Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Castiel/Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester, Castiel & Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Castiel
Additional Tags: Sam’s Birthday, Angst, Sam and Dean have an adult conversation, Sam deals with emotional stuff, Happy Ending, or at least happyish?
“On the morning of his 31st birthday, Sam woke with a start from a nightmare he couldn’t remember. He had slept in–Castiel was already up, his side of the bed cool–but he wished he had slept more of the day away. He turned his face back into the pillow, but it was no use, and music was coming from somewhere down the hall, and if he didn’t get up soon, Cas or Dean would coming looking for him.
Somehow he should have known, he thought later, that he would find them in the kitchen, breakfast made, cake in the oven, the two people he loved most in the world trying to love him and give him something and not seeing–not wanting to see–that he didn’t want any of it. But how do you say that? How do you look in their eyes and tell them they got it wrong when all they wanted to do was give you everything?”