22 april 2010

Sabriel “You’re Back?!” Kas’ Dialogue Challenge

Word Count: 1,377

Pairing: Sam x Gabriel

Warning: fluff, maybe angst?

Prompt: “Hold on, you died.” “Yeah, well it didn’t stick.”

A/N: I was stuck for an idea for this for weeks and literally wrote this out in ten minutes or so. So I tries. I never wrote for a ship before so please bare with me. I hope you all like it.

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Seven years. It had been seven years since that fateful day. April 22, 2010 was the day Gabriel faced off against Lucifer to save the Winchesters and Kali- and sadly lost. Throughout the years, Sam has tried to forget about Gabriel, the feelings he had for him, and just try to move on. But he couldn’t. Everywhere he looked, everything he saw, reminded him of the golden-eyed Archangel. When him and Dean met God, well Chuck, he had some hopes of Gabriel returning. But Chuck said he couldn’t do so, effectively crushing any hope Sam had of seeing Gabriel again. But he had misheard Chuck apparently.

Sam was sitting in the library doing some searching for any possible cases while Dean was out on a supply run. Just a normal day. Until he heard what sounded like music coming from somewhere inside the Bunker.

“Dean?” he called out. No response. “Maybe he didn’t hear me.”

Sam got up and followed the music, gun in hand. The music slowly got louder with each turn he made through the Bunker’s halls, the words becoming a little clearer.

This thing called love I just can’t handle it

this thing called love I must get round to it

I ain’t ready

Crazy little thing called love

“Dean??” Sam called out once again, sounding very unnerved at the lack of answers. He found his way to his bedroom, the music sounding the strongest. Gun raised, Sam took a hold of the doorknob and slowly turned the knob, pushing his door open quietly. Stepping inside, what he saw was shocking to say the least. Balloons, streamers, and a “Surprise!” banner hanging above his bed greeted him as he looked around his room. A disco ball lazily spinning above his head as the speakers on his dresser continued playing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen.

“What the hell?” he muttered as he lowered his gun slightly.

“Hiya Samsquatch! Miss me?”

Sam jumped in surprise, but froze. “It can’t be!” He slowly turned around, gun raising, only to lower it when he saw those same golden eyes staring back at him. A bouquet of red roses in his hand and a sad smirk on his face, Gabriel stared up at Sam, who was currently making an apt impression of a fish.

“Speechless Sammy? I’m touched. Guess it’s safe to say you missed me, too?” Gabriel joked slightly, eyebrow raising at Sam’s lack of reply. “Sam?”

Shaking his head, Sam stepped back, running into his bed and tumbled rather ungracefully onto it. Sitting upright, he noticed that Gabriel stood in the same spot, a frown forming on his face, yet his eyes held worry. “You okay, Kiddo? I thought for sure you’d be happy to see me,” he stated as he placed the flowers on the dresser and stood in front of Sam.

“Gabriel? You’re really here?” Sam asked, reaching a hand up slowly, but pulling away before he could touch Gabriel’s face. But his hand was caught before he pulled away.

Intertwining their hands, Gabriel brought his left hand up and slowly carded it through Sam’s hair. “Yeah, I’m really here.”

Sam sighed, closing his eyes at the feeling of his hands running through his hair, but pulled back abruptly, eyes flying open. Gabriel stopped his ministrations but still held onto his hand.

“Hold on, you died.” Sam’s voice wavered slightly, tears gathering in his eyes but not falling.

“Yeah, well it didn’t stick,” Gabriel smirked, but wiped it off his face when he saw the look of grief and anger flash across Sam’s eyes.

“But, but I saw your wings burned on the ground. You were dead. Chuck…God…he said he couldn’t bring you back.” Sam looked away, brushing at the stray tears that fell, only to drop his hand when Gabriel’s gently took a hold of his chin and turned his head. He could see the sadness in those whiskey eyes, but there was another emotion…love.

“I was dead. Dad brought me back. After you and Dean got him and Aunt Amara back together, he pieced me back together and brought Raph, Mike and Luci home to work on being a family again. But that’s a different story,” Gabriel sighed before running his hand through Sam’s hair again, his other thumb rubbing circles on the back of Sam’s hand, both still intertwined, “the point is is that Dad thought it would be a good idea for me to come back. To be here for you. He brought Mary back, yes, but it wasn’t enough. You needed me, too. But I guess I was wrong.” He looked down, a crestfallen look on his face.

The music had long since stopped, his hand falling from Sam’s hair. He tried to pull their hands apart, only for Sam’s to grip his tighter, preventing him from pulling away. Gabriel looked up with hopeful eyes and met Sam’s hazel eyes, full of love. Cocking his head to the side, Sam gave a small laugh and leaned forward, foreheads touching.

“You’re not wrong. I do need you. You have no idea how much I missed you,” tears falling still but neither cared at the moment. Gabriel is alive, he’s here, and that’s all that matters. Gabriel gave a small grin, lifting his head enough to place a small kiss on Sam’s forehead.

“I missed you, too, Sam,” he laid his chin on Sam’s head as he felt himself get pulled forward into a tight hug, full of love. Sam buried his head in Gabriel’s chest, content to just stay in this position for as long as he could, part of him still thinking this was a dream. But the feeling of fingers in his hair, the warmth the smaller body gave off, told him it wasn’t a dream. It was real. Gabriel was really here.

Sam pulled away slowly, Gabriel pulling back with a look of uncertainty on his face. Grabbing a hold of his arms, Sam maneuvered Gabriel until he was sitting on his lap facing him.

“Sam?” Eye brows pinched in confusion, head tilting to the left slightly, and all Sam wanted to do was kiss the Archangel in front of him.

“Gabe…if I’m reading this all wrong, tell me, but…” he sighed, rubbing his hands up and down Gabriel’s arms.

“But…?” Gabriel tilted his head down, trying to catch Sam’s eyes.

“I think…no…I love you, Gabriel. I have for a long time now. If you don’t feel the same, I underst- Sam shut up” Gabriel interrupted, bringing those lovely hazel eyes back up to meet his. He gave a grin a mile wide and replied, “Took ya long enough.”

Sam laughed softly before bringing Gabriel back in for another hug. Gabriel whispered into his ear, “I love you too, Sam. Always have.” They stayed in that position for a bit before leaning away from each other. Hazel and whiskey eyes flicked down at the same time at each others lips before meeting again. Gabriel licked his lips slightly as Sam cupped his cheek.

“C-Can I kiss you? Please?” he whispered uncertainly.

Chuckling softly, Gabriel replied, “Thought you’d never ask.”

With a soft smile, they slowly leaned forward, meeting in the middle for a kiss that was soft yet full of love. A kiss that said everything they wanted to say, but could wait for later. They were together now and that’s all that matters. Pulling away, the couple shared a loving smile as they moved to lay down together on Sam’s bed, Gabriel fitting perfectly in his arms. They lay there for a while, just talking, sharing kisses here and there, and just enjoying being in each other’s company after so long apart. And when Dean gets back and finds them like that, Gabriel alive and kicking, well he had some choice words to say, a few threats, but relenting when he saw just how much happier Sam was now that Gabriel was back. Dean turned to leave to prepare some dinner and left with one last thing to say.

“You hurt him again, I’ll make sure you regret it.”

“Don’t worry Dean-o. I don’t plan on leaving Sam anytime soon. I promise.”

And with that, Dean left the happy couple to themselves. Everything turned out right in the end.


Boeing X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV)

The Boeing X-37, also known as the X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth’s atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane. The X-37 is operated by the United States Air Force for orbital spaceflight missions intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies.[3] It is a 120%-scaled derivative of the earlier Boeing X-40.[4] As of 2013 it holds the world record for being the smallest robotic, unmanned spaceplane.[5]

The X-37 began as a NASA project in 1999, before being transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2004. It conducted its first flight as a drop test on 7 April 2006, at Edwards Air Force BaseCalifornia. The spaceplane’s first orbital mission, USA-212, was launched on 22 April 2010 using an Atlas V rocket. Its successful return to Earth on 3 December 2010 was the first test of the vehicle's heat shield and hypersonicaerodynamic handling. A second X-37 was launched on 5 March 2011, with the mission designation USA-226; it returned to Earth on 16 June 2012.[1] A third X-37 mission, USA-240, launched successfully on 11 December 2012.[6]



Mark Watson’s direct message to Bradford punters.

Letters never sent

Summary: Phil writes dan letters, but he never sends them
Warning: none!
Word count: 1.5k
An: I’ve posted this before but I deleted it so it’s back.

October 20th, 2009
Dear Dan,
You had to leave yesterday, and as I sat in the tube riding back to my flat, I might have cried. I’m sorry I was so nervous when you got here, I just didn’t know what to do. We had been talking so much over fuzzy Skype calls it was amazing to see you in person. On The Eye I was dying inside because I liked you and really hoped you liked me too and when you kissed me my heart felt like it flipped over and it had never done that before. I miss you already and its only been 12 hours. Yes I have been counting, and I regret nothing. Please come back soon so we can sit on my couch with ice-cream and watch spirited away or totaro over and over again. Or not watch the movies, if you get what im saying XD.
I miss you bear

January 30th, 2010
Dear Dan,
Hey! Today is my birthday! Thank you for everything you sent, its awesome. I have an idea that you may or may not be down with. We should move in together. I have my own flat here in Manchester, as you know, and even if you just wanted to stay for a week to see what its like I’m ok with that! I was looking through our Skype call logs earlier today and noticed that we spent 11 hours and 39 minutes talking last monday. Thats most of the day! Time really flies when I’m talking to you I hope you know that, and I really hope you say yes to moving in with me so I can hear your voice all day long. I hope you can come down soon bear.
I miss you so much.

February 14th, 2010
Dear Dan,
You are in India and I had five hours with nothing to do so I made you something. Ill just text you the link.
Please come back soon bear.

April 22, 2010
Dear Dan,
YOU SAID YES TO MOVING IN WITH ME!!!! This is probably the greatest day of my whole life. I spent all week getting the house ready for you! I even cleaned the bathroom, and I haven’t done that since, well, I moved in. I cant wait till were staying up till 3, laying on my couch, maybe cuddling, watching attack on titan whenever we want. 2 More days bear, 2 more days.

December 9th, 2011
I havent written to you in a while have I? I have something to confess, I am falling deeply in love with you, and i never told you till just now. The fans are starting to suspect, well, they’ve suspected this whole time, and I feel like I’ve been lying to them this whole time by not telling them. I know you want to keep it a secret, but its hard not to grab your hand in public, or kiss you while we wait on the platform for the train back to my parents house for the holidays. I mean, I dont think telling our parents is enough sometimes. I want to tell the world how much I love you, but I’m to scared to tell you. I feel like I’m rambling on about nothing, but I also feel like this is very important. I don’t know anymore.
Well, I love you bear.

September 22, 2012
You stormed out today. I didn’t mean to upload the valentines video from so long ago, I didn’t even hover over it for christ sake. I went to upload a new video that I spent all day editing and youtube glitched and uploaded that one to the public. I promise I didn’t mean to. Please don’t leave me Bear. You are my world and I couldn’t deal with losing you, because of some stupid mistake that technology made. I love you more than anything in this world and I hope you know that.
I cant lose you Bear

December 25, 2013
Dear Dan,
I’m writing this to you after you have gone to bed. I finally said those 3 words I’ve been scared to say for so long. Daniel James Howell, I love you more than anything on this earth. And you know what made me the happiest when I said those 3 little words with such an important meaning? You grabbed my face and kissed me and whispered onto my lips, “I’ve been waiting to hear those words since the say I got off the train platform”
I don’t know why I was so afraid to say it, I guess i thought you would leave. Well if id known id get this reaction i would of said it earlier. You are my life.
Sleep well bear

July 19, 2014
While I was at Tesco a girl came up
to me and pointed out I was wearing your jacket. She then continued to start shaking and made a noise like a mouse or something. I think she said “phan is real” as she walked off, but I’m not 100% sure. More and more people are suspecting us Bear, and its not gonna be long before we are caught doing that will out us to the world.
Well, what ever, i love you bear.

March 23, 2015
I want to marry you. I mean hell (sorry) we’ve been together for 6 years, and I’m 28 years old. I think I’m ready, and I hope you are too. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and I want you to know that I love you more than I love myself. Daniel James Howell, you are my everything, and my only.
Please say yes Bear

June 26th, 2016
Daniel James Howell (and in a few months, Howell-Lester)
YOU SAID YES. I know I decided I wanted to marry you so long ago, but I only got the guts to ask you today. Sitting out on the same fountain as we did that Halloween in 2009, I was physically shaking, and I could tell that you noticed. And when Louise sent Darcy out you looked so surprised and confused, I almost laughed, but the nerves prevented me from do just that. Oh and little Darcy, she did so good! She ran up to you and yelled “Uncle Dan!” and gave you a big hug, then handed you the little box, and ran right back to Louise and Matt, just like she was supposed to. You looked at me with tears in your eyes, and you knew exactly what was coming. I stumbled as I got on one knee, and you chuckled, while I blushed uncontrollably. You hadn’t even opened the box, and you said yes. You didn’t even let me stutter through the 4 short, but life changing words, you impatient bastard. This is the happiest I’ve been in a while.
We are forever, Bear

December 7, 2023
Katherine Elizabeth Howell-Lester. Our own baby girl. Our child to take care of and protect from the boys that will break her fragile little heart when she’s older, our own child to cradle when she has a bad dream at 4 am, our own child to walk down the isle when she meets her perfect match. Our own child to teach not to be a huge ass to people of other race, religion, or beliefs. You’re gonna have to cut down on the cursing though, I mean she’s 3, and you know how kids that age repeat everything. She’s so perfect Dan, just like you.
We have a little Bear cub now I guess.

Phil thought he had been carful when hiding the letters he never sent, but obviously not careful enough, because when Dan was packing up the flat when they moved out of the city, he found the little box that was hidden under the mattress. When Phil went to open the box again, to relive some memories, he found a little note on top of the rest, the scrawl not matching his own.

February 26th, 2025
Dear Phil,
All of these years I have loved you more than anything, excluding Kat. When we weren’t together, back in 2009, I hated not seeing you. All these years later, finding that you’ve had these letters you never gave me fills me with so much love and hope. Hope for us, for Kat, for everything we’ve been through together. If I had known you had loved me for so long, I would of married you sooner. It kinda upsets me that we didn’t come out to YouTube sooner, I mean, they were so supportive of us! And now that our baby is in school, and now that we have so many friends, I’m genuinely the happiest I’ve ever been. Thank you for everything, and I love you so much. Nothing in the world compares to the love I have for you and out “bear cub”.
I wish you had shown these to me sooner, Lion.

30 Rock: Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter (Season 4, April 22, 2010)

I want someone who will be monogamous and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals, but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching “Lost.” And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame, and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking out forks as needed - like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms, like a damn Disney prince. And I want him to genuinely like me. Even when I’m old. And that’s what I want.