“I’ve been…” The portrait of a serene-looking Lu Ten flashed across his mind’s eye and Zuko lowered his gaze even further. “I’ve been so horrible to you. Why do you even stay with me? What makes you stay?”
Following the Tale of Iroh, Zuko is startled to discover he’s forgotten perhaps the most important date of his uncle’s life.
- Part 1 of Tales of Iroh and Zuko
Dean scrubbed a hand over his face. “Jesus. I didn’t hit on you last night, did I?”
“I hit on you?”
“You suggested we get married.”
It had been a sweet proposal, if a little silly: Sam had gone to the bathroom, and in his absence Dean had taken to staring open-mouthed at Cas’s profile. It was then that he’d asked, in all his drunken courage, “You ever think about marrying me, Cas? Swear I’d be good to you.”
It was probably a decent idea to back off, give him space. But the second he did, one of Cas’ arms curled around him and it was like backing into a wrought-iron fence. Cas stared at him, head to the side like he had been asked a question.
“Cas. It’s - I’m…” Dean could do this. “Good to see you. Really, really good timing.”
He could make this right. He could call Sam, tell him he’d been an idiot for saying they should split up. Make it so that nightmare future never happened. Take better care of Cas.
… but then there was Jimmy Novak.
(Authors' note: The fic is complete and updating weekly.)
- Part 1 of Jimmyverse
Dean’s masters, Michael and Lucifer, have killed each other. It’s not exactly out of character for them, but it means that their omega-pet changes hands with the rest of their property, inherited by their younger brother Castiel, an Alpha who has never wanted a pet and who doesn’t want Dean, either. Problem is, he has to keep him, at least until the investigation into the double murder is closed. Owned by an Alpha who’d much rather get rid of him? Dean doesn’t think it bodes well for him.
A story in which Dean’s expectations get shattered because Castiel turns out to be unlike any Alpha he’s ever met, and in which Castiel figures out that the rules can’t answer every question and sometimes you have to make it up as you go.