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

  • bigbangchallenge
  • bullying
  • comingout
  • deancas
  • deanxcas
  • destiel
  • destielau
  • firstkiss
  • firstlove
  • fluff
  • highschoolau
  • homophobia
  • romance
  • slowbuild
  • slowburn
  • supernatural
  • supernaturalau
  • teenagers
tronalddump2016 tronalddump2016 Aug 21, 2017
Yes, all the world's problems begin with perfectly rising spinach souffle
Squishy_Cow Squishy_Cow Aug 25, 2017
I read this a long time ago.. And I finally found it. I reallllllly like this fic. Its probably my favorite destiel fic ever! For those of you who are reading it for the first time, you made a great choice!
tronalddump2016 tronalddump2016 Aug 21, 2017
MishasSideChick MishasSideChick Jul 02, 2017
This is like the 17th time I've read thus story. Here we go......
icebox_becca icebox_becca Jul 18, 2017
See i love to read, but i cant spell well, and im not good with grammar. And i hate it because im starting Ap english this year and ive always been behind on learning since i was little. Man if i could back in time i would kick my moms a$$ for not taking me to school.
I was caught off guard and ended up cackling loudly in front of my mom.