Black leather and oil scent the air around him, a welcome change from antiseptics.
Impala, Castiel thinks. Baby. Except he’s not allowed to call her that.
A flash of brown panelling slides through his memory, rattling on a rusted truck bed with wood for bed rails.
Outside the car, the brothers are quietly arguing. Castiel cranes to listen, but he only picks out a partial phrase from Sam:
Since when was he losing his powers?
The snippet from Dean is even more troubling:
Is Chuck fucking with us by giving him a factory reset?
- Part 13 of supernatural codas
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25 Sep 2021
“I’m so sorry.” Claire murmured, still close enough that Cas could feel the vibration of her voice where her ribs pressed awkwardly up against his. “He was your kid. Wasn’t he?” Cas nodded, and Claire nodded too, content to stand next to him in silence, sharing in his grief, until the edges of it softened, just a little, just enough that he could breathe again.
Pulling away, she glared at him, almost accusing, “I actually give a shit about you, which means I want you to be alright - hell, I want you to be happy. So please - please stay with me. With us. You - you shouldn’t be alone.”
After Dean and Castiel fight, Castiel disappears into the world, and Dean disappears into the bottle. Their relationship is ruptured like never before. Now, it's up to Sam to get them to fix it. But Cas won't come home, and Dean won't leave the bunker.
He's pretty sure he'd rather fight Lucifer again.
Alternate start to Season 15 where Castiel is allowed to grieve for Jack.
"Castiel?" Sam calls out, carefully. Both of them lower their guns but don’t put them away, yet: there’s no sign of a struggle, but the guy did just break out of an insane asylum by squishing an orderly. With a bureau that he shouldn't have been able to move. "We're not gonna hurt you. We're here to help. My name is Sam. This is my brother, Dean."
There's a loud silence. Dean can hear the wind rustling through the structure.
A deep voice suddenly speaks up. It’s coarse and raspy and sounds like it hurts coming out; he’s never heard anything like it. It sends shivers down Dean's spine.
"Dean?” the man asks. “Dean Winchester?"
(A Season 4 AU: what if the fallen angel Dean and Sam ran into was Castiel, not Anna?)
- Part 1 of Profound