If I knew then what I know now by What You See in the Shadows – Given an opportunity to change his family’s destiny, Dean Winchester finds himself back in 1983 as his four year old self, yet with his adult memories still intact. But can he alter the events of that tragic night? And if so, will young Dean, his family, and Castiel be ready to survive all the evil that destiny has in store for them? pre-series AU
Status : WIP (regularly updated)
My Thoughts – This is a different take on the kid!fics that run wild through every fandom. Instead of de-aging Dean in the present this writer sent him back to his younger self so that he could try and fix things for his family. I liked how the writer showed the Winchester family struggling to accept this new older/younger Dean, instead of having them just strug their shoulders and carry on like nothing has changed.
Metaphysical Gravity by zoemathemata – (Dark Shadows Fusion) 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.
Status : Complete
Pairing : Dean/Castiel
My Thoughts – I had never seen/ or heard of Dark Shadows before I read this fic. That said not knowing much about the source material didn’t stop me from enjoying every word.
Long and Lonesome Highway by Sorka42 – This is an AU of the entire Supernatural series starting from the beginning. When Dean goes to get Sam from Stanford he sees how happy he is with his new life and Jessica and decides to leave him to it.
Status : Complete (6 stories in the series)
My Thoughts – Another story where one change creates a ripple effect that changes things for everyone. There is no time travel in this one, just a what if senerio.
It’s all in the details by Colleen – When Dean goes to sell his soul at the crossroads to bring Sam back, someone else steps in to negotiate the deal. Cas did get a sign and it sent him off into the past to change things.
Status : WIP (hasn’t been updated for a while but is already pretty far in)
My Thoughts – This story inspired my story Deal Me In. I love Cas pretending to be a crossroads demon, and that kiss! I also enjoy Gabriel in this fic, he’s so used to be on top of everything then Cas comes along and throws him through a loop.
Unexpected Destinies by otp_destiel – They thought it was over. They thought they had averted the Apocalypse. They thought they’d won. They were wrong…
Status : WIP
Pairing : Dean/Castiel
My Thoughts – I rec anything by this author, but this story is EPIC. If you are a fan of Dean/Castiel (destiel), then you need to read this.