What if Dean bought a cassette player for Cas? What if he drew a little tiny heart on it? What if while in heaven Cas listen to the cassette and smiled? What if the other angels knew why he was smiling without him even saying anything? What if Dean recorded himself explaining each song before they played? What if as they played Cas could hear Dean breathing? What if that noise was the most soothing noise for him?
who looked at all the final edited scenes for the SERIES FINALE of the vampire diaries and thought ‘hey, let’s just remove this little 25 second snippet of caroline and stefan’s only moment of actual solace and happiness right before their wedding day turns into the worst day of both their lives.’?
when caroline wakes up in the afterlife she’s in her house, the one she grew up in, and her mom is there. the doorbell rings and she knows it’s him before she’s even unwrapped herself from her mom’s arms. and still when she sees him she gets butterflies in her stomach like she did the first night she saw him. he’s smiling and it’s beautiful and she’s not sure she’s ever seen stefan look so at peace and content. she opens the door and moves closer, leans her head on his chest as his arms wrap around her waist. “I missed you” “I missed you too” “sorry I made you wait so lo-”. he cuts her off with a kiss that almost knocks all the air out of her lungs. he picks her up and spins her around and it feels like a fairytale. when she finally pulls back she gasps for air and he gives her a sheepish grin. she tells him about her life and he smiles and nods and focuses on the way her eyes light up as she reminisces and tells him things he’s known for decades. “I’m sorry” she repeats again when she’s somewhere near finished catching him up on everything important (without him there wasn’t really too much) “for taking so long” “I’m a patient guy”
You see, death doesn’t happen to you. It happens to everyone around you - to all the people left standing at your funeral trying to figure out how they’re gonna live the rest of their lives… without you in it. (x)
You know what though? Lucifer wouldn't even WANT a vessel who's easily manipulated...
This is one of the many things I find funny about people who say Lucifer manipulates Sam. Lucifer’s whole thing is he rebelled through anger at all his siblings just blindly doing as they were told. Lucifer is the ultimate advocate of free-thinking. He thinks the demons who have been fooled into believing he’s their ‘father’ who cares about them are funny, he totally dismisses them after killing a bunch: “what? They’re just demons”. Lucifer thinks people who are easily manipulated are awful. All he damn well wants is for his siblings to learn to think for themselves. He claims he was cast down “because I had a mind of my own”. He shows a fondness for Castiel, even though Cas doesn’t agree with him, but at least Cas isn’t just another drone, he can think for himself!
And then there’s Sam, who is a complete parallel of Lucifer. He’s always been the one with the different opinions, not like Dean in just blindly following their father. Sam’s a fellow individual, another independent mind, the kind of person Lucifer appreciates for being like him in being able to question injustices. Lucifer just wants to help Sam to keep using this insight. He doesn’t need to manipulate Sam, because he truly believes that if Sam were to use this independent mind of his to look at the situation with logic and an unbiased mind- without Dean, without the fixed concept of right and wrong, without the predetermined label of him being 'the devil’- Sam will come to the same conclusion as him and willingly side with him. That’s why all Lucifer does is talk to him and explain himself. Lucifer doesn’t manipulate Sam. Lucifer reasons with Sam. Lucifer doesn’t care for his demon army, because he considers them below him, but Sam is made for him, worthy of him, and as his other half, Lucifer treats him with the respect of someone as intelligent as himself. There’s a reason Lucifer says “any of this sound familiar?” because he considers them on mutual ground.
Lucifer isn’t certain from the start that Sam will say yes because he has confidence in his own manipulative abilities. He’s certain because he has confidence in Sam’s intelligence.