Alyssa was sitting on the hood of Dean's car watching Sam and Elaina with a hacky sack. He was teaching her how to kick it to him. Alyssa tilted her head watching her sister laughing and smiling, having a good time. Something she never had in her life before. She was too young when James had taken her; Elaina hasn't even seen the sun in years. You could see it in their complexion.
Alyssa bit her lip as Elaina admired Sam and it made Alyssa give a soft small smile towards them. Sam was teaching her and Elaina was happy about it. She was learning something even though it was something so easy as kicking a little sack around.
"Hey," said Dean walking up behind her.
Alyssa quickly jumped off the hood and stepped away, "I'm sorry I, uh, I didn't mean to be sitting on your car just that Sam said it was ok."
"Hey it's alright; come on," he said sitting on it, "pop a squat." He patted the hood.
"Pop the what?" she asked confused and Dean shook his head with a smile on his face.
"It's an expression it means sit down."
"Oh…ok," she tucked some hair behind her ear and sat down next to him. The two watched their youngest siblings off in the distance.
"She looks happy," said Dean.
"Yeah, she's never been so happy before. She was really young when James took us."
Alyssa bit her bottom lip, "She was eight and I was twelve."
Dean grimaced and looked at her, "How old are you now?"
"What's the year?"
He watched her trying to calculate how old she was and when he saw her face contort in what looked like sadness and anger he felt a heart quenching feeling and it lead to his stomach. "I'm 23 years old and Elaina is," she wiped her eyes, "she's only 19."
"Eleven years you were there and no one ever said or done anything to save you."
"James told us no one will ever save us that all hunters saw me and Elaina as slimy little witches. Whores. And that all witches were treated the same." She swallowed hard her teeth gritting together, "I hate him for what he's done to me especially my sister. I always tried to take the brunt of the punishments so she could not feel the pain and hurt I was feeling because it was horrible. I gave her my food and only ate little. I wanted her to survive and get out of there. I'd do anything for her."
Dean watched her stare off at Sam and Elaina and felt this overwhelming feeling come over him. She may look 23 but inside she was still a baby both of them. Things were taken from them that they will never get back. Eleven years they were stuck in that hell hole.
"Alyssa…can I ask you something?"
"Yeah but there's not much that I know."
"In those eleven years you were stuck with James you didn't have any sense of power inside you did you? Feel anything like unnatural? Witchy?"
She shook her head, "No."
"Then maybe your mother didn't pass the powers down to you and your sister. Maybe you're not witches at all."
"And if we were? Would you kill us or anything?"
Dean stared into her fearful eyes. "No." He licked his lips, "No I wouldn't."
Dean had it in his mind he was suppose to kill the unnatural, the supernatural anything paranormal and could hurt the human race but these poor girls. These poor girls had been through so much and if they were witches he wondered if he would be able to kill them like he was taught to.
"I want to protect her Dean. I want to make sure no one ever hurts her again."
Dean nodded, "I can help."
She looked up at him, "How?"
"Well, I've been trained in almost everything. I can teach you to fight, defend yourself, and maybe also use a gun."
"I will. We're heading over to an old friends house today. You two can stay there while me and Sam hunt."
"We can't go with you?"
Dean stared into her eyes, "Do…do you want to? I mean it's kind of…uh, dangerous."
"I will feel safer with you and Sam but it is up to you guys."
"I'll talk to Sam about it."
She gave him a small smile before turning her head back to Sam and Elaina.
Elaina grabbed onto Sam's hand as the four of them got out of the car. Sam noticed the attachment Elaina had on him and he wondered if it was a good thing. Sam noticed the look Dean was giving him and he shook his head. Dean laughed as the four walked up to the small outside café.
"What do you want?" Sam asked Elaina.
She bit her lip looking up at the menu then looking at Alyssa with a sad face.
"What's wrong?" asked Dean.
Alyssa held back the tears for her sister and Elaina let go of Sam's hand and burying her face in her sister's chest. The boys looked at each other confused on what they did.
"She can't read," Alyssa said quietly running a hand through her hair.
"I'm so sorry Elaina," said Sam walking over to her and placing a hand on her shoulder, "I-I didn't know."
Dean noticed the look on Alyssa's face as she held her sister. It was a look of failure and he didn't like it one bit.
"Well alright," said Dean as he grabbed Elaina's hand and slightly pulled her to the menu, "This is what we call a menu. We order off of it. It has all kinds of goodies on it depending on where you want to eat. Like this place is a small café so it has more coffee, tea, bagels, doughnuts…you know like morning stuff on it." Elaina nodded slowly trying to understand him. "For you I think you will like," he pointed to the hot chocolate, "The hot chocolate with whip crème and sprinkles on top with a chocolate glaze doughnut what do you say? Sound good huh?"
Elaina looked at Alyssa. Dean glanced over at her seeing the small smile on the older sister's face and the surprise shock on Sam's. Alyssa nodded at Elaina and Elaina looked at Dean with a smile.
"Alright, now go sit down over there with Alyssa and we'll be back with your orders ok?"
Elaina smiled wrapping her arms around Dean then grabbing her sister's hand and walking over to a table.
"Wow Dean," said Sam.
"What?" Dean asked right before he ordered their stuff.
"I didn't think you had it in you."
"Had what?" he asked looking at Sam then at the girls who were sitting and talking.
"I have compassion." Sam made a face. "I do I just don't show it."
"Well that was really nice what you did for Elaina. I can't believe she can't read."
"I can…Alyssa told me how young they were when they were taken. Alyssa was twelve while Elaina was eight so it makes sense that she can't read."
"How old are they now?"
"Alyssa's 23 and Elaina's 19. They were there for eleven years. They were slaves and…God knows what else, for eleven years of their lives. It's not right Sam. It's not humane or anything." He handed the guy at the register the money. "I told Alyssa about leaving them at Bobby's and she doesn't want to. She wants to stay with us. She says she feels safe with us. So I kind of promised her I'll talk to you about it."
"It's dangerous on the road Dean. You of all people know that. What if someone recognizes them?"
"Then we deal with it look I also promised to show her some fight moves and defenses. She wants to learn to protect herself and her sister. And while I'm doing that you can teach half pint to read."
"Yeah you notice how tiny she is?"
Sam smiled shaking his head as they grabbed their orders.
"What have you done with my brother?"
"What?" Dean shook his head taking a sip of his coffee and walking over to the girls. He sat next to Alyssa and handed her a fruit passion tea. "Taste it. I think you'd like it."
Alyssa took a sip and Dean watched a smile spread across her face, "Thank you. It's really good."
Dean smiled at her and looked at Elaina who was enjoying her hot chocolate. Dean and Sam were going to keep these girls under their wing. They needed guidance and compassion as Sam said and they may be just the right guys to do it, maybe.
"What is this place?" asked Alyssa as they got out of the car.
"This is our friends house and salvage yard," said Dean, "He may look a little intimidating at first but he's nothing to fear ok?"
Alyssa nodded and the four walked towards the door. Dean rung the doorbell and gave Alyssa a reassuring smile. The four looked at the door as it opened. Bobby Singer stood there and looked at the four of them.
"Well, what the hell did you two get into now?" he asked as he opened the screen door.
"Look uh Bobby this is Elaina," said Sam pointing to Elaina, "And this is her sister Alyssa."
"Hi girls," he said shaking their hands and noticing how quiet and shy they were definitely not the hunter type or the being hunted type. "What's going on?"
"How about we come inside and get comfortable for this one?" asked Dean raising his eyebrows and Bobby nodded letting them in.
Bobby watched as the boys took care of the girls and he wondered what was going on. His curiosity was eating him alive on this one. He's never seen the two Winchester boys, especially Dean; take care of a girl like she was a porcelain doll.
"Go up to the room two doors down on the right side," Dean was Alyssa as he handed her, her bag, "That's a bedroom for you and Elaina. Get settled in, maybe take a nap ok?"
She nodded and grabbed Elaina's hand walking up the stairs. Dean and Sam watched the girls carefully and Bobby had enough of it.
"Ok what the hell is going on? Who are they?"
Dean and Sam told Bobby who the girls were, what happened to them, everything they've learned. Bobby couldn't believe his ears from what he heard.
"I knew James went off the deep end a long time ago but I didn't know he would do that to two poor little girls."
"Probably around the same time dad stopped talking to him," said Sam, "You don't think dad knew did you?" He looked at Dean.
"No, dad may be cold hearted but he would never involve himself in something like that."
"So what are you boys going to do with them?" asked Bobby.
"Well we were hoping they could stay here but Alyssa doesn't want to leave our side," said Dean, "She says she feels comfortable and I promised to teach her defenses and stuff like that."
"And Elaina doesn't know how to read so I was going to teach her."
Bobby looked between the boys and made a face, "Who are you and what have you done with the Winchester boys?"
"Why does everyone keep saying that?" asked Dean shaking his head and walking into the kitchen.
Sam and Bobby couldn't help but laugh. They did see a change in Dean and there was probably more changes to come. But they were both wondering if these were good changes.
Authors Note: This chapter is for Periodot809 and April! Hope you two enjoyed. Remember everyone if you private message me I'll see what I can do with a story! Please review everyone! Everyone that has I am getting those updates for you! May take me a while but I'm trying! I work full time at a hotel waiting for Dean and Sam to walk through my door :D If only!