Chasing Hope (Destiel AU)
Castiel Novak grew up with no happiness. He had no reason to be happy. His home life was a ship wreck, and one person caused him to sink into a dark abyss with no will-power to ever drag himself out again. He never spoke. He never left his house, in fear that what happened to him would happen again, or worse. That is, until Dean Winchester comes into his life, begging Castiel to let him in to hide from the cops. They get to talking. Castiel, the man who used to get attached so easily, who barely talks, was now attached to the betting horse racer. For the good or for the bad?
Chasing Hope is the story of Castiel trying to rebuild himself to be better than he ever was, because one faithful horse racer gave him the courage to step outside of his apartment for the first time in eight years, to chase the hope. And, as Castiel rebuilds himself, he and that faithful horse racer grow a love stronger than thunder, more ferocious than lightning.
But is it as strong as death?
Warnings: Depression, rape, and other triggering topics, read at your own risk, though pretty much nothing besides Twist and Shout can trigger the Supernatural Fandom. But, if you are one of those people who had dealt with these things and/or are triggered by it, beware, I won't be putting any warnings inside the chapters.