Dean frowned as he brushed his fingers along the dried-out tentacle from something that Castiel had hanging up along the wall in his work room, alongside several bundles of herbs and various other ingredients that Castiel used in his potions.
Castiel paused his chopping to glance over at his friend.
“It’s highly poisonous, and I would recommend not touching it.”
Dean made a small noise of surprise in the back of his throat and jerked his hand back.
“No, but please don’t touch it anyway. It’s very rare.”
Nonetheless, Dean rubbed his hand on the front of his jeans as he sat at the table across from Castiel, just in case.
“Not to rush you or anything, but are you about done?” Dean rested his chin in his hands as he watched Castiel begin scooping up the finely-chopped bits of fire beetle and gently poured them into a small vial. “I’ve been dying to try out that new burger place and I’m starving.”
“I have tea in the kitchen if you want something,” Castiel murmured, his concentration never wavering from his work.
“I said I’m hungry.” Dean flopped down into a pout, knowing how much it bugged Cas whenever he dropped his attitude to the age of a twelve-year-old. “You said we could go out to eat today, so here I am.”
Castiel let out a long sigh and wiped off his knife on a napkin.
“Yes. I did. I’m sorry.” He put a stopper in the vial and looked up, a pleading tension in his eyes. “Give me just a few more minutes to finish this. I didn’t realize I was going to have so many potion commissions this week, and I really need to get them completed.”
“Yeah, yeah, alright.” Dean stood up from the table and ruffled Castiel’s hair as he passed.
As much of a hard time as he gave his friend for being so busy now, Dean couldn’t help the swell of pride he felt whenever Castiel mentioned his small business. Trying to get it up and running had been an upward battle for the past two years and that was only after spending the seven years before that honing his craft and practising his magic. Dean had been there for every step of the way; he couldn’t be prouder of Castiel for finally succeeding.
Even if that meant they didn’t to get spend as much time together as Dean would like, anymore.
At least now Castiel didn’t have time to date anyone. Not that he had dated before his business began to boom.
wayward sisters getting picked up would be awesome, not only because hell yeah spn ladies getting their own show, but then spn could actually end after s13 and the actors (coughjensencough) could move on and get some roles that would allow them to spread their (coughhiscough) acting wings and having wayward sisters would mean that any of the original characters (coughdeancough) could always guest star on the show so spn ending wouldn’t actually be a goodbye