Hurt!Cas/Dean Fic Rec List
30+ fics under the cut
(Most of these are hurt!dean too)
*** - recently added
And I Will Walk On Water by tracy-loo-who
Word Count: 122,600
Summary: This fic is set after season 4. It’s a story about friendship and love, recovery and trust, free will, and Dean and Castiel’s journey through it all. It’s also about chocolate and hugs.
Contrapasso by takadainmate
Word Count: 59,800
Summary: There’s a town in Wisconsin that doesn’t exist.
Bone by apokteino
Word Count: 8800
Summary: When Dean (raised from hell by some unknown force) and Sam stop the last seal from breaking, heaven decides to bring its own apocalypse. Late in the war, an angel with dark hair and striking blue eyes is captured, and Dean – Dean is his interrogator.
Sing and I Will Hear You by CaptainLaserBeam
Word Count: 30,570
Summary: Castiel is cursed to be a kitten every day of his life (a small, gray cat, very cute and fluffy) from 4am to 8pm sharp until he finds his true love. Dean finds him one day after a group of teenagers were basically torturing the poor thing. He takes care of him (and he’s hurt real bad) but Castiel runs away to transform when Dean leaves him unattended. During the night, Dean finds Castiel in human form, still weak and weary from what happened to him in kitty form.
Six Degrees by strangeandcharm
Word Count: 23,600
Summary: Vampires across the country are up to something and it’s not looking good for the human race. When the Winchesters intervene, however, they unleash a whole world of hurt.
Hummingbirds by strangeandcharm
Word Count: 23,700
Summary: Castiel is rendered mute after being taught a painful lesson, but that enables Dean to learn a few lessons of his own while holding onto something important for him. Elsewhere, someone really loves to count…
The Law of Conservation of Energy by peroxide_fic
Word Count: 90,030
Summary: The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed from one state into another. And what is grace, if not energy? In order to win the war in Heaven, Castiel and the Winchesters embark on a cross-country quest to find the scattered shards of Gabriel’s grace in the hopes that its remaining power will be enough to defeat Raphael before he and Crowley can open the door to Purgatory.
We Have All The Time In The World by strangeandcharm
Summary: Lucifer gets his very own angel to play with, and Dean has to put his toy back together again.
Redemption Road by various writers
Word Count: ~600k
Summary: Post S6 AU. With Castiel having set himself up as the new God, drunk on power and volatile as a nuclear reactor, Dean, Sam, and Bobby find themselves on the run from the jealous, capricious monster wearing the face of their friend. Desperate for protection and wary of his brother’s mental state since Castiel unlocked Sam’s memories of Hell, Dean knows Castiel must be defused before he can wreak further havoc in Heaven or on Earth. Although Bobby advocates for destroying Castiel by whatever means necessary, Dean is convinced the Cas he once knew still remains, buried somewhere beneath the mass of poisonous souls and calling out for help. Determined to save the angel who once rescued him from Hell and redefined his purpose in life, Dean himself must resist the allure of the false deity vying for his obedience, and come to terms with the knowledge, long-suppressed, that his feelings for Castiel run much deeper than brotherhood. It is this bond, and the dubious distinction of the Righteous Man, that will ultimately grant Dean access to where Castiel’s grace languishes in Purgatory. However, what Dean brings back with him is broken, angry, and only half-angel, certainly not the Castiel he remembers—and nor is it the only thing that returns to Earth with them…
I’ll Dig a Hole and Pull You Through by JoCarthage
Word Count: 41,369
Summary: Dean can help Castiel defeat Raphael, and in doing so discovers feelings that go deeper than friendship. A fixit fic for S6, with hurt/comfort, fluff, angst, light bdsm and lots of angel politics.
525,600 Minutes by CaptainLaserBeam
Summary: A man wakes up alone on the streets of Detroit. Lost and somehow forgotten, he’s dressed in blood-soaked clothing without memories and without a name.
Bright Elusive Thing by prophetesss
Word Count: 9000
Summary: Castiel’s brother sent him to a dark place, one that left him wounded. He almost doesn’t notice, but Dean’s eyes are a little sharper.
Ignite Your Bones by murron
Word Count: 7k
Summary:When he finds out that Naomi has put a leash on him, Cas decides to cut himself off from Heaven forever. The decision might kill him but even if it doesn’t, he needs to find a reason to go on. So does Dean.
Give Me a Reason by scaramouche
Word Count: 688
Summary: Castiel has hypothermia, Dean tries to help.
A Vague Memory of Wisdom by takadainmate
Word Count: 35,422.
Summary: A library, demons, and fire.
What Dreams May Come by fayjay
Word Count: 4810
Summary: After the Season 4 Finale, the Winchesters are on the run from the forces of Heaven and Hell. And then Castiel - or at least, his vessel - turns up on their doorstep, battered and bloody and in need of help.
When We Finally Hit The Ground by misachan
Word Count: ~7k
Summary: Leap: verb 1. to spring through the air from one point or position to another; jump 2. to move or act quickly or suddenly 3. to pass, come, rise, etc., as if with a jump. Antonym: Fall.
This Mortal Coil by fayjay
Word Count: 8k
Summary: Castiel has successfully escaped the archangels, but he has been badly injured & seeks assistance from the Winchesters.
Kiss It Better by strangeandcharm
Word Count: 22k
Summary: Castiel is afflicted, and Dean has a very difficult choice to make.
The Superheroes ’Verse by strangeandcharm
Word Count: 42k
Summary: Even superheroes need someone to look after them.
AU (Alternate Universe)
Kiss You When Its Dangerous by zoemathemata
Word Count: 57k
Summary: When his partner Uriel, betrays him, Federal Agent Castiel Novak is saved from becoming a ritual sacrifice by brothers Dean and Sam Winchester. Discovering the world of the supernatural and learning about werewolves, wendigoes, vampires and things that go bump in the night also leads to learning more about Dean and the strange life he and his brother lead. The more he learns, the more Castiel finds himself drawn into Dean’s world and toward Dean himself.
Until Uriel wants to complete the ritual he started.
The Shattered One by miss-annthropic
Summary: When it struck Castiel, he was in mid-flight. It dropped him out of the sky like a sparrow buffeted by gale-force winds. Castiel set down the first place he could find. He ended up standing in a field in Switzerland, swaying on his feet and staring down at his body, dazed by what it had just done. (mpreg -not typical mpreg)
Sin With a Grin by StolenChilde
Word Count: 85k
Summary:Dean and Castiel are happy together, content with their lives and thrilled to be moving forward. Dean loves his job teaching third grade and Castiel, a War Vet, enjoys his position with the FBI. When a new lead comes up in a case, Castiel has to turn to Dean for help. Dean agrees without question. Things take a curious turn.
Metaphysical Gravity by zoemathemata
Word Count: 79k
Summary: This is a retelling of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.
Vampire Castiel Collins is awakened from his tomb by down-on-his-luck author Chuck Shurley. With Chuck’s help [and blood] Castiel sets out to make a life for himself in Collinsport, restoring his old home and hopefully being reunited with the reincarnation of his former lover, Dean Winchester.
To The Axis by shellyknack
Word Count: 22,593
Summary: Dean and Castiel are both battle weary, finding comfort in each other as they piece their respective lives back together. But when an accident brings to light the underlying tension that has always plagued their relationship (by means of an under the influence!Castiel), Dean finds it hard to cope. For the first time in his life, he can go after what he wants—he’s just not sure he deserves it.
Stairway from Zion by daymarket
Word Count: ~63,000
Summary: Orwellian AU. During the same raid that had Castiel crashing through the windshield of Dean’s getaway car, Dean loses both Sam and Anna to the hands of the angels. Human and angel should hate each other as circumstances dictate, but life has a funny way of changing the preordained path.
March-Stalkers Mighty by whit_merule
Word Count: ~150,000
Summary: A Fox and the Hound fusion in a Beowulf-themed world. In the middle of the barren monster-ridden marches, there is a wall. Encircled by the wall and all its ancient protective symbols there is a small town: a few farms, a few orchards, a few herds of cattle and sheep, a few hundred humans who know that nothing outside the wall is anything but an enemy. The second-worst of the monsters that inhabit their lands are the demons; the very worst are also the most newly arrived, and they are the angels. Dean and Sam Winchester have buried the memories of the silent boy with blue eyes and black wings whom Dean had used to play with as a child, down by the wall, years before any other human ever saw an angel. But when one of the regular travelling pedlars turns out to be hiding wings; when Dean encounters a face he’d stubbornly forgotten for years sneaking into their village at night; when Sam gets hit by a curse that takes his human form away, and Bobby sustains an injury that makes him (by his own rules) less than human, and the behaviour of some humans begins to reveal a darker side, Dean isn’t the only one who will have to struggle to redefine the boundaries between humanity and monstrosity.
See No Evil by susangel and zeppx
Word Count: 34k
Summary: Dean’s life is about as normal as can be, he has his job and his brother and is perfectly happy. Then Cas, a blind pianist, enters his life and everything gets turned upside down.
We All Have Our Time Machines by wandersfound
Word Count: ~26,000
Summary: Castiel wakes up in the snow with no memory of how he got there. He can’t go home because he doesn’t remember where home is. Dean, a professor at a local college, finds the man and offers him a ride. Despite a bad experience in the past, Dean agrees to let Castiel stay with him until he regains his memory. Castiel— or Jimmy, as Dean calls him— has one clue to his identity: a ring that might be an engagement ring. He figures there must be someone out there looking for him and, although Dean finds his feelings for Castiel growing, he agrees to help Castiel look for her. What they find isn’t something either could have expected.
Don’t Let Go for The World by glassyskies
Word Count: 51,000
Summary: Set in the It’s a Terrible Life universe. Dean Smith just got promoted. And now he apparently needs help managing his workload. It’s his choice of personal assistant that’s making life a whole lot more
Past Present by lastknownwriter
Word count: 83k
Summary: When bar owner Dean Winchester meets Castiel Novak, he is only trying to be friendly to the lonely professor; he never expects to fall in love. When a tragic accident inadvertently erases the life they’ve built together, will they be able to find each other again? Or will Dean be left with the memory of a love he couldn’t save and a heart hardened by a simple twist of fate?
***Rippers by the0voice0from0above
Word count: 34k
Summary: Destiel AU: Castiel is a private physician who receives a request from Rippers, a popular cage fighting club, to attend to one of their employees.
"RH or rapid healer: a human with the ability to heal at an expedited rate and repair the body in drastic ways."
***Open Up the Moon by Skara_Brae
Word count: 11k
Summary: Castiel Novak is a powerful Sentinel working for the FBI. He starts zoning out with alarming frequency and it is determined that he needs a Guide. Castiel is resistant, and his family decides to take matters into their own hands…
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