|Date(s):||May - August 2010|
|Moderator(s):||smilla02, twoskeletons, vikki|
|Type:||Gift Exchange - fanfiction, fanart|
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CastielFest was a gift exchange in Supernatural fandom, focused on the character of Castiel. It appears that a lot of the fanworks featured the Dean/Cas relationship, however they was also a great deal of gen fanworks.
Sign up close: May 30, 2010
Assignments out: June 6, 2010
Last day to drop out: July 26th
Last day to post: August 9th
Title: wind in the wires
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, perhaps another angel we know? :D :D :D
Notes/Prompt: sooo i made emz wait a horrible long time and also I AM FEELING EMOTIONAL for it is END OF CASFEST 2010. i've loved this so much. thank you mods for infinite patience and organisational skilz, thank you everyone for participating. HERE HAVE SOME SQUISHY FANDOM HUGS.
Title: Mission Control
Warnings/Spoilers: Bad language and references to sex. Spoilers for 5x14.
Length: 1491 words
Summary: Trying to find God wasn't just about looking.
Notes/Prompt: This one revolved largely around the prompt "Cas discovers his favorite food, which is either really weird, rare or expensive". I'd also like to take this opportunity to say a final thank you to scarletsherlock, my beta, for the giggles, the feedback, and for the simple fact that without her my fics for this fest would have been a grammatical cesspool.
Title: Surprisingly Good For You.
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel, with a host of side characters.
Warnings/Spoilers: Civilians AU, set in and around a bookstore. Slash, inexplicit (fade-to-black) m/m sex, discussion of religious themes & homophobia, rampant appropriation of various poets & Biblical verses.
Notes/Prompt: Based on the third prompt (the bookshop AU), with a hodgepodge of the rest thrown in.
Summary: Castiel Novak inherits a used bookshop when one of his pastor father's parishioners passes on. Dean Winchester might fancy more than what's on the shelves.
Title: Speak Unto Thee
Characters/Pairings: 5.04!Castiel, Gabriel
Warnings/Spoilers: Worksafe but warnings for implied alcohol/drug use/The End
Notes/Prompt: This was a pinch hit using the prompts Cas-centric but set in 5.04 universe and something centered around Cas' relationship with Gabriel. This was my first time trying to do Gabriel and I still don't think I quite captured him so I apologize for that! You can see this as gen or pre-slash as you prefer. Summary: Gabriel watches over Castiel in the 5.04 universe.
Characters: Castiel, Anna, lots of Mesoamerican/Caribbean gods
Spoilers: No warnings. Spoilers: Takes place post-5.22, so, yeah, spoilers for that. S6 spoilers: Balthazar, an angel friend of Castiel's we'll apparently meet in S6, appears.
Notes/Prompt: this is a pinch-hit for nyoka - I am all slow at writing, too, so I hope you like! I wish I'd gotten to his relationship with Dean more in this, but the direction it took made it hard for me to wrangle it earthwards. I... really got caught up in the Che thing and Cuba analogy. Prompt: Castiel is the Che Guevara of Heaven, inspiring a new movement in heaven following the events of 5x22. He has some revolutionary ideas about how to reform the place. [Gen] And, many thanks to metonomia for a great last-minute betaing!
Summary: Castiel will whip heaven into shape, give them news about the heaven that Heaven can become, and export the revolution.
Title: Soldiers of the Dust
Warnings/Spoilers: Takes place in the time period between 5.03 and 5.04.
Notes/Prompt: Working with several prompted ideas including, cuddling, first-time, and touch!fic.
Summary: Sometimes in the dark they touch.
Recipient: Pinch-hit for mik8la
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Lucifer, Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, Zachariah, God!Chuck
Warnings/Spoilers: God being God, humour.
Notes/Prompt: The prompt was, I'd love a family portrait of Cas and his weird, screwed-up family. Either in pictures or writing. I decided to take that literally.
Word Count: 1,016
Summary: The angels get together for a family portrait.
Title: Raised You From Perdition
Characters/Pairings: Demon!Castiel, Dean
Warnings/Spoilers: Worksafe but warnings for demon wings and hellfire/Lazarus Rising
Notes/Prompt: This was a pinch hit for the prompt: Demon/Fallen!Cas. Castiel was one of the Host who followed Lucifer to Hell. You can see this as gen or pre-slash as you prefer.
Summary: Reworking of the end scene of Lazarus Rising: "I'm the one who gripped you tight...."
Title: post-it notes from the end of the world; or, six people castiel met while roadtripping across the continental united states of america.
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Becky Rosen, Claire Novak, Maggie Zeddmore, Kali, Chuck Shurley, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester. (Castiel/Dean, Chuck/Becky)
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers through 5.22. Warnings for notreallyGod!Chuck, swearing.
Notes/Prompt: "5.22 AU where Castiel stays human and ends up road-tripping by himself in post-apocalypse America; bonus points if you include him meeting all sorts of people/creatures previously featured on the show (GHOSTFACERS), and more bonus points if he eventually runs into Sam and takes him back to Dean or runs into Dean, who’s left Ben and Lisa’s for some reason to start traveling again."
Jesus Christ this is so late, I am so so sorry. It is totally cool if you want to gut me and I am completely ashamed. Summary: Castiel learns to be human, with the help of the open road.
title; and I have never felt quite this close (to hell)
beta; the ever amazing matryoshkha ♥
warnings; violence, blood, some gore,
genre(s); gen/drama/slight horror(better be safe than sorry on this one); pre-slash
character(s)/pairing(s); castiel, dean, gabriel, anna, sam, zachariah,
word count; 4,733
spoilers; through 4.17, 4.20 and 5.22,
disclaimer; nope. don't own a thing here.
notes; yeah, so so sorry for this being so incredibly late! I got a bit of troubles with rl, so it took a while actually getting to the fic document and finishing it off. However, here it is, after all this time, written for reality0junkie at the castielfest exchange! ♥also should be mentioned that the outline of Hell as seen here is inspired by Dante Alighieri’s render of it, as seen in the Inferno part of The Divine Comedy. It was hard choosing between the prompts, but finally I chose to mix up the “Castiel wakes up. And everything was just a dream. But if it was just a dream, why does it feel like there's someone out there calling to him?” and “AU’S” ones. Originally, I had meant to include a dean/castiel pairing, but this fic just didn’t want to have it, I really hope it’s okay nonetheless, and that you like it! title from hawksley workman's smoke baby
Summary; dreams are the leftovers of impressions the brain has picked up, but never processed, during the day. most of the time they’re too vague to remember at all, or a recollection of too many events and time stamps, and at other times they’re almost painstakingly clear.
Title: Stairway to Heaven I and II
Warnings/Spoilers: NSFW, though it's more suggestive than explicit
Notes/Prompt: Pinch hit for the prompt: Castiel paired with someone (Dean, Sam, Crowley, Jo) and they had thought of angel wings in the traditional sense(bird wings), but while they have the wing like shape and appearance, they are more like curtains of feathery light and iridescent. Do as you please with this idea. As fluffy or as dark as you want. I'm not sure I quite pulled off the curtains and iridescence, so I made two versions. I hope you like it :).
Summary: Castiel's own little slice of heaven.
Title: Castiel in the shadow of Leviathan.
Beta: babnol. Thanks for the read-over.
Prompt: the song Love your memory, the photograph here, and Cas/Anna (with hints of both of them with Dean)
Summary: On returning to Heaven, Castiel is measured for a new job: that of God’s Regent. But all he wants is Anna.
Characters: Castiel, Leviathan, Anna; mention of Dean, Lisa,
Word count: 1,561.
Spoilers: The Kids Are Alright, Hammer of the Gods, Swan Song,
Title: A Perfect Team
Characters/Pairings: Dean, Cas, Sam; light Dean/Cas hints throughout, some Sam/Jess
Word Count: ~10,200
Spoilers: None - because it's AU, though I do take certain events from the series and morph them to my... own purposes.
Notes/Prompt: Castle like AU. Dean/Castiel. Castiel is a mystery writer/novelist or some other profession of your choice, but after a chance encounter, gets roped into helping solve cases with the police (Lawrence, or wherever.), Dean works there, Sam is a lawyer. Bonus points if Dean&Cas don't like eachother at first. I AM SO SORRY FOR THE WAIT! D: Luckily, I got this puppy finished; and I really hope you like it. A thanks to lar_laughs for just a quick once-over. (It's in the process of... more extensive look-over.) I tried to stay true to the prompt! It, er... veered off a little bit. Summary: Dean gets stuck with a new, awkward partner who wants to learn about the police force for his new novel. He is not happy. But Castiel proves to be much more valuable than Dean first imagined, and much more interesting, too. It's the biggest case of his career, and he couldn't have solved it alone.
Title: Salt of the Earth
Author: gladdecease (pinch hit)
Characters/Pairings: Claire Novak, Castiel (implied throughout)
Notes/Prompt: Claire, post-Rapture, becoming a hunter, and she knows Castiel is there even when she can't see him.
Summary: ( Claire finds her own way of doing God's will. )
Title: Post Save.
thank you, Babnol for the beta.
Prompt: AU, Cas/Anna, the lyrics ‘And undo the damage, she’ll be new again’ by The Pierces. (I tried getting the one picture, but could only manage the stream and woods)
Summary: Saving Anna was the easy part – what do two angels do, stranded in 1978?
Characters: Castiel, Anna; mention of Michael, Dean, Sam, John and Mary Winchester.
Warnings: damage to angels and their vessels, time travel overlaps.
Word count: 1,014
Spoilers: On The Head Of A Pin, The Song Remains The Same.
Title: I Dwell Not in the Soul of Man
Characters: Castiel, Anna(el), Dean, Zachariah, Jimmy Novak
Word count: ~2000
Summary: Human words are clumsy toys, unfit for this kind of work.
Prompt: The Banish sigil Cas taught Dean and Sam was originally created for use on Fallen Angels, before they were too corrupted by Hell to be affected. Anna and Cas creating the language of warfare during/after Lucifer's Fall.
Title: Let Me Tell You 'bout The Birds And The Bees
Warnings/Spoilers: Slash and mild bad language. Spoilers for early season five.
Length: 1378 words
Summary: Castiel's approach to romance is scarcely what you would call traditional.
Notes/Prompt: Although I chose this pinch hit for wingfic, I ended up going with the "What do you mean mean you're nesting?" prompt because it was just far, far too much fun to resist. Hope you enjoy it my dear :).
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Sam, Amelia
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for all S5, light speculation for S6
Notes/Prompt: Inspired by prompt: Cas is back in heaven and starts to realize what he is missing back on earth, but still feeling he has a sense of duty. He eventually returns to Dean years later, never ready to let him go.
Summary: Post Season 5: Castiel has time management issues, Falls to Earth, and sees Dean for the first time in 1000 years.
Title: Stages of Belief
Characters/Pairings: Claire, Castiel, Jimmy, Amelia, with minor Sam and Dean
Warnings/Spoilers: Angelic creepiness? Spoilers up to 4.22
Notes/Prompt: I went with prompt #1, "AlwaysClaire!Cas, with her face on milk cartons and her fingerprints on murder scenes." So sorry about the delay! Summary: There's a difference between being chained to a comet and hitching a ride on one.
Claire Novak disappears, one night in September, from a quiet suburb in Pontiac, Illinois.
Title: Shadows Filled Up With Doubt
Author: MF Luder
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Castiel/OFC, intimated Dean/OFC
Keywords: slash, het, apocalypse, character death, established relationship, alternate universe
Word Count: ~11,600
Warnings: torture, drug use, character death
Spoilers: 5x4, “The End”
Disclaimer: All characters herein belong to Kripke and Co. and the CW.
Archive: My LJ, anywhere else, please let me know
Summary: When Dean begins to torture again, Castiel slowly loses pieces of himself.
Author's Notes: Filling this request: 5.04-verse: established Dean/Cas. Remember in "On the Head of A Pin" when Cas says, "I would give anything for you not to have to do this" about Dean torturing Alastair? After losing his Grace, basically-human!Cas picks up the taste for pain meds, but for the most part, he's sober more often than not. When Dean starts torturing again, it takes its toll on Cas too for castielfest. Title taken from Jace Everett's “Bad Things,” another prompt. And umm, I sorta of included two of your DNWs so I'm hoping you'll forgive me since it is a 5x4 fic. D: Author’s Notes 2: This is a little twist on 5x4 in that there is no past!Dean. Thus, the ending is a tish different. Make of that as you will. Bastardized a few lines from the show as well.
Author's Notes 3: Finally, the BIGGEST of apologies to the mods and to my recipient amor_remanet for being so incredibly tardy with this.
Title: DATE with DESTINY
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean
Notes/Prompt: do i have to fill this out? it explains itself
Title: Bend Or Break
Characters/Pairings: Castiel/Dean, Jo
Warnings/Spoilers: Vague spoilers for all aired episodes
Notes/Prompt: This is the prompt: Falling!Cas -discovers human fear for himself - what is Cas scared of? I tried to go for funny but in the end the angel man-angst took over. I hope you're not too disappointed dear recipient. The story's set in The End Verse.
Summary: “When we leave,” Hamael said, “when we close off Heaven, have you any idea what will happen to you?”
Gladstone Coffee was a hard-to-find coffee shop close to Portland harbor. It was no bigger than a living room, the fixtures showed on the wall and the coffee makers made a lot of noise. Castiel liked the place.
Title: Good Eats
Size: ~ 6700
Warnings/Spoilers: none, really. Set post S5, with the general assumption that Sam's back. May not be suitable for vegetarians. No ducks were harmed in the production of this story!
Notes/Prompt: For the prompt "Cas tries to learn to be more human, taking cooking lessons among other things. He cooks for Dean and Dean is more than a little surprised and grateful for Cas' gesture. " It's not ... quite a 100 % fill. However, there is a lot of cooking and quite a few shenanigans. I don't like the word crack, so I'll go with humour. Also, I blame Alton Brown. Completely. Most heartfelt gratitude goes to auburnnothenna and murron for beta-reading and tireless hand-holding as well as gabby_silang and kuwdora for helpful chats.
Summary: "Cas," Sam said in his reasonable voice. "You've never cooked before. Why not start with something simple like … scrambled eggs?" "I was stationed on earth for two thousand years, Sam." Cas crossed his arms in front of his chest and threw Sam a look that should have skinned Dean's brother alive. "Cooking is not, as you're so fond of saying, rocket science." -- In which Cas zaps a lot and gets ambitious, Dean is covered in feathers, a tie is ruined, a kitchen is wrecked and Good Eats are created against all odds.
Title: A Meeting of the Minds
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Chuck/God
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for a reveal in 5.22
Word Count: 1,418
Notes/Prompt: I took the prompt Castiel confronts God and went from there. I also tried to explain why Castiel decided to go back to Heaven.
Summary: Castiel found himself standing before his Father. He had some questions for him and he wanted answers.
Title: Normality is Overrated
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Cas, Chuck/Becky, Sam, Gabriel, Kali, Michael, and Lucifer
Warnings/Spoilers: Future!Fic, a bit of angst
Word Count: 8,120
Notes/Prompt: Eeek, I am so sorry this is so late! This didn’t turn out anything like I planned…the original prompt was Domestic futurefic, wherein Dean and Cas live together...and Cas commutes every day to run Heaven. I hope you like it trinityofone! Thank you c00kie for the awesome beta and listening to me complain about this in chat.
Summary: Dean’s finally got his version of a normal life. Too bad the universe has other plans.
Title: Make Me Over
Characters: Castiel-centered, Sam, Gabriel
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel, unestablished Castiel/Dean
Rating: T for language and some sensuality
Spoilers: None, except that this might be understood better if you read Pretty Pair first, but it is a prequel so I mean not really..
Word Count: 2000
Disclaimer: Don't own, more's the pity.
Summary: Sam's in charge of making Castiel over for he and Dean's undercover hunt at a gay bar. A little help is needed from a certain archangel.
NOTICE: PREQUEL TO Pretty Pair
Title: Far From His Home
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Gabriel, Anna, Dean, Jimmy
Warnings/Spoilers: Oblique spoilers through 5x18.
Notes/Prompt: Firstly, sorry this took so long! I used elements of four of your prompts, probably mostly this one: 2.) ||Angels and ministers of grace defend us! | Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, | Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, | Be thy intents wicked or charitable, | Thou comest in such a questionable shape || - Hamlet It was a great deal of fun to write, and I hope you enjoy. Thank you muchly to metonomia for the beta! Summary: Castiel, far from his home over time. "I am not, as you say, a hammer."
ITLE: I: Elohim
GENRE/CHARACTERS: AU, gen, kid!fic; Castiel, Gabriel, Michael
SPOILERS: Since it’s an AU, I can’t really think of any. You just gotta be familiar with the angel clan, I guess.
WORD COUNT: 1,300+
AUTHOR’S NOTES: Written for pandionpandeus. I was originally going to do a fanart of Schoolboy!Cas and friends (I’ve always had a soft spot for high school AUs), but then I started getting a whole back story for it, so I decided to do a fanfic. And then I started getting even more ideas and back stories and I was never gonna be able to finish the entire thing in time for the deadline. So here’s the first of about four or five stories from that verse; expect Uriel, Raphael, Cupid, Dean, Bobby, John, Sam, Mary, Bobby, and a whole lot of the cast in later installments. I hope that’s okay? ^_^;;
SUMMARY: In a world where God’s gone missing and angels are born to human parents, Castiel Elohim arrives on Earth the old-fashioned, Immaculate-Conception way.
Title: Home is the Hunter
Characters/Pairings: Castiel/Dean, mention of Sam/Gabriel
Warnings/Spoilers: Brief spoilers for the end of Season 5, reference with no details to off camera to molestation of a young girl.
Notes/Prompt: Wing!fic. This turned angsty on me, it does have a happy ending though. I'm so sorry. I have another ficlet for you that should is very fluffy.
Summary: Dean's home is wrapped in Castiel's wings.
Rating: NC-17 (adult)
Word count: 4,700~
Notes: OMG, I hope quiddative forgives me. Not only is this late, but I’m totally uncertain of whether it is any good or not, much less how well it fits the prompt. Also, there may have been some LJ stalking going on. I deny everything. Also, Castiel has maybe a little too much Misha in him. I swear, I didn’t plan it that way…Thanks to candesgirl for the lightening-fast beta!
Prompt: College!AU either gen or slash that focuses on Dean and Cas' relationship. Cas is a theology major who keeps to himself mostly and Dean's an engineer major who's a big man on campus. Somehow, they end up as roommates. Shenanigans ensue.
Summary: It may or may not be punishment for (allegedly) burning down the frat house, but either way, Dean feels it is above and beyond cruel to make him roomies with Castielofreakasuarus.
Title: To Heavy for Heaven (Push Your Head Towards the Air)
Characters/Pairings: Cas/Dean. Mention of Dean/Lisa. Bobby and Sam.
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for all that has aired.
Notes/Prompt: Well, ebonystar, it turned into an odd one. The Editors song really struck a chord with me, and I tried to include bits and pieces from all your prompts though I didn't exactly follow one specific one. The prompts lead me to this, so I hope you'll forgive a few liberties. Enjoy! Special thanks to the ever lovely randommagic for the beta read and ego boosts.
Summary: God closes up shop, banishing both angels and demons to Earth with disastrous results for all involved. In the years that follow, Dean and Cas have their own set of revelations on the nature of free will and the relationship they have.
Title:This Moment is Ours to Keep.
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean and Sam. Dean/Cas.
Warnings/Spoilers: Fluff, humour and slight language. Based between 5x07 & 5x08.
Word Count: 8045
Notes/Prompt: Written to fill two prompts: 1) Sam, Dean & Cas travelling together/teaching Cas the concept of a vacation and 2) a quiet moment between Dean and Cas where Dean finds peace and comfort in Castiel. Huge thanks to flying_monkees who dealt with my whinging, let me bounce ideas off her and explained to me what s'mores are :)
Summary: Dean's fed up of all the doom and gloom and insists that he, Sam and Castiel take a vacation.
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean, some one-sided Dean/Castiel, implied past Dean/Lisa
Warnings/Spoilers: AU after 5.22
Word Count: ~3,500
Notes/Prompt: Written for the prompt: 5.22 AU in which Cas is still depowered when he is resurrected. This is that, but in the future, and in Sweden. It's in future Sweden.
Summary: Castiel Löwe is a Swedish national.
Title: The Art of Atheism
Recipient: Pinch-hit for pathsforme
Characters/Pairings: Cas/OFC, Dean, Sam.
Warnings/Spoilers: Fluff, humor, mild language, and a friendly jab at Jehovah's Witnesses.
Notes/Prompt: The prompt was, Castiel falls for a mortal woman. This idea is just begging to be turned into a full-fledged fic, I swear. \o/
Word Count: ~2,500
Summary: Castiel falls for a mortal woman. Problem is, she's an atheist.
Title: In Distress
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean Winchester. Gen. unless you squint.
Rating: PG-13 for language, I guess.
Warnings/Spoilers: Vague references to OC child abuse. Set after 5x03.
Notes/Prompt: For the castielfest. My bunny decided to go for “Bamf!Cas rescuing Dean” with a dash of case-fic thrown in. I wish it were more action-adventurey or suspenseful, but it was all I could do to keep it serious. Thanks to chat for the help. And viresse12 for the quick once over.
Summary: Castiel misses Dean’s SOS phone calls and has to go rescue him from a swamp.
Title: Take Your Dagger and Make Your Choice
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Jimmy, Bobby, Dean, Sam; faint Dean/Castiel
Word count: 2300
Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings. Spoilers up to and including 5x22.
Notes/Prompt: Prompt #2, Castiel really and truly falls and learns to be human. Thanks to N. I’m sorry for the slight delay!
Summary: Castiel wakes up human. Amnesia!fic, only not quite.
Title: Desterrada (Exiled)
Characters/Pairings: female-vessel-Castiel (girl!Jimmy), Castiel/Dean
Warnings/Spoilers: Kinda-AU spanning Season 4.
Summary/Notes: Castiel takes the woman Yeimi, a Cuban immigrant who prays to the Saints and Orishas of Santería, as a vessel. Things that fed this were The Waste Land, a past research project on Orixás, and a class on Cuban diaspora. So. It’s kinda weird. But I was excited to include language however I could. I hope you like! thanks and <333s to twoskeletons for her enthusiasm and awesome betaing!
Title: Heavenly Reunion
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Jo, Ellen, John, Mary, Gabriel.
Notes/Prompt: "'If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.' Post Season 5, Castiel returns to Heaven. Bonus for Harvelles and Parent!Winchester cameos." My recipient also had Gabriel as one of the characters she'd like included. I'd like to think he's the one Castiel finds in heaven that was unexpected.
Summary: After arriving in heaven, Castiel arranges a reunion.
Title: Curse the Angel Castiel
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean
Notes/Prompt: "One of the Gods decides that Castiel is too high and mighty with his restored Judeo-Christian mojo. They bring him low by bonding him emotionally and physically to Dean."
Summary: A God binds Castiel to Dean. But is it really a curse?
Title: The Butterfly Effect
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Cas/future!Dean/future!Cas (and every variation thereof), Prophet!Chuck (if but briefly).
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for 5x04. Angst, slash, dub-con, bittersweet endings.
Notes/Prompt: There were so many amazing prompts, but I only had the time to do one of them properly. Mainly because I'm a word-whore and I get carried away. >> Prompt was, 5x04 fic...kind of. Present!Cas somehow gets sent into the future with Dean. Future!Cas shows present!Dean how his relationship with present!Cas will end up. Future!Dean and present!Cas watch...or participate. Would love some present!Cas/future!Cas with future!Cas not being gentle. I didn't entirely stay true to all of it, but I hope you like it all the same!
Word Count: 21,000~
Summary: Castiel is sent to the future with Dean. Chaos ensues.
Title: Been Here Forever
Warnings/Spoilers: Sex and inexplicit violence. Spoilers for 5x03 to be safe.
Length: 1132 words
Summary: Of hunting down lust demons and the inevitable results.
Notes/Prompt: This didn't particularly take after any of the prompts but I tried to get in the preferred pairing (Dean/Castiel) and as many kinks as I could (first time, kicking-ass-and-taking-names!Cas, possessive!Cas) as I could in a short space to cover the pinch hit. And thank you to scarletsherlock for beta-ing for me again :D, even if this one is largely PWP!
Title: Some Gods May Cross Your Path
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, various gods, Dean
Warnings/Spoilers: Minor for 5x02 ('Good God, Y'all"), fast'n'loose approach to mythology
Notes/Prompt: Cas encountering other gods/angels/creatures of other religions/cultures on his search for his father. The other prompts were amzing, but this one was the one with the ideas, so. Thanks to sycophantastic and arialyre for the beta and support!
Title is taken from a quote by Jeanne Moreau.
Summary: Castiel searches for his Father, but cannot seem to find the deity he is looking for.
Title: Someone To Listen (To Stories I Tell)
Pairings/Characters: Gen; Dean, Castiel, Sam, Lisa, Ben
Prompt: Post-5.22 - Cas hears Dean praying to him while he's back in Heaven.
Summary: Dean develops a habit of talking to Castiel aloud when he thinks no one is listening, but he never expects to get a response.
Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings, spoilers through S5.
Author’s Notes: So I ended up writing a fic from Dean’s perspective for Castielfest. *facepalm* Cas is present throughout, however, if not always physically. I hope I didn't mangle the prompt too horribly! Thanks to Darces for the last-minute beta work. Also posted to AO3.
Title: Benchside Conversations
Characters/Pairings: gen—Castiel, OC
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers up to Season Finale of season 5.
Word Count: 1,082
Notes/Prompt: Castiel finds simple reminder of heaven.
Also at the end, I couldn't remember if Castiel was in a plane or bus. So I took liberties.
Title: “A Five-Letter Word for ‘Boredom’”
Characters/Pairings: gen--Castiel, Dean, Sam, Bobby.
Rating: PG - Crack-ish, a bit of angst.
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for 5x10 “Abandon All Hope” and general season 5 thematic spoilers.
Word Count: 4,290
Notes/Prompt: Castiel discovers crossword puzzles.
Thanks to seramercury for the beta.
Summary: Thanksgiving during the apocalypse is...surprisingly just like all the rest of them: kinda boring. While waiting around for dinner, Castiel finds a new hobby.
Title: Promises Half Kept
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean, Ben, Dean/Castiel.
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers through the end of season 5, angst, man-sex, kid!fic.
Notes/Prompt: Lisa is not in the picture for some reason, Dean is raising her son on his own, Cas is helping. Thanks smth_blue for the great prompts! I want apologize, this is my first time ever working with prompts and I really don't think I did you justice. I'm sorry. :(
Title: This Is Your Death
Characters/Pairings: Mostly subtextual Dean/Castiel, Ellen, Jo, Gabriel
Rating: PG for language
Word count: 10,500
Warnings/Spoilers: Post 5x22, some h/c
Notes/Prompt: I took inspiration from the prompt asking what happened after 5x22, and a little from the quote, "I'm with you --- [h]owever you treat me." from The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Kox. I did my very best to include as much trench coat as possible. I very much hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Lots of thanks to cienna for her beta-ing hard work.
Summary: Castiel rules heaven alone, but at least he has Ellen and Jo to watch his back.
Title: A Thousand Tables
Characters: Dean, Castiel, Sam, Raphael
Pairing: Dean/Castiel (if you squint)
Word count: ~ 2100 words
Summary: Early in their acquaintance, Castiel, Dean, and Sam go to rid a house of a haunting.
Title: Different Kinds of Heat.
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Uriel.
Rating: PG for violence.
Warnings/Spoilers: Violence, S4 spoilers (in case you haven't seen it.)
Notes/Prompt: I've gone and fudged around with SPN Uriel's backstory, and with a few other things. It's not quite what you wanted, but I hope you like it. Beta-ed by jabber_moose, so many thanks to her. The prompt is the summary, as well.
Summary: The first time Castiel kills a demon, his hands shake from nerves. The black spirit feels hot, and Uriel is laughing in his ear.
Title: This Path You Walk Alone
Rating: PG-13/Teen and up
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for most of seasons four and five. References to canon character death (highlight to read warnings, which also include spoilers).
Notes/Prompt: I used the prompt, "The price of love is loss. But still, we pay it." Thanks to jmtorres for the beta and to Wanlorn for audiencing. ♥
Summary: Falling wasn't the means; it was the objective.
Title: Conjugated to the Infinite Order
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean Winchester
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers through Season 5 finale; some language.
Notes/Prompt: "Remember in 4x7, where Castiel says he has to follow Dean’s orders? Let’s take that to the next level, Castiel becomes Dean’s right hand, and General of the angelic Host that is to march against Lucifer’s forces."
Casplosions of love for l_a_r_m for the beta.
Summary: At the end of the world, Dean leads in sorrow and Castiel leads in obedience. AU from about the middle of Swan Song.
Title: Second Sight
Author: Just Ruth
Disclaimer: Supernatural is the property of Eric Kripke and the CW. Characters/Situations are being borrowed for entertainment purposes only. You think anyone would pay me for this?
Prompt: Her eyes are ruined, but Pamela Barnes can still see.
Characters: Pamela Barnes, Castiel, Bobby Singer, Ellen Harvelle, Jo Harvelle, Ash
Word count: 1013
Notes/Prompt Castiel + nature, in any form. I had so many other pictures started for this prompt, but this one came out as my favorite.
Summary: A view from above
Title: Party Time
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Zachariah, Gabriel, Anna, Uriel, Random Angel
Warnings/Spoilers: Season Five
Notes/Prompt Castiel + Anna + Uriel funtime angel shenanigans
Summary: Basically, angels + booze=party
Title: Bound By Grace
Warnings/Spoilers: None/5.10: Abandon All Hope
Notes/Prompt: Chosen prompt - 'Anything to do with halos' || And a BIG thanks to deansbabygirl17 for the beta job!
Summary: It was what he longed for, and Lucifer was the only one who could truly give that to him now.
Title: all I've felt was leading to this
Warnings/Spoilers: for the S5 finale and all it implies.
Notes/Prompt: prompts used: rain, hands, absolution, Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave., Gorecki by Lamb (from where I stole the title) and then there’s some linguistics as the likings specified. Much thanks to carmexgirl for betaing. <3
Summary: “Dean,” Castiel replies, his voice calm, his hand just slightly raising but not reaching out. For a second Dean wishes he would. “I think you know what this means. And if you do, then it’s not hard to guess what you might want. I’m just trying to give it to you, if you’ll let me.” Or, the one where Dean has weird dreams and Castiel doesn't need them explained.
Title: Glimpse The Descent.
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel (friendship or slash depending how you see it)
Spoilers: Epsiode 5.04
Word Count: 4900
Prompt: "Future!fic set before the events in 5.04"
Summary: Events leading to the future in 5.04. It was no one particular moment, just a gentle slide as everything slowly unravelled. Castiel would stand with Dean till the end no matter how much it broke him.
Title: So I Took a Bus and Walked
Author: ratherastory, for the castielfest fic exchange.
Recipient: Pinch-hit fic for ibroketuesday
Characters: Castiel, a bunch of OCs
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for 5.18 through 5.21, general spoilers for the show through Season 5.
Notes/Prompt: “Castiel's experiences in those weeks he spent as a human. We didn't see enough of what that was like in canon, so -- what happened to him?” I don't know what it is about this challenge that made me kind of veer off at a 45-degree angle from the prompts. I hope you still like this, ibroketuesday. Summary: In which Castiel takes the bus for the first and last time in his existence.
Further Notes: Much, much love to my ever-patient beta, pkwench, who held my hand and reminded me that children don't talk like adults, among other important things. ;)
Title: As Fuel for Our Journey
Characters: Sam, Castiel (Dean is present in spirit if not in body)
Rating: PG13 (to be on the safe side, but I don't think there's even so much as swearing here)
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for 5.17, general spoilers for the show through Season 5.
Notes/Prompt: “After Blue Earth, Sam and whumped!Cas look for Dean. Feel free to go AU.” Okay, so, uh... this isn't exactly AU, and it kind of went in a different direction than I thought it would, and... umm... yeah. I really hope you like it, maychorian. *worries* Title is from a quote by Kenji Miyazawa: “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
Summary: Dean is gone, and his absence is a gaping hole in Castiel's chest.
Further Note: A huge thank you to yasminke who beta'd this thing for me and pointed out all my wacky grammar and syntax and made it a much better fic than it started out. :)
Characters: Castiel, Uriel
Warnings: Violence, death of a child. Biblical plagues.
Timeline: Egypt. The reign of Pepi II. Also, Exodus.
Length: 1900 words
Summary: We’ve been friends for a long time, Uriel. Fought by each other’s sides, served together away from home. For what seems like forever. Castiel and Uriel bear witness to their father's work in Egypt, c. 2184 BC.
Notes: I went all sorts of places with this prompt before I read somewhere that Uriel was the angel responsible for checking for lamb's blood above the doors during the tenth Plague of Egypt. Thanks for sending my brain to places it wouldn't have gone, and I hope this works for you!
Title: Four Times Castiel Was Alone (and the One Time He Wasn't)
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Raphael, Dean
Notes/Prompt: Post 5.22 Castiel finds himself unable to settle back into the rigid laws of Heaven and returns to Earth. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you wanted, temporalranger, but I hope it's alright! In related news, apparently I'm a hooker so this fic now has shoddy art to go along with it. Imagine that!
Summary: No one understood him these days, it seemed.
Word Count: 1611
Title: I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
Characters/Pairings: Lucifer/Castiel, past Dean/Castiel and references to orgies.
Warnings/Spoilers: Violence, sex and past drug abuse. References to self-harm and suicide attempts. Spoilers for 5x08.
Length: 10205 words
Summary: Preventing Castiel's death wasn't the same thing as saving him.
Notes/Prompt: First, thank you to my recipient for the gorgeous, gorgeous prompt - "The End AU verse after Lucifer kills Dean. He spares Castiel and keeps Castiel around because he's the only angel left and he's lonely. Lucifer genuinely liking Castiel but still, you know, Lucifer and therefore, still a dick. Dub-con okay, but no non-con. Past Dean/Cas encouraged! Sad and broken human!Castiel." - and second, thank you to scarletsherlock for beta-ing for me <3.
Title: The Voice of One Who Went Before
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Gabriel (Slight Castiel/Gabriel)
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers through the end of season 5
Notes/Prompt: xizuar gave me a lot of good prompts to choose from, but I wound up going with this quote (which is where the title comes from):
"Here is a list of fearful things: The jaws of sharks, the vulture's wings, The rabid bite of the dog's of war, The voice of one who went before. But most of all the mirror's gaze, which counts us out our numbered days." ~Clive Barker
Many thank yous to sevs_girl72 for betaing!
Summary: Gabriel knows when one battle ends, the war goes on, he just has to make sure Cas knows it, too.
Title: it's a badass afterlife
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Ash, Ellen, Jo, Gabriel, some surprise other ones.
Warnings/Spoilers: up until the end of S5, with a slight AU twist for the ending. The only warning I can give is that it might be crack-ish.
Notes/Prompt: Castiel takes to loitering at Heaven's Roadhouse with Ellen, Jo, Ash, and company. Bonus points for Gabriel. I have another fic I will post as soon as it gets back from my beta, but meanwhile I hope this one fits the bill. :)
Summary: the one where when the new boss in Heaven walks inside Ash's bar with plans. Reunions happen, matchmaking happens, hacking angel radio happens and it's generally an awesome afterlife, all things considered.
Title: Nothing to do (but pick up a gun)
Warnings/Spoilers: references to S5
Notes/Prompt: Castiel does not want to be human. He never has. He is an Angel of the Lord. That is his identity, his being, his everything. But it is slipping away in bits and pieces as his Grace slowly fades, and a bit of It's time people (angels, demons, and humans alike) realized that there is more to the Angel of Thursday than what they've assigned him in their minds.. It ended up being a bit of "The End"!Cas, sort of, but just with reference to the clothes. In my head, this Cas is still completely badass.
Summary: Now he feels time.
Title: Guardian Angel
Characters/Pairings: Castiel/Anna, Rich Milton.
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers for some season 4 stuff (mostly On the Head of a Pin). No warnings, just some angst.
Notes/Prompt: Written in 3 parts from 3 different perspectives. I'm not sure its exactly what you were looking for, but I hope it's at least close! Prompt 5) Castiel actually knew where human!Anna was and secretly protected her, effectively double-crossing Heaven.
Summary: Anna Milton had a Guardian Angel when she was a little, but all little girls must grow up and face reality sometime. And eventually her angel has to choose how far he's willing to go.
Title: No Illusions in the Way
Spoilers/Warnings: wing kink, schmoop/schmangst, explicit sex, a little language, references to 5.04/the 5.04 'verse. Set immediately after 5.04, contains a major spoiler or two for that episode.
Length: 3001 words
Notes/Prompt: heavenlyxbodies gave me so many beautiful prompts to work with that I had trouble picking just one. In the end, Survivor's "In Good Faith" was the one that ended up producing the best and most feasible plot bunnies. Both the title and the cut text come from that song. I really hope you enjoy it, sweetie; thank you for giving me such wonderful material. Copious thanks are owed to my lovely beta and tireless cheerleader amor_remanet.
I've cast aside this foolish pride
I know I can keep you satisfied
I'll prove it tonight in so many ways
that's a promise from the heart, in good faith
Title: Strike Me Down and I'll Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine
Spoilers/Warnings: Through 5x22. Also, a bit of a Good Omens crossover crept in. What can I say, Aziraphale is sneaky!
Length: ~11,000 words
Notes/Prompt: The request was for something inspired by Rush's “Time Stand Still.” I listened to that darn thing 56 times during the writing of this story. Thanks, now I like a Rush song. *g* I also threw some wing stuff and some BAMF!Cas in there, because those are always good. Many thanks to aesc, radiobroadcast, siriaeve, and sycophantastic for all their help and encouragement!
Summary: Dean shoves his hands in his pockets and glares at Cas. “What's this 'business' that's so important it required you yanking me up here for seven minutes in Heaven?”
Title: Finding Refuge
Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings. Spoilers through Season 5.
Notes/Prompt: "Dean & Cas come in from the rain and find ways to be dry and warm."
Summary: An old enemy threatens Dean. Castiel comes to the rescue. Sort of.
Title: Turn Me Inside Out
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Jo (implied Dean/Castiel)
Warnings/Spoilers: Spoilers through season 5
Notes/Prompt: Uh…so, I kind of went with the “write anything and I will love it!” option, while taking teeny tiny bits and pieces of a couple prompts? We’ll go with prompt 3 – Castiel is the sheriff of Heaven…because he is, it’s just…not the focus of the fic. >> This turned more into a friendship fic than anything. *shuffles foot*
Summary: An angel walks into a bar in Heaven…
Title: Still Belong to You
Rating: PG13 for non-graphic mentions of sex
Warnings/Spoilers: het, angst, let’s just call it S5 and be done with it, yeah
Notes/Prompt: This is a bastardization of furius’s prompt “Dean, having forgotten Castiel, feeling haunted throughout his life.”
Summary: Dean’s content in his new life, or thinks he is, but there’s a growing nagging feeling that something’s wrong- flashed images and almost memories that make him question. And for Dean Winchester questions need answers.
Title: Of Clothes and Caring
Warnings/Spoilers: my Cas went a little OoC, but I kinda like to think of him as just having hung around Dean too much and picking up things
Notes/Prompt: furius left a prompt, very simply “Castiel dressing Dean, reluctantly” and well, this is absolutely nothing like what they wanted or the way the prompt was meant to guide; it is however, what my twisted brain thought of the minute I read it. So, I apologize in advance for my misuse of your prompt.
Summary: unrepentant PWP, there may have been a plot at one point, but if so it fell swiftly under the onslaught of angel lovin’.
Title: There's a New Sheriff in Town
Characters/Pairings: Cas, Dean, Sam, Bobby
Notes/Prompt: PhotoManip - There's a New Sheriff in Town
Summary: So...I know I was asked to do a PhotoManip, but I really couldn't resist doing an art piece for this and building my own little AU verse around it! Thanks for the great prompt just_ruth I hope you aren't too dissapointed that it isn't exactly what you asked for!
Title: Control and Release
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel, with major inclusion of Jimmy Novak.
Warnings/Spoilers: m/m slash, wearing of panties, no spoilers.
Notes/Prompt: 1. Jimmy has more control over Castiel than anyone realizes (can be angsty or comedic, as long as it is slashy!)
Summary: Castiel discovers difficulties with his vessel and Dean helps him out.
Title: Being Good Isn't Always Easy.
Characters/Pairings: Castiel, Dean, two OMCs, mentions of others / Dean/Castiel.
Warnings: Civilians AU, set in a university. Slash, explicit m/m sex (anal & oral), addict!Cas, prescription drug abuse (Adderall), language, general mistreatment of a library.
Prompt: "2. University AU"
Summary: Pastor's son, Castiel Novak, works in Harvelle University's library; Dean Winchester is the new trainee. Neither party wants to enjoy being paired together... but they just might.