Jen Ramos - Colors (2011-2012)
You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song,
a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Part 3/3 of the Astrophysics and Tea ‘verse, but could also be read on its own.
Dad gets this madcap idea when Dean is sixteen about taking his boys away on a “proper vacation”. Dean isn’t really sure where it came from, all he knows is that it’s July and there’s still a few weeks before he goes back to school and he’s cruising down I-40 to North Carolina in the backseat of the Impala with his little brother on one side and his best friend on the other.
Convincing Dad to let Cas tag along had been pretty easy (for all his faults Dad actually likes Cas, has treated him like one of his own since they were chubby little kindergarteners) but it was getting Zachariah to agree that had been difficult. He’s been using his nephew like unpaid labor all summer, getting Cas to do so many chores that he’s always exhausted whenever he finally has time to hang out with Dean, and his hands are always pink and sore. Dean’s actually taken to stocking up on this aloe hand cream shit for whenever Cas comes over.
In the end they only managed to get Zach to say yes by convincing him that a) letting Cas go wouldn’t cost him a single dime; and b) surely he’d just love to have the house teenage-free for a couple of weeks so he could get together with his ‘secret society’ buddies (Cas says they’re a “religious community”, Dad says they’re a “fuckin’ weirdass cult”).
#no no no no #this is fucking awful though #because he’d fallen to earth thinking it would be okay #that all he had to do was get to the bunker #and dean would welcome him with open arms #and it wouldn’t matter so much that he didn’t have his wings because he’d have dean #and he’d have a family #and as long as they were there to help him everything would work out #and maybe being human would be a blessing after all #no one to pull him away #no one to force him to leave dean’s side #no one that is except dean himself #the one person he really didn’t expect #the only person capable of breaking his new human heart #he didn’t just lose his powers dean #he lost you too (via: noangelsinthegarrison)