Beta: choose2live and twinsarein
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.
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"Yes." Cas was quiet for a moment before looking up to meet Sam's eyes – and the intensity of his expression, the low rumble of his voice, set Sam's stomach quivering, even before his careful fingers began unbuttoning Sam's shirt that he still wore – had worn every moment since Sam had first given it to him. "Could you – would you check them for me? To be sure?"