supposing I dreamed this)
Title :: supposing I dreamed this)
Rating :: FR15
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Prompt :: Pax
/Dean, Jo, Riley, Buffy/E.E. Cummings poem ‘supposing I dreamed this)’supposing I dreamed this)
your walls will not reckon how
strangely my life is curved
since the best he can do
is to peer through windows,unobserved
by E.E. Cummings
Synergy. It was the manner in which the cohesive group that Dean Winchester had surrounded himself was more then the sum of its parts and together they exceeded even their best individual. Though Castiel would find great difficultly choosing who was the best among them. He was partial to Dean, this he knew, but the general was much of nothing without his soldiers and this truth had been accurate for sometime.
It had happened long before his abilities left him and Jimmy Novak faded away beneath his presence and Castiel trapped inside a human frail body in an inhumane world. Lucifer’s virus had toppled the workings of nearly all governments and left those with the will to fight for their lives scrambling for cover and protection. It was then that Buffy Summers, the Slayer, had proven herself to be trusted when all of his teachings, all of his beliefs, were trampled beneath her undying devotion to humanity.
A human that had been tainted with the essence of the oldest beings of this world and that made her very presence an abomination before his Father and himself. He had thought her unworthy to be at Dean’s side and yet with her came a hope and a promise as more battles were won than lost as they struggled through this new and forever changing world. Buffy, such an odd name for a creature such as her, brought with her a military force that surpassed the hodgepodge group Dean had assembled and within that group was Riley Finn.
A man that was a true believer, even in these times, and a man who would have been a vessel worthy of Michael himself—not that Castiel would ever be foolish enough to share this belief with Dean. Riley was a man of principle and who was nearly as broken as their leader. He had lost his wife and Castiel thought her to be a person of worth from that fact alone because this man appeared to have an excellent judge of character.
An ability that Dean greatly needed to acquire, though he had made an exceptional choice when he’d brought Joanna Harvelle into their camp and his inner circle of compatriots. He knew most believed her to be the weakest among Dean’s collaborators, but she brought a level headedness to their discussions that brought home how very fragile they all were. She was the grace that kept them going and she held the mirror to Dean when his arrogance became too great.
Jo did this before Buffy would be forced to strike him down, to destroy the construct of normalcy they’d built around themselves. It was between Dean and Buffy that these passions ran the hottest and it marveled Castiel how those passions could be ignited and changed before a conversation had even ended between them. They would surrender themselves to their decadence that same night and leave the other half of their whole to lose themselves in one another.
This would not confound him if he were not certain that Riley and Buffy were also fornicating. He knew the same of Jo and Dean and there had been calumny insinuating that Buffy and Jo had also partook in one another. He could not fathom how that was even possible and Riley had changed the subject when he’d broached the topic simply explaining that, ‘a gentleman did not kiss and tell,’ which further confused Castiel because Dean was many things, but a gentleman was not one of them, and yet he refuted all his attempts at clarification.
Frustration with his allies, as he was human as well, forced him to confront both Jo and Buffy to inquire if these statements were true. He had found himself the subject of a long perusal before Jo simply grasped his hand and brought him to her cabin with Buffy following silently behind them. It was that night he learned that it was not fornication that happened between them, but something much more fascinating and that lust was truly the most powerful of all the sins. The end.