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Death Defying
Castiel, Dean/Castiel
PG
310
Spoilers for 7.17.
Second person POV. Originally posted as a prompt response here on my tumblr.
"You think death can stop true love?"


Of all the jobs in all the world, this was yours. Pull Dean Winchester from Perdition, save his soul. And you do it, you succeed, but no one told you what price you’d pay. No one knew.

You win and you lose and you fight and you die. You fall for Dean Winchester in every way possible, some you never imagined. He changes your equation. You used to see humanity as God’s most precious creation, tiny works of improbable art. Twice you’ve seen the error of your ways, first when you realized the pedestal you’d put humanity on was wrong and then again when you realized you’d underestimated them. Their living, breathing, bleeding bodies are so much more than you took them for.

You die twice, each time your heart—yours; it becomes yours the first time, Raphael’s might obliterating you—stopping only to come back stronger, the percussive rhythm of its beats urging you to find Dean, go to Dean, help Dean.

You walk out of a river with no memory of yourself or your past. You walk out of a river with no memory and no clothes and a woman finds you and takes you in, helps you find a name and a meaning and a purpose and you are grateful to her, but something is off.

Until Dean Winchester shows up on your front step, appearing suddenly in denim and violence, and your heart trip-hammers in your chest like it’s trying to restart.

You go with him. You learn who you are, who you were. You don’t know yet who you could be, but you have a chance now. He found you. You found him. That’s the long and the short of it. That’s what it all comes down to when you lie in the dark, Lucifer whispering in your ear.

You found him.

He found you.

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Date: 2012-04-06 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c00kie.livejournal.com
I love when my prompts create beautiful things. I seriously can't get over this. It wasn't what I expected at all and that's what makes it even better.

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Date: 2012-04-08 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
I loved the prompt so, so much. I was worried about taking it too angsty, but this is what it wanted to be. So I'm so happy you liked it!!

Thank you! <3

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Date: 2012-04-06 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dazedrose.livejournal.com
They found each other... *cries*

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Date: 2012-04-08 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
::hugs::

::sends tissue::

They'll keep finding each other. I'm sure of it.

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Date: 2012-04-06 08:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] geckoholic
Ohh, this is beautiful!

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Date: 2012-04-08 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. <3

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Date: 2012-04-06 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jem-018.livejournal.com
OH. *cries*

This is beautiful.

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Date: 2012-04-08 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Oh bb! ::sends tissue::

Thank you so much. <3

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Date: 2012-04-07 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rumi-nyo.livejournal.com
So beautiful, so true. T_T

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Date: 2012-04-08 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Isn't it? I can only hope they'll keeping finding one another.

Thank you. <3

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Date: 2012-04-07 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] writingpathways.livejournal.com
Wah. Oh so true.

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Date: 2012-04-08 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
I knoooow. :(

But hopefully it's a good start and means they'll keep doing it.

<3

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Date: 2012-04-08 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tfwftw.livejournal.com
Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while.

Of course they found each other. Lovely.

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Date: 2012-04-08 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Of course they did. And they'll keep finding each other.

I'm happy you liked it. Thank you. <3

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Date: 2012-04-09 02:52 am (UTC)
lilyleia78: Dean and Cas standing together (Supernatural: On the streets)
From: [personal profile] lilyleia78
Wow. That's 310 very powerful words there. And beautiful ones at that.

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Date: 2012-04-09 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Oh, thank you so much. I'm so happy that they worked for you. <3

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Date: 2012-06-20 02:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] e0wyn.livejournal.com
Gosh, I love how you managed to convey in just 300 hundred words the complexity and the strength of their relationship. Plus, the 2nd person point of view was superb!

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Date: 2012-07-13 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I've been really interested in play with second person POV lately, so you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that you thought it worked. :D I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but there's something about it that really gets to me, y'know?

I'm thrilled you liked it!

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Date: 2012-06-20 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ale-minion.livejournal.com
This was fantastic. Fantastic.

And you wrote this before Hester, right? "You fall for Dean Winchester in every way possible", so perfect.

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Date: 2012-07-13 07:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annundriel.livejournal.com
I did, yes! You have no idea how much I actually flailed when she said that on the show! XD It's an idea that I've always enjoyed playing with in fic, since I first got into Dean/Castiel and Supernatural. Because "fall" is such a wonderfully complicated word when it comes down to it; literally and metaphorically, Cas falls for Dean. It just...augh. It hits me hard and I love it so.

So I am thrilled that you liked it! Thank you so much!

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