“Most people, as far as I can see, when they’re in love with someone and the love isn’t returned feel that they have a grievance. They grow angry and bitter. I wasn’t like that. I never expected you to love me, I didn’t see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love; I knew I couldn’t afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection. What most husbands expect as a right I was prepared to receive as a favor.”- Painted Veil
We all are.
– Godric. Oh, he was glorious before he lost his way. He loved you the most. Well, now I see why. So Nora risked everything for you, and you’re willing to let us execute her for it.
– What choice do I have?
– There are always choices. Godric gave you one while you bled out on that pyre. Be his companion or die.
[AU] - The Born-Again Identity
In which Lucifer isn’t the only angel to keep Castiel company.
#what do you mean AU? #Balthazar WAS there in one form or another #there is no way something silly like death could keep him away from Castiel #Castiel probably couldn’t see him #but sometimes when he panicked #he would suddenly feel calmer without knowing why #that was Balthazar holding him close and whispering to him that everything was going to be okay