THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DEAN AND CAS SCENES IN SPN HISTORY.
Here we have Dean and Cas being open about their feelings. Cas has been away, and Dean’s been worried. Cas comes back, and Dean lashes out at him.
For most of their relationship, they never talk about it. Dean just assumes that Cas just wants to get away from him because he thinks Cas has more important things to do than spend time with him. Cas, on the other hand, always thinks that the only way he can be acceptable to Dean is if he isn’t a burden, if he delivers what is required of him, and if he functions properly as a savior and protector. Neither of them know the truth. Dean doesn’t know that Cas would want nothing more than to stay with him, that the reason why Cas is away all the time is so he could keep him safe. Cas doesn’t know that Dean just wants him to stay and keep him company, to fight alongside him, and to always be within reach because he worries about him all the time. They care about each other so much, but they’ve always iced each other out when push came to shove because they’ve always had trouble communicating it properly–until now.
Dean gave Cas a mixtape of his Top 13 Zepp traxx–Dean’s extended an olive branch to Cas to let him know that he matters so much to him that he wants him to share his taste in music and know the words to his favorite songs–that maybe they don’t always say the right things to each other, but maybe the gesture would show him how much he means to him.
And here we see Cas returning the mixtape Dean gave him after spending a
significant time apart. He uses this as an olive branch to get Dean to
talk to him–to let him know that he listened to it while he was away because he cares about him–that maybe this gesture would be capable of bridging the distance between them. But Dean gives it back to Cas and reinforces that the tape is his because he gifted it to him, and Cas takes it back. They tell each other everything.
Dean tells Cas that he’s angry because he’s worried, and Cas tells Dean that all he wants to do is redeem himself to Dean. They’re communicating their feelings. They know each other more wholly. They understand each other.
And it’s really amazing to see how far they’ve come now that they’ve both realized that they’re so much better when they’re together.
When I was in high school, i used to think that i loved fan fiction because i was making up for some kind of romantic deficit by living vicariously through the characters, but now I’m 23 and have been in a healthy, loving relationship for years, and I still stay up too late reading fanfiction, so probably I’m just trash.
OKAY BUT LISTEN because bebe has spoken multiple times about being mistreated in the music industry, being criticized for how she looked or how her voice sounded, being written off because she was a younger girl trying to join the dudes’ club of pop songwriters, and she’s just been treated really badly by really important and influential people in the business, and basically through dumb luck she ended up working with louis, who is just genuine and unpretentious, who makes eye contact with her the entire time they’re speaking, who is respectful and kind and talks about how talented she is every chance he gets, who also jokes around with her and gives her shit and treats her like a sister instead of a sex object, and as far as i’m concerned their friendship is ART and i hope they stay friends forever and ever and ever so jot that down.
But like, imagine this one girl who’s new at camp and just got claimed as a child of Aphrodite sitting down and flirting with Will everytime he’s alone. Will is serverly uncomfortable but the girl just won’t leave him alone even though he tells her he’s in a relationship. Cue Nico shirtless, sweaty from training, still wielding a stygian iron sword, walking over, grabbing Wills shirt, and kissing him right there in front of the whole infirmary. And everyone else just continues on with their day cause those two are always like that and will looks and this gobsmacked girl and says, “I told you I’m taken”