“Its great everyone is so incredible, its really a dream come true”.
“That’s great Tom” You chuckle.
“Yeah, wish you were here though”.
“I know, but you know I just can’t get up and leave school”.
“I know Love, it just feels weird not being with you”.
“This isn’t the first time you’ve been away Tom”.
“It still feels weird” There was a silent pause from him.
“I miss you”.
“I miss you too, when are you coming home” You leaned into your phone.
“Soon I promise, I’ve had this busy schedule, but I promise when I get the chance I’ll come home” You hear Tom of the other line.
“Okay, I love you baby”.
“Love you more, alright there calling me to set I got to go love”.
“Bye Y/N” You hung up and leaned against the counter top.
Tom’s been away to film Spiderman Homecoming so he hasn’t been around much, and that drove you crazy. The apartment was getting lonely just with you in it. He suggested that you go with him, but you couldn’t leave in the middle of your semester, he understood that school was your priority so he didn’t push it any further. If only you could see him.
You bought the cheapest plane ticket you could afford and packed a suitcase. You were going to fly to Atlanta, Georgia to surprise Tom. If Tom knew you were coming he would of paid for everything and you didn’t need the special treatment. He had too much on his plate as it is. The flight was okay but it wasn’t fantastic. A kid sitting in the back of you kept kicking you chair, his mother being too busy sleeping her ass off. You didn’t care though, you were going to get to see Tom and that’s all that mattered.
Once you landed you picked up your luggage, hailed a cab, and told them to take you to where the set was taking place. You barely had enough to pay.
It took a bit of convincing for the security guards to let you in, but once you explained who you were they let you right in. You walked around trying not to get caught by Tom and ruin the surprise. Tom was nowhere to be seen, but you did notice that Harrison, and Zendaya were playing basketball while Laura was sitting on a chair on her phone. Although she was the one to notice you first.
Unpopular Opinion: I would’ve much rather had John come back instead of Mary.
Yeah okay, Mommy’s back, but I don’t believe that is what Dean truly wanted. Amara went off of a picture. For all we know, he needed his father.
I mean, think about it, do you think Dean wanted to pull Mary– his dear mother– back into the crossfire? Who’s probably in heaven and happy and clueless to the hell that is her son’s lives. Do you have any idea how much damage can be done to a mother when she finds out her sons went to hell and back multiple times and have died because of HER?
And Dean probably knows this. So– why Mary? Don’t you think John would’ve been smarter? I mean, Dean and Sam have always had problems with their father, and their father coming back could give us a real character with major flaws and quirks that could progress not JUST the story arch but our main character’s development. I mean– Imagine John looking baffled but slowly clapping Dean on the back when he finds out he killed Hitler and stopped Nuclear Armageddon take two or when Dean shares stories about beating the devil or the Darkness and John’s like “I’m still cooler than you.” Then he brings up Chuck and John just shakes his stubborn head muttering something like “I really should find a way to get you boys healthcare. All the alcohol and cheap meds in your blood is getting to your heads.”
Or John finally realizing how strong Sam is and giving him the hug he’s always deserved and caving in and deciding to just sit down and have a beer with him. But he still jokes about him being a college nerd, to which Sam just shakes his head fondly.
Or for the first time John meets Cas and him accidentally stabbing him like Dean did when he comes in looking for Sam. And then he just stares quizzically when the angel and Dean hug and mutters “So– you like dick now? Gotta say, always thought boobs were your thing.” And Dean just guffaws and starts rambling like he always does when people assume he’s gay (I mean he’s bi ppl XDJkJk it’s a pipe dream) whilst Cas looks at John, then Dean, then his crotch and– well you get it. Or when he finds out Cas is an Angel and scoffs, asking him where his harp and fluffy wings are and Cas just squints whilst glaring and unfolds his wings and john doesn’t speak, just gulps and takes a step back whilst Dean looks proud like Cas has just made the Sun shy away and dim down. It’d be so funny, awesome, and adorable at the same time.
And just imagine how quick the BMOL issue would’ve been solved with John back on board. He wouldn’t join them under any circumstances, unlike Mary, and when he finds out his son is being tortured I’m 100% certain he’d shoot Toni point blank. And, while John was tough as rocks, he’s respected greatly by a lot of hunters and with his words Not one would say yes or even consider the brit douchebags. He’d shoot Hess without hearing a single word on her side and he’d have gotten Mick onto the boys side much quicker through a guilt trip or something. And don’t even get me started on Ketch, Bastard wouldn’t even know what’s coming to him. John’s ruthless when he wants to be, but he’s also smart (albeit a bit hotheaded)
So– with all this and probably more in perspective– why throw a blank canvas into the fire and not a developed work that will bring not just more power but character to both our protagonists, the rough story arch, and the work himself? I mean, it’s kind of lazy throwing in Mary. Yeah, feelings and all the “I haven’t seen her since we were kids blah blahblah” card– but I just don’t get it. Dean has only seen Mary up until he was four (without regard to his time travel meetings) so really– there won’t be many feelings other than sadness and happiness towards her (Maybe a bit of shock value from us that lasts about an episode until the hype is gone). But with John, the man who raised Dean the way he is (tying in a lot of emotional and mental issues that could really help develop Dean and John’s characters more) and the one who threw both boys into this whole mess with just a phone call– him coming back would bring so many emotions into the picture. And the season would’ve been a lot more interesting.
All I’m saying is, I’d rather have John in the picture (apparently Jensen did too so–), trying to make up for his sorry ass of a father after spending time in what I assume is heaven, than Mary disappearing for episodes at a time without any real purpose but to make the boys a bit sad (it takes the boys talking about her to remind me she’s banging Ketch. No really what’s up with that whole thing).
She really just feels like a plot device. I mean, even the ending glossed over her. If John was in her place, I imagine him standing up to the devil or at the very least not being stupid enough to even get himself in that situation. Or if he does get in the situation, he would probably start teaming up with all the survivors he can find (including Bobby who would probably try and shoot him first) to beat Lucifer down and find a way to return to his boys or die fucking trying. He’d have a better chance and we would actually feel some sort of emotion towards him because, to put it simply, we know him more. John Winchester wasn’t an abusive father (physically at least– or so I hope), he was a Soldier– still a dick– but a soldier.
Mary wasn’t a civilian by any means, but she was sheltered in heaven for years without understanding why she was back. Even she wanted to go back. I just feel they butchered her character. We’ve had eleven seasons to build up this picture of badass Mary Winchester who loves her children more than anything– not this somewhat ignorant and dethatched huntress that turns her head to her sons when she shouldn’t have. It took Dean telling her he hated her to wake her up, what do you think that says about her?
I love Mary, I really do, but I would’ve preferred John. Sorry.
Update: I appreciate all of your replies and thanks for trying to clear things up a bit for me. Whilst I love Mary– I really do and you can’t argue that she isn’t a fucking badass– I still would’ve enjoyed seeing John interact with the boys. And I still stand by the fact that John WOULD be intimidated by Cas, to some degree at least. John is brave, ruthless even, but he is also very smart. He won’t argue or sass or try and annoy a multi-dimensional being who can render him a bloody smear on a wall (even though we know Cas won’t do it doesn’t mean John would know) So, whilst he may not show it, almost 100% sure John would be weary or intimidated by the bundle of power that is him. Lets not forget he isn’t as keen on Angels (unless he is, though this is unlikely as they weren’t in his journal) as he is Demons and would keep all defenses up until he knows everything there is to know about them. John is still human– human’s fear and he isn’t an exception. As for BI Dean? Let a girl enjoy her fictional character dreams. I’m not hurting anyone and I’m not stating it as a fact that he is Bisexual. It’s not like I’m calling Jensen Bi. I’m calling the MADE-UP character Dean Bisexual because I feel that he is.
Okay, so anyway, Thank you and good night!
PS: But seriously– wouldn’t it be hilarious if John bashed a vamp’s head in or something with Lucille.
So this is super angsty because things are just going on in my life right now and I needed to get them out…so I wrote a heartbreaking story. You’re welcome
Prompts: “I need you to forgive me.” “If you walk out right now, it’s over for us.” “How dare you?” “We were supposed to be a family.” & “I left everything for this, I left it all…for you!
Warnings: Angst, Cheating
Requests: Open! Send me a player & prompt…or just a player…or just a prompt!
You hummed to yourself as you straightened the light yellow blanket in the baby bassinet. You were in full nesting mode, for good reason. You had just entered your eighth month of pregnancy and you were glowing. Your husband, Leon and you had struggled to get pregnant for over three years, but you were in the final stretch now. The two of you were ecstatic with joy, despite his busy schedule with the Oilers, Leon had yet to miss an ultrasound or doctor’s appointment. Your life was perfect.
You had known the great Leon Draisaitl since you were 12 years old. You had broken his nose because he pushed you down at school. You had been best friends ever since. When he was drafted to the Oilers you had felt like your life was ending…until he asked you to go with him. The two of you opened up about your feelings and you made the choice to move across the ocean with him. Both of your families and all of your closest friends were still in Germany, but being with the love of your life made it worth it.
You moved on from the crib over to the dresser and began to refold the little outfits you had already folded millions of times. The little shoes and hats were straightened again, and the multiple stuffed animals were rearranged again. You checked to make sure that your baby bag was packed and resting beside the front door. Moving into the kitchen to wash dishes you continued to hum to yourself.
You wanted to get everything taken care of before the littlest Drat arrived. Everything had to be done carefully, though. Leon was very protective and when he was home all you were allowed to do was sit around. Even though it was offseason, he was constantly gone with various publicity things.So you kept entertained by doing the things he wouldn’t let you do while he was home.
You had just pushed start on the dishwasher when you heard the garage door open. You sprinted….ok, that was definitely an exaggeration, you waddled towards the couch. The blanket over your lap when the door opened in the kitchen.
“Y/N! I’m home!” Leon shouted. “Have you behaved today?”
“Of course! I’m in my chair.”
He rounded the corner and pressed a kiss to your lips and bump before sitting across from you in his own chair. “If you were behaving why is the dishwasher running?”
“Hmmm…how about that. I guess the housechore fairy visited again.”
He gave you a look. “Y/N…” You batted your eyes innocently. “Can’t you just take a breather? Please?”
“I just want to make sure everything is perfect for the baby. Do you want to order in or go to dinner tonight? Since you don’t cook and I doubt you’ll let me up to cook.”
“You’re right about that. And actually, I can’t stay for dinner. I have a thing in town. I can pick you up something on my way home?”
Your eyebrows furrowed. “You just got home and you’re leaving?”
He came up and grabbed your hands. “I know, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to take care of everything so I can just relax with you and the baby.”
“Alright. I love you.”
“Love you, too.” He gave you another kiss on the lips and headed out the door. You leaned your head against the back of the chair, upset. Leon hadn’t spent an evening with you in over a week. He was constantly working. Offseason was supposed to be a vacation and it was about time he got to relax.
Grabbing your cell from the table and dialing Leon’s manager, you were determined to get Leon the time off he deserved.
“….I just think he deserves some time off.” You finished.
You could hear the confusion on the other end. “Y/N? Leon hasn’t had anything scheduled since two weeks ago. His schedule is cleared for two months so he could spend time with you getting ready for the baby.”
“Oh.” You blinked a few times, trying to figure out what was going on. “I need to go. Thanks for your help.” As soon as you hung up with him Leon’s number was dialed.
“Babe? What do you need? I’m working.” His voice came over the speaker and you could hear voices and music in the background.
“I need you to come home.” Your voice was choked with tears.
“Y/N? Baby what’s wrong?! Is it the baby?”
“Just come home!!” And the call was disconnected. You paced around and ran your fingers through your hair, trying not to hyperventilate. There was an explanation. A reasonable one. No reason to panic.
Twenty minutes later you heard the door slam and Leon’s feet run to where you were. He frantically looked you over.
“What’s going on?! Are you alright? Why are you crying?”
“I called your manager. He said you’ve been off since the season ended. That you’re off for two months!! You’ve been lying to me??”
“Don’t!” You shouted. “Just tell me the truth!”
He took a deep breath and his eyes started to water. “I need you to forgive me.”
“What. Did. You. Do?”
“Just promise me you’ll listen. Please…I am begging you to just listen to me.” You stayed silent and just waited for him. “I’ve-” He stopped and rubbed his hands harshly over his face. “I’ve been seeing somebody.”
“What do you mean?” You knew what he meant. But that didn’t stop you from praying you were wrong.
“I mean that I have been dating another woman.”
“Why? Are you not happy or something?! What did I do??”
Leon looked up with you with tears in his eyes and just shook his head. “You didn’t do anything baby it was all me. I’m so sorry.” He reached for you, trying to grab your hand but you jerked it away.
“No! How dare you? You think you can admit you were cheating on me and everything is just going to be okay?! It’s not!”
“Just shut UP!” You screamed. “I left everything for this, I left it all…for you! My friends, my family, my country! And you just throw it all away? Like this relationship, this marriage…is garbage?”
“Y/N…” He tried again.
“We’re having a baby in a month. We just celebrated five years of marriage. Leon…” You took a shaky breath, trying to contain in the tears. “We were supposed to be a family.” The last word came out barely louder than a whisper.
“We are a family.” Leon grabbed your hand. “We are Y/N….we are!”
“You cheated…and you think we can still be a family? Are you on drugs?”
“Just don’t Leon! I need to leave. I need to think! I’ll call you later.” You grabbed your purse and headed for the door.
“If you walk out right now, it’s over for us.”
You turned and looked at him with your hand on the doorknob, “It was over when you decided to cheat.” And you walked out the door.
C O R S E T S & C R A V A T S | (cover art by Val) / (a belated present for Megan); step back to an era of manners and exquisite fashion, where extraordinary excess and extravagant indulgence ruled the gilded ballrooms, and one’s reputation was everything…
“I love you. I love you desperately, violently, tenderly, completely. I want to talk with you forever. I remember every word you’ve ever said to me.
If only I could visit you as a foreigner goes into a new country, learn the language of you, wander past all borders into every private and secret place, I would stay forever. I would become a citizen of you.
You would say it’s too soon to feel this way. You would ask how I could be so certain. But some things can’t be measured by time. Ask me an hour from now. Ask me a month from now. A year, ten years, a lifetime. The way I love you will outlast every calendar, clock, and every toll of every bell that will ever be cast…”
Darcy had always Been the only child, He was always Harry’s little girl, Since you and Harry had brought home the newest addition to the family home something clicked and she’d changed. Baby Dory had been home several weeks, and All Darce did was distance herself she no longer wanted to be held by her Father and definitely didn’t want you to go and tuck her into bed. When you and Harry had told her she was ecstatic to have a younger brother or sister to play with, but now she wasn’t so sure. You and Harry had barely had two minutes alone ever since Darcy was born 6 years ago, and with Harry’s hectic schedule and your busying with the baby it was hard to find a minute to catch your breath, But when A close friend sent an invite out for a meal to celebrate their wedding anniversary you had insisted to Harry that you spent a few hours away from the stressful lives of parents and letting Anne and Robin have an evening with the two munchkins.
“Harry we’re gonna be late stop Fart arsing round with the baby”
“alright sorry love let’s go"Harry smiled Setting a hand on yours and pulling out the driveway. The whole way to Anne’s Dory sat gurgling and making all baby noises known to man, Whilst Darce sat with pursed lips and a glare shading her eyes. Which of course all Changed when You unbuckled Her and allowed her to walk into Anne’s loving arms as Harry once again stood Fart arsing around with the baby carer,Lord knows how he still found it hard since he’d used one many times before and it baffled you.
“Look at you both my loves!” Anne gushed pulling you and Harry into an embrace, You and Harry still had a few minutes to spare before you had to set off, To which you went to the kitchen you knew as if it was your own to grab some water bumping into Robin who Kept gushing over the baby and how proud he was of you both.
“Mum Darcy’s being a bit iffy because of the baby im not sure if it’s because he’s new or if she feels like me and The missus don’t love her as much or what but just give me a bell if she’s being a handful and I’ll come and Get her, it’s not a problem"Harry had pulled Anne to a side leaving Darcy to stare at Dory in a way you wasn’t sure what she was trying to say maybe, please leave I’m meant to be daddy’s only baby?
“Harry m'love Gem was the same, she’ll grow out of it, now do get off have a good night for christs sake"Anne smiled brightly and tried to make you and Harry leave as quick as possible, all she wanted was a good squeeze with her favourite grandchildren.
"We’re off now poppet, be good for nana and Grumps baby"Harry scooped Darcy onto his hips so she was facing you both.
"You love dorwy more daddy” Darcy had cracked and you knew she needed to be loved she was sensitive as were you at a young age; Your hand clung to Harry’s waist and you had planted a kiss to your eldest child’s forehead “Me and daddy love you just as much as we love Dory, your always going to our little star