❛ Do you migrate when it gets really cold & snowy, or do you just tough it out? ❜ He’s been curious about that for a while, if he was to be so blatantly honest, only because he knew so little about Raphael’s species & culture. Even he could hardly stand the chill ( albeit he had an, out of all things, allergy to the colder weather ).
Hey it's me again, hope I'm not getting annoying, but I have this headcannon that Raphael and Gabriel were super close before the Fall and I was wondering if you could draw something along those lines for me :D Could be angsty, but doesn't half to be.
Believe me you are not annoying! Quite lovely actually. And let’s give some fluff to balance Raph angst.
I see the interaction between Raphael and Gabriel as understated but very affectionate and loving before the Fall. Raphael isn’t as boisterous as Lucifer or as quiet as Michael. He’s able to teach Gabriel without being smothering, makes him want to learn for the sake of learning and not to cause mischief. While Lucifer taught Gabriel illusions, Raphael taught him about creation and healing.
Ever since he was young, Raphael has been plagued by nightmares, always jarring him awake and leaving him in a state of terror afterwards. But he never recalls anything specific or remembers what these dreams are about. What he doesn’t know is that rather than dreams, he sees glimpses of the future, a future that’s not so nice to him and his brothers. He sees different things. Brothers engaging in battle. Multiple figures leaving his life, leaving him cold. A set of hard blue eyes and the sound of a snap before deafening silence.
Raphael retreats to the Garden when he’s plagued by nightmares. He never remembers what exactly these terrors are about, he just wakes up from the deepest sleep with only a dark nagging feeling in his gut. The comforting smell of the flowers and serenity of the area helps lull him back to sleep. He always makes sure to get back to bed before his siblings wake up.