Oh, HOLY SHITCAKES…
What, I was the only one who shouted “exactly!” at the screen when Mrs Tran said that?
That’s part of the communications disconnect I’ve been hammering away on. Because Sam is thinking that they’re brothers, and brothers don’t do that. But Dean’s mindset isn’t brother, no matter what he calls it. It’s PARENT.
John went to hell for Dean. Dean went to hell for Sam. Sam isn’t a parent, he can’t understand that level of love (and he shouldn’t). But because of that, he can’t understand how to tell Dean “it’s okay, I’m grown up now, you have to let go” in the way most teenagers learn how to deal with their parents - and Dean has no experience of disengaging from his own father, who held onto him even after death…. (and so did Bobby, for that matter).
*flappy hands* THAT!
"This place gave me a second chance. And it’s done the same for you, too. So, if you want, I’ll stick my neck out for you and I’ll fight for you to stay."
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW SHOCKED TEN LOOKS HERE IN THAT LAST GIF!! I MEAN HE IS STARING AT THE FUTURE AND HE JUST LOOKS FLOORED. WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO HIM TO MAKE HIM LIKE THIS. WHAT SORT OF LOSSES HAS HE SUFFERED THAT HAS TURNED HIM INTO THIS MAN. TEN LOOKS LEGITIMATELY TERRIFIED OF ELEVEN BECAUSE UNDER THAT EXTERIOR OF THE ETERNAL CHILD, LIES A COLD HARD MAN WITH NO REMORSE. AND I DON’T THINK TEN WANTS TO BECOME THAT BUT IT’S INEVITABLE BECAUSE HE WILL. ONE DAY HE WILL BE STANDING WHERE ELEVEN IS LOOKING INTO HIS PAST.