Title: Contemplation

Author: Letting The Rain In

Disclaimer: As always, sadly, I only own the order that the words are written in.

Challenge Phrase: Local

Word Count: 100.

Fellow Players: Too many to name, but you know who you are! Also, there's a list. Just in case.

A/N: Not one of my better efforts ...


"Are you boys' local?"

Sam contemplated the question. As a child, Dean had taught him what local meant; the friends they'd left behind and the playgrounds they'd known all too briefly.

Local was the neighbourhood watch, twitching curtains as John left his sons for days on end. Well meaning locals sent Dean into a panic, CPS calling unexpectedly and Sam clinging to his arm. Living in motels and out of bags during holidays, local carollers skipped your address.

Local described those they saved and those that chased them onto the road.

Sam shook his head. No, the Winchester's weren't local.