It’s a Terrible Life Fic Rec List (Destiel)
Here is my ‘It’s a Terrible Life’ fic rec list. I’ve arranged them alphabetically and marked my favorites with a ★. Obviously, I haven’t read ALL the terrible life fics out there so I will be updating this whenever I can. Enjoy!
All of the True Things That I Am About to Tell You are Shameless Lies ★
Word Count: 4, 261
Summary: So maybe when Dean had told that tall, awkward guy who had talked to him between floors that he was a straight-up (pun intended) zero on the Kinsey scale he had been exaggerating a little. And when he got his first look at his boss’s new secretary, Dean thought that maybe he had been exaggerating a lot.
And Every Time I Fell for You ★
Word Count: 1,400
Summary: Dean really, really hates to fly because, once, when he was little, he spent the entire flight to Minnesota thinking something terrible had happened to his dad.
Word Count: 4,700
Summary: Dean Smith needs a change in his life and hires realtor Castiel Novak to help him find a new home.
At Your Behest
Word Count: 22,909
Summary: Dean Smith and Castiel Jones meet in a bar and explore a relationship.
Between the Pages
Word Count: 1,592
Summary: Castiel makes Dean jello shots for his birthday. Against his better judgement, Dean decides to partake. And ends up coming that much closer to acknowledging his own insecurities.
Word Count: 10,976
Summary: Zachariah punishes Castiel by ordering him to keep Dean Smith happy, whatever it takes.
The Detonation of Your Words, the Connotation of Your Affection ★
Word Count: 10,038
Summary: Living in a lie is hard, but it’s not as painful as being in a relationship that’s bound to fail eventually. Set before 4.17 ‘It’s A Terrible Life’.
Don’t Let Go for the World ★
Word Count: 51,000
Summary: AU. Set in the It’s a Terrible Life universe. Dean Smith just got promoted. And now he apparently needs help managing his workload. It’s his choice of personal assistant that’s making life a whole lot more difficult interesting.
The best It’s a Terrible Life fic I’ve read so far. I can’t even express how much in love I am with this fic.
Word Count: 14,265
Summary: The world’s ending. Thanks to Zachariah, Castiel’s pregnant with Dean’s baby. For some reason, no one’s breaking out cigars.
Yes, this is M-preg. That’s all I can say about that.
Lines in the Suit
Word Count: 3,530
Summary: He gets into the elevator, finishing the last swallow of his cooling coffee, and almost doesn’t notice the dark-haired man standing beside him until Dean realises that he’s staring, has been staring for at least five floors.
Matters of the Cloth
Summary: Dean Smith sustains himself on secrets. He doesn’t know how to feel about his suspicion that Mr Adler’s secretary sees right through him.
More Obvious Solutions ★
Word Count: 1,700
Summary: An illness prompts Dean’s first visit to a doctor’s office in ages, but he’s more concerned about his weight than the flu.
Only the Good Die Young Because the So-So Just Ain’t that Lucky
Word Count: 235
Summary: Wherein Sam Wesson pays the price for failing to translate Dean’s “It’ll be just you and me, Sammy” into the more accurate “It’ll be just you and me, Sammy. And also my oversexed, pot-smoking boyfriend.”
Smoke and Mirrors ★
Word Count: 7,000
Summary: Dean Smith likes his life. Even when he meets a rather unusual stranger.
A Tale of Survival
Word Count: 5,846
Summary: After years of not caring about him, Dean finds himself obsessed with the wounded Marine that is a regular at his favorite coffee shop.
A Well Respected Man
Word Count: 3,000
Summary: Mr. Adler’s new secretary won’t stop staring at Dean.
Where Do We Draw the Line ★
Word Count: N/A
Summary: Dean lived what seemed to be a perfect life with his wife, Lisa. Everything changed when he picked up a young man walking by the road in the rain. That was the day that marked the beginning of a long, painful romance full of secrecy and doubt between a married man and a high-class prostitute.
Dean is still a Winchester here but the story is set in a TerribleLife!verse. Plus, it’s a really good read.
Word Count: 4,000
Summary: Dean Smith is a normal guy. He goes to the gym. He works a nine to five job. He drinks his coffee just like any other guy. The only reason he took a yoga class in the first place was to hook up with this fox of a yoga instructor, Lisa Braeden, and—- wait a minute. That’s not Lisa.