Summary: It's been a year since Kitty's been out hunting, and a lot has changed in that year: she and Dean are married, Skyler went back to school, and Kitty's pregnant! But Kitty's also been keeping secrets in that year, and they come out when Sam comes home.


ONE YEAR AGO…

Sam (voice-over): If this thing goes our way, and I… triple lindy into that box… y-you know I'm not coming back. You got to promise not to try to bring me back. You and Kitty go off and get married. Have barbecues and go to football games. You go live some normal, apple-pie life. Promise me, Dean.

During Sam's voice-over, flashes of Dean and Kitty watching Sam fall into the pit, followed by Kitty sleeping on Dean's shoulder as Dean drives the Impala down a road, a look of despair on his face.

NOW


The blaring alarm caused Kitty to groan and to pull the covers up over her shoulders. Her tousled blonde hair had fallen out of its bun while she had slept, and it now fell across her face. She was still not used to sleeping in the new house that she and Dean had bought only six months before, causing her to be more tired than she should be.

"Are you waking up?" the rough and tired voice next to her asked as Dean wrapped an arm around her, his finger tips brushing her stomach, which has slightly grown more pronounced now that she's four months pregnant.

That came as a real shock for Kitty. Never had she ever thought that she would be a mom, and now she has something growing inside of her. The day she told everyone she was pregnant, she couldn't tell who was more surprised: Dean or Skyler.

"Yeah, I'm awake," Kitty sighed as she rolled over and snuggled her head into Dean's chest. "Unfortunately. Wish that stupid alarm clock of yours didn't go off. Do you have to go to work?"

"Yeah, I do," Dean replied as he kissed the top of her head and wrapped an arm around her tightly.

Kitty just laid on him for a few moments, and felt the rise and fall of his chest, before she realized that her husband wasn't even trying to get up. "Hey, are you okay?" she asked him as she looked up into his hazel eyes.

"Yeah," he sighed with a soft smile at her. "I'm good." The two held eye contact or a moment longer, before Dean replaced his soft smile with one of mischief and asked, "What if we named the baby Elijah if it's a boy."

Rolling her eyes and sighing, Kitty crawled over top of Dean and out of the bed. She grabbed a silk bathrobe and slipped it on over her tank top and shorts. "If it's a boy, his name isn't going to have any reference to a hobbit."

She made her way down the stairs of the small bi-level house and headed straight for the kitchen to make herself a cup of coffee. All her doctors that she's seen told her not to drink more than three cups of coffee, but Kitty would rarely drink one to start with. She only took up drinking the hot liquid to keep her mind off of having a beer.

Going to the fridge, Kitty took out a carton of eggs and started to crack them into a bowl. "Another pregnancy craving?" Dean asked as he took the bowl away from Kitty and began to whisk the eggs. "I mean, I've never seen you eat so much scrambled eggs."

"Shut up," she laughed as she poured Dean a cup of coffee and sat down at the small table in the kitchen. "Oh, Ben's going to come over and help me paint the baby's room while you're at work." It was hard for Kitty when they moved into the house, and realized that Lisa and her son, Ben, would be living next door, but they have never been anything but nice to her.

"I thought you decided not to paint it," Dean asked with a glance over his shoulder, giving Kitty a quizzical look before turning his attention back to cooking.

"I changed my mind," Kitty stated back, as she took another sip of her coffee and looked out the back window. "Leave the pregnant lady alone."

"Whatever," Dean sighed as he placed a plate of eggs in front of Kitty and kissed her head. "I'm going out for beers with Sid after work. I'll be back late."

With a nod of her head, Kitty scooped up some eggs into her mouth and sighed heavily. She had just recently finished feeling sick all the time, and every piece of food she came in contact with was now a blessing, because she could actually hold it down.

"Bye!" she called over her shoulder to Dean just before he closed the door, and then she directly went back to eating her breakfast.


When the doorbell rang at 9:30, Kitty looked up from her laptop with a confused expression. She had asked Ben to come over at noon to paint, and she wasn't expecting anyone else to arrive. Luckily for her, she had already chanced into a pair of jeans and a camisole, so when she opened the door, she wouldn't have been standing in her nightclothes.

"Kitty!" she heard Skyler's voice yell from the door, which was on the opposite side of the house. "Open the door!"

Rolling her eyes heavily, Kitty stood up from the couch in the living room and walked down the hall to the front door. "Why are you here?" she asked Skyler as soon as she opened the door.

"Because I've missed you," Skyler replied with a roll of her eyes as she leaned against the doorjamb. "And because someone has been asking me all morning about when Dean was going to work so that he could see you."

Shock ran through Kitty as she stuck her head out the door and looked around the front yard. "Did you bring him here? He can't be here!"

"Yeah, I told him that," Skyler sighed as she walked into Kitty's house and shut the door, "but he left and I have no idea where he went."

"Skyler," Kitty growled, a very serious undertone crossing her face. "If Dean ever finds out that I know where he is, never mind the fat that I've been seeing him-"

A knock at the door caused Kitty to freeze in midsentence. She glared heavily at her half-sister before she opened the door. On the opposite side stood an older man, his once blonde hair almost completely gray now, and his dark eyes still having a young glow. Seeing the older man, Kitty let out a heavy sigh and dragged the man into her house before she slammed the door shut. "What did I say about you coming here? What if Dean saw you?"

The older man shook his head and looked down at Kitty before he smiled gently at her. "What, a father can't go and visit his daughter anymore?"


I hope you enjoyed this first chapter. I couldn't wait until the 10th for you to all read it, so I've uploaded it now ^_^