Anonymous prompt: high school teacher!dean and firefighter!cas. cas does a fire safety talk for deans class. fluffy stuff (✿◠‿◠)
Dean leaned back in the auditorium seat and kicked his feet up.
The conversations of the kids at the front of the room were echoing off of the walls and he spotted the glowing screens of several not so discreetly hidden cell phones. He really didn’t mind as long they settled down when the presentation started.
“Why is fire department coming to talk to high schoolers again?” Benny asked. Dean shrugged.
“Do you not remember how many times we almost burned shit down when we were kids?” Benny chuckled and nodded. They had been wild when they were younger. It was a wonder they made it to graduation alive.
The auditorium door opened and three firefighters came in, each one carrying something. Dean sat up when Cas, who had been holding the door, followed them in. Benny laughed at him and Dean hit him. Cas smiled at him before he joined the others at the front.
“You’ve got it so bad,” Benny murmured as Dean leaned forward to listen.
“Good morning, everyone,” Cas said, his deep voice holding sway over the room. “I know that wondering why a bunch of 16 year olds need a refresher in fire safety, but it’s actually very important…”
Dean listened, as enraptured by Cas as he always was. The presentation was actually pretty interesting and he had a slide show of pictures to scare the kids.
“Would anyone like to try on our gear?” He asked at one point, a couple o people raised their hands and he chose a boy and girl. While they were putting the suit and gear on, Cas took questions.
“What’s the worst thing you’ve seen as fireman?” A boy asked.
“I’ve seen a lot of loss. I don’t care to talk about it.”
“Have you ever seen a miracle?”
“Yes. Every time we save some one.”
There were a few more questions thrown in about what Cas did exactly, how demanding the job was, and why he wanted to be a fireman.
“Someone I love very much lost someone to a fire. I don’t want anyone else to feel the way he did.” Dean’s eyes stung at the words. Cas met his eyes and Dean nodded minutely.
The bell rang and the kids got up, gathering their bags and trying to hide their phones as they put them away. The other two firemen stood at the doors, handing out keychains with the fire department’s information and Cas stayed at the front by the stage.
A few kids went up to him and Cas handed them papers. They were forms about a summer volunteer program with the department. Dean watched as they nodded at Castiel’s instructions and explanation. They tucked the papers away and called a goodbye to Dean and Benny.
When the room was clear, Dean walked up to Cas and wrapped his arms around him.
“You did awesome, babe,” He said. Cas hugged him back.
“Thank you. I was worried I was going to be boring.” He stepped back and looked up into Dean’s eyes.
“Was it too much to mention…I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or anything.”
“My mom loved you, Cas. And you loved her. It’s fine.”
Cas kissed him, a small peck since anyone could just walk in. Dean squeezed him one more time before he stepped back.
“Three more classes and we’re home free.” Cas smiled.
“Sounds good to me.” He kissed Dean again, then turned away to get prepared for the next class.
When the rang and everyone was seated, Castiel turned on the screen and smiled at the kids.
“Good morning. I’m Sergeant Winchester and we’re here today to talk to you about fire safety…”