E/O Challenge Word/Phrase:

Trick or treat /trik ôr trēt/ n. – A request by children on Halloween as they proceed from house to house dressed in costume and asking for treats, such as candy.


Spoilers/Warnings: the pilot

Disclaimer: Not mine

Word Count: 116


Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. ~ Bertold Brecht


"Trick or treat!" four-year old Dean yelled, his voice muffled by the Batman mask he wore as he held out his bright orange jack-o-lantern bucket.

"Well, aren't you adorable?" the elderly woman asked, tossing miniature packages of candy into the pail before turning her attention to the other visitors standing on her front porch. "And you are too precious, sweetie," she cooed at the baby dressed as Robin.

"That's Sammy. He's my sidekick," Dean announced proudly, beaming up at his baby brother held securely in his mother's arms.

Mary smiled, briefly burying her face in her baby's hair; breathing his scent and this moment; knowing in two days, her deal would come due...and everything would change.


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