Brotherly SamnDean, Destiel AU (TFW are roommates with Doctor!Cas, mechanic!Dean, Pre-Law!Sam), Angst, Drama, Romance, Fluff, Family, Hurt/Comfort, Brotherly Love, Slow Build Destiel, Sam-Cas friendship, Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Dean/Cas as the main, others listed on the A/N of the first chapter.
When Dr Castiel Novak receives his last patient for the day at the ER, he doesn't know just how drastically his life is about to change. Meanwhile, Special Agent Bobby Singer has some terrible news to deliver to the Winchester boys.
As each new breath and heartbeat becomes a miracle and a luxury, Cas and the Winchesters learn to live, love and sacrifice. They learn to be grateful for what they have and to hope. Because sometimes hope is the only thing that can keep you going.
Warnings: Terrorism, Violence, (non-graphic) Rape/Non-con, Depression, Amputation, Permanent Injury, Whumped boys, Emotional Manipulation, Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Character Death, Self-Harm, Suicidal Thoughts, Sex, Medical Jargon, Idiots in Love