High School AU
So, Sam never expected to fall for the new kid. He was kinda geeky, and square, and Dean had given the kid a wedgie the very first day he was there…
But they found that they were always in the library at the same time, despite their different schedules, and despite Sam being a freshman, and the other boy a Senior. They sat across from one another at different tables, the distance of a couple dozen feet between them seeming vast. Sam once grabs a book off a top shelf for the other boy, and once, when Sam was having trouble finding the book he needed, the blonde Senior stepped over and handed it to Sam, without even asking for the title.
Eventually, after a month of sitting at different tables, looking up at one another over the tops of books, blushing and looking away, Sam slammed the history book he was reading shut- earning him a glare and a SHHH! from the librarian, before gathering his things and walking over to plop down noisily in the chair across from the other boy, making the other’s head shoot up, eyes widened in wonder that Sam had choosen to sit across from him.
“Hi,” Sam said with a grin.
“H-hi,” said the other boy, cautiously returning it.
“It okay if I sit here?”
Gabriel’s golden eyes flared even wider at that, and he stuttered out what Sam could only call an excited ‘Y-yes!’, earning them both another glare from the librarian, and another pointed ‘SHH!’. Sam looked back at Gabriel after that, and they both grinned, laughing silently at the shared experience.
That night, they walked home side by side after spending nearly four hours together in the library after school, studying in relative silence, except the occasional passed note. They walked inches apart, speaking quietly about classes, baseball, and their favorite bands, until they had to part ways to continue on to their respective homes. Sam stopped and turned to Gabriel, a soft smile on his face.
“So,” Gabriel said, an eager smile on his own.
Sam’s smile widened and he couldn’t help but let out a soft huff of laughter.
“I’ll uh, see you tomorrow at school, Gabriel…and…here’s my number,” he said, handing a slip of paper to the Senior.
Sam almost giggled when Gabriel took it with wide eyes, then grinned back at Sam and chuckled.
“Thank you,” he said with wonder, “…I’ll uh, see you tomorrow then!” Gabriel laughed, his enthusiasm racheting up as he gave Sam a goofy, awkward wave. Sam blushed and turned away, waving once more as he rounded the corner to head back to his house, a smile on his face the whole way.
Gabriel waited until Sam was out of sight before he punched the air and did a little dance…and who cared if the old woman walking her dog crossed the street to get away from him?!
He had Sam’s number. He had a friend.