Disclaimer: Not mine
Warnings: AU, fairy tale retelling, fairly dark, off-screen rape of a minor character, physical and psychic abuse, sensitive subject material.
Summary: Loosely based on Grimm’s Cinderella. Once upon a time, a merchant’s wife gave birth to a little boy named Castiel, who was perfect in all ways, right down to the beautiful black wings sprouting out of his back. However, in a country still fighting the phobia of human-to-animal shapeshifters, not everyone agrees, and when his mother dies, Castiel is left at the hands of his stepfather Zachariah, who doesn’t condone non-human traits despite being part-bird himself. And then there’s Dean, the only friend Castiel has in the world, who thinks Castiel’s wings are awesome, but is hiding a few problems of his own.
Notes: Lots of thanks to zoemathemata and ellanorelle for amazing beta work!
Part I: Liebes Kind \\ Part II: Alles Ersinnliche Herzeleid \\ Part III: Ihr Zahmen Täubchen \\ Part IV: Als der Winter Kam \\ Part V: Auf des Königs Schloss \\ Part VI: Rüttel Dich und Schüttel Dich \\ Author's Notes