Now I’m curious: What was Jimmy’s role?
((Sorry, I made that last post at 3.30am and I really had to get to sleep.))
This is only the second time I’ve done the “Cass and Jimmy are twins” thing in an AU, but I felt like it worked. (Castiel’s birth name is probably something just as common as “James,” but he chose “Castiel” during his childhood special interest in angelology. For years, Jimmy was the only one who called him that.)
Jimmy’s still in shock that Cass is actually in prison now. He wants to blame Balthazar, because he desperately doesn’t want to blame Cass, but he knows Balthazar has little to do with Cass’ activism and probably tried to convince him not to do whatever it was that got him arrested.
More than anything, Jimmy (and Cass (and Balthazar)) is upset that now Cass is sure to miss a number of his baby niece’s milestones, like her first steps and first words.
He’ll get over being upset at Balthazar pretty quickly, and then he’ll start to feel awkwardly jealous, because at least Balthazar is with Cass. Jimmy and Cass still have nights in together, now they can’t even have a private conversation.
(On a related note, when Cass and Jimmy have their nights in, Balthazar and Amelia (usually with Claire) tend to hang out and do things Cass and Jimmy wouldn’t approve of, like marathon Game of Thrones, or get dressed up, go to nice romantic restaurants, and pretend they’re having an affair as they make ambiguous statements to each other over wine like, “I love that you’re so good with the baby,” or, later, “I’m so glad you’re finally out of prison.” The other diners get hilariously indignant, but never speak up.)