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Like you didn't know there would be fic here :)

Post Lucifer Rising.
Rated PG13-R for language

Prologue
The Winter Queen


Chuck felt his house shake and rumble knowing the archangel stationed to protect him was now on his way to tearing Castiel a new one. Glancing to the angel next to him, Chuck wasn’t sure if it was fear he saw in Castiel’s eyes. His gaze seemed to take everything in; every flicker of light, every mote of dust that eased from his old ceiling. Placing his hand on his shoulder, Chuck hoped to give him strength, confidence maybe. Comfort?

Castiel looked to the prophet for one cold hard second and a minute’s worth of conversation passed between them. Chuck removed his hand.

“Sorry.”

An archangel. He’d never faced down an archangel. Hell, he’d barely even glimpsed one before and that was thousands of years ago. Castiel was well aware he was merely a lieutenant in this army and they were the four-star generals. Surprisingly, he wasn’t afraid, as much as he should be. He knew this had been a suicide mission the second he’d helped Dean. He was ready and he only had one final part to play before it was all over. He was just buying time and he’d purchase with his life.

“What’re you gonna say?” The Prophet asked.

With a grumble, Castiel simply said, “Nothing.”

Chuck only nodded and realized the look he saw hadn’t been fear, it was determination. This was the end, wasn’t it? His stomach grumbled and his first thought to the cause was gut-wrenching anxiety but a moment later he realized he was just hungry. He was going to die in the middle of an epic battle between the hosts of the Lord and his mind was pondering guacamole nachos. Yeah, humanity was worth saving, why?

Then . . . it was gone.

The wall they’d been facing vanished into complete nothingness. There was no rubble, no splinters, not even ash. The wall was just gone and the blinding white light washed over them.

“Fucking piece of shit pencil pusher!” They heard a female voice scream moments before a severed head was tossed in through the hole in the wall. The head rolled towards them and Chuck yelped, skittering back behind Castiel onto whose shoe the head came to a rest.

“Zachariah,” Castiel breathed, awe tearing through the resolve on his face. He was dead. There were only a handful of angels strong enough to kill Zachariah and none of them had been seen in millennia.

Whipping his head up back to the light he saw a figure silhouetted there.

“This!” She said, coming closer to them. “This is why bureaucrats never should have been allowed in the Corps.”

“Holy—” Chuck began but the light suddenly went out and dark spots flooded his vision.

“Finish that sentence and I’ll have to gut you for blasphemy,” she said, her voice as cold as ice. Chuck bit his tongue and just stared at her. She was just shy of six feet tall. Her dark blonde hair was twisted and braided into a science-fiction masterpiece. She wore . . . steel. Blue-grey steel smoothed and fashioned into skin-tight armor. She moved as if it were latex. On her back he could make out the shape of two sword hilts. It was her eyes though, her eyes that forced Chuck’s focus away. They were pure mirrored glass that reflected his soul. Locking gaze with her was like being overwhelmed by every single life-event ever experienced. The weight of his failures soon overwhelmed his achievements and he had to turn away.

She looked away from him and narrowed that soul-seeking stare onto Castiel. He returned her gaze, his eyes seeing through his vessel, his own shortcomings and triumphs teetering on the scale of his conscience.

A moment passed. Then another.

“I am not ashamed of what I’ve done,” he finally said, his voice low.

“Really?” She asked, looking down onto Zachariah. “Neither was he,” she kicked the head across the room, the bones making a sickly crunch.

“Who are you?” Castiel asked.

“She kinda looks like Tricia Helfer—” Chuck peeped. The Archangel turned her gaze on him and Chuck could have sworn he felt his toes singe. “Shutting up now.”

“Where are the Winchesters?” She asked.

“I’m not—” Castiel began when she took a menacing step towards him.

“Child,” she said between her teeth, “This, right here?” She gestured, seeming to take in the whole world with the motion. “Not a game. You can tell me or I can get it from your mind, pick one.”

He didn’t answer. His resistance only lasted a moment before her hands were at his temples, her soul-reflecting eyes glowing bright. Castiel screamed, pulling away from her but her grip was too strong. Her burning stare brought him to his knees as all his memories flooded up and through him, from the depths of his soul and into hers like a vortex.

“You,” she whispered, drawing out all she needed, “were the only one amongst them doing God’s will.”

She released him, letting him drop bonelessly to the floor. She flashed to a frozen and horrified Chuck. “Prophet?”

“Yes, ma’am!” He shrieked.

“Milk and honey. Feed him,” she said. Reaching behind her she pulled her blades from the scabbards on her back and crouched down low like a runner about to sprint. “We’ll have words about the escorts later,” she warned and simply dissolved.

He peed, just a little.

“Who the hell was she?” He choked.

From his place on the floor, Castiel fought the onslaught of nausea that rolled through him. She’d taken everything that was him and in the process only left her name at the door.

“Gabriel,” he breathed, his entire body trembling. “That was the Archangel Gabriel.”

NEXT PART

Date: 2009-05-15 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbreakableburr.livejournal.com
HELL. YES.
(I have Raphael as Gina Torres, great minds yo!'

Date: 2009-05-15 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitynut.livejournal.com
I am totally with you on that! Gina Torres, Lucy Lawless and Melinda Clarke ought to make guest appearances as archangels!

Peace Love and Cheese

Date: 2009-05-15 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbreakableburr.livejournal.com
I have long wanted Lucy Lawless and Claudia Black on this show as either hunters or angels, Melinda Clarke would be so gravy!
Jeez, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Claudia Black, Gina Torres and Melinda Clarke could totally the archangels that aren't Michael, since that's clearly Dean.
How awesome would that be???

Date: 2009-05-15 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitynut.livejournal.com
Claudia Black! That's genius! You know who else I think would be great on SPN? Christina Hendricks. I wonder if Julie McNiven could put in a good word. It's interesting how us fans are being vilified for hating females on SPN when here we are naming some DAMN GOOD ACTRESSES to be on it! Actress who aren't just another twentysomething pretty face.

And did I miss where Dean was Michael?

Peace Love and Cheese

Date: 2009-05-15 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbreakableburr.livejournal.com
I think the problem is that we want actual actresses, as opposed to pretty young things, which are good but if they don't have the chops to back it up (see Cortese, G.), then we react badly.
Fandom loved Ellen and I personally loved Jo and how her very existence kinda tweaked the Sam/Dean dynamic.
I couldn't stand Missouri because she spent an entire episode putting Dean down as if he was less than Sam and I hate anyone who does that.
I loved all the crossroads demons and I really liked Cassie though the episode was odd.
There are crazies in this fandom, even I noticed and I never notice, but still this fandom doesn't hate women, we just want GOOD actresses in the parts.

Date: 2009-05-15 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitynut.livejournal.com
I took Jo for what she was, young and eager to prove herself. I would love for Ellen and Jo to come back as a mother/daughter hunting team. And I really liked Lauren Cohan. Dean and Bela had great chemistry and I got the feeling Cohan had the same level of acting ability as Ackles but the writers totally messed up and wasted her and her character. Cassie was good, but the established romantic chemistry didn't work for me. Had they made her a new relationship, it would have been better.

But I had mentioned this in someone else's LJ, they need to bring Julie Benz back! They could say her character's tumor stopped growing and was in remission then an angel came down and took her over.

Peace Love and Cheese

Date: 2009-05-15 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbreakableburr.livejournal.com
I really liked Lauren Cohen too, and I'd love to see Julie Benz back, but I'm not sure if she can with Dexter still going on. I kinda hope with next year being the final year we get a Farscape type, everyone they've ever helped coming to their aid, that would be awesome.

Date: 2009-05-16 09:47 pm (UTC)
ext_2984: Dean reads Supernatural (Default)
From: [identity profile] jellicle.livejournal.com
And did I miss where Dean was Michael?

When Zachariah tells Dean that his job/destiny is not to stop the Apocalypse from happening but to kill Lucifer, the painting on the wall changes to one of Gabriel killing Lucifer. So, if Michael was portrayed killing Lucifer, and killing Lucifer is Dean's job, so Dean is Michael or is linked/related to him somehow.

Interesting part is, Dean has been compared/linked to Michael since Houses of the Holy.

Date: 2009-05-16 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
That he most definitely has been. It makes a person all warm and fuzzy-like, lol.

Date: 2009-05-15 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazmin22.livejournal.com
Oh My God, Gina Torres is SO BADASS. I love this casting, bb.

Date: 2009-05-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unbreakableburr.livejournal.com
Hee, thankies! The fic is up over at sn_fic and sn_crossovers, enjoy!

Date: 2009-05-15 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading! Gina Torres does kick ass :D

Date: 2009-05-15 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kate-mct.livejournal.com
HS! Gabriel is Gabrielle? Rock on!

Date: 2009-05-15 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Hee! Thanks!

Date: 2009-05-15 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] devilyouwere.livejournal.com
This is just - yes. I laughed and that is honestly shocking after the blow that Supernatural gave us tonight. Your Chuck is absolutely spot on. Please write him more. And Gabriel - just, yes!

Fantastic!

Date: 2009-05-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2009-05-15 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fates3.livejournal.com
This? Is just an AWESOME beginning! Wow! Look forward to more :-)

Date: 2009-05-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2009-05-15 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazmin22.livejournal.com
YES. SO MUCH YES. SO MUCH WIN.

Reaching behind her she pulled her blades from the scabbards on her back and crouched down low like a runner about to sprint. “We’ll have words about the escorts later,” she warned and simply dissolved.

He peed,
just a little.

With Tricia Helfer as Gabriel? This is totes believable! Oh, Chuck. :P Love the physical description, I can see her getting readying to be badass.

I WOULD JUST DIE IF MICHAEL WAS HAD A FEMALE VESSEL.

Date: 2009-05-15 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2009-05-15 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spooky-xphile.livejournal.com
“She kinda looks like Tricia Helfer—”

LOVE IT!

This was awesome and I was wondering if anyone was going to do a fic right off the bat. Nicely done.

Date: 2009-05-15 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2009-05-15 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonofwinds.livejournal.com
This made me very happy.

Date: 2009-05-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pegunicent.livejournal.com
-is in love with you a bit for this-

Date: 2009-05-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Hee! Thanks!

wow yes...

Date: 2009-05-15 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catdancerz.livejournal.com
and those two swords...

i wondered why no one called an archangel down to smite lucifer...

i wonder if they're in the same league there...

Re: wow yes...

Date: 2009-05-15 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinrua.livejournal.com
OMG, I love this! ROTFLMAO! Brilliant voices, and Gabriel - a girl? WHOOT! *g*

Date: 2009-05-15 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
XD Thanks for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ala-tariel.livejournal.com
Squeeeeee!!!!! A story from you to face the hiatus! Thank you, thank you.

*waits patiently till the story complete*

Date: 2009-05-15 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ala-tariel.livejournal.com
And for the many times already: YOU ARE GENIUS! DEAN IS MICHAEL!!!

*hugs you tightly*

P.S.: Capslock is intentional. :D

Date: 2009-05-15 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kesomon.livejournal.com
Oooo, Owned. Hurrah for the beheading of that smarmy swarthy white collar bastard of the lowest Choir.

Date: 2009-05-15 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
I was beyond happy getting rid of him! Thanks for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olympia-m.livejournal.com
your Chuck is made of Total Win!!!

I hope there's more soon...

thank you for sharing!!!!

Date: 2009-05-15 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Hee! Thanks for reading! I'm glad you liked it!

Date: 2009-05-15 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellaithwen.livejournal.com
knew you'd get fic out, just like I flailed with the MICHAEL//DEANness of the finale being jammed down our throats :) soon you can see your story on screen lol. i may go re-read later even.

loved this `:)

Date: 2009-05-15 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
lol! I know! it was like [cough]Dean is Michael[/cough] Thanks for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grandiose666.livejournal.com
wow-cool! i'd love to see more positive non-ying female characters on the show. also love your portayal of an archangel, and of cas finally getting some credit from the other angels. looking fwd to more, whenever it comes!

Date: 2009-05-15 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading! I know, we so need a good, badass female on the show.

Date: 2009-05-15 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daneffew.livejournal.com
OMG you just wrote a version of the scene in my head. Thank you.
You did a much better job than I could even begin to.

Gabriel is a totally kick ass taking names, take no sass from anyone kind of archangel. Yes Yes Yes. Too bad we won't see this on SPN.

Date: 2009-05-15 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
XD Thanks so much for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ophite68.livejournal.com
I LIKE! Zachariah, for someone who was supposed to be a big gun, was so disappointing an angel. I have suspicions he was at least turning a blind eye to Uriel and his faction. I would really like to see a real big gun show up.

Date: 2009-05-15 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! The Angels seem like they more belong in The Office then in Armageddon.

Date: 2009-05-15 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] horusguard76.livejournal.com
Great take on that scene. I would love to see that on tv! (I would soooo do a 'La Ola' wave then lol)

Love her description and it would be so fitting. All business and sheer certainty. Thank you for sharing. :)

Date: 2009-05-15 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading!

Date: 2009-05-15 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dramaturgy.livejournal.com
Well-played, I am in LOVE. Eagerly awaiting more.

Date: 2009-05-15 09:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justforspite.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

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