Ten years ago
Mallory Gibson paced around the small bathroom biting on her nails. These had to have been the longest three minutes of her life. What was she going to do? She was leaving for college in two weeks. She had a full ride to Vanderbilt and her parents were so proud of her. She had worked for this her entire life and now her future was hanging in the balance. Once little test was controlling her future right now.
She froze when she heard the timer go off. She slowly was over to the sink and looked down and took a deep breath. There it was in bright red, the plus sign that changed everything for her. Her life was over. In one night of careless passion she let her guard down for a man driving a 1967 Chevy impala and who wore a leather jacket.
Mallory sat down on the edge of the tub. What was she going to do now? What was Dean going to say? She had only known him four weeks. They were eighteen years old. They didn't need a child right now. She had a decision to make but she needed to talk to him first and see how he felt. Maybe if he told her that he would always be there for her that would make everything ok. There was only one way to find out.
She drove the two miles down to him motel and knocked on his room door. When he opened it up he smiled at her. "I wasn't expecting to see you until later." He said and opened the door more so she could walk into the room. Mallory had her hands in her sweeter jacket. She was shaking and Dean knew something was wrong. She always had a smile on her face and right now she had the look of fear. "Is everything ok?" he asked her and closed the door.
She turned to him with tears in her eyes, "No." she whispered and sat on the edge of the bed. "I need to talk to you." She said. By the look on her pale face, Dean knew this was not going to be a good conversation. He walked over and sat next to her but nothing could have ever prepared him for what was about to come out of her mouth. Mallory looked over at him, looked straight in the eyes and said, "I'm pregnant."
What was he supposed to say to her. He didn't want this. She was just another girl in another town. Sure he was with her longer than other and he enjoyed being with her but he was leaving tomorrow. This is something he didn't want at all. He was not ready for this at all. He was not made to be a father. He's job was what was important. What was his father going to say? He was screwed.
"What are you going to do?" he asked her after thinking for a good five minutes.
"I don't know." She said quietly. "What should I do?" she asked him. "What do you want to do?"
Dean wasn't sure what she was suggesting. Was she wanting him to marry her? He was far from ready for that. He didn't know her that well. Maybe she wanted to know if she should keep it. "What do you want to do?" he asked her.
"I want you to tell me what you are thinking about all of this because I am scared, Dean. I wasn't ready for this." She told him.
Dean got up from the motel bed and ran his fingers through his hair. He couldn't do this. He knew it was only time before she asked him to stay. He had to get out of there. He knew it was wrong but he didn't have a choice. He turned to her and looked at her red eyes. "I need to go for a drive and clear my head." He told her.
Mallory got up from the bed and nodded, "I understand. Call me later and we can talk about our options." She said.
"I will." Dean said and kissed on her forehead. How could he have been so careless with her? She had everything going for her and he ruined it. Maybe if he wasn't around she would make the decision that was best for her. He had to keep telling himself that.
Mallory pulled back from him and gave him a soft smile before walking out the door, not knowing that it would be years before she ever saw him again. When she went back to the motel that night he was gone. No note, no phone call, no anything. She knew what ever she chose to do she was going to be doing it alone.
Present Day- 2008 4 months until Dean goes to hell
Dean was laying on his stomach in yet another crappy motel bed when Sam walked in and kicked Dean's bed, "Rise and shine, man."
Dean groaned and rolled over. He looked at the clock at it was six in the morning, "Dude, why the hell are you waking me up this damn early?"
"Time to hit the road. Bobby is working on trying to find who hold your contract." Sam said.
"Even if we find out who holds it we are screwed without the colt and you know it. We need to find Bella." Dean said as he sat up and stretched.
"Yeah well until then we can at least look around and see if something else come up." Sam said and handed Dean his coffee.
"You find another case yet?" Dean asked.
"Nope but Bobby said he would call if something came up." Sam said. "I guess we drive around until he calls or I find something."
"Sounds good. I could use a road trip." Dean said. "Just me and my baby." Dean smiled and Sam frowned, "Oh and you." Dean joked.
Within the hour, Dean and Sam hit the road. They were not sure which way to go so they headed south. Before they knew it they were in Arkansas. When Dean saw a sign that said Welcome to Caddo Valley, he was hit with a memory. He had been here before. This is where he and Sam had stayed for a month while John was working a case in the next town. They had stayed so Sam could finish out the last few weeks of school. "I remember this place." Sam said with a smile. Is memories were always better than Deans.
"Yeah….me too." Dean said.
They drove through the small town and Dean looked out his window and saw a small park. The last time he was there he made a huge mistake, one that he thought about often but never told anyone about it. Not because he just didn't want to, he was too embarrassed to talk about it.
"Why don't you stop at this diner so we can get something to eat?" Sam said and looked at Dean who was off in his own little world, "Dean?"
"What? Oh yeah we can stop." Dean said and he pulled into Jimmy's diner. This was the first place her laid eyes on Mallory Gibson. She was a waitress. She had just put in her two weeks noticed so she could get ready to leave for college. Dean found himself wondering how school was going for her.
They got out of the car and walked inside. It looked the exact same as it did years ago. Dean and Sam walked through the building and got a seat by the window. "When do you think Bobby will call?" Dean asked. He was just ready to get out of there.
"He'll call soon." Sam said and looked up and saw a girl walking over to them.
"What can I get you guys?" she asked. Dean was still looking out the window but when he heard that voice he froze. He slowly looked over and he was looking into the eyes of the girl he had left ten years ago. Mallory felt her heart begin to race, "Dean." She whispered.
Dean cleared his throat, "Hey Lori." He said. He was the only person to ever call her that. He said her name was too long so he was going to make it easier.
Mallory wanted to run away or slap him but she didn't do either. She wasn't going to let him get to her. "Hi. Good to see you again. What can I get you?" she asked.
"You still work here?" Dean asked her. He was a little shocked.
"Gotta put food on the table somehow. How about I get you guys a couple of bacon cheeseburgers with a few shakes." She said.
Sam could feel the tension so he just nodded and watched as she walked off and back into the back. Sam looked over at Dean, Is that Mallory Gibson as in the girl you use to date?"
"Yeah." Dean said as he watched her through the small window. She was beautiful. This was the last place he though she would be working. Something must have gone wrong with her plans. That could only mean one thing. "Fuck me." He whispered.
Mallory leaned against the kitchen door and closed her eyes. Why was he here after all this time? She could only hope that he was just passing through. There was somethings she never wanted him to know and personally he didn't deserve to know. She just needed to get through these next few minute with him and it would all be over.
She looked at the clock and saw it was almost 3:30. "Crap. Hey Jimmy can you rush that order please." She asked.
"They are up now." He said and handed her the plates. "You in a hurry today?" he asked.
"Kinda." She said and walked back out the door. As soon as she did she walked over and gave them the plate. "Do you need anything else?" she asked.
"Not at the moment but uh….maybe later we can…" Dean started but she cut him off.
"I'm sorry I really have to get ready to go but if you guys need anything Ginger over there will be happy to get it for you. It was good seeing you again." She said and placed their ticket on the table.
When she turned around and took off her apron, she head the bell of the door and saw a little boy running over to her. "Mom, Mom. Guess what?" he asked.
Dean heard the little boy call her mom and he about chocked.
"What is it?" Mallory asked.
"Check it out. I got AC/DC Back in Black on CD. No more tape for me." He smiled.
"Where did you get that?" Mallory asked. "And where did you get the money?"
"From my business." He said.
"Your business? Do I even want to know?" she rolled her eyes, "Well I hope that business will pay for you a CD player because in case you for yours broke." Mallory said to him.
"Oh Fu…" he started and Mallory quickly covered his mouth.
"You finish that word and you will be having a bar of soap for supper." She warned. "Let me clock out and we can go." She said. Mallory put her apron under the counter and clocked out. She said her goodbye and her and her son walked out the door.
Dean got up from his booth and followed them out. He had to know if the child was his or not before he left. "Lori wait!" he called out and ran over to them.
"Hey, my mom doesn't do after hours work buddy." The little boy said.
"Matthew." Mallory nudged him, "Go wait in the car."
"You know this guy?" Matt asked.
"I went to school with him. Its ok." She winked at her son and he walked away. When she saw that the door was shut, she looked back at Dean, "What do you want?" she asked.
"I was just wondering if you know…..we could catch up." He asked her. "I think we should talk."
"There is nothing to talk about."
"I think there is." Dean said.
"Ok well let me wrap up everything we have to talk about right here. Yes that is your son that you walked out on. His name is Matt. He will be ten in two weeks. We are fine and happy. Thanks you for asking now goodbye." She said and turned around.
"That's it?" Dean asked.
"Yeah….that's it. It was good to see you." Mallory waved and got into her car. Dean watched as they drove off. He knew he could not leave as soon as he wanted now. He had four months left and he wanted to make things right in his life and he was going to start with them…..somehow.
*I got bored and wrote this today. Its a little different but i think it should be good. Please review and let me know if I should keep it going. thank guys!