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dean & cas
Title: Crossroads State
Rating: R (sex and language)
Words: ~54,000* (complete in 12 parts)
Pairing/Characters: Dean/Castiel, Sam, Gabriel, Anna, Balthazar... uh, ensemble. (highlight for spoilery background/side pairings) Castiel/Balthazar, Sam/Ruby, Sam/Jess, Gabriel/Kali, Balthazar/Lucifer
Warnings: This is seriously pretty tame angst-wise, but references to offscreen drug abuse and mental illness/institutionalization for minor characters. (Less seriously, also gross liberties with the geography of Bloomington, Indiana and environs. General insouciant handwaving of the ins and outs of gay clubs and academia, because obviously the fact that I've been clubbing a few times and know some professors makes me a total authority.)
Summary: Castiel has a nice predictable structured life teaching high school, even if he happens to be overqualified for it. Then this guy moves in around the corner and literally knocks him on his ass.
Notes: the_reverand deserves a freaking medal for helping me pick through this and holding my hand and patting my head and punching my arm during my flails. So does a fairly large contingent of my flist because I kept bitching. <3 Still, anything that sucks is my fault and no one else's.
*(Also, this may only be 51,000 words? Gdocs and AO3 don't seem to agree with each other.)


Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8   Part 9   Part 10   Part 11   Epilogue


Also available as a PDF or at AO3.


Soundtrack

Comments

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savannamae17
Mar. 15th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
I am incredibly excited to read this- the description literally sounds perfect!
thirstyrobot
Mar. 15th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! :D I hope you enjoy it when you do!
savannamae17
Mar. 19th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Just finished it... I hope you've written other Dean/Cas stuff, because I LOVE your Dean voice. This fic was really well done. Recc'ing you on tumblr pronto!
thirstyrobot
Mar. 19th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D I haven't written too much else (yet) and my one other Dean/Cas is not that Dean-heavy but there's other stuff I'm working on.
ash_kah
Jul. 5th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Hey there ^^
So I just finished this and it was really nice, I usually love teacher!Cas to begin with and Dean's characterization is perfect.
There was way too much Cas/Balth (and Bathazar in general) in my tastes though, but I guess that's just me.
Interesting that you made Gabriel a lawyer I liked that, and liked his relationship with Kali is as rocking as in the show XD

It's too bad I couldn't have the soundtrack with it, but who knows maybe some other time if I want to re-read it ;3
(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
I just had to hunt you down to find somewhere I could leave you a message. I've had Crossroads State sitting on my Kindle for a while now (thank you AO3 downloads) and am only (*looks*) 13% of the way through it, but I needed to drop you a line and say I'm excited to get through the rest of it because it is DELIGHTFUL thus far. I keep smiling unexpectedly at the various little events and dialogue. Love how you've written it. (*slinks away into anonymity*)
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