5. “Wait a minute. Are you jealous?
"Wait a minute. Are you jealous?" Dean asks.
Castiel turns away from the tiger enclosure and begins walking towards where- if Dean read the little map correctly- the lions should be, effectively putting his back to Dean and ignoring him.
"Cas, wait," Dean calls, catching Castiel’s left arm and pulling him back. There’s a small blush on the guy’s face and he’s tapping his fingers in a rhythm against his thumb, a nervous habit that Dean knows all too well. "Are you serious?"
Castiel drops his gaze, “Dean, all I said was that it’d be nice. Not that I- or we-“
Dean ducks his head, making Castiel meet his eyes, “You think it’d be nice having a munchkin drag us all over this place?” Dean asks in disbelief, “Dude, look around you! They’re hellions!”
Castiel looks around, and his eyes fall on a little girl no older than the age of 2, a binky shoved in her mouth and a stuffed tiger grasped in one little arm. She’s got her chubby fingers spread over the glass of the tiger enclosure, and she’s smiling from ear to ear around the pacifier. He can’t help but smile.
Dean follows Cas’ gaze and his eyes soften, a smile spreading across his own face. He turns back to his boyfriend, still looking at the little girl, and his heart feels a little too warm and fuzzy. “Okay,” he says.
Castiel jerks his head back to Dean in surprise, his mouth hanging slightly open. “Okay?” he asks, a mixture of hopefulness and unsureness coloring his tone.
"Yes, okay, Augustus,” Dean chuckles, “If you think it’d be nice having a kid or kids one day, then I want that too.”
Castiel squints at Dean in disbelief, “So what you’re actually saying is-“
"What I’m actually saying, Castiel,” Dean laughs, grabbing Cas’ hand and squeezing, “Is that I want kids,” he says more seriously, “With you.”
Cas looks at him for another minute, searching his face for any hint of a joke. When he doesn’t find anything, he grabs Dean’s face with both hands and kisses him. Dean smiles into the kiss, feeling a little lightheaded. When he pulls back, Dean rests their foreheads together, “So, yeah?”
Castiel laughs, and it’s light-hearted and giddy, “I love you, Dean Winchester.”
"Love you too, Cas."