DANCER!AU for my dear anon
Title: Bless the Broken Road
Word count: 59,000
Summary: Dean Winchester is thrilled to be the best man at his little brother’s wedding. That is until Sam tells him that Jess has insisted they take dance lessons for the reception. But when Dean meets the dance instructor, Castiel Krushnic, his world gets turned upside down. The men discover that they are both Afghanistan war vets who are dealing with the aftermath of their individual experiences there. These two broken ex-soldiers embark on a project that will help them both face their past and teach them that together they can heal those wounds. This is the story of overcoming trauma, finding love, and facing fears and all of it set to great music.
Title: Dancing on the Head of a Pin
Word count: 2,992
Summary: Young ballet dancer Castiel Novak, coming from a family of renowned dancers, ends up meeting Dean Winchester, a famous dancer in his own right, when he goes to audition to join a dance company.
Title: El Tango De Amor
Word count: 16,401
Summary: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Dean leaves, is gone for two to three hours, and comes home sweaty and exhausted to the apartment he and his brother Sam share. Sam had asked him where he went once, and Dean had said he was working out, which technically wasn’t a lie. What he was doing was definitely giving him a workout, just not in the traditional sense. In all actuality though, Dean was leaving every Tuesday and Thursday for a dance class. A dance class taught by a one Castiel Novak.
Title: Firecracker Blues
Word count: 10,000
Summary: Dean is reluctant, to say the least, when Jo drags him to a blues dancing club. However, after meeting Castiel, the instructor, Dean learns that dancing isn’t so much about the steps as it is about connection.
Word count: 10,848
Summary: Castiel has been photographing their ballet company for two years now and he and Dean have barely exchanged six words, and yet somehow when Dean breaks his leg, it’s Castiel who takes him home from the hospital and takes care of him.
Title: Not the One in Your Jewelry Box
Word count: 1,326
Summary: Castiel becomes infatuated with a dancer he knows nothing about.
Title: Take the Lead
Word count: 1,731
Summary: Castiel is the dance instructor for ballroom dancing. After one of his students proves to have a difficult time following her partner’s lead, Castiel asks one of his experienced students, Dean, to help him show the class how even someone unused to following can do so in a dance. Except he gets more than he bargains for when Dean decides to mix things up.
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