Pride, Prejudice, and Purgatory: A Supernatural AU (Part 2 of 3)
Dean Winchester and Castiel Darcy were not friendly. They were hardly even cordial. But Castiel could not help but admire the eldest Winchester for his tenacity, fidelity, and sense of righteousness. As fate continued to throw the two together, Castiel felt a growing fondness for the hunter despite his inferior birth. His heart was beginning to overrun the duty he knew he had to his family name and the woman in his charge. Even when he could not quite voice it.
He is disheartened, of course, when the rash but beautiful Miss Ruby Wickham comes into town to sweep the hunter off his feet. She beguiles Dean with her tales of glory on the battle front against the growing vampire population in the north. After a tense encounter with Castiel, however, Ruby tells Dean that she had once been under the care of his family. She had been a favorite of his late father’s, who had left her a hefty inheritance in his will. Castiel granted her none of it, she said, and she was ordered off the property to fend for herself.
But everything came to a head when a werewolf tears into the local vicar on a cold spring morning. Castiel is able to help Dean and the other Winchesters to wound the beast, but he noticed that Sam–Dean’s younger brother–was absent from the fight. Thinking Sam Winchester was the escaped werewolf, Castiel convinces Jessica Bingley to leave the town before Sam got a hold of her.
Furious at this turn of events, Dean decides to confront Castiel about his actions against his family, as well as to Miss Ruby Wickham.
*Finale to follow. Gifs are not mine. The idea is.
Pride, Prejudice, and Purgatory: A Supernatural AU (Part 3 of 3)
The idiot had the worst timing. The past months, with the world falling down around them, Ruby turning out to be a monumental brother-corrupting bitch, and still Castiel thought it was appropriate to start apologizing when they were in the middle of chopping off leviathan heads. Well, not quite in the middle, more like just as Dean swung his cleaver with a grunt and the blackened body toppled.
“Dean, you have to know…I did this–all of this–for you.”
Dean Winchester was shocked into silence, his jaw working soundlessly as he attempted to process what the angel-born was telling him.
"I was wrong to separate Jessica and your brother. I acted in haste, and I cannot think my actions now will earn your forgiveness. And should all else fail, if we survive this and…and you still feel as you did when we last spoke, then I shall take leave of Hertfordshire forever. I will no longer be a curse upon you.”
Something twisted deep in the eldest Winchester’s gut. This whole damn time Dean was realizing his true feelings for the strange, stoic man in a trenchcoat thinking that Cas hated him for being such a stubborn, prideful dick–and…and…Castiel still wanted him?
Aw, fuck it.
Dean reached forward, watching as Castiel’s eyes widened slightly as the hunter’s hand brushed his unshaven jaw. Dean swallowed, and despite the ridiculously perilous situation they were in, took the time that he should have ages ago to tell the truth.