Do you ever just stop and think about how Dean and Castiel have fallen in love thousands upon thousands of times?
No, wait. Hear me out here.
I’m not kidding when I say thousands. I don’t think we even have an idea of just how many love stories have been written about these two characters. The number would probably be nearly inconceivable. “Their story is written in the stars,” we say, and maybe that’s true, because it’s taken so many forms. We’ve seen them fall in love in nearly every place imaginable, in near-impossible circumstances. Sometimes it goes smoothly. They’re lucky in those stories. But most of the time there are bumps along the road. They’re lucky in those ones, too, because at least they go through those bumps together.
"The greatest love story ever told," we say, and maybe that’s true too, but it raises another question: which one? Which love story? Because I have watched Dean and Castiel play out their stories over and over and over again, and there is only ever one factor that never changes. They fall in love. Every story about Dean and Castiel is a love story.
"Stories", I guess, is sort of the point here. Maybe they’re just one giant love story—not just Supernatural and not just fanfiction, but Dean and Castiel, two boys who taught each other how to have faith. Maybe the characters of Dean and Castiel are the ones who are written in the stars. Maybe the characters of Dean and Castiel are the greatest love story every told. In any and every form they take. Maybe.
And if that’s true, if all of the little stories add up to one big story, then what makes one story any more valid than another? I guess what I’m trying to say here is that if Dean and Castiel don’t ever officially confess their love on the show of Supernatural, it doesn’t change what they are. Supernatural is just another small story in the grand scheme of Dean and Castiel and all of those stars we’re always talking about. Supernatural is a beautiful, beautiful story, and if in it those two characters never do make it to that stage, then that really is just fine. Because Dean and Castiel have fallen in love thousands upon thousands of times.
I don’t know.
Do you ever just stop and think about that?