This is my first fic, so don’t hate me too much. This is my own personal headcanon about why Beth jumped. Also, please let me know what you think! 1001 words.

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Beth takes in a preparatory breath as she steps onto the train platform. The yellow tinge of the cheap lighting pervades everything, oozing over her skin and making her squirm. The clack of her heels echoes, reverberating along concrete walls, only to disappear down the blackness of the train tunnels. She stops in front of a faded advertisement, reveling in the sudden silence.

            The next train isn’t due to arrive for another fifteen minutes. She has time to consider her options. Her eyes consistently flick towards the beautiful, empty void on either side, and she forces herself to stare instead at the blinding fluorescence of the ad in front of her. Since when did she have to force herself to turn away from darkness?

            She had a resounding choice to make within the next few minutes; her decision will impact countless lives. Maybe not countless—that’s giving herself too much credit; she is, after all, just one person. But there are enough people involved to make her choice mean something.

            “Just one,” she whispers to herself, pulling her blazer tighter around her shoulders. “I’m a few, no family, too.” A pause, the thick silence saturated with the weight of her burdens. “Who am I?”

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“Why are you here?”

Dean blinked, considering lying but seeing no point in it. “I’m supposed to be slaying the dragon that lives here.”

“Ah. Well, go ahead then, I won’t stop you.”

“Well—where is it?”

The guy just looked at him, eyebrows raised.

Okay, try again. “Who are you?” And there’s the question of the hour. Clearly, seeing as the man finally gave Dean his full attention, standing up suddenly and stepping forward so that Dean found himself face to face with the guy, mere inches away. He couldn’t make himself step away, back down, break eye contact, even blink.

“My name is Castiel,” he began. “You probably only know me as the dragon.”

(Dean/Castiel fairy tale AU in which Dean is a prince who goes to slay a dragon, and Castiel is cursed to turn into a dragon every night.)


this is not happening - a playlist for seasons 8 + 9 of the x files 

→ "I once had a talk with Mulder about starlight. How it’s billions of years old. Stars that are now long dead whose light is still traveling through time. It won’t die, that light. Maybe that’s the only thing that never does. He said that’s where souls reside. I hope he’s right."

i. dark paradise - lana del rey | ii. set the fire to the third bar - snow patrol | iii. i will follow you into the dark - gavin mikhail | iv. let him go - birdy | v. please don’t go - barcelona | vi. run - daughter | vii. this is not happening - mark snow | viii. say something - a great big world | ix. tomorrow - daughter | x. run - snow patrol | xi. to build a home - the cinematic orchestra | xii. the scientist - coldplay

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