A week ago, Dean was pulled out of Hell. Now, he’s apparently woken up in 2018, and the angel that a mere twenty-four hours beforehand had threatened to chuck him back into the pit is sleepily pouring himself coffee and wearing Dean’s second-favourite Zeppelin shirt. It all seems like a perfect happy ending, but with Hell’s scars still so fresh, Dean can’t imagine how he could have possibly gotten there.
At the same time, the Dean who went to sleep in the bunker, right next to Cas, wakes up on Bobby’s couch in 2008. He’s instantly bombarded with questions by a Lilith-obsessed brother and a man who’s been dead for years, and must decide between keeping his finally-perfect life intact, and the lives he could save by re-writing history.
Regardless of these choices, both Deans are trapped in the wrong decade, and their only way back lies with a Castiel still very much under Heaven’s thumb – one who might find the future Dean describes difficult to believe.
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21 Jan 2019
Dean had a summer fling with billionaire bachelor Castiel Novak. A summer fling during which no promises were made. Which is why it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when Castiel ended their affair via a mundane text message. Only, it’s never been just a fling for Dean - and to make matters worse, he’s just found out that he’s pregnant.
With Sam off at Stanford, Dean decides it's time he started a new chapter in life as well. In California, with a job he more or less loves, a new apartment and sporadic visits from his brother, he finds friends, companionship and family again. Oh, and then there's Castiel.
"Hello, Dean. It's Castiel. We- you... hate my car."
Castiel's job sucks. His car sucks. His life, in general, sucks. He's not anywhere near a midlife crisis, but he feels something within him... slipping.
Enter Dean Winchester, who is pretty sure all of Castiel's issues could be resolved if he would just set his piece of shit car on fire and go buy a new one. Bit by bit, Dean and his daughter Claire melt the ice frozen around Castiel's cranky, bitter heart. Bit by bit, Castiel starts to think that maybe... maybe, things aren't so bad after all. His grey life is slowly starting to bleed color.
The same day that little Sammy Winchester is born, Dean scents his true mate for the first time. He may not know what that scent is, but he knows that nothing has ever smelt that beautiful in his four short years of life and nothing else ever will.
- Part 1 of Always and Forever
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19 Jan 2019