Hm, I just can't picture Castiel with anyone from Buffy...or anyone, for that matter. I can understand where people can ship Castiel/Dean, though it doesn't do anything for me. But it will be interesting to see the different suggestions, and why they might work. I'm always curious about why people pick a particular pairing, not just, "they'd look hot together naked". Not that it isn't a valid reason to write a story, but I kind of prefer reading the stories that explore the reasons two specific people are drawn to each other.
No, I haven't voted on this either myself. I see Castiel as to aloof to be in a pairing with a human. Yes he could care about them, but not in that way. Which is why I don't read that sort of fic with him in that myself. I'm just interested in what others think myself
I just kept coming back to Dawn. She IS an otherworldy creature just like he is and I'd love to see Castiel bring that out in her and make her more complex.
I always skip the slash section. I just don't *do* slash, for the most part. I have a problem changing the sexual orientation of characters, which is part of why I didn't pick Willow in the first section. If she weren't gay I'd see her primarily with Castiel, but she is. I guess I'm a hopeless canon slave.
My opinion, though. I don't judge other people's choices by my own. Just trying to expand on my answer.
"How can I thank you, you mysterius black-clad hunk of a night thing? No need little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me...
"But...There must be some way to show my appreciation..."
"No, helping those in need's my job. And working up a load of sexual tension, and prancing away is truly thanks enough"
"I understand...I have a nephew who is gay, so..."
"Say no more! Evil is still afoot, and I am almost out of that nancy-boy hair gel I like so much! Quickly! To the Angelmoble! Away!"
Spike on Angel
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