Basic Space 2They let him on, of course he did, and he was surprised by how good he was at the job. He pulled off the grate in the kitchen on the first day and pulled out the army men, hacked into pieces and deeply shoved into the gears after all of this time, fixing the air conditioning. Everyone liked that. He even got a big hug from Ellen.
She was a good woman, stern, fair, and hard, but absolutely wonderful. She must have been a bartender before getting on the boat, as she was great at mixing drinks and would practice pouring and counseling on Dean when he was the only one in the kitchen. They would talk for hours and she was soon a mother to him, just like Sam had warned.
Her daughter was gorgeous and blond and nothing like you'd expect from a teenager. She was tough and she acted as if she could take on the world or, at least, Dean. He was a lot older than her, at least six years, and three lifetimes, but he still caught her eyeing him up sometimes. He was tempted to give her those looks back
Until it SleepsThe Impala's purr cut off abruptly as Dean parked her, taking the keys out of the ignition. He poked at Sam, who was asleep in the passenger seat, before rising from his seat and stretching his legs. His knees popped loudly, unhappy with how long they'd been driving, and Dean swore under his breath. With Sam following drowsily he went to the office of the little motel and got them a room, two queens, just as always.
There had been a lot of deaths in town, people found with their throats torn out. Dean hated vampires, hated fighting them, but he couldn't just let them wander freely. It was on the way, anyhow. They'd gotten a lead on Kevin and his mom, just a state over. Sam was smarter than Dean remembered and he was able to track the Chau's credit cards.
He was tired though and he crashed into the bed as soon as they entered their room. Dean smiled down at him. Sometimes he was still just a little kid. They could start searching in the morning.
Dean didn't sleep very much anymore. He d