This is this years’ Christmas/holiday fic.
On Dec. 14th I will be uploading a New Years fic, and then the last post of the year on the following Monday. (Dec. 17th) I will then take a two week vacation from posting, and will return in January! (I’ll explain more in the post on Dec. 17th)
“… What are you doing?”
“Uhm…” Sammy’s eyes went to the ground, cheeks flaring, “nothing.”
“Nothing?” Bobbys’ eyebrows went up, “That’s an awfully loud nothing,” his eyes drifted to the lump under the covers on the bed, “a pretty big lump, too.”
The kid swallowed thickly, eyes darting to the lump before back to the father-figure standing in the doorway, “W-what lump?”
Bobby chuckled, holding up his hands, “Okay, okay. Well you just let me know if you need any help with that nothing.”
Bobby re-closed the bedroom door, shaking his head as he made his way down the stairs, what is that boy up to? He went out to the backyard, picking up the paint spray gun and mask, just down burn down the house.
Bobby awoke startled, hearing a loud crash from the kitchen, what in the hell…? He was out of his chair in an instant, stalking his way over to the kitchen doors, hand on his gun, mentally running through the salt-line check he’d done before falling asleep.
He opened the door and sighed in relief as he saw the five-year old jump up from the floor.
“Jesus, Boy, you almost gave me a heart attack,” he leaned himself against the door, eyes roaming over the flour-covered counter, “Whatcha doing, Sammy?”
The brunette swallowed thickly and ‘hid’ a cookie sheet behind his back, eyes threatening to spill over with tears, “… Nothing,” at the mans’ eyebrow raise he sighed in defeat, bottom lip poking out, “I-I’ll clean it up…”
“Clean up?” Bobby craned his neck a bit so he could see over the counter and noted the un-cooked cookies that littered the floor, “Now why would you do that?”
Sammy blinked in surprise as Bobby got an apron out of the closet, “… What?”
Bobby’s heart broke, John what the hell have you done to this boy? He took the cookie sheet from the child and placed it on the counter, before winking, grabbing the mixing bowl, “We can’t let you destroy the kitchen for nothing.”
“Wow,” Sammy was practically laying on the counter, watching the cookies cool on a wire rack.
Bobby chuckled as he washed the last of the dishes, “You’d think you’d never seen a cookie before.”
“I’ve seen cookies,” he rolled his eyes, “I just can’t believe I made these!”
“Hey, what am I? Chopped liver?”
“I know you helped but still…” he reached out to touch one, recoiling as it burnt his finger, “These look like real cookies. Like the ones you get at a store!” He turned to the older man, “I can’t believe we turned eggs and milk and all that stuff into these! It’s like magic!”
Bobby did his best to hold in his laughter, “Yeah, cooking is pretty cool.”
“Definitely,” he tilted his head a bit to the side, “… can making cookies be a job?”
“Yep,” Bobby leaned against the counter, taking a swig from his beer, “They’re called bakers.”
“Really?” his eyes went wide and he gave a thousand-watt smile, “That’s so cool! Do you think…” he bit his lip and averted his eyes, smile fading, “Do you think I could do that?”
“But won’t Dad-”
“It doesn’t matter what John says,” he narrowly stopped himself from hitting the counter, “I mean,” he took a deep breath, “you should do whatever you want to do. Don’t worry if John doesn’t understand. Do what makes you happy.”
Sammy nodded before turning back to the cookies, “I want to make these every day!”
Bobby smiled, going over to ruffle his hair, “Then you do that.”
Just then, the boys heard a rumble from outside, the Impala.
Sammys’ face lit up again and he practically jumped off the counter, running to the front door, “They’re back!”
The brunette sped to the front hall before – much to Bobbys’ surprise – bee lining for the stairs, bedroom door slamming shut. Bobby looked after him for a moment before shaking his head as the front door opened, John bursting in, Dean in his arms.
That can’t be good, Bobby went to the kitchen, fetching the first aid kit, coming back as John placed Dean down on the couch. His face was set in a scowl, and he was covered head to toe in a mix of dirt and blood. Dean had a deep gash across his head that was oozing blood, glad Sammy decided to go upstairs.
John shook his head, “He didn’t want to list-”
“John,” Bobby shot him a look as he pushed him away, kneeling down and beginning to clean the boys’ wound.
John let out a breath, running a hand through his hair as he began pacing, eyes on the ground, “I told him not to go after it.”
“That’s great,” Bobby pushed the gauze harder against the wound, not liking that Dean didn’t even flinch, “What else?”
“What does it look like?” Johns’ hands balled into fists at his side, “The thing flung him halfway across the room, he only stopped cause he hit a wall. Head collided with the corner of a table on the way down.”
Bobby closed his eyes and grit his teeth, “He needs to go to the hospital.”
“I said no!”
“Do you want him to die?” Bobby stood, turning angry eyes on the other man, “Cause that’s what’s gonna happen if he stays here.”
John blinked in mild surprise, “You can’t stitch it?”
John took a step toward him, getting close enough Bobby could smell the whisky on his breath, “Can. You. Stitch. It?”
Bobby used all the strength he had to not punch him in the face, “No.”
“Fuck,” John blew out a breath, eyeing his son, taking a small step back, “I don’t know what to do.”
“Go to the hospital.”
“I’m still wanted for that skin-walker job, remember?”
Bobby grit his teeth, closing his eyes for a moment to think, “Fine. I’ll take him, you stay here with Sammy.”
John paled a bit at the mention of his other son but nodded. He watched as Bobby picked Dean up off the couch, helping to load him into the truck. Bobby hopped in before giving John a death glare, “Do not tell him about this.”
“Seriously, Bobby, I’m fine,” Dean swatted at his arm as he was easing himself out of the truck.
“Oh yeah, you pass out from blood loss and get a concussion every day,” the older man gave him a pointed look and kept his arms out for support.
“Pfft, you know what hunting’s like,” Dean successfully stood on the ground, and blinked, swaying slightly on the spot, “It’s always dangerous.”
“You’re not your father, Dean,” Bobby shut the truck door and trailed behind the blonde as they made their way to the front door, “also, you’re nine.”
“Exactly,” He climbed the steps, leaning heavily against the banister, “Time for me to grow up.”
Bobby rolled his eyes and unlocked the door, holding it open for the blonde, not surprised to see John was no longer in the living room, big surprise.
A mess of brown hair launched itself at the blonde, nearly knocking him over. He caught Sammy easily, plastering a smile on his face, but Bobby didn’t miss the flash of dizziness.
“Wha-? Who’s this?” he brushed some of the hair from his brothers’ eyes, “Oh, Sammy! There you are!”
The youngest giggled and Bobby was amazed at how quickly the elder could switch into Big Brother Mode. He began walking them over to the couch, “So, Sammy, what have you been up to?”
The youngest looked like he was going to explode, “I made you something!” his expression fell as he noticed the bandage on the blondes’ head, “What happened?”
“Eh,” Dean waved a dismissive hand, “I’m fine. What did you make me? Is it…” he looked around the room, pretending to think, “A Tickle Monster?” he then threw the five-year-old onto the couch before all but tackling him, tickling his stomach.
The youngest let out a loud squeal, doing his best to wiggle away. John came out of the kitchen at the yell, and Bobby was mildly surprised to see he had showered. He hung back as he saw what was happening. The eldest Winchester leaned against the doorway next to Bobby, small smile on his face.
Sammy began gasping for breath after a few minutes, face going red.
At the sound of his fathers’ voice, Dean immediately stopped, smile fading and he practically jumped up from the couch, puffing his chest out. A soldier ready for duty. Sammys’ gasps had also died down, eyes going straight to the floor, as if he were ashamed.
“Sammy,” Bobby nodded toward the kitchen, “why don’t you go get what you made Dean?”
He nodded, smile reappearing before zooming back up the stairs.
Dean turned confused eyes to the other men, “What is it?”
Bobby shrugged, “Last time I saw it, it was a giant lump under the covers.”
A small smile graced Deans’ face, and his cheeks flushed.
They saw the youngest stop at the top of the stairs, whatever it was carefully hidden behind his back, “Close your eyes!”
Dean rolled his eyes before closing them, “Okay! They’re closed!”
“I don’t believe you!”
Dean huffed, before opening them, giving Bobby and his father a look, “Little help?”
Bobby smirked, giving him a pointed look, “Well?” the blonde re-closed his eyes, “They’re closed, Sammy!”
The men watched as the youngest did his best to walk down the stairs without holding onto the hand rail. Whatever he made was big enough it needed his two hands to carry. He got to the bottom and carefully walked himself over, bringing the gift – that was carefully wrapped in red and white Christmas paper – out from behind his back.
“Hold out your hands,” upon doing so he placed the present in them, and chuckled as Deans’ arms fell a few inches, pretending it was heavy, “Okay, open.”
The blonde opened his eyes and let out a whistle, “You wrapped this?”
“Mhm,” Sammy was beaming, bouncing slightly where he stood, “Open it! Open it! Open it!”
“Okay, okay, geez,” Dean made his way back over to the couch, placing the present down on the coffee table.
He began unwrapping it slowly, brows knit together wondering what could be so heavy, before revealing a cardboard box.
He turned to his brother, “Wow, Sammy, it’s uhm…”
The youngest rolled his eyes, giving his brother a slight push, “It’s in the box, Dean.”
“Oh, right. I knew that.”
The blonde took his switch blade off his belt to open the box, prying the top open and peering inside, before letting out a small gasp. He reached into the box carefully, pulling out what looked to be a Lego version of their fathers’ Impala.
He turned his eyes to his brother, “What…? How did you…?”
“I built it!” Sammy was bouncing up and down, “I took all the black Legos I had from my other sets and built it,” he flung his arms around his brother, “Now you have one, too!”
“I can’t believe this…” Deans’ eyes drifted back down to the present he was holding, face stunned, “This is… amazing, thank-you.”
“Is that what you were doing up in your room all week?”
The youngest gave Bobby a nod before turning back to his brother, “You like it?”
“I love it,” Dean held the car up to his face, inspecting it, “You even got the license plate right!”
“Good job, Sammy,” Bobby went to sit on the arm of the couch, “Now that kitchen mess makes more sense.”
“Oh!” Sammy smacked his head, before running into the kitchen, “I forgot the best part!”
Dean starred after him, “There’s more?”
Bobby winked, “I helped with this part.”
The youngest returned a moment later with the cookies he and Bobby had made, placing the plate down on the table next to the car.
Dean looked over the cookies and chuckled, “Are these supposed to be us?”
Sammy nodded his head excitedly before removing one of the door Legos from the side of the car, placing one of the cookies into the driver side, “Look! They fit inside, too!”
“Wow, Sammy, that’s so cool!” Dean wrapped his brother up in a bear hug, “You’re one smart kid, y’know that?”
“This is great, Sammy,” he turned his eyes to the plate of cookies, eyes widening slightly, “I just have one question.”
His stomach grumbled then, as if on cue, “Does that mean I can’t eat the cookies?”
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