"Hello, Dean."

"C…Cas…?"

"Yes, Dean, it's me."

"How?"

"I never got to say goodbye."

"Good-…Cas no."

"Not forever, Dean. Just for the moment."

"Come back to me, please…"

"I want to, Dean, but I can't. …Not yet."

"…Why?"

"Because it is not up to me."

"Cas, please, I'm begging you here."

"I want to, Dean. I do. But I can't."

"…This isn't fair."

"Dean, please don't cry…"

"I mean, why you, huh? Why this? Wh-… I can't do this anymore, Cas."

"Dean…"

"No, whatever this is, a dream, a hallucination, I don't care. It's not fair. You didn't do anything wrong and you get royally boned."

"Please, Dean, don't get angry."

"Why the hell not, huh? First they treat you like a dog, then you fight, then you save everyone, and what do you get in return; you friggin explode. So I'm sorry if I'm not the poster child of peace right now."

"It's true, that did happen. But there is a plan for everything. And I will come back, Dean. I will come back… to you."

"…Cas… I can't do this. It's too much. It's… too big… I c-can't…"

"Dean, you have to. Please, Dean. You have to."

"Why…?"

"Because, this is not the Dean I know. This is not the man I fell in love with. You have never given up, Dean. even in the most perilous times. You've always found a way. And you have to do that now."

"But…"

"No. No excuses. You must do this Dean. Carry on until I come back. Please."

"…Okay, Cas… I guess…"

"Dean, promise me you will."

"I promise."

"Thank you, Dean. …I have to go now."

"Cas, no. Don't… Don't go."

"I have to Dean. I can't stay long."

"…Come back soon?"

"Of course Dean. I'm always with you, even if you can't see me."

"…Cas…?"

"Yes, Dean?"

"H-How do you know I can do this?"

"Because, I've seen you overcome much more when hope was thinner than a stand of hair."

"…How can you have so much faith in me?"

"Because, Dean, you had faith in me when no one else did."

"…"

"I've waited to see you for a thousand years, and I'll never leave you, Dean. But you mustn't let fear stand in front of you."

"…Okay, Cas."

"And, Dean?"

"Yeah?"

"I love you."

"…I love you too, Cas."