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cloudy_fic ([personal profile] cloudy_fic) wrote2011-07-11 11:26 pm

FIC: A Common Bond, Dean/Castiel, Sam/OFC

Title: A Common Bond
Author: CloudyJenn
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Sam/OFC
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,405
Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me. I am making no profit from this fanfiction.
Warnings: None
Summary: There's some uncertainty in this new living arrangement.
Author's Notes: A sequel to The First Year. I was just going to twitlonger this, but then it was being mean and I realized I'm allowed to post fics to my own journal. Right? RIGHT?!

*cough*


When Castiel wandered back down through the home Dean had created for them, it was hours after his return from Heaven. Already he'd felt the pressing call of several of his brothers and while Castiel would eventually answer the summons, for now the basic feeling lashed up to Heaven from his Grace was, "Fuck off."

Which felt very nice. This last year spent stabilizing the Heavens only served to educate Castiel on exactly how much he hated angelic administration. Castiel felt he was better suited to serve than to lead, although he appreciated his Father was in a tough spot when it came to finding loyal angels. Still, in the time since he began organizing that Host, Castiel had found a selected few he trusted to become a new kind of governing council. The time of the single powerful leader must come to an end, if the Host were to survive.

But that part of Castiel's existence was behind him and his new life lay stretched out and sleeping on a bed a story above him. Sex had proven as delightful and overwhelming as Castiel suspected, but his Grace didn't allow for the exhaustion that overtook Dean's body. So he was left to explore his new home and replace the mental images he'd drawn when his assistant informed him of Dean's project. The very idea of this simple building, a construct of wood and metal infused with Dean's love had been a tremendous source of strength for Castiel when he thought he might go mad from dealing with petty and dangerous angels.

It was more beautiful than Castiel's imagination could create. But to be fair, Castiel had not had an imagination until he met Dean. Or rather, he had not indulged it. Now, as he trailed his fingertips over a gleaming wooden desk in their living room, Castiel didn't regret the lack. It made seeing the home properly for the first time that much more enthralling. Though Castiel could sense age in the furniture pieces Dean had chosen, each one had been carefully restored to its original condition. They didn't match, except that Castiel could easily see why each had appealed to Dean in some way. The low thick couches were chosen for comfort, the large bookshelf for his assumption that Castiel must be a voracious reader, the squat television stand because it reminded him of childhood, the massive liquor cabinet for obvious reasons. The wall decorations were sparse, but filling in, Castiel suspected, due to the presence of Sam's partner. He couldn't imagine Dean or Sam choosing the triptych of sunflower portraits, though he knew their affection for Jayna kept them silent on the subject.

Castiel thought the paintings were very lovely.

As was Jayna herself, he decided, when his journey took him from the living room into the kitchen where she sat, huddled over a cooling cup of tea. Her dark hair and eyes made an appealing contrast to pale skin and her form was softly feminine in a way Castiel could appreciate if not crave. When he appeared, she jumped in place, knocking the cup aside with a great clattering.

"Shit!" She leapt to her feet and dove for a towel to scrub at the small pool of tea spreading across the table. "You scared me!" Seconds after her heated accusation, she froze, embarrassment flushing her skin a deep red. "Oh my god, I'm sorry. I mean, fuck, I didn't mean to say oh my god! I just...it's a habit..."

This was new. Even Sam, who had idolized angels, never felt this uncomfortable being himself in Castiel's presence. And Dean would never apologize for blaspheming. He certainly hadn't apologized for the many curses he uttered while they were having sex earlier.

"Don't be uneasy," Castiel said in a calm commanding tone.

That apparently terrified her because she began twisting the towel in both hands and nodding frantically, as though to reassure Castiel she was obeying the order while at the same time blatantly ignoring it.

"Right, of course. Sorry," she said as she stumbled back to retake her seat. "I'm just...you know, I knew about angels obviously, but it's different seeing one. Not that you look like an angel. I mean, not that you don't! But you look like a guy too. I thought you'd have wings."

"My wings are cloaked," Castiel said pleasantly. In fact, his entire form was cloaked in this body he'd kept for familiarity's sake. The original body had been returned to its owner. A perk of Castiel's new powers. He wondered if Dean would request other forms if he were to know the truth. Judging by the enthusiasm he'd displayed for Castiel's body that evening, Castiel thought maybe Dean would be fine with his decision to stay in that form for the majority of his human experience.

"Right, I guess that makes sense."

Jayna stared at her cup, one finger tapping the side as silence filled the space between them. Castiel waited. A long silence never bothered him, but he'd learned very quickly that humans detested it. Especially if in the company of strangers. He wondered if their thoughts pulsed too loudly or too quietly without the noise of chatter to distract them.

"Sam missed you," she suddenly said, dark brown eyes lifted from the cup to his face. "I think he pretended like it wasn't a big deal because Dean missed you in a different way. But he did."

"I missed him as well," Castiel confirmed and the information seemed to please her. "I was pleased when my assistant told me he'd become attached to you."

Her blush deepened. "They talked about me up there?"

"Only to say that you existed and that Sam was happy and well-sated." That last part was a lie. Well, perhaps it was true, but no one had told Castiel about it. He just thought it was time to practice the art of human humor. When Jayna's face contorted with mortification, Castiel decided he had missed the mark.

"What?"

"I was only teasing."

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, with a suddenness that actually surprised him, Castiel had a wet tea-stained towel hitting him in the face.

"You jerkwad!" she squeaked, her fear of Castiel forgotten in the face of her embarrassment. That must be the reason why humans tried to humiliate each other. So they could forget to be shy. Castiel made note to ask Dean later how he could further antagonize Jayna.

He plucked the towel off his face. "Surely, you must be used to it by now."

"I thought you'd be different," she said, her eyebrows drawn together in a dark pouting line Castiel had seen on both Dean and Sam's face. He'd also seen the spark of amusement that now lurked in the corner of Jayna's dark red mouth. "Sam said you were so serious."

"Sam is not as good a judge of others as he thinks."

"Ain't that the truth." She paused and then added, "God love his soul."

"He does."

"You know, when people say things like that, you know they're just speaking from faith, but you know. Like, you met God. I don't even...how am I supposed to live with you?" she asked, her tone filled with wonder and a little hint of her previous discomfort.

Castiel thought about her question for a long moment. Jayna was important to Sam who was important to Dean who was everything to Castiel. Keeping her happy in her own home mattered a great deal to him. "I am an Angel, yes and I haven't been directly in God's presence, but I have taken orders from Him. But..." The correct words hovered just out of reach. "Perhaps it would be best if you thought of it this way." There was a long enough pause that Jayna's eyebrows lifted.

"Yeah?"

"Being partnered to a Winchester is difficult work. We'll need to help each other," he finally said.

They stared at each other for a split second and then Jayna abruptly snorted with laughter.

"Oh my god, you're right. I mean..." Her nose wrinkled and she shook her head. "No, I stand by that statement. Oh my god, you're right."

Castiel stood and walked over to the stove. "We need new tea. And then you should tell me everything Dean has done since you've known him that he would not wish me to know."

"Oh awesome. I can do that."
ext_131: (Calvin)

[identity profile] ladyyueh.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Never stop being awesome.

[identity profile] c00kie.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Your icon makes me happy.

ext_131: (Marry Me)

[identity profile] ladyyueh.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
WHAT?

HAPPY?

WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE!?

EUPHORIA! I DEMAND IT. BE EUPHORIC!

:D

ext_131: (boomstick)

[identity profile] ladyyueh.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
At ease.

You're fighting the good fight, soldier. Despite all the nay-sayers and the deserters, you're holding the line in this war.

We'll get through it with people like you to create ammunition like this.

Your fandom salutes you.

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
I feel so proud.

[identity profile] c00kie.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
What Lady said!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
:DDDDd I'll try my best, lols. *smishface*

[identity profile] krystalicekitsu.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD, I LOVE JAYNA. Which isn't to say I don't usually love your OCs, but this girl... she's a thing of beauty.

You must write more of this, I NEED more snarky Cas-and-Jayna conversations! :DDD

Pweese? :3

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ahha, YAYE! I think she's definitely my favorite of Sam's OCs. Now she and Cas need to become BFFs and worry their respective Winchesters. :D

[identity profile] krystalicekitsu.livejournal.com 2011-07-15 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god yes. Evil plotting is a go.

[identity profile] rowdy-missus.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my, I love this so much, I'm just going to drag it in bed with me and cuddle it for a few years, okay?

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, sounds good to me! Plus, I love your icon. :DDDD

Thanks!
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[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Very worried! I'm pretty sure they'll love it though.

Thanks!

[identity profile] deadwoodmt.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Aww, Jayna is so cute! And I love mischievous!Cas!

[identity profile] matchmaker530.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
mischievous!Cas is always awesome right? And in response to your icon, why do I want to make sense to people? ;)

[identity profile] deadwoodmt.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
YES.

Haha, you totally shouldn't! Which I guess explains my large number of obsessions.

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Glad to hear it! Thank you! :DDD

[identity profile] peroxidepest17.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
The prequel to this is one of my favorite fics ever, and i was SO SO excited to see you'd posted a sequel! Love your OCs as usual, and Cas+sense of humor is always A+. <33

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oh awesome! I'm so glad you liked the first story so well. I was really in the mood for sequeling and this one jumped out. Glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks!

[identity profile] peroxidepest17.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god if you're ever in the mood for sequeling again I can honestly say I would give my left kidney for a sequel to Mortal Angel. I think I reread that one at least once a week to get me in the mood to write my DCBB. <3

[identity profile] jaxard.livejournal.com 2011-07-29 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I so second that!

[identity profile] squee1313.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
<3<3 Jayna and Cas as BFFs!! <3<3

-wonderful story!!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to think they'd make a good set of BFFs, hee. :D

Thank you!

[identity profile] galain-7.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
You just made this otherwise bleak morning very awesome. And I even haven't had coffee yet!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
Any time I can make mornings better, I feel very happy!

Thank you!

[identity profile] cousinmary.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
This was great :)

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much!

[identity profile] kestrel1966.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Praise to God! You're back!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
I hope so! Trying to break down this block bit by bit.

Thank you!

[identity profile] mulder200.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
When Castiel wandered back down through the home Dean had created for them, it was hours after his return from Heaven. Already he'd felt the pressing call of several of his brothers and while Castiel would eventually answer the summons, for now the basic feeling lashed up to Heaven from his Grace was, "Fuck off."

LOL!

And Cas you snarky bastard! Awesome!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
He learned a little something from his human pals, lol. :D

Thank you!

[identity profile] ymmy12.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
loved this as i did the first and i hope you add more

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I might actually; I didn't realize how much I enjoyed this world until I revisited it.

[identity profile] jem-018.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I love Jayna. She's awesome. :D

I love the idea of her and Cas being BFFs and it would be great to see the Winchester's squirm over that. Haha :D

loved this. ♥


[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
I think it'd be sweet for Cas to get a BFF outside of the Winchesters...if for no other reason than what he said in the fic, to bitch about them heh.

So glad you enjoyed it!

[identity profile] discreetmath.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh god, I just read the one before this one and then read this one and I am so happy my heart could burst. I loved this so much, with Dean nesting and everything, and Castiel's conversation with Jayna was fantastic.

That must be the reason why humans tried to humiliate each other. So they could forget to be shy. Castiel made note to ask Dean later how he could further antagonize Jayna.

Hehe oh gosh, this cracked me up.

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I was totally going for heart-bursting, heh. No really, I'm pleased you enjoyed it! :D

[identity profile] despistadaohno.livejournal.com 2011-07-12 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
ldfnANXCMNX

Cas teasing Jayna, it made lol xD

Please write more! I love this 'verse

Much love to you <3

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! This little verse has become quite dear to me, so I might write more eventually. I'm glad you liked it!

[identity profile] aerilex.livejournal.com 2011-07-13 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
This was awesome. :D I love your Castiel in this. Especially this line:

"Being partnered to a Winchester is difficult work. We'll need to help each other."


<3~~~!

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Aww, thank you! *smish*

[identity profile] love-jackianto.livejournal.com 2011-07-13 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Fantastic :D Love Jayna

[identity profile] cloudyjenn.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much!

[identity profile] wolfrider89.livejournal.com 2011-07-14 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
A fic! From you! Weee, happiness!

I've read The First Year about five times, so when I saw this was a follow up to that, my happiness knew no bounds, and I was not disappointed! :D This was awesome, and I loved Cas' attempt at a joke and Jayna's reaction to it. :D

[identity profile] vivecka.livejournal.com 2011-09-10 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome :)

[identity profile] kythwena.livejournal.com 2012-07-02 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, that was sweet. Jayna is cute little beast :] i don't know which time i fallen in love with Cas.

[identity profile] sarahjay55.livejournal.com 2013-04-02 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
I love the first part, but this is just awesome! More Jayna+Cas!!

"tell me everything Dean has done since you've known him that he would not wish me to know!"

heh heh!!