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'''Castiel:''' Are you still afraid of me?<br>
'''Mary:''' Maybe a little. I haven't been back that long. Angels are real. Angels are friends. Angels can heal you with a wave of a glowy hand. I -- It's all pretty new still. We should get back. Boys will be waiting.<br>
'''Castiel:''' I know you know this, Mary, but... Sam and Dean
-- they're -- they're glad to have you back. Whatever you still have to deal with and however long it takes, you should know they're happy. I mean, finally, they don't have to be so... so alone.<br>
'''Mary:''' Castiel. They were never alone.
'''Castiel:''' I was scared. I had believed in Jack for so long,
I... I believed that he was -- he was good. I -- I knew he would be good for the world. And he was good for us. My faith in him, it -- it never wavered, and then I-I saw what he did. It wasn't malice. It wasn't evil. It was like Jack saw a problem, and in his mind, he just solved it with that snake.<br>
'''Dean:''' The snake!<br>
'''Castiel:''' What he did wasn't bad. It was the absence of good. And I saw that in him. But we were a family, and I didn't want to lose that, so I thought I could... fix it on my own. Felt like it was my responsibility. So I left and didn't tell you. If I could go back and just -- just talk to him right then and there, I would. But I can't, Dean. I failed you. And I failed Jack. And I failed --<br>
'''Mary:''' No. Are you kidding? It's nice knowing I'm not the only one... with parental guilt. How much did the two of you go through when I wasn't there for you? And even when Amara brought me back, and I got a second chance, things got complicated. I got complicated.<br>
'''Mary:''' No, I'm just saying... parenting is always a struggle. You always feel like you're failing, but then you look at them, and somehow they're amazing. And somehow, they're literally
... the bravest ... kindest ... most heroic men on the planet. Kids. They'll always surprise you.
'''Sam:''' You know, after Maggie and the other hunters died... I just left. Just
... dumped Jack on Cas and left. I knew. I mean, I knew something ... was gonna... I just didn't know it'd be this.<br>
'''Dean:''' I did it, too. When I talked to Donatello about Jack, he said he was good as far as he could tell. But then he talked about how powerful Jack was and that he could never really be sure. And it was a warning. I just couldn't see it.