It’s Castiel’s first day of preschool and he could not be more excited. He bounces in his light-up shoes, holding tight to Gabriel’s hand even though he doesn’t want to. Gabe made him promise before they left the house though, and Cas always keeps his promises. Apparently, because Gabe is Cas’s brother and he takes care of him all the time, they need to have a ‘grown up talk’ with the teacher. Cas doesn’t see what the big deal is. His mommy left for Heaven when he was a baby and his daddy became an adventurer explorer on the high seas. He’s pretty sure a lot of kids have a best older brother to take care of them. “…and just be aware, he’s kind of been having a problem with authority lately,” Gabriel finishes.
The teacher lady—Cas thinks her name is Ms. Blake—smiles. “Don’t worry Mr. Novak, everything will be fine. Won’t it, Cas?”
“Yes, ma’am!” Castiel exclaims cheerily. He tugs on Gabe’s hand as hard as his three year-old arm will allow. “Gabriellll, I’m big now. I go to school. You have to let me learn.”