If anyone is going to have an aha! moment, it’s got to be Cas, right? Like, really, you just know Sam has spent hours thinking through things and testing his hypotheses inside the confines of his brain, and then sort of subtly seeing if he can hint at Cas that hey, we should be a thing, don’t you think we should be a thing?
You know, Sam touches Cas waaaaay more often than anyone else these days. And what if those touches started to linger a little? Sam musses Cas’s hair, tries to get it to stick up like it used to, maybe, or he doesn’t just squeeze Cas’s shoulder as he walks by, but stays behind him, lets his hand rest there while they talk about a possible hunt. Or maybe he decides he needs to straighten Cas’s tie before they go into the police station as FBI – and he can’t help drawing it out, fussing over Cas’s tie and tucking down the corners of his shirt, straightening his jacket and then his trench coat, all the while watching his own hands because if he looks up at Cas he’ll give it away, and Castiel does the same, watches Sam’s hands with interest, because they’re Sam’s hands, and they’re always doing things, and touching things and oh, ohhh, they’re touching him, now, him, and does that mean Sam wants to do things to Castiel with his hands? Other things, more intimate things?
And when Castiel finally looks up at Sam, feeling the heartbeat of his human vessel like he never has before, galloping like it might burst right out of his chest, he sees Sam quickly glance up, checking in on him like he might bolt, like he is the colt his heart seems to think he is, and it’s not quite a moment of surprise so much as a moment of stillness – of rightness – as Sam’s hands come to rest on his neck and Castiel understands.
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<b>Customer lady:</b> "I know it's none of my business, but are you a boy or a girl?"<p/><b>Me, boutique shopgirl:</b> "Yeah, you're right it isn't, but I'm a woman."<p/><b>Cust:</b> "But, you were once a boy, right? You're a girl in your mind, but not in your body?"<p/><b>Me:</b> "I've always been a woman in my mind and my body."<p/><b>Cust:</b> "But you're so strong!" *reaches across the counter to squeeze my bicep*<p/><b>Me:</b> "Women can be strong. I've always admired tall, strong women; your Xenas and your Serena Williams."<p/><b>Cust:</b> *stumbles out of the store in a daze*<p/></p>