soften the blow. 12x13 coda. deancas. (ao3)
Cas picks up the phone halfway through the second ring. “Dean?” he says. “Is everything all right?”
“I love you,” Dean says. Cas inhales sharply on the other end of the line. “And I don’t have any bad news to follow that up with.”
“I–” Cas says. “What?”
“Getting real tired of people telling me that just to soften the blow,” Dean says. He hangs up, heart racing.