Word Count: ~40k
Warnings: Graphic Depiction of Violence, PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Explicit Sexual Content
Summary: Canon divergent from 08x23: Sacrifice. Fallen and slowly being eaten up by guilt for having helped Metatron empty out the skies, Castiel seeks refuge at the bunker and tries to find a way to set everything right. He clings to the one connection that he has always trusted to anchor him over the years, until it starts to crumble under the weight of all their combined responsibilities and finally disappears into the dark without a trace.
I had a beta reader, but due to RL problems they can't help me after all. I'm not a native speaker, so I'd need someone to read it over and check for grammatical mistakes. I've gotten an extension so I will be able to set a new posting date with my beta reader once I've found one (late November for example). Would really appreciate help!!