“The Last Moonlight Serenade” by gankyourdarlings
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel
Word Count: 59,837
It’s the night before 1945 and Honolulu is celebrating like flipping the calendar is all it’ll take to end this thing and send everybody home. Makes for one hell of a party. But it’s been a long war, getting longer, and Dean Winchester stopped pinning his hopes on anything a long time ago. Then, as the clock ticks down to the new year, he finds himself in the company of a grounded fighter pilot. All of the sudden, maybe there’s something to look forward to.
I have been writing my own epistolary short story, and when I told a friend, she immediately recced me this Dean/Cas fic set during WWII, which features so pretty sweet letter writing segments. I devoured this story in a single afternoon, blowing off everything and everyone to finish it before bedtime. Read this fic if you’re looking for a good cry and some serious Destiel feels and make sure you heed the tags! I (of course) didn’t notice the “Character Death” tag, even though it was right there. Trust me, though, it’s worth the read. With the unique setting and interesting premise this story is one of the more memorable AUs I’ve read in a while.
Happy shipping, friends!
xoxo C. Diva
*Disclaimer: It goes without saying that fanfiction is not true to life. With RPF, fanon is fanon and canon is real life*