*Several weeks later. Claire 7 months pregnant*
Over the past few weeks Claire tried her best to push down the feeling she had built for Dean and just focus on getting stuff ready for the babies. Dean was working and still hunting when he was able to. He hated that things were tense between him and Claire. He never wanted to hurt her. Truth was since he had been there he had developed his own feeling for her. She was different than the other girls and they mother to his future kids. That was still shocking to him. In two months he was going to be a father to not one but two kids. He needed to find someway to make things up to Claire. Believe it or not he wanted a family. He wanted it all with her. This was all new to him and he was last as hell. What did she want? Hell what did any woman want? Then he thought about it. Maybe he had a small idea.
Later on that day, Claire sat in the living room with her feet up on the coffee table eating her ice cream, "Hey I am going to run out but I was wondering if you wanted to go out to dinner with me. You know just to get out." Dean asked as he put on his jacket.
"We can just order in if you want." Claire said.
"We always do that. We need to get out while we can." Dean said.
"You are welcome to go out. I told you that. It's no problem." She gave him a small smile.
"I don't want to go out alone. I want to go out with you and that's what we are going to do. So get dressed and I will be back in an hour to pick you up."
"Dean I don't feel like it." She said.
"Just do it alright. You'll be glad you did trust me." He smiled. He walked over and kissed the top of her head. "I'll be back in a little bit." He said and walked out the door.
As he left Claire sighed and rubbed her large belly, "What is your daddy up to now?" She wiggled her way off the couch and made her way to her bedroom to get dressed.
One hour later Dean returned home with a single rose and he was dressed in one of his suits. "Claire, are you ready?" He called out.
Claire walks out of her room wearing a black dress and her hair curled, "Yeah I'm ready." She said.
Dean looked at her and smiled, "You look great."
"I look like a whale." She sighed and looked at the flower, "Is that for me?"
"Oh yeah" He handed it to her.
Claire smelled the flower and smiles, "Thank you, Dean. Are you ready to go now?"
"Yeah. Let's go get something to get. I'm thinking Italian."
"Sounds great." Claire grabbed her purse and they headed out the door.
They pulled up to the restaurant and Dean opened her door for her. He took her hand in his and they headed inside. To Claire's surprise he had already made reservations. They were seated at a small table with candles next to a window that over looked a small lake.
"This is really nice, Dean." Claire said as Dean pulled out her chair and she sat down.
"I heard about it from someone I work with. I thought we could use a night out." He said and sat across from her, "How are you feeling?
"Pretty good. Tired and a little sore but other than that we are all doing great." She said and placed her napkin in her lap.
"Good. That's really good. Not too much longer now I guess."
"Nope. About six weeks I think." She took a sip of her water and looked over the menu.
Dean looked at her for a moment and smiled. He let out a sigh and grabbed the menu. He had never been this nervous in his life. Was he doing the right thing? Was he nuts for thinking this was a good idea? So many questions were going on in his head.
Claire looked up from the menu and saw Dean staring off, "Dean, are you ok? You seem….stressed."
"Huh? Oh no I'm…I'm fine. Just thinking to myself I guess."
"Is everything ok?" She swallowed hard wondering if he was thinking of leaving her.
"Everything is great." He said and closed the menu and set it aside. "I just need to talk to you about something that has been on my mind the last few days."
"Oh boy." Claire said an out her menu down. This was it. He was leaving her. She was going to have to be a single mom. She screwed up once again. She knew it. "Just…..just get it out." She said trying to keep herself together.
Dean took a seep breath, "Ok well….I know things haven't been great between us and for that I am sorry. I take the blame for it. I wasn't there when you needed me."
"No its ok. Really it is. It's my fault for giving you a hard time." She began to panic, "I don't mind you going out I really don't.
"I know you do Claire and it wasn't far for me to go out and leave you at home. You don't deserve that."
"Dean I told you to go out. It's just hormones. I got upset for no reason." Tears came to her eyes and she began to play with her hands.
Dean looked at the tears in eyes and moves his seat over next to hers, "Hey hey….what's wrong?" he said quietly.
"You are leaving me aren't you? I am too much to handle. I know. I heard it all before but I can be better I promise." She looked into his eyes. "You can date just please don't leave me alone."
"Claire shh." He cupped her face, "I didn't not bring you hear to tell you I was leaving alright? I told you we were in this together and I mean that. I am not leaving. I promise."
Claire nodded and wiped her eyes, "I'm sorry I just got scared."
"There is no reason for you to be scared. I messed up in the past, a lot actually, but I want to change that. I want to be better for you guys. I want….I want us to be a family." He said and his heart began to pound in his chest.
"We are a family Dean and I promise not to push you away anymore." She said looking into his eyes.
"That's good to hear because I want to ask you something." He said.
"You can ask me anything. I want us to start over." She smiled at him.
Dean stared into her eyes and smiles. This wasn't the way he has rehearsed it but before he knew it he said, "Marry me."
Claire froze and wasn't sure if she had heard his right, "I'm sorry w-what?"
"I know it's not the perfect situation and I'm a pain in the ass and we have a lot to work on but…..but I want to marry you. I want us to be a real family." He said.
"Oh wow. I wasn't really expecting you to ask me that tonight. You don't have to do this you know? You can take it back. I won't be mad."
"I don't want to take it back. I want you to say you will marry me. If you want to that is." Dean said.
Claire sat there silent for what seemed like a lifetime to Dean. Finally she took a deep breath and looked back at him and nodded her head, "Ok."
"Ok?" Dean asked to make sure he had heard her right.
"Yeah….I mean yes. Yes I will marry you Dean. I want to marry you." She smiled.
"You serious?" he asked, "I mean that's great." He pulled her into a hug, "This is really great." He kissed the top of her head.
Claire hugged him tight and cried into his shirt a little. Was this real? Was she really going to marry him? Was he really going to marry her?
They couple stayed that way for a few minutes. Both thinking. Claire thinking about how happy she was and Dean thinking about whether or not if he should tell her who he really was….what he did. Maybe that was tomorrows problem. For tonight he just wanted it to be about them and only them. Everything else could wait. It was his turn to attempt to be happy.