Summary: After Cas is rejected by his homophobic parents, his roommate Dean invites him to stay for the holidays with him and his family. He never expected it to turn into this.
“They don’t want me anymore.”
Dean blinks in surprise, looking up to see his freshman roommate standing in the doorway, antiquated cellphone in his hands. To his surprise, the kid looks to be on the verge of crying, which is strange – Dean’s joked with his friends about how emotionless Cas appears to be. Or rather, had appeared to be, up till now.
“Cas, you alright there, buddy?” Dean asks, chair screeching as he pulls away from his desk. He’d been trying to finish his research paper for his physiology class, but whatever Cas’s problem is seems to be more pressing.
“They don’t want me,” Cas repeats, swallowing wetly. “My parents. They say don’t want me to come home for Christmas break, and they don’t want me contacting my siblings anymore.”
Dean blinks comprehensively. “What? Why the hell not?”
“They, ‘still love me,’” Cas snuffles, rubbing his nose with the sleeve of his ever-present beige trench coat with one arm and making quotey fingers with the other. “But they ‘don’t approve of my lifestyle.’”
Oh. Oh, so that’s what this is about.
Dean hasn’t known Cas for all that long, and he doesn’t know a whole lot about him: just that he’s a bio major with plans to become a doctor (Dean himself is going into nursing), he’s cute (though he’d never, ever tell Cas that), not a little weird, and yeah, if the time he’d come home to find him making out with Crowley (the poncy British upperclassman from accounting who Dean already loathes with a passion) he is into guys.