what if supernatural ends with the realization that the gates of hell can only be closed permanently from the inside
and sam and dean argue over which one of them has to do it and eventually dean just sneaks off to do it himself because he’d never let sammy die, not even for the rest of the world, and as he’s about to do it, sam shows up out of nowhere
and dean angrily says, “how’d you find me?”
and sam smiles sadly and says, “i had help.”
and dean looks around and there cas is, that almost-smile ghosting across his lips as he takes a step forward says, “i’ve pulled you both out of hell before - it seems only fitting that we should return together. in any case - you need me to take you there.”
and dean stops and then laughs but his voice cracks and his eyes go glassy and allll the shiiit goes down and as the flames burn closer and they reach the door, pass through into the scorching heat to spend an eternity in a pit where every demon wants to flay them repeatedly for their imprisonment, we hear dean whisper brokenly, trying to keep it together for sam and cas,
“well, this is it. team free will.”
do you want to fucking die? Do you think I can’t find you? I will hunt you down bitch.
The fact that the op’s url is edlunds makes me simultaneously want laugh and need to curl into a ball.