It’s not that they were wrong. Because he had finally accepted that, while they were not his kin, they were his family.
For whom he had - for whom he would - for whom he will always lay down his life.
Because in forty five sunrises and sunsets void of Sam and Dean, it became clear to Castiel that nothing in his world mattered as much as the Winchesters.
But that declaration - it didn’t belong to them. It belonged to him.
All those times Castiel had thrown himself in harm’s way, all those times he’d faced Death for no reason other than to buy the Righteous Man a few precious seconds - in his whole time spent alongside the two hunters, he’d never really admitted to his motives.
Never ventured to say the three words with which Dean’s kind were so enamored. The sentiment - it was difficult for the angel to make sense of. In some eight and a half years, Castiel had never named the profound bond for what it was.
But this time, through gritted teeth and lacerated lips, as excruciating pain gnawed at his gut, as he felt the life leak right out of him, this time, Castiel found the strength to own the elusive phrase.
I love you.
Maybe it’s the last vestige of his angelic nature.
Maybe it’s the clarity that comes with being so close to death.
Maybe it’s nothing more than the connection between two souls focused solely on the other.
But in the wake of those words, Castiel can see - hear - feel every thought passing through Dean Winchester’s mind.
An exercise in doubting it could possibly be true.
Because Dean surveys through all the reasons he’s sure he must be unlovable.
Every bottle of whiskey in which he’d drowned his sorrows - every broken chair he’d made a victim of his rage.
Every lie he’d ever told - every promise he’d ever broken.
Every time he’d dared to look into the mirror and couldn’t stomach the man he’d seen looking back at him.
The face of every person he’s gotten killed.
Every monster he hasn’t managed to slay. Every mistake he’s made.
Because the words have barely made their way out of Castiel’s punctured lungs when Dean’s giving him every but he can come up with.
It is only a few seconds but it is not a short list. He’s had years of practice convincing himself he’s broken beyond repair.
And so with what he believes could be his last breath, Castiel offers a clarification.
I love all of you.
All of you, Dean.
Every single shard I stitched back together after I pulled you from the depths of Hell.
Every aspect of your being.
Every precious part.
All of you.
Dean had a habit of misunderstanding Castiel.
But in that moment, in the small glance the two share, his meaning - its abundant and profound truth - is clear.
Hands down this episode was freaking incredible from start to finish. Just wow. Freaking incredible job Rich with the directing and oh my gosh everything about this episode is perfect! So many great moments, Mark’s back, the scene with Cas in the barn, just everything about this episode was amazing and this has gotta be one of my top 10 fav episodes
* That’s right! It’s another holiday event away from home! Gyftmas is a VERY special time of year for us monsters and I want to share it in a very special way with all of you! Or, well, that Angelo guy does. Like before he just dropped me a bunch of emails about being the host, at about the same time I started having the idea, oddly enough.
* ANYWAY, he apparently has a Winter Resort too! Nestled in a bunch of mountains, right next to a quaint town, on another island! How he managed to find such a perfect spot in the middle of the ocean is beyond me but I certainly ain’t gonna complain!
* Come and spend just a bit of the holiday season with us! There’ll be food, sports things, and a nice roaring fire for you to warm up by when you arrive!
* Though the guest list will be a bit tighter this time, for various reasons.
WHEN: December 19th @3:00 PM (CST) to December 21st
Scribe Mountain Resort (Just like last time, you’ll get a ticket, rip the bit on the end and you’re there!)
ATTIRE: Bring your Gyftmas sweaters, your winter jackets! Bring your mittens and ear muffs! Bring all you need to stay warm in the cold, winter snow!
Once again, I bring you all a big community event for all of you in the Undertale RP community, this time with a holiday theme! My favorite time of the year!
This is for Undertale RPers ONLY. If your character wasn’t made MAINLY for Undertale, sorry but you’re not allowed. WE ALSO ADDED AN ADDITIONAL, NEW, VERY IMPORTANT RULE FOR THE DISCORD SERVER, please refer to the FAQ.
THIS IS A SFW EVENT. Any NSFW interactions must be taken somewhere private or under a readmore on tumblr. We have kiddies around here.
The tag for this will be ‘#Doggo’s Gyftmas Retreat’, please use this tag for all related posts.
When it starts, make open posts about arriving or something. I’ll be hosting music streams and a Discord chats for three days, but don’t worry about getting any threads done on the same day, the event can go on as long as you want!
If you want to co-host or have an idea for a plot, drop me an ask in private!
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YOU CAN JOIN WHETHER YOU’RE AN ASK, RP, AND/OR IC-ART UNDERTALE BLOG!
Just a gauge of how the pre-sales went for Party Baby Seoul Boom. This is only open to those who verified their Baby 3 membership on their Interpark accounts between 7 February till 9 February. The pre-sales went on for 4 hours between 8pm to 12midnight on 9 February (today).
The numbers left must be added up to give the total number of seats left in the quota set aside for pre-sale purchases by Baby 3 members.
Open sale of the Seoul Boom tickets will happen on Monday, 13 February, on Interpark KR/Global.
It’s unclear whether this is the projected outcome desired by the Boycott Camp or not.
TS still hasn’t given response to the concerns raised by babyz, from both the Boycott Camp and the middle ground camp.
I am NOT in support of the boycotts – either the (1) Boycott of Seoul Boom only, or (2) Boycott of Seoul Boom and the rest of the world tour – and I am NOT in support of the tiring tour schedules and the lack of proper domestic exposure and promotions for ‘From Noir’. There you go; I hope this is short and sweet enough since many don’t bother reading the detailed exposition of my stance on Twitter.