thinking about the difference in dean’s character between bad boys and after school special. these episodes, in canon, are set 1-2 years apart. and yes. dean is a little bastard (affectionate) in bad boys. but he’s kind, and sensitive, and he cries. in after school special, dean is the guy. he’s cool, he doesn’t care, and he starts dating the first hot girl that catches his eye. the performative masculinity is nauseating.
there was a day, between these episodes, where dean stood above the burning graves of two nuns, face hot from the flames, head racing with he knows he knows and this is a warning.
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