I Could Not Ask For More *Epilogue*
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Well, this is it, the final chapter. It's going to be once again short, and I do apologize. I'd like to thank everybody who reviewed this story, and all the positive feedback I've received. This chapter is for you.
Sam's POV-6 Years Later
"Daddy…Daddy, wake up!"
My eyes slowly opened as I felt someone tugging on my arm. Squinting in the dark, I reached up and turned on the bedside light, Brian's little face looking up at me in fear.
"What's wrong?" I said, swinging my legs to where I was sitting up, and picking up my five year old up, who automatically curled up against my chest.
"I'm scared," he said. "Where's Mommy?"
I glanced over at Alayna's empty spot in our bed. She would be coming home tomorrow from the hospital with our two year old daughter after she came down with pneumonia. We'd gotten married on New Year's Eve the year Brian was born. The wedding was quiet and small with just Dean, Jo, Ellen, Bobby and a few close friends Alayna had made. Then two years ago, little Grace had been born.
"Mommy and Grace are coming home tomorrow," I said, hugging my oldest child to me.
"Is Gracie sick?" Brian said, looking up at the with his bright hazel eyes. "Is she going to die?"
"No, she's not going to die," I said, hugging him tighter. "You're sister's going to be okay."
"You won't let her die, will you?" he squeaked fearfully.
"I won't let anything happen to any of you," I vowed. "To you, Grace, or Mommy."
"Even me?" he said.
"Even you," I promised.
"But…what about the-" he stopped and curled up tighter to me.
"About what Brian?" I said, pulling him away from me slightly and looking at him questioningly.
"The monster in my closet," he finally whispered.
I refrained from groaning. The last thing I wanted was for my five year almost six year old son to experience anything supernatural in our home. I stood up and placed Brian in my spot. "Stay here, okay?" I said urgently. He nodded and I pulled the covered up to him. "I'll go check it out."
He nodded and I walked over to our closet and grabbed and EMF and my sawed off rock salt gun. I looked around and Brian had hid himself under the closet. Smart kid, I thought proudly as I turned around and headed to Brian's room. I turned on the EMF and walked around the room until I got to the closet, where the small device went crazy. Putting it down, I gripped my gun tightly as I pulled the handle of the door quickly, revealing an empty, relatively normal closet. I sighed angrily and decided to leave it to tomorrow, that way Dean could help.
Dean hadn't settled down, but had been seeing a lot of his old fling, Lisa…just like in the djinn's world. When he wasn't working a case or visiting me and Alayna, he was with her and her son Ben. He still had the Impala and his mullet rock collection, which I still had to endure when I went out on a hunting trip.
Alayna and I still hunted from time to time. I was going back to school part time, taking online courses and such trying to finish getting my law degree. I went on less hunts that Alayna, who would help both Jo and Dean. I would help Dean and would sometimes be gone as long as a week. When either of our children asked where we were, we would say the other was on a trip, and leave it at that.
Sighing, I picked up my EMF and closed the closet door. I walked back to mine and Alayna's room, where Brian was under the blankets still. I put my hunting gear away and sat on the edge of the bed, then pulled the covers away.
"Did you get it?" he said, looking at me hopefully.
"Not yet," I said, "but me and Uncle Dean will take care of it."
He nodded and curled up to me again. I wrapped my arms around him protectively, rocking him like I used to when he was younger. Soon he fell back asleep, and not wanting anything to happen to him if I took him back to his room, placed him Alayna's spot. As I moved back to my side of the bed, I glanced at the clock.
I smiled slightly and turned the bedside light off, trying to get some sleep before Alayna came home. I was awoken later on, the sun shining through the curtains and Alayna leaning over me with an amused expression on her face.
"I see I've been replaced," she said jokingly.
Confused, I leaned up and looked around. Brian was hugging the pillow, still asleep. I smiled and sat up, moving over so she could sit beside me. In her hands was Grace, her dark brown hair in a ponytail and her brown eyes looking at me, her arms outstretched towards me. I took her in my arms and wrapped my free arm around Alayna and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
"What was that for?" she muttered.
"I missed you, that's all," I said. I turned my attention back to Grace. "And I've missed you too."
"Miss you, Daddy," she said and I smiled and hugged her closer to me.
"So, how come Brian ended up sleeping in here?" Alayna asked. "He hasn't done that in over a year."
"Said there was something in his closet…a monster," I said, waiting for her reaction. She looked at me sharply, then looked down at Brian.
"Did you check it out?" she said quietly.
"EMF picked something up," I muttered. "Dean's coming in this afternoon…we'll check it out."
"Sam," Alayna said, looking at me humorously.
"What?" I said confused.
"It is the afternoon," she responded, looking at me with a smile on her face.
I looked at the clock surprised. It was going on 2 in the afternoon.
"I guess breakfast is out of the question," I mumbled. I let go of Grace, who sat beside her brother and began to poke him. He mumbled in his sleep and she poked him harder.
"Stop," he muttered. Grace poked him again. I looked at Alayna and she shook her head.
"Hey, Brian," I said, shaking him gently. He lifted his head groggily and looked up at me. "Look who's home," and I leaned back so he could see Alayna.
"Mommy!" he exclaimed, fully awake. He scrambled over my legs and launched himself at Alayna "I miss you."
"I miss you too, Brian," she said, looking at me surprised. I smiled and looked at Grace, who had taken Brian's discarded pillow and fallen asleep.
"Somebody was overdue for a nap it seems," I muttered.
"That and the doctor gave her medicine before she left," Alayna said, standing up. "I'm going to the kitchen. Will you put Grace in her bed?"
"Yeah," I said, standing up slowly as Alayna allowed Brian to pull her to the door. I smiled and took Grace to her own room and put her gently in the bed. I draped a blanket over her and kissed her forehead before heading downstairs.
Brian was sitting at the table, talking excitedly about the newest thing he's saw on the television he wanted while Alayna tried to concentrate on making lunch. She turned around and looked at me and smiled before going back to what she was doing. I shook my head and walked over to help her.
We still weren't the Brady Bunch type of family. We weren't as obsessed with the hunt like our parents had been. We were just the Winchesters, a mixture of both worlds.
That's all I could ask for.
Thus concludes this tale of Second Chance!!
Once again, I thank everybody who kept up with this story to the very end!! A short one-shot from Dean's Point of View is up as well, called, Finally Happy. Go to my Profile and check it out.