I can’t remember if we’ve ever discussed this, but one thing that really jumped out at me while re-watching Stairway to Heaven just now was how Cas kept glancing over at Dean as Metatron spoke. In the top gif, Metatron has just implied that none of them know the real Castiel, and it’s clear why he looked at Dean then, as he had been worrying the entire episode that Dean didn’t trust him.
The second gif, however, is what really breaks my heart. Metatron has just brought up Cas’ stolen grace, and how it’s burning him out. Up to this point Dean had no idea that Cas was dying, and I think he wanted to keep this information from him at all costs. Cas was in the midsts of trying to get to Heaven in order to try and save Dean from the mark, all the while trying to protect him from the knowledge that he was likely not going to be around much longer. I think Cas felt guilt for not telling him for sure, but most of all he felt protective. To quote Karen Singer, when Dean asked her in 5x15 why she didn’t just tell Bobby that she remembered how she died:
My job is to bring him peace…not pain.
And recall how Karen told Dean he couldn’t understand this because he had never been in love. Then recall that moments later Metatron reveals Castiel’s true weakness. But, like Karen, it was not humanity he was protecting, it was always one man…
guys as much as i love zimbits and how totally whipped jack is for bitty, you gotta remember how important shitty is to jack, too
shitty has always been there. i see these posts all like “bitty is the only person jack can be himself around” and i just?? no??
jack and shitty met just a year after jack’s overdose. at that point in time, jack had no one. his parents loved him but there was still so much pressure. kent and him weren’t speaking. and now here he is, in this brand new place, knowing absolutely no one
being mentally ill and alone is not a good combination, either. it’s easy to get lost in your head, to go right back to harmful behaviors or even to start new ones
but then shitty came along. shitty, who was loud and funny and who everyone loved. who didn’t give two shits about what others had to say. who was as outwardly passionate as jack felt inside
and i don’t know how they became friends exactly, but I bet they just gravitated towards each other naturally (or, more accurately, jack followed shitty around until he took pity on the guy and asked if he wanted to hang out sometime)
jack isn’t good at making friends. he’s quiet and awkward and likes watching history documentaries more than going to parties. he’s got his moods, and he’s not exactly the friendliest person.
but shitty doesn’t care. he sees jack for who he really is, sees how hard he’s trying to find his place again. he doesn’t care about his name, doesn’t care about his past or the scars it left.
and jack just. he can’t believe this. he can’t believe he’s found someone who is willing to love him, even though he thinks he’s too fucked up for anything like that again.
they grow really, really close. shitty gets weirder, jack opens up more. jack learns to be more friendly with others, but even as he makes friends with the other boys on the team, it’s nothing like what he has with shitty.
because shitty is his best friend. and jack is shitty’s. they’ve seen each other laugh and cry and stoned while being but-ass naked (well, that one is mainly shitty)
they probably have like. so many inside jokes. there will be a pair of broken sunglasses on the counter and they’ll just look at each other and bust up laughing and everyone else is just like. u guys okay.
imagine how many bad nights shitty’s helped jack through. how many times he’s been the one to hold him after a game, after the media takes another hit at jack. how shitty will lay with him or offer him a joint or even just ramble on about who knows what until jack can think straight again
and same with jack, too. jack’s probably indulged shitty and spooned with him when he cries about his family. told him it doesn’t matter, they’re obviously shit if they can’t treat shitty right. lets shitty yell and punch and just lose it when it gets to be too much.
and oh god the platonic flirting!! jack probably has such bad body image from growing up as a not-very-pretty chubby kid with actual model parents
and shitty just totally annihilates any bad feelings, loudly claiming things like “jack zimmermann’s cheek bones could cut glass. seriously. i had to get 4 stitches last time i touched his face.” and jack never says it but he loves it so much okay
and don’t even think for ONE second keeping his relationship with bitty from shitty isn’t killing jack inside. I bet he’s the first person they tell. Because Shitty is Jack’s better half, the person who’s been there for him through everything, and the fact that he can’t share this new wonderful thing with him is torture.
tldr; platonic relationships are consistently overlooked and undervalued and shitty and jack have been in love long before bitty came along
HOW DOES BIGHIT EXPECT ME TO MOVE PAST THIS PICTURE? I swear, when the HD picture is posted after the album is released, I’m gonna enlarge it and frame it like they are my kids and put it next to my bed. Everyone knows I don’t ship for crap, it makes me uncomfortable, BUT I do like the whole brotherly type of thing people do. These two. Bangtan’s ‘95 line. When Tae was crying and the way Jimin was comforting him in those pictures, and on Jimin’s birthday when Tae posted that long fancafe post and mentioned how when Jimin started losing weight it made him very sad and the thought of it makes him want to cry, but that he’ll love him forever, and when Tae posted that Little Star cover because Jimin said the song reminded him of Tae (if you’ve never heard the original song, check it out right now. Open a new tab right now with the lyrics. It’s byStanding Egg. I swear to god you will cry), and during Jimin’s V app birthday broadcast he said he wanted Tae to go last for the speech because that’s his bestfriend and his words mean a lot to him, and all those Bangtan Bombs of Jimin and Tae working together to annoy the rest of the members, and them having their satoori corner on V app and when they play fought for the chips omg that was adorable, and all those pictures of them sleeping next to each other. UGH MY HEART. These two. THANK YOU GOD FOR HAVING KIM TAEHYUNG AND PARK JIMIN CROSS PATHS.