When you realize you’re in some really fucked up fandom’s with some really fucked up people who have some really fucked up morales and personal beliefs but then you realize you’re also one of those people-
As the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, Sarsour serves as an unapologetic advocate for her religious and ethnic heritage. And she’s not ignoring how women are represented in Islam, either.
Easter was all about family for you. Dean was gracious enough
to attend church with you and your father in the morning. After the church service
was over, your father and Dean disappeared out to the garage on your land to
take a look at and possibly do some work on the TransAm.
Sam and Jess were with Jess’s family all day, so you offered
to host Easter dinner, and invited Mary to spend the time with your family. It
would be the first time anyone from your two families would be spending anytime
together, but both you and Dean were looking forward to it.
You cooked a turkey, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
Your sister-in-law was bringing some sort of side casserole and deviled eggs,
and Mary offered to make a couple of pies for dessert.
You father and Dean still had not returned to the house when
Mary arrived, right on the heels of your brother’s family.
“Mary, come in,” you greeted, hugging her tightly. “This is my
brother Seth, my sister-in-law Kayla, and my handsome nephew, Eli. Guys, this
is Dean’s mother, Mary Winchester.”
“So nice to meet all of you,” Mary smiled, then shook Eli’s
chubby little hand. “Especially you, cutie.”
Kayla and Mary got to chatting about Eli and Sam and Jess’s
little bundle of joy, so you left them to visit and picked up your phone.
our way back.
The reply was so instantaneous, you wondered if perhaps the
two of you had sent the texts at the same time.
“Where’s Romeo?” Seth asked, leaning against the counter and
watching you work.
“At the garage. Beer in the fridge, if you want one.”
“Whose idea was it for them to spend time together alone?” He
went to the fridge and pulled out a beer for himself and one for you.
You frowned. “Um, Dean’s, I think. Why?”
Seth shrugged and put on that mischievous smile you’d seen
thousands of times, maybe more, since he was little. “Why would he want to talk
to Dad alone? Think about it, Sis.”
Groaning, you rolled your eyes. “Oh, come on. They went to
look at the car. They’re both into that kind of thing, and poor Dean has had to
work on it with me the whole time. I’m sure he wanted help from someone who has
more than a basic understanding of engines.”
Seth shrugged again and gave you a look that said you were
dense. “Whatever you say, Y/N.”
Phillip, the youngest of the three kids, arrived just minutes
before your father and Dean returned to the house. You introduced Phillip to
Mary and then dragged your father to where the older woman was on the floor,
playing with Eli.
“Mary, this is my dad, Mike. Dad, this is Dean’s mother, Mary.”
Mary stood and shook hands with your father; while they got
acquainted, you accosted Dean into the kitchen.
“Okay, listen, I have to ask this so I can stomach down some
dinner,” you started. “Seth was being a little shit, like he usually is, but he
kind of thought that maybe you wanted to get Dad alone at the garage so that
you could – I mean, I know he’s crazy, but Seth thought that maybe you were
going to – to ask Dad – ugh. I can’t even get this out.”
Dean smiled down at you before kissing you softly. “Babe, it’s
all right. I get what you’re trying to say. Yes, we did discuss my intentions
in this relationship, but I’m not going to be getting down on one knee anytime
You were both relieved and disappointed. “Okay. I’m sorry I
had to ask.”
“Never be sorry,” Dean replied, kissing you again. “Always
You grinned up at your boyfriend, joining hands with him so
the two of you could go into the living room where everyone was visiting and
announce that supper was ready. The introductions had gone smoothly, and as the
meal continued, it seemed that Mary was fitting into your family as seamlessly
as you had fit in with the Winchesters. You had no doubt that when Sam and Jess
were added to the mix, things would be just as easy.
Since the subject had come up, while you ate your pie, you
allowed your mind to wander to the time when Dean would get down on one knee, and your two families would become one.
It made your heart race, knowing it was something that you had to look forward
Sometimes you just have to simply walk away from people not because they’re bad but because they no longer serve a purpose in your life. It’s better to just let things go, let it be. If people are worthy to be in your life, they’ll find ways. It’s not about making an excuse, it’s about priorities. I’ve made some people my priorities before and I realized that when I needed them I became their option. I chose to distance myself and I think it’s better that way. I ride solo with a few people and I’m happy with that choice.