"Thank you for your help, it means a lot to me."
"Yeah sure. That's what friends do."
"I for one, am very glad we are friends."
Sunday March 3
Well, it's the morning.
That's a very astute observation.
Thanks. I try. How are ya doing?
I'm currently wrapped up in a pile of blankets. I look like a burrito. I'm also eating cookies. Does that help you determine my state of mind?
It's also giving me a pretty great mental image.
Samandriel is sitting next to me, trying to steal my cookies.
I'm really glad I know he's a cat.
Why is that?
Well, you know, things make more sense. And it's not another person.
Wow. I suck at explaining myself.
I think I understand what you meant. :)
Yeah, we probably have that in common.
Difficulties explaining ourselves?
Mostly me, though.
I disagree. You make sense to me, and you're very patient when I don't understand something.
Uh, thanks. I guess. So. . .how are your classes going?
I didn't attend any of them last week, so I'm not entirely sure.
I've done that before. Be prepared for a lot of make-up work.
I prepared myself and got the work ahead of time.
Of course you did.
I anticipated something like this might occur.
You "anticipated' that I would drunk dial you?
I told you before, your call was not the cause of my emotional distress.
I know, I know. Sorry.
So, how are you?
Doing pretty good for someone who spent forever on a piece of poetry for my Composition class, only to have it torn apart during a lecture.
What did they perceive was wrong with it?
Did the assignment state that you had to be uplifting?
No! I did exactly what I was supposed to do! You're supposed to write from the heart and basically pour out your soul onto a piece of paper. That's what I did.
So why was your work dismissed? Maybe you feel things differently, that doesn't give them any right to invalidate your feelings.
You should speak to your professor about it.
Nah. I don't know. I'll think about it.
You don't deserve to be treated that way. You have a really bad professor if he/she is unwilling to accept different kinds of expression. Not everybody fits into a generic mold. I know that I do not qualify as "normal". You are not normal either, you are exceptional.
Hey, sorry. I got distracted. Thanks, though. for what you said.
I'm just speaking the truth.
Well, I guess I needed to hear the truth.
I'm glad I could help.
Tuesday March 5
Heat of the moment.
You love it. How's the life of Sammy Winchester lately? Did you ask out that girl?
It's Sam. Not Sammy. We've gone on a couple of dates. :) But I think I'm going to ask her to be my girlfriend.
Hey, congrats on that.
Thanks. :) Life is hard right now, but whatever. How are you?
Still living off Ramen Noodles and whatever free food Ellen gives me out of pity.
Dude, you have a job.
Shh. You're supposed to feel sorry for me.
Because you spontaneously decided to turn into a girl?
Said the guy with the long hair.
You're jealous because your hair isn't half as sexy as mine is.
We are so not going there. How's dad?
Because you know that you'll lose. He's fine I guess... Same as always...
Okay wait, when are your AP tests?
In two weeks... :/
Dude. You'll do fine.
Fine isn't good enough
Look, if it really stresses you that much, get someone to help you or something. Just to ease your conscience.
Yeah, my english teacher said he'd give me a list of tutors after class today.
Good. You do that. Although I still don't think you need one.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. Were you going to stop by the house soon?
I was thinking about coming over for a visit sometime tomorrow.
Okay. Well i've got to go to class now, but I'll talk to you later.
Wednesday March 6
If I skipped my classes today, would I be as rebellious as you?
No, you'd have to skip a whole weeks' worth of classes.
This is true. I may have to set my standards a little higher, then.
I suppose I am a bit of a rebel.
Oh yes. Huge rebel.
Maybe I'll even cross the street without using a crosswalk. ;)
Whoa, now. Don't get arrested.
I wouldn't get arrested. They would feel too uncomfortable around me.
I can see that realistically happening.
Besides the whole "I don't really know what you look like so it's hard to picture" thing.
Yes, that does make it more difficult to create mental images.
You sound like you speak from experience.
I have tried to picture you in several scenarios whenever you tell me about a situation or an experience you've had. I hope I didn't make you uncomfortable.
Takes more than that to make me uncomfortable.
That explains your unusually high tolerance of me.
That could be one explanation.
What is another?
Sorry, I gotta get off the phone now. Texting and driving is stupid. I might hit a porcupine.
That was a low blow...
I couldn't resist.
This is just not my week...
My car just broke down, IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, and my regular mechanic refuses to tow it because "It's outside of my coverage area".
Good thing you know another mechanic then, right?
I had completely forgotten about that. What do you suggest I do?
Well, I'm actually out of town with Sammy, so I can't do anything in PERSON. . .But I think I know someone who'll help.
I would be eternally grateful… There is a cow here who is staring seductively at me, and it's making me feel extremely uncomfortable.
There is a seductive cow making you uncomfortable.
No, she is staring at me seductively, she is not seductive.
Okay, I'm going to move past that now. I'll text someone real quick and see if I can help you out. Hang in there.
Thank you Dean, I really appreciate it.
Don't give in to the seductive cow.
Hey Jo, wanna do me a favor?
Depends, what is it?
How easily could you get in touch with Bobby aka the guy who doesn't believe in cell phones?
Seeing as he's sitting down the bar from me making goo goo eyes at my mom, I'd say pretty easily. Why?
Cas's car broke down and is regular mechanic won't tow it. Tell Bobby if he does it I'll buy him three packs of his favorite beer.
He says he'll do it, but you owe him one.
Cas, where are you?
Just off Lamesa Highway in Brownfield.
Okay, Bobby is going to come pick you up and hopefully help you with your car. I work with him at the shop, but don't let him harass you. He's a good guy, just really. . . . gruff.
Thank you again Dean... I really appreciate it.
You know. . .This is what you get for driving a Prius.
Tell Bobby that he's on a road off Lamesa Highway in Brownfield. And tell him thanks.
He says he'll be there in about 45 minutes.
I'm going to hear about how much I owe him for like, the next month, aren't I?
Probably, but you and I both know how much he cares about you.
What? No he doesn't.
Oh. You meant Bobby. Yeah, I know.
Alright. So you have 45 minutes to kill in the middle of nowhere with a seductive cow.
In that case, I'm going to go for a quick jog. I don't particularly feel like trying to deter a cow from making sexual advances on me.
On a highway in the middle of nowhere? You are the first person to get killed in a horror movie.
I can take care of myself. :)
No one can take care of themselves against ghosts.
I'm secretly a ghost hunter. ;)
I knew it.
I really like Bobby. He's very knowledgeable.
He has his moments.
He's telling me stories about your childhood. :)
You tell him that I have blackmail and I will use it.
He would like me to inform you that he also has blackmail.
If he had a phone. . .
He's pulling out some pictures of you and your brother as children. :) You were adorable.
I'm going to kill him.
Now I'm imagining a younger version of you in a prison jumpsuit. :)
I am not literally going to kill him, Cas.
That's probably a wise decision. He looks like he could beat you up.
Ah, but you haven't seen me yet.
This is true. :)
What were you doing out in the middle of nowhere, anyway?
I was going to go visit my brother. However about an hour into my trip I decided not to go through with it, so I turned around and was heading home when my car broke.
You drove for an hour then decided not to visit him? I drove for four hours today with Sam, just to spend time with him away from our dad. And to show him the best burger joint ever.
Yes. The last conversation we had did not go well, and I wanted to try to make amends. But I thought about it, and I realized that's never going to happen. You are a much better brother than I am. :)
For what it's worth, I've been there, and I think you should talk to him.
Thank you for the advice.
Anytime. How's Bobby doing with the car?
He's going to take it to his shop and it'll be fixed in a few days.
It's probably nothing. Your poor Prius probably couldn't handle a little dust on the road clogging it's systems.
I hope that is all that is wrong with it.
Either way, it's on the house.
That is completely unnecessary! You have done more than enough already and I am very happy to pay for it.
Dean, I am paying you for this, and you are going to be okay with it.
You can't pay me if you can't find me.
I know where the shop is, and I've already agreed to pay Bobby directly for it. He'll see to it that you are fairly compensated
Bobby will have no say, because I'll work on it myself.
He agrees with me. You will be compensated for it whether you like it or not.
Tell Bobby he's not getting the beer.
I do not understand his response. "Dammit boy, if the lady wants to pay for her half of the date, let her." What is he referencing?
. . . I may need to rethink that prison jumpsuit after all.
I'm going to assume that his comment was inappropriate in some way.
No. Just aggravating.
I hope you are going to take into consideration the fact that he went out of his way to help a total stranger at your behest.
Guilt trips are really unfair.
I was not attempting to make you feel guilty, I was merely pointing out that murdering him would be rather rude.
Probably. How are you getting home?
I was going to jog. It's not that far, and I didn't complete my run this morning.
Your house isn't that far from the garage?
About 5 miles.
Huh, cool. Good luck with your jog. I hope you don't meet another seductive cow.
Thank you for your help today Dean, it means a lot to me.
Yeah sure. That's what friends do.
I for one, am very glad we are friends. :)
Me too, Cas.
Thurdsay March 7
Do you mind if we meet again sometime soon? I know it's stupid, but I'm getting stressed again.
I don't mind, I actually had a few things that I wanted to talk to you about. My car is not working however, so if we could meet at my house, I would appreciate it.
Yeah, sure. It's that one big house that everyone talks about, right?
I suppose that is one way to describe it.
Just checking. When?
Would 2pm work?
Would that be possible?
That's fine. Thanks so much, Castiel.
It's my pleasure. :)
You aren't, by chance, allergic to cats, are you?
Not that I know of.
I only ask because I have a cat, and I wouldn't want to make you uncomfortable.
You do seem like a cat person. Don't worry, I like cats.
His name is Samandriel, I hope that the two of you will get along. Most of his previous interactions with 'new' people, have been extremely traumatic for him.
Poor Sam. Don't worry, I think I'll be fine.
Okay, I will leave the front gate unlocked.
See you soon.
Is this the number of Castiel Novak?
Yes it is. How can I help you?
My name's Sam and I go to school at one of the local High Schools. I'm looking for a tutor to help with my upcoming AP tests and you came highly recommended by a teacher of mine. It would just be for a few weeks, just until the tests.
I would like to arrange a meeting where you and I can sit down and discuss exactly what you need assistance with. When would be a convenient time to meet?
Does Saturday at noon work for you?
That should be fine. Where would you like to meet?
I hadn't thought about that. The library?
I will see you there, at noon on Saturday.
Thanks so much. I really appreciate this.
I'm happy to help.