just… I never expected I’d get to see him like this in person, you know? I
mean, all grown up, still taking care of his brother after all of these years…
And hey, not too happy about the hunting part, but he’s also fallen in love
with someone who loves him back unconditionally, see that’s all I ever could’ve
wanted for him.”
his heart sink when Mary Winchester finishes her little speech, the two of them
having a beer in the bunker’s kitchen at three in the morning. Mary’s reason
for being here is the insomnia that Castiel figures comes with being pulled back
from the afterlife, whereas Castiel himself is still awake because angels
simply don’t require sleep when they’re all powered up.
this hurts. What has Mary Winchester seen while occasionally watching over Dean
when she was up there in Heaven? Who is this mystery person that Dean’s heart
belongs to, and how could Castiel have missed it?
nods all the same, taking another sip of beer, hoping that Mary will drop the
subject to move on to other stories that she’d like to hear about her two sons. Mary
however, does no such thing. She’s closely observing Castiel, her eyes tired
see… He hasn’t told you yet, has he?” She says, no traces of doubt in
tries to make sense of that, they’re interrupted because Dean enters the kitchen,
all sleepy eyes and messy hair, wearing nothing but some old sweatpants and a
shirt with holes in it. He comes to a stop right beside Castiel, resting a hand
on Castiel’s shoulder and softly squeezing it.
are you two gossiping about in the middle of the night, huh?”
of your business,” Mary answers playfully, a knowing smile tugging at her
lips as she glances up at her son.
shrugs, then affectionately ruffles Castiel’s hair before stalking off to the
smiles as if there’s a secret that she doesn’t want to let Castiel in on just yet. Castiel
forgets all about that unsolved mystery when Dean returns with a beer of his
own, falling down into the chair next to Castiel and unceremoniously moving said chair
until their arms are touching.
the secret is, Mary seems to enjoy it immensely. As Dean leans into him,
Castiel slowly starts to suspect that this is one secret that he’s not going to
mind one bit.