Dinner and Conversation
Dean walked through the patio towards where everyone was sitting. “The meat is done. I’m going to get the boys. Ya’ll want to set up some tables and let’s get this going?”
The girls, along with Sam and the doctor, started to get things set up. The chatter didn't stop, simply got a bit noisier as furniture and dishware were set up.
Dean took the hallway to L’s wing and He stood in the doorway of the media room and watched, the three boys L and Watari had raised. With them were Ben and Andy. He kept quiet watching the interactions.
All of them were bantering over the game, having drawn Ben and Andy into it. Andy was still rather shy and contributed his thoughts on occasion but looked to be having fun. Oddly enough, the one he seemed to talk to the most was the quiet white haired boy that rarely spoke.
Dean smiled as he watched the two. He heard Mello yell and looked at him. Ben had just beaten him on the game. His eyes widened as he looked at the blond haired teen in surprise, thinking ‘How the hell did that happen?’
Matt hid his grin, having helped the boy a bit without Mello noticing it. Ben knew it too and kept quiet, snickering as Mello kept staring at the television.
“Hey, guys! Food’s on!”
Matt, Mello, and Ben nearly trampled each other in the rush for the door, laughing as they playfully shoved and teased their way out. Near followed with Andy at his side, moving at a more sedate pace. It was better to stay back and not get stepped on.
Dean set his pace with theirs. “How do you like the place, Near? Andy, what do you think of it?”
"The place is unusual and seems to meet the needs of everyone in a comfortable manner," the small genius answered. Andy just peeked at him with a small smile. "It's big."
“Yeah, it is big, Andy. I like that. There’s plenty of room that way. Near, did you honestly think it would be normal with Sam and me owning it? It sure looks different than it did when we went after those creatures and Ruby,” the hunter commented, thoughts of Cas in his mind.
Near nodded. "It does look a great deal different from when the group first stayed here."
“It is, Near.” Dean couldn’t shake the thought of the angel from his mind. He felt bad that he had not tried to contact him. Cas was still being hunted, he assumed. He closed his eyes for a second and sent out a thought, figuring it wouldn’t be heard.
Dean could feel a warm tendril of comfort wash through him, telling him that the angel had heard. Given how crowded things were, Castiel would not be able to appear at the moment but found a way to let him know that he was well.
She smiled at him, shooing him to go talk with his friends. Lisa knew he enjoyed hanging out with Ryuuzaki's group, though she found them to be quite strange to be honest.