but she lets them go anyway

Harass my daughter on Minecraft? You can't hide from me.

So, my daughter, who was about 8 at the time, was REALLY into Minecraft (as most kids are these days). Also desperately wanting to join the Youtube/Let’s Play culture, I had installed some screen recording software that would let her make videos of the games she was playing so she could later upload them to Youtube.

Anyways, one day I’m minding my own business when I hear her quietly sniffling over on the computer. I asked her what was wrong, but she didn’t want to tell me so I let it go, but decided to keep on eye on her. A few minutes later I discovered what was happening; someone was harassing not only her, but also all the other kids playing on whatever server she was on. This kid (we’ll call him Little Sh*thead, or LS) was saying sh*t about how he was going to rape my 8 year old daughter (she told him how old she was hoping he would stop), how he was going to hack into her IP and steal all her info, swearing profusely (remember, this is a game for kids), etc etc. By this time I had gotten my fiance involved, and she was also obviously quite upset at what a little sh*t this kid was being. We realized that our daughter had been recording the entire incident, and a plan began to form.

I started by googling LS’s username. There were several hits immediately, the most interesting of which involved a page where he was publicly applying to be a mod for a server on Minecraft. I was able to learn a lot about this little POS: he claimed to be 15, likes hockey, used to live in Toronto but now lives in Florida. But the bombshell was easily his skype contact info; it was literally firstname.lastname. I know your name now, you little sh*t.

So I head over to Facebook and search for the name. Nothing. Hmmmm. On a hunch I searched for just the last name, while narrowing my results to only the state of Florida. Several dozen hits. Hmmm. So I have to start combing through each one, until I find what I was looking for: a middle aged man with the same last name, whose profile indicates he was born in Toronto and now lives in Florida. I FOUND YOUR DAD, YOU LITTLE SH*T.

So I sent him a message on Facebook, asking if he had a son named firstname who goes by his username on Minecraft. Dad confirmed I had the right guy. So my wife begins telling the dad everything that LS was saying to my daughter, and we sent him the recorded video as proof. Radio silence for a few days.

Then we got the message back: LS had his computer taken away from him for the entire summer, and had also been lying about his age (he was only 11, I think). His parents were f*cking livid with him, and he surely hated the next few months of his life.

No one f*cks with my daughter.

On Minako and Yuuri


I know a lot of people are trying to dissect Viktor and Yuuri and the dynamics of their coaching relationship. (It’s really hard though since there are literally no boundaries between them as student/coach, fiancés/lovers.)

But anyways: let’s talk about the single most underrated teacher/student relationship in the series.

The easy route to go with these characters is to parallel them with Yurio/Lilia. Both Lilia and Minako are celebrated dancers (they probably knew each other or of each other) and both are extraordinarily influential in their students’ skating styles. Yurio’s FS isn’t possible without Lilia’s ballet-boot-camp. We joke about how Yuuri’s dance mastery—and subsequent banquet shenanigans—is all because of Minako? 

What sets him apart as a skater?

His ridiculously high PCS scores? That’s Minako’s lasting influence—she trained Yuuri as a dancer, probably made sure he was as skilled in it as he possibly could be, and as a skater he made up the score gap with his artistry. Even notoriously hard to impress Yurio is intrigued by Yuuri’s step sequences—the figure skating component more “dance-like” than anything else.

But let’s go to the Scene that Keeps on Giving

1) We get Viktor and Minako in a room together. Please people, keep imagining them talking with each other. They are in many ways, very, very similar and very, very much in awe of Yuuri. If Viktor is an unending source of romantic love, Minako is basically his second mother, and an unending source of familial love. They are both Yuuri’s eccentric teachers.  They both are prodigies in their given fields.

(That pretty statue we see in Minako’s studio? That’s a Prix Benois and it’s the highest dance-award you can get. On that note… 

Hell: if Minako is in her 50s, she was most probably, in-universe, The First Asian Woman to Win All her Prizes. She was probably, in-universe, The First Asian Woman to Dance Principle in X, Y, Z Ballet Company Abroad.

I know homophobia is handwaved in the Yuri on Ice universe, and to a lesser extent, racism. But Phichit and Otabek are always pointed out as trailblazers. When you see them crying or proud because they’ve done something for their country that no one else has? Minako’s been there, done that, and still hasn’t aged.


But going back to Viktor and Minako… Just think of all that underlying tension. Minako is all “Take advantage, Yuuri” to Yuuri’s face but you can bet she’s somewhat leery of Viktor. Because she’s heard the stories. If Yuuri’s idol-worship is keeping him from realizing how creepy Viktor’s arrival is… I’m imagining the good people of Hasetsu are all… “So this Viktor guy just shows up naked, unannounced, and he says he’s teaching Yuuri.” 





“Hand me another drink ji-san. He kept staring at my boy’s ass for all two hours of our ballet class.”)

Minako would probably be the first person to cut Viktor if he doesn’t make good on his coaching Yuuri promise.

2) The scene is used to establish that Yuuri is a genius of hard work.

(This distinction probably only means anything to Minako and Viktor, who most likely both worked their asses off but had the sheer talent to boost them up to living legend status.)

but: Here’s Where This Becomes The Most Enlightening Scene Ever


To unpack this:

Minako is low-key telling Viktor: “Yes, Yuuri gets anxious. It’s not just a competition thing. He’s been anxious his entire life. This is his coping mechanism.” 

And then: *bam* “I usually go along with him.”

Can we just?

Imagine baby Yuuri, who probably has used up all his spoons for the day, and then there’s his teacher Minako, who notices and goes all “Okay, what do you need? You need to skate? Ok. Let’s tell your parents, I’ll go with you, and I’ll stay with you.”

No questions asked, she’s just there.

Like—she’s either dancing with him or just watching him ice skate for however long it’ll take the anxiety attack to go away. 

The fuck.

For the entirety of his childhood, Yuuri has had this one woman support system of “You need to skate/dance right now? Kay, let me just find my coat, off we go Yuuri!” Can you imagine? How many hours? How many times a week? And she’d just go with him. 

Minako is the ideal teacher: She saw what Yuuri needed and gave it to him.

Bonus: She wasn’t at the GPF where Yuuri failed. She didn’t fly into Russia for the Rostelecom Cup where he was alone for the second half. You can imagine that before Viktor arrived, Minako was the person most likely to help Yuuri during an anxiety attack. 

You’re Not Dad

A/N: Not that anyone cares I’ve been hella busy and haven’t had time to literally write anything and I still really don’t, but I’m going to anyways bc I have some inspiration. Enjoy. Feedback is always appreciated(:

Characters: Dean x sister!reader, Sam x sister!reader

Warnings: swearing, angst, overprotective Dean, mention of death, yelling, very close relationship b/w Dean and reader? let me know if I missed anything

Tagging: @winchesters-favorite-girl because I think she might be interested and I really love and look up to her as a writer. I hope you don’t mind.

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Originally posted by zest-wincest

You loved your brothers more than anything in the world. I mean, you were practically raised by them. John was never around, your mom was just some quick fuck that John had on a hunt. As soon as demons got word that John Winchester knocked up some chick and he had another child, they came and killed your mother when you were only a few months old. Thankfully, your mom got John on the phone as they were trying to get in and he was in town so he saved you. Not your mom though. Dean had been 16 at the time, Sam was 12. You were by far the baby of the family and Sam and Dean made it their mission to protect you from everything. And when I say everything, I mean literally everything. You were never even supposed to have been born. But nevertheless, here you were seventeen years later, alive and kicking, living in the bunker with Sam and Dean, the two best brothers in the entire world.

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Gender neutral MC



- she wasn’t even aware that this person was your ex
- her and MC were just at a café and this random person just came up and started talking to MC 
- like Jaehee just thought it was an old friend or something, then they actually started paying attention to Jaehee 
- “Oh hi I’m MC’s ex.”
- “Oh hi I’m MC’s girlfriend” so fuck off and don’t come near my precious MC
- but she sayed nice and smiled at them
- you could see how she was pretending so you made them go away like “wtf i dont even talk to you anyway, okay bye bye let me hang with my gf.”
- Jaehee reminded to you once they were gone that if they ever disturbed you that she was a black belt


- boii 
- boiiiii
- okay so when he met your ex he became so protective over you
- he had his arm around you so tight, he was actually worried he might be hurting you but you seemed to like it
- “Oh me? I’m just a model and actor, no biggie, I’m a bit famous - oh is that one of my fans? yes come here, you want an autograph, of course! So what do you do?”
- he didnt directly tell your ex he was better than them, but im just saying he didnt hide that they were missing out with an amazing MC
- oh MC you’re suddenly so cute all of the sudden and i just have to kiss you 
- he wont hesitate on kissing you in front of your ex, either they leave or watch you kiss and feel awkward, he didnt care
- “well we better go, we have a lunch planned, got reservations that are usually hard to get so im told - but i found it horridly easy”
 “Zen, babe we don’t.”
“shhhhhh go with the flow. Acting skils babe”


- he literally did not give a shit
- he actually found it funny 
- like lol how did this loser ever get a babe like you????
- “ahhhh so this is your ex?”
- oh he knows hes smarter than them
-“I thought you said they werent dumb? lololol”
- “MC’s mine now fyi, don’t touch,”
- cheek kisses okay, so many
- he’ll make fun of your ex but in a way that your ex just has no idea what he’s saying
- hand holding 
- oh babe are you cold all of the sudden??? here take my jacket - what youre not cold? nah you are babe, trust me
- babe take the jacket 
- there you go
- oh looook MC’s wearing my jackeeet
- “lololol nice meeting you”


- lmao
- mate 
- he just looks at them like theyre the dirt beneath his feet
- you took off your scarf becuase it was getting too hot 
- and you forgot that you had worn this scarf because of a hickey Jumin had given you the night before
- oh boy 
- you blushed a bit but Jumin had a smuge ass grin on his face 
- like yes, MCs mine, i gave them that
- if you touch MC i will personally have my bodyguards escort you away and file a lawsuit and restraining order, 
- my MC
- literally 
- okay but he will probably give you the most passionate kiss in front of this person, just to make an extra point that you’re his
- he’ll either be hella jealous or just be like “uh huh okay whatever MC lets go.”


- okay protect him
- he was nervous when he saw him, you had told him about yout ex before but he had never met them
- he holds your hand because of how nervous he is
- “hi I’m Yoosung, nice to meet you!”
- you love me more right MC?
- you kiss his cheek to reassure him
- precious baby 
- he’s just so pure okay???
- he’s really nice and just wants to go home and watch movies with you man


- he contines to hold you hand as your ex introduces themselves, they had bumped into you two at an art gallery 
- he smiles and stays polite 
- he shakes their hadn an everything, but no one can see the death stare behind his glasses
- when your ex leaves he reminds you that he loves you
- “You know i love you right?”
- Literally was not botherd by your ex being around, he may not have liked him but he kept that to himself 
- tbh if he really wanted to do something with your ex he would get Seven to mess with them and put viruses on their computer
- during the conversation with your ex he’ll wrap his arm around yor shoulder and occasionally whisper something in your ear to make you laugh
- please protect him 

Ok, now that the Rival Introduction video has been released, time to write this important list…

“How would I get rid of these girls”

  • Osana Najimi: Expulsion.

Never been fond to many female tsundere characters, and she’s tutorial level so it should be easy enough.

  • Amai Odayaka: Framing.

I’d love to be able to poison her food and see what face she makes…

  • Kizana Sunobu: Crushing.

You wanna be Juliet? With that attitude, you deserve to be “Captain Crunch” instead. On stage, if possible.

  • Oka Ruto: Murder-Suicide.

By using one of her own club members. At least she’ll go to hell thinking an actual demon possessed them.

  • Asu Rito: Burning.

Oh, you were the Swim Team’s captain? Joke’s on you, girl.

  • Muja Kina: Electrocution.

“An accident?” Yep, she was clumsy anyways.

  • Mida Rana: Rejection.

Think big front and rear bumpers will help you? Not if I can make you look bad, in other ways.

  • Osoro Shidesu: Match-making.

Brain beats brawn, so let’s make this awkward for her.

  • Hanako Yamada: Suicide.

Brother doesn’t need a girlfriend”? You just signed your death sentence. Fake or real… doesn’t matter to me.

  • Megami Saiko: Murder.


anonymous asked:

Supercorp. Who would be the one to spoil their children? Could be adopted or science magic that makes them biologically theirs.

Alright so I just got this super sad headcanon where when they adopt their child (now accepting suggestions for a good name), she’s about two years old and that first night it takes her forever to go to sleep and the only way she finally sleeps is to have Lena hold her and Kara sing to her.

After she falls asleep, Kara tries to get Lena to come to bed because it’s 3am but Lena starts crying and refuses to let go, saying that her daughter needs to be held and to always ķnow that she’s loved.  And Kara doesn’t really have an answer for that other than to gather them up in her arms and rock them until they fall asleep in an uncomfortable mess on the couch.

Alright so anyways,  Lena is all the time buying the kid stuff because while the Luthors had money, they never really spent it on what she wanted just on what she needed to keep up the Luthor name and Kara has just given up trying to fight it.

But they do family charity work all the time and it keeps her grounded. And her favorite toy by far is the big brown teddy bear her Mum gave her when she was first adopted - yes, that teddy bear!

Arrow Fic: Just Another Wednesday

As requested, here is a sequel to last week’s prompt fic featuring Felicity’s days of the week underwear. This was supposed to be short and sweet, but it kinda got away from me, oops! There’s a teensy bit of almost-but-not-really angst at the beginning (because why let them have regular reunion sex when I can make them try to have reunion sex around Oliver’s injuries?) and a little hurt/comfort, but it’s mostly just fun, fluffy sexytimes. [Rating: Explicit]

Felicity squirms in her chair, crossing and uncrossing her legs for what has to be the millionth time in the last hour.

She really does not like going commando. Not when she’s supposed to be working, anyway. It just feels … wrong. And distracting. Very, very distracting.

Damn Oliver and his underwear thievery. He needs to get back here, pronto, so she can get them back from him. And also for other reasons that are best not thought about while she is trying to work and also not wearing underwear.

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anonymous asked:

So basically, my straight friend developed a sort of crush on me and she wanted to "get it out of her system". I went to her house so we could go out and shop together but we ended up making out on her bed. We french kissed and I got to give her a hickey on her neck. I ended up fingering her until she came for the first time on my fingers. After that she let me eat her out until she came a second time. I didn't oblige her to do anything with me, but I enjoy giving more than receiving anyway.

  • Okay so I haven't seen the subs yet but I don't understand why people suddenly jumped to "oh Yuuri is breaking up with Victor" and thought it was a rational conclusion. Yuuri's been thinking about retiring this entire time. Since literally episode 3. Regardless or whether or not he actually does, he's anyways been thinking of having Victor step down as his coach after the GPF since episode 4 and especially episode 9 (where he said he'd tell Victor regardless of whether or not he wins). In Yuuri's head, is not right for him to "keep Victor away from the ice." He loves Victor so much that he's willing to let him go, so Victor can be happy as well. This is Yuuri giving Victor the option of returning to skating, should he so wish. Victor's response remains to be seen--as I believe Victor himself is unsure of what he really wants.
  • But you know what is certain? Their engagement. They got engaged the previous night, and Victor expressed his intention to marry Yuuri after the GPF in plain words. Even in the previews for the next episode we see them still wearing their rings. Yuuri's decision of "let's end this" has nothing to do with their personal relationship. They're still engaged.
  • I'm actually somewhat relieved that Yuuri told Victor now, before the Free Skate, because it's been a huge source of anxiety for him. It gives Victor a chance to understand, and to reassure Yuuri that regardless of what happens, they're going to be together throughout it. It's a weight off Yuuri's shoulders, and once he gets that reassurance from Victor, he's going to be able to skate without any burdens. Remember, his theme is Love. And Love Wins.
  • And one more thing to always keep in mind: "Hanarezuni sobani ite." It's their song.
She is five and she has only dipped her toes in the ocean. She wants to join her parents in the water but she is too afraid to go any further.
He is twenty and he has written since he learned how to do it. His friends encourage him to get published but he is too afraid of rejection.
They are thirty and they are still letting people misgendering them. They think it is too late anyway, even though it makes them uncomfortable.
All these people moved on with their life and try not to regret anything but do you think is it better to put yourself out there and risking getting hurt or wondering forever what would have happened?
—  giulswrites

The Queen has stayed with me in the sense that she lets people come to her. She doesn’t feel like she has to go out. I mean, she doesn’t have to anyway because of her rank and her position, but she doesn’t have to overdo it. Do you know what I mean? She can just allow people to come to her, and to allow people’s own prejudice or whatever bounce back at them. She doesn’t have to engage. She doesn’t have to offer her opinion … It’s something that stayed with me in the sense that I now think maybe I don’t have to try so hard. You know what I mean?


Larsadie week: Day 4 - HALLOWEEN/Beach City Horror Club (2nd meeting)

For the past three weeks now I’ve had this idea in my head, where Ronaldo tells Steven to get Lars and Sadie on Halloween to go do all this spooky stuff with them. Lars refuses, not only because he doesn’t want to be bothered, but because there’s a Halloween party he wants to go to. (probably hosted by the cool kids) Anyway, he says sure, just for a little while. Lets just say things don’t go too smoothly. They awaken some evil spirit and skeletons start coming after them. I like to think Sadie gets taken away and Lars has to save her. So he FINALLY gets to redeem himself. jeez lars get your sh*t together 

I also thought they would dress up for Halloween, so I had Sadie do a very casual costume of Tiffany from Childsplay. She told Lars to dress up but he didn’t want to be bothered so he put on a trench coat and bought a jesters mask. I didn’t have him wear it here :P

Happy Halloween everyone!!! ^v^


My experience with meeting the shadowhunters cast.
First of all let me say how very very grateful I am and how lucky I am for this rare chance. Anyways lets go, so it started off with Emeraude and she was so so so beautiful and sweet. She signed my book and complimented my (malec) shirt she also told me how she remembered me from the crowd and I almost died. After was the one and only matt daddario. He snook a signature into my book even though they said no more. He also said he liked my shirt and said he loved me after i told him the same (i actually died then) he then proceeded to ask me if i was ok because i started to cry lmao! After him was harry and he said he loved my shirt and said he remembered me from the aol interview (i died again) ((rip me)) and i was so shook!! And he gave me a tissue because i was in tears (you know damn well i didnt use that tissue im keeping that forever) and after him came Isaiah who smiled so beautifully at me and made sure I was alright (they were all so concerned aw) and signed my thing. After him was Dom and Alberto!! Dom saw my crying and told me it was this exact reaction that made him do what he does (is this my third death?? Fourth??) and noticed em didnt sign my paper so he took it went over and made Em signed it (AHHH) and while he was doing that Alberto saw me losing and and said “thats it i cant take it anymore” and walked around the table and hugGED ME AND NOW IM CRYING AGAIN THINKING ABOUT IT he will never know how much that meant to me. Because even though I didnt ask for it he must of saw he much he has affected me and knew how much I needed one. Truly the best day of my life and wow I chose the right show to fall in love with.


After the mess with Big Mom is over, Sanji won’t be able to get close to Nami, neither to look her in the eyes, because of what happened when he was pretending and her slap…

Nami will understand it: She’ll forgive him, hug him and say “now it’s all right, Sanji-kun, we understand. Let’s go back”.

Sanji, for the first time, will cry like a baby instead of going “mellorine” because of her hug. ♡

700 Follower special
  1. “Do you remember killing them?” He asks.
    ”No.” She lies.
    Deep down he knows that she’s lying.
  2. What are your thoughts on accidental kidnapping?
  3. She knew they thought it had been a joke. That there was no way she would sleep only 90 minutes a day.
  4. They like to pretend that our unit doesn’t exist, but when they need somebody do the dirty job for them, we suddenly exist.
  5. She jumped out of a second story window to avoid talking to you..
  6. Let me out Frank! I swear to God, Frank!
  7. ”You should get out of town, Jonny.”
    ”What’s the point? They’ll kill me anyway.”
  8. Don’t anger her, because she knows the game and she plays it well
  9. We’re under her protection. Every criminal in this blood soaked soil knows it now. You’re safe.
  10. She’d been through many painful and long surgeries with only local anesthesia
  11. Go through each one of the numbers on that phone, let it ring twice and hang up. Fiona, listen to me, keep the phone in your hand and keep moving. They’ll help you disappear.
  12. “I don’t wanna see him in here again! You understand?”
    “Loud and clear, Tara.”
  13. Peter watched helplessly as the woman bent over, blood spattering to her hands as she coughed. She was slowly dying.
  14. Ali pulled the jacket under her bum as she pressed her back against the cold wall, bringing her feet closer to herself. She pressed the fresh cigarette to her cracked lips, flicking the fire to neon orange lighter.
  15. Theo had almost pissed himself on the backseat when Kiera decided out of nowhere to yank up the handbrake, sending the car into slide and flip
  16. Only way to get the bar empty faster than to get a squad car to pull up outside was to someone to start a fight outside, and someone to come in to yell about it.
    Before he even realize what she was doing, she was running into the street, her hand raised to the on-coming cars, to swoop down to pick the duffel bag up.
  17. She has nothing left to lose, and that makes her so much more dangerous than you can ever think
  18. Thanks for not mashing that over my head..
  19. Don’t make fun of my shame
  20. “Why did you shoot at me?”
    “I wasn’t shooting at you, I was shooting around you.”
  21. Everything’s fine, don’t worry about it!
  22. It’s a miracle that I can hear myself in this mess
  23. Stop hitting me! I have feelings!
  24. ”Stay down!”
    ”I thought this was supposed to be a fight, you coward!”
  25. My policy on men was always, ’if they sound like a dying chicken when laughing’, I ain’t dating him
  26. To be honest, I was expecting it.. I mean, I did punch her son
  27. Tyler, I’m so scared. I think this house is possessed
  28. I can’t remember if I kissed the guy responsible of all the execution or did I punch him.
  29. I’m not sure what I drank last night.. but it wasn’t alcohol.
  30. “This isn’t a tent!”
    “It’s tent enough!”
  31. Well now I wanna hit him
  32. How did you to manage to lose the car?
  33. What’s the point? I spent most of my time in work anyway
  34. She was dead before I even touched her!
  35. “How did you end up here?”
    “I was kicked out of my house and almost ended up being kidnapped by Ted Bundy wannabe.”
  36. My mistakes got me to juvie real quick
  37. I don’t care what you think you’ve done, you need to call me.
  38. Which one of you robbed the jewelry store?
  39. Sometimes even my sentences make sense
  40. I thought he was gonna tackle you, man.
  41. Are you asking me to cock block you?

So I work for a quite high end clothing store and so we like to spend a lot of personal time with customer helping them out.
So this older rather rich lady comes in (Louis Vuitton handbag and everything) and I spend an hour helping her try everything on. She keeps raving on and on about particular pieces she loves and is gonna get so much use out of, now I don’t make commission but if the store meets target for the month we all get a bonus right? So I’m going “yay! This gonna be a big sale!” Because by now she’s put about $3,000 worth of stuff aside that she likes.

I have to mention that the store was quite busy at this point and I’ve been letting my co-workers deal with it but I could have been out there too helping them. Anyway
I ask if she wants me to take her things to the counter for her. She goes “oh no I’m just going to buy it all online”. She then leaves all of her clothes in a strewn heap throughout the changing room, and walks out.



Day 20: Magnus + Domesticity 

Alec Lightwood could cook. Or at least he was sure he could. How hard could it be anyway? Everything was all about precision. Getting your measurements right, following the instructions to a ’t’. Cooking was kind of like archery. Focus, precision and let it go, it would surely find its mark.

It was the reason why Izzy could never get her meals right. Sometimes, she was just too reckless, to quick to veer from the instructions. Something called for cocoa powder and they didn’t have any? Izzy would shrug and use chocolate instead, because in her book, chocolate and cocoa powder have cocoa in common. 


And when she needed apple cider vinegar and they were all out, she tossed in some apples crushed it into vinegar, and thought that she’d pulled off the cooking substitution of the century.

She had been wrong.

It had taken them days to clean up the kitchen and even though he and Jace and he was pretty sure everyone in the institute had begged her not to attempt cooking again, she’d been back in that kitchen, two days letter trying to cook a French dish she couldn’t even pronounce.

Needless to say, she was the only one in the institute when she tried cooking it.

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12x09 Coda

I’ve seen some conjecture about this so I’m sure someone’s written it already, but I thought I’d write something too. Mary’s POV, Destiel, 664.

She didn’t see Dean glance at Cas, but she saw Dean reach over and take his hand, and she saw Cas look tragically back at Dean. In her rear-view mirror, she could see Dean’s hand, pale in the moonlight, ghostly against the dark seats of the car, resting upon Cas’. She shivered; nights in the Rockies got cool. She saw Dean’s hand squeeze, and in the second that he let go, the car began to sputter and cough.

The last thing she’d thought she’d see was the patient yet intense face of the reaper, Billie. She wasn’t ready to give her life again, not yet, not now, but she’d do it anyways. For her boys. And they would do the same for her, all three of them, she knew, as she saw Billie crumble to reveal Castiel.

She saw the desperation in Cas’ face as he stood, angel blade still in hand. She’d seen it before, in the last few weeks every time they’d met, but not like this. Some part of the brother’s presence had fueled something their absence could not. Hope, perhaps. Devotion teetering on the edge of ruin, more like.

She saw, after they had climbed back into her car and were speeding down the narrow windy roads, Cas this time reach over and laced his fingers through Dean’s. They stayed like that for the rest of the way back. She looked over at Sam, who was sleeping quite peacefully, despite his head being rested upon the cold, hard glass.

After they’d finally found their way out of the mountains and past the city lights, she saw nothing but the road stretching straight on for miles and miles. She headed to the bunker, to Lebanon, Kansas, knowing that her real home was only a few hours further east. Her old home, she corrected. Her old home that no longer existed. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Though not for her.

She pulled up in front of the bunker and glanced first at the rear-view mirror, seeing first their intertwined hands, then over at her son who caught her eye but looked down and away. He dropped Cas’ hand and hurried out of the car.

She saw Cas get out of the car and try to catch up with him, to reach out for him, only for Dean to step away from his touch. She looked up at her youngest, though he was older than her, and knew that he saw too. But he only shrugged as if it were nothing. She went over to Cas, looped her arm through his, and gave him the most reassuring smile she could manage. She could tell by the look on his face that she had given him no comfort. All she could think to do then was lead him straight into the bunker and right up to Dean’s bedroom door.

She gazed into the mirror in her own room. She’d had some laugh lines by the time her two kids were born, but they’d already deepened in the short amount of time she’d been back. She hardly recognized the face staring back at her now. Mary Winchester, mother, hunter, wife, and… what was the opposite of departed? Arrived? Revived? Sleep and then some extra beauty sleep, she told herself, that was all she needed to feel herself again.

Like the boys, she slept through the rest of the day and all through the night. She woke early, though, despite not wanting to, but found that she was the last one up. Sam had gone out for a run, ignoring Dean’s protests about them being ‘wanted criminals’, and Dean, well, he was sitting with Cas, head resting on his shoulder, sipping coffee, their free hands clasped tightly around the other’s. And this time when she looked at him, he smiled warmly and didn’t let go. She smiled too. She’d take peace wherever she could get it, and in whatever form it came to her in.