this is my first collab ever with the love of my liiiiiiiife
Athletic Destiel (link to athlete!cas and athlete!dean tags; link to other rec lists)
A Fine Line [M, 8,100 word count]
There’s a difference between rivalry and obsession, but when it comes to Castiel Padalecki, Dean forgets that entirely.
Code Duello [NC-17, 80,000 word count]
The duel of honor is still the law of the land: grievances large and small are settled by means of electrified swords that can be honed to incredible sharpness. When Dean Winchester, captain of the University of Kansas fencing team, finds himself one player short at the beginning of the season, he recruits Castiel, a mysterious boy trained from birth to compete in high stakes illegal sword fighting competitions.
For a Horse With Wings [M, 41,700 word count (WIP)]
Dean has worked with horses all his life, but work as a ranch hand doesn’t pay the bills to put his brother through school. When a job opportunity to be the groom at Golden Gate Farms for one of the most decorated eventers of the time pops up, Dean hops on the chance. Unfortunately, Castiel Novak turns out to be a huge dick.
From Russia with Love [NC-17, 2,600 word count]
Dean and Cas are roommates at the Olympic Village. PWP.
Headline Perspectives [NC-17, 13,600 word count]
Castiel Novak is your average reporter who constantly defends the actions of Dean Winchester, a football player who is constantly scrutinized by the media. They form an unusual friendship that faces many road blocks, one that may end in a tragic death and a broken man.
Hey, baby. What’s your sign [T, 26,000 word count (WIP)]
The one where Dean is the star pitcher for the Kansas Kites, and Sam is the brand new first baseman. They’ve already been nicknamed the ‘Winchester Duo’ by ESPN, and the team is steadily climbing it’s way to the top after a seven year slump. Enter Castiel, the replacement catcher after Ash slips and breaks his leg, effectively putting him out of commission for the rest of the season. Let’s just say, it’s definitely not love at first sight. A story about the ‘I’ in team, and the world series that John Winchester always wanted for his favorite team. And his boys. Updates every saturday
High Dive [NC-17, 2,100 word count]
Dean thought that maybe under the coy little smile of the local high school’s swimming captain he’d find a stammering virgin. If only.
It’s All Fun and Games [M, 20,400 word count (WIP)]
Dean Winchester is a football player who is in GPA hell, and Castiel is asked to save him. Things change as time wears on, when Dean realizes why Castiel acts so stiffly, and Castiel discovers about Dean’s tense family life.
Just Got to Run [M, 2,600 word count]
Cas is on the track team, Dean is on the football team Dean. Stuff happens when Cas & Dean stay after practice.
Last Friday Night [NC-17, 103,00 word count]
Dean is a drag racer and Castiel finds him fascinating. He watches in secret as the green-eyed stranger speeds his way around the hidden lake track every Friday night. That is, until he finds out they attend the same university.
Love Games [NC-17, 57,800 word count (WIP)]
Sam and Dean are stars on the US Hockey team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Dean has everything under control until he meets a blue-eyed figure skater who somehow gets under his skin and throws his perfect plans for a loop. The last thing he needs right now is the complication of a relationship and a scandal here in front of the whole world’s unforgiving media! And when his brother gets injured on the ice, he realizes that fate is a sadistic bitch who is pretty much out to get Dean Winchester.
The Precision of The Fall [M, 36,900 word count]
They used to be called The Family Winchester. People came from miles around to see their act, knowing their names and faces before the circus even rolled into town. Life was shiny with salt and sawdust, sequins and smiles. Now, all that was left were a few crumpled posters, an empty bunk next to Dean’s, and the leather-gripped knives hidden in the trick pockets of his vest.
scared that you won’t be waiting on the other side [M, 5,500 word count]
Soccer AU. Castiel is the Arsenal defender who’s being courted by New York Red Bulls agent Sam Wincher for a transfer. This is twenty-four hours in Dean’s life, during which he tries to be assistant coach to a bunch of crazy footballers, and tries to sabotage his brother’s grand plan to steal his club’s star player. Which he does by sleeping with said player. Stellar plan.
Set Me Up, Buttercup [T, 30,000 word count]
Dean is the starting setter for his college’s volleyball team. His plans for the year include winning Conferences, passing his classes, kicking Benny’s butt at basketball, and making sure Ash remembers to eat and bathe on a semi-regular basis. He doesn’t plan on meeting Cas Milton but once he does, Dean’s carefully planned year changes.
Shakedown (the big one) [NC-17, 5,600 word count]
He should probably stop treating the guy like shit; it wasn’t his fault that Dean was harboring the world’s biggest unrequited crush on him.
Dean is a legacy NASCAR driver, and Castiel is his crew chief of three months who hates him. Or maybe he doesn’t. It’s complicated.
Sequel: Free Pass (get your ass in a gear)
Shortskirts Verse [NC-17, 22,400 word count]
So, they’re in high school, and then they’re in college, and it’s mostly not about Taylor Swift, except when it is.
Shotguns and Comets [M, 29,400 word count (WIP)]
Dean Winchester’s the leading scorer for the Shotguns, one of the top hockey teams in the NHL. Everything’s going great (if great is a casual sex-filled existence and an apartment with your awkward best friend) until the ‘guns biggest rivals, the Comets, get a new goalie. As far as Dean’s concerned, Castiel Novak is a ninja in the net and a hell of a lot bigger competition than the old goalie. When they inexplicably become friends, Dean realises it’s going to be harder than expected to keep his personal life off the ice.
This is the story of why you shouldn’t check out the other team’s keeper. But really, this is the story of why you should.
Sporty High School AU [NC-17, 18,600 word count]
(summary of first story) Cas is on the high school swim team and Dean Winchester is the super-attractive, too-cool-for-him lacrosse player. They’re both practicing late one cold autumn night, and Dean succumbs to exhaustion. It’s up to Cas to help him.
Stay on Your Man [NC-17, 24,000 word count (abandoned? WIP)]
Sam and Dean play for the varsity West water polo team. When they play their rivals, South, Dean is confronted by a player who doesn’t just match him in skill, but also in aggression.
Suburban War [NC-17, 105,000 word count]
Moving to Lawrence with his family is the most significant event of Dean Winchester’s life. It brings a stability he’s never known, and the only thing to have more of a profound impact on him is Castiel Novak: the two boys become fast friends the day they meet. But as Dean grows older, he dreams for something beyond the monotony and constraints of suburbia, and he is haunted by the inexplicable feeling that he was born for something more than what this life offers. As he struggles to reconcile the person he yearns to be with what his family and friends expect of him, a fateful choice exposes just how fragile his life in the suburbs is, and possibly risks losing the best friend he’s ever had.
Sucker Punched [NC-17, 14,000 word count]
Dean ‘The Demon’ is an undefeated MMA fighter, until he is put up against Castiel ‘The Angel’ Novak who looks like a total wimp but gets under Dean’s skin anyways. Dean looses it when Cas beats him and decided to teach him a lesson in the locker rooms after the fight. Warning: Homophobic language, Smut, Dubious Consent?, Bully!Dean.
Swimming In The Fast Lane [NC-17, 93,300 word count]
Castiel Novak was the star of his high school swim team with an attitude problem but that could change when new coach Dean Winchester entered with his pretty boy features that had Castiel wanting more than the typical coach-swimmer relationship
Take Care of My Baby [M, 94,900 word count]
It’s the mid-50’s. Dean Winchester is the best damn racer in all of California and the most notorious name on the block. He likes to think he’s got his whole life put together just how he wants it. That is, until the Novaks come to town.
Through The Dark [NC-17, 43,200 word count]
Castiel Novak is a low level reporter for the New York Post, up until he gets his big break: ASL star Dean Winchester has broken a goal scoring record and Castiel has been assigned to his personal story, meaning two weeks of close proximities. Except, the thing is; they’ve kind of got history.
Training [NC-17, 1,900 word count]
Dean decides to learn how to fight and becomes attracted to the handsome instructor, Castiel.
Twist and Shout [NC-17, 97,500 word count]
What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea.
Unusual Combination [T, 13,000 word count]
Dean is a football player, and Cas is a cross country runner, but they don’t live up to each other’s stereotypes.
We Got Spirit [T, 3,470 word count]
Dean becomes a cheerleader after Jo bets him that he wouldn’t, and Cas is the star of the soccer team.
Welcome to the Dork Side [T, 15,500]
Dean’s handing out pie when he has an odd encounter with Castiel Novak.