Diva’s Top Ten Dean/Cas Big Bang 2014 Fics (NSFW)

by Petite Madame
by Petite Madame

Oh gosh, the time of the DCBB is upon us, and friends, I am freaking out just a wee bit. Yes, I’m writing another 20k+ fic this year and final drafts are due Saturday, August 15 which means we get artists soon and our posting dates and…oh gosh! What am I doing? I should be revising!

If you aren’t familiar with the Dean/Cas Big Bang (and Mini-Bang), read this post and then check out the following stories, handpicked from the wealth of Dean/Cas fan fiction posted during last year’s Big Bang extravaganza. There are so many amazing stories–these are just my top ten (with MANY bookmarked that I haven’t read yet!!). If you are a Destiel shipper and love to read fanfic but haven’t had the time to sift through the DCBB community on AO3, please, do yourself a favor and check out the authors below. I labeled this post NSFW and there is smut in some of these, but this isn’t a smut list (weird, I know). Honestly, these Big Bang entries are really lovely, and most writers have pretty impressive bibliographies to go through before fall DCBB 2015 postings begin. Happy reading and enjoy!

xoxo C. Diva

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The Path of Fireflies by museaway

Hands down, my favorite discovery of the 2014 DCBB. Muse has a way with words and everything this author pens, I’m reading. Fireflies is a lovely story–there is intrigue, angst and a blossoming love that Dean simply cannot deny. In order to rec it, I read this fic again (for the 4th time) and cried before the end of chapter one, but in a good way, I assure you. Also: Don’t forget to read the timestamps when you’re done.

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Forget-Me-Not Blues by noangelsinthegarrison

A wedding trope with a high school AU nestled somewhere inside? Hello, happy place! Also, the time jumps between present day and past Dean/Cas  help to tell this story in a unique and exciting way. I know how hard it is to do time jumps (I attempted them in my 2014 DCBB), so I can really respect a writer who makes them work.

Love in the Wild by thursdaysfallenangel

Okay, I didn’t expect to love this piece as much as I did. Somehow, my love of bad reality television and the Dean/Cas pairing just worked here. There are so many SPN characters in this fic, and they are all in character and written well. Bonus points for an amazing portrayal of Gabriel!

Unintended by emwebb17

I have a thing for firefighter AUs, so sue me. Also, the twist of Jess and Cas being brother and sister worked really well here. Their dynamic is lovely and Cas is an attentive older brother. While the tropes might seem played out (Dean-fireman, Cas and Sam-lawyers and this is SO NEW YORK), somehow, the author manages to keep the ideas fresh and fun.  Sidenote: This author is a prolific Cockles writer, as well.

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One, Two, Three, Repeat by mnwood

Holy shit. Is this a NEW end!verse mini-bang fic with a fresh look at a rehashed storyline? YES IT IS. This is set in Camp Chitaqua with time jumps explaining the now and then and an easy camaraderie between Dean and Cas that won’t be destroyed by the pending apocalypse. Beware the trigger warnings for this fic, it gets pretty dark (hello, end!verse).

mortgage on my body, lien on my soul by ceeaintthereforthat

This is a case fic from a very unique POV in which Dean and Sam are hunters and Cas is a writer. It’s interesting to see how Castiel fits into Dean’s life when he isn’t in the life, and makes me wonder about Dean on the road, meeting people and going about his business. Plus, Dean’s happy in this and I love to see him happy.

In the Bee-Loud Glade by clockworkrobots

A canon-divergent fic in which Dean and Cas run Sonny’s home for boys? Yessssssss! My need for a B&B fic and canon just melded into this adorable little story about these two taking on a houseful of rowdy kids plus one Claire Novak. I love a good Claire fic, especially when it involves the boys bringing her into their lives and giving her a home.

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Box of Chocolates by justkeeponwriting

I couldn’t make a list without at least one high school AU, amirite? While the slow-burn, confused-as-to-how-we-feel-about-each-other trope isn’t usually my thing, I really love the characterization of Dean and Cas it this story. They are both sweet, loyal and kind to each other, which is only hindered by a horrible lack of communication. Get it together, guys!

The Weight of Your Crimes by peridium

It’s difficult to find good canon fics, anymore (AUs are really fun to write). This fic is all about continuity and tells a story in which Castiel, Sam, ghost!Kevin and Mrs. Tran work together to find a cure for the Mark of Cain. Dean has a heaping helping of self-worth issues, but this focuses on the angel reaction to the Mark and the importance of the Righteous Man as a heavenly vessel with a side of slow-burn Destiel.

Yare by A Frayed Edge

Yeah, I love a good smutty fic, but this isn’t just that (although there are a few HAWT scenes). Told in Cas’ POV, this story is all about finding love and losing it, only to discover that perhaps it never left in the first place. Heed the pairings, because Cas is with someone else a majority of this fic. I know! It bugs me too, but still a good read and totally worth it, in the end.

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BONUS FIC (editor’s addition)

999 Days From Now by Dear Collectress

There are a number of reasons this wasn’t included in the above ten, the biggest one being I am an assbutt. This story, written by my blogger, The Collectress, is about the beautiful, painful and sweet journey of Dean Winchester falling in love with Castiel. Also, Sam and Jess make an adorkable appearance, and it’s so great to watch these two relationships blossom and grow. I can’t say more, because I’ll start crying. Heed the tags, people. HEED THE TAGS.

 

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7 thoughts

  1. I’m looking for a link to liketeachingpoetrytofish ‘s fix ‘Bare’? It’s destiel, and I’m pretty sure it’s from a DCBB, but I can’t find the post you recced it on.

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