Okay, so I don’t hold to fairy tales that much, although when I was a
kid I did go through a phase when I believed in the Boogyman, but
that’s another story - maybe to be told at a later time. I just have to
say that this fairy tale has come true for me. It’s the one where two
young men who had never met before finally do meet in the oddest
of circumstances. They are both vying for the same role on a
And they DECIDE that, in order to give their respective roles
justice, they are going to become friends, mainly because they
know what it’s like to work on a series where the atmosphere
is less than cordial. And because of that conscious effort on both
their parts to make this friendship work, we get to revel in the
perfect chemistry that is Sam & Dean Winchester personified by
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. You know how, when you
see things unfold, that some things were just meant to be? I really,
really do believe that this friendship is one of those things. To me,
it shows a beautiful sense of maturity and compassion from them.
And when I hear stories about their commitment to make those
roles of Sam and Dean really mean something, you know there’s
something very special going on. I believe in a lot of thingsbut
coincidences aren’t one of them (to quote a Bobby-ism). This
closeness shared by Jensen and Jared hasn’t gone unnoticed
by ‘Supernatural’ fandom, either. Maybe that’s why so much fanfic
has been devoted to their ‘relationship’, as the characters, Sam &
Dean. Some very excellent, somenot so much. It’s practically an
industry in itself. To garner that kind of intense scrutiny shows that
there’s a lot more to their friendship than meets the eye. Not in
some perverted way as some would wish, but a no-holds-barred
friendship that transcends the mundane and propels them into an
area built on an incredible trust.
Trust that ensures that whatever transpires on the series Jensen
and Jared only want the best for one another and from one another.
And they go about this by making sure that they don’t slack off or
give a ‘called-in’ performance. They have each other’s back both
on and off-screen. The way true brothers would. How rare a
commodity that is!
What inspired this train of though was just another little post on
a message board that I read today. It’s not so much what it said
but had a huge impact at its root. And this may sound silly to y’all
but it spoke volumes to me. All it said was that Jensen and Jared
got a bit tipsy celebrating Jensen’s birthday and that Jensen
ending up sleeping on Jared’s couch that night. That’s all…. But
it told me that Jensen and Jared are friends for the long haul.
That, despite the whole world demanding their bodies and souls,
they could find a safe haven in one another’s company. In their
case, when that friendship was forged out of necessity it has
since developed beyond all expectations. And it shows me that
this enduring (and endearing) support for one another has its
roots in the way they were both raised. That’s right....FAMILY!
I believe Jensen and Jared are very humble and well-adjusted
guys that know the importance of family and friends and don’t
take those things lightly. It’s a part of them. It’s in their hearts and
souls. And it makes my heart sing to see how much they’ve grown.
They’re both in solid relationships with beautiful girls that love
and understand them.
They are lovable guys. I’m like a proud mom ecstatic that these
two ‘brothers’ have made it through good and bad times none the
worse for wear. How often does that happen? It’s so rare that I’m
willing to believe that the affection they share will overcome any
obstacles that may endanger this most awesome example of
brotherly love. Hey, in my mind’s eye, I can even see a double
wedding in their future.
A mom can dream, can’t she?