Author: dreamsofspike and choose2live
Spoilers: AU from “Goodbye Stranger”; no spoilers after “The Great Escapist”
Pairing: Sam/Dean/Cas in all possible combinations; story centers around Dean/Cas relationship, but mostly friendship, and Sam/Cas friendship to possibly more; lots of Sam/Dean as well
Warnings/Content Notice: graphic torture/violence, hurt/comfort, Wincest; suicidal ideations, reference to non-con, beloved characters, in character (hopefully), but still doing some possibly very hard-to-read things
Words: Whole Story, 100,000; Chapter, 6000
Disclaimer: No recognizable characters are mine; not for money, just for fun ;)
Summary: After Castiel disappears with the angel tablet, the Winchesters receive some very upsetting news. It seems that once again, Cas has fallen in with the wrong side, and is part of a plan that will end with the end of the world. The clock is ticking, and there’s only a few short days to stop this dangerous plan from reaching its conclusion. But getting Cas to admit what he’s doing and stop the course he’s on may take Dean down a path he swore he’d never go down again, and leave Team Free Will shattered, even if the rest of the world is saved.
Previous chapters in Memories/Complete story on AO3
Dean's eyes widened as he took in the awesome, terrible sight of Cas's most natural weapon, battle ready - against him. He edged nearer to Cas, his every motion measured and cautious, eyes drifting warily between Cas's wings and his face."I - I don't want to do this," he said softly. "But… I'm the only one who can, so… so don't smite me, okay?"