Following You in the Dark
Premise: After Sam and Jess drag him to a private ballroom dance lesson, Dean decides to try dancing, intrigued by the instructor, Castiel, and Castiel isn’t at all deterred by the fact that Dean is blind.
Word count: 2,700
The retinitis pigmentosa that Dean had been born with hadn’t been too much of a problem growing up. He’d needed to wear prescription sunglasses all the time for the photophobia and his peripheral vision had been nonexistent, but he could still see. And then the disease suddenly sped up its degenerative rate. He’d been sixteen when he’d gone completely blind. Now, he was nearing his thirties and didn’t know what to do with his summer since his brother, Sam, had convinced him not to teach summer school this year. Sam had insisted it was so Dean could enjoy his break, but Dean was 90% sure his brother just wanted him to help plan his and Jess’ wedding.
“C’mon, get up,” Sam said somewhere near Dean’s left. By the volume and reverberance of his voice, he was standing in the living room doorway.
Dean’s hand paused over his book. “Why?”
“Jess and I have a ballroom dancing lesson tonight, and we’re not leaving you here alone.”
Dean grimaced. “I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself for an evening.”
“Yeah, but I’d be more comfortable if you came with.” Sam sounded apologetic, but maintained an authoritative tone that irked Dean.
“And why should I care what makes you comfortable? You have to give me more incentive than that.”
Sam let out a sigh, and judging by its volume, he was exasperated. “The dance instructor is hot.”
Dean’s brows rose. “That’s nice, but if you’ve forgotten, I’m blind.”
“His voice, according to Jess, sounds like sex and honey wrapped in smoke.”