This is crack shipping at it’s finest, I know. Except the emotional attachment I have to this pairing is beyond anything I’ve ever felt before.
It started with Marissa and this fic. I had never really shipped anything before. I knew people did but it never really seemed my cup of tea. But these two together…
Let me see if I can really explain it. My love of them stems almost solely from one specific RP and fanfiction as they never actually were in an episode together. Think about each of these characters. They’re both sarcastic, albeit in different ways. Crowley grounds Gabriel. Gabriel lets Crowley be vulnerable. They compliment each other perfectly.
The renegade archangel with a sadistic streak.
The cut-throat demon with an altruistic side.
The symmetry is wonderful. Neither of them fit in with their respective ‘families’ so they turn to each other.
You could say my connection to this pairing is a little more personal, really. The RP accounts of Gabriel and Crowley are brilliant. I developed such a love for them that when I think ‘Growley’ that’s who I think of. When I write one of my fanfics, I’m writing it based on them. It’s why Gabriel calls Crowley ‘buttercup’ and why Crowley complains about the destruction to his home. My first interaction with them completely endeared them to me forever. I’ve never cried so much as when Crowley came back on Christmas Eve after being ‘dead’.
For me, this ship is more than just characters. It’s a living thing.