Pairing/characters: Ben Braeden/Claire Novak/Jesse Turner; Dean, Castiel, Meg, Sam, Crowley.
Word count: 57,000 words.
Warnings: Language, sex.
Summary: Ben Braeden thought he had a pretty good life, all things considered – maybe the girl he loved didn’t love him back, maybe his nights were plagued with dreams he didn’t understand, but he had a roof over his head, his best friends and the California sun. Things certainly could have been worse. Then his world was turned upside down with rapid-fire revelations of demons, angels, and secrets in his past he hadn't been aware of. But even after all that, there was still some consolation to be found in falling in love again, in the most unexpected way. AU from the middle of season 7.
A/N: Written for spn_j2_bigbang. This fic has been in the making for more than a year, and it's been a lot of fun. Thank you to dollarformyname for the beta work, and thanks to my bigbang artist kymericl for her art.