I have this ritual whenever I come home from an exhausting day, wherein I’d lay on my bed and listen to music. Every so often, the songs I listen to vary depending on my mood. I was listening to this today.
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay is one of the songs that really does it for me. I’m not sure whether it’s the lyricism of the song itself or the story behind it, but there’s always this very ethereal quality to the track that I find difficult to articulate.
The story is that a couple of days after recording this, 26 year old Otis Redding’s plane crashed into Lake Momona in Wisconsin and took his life. It was his last song. His swan song.
And when I lay on my bed, close my eyes, and listen to this song, it’s that mental image of Otis Redding actually sitting on the dock of a bay singing this that really gets to me. Then he starts whistling,
Summary: Dean gets mad at reader one night when he has had too much to drink
Pairing: Dean x reader
Word Count: 6,044 (this one ran away from me a little)
Warnings: mentions of cheating, physical fight, implication of smut? or soft smut (idk what to call it)
A/N: Okay so this is my entry for ‘Michelle’s 2K follower challange’. Congrats @luci-in-trenchcoats on 2k and I hope you like this. Quote I got “Your problem is that nobody hates you more than you do”. I hope you guys like this, first time writing in this ‘x reader’ style so feedback would be much loved
On this day in music history: March 16, 1968 - “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks, also topping the R&B singles chart for 3 weeks on the same date. Written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, it is the biggest hit for the R&B vocal legend from Dawson, GA. Redding writes the majority of the song in August 1967 while staying on house boat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, CA. The track is recorded at Stax Studios in Memphis on November 22, 1967 with additional overdubs on December 8, 1967, the latter is the final recording session before Redding’s death on December 10, 1967. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” is released a month after Otis’ death on January 8, 1968. The single is an immediate smash and ascends the pop and R&B charts simultaneously. Entering the Hot 100 at #67 on January 27, 1968, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. "Dock Of The Bay" wins two Grammy Awards in 1969 including Best R&B Song and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, and are accepted by Redding’s widow Zelma. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998.
After the events of I’m No Angel, Castiel finds himself exiled from the safety of the bunker. He takes to wandering, but the money Dean gives him runs out all too soon. Luck, or perhaps divine providence, lands him on the Amish farm of Jacob and Lydia Beiler.
The Beilers take Cas in, and he learns to do farm chores and care for the Beilers’ apiary. Despite the Amish’s general distrust of outsiders - Englischers - the strange man who can understand their language and isn’t afraid of hard work seems a natural fit amongst them. Castiel thinks he might just go ahead and stay - the placid farmland seems like a good place to heal his broken heart, and maybe forget the man who broke it.
Meanwhile, Dean finds himself so wracked with guilt, he can barely sleep, has no appetite, and can’t stand to see his own face in the mirror. He can’t decide which transgression is worse; the fact that he threw Cas away or that Sam’s unwillingly - and unwittingly - possessed by an angel. Charlie comes for a visit and decides to stay, and it takes her no time at all to call Dean on his bullshit.
With her help and encouragement and a plan to deal with the angel in Sam later, Dean and Charlie set out to find Cas and bring him home. But when they find him, Dean’s surprised that Cas doesn’t want to come home, leaving Dean to face some difficult truths about himself - and how he feels about Castiel.
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