Originally just something I wrote years ago that I found recently. First chapter is the original short scene that’s turning into more.
Cas shows up suddenly with unexplainable injuries, and Dean feels angsty, helpless, and confused.
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12 Dec 2019
He woke with a jolt, sitting in the Impala on some backroad with Sammy sleeping shotgun. Like always. Only no, not always. They had a bunker now. They had a home. Maybe Dean had finally lost it. That, or Cas pulled one hell of a Hail Mary, because his little brother looked about ten years younger and his phone was saying it was 2005. TIMELINE AU
- Part 1 of The Road So Far (This Time Around)
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10 Dec 2019
Victor just wants to finally enjoy his weekend.
But when weird reports of a man in a trench coat having been arrested for murder in some small town in Colorado are coming in and the names of the Winchester brothers are all of a sudden mentioned for the very first time in almost a decade inside the FBI building, Victor needs to kiss his free time goodbye.
So instead of spending his days on the couch, eating all the takeout he can find and watching crappy movies, he all at once sees himself confronted with an unstable angel, incapable of controlling his powers, a hunter missing from the scene, nowhere to be found, and the other one worried out of his mind about his family.
Yeah, that's not the quiet weekend Victor had been hoping for.
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(A story about love and sacrifice, blood and loss, about an FBI Agent way over his head, and about a hunter and an angel maybe finally coming to terms with their feelings for each other.
Even if it might be too late.)
How would an angel fall?
Not by a holy tablet that expels all angels to the earth, not by breaking wings nor losing Grace, not by losing faith nor disobey.
An Angel falls in several stages. First, he would know a human, a human with such a beautiful soul that it burns brighter than a supernova. Then, he would start to care about the soul, about the human that's so mortal, but tries so hard to make his life count. Next, he realizes that he loves him, that he is willing to die for him, betraying everything he believed and losing everything he had, to make this human happier, even just a little. And finally, he realizes that he can never have this person he loved with everything he had, because not every love can be returned.
Only then, he is truly lost, and not the Grace of an archangel can save him, not the hand of the Lord can heal him. He will fade into nothingness, his last strand of essence turns into the most beautiful feather, vanishing into the vast universe without a trace.
Sam is tired of Dean and Cas not communicating--especially when their fighting almost causes Dean to run them off the road during the events of 12x10. So, he comes up with a plan. Lately, the internet has been buzzing about this list of 36 questions that are supposed to help foster communication between partners--and OK, some articles were calling it '36 Questions That Lead to Love'--but that's not the goal, just a potentially nice side effect. That is if he can get the hunter and angel to play along in the first place.
Part of my "Third Wheeling" series about Sam's various attempts to meddle with Dean and Cas, but the stories aren't related.
- Part 2 of Third Wheeling