“We’re family. We need you. I need you. ”
Or the one where Dean felt vulnerable without Castiel. His protector-his lover- could not abandon him because he is only half a man, at best, without him. They are enchanted with one another.
“I’m hunted , I rebelled and I did it, all of it for you .“
Or the time where Castiel gave up everything for a single man. He could have had a stable, secure life but he chose the long, bumpy-ass road, just for one man.
“I’ll find some way to redeem myself to you. I mean it, Dean.”
Or the time when Castiel felt that he had failed Dean, which is basically the equivalent failing at life, to him at least. He could not bear the thought of disappointing Dean once more because he means everything to this lonely angel.
“Dean and I do share a more profound bond.”
Or the time where Castiel admitted that Destiel is canon .
“It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed that hard. It’s been more than a long time. Years.”
Or the time that Dean realizes that Castiel brings out the best in him. In the darkest nights, Castiel is a light- a luminous, bright light, a crucial luminous, bright light, the only crucial luminous, bright light.
“The only thing I think we have left, Dean and me, is each other. If Dean says it’s time to go out in a blaze of glory, win or lose, so be it.”
Or the time where past!Dean realizes that in the future, he and Cas had built an unbreakable bond. One where Cas was willing to die for him.
“I’d rather have you. Cursed or not.”
Or the time where both of them knew that the aching pain in their chest that would encounter them would not come knocking softly if their friendship was relinquished. It would pound until every piece of them was shattered and until they were emotionally vacant.
“I was getting to close to humans in my charge. You.”
Or the time Castiel’s superiors noticed that he changed. Love changed him. He was no longer a puppet and they could not pull his strings anymore. Dean had gained his trust and it flourished at an incredibly quick speed.
“I’m doing this for you, Dean. I’m doing this because of you.”
Or I’m doing this because I love you.
“I’m not leaving here without you, understand?“
Or the time when I said, “How the fuck am I supposed to describe this one, IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.”
“I’ll watch over you.”
Or the time where Dean’s protection was the most important task that needed to be achieved.
There’s more than one way to say I love you. Just know that.