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Title: Back to the Beginning
Summary: 12.23 Drabble. Dean has no idea where to go from here.
Rating: PG13
Genre/Spoilers: Gen.
Warnings: Unbeta'd
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural that privilege belongs to CW, Kripke and Co, I'm simply borrowing them for a while. I'm not making a profit, this is just for fun and all the standard disclaimers apply.

Back to the Beginning

Dean's numb, staring blankly at Cas's fallen body, his jeans sodden from the sticky mud under his knees. Moments ago they had a plan, and they were winning.

Now Mom's trapped in another dimension with Lucifer, Crowley sacrificed himself for the greater good, and Cas is... well Cas is gone.

And what is Dean supposed to do? For the first time in years he has no angel and demon allies. He's back to square one; back to the beginning. All Dean has in the world to fix this is Sam, the Impala, and Dad's journal, and that's just not enough.

A/N: While it was no 12.22, there was a lot to celebrate and enjoy in this episode (the alternate reality where Sam and Dean were never born, alternate reality Bobby and Rufus his weapon, Crowley sacrificing himself for the greater good (if you're gonna go, that's the most awesome way to do it!), Mary beating Lucifer with her brass knuckles, and poor Sam and Dean's faces as the episode came to a close!) I love the idea of the alternate reality and all the possibilities that opens up (are we going to see more old characters return but warped and twisted?) and I wanted to explore they might move on from here. With no angel and demon as back up, are we going to go back to the early days of Sam and Dean solving cases alone? And how are they going to get Mary back? I'm excited to see where's we're heading next season, and what the big bad will be. Thank you all for all your support and comments during these drabbles and I'll be back for more in season 13!

Date: 2017-06-01 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice drabbling! I've rewatched 23 on it's own and it actually stands up to scrutiny when not back to back with 22 (which was just so very satisfying). Like you say, lots of potential for a re-set and many avenues opening up if they decide Jack wants to open more doors to alternate realities. Presumably if he can open a portal to one, he could open a portal to many....

Date: 2017-06-01 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, birthday girl!!! Yes, I agree, I watched it on its own on a second watch and it views better that way I feel (12.22 is a hard act to follow in my book - I loved it!) I'm excited about all the possibilities about alternate worlds (are there more than one? Can Jack still open them? Can they save Mary? Are we going to more old character return in a warped and twisted way?) after all this is an avenue so far unexplored to its full potential. So yay, bring it on show!!!

Date: 2017-06-01 01:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalliel
The potential in S13 that I'm most excited for is definitely them re-figuring out how to do what they do alone again. <33 Because while SPN talks "back to basics" every year, you can't ever really go back--not REALLY really. And I'm looking forward to their jerry-rigging, as well as those moments where, as you say in the drabble, that's just not enough anymore.

I love the dead-end sense of this drabble, because I do feel like that's exactly where they're at by the end of the episode--and how could they not be? It's such a hard place to be, and a hard emotion to capture. Guh. <33333 Thank you for this!

Date: 2017-06-01 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Exactly!!! I mean they've talked this talk before, but I'm not sure how brave they are to fully implement it (are those we think are dead really staying that way?) But the idea of the boys struggling to deal with all of this on their own with no simple angel and demon fixes intrigues me, and I wonder what kind of a strain it'll have on the boys and their relationship.

They've got a chance here to really reset things, and switch things up, and I hope they do, I think it's time for a big change. I'm happy you enjoyed the drabble and it does have an abrupt feel to the ending (it wasn't really intentional, but like you say it sort of fits how we left the season!) Thank you as always for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Take care ♥

Date: 2017-06-01 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Don't do yourself down, Dean - you've done more with less! This is a fabulous little drabble bb ♥

Date: 2017-06-02 10:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, lovely! I wanted to explore the idea of the boys going back to the beginning where they didn't have any demon and angel allies to rely on as backup, because I think that would be awesome to see, and what repercussion that will have on the boys. Take care and thank you for all your kind words over the course of these episode drabbles :)

Date: 2017-06-02 10:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have so totally loved every one of your drabbles this season, they've touched upon some wonderful insights I either hadn't thought about, or didn't know I needed to hear the answers to. I love the way you delve into their heads and always come out with something interesting and usually heart rending but true to character. Beautiful work. I hope you'll keep writing through the Hellatus and gift us with some more drabbles next season :)

Date: 2017-06-02 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awww, thank you so much, that really means a lot to me. I'll definitely do episode drabbles for season 13, and I'm writing my summergen fic at the moment (or I'm trying to, anyway!) So they'll be more from me over the hiatus. Take care my friend :)

Date: 2017-06-02 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I look forward to all of it *rubs hands with glee* :D

Date: 2017-06-02 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great job. I can see Dean being like this.

Date: 2017-06-02 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! It must be a scary thing to be faced with; having no allies and knowing what you're up against. I couldn't resist exploring that a little more. Thank you for stopping by :)


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