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    After Jack pulls Cas out of the Empty in exchange for his grace, Cas adjusts to life in the bunker as a human. It's nice. Except Dean hasn't brought up Castiel's love confession and Sam breaks his leg during a routine hunt and, oh yeah, Cas is pretty sure he's soulless now. What else could explain this numbness that consumes him?

    While dealing with the after effects of this deal gone south, Cas and Sam discover a feral cat colony on the bunker property. When cats begin to disappear in Lebanon without a trace and strange phenomena keep occurring at the bunker, the Winchesters and Cas are pulled into a conspiracy involving giant frogs, zombie creatures, and cat-obsessed cults.

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    This is where Dean spread his ashes after Lucifer killed him. This is where Castiel first came back, this place with the windmill and the flowers and the sun. This place that, Dean told him once, drunk enough that his eyes got soft and his cheeks got dark and his mouth trembled, he picked out especially for Cas.

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    Castiel comes back, and he goes home.

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    The thing is, he knows. He’s known.

     

    Or: If someone tells you they love you and you don’t say it back, how much worse can a little sleeping with them possibly make things, really?

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    Sometimes the Apocalypse doesn't come with a hole opening up in the ground, but with the world going silent.

    In the aftermath of losing the people they love, the Winchesters struggle to deal with their own demons. But they still have to hunt the monster of the week – God. The boys must confront Chuck in an ultimate showdown. And if they make it out alive, they will make sure they save everyone and restore their family.

    (The story immediately follows Season 15, Episode 18, and includes some scenes from Episode 19.)

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    All Dean does nowadays is look for a way to get Cas out of the Empty, slowly self-destruct in his grief, and pray. He doesn’t know if Cas can hear him, but he prays to him every day just in case.

    What if Cas starts talking back?

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    Dean's lost Castiel before. But, when has that ever gone well?

    Note: was playing around with the formatting tags. Might be a little disorienting.

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    It’d started a while ago. Back when they’d first started living in the bunker. He'd just needed something to do with his hands that didn’t involve destruction. And, okay, maybe he was a little lonely bored. He was bored.

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    The story in which the Winchesters’ final showdown with God ends differently. “If you think you could have written it better… then do it all over again without me,” Chuck says, and tosses the boys back through time to their twenty-something bodies and their first case together. Knowing now what they didn’t know then, Sam and Dean resolve to work smarter and not harder and nip the apocalypse in the bud. They start by saving Jessica, then John—but Azazel and Meg are on their tails, God is not on their side, and things just aren’t quite the same the second time around.
    Meanwhile, Dean is still grieving the loss of Cas to The Empty—but now he’s got a second chance. Can he befriend the Angel Castiel all over again—without dying and being raised from perdition? Can he give Cas what he truly wanted before—and will the angel still want it? If Dean offers his heart, will Castiel take it, or break it?

    And how can they find the key to the bunker again, dammit?

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    Cas is back from the Empty. He's happy, for once, living in the bunker without the threat of imminent disaster. He's finally accepting himself as a gay man. He has his son and his two closest friends with him, and he won't ask for more.

    Oh, and he's TikTok famous, thanks to Jack.

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    bill hader voice this fic has EVERYTHING. influencer cas. dean anger management arc. computer nerd stuff. triangulation of desire and the trauma of silence. sammy painted nails. jack <3

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    After Castiel is dragged away to the empty, Dean flees the bunker and everything he knows. He takes a job as a live-in ranch worker. For a while, it seems like a peaceful place to be alone with his thoughts and battle his demons, but the horror that has plagued him all his life is never far behind. What seeds that are sown over a smoky summer will soon be reaped.
    "I love him" is obsession, a thought doing flips in his brain. It’s a gargoyle, spewing rainwater; ugly to deflect ugly. That, or maybe keep-your-angels-close-and-your-demons-closer; let’s keep the devils where we can see them. I love him is the curse he tries to keep at bay, shivering in the night, curled in a heap on a camping mattress, covered in army issue wool blankets in Jody’s spare bedroom.

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    Dean, Sam, Jack, and Michael are all that’s left, and there’s only one way to bring down Chuck. Unfortunately, it’s stuck in his fated book, which only Death can read.

    And Death… can’t exactly come to the phone right now.

    But Dean once spent a day as Death. With Michael’s power, they could go back in time and use that awful day to read Chuck’s book.

    Naturally, it doesn’t go as planned. Sure, Dean gets the chance to read the book - but he has to take full responsibility for what he finds. Armed with a power he’d never expected to wield and a prophecy that makes no sense, Dean and his family must do everything they can to save the world.

    And hey, if he’s Death, then going into the Empty and taking someone - or something - out of it shouldn’t be a problem… right?

    A fic for the Dean/Cas Big Bang 2021 event.
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    After the dust settles, and Chuck is finally defeated, and Jack just leaves them after getting the job done, Dean is stuck with the revelation that he's all alone and that he was a massive asshole to everyone in his life who was just doing their best to help him.

    Cue Dean aggressively trying to make up for his actions and doing whatever he can to try to be the selfless person Cas thought he was, even though he knows that he wasn't. These attempts at becoming the kind of person Cas would be proud of include becoming a mechanic, quitting hunting, taking good care of his dog, volunteering at the homeless shelter, and even, god forbid, quitting alcohol. The one thing Dean just can't seem to quit is his weird inability to move on from Cas, even though Cas probably would've wanted him to do that too.

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    While looking at Eileen's baby pictures, Sam reminisces about a fond memory he has of his childhood. Dean realizes he remembers that day very differently (thanks, John), and it hits him hard. He's been working on opening up, though, so instead of pushing it all down, he goes to Cas, who does everything he can to help Dean feel better.

    Written for Suptober 2021 - Day 5: "Nostalgia"

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    Cas is taken by the Empty. Chuck has dusted everyone. Sam, Jack, and Dean are alone, and must once again find a way to save the world and bring back those they love.

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    When Dean takes Castiel on vacation to a secluded cabin, Castiel doesn’t know what to make of it. Dean has been strange, on edge, since he rescued Castiel from the Empty, and neither of them has mentioned Castiel's confession once.

    They’ll have to talk about it sooner or later, but a small part of Castiel hopes it's later. The thought that Dean planned the trip to clear the air between them fills Castiel with dread, hope, and a healthy dose of confusion. Has Dean done all this to let Castiel down gently? He couldn’t possibly return Castiel’s feelings…could he?

    The only thing Castiel’s sure of is that telling Dean he loved him has changed things irrevocably—for good, or bad, remains to be seen.

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    One of the most difficult parts about being a single parent was informing your child that their dad had died. It took Dean a week before he could collect himself enough to call Claire. Sam had offered to make the call, the kind soul that he was, but Dean refused. This was something he had to do himself.

    Spoiler: it has a happy ending, I would never let Cas rot in the empty.

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    When he was leaving a human life, Castiel found a word, one that resonated with him: asexuality. A year later, he found another: aromanticism. He didn't do anything with either.

    Now, after Jack took him out of the empty and deposited him back at the bunker to go help the angels stabilize Heaven, Castiel has to face the consequences of his dying words. To make matters worse, Dean misunderstood them, and now he's avoiding him. That's alright, though. Castiel is only here to wait for Jack's return.

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    Une nouvelle routine s’installe au bunker alors que Dean a enfin apaisé sa rage intérieure. Castiel sauvé, l’apocalypse arrêtée. Ils peuvent enfin apprendre à vivre sous un nouveau jour.

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    Castiel and Dean spend time together. In a wonderful motel (for once) and just the two of them...

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    Post-Episode 15x18 "Despair"

    After Castiel's confession, Dean carries a spark of hope telling him this can't be the end. This spark is the strongest weapon for Dean, Sam and Jack in this final war. The enemy is God. The battlefield is an Earth devoid of humans, a Hell in rebellion, and a Heaven betrayed by its creator. And the stakes are everything and everyone they have ever cared about.

    With an ear-shattering crash, more ground broke away from the edges of the chasm where the crack-lines had grown outwards. Where Dean was. Jack found himself screaming—not words, but a burst of pure terror manifesting as sound. He no longer struggled against Sam's grip, watched numbly as Dean crouched down and then leaped right as the ground crumbled away beneath his feet. Thick lumps of soil and uprooted plants plunged into the abyss below.

    I've created a text "trailer" as a new kind of summary experience:
    Empty Earth (Trailer)

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