and maybe remembers that the arms around him aren't dean's

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Look at Cas just sink into that hug. He closes his eyes and lets Sam rock him back and forth a little. He just looks so genuinely relieved that he’s being forgiven so completely. And then when Sam speaks, it’s like Cas suddenly remembers where he is again. Because for a moment he could let it all go and know that he had a friend to lean on.