"No." Sam said to me as I grinned wickedly at him from across the table,
"Oh come on Sammy, its fun." I said as I looking for the next contestant
"It's not fun." He said, "It's ridiculous, and don't call me Sammy."
I rolled my eyes and waved him off, he was no fun. If he wasn't going to participate fully in me finding him his match, then I was going to do it without his input.
We were sitting at the Roadhouse owned by Ellen, and I was having a good time. Which was pretty shocking since that meant Jo was somewhere around as well. I had gotten over most the animosity I felt towards her.
Dean and I weren't breaking up any time soon, and she seemed to have gotten that into her head. I'm not saying we were going to be best buddies or anything; I just wasn't going to be forced to smother her in her sleep.
"Kaiden, don't get me wrong. I'm really glad that you and Dean are back together and are happy. But that doesn't mean I need to be set up."
"It's not that you need to have a girlfriend, Sam. But honestly, how long has it been since you've had a real relationship?"
"Or more importantly," Dean said as he sat down beside me and passed me a cup of coffee as he placed a glass of beer in front of Sam, "When was the last time you got laid?"
I smacked Dean upside the head, "I can't believe you said that."
"It's not my fault. It's a priority."
"Of course," I said with my voice dripping with sarcasm, weighing the options with my hands, "It's a hard choice, I mean, who can chose between hot sex and a real, loving relationship? I know I can't."
"That's the best thing about our relationship, Kay. We don't have to choose."
I turned bright red at his words and smacked him upside the head once again.
I took a sip of my coffee as Dean took a long swing of his beer. My eyes scanned the Roadhouse to see if there was anyone worth setting Sam up with. Jo sauntered by the table, apparently she hadn't fully gotten the whole Dean being completely and totally off limits thing into the small functioning section of her brain.
I spotted a girl about 5'9 with dark, brown hair and my matchmaking instincts sprung into action. I stood up from my seat and made my way across the room to where Ellen was serving drinks at the bar,
"Hey Ellen, can I ask you a question?"
"Sure hon, what d'ya need to know?"
I pointed to the girl I had spotted earlier, she was now sitting by herself,
"Can you give me the low-down on that girl?" I asked
She put the towel that she had been using to dry her hands down on the bar counter in front of her,
"That's Keira Morrison. She's a damn fine hunter. Only been in the game a coupla years."
"She doing the whole dark and broody thing?" I didn't want to set Sam up with someone who was equally as prone to brooding as he was. That would just be one glum relationship
Ellen shook her head,
"She's really upbeat. Which is pretty surprising considering what happened to her."
Oh, I thought to myself, she may not be glum, but this chick's gonna have major baggage.
"What happened to her?" I couldn't help myself from asking,
"Apparently she found her brother after he'd killed herself. I could only imagine what that would do to someone."
I nodded my head. Well, if Ellen said she was upbeat I was going to believe her. Someone like her would probably do Sam some good.
"Why are you asking?" Ellen inquired,
I slid onto a barstool in front of her,
"I think Sam needs a girlfriend. And I know that I shouldn't meddle and all that jazz, but Sam's been alone for too long. He hasn't even had a real girlfriend since Jessica was murdered. I'm setting him up and I don't give a rat's ass what he thinks."
I was completely prepared for Ellen to tell me that I had no right sticking my nose into Sam's business, but instead, she laughed,
"It's about time a girl was in Sam's life. And not in the way you are, I mean as someone who loves him. I may watch him from the sidelines but I know what's going on."
I nodded my head, Ellen was a smart women, she knew the on-goings of her roadhouse.
I chuckled to myself; it was funny that every single person that I knew who was a hunter was screwed up in some significant way.
The next morning I woke up feeling strange, I removed Dean's arm from where it was slung across my stomach, and sat up.
I looked over to the bed beside the one I had been sleeping in and saw that Sam hadn't returned last night. I immediately pushed my strange feeling out of my mind and focused on the lack of Sam's presence.
"Dean," I said as I shook him, "Dean where the hell is Sam?"
He shot up in bed, looking wildly around before he had a moment to think and he sunk back onto the mattress,
"Sam was with that chick. I bet he's still with her."
For some reason it was mildly disturbing to think of Sam with some girl. I mean, I knew that I had set them up and Ellen gave the all clear. But I thought of him as a brother and, it was just too weird.
I stopped being freaked out with the possibility of Sam having sex for a moment and started counting. Oh shit, I thought to myself as I turned to face Dean, my eyes round and face pale,
"Uh Dean," I asked as he lay on the bed, with his eyes closed, "how long ago was it, when we, uh, started – you know, having sex?"
"I dunno." He said as he opened his eyes and tried to pull me towards him, "But it's sure been an awesome couple of weeks if you ask me."
Weeks. It had been, weeks.
The entire world seemed to tilt as my head became very light.
"Woah," Dean said, sitting up and wrapped a steady arm around my waist "Kaiden, what's wrong? You're white as a sheet and you look like you've just seen a ghost."
I pulled myself together quickly and moved off the bed – and away from Dean, who was looking at me like I was some kind of lunatic.
I pulled on some clothes and laced up my shoes,
"I going to go to the – I need, uh. I'm going out. I'll see you in a bit. Do you mind if I take the Impala?"
He still was looking at me like I was out of my mind, but he tossed me the keys to his beloved car.
I caught them and walked out the door. I drove the car down the highway to the nearest drug store and stood staring at all the pregnancy tests in front of me. My mind cut to that shampoo commercial where the lady was standing in the isle of shampoo and the shelves go on for miles, with so many options.
I had no clue why people needed this many different kinds of pregnancy tests. All the choices started to make me light headed and I was feeling kind of panicked so I pulled out my cell phone from my pocket and dialed Fay's number.
George picked up. Of course,
"Hello?" he said in his masculine way that I wanted no where near the massive girl issues I was having at that moment.
"Hi George," I said in a voice considerably higher pitched that my regular one, "its Kaiden. I need to talk to Fay."
He passed the phone to his wife and I heard them talking in a muffled voices, but I heard George say, "She sounds upset."
"Hey Kaiden, what's up?" Fay asked
"There are too many of them!" I said very loudly and the lady that was re-stocking the shelves looked at me in an alarmed way so I lowered my voice, "What's with all of these choices? Why does it matter if you want results in an hour or in a minute and who cares if it's a plus or a minus or if the strip turns pink or blue. Why does it matter?
I was losing my control and my voice was getting pretty near to hysterical, the lady at the end of the isle was staring at me again, "Is there a better one? If they are all the same then why make a bunch, so what one is the best? And why do they come in boxes of two, are people really that stupid that they have to stock up for the next time they think they're having a freaking baby?!"
If I hadn't been completely out of my mind at the moment I would have realized that Fay probably had no clue what I was talking about, I hoped that with the last frantic question she'd have latched onto the subject. Luckily she was intelligent and figured out what I was talking about,
"Kaiden, is Dean with you?" she asked in a voice that was sure and stable, which was a good thing because I had gone to pieces,
"No, he's not. I'm standing here in this stupid store with really bright lights and the lady that works here thinks I'm freaking nuts!"
"So, you think you're pregnant?" she asked in the same voice
"No!" I yelled and the lady looked at me once more and walked away, "I woke up this morning and decided that there was nothing I would rather do with my time than stand in a drug store and stare at pregnancy tests!"
"Okay Kaiden, you're clearly hysterical so I'm going to call Dean. What's the name of the Pharmacy you're at?" I heard her put her hand over the phone and say to George, "Honey, could you grab my cell phone for me?"
"Fay, do not call Dean. Do you hear me? I don't want him to know about this yet. I just need time to think. I'm about to go back to the motel. I'm sorry I bothered you. I'll talk to you later."
I didn't hear what she had to say because I had clicked my phone shut.
I pulled like ten different boxes of tests off the shelves and walked to the check out and handed the cashier my credit card.
I sat in the bathroom back at the motel room; sitting on the edge of the bathtub, surrounded by boxes of home pregnancy tests was not exactly my idea of a good time.
Dean had been banging on the door since I'd gotten back to the room, about two hours previous. Fay had called me six times and she told me that she hadn't told Dean about the pregnancy tests but she told him that there was something wrong with me.
"Why won't you just talk to him?" she asked me
I hadn't really known what to say at the time, but I realized why I really and truly was so terrified of being pregnant. Dean didn't want children, I was certain of that. I was so scared that he would leave me on my ass, completely alone.
There was another knock on the door,
"Go away Dean!" I yelled
"It's Sam." The youngest Winchester called through the door as he rattled the doorknob, "Can you let me in?"
I paused for a moment, and then realized that Sam liked kids and he wouldn't leave me all alone with a huge belly and swollen ankles. I opened the door and Sam stepped into the bathroom - taking in all the packages and boxes lying on the ground – and closed the door behind him.
"Hi Sam." I said in a tired voice
"What's going on Kaiden?" he asked as he sat down beside me on the side of the tub.
"Nothing really, oh, other than the fact that twenty different pregnancy tests are telling me that I've won the lottery and I'm going to be a 'mommy.'"
"Ten boxes, two tests per box, twenty tests saying Kaiden's having a baby and her boyfriend is going to leave her on her ass."
Sam moved back from me and looked stared at me incredulously,
"Do you really think that Dean would leave you because you're pregnant?"
"He doesn't want kids, that I know for sure. I didn't tell him we needed a condom. I thought we would be fine."
Sam laughed and pulled me into a hug, which I found very, very strange.
"If I tell you something will you promise me not to tell Dean I said anything about it?"
Well this was going differently then I had anticipated. I figured he'd just tell me everything would be okay, pat me on the back, and leave me alone. I nodded my head at his question,
"Dean bought a ring. And he could possibly have a question he feels the need to ask you."
That shocked the shit out of me, and I slid backwards off the edge and right into the tub.
"Holy shit." I said as I lay at the bottom of the tub, laughing.
Sam helped me out of the bath,
"Are you okay," he asked, "besides, you know, freaking out about probably being pregnant?"
"It's not a probably, I don't think that twenty pregnancy tests are incorrect." I decided to change the subject, "So how's your new girlfriend, Keira?"
Sam shook his head,
"She's not my girlfriend. I met her last night, but she's really nice."
"So did you," I raised my eyebrows, "you know."
"Not that it's any of your business, Kaiden. But no, we didn't."
"But you want to."
"We're going to see each other more regularly. So I figured I should thank you. You were right."
"I'm always right." I said as I stood up from the ledge of the bathtub and began walking out from the bathroom.
Dean was sitting on the bed we had been sleeping in earlier, holding a small, red velvet box in his hands. He stood up when he saw me come in,
"Kaiden, are you okay?" he asked, his eyes full of concern
"I'm okay now. But I do have something to tell you."
He nodded, silently telling me to continue,
"I'm pregnant." I said, "I know you don't want children but I couldn't bear the idea of giving up the baby, even though it's only a couple of weeks. And I'm sorry, but if you want me to get rid of it, then this isn't going to work."
He stepped towards me, taking my hand in his and got down on one knee. My breath caught in my chest even though I knew what he was doing,
"Holy shit." I said for the second time in a short period of time
"Yea that's kind of how I'm feeling too."
"But, uh, don't let that stop you, please continue."
He gave me his thousand watt smile and gazed up at me with something that could only be described as love, in his eyes
"Kaiden, I've known you for forever and a day. And I know that we're both stubborn as hell and even though you're staying with me, it means you're also staying with my brother, which is awkward. But if you could get past all of our issues and differences, then I was wondering if you would take a look in your day planner and see if you'd ever have time to marry me."
"Holy shit!" I said, tears welling in my eyes
"You're going to have to use more sentences that use 'yes' or 'no'. Because you're leaving me hanging and it's freaking me out on a level I didn't believe possible."
"Yes." I whispered, "Yes I want to marry you."
He stood up from where he was kneeling and pulled me into his arms. I knew that even though I was twenty three years old and pregnant with the baby of a demon hunter, just like me, and I had so much emotional baggage I needed a forklift to lift, all of those things noted, I knew it would be all right, because we were too damn stubborn to not have this work. Oh, and that love thing too.
A/N: Yes, the end, such a strange thing. Anyways I hope you all enjoyed Trial By Fire, and if you didn't, oh well. There is going to be a sequal...but not for a while because I'm going to be in Arizona and Mexico for a bit... So please be patient and check back in about a month :D