Roots by anythingtoasted
Summary: After the apocalypse, Dean, Sam and Castiel settle into a gentler life, and Dean starts to make peace with the things that plagued him before 2009. Tentatively, carefully, he starts getting better.
But something lives in the woods, in the house; something calls to him in his dreams that crosses the lines between waking and sleep. Whilst trying to reconcile himself with himself, Dean finds himself wondering if the things he’s managed to build are really slipping away, or if the whole thing is just in his head.”
Notes: Of course happiness couldn’t last forever.
Muted Angels by carpe-verba
Summary: Alternative Reality, non-supernatural, Dean/Castiel and past Dean/Lisa. There’s nothing worse than a case involving dead kids, at least in the book of Detective Dean Winchester. It’s just his luck that his partner is the lieutenant’s favorite, and she chooses to give them the high-profile murder case of a dead girl from the suburbs. More deaths follow, and the two of them get sucked into the world of religious cults and ritualistic murders. In the face of that, Dean’s feelings for aforementioned partner are the least of his problems.
Seek and You Will Find by yorick
Summary: Dean has a task to complete before his final initiation into the Men and Women of Letters: retrieving feathers from a willing angel. There’s only one small problem. No one has reported seeing an angel in 2000 years. And then the strangest thing of all happens, an angel finds him.
What Holds Us Up by frecklesarechocolate
Summary: What happens when John Winchester suddenly comes back to life, and meets the boys as they are today?
All that is and Used to be by misachan
Summary: Dean never even knew anyone was living in the old estate outside of town until its mysterious occupant contracts his shop for a very specific job: a custom piano bench with grooves cut into the back. He finds Castiel and his terms to be eccentric with a capital E but the money is too good to turn down and anyway, Dean can’t help indulging his curiosity about the guy and his secretive, isolated life.
There are secrets that will not stay hidden and stories that refuse to be forgotten. Especially when they happen to involve Dean Winchester and the angel Castiel.
Paring: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jess
One and Only by Signe_chan
Summary: Dean knows, really, that some day they’ll probably have to shut the gate to heaven. Angels, man. What can you do? But for now things are sweet. He has a home, Sam’s safe, and Cas, well, he’s Cas. And if the reason Dean’s putting off slamming the door on their feathered neighbors is that he doesn’t want to lose Cas when it took so long for them to finally get their shit together, well, Cas is going to leave him one day anyway when he finally works out what a loser Dean is. So if Dean can put off closing the gates until he’d get all the good times he can, that’s not such a bad thing, right?
So when hostile angels decide to cause a mess, the Winchesters realize they need to close the gates of heaven once and for all, but they’re going to lose Cas too unless Dean can prove himself worthy.
Paring: Dean/Castiel, Kevin/Sam
Blessed are the Forgetful: An Eternal Sunshine AU by missbipolar
Summary: Every year, they meet. Every year, they fall in love. And every year, they both make the decision to forget.
Notes: Why did I think an eternal sunshine au would be semi happy?
Angel Slayer by emwebb17
Summary: FBI Special Agent Jensen Ackles tracked a serial killer dubbed the Angel Slayer for six months in Washington, DC- the murderer was vicious, depraved, carved the names of angels into the victims’ chests… and eluded capture. Over eight years later, a murder in small Elton, NH has too many similarities for Jensen to ignore. Paired with a green agent, Jared Padalecki, Jensen travels to Elton to solve the case that has been haunting him fora nearly a decade. In the course of the investigation the agents come across a local police officer named Misha Collins-who may have a deadly connection to the Angel Slayer.
Notes: So I will officially call this the first cockles fic I have ever read and it was amazing. It was long, over 100,000 words, and the amazing relationship/sex between this Jensen and Misha and it didn’t take away from the plot, which I loved!
Your Ex-Love is Dead by suzstiel
Summary: Things are good with the Winchesters until the day it all inevitably turns sour when Castiel gets severely injured on a hunt and Dean comes to understand exactly what Castiel means to him.
Written for 2013 DeanCasBigBang
Notes: It does say Major Character Death but they don’t stay dead forever.
Breathing Through the Radio by Maharetchan
Summary: Falling means loneliness, isolation and having a terrible and crippling emptiness inside. And when you feel like this, so hopeless and desperate, even a disemboweled and mildy creepy voice that narrates the life of an ever creepier desert town can be a comfort; aka, after he falls, Castiel starts hearing the Night Vale community radio program playing in his head, helping him, keeping him company and making him realize the depth of his feelings for Dean; and lets be real, this is not even the weirdest thing that ever happened to him.
Notes: Supernatural/Night Vale crossover. You’re welcome.