Challenge | envydean Fandom: Supernatural Pairing: Destiel Prompt: Ice Skating Word Count: 2,362 Summary: Dean’s been a fan of the men’s figure skating for
as long as he can remember. He’s always been fascinated by how the contestants
move on the ice, contort their elegant bodies into beautiful positions and land
each jump with grace – not that anyone at school knows this, they only know
Dean as the tough-man soccer player. When Dean’s favourite under twenty-one’s
figure skater transfers to his school, sparks fly.
Dean glances at the clock in the corner of his laptop screen
only for a spark of panic to shoot through him. There’s still seven minutes
left of the YouTube catch up video he’s watching and he wants to finish it,
except that will make him late for school. Four lates in a row and he’ll end up
getting a detention which means he’ll be even later watching the video. Dean
wishes it would be a simple choice, school or men’s figure skating semi-finals.
Dean growls as he hits the pause button before slamming his
laptop harder than he intended. He’ll watch it after school, he decides he
would rather wait than get yelled at by his dad for the late mark letter he’ll
no doubt receive. Dean grabs his backpack and heads down stairs before locking
the door behind him and walking the well-known route to school.
There’s barely anyone around when he arrives, only the last
few people filing into their classes for the start of the day. His English
class is, unfortunately on the other side of the school grounds and he makes a
dash for it. Mr. Crowley isn’t Dean’s number one fan in the first place and
Dean doesn’t want to get into his bad books when he’s in his final year of high
When Dean sneaks into class, there’s none of the usual
hustle and bustle that he’s used to at the start of the lesson. Instead, the
class is silent and they’re all looking to the front of the class. For a
moment, Dean wonders if all eyes are really on him and when he looks to the
front, he’s expecting Mr. Crowley’s glare.
Except, he’s met with strikingly familiar blue eyes.
Castiel rested his head against the kitchen table with a long, strained sigh as the front door slammed closed. He knew Dean would be heading off to The Roadhouse to let off some steam. He wouldn’t drink, Castiel knew that as Dean had been sober for the past eighteen months and would probably sit in Ellen’s back office until she scorned at him enough to come back home. Castiel wished he’d never left. He wished they could hash things out like normal people rather than not talking to each other and just offering themselves to each other to reconnect.
Eventually, head aching from feeling so tense, Castiel got up. He rifled mechanically through the kitchen cupboards, pulling out ingredients to make something. He needed to do something with himself or he’ll drive himself crazy worrying over Dean. They may have argued but that didn’t mean Castiel stopped worrying over Dean.
He peeled apples and set them in a pan to boil with sugar and water and a cinnamon stick before sifting flour into Dean’s favourite mixing bowl with butter, salt and water. Kneading the dough was relaxing. Simple and mind numbing and he could feel the tension release as he baked. Laying the pastry into a tin, he blind baked it before adding the apples. Baking it with the lid on top for the final time, Castiel relaxed and a small smile graced his face as he could smell it permeating the air.
The timer beeped and he pulled the bubbling apple pie from the oven and set it upon the kitchen table. Returning to his seat Castiel stared at the steaming pie as it almost mocked him from where it sat. Of course, he’d made Dean’s favourite. Scowling at the innocent pie, Castiel didn’t even realise he’d dozed off, head resting on his crossed arms.
When Dean got back from The Roadhouse, he was exhausted, mentally and physically. He’d begged Ellen for a job to do but when she’d told him to sit in her office to cool off he’d ignored her. Instead, he let the college kid take a break and took over as dishwasher.
It was methodical and he was able to lose himself in the simple motions. If the kid sat on the chair in the corner was chatting to him, he wasn’t listening. He was thinking of every bad thing he’d said earlier that night and it ate at him.
A cuff around the back of his head by Ellen and a quick-footed teenager taking his place back had him heading home after several hours. It was dark and cold by then so opening the front door to the warming smell of apple pie was absolute heaven. Any normal circumstance he’d forget everything he wanted to say and dive right in except he spotted Castiel hunched over the kitchen table with the pie on a trivet in front of him. He was asleep and Dean knew that Castiel couldn’t be comfortable in his current position.
“Hey, Cas?” He said quietly, shaking his shoulders and pressing a light kiss to the top of his head. “Cas? Wake up…”
There was a grumble before Castiel sat up with a groan and was rubbing his neck. “ow…”
“Yeah, that’s what I thought.” Dean said.
“Dean? When did you get back?” Sleep was still curling around Castiel’s voice and it made it more gravelly than usual.
“Not long ago,” Dean told him. Dean reached out his hand for Castiel’s and the other man took it quietly. “How about we go to bed, huh?”
“Yeah, oh… I… um… I made your favourite,”
“Thank you, I love you, Cas, you know that. Not just because you make the best damn pie in the universe but I really love you, okay…”
Castiel just nodded tiredly. Dean knew they needed to talk, knew that Castiel would want to talk, but neither of them were in much of a state to do so. They’d talk in the morning – and eat pie (for breakfast because that’s just the sort of thing Dean likes to do, especially when it tastes as good as Castiel’s).
time Castiel had seen Dean was midnight the day he left.
kisses in Castiel’s unlit bedroom, frenzied hands not wanting to let go.
Castiel could still feel Dean’s hands on his bare hips underneath one of Dean’s
t-shirt he’d borrowed. It no longer fit but he kept it in a drawer for safe
had been seven years. He never expected to see Dean standing in front of him
was like looking at a ghost. Dean was very much the same but different too. He
was older, of course, and had a small scruff on his face and lines across his
brow. His eyes were still a beautiful green but they looked tired. There was a
scar on his forehead that look particularly nasty.
stood several meters apart, seemingly unable to move towards each other.
Silence engulfed them.
heart was beating fast as he long to run to Dean. He’d spent the last seven
years wishing Dean would come back and now he had. It was obvious his brain was
having a hard time coping with it.
he moved towards Dean slowly. He wondered what Dean had been up to the past
seven years, if he even cared for him any longer. He’s here, so maybe. Dean had come back and he’d come back to see
Cas or perhaps he’d just come to announce he had someone else. Dean wouldn’t do that, he’s not like that.
Then, people change.
stomach ached. His gut twisted in ways he never thought possible, the
excitement he’d felt when he first saw Dean’s face now twisted into agony.
were mere inches apart, neither of them said a word but Castiel wanted to.
did you get my letter?” Castiel asked, voice barely above a whisper. He’d
slipped it into Dean backpack as he left.
nodded. “I came back. Just like you asked.”
I love you, Dean Winchester. Please come
was the bottom line of the letter, the rest of it waxing poetic about Dean and some
hand moved towards his back pocket and he pulled out the sheet of paper. Castiel
watched his hands as he unfolded the letter, delicate from the years. The
coffee mug stain was still there albeit faded. The paper was dirty, especially
at the creases and there were a few greasy thumbprints of the back.
get rid of it.” Dean’s eyes softened and suddenly, Castiel was embraced in a
warm hug. If he wasn’t so tense, he’d have melted into Dean the moment he
touched him. “I’ve been waiting to come back for a very long time.” The words
were muffled into Cas’ shoulder.
didn’t really understand what that meant. Why
hadn’t Dean contacted him?
pulled away and looked at Castiel “Dad died three years ago. Sam went to
Stanford. I had a job over in Palo Alto for a bit but Sam was doing okay on his
own, ya know – he’s got a fiancé now. I was thinking maybe I wasn’t staying
around for Sam anymore and maybe I was staying around just because I was
putting this off. Shouldn’t have though.”
sorry about your dad,” Cas replied quietly not sure how to respond to his last comment.
me too. Eighteen-wheeler hit us on the freeway.”
were in the car!?” Cas said with concern and then he remembered the scar on
I’m not convinced dad even had a chance. He was conscious when we got to the
hospital but it all went downhill from there. I woke up from surgery to Sam
telling me dad was gone.” Dean’s eyes were a little misty so Cas pulled him in
we have a lot to catch up on. Coffee?”
smiled. Castiel remembered that smile like the last time he had seen it was
yesterday. “Yeah, that’d be great.”
No sugar, no creamer, no nothing that makes it taste good?” the words rolled
off his tongue with ease and suddenly it felt as if Dean had never left. There
was still a gap in his heart but he hoped Dean would stay long enough to fill
laughed loudly. “Don’t ever change, Cas.” Dean said, grin big and eyes
crinkling in the corners.
I won’t as long as you’re with me.
Cas?” Cas turned and paused on his way to the kitchen. “I still love you, if
meant what I said in the letter, Dean. I never stopped loving you.”
FANDOM WRITING CHALLENGE | envydean Prompt: Kiss Pairing: Destiel Tags/Warnings: Five and one, homophobic language, ponds, fluff, happy ending, near drowning, hurt/comfort Summary:
Five times Dean and Castiel don’t quite get to kiss and the one time they do.
Word Count: 3,620
had moved into the blue house across the road four years ago and they’d become
fast friends ever since. It was after a time when Dean needed all the friends
he could get. Dean didn’t talk to Castiel for months after meeting Castiel but
eventually with a lot of help and encouragement from his dad, Dean began to say
spent all their time together after that and if people thought it was weird,
they didn’t care.
of their friends had asked why they didn’t have a girlfriend, but they had each
other – what would they need a girlfriend for? Girls were gross and they had
cooties! Plus, everyone’s girlfriends last the best part of a day before they
met Cas down by the pond behind Castiel’s house like they always did after
school. Dean liked that they were still short enough that their toes didn’t get
wet when they sat on the edge of the jetty. They weren’t supposed to be on the
jetty in case one of them fell in, but Dean could swim a whole fifty meters
unaided so he deemed that good enough.
Dean.” Castiel turned and he smiled as Dean sat down beside him. But his smile
soon turned and Dean frowned.
the matter, Cas?” Dean asked, nudging Castiel’s elbow with his own.
you think it’s nice to kiss someone?” Castiel asked.
dunno. Sammy’s kisses are all wet and gooey. It’s gross!”
dad gave me these pictures of my mommy.” Castiel explained sullenly. He handed
three pictures over to Dean who flicked through them. One of them was from just
last year with Castiel and his mom together at the beach.
this the one you’re on about?” Dean asked, holding up the photo of Cas’ parents
kissing as a very young Castiel grinned at the camera.
huh… do you think it’s nice?”
dad says boys should kiss the girls he likes… like your mommy and dad.”
can kiss boys you like too!” Cas exclaimed.
handed back the photos and Cas returned them to the small backpack he’d taken
should try it,” Cas said.
you’re my best friend, Cas, so that works, right?”
huh.” They turned to face each other, awkwardly wondering how this even worked
and if, perhaps, something magical would happen. It always did in the fairy tales
they were told.
as they got themselves sorted their names were hollered by Cas’ dad. He came
closer and took each of them by the hand, taking them away from the edge of the
told you boys several times to keep away from the edge of the pond. Castiel –
you cannot swim okay.”
can!” Dean piped up helpfully.
it doesn’t work like that. Yes, you can swim, but you couldn’t get Castiel out
of the water. Both me and your dad have told you this. I think it’s best you go
home and explain what’s happened.”
the boys sighed quietly and Dean kicked the dirt before heading back to his
house, only stopping once to turn around and wave goodbye to Cas.
Introverted Feeling (Fi): Cas disobeys Heaven’s orders and does what he thinks is right. He likes to focus on what’s important to him… the Winchesters. If Cas doesn’t believe in a cause, he won’t fight for it. Cas isn’t very good at social appropriating, and is confused by social niceties. What drives Castiel is his developing sense of morality, rather than the concept that tradition (Heaven) is the thing to dictate your morality. (Fi over Si) Castiel is independent and prefers to sort things out by himself, only going to the Winchesters for help when logic (Te) says to him that he can’t do it on his own. Cas doesn’t show much emotion and prefers to express his feelings through actions and ideas. He tries hard to do the right thing and keep his friends safe, but sometimes his confidence in his own idea of rightness gets in his way and causes him to act hastily. Such was the case when he raised Sam from the pit.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne): When Cas learns about the concept of Free Will, he is intrigued and open to the idea. He is intuitive and knows how to read his close friends. Once Castiel realizes all the different possibilities Earth has for him, it’s no wonder he feels a sense of responsibility in protecting humanity. Cas often leaps into the unknown, doing new crazy things no other angel has done before, all to protect humanity.
Introverted Sensing (Si): Cas loves to see the beauty in the small details, and in season 4, “clings to tradition even when he doesn’t fully believe it anymore”, (as this blog so beautifully puts it). Castiel loves to revisit one man’s heaven in particular, again and again. Now, Cas is quite… genre-savvy, and quickly can access information in his mind on a pop-culture topic.
Extroverted Thinking (Te): Cas is able to execute plans when he needs to, and was particularly blunt in the earlier seasons. Castiel didn’t question the authorities because he lacked the knowledge to do anything else. When Cas was working with Crowley, he had become so engrossed in a pit of Fi, he forgot to consult his Te on the situation to tell him “This won’t work out- the facts say so!” and only managed to tap into it when he was too late.
Note: In the earlier seasons, Cas tried his best to please his superiors,
which I think is what makes people type him as ISTJ- he tried so hard to
act like one in Seasons 4 and 5! But he isn’t one.