date someone who wasn't interested in sex? (A tale about navigating this world as an asexual individual.)

Title: Safe
Author: starespressos
Artist: Shannon_Kind
Rating: M
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester
Warning(s): Internalized acephobia
Word Count: 7,500
Summary: When Benny offers to take Dean for a night out, he knows he has to accept. Between blaming himself for being broken and shielding possible partners from inevitable disappointment, he hasn't had time to be intimate with anyone in a long time. It turns out hooking up isn't a thing he's good at, either. Instead, an angel takes him out for burgers.

Title: untethered
Author: penrosequartz (ao3) // metronn (tumblr)
Artist: blubunnart​ (pixiv)
Rating: teen and up audiences
Pairing(s): michael & adam milligan
Warning(s): nightmares, school shooting mention, references to depression and anxiety
Word Count: 6457
Summary: adam milligan and the archangel michael are finally out of the cage. it seems as good a time for a road trip as any.

Title: space(dust) & fine metals
Author: casthewise
Artist: severepaperdragon
Rating: E
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean
Word Count: 5189
Summary: Castiel wonders, often, if his blue blood is not just as tainted; only a wild thing groomed to tame a wild people would flee. And flee, he did. The ship was called Impala, its purpose mysterious enough for its mechanic-cum-captain to take one look at the offered credits and nod. Or, On their eighteenth anniversary, Dean and Castiel retrace their steps.

Title: Awaken
Author: Sageclover61 and hyrulehearts1123
Artist: shealynn88
Rating: T
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/ Raphael
Warning(s): Amnesia
Word Count: 15653
Summary: In a desperate attempt to stop the apocalypse, Sam Winchester leapt into The Cage, dragging with him two Archangels. However, The Cage was not built to hold a human soul, and he was delivered unto the rest that he had earned. That is, until he was torn away, and thrust back into the world that he had made the ultimate sacrifice to defend. But there are more than just two archangels, and one of them will do whatever it takes to find the one who was stolen from them.

Title: Finding a Place to Belong
Author: karategirl80​
Artist: flightoftheseraph
​ Rating: Teen and up
Parings: Castiel/Sam Winchester/Eileen Dean Winchester/Gabriel (background) Bobby Singer/Ellen Harvelle (background)
Warnings: John Winchester’s A+ Parenting, Polyamory
Word Count: 15520
Summary: Sam and Dean had spent much of their young selkie lives travelling from hotel to hotel with their overly paranoid father, who left the Singer-Harvelle pod when Mary died unexpectedly. After being sheltered from selkie culture for much of their childhood, a chance encounter with Bobby during their travels leads to the brothers returning to the Singer-Harvelle pod–without their father. Follow the brothers’ journey as they learn why their father left and discover where they fit in the Harvelle-Singer pod.

Title: Inside Jokes
Author: JessJesstheBest saywhatjessie
​ Artist: impmakesart​
Rating: T for language
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas
Warning(s): No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 5,909
Summary: “Come here,” Dean said, before he could talk himself out of it. Before he could convince himself Cas wouldn't want to. “Quarantine with me.” Cas’s breath hitched. “What?” Or after only a couple dates, Dean and Cas decide to quarantine together. Because gays be like

Title: (Not Too Sure) But I Know That It's Meant to Be
Author: aerica13
Artist: severepaperdragon
Rating: M
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean Winchester, past Dean/OMC, minor Sam/Sarah
Warning(s): Borrowing Lee Webb from a S15 episode but other than his name no real spoilers for the episode, light sexual content and bad BDSM etiquette (between Dean and Lee), dubious consent (mostly Lee, very briefly with Cas but quickly corrected), feminization, Dean Winchester has a panty kink, kink negotiation (with Cas), unhealthy coping mechanisms for grief, John Winchester’s A+ parenting (and husbanding), perceived stalking of Cas by Dean (unintended and harmless in the end, but Cas does get worried in the meantime)
Word Count: 34,307
Summary: Dean was just hoping to get his brother someone to talk to about being ace; somehow that turns into him gaining a new friend, and then a boyfriend. (Also, Dean wears panties.)

Title: Where Wild Bees Swarm
Author: emblue-sparks​
Artist: severepaperdragon
Rating: T
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 17,399
Summary: Cas is a mountain loving beekeeper longing for someone special, yet living in the sticks means the dating pool is more of a puddle. Not that he'd have time, given the slew of complications arising from launching full-scale war on the grumpy ass grizzly threatening his livelihood. After Cas adopts a guard dog for Mission: Scare-bear, Bones the farting mastiff, refuses to leave his new neighbor Dean, alone. Discovering Bones is a suspiciously intelligent accomplice to an egregious B & E involving his electric fence, is the last straw. If he can't outwit the bear, he may as well train the Ursus Diabetus to earn his keep.

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