A/N: Happy birthday Ghostey! Hope you get all the Cas your heart desires : )

Disclaimer: If they were mine, they wouldn't have time to come out &play…so I guess its a good thing I don't!

The swing set was deserted this time of night, save for one angel and his charge occupying the space.

Dean understood Castiel's fondness for playgrounds: the monkey bars freedom, the guilelessness of a yellow plastic slide-an imprint of the innocence both fought valiantly to save.

"You really need to start inviting Sam along to these pow-wows-he's a part of this too. Equal partners."

Cas nodded his ascent, speaking again.

"There is still one matter of grave importance which must be attended too."


Straight-faced, Castiel picked his legs up off the ground.

"I require you to give me a push."