He took the stairs several at a time, calling for Dean, and receiving no response. With a sinking feeling in his stomach, Sam took the next set of stairs up to the main door, opening it and stepping out into the bright afternoon sunlight. It took his eyes a moment to adjust – and then he saw what he’d been afraid he’d see.
Title: Last Resort
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; lots of Sam/Dean and Sam/Cas, as well
Warnings/Content Notice: graphic torture/violence, non-con elements (see Spoiler cut for more details), hurt/comfort, Wincest; beloved characters, in character (hopefully), but still doing some possibly very hard-to-read things
Words: Whole Story, 31,173; Chapter, 3700
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.
A distant part of Sam’s mind was aware that his clothes were going to be forever stained with the blood and ash from Cas’s burnt wings and broken body.
But Dean was already covered in it, Sam thought as a cold ache settled in his chest. It was only right that he should be as well.
“No, Cas,” Dean cut him off, pressing the blade up under his chin and silencing him as Cas bit down on his lower lip and closed his eyes in a pitiful attempt to control his reaction. Dean kept his voice soft and measured, perfectly controlled, as he continued, “You are going to talk to me.”