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Title: Aschenflügel

Rating: NC-17

Disclaimer: Not mine

Pairings: Dean/Castiel

Warnings: AU, fairy tale retelling, fairly dark, off-screen rape of a minor character, physical and psychic abuse, sensitive subject material.

Word Count: 28,982

Artist: the lovely & talented lilchibibunny
Art Masterpost: lilchibibunny.livejournal.com/202444.html

ETA: The amazing bigkittychan  also drew this

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

Comments

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lilchibibunny
Oct. 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
KJSADKLSAHFSKJD;L34KL;3DSA

NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS, DARLING. LIKE, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

:D I am so glad I got your fiiiiiic, how many times can I say that? BECAUSE I AM.

sorry for all the capslock, I'm just getting super excited. <3 <3
liadan14
Oct. 8th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
<3
nyoka
Oct. 8th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats! ☆ Your fic is recced here at sawedoff_recs.
liadan14
Oct. 8th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
!! Thank you so much!
hils
Oct. 11th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
I love a good fairy tale AU and this was wonderful. Not an exact re-telling of Cinderella and everyone is perfectly in character so you really understand why Castiel puts up with being treated the way he is. I loved it!

Have just recced it in my LJ
professorkatze
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
UM. I HAVE NOT EVEN STARTED YET, BUT CAN I SAY I LOVE IT ALREADY? THE *PREMISE* OH MY FRICKIN GOD. AND THE TITLES ARE IN GERMAN, I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE. EVERYTHING = PERFECT.
YES. READING NOW. I AM VERY EXCITED.
n00rtje
Dec. 29th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hey,
I'm going to put this on my e-reader so I can read it because it seems like an amaaaazing story to me.
But, I know myself, and I fear that I'll forget to comment. And, as a writer myself, I know how good it feels to gett comments, so yeah,, I'm just letting you know that I'm going to read it and probably enjoy it a lot :)
x
e313
Jan. 12th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
brilliant! i love fairytale AUs and it is rather rare to find good ones; besides well written this one is superbly executed as a concept: the balance bt the spn and the Cinderella elements in the fic, the way the situations have adapted and wove around different heroes is brilliant! i had a wonderful time reading this :D
eloarei
Jun. 8th, 2012 06:51 am (UTC)
Spent much of the day reading this on my ereader (when I really should have been doing anything else), but I don't regret it. =D This was a seriously cute story; thanks so much for writing it! I'm particularly glad things worked out for Anna. ^^ I just wish there was more art for it! All the imagery/scenery/etc would make for some really nice illustrations I think. =)
yeohsueann
Jun. 19th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
hi there! i'm drooling over the plot already and i have to read this! do you have a pdf version of this? please please? :)
liadan14
Jun. 19th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
hi! sorry, no pdf at the moment, I'm a bit useless at conversiony things
writerzoid56
Jul. 16th, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
PDF
Heyo!

Your fic gives me ALL THE FEELINGS! I may die of cuteness and fuzziness. Thank you so much.

I was just wondering; do you have a download link for a PDF file for this fic? My internet is a snail on top of a tortoise and as reliable and I would love to read it on my kindle.

THANKS AGAIN!

- Ester
fkreutzfeldt
May. 12th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
After reading chapter four I had to ask. Is Gabriel the cook? Because in chapter four he really reminded me of Gabriel, with all the candy eating and his speech pattern. Though maybe that's just me, since he was quite original in the first three chapters.

Love the fic by the way, wonderfully written.
awfm
Mar. 12th, 2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ok, wow. This fic was absolutely amazing. I love the way you incorporated your own sort of mythology into the Cinderella myth. I wish I could read more about the world you created, shifters and halfers and humans.
I did especially like you characterization! The fact that they all talked like twenty-first century urban Americans and not, well, like they'd jumped out of Grimm's, was strangely charming. I have to say, I think I just fell in love with your style. You don't beat around the bush with descriptors and fluff. You say things how it is and leave dialogue at that. But you leave thing vague enough for you hidden humor to be hilarious and the "wow" moments to be truly shocking.

My only critique would be that the ending seemed a little rushed (as is the style of fairy tales) and that the tree did not seem to have any real purpose, which as you said in your author's notes, follows suit with the original story.

Wonderfully done overall, I can't wait to read more of your work!
inkprince
May. 13th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hello you awesome writer you!
I truly enjoyed reading your story! I've read a couple of original Grimm's stories and I think you totally captured the atmosphere here and there!
Also the idea of prince!Dean is so cute!

Great job!
Kudos! :D
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