Becoming a Father Overnight Part Two
This chapter is a little short, but it’s good set up for what is to come.
Series Summary- Jared x Daughter!Reader. Jared Padalecki’s life is flipped upside down when he gets a call from a teenage girl saying she’s his daughter.
Disclaimer- I don’t own the Supernatural universe or the images/gifs used, they were found on Google.
“Just tell Y/n I’ll call her back in the morning,” Jared sighed dejectedly, dropping his phone onto the couch next to him. He dragged a hand down his face, suddenly feeling exhausted.
What had started out as a normal day had taken quite the unforgettable turn. A daughter, wow. It was all pretty overwhelming. Jared didn’t know anything about her. How was he supposed to quickly learn everything he missed out on? How did he get her acclimated to his family and life? Jared also didn’t really know what to do with a teenage daughter. He couldn’t just wrestle around with her like he did the boys.
Jared had a lot of questions, but the one thing he was sure of was that he wanted to get to know his daughter. Yes, this was a shocking surprise, but not necessarily a bad one. He loved being a father and he’d accept the challenge of being a dad to another one. Jared couldn’t wait to get to know his wonderful daughter.
Jared was drawn from this thoughts when he heard the back door slam closed. Little feet came thumping down the hallway and Jared looked up just in time to see two little blurs come flying at him.
Tom and Shep giggled as they attacked their father with hugs. Jared forced the biggest smile he could, but he was distracted and Gen could tell. His mind seemed to be a million miles away.
“Boys, go put on your pjs on,” Genevieve instructed her sons. The boys nodded before racing up the stairs. Gen slowly and carefully sunk into the couch next to Jared, rubbing soothing circles across his upper back. “Babe, is everything alright? You seem distracted.”
Jared sighed, and Genevieve brushed his hair out of his face, trying to comfort her husband.
“Talk to me, what’s going on?”
“I got an… interesting phone call earlier. Guess I’m still reeling from it.” Jared exhaled slowly, unsure how to explain the situation to his wife. Gen stayed quiet, trying to give her husband the second he needed to think. “I’ve got a daughter.”
Gen’s jaw dropped and her eyes were big as saucers, “What?”
Jared shifted and faced his wife, “A girl called me, said she’s my daughter.”
“You believe her? How old is she? When?”
“She’s seventeen,” Gen let out a breath she didn’t realize she’d been holding. “I talked to her mom, my high school girlfriend. Apparently, she found out after I left for LA, and didn’t want me to give it all up.”
He held out his phone and Genevieve studied the picture of the young woman. Genevieve understood Jared’s certainty; she defiantly looked just like him. It wasn’t a far stretch that she could be his.
“Wow,” it wasn’t the most supportive response, but she was at a loss for words. Jared had a daughter; with another woman. And how could this woman have just kept him from his daughter? That was wrong, “I can’t believe she didn’t tell you. This isn’t something you just keep from a person.”
Jared nodded, “I’m still in shock. Finding out you have a teenage daughter is something else. I feel like I just became a father again overnight.”
“What are you going to do?” Gen asked softly.
Jared twirled his fingers, “I’m not sure that’s really a question. She’s my daughter, I want to get to know her. I want to be her father. I can’t just forget she called me.”
Gen smiled, of course Jared wanted to step up. That was just the kind of man he was. “Well then, I can’t wait to meet her.”
“You’re cool with it?” Jared looked at her hopefully.
“Jared, she’s your daughter, our kid’s sister, she is a member of this family, and if you want to be involved in her life than so do we.”
Jared couldn’t sit still as he waited for Y/n to answer the phone. Finally, her answering machine picked up, “Hi, this is Y/n Y/l/n and I’m unable to come to the phone right now, but please leave a message after the beep.”
Jared sighed, “Hey Y/n, it’s Jared, or Dad, or I don’t know. It’s me. Anyway, I said I’d call… so I’m calling.”
Just as Jared was turning off his phone, it light up with a message from Y/n, Sorry, I’m in class at the moment. Thanks for calling though, I was worried you might not. Can we talk later? Tomorrow would be perfect. I’m free all day? We could skype or facetime or something?
Jared couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, Sounds perfect.