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17 June 2010 @ 10:39 am
[Fic] Where the World Begins - Master Post  
Title:  Where the World Begins
Rating:  NC-17
Pairing:  Dean/Castiel
Genre:  Slash, domestic, apocalyptic, romance
Spoilers/Warnings:  AU after 5.08.  Sex, very mild battle violence
Word Count:  ~49,300
Summary:  In the aftermath of a battle against demons, Castiel rescues an orphan girl, who then forms an attachment to the fallen angel.  Dean and Castiel take her into their care, traveling highways and back roads, killing as many demons as they can, while Sam searches for an alternate way to defeat Lucifer.  Amidst trying to end the Apocalypse, Dean finds his life a strange combination of broken, crumbling cities and a half-domestic life on the road.  In the quiet moments they make for themselves among the chaos, Dean and Castiel become closer not only to each other but to their ward, and Dean finds his life taking a turn in a direction he never thought it’d have a chance to take.
Artchosenfire28  did some fabulous art for this fic, both a banner and poster.  View her art here and let her know what an awesome job she did! 
Art Addition: awesomepants87  recently created the awesome chapter banners that have been added to the posts.

Author’s notes: This fic started with awesomepants87  asking for “Something domestic… and Dean and Cas have a kid.”  I had every intention of writing a short, simple fic, but my brain was apparently on overdrive that night, because what developed was a strange meshing of the domestic and apocalyptic, and the simple prompt developed into this big bang.   Months later, you guys have the result of that little request.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed working on it :o) 

Thanks: First and foremost, I owe a ginormous thank you to awesomepants87 .  She beta’d this monster, and without her this would not have come together.  She kept me on track and provided new perspectives and insights when my brain refused to think anymore.  I seriously can’t thank her enough.  An additional thanks goes to her for making chapter banners for this fic. 

And, of course, a huge thank you goes to chosenfire28 for doing the art.  The poster and banner she made are simply fabulous, and I couldn’t have asked for more. 

A big thank you also goes to my flist.  You guys are awesome!  Your encouragement and cheerleading kept me plugging away, and your excitement kept mine up when I thought it had run out.  So thanks, guys!

Notes on the Enochian:  I found three sites extremely helpful while translating the Enochian in this piece.  This site was fabulous for everything Enochian, and the other two can be found here and here
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
fangirl1138: Castiel and Deanfangirl1138 on June 17th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
This sounds really great. Can't wait to read it this weekend.
The link to the art does not work. :(
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

Sorry about that! The artist will unlock the entry as soon as she's able... be sure to check it out, she did a fabulous job :o)
ayah_analaayah_anala on June 17th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Yes!!This made my fricken' day! Can't wait to read.
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay! I hope you enjoy! :o)
Linsey: Reading Fanfic: brbpyjamagurl on June 17th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
SQUEE!! *dances* I am so excited that this is finally here! *runs off to read*

*hugs* (the banner is gorgeous! *makes mental note to tell artist how awesome they are*)
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
*dances with you* I'm so excited that it's finally here, too! I hope you enjoy it!

*hugs back* (and it is! and the poster she made is totally awesome as well. The artist really did a fabulous job :oD)
dolnmoon: sn dean cas fishingdolnmoon on June 17th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read this.
the art link doesn't work says that it's a protected entry. =(
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it!

Sorry about that! The artist will unlocked the entry as soon as she's able... be sure to check it out, she did a fabulous job :o)
no_eight: Sine Qua Nonno_eight on June 17th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'll have to find time for this, it looks great though. I'm happy you got it done, you should feel proud! :claps back: <33
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun! I'm happy that I got it done, too :oP Once the relief passes, I'm sure the proud feeling will commence lol. <3
Olympiaolympia_m on June 17th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
erm,... sorry for being such a pain, but you mention this in your summary: '.... an attachment to the fallen angel.'

Does this mean that your story has fallen!/human!Castiel throughout?
(please, don't tell me to read and find out, or send me a PM if you think that your answer would be too spoilery for others...)

thank you!
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
You're not being a pain, so no worries! Castiel is basically where he was towards the end of season 5 throughout this fic... he has a few powers, but they're more powers because he's an angel rather than because he's attached to heaven. So he's not human, per say, but rather going off his own few but waning angel!supernatural powers. I hope that makes sense and helps!
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spn_2008: Howdyspn_2008 on June 17th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read this!!, I will try to read it tonight!

The art is friendslocked :(
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I hope you enjoy it!

And sorry about that! The artist will unlock the entry as soon as she's able... be sure to check it out, because she did a fabulous job :o)
Morgan O'Connermorganoconner on June 17th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for this one!! *flails*

Gonna go eat lunch and then settle in for a nice long read. Totally worth ignoring my own big bang I should be writing for. ^_^ :P
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 17th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Aw, yay! :oD I hope you enjoy it!

And hurrah for distractions! :oP Good luck with writing your big bang!!
awesomepants87awesomepants87 on June 18th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
FABULOUS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. SO glad you finally posted! Excited for D/C fangirls everywhere to soak in the awesomeness of this fic. Now just sit back, crack open a beer (or 10) and relax....until the next big bang ;)

also, thanks for the thanks. such kind words. I shed a single manly tear like Jensen. Dean wouldn't have it any other way. :D

the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 19th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
:oD I'm glad I finally posted, too! Now, time for other fun things :oP And yes, a celebratory beer... or twelve.

And thank YOU. I totes mean it... and Dean would be proud of your single manly tear. :oD
devilsduplicitydevilsduplicity on June 18th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Exciiiteemeeennttt! I am a bad person and am starting this right now, on my phone, at work. :\
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 19th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
lol! Hopefully it'll be a good way to pass the time? Everybody procrastinates during work ;o) I hope you enjoy it, and work goes well!
Courtney: I gave everything for yousiennis on June 25th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
I need something to distract me from our current thunderstorm (third one today! Sometimes living in the Canadian prairies suuucks :P) and this is just perfect! Thank you :) ♥
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 25th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Aw! Well I'm glad this can help with distractions :o) Good luck with the storms, and I hope you enjoy the fic!
Hallie Jade: kisstime1angelshandprint on June 26th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
I finished it in 2 days. And honest to Cas I don't know what to say anymore. Just know that I may print the little details like that of Dean wishing that first time for Cas were somewhere else better than an abandoned motel bathroom and many many more and make them my room hangings. I sooo love you. Have I ever, ever told you that you're awesome? And besides, I do really admire writers who can write long stories with a plot. I only do short ones with the plot actually coming from a very specific image.
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 28th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! *blushes* I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this as much as you did! And I very much like your idea of room hangings... I might have to start doing that ;o)

Thanks for reading! :o)
thecrunchie: SPN Dean Boogymanthecrunchie on September 14th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)

Just wondering if you have a PDF version of this??
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on September 16th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Hey! Not currently :o/ But I can work on one and have it posted around Monday if you'd like one. :o)
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Ambrosia: SPN - cheersambrosia4all on June 2nd, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Congrats! ☆ Your fic is recced here at sawedoff_recs.
the_ninth_bowthe_ninth_bow on June 2nd, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! :)
Dulcinea: [DW] THUMBS UP A+prosopopeya on December 25th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'd love the PDF version of this to read on my shiny new Kindle. :) Could you possibly upload it, if it's not too much trouble?