Anonymous said: Hi! Big fan of all your work! And I was wondering if you could rec some fics for me? ( destiel and Sabriel if you have any ) but if you don't want to or you already made one of these and I didn't see it then feel free to ignore this, because you have a life. Did I mention your art is amazing?
Hi anon! First of all, know that I love long fics & AUs. The longer the better, so this list will essentially, have long fics that are AUs. I’ve already rec’d some here but I’ll add on! :> Please heed the tags/warnings before reading the fic in case theres something you’re not comfortable with!
(I haven’t actually read much Sabriel fics so this is just going to be Destiel-only.)
Shorten the Distance by APenToMyHeadandImDead
Word count: 43,030
Summary: "Nerdytr3nchcoat" and "Impala67" weren’t looking for romance on the dating website called ‘dateangels.com’. Castiel was looking for friends and Dean was just looking to get his nagging brother off his back. What they didn’t expect to find was each other. [a long distance, online relationship fic]
Autumn Hollow by shotgunsinlace
Word count: 98,374
Summary: When tragedy strikes late one Californian night, author C.J. Novak searches for a place to start his life anew. The long road filled with shadows and doubts take him to Nires Island, a small fishing town off the coast of Maine where the food is good and the neighbors are polite. But when nightmares of drowning threaten the fragile threads of Castiel’s sanity, the picturesque shores of Autumn Hollow don’t look quite so pretty any more. The dead walk, the vengeful haunt, the darkness stalks, and Dean Winchester may be more than just the shady mechanic who somehow manages to destroy Castiel’s defenses.
Angel’s Wild by riseofthefallenone
Word count: 389,271
Summary: But that’s the whole reason he’s here, isn’t it? He’s not out here hunting Humans. He’s not even hunting deer, or bears, or anything else that featured in Bambi. He’s out here, freezing his nuts off every night, because he’s hunting Angels.
Sometimes Dean wishes that Angels were like how they’re described in the Bible. How people from time too old for him to care much about thought Angels were messengers and warriors of God, protectors of Humans. He knows that how they’re really described in the Bible is actually pretty terrifying, but at least they were told by God that they’re supposed to love Humans, right?
That’s a thousand times better than what Angels really turned out to be.
Appoggiatura by ceeainthereforthat
Word count: 121,117
Summary: Castiel leaves the religious commune of Heaven Farms to study classical piano after winning a full scholarship paid for by the Deanna Campbell Memorial Foundation, and answers an ad in the campus newspaper: 1 bedroom to let. Meals provided. 50mb wifi, quiet odd music student preferred.
Sympathy for the Devil (and Dean Winchester) by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Word count: 34,524
Summary: "I’m Lucifer. I always have been. I just didn’t know it for like, the last five thousand fucking years, not until you broke the seal and I got my Grace back and realised exactly how much I was screwed over. Okay, so maybe there’s a few assholes I’d really like to explode, but really, I mostly just want to stay under the radar and get my head sorted.”
After the final Seal is broken, Dean discovers that he’s actually Lucifer. He’s not really sure how he feels about that. The forces of Heaven and Hell aren’t exactly making things easier.
A Beginner’s Guide to Communing with the Dead by suspiciousflashlight
Word count: 77,159
Summary: Maybe it’s the little girl whose disappearance turned into a murder, and whose murder turned into a cold case, and who has now apparently decided to move in with him. Maybe it’s the unacceptable hole left in his life when his dumb best friend and partner in (the prevention of) crime decided to go and get himself killed. Maybe it’s his brother, whose high-profile career and fantastic girlfriend and first-child-on-the-way are steadily leaving Dean in the dust. Pick one. Pick all of them. The why doesn’t matter so much as the what, and the what is this: Dean is pretty sure he’s going completely, certifiably insane. Sure, he hasn’t started wearing all his clothes inside out, and he still showers on a regular basis (anyways, that’s not crazy, just a little eccentric); but there’s no getting around the fact that he just threw away his life, his career, and his reputation by dragging out his mom’s old necromancy book and summoning a Class A Forbidden Entity to his attic. A cranky one, too. With horrendous bed-head.
Retreat into Silence by Annehiggins
Word count: 16,845
Summary: Written for this prompt: Something very traumatic happens to Dean while he’s with Sam (or Sam was away) which causes him to stop talking, *again*. Sam didn’t know about the first time, and has to ask Bobby (or John) about what happened after his mum died.
Or: The one where Castiel comes to understand the crime he has committed and the truth he never could accept.
Shut Up (Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is) by kototyph
Word count: 23,876
Summary: Dean’s done some pretty stupid things, but getting drunk-hitched in Vegas to a colleague he barely knows might just take the cake. His surprise husband, Castiel, is a little weird but likable despite that, and Dean figures they’ll go back to Boston, get a quiet annulment, and go their separate ways. Six weeks later, he’s still married to one of the strangest, most genuine and definitely most dangerously lov— likable guys he’s ever known. Dean doesn’t know why or really even how it’s happening, but it’s getting harder and harder to remember that he has divorce papers to file.
The Big Afraid by seeing-ghosts
Word count: 38,031
Summary: Dean likes to mind his own business. Between juggling a daytime job as a mechanic, his secret identity as one of the City’s masked vigilantes, and trying to repair the relationship with his brother, Dean doesn’t have time for much else - let alone relationships, romantic or otherwise. Castiel is the superhero Dean keeps running into and whose mind seems to be set on befriending Dean, whatever it takes.
Netherworld by miss_grey
Word Count: 32,544
Summary: Dean has always been able to see the supernatural. Cas has always been with him. It just took Dean a while to figure out not everyone could see Cas. Finally Dean is 18 and free and shit is about to get real weird….
Free to Be You and Me by Mishaoverlord
Word Count: 70,308
Summary: Coffee Shop!AU and University!AU rolled into one. Castiel Novak is the introverted English Literature major at the University of Kansas. Dean Winchester is the elusive cool guy who happens to work in Castiel’s favourite coffee shop. This is how they meet, and this is how Anna and Crowley play cupid.
The Last Leaf by masked (hamburgergod)
Word Count: 14,065
Summary: After a series of unfortunate event, Dean is down with pneumonia and Sam is off of college for a year. Sam struggles to keep both his and Dean’s heads above the water, admittedly without much success. When a certain Castiel moves in next door, Sam receives help in pulling Dean out of his personal hell.
Ever read this one fic where you are like:
"I’m going to hell. I am going to hell for this, it doesn’t matter what religion I am. I am going to the deepest darkest pit in hell."
And you just keep on reading because you love it.