Imagine your OTP met when they were pretty young. When they were about ten years old, person A asks person B if they want to be person A’s girlfriend/boyfriend (because they’re little kids and that’s what little kids do). B says yes, and they start ‘dating’: lots of hugging, quick kisses on the cheek and hand-holding that comes with furious blushing. For whatever reason, the two never break up. Instead, their 'relationship’ gradually develops into a real one as they realize that they have legitimate feelings for one another, that they’ve gone and fallen in love.

Bonus: their friends tease them about being the only couple they know that’s been together since elementary school.

criminalcastiel asked: Okay so I love your writing! Anyway ‘Your favorite show did something really awful to you this week and I, your confused next door neighbor, must comfort you, as you’ve been crying for ten minutes now’ AU & all I’m picturing is Dean watching Dr Sexy and 'crying’ over an emotional character death and Cas coming over to borrow something or hears Dean maybe? And Cas ends up watching all Dean’s fave episodes w him to cheer him up. :)

Author’s note: I loved this idea! Also, Dean is all of us. 

Knock knock.

Castiel felt a tad self-conscious as he stared at his neighbor’s door, waiting for someone to answer. Granted, Castiel wasn’t usually the ‘borrowing sugar’ type of person, but tonight he felt like making an exception. It was nearly eleven pm, and there were at least fifty more papers that he was supposed to grade before a new day dawned. If he didn’t want his students to strangle him for being late with their results, that was. Needless to say, there was no way he’d manage to do that without at least a bucket of coffee, and of course he was out of coffee, tonight of all nights.

A minute went by.

When no one was answering the door, Castiel considered moving on to one of the other apartments on his floor; seeing as he’d moved to this building less than a month ago, he didn’t know any of his neighbors personally anyway. Just as he was about to leave, the door of the apartment slowly opened, and the face of a man about Castiel’s age greeted him, albeit with a forced, watery smile.

Castiel lost his ability to speak; for one because this man was too gorgeous to be real, but also because there were unmistakable tears in the green eyes that regarded Castiel impassively.

“Something I can help you with?” Castiel’s neighbor prompted when the silence got awkward.

“I-I’m sorry.” Castiel spluttered helplessly at the sight. “I can see that this is obviously a very bad time. I’ll leave now.”

Surprisingly, the man shook his head as he produced a sound that could either be a sob or a chuckle. Come to think of it, it was probably a sob.

“No really, it’s fine.” He said, rubbing a stray tear off of his cheek. “What’s up?”

Some time passed as Castiel tried to remember why he was here in the first place, but then his fuzzy brain reminded him that, oh yes, he was in need of coffee.

“I live next door.” Castiel blurted out his explanation, pointing to his left. “I was wondering if I could borrow some coffee?”

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Imagine the reverse of Clint Barton’s and Natasha Romanoff’s backstories.

Imagine Clint, an orphan, raised from childhood as a notorious assassin. “Watch out for Hawkeye,” they say, “you can’t hide from him, he sees everything.”

Imagine Natasha growing up in a circus, an acrobat. The Black Widow, the posters say, this tiny black and red thing in her web of ropes and ribbon. Imagine Natasha turned vigilante, turned Shield agent.

Imagine that they send Natasha to take down Clint.

Imagine that she traps him, but before she makes her move, she sees something behind those all-seeing eyes.

Imagine that she makes a different call.

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