~12x02 codas keep making me cry, so I’m offering up a happy one lmao here goes~
“What are you doing?”
“Ordering dinner.” Mary looks up from the takeout menu with bright eyes. “You can do that over the phone, can’t you?”
Dean knocks his hip against the counter and squints at his mom. “Yeah. You planning on picking it up yourself?”
“Why is it that I feel like I’m the child here and you’re my mom?” She playfully raises her eyebrows at him to punctuate the question.
Dean smiles down at the floor. “Uh, overprotective I guess. I’d, uh, love it if you went and got us some grub. Let me just get the keys and–”
“I’ll need 10 dollars. I wasn’t resurrected with any cash.”
Dean doesn’t hold back his laugh as he pulls a wad of cash out of his back pocket. “You’ll need more than that, Mom. Wait ‘til you see gas prices.”
She frowns down at the bills in her hands, but she doesn’t say anything else. As she makes her way toward the garage, she pats his cheek.
When she’s almost out of the room, he calls after her and reminds her that she hasn’t placed the order yet. She laughs and hits her forehead. He shows her how to use an iPhone. She calls it ridiculous and asks why they even say it’s a phone when in reality its other uses far outweigh its ability to make calls. He blinks at her.
Some stress drops from Dean’s shoulders once his mom is out of the bunker. He grabs a beer out of the fridge and downs half of it before joining Sam and Cas in the war room. Sam is staring intently at his laptop while Cas reads an old Men of Letters journal to see if there’s anything about the British chapter.
As Dean walks around Cas’ chair, Cas reaches his hand up without taking his eyes away from the book. Dean hands over his beer, Cas takes a drink, hands it back, and Dean pulls a chair out and sits close enough to Cas that their legs are knocking under the table.
Dean sighs heavily and leans back in his chair, reaching his arm toward Cas so he can give him a neck massage. Cas very briefly closes his eyes before resuming his research.
“How you doing, Sammy?”
From the opposite end of the table, Sam offers a tightlipped smile and trains his eyes back to the screen. “Still think I’m hallucinating, but at least it’s pleasant for the time being.”
“Did you try–”
Sam lifts his hands and presses his thumb to the old scar in his palm.
Dean smiles and drinks his beer.
“You trusted your mother to take the car?”
“It’s easier than actively blocking you out,” Cas deadpans.
Dean stops rubbing his neck but keeps resting his hand on the back of his chair. “Should I have stopped her? I mean, she’s getting us dinner when she’s a guest in our home. Doesn’t that make us bad hosts?”
Cas just barely rolls his eyes as he closes the journal. “When I was sick, you let me watch Netflix and eat all of your Lucky Charms. I think you’re a fine host.”
Dean smirks at him and squeezes his shoulder. “That’s when you started sleeping in my bed, too. I think I went above and beyond as a host.”
“I don’t think that would be appropriate with your mother.”
“OK, the hallucination is once again a nightmare,” Sam says seriously. He closes his laptop and heads toward the kitchen.
Dean scoots his chair closer to Cas so he can nose at his jaw.
“You don’t seem too concerned about the British Men of Letters.” Cas’ neck betrays his words by tilting to the side and angling toward Dean’s mouth.
“Too hungry to care right now.”
“You could’ve offered to cook. That probably would’ve taken less time than Mary picking something up.”
Dean stops kissing Cas’ neck. “Honestly, I thought she might offer to cook. I was about to ask her what she wanted to do for dinner when I found her hovering over a menu.”
“Did you even check to see what she ordered?”
Before Dean can answer, Mary walks in empty-handed. She stops in the middle of the room and plants her hands on her hips.
“They were backed up. Said it would take an hour to fill our order! I’m starving.”
After a pause, Cas says, “I see where Dean gets his impatience.”
“And my appetite apparently,” Dean adds as he stands. “Don’t worry, Mom, we have steaks in the freezer. I got it.”
They’ve got some onions and peppers and a freaking eggplant in the fridge, so Dean quickly throws together an orzo salad with macaroni noodles since they don’t have orzo. Once the steaks are thawed (in the microwave, but nobody needs to know that), he throws them on the grill, heads back inside and tells Cas to keep an eye on them. He definitely doesn’t waste five minutes passionately explaining to Cas how to make sure all the steaks turn out perfectly medium rare.
While he’s roasting some broccoli, carrots and zucchini, Mary comes up behind him and asks what he’s doing.
“Uh, just roasting some vegetables. We went to the farmer’s market right before…well, a few days ago. Everything’s still good. You good?”
“You’re roasting the vegetables?”
“And they taste good that way?”
“You kidding me? They’re amazing. I didn’t know I liked broccoli until I tried roasting it.”
Dean mixes the not-orzo salad and lets the silence sit between them for a second.
“Oh! I gotta ask you. Um. That meatloaf you used to make when I was a kid. You still know the recipe?”
Mary laughs and takes a seat at the kitchen table. “Piggly Wiggly, sweetheart.”
“I hated cooking. Why do you think I gave you PB&J for lunch every day?”
Dean huffs a laugh and scratches the back of his neck. “That’s, uh–I gotta be honest, one of the main things I’ve thought about you over the past three decades is that you’re a good cook.”
She immediately gets up and walks over to him. “Well, we’re getting to know each other now.” She pats his back a few times. “So, show me how you roast these vegetables.”
By the time Cas comes in with the steaks, Mary is cutting up some feta and laughing as Dean goes through the list of all the different kinds of mac and cheese he made for Sam when they were kids.
“He’s gonna be pissed when he sees the macaroni noodles in the salad,” Dean says with a wink to Cas and a nod toward the table.
Cas sets the plate of steaks down and stands with his hands by his sides, waiting.
“Macaroni and feta,” Mary says.
“Babe, go get Sammy, would you?”
Once Cas leaves, the conversation dies.
Dean and Mary laugh some more as they navigate around each other to set the table. When Sam comes in and asks what’s funny, they shrug him off.
Dean takes his usual seat next to Cas and squeezes his hand before they start eating. It’s his way of saying grace, which Cas finds sacrilegious. And hilarious.
Mary immediately stuffs her face and sings Dean’s praises with her mouth full. Sam looks at her, slack-jawed, but doesn’t say anything.
Dean loves cooking. He’s good at it. Not because he was trying to imitate his mom or take care of his little brother–even though those things are true–but because he just loves cooking. And that’s something he can share with his mom, show his mom, because they don’t have it in common.
After dinner, they all sit around the table and talk for a long time. Dean rubs Cas between the shoulder blades like he always does and then he scoots himself closer to Cas like he always does and then he wraps his arm tightly around Cas like he always does and then Cas leans up against his chest practically in his chair like he always does.
It’s not until Cas lazily turns and presses a kiss to Dean’s cheek that Dean registers something.
“You know Cas and I are–we’re–we have a, uh–I should’ve said–mentioned–”
Mary downs the rest of her beer. “You had a crush on John Travolta when you were 4, Dean.” She winks at Cas. “If you want my approval, you’ve got it.”
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i can't wait for part 2 of the recent jumin cheating fic pls rip my heart out with angst okay adios i love u
Author’s note: it’s 4am || Is this enough heartbreak?? Yes?? No?? Idk?? part one here !!
Part 2 (of 2)
It’d been a week since that day.
You snapped your head
in the direction of the moan. What the
hell was that?
Your body felt heavy
as you forced yourself to investigate the noise. You found yourself staring at
the closed door of the master bedroom.You glared down at your trembling hands.
it, there’s no reason to be afraid.
But, if that was true, what was stopping you from
bursting through the door? Your fingers tightened around the cold knob.
Jumin loves me.
In one short moment of
insane courage, you twist the handle; He
loves me, you reassured yourself again before entering the room.
“MC? Are you awake?”
Jaehee’s voice pulled you back into reality. Instead of
responding, you rolled over, facing your back toward her.
“I understand you don’t want to talk, but it’s 3 in the
afternoon and you haven’t had anything to eat.”
You remained silent. Jaehee had been kind enough to let you
stay with her, yet here you were, repaying her with a cold shoulder.
“…I’ll go get something for the both of us. I’ll be back
As soon as Jaehee shut the door, you let out a breath you
didn’t know you were holding in. You closed eyes, and let your mind wander again.
He loves me.
Numbness spread across your body
like a wildfire. It was like a bad car accident, it hurt to look at, but you just
couldn’t turn away. Except, instead of cars, it was your fiancé fucking another
women on top of the bed you once shared. The air smelled like a mixture of
cheap perfume, sweat, and Jumin’s cologne. There were clothes scattered
everywhere, and two empty wine glasses on the floor, decorating the room like a
cherry on top of a Sundae.
Not that you noticed any of this. You were still
telling yourself it was all just a horrible nightmare. After hearing another
pleasured filled moan from Ms. Jhang, you
didn’t even know her first name and here she was ruining your life, you felt
a rush of emotions hit you.
You tasted blood, and
that’s when you realized how hard you were biting your lip, attempting to keep
the bile from rising up past your throat. You tried to back out of the room,
but your feet were cemented to the ground. How
have they not seen me? How much time has passed? It felt like eons to you,
but in reality, it had only been a couple seconds.
Ah yes, your ex-lover
had finally noticed you. You wanted to open your mouth and say something, say anything, but I guess your voice was
another thing Jumin had taken that night. He had moved closer to you, almost an
arm’s length away. You looked up and saw his mouth moving.Has
he been talking this whole time? Closing
your eyes, you tried to focus on his voice, hearing nothing but a low buzz.
When you opened them
back up, you focused on the floor instead of his eyes. You saw his
feet continue to move forward, as if he was trying to suffocate you with his closeness.
Something caught your eye and you tilted your head. The navy blue tie. My favorite.
Your body was on
autopilot when you bent down and picked up the fabric. Running the silk between
your fingers, you looked back up at Jumin.
“Did she take this off
You were taken aback by
the strength in your voice, and by the look on Jumin’s face, so was he.
“MC, I’m back with food! Also, Zen’s with me, he wanted to
visit you again.”
If your eyes weren’t so puffy, you would’ve rolled them.
When you heard your stomach growl at you, you wrapped a blanket around your
body and slipped out of bed. You peaked out the door, but squinted when the light
hit your eyes.
“Why is it so damn bright in here, Jaehee?”
She turned around with a giant smile on her face. “You’re
up! Did you come to eat?”
“Is there any beer?”
“…Zen brought some.”
You held out an open hand, expectantly waiting for a cool
drink. Instead, Zen handed you a hot plate of fried rice. The smell was
tempting, but it wasn’t what you wanted.
Zen took sunglasses out of his back pocket and slipped them
over your eyes. “These are for the brightness, and I’m not giving you any beer
until you finish your food.”
The plate was starting to burn your hand so you looked for a
place to set it down. Walking into the kitchen, you took a seat at the dining
table. You got another wave of delicious aromas from the rice, and your stomach
begged you for a taste.
“Okay, okay, calm down. I’ll eat it.”
Pushing the rice around a bit, you finally decide on what
portion you wanted to nibble on first. When the first spoonful entered your
mouth, you happily sighed.
“Has she told you exactly what happened?”
Zen was trying his best to whisper, but his stage voice betrayed
him. You could basically hear Jaehee shaking her head no. The only people who knew
what went down in that room were you, Jumin, and Ms. Jhang.
You held up the navy silk.
“Did Ms. Jhang remove this tie from your neck?”
If you hadn’t been so
determined on getting an answer, you would have noticed that a certain long-haired woman
had gathered her clothes and tiptoed across the cold hardwood floor, right out
the door. Of course, you were too blinded by your emotions to know the, still no first name, Ms. Jhang had
His messy hair bounced around as he nodded up and down. “She did.”
You felt laughter
bubble up in your stomach, and you tried to refrain from smiling. I put that tie on him, and she took off. If
that isn’t some damning symbolism, I don’t know what is. Your emotions were
swirling around inside of you, so when you finally opened your mouth to respond
to him, you had no idea what to expect.
Well, you weren’t expecting that.
And neither was he.
Jumin stepped right in
front of you grabbed your wrist, pulling you into his chest.
“Stop it, Jumin.”
He slowly placed a
hand on your chin.
“Please, I-I can’t breathe.”
He tilted your head up
and looked you in the eyes.
When he started to
lean in, you felt a steady burning in your chest. Was that from all the anger? The sadness? The pity?
Whatever it was, it
gave you the power to shove Jumin away from you. “Did you not hear me? I said
STOP. As in, ‘Don’t ever touch me again,’ you ASSHOLE!”
The shock on Jumin’s
face was priceless. Heck, it would’ve even been funny, given the right
circumstances. The man you fell in love with was now a teary eyed little boy,
quivering in front of you. In another life, you might have even been sorry for
It took all of your
strength to turn around. You tried to take a step, but something stopped you.
Not something. A voice.
“Please don’t leave
You barely heard him
over the sound of your own sadness screaming out in your head. There was a new feeling in your chest, not
a burning one, but a hollow pain. A pain that spread to your fingertips, to the
back of your neck, and to the bottom of your feet. A pain that consumed you. A
pain that whispered, ‘take him back.’
You focused your eyes
on the door. Like a toddler just learning how to walk, you mentally told
yourself, left foot, right foot, left
foot, right foot. Your hand caught on the door frame, as if your body was
trying to fight your decision. Swallowing every single feeling you had, you
turned to look at him. He was not going to have the last word.
“Leave you? No. You’ll
always have a piece of me, Jumin. And on those nights when you think that tiny piece of me is enough for you, I
want you to remember, you could’ve had it all. You’re a fool for doing
this, but you’d be an even bigger fool to not realize what you’ve lost. Goodbye,
Your sweaty feet stuck
to the wood floor, but you couldn’t hear them over the sound of his cries. Not
that you cared anymore. You didn’t even realize you were outside until you saw
your ragged breath turn into fog. Shaky hands held your
phone up to your ear.
“Jaehee, pick me up
outside of Jumin’s place as soon as you can.”
She must have heard
the strain in your voice because she hung up without saying another word.
“Quit playing with your rice.”
You shook your head, zoning back into the real world. “I’m
Zen held out a hand to stop Jaehee. He cracked open the fridge
and pulled out a beer. “As promised. Drink responsibly, MC.”
You grabbed the cool glass out of his hand and popped the
lip off on the table. “Thanks, mom.”
The familiar burning of alcohol flowed down your throat and
you smiled. You looked at your two friends and sighed. “Come on you two,” you
stood up and gestured them to follow you.
Jaehee furrowed her eyebrows. “Where are we going?”
You turned to them, your eyes glazed over from lack of
“I’m going to tell you what happened after I caught Jumin cheating.”
You had never seen the two of them move faster than they did
at that moment. Zen nearly tripped over himself trying to get past Jaehee. The
three of you settled in the living room and you leaned back on the couch. Taking
one long, last sip of beer, you set the bottle down.
“Jumin’s father once gave him advice on where different business
clients’ meetings should be held-”
“Mr. Chairman’s number one rule,” Jaehee interrupted.
You nodded. “-But from the way he treated me a week ago, I’d say Jumin
learned a lot more than business from his father.”
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