I Kind of Love You
“I kind of love you.” The words came from Dean’s mouth before his mind could catch up with his mouth.
Castiel didn’t seem the least bit phased by it, as he flipped another page of his cheap paperback. “I love you, too.”
The two sat there, Dean thinking it was uncomfortable and Cas thinking it was nothing out of the ordinary. To Dean, the words hit a string in his heart that made the pounding drum too loudly in his ears. He has only ever spoken the words to three people in his life: Sammy, Mary, and John. There have been relationships, some that have even gone on for years, but Dean had always found a way out of speaking those words.