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Ship combo attack!
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Gabriel is a bad mouthed hunter who doesn’t know when to stop picking fights, standing up for the weak and killing demons.
Sam is the Angel that comes to his rescue, dragging his bruised and beaten soul out of hell and putting it back together.
A unbreakable bond is born, and Gabriel has never been one to shy away from his feelings.
"I think I’m in love with you."
The statement takes Sam by surprise for a moment, and he blinks slow, searching Gabriels face.
Slowly he smiles.
"I loved you from the first moment I laid hands on you in hell."
Smirking, Gabriel an arches an eyebrow. “What do you suppose we should do about this then?”
Sam and Gabriel pranking each other by playing dumb oldies songs at unexpected times and laughing about it and then Sam realizing that all the songs Gabriel picks are sappy love songs and he’s actually been courting Sam the whole time
Is there any way that you could make an evidence list? I don't mean hate on your ship at all, it doesn't interfere with any of mine. It's just that every time I watched or rewatched an episode with gabriel I never saw it? I'm just surrounded by Sabriel shippers and my sister loves it and I'm just sitting here like ??? I don't even remember any Sam/Gabriel scenes other than like 4. Perhaps I'll ship it if you remind me of some Sabriel scenes I dismissed before?
I can give my personal perspective, sure!
Starting with Tall Tales with the trickster, there’s the scene where Sam and Dean are talking to the “janitor” in the office for the first time. This scene is from Sam’s perspective specifically, which we don’t see very often on SPN as it’s a show almost entirely from Dean’s perspective. The interactions between Sam and the janitor are pretty textbook flirty. The way they look at each other, the stupid grins, the fact that they nearly exclusively speak to each other when it’s usually Dean doing most of the talking - Sam liked talking to that janitor an awful lot, so much so that even in a retelling to Bobby we see the flirtation. Here’s the scene on Youtube, pay attention to their interactions.
Next is Mystery Spot, certainly a point of contention. While the trickster did kill Dean, someone Sam loves, he was doing it because that’s his way of helping. Was it kind? No. But Gabriel hasn’t been Gabriel in a long time at that point, the deeply seated trickster within him has given him crueler ways of dealing with issues. In his mind, he was helping Sam (in the scene where Sam has Gabriel pressed up against the fence, Gabriel basically says just that - and all interactions are between Sam and Gabriel, Dean is just there). While he doesn’t end up teaching Sam his lesson (Sam still begs for Dean back and Gabriel can’t resist that puppy pout), he reveals a lot about himself through the episode - he doesn’t want the apocalypse, sure, but he also doesn’t want to see Sam end up like himself. Here’s both major Sam and Gabriel scenes in Mystery Spot. There’s also the fact that Heat of the Moment is a pretty romantic song (One look from you and I would fall from Grace being a line - consider that as a message from Gabriel to Sam, not just an Asia song).
Changing Channels comes next! Sam is the one to argue that they should try talking to the trickster, not just kill him on sight. Once they make it into TV Land Sam is the target of a lot of the shittier parts - pulling pigtails because Gabriel is so that boy on the playground. In Dr. Sexy, Sam has that woman fawning over him - many people theorize that that was Gabriel’s way of showing some feelings for Sam and also annoying the shit out of him. Next is NutCracker, in which Sam gets his balls crushed and then Herpexia in which Sam has herpes and then there’s Sampala with discussion of rims and eating - a lot of focus on Sam’s genitals (and ass) and these shows and commercials are all Gabriel’s doing. Makes you think. Finally there’s the warehouse scene. Dean does all the talking (and from this episode on we see most of the verbal interactions with Gabriel being with Dean, which may stem from the idea that Sam can’t have nice things - Sam interacts with “villains” more, Dean with “heroes”, and now that Gabriel is a “good guy”, Dean is the one speaking to him), but if you watch Gabriel’s eyes he’s looking at Sam basically the entire time. Sam gets pissed when Gabriel admits to being Gabriel, which makes sense if you consider the fact that in Houses of the Holy in season 2 we see that Sam has faith and he believes and here he is faced with the Archangel Gabriel and all he sees is a coward (Gabriel, by day of the week when the person was born, is Sam’s guardian angel - Monday). If Dean and Cas have their profound looks, the looks between Sam and Gabriel in this scene have to mean something too.
Last thing in terms of episodes is Hammer of the God. Just to save from being too long winded, in the scene where Gabriel is ready to face off with Lucifer and he shoos Sam, Dean and Kali out the door to protect them he looks up at Sam and locks eyes with him before they leave - he doesn’t look at Dean or Kali last, but at Sam (he definitely looks at Kali, he still loves her, but Sam is the one Gabriel looks at last, right before he loses his life to Lucifer). And Gabriel knows he’s going to die, he skipped to the end and saw what happens according to prior dialogue. If that’s not important, I don’t know what is.
Last few things aren’t tied to particular episodes, but there’s the fact that while Lucifer is technically Sam’s angel, Sam and Gabriel’s stories match up more. Sam didn’t throw a hissy fit and fuck shit up, he just didn’t want to be around so much fighting and anger. He wanted a chance to escape what his family wanted from him. He and Gabriel have a fair amount in common and I think that’s why Gabriel focuses on Sam so much - he sees himself in Sam (both metaphorically and literally if you catch my drift).
That’s my long, but not complete, list of evidence for shipping Sabriel. Anyone else can feel free to reply with additional info!
Gabriel works at an animal shelter by himself, and is having a free pet adoption day. When he sees a huge guy looking at the labs, he may have gone a bit overboard with the questions. What? He needed to make sure Daisy was going to a good home....
The tall, gorgeous guy with the brown hair and stunning green eyes introduces himself as Sam and explains that he’s just moved into his own place and he’s finally able to get a dog and he’s so excited because he’s wanted one for years.
Gabriel asks what kind of dog he wants and Sam says he doesn’t care, as long as it’s friendly and likes to cuddle, and he likes big dogs, considering his own size.
"You need to meet Daisy," Gabriel decides, and leads the way to her kennel.
Daisy jumps up to greet them from where she’s sprawled on the cool concrete, and Sam bends over and croons to her as Gabriel gets her leash down and slips into the run to put it on her.
"She’s gorgeous," Sam says, and Gabriel can’t help but agree. Daisy is a young golden lab with a little hound thrown in that makes her leaner and leggier than an average Labrador, with melting dark brown eyes and the softest coat Gabriel’s ever touched.
It’s love at first sight for both of them. Daisy ignores the allure of the pen Gabriel takes her to in favor of leaning against Sam’s legs and begging shamelessly to have her ears rubbed.
For his part, Sam is utterly taken, bending over and talking softly to her as Daisy pants happily, finding the sweet spot between her shoulder blades that turns her into a puddle of goo without Gabriel even having to show him where to scratch her, and Gabriel’s having a hard time taking his eyes off Sam’s beautiful hands, deftly finding the right places to make Daisy wriggle in joy.
14. Lab partners AU
Sam sighed. “Gabriel, this lab is worth half our grade, will you please stop lighting gummy bears on fire?”
"But it’s fun to watch them burn," Gabriel pouted.
"Some of us don’t want to fail this class."
"Look, Sammy, you knew what this was going to be when you agreed to be partners with me."
"I agreed becuase no one else would take you."
"That hurts, Sam."
"As if any insult could pierce that sugar crystalized ego of yours," Sam muttered. He ran a hand through his hair. "Look, help me finish this and I will buy you the largest bag of lollipops they have at the store."
Gabriel looked hopeful. “Promise?”
"Then let’s get on it, Sammy."