- suddenly, all at once – by xylodemon – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
Dean is sitting in his favorite chair, eating his breakfast and frowning at Monday's Omaha World-Herald, trying to decide if the unexplained deaths in Plattsmouth are regular unexplained or unexplained unexplained, when Cas wanders into the library like a zombie, yawning and rubbing his eyes. He's wearing an old Zep shirt and a pair of hideously orange and blue pajama pants; he blinks at Dean for a few seconds, silent, then helps himself to half of Dean's coffee and a triangle of Dean's toast, and it hits Dean all at once, like a lightning bolt out of a clear sky.
- When You’re a Stranger – Chapter 1 – by glorious_spoon – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
[Demian has] read the books, and if even half of what Carver Edlund wrote about is real, he knows that it could have been a lot worse. But it's Barnes, and if he doesn't get back to normal sometime soon they're going to shut him up in a psych ward. And there's only one person Damien can think of who'd have a clue what to do.
[After the events of The Real Ghostbusters, Barnes gets whammied and can only speak ancient Greek. The main point of this story is The Reveal, and it's a perfect example of what I love about The Reveal as a fanfiction device. -L]
- Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square – by Speranza – fandom Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]:
[Semi-accidental time travel! Natasha and Steve encounter past!Bucky while trying to prevent a horrific alternate future. -L]
- Physical Reality – by 7PhoenixAshes – fandom Sword Art Online [Archive of Our Own]:
Sword Art Online is technically an all-ages game. Which means engaging in certain, *ahem,* aspects of a romantic relationship can be a bit difficult…
Author's Tags: Video Game Mechanics, Awkward Sexual Situations, Failboats In Love
[This is a smart little vignette that hits a couple of my kinks (hair-pulling and worldbuilding). -L]
- There’s My Territory – by Dira Sudis (dsudis) – fandom Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]:
"That's the beauty of this stuff," the salesman said, tilting his head toward the display Bucky had been looking at. "Nobody knows what you're keeping under your clothes. That's between you and yourself."
Lingerie, Cookies, Internalized Kink Shaming, Disordered Eating
- Likewise, I’m Sure – by leestone – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
The penultimate scene between them in Bela's hotel room, Bela against the wall with Dean's gun trained between her eyes, didn't end where the show says it did. Maybe Dean's the one holding the gun, or maybe she tricked it away from him (because she's awesome like that), but either way, someone gets fucked with it. And gets off on it, however unwillingly. Just a shameless PWP for the above prompt at Round 4 of Blindfold SPN.
- Like a Parched Land – by Las – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
Written for the following prompt: "Reverse!verse: Castiel is the Righteous Man and Dean is the angel who drags his ass out of Hell." This is an AU version of episodes 5×01 through 5×03.
A routine develops, as routines must, even at the end of the world.
Dean would appear out of nowhere with food he picked up from wherever he just came from – churros from Madrid, fried bananas from Jakarta – and he'd shove them under Castiel's nose and say, "Want some?" Castiel would decline more often than he'd accept, and then they'd get to work, Dean talking with his mouth full all the while.
One day, Castiel's cellphone beeps with a picture message from Dean, mostly of his nostrils, with the message "holy duck it does pictures". And then Castiel starts receiving the occasional picture message of snow-capped peaks and endless deserts and a food cart in some bustling downtown.
"nothin yet," Dean would text, "but these rice cakes r gr8."
Maybe it's the nature of angels to be so moved by humanity. Maybe it's just Dean. It's not that Dean never showed an interest in humanity before, but shaken loose from the bonds of heaven, he seems determined to embrace the trappings of this world. A sort of reverse monasticism, perhaps. Dean is not of this world, but he is in this world and he throws himself into it with more enthusiasm than Castiel has shown in his entire life.
- A Room Of One’s Own – Chapter 1 – by NorthernSparrow – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
All Dean wants is a little privacy. Cas doesn't understand.
Masturbation, Porn Watching, Anal Play,Shameless Smut, Humor, Bunker, Frottage, Bunny Ears, Toast, Disco, Free Awesome Blow Jobs And No Emotions, Well Maybe Some Emotions, Anal Sex, Impala Sex, Blow Jobs, Wing Kink But A Little Different, Advanced Cuddling
- Come Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone – by Misachan – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
[This broke my heart. Like "The End" itself, this is everything I never wanted. Unfluffiest kidfic in the world. Well done, fanfic author. -L]
Claire shook off the sudden, cold paralysis, telling herself she had to be wrong. "Hello?" she said, finding a more solid patch of ground so she could approach closer. Croats didn't talk and demons didn't get stuck, and if there was something worse down there in that pit, well, she'd just have to deal with it. She finally got to the edge of the hole and saw a man sitting in the mud about twenty feet down. He looked up toward the sound and Claire felt her heart clench tight. This was the closest she'd been to Castiel in years and the beard was new and the hair was different, but the strangeness of something else looking out from her father's blue eyes was exactly the same.
- Twenty-Year Man – by ellen_fremedon – fandom Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold [Archive of Our Own]:
Author's Summary: Lord Ivan Vorpatril and Byerly Vorrutyer, making Vorbarr Sultana safe for (highly limited experiments in) democracy.
[Plotty and smart, excellent characterization. -L]
- Interference – by tardisy – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
[spoilers through 9×04]
He looked at you strangely those first few days, but, hey, you figured he’d just been worried, the perpetual resting state of your big brother. Although, and you won’t tell him this, because it’s nothing, probably nothing, but you’re a little grateful for his predicable concern right now. You feel… you feel good, in a way you haven’t in a very long time. You feel light and full in a way that you can’t put your finger on, and it’s probably due to the fresh memory of the pain you had to live with during the trials, but this feeling is so foreign it’s making you a bit unsteady, your head a little foggy. But then he stopped watching you so blatantly as you both had gotten distracted with Abaddon, and the angels, and Oz, and Cas. Oh, Cas.
You wonder now if his concern for you, and the whole situation with Cas’ sudden departure, is just too much for him to deal with, as though he’s an engine that’s been running on fumes for too long. You wonder if he feels like you do, like you’re missing some punch line.
- What Has Eight Tentacles and Isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie? – by Annie D (scaramouche) – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
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.
Written for the Mini Bang track of the 2013 Dean/Cas Big Bang.
This fic was written during the hiatus after the Season 8 finale, and so only contains spoilers up until then.
Contains: Curse-related body transformation, body grossness, the eating of raw seafood, tentacles. (But no tentacle sex.)
- What Happens Next is Up to You – by winterhill – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas – Ursula K. Le Guin [Archive of Our Own]:
Raven’s feet hurt.
She’d been walking for years, since she had reached her fourteenth summer. She thought that she might be eighteen now, or twenty. Perhaps thirty. She didn’t know for certain — it was hard to tell the time out here on the plains. She’d worn through the bottom of her last pair of shoes, right at the ball of her foot, but she felt that she should keep them on; she was, after all, civilized. Even if the nights were getting cold again, even if she was thinner than she had been last winter, even if she’d been unable to find the golden gates of the city again.
Selfishly, she’d wanted to. Heavy and tired, her limbs blue and numb with cold, she’d wanted to find Omelas again and go home, back to her mother’s arms, and try to forget that in Omelas, happiness had a price.
A light shone up ahead — a fire, bright-hot against the night sky. She broke into a run; people, actual people. The worst they would do was to tell her to keep walking; the people who walked from Omelas were not unkind, but they were not kindly.
- the things we did and didn’t do – by pocky_slash – fandom X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]:
The doctors say the best thing for Charles as he learns to cope with his paralysis is positivity from those around him. Erik is so tired of being positive that it's making him sick.
- Master of Reality – by PeppermintWind – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
[It would be more accurate to describe this as a superhero AU (sans superpowers) than as a high school AU. Plotty.
Mind the warnings. -L]
- Honey – by Anythingtoasted – fandom Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]:
“We’re engaged.” Dean told her, grinning in a way that Castiel had never seen before, and the face of the woman at the front desk all but melted into a smile.
“Oh my gosh, that is so cute.” She covered her mouth with both hands. “When’s the big day?”
Castiel looked between them in utter confusion. Dean leaned on the desk, face now melodramatically downcast.
“S’not legal in his home town. His folks, they’re really religious.” He said, and she seemed close to tears, enlightening Castiel no further as to what was going on.
“Oh my god, but you got engaged anyway. That is just-“ She paused, as if faltering for the words, and reached over the desk to take Dean’s hand in her own. “I’m gonna make sure you have a good time here, okay? How does the honeymoon suite sound? No extra charge.”
Dean smiled hesitantly at her, almost bashful, yet another expression Castiel had never seen on his face. “That would be so sweet of you.” He squeezed her hand. Castiel stood blankly beside him. Dean added, quickly, “Does that come with breakfast?”