Title: Corrupting Purity
Characters: Anna-Centric implied Castiel/Anna
Word Count: 350
Prompt: Gift Fic for Feigned_Living prompts ("Something that you did will destroy me, something that you said will stay with me.”) at spn_hetexchange
Anna had been through many trials throughout her angelic and human lives, but nothing had been more painful than the day Castiel turned her over to heaven, naming her a traitor to their kind. The mere action had destroyed her. She hadn’t even fought off the Angels who’d come to take her away, though she knew it probably wouldn’t have been too difficult.
It wasn’t that he’d tricked her, she could live with that. Castiel’s unwavering faith in their father and his plan was one of the things she loved most about him. And it wasn’t the fact that he stood by and let them take her. She could brush those actions away because she knew his beliefs, understood why he felt the way he did.
It was the look in his eyes that did it; the cold, calculating look of someone who didn’t have any regard for another living creature. The compassion he had once held in the depth of his eyes, the soul she had always seen there was gone, replaced with a darkness that made her stomach clench.
That was what had broken her. That one moment when it all became clear that whatever had corrupted heaven had gotten to him too. It had taken Anna several months to get the will to attempt to break free from heaven’s prison, something that was not easily done.
But when she did, it had been because of something he’d said to her long ago, before she had fallen from heaven.
“It is not our teachings that define us, but what we do with the lessons taught that determine the people we become.”
Anna was not taught to give up when she believed in something. Her ideas, her thoughts might be different then what was normal, what she was told to be and feel, but that did not make them wrong.
His words were pure then, unadulterated by coercion or lies and if it was the last thing she did, Anna would bring Castiel back to what he once was. Just like he’d done for her all those years ago.