Swipe Right for Trickster
Gabriel x Reader
Family!Sam and Dean Winchester x Reader
Drabble Gabriel uses his powers to hi-jack your Tinder/dating app when you ignore him. If you’re not used to these kind of apps swiping Left = No and Right = Yes.
I honestly have no idea where this idea came from but it wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it.
As a Winchester having a sex life wasn’t too hard, if you
asked your twin brother Sam the hardest part was keeping them alive afterwards.
If you ever teased him about it he’d put your phone and books as high as he
could get them and remind you mercilessly that he was five minutes and
twenty-nine seconds older.
Dean never had any issues attracting someone to keep him entertained for a while and you’d always turned heads in the towns you visited but you were slightly more choosey than your oldest brother. You could hear Gabriel laughing down the hallway in the bunker and rolled your eyes. If it wasn’t for Gabriel you wouldn’t have your current problem. Before Lucifer ‘killed’ him, the pair of you had been, what you could only describe as, heading towards a relationship. There had been a lot for you to get over, him repeatedly killing Dean and Sam holding onto his hatred of the Archangel were to name just a few of your hurdles.
It had started, as most situations involving Winchester’s
do, with alcohol. You’d stormed out to the nearest bar after a raging argument
with your brothers, they knew that you were just as strong as them and just as
intelligent as your twin but they still tried to keep you out of hunts after
all these years. Maybe it was the fact that it was a particularly hard hunt or
that you’d not slept in two days but you finally snapped and called them out on
their ridiculous sexist bullshit.
They had taught you how to hunt after all and your Dad had never had an issue with it, he was often secretly proud of your capabilities but John Winchester had never been the type to dish out compliments.
So that’s how you ended up at the bar and on your third double vodka when Gabriel realised that it actually was you. He didn’t come over, he watched you all night until you got so drunk that you couldn’t speak, though you still managed to break a creep’s nose, and he dropped you back safely at the hotel room you were at and you woke up with no memory of seeing him.
It was a routine that continued across the country while your family hunted, the toll of finding out they were going to be Vessel’s made your brothers hard to be around, going out for a drink gave you time to reset. Each time you got to varying states of drunk, most of the time you had very amusing conversations with Gabriel, once he even took you to TV land, and then he’d take you back to where you were staying and you’d have no recollection of ever seeing him.
Eventually Gabriel got bored of you not understanding your own inside drunk jokes when you and your brothers saw him sober so he used his grace to get you to remember all of the times he’d taken you home drunk.
It solidified a bond of instant trust that only your drunk self knew existed.
Gabriel came to hang out with you more and more and eventually you settled into a ‘Friends with Benefits’ situation which was working wonderfully, he even ramped up his flirting with you in front of your brothers.
He asked you out on an honest real date the morning before Lucifer killed him.
It had taken you so long to get through the grieving process, you had had to deal with everything that happened with your brothers and Adam and the final showdown. Each and every hunt or drink you had pushed down the sadness further. Eventually you got your brothers and Castiel back, they tried not to be too angry about your lying to them but Dean especially couldn’t control his hatred for the Archangel when he had to comfort his crying baby sister.
But it was Sam who got the first punch when Gabriel came
back, he’d knocked on the bunker door and when Dean and Sam opened he greeted
them with a bright smile and was greeted in return with Sam’s fist to his jaw.
Your brother’s didn’t let him stay as a show of solidarity with you but you told them simply that you didn’t care what he did and that’s when Gabriel had realised how bad he’d fucked up.
You could accept him having to fake his death but you’d
hidden your whole relationship, surely he should have trusted you to have
hidden the truth?
It had been a few weeks now and you’d still not spoken or acknowledged him, not one utterance or glance thrown his way. Even Sam and Dean had warmed to the point of being indifferent to him. He’d done everything to get your attention and if anything it had hardened your heart further to his advances.
So now that you were sat on your bed on Tinder, swiping left
to every guy whose face came up, you ignored the knock on the door. You ignored
when they knocked again.
After a moment the door opened and Gabriel popped his head in and grinned, “Hey we’re going to have a Dr Sexy marathon, you in?”
You shook your head.
Gabriel sighed and stepped further into the room, he looked
at you with a sadness you didn’t think possible on his usual happy features, “Are
you ever going to speak to me again?”
With a sigh you sat up a bit straighter and threw your phone a bit so that it landed face up on the bed. Gabriel’s eyes followed it and this time he didn’t wait to see if you would speak to him.
“Are you serious?” Gabriel snapped at you, his eyes glowing with anger.
Finally, after all this time you spoke to him and he didn’t like it, “Gabriel you get no say in my life anymore. Get out my room.”
He did leave and slammed the door shut. He stormed into the
TV room, his eyes glowing and evil thoughts about how best to destroy your
phone storming through his head.
“You can’t have expected her to forgive you Gabriel.” Castiel chimed in his opinion and the Archangel gave him a horrible glare for his troubles, the sneaky mind reading fledgling.
“What’s this?” Sam asked and Dean just looked annoyed at more delays stopping his program.
“Your sister is on a dating app looking for guys!” Gabriel snapped and threw his hands up childishly.
They both pulled a face not waiting to hear about their sister’s sex life.
“Can’t see why she’s not falling all over you when you’ve just turned into a whiny bitch.” Dean grumbled and flicked the remote for Dr Sexy to play, the symbol for all conversation to stop. Gabriel dropped himself down on the couch with his arms crossed, he hated to admit it but Dean had a point, you fell hard for Gabriel when he was just being himself and making you laugh. All this whining and apologising was not doing him any favours.
With an evil smirk he used his grace to start his cunning plan.
After Gabriel’s little tantrum you’d considered ignoring your app for a while but you refused to let the angel upset you anymore, not after you had taken this long to accept everything that had happened.
You continued to swipe life through your options until one grin stopped you.
You narrowed your eyes at your phone screen and clicked on
the profile, it said simply:
Gabriel – only on here to get Y/N Winchester’s attention. Text me.
You rolled your eyes and swiped his profile left to cancel
him only for another picture of him to show up. You swiped left through that
for another Gabriel to show up. You growled to yourself and quickly swiped left
through all of them only to find more and more Gabriel’s appearing.
But you didn’t close the app, through your anger you felt something that you hadn’t in a long time – amusement.
He’d set up some of his profiles to have one word on them so that when you swiped to them it spelt out little sentences like: You – were – a – lot – easier – to –deal – with – drunk.
If – Sam – is – really – your – twin – why – are – you – so - small?
I – literally – have – nothing – better – to – do – than - this.
You couldn’t stop the grin on your face even if you wanted to;
this is what you missed about Gabriel. Your messed up, sugar craving Archangel
who always made you smile and for a moment let you forget your massively fucked
Another Gabriel picture popped up, this time he wasn’t doing a silly pose or dressed in a weird costume but it was a picture you remembered him taking. It was the both of you lay in bed with the covers pulled up to hide your modesty, both of you were smiling up at the camera, he had it saved as his phone screensaver ever since and one more than one occasion had left his phone out hoping your brothers would see before they knew that you two were an item.
You opened up the profile and read it: Swipe right for your Trickster, you know you want too ;)
You shook your head laughing and swiped the profile right.
The flutter of feathers behind you was almost instant and
Gabriel whined from behind you, “Awwhh, I had loads more pictures ready.”
“And I’m sure you’ll still show them to me.” You joked as you turned to face him but swore loudly and almost jumped back off of the bed when you found that him right next to you on the bed.
“Fucking hell Gabe.” You swore at him as he laughed and caught your arms to keep you on the bed. When you were steady he didn’t release you, he just sat holding you too him and you realised it was first physical contact that you’d have since he’d come back ‘from the dead’.
“You’re such a softie.” You teased and he playfully pinched the back of your arm but he didn’t release you but simply pulled you both so that you were lay down on the bed with your head rested on his chest.
You lay that way for a long time.
Being cuddled back up to him again, after all this time made
your stomach flip, you pushed your face into his chest and tried to hold back
the sob in your throat. His hands gently brushed through your hair in an
attempt to calm you.
“I missed you.” You admitted and cured how upset you sounded. He didn’t comment on your sudden change in mood, it had taken time but he understood now just how much you’d had to go through alone after he was ‘killed’.
He continued to play with your hair and rub you back as he mumbled, “I’m here now.”
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