Fanfic Wednesday: “The Safest Place” (NSFW)

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I’ve recced Destiel three weeks in a row…it must be the Hellatus. Oh well.

The Safest Place by LoversAntiquities

Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel

Warnings: Explicit sexy times (def NSFW), A/B/O Dynamics (ye be warned)

Author’s Summary

Throughout his life, Dean’s had to stave off heats during hunts and otherwise, for fear of showing off a side long-since hidden–his tendency to nest with any bedding he can find.

Until, after finding comfort in his home in Lebanon for so long, his hoarding instincts kick in the backwoods of Tennessee for the first time in months.

My Thoughts

Being the admiral of a fleet of ships is a lot of work, and it means that I have to spread out my time between a lot of ships, a lot of tropes, and a lot of AUs so I can rec something other than Drarry eight-year AU fics every week. This also means that when there’s an AU as prevalent as the ABO, or Omegaverse, I test the waters and see how deep the pools of kinks go. As far as tropes go, A/B/O is pretty kinky. The ‘verse comes with mating cycles, m-preg, knotting, dubcon, and extremely possessive relationships.

So yeah, A/B/O basically porn in 95% of fics.

But then there’s the other 5% of fic writers, who treat the AU as a platform for world building and exploring varied gender dynamics. This is what LoversAntiquities does in this fic. By avoiding the now-cliched presentation of ABO dynamics, the author is able to present a fresh take on this trope that feels natural to the characters. Although the sexy times are still present, there is none of the squicky bits like dubcon, and when it does happen, it’s just like watching these two idiots fall in love in any other AU. It’s adorable. Is it weird to describe a sexy fic like that? No, because LoversAntiquities has a writing style that feels comfortable and a little bit like coming home.

So read this for the following reasons:

  1. Nesting!Dean and all the adorableness that implies.
  2. A beautifully original take on ABO dynamics.
  3. Really f**king beautiful writing.

-The Collectress

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