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23 April 2010 @ 10:22 am
SPN Fic: The Quiet Outsider (Dean/Jo)  
Okay, so this isn't the Bobby fic or the next wing!fic I was supposed to be working on. But I'm working on those both. I'm bouncing between the two as I am indecisive. We'll see which one is finished first.

In the meantime, this is another story in my wing!verse, but for the Dean/Jo component. If they aren't your thing, you don't need it to understand the main gen plot.

Title: The Quiet Outsider
Season: Four
Category: Drama, Vignette, Dean/Jo
Spoilers: Set sometime in the second half of S4
Series: Playing the Angel - While Sam and Dean continue fighting to prevent the Apocalypse, Dean inexplicably manifests a pair of wings. The brothers must work together to figure out what is happening and reverse the act before the changes overtake Dean completely.
Summary: When Dean crashes at her apartment, Jo grows uneasy at the rising tension between the brothers.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 342
Rating: PG

A/N: Takes place sometime after Midnight Run. You don't really need to read it to understand this story. Master list for both the gen and het parts of the series is here.

Disclaimer: Supernatural and its characters are the property of Eric Kripke and co. All other characters, the story idea and the story itself are the sole property of the author. This is for entertainment purposes only; no financial profit has been gained from this story. This story is not mean to infringe upon the rights of the above-mentioned establishments.



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Dean had steamrolled into her apartment, moody and impossible, muttering something about Sam getting stronger. She had let him vent even when she had no clue what he was talking about. Whatever was happening, it sounded serious.

Not Sam, she had told Dean, trying to reassure him, even when deep down she had her own doubts. Two years later and Jo still couldn't shake what Sam had done to her when he had been possessed. She knew he hadn't been Sam - she knew this - but the pain and unease still remained.

Sam wasn't slipping now. He couldn't.

What was happening to the Winchester brothers?

Jo finished stirring the hot toddy she had made for Dean and turned to the couch. She sighed.

Dean was passed out. He had fallen asleep sitting sideways, his head resting against the top cushion, with one wing jammed between his body and the back cushions, while the other hung limp down his shoulder to his ankle. Watching him, Jo wondered how long he'd gone without sleep.

Quietly, she padded across the room and eased herself onto the seat next to him. The mug was warm in her hands, the steam from the hot tea beckoning her to fall into light slumber. But she fought the sensation, choosing to curl up beside Dean instead.

She rested her head on the top cushion and watched him for the longest time. In sleep, he looked peaceful. Many of the lines in his face smoothed out, and the burdens he seemed to carry were lifted.

Not for long. Despite sleep, his eyebrows kept twitching, and every so often the pinned wing would flutter, as if he was in distress. She wondered what he dreamed and when he would be willing to share them with her.

"What are we doing?" she asked him.

Of course, there was no reply.

Jo took a sip of the hot toddy and allowed the warm liquid to course through her body. She inched a little closer to Dean, and for the rest of the night, sat in silence as he slept.
 
 
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beyond_wonder: Jo!Angelbeyond_wonder on April 23rd, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
*claps hands* awesome! I'm so glad you updated! I love that she just sat there, curled up watching over him, and that he felt safe/comfortable enough to just fall asleep in her apartment. Can't wait to read more!
Working for the Mandroid: Two Hunters (Dean/Jo)moonshayde on April 24th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Oh yay! Someone commented, LOL. I know it was small but I appreciate the feedback. Sometimes I feel alone in my Dean/Jo loving world.

There's so much I want to explore with them and I just haven't had much time to do it proper. So it was nice to visit it here even if briefly.
A.vella_amor_dm on April 24th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
awwww! <3
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on April 24th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
Thank you!
thisoldhighway: family game nightthisoldhighway on April 24th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Great job! (what is a hot toddy? is that tea?)
Working for the Mandroid: Jo (GGY)moonshayde on April 24th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Thanks!

A hot toddy is a hot drink made with tea and either whiskey or brandy.
ella_87ella_87 on April 25th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
lovely fic. I miss you writing fics about them, you do it so well. write more fics of them :)
Working for the Mandroid: Last Kiss (Dean/Jo)moonshayde on April 26th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks. That means a lot to me. I don't get to write them very often at all, and I'm always worried I don't do it right. Thanks again :)
Mara: Supernatural - JoDe | I bleed for youluckytohaveher on April 26th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Very powerful. I loved it!
Working for the Mandroid: Dean and Jo (wing series)moonshayde on June 27th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
I forgot to say thank you for reading this months ago.
puguita: spn castiel there nowpuguita on June 27th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
This was lovely and a wonderful addition to the main story. I like the way you write those two together and how Jo's character has evolved in a realistic manner. I loved this!
Working for the Mandroid: Dean and Jo (wing series)moonshayde on June 27th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks again! I really like Dean/Jo and I've developed my own personal canon for her which has been fun to explore.

I appreciate the feedback. Thanks :)