Out of Step
Fandom Writing Challenge | blissfulcastiel
Prompt: Marching Band
Tags: high school au, marching band, enemies, enemies to friends drummer!dean, color guard!castiel
AO3 - Beta-ed by @adoringjensen <3
“Everyone reset back to set one. Come on, move with purpose! We haven’t got all day!” Crowley bellows into his megaphone from the top of the scaffolding tower.
Every year, Dean hides that stupid thing but Crowley always seems to find it. Looks like he’ll just have to go for the batteries.
“Dean, can you please take one for the team and ask for a water break?” Jo pants beside him as they hustle back to set one.
“Yeah, we’re dying here, Winchester,” Charlie agrees as she jogs up beside them.
Dean sighs dramatically. “Why does it have to be me?”
“Because Crowley has a soft spot for you,” Jo says with a smirk.
He rolls his eyes. “That’s not true.”
“Sorry brother, but it is,” Benny calls, already in position on his dot about five yards from them. Dean groans, scrubbing a hand down his face where droplets of sweat are beading on the surface.
Jo and Charlie share a conspiring smile before racing ahead to their dots. Dean slows down, hovering around the fifty yard line where The Tower is set up. It stands twelve feet tall, with Crowley barely adding any height on the highest platform. Chuck sits silently, as usual, on the lower platform which is just above head level. Maybe Dean can get away with asking Chuck instead.
“Uh, hey Chuck? It’s been about two hours since our last water break. Think we can take five minutes after this run?”
Chuck glances down at Dean, looking frantic at the question. God, after four years of being in this band, Dean still has no idea how this guy is even the director.