PG - Dean/Castiel - Alternate Universe: Victorian England, Misunderstandings, Marriage Proposals, Fluff and Angst“No?” Castiel repeats, dumbly.
Title: All Things Shining
Author: jimmynovaks / casinpanties
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural; Romance; Canon AU (post-s5)
Pairing(s): Dean/Castiel; Sam/OFC
Rating: Mild R
Word Count: ~141,900
Warnings: explicit sexual content
Thanks: To Liz, most excellent beta, editor extraordinaire, for her stellar insight and corrections.
Summary: Something in the world is waking up.
It isn’t long before it’s brought to the attention of the Winchesters and Castiel: miracles are spreading across the country, the paranormal seems to be shrinking back on itself—and it all has something to do with the missing prayer book of a traveling preacher who died over a century ago.
Dean is convinced it’s all the lead-up to another Apocalypse; Sam and Castiel aren’t so sure. Regardless, it sends them out on a less-than-typical road-trip, following the Mississippi and remnants of a very old story that seems increasingly to call to them. And along the way the trio learn much more about themselves—and the consequences and origins of love—than they’d ever have anticipated.
Dean Winchester and Castiel from Supernatural.
The top quote says ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron.’ Revelations 2:27
Castiel’s chest tattoo says ‘I am the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition.’
Partially under a cut to spare your dashboards.
Dean hasn’t checked the List in days.
He likes to read it at least once a week, even though he memorized the words months ago. Reading it helps more than just remembering it; it bolsters his courage and reminds him that he is Dean Winchester, lady-killer extraordinaire, and Cas isn’t the first angel he’s successfully managed to get into bed.
But this thing with Cas — the feelings Dean has tried not to put a name to but knows all the same — isn’t about sex. Sex is easy, not terrifying in the same way that emotions are, and Dean manages to ignore the ‘emotions’ aspect up until he comes face to face with Cas and opens his mouth to speak.
The words that want to pour out of his mouth are cliche or clunky or too sappy. Dean can’t say them; they’re not his words, not really, if only because he doesn’t say things like that. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel it.
i LIKE MY HOMO JUST LIKE I LIKE MY PROTAGONISTS - EMOTIONALLY INEPT AND HALF DESTROYED BY ANGST