DC Dystopia

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Name: DC Dystopia, dc-dystopia
Date(s): 2011 - 2013
Moderator(s): temporalranger, amor_remanet, dcdystopiamod, finnickodair, grasshopr_molly
Founder: temporalranger and amor_remanet
Type: Big Bang, Reverse Bang and Mini-Bang - fanfiction and fan art
Fandom: Supernatural
Associated Community: dc-dystopia
URL: dc-dystopia
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DC Dystopia was a challenge in Supernatural fandom focusing on dark story tropes. All stories had to focus on the pairing of Dean/Castiel or the RPF pairing of Jensen/Misha. It ran for three rounds between 2011 - 2013, the first and the third challenge were run like a big bang challenge, although authors could choose whether they wanted to write a smaller fic of 5000 words or a full fic of 15,000 words, authors who chose 15,000 words got two pieces of art made for their fic. The second challenge was a reverse bang.


Round 1

Title: Where Such Roads Always Lead
Author: agirlnamedtruth
Artist: usarechan
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural; Slash.
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC17
Word Count: ~18,000
Warnings: Explicit sexual content, violence, torture (both main and non-main characters), background alcoholism, explicit language, AR/canon deviation. Author's Note: I'd like to thank my beta verucasalt123 for being so much more than a beta. I'd also like to thank my artist, usarechan who not only has created such beautiful artwork but has put in an astonishing amount of work and effort, she really went above and beyond.
Summary: Set directly after Castiel's death, Dean is struggling to cope (that is where canon ends). What Dean doesn’t know, to begin with, is that Castiel’s punishment is to have to watch Dean, unable to be seen or heard. Dean’s denial of his death, prompted by a series of dreams, turns into an unshakeable faith that he’s still alive. A fellow Angel takes pity on their situation and ramps up Cas’ powers, allowing Castiel and Dean to have a more physical relationship. However that short recompense becomes their downfall. Meanwhile Crowley and The Leviathan have their own plans to claim the world. With Dean driven half mad by Cas’ sudden disappearance and the price for Cas’ crimes being his Grace, they can’t even see the world ending around them. A rather angst, desperation fuelled fic, focusing on emotional outbursts and a unhealthy astral relationship.

Title: It's In Your Eyes, Where the Shadows Lie
Author: tristinai
Artists: cedarcliffe
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural It's a Terrible Life AU verse
Pairings: Jimmy/Dean, Castiel/Dean, mentions of Dean/'Dr.Sexy' and Dean/OMCs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 17 000
Warnings: Language, stalking, gore, sex, d/s themes, sex between minors (under 13, not descriptive), major character death Dean, cannibalism, necrophilia, twincest, incest, pedophilia, patricide, non-con, dub-con, suicide, mental illness (Dissociative Identity Disorder), hallucinations. There are some pretty dark themes here so please read all the warnings.
Summary: Jimmy Novak has been working as Dean Smith's secretary for the last two years. After two years of crushing on his employer, Jimmy and Dean finally go out on a date. However, unknown to Dean, Castiel has also taken an interest in him and Dean's stalker will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants

Title: No Other Counsel Than His Own
Author: mikoy
Artist: geckoholic
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: mild R
Word Count: 23k
Warnings: Major character death, onscreen and off; show-level violence; depiction of death by torture; guys kissing (o noes!); Raphael being a great big jerk
Summary:Castiel prays for a sign about the plan to open Purgatory—but when he gets it, the one who provides it may have an ulterior motive.

Title: You and I
Author: mozzarellaroses
Artists: takethatina and patchedfox
Fandom/Genre: SUPERNATURAL, based on the music video and song "You and I" by Lady Gaga. ALTERNATE UNIVERSE crossed with SPN's canon. Romance.
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Minor Sam/Gabriel
Rating: R
Word Count: 12,797 (13,444 with final notes)
Warnings: Obsession, death!fic, light implications of body horror, confusing non-linear storytelling
Summary: Dean wakes up in another world where Dean and Sam Winchester were raised by Mary, and always reminded that "Angels are watching over you." The Dean of this world knew this to be true. After all, he'd seen one, the night of the fire. An angel in a trench coat that saved his life. This is the story of the man who loved too much, the angel who didn't want to let go, and the man who put all these events into motion. Based on Lady Gaga's music video of her song "You and I".

Title: Made of Earth
Author: breebree16
Artists: myfriendfredric and xenoamorist
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural, Dystopia AU
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Lisa
Rating: R
Word Count: 33,237
Warnings: Character death, scenes of an untreated mental disorder, descriptions of suicide and one attempted suicide.
Summary: Their whole lives, Dean and Castiel's relationship has been entwined. Dean takes care of Castiel because of his illness and they all struggle with day to day life. They live in what used to be Kansas, in what used to be the United States. Now known as Republica, physical aliments are a thing of the past, mental illness is highly monitored and fixed, and everyone lives as a caricature of America in the 1950s, where men are men, women are women, and anything out of the norm is considered deviant. Dean struggles with the guilt of wife's death, and the feelings that he's always had towards his best friend.

Title: the god of loneliness
Author: tasogareika
Artists: cedarcliffe
Fandom/Genre: SPN AU/AR; future!fic. Drama, angst, heartbreak. A bit of gore and violence, but nothing too gruesome. Also, character death.
Pairings: Pre/unrequited Dean/Castiel
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 17, 010
Warnings: Spoilers up to 6.22 and then diverges from there with a distinct lack of Leviathans. Assume in this story it’s really Cas going crazy with the soul juice rather than creepy black blooded monsters from Purgatory. Warnings for um, possible massive heartbreak? I got nothing.
Summary: As Castiel goes around the world wrecking havoc under his new title of 'God', the Winchesters find themselves forced to contain him before things get too out of hand. It is from there where the beginning of the end starts, as they find a certain ritual that will bind anything to their control and use it on Castiel. The result: Dean holding the leash that controls the most dangerous being on Earth, and he'll soon learn that keeping a God in your control isn't anything that its cracked up to be, especially when the world finally discovers about the existence of the supernatural. A post Season 6 AU/future fic featuring angst, drama and a tiny bit of action.

Title: Like Whiskey
Authors: highermagic and sully86
Artist: tequilafish7
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural, Dark!fic, demon!fic.
Pairings: Demon!Dean/Leviathan!Castiel, Dean/Castiel/OFC.
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~16,000
Warnings: This fic includes graphic character death, violence, graphic non-consensual sex, cannibalism, blood!kink, torture and emotional abuse as well as D/s dynamics. Summary: When Castiel tried to open the door to Purgatory, his demon companion was there with him every step of the way. Now, with the power of the Leviathan fueling Castiel, he and Dean fight, feed and f*ck their way through the United States. Dean picks the victims and Castiel can eat his fill - quite an elegant solution. Until Dean targets the home of three Hunters and finds himself trapped in their home with no way out. Needless to say, Castiel will not be happy. An alternate for seasons 4, 5 and 6.

Title: Razor Wire Shrine
Author: queengeekkeri
Artists: lenntmechs and tooquickly
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Castiel/OMC, Dean/OMC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 44.500
Warnings: Spoilers up to 5.4, m/m explicit sex, oral sex, angry sex, anal sex, blasphemy, drug abuse, violence, gore, more sex, angst, major character deaths (a few of the loved ones so be prepared), alcohol abuse, angry drunken sex, misrepresentation of God (maybe), Bottom!Dean, Top!Dean, Bottom!Cas, Top!Cas, suicide attempt, angsty ruff sex, more blasphemy and then sex, Dean puts Baby in the corner.
Summary: The year is 2014 and the Colt works. Dean kills the Devil but Cas refuses to let that be the end for Dean. Cas tries to make Dean see that he still has so much to live for and finds out that he has more to live for as well now that the apocalypse is over and humanity has a second chance.

Title: A Moment of Weakness
Author: dauntperplexity
Artists: dazedrose and annachuu
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural AR
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word Count: 90,335
Warnings: angst, hurt/Comfort, evil!Dean, torture, nightmares, blood, non-con Grace touching, attempted non-con, withdrawal, swearing
Summary: Castiel didn’t die. Instead, the Leviathans stashed him away until they had a use for him. Castiel is brought back to Dean by angels and he doesn’t know how to react. Dean knows that something bad happened to Castiel while he was away, but Castiel won’t tell anyone. Dean has to figure it out so he can help a friend that he wasn’t there for before and also find a way to stop the Leviathans. Especially with Castiel’s return comes the reveal of the Leviathan’s plan.

Title: Title: I Broke Apart My Insides, I’ve Got No Soul To Sell
Author: twisting_vine_x
Artists: rednarcissism
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 15,000
Warnings: Bloodplay, knife play, rimming, brief asphyxiation, rough fingering, maybe kinda potential dubcon (Dean’s lack of soul, and Castiel’s state of mind), bondage, spanking, general physical violence, rough sex, graphic memories of torture (Hell), brief allusion to past non-con (Hell).
Summary: Two years after Sam Winchester goes to Hell, with the world once again hanging in balance and Castiel hating himself for the decisions he’s been forced into making, Dean Winchester agrees to loan out his soul to power up one of Heaven’s weapons. It’s an alright plan except for the fact that, with Dean’s soul out of the picture – and with Castiel exhausted from the war, and overwhelmed by the pressure of never once letting himself be anything but the perfect little solider – Dean and Castiel seem to be heading towards something that Castiel’s not sure either of them can come back from.

Title: A Heartbeat Away (A Breath Too Far)
Author: chef_geekier
Artist: tiggeratl1
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural/RPF alternate dimensions.
Pairings: Unrequited Dean/Cas, brief Dean/Misha, mentioned non-con OMC/Misha
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,800
Warnings: Kidnapping, spiked drinks, alternate realities, allusions to underage non-con (nothing graphic), angst, captivity, brief violence, minor (16 years) with crush on adult, minor/adult kiss, some bad language, character death.
Summary: When Cas turned up and asked for Dean's help tracking down a dimension-hopping, teen-kidnapping, hard-to-track-down mage, he didn't think twice before agreeing to help. He really should have. Because now he's chained up in a basement with a sixteen year old boy named Misha who looks a lot like Cas, unable to do anything while Sam and Cas grow ever more desperate to find him.

Title: Turn Me Around (take me back to the start
Author: cards_slash
Artists: ambiloquy
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Cas, Cas/OMCs,
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~19k
Warnings: dub-con, rough sex, violence, torture, curse words, drug use, light gore, angst, canon character death
Summary: Set in The End. When Cas dies the last thing he thinks about is Dean and the man that he’s become by 2014. It’s a story told in of how they’d gone from angel-and-righteous man to the barely recognizable people they are on the day they die. What started out as a partnership against the incredible odds slowly gets turned into a co-dependent hateful mess.

Title: We're running up that road.
Author: yohkobennington
Artist: myfriendfredric
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural / AU.
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 10,000
Warnings: Major characters death. Psychological disorder. Self-harming. Suicide.Rough sex. Barebacking. *Everything is descriptive.*
Summary: When Castiel met Dean, it was love at first fuck. He didn't foresee falling so hard for him, as he also didn't count on all the complications that meant being with Dean. As years past and they form a life together it seems things can work out even with the constant black horizon over their heads. Still knowing this, the least anybody expected, was the tragic ending of their relationship.

Title: The Consort
Author: ladyoneill
Artists: temporalranger and lennymechs
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural AU from the end of Season 6
Pairings: Dean/Castiel (as god)
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 17,282
Warnings: graphic non-con sex between Dean and Castiel, violence, language, Stockholm Syndrome, mass murder, minor suicidal thoughts, major character death, non-graphic mentions of child prostitution and rape in Hell non-graphic.
Summary: Filled with the souls and grace and demonic presences from Purgatory, Castiel proclaims himself the new god and demands Dean, of all humans, kneel before him. Sam is broken and Dean gets Castiel to agree to fix him by rashly promising to do anything. Anything means becoming an unwilling consort to the new god as he destroys the wicked and blesses the few good and begins his not so benevolent conquering of Earth. Meanwhile, Sam, Bobby and Crowley scramble to find a way to depower Castiel...with a little help from one of the beings trapped within him. A/U Season 7 with no mention of the leviathans and my own take on the church and political office scenes in 7.1.

Title: Behold, I am Vile
Author: lunasky3
Artists: dizbil and daeos
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Alastair
Rating: R
Word Count: 6357
Warnings: dubcon & noncon situations (non-graphic), hell, explicit torture, mind-games
Summary: After Castiel declares himself god, he's determined to capture Dean's love by any means necessary.

Title: to the lost
Author: janie_tangerine
Artists: gassadaa
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural.
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, past Dean/Lisa
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 12800 ca
Warnings: violence, PTSD (both main characters are WWI veterans) - includes some flashbacks to war scenes, one main character is permanently/heavily disfigured/scarred, minor characters dying left and right/killed in cold blood, since both main characters are hitmen. Blood on people's hands (literally and metaphorically). Mentions that both main characters had fleeting suicidal thoughts in the past.
Summary: 1921: Dean Winchester and Castiel Milton are two WWI veterans meeting by chance at a hospital. Dean, works for an alcohol smuggler for whom he does small/dirty business. After Castiel helps Dean with his current assignment, he ends up working alongside him for good. Neither of them is completely fine with it but when the only thing you're trained to do is kill people, there's not much of a choice.

Title: All Things
Author: seraphwings
Artists: amberdreams and armageddon12
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings Dean/Castiel admittedly one-sided.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 7,991
Warnings: Multiple character death, angsty angst angst, guilt trips ahoy, swearing.
Summary: After his death at the hands of the Leviathan, Castiel is brought back to life yet again... only this time, he's finally going to get some answers. Just... not any that he'd ever want to hear.

Title: To Call Your Own
Author: lady_deathangel
Artists: tiggeratl1 and shanaou
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,873
Warnings: slavery, mentions of physical and psychological torture, graphic sexual content, dub-con (The dub-con is largely situational. Both parties explicitly consent to having sex BUT it could still be construed as dub-con due to the uneven power dynamics inherent in a slave/master relationship.)
Summary: The most important rule to remember is that all property of the Adler Estate will behave in accordance with the First Amendment of the North American Union and will follow the Governing Body's Statute of Slavery to the letter of the law. Being a slave doesn't suit Dean but it's nothing he can't handle until someone familiar takes him out of Alistair's cruel hands and into his own. Suddenly Dean finds himself at war with what he wants, struggling to reconcile the man he knew with the one he calls "master" and fighting to remember who he is and what he's ultimately set out to do.

Title: he Smell of Napalm in the Morning
Author: Linda92595
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters/Pairings: Cas/OMCs, Cas/Dean
Rating: PG-13 implied M/M sex
Word Count: 8609
Warnings: M/M sex, implied prostitution, violence, angst up the wazoo…duh, post-apocalypse Croatoan verse fic, dark behavior, dub-con, End verse dark Dean, domestic abuse, drug use.
Summary: Set in the Croatoan/Post Apocalypse verse. Dean leave Castiel, who is falling, to find Sam, then meets up with him again.

Don't Dream It's over by petite madame for the story Come Morning Light
Cover art by quickreaver

Title: Come Morning Light
Author: geckoholic
Artists: quickreaver and petite_madame
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word Count: 7927
Warnings: Potentially disturbing imagery, major character death, dub-con steaming from the fact that one character doesn't have all the information he'd need to give informed consent.
Summary: He had another one of those dreams last night, the kind that's not about hell but leaves him shaken almost as bad. - Dean/Castiel, AU after S6, set several years later.

Title: Weathered
Author: skullage
Artist: positivelysilly
Characters/Pairings: girl!Dean/human!Castiel (mostly one-sided), references to Dean/Lisa, Bobby
Rating: R
Wordcount: 10,000
Warnings: violence, gore, language, angst, references to sex, canon character death, trauma, slight dub-con
Summary: That’s what they don’t tell you about judgement day: how to live with yourself when it takes everyone else but you. AR of post-season five missing year where Dean has always been a girl and Lucifer doesn't kill Castiel or Bobby in Stull, but Sam still dives into hell. A story about heartbreak and learning to cope with it.

Round 2

Title: A City Of Dust
Author: geckoholic
Artist: yuan_fen
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: 5944
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst, H/C.
Warnings: Major character death, mental illness, generally depressing as hell, dark subject matter.
Summary: When Team Free Will find a way to prevent Michael and Lucifer's showdown, the cost is high; Sam's dead, Dean's catatonic and Castiel and Bobby are left to pick up the pieces.

Title: Of The Ocean
Author: thunder_nari
Artist: temporalranger
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: ~5000
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst, AU, Creature!fic (Cecaelia!Cas), tentacle kink
Warnings: Major character death, Stockholm syndrome, dub-con
Summary: Castiel is a creature of the ocean but he is just that, a creature. Not a God like the humans believe and prone to all the failings, weaknesses, and temptations of any animal. When the humans throw another sacrifice into the water to him in the hopes of good fortune and good weather, Castiel finds himself tempted and Dean finds himself caught.

Title: After The Flesh
Author: queengeekkeri
Artist: nanoks
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas, Dean/Sam, Cas/Dean/Sam, brief Dean/Ruby, Dean/Anna, Dean/Jamie mentions of Sam/Ruby, Sam/Bella and Dean/Alastair
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32,530
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Blood play, Knife play, Aggressive Bottom Dean, Pain kink, slight wing kink
Warnings: To be safe SPOILERS up to 4.22, m/m m/f m/m/m explicit sex, oral sex, anal sex, knife play, blood play, Non-Con, torture, violence, gore, Bottom!Dean, Top!Dean, Bottom!Cas, Top!Cas, Top!Sam, ruff sex, masturbation, Dean is psychotic, he knows right from wrong and just chooses to make up his own rules.
Summary: Dean knows he's not sane anymore, Cas saved him from Hell and burned the demonic influence out of his soul but Dean still has all his memories of Hell both on the rack and off. When he gets back & finds Sammy being lead around by Ruby he comes up with a plan to stop the apocalypse but first he must convince Cas to Fall and Sammy to give into Azazel's power. Only then can Lilith be overthrown and Hell get a new King

Title: In Quarter Tones To Ten.
Author: amor_remanet.
Artist: myfriendfredric.
Pairing(s): Jensen/Misha, Genevieve/MAAB trans*!Danneel.
Rating: NC-17.
Word count: ~36k.
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Psychological horror. Dark comedy. Vampire AU. Explicit sex & sexual fantasies (DUB-CON; guro/grotesque eroticization, danger!kink, death!kink, breathplay, some D/s; bottom!sub!Misha).
Warnings: SEVERAL POTENTIAL TRIGGERS, including: dub-con and consent issues; eating disorders, body-image issues; other mental health issues (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, psychosis, morbid and violent obsessions, POV character's distorted perception); body horror and graphic (imagined) violence; self-harm and a suicide attempt; implications and discussion of stalking. Character death
Summary: What sort of person would want a partner like a vampire? Actively enjoy the constant threat of getting turned into a significant other's lunch? …well, Misha can't say for anybody else, but since he's included on this list, he's going to guess that, "seriously unbalanced" is one of the big prerequisites.

Title: Cold Comfort
Author: linda92595
Artist: annachu
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 9604
Genres/Kinks/Etc: none
Warnings: Medical experimentation, body modification, gore, angst, questionable consent, violence.
Summary: Dr. Dean Winchester is a rising star in genetic bio-engineering. He works under the supervision of Nobel Medical Prize winner Dr. Zachariah Adler at Paxton-Kline Pharmaceuticals, but behind the altruistic medical trials on drugs to cure terminal diseases is a cold, dark secret.

Title: Keep Your Distance Far Away From Me (Lest You Want Be Eaten Alive)
Author: shilohslaughter
Artist: miki_moo
Pairing(s): Dean/vamp!Castiel
Rating: NC17
Word count: 11,712
Genres/Kinks/Etc:Dark!fic historical-era vampire AU.
Warnings:Top!Castiel, Vampire!Castiel, Bottom!Dean, Bottom!Castiel (in Dean's fantasies), Hurt!Castiel (in Dean's fantasies), Dark!Castiel, Dark!Dean, graphic self-harm (Castiel plays a part in this at one point), encouraged self-harm, mentions of past rape and abuse, attempted/intended rape (NOT graphic), suicidal thoughts, intended suicide, manipulation (they're both guilty), extreme dub-con (Dean is poisoned), stalking, obsession, threatening, blood play, biting, fight-to-fuck (kind of), slight violence, abandonment, pain play, scratching.
Summary: A man obsessed is the most dangerous kind. Set pre-Victorian, Dean has been lucky enough to inherit his father's homestead, which leaves him with all the time in the world to watch Blue Eyes and plan the man's inevitable capture; he'll look so pretty crying for Dean. It's a shame Dean doesn't know who - or what - he's up against.

Title: he could build a city
Author: pann_cake
Artist: tiggeratl1
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Crowley/Brady, past-Sam/Ruby.
Rating: R
Word count: ~13,000
Genres/Kinks/Etc: AU, angst.
Warnings: Graphic violence, implied past noncon/rape, kidnapping, mentioned prostitution (happens "off-screen"), blood/injuries, language.
Summary: Detective Dean Winchester is deep undercover in a cage fighting ring, following the trail of missing boys. In the midst of violence and intrigue, Dean discovers something he never expected. His high school sweetheart, Castiel—missing for a decade and presumed dead—is now an unbeatable and highly protected fighter. Dean can't get to Cas—or save the other missing boys—without fighting his way to the top.

Title: The Last First Time
Author: thinlizzy2
Artist: mizz_destiny
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: 7535
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Time-travel, AR
Warnings: Character death, torture, implied future consent-issues, violence, blood
Summary: Castiel as God travels back in time trying to prevent the horrors he knows he will create. Each time, he turns to Dean for help and each time the consequences for Castiel, Dean and their world unfold in different ways.

Title: You Better Run Baby Run
Author: moushkas
Artist: annachuu
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 17,548
Genres/Kinks/Etc: 1960s Alternative Universe, Historical Romance, Action and Adventure
Warnings: Graphic Violence and Torture, Murder, Asphyxiation, Rough Sex, Mutilation, Bottom! Castiel, Light Bondage,
Summary: In the time of race riots, Bob Dylan, and Cary Grant there was Castiel Novak, journalist of the Washington post and the mysterious man he captured on film.

Title: Until We Bleed
Author: morena238
Artist: being-incognito
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 5.778
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst
Warnings: Torture, violence, blood
Summary: And I crash and I burn and I toss and I turn, I belong to you.

Title: Ain't A One Of Us Perfect (And That's Okay)
Author: umbrellas_can
Artist: temporalranger
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Michael/Dean (one-sided), minor mentions of Sam/Jess
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 14,300
Genres/Kinks/Etc: AU, Fantasy, human/machine, master/slave (sexual and not) dynamics
Warnings: character deaths, non-con, sexual content
Summary: Fantasy AU. Every kingdom demands order. Michael's kingdom demands perfection. He finds it in the creations cleverly crafted by a metalsmith named Castiel. But will his greatest invention live up to all of Michael's high expectations?

Title: Salvation's Price
Author: wayward_melody
Artist: cupidsbow
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5,449
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Drama, Angst
Warnings: Non-Permanent character death, non-graphic descriptions of hell
Summary: Post 6.22/AU. The price of paradise is memory, and all of his are of Dean.

Title: Hell Rises with Him
Author: otp_destiel
Artist: nanoks
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Dean/OFCs, mild Sam/Ruby
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 25,049
Genres/Kinks/Etc: angst, wing!fic, AU
Warnings: DARK, AU, torture, language, violence, bare backing, oral, mild non-con (kissing), character death, top!Dean, bottom!Cas
Summary: When Castiel gripped Dean Winchester tight and raised him from perdition he had no idea that the once Righteous Man was no longer human, nor the effects that raising him thus would have.

Title: Love Song Of A Madman
Author: agirlnamedtruth
Artist: dazedrose
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: ~12k
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Pre-slash, hurt/comfort, angst.
Warnings: Strong language, mental illness, descriptions, use and misuse of psychoactive drugs (within a medical context), descriptions of violence.
Summary: Castiel keeps a diary while at Northern Indiana State Hospital and when Dean reads it, he finally steps up.

Title: Burning Skies
Author: ladyoneill
Artist: cupidsbow
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean, tiny intimation of Gabriel/Sam
Rating: NC17
Word count: 7465
Genres/Kinks/Etc: angst, sex, darkish fic
Warnings: Alternate Season 5
Summary: The world is ending, the apocalypse has come, wanted by both Heaven and Hell with God's support. Refusing to be vessels, Dean and Sam with two falling angels and Bobby at their side are forced to witness the battles leading to Armageddon. Either the world will burn or become an angel's paradise. Neither is acceptable, but God is not answering their questions or prayers, and there doesn't seem to be anything they can do to stop the inevitable end.

Title: The Beginning of the End
Author: grasshopr_molly
Artist: yuan_fen
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas
Rating: R
Word count: 7k
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst; top!Dean/bottom!Cas; fairly subtle D/s themes
Warnings: Drug use, medical and otherwise, including accidental OD
Summary: This is not a swan song. This is not proof of the power of love. This is not driving off to the apple-pie life; this is not wrapping up the story, content in how it ended and how it starts something new. This is knowing that the end is coming.

Title: When Your Best Just Isn't Enough
Author: chef_geekier
Artist: deadflowers5
Pairing(s): Dean/Cas, one-sided Dean/Gabriel
Rating: R
Word count: 10,400
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst, AU
Warnings: Mental illness, some swearing, off-screen non-con due to alcohol/mistaken identity (sorta consented while drunk, wouldn't have if sober), attempted suicide, major character death, betrayal, fuckloads of angst. Really depressing ending.
Summary: When Dean and Cas met, that was it for Dean - he'd met his soul mate and he knew he'd never look at another woman or man. As for Cas, he worships the ground Dean walks on. Unfortunately, Cas has a dark history, and despite his brother Gabriel trying to help, things just keep getting worse, not helped by Gabriel's major crush on Dean. Whether the relationship will last the first year is anyone's guess.

Title: Spiral
Author: misachan
Artist: mizz_destiny
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, off screen Sam/Ruby
Rating: R
Word count: 6700
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst, top!Dean, bottom!Cas, AU from "On The Head Of A Pin"
Warnings: Character death, discussion of suicide
Summary: Dean's falling in love with a ghost. Or at least that's the best case scenario.

Title: Fallen So Far To You
Author: ladyoneill
Artist: dazedrose
Pairing(s): Castiel/Dean
Rating: R
Word count: 7246
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Crazy Cas, Depressed and Drunken Dean
Warnings: Set post 7.17, language, hints of sex
Summary: While institutionalized, Castiel is instructed to write down his feelings and thoughts in a journal to aid in his recovery. What he writes and says in therapy just confuses his doctors and scares the other patients. Meg finally convinces Dean to come get him, but Dean has his own issues with the fallen angel who broke his brother. Can they find some common ground as the Leviathans grow closer and closer to eating the world?

Title: Same Blue Sky in a Strange New World
Author: etcetera_kit
Artist: annachuu
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jess (background)
Rating: R
Word count: ~8,500
Genres/Kinks/Etc: AU Sci-Fi
Warnings: Zombie pandemic, totalitarian government, supernatural creature experimentation, brief mentions of torture and passing thoughts of suicide
Summary: Years ago, scientists wanted to create a super soldier serum using modified vampire DNA. The experiment went horribly wrong and gave rise to the zombie pandemic sweeping the globe. Dean Winchester is a biologist taken by the government to develop a cure. Failed research brings them to angels and, when a real angel is captured and brought to the facility, Dean finds himself questioning everything he thought he knew.

Title: Guardian
Author: king_stitch
Artist: gassadaa
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: 13,500
Genres/Kinks/Etc: angst, death, fluff turned ruff
Warnings: multiple character death/suicide, child abuse, some graphic torture, alcohol dependency
Summary: Castiel is assigned a new role from Heaven: Guardian Angel. Extremely rare, the life of a Guardian Angel is a hard one, though considered a great honor. To be granted such a responsibility, Castiel vowed to forever protect the life of Dean Winchester. When he first meets his charge though, things don’t go quite as expected. Castiel finds himself breaking every rule in the book and starts to wonder if he can’t create his own purpose as a Guardian Angel.

Title: Iron Glass and Blood
Author: ssstrychnine
Artist: tsuminoaru
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: 7861
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Fairy tale, eventual end!verse
Warnings: some disturbing imagery, self-harm, nondescript angelic mental illness.
Summary: Castiel is stopped from going to Dean after pulling him from Hell. Lucifer, convinced that Cas will lead him to the Winchesters, locks him up in the highest room of the tallest tower. An asylum where Castiel sees in fairy tales. With a magic mirror, Cas finds a way to talk to the soul he saved

Title: Bad Moon Rising
Author: moushkas
Artist: threnodyjones
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel, pre-slash Sam/Gabriel
Rating: R
Word count: 6575
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst, Virgin!Bottom Castiel, Hand Job, Blow Job, Unprotected Sex
Summary: For too long Dean Winchester has beat the odds with only his GED and 'give em hell' attitude. Now, his luck has run out. Dean has to learn what real loss actually means and that fighting destiny has consequences.

Title: Burn It To The Ground
Author: yohkobennington
Artist: pentapus
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: 7k
Genres/Kinks/Etc: Angst. Hurt/Comfort.
Warnings: Major Character Death (sort of). Some bending of religious mythology.
Summary: This is, what everything comes down to in the end.

Title: Never Leave the Past Behind
Author: dauntperplexity
Artist: tiggeratl
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: R
Word count: ~9000
Genres/Kinks/Etc: AR, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Torture, possible implied non-con, child abuse
Summary: This was the closest thing Dean was every going to have to a relationship. He talked to Castiel at least once a week, and saw him much less than that. But he was okay with that. They were both broken. And they fit.

Round 3

Banner for round 3, which had the theme of Twisted Fairytales

Title: Morituri Te Salutant
Author: ereshai
Artist: comedicdrama
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural AU
Fairy Tale: The Twelve Dancing Princesses
Pairing(s): pre-Dean/Castiel, implied Sam/Jess, Bela/Charlie
Rating: M
Word Count: 15,000~
Warnings: Graphic violence, implied underage sex (nothing graphic) Canonical character death
Summary: The Winchester brothers are living in an orphan camp as wards of a militaristic government. They, and the others living in their barracks, sometimes have mysterious injuries on certain mornings, despite being fine the night before. Castiel is hired to figure out what is going on. It turns out the Winchesters and their friends are being forced to participate in gladiatorial-style entertainment for corrupt officials.

Title: Terms Of Service
Author: misachan
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Warnings: Character death, dubcon, explicit sex
Word Count: 21,100
Prompt: The Elves And The Shoemaker
A/N: All my thanks to asteraoth for being a wonderful (and truly patient!) partner. The chance to get stories claimed by artists like you is why I keep signing up for these things.:) And of course thank you to aerilex, who continues to be made of beta reading magic. Written for round 3 of dc_dystopia.
Summary: Winchester Auto Body has seen better days. With their father gone and Sam away at school it's all on Dean to keep the place afloat – so it's hard for him to admit he's failing. Bills are piling up and creditors are calling but Dean knows that if he could just push a little bit harder, find a few more hours in the day he could turn it around. In fact, there's a restoration job in the shop right now that would go a long way toward solving his problems. Unfortunately, the due date is the next morning and Dean knows there's not a chance in hell of him finishing on time. But when he wakes up the next morning the car is perfect. This becomes a pattern, Dean waking up in the morning to find work he'd left undone finished overnight until his curiosity gets the better of him; he stakes out the shop one night and finally discovers the identity of his mysterious assistant: a beautiful, winged – and naked – elf calling himself Castiel. As the two of them start working together the curiosity turns to fascination and finally to something more but there are words Castiel can't say and choices he can't make – not without consequences Dean can't understand. An AU based on the fairy tale "The Elves And The Shoemaker."

Title: In The Dark
Author: fine_feathered
Artist: face_heel_turn
Fandom/Genre: AU, mystery, angst
Fairy Tale: East of the Sun and West of the Moon
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 24 K
Warnings: Light non-con (groping), Stockholm syndrome, sex scenes.
Summary: When Dean is left a grand manor in an unknown man's will, all of his troubles seem to be solved. Yet when he arrives there's a monster waiting for him, a nightmarish amalgam of different creatures. Dean soon realises that he is trapped in the middle of nowhere with no hope for escape or rescue. To complicate matters further every night a 'man' named Castiel appears in his bedroom in complete darkness, never allowing his face to be seen. Castiel's touch brings both pain and pleasure and though Dean tries to resist it at first, he feels himself falling for the man he knows he should despise. Castiel feeds off of Dean's energy, gathering more power to break the curse upon him. Many have come before Dean, but this one, Castiel knows, is special and may just be his undoing.

Title: Burn it Down
Author: felicia_angel
Artist: cupidsbow
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, implied Dean/others
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 16,600
Genres/Kinks/Etc: AU, angst, alpha/beta dynamic, dogsuit, mpreg
Warnings: Mentions of non-consensual situations. Verbal and physical abuse. Abduction.
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a beta who went to a ball.

Title: The Jagged Edge
Author: geckoholic
Artists: d0llface_h00ker
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Alastair
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 33335
Warnings: Domestic violence, both physical and psychological. References to child abuse. Infidelity, as in kissing someone else while in a relationship. Major character death.
Summary: Alternative Reality, non-supernatural. After a dishonorable discharge from the military, Casey Milton starts a new life as a coffee-shop owner in a small town in rural California. He quickly develops a crush on Dean, photography teacher at the local High School and one of his regulars. A few pictures of the shop for a leaflet kick off an avalanche when Dean's jealous and controlling boyfriend interprets an affair into them.