Author: Kat Lee
Challenge/Prompt: comment_fic: Supernatural, Dean/Crowley - saving face requested by dreamsofspike
Warning(s): Spoilers, Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 20 February 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Kripke, not the author, and are used without permission.
He had to save face. He had to let the Winchesters go. He was the King of Hell; no mortal should have such a pull on him! Yet he didn’t expect it to hurt so much when he let Dean tell him they were over. He didn’t expect his old, blackened heart to ache every time Dean looked through him or, worse yet, hated him. He definitely didn’t expect to feel so free when he died, but one look in Dean’s eyes in that last moment made all of Crowley’s suffering worth it. The boy had loved him after all.