I never commented before, but I was really waiting anxiously for your continuation of the manlove series and once again you blew me aways with your insight in what drives the brotherly dynamics as well as your incredibly poetic writing style.
"It's easy to call him a liar, easy to call him macho and stoic. But he's more than that. He is a curious mix of heart-on-his-sleeve and stoic tough guy, always has been. Nine time out of ten, he'll readily share what is going on, or what happened in the past. He just won't share how that makes him feel. "I remember the fire"  instead of "I would wake up screaming for years," or some such to go with it. He's naturally honest and open, but has become guarded from the experiences of his life."
I completely agree with this assessment, it's often overlooked that with all his aversion against touchy-feely moments Dean IS willing to share easily for the sake of whomever he is talking to, he is simply very guarded when it comes to his own emotions and that's a huge difference. Nicely put!
"This man listens for him, not for himself."
That made me cry, honestly. It's so true and we see this displayed throughout S2 in the most beautiful manner. Sam taking over the supporting role for his older brother is a pure joy to watch this season, he might not always know how exactley to handle this in the best manner but he tries anyways.
I can't wait for your next installment. Your work here is awe-inspiring. Thank you!!