"Krystal...Sweetie, you have to know that I love you so very much...Okay?" Tears start falling from his piercing eyes.
"John...What happened?" I ask.
"Please, just know that I will always be here for you. Even if I am not physically here." John hugs me. Tears spring to my eyes.
"P-Please...What is going on?" I plead for him to tell me.
"Look...I made a deal with the demon that had killed your mother...That I would be with you until you have someone. And now you have Mike. You don't need me anymore. My time is served, Krystal. I protected you, I loved you and still do, and I did all I could for you to be happy. Now Mike can take over." John explains. My heart shatters into pieces...Small, microscopic pieces that cannot be put back together now matter how hard you try.
"N-No...I...I'm not happy. John, please..." I begin to sob.
"I made a deal." He pulls out a Colt M1911A and walks out to go meet the demon...The yellow eyed demon.
"N-N-No!!! Pl-Please!!!" I fall to my knees, sobbing violently, screaming for him to come back. I feel like he doesn't hear me...A gunshot sounds...
My body jolts upright, shocked from my heartbreaking dream. I really hope John hasn't made a deal with that demon. I can't lose him. Not now, not ever. I scrub the unexpected tears from my eyes. I decide to drag myself out of bed, though I have quite a while before a go to work. I grab some clothes and change. Black sweatpants, a white hip hugging long sleeve and John's black and white plaid shirt that he let me borrow last night. Then I head to my bathroom, grab a comb and comb my hair until it is knot free. Much better. I am not going to worry about make up. Not right now, at least. Once I am done, I trudge out to the living room, where John is just watching some early morning TV. I can't stop the tears when I look at him. He looks at me once, smiles but then has to do a double take before he realizes I am crying. His face becomes full of worry as he stands up. John then starts walking over to me.
"Hey, sweetie, are you o-" I cut him off by running and leaping into his arms for a hug. I wrap my legs around his torso and my arms around his shoulders, sobbing as I hug him. I can tell he is a bit shocked but he wraps his arms around me slowly.
"Please don't leave me...Please. I can't lose you..." I whisper.
"Hey...Honey bear, what is going on?" John looks at me, sitting back down on the couch, me still on his lap.
"I-I had a nightmare...You m-made a deal with the demon that killed mom...And the deal was you would only be with me until I have someone else. And in my nightmare, I had Mike...And you...Your time was up, and you go killed...J-John, please...Don't tell me you made a deal with yellow eyes..." I explain to him between sobs.
"No no! I have not made a deal with him and I never will. Krystal, I am here to stay. And anyway, you better not have Mike. I don't like the way he is. He's rude and snarky. Look, I love you and whatever time I have left, is ours. I don't care if you have someone, I come first, way before them. I'd never hurt you like that, or in any way, really." John whispers, wiping my tears away. I curl up in his lap and sob quietly. John starts singing "Dust In the Wind" to me, wiping away my tears and holding me close. Who knew a nightmare could hurt so much?
"Has anything been bothering you lately?" John asks in mid song.
"Just fear of losing you." I answer.
"So that probably caused the nightmare...You won't lose me." He replies.
"I better not..." I bury my face into his chest.
"I love you." John whispers.
"I love you, too." I answer.
"We should get you some food." He suggests. My stomach growls.
"I am hungry." I look up at him. He smiles a little and carries me to the kitchen. He sets me down in the chair.
"What would you like to eat?" John asks.
"I could have some Pot Noodle." I smile.
"Good choice." He smirks and grabs the king size Chicken and Mushroom for me, then the Bombay Bad Boy for him, why the kind size? He begins making the noodles for us. I grab some Coke from the fridge, set them on the table...And right before I set them down, the doorbell rings. I place them down and suspiciously wander to the door. I open it...Finding Sam and Dean there. I gasp a little.
"Daddy's little girl isn't so little anymore." Dean swallows.
"Guys!" I nearly cry and hug them. Both of them hug me tightly.
"Alright, that is enough hugging for me. Where is the big guy?" Dean asks, releasing me.
"In the kitchen." I answer.
"God, it is so nice to see you again." Sam hugs me tightly, his deep voice rings through my ears.
"It's nice to see you again, too." I whisper. He sighs softly, hugging me tighter.
"Krystal, love, your noodles are done!" John calls out.
"Oh, good. I am starving." I release the hug from Sam and we head to the kitchen. I sit down and Sam takes a seat beside me. John and Dean sit on the opposite side.
"So, how have you boys been?" John asks, stirring his noodles.
"Not so bad, the usual, demon hunting and Sam being a bitch." Dean chuckles, opening his can of Coke.
"Hey, Sam is not a bitch." I murmur, swallowing some noodles.
"That's alright, Dean is a jerk. But I am going to steal a bite..." Sam grabs my noodles and takes a bite.
"I remember, you were the one that introduced me to these noodles, Sam. Grab a fork, we can share." I tell him. Sam does so.
"I don't see how you can eat those noodles. Gross." Dean cringes.
"Easy, you stick a fork in them and eat them." I wink at him.
"Ah, smart ass, are we? Love it." He chuckles.
"You bet. We have some pie on the counter, Dean. You can help yourself." I gesture to the apple pie on the counter from last night. Dean does help himself. Sam and I share the noodles, while John eats his.
"So, are you guys staying here?" John wonders.
"If that wouldn't be an issue..." Sam replies shyly.
"I have an extra room. I mean, I hope you boys have beds." I look at them both. Dean is too busy stuffing his face with pie.
"We do. No worries." Sam answers.
"Shit...John, we need to go. I need to get to work." I hand Sam the rest of the noodles so he can finish them.
"Where do you work?" Dean asks.
"Ah, I work at Freddy Fazbear's Family Diner." I answer, doing some eyeliner here in the kitchen.
"I've seen that place. I want to go with." Sam replies, scarfing down the rest of the noodles.
"Alright, hurry guys." John grabs my keys. Soon, we are all out the door and on our way for me to work. Sam and Dean are in the back, John driving and me right beside him.
"So, do you like your job?" Sam asks.
"I...Yeah. I do, I mean I can't complain because it's money, I guess." I answer, looking at John. He looks at me and smirks a little.
"You hesitated." Dean murmurs.
"Just hard to explain, guys." John replies. After a while, we arrive at Freddy's and we head inside.
"Hey John, could you head to my office and get the security system up? I need to give them the grand tour." I ask.
"Of course." He nods, kisses my forehead and heads to my office. I show Sam and Dean around the place, saving Darwin for last so I can explain to them what goes on with him.
"So...What goes on with that huge dinosaur?" Dean asks, leaning against the wall by the ball room.
"Darwin...He er...He becomes possessed quite a bit. And I knew from the start that it has to do with a demon. Luckily, his girlfriend has kept him at bay lately." I answer.
"Ah, that is good. If he acts up...Me, Sammy, and John know what to do." Dean crosses his arms.
"I see. I am glad. Well guys, that is all I have to show you so far and now you know all the animatronics. My ex boyfriend, his daughter plus her daughter, will be coming in soon so...You guys will get to meet them." I sigh.
"Ex boyfriend? Oh dear, I may have to kick his ass." Dean cracks his knuckles.
"Dean, quit. Anyway, Nico, she has a child but I need you guys to have an open mind. And you will find out why." I tell them as we head to my office.
"Open mind? Of course." Sam replies. I become nervous. I know Nico will come in with Wyatt and Ryker when my shift is halfway in...
"Okay...Are you guys ready to meet them?" I ask, watching as Nico, Ryker, and Wyatt now in the main room with Bonnie and Bonbon in there. Halfway through my shift, I knew it.
"Sure." They both answer. John wraps his arm around me and we all start heading to the main room. Soon, we arrive in the main room. Wyatt looks adorable, wearing a cute white shirt with some pink overalls.
"Nico, Ryker, Bonnie, Bonbon...These are my...Er, cousins? Sam and Dean Winchester. Sam, Dean, this is Ryker, my ex. This is Bonbon and Bonnie, my friends. This is Nico, my friend. And this is Wyatt. A product of Bonnie and Nico." I explain nervously. Sam and Dean look at each other, then me.
"Well...I mean...I am fine with it. As long as y'all are happy." Sam shrugs.
"What...? What the fuck? Okay, this is a bit much for me. That is not even possible. Fucking Christ, do I need to get the Holy Water? Holy shit." Dean seems beyond shocked.
"No Dean...Come here. You guys talk a bit, I will be back." I grab Dean's hand and pull him to the janitors closet, closing the door.
"Dean, please. I need you to have an open mind, okay? Nico is my friend. I was pregnant once, with Bonnie's child but I miscarried. Which I am glad. I want a human child. But she is happy. I don't want to take that away from her. Dean, please just relax." I explain to him.
"I'm sorry, but that is just a bit fucked up. Krystal, I mean no harm but...Wow. I just need to breathe a little." He runs his fingers through his short, spiked hair.
"I know, it is a lot to take in. I'm sorry. Maybe John should take you back to my place." I am a bit concerned about Dean.
"Can I go...Please?" Dean asks.
"Of course. I'm sorry." I apologize. Dean grabs me and kisses my cheek then we head out to the main room again.
"John, could you take Dean home, please?" I ask.
"Of course. Dean, we will set up you and Sam's room. Krystal, I will swing by after your shift to get you and Sam. I love you." John answers.
"I love you, too." I smile at him.
"Wait, I am gonna go with him to get the Impala. I will be back, John, you and Dean just set up our room. I will bring her home." Sam says.
"Oh, alright." He nods. Sam leaves with them. Nico, Ryker, Bonnie, Bonbon, Wyatt, and I all take a seat on the floor and Nico pulls out some dry cereal to feed her, as she can have dry cereal. She is nearing a toddler and I am sure she has gone through teething.
"I really apologize about Dean. He is not used to this. He is more close minded than Sam is. Sam is more open minded. They have encountered many things, like demons, angels, werewolves, vampires, witches, shape shifters, etc...But not a hybrid like her." I explain to them.
"It's quite alright, Krystal. I understand Dean is not used to it. I like your cousin, Sam. He seems nice and open minded." Nico replies with a smile as she is feeding Wyatt.
"Sam has always been that way. I haven't seen him and Dean in ages. But don't worry, Dean will come around sooner or later. You and Bonnie have a cute daughter. Cuter than what me and him would have made." I smile at Wyatt, whose blue eyes are darting around the room in amusement.
"What do you mean they have encountered those things? How?" Ryker asks.
"Dean, John, and Sam are all demon hunters. Sam and Dean will most likely living with me, and...Well, John, I think he has quit being a demon hunter to come and be with me. So...They have encountered a lot of things that are just out of this world." I answer.
"Ah, I see. Glad John lives with you. Are they really your cousins?" He wonders.
"Dad, don't pester your ex. Not nice." Nico murmurs, glaring at Ryker.
"No no, it's fine. Well Ryker, I have no clue. As they are my dad's cousins in reality and he lost his wife. I don't know if they are my cousins or not." I reply.
"Wait...You lost your mother?" Bonbon asks.
"Yup. Demon killed her, which set John off to demon hunting. So there you have it." I grit my teeth, trying to fight back some tears.
"So that is why you love your daddy so much. Cute." Ryker smirks, almost teasingly.
"Dad, I don't think that was a smart idea to s-"
"No Nico...He's right. I do love my daddy, so much. More than I will ever love him. No wonder you couldn't keep me as a girlfriend. You're an ass." I snap. Ryker goes pale, shocked. All of them are shocked. I get up and walk away, pissed off. As I am walking, someone grabs my arm. I turn to see Bonnie.
"What do you want?" I ask.
"You called your ex an ass...Krystal, I thought you still loved him deep down." Bonnie answers.
"Yeah, I called him an ass...And I don't know how I feel about him. I don't know how to feel about anyone anymore. Yes, granted, I did have sex with Bonbon but that was just a quick fix for needs. And Dr. Sheppard...He was making sure I don't self harm, do cocaine, smoke, any of that. And he had to feel all over to make sure I have zero fresh cuts. But the reason I called Ryker is an ass is I know what he is getting at with John. And you know what? I don't want to hear it. That is my business." I explain.
"Right, I get that it is your business...Well...Congrats. I am so glad you stuck up for yourself." Bonnie punches my shoulder playfully.
"Thanks Bonnie. So, you and Nico. I am hoping you two get together. You two would be cute. Sure, I love ya, but you're like a brother to me anymore. I view you as nothing more." I admit.
"Thank you...I view you as a sister, too. I hope her and I get together. I love her." He whispers.
"That is good. Go for the gold, bro. Speaking of go. I have to go back to work. Laters." I walk off. I arrive at my office and plop down in the chair, waiting for Sam to come back and keep me company. My phone vibrates on the desk. Sam is calling me.
"Yeah Sam?" I take the call.
"Hey there. I am about there. Just at the nearest gas station. Do you want anything?" He asks.
"Um, some gummy worms and an energy drink, if you wouldn't mind." I answer.
"Sure thing. I will see you soon." Sam replies. We both hang up. I flip through the cameras, bored and waiting.
"Hey Winchester." Jeremy startles me.
"Oh...Hey Fitzgerald." I wave.
"How are ya doing?" He asks.
"Fine, just waiting." I reply.
"Ah, on Sam? He's a pretty cool guy. And Dean...He seems a bit on the...Hot shot side." Jeremy murmurs.
"He is. Oh well, that is how he has always been. But he has a heart." I sigh.
"I see. Cool cool...Well, get back to work." He begins walking away.
"Jeremy wait." I stand up and walk over to him. His face turns into worry and curiosity.
"Have you heard from Isaac lately? I have not seen him in quite some time." I ask.
"Oh...Right. He needed a lot of time off, and still does. He has not been...Well. Physically, mentally, and emotionally." Jeremy answers.
"Oh my...Well, he didn't seem right at the Christmas party. I hope he becomes well." I murmur.
"Yeah..." He sighs. I walk back to my desk and plop down again. As I am watching in the main room, I notice Sam walks in. I hurry to the main room to meet him there.
"Sammy!" I giggle and hug him.
"Hah, you missed me? I was only gone for about thirty minutes. Also, here is your energy drink and your gummy worms." He hugs me back then hands me the food and drink. Wyatt looks up at Sam and giggles. He looks at her and chuckles.
"She's cute." Sam smiles.
"Thank you." Nico smiles warmly at him.
"Welcome Miss." He nods awkwardly.
"Come, let's go to my office." I grab his hand and we walk to my office. I sit down and so does he, keeping me company throughout my entire shift...
Once my shift is over, I clock out and all that, then I climb in the Impala with Sam, ready to go home. Sam turns over the engine and we are out of here.
"I noticed your scars, by the way." Sam mentions as he drives.
"Yeah...Hate me all you want. I can't help it. Depression is just something I struggle with." I murmur.
"I would never hate you for that, Krystal. I suffer from depression and anxiety...So, I know where you are coming from. I have scars myself and I have tried to kill myself. But I got stronger, and I am sure you have, too. We will have our breakdowns but we will always stand right back up and fight again." Sam explains.
"Wait...You have scars, too?" I ask, a bit shocked.
"I do. Here, I will show you." He pulls over quickly and pulls his jeans down, then moves his boxers, showing me the scars on his upper thighs.
"I didn't think of you as that type..." I reply.
"I am. You never know what the inside is like." He pulls his pants back up and begins driving again.
"That is true." I agree.
"So you and John. What is the story?" Sam asks out of nowhere.
"It's nothing, really. I just love my dad and I am glad he is back." I answer.
"Alright, I am merely curious. I did not mean to discomfort you." Sam looks at me.
"You didn't. I just worry about losing him. I am no where near ready to lose him." I admit.
"You won't lose him anytime soon. Same with me and Dean. I promise." Sam grabs my hand and squeezes gently. I squeeze back gently....I am going to love having him and Dean with me.
"So will you guys go demon hunting once in a while?" I wonder.
"We will. So if you see us gone some day, you know where we went. But I will say, we will return." Sam reassures me.
"Awesome." I smile. Soon, we arrive at home and lock up the house. Sam is tired, so he heads to his room with Dean. I notice John is still up in the kitchen.
"What's wrong?" I ask.
"I just wanted to make sure Sam got you home safely." He answers. I walk over to him and take a seat beside him.
"Of course he did. Something has been bothering you all day. I can tell. Please talk to me." I whisper. John covers his face briefly and sighs.
"Just overthinking, is all." He murmurs, tears springing to his eyes.
"No no no...Please." I go to hug him but he grabs me and pulls me over his lap, in a straddle position, burying his face in my stomach and sobbing quietly. I comfort him, hugging him...Humming to him...
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 7...