So a bird flew into our closed window to day. He was ok but a little stunned so he let me pick him up to move him to a safe place.
these are beautiful, thank you.
oh I’m not switching my tumblr from Finch because I’m lazy but I used to other three for 3 other accounts of mine. Raphael is AO3, Michael is my fanfic and Colt is my Deviantart.
Michael’s dozing off in bed when Lucifer smacks his hand on Michael’s stomach with far more force than necessary, earning him a glare.
"You’re getting a belly," Lucifer says, fingers gliding down the soft skin. Michael shifts and furrows his brows, trying to turn away from Lucifer and retain whatever little sense of calm he had.
He doesn’t need to look to know Lucifer is grinning at him, teasing and victorious. Michael has the sudden urge to bundle himself up in the blankets, hide his body away from Lucifer’s lecherous gaze.
"You are, Micha. You’re soft and squishy," Lucifer insists, squeezing the skin for emphasis. "Side effect of being human. Too much junk food and not enough smiting sinners, mm?"
Hissing, Michael tries to swat Lucifer’s hand away, but Lucifer catches Michael’s arm, uses it to roll him onto his back. Michael shoots him another glare, all fire and perhaps the tiniest amount of insecurity, which Lucifer ignores in favor of scooting closer, resting his cheek on Michael’s stomach.
"I like it," Lucifer says, words muffled.
Michael sighs, head slumping to the side in defeat. Lucifer nuzzles Michael’s tummy, concealing a little smile; he knows Michael could move him if he wanted to, if he really didn’t like the touch.
They doze off again, wrapped around each other. Later, Michael will roll over Lucifer mid-nap which starts another grumpy argument and flailing limbs.
Just another day in their painfully human lives.
((ooc: I fully intend to try to rectify what I can.
Where to start? Let’s start with the fact that the “fans don’t like him.” This is true. Painfully and whole-heartedly true. And pretty much completely unfair for him. Mostly this is based off the fact that in season seven, Raphael is a “villain” whose goal opposes Castiel and let’s be honest. If you’re a character that is in direct opposition to one of the favorites, you don’t have a good chance from the start.
But let’s break Raphael down as an isolated character instead of from the view of team free will.
Raphael doesn’t appear in season four. The first mentions we get of him, he is guarding over Chuck. He protects Chuck from Lilith and then obliterates Castiel when he rebels against heaven and props himself right up next to chuck to wait for the said archangel. If we look at this from Raphael’s point of view, he’s still doing his duty to protect the prophet. While some angels, like Anna or Gabriel, have fallen and vanished, the only other angels to have lead rebellions against Heaven are Lucifer and Uriel (following in Lucifer’s footsteps). Obviously this is a sore spot for all of the archangels. While we as viewers know that Castiel rebelling is actually a good thing for the Winchesters, there is no way for Raphael to see the same thing. As far as he is concerned, Castiel is turning against what they all know to be “true” and “right” and could very well be a serious danger to the prophet. And so begins the saga of Raphael vs Castiel.
The first time we SEE Raphael is in the episode Free to be You and Me where it is first mentioned that he lands at a gas station to end a battle between demons and angels before he returns to heaven, leaving his vessel, Donnie Finnerman, pretty messed up. (which given what is said about archangels… I can’t remember if it’s michael or lucifer who mentions it later…, this is a pretty common thing for their vessels. ) After that, Castiel and Dean try to forcibly summon him back to his vessel. When he finally comes, He is obviously agitated, he’s focused on castiel being alive again, and here’s where we have to start interpreting him a little differently. From the start, Dean is a total ass to Raphael. (and I mean TOTAL jerk, seemingly only because he assumes raphael will be. they haven’t actually met before this point.) He dictates that Raphael is the enemy and hence should be treated as such. Raphael immediately reacts to this, and threatens Dean in return. But it’s important to note that he doesn’t immediately act on his threats. He hesitates, first trying to figure out what is going on before he does what Heaven expects of him. They trap him in holy fire and it’s evident from everyone’s reaction that Raphael is openly angry about this.
Despite that however, he still tries to explain his point of view. He speaks to Castiel about God being dead, which he honestly believes, and offers up his feelings of abandonment and being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do without instructions (the same thing that castiel has been facing and will later have to face again). Raphael speaks to Castiel, his brother, and you can tell by Castiel’s facial expressions that he sympathizes despite their death match at the end of season 4. Dean on the other hand, makes the entire conversation into a joke. He pokes and prods at Raphael’s feelings, belittles them, and goes as far as to offhandedly offend both Castiel and Raphael with “He didn’t happen to work for the post office, did he?” which, if we remember the scene in the dingy club with chastity is the equivalent of saying that the angels are on the level of hurt prostitutes who are just rolling in their own self deprivation. Castiel turns his head quick, jaw tense, both surprised and unhappy with that comment. Raphael replies with “This is funny to you?”
he goes on to explain, with teary eyes, that the angels are tired. that they want the apocalypse because that is what is supposed to bring paradise. Peace on earth. This is the last outline god left for them. The last bit of instruction they have. At this point, Raphael is solely focused on Castiel, begging him to mediate the conversation, Cas doesn’t and Dean interrupts again with “So you think you can just do whatever you want!?”
This is the saddest part of it. Raphael falters. You see him bit back his tears. It’s obvious that they’re done communicating and that nothing is getting through to Dean.
He says “Yes.”
And blows out the windows and talks down to them.
But the last thing he asks of them is to be released. He offers Castiel one more shot to work with him, release him and Castiel refuses.
We don’t see Raphael again until season 6. He plays no big role in either stopping or aiding the apocalypse. We can openly assume that he is continuing to guard chuck and maybe jumping down to end other demon/angel battles.
In season six, we first see him battling with Castiel in Balthazar’s house. Castiel mourns the fact that Raphael’s followers won’t listen to him and Raphael mentions that they won’t listen because he already has their hearts. What this shows about Raphael: He is not thoughtlessly cruel. He actually is a good leader in his cause. His followers are loyal and unyeilding and trust him without question. We also soon find out that Castiel and Raphael didn’t immediately start fighting. Through a flashback in episode 20, we learn that Raphael actually asks Castiel to join them. (despite his threat of immediate aggression and rejection in season 5) He follows his father’s example and demands the “rebel” to yeild or face the consequences. Cas says no, and unlike god, Raphael gives Castiel a warning and a second chance. (and seeing as the fan base is all about michael and lucifer, it’s kind of unfair to be biased against the angel trying to bring his brothers back.) Season 6 Raphael pretty much fills Michael’s empty shoes. And if you’re going to forgive Michael for his powerplay, general rudeness, and unyeilding eagerness to fulfil his father’s greater plan, then you have to reevaluate how you view raphael too.
Raphael loves his brothers and he lays low, like Gabriel does, until he no longer has a choice.
The unfortunate part, as mentioned above, is that we don’t get to see Raphael interact with the other archangels. We have to pull his attitude about his siblings from him dealing with Castiel (which is actually quite deep given that they’re not that close). If we imagine what it’s like for him to communicate with the other archangels, I think we would see a very different side of him that is much softer and easier to sympathize with. Let’s not forget that “Raphael” means God Heals and that his eagerness to communicate usually trumps his eagerness to be violent. Given the nature of this show and the role it dropped him in, it’s near impossible for his personality to read anything other than aggressive.
If you can think of a ship, i will answer these questions for them
who cooks normally?:
how often do they fight?:
what do they do when they’re away from each other?:
nicknames for each other?:
who is more likely to pay for dinner?:
who steals the covers at night?:
what would they get each other for gifts?:
who remembers things?:
who cusses more?:
what would they do if the other one was hurt?:
who kissed who first?:
who made the first move?:
who started the relationship?: