Banner By: Mara
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Epilogue (Six Months Later)
“William John Winchester slow down! Don’t run through your father’s weapons.”
The six and a half year old chuckled as he dodged the battle axe and headed toward the back porch where Bobby was grilling up burgers and chicken.
She sighed as a pair of strong arms wrapped around her from behind. She glanced over her shoulder at the smirking face behind her. “Leave the kid alone. I think he’s navigated through enough arsenals to know not to trip on the battle ax.”
She rolled her eyes and turned in his arms. “Mmm maybe you shouldn’t keep your toys lying around on the ground.”
A glint of mischief sparked in his eyes as his hands slid to her hips, fingers gripping right above the curve of her ass. “You’re right…I’ve been naughty leavin’ my shit all over the place…maybe you should punish me.”
She grinned leaned in and right as he closed his eyes, lips brushing hers, she slapped him gently on the back of the head and moved out of his reached. He grunted and frowned. “Ow, Jesus Jo, what the hell’s the matter with you?”
“Oh stop being such a baby that barely hurt and you know it. Put the weapons away before my mom comes downstairs and starts riding your ass about leaving them out.”
He waggled his eyebrows. “I’d rather you be the one ridin’ my ass.”
She let out a light laugh. “You’re such a pervert.”
He pulled her back into his arms and this time she wrapped hers around his neck as he spoke in a soft voice. “But I’m your pervert.”
“Mmm that you are.”
He captured her lips and she moaned against them. William skittered to a top in the room Sam and Ruby behind him as he scrunched up his nose in distaste. He opened his mouth voice traveling out through the open back door. “Ewww Mom and Dad are sucking face again!!!”
Dean pulled away from Jo with a groan and glared at his son. “What have I told you about that?”
William shrugs. “I dunno, that kissing Mom ain’t gross? Oh wait…that I shouldn’t interrupt?”
“Bingo kid. Where are you grandparents?”
“Out back. Foods ready.”
Dean nodded arm around Jo as she turned to face Sam and Ruby. She raised an eyebrow and glanced around. “Where’s Cas?”
William pointed outside. “He just got here with Anna.”
Jo nodded. “We’ll meet you guys outside.”
Sam and Ruby ushered William outside as she turned toward Dean. He grumbled as a frown appeared on his face. “Why is she here?”
“Dean…you better be nice.”
“I tolerate her isn’t that enough?”
“She saved my life Dean! Doesn’t that mean anything?”
He glared at her. “She’s also the reason you died in the first place.”
Jo sighed. “How many times are we gonna fight about this? It was my decision. Anna came to me after she saw you talking to your mother and explained the plan she set into motion. I’m the one who said I’d go through with it. I knew he was coming for me Dean. I knew the risks. Besides…it all worked out. I’m here, you’re here and we’re all okay. Can’t you just let it go?”
He could see the pleading in her face and he let out a long sigh. “Fine, but I’m not happy about it. And I’m not making small talk with her.”
Jo grinned. “You’ve got yourself a deal.”
He yanked Jo toward him by her belt loop and pulled her toward the backyard, grin firmly planted on his face. It had been six months since he killed Azazel. Six months since Anna brought Jo back to life and four months since they got their own place not far from Bobby’s.
As Dean sat outside, food being passed around he took in his family and let out a content sigh. He’d gone through hell and back to get to this point, but the sacrifices he’d made had been worth it in the end.
With the death of Azazel he’d received his redemption in the form of the family he’d always searched for and he couldn’t be happier.
Chuck glanced at the book in front of him and smiled. He turned to the last page and his eyes glossed over the text written there, remembering the words that he’d written not long ago.
‘Endings are hard. Any chapped-ass monkey with a keyboard Can poop out a beginning, but endings are impossible. You try to tie up every loose end, But you never can. The fans are always gonna bitch. There's always gonna be holes. And since it's the ending, It's all supposed to add up to something. I'm telling you, they're a raging pain in the ass.’
‘Dean Winchester and Joanna Harvelle are who they are. They’ll never be normal. Their lives will never be all picket fences and apple pies. He and Jo still hunt, occasionally with Sam and Ruby and sometimes just the boys, but now when the hunt is over they have a family to come home to.’
‘So, what's it all add up to? It's hard to say. But me, I'd say this was a test...for Dean and Jo. And I think they did all right. Up against good, evil, Angels, devils, destiny, and God himself, They made their own choice. They chose family, each other. And, well... Isn't that kinda the whole point? No doubt -- endings are hard. But then again...Nothing ever really ends, does it?’
Not far from Sioux Falls, South Dakota in a small town on the edge of the city there was a loud wailing sound as a child was born. The doctor cut the cord and placed the crying infant into his mother’s arms.
Blonde hair stuck to her face as she glanced down on the baby. Her lips curled into a tired smirk as a flicker of yellow flashed in the eyes that glanced up at her. Lilith smiled. Let the games begin…
TO BE CONTINUED…Look for the sequel ‘Savior’