In This Secluded Spot I Respond As I Wouldn't Dare Elsewhere

In This Secluded Spot I Respond As I Wouldn't Dare Elsewhere

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RhymePhile By RhymePhile Completed

It's 1995, and Castiel's high school years are destined to be difficult: home-schooled until eighth grade, he is awkward, shy, and socially inept. The weird kid with the funny name would rather isolate himself and draw in his sketchbook than deal with the constant bullying he faces every day. Things only get worse in his junior year when he excels in home economics class, leading the captain of the baseball team, Alastair, to start taunting him for being gay.

Then new student Dean Winchester arrives at Flour Bluff High School, sharing many of Castiel's classes. Castiel has seen his type before -- handsome, athletic, arrogant, and sure to be the most popular kid in school. But Castiel eventually learns that he and Dean have more in common than he thought, and they form an unlikely friendship.

This story was originally published October 20, 2010 as part of the Dean/Cas Big Bang Challenge.

Warnings: Bullying, homophobic language, some violence related to bullying. 

Cover for this story comes courtesy of @_thebat

Djlbookworm Djlbookworm Sep 24
He lives in his Impala guys. He just doesn't want to admit it.
first i read that as mishamash bc well why not and second goddamnit cas drawing your crush in a book you take everywhere is not good!!
For some reason I can make intricate multiple-layer cakes that take over four hours to bake, but I can't make spaghetti and meatballs.
I'm from Topeka down the street from the equality house and we visit Lawrence all the time.
I moved from Pennsylvania where it was all about William Penn to Massachusetts where it's all about the Revolution. I'm happy because I love history but some of my other friends aren't so lucky.
See Cas, that's why the other guys teased ya. Not for the cooking thing.