I don’t think that would ever happen.
If for some insane reason they gave Cas a new vessel (I dont think they’d replace Misha) who was female - theres no way they would do destiel. Mostly because it would come off really really badly and be a PR nightmare.
But…. I would like to see any of the main three characters temporarily gender swapped for an episode. That would be amazeballs!
I don’t have a really good reason. xD
I started shipping it back in season 5, and I didn’t just start shipping it because I thought it was cute or something…. I saw it as an intelligent part of the narrative. As a viewer who was not yet part of fandom, and had never even given much thought at all to slash pairings… I thought it was likely back THEN that they would end up together (but even then I got the feeling it would be a ‘confirmed-in-the-series-finale’ kind of thing).
Season 6 got a bit more romantic, and then Cas was killed off and then not around much for a while - but when he was around…. Wow, some of the lines from season 7… I still can’t believe those are real.
Season 8 was pretty good…. the crypt scene was very powerful… and I think it was intended to be taken romantically, you know without actually making them an official “couple”. We also had some good foreshadowing for Destiel with the bar scene.
I haven’t felt like this season has been that much more of a “no-homo” then previous seasons TBH. The sex scene with Cas was horrendous for other reasons…. but I don’t think it made the chances of eventual Destiel any less likely.
Season 9 has been all about keeping Dean/Cas separated, because this season, Dean/Cas’ storyline is pretty much non-existent…Even though the few times they do get to talk to each other its pretty lovey-dovey… their relationship is pretty much on stand still - its doing absolutely nothing.
I don’t think Dean/Cas will ever actually be happy and together as a committed couple. But I do think it will be canon somehow that their relationship is romantic. I’m guessing it won’t be canon until we’re very close to the series finale…. because it seems to me CW/supernatural is not brave enough to do anything other than that.
However, I do think everyone, the actors and the writers etc, are aware of how intense the relationship is, and that whether or not they originally intended it be, its a romance…
And I think the only way to serve narrative justice would be to see it through in the end.
…you mean what WILL I do, not just ‘would’ …. because it will definitely happen eventually.
And the answer is probably jump and flail my arms and scream until I pass out.
Then get on tumblr and reblog lots of celebratory posts about Destiel, and help photoshop destiel onto everything possibly imaginable until its a destiel apocalypse and tumblr crashes.
While tumblr is down I would then re-wrork the lyrics from a large broadway musical number to turn it into a a triumphant song about destiel and love. I’d then record it and upload it when tumblr comes back and it would only get 5 notes because any post that I put more than 5 seconds into never gets notes.
After the song-fail, I’d brave going to the land out-of-doors and tell random strangers the good news. I might even hug a few people.
After returning home, I’d get on tumblr and talk a bit more calmly about the development and read some metas that are sure to crop up. The metas will undoubtedly make me cry. LOTS.
I’d then rewatch the canonizing moment in repeat on phone while laying in bed until I fall asleep.
ANON, YOU ARE AMAZING.
IT’S LIKE HE KNOWS DEAN INSIDE AND OUT SO HE WOULD KNOW IN THE CORE OF HIS CELESTIAL BEING IF THERE WAS JUST A TINY SCRATCH ON DEAN,
(Annoyingly, I think the real reason Cas couldn’t detect Gadreel possessing Sam was because when he was around Sam, Cas was human. Now Cas has angel mojo again he can tell when magic is afoot? But ssssshhhh I like your shipper reason much better. <3 )
ALSO, IMMA WAITING FOR THE FANART IN WHICH CAS STRIPS ALL OF DEAN’S CLOTHES OFF YELLING “DEAN, THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT YOU, I NEED TO CHECK WHAT IT IS.” :’)
OMG YOU DREW THE THING I WANTED AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ASDFGHJKL I CAN’T EVEN!!!!!!!
ahhhh, how cute! P.S. I was that anon xD