Warnings: Canon-typical violence, drug use, cigarette use, bad language
Word Count: 57,423
Summary: Castiel Novak, runaway, manages to find the wrong guy to pickpocket: a rogue angel of the Lord. The angel tells him that he can keep the world from ending, but only if he is willing to return to the family he ran away from and face off against angels and demons, including his angel's own righteously pissed off older brother.
Castiel can believe in angels, demons, Heaven and Hell, the Apocalypse and everything in between. But believing that someone like him could have a hand in saving the world...that's harder.
Notes: Thanks to the amazing steeplechasers for the beta. More acknowledgements in the master posts.