|Eye Of The Beholder
Author: gidgetgal9 PM
Set in Season Two, the boys take a break and Dean's flirting gets them into trouble! Based off a dream that a friend had, and our experiences at Kazcon 2009. Written for her b-day. Happy B-day Jade Sterling! Beta'd by Floralia BlueEyedDemonLiz and sendinRated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Dean W. & Sam W. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,938 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 01-07-10 - Published: 01-03-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5637569
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Eye of the Beholder
The last part! I hope that you liked it Jade! Big thanks to Sendintheclowns for their beta on this part. :0)
Judy knew the moment she laid eyes on her granddaughter that Eve was responsible for Dean's brother's change in behavior. The girl never would be able to win a bluff in poker, her eyes gave her away every time.
Taking a quick glance around the convenience store, Judy spied Eve's boss Marvin stocking one of the shelves.
"Marvin, dear would it be possible for Eve to take a fifteen minute break? We had some unexpected family business come up." Judy smiled as Marvin wiped his hands and smoothing his hair down as he approached Judy.
Marvin had grown up with her daughter Emily and had always been such a sweet boy and very respectful.
"Miss Judy, Eve only has about thirty minutes left on the clock so she could just leave early if that'll help ya?" Marvin replied with a smile.
Judy reached over and touched his arm. "You're such a dear."
Marvin's smile turned to a frown as he spied Dean. His voice turned quiet as he spoke. "That feller not giving you any problems is he?"
Judy chuckled. "Oh dear no, he's a distant cousin just passing through and I wanted Eve to get a chance to meet him."
Marvin's smile returned. "Well then you guys have a good visit."
Marvin moved towards the counter. "Eve just go clock out, I can take care of the counter until Nancy gets here."
Eve swallowed hard. "You sure cause I think Grandma Judy could...."
Marvin shook his head. "Nonsense, no need to wait, we're slow right now."
Judy gave Eve her cat that ate the canary smile. "You heard the man, go clock out and then come and meet me and Cousin Dean at the back of the Mystic Journey."
Eve's face fell. "Yes ma'am."
Dean wasn't sure what the Cousin Dean part was about, but he did know a guilty person when he saw one. There was no doubt in his mind that Eve was responsible for Sam's change in behavior.
Dean quietly followed Judy back across the street and then down an ally that lead to the back of Mystic Journey. Judy quickly unlocked the back door and turned on the lights as they entered.
It was a normal store room and there with a table in the center of the room that looked like it was used as a business desk. Judy pointed to corner where some folding chairs were stacked.
"Dean, be a dear and grab a couple of folding chairs and put them around the table." Judy then took the one chair that was at the table.
Dean quickly grabbed the chairs and by the time he'd sat down Eve was entering the back door.
Judy sighed. "Eve, you need to take a seat and explain to me and our new friend exactly what you did to his brother."
Eve's eyes got big and it would have been comical if she wasn't responsible for the whammy on his brother. She moved quickly and took the chair across from Dean looking at her hands.
Judy didn't seem very amused. She spoke to her granddaughter in a harsh voice. "Spill it Missy, now."
"I-I didn't mean to do anything to his brother. Something must have gone wrong with the spell." Eve sputtered out and maintained her eye contact with her hands.
Dean huffed. "Yeah, something went wrong. Sam had a bad dizzy spell and almost passed out and now he's in love with a complete stranger."
Judy sighed. "Was it a love spell? What kind of spell did you cast?"
Eve looked up with tears in her eyes. "I didn't mean to hurt him. Or Dean. I just wanted to teach Dean a lesson. It was a love spell. I took the twenty dollar Dean paid me with and then placed a temporary reversal love sick spell."
Judy's eyes went wide. "Do you have any idea how stupid that was? Money is touched by so many people and not only were you playing with Dean's feelings but also someone else's feelings."
Dean right hand did a face palming motion before he gathered himself to speak. "I only had big bills this morning so I grabbed a couple of twenties from Sam's money clip when I went for donuts this morning. He'd been carrying that money longer than I had. So that makes sense, but could you explain to me what a reversal love sick spell is?"
Dean had a good idea but he wanted to know exactly what he was dealing with. Eve was about to respond when Dean's cell went off.
A quick check revealed that the caller was Sam. Crap.
"It's my brother, hold on." Dean then answered his phone as the two gypsies watched.
"Sammy, how are things going?" Dean tried to keep the worry from his voice.
"Great. Jenny and I had a wonderful swim and talk. She's a local and was just here for the class so she went home to change. I'm gonna meet her for lunch at 1:30, here at the hotel so I was wondering if maybe you could meet us? I really want you to meet her." Sam's voice was so light and full of happiness it made Dean almost wish this all could be real.
"Uh, yeah maybe we could do that." Dean replied.
"We? Where are you Dean? I haven't seen you around since this morning."
"Well believe it or not I ended up hooking up with Eve. So would it be okay if I brought her to lunch?"
Dean could see the shock and annoyance on Eve's face so he smirked at her.
"Huh, wow Dean, I didn't think... but that would be fine. We'll meet you at the hotel restaurant at 1:30 then." Sam's voice was full of confusion and Dean couldn't blame him. Eve had been a queen bitch earlier.
"Sounds good, are you in our room?"
"Yeah, I was gonna shower and get ready for my date." Sam replied softly.
"Ah, yeah your date, so I'll let you go so you can do that." Dean tried to sound positive.
"Thanks Dean, later."
Dean clicked his phone off and returned his attention to the gypsies.
"So Eve about this spell..."
Eve swallowed hard and spoke. "Well basically it makes you fall in love with a woman that normally you wouldn't even notice."
Dean sighed. "And how long will this last?"
Eve looked away. "It was only supposed to last a couple of hours but ..."
Dean could feel the anger growing him and had to rein it in. "But what?"
Judy cleared her throat. "That spell shouldn't have been strong enough to cause the dizzy spell so she made it more powerful than she intended. But no worries, there is always a counter spell. We could do that right now."
Dean felt a bit of relief but the thought of reversing the spell while his brother was alone was concerning one. "Well Sam is alone right now, and probably in the shower so I'd hate for him to get dizzy and hurt himself."
Judy nodded. "Good point. We'll gather what we need and go to your room and do this."
Dean was feeling better but had his doubts. "How are we gonna get this done without Sam being suspicious?"
Judy gave him a reassuring smile. "Oh Dean, don't worry. All the stuff will fit in my purse. I'll just excuse myself to the bathroom and do the spell while you and Eve visit with him. I will need something of his, though."
Dean stood up. "In the bathroom he'll have his brown bag that has his toothbrush and hair brush."
Judy stood up too. "Oh hair will work nicely. No mix ups this time."
Eve started to stand. "I'm sorry Dean, what I did..."
"Was stupid?" Dean finished for her. "As long as you learn from this incident, I can let it go."
Eve looked relieved. "Oh I won't be doing spells, like ever again."
Dean nodded. "Good. We'll let's get a move on, we don't have much time before Sam meets his date."
Judy was thrilled that Dean allowed her to ride with him. Eve was following so Judy was able to enjoy the car and Dean's company alone. The Impala took her back to a happy time in her life and joy rides with her then fiance. He'd had an Impala, only a few years older, it was a two door but this one was close enough to take her back. The only thing that could make it better was if she was with Dean under better circumstances.
"Eve is young and did something stupid but she is a good girl." Judy spoke quietly not sure if bringing her granddaughter up was a good idea.
Dean shifted uncomfortably next to her. "Yeah and I did come on a bit strong."
Judy wagged an eyebrow at him. "Some woman like that."
Dean chuckled. "Yeah."
"If I was a bit younger, we'd have some fun." Judy replied hoping to get Dean to flash that wonderful smile of his. She wasn't disappointed.
"I'm sure we would."
Sam was dressed, had just finished drying his hair and was putting the dryer away, when the motel room door opened revealing not only Dean and Eve but an older lady. He was very glad he was done dressing.
"Uh, Dean what's going on?" Sam asked confused.
Dean gave him a reassuring smile as he put his arm around a tight smiling Eve. "Oh Eve was excited about our lunch date and we ended up getting here too early and I thought we'd get drinks but her grandma needed to use a powder room."
The small woman with a definite twinkle of mischief in her eye approached Sam with her hand out. "I'm Judy, and Dean was a dear and insisted that I join him and my granddaughter for lunch."
Sam took her hand. "Oh, yeah that's great. I'm Sam."
Judy gave Sam's hand a firm squeeze before she let go. "Nice to meet you Sam. Now if you'll excuse me, nature calls."
Before Sam could say anything else, Judy had whizzed past him and shut the bathroom door. Sam turned around to face Dean and Eve.
"Uh, so you two made nice and are … doing lunch?" Sam sputtered out as he took a seat on the bed.
Dean squeezed Eve closer as her tight smile got tighter. "Oh yeah, Eve and I really are enjoying each other's company."
Sam could hear rustling in the bathroom and then a curse word.
Eve untangled from Dean and moved towards the bathroom. "Grandma Judy, you okay?"
Judy chuckled on the other side. "Just lost my balance dear but I'm fine."
Eve gave everyone an awkward smile and took a seat in the one easy chair in the room which happened to be as far away from Dean as she could get. Sam could tell that Eve was very uncomfortable and he couldn't figure out what was going on with her and his brother. It was all very odd.
Before Sam could question Dean, a loud humming started coming from the bathroom. Sam cleared his voice and gave Dean a confused look to which his brother just shrugged.
Dean smiled and then spoke. "So Sammy, tell me about your new friend, uh, Jenny was it?"
Sam lit up at the mention of his new love's name. "Yes, such a pretty name to match such a beautiful girl. You're gonna really like her Dean. She's lived here all her life and works at the reception desk at her father's insurance business."
Eve stirred in the corner. "Jenny Andrews?"
Sam smiled at Eve. "Yes, do you know her?"
Eve cleared her throat. "Uh yeah she was two years older than me in school and I get to see her every morning when she stops in for her morning liter of Mountain Dew and family size bag of M&M's."
Dean coughed but seemed to recover. "Breakfast of champions."
Sam glared at his brother. "She is a sweet girl and I plan on having a relationship with her so you need to be nice to her, you hear me Dean?"
Sam stood and glared at his brother, who immediately held up placating hands. "Sorry Sam, you know me I tend to speak before thinking."
"I'll say." Eve huffed in the corner.
Dean made some smart reply that Sam didn't catch. His head was buzzing and he felt dizzy. There was no doubt in Sam's mind that he would pass out if he didn't sit down so he made his way to the bed, only his body wasn't responding like he wanted and before he could make it, every thing went dark.
Judy had just finished the spell when she heard loud voices and then a thud. She hurried in the motel room and found Dean's very tall brother spread out on the floor. Eve had his feet propped and Dean was cradling his head.
"Oh wow, he fell. Hope the dear boy is okay." Judy replied as she knelt down next to him.
Dean gave a frustrated huff. "He didn't hit anything when he fell so as long as the spell didn't scramble his brain, Sam should be good. Please tell me that you think the spell went okay?"
Judy could hear the concern in Dean's voice and so she patted him on the head. "Oh my yes, he'll be fine. It wasn't that powerful of a spell. He might not remember his time under the spell though."
Dean seemed to sag with relief. "Well that's good for him but not for that poor girl that's gonna be waiting for him in the restaurant in like twenty minutes."
Eve snorted. "Poor girl? Jenny is loud and obnoxious. She can be needy and if that doesn't work she can be a bully. She dated this one guy and then he had to get a restraining order against her."
Judy gasped. "Oh dear, we're talking about that dreadful girl, Jenny Andrews?"
When Eve nodded in agreement, Judy sighed. "Crap, she is a piece of work. She makes that character Mimi on Drew Carey look like Mother Teresa."
Dean rolled his eyes. "Boy, good to see that Sam's luck with girls doesn't change when he's under the influence of a spell. So what are we..."
Before Dean could finish, Sam started to stir. His big puppy dog eyes blinked rapidly. "D-Dean."
Dean smiled and patted Sam on the cheek. "Right here Sammy, did you have a nice nap?"
Eve put his feet down and Sam moved to get off the floor but Dean quickly grabbed him and helped him find perch on the edge of the bed. "Whoa, there take it easy don't want you passing out again."
Sam's boyish face quirked up in confusion. "What happened Dean?"
Dean looked perplexed and unsure how to continue so Judy jumped in.
"Sam, my name is Judy. What do you remember last?" She sat next to him and waited for him to reply.
"We were going to go swimming and then I got dizzy, but if I passed out... how long have I been out?"
Sam's face scrunched up in confusion. He really was a doll. Judy preferred her men more butch like, but she had a soft spot for puppies too.
"Oh well you see dear, my daughter Eve got mad at Dean and was gonna place a gypsy spell on him to teach him a lesson only she messed up and you received the gypsy whammy instead." Judy spoke slowly but could tell that Sam was with it and catching every word.
Before the kid could reply her granddaughter spoke. "I'm really really sorry Sam. I've promised to never do this sort of thing again."
Sam tried to smile and nod but still looked confused. Dean moved closer and put a hand on his shoulder.
"Dude, I know it's a lot to take in and I promise to go over this in detail but we've got ten minutes before we are supposed to meet your lady love. We need a plan." Dean gave Sam smirk as he finished.
Sam's eyes widened. "M-My lady love. I don't understand."
Judy patted the boy's leg. "The spell was a reversal love sick spell. It caused you to fall in love with someone that was the opposite of what you normally find attractive. So you wanted Dean to meet your new love for lunch."
Sam sighed. "Crap, so this girl thinks I'm in love with her? What am I gonna do?"
"I'll be your best man. No worries Sam." Dean's smirk grew bigger.
Sam's eyes grew impossible bigger and before the boy could panic Judy spoke.
"Alright Dean, enough with kidding your brother. He is the innocent party in this as is Jenny." Judy could see the skepticism in Eve's and Dean's eyes as she mentioned Jenny's name so she shook her finger at them. "Don't you give me, that Jenny isn't a nice girl, so she deserves this. She did not ask for what happened today so it is up for us to help let her down easily."
Eve shook her head. "And how are we supposed to that Grandma?"
Judy smirked. "We will tell her the truth about the spell but we might have to lie about the reason why. You boys give us girls time to work on a story and we'll get Jenny out of your hair for good."
Sam couldn't believe this day. It was supposed to be fun but now he was heading downstairs to meet his new love and tell her... well he wasn't sure on that only that Judy had a plan. Sam just hoped it worked. The thought of hurting Jenny's feelings made him feel guilty even though, logically, he knew it wasn't his fault.
Not remembering Jenny, he thought it might be hard to spot her but much to his chagrin and Dean's amusement, it was not. A large woman, scratch that a very large woman with a red dress with white polka dots came running towards him, screeching his name. It amazed and scared him how fast Jenny could move.
"Oh Sammy, you look good in clothes too. Better in swim trunks but we can't have you parading around like that all the time. So maybe we'll restrict that shorts only time to when we're alone." Jenny was now pressed to Sam's chest. She only came up to his abs, but really most girls did. It was the purring noise she seemed to be making that disturbed Sam the most.
Sam took her arms into his hands and he slowly pried her away. "Uh Jenny, I want you to meet my brother, Dean and his...."
Jenny spun around and took Dean in a big bear hug before pulling away. "Dean, I feel like we're family already and don't bother with the other introductions, I know Eve and her Grammy."
Jenny rolled her eyes at the two women and then took Sam's hand pulling him towards a table. "I got us a table already. I'm starving so enough with the polite talk let's sit down and order."
Sam felt himself being jerked down into the chair next to Jenny's and a menu was shoved in his face.
Jenny smiled at him and pointed to the sandwich portion of the menu. "They have awesome burgers."
Dean lit up at that. "I could do with a burger."
Jenny gave him a smile and then bellowed. "Waiter."
Once orders were taken, Jenny seemed to settle down a bit. Sam was still trying to calm his nerves. Between Jenny's loud voice, loud dress and loud make up, he could feel a headache coming on. Sam didn't even want to contemplate eating the double bacon burger she had ordered for him.
He was about to take a breath when she grabbed his right hand into hers and spoke. "I know this is all new but we both wanted you guys to know that we are serious. Sam and I are going to pick out a promise ring today."
Sam felt faint and could tell that even his brother was a bit taken aback by this woman. He was very thankful when Dean spoke.
"That would be great news if Sam had been in his right mind when he made those plans with you but he wasn't. Eve, would you care to explain to Jenny what you did to Sam?" Dean was now smirking at Eve.
Jenny squeezed Sam's hand tight. It was hard for him not to let out a whimper of pain. In fact he might have, not that anyone noticed as Jenny bellowed out her outrage.
"What are you talking about Eve? Sam is mine and you can't have him!" Jenny's eyes were lit up in anger and Sam had never been this afraid. Jenny was definitely worse than any clown he'd ever seen.
Eve put her hands up in a placating manner. "I'm not interested in Sam. I'm in love with Dean but I made this horrible mistake."
Dean's smirk grew at Eve's remarks and Jenny seemed to relax a bit, at least Sam could now feel his fingers.
Jenny huffed. "Then what does this have to do with Sam?"
Eve took a deep breath and stared Jenny down. "I'm not proud of this, but I fell in love with a gay man. Dean and Sam are lovers not brothers. I-I wanted Dean so I put the boys under a gypsy spell that Grandma Judy taught me. It made the boys forget they were lovers. I thought if I did that, then Dean would fall in love with me."
Sam was once again in pain as he hand was squeezed. He was also trying to keep a straight face as his brother's smirk turned to a panicked expression. At least this was getting uncomfortable for Dean.
Jenny's voice was filled with anger as she spoke. "But he loves me."
Eve stared back. "I'm sorry but the Sam I created did, not this Sam. My Grandma Judy found out about the spell and reversed it. Sam is now back with Dean."
Jenny let go of Sam's hand and he sighed in relief. "Is that true Sammy-kins? Are you gay? Look me in the eye and tell me that you don't love me!"
Sam winced at the mention of Sammy-kins, knowing that he'd hear about it later from Dean. He took a calming breath and took Jenny's hand. He'd unfortunately had lots of practice lying to civilians, the next part almost came naturally to him.
"Jenny, I do love you and care about you but not the way you would want. I'm gay, and I love Dean with all my heart. But I want you to know I'll never forget you and our time together. I'm here for you if you ever need a friend to lean on. You are a wonderful girl and I have no doubt that someday you will meet that perfect someone. I wish I could be that person and I would do anything not to hurt you this way. But I respect you too much to lie to you, you deserve the truth." Sam kept his eyes trained on her and gave his best puppy dog stare.
It seemed to be working. Jenny's eyes welled with tears as she gave him a watery smile. "Oh
Sammy-kins, I knew this was too good to be true. Mom always said, that the good ones are either taken or gay. I'm just glad you were truthful with me and didn't just skip out on me."
Sam nodded and reluctantly pulled Jenny into a hug. Dean was once again smirking from across the table mouthing Sammy-kins when he looked, though he was thankful when Eve elbowed his brother hard.
The rest of the meal was very odd. Sam had thought they'd part ways after the announcement but instead, Jenny tried to bond with Eve over their both being in love with gay men. Sam could tell that Dean was thoroughly enjoying that. Once Jenny had engulfed her food, she had made one last tearful goodbye with a promise to call Eve soon.
Eve and Judy left shortly after that. Both had once again apologized and Sam had even gotten Dean to apologize to Eve for being so forward. The best part came when Judy pinched Dean's butt as she hugged him. The expression on Dean's face was priceless.
Dean was thankful to have the whole gypsy curse behind them. He could now just enjoy the rest of the day. Judy had even bought them a couple of beers as a parting thanks for forgiving Eve.
"So Sammy-kins, the day is still young, what do you want to do?" Dean asked as they finished up their beer.
"Go to the room and stay there. This day has sucked, what I remember of it anyway." Sam replied in a whiny voice.
Dean smiled. "It wasn't that bad."
Their waiter approached with two beers and a piece of paper in hand. "These two beers are from the ladies over at that table."
The waiter nodded towards a corner booth where Dean spied the hot tub girls from earlier in the day. He took one of the beers and nodded towards the giggling girls who had now doubled in numbers. There was now an attractive blond with a pink streak in her hair and a hot brunette with piercing blue eyes with the girls.
Sam gave him a questioning look. "What's up with those girls? You know them?"
"They were the highlight of my day and hopefully my night." Dean said as he picked up the paper the waiter had laid on the table for them.
Dean unfolded it and sat it down and smirked as Sam leaned over and started to read it upside down from across the table. He was ready for Sam's face to turn red as he read what had to be a racy letter coming from the hot tub girls.
I was looking forward to hooking up with you and my friend's had eyes for your
'brother'. We've got the baby oil and duct tape out and were hoping to hear from you.
But after the dinner theater we were treated to this afternoon, I guess the old adage is true. All the good ones are taken or gay.
So have a beer on us, we're glad you and your man are back together.
Best Wishes! RL
Dean could hear his brother trying to contain his laughter. And all Dean could think was.....
A/N: So that's it, hope you guys enjoyed it, especially the birthday girl. Tomorrow I'll post a new one-shot birthday fiction I co-wrote with Floralia for Sendintheclowns' birthday. Next Wednesday, I hope to have the Kazcon auction story I wrote for Sendintheclowns. Thanks for reading!