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SPN Fanfic: A Plant of Slow Growth - CaffieneKittySpace
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SPN Fanfic: A Plant of Slow Growth
Title: A Plant of Slow Growth
Warnings/Rating: SPOILERS FOR 5.13, GEN, PG13 for language.

Word Count: 475-ish
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just for fun.
Characters: Sam, Castiel
Summary: There's something Sam needs to know. (Tag for 5.13)
A/N: Someone had to go and poke the friggin' bunny. I have deadlines, dammit!



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A Plant of Slow Growth
by CaffieneKitty
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"Sam."

Sam looked up from the laptop to see Castiel, still in his rumpled and blood-stained trenchcoat, staring at him blearily from the bed.

"Hey, you're awake! How- uh, are you alright?"

Castiel's gaze drifted sideways before twitching back in Sam's direction. "Sam," he repeated.

"Okay, I'll take that as a 'not yet.' Do you need anything? First aid or food or something?" Sam got up and moved closer, jerking a thumb towards the hotel room door. "Dean's out getting-"

"In confronting Anna at the warehouse," Castiel interrupted, trying to prop himself up on his elbows and finding it far more challenging than anticipated, "I became aware of something I think you should know."

Great. What now? Sam braced himself for some new dire detail about just how screwed they all were. "What?"

Weaving on one elbow, Castiel locked eyes with Sam. "Sam Winchester. You are my friend."

Sam blinked and almost laughed. He didn't know what was more bemusing about Castiel's statement; that he'd said it with the intense gravity of someone far too drunk to be upright or that he'd said something like that at all. Maybe the trip through time and back had addled the angel's brain. Jimmy's brain. However that worked.

Actually, Castiel sounded like that kid that seemed to be in every third grade class Sam had ever had; the one that talked to chairs or brought a raw potato for lunch or smelled like mothballs. The one who latched onto him as the 'new kid' and fellow outsider. Castiel had that same earnest stare too. The lonely kid.

In siding with the Winchesters, Castiel had lost everything he'd known. Sam knew that, but it hadn't quite sunk in, since, y'know. Angel. He'd unconsciously been thinking angels were beyond social bullshit.

Castiel wobbled in his half-propped-up position, still trying to get his other elbow to cooperate, staring at Sam and squinting.

"Uh. Thanks?" Sam smiled, not sure what to say.

Castiel lost his battle with his elbows and slumped back onto the bed. His eyes, released from staring at Sam, tracked randomly across the water-stained ceiling. "I would have killed Anna to protect you. I would have died."

That hit Sam hard, like being stabbed with a pipe again. "Wow." He swallowed and nodded. "Okay. Thanks."

"All of Heaven and Hell targets you and your brother now, and yet you-" The angel reached out vaguely and patted the side of Sam's knee. "You're a good human, Sam. A good person. And you are very tall." Castiel fell unconscious again, eyes sliding closed.

Sam stared down at the comatose angel for a minute, wondering if he'd hallucinated the entire conversation. He'd spent most of last year drinking demon blood. He'd broken the final seal, let Lucifer out of Hell, and started the Apocalypse. And an angel had just called him his friend. A rebellious and lightly scrambled angel at the moment but...

"Hunh," Sam said after a while. He pulled the edge of the hotel blanket over Castiel's trench-coated form and patted the angel's shoulder.

"You too, Cas."

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(that's all.)

Post A/N: Pretentious title from a quote by George Washington - "Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."

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Current Location: running out the door
Current Mood: rushed rushed
Current Music: my "get off the computer or you'll be late for work" alarm.

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unoshot From: unoshot Date: February 11th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
the one that talked to chairs or brought a raw potato for lunch or smelled like mothballs.

Oh, nice! Hah. This is short but sweet. I also quite enjoyed Sam being tall.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 11th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's surprising how enjoyable Sam being tall is.
aescu From: aescu Date: February 11th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh... wow... This felt like actually watching it.
I know I'm repeating myself but Sam and Castiel sound so real, so in-character I heard them speaking in my head.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 11th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you! \o/
maychorian From: maychorian Date: February 11th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, this is just too cute. ♥ I'm glad Cas told him.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
It was suggested somewhere in the comments on my 5.13 reaction post and then someone else poked it and it took off running.
izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: February 11th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

*glee*

\o/ Thank you, thank you! This is so exactly right, so exactly them--how did we not get this in the episode? (Time constraints, I suppose.)

*hugs wobbly-Cas*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *glee*

Well, time constraints and they want to keep the boys as miserable as possible, I suspect. :-)
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: February 11th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww that made me got all wibbley! Of all the great lines in that episode, Castiel's "Because he's my friend," was possibly my favourite, so I'm really glad to see you appreciated it too! I think we need more Sam / Cas bonding moments!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Any additional tightening of the bonds between the Winchesters and their adopted family members is awesome. :-)
deluweil From: deluweil Date: February 11th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL so cute!!!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
ravenrants From: ravenrants Date: February 11th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwww, they're BFFL's now. How adorable.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Thanks. :-)
kalquessa From: kalquessa Date: February 11th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
*draws sparkly hearts around them both*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
:-)
tigriswolf From: tigriswolf Date: February 11th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is just so cute I can't stop giggling. *hee* Thank you!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
That are adorable, aren't they. :-)
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 12th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can hear their voices in my head saying exactly this. Well, along with all the other ones;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
glad they snuck in there among the racket. :-)
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: you too, cas...

If only.
saberivojo From: saberivojo Date: February 12th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I love that Cas told Sam. What's the chance of that happening huh?
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 12th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Pretty much zip, I think, sadly.
anniehow From: anniehow Date: February 12th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, yes! This needed to be written!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 16th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw thanks! (Just getting to replying to comments now *facepalm*)
wistful_fever From: wistful_fever Date: February 12th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really liked this.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 16th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you :-)
sams1ra From: sams1ra Date: February 12th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwww
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 16th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Thanks! :-)
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