At twelve years old, Dean makes a friend, who becomes his best friend, who will eventually become the love of his life.
Really sweet and engaging fic, and it pretty perfectly catches that feeling of being scared of taking that step because who knows what happens when you do? When Dean does take that step it works out pretty awesome, with the right amount of angst and confusion along the way. Really good take on Dean, and while Castiel didn't always act or do what I expected that is probably more in character than him suddenly swooning and falling all over Dean. But all in all they were both great and fun and the fic was just a really good read.
Later, without fail, Cas plucks Dean out from the mess and drags him to the Impala outside. (On loan from Dad, because Cas’ solemn oath to behave actually means something in their house.) Dean only stirs awake when he finds himself being tucked into bed, Cas a dark shadow hovering over him.
Dean catches Cas’ arms, holds him there. He squints up at Cas, who is watching him, patient as a statue.
“Always you,” Dean says stupidly.
“Of course, Dean,” Cas replies, though he can’t have any idea what Dean’s talking about.