god DAMN dean winchester is so bisexual
So, I was giffing Lazarus Rising and got distracted by Dean’s eyes flickering to black.
#this means that#when castiel gripped dean tight and raised him from perdition#he didn’t just save dean in the physical sense#by pulling him out of hell#and away from his desires#to hurt and torture#but also very literally#from the nature of the monster that hell had already twisted him into#which#in a beautiful piece of#accidental foreshadowing#he has become again#as earth became his own personal hell#when everything that he loved seemed to have slipped through his fingers#and the nature within him#driven by the mark#rose up again inside#and took over#as the beast emerged from his soul#twisting him into the very form he loathed and feared from his past (via savingsammyhuntingdestiel)
This right here is kind of every headcanon I ever had about Dean’s initial descent in Hell and why Grace would the be answer to his salvation now. As crossroadscastiel stated in her tags, Grace is extremely powerful and the depth of that power is only extended by the human soul. If when he first raised Dean, Castiel used his Grace to cleanse the demon that Dean had become in the Pit, then the argument that Dean and Cas are bound together by a Grace/soul bond is immensely stronger. What that makes Dean - a man, touched by an angel’s Grace, turned into a demon - is something we haven’t ever seen before. There is nothing out there like Dean.
Right now, Cas needs to live and Dean needs to not be a demon. If Grace saved Dean’s damned soul once, then of course it could work this time around, especially when the entirety of his Grace is up for resell.
…there’s an echo of what Lily did – quite conscious echo of what Lily did right at the start of the story at the very end of the story. At the start of the story Lily dies to keep her son alive. At the end of the story, Harry lies, pretending to be dead on the ground and it’s a mother who saves him again because she’s trying to get to her own son. So that was my, you know, that was closing a circle. He was saved there by Lily and he’s saved there by Narcissa. - J. K. Rowling