Friday, June 8, 2012
Snippets Forty-Two: Morning
Castiel’s head jerked towards the door as he heard it open. John walked in with an almost empty whiskey bottle in his hand. His eyes were bloodshot and glazed over.
Dean woke up and slid out of bed and walked towards his father as the man sat on a chair and buried his head in his hands and leaned on the table. His shoulders started shaking.
The boy stood beside his father, uncertain what to do. The angel stood over him and waited to see what would happen.
John started sobbing out Mary’s name. His son climbed up into his lap and put his arms around his father’s neck and cried with him. After a while, John calmed down. Dean climbed off his lap and took his hand and led him to the other bed. The man feel asleep immediately.
Looking in his father’s wallet, Dean found some cash. Taking the money and the key card, he went to the diner next to the motel and bought some breakfast to go for Sammy and himself.
Getting back to the motel, the young boy turned on the television and found cartoons. Sammy clapped his hands and sat at the table and ate his breakfast. The boys kept the television low.
During the morning hours, Dean bathed his brother and himself and they got dressed. A man from the motel came by and said they needed to vacate. Dean looked at the man and smiled softly.
“My Dad got sick. He’s asleep now. Can I pay for today and tonight?”
The man told him how much and Dean gave him the money and followed the man to the office. He was given a receipt.
Castiel followed the boy from place to place, amazed at how capable he was.
John Winchester slept off his drunkenness while is little boy took care of his family.