Title: Point Pleasant
Pairing(s): Dean Winchester/Castiel
Genre: AU, First Time, Mystery, Horror, Developing Relationship
Word Count: 172,500
Dean Winchester grew up in the idyllic town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. A terrifying encounter with the supernatural during his childhood shaped his worldview and served as the catalyst for his successful career as a bestselling horror writer. Dean left Point Pleasant at the age of twenty, driven from his hometown by rejection and heartbreak, but thirteen years after abandoning his home and family, Dean finds himself drawn back to the town by the promise of investigating the apparent reemergence of the supernatural creature responsible for Dean’s childhood nightmares.
Once back in Point Pleasant, Dean is confronted not only by the town’s resident monster, the Mothman, but also by his childhood best friend, Castiel Novak. Together, with Bobby Singer—the old drunk who lives on the edge of town—Dean and Castiel uncover the mystery of Point Pleasant’s Mothman in all its terrifying reality. Point Pleasant is a horror story, but aims to show that the ghosts that haunt us are sometimes made of flesh and blood. And sometimes, they lead us home.
Why You Should Read This:
I generally steer clear of AUs, especially in the Supernatural fandom. I like Cas as an angel, and what is Dean if not a screwed up Hunter? But this one worked. They are still who they are, but different. After something happens that sends Dean away from home, he comes back and is drawn back into a Supernatural mystery. There’s a developing romance, a great relationship with Bobby Singer, and a little loving battery from Ellen. What more could you want? I also love Chuck as Castiel’s dad. There is a canon death, not Dean or Cas, that occurs off screen. EDIT 6/9/13: The author will be removing this from the internet next Sunday. She is publishing it as an original novel. See more about it here.