But where are all the AUs where Dean and Cas have fairly mundane, traditionally frowned-upon jobs? Not the baristas and librarians and teachers and mechanics of the world, but -
Where are my garbage men AUs? Where’s the story where Dean drops out of high school and empties people’s cans for a living? Where’s the one where Cas would rather drive a smelly, fuel-inefficient garbage truck than work as an accountant in his uncle’s H&R Block branch because he can see the difference he makes in people’s lives first-hand?
Where are the Dollar Tree Employee stories? Where are the septic tank cleaner stories? Where are the stories where they have jobs that maybe don’t change people’s lives, but that are just enough to them to make a difference? Maybe Cas likes the order of stocking shelves and shelves full of cheaply-made Easter trinkets and break-if-you-blink plastic toys, maybe he makes kids smile by acknowledging that they’re people while they browse the toy aisle, maybe Dean appreciates a job where he quite literally cleans up the crap that spoils other people’s lives.
Maybe you don’t have to have a heroic job to be a hero, because heroes don’t just drive ambulances and fire trucks.
just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,
i would take the midnight train going anywhere but it isn’t safe for a young woman.
men feel like this too ya know
RIGHT GOD FO RBID WE FORGET THE MEN
just a city boy
here to remind everyone that he exists in case anyone forgot in the few seconds they were paying attention to someone else’s problems