Title: Life Is Not A Piece Of Cake (Unless You’re Fucking Dean Winchester)
Written for: @rosemoonweaver‘s fic-o-ween
Ships: Castiel/Inias, Castiel/Dean Winchester, Castiel/Inias/Dean Winchester
Characters: Castiel, Inias, Dean Winchester, Claire Novak, Jody Mills,
Tags: food, baking, alcohol, accidents, enemies to friends to lovers, grumpy Castiel, enemies to friends to lovers, graphic depictions of culinary mishaps,
Character A is in charge of bringing
snacks for their child’s “fall festival” at the
school/daycare/activity (such as scouts or soccer or whatever). It
would be easy to just pick up soft cookies and a bag of candy at the
store, but last year their archrival carved a cake to look like a
real pumpkin and they’ve been insufferable about it ever since.
Character A decides to make their own special fall treats for the
kids and it’s definitely going to be better than their rivals. The
only problem? They’re a disaster in the kitchen.
Summary: Castiel hates Dean Winchester. Not only is the man frustratingly perfect he can bake amazing cakes that look like they belong on one of those cooking shows. This year Castiel’s going to show Dean up. He’s going to bake the best desserts for his daughter’s Girl Scout party and Dean is going to be so impressed. Only Castiel is a disaster in the kitchen.
Under normal circumstances Castiel supposes that he and Dean Winchester could have been friends. However these are not normal circumstances. Last year Dean walked in with that fucking perfect cake shaped like a jack-o-lantern. Castiel probably would have enjoyed the cake too if it hadn’t shamed the cookies he’d brought from the nearby bakery. Yah the kids loved the cookies but the fact remained that Castiel had not baked them with his own two hands. And despite being devastatingly handsome and frustratingly friendly Dean was also apparently gifted in the baking department.
As if those few tidbits about Dean’s life aren’t frustrating enough it seems that every new piece of information Castiel learns paints Dean as even more of Disney Prince. He’s a widower and owns his own business. He put his little brother through law school. Although many of the single mothers both of the Girl Scouts and of the kids at school are constantly asking Dean out he politely declines them. He’s just so frustratingly kind. And handsome. Way too handsome for a single father who works full time. Castiel is married and shares the responsibility of raising his daughter with an amazing husband and he still feels like he hasn’t slept a full night in over a decade. His daughter’s only 7.
Earlier that fall when Castiel had run into Jody Mills he’d probably looked like a man possessed when he all but begged her to schedule him and Dean to both bring treats to the Halloween party. The Girl Scout troop leader had eyed him warily but when he’d volunteered to do extra work for every Girl Scout cookie drive she’d agreed. Who was she to refuse free help.
Now he has a plan and he’s going to show Dean up. He’s been working on it all year. His husband thinks he’s being a bit too serious about this but what does Inias know? Dean is just so aggravatingly perfect at everything and all Castiel wants to do is knock him down a peg.