Chapter Two: Is This a Date?
AN: Second Chapter up, I like this chapter so I hope you guys do too x3
I do not own the Supernatural characters.
Castiel's sister Anna was a beautiful red head with a friendly yet slightly rebellious attitude. She was one of Castiel's favourite family members as she always inspired him to do what he wanted to do and was there for him when he needed her most. Sure there were times in which she couldn't be there because of her books but she was there at times when it mattered most. Anna occasionally helped Castiel out at the library, which she was doing today as Jimmy was sick. Normally Anna being there with him was quite fun as she found countless ways to make him laugh as Gabriel did, but since he had told her about Mr Gorg- Dean, she had been looking out for the man everywhere. She'd point to people behind the desk and ask Castiel if that was Dean. Mainly she was pointing to the guys she thought were attractive even though she knew Castiel's type. Castiel was starting to get annoyed with her trying to find out who Dean was.
"Anna, please stop." Castiel hissed as she stood in front of the desk leaning casually on it as Gabriel had done yesterday. She popped the bubble gum she was chewing and smiled.
"Stop what?" Anna asked innocently batting her eyelashes. Castiel rolled his eyes and stood up from his chair.
"Stop trying to guess who Dean is." He whispered narrowing his eyes at her. "He hasn't walked in yet." Anna laughed and he frowned deeper.
"I just want to know who it is who swept my little brother off his feet." She said with a happy smile. "My little baby brother is growing up and interested in dating." She wiped an imaginary tear from her eye looking off dramatically into the distance.
"Yeah haha." Castiel said sarcastically with a roll of his eyes. Anna winked and giggled at him before she slapped her hands down on the desk.
"You have to tell me if he walks in alright?" She asked seriously. "It is vital I know who my brother is dating."
"So you can gush over me and my lover?" Castiel asked with a raised brow. "Besides, we aren't even dating." Anna simply grinned and said something else but it was lost to his ears as a familiar gorgeous looking man walked in with an equally gorgeous man who was quite tall. He locked his eyes on Dean as he made his way towards his desk while his tall friend walked around to look at the mythology books. Simply locking eyes with Dean made his heart race as if he had to do public speaking. His palms started to sweat and he felt his face heat up even though he hadn't done anything embarrassing yet. Castiel briefly wondered what it would be like to have his arms wrapped warmly around him, his legs fitting around Dean's waist and his lips-
"Hiya Cas." Dean said sliding up beside Anna and placing the book he had borrowed down on the desk successfully breaking Castiel out of his trance. "Hello Miss…"
"Anna, my name is Anna." Anna introduced. Dean smiled politely and turned his attention back to Castiel. "I'm sorry but Castiel is a little busy lo-"
"Anna." Castiel hissed staring at his older sister. Anna frowned, then she looked to Dean with a frown but then her eyes widened in realisation and her face broke out in a shit eating grin.
"Sorry." Anna said to Dean. "I forgot he finished that thirty minutes ago, diligent worker this one." She laughed jerking her thumb towards Castiel. "I'll be sorting out books in the back." Anna said turning to Castiel who nodded in response. She walked past Dean and stood behind him mouthing 'oh my god' to Castiel before giving him a thumbs up and an approving nod. Castiel almost snickered.
"Alright." Dean said frowning. "Who was that?"
"My older sister Anna." Castiel replied. "Hello Mister Winchester."
"Hey Cas, call me Dean, I brought it back." Dean said patting the book on the desk.
"Cas?" Castiel asked tilting his head to the side slightly at the foreign nick name.
"Yeah, your name is kind of a mouthful sorry if you-"
"It's fine, I like it." Castiel replied with a smile. "So who was that you walked in with?"
"Oh that?" He asked pointing to the tall male he had walked in with. He was sitting reading a book his hazel eyes fixed on the words as he ran a hand through his longish brown hair. "That's my nerd little brother Sammy."
"Little?" Castiel asked peering over at the male again. He was taller than Dean and in no way little.
"I know, he's a freaking giant." Dean chuckled. "Oh and here you go." Dean pulled out a small packet of Hershey's kisses and placed them beside the book. "They were out of the larger bars so I bought you this instead, sorry for making you drop your chocolate."
"Th-that's alright." Castiel replied smiling as he took both the book and the chocolate. "Where did you get this from?"
"A candy store down the street. A funny guy called Gabriel runs it." Dean replied with a nod as if to confirm with himself that he had gotten the information right. Castiel laughed a little which just confused Dean.
"Sorry." Castiel chuckled. "Gabriel is a friend of mine, I imagine there were no bigger bars because he ate them." Dean laughed at this.
"The guy was snacking on a Kit Kat when I got there." He said. The two laughed, Castiel was surprised he had been able to hold a conversation with him this far despite how nervous he felt.
"So…" Dean trailed off.
"How did your research go?" Castiel asked a little too quickly. He blushed slightly and Dean smiled a little. "Was the book helpful?"
"Yeah, yeah it went well." Dean said nodding his head. "Thanks for that, I managed to get a little extension for the work so I'll hang around here for a bit and research if I can."
"Ah alright, what exactly are you researching? I know it's something mythological, I hope I am not prying." Castiel mumbled the last part of his sentence with a nervous smile.
"I don't want to bore you." Dean started.
"I'm a librarian Dean." Castiel deadpanned. Dean roared with laughter at that obviously finding it funnier than it was. A few people stared at the two of them but Castiel just grinned enjoying the sound of Dean's laughter.
"Alright, mind if I sit down though?" Dean asked after he had finished as his laughter dissolved into giggles.
"Pull up a chair." Castiel said motioning to the chair beside him behind the desk. Dean walked around as Castiel sat down on his chair. They sat beside each other so close that if he wanted to Castiel could turn, lean forward a little, and kiss him on the cheek.
"Well we had to choose something mythological to write a report about and most people were choosing Greek Gods and such but I decided to do vampires." Dean started. Castiel snorted.
"Vampires?" He asked.
'Please don't be a Twilight fan.' He thought. 'Anything but a Twilight fan.'
"I know." Dean scoffed. "But not the kind you're thinking about, not the douchebag sparkly Edward whatever vampires. These ones are different."
"Oh?" Castiel asked gesturing for him to go on. He mentally sighed with relief to find that Dean wasn't a Twilight fan.
"For one they don't have two fangs, but they had retractable razor sharp teeth." He answered. "They appear over the top of their human teeth, so it would be hard to tell who they are in public."
"Interesting." Castiel breathed. "And what about killing them? Is that still normal?"
"That's what I'm trying to find out, I remember reading something about dead man's blood but I'm not sure what that means." Dean said frowning.
"Oh I see, I think I remember seeing that in a book…I just need to remember the title and I can give it to you for loan if you like?" Castiel suggested. He knew the book wasn't for loan, he knew the title of the book, but he didn't want to stop talking with Dean or give him no reason to come back. It was a little sad but Castiel liked Dean, he was interesting.
"Alright, do you want to hear more while you think of the title or will that just distract you?" Dean asked. Castiel smiled.
"I would like to hear more." He said.
Castiel lost track of time as Dean spoke to him, he hung onto every word the beautiful man was saying about vampires. It was interesting to hear and the way Dean delivered the information made him want to search about it himself.
You would be a good salesman
Castiel had told him. Dean just laughed and continued onwards. Apparently two hours had passed and Castiel wouldn't have realised if Anna hadn't walked up to them still wearing that shit eating grin.
"Castiel it's time for your lunch break." She said. Castiel narrowed his eyes a little at Anna knowing that she knew that he knew that she knew he didn't usually take lunch breaks.
"Oh man sorry, I was talking for so long." Dean laughed interrupting Castiel from reprimanding his older sister. Castiel smiled gently at Dean noticing Anna's grin widen from the corner of his eye.
"It's alright Dean." Castiel replied. "You can keep talking if you like."
"Nah man, hey how about I take you for burgers at a diner or something?" Dean asked. Castiel's eyes widened, his eyebrows rose to his hairline and Anna decided to voice her opinion just as he was about to politely decline.
"Yeah that should be good." She said cheerfully. She put her hand on the left side of her mouth covering her lips from Castiel's view as she whispered loudly. "He skips lunch breaks most of the time, I don't see him eat sometimes." Which was a lie, Anna always made sure he ate no matter what.
"Dude seriously!" Dean exclaimed jumping up from his chair. "That settles it, we're going to a diner Cas and I'm buying you a burger. No ifs, ands, or buts about it."
"No ifs, ands or buts Castiel." Anna teased grinning.
'Bitch.' Castiel thought glaring at his sister. He shifted his gaze back to Dean who looked completely determined to drag him to the diner if he had to. He sighed.
"Alright Dean." He answered. Dean flashed him a grin causing Castiel's heart to skip a beat.
"Just let me tell Sammy." He said jogging over towards his brother.
"No running in the library!" Castiel called loudly unable to help himself. Dean turned on his heels and winked before spinning around and walking over to his brother.
"Scored yourself a hot date I see." Anna teased wiggling her eyebrows.
"Shut up." Castiel replied blushing slightly. Was it a date? He didn't even know.
"He seems nice enough." Anna said. "You seem to like him, he seems to like you-"
"What are you insinuating?" Castiel cut her off narrowing his eyes.
"I'm just saying I completely understand if you can't come home tonight." Anna said with a cheeky grin.
"A-Anna!" Castiel exclaimed blushing furiously. Anna laughed patting him on the back as most of the people in the library stared at him. "Do not say such things." He hissed.
"Whatever." Anna laughed rolling her eyes. "Have fun on your date." She said just as Dean started to make his way over. Castiel blushed again and tried to reply but started stammering. Dean stopped right next to him, his shoulder brushed against his own, and an acrobatic circus started showing in his stomach.
'Is this a date?' He couldn't help but wonder nervously. Apparently his nervousness showed on his face as Dean put and arm around his shoulders gripping his left shoulder firmly.
"Hey man it's alright if you don't want to go." He said.
"N-no, it's alright I was just worried about leaving Anna here." Castiel blurted out. Anna frowned but made a shooing motion with her hand.
"Go and get some food Castiel, you need it." She said.
"Alright." Castiel mumbled looking up at Dean who gave him a reassuring smile. Dean removed his arm around Castiel's shoulder giving Castiel a sudden chilly feeling with the loss of warmth. Castiel put on his tan trench coat and followed Dean out of the library towards the nearby diner. With each step they took Castiel started to feel even more worried.
'This is a date. Is this a date? Oh God I haven't been on a date in ages…what do I do?' He thought.
"Hey man, are you alright?" Dean asked startling him.
"Y-yeah." He answered feebly. Once again Dean put a hand on his shoulder.
"The library's gonna be fine Cas." Dean said. "Anna seems reliable enough."
"You only just met her though." Castiel said tilting his head to the side in a manner which Anna called 'adorable'. "How can you tell?"
"I have a gut feeling she's a reliable person. By the way, does that library belong to you?" He asked.
"Yes." Castiel answered with a smile and a nod. "Gabriel gave it to me when he became the owner of the sweet shop."
"He just gave you a library?" Dean asked obviously flabbergasted.
"We've been friends for a while." Castiel said grinning. "Gabriel helped me develop a social life of sorts…he's more like a brother to me…not to say that my brothers aren't great brothers."
"You have more siblings?" Dean asked opening the door to the diner for him. Castiel bowed his head in thanks walking into the diner. The two quickly found a table and started to browse the menu. With his order already in his head Castiel looked around to see who was in the diner. He noticed a few people from the library and the Devitz family sitting in a booth eating their lunch. He was about to stand up and ask how they were when their waitress walked over. Castiel recognised her easily from her blonde hair and hazel eyes which locked onto Dean immediately as they did when she saw an attractive man.
"Castiel?" She asked shocked. Castiel repressed the urge to sigh.
"Hello Miss Rosen." He greeted ignoring the way Dean's eyebrows rose.
"I love it when you call me that! But please call me Becky." She giggled before pinning Dean with her hungry gaze. "What will you have?" Dean shifted frowning slightly at her gaze.
"I'll have the usual." Castiel mumbled.
"I'll have a bacon double cheeseburger and a slice of apple pie if you have any." Dean replied with a grin.
"Awesome." Becky hummed. "Oh did you want coffee or tea today Castiel?"
"I'll just have water if that's alright Miss Rosen." Castiel replied.
"Alright, it'll be a five minutes or less for the apple pie but I'll give ya an extra slice." Becky said grinning.
"Thanks Becky." Dean said flashing her a quick grin. Becky bit her bottom lip as if to stop her grin from widening before she moved away from their table. Castiel almost glared at her in jealousy.
"Miss Rosen?" Dean asked snickering.
"Some people just automatically call them that way. I used to call Gabriel Mister Novak until he forced me not to." Castiel replied with a chuckle. Dean laughed and started to play with his napkin.
"So you have more than one sibling right?" He asked casually.
"Yes, I have an older brother, then there's Anna, me and Jimmy." Castiel answered.
"Ah, it's just me and Sammy out here." Dean replied leaning back casually into his side of the booth grinning. "Taking on the rest of the world."
"What about your parents?" Castiel asked. He regretted asking that question as soon as he saw Dean's grin vanish. His eyes hardened and he turned away from Castiel.
"They're dead." He replied gruffly. "They died years ago."
"Oh…" Castiel found himself saying. "I'm sorry Dean, I didn't mean to bring up something negative."
"It's alright." Dean mumbled. "What about your folks?"
"Business trip." Castiel sighed. "My elder brother is more like a parent than my parents, they're workaholics."
"Oh, so basically it's just you and your siblings?" Dean asked. Castiel nodded.
"As well as Lucifer and Gabriel." He added.
"Lucifer?" Dean spluttered. "Isn't it illegal to name a child Lucifer?"
"Oh his name is Nick but we call him Lucifer." Castiel laughed realising how odd it must have sounded. Dean laughed with him and Castiel couldn't help but grin wider. Becky came around with their meal wearing the same sort of shit eating grin that Anna had on.
"Here you go." She said setting down their plates. Seeing the extra slice of pie Dean grinned.
"Thank you." He said. Becky nodded and bit her lip looking as if she wanted to say something more.
"What is it?" Castiel asked knowing he would probably regret asking.
"I just wanna say you two are adorable together!" She squealed. "Have fun on your date!" She skipped off to another pair in a booth. Castiel's face went bright red while Dean just chuckled watching Becky before turning his gaze to Castiel.
"What?" He asked.
"I-Is this a date?" Castiel stammered. Dean's grin changed to a playful smirk. God it made him look so attractive.
"I guess it is." He said smoothly. Castiel felt like he couldn't breathe. It had to be a dream. "Unless that bothers you, are you alright with that?"
"Why wouldn't I be? You're hot." Castiel blurted out then covered his mouth in shock. "I…I-uh…I didn't mean to say that last part forgive me." Dean roared with laughter but rather than feel even more embarrassed he chuckled and laughed with him.
"Sorry man, you are too cute." Dean laughed. "Want some pie?" He asked quickly as if to cover up what he said. Castiel didn't deny or question the request. The two sat there in comfortable silence with Dean making an occasional joke or two. After receiving text messages from Anna to Castiel and from who Castiel could only guess what Sammy to Dean the two paid for their meal and left to go back to the library.
"I gotta meet Sammy back home." Dean said.
"Oh…alright." Castiel said somewhat sadly, he hoped dearly that his disappointment wasn't obvious.
"Here." Dean laughed passing over a piece of paper. Castiel took it frowning due to his confusion, written on it was a number as well as Dean's name.
"This is…?" Castiel trailed off failing to keep the hope from seeping into his tone.
"My number, call me." Dean chuckled winking at him. Castiel's cheeks turned pink and he grinned.
"Alright." He said. "Good bye Dean, I had fun today."
"Not too bad for a first date ey?" Dean teased. "See ya round Cas." He said before walking away. Castiel grinned before walking back into the library. Anna stood behind the desk grinning madly. She didn't stop grinning even when he sat down beside her and said nothing.
"So…" She drawled out eager to hear obviously how his lunch date with Dean had been. Castiel was tempted to tell her to mind her own business, but Anna had been the one who supported him the most during his life.
"It was fun." He said. "And that's all you get." Anna grumbled as she went to pack up some more books. Castiel chuckled as he stared at the piece of paper with Dean's crude handwriting on it in blue pen. Castiel plucked out his mobile and entered the number.
"Castiel?" A female voice sounded in front of his desk. Castiel looked up to see Mrs Devitz standing at the counter with a worried look on her face.
"Mrs Devitz…hello, I heard about what happened…" Castiel said standing up. "I'm sorry for your loss."
"Thank you…" She said awkwardly as she adjusted the way her handbag strap sat on her shoulder. "I was wondering…what were you doing with that young FBI agent?"
"FBI agent?" Castiel asked. "What FBI agent?"
"The pretty one with the green eyes, he came to see us after…after Patricia's death…" Mrs Devitz took a deep breath before sighing sadly.
"Are you sure?" Castiel asked.
"Yes, he and his partner came around, another pretty fellow, very tall." She said nodding.
"Oh…I see, well I'm not in any trouble Mrs Devitz, it's alright." Castiel said calmly. But he was freaking out, Mrs Devtiz wouldn't lie to him…she had known their family since they moved and was always kind to them.
"Alright, good. Bye Castiel." Mrs Devitz said.
"Bye Mrs Devitz." He mumbled distractedly. Perhaps he should ask Dean about what Mrs Devitz said. He was tempted not to but he looked up and realised Sammy was still sitting in the same spot reading a different book he knew he had to.