Castiel tilted his head. Their own baby was asleep in the crib behind him, so whatever baby Sam was holding was a stranger. "Who's baby is that, Sam?"
Sam had gone out to get a Christmas present for their daughter, and found this baby beside the highway. It didn’t take a genius to figure out he couldn’t leave it there.
"I don’t know…I found him on my way back here. I saw him left on the side of the road, and couldn’t just leave him out there. It’s freezing," the hunter admitted, the little boy contently asleep for the moment in his warm arms.
Castiel walked over, standing close to Sam as he brushed his fingers over the baby’s head. “He is healthy,” he remarked. “For now, he can share a crib with Jess. They are both small enough to fit in there. We will purchase him his own if we don’t find his family.”
He looked up at Sam. “If we don’t, we will keep him and raise him as our own. He should not grow up without a family to care for him.”
Glancing into the crib to check on Jess, he smiled a little. Guess she was getting a playmate, at least for a little while. “Are you sure, Cas? I mean…one kid’s gonna be an adventure, but two?” he pointed out softly, shifting the little boy in his arms when he moved.
"I don’t even know where we’d start on finding his family, other than the cops. He was on the side of a highway," he continued, looking at his fiancé. Sam was all for having their own family, but it felt…off, just taking in another child, even temporarily.
Castiel nodded, looking up at Sam. “I’m sure. We cannot leave him, and I am not going to put a newborn child into a flawed system. He needs us, love.”
He took the boy out of Sam’s arms, holding him close and stroking his cheek. “He is healthy, and completely human. There is no danger that could come from taking him in.” He looked up at Sam pleadingly. “Please, Sam. I don’t want to give him up to an uncertain future.”
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