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

FiendOfFanfiction FiendOfFanfiction Nov 26, 2016
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.
HomunculusPrince HomunculusPrince 2 days ago
If I remember correctly(not) Alistair was the name of the demon who tortured Dean in Hell
RandomAsCas RandomAsCas 3 days ago
If we don't get a scene with Dean guiding his hands with the wrench, I'll scream.
-TheCousinMiguel -TheCousinMiguel Dec 06, 2016
Oh my god. There's this guy who calls his best friend a faggot and I am so close to breaking and screaming to his face. Its such a hateful word and he takes it as a funny word
Inheritance21 Inheritance21 Dec 10, 2016
I totally understand this! My mum's an English teacher and I love reading so most of my friends don't understand me half the time.
fishfishly fishfishly Jan 05
I swear this is the 5th time I've read this I love this story it's perfect THANK YOU