When Sam first taught Castiel how to use Spotify, Dean thought it was cute. Hilarious, even. The way Cas would squint his eyes as he stared at his phone and sifted through the millions of songs, trying to figure out which songs, artists, genres he enjoyed. Dean had doubled over in laughter when Cas accidentally clicked on a heavy metal song and threw the phone as the first screaming notes echoed through the room.
Then Cas had discovered 80s music. Dean isn’t laughing now.
It started the day Dean had sent him a text message with a link to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, with the message, “Important case info!” attached to it. When the video began playing and Cas furrowed his brows in confusion, Dean had burst into laughter from where he was hiding by the staircase. His laughter slowly died out as he watched Castiel’s expression go from bewildered to pleased as he actually listened to the song in its entirety.
After that, Cas must have gone into Spotify, searched the artist, and listened to all the similar ones. He went from Bananarama to Belinda Carlisle to Cyndi Lauper, and it was clear when he discovered such hits as Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time that he’d found a new favorite artist. Of course.
Dean tried everything to get him to dislike 80s music, but it was futile. Some of the music he could stand, like Tom Petty and even Pat Benatar, but his fascination with Cyndi Lauper seemed to prevail the most.
One morning, Dean entered the kitchen for breakfast and witnessed Cas, unbeknownst to Dean’s presence, swaying slightly and mouthing the words to She Bop. He felt a smile tugging at the edges of his mouth and a warm feeling spread through his chest. Maybe the music wasn’t that bad after all.