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Sunday February 24
So, how often do you wear this trench coat of yours?
Whenever the weather permits. :)
So, just when it's raining, or when it's cold or?
When it's cold, or if I think it looks good with my clothing.
When the hell does a trench coat look good with something? No offense.
I think that I pull off the look very nicely. :)
I'm sure you do.
I've never had any complaints before.
Said the hermit.
You have a valid point.
And Alfie's never given you any crap about it?
I honestly don't think he has any opinion about it one way or another.
OR he's just nice enough not to say anything. I mean, it IS a trench coat.
No... I genuinely don't think that he cares...
Now, I'm not saying you shouldn't wear it, but I'll bet you five bucks that if you go up and ask him to answer honestly, he'll say something about it.
I think he'll just go back to sleep, or he'll start bathing himself...
Oh my God.
It's not unusual behavior for him. What is confusing?
Samandriel. Your roommate. He's not a person, is he?
He's a feline.. I thought I mentioned that.
No Cas. You never mentioned that Alfie was a cat.
Now I understand your confusion. Yes, Samandriel is a cat.
Looking back. . . that makes a lot more sense now.
I should hope so. :)
Yeah. I feel like an idiot.
I am at fault, I should have clarified. Apologies.
So . . . no ACTUAL roommate, then?
He eats my food and sleeps on my couch, if that doesn't count as an "actual roommate" I'm not sure what qualifies.
You've got a point.
The Princess Bride.
Uh, what about it?
I figured out what movie you were referencing! :)
. . .Crap. You didn't watch it did you?
I just finished it.
Jo made me watch it. I swear.
Are you ashamed that you've watched it?
. . . No.
Then why did you blame Jo?
Well, congrats on watching another iconic movie.
You're avoiding my question...
No I'm not.
If you say so... It was a very good movie, I enjoyed it immensely. :)
Well, I'm glad. Jo said it was the one chick flick she didn't puke during.
I wouldn't necessarily classify it as a chick flick. It had a very nice balance of adventure, humour, and romance.
Wow. So you really did like it.
I did. :)
Huh. Good to know.
However, I was under the impression that Jo was a male...
Serves you right for the whole "Alfie" thing.
Tuesday February 27
Castiel. I am well aware of what today is so I have to ask. Would you like me to drive down today, or would you rather me not?
I do not know yet. I think I am going to treat this day like any other.
If you change your mind, let me know.
Thank you. I appreciate it.
"I should've stayed home today..."
"Yes you should have. I wasn't going to say anything, though. Are you alright, at least?"
"Not in the slightest. I thought I would be able to treat it like any other day... but I can't."
"Just go home, Castiel. I need you to promise me that you'll just go home and not do anything rash."
"Go home to what exactly? All of the reminders of how badly I failed? I can't even look at Samandriel without wanting to break something, or sit down and cry."
"You did not fail. None of this was your fault. None of it. Sometimes the world just decides that it's time to create a black hole for someone and there is nothing anyone can do about it. You can't keep blaming yourself Castiel! What's done is done and isn't coming back. . . Where are you right now?"
"I'm blaming myself for it because it *is* my fault! I could've prevented it, but I didn't. I was a coward... I'm at a park, I can't go back to my house right now... I just can't..."
"There is no way in hell you could have known. I promise. No one did except for those . . . I can't even think of a worse enough word for them. I feel like I should drive down. Do you want me to or do you need to be alone?"
"I don't want to inconvenience you..."
"Think about yourself for once in your life! This is coming from the most self-centered person you know, for God's sake! If you want me to come down I will. Without hesitation."
"Thank you Balthazar, truly. I don't know what I want right now... I think being alone right now would be best, but if I need you, I will let you know."
"You had better. Now I'm going to go write sad poetry to get this all out of my system. Be sure to text me sometime tonight. Just an "All is well" at least. If I don't hear from you I'm coming down anyway."
"I will. Thank you again. Goodbye."
I'm bored... Wanna do something?
You should be so lucky. No, I meant do you want to get drunk and shoot some pool?
Sure, why not? It'll be an easy win. You shoot like a girl.
Was that supposed to be an insult? Even when I'm blackout drunk, and you're completely sober, I'm still twice as good as you are. So... If I shoot like a girl, what does that make you?
Oh it is ON, Barbie.
Good. :) I'll see you in 20.
And I'll see you in Hell.
"Heeeeeeeeey Cas! Cas. Castiel. Heh. That's a weird name dude. Weird. . . but in a . . . pretty way."
"Duh. Can't you . . .even tell? No, Jo, get off- you idiot. Jerk. No, not you Caaas. Castiel."
"Dean, are you drunk?"
"You are really smart. Like, really smart. I don't even . . . know you but I know you. You know?"
"Is there a reason you called me?"
"Uuuuuuuh. Do I need one? I just wanna. . .talk."
"I appreciate the sentiment, but can we do this another day?"
"God, Jo! Get off. Sorry Cas. She thinks she's real cool 'cause she can get us free shots at the Roadhouse."
"Nah, man. The kiddie world amusement park. Duh the bar. Goooood shots."
"Oh... I was unaware that you frequented there."
"Sure thing! Jo's mom owns it! You should. . .come sometime. Maybe. If you wanna."
"Thank you for the offer, but I must decline."
"Aawwww c'mon! Tha's no fun! I bet I can out drink ya."
"Caaaas. It's not gonna a kill you to hang out here."
"...Dean... Please... Stop."
"Fine, Cas. I just thought you might wanna. Nevermind."
"No, Cas. Really. I get it. I'm not the kinda person you'd wanna meet in real life anyway. Whatever dude."
"No Dean, It's not like that at all! I just-"
Can you please come over? I really need a friend right now...
I'm on my way.
Wednesday February 28
Cas. Hey. So, I know I called you last night, but I don't exactly know what I said. Shit move. I really need to leave my phone at home when I go drinking.
Did I say something awful? If I did, sorry about that.
Okay well, just text me whenever.
Friday March 1
I think I messed up.
Did you leave your straightener on when you left the house this morning?
This is serious.
Alright, what did you do?
Do you remember any of my drunk dial at all?
Vaguely. I remember trying to stop you because I thought it was a horrible idea.
Yeah, I remember that too. What did I say?
You were being a dick when you hung up on him, that's most of what I remember.
What's going on?
Nothing. I'm just going to go drown myself in the shower now.
You're such a drama queen... It wasn't THAT bad.
Cas hasn't texted me back in two days.
And? He's probably busy or something.
Besides, you've only been talking to him for about a month. If he doesn't want to be your friend, that's his choice, and you'll find a new hermit bff soon enough.
It's been a month and four days.
When did you become this clingy?
And I'm not clingy. Just concerned.
Dude, just give it time. If he hasn't responded in a week, I'll help you track him down.
Now THAT is clingy.
Oh shut up.
Saturday March 2
I am sorry for ignoring your texts, I wasn't mad at you. I was having a difficult week, and I thought it would be better if I turned off my phone for a few days.
Dude, don't even apologize. I don't know what I said, but I'm sure it was stupid. Sorry about your week.
It's fine. Thank you for your sympathies.
Anything I can do to make it up to you?
No, I'm doing much better now. I would just like things to get back to normal.
I feel like an awful friend.
You are not a bad friend.
I made you turn your phone off for two days.
It had nothing to do with you...
I don't believe that for a second. But it's okay. Really.
Trust me on this, it was going to happen whether you were involved or not.
If you say so.
I just hit a family of raccoons with my car! :'(
Are you serious?
I feel terrible.. I looked down for a second and they came out of nowhere..
Are you texting and driving?
No.. I'm pulled over to the side of the road digging graves for them.
. . . You're digging graves for them.
Of course I am! I accidentally took away their lives, the least I can do is give them a proper burial...
Well, I'm all for being sad about that. . . but that's some dedication.
I feel awful about this. I've never hit an animal while driving before.. And there were little baby raccoons involved! :'(
You just aren't having the best week, are you?
No, I'm really not. I'm done burying them. I'm going to go home now and just go to bed.
I just hit a porcupine! :'( He's not dead, but I can't help him in any way or I'll get injured by his quills. :/ Dean what should I do?
HELL IF I KNOW. Why are you hitting all of these animals?
It's not intentional! :( This is officially the worst week ever. I'm going to sit by the side of the road with the porcupine and sing to it.
Sing to it.
I can't think of any songs to sing to a dying porcupine.
You are so on your own with this one.
You've been extremely helpful...
Oh no, what is Samandriel going to think when he finds out I've killed these animals? :(
Probably nothing. He's a cat.
He has feelings too... I think the porcupine is dead now. I am a terrible person.
Are you going to bury him too?
No.. I don't want to get poked... I called animal control to come dispose of the body.
Are you. . .okay?
Ask me in the morning.
I probably will.
Good luck, Cas.