Title: 12 Steps
Word Count: 33,032
Summary: The 12 Steps tell you to keep it simple, but Dean Winchester has never been good at keeping anything simple. So, with the help and support of the core people in his life he’s giving sobriety his best shot, which even on a good day is a struggle. But as he works at it he makes progress and starts to rediscover himself, and maybe find love with the new guy next door.
Title: Bring It On Home
Word count: 40,800
Summary: Multi-chapter AU. Dean the Sales Rep just moved into the neighborhood, and his new neighbor is a possibly crazy shut-in. Wait - make that definitely crazy.
Title: Crossroads State
Word Count: 54,000
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.
Title: New Neighbours
Word Count: 4,550
Summary: “Castiel and his son move in next door to the Winchesters. Sam invites Castiel to dinner. Castiel completely misunderstands the situation.”
Title: The Ghost of Embers
Word Count: 38,500
Summary: Dean Winchester’s life has been one big clusterfuck. He lost his mother to a house fire when he was a child, and he lost his father to an explosive car accident when he was a teen, and, now that he’s a full-grown man, he’s losing his brother to college and to distant, sunny California. Dean, determined not to let his pyrophobia or his anxiety over his absent brother ruin him, and desirous of a change that just might fix everything, makes the rashest move of his adult life: a largely unnecessary, almost entirely unplanned move to New York City. Stuck in the middle of a city that has a reputation for chewing up and spitting out the unprepared, Dean’s anxieties fluctuate between bad and worse…until he starts to get to know his mysterious and antisocial next door neighbor, Castiel. But mystery isn’t always a good thing; Castiel is hiding a secret…a secret that even the cynical Dean Winchester might have trouble believing.
Title: Among the Wreck
Word Count: 110,000
Summary: The fate of the world has been decided and two human vessels are the key to the final battle that will trigger the apocalypse. Not content to leave anything up to destiny, Heaven takes matters into its own hands. But a simple assassination is complicated by the interference of one of their own, leaving the future in limbo and the angel Castiel to pay the ultimate price for his actions. But what should be the end is only the beginning. The angel’s fall from grace crash lands him in the body of a young Jimmy Novak as his soul departs. The process leaves Castiel with no memories of his celestial past; he knows himself only as Jimmy Novak, a sickly child whose overnight recovery is nothing short of miraculous. But as Jimmy’s life starts anew, Dean Winchester’s has all but ended.It’s under these circumstances that these two boys come together and forge a friendship that slowly develops into something more. But their path was never meant to be easy and fate eventually intercedes, thrusting them both into the roles they were always meant to play: the angel and the hunter. The Righteous Man and his Protector.
Title: Come on with the Rain
Word Count: 36,038
Summary: When Castiel was 15, his life changed. In one tragic instant, he lost his parents, and he was forced to live with his Uncle Bobby in Lawrence, Kansas. There he met the Winchester boys, Sam and Dean, who were living next door. He thought Sam was pleasant, and Dean, well, Dean was special. Three years passed and Castiel’s relationship with the boys developed in an unexpected way. Sam became his best friend. But Dean was a different story. Dean was not Castiel’s friend. He was a neighbor, a classmate, the brother of Castiel’s best friend, and the guy who worked part time at his uncle’s salvage yard. That was all. But on the rare times that Dean asked Castiel for help, Castiel couldn’t find it in him to turn him down. Because this was Dean. And the answer would never be “no” when it came to Dean.
Title: It’s Always the End of the World Somewhere
Word Count: 21,000
Summary: The status quo is this: Dean is the popular captain of the football team, and Castiel is the off-kilter nobody who doesn’t so much as breathe the same air as Dean. Then senior year happens and the status quo is shot to smithereens.
Title: Shortskirts Verse
Word Count: 22,400
Summary: So, they’re in high school, and then they’re in college, and it’s mostly not about Taylor Swift, except when it is.
Title: A Better Method of Pretending
Word Count: 42,000
Summary: Dean is young and a hard worker living in shitty place near Cleveland, with one plan - to get his boss’s job. When the possibility is
complicated by a journalist by the name of Castiel, Dean has to learn to work with the writer and make nice. Of course things get complicated
and Dean isn’t sure to balance how he feels about work, this relationship, his best friend Sam, and how Castiel is kind of an enigma, though every time they get closer his barriers seem to weaken. But where does Cas draw the line, and how does Dean figure out what the hell he wants?
Word Count: 23,817
Summary: Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:6)
Title: Big Bad World One
Word Count: 31,000
Summary: “It’s an office-AU, where Sam is a lawyer and meets cutie. Dean on the other hand has met cutie already, but is too much manly macho to pursue his big gay crush. Oh, and he’s the janitor. This whole fic is named and inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s “Big Bad World One” (seriously, check out this guy’s stuff, he’s awesome!), which was the first song I learned to play on guitar.”
Title: Dean Winchester, Straight Shooter
Word Count: 16,000
Summary: Dean Winchester, star of StraightShooter.com, is a gay-for-pay porn star with a huge following. Cas Novak signs on to do a scene with him, even though he dislikes “straight” porn stars on principle. But Dean is more complicated than he first appears, and after inadvertently learning his secrets, Cas finds himself falling for him.
Title: Don’t Panic
Word Count: 8991
Summary: Dean is a Secret Service agent. Castiel is his ex-KGB handler.
Word Count: 128,000
Summary: AU. The most exciting kindergarten teacher Dean Winchester’s life ever gets is when he plays mechanic in his uncle Bobby’s shop on the weekends. That is until a birthday party goes tequila-nova and he trips into a one-night stand with an incredibly hot firefighter named Castiel. Dean’s life gets a lot more exciting after that.
Word Count: N/A
Summary: “When Castiel loses his job, he resorts to making wing fetish videos to make cash. Dean really likes them”
Title: If I Lose Myself
Word Count: 17,800
Summary: Castiel Novak is the United States’ first openly gay President & Dean Winchester is the head of his Secret Service detail.
Title: Mr. Know-It-All
Word count: 21,800
Summary: 1964. Castiel thinks he’s got a good enough life—he’s married to the greatest girl in the world and he’s got a great job writing for the San Francisco Chronicle. Everything is exactly as it should be and he’s pretty sure he’s happy. Which is, of course, when a new photographer named Dean comes along throw a great big wrench in the cogs.
Title: Try-Something Tuesday
Word Count: 48,300
Summary: Human AU. Dean Winchester teaches a third-grade class. He’s new to this whole ‘bisexual’ thing - but by pure happenstance, he meets Castiel: a particularly dapper male librarian who moonlights as a substitute teacher. Dean’s curious and Castiel is willing, so why the hell not?
Except, fate never intended it to be one-time-only…
Okay so I’m aware of that you wished for only adult neighbors fictions but I just want my followers to read these amazing hs!AUs too. Also I’m sorry I recced some of these fanfics before but they fit the anon’s description so I just had to rec them again. :P