But He Loves You. Dean/Cas, 2.4k, demon!Dean, angst, major character death. [ao3]Thank you to Laura for beta’ing, making Dean verb adjectively, and inspiring me always. ❤
They’ve been here before, Dean’s life in Cas’ hands, but this time it is different. This time Cas is himself, and Dean is the one out of control. He has become a monster, impossible to contain, cure, stop. For months it looked as if the human blood injections they had been giving him were doing the trick. He was hunting again, saving people, taking care of himself for the most part. He was his old self again, despite the Mark of Cain remaining on his arm.
They kept the blade locked up in a storage facility two states over. He still had cravings to wield it, but his demonic soul was now strong enough to resist. With the human blood acting as a bandage, it was as close to his former self as he was going to get until they found a way to cure a demon who also happened to have the Mark.
But two weeks ago something changed. Dean just snapped one morning at breakfast, throwing his cereal bowl across the room. It shattered mere inches from Sam’s head, who had simply suggested that Dean stay behind while he and Cas went out and worked a case together. Cas was living as a human these days, he too being kept alive and well by way of a temporary fix, some ancient angelic spell that Hannah managed to dig up for him in Heaven. He had only a glimmer of grace left inside, but the spell worked to keep it from burning out any more if he didn’t use any of his powers, keeping him alive in the process.
Where Cas was okay with his bandage, Dean clearly no longer was. He disappeared after the incident at breakfast, and Cas and Sam worked night and day trying to track him down. Meanwhile, Hannah agreed to help Cas by scouring every dusty old corner upstairs for a way to cure Dean when they found him. Three days ago she returned with an answer… but it wasn’t a cure. She had found a way to kill a Knight of Hell with the Mark of Cain without having to wield the first blade.
“It’s a spell,” she said. “We have to go to Heaven and cast it on an angel blade. Only the caster can wield the blade to kill the Knight, and the blow has to go straight through their heart.”
Shouldn’t have done it. Why did I start watching this show? Already half way done with season 2. I started this today and will more than likely end it tomorrow. I need sleep right now but I’m just going to be thinking about those eyes all night.
I forgot to mention what I was watching. Oops. Started In the Flesh. I love Kieren and Jem. I don’t know how I feel about Simon yet… I liked Rick and Amy is hilarious. Got three more episodes to watch and then I’ll be done with the second season.