Dean looked over to the angel who was lying beside him. He could feel that he would wake up soon and he wished he could just stay in this dream a little longer. They hadn't even done anything, just enjoyed each other's company. They were lying in the grass in the warmth of the sun of Dean's dream. Cas had spread his wings and his right wing was serving as a very comfortable soft and warm pillow for Dean's upper body.
"I wish I could see your wings in real life just once." Dean said thoughtfully. "I wonder if they'd look the same as in these dreams."
Cas turned his head towards the hunter and looked into his eyes. "I don't know what they'd look like to you, if you could see them." he said and then he looked up into the sky, lost in thought. Dean was about to ask him what he was thinking about but the dream faded and then he was awake and the angel was gone.
Cas had only been there in the dream and not in the motel room in reality. When Dean opened his eyes he saw only his brother already up and moving about the room. Dean briefly closed his eyes again and reopened them after having gathered the strength to face the new day.
They were hunting several ghosts in this little town. A whole neighborhood seemed to suddenly be haunted. It took them a couple of days to get rid of all the ghosts and when they were done they decided to stay a little bit longer, just to be sure they had found all the ghosts. This turned out to be a wise decision because the next night they learned about another haunting in the neighborhood and also a haunting in the next town over.
Sam stayed to go back to the already well known neighborhood to find the ghost they had missed while Dean drove to the next town to check out the new haunting there. Dean couldn't find any trace of a ghost though and he had to assume that it was a false alarm. Sam on the other hand had found the last ghost and had already salted and burned the remains.
When the brothers talked about their findings it had already gotten late and Dean decided to find a room for the night and drive back and pick Sam up the next day. Dean drove around for a while before checking into a motel for the night. When he finally did he was tired and went to sleep right away.
As soon as he was asleep Cas visited him in his dream again. The angel had been absent for a few nights and Dean was pleasantly surprised to see him again.
"Hello, Dean. Where exactly are you?" Cas asked immediately.
Dean was a bit confused by this but he told the angel his location and seconds later he could feel someone shaking him awake by his shoulder. Reluctantly he opened his eyes. He couldn't have been asleep for more than half an hour and he really didn't want to wake up. Not even to Cas, who was the person shaking him by the shoulder.
"Cas." Dean croaked, only half awake still. "What do you want that you couldn't tell me in a dream?"
"I want to show you something. Something that is real, so I can't do it in a dream." Cas explained and at the same time reached out to Dean to touch his forehead with two fingers. Before Dean had time to react they were gone from the crappy motel room and they were standing in a landscape that looked utterly strange to Dean. It was very warm and dry and there was no vegetation anywhere.
"Where are we?" Dean asked after taking a look around and unable to recognize any landmarks.
"Not only where but also when." Cas corrected him. "It is not of import. What I want to show you has something to do with what is going to happen in the sky above us in a few minutes."
Dean looked first at Cas and then up at the sky, shielding his eyes with his hand to protect them from the bright sunlight. He could see a black disk slowly moving in front of the sun. Looking at the angel again he didn't know what to make of all this.
"An eclipse? You woke me up to show me an eclipse? I mean, don't get me wrong, I've never seen one and I bet it's an amazing sight, but I don't get it."
"I didn't bring you here just to see the eclipse. Something happens during an eclipse and that is what I want you to see. Just be patient a little bit longer."
They stood there for a while, watching the light fade as the eclipse progressed. When the total eclipse was reached Cas lightly touched Dean's shoulder. Dean turned around to face the angel and his mouth fell open as he couldn't believe what he was seeing.
"Your…your wings. I can see them." Dean stammered. He was so surprised that he didn't really know what to say.
"Yes. I learned that it was possible for humans to see an angel's wings during a total eclipse. That's why I brought you here. You wanted to see my wings in real life and now you can." Cas explained what was going on.
Dean still didn't know what to say. Cas' wings were even more beautiful than in his dreams. He had never expected this to be possible, but the proof was right there in front of him. Tentatively he reached out with his hands to touch the wings, but he was disappointed as his hand moved right through the spot where he could see the wing.
He looked at Cas who seemed to be just as surprised and disappointed by this as Dean was. "Apparently you can only see them. They have not really manifested on this plane." Cas said.
Dean nodded and was happy to just look at the wings and trace the outline with his hand, even though neither he nor Cas could feel it. But Cas closed his eyes and imagined what it would feel like and that thought made him shudder anyway. Dean smiled happily. This was almost as good as really being able to touch the wings.
Too soon it all ended. The light of the sun came back as the eclipse ended and the image of the wings faded in front of Dean's eyes and then was gone completely. When the sun was fully visible in the sky again he smiled and stepped closer to the angel.
"Thank you for showing me this. It was amazing." And with these words he pressed his lips on those of the angel and softly kissed him. After a moment Cas responded and kissed him back, slightly parting his lips to allow Dean's tongue inside. Without breaking the kiss Cas teleported them right back into Dean's motel room and when Dean finally fell asleep again that night Cas stayed and visited him in his dream again. They both really wanted to not only see but also feel the angel's wings again and they did exactly this and more the entire night. Dean slept a lot longer the next morning than usual, but he didn't care. Sam would just have to wait for him, wouldn't he?
I don't know if I should continue this story. This feels like a pretty good point to stop, but maybe I'll just think about it for while. I don't know. Anyway, I really wanted one chapter where Dean sees the wings in reality and this was it, so it feels like it's enough for now. Hope you all liked it.