Sam has been growing up with that
since he’s able to remember and though his mighty weapon, the
powerful puppy dog look, proved to be successful occasionally, Dean’s
an insistent pighead more often than not. It’s a beloved Winchester
trait he liked to nurse for a very long time.
But, thankfully, somewhere along the
way Castiel showed up and turned Dean into a compliant puddle of goo
Because his dear big brother is
obviously incapable of saying no to those big, blue angel eyes.
A very helpful turn of events,
that’s for sure.
So when Sam finds himself in need of
an agreeable Dean, he just goes straight to Castiel.
“Cas, I need your help,” he says
one day. “I have a favor to ask of Dean and, well …”
“I see.” Castiel grabs a cup of
coffee and studies Sam intently. “How can I be of assistance?”
Sam smiles relieved. Castiel’s easy
acceptance is always something to cherish. “Well, it’s kinda big,
I’ve gotta confess –”
Castiel nods like he totally
understands. “You want a dog.”
Sam blinks a few times, staring at
the angel. “Uh …”
Actually he just wanted to borrow
the Impala for about a week (or maybe a bit longer) to visit some
libraries high up north, but this … this is way too
important to simply wave it off. “Why … why would you think
Castiel tilts his head. “Because
of the way you always look at dog owners playing with their pets in
the park. It’s the same face Dean makes when he’s seeing a pie he
Sam ducks his head. He’s apparently
been way to obvious if even an angel still learning human mannerisms
is able to call him out.
“Well, yeah …” he mumbles.
Castiel straightens his back. “I
will talk to Dean.”
Sam casts him an incredulous look.
“You … you seriously think you could get me a dog?”
“Of course,” Castiel states
simply, sipping his coffee and looking freaking confident.
Sam snorts at that. “Sorry, man,”
he counters. “But even you can’t bring Dean to get us a
Castiel raises an eyebrow, the “Is
that a challenge?” clear as day.
“Okay, fine,” Sam concedes,
chuckling. “Show me what you got! Perform a fucking miracle!”
Castiel takes a last gulp and then
marches out of the room like a man on a mission, calling Dean’s name.
And just five minutes later Dean
drops onto the chair across from Sam, looking a bit rumpled and
dazed, before eventually clearing his throat in a very melodramatic
fashion. “Okay, bitch, listen up!” he announces in his bossy
you’re-not-allowed-to-contradict-me voice. “There are a
lot of things to discuss before we’re getting that stupid dog,
you hear me?”
And while Dean keeps talking about
rules and restrictions, Sam can’t do anything else than gape at
Castiel who is standing just behind Dean, smirking and mouthing
LIGO’s Successor Approved; Will Discover Incredible New Sources Of Gravitational Waves
“The huge advance of LISA, though, will be the ability to detect objects spiraling into and merging with the supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. Stars and other forms of matter are constantly falling into black holes at the galactic center, both in our own galaxy and well beyond. These events often result in the ejection of matter, the acceleration of charged particles and the emission of radio and X-ray light. But they should also result in the emission of gravitational waves, and LISA will be sensitive to those. For the first time, we’ll be able to see supermassive black holes in gravitational waves.”
There’s no doubt that LIGO has given us one of the most incredible breakthroughs of the 21st century: the direct detection of gravitational waves. But as wonderful as LIGO is, so far it’s only been able to detect the very final stages of mergers of stellar mass-scale black holes, and only every few months at that. The technique of laser interferometry is sound and powerful, but properties inherent to Earth itself fundamentally limit how good LIGO can potentially be. But these restrictions go away if we go to space! Not only can we eliminate seismic noise, cease accounting for the curvature of the Earth, and get a better vacuum for free, but we can achieve much longer baselines. By sending a series of spacecraft up into orbit behind the Earth, we can detect more massive, more distant, and slower-period sources than LIGO could ever hope to see.
A/N: Hello! This is just a little piece that was floating in my head today. Been feeling a bit under the weather, so this was my outlet, sorry, haha.
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The Waves of Change
The sun glowed its last orange ember of the day as she dips her fingers into the shallow water at her side. A small sigh escapes her lips as she stares off to the edge of the pastel-hued horizon, her pale rose-colored eyes seeing nothing, her pointed ears still for once, no longer twitching at every sound. Caressing the soft white sand, she sighs again and looks down, watching the minnows dart to and fro around the puffs of clouds stirred up by her delicate fingers.
A single tear slips down her pale cheek, the blue eyelashes fanning out on her slender cheeks sparkling from the drops of unshed tears. A soft breeze ruffles her long hair, the pale blue strands billowing out behind her in waves.
But she takes no notice. For she comes to this hidden lagoon every season, waiting to see her soldier that has never returned. The dog tags around her neck glisten in the fading sunlight, resting between her bare breasts, as she sighs deeper, her brow furrowing at the familiar sharp pang of loss spreading across her heart.
It had been years. Decades. Since she last saw his smiling face. The bright blue eyes, the wide smile and perfect teeth. Since she felt his warm touch, the taste of his lips on her own. His melodious laughter of surprise when he first laid eyes on her mermaid’s tail.
Her eyes travel to her tail, the blues and pinks swirling together in a beautiful array of color. But it was not beautiful to her this day. She could only picture his hand, rough and calloused, caressing down the scales. His deep voice soft as he whispered sweet nothings in her ear. The way his eyes searched hers when he promised her of his return. But that day never came. And she was left alone.
Rose-colored eyes lift to the horizon once more, filling again with tears as she watches the sun disappear. Another season has passed without her soldier. Without her True Mate. Without her soul. Clutching at the dog tags, she closes her eyes, her face scrunching up in agony as a heart-rending sob tears from her lips. She curls over the tags, holding them with both hands over her broken heart, her tail curling around her body as she begs whoever is listening to let her see her lover one more time. To hear his voice. To touch his warm, sun-kissed skin. To watch his face light up in that beautiful, heartwarming grin every time he would return to their secret cove and lay his eyes on her.
All she wanted was to hear his voice again. To hear the strange term of endearment one more time before—
She inhales a strangled gasp, her ears twitching in the direction of the sound, her eyes snapping open, staring at the shallow waves washing over her tail. She knew that voice anywhere… but how? In human years, he should be an old man by now. He should no longer have the strong voice that just shattered through her bubble of grief.
Turning her head slowly, her pink gaze zeroes in on the large figure hidden deep in shadow from the fading sunlight by the palm tree grove surrounding the beach. Her breath speeds up as she turns her torso towards him, placing a hand in the sand to help herself twist, her tail unwinding to brace herself if needed. She catches the glint of something metal on his left hand, her eyes looking over every inch of him, desperately trying to find any recognizable feature in this large creature.
The figure steps closer to her slowly and her breath hitches in her chest when the familiar spicy scent hits her like a tidal wave.
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“Endless Tides“ Harlequin Duck, 11"x14” Oil on panel.
Maybe it’s because I have almost always lived far from the ocean, but painting surf and waves is very exciting and exotic to me! Special thanks to Lindsay Adams for sharing her photo with me to use as reference!