thank god i had enough adopted winchester family feelings to finish this goddamn thing
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Destiel in the Bunker! (link to season 8, season 9, and domestic tags; link to other rec lists)
A Need for Breathing [NC-17, 27,700 word count]
When Dean and Castiel reunite at the bunker, Cas has a nasty case of pneumonia and Dean takes care of him. (Slight AU set early season 9 in which Ezekiel healed Sam without possessing him)
A Room Of One’s Own [NC-17, 94,000 word count]
All Dean wants is a little privacy. Cas doesn’t understand.
Bottoms Up [M, 28,100 word count]
Sam could’ve kissed them both when he got to the bunker one day to find a string of clothing (his heart nearly burst with hope when he saw the abandoned flannel and trench coat) leading to a very naked pile of limbs tangled on the couch. Just kidding. Of course it wasn’t the couch. Sam always imagined it as the couch because the fact that he actually found them on the dining room table had tainted the happiness of the memory.
Critical Mass [NC-17, 13,000 word count]
The phrase, “bickering like an old married couple,” took on a totally new - and more annoying - meaning once the gates of Heaven and Hell were closed.
cut it out, and then restart [NC-17, 11,400 word count]
Dean goes to a bar, meets a guy, establishes a relationship, falls in love, and consummates it. Not in that order, though.
The Dance of Inanna [NC-17, 106, 000 word count]
“Hey Sammy? You didn’t happen to start an apocalypse while I was in Purgatory, did you?” Or: After the disappearance of the One, pagan gods are fighting over who gets the world. Alliances are forged and broken, Zeus and Enlil form a bromance, Odin teams up with Isis, Loki probably has an evil plan, Artemis ponders second-wave feminism, Crowley is amused, the angels are not, Inanna has opinions, Don is a Carver Edland fan. And Dean and Cas aren’t fooling anybody.
Do What Feels Good [NC-17, 12,500 word count]
Castiel learns to love alone time in the shower. And then he learns to share.
Graceless [NC-17, 47,000 word count]
With the angels cast from Heaven, the big question is obviously how to get them back. The task is far from simple and the addition of old enemies claiming to be new allies only muddies the water. The fact that even their best plan promises dreadful consequences doesn’t help.
Castiel just wants to go home.
Grey [NC-17, 60,500 word count]
In a world where people don’t see in color until they find their true mate, the first thing Dean sees when he pulls himself out of his grave is the blue sky.
When Castiel raised him from the Pit, he inadvertently claimed Dean as his mate.
Halfway [NC-17, 30,000 word count]
A Fallen!Castiel bunker fic; Castiel arrives back at the bunker after six months of being missing, with eighteen of his newly-fallen brothers and sisters in tow; shameless schmoop and angel-care ensues.
How Still My Heart [NC-17, 70,700 word count]
Charlie hadn’t been waiting for the call, but it’s not exactly a surprise to hear from Dean.
"Cas? You want me to find Cas?"
Kingdom Come [NC-17, 71,000 word count]
After Castiel falls from heaven along with the rest of the angels, he discovers that losing his grace to Metatron has devastating consequences for him. Dean and Sam find him and bring him back to the batcave but they find that Castiel is not the same. They work to heal him as they deal with the aftermath of Metatron’s actions and the continued burden of hunting as well as Abaddon’s attempts to take over hell.
The Pillow Verse [NC-17, 91,000 word count]
The Pillow ‘Verse was a tumblr-based Dean/Castiel round-robin fanfiction challenge that took place over Supernatural’s 2013 summer hiatus.
A canon-based domestic!fic shared universe set in the Men of Letter’s bunker, The Pillow ‘Verse follows Dean, Castiel, Sam, and their small cohort of rabble-rousers through stories of love, nest building, family, and healing following the 8x23 Supernatural finale Sacrifice.
The Prophet Must Die [M, 54,500 word count]
”What about Castiel? He seems helpful… and dreamy.”
Something about the comment just isn’t sitting right, and Dean’s jaw twitches. He stares at the wall in the dark, and at a quarter past four in the morning, it hits him.
"Asshole," Dean hisses under his breath, sitting up straight, "that sonofabitch kept publishing."
Pro Tempore [NC-17, 50,500 word count]
The year is 1901. It starts, or always was, or ends. Castiel stole a hundred years just to have them- to give Dean time- to fix everything he broke, but theirs was always the space between duration. Struggling towards something bigger, Dean braces himself for the worst- he can’t see the silver lining, but Sam can. Determined to make the best of a bad situation Sam, Meg, and a predestined sense of duty are already rethreading the universe Castiel unravelled. Integral players never get a choice; Castiel loves Dean, Dean might love him back, but what heroes are built best for is always the perfect goodbye. Canon!Verse AU. S7/S8. Canon Compliant ending.
Repent of Your Sins [NC-17, 23,700 word count]
AU from the end of Season 8. When Cas returns to Dean and Sam, human, confused, disoriented and scared, they take him in. What else can they do?
But Dean is still harboring some resentments. Sam is still sick and damaged from the trials, and Dean feels that Cas is to blame for much of what’s happened to them in the past couple of years - things he’s never really made amends for…
The Way to a Man’s Heart [T, 15,500 word count]
Dean teaches Cas to cook, and other things as well.
What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? [T, 16,000 word count]
Dean watched an anime porn about this once, but real life turns out to be way less interesting.
Or, the one where Dean gets turned into an octopus.
What Holds Us Up [T, 39,700 word count]
What happens when John Winchester suddenly comes back to life, and meets the boys as they are today?