This is a short list, there are hundreds of AU’s and I plan to post another list later on when I’ve read more, the fics below are fics I’ve read, or intend to read in the immediate future. I only give warnings for when a fic is PG…cause, well admit it, you like your stories with some sex, we all do!
- Title: lovingly crafted and tenderly packaged
Word count: ∼17400
Summary: wherein Castiel owns a self-run t-shirts printing business for which he also makes custom orders, Dean orders Castiel’s shirts online after Sam gets him a customized one and their romance is based on nonexistent boundaries. And where Balthazar owns the sex shop in front of Castiel’s store and won’t mind his own business.
- Title: Looking for a Run-In
Word count: 21,309
Summary: In which Dean’s the ex-pornstar turned bartender, Castiel is the rich weirdo dressed like Columbo, and Sam’s the big fancy Lawyer who brought them together by accident.
- Title: Dream As If You’ll Live Forever
Word Count: 5,999 words (First part, multi-chaptered)
Summary:Cas hasn’t spoken a word to anyone in years and is a drifter who works various odd jobs to finance himself. Dean is a guy with a violent temper who grew up in foster care and has just gotten out of prison for a stupid judgment call. The two cross paths in a pay-by-the-week boarding house run by an eccentric older couple (Bobby and Ellen).
- Title: Excerpts From Carver Edlund’s Magnum Opus
Word count: 27,000
Summary: “”C’mon, Cas, it’s like we’re Mulder and Scully, this is totally X-Files,” he says expansively, waving a hand around. It makes his tie flap and momentarily obscure the new and distracting belt buckle that just says “LUCKY” in huge, embarrassing reflective script in the early morning light. Castiel just stares blankly at him.
- Title: Hardcorewings.com
Word Count: 14,000
Summary: When Castiel loses his job, he resorts to making wing fetish videos to make cash. Deanreally likes them.
- Title: A Brief Glimpse
Word Count: 12,000+
Summary: Castiel is utterly convinced he can’t love anyone, but Sam, so when a strange occurrence at a carnival shows him otherwise, he doesn’t know what to do. (I don’t normally rec PG-13 but this is AMAZING)
- Title: In Real Life
Word Count: 6,896
Summary: High school teachers. Castiel is the English teacher at the school Sam teaches history at. Dean is a writer who has been sending his stories to an online friend (Castiel) for editing. Sam finds out and realizes that Dean and Castiel don’t know each other in real life, but really should.
- Title: Neighbors
Word count: 10,000
Summary: The guy across the hall from Castiel’s new apartment is hot, but taken. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be friends… (Again, PG-13 but so fucking emotionally, there’s at least implied sex)
- Title: “Ancillary Stoke”
Word count: 9,920
Summary: Dean is a professional snowboarder who finds himself alone on Valentine’s Day following his recent break-up with Lisa. He had the perfect romantic holiday planned: a private cabin in the French Alps kitted out with everything from a heated pool to a personal maid. He even saw to the damn rose petals. But now he’s stuck sharing dinner and a bottle of wine with the chalet’s enigmatic chef, who’s entirely too hot for his own good. Fluff ensues.
- Title: Baggage
Word Count: ~18,000k
Summary: Dean is a lonely cab driver trying to straighten out his life since his brother left for college, and Castiel is the strange and otherworldly “escort” who snares his heart. Are daddy issues the only thing they have in common? Or is there something more to what is happening between them?
- Title: But I Date a Cheerleader
Word count: 19,365
Summary:borrows heavily from ‘But I’m a cheerleader’ Dean’s family holds an intervention for him, claim that he’s gay and ship him off to ‘True Directions’ where he meets Castiel. Gabriel indulges in guerilla warfare and Sam doesn’t know why he indulges him.
- Title: Metaphysical Gravity
Word Count: ~79,000
Summary: This is a retelling of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.
Vampire Castiel Collins is awakened from his tomb by down-on-his-luck author Chuck Shurley. With Chuck’s help [and blood] Castiel sets out to make a life for himself in Collinsport, restoring his old home and hopefully being reunited with the reincarnation of his former lover, Dean Winchester.
- Title: Epic
Word Count: Just shy of 14k.
Summary: Dean’s really, really not happy with this whole bodyguard thing…(fairy-tale AU prince!Dean)
- Title: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Word Count: ~31 600
Summary: Sergeant Dean Winchester expects to hate whatever journalist they assigned to his team. Castiel Adams expects to hate the three weeks spent around nothing but military people. It goes nothing like they thought it would, and they find themselves growing closer by the minute. But will misunderstandings and fear break them apart?
- Title: There Will Come Soft Rains
Summary: Two years after World War III starts, Dean Winchester is a disillusioned former veteran leading a survivors’ camp in the former state of Kansas whose life takes a very, very unexpected turn. Starting when he rescues this guy with huge blue eyes named after an angel.
- Title: The Ghosts In The Machine
Word Count: ~10,000
Summary: Dean gets visited by ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Sort of.
- Title: Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Wedding Cake
Summary: Dean is a waiter in a strip club to put his kid brother through school. Castiel is dragged to the club as a part of his sister Anna’s bachelorette party. Dean and Cas hit it off, but Dean thinks Cas is the one marrying Anna.
- Fic title: For Me This is Heaven
Word count: ~30, 000
Summary: AU based off How to Train Your Dragon.
Cansae is a town nestled in the foothills of the mountains, surrounded by rivers, trees and ravines. A picturesque place to settle, there’s only one major problem. Angels.
In cities all across these lands, angels harvest the souls of humans and the cities have bound their efforts together to create an elite army of hunters. Men and women trained specifically in the killing of angels and the protection of the civilians. Each year, any citizen of the age twenty-one can sign up for the training.
This year the training takes place in the city of Cansae and Dean Winchester is determined to be the best, for the glory of the reward of killing his first angel before the city and before his father.
- Title: We Became Fans of Collisions
Word Count: 25,000
Summary: Dean is the owner of a bookstore and one day, he gets a new customer. Dean is the owner of a bookstore that stores all kinds of rare/weird lit. Cas is his best customer, because he comes in practically every week and buys almost as much as he browses. He is secretly lonely as well as very quiet and socially awkward and Dean notices this. Dean is kind of a lonely guy himself, although his lawyer brother likes to visit frequently, and slowly Dean falls in love with Cas.
- Title: Play It All Night Long
Word count: 43000
Summary: the rom-com-ish one where Dean hosts a late night radio show, Castiel is a regular listener of his who starts calling one day and ends up calling more often than not and Dean finds himself liking it. This, until one day Castiel calls for not exactly petty reasons (just before Dean’s brother Sam is visiting with his girlfriend for spring break) and things get very, very crowdy at his place. He also doesn’t know it’s just the beginning of it. Also features Gabriel, Chuck, Andy, the Roadhouse crew and a huge amount of music quoted. Especially Bob Dylan.
- Title: Below skyscrapers
Word Count: 32,400
Summary: ”Castiel, this is Detective Winchester,” Bobby’s saying, voice rough and real. It’s a distraction, although a brief one, the angel glancing at him before studying Dean again with that same silent intensity. “He’ll be on the Circle Murders too.”
- Title: I like you (Like me)
Word count: 11,195
Summary: Dean’s the owner of his own pretty successful coffee shop, and he’s absolutely, totally not in love with the hot accountant guy who comes in every day. He’s way out of his league. Isn’t he?
- Title: Surprisingly Good For You.
Word Count: ~7,300 words.
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: the open sky (is mine tonight)
Word count: 21,904
Summary: And Cas wants to believe that this is the way it can be. (Cas is the wedding planner for Deans wedding)
- Title: Shootin’ You Straight
Word Count: 40,400
Summary:Dean Winchester is in a band and Castiel is a fan. Not of the music, of Dean. An opportunity presents itself one night after a concert and Castiel can’t pass up the chance of a lifetime. It’s not perfect, but this is their story.
- Title: Once, Again, Always
Word Count:29k words
Summary:The year Castiel turns 28, he’s got his life together: he is a professor at Yale University and a successful novelist, and he’s got an awesome boyfriend. His life is good, until childhood sweetheart Dean Winchester resurfaces in his life to win him back, after ten years of separation.
- Title: Supernaturally Enchanted
Word Count: 33,487
Summary: Dean falls into the land of Angelasia. There he meets a handsome prince who may be his True Love – not that he believes in that crap. An AR set toward the end of a very different second season
- Title: The Empire of the Lion and the Wolf
Word Count: 121,353
Summary: Angels and demons are slaves kept by the general population, all sold by the company H&H, run by Michael and Lucifer Morningstar. Sam and Dean work for the company, capturing escaped slaves and returning them to their owners, until they’re sent after the angel Castiel and Dean finds his worldview getting a major overhaul. On the run from Michael and Lucifer, the Winchesters discover family secrets and their own role in what might just be the end of the world
- Title: Like an Arrow to the Heart
Word Count: 11, 308
Summary: Castiel is a sheltered, lonely prince and Dean is the brash, loud-mouthed thief; the only one who, almost daily, finds a way to sneak past the castle’s security to attempt to rob the royal family. Him and Cas have sword fights whenever Dean shows up’ Castiel protecting his home, and at first they are enemies, but soon they begin to look forward to the other’s company. It’s only when Dean takes a bullet for Cas from one of his fellow thieves do they realize there’s something more to their strange friendship.
- Title: Aschenflügel
Summary: Loosely based on Grimm’s Cinderella. Once upon a time, a merchant’s wife gave birth to a little boy named Castiel, who was perfect in all ways, right down to the beautiful black wings sprouting out of his back. However, in a country still fighting the phobia of human-to-animal shapeshifters, not everyone agrees, and when his mother dies, Castiel is left at the hands of his stepfather Zachariah, who doesn’t condone non-human traits despite being part-bird himself. And then there’s Dean, the only friend Castiel has in the world, who thinks Castiel’s wings are awesome, but is hiding a few problems of his own.
- Title:For your Entertainment
Word Count: 5430
Summary: Sam sends Dean to a night club to unwind after a long week at the office…. Unbeknownst to Dean it is a strip club, and the entertainment is… heavenly to say the least. (this is basically just porn but there wasn’t enough smut in this list)
tagged as: #because there are so damned many, #destiel, #destiel au, #fic recs, #fanfic, #supernatural fic,
tagged as: #because there are so damned many, #destiel, #destiel au, #fic recs, #fanfic, #supernatural fic,
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