Thanksgiving has flown by, right out the window... And now it is Christmas. Maddox and my father both need to open their presents that I had gotten them. My father is asleep with Maddox in my bed right now, so I woke earlier than both of them to organize their presents. I hope my dad will like the things I had gotten him. I also hope Maddox likes what I had gotten him. My eyes flicker to the time. Hmm, it is 7am, I had work off last night, shockingly, which is why I am up now. It felt weird not working last night. But then again, it was nice to have some time off. I should ask for time off more often, it's not healthy to work all the time.
I look at the presents under the white Christmas tree, which have beautiful, multi-color LED lights, silver garland, ordiments, and a star upon the top. There are also multi-color lights around the inside and outside of my house, my dad had helped me decorate. It's nice to have my dad home for the holidays with me. I love having him with me. I just hope he doesn't leave me ever again. If he does, I will be really hurt and upset. Hmm, maybe I should wake them now. Or make some breakfast first... Hmm, tough choice. I think I will wake them, let them open their presents and then make some breakfast. Nodding to myself, I head to my room and walk over to me, then wake them.
"Dad, Maddox, come on. Time to get up and open presents!" I exclaim. My dad jolts upright as Maddox slowly wakes up.
"You okay?" My dad asks.
"Of course I am, just thought I'd wake you two up so you can open presents." I reply.
"Presents!?" Maddox asks, getting excited.
"Yeah, come on. In the living room." I answer with a smile. Maddox jumps up and I lift him into my arms. My dad gets out of bed slowly and stretches. He is wearing plaid pajama pants and a black t-shirt. As I am wearing plaid pajama pants and a gray t-shirt. I am just like my dad.
"I will be in there shortly." My dad says. I nod and walk Maddox into the living room. I pull out all his presents and sit on the floor wiith him.
"Go ahead and starts opening them baby." I give him approval. Maddox begins opening his presents. I got him a toy microphone, different color bow ties and top hats, some toys and candy. Soon, my dad walks in here with a box in his arms. My look turns quizzical. He sits on the floor by Maddox and I, so I hand him his presents.
"Open them." I state.
"I will, but first..." My dad opens the box and hands Maddox and I presents. I look at him curiously.
"What are these for...?" I ask.
"You, my daughter." He responds, opening his presents. I got my dad some cool shirts, like plaid, smartass remarks t-shirts, a platinum watch with a beautiful blue back to it, supporting the silver hands and the diamonds all around it, acting as the numbers. And I also bought my dad some lounge pants, jeans and some new shoes. I begin opening my presents, loving each one so far. He has gotten me some plaid shirts, loosely knitted sweaters, jeans, lounge pants, new shoes and some bracelets.
"Thank you for the presents, dad, I love them." I go to hug him but he stops me.
"One more gift." He says, handing me another gift. It is a small box with wrapping paper and a pink bow on it. I decide to open it, tearing off the paper then opening the small box. Inside, I find a platinum bracelete with a heart dangling from it. I decide to look at the heart and notice the words "John Winchester's baby girl forever" engraved into it. Tears begin to drip down from my eyes. I look at my dad. He smiles softly and turns the heart over which has "I am so sorry for leaving you, my daughter. I'll never leave you again" engraved into it, looks like his handwriting on this side.
"Dad!" I cry hard and hug him tightly.
"I am so sorry baby girl. I will never leave you again, I swear." My dad whispers, crying softly.
"Y-You better not. I missed you so fucking much." I murmur. John holds me tight to him. Unfortunately, my stomach growls, causing us both to stop hugging and giggle.
"Looks like my baby girl is hungry." John laughs.
"I am starving." I reply. John stands up and holds out his hand. I place my hand in his and he helps me up. I look down at Maddox, who is admiring his presents.
"Are you hungry, love?" I wonder.
"I am." Maddox responds.
"Alright, I will bring you breakfast when it is done." I smile and walk to the kitchen. John follows me to the kitchen and grabs the coffee.
"Want any?" He asks.
"No no, I am good. What do we want for breakfast?" I wonder.
"Do you know how to make omelets?" He looks at me.
"I don't..." I admit shyly.
"Awe, I will make them. Just help me out, alright?" John responds.
"I will actually make Maddox some pancakes while you whip up the omelets, Maddox loves sweets." I reply.
"Ah, gotcha." He replies, pulling out the carton of eggs, shredded cheddar cheese and some ham cubes. John and I work our way around the kitchen, making breakfast. It smells ravishing in here...
After breakfast, I clean up the mess we had made and John plays with Maddox for a while, it is so cute. I love the fact my dad is bonding with him. I think it is cute. My phone sounds, pulling it out of my pocket, I notice Jeremy is calling me. Good God.
"Yes Jeremy?" I take the call.
"Hey, Merry Christmas, first of all." Jeremy says.
"Oh, Merry Christmas Jeremy. Thanks." I reply.
"You're very welcome. Are you coming to the Christmas Party at work tonight?" Jeremy asks.
"Christmas Party? At work?" I wonder.
"Yes." He replies.
"Oh, yeah. What time does it start?" I ask, looking at the time, which it is 9:20am.
"It starts at 7:30pm." He answers
"I will be there." I answer.
"Awesome, looking forward to it!" He says, to me it sounds as if he is trying to be cheerful.
"See ya." I hang up shortly after I respond. I walk to the living room where my dad and Maddox are.
"Who was that, baby girl?" John asks.
"My boss. Tonight is the Christmas Party at work and you two are coming with me." I answer.
"Yay!!" Maddox claps. I smile and sit down.
Right now I am in my bathroom, drying my hair from my nice, hot shower, getting ready for the Christmas Party. I already have my clothes in here for the Christmas party. Tonight, I have decided to wear an outfit like a demon hunter. Which is combat boots, dark jeans, a gray, hip-hugging undershirt, and black and red plaid button up shirt over that. After drying my body off, I pull on my clothes and hunt for a comb. I need to clean again, my bathroom is a mess. Soon, I find a comb and comb out my hair. Hmm, what should I do with this mess today? I look at myself in the mirror for a while. I am so unsure. A knock on the door startles me.
"Who is it?" I ask.
"Your father, you good in there?" John wonders.
"I am good. Just have to do my hair and make up." I reply.
"Alright baby girl." John responds. I pull out my make up bag and do my eyeliner nice and dark, as usual. I decide on some gray eyeshadow to pop out my eyes and red lipstick, of course to match the plaid shirt. After thinking, I finally decide what to do with my hair. I pull it up into a ponytail with a braid on the left side. I look good. My eyes flicker down to the platinum bracelet John has gotten me. A smile spreads across my face. Once I am done, I spray some perfume on myself and head to the kitchen where my dad is sitting, on his phone and drinking some water. He looks up at me while drinking water and nearly spits it out.
"H-Holy..." His cheeks flush.
"What...?" I wonder.
"You are definetly my daughter... You look like a demon hunter..." John replies.
"Thanks daddy." I reply.
"Ah, anytime sweetie." He clears his throat. Maddox walks in here and looks at me.
"Woah..." He blushes.
"Ha, thanks." I smile, already knowing what he is thinking.
"You look... Wonderful." Maddox smiles widely.
"Thank you guys." I blush lightly. They both nod and I pull out my phone. I notice a text message from Jeremy.
"I forgot to tell you on the phone you can bring John and Maddox with you." I read it in my head.
"I planned to take them anyway..." I text back. Weirdo... I think I know he won't have an issue... Is he making an excuse to text me? I shake off the thought. I look at the time, it is 7:05pm.
"Alright guys, let's head out." I murmur.
"Could you fix my bow tie?" Maddox asks. Nodding, I walk over to him and fix his green bow tie. He is wearing a red top hat for Christmas. Awe, red and green. That is so cute. I lift him into my arms, grab by keys and my wallet. John follows me out, locking up the house. On the way there, Maddox is in my lap as my dad drives, I really didn't feel like driving, especially with snow on the roads. I notice the song "Safe" by Westlife comes on, so I turn it up a bit and hug Maddox.
"Is there a meaning behind this song?" John asks, looking at us.
"Maddox and I slow danced to this song whenever he or I were both feeling broken." I reply.
"That is really cute." John smiles and pays attention to the road. I sing to Maddox on the way to Freddy's. Maddox loves when I sing to him. I love when I hold him close and sing to him. Soon, we arrive at Freddy's and I carry Maddox inside with my dad following me. Wow, it is decorated really nicely. Colorfuly, twinkly lights, garland, a cute Christmas tree... Wow, I love it. The main room is so full of Christmas decorations and people. The animatronics are on stage, performing their Christmas songs and so on. It is nice to actually see people here, happy and enjoying. Jeremy finds us.
"Hey guys, woah. Krystal, you look really good." Jeremy's eyes flicker to me, blushing lightly.
"She does, doesn't she?" John puts his arm around me, in a protective manner. I smile lightly.
"Mmmhm." Jeremy nods.
"Where is Nico at?" I wonder.
"She should be over by the snack table." Jeremy responds.
"Cool. Dad, I'll be back." I murmur, handing Maddox to my dad. He nods and contines to glare at Jeremy. He's so protective of me. I shake it off and walk over to the snack table to find Nico there. She turns to me. My cheeks heat up once I see her. She is wearing some nice, ass hugging jeans, and a hip hugging keyhole sweater. Damn... Her breasts look nice... She is also wearing some light and beautiful make up.
"Woah, you look amazing." I state.
"Thank you! So do you, as always." She offers a sweet smile.
"You're very welcome." I return the gesture.
"How is it having your dad back?" Nico asks.
"It's really nice. I love him to death and I am so glad to have him back." I answer.
"Does he know about your self harm?" She wonders.
"No, he doesn't. Not yet." I respond.
"You really should tell him, Krystal. He deserves to know the pain you've dealt with." Nico encourages me.
"I probably should tell him. He is my dad, after all." Narrowing my eyes, I answer.
"Don't be afraid to tell him, hun. I am sure he will love you no matter what." Nico tries to brighten the mood.
"Thanks Nico." I force a smile. She nods. I grab some crackers and cheese off the snack table and walk over to John and Maddox. Jeremy is still here, weird.
"Yeah, she's an excellent worker... Oh hey." Jeremy says, waving at me.
"Hey. Dad, I gotta talk to you... Alone. Jeremy, can we use your office?" I wonder.
"Um, sure..." Jeremy answers.
"Alright cool. Maddox, you may run around and play if you want, just don't get lost, okay?" I take him from my dad and place him down. Maddox nods and runs off. My dad and I walk to Jeremy's office, the music and laughter soon fading into a distance. We both enter his office and I close the door behind me.
"What is it?" John asks.
"You gotta know... I self harm..." I sigh, pulling up my sleeves to reveal my scars and some fresh cuts. His eyes widen.
"Baby girl... Please... You can't keep cutting. If you feel like cutting, come to me. I feel like I've failed you..." John murmurs, grabbing my arm and feeling my cuts.
"You have not failed me dad... I am so sorry. I will stop, okay? I just... I was under so much stress it wasn't even funny..." I reply.
"No more, baby. Please, I beg of you. These cuts are too harsh for comfort." He pleads. Instead of responding, I hug him tightly and he cries. I hold back my tears.
"No more..." I agree finally.
"That's a good girl." He whispers, swaying with me gently. After my father and I have talked, we both head back out to the party. I am super hungry right now. And really thirsty.
"Hey dad?" I tug his shirt.
"Hmm?" He looks at me.
"Could you get me some pizza and a Coke?" I wonder. He nods, kisses my forehead softly and walks away. I head to find a table to sit at. Noticing someone familiar, I walk over to a table by the stage. I notice Dr. Drevis and Dr. Sheppard at the table, chatting and eating pizza. Alfred looks at me.
"Ms. Winchester?" He wonders, in disbelief.
"In the flesh." I answer. He and Mark stand up, coming to hug me. I hug them both.
"My my, you have certainly changed." Alfred observes me.
"She has. My goodness, you look beautiful." Mark smiles.
"Thanks guys." I respond. I notice someone different sitting by where Alfred was sitting, reading. My expression turns quizzical. He seems to be deep into his reading. But I can't help but wonder who he is. He looks like Alfred but slightly different. Suddenly, his eyes flicker to me and I flush. His eyes are a beautiful, icy blue.
"Neil, come." Alfred says. He places his book down, gets up and walks over to us.
"Hello, I am Dr. Neil Watts." Neil says, his voice soft... Velvet like.
"Krystal Winchester." I respond. He extends his hand out. I place my hand in his and he shakes my hand gently.
"Nice to meet you." Neil responds.
"Likewise." I nod.
"Baby, here is your pizza and Coke. I got me some, t- Hello... Who are you all?" John asks them.
"Dad, this is Dr. Mark Sheppard, Dr. Alfred Drevis and Dr. Neil Watts." I point to each one of them.
"Nice you meet you all. I'm the dad, John Winchester." John responds.
"Likewise. You have a wonderful daughter." Alfred purrs, his eyes observing me in a subtle way.
"I do." John replies.
"Did you guys want to join us?" Mark wonders.
"Yes please." I respond. Mark pulls out a chair for me beside him and I sit down. John sits on my right, Mark on my left, Alfred across from me and Neil beside Alfred.
"So... How did you meet my daughter, Drevis?" My dad asks.
"I met her at the old location. It was delightful, I tell you. Her old boss, Mike Schmidt, introduced me to her." Alfred responds. I bite into my pizza.
"I see. How about you, Sheppard?" John looks at Mark.
"Oh, she was in a car accident and I had to wrap her torso." Mark replies.
"Watts?" John looks at him.
"Mr. Winchester, I had met her only seconds before you came." Neil responds.
"Ah. Awesome." John nods. Neil sips on his iced water and picks his book back up and begins reading again. He doesn't seem interested in socializing with me... But I sure am interested in him... I can't help but flicker my eyes to him once in a while. But this time, once my eyes flicker to him, his eyes dart to mine then swiftly back down to his book. A small smile curves upon his lips. Suddenly, I feel insecure.
"I am going outside for some air." I murmur, standing and feeling warm. Neil's eyes flicker up to me.
"Alright hun, take your time." John rubs my back softly. I nod and walk out, making my way through drunk, staggering people. The alcohol smell makes me sick to my stomach. Once I reach the doors, I step outside. The cool, winter air hits my body that feels like I am on fire. Damn, what a nice relief. I grab a seat on the sidewalk and look up at the navy sky, painted with white speckles and a crescent moon, illuminating the sky. Someone sits beside me. I notice it is Neil.
"Everything alright?" He wonders.
"Yeah, I just needed some air. Too warm and the smell of alcohol was making me feel sick to my stomach." I reply.
"Ah, I see. Smart girl for not even remotely liking the smell of alcohol." He murmurs.
"I think alcohol is just too strong." I look at him.
"It is, for me anyhow." Neil agrees.
"So, how did you meet Drevis and Sheppard?" I wonder.
"Drevis and Sheppard had just started associating with me one day at the hospital in the break room. Other than that, I have never really paid much attention to my surroundings. When I have a break, I usually read quietly and eat my lunch in piece. But now, since Drevis and Sheppard have become aquintances of mine, I socialize with them at lunch and during work hours." Neil explains.
"That is nice of them to socialize with you, Neil. You seem to be the type that doesn't exactly do parties or bad things, you know?" I comment.
"Ah, Ms. Winchester, I do enjoy a party once it a while. It is nice to kick back and let loose once in a while. I don't exactly do... Bad things, Krystal. I am just... I have a bad past and I take painkillers to ease the pain." He sighs, ruffling his hair a bit.
"Ah, you see... I don't take pain killers. I more or less endure pain." I lift my sleeves.
"Ms. Winchester, you really should not be doing so. Trust me. I know you have had a bad past as well, Drevis has told me, plus... It is in those beautiful eyes of yours." Neil nudges my elbow softly.
"Mr. Watts, you should really stop pain killers to ease your emotional pain." I nudge back.
"I'll stop... If you do." He suggests.
"Deal." I agree and we shake hands to seal the deal.
"What age are you, Krystal?" He aks.
"I am 22, you, Neil?" I wonder.
"I am 24." He responds.
"Not bad." I murmur, pulling out my phone and checking the time. Damn, time has flew by... It is 9:45pm now.
"Ms. Winchester... I'd like to have your number, get to know you more." Neil pulls out his phone and hands it to me. Blushing, I program my number into his phone then hand it back to him. He smiles softly.
"You may text me at anytime, even while I am at work." I answer.
"Oh? Where do you work?" He wonders.
"Here. I am a security guard." I reply.
"Interesting. You know... You are the first girl who has actually talked to me this long." Neil mentions.
"Is that so?" I cock my head to the side, amused.
"That is so." He nods.
"Well, I'd definetly like to talk more." I respond.
"Likewise." Neil winks. After a bit of talking, Neil and I eventually wander back inside...
Things have begun to slow down as time has ticked on, people leaving, giving hugs and so much. Drevis and Sheppard have left, Watts has stayed with my father and I. The animatronics are all having fun, drinking and so on. Chica is definetly drunk and Kenny is watching over her. Nico and Freddy are drunk as well and seem to be super full of lust right now.
"I am going to go find Maddox, see if he is good." John says. I nod. He wanders off and Neil and I sit at the table, observing the party that is dwindling down. I notice Chica is walking - or attempting to. Kenny is by her side, his arm around her. She seems to be in a flirty mood right now.
"Kenny, I need to go to the bathroom." Chica says.
"Okay." He responds, lifting her into his strong arms and carrying him off. My eyes follow them and eventually find Neil.
"So you watch them every night?" Neil asks.
"I do. Come, I'll show you my office." I respond, getting up. Neil rises and follows me. On the way, both of us hear the storage room door shut... I don't want to know. Jeremy has left me to lock up the place, oh yay... Neil and I reach my office and I give him a small tour.
"Seems like a nice, comfy office to be in." Neil mentions.
"It is. I usually have my little one in here with me and now my dad will be in here with me, since he came back." I answer.
"Little one?" Neil questions.
"Yeah, he is an animatronic. His name is Maddox, cute little bear. I love him to pieces." I nod, smiling lightly.
"I'd like to see him sometime." Neil replies.
"I can show you him sometime, I just am unsure of where he is." I murmur.
"You don't have to show me now." Neil smiles lightly.
"I should find him, he goes home with me." I search the vents and so on. Of course, I find him in the vent. He crawls out to me and I lift him into my arms.
"Is this him?" Neil wonders.
"It sure is. Maddox, this is Dr. Neil Watts." I introduce Maddox.
"Hi Neil." Maddox murmurs.
"Hello Maddox." He offers a polite smile. Maddox half smiles, he looks sleepy. I should take him home. I should go home anyhow. Soon, John shows up in my office.
"Ready to go home soon, sweetie?" He wonders.
"Yeah, I am. Neil, it was nice meeting you. I have to lock this place up. I will text you sometime." I answer.
"Right, Ms. Winchester, Mr. Winchester, Maddox, have a wonderful night and a happy new year. Take care." Neil says politely and walks off. He is really sweet and cute.
"Dad, go ahead and take Maddox to the car, start it and warm it up. I will be out in a few." I hand over Maddox and the keys.
"Sure thing." He nods and walks out. I check the laptop and shut it down for the night. I turn off the lights as well and begin to head out. And as I am heading out, I notice Jeremy's office light is still on. But... He left... Hesitantly, I open the door and walk into his office. I notice his chair is turned around, the back of it against the desk. That is odd. Hmm. I walk over to the chair and turn it around. I find Isaac there and jump a bit. His blue eyes flicker to me.
"Hey, what are you doing here?" I wonder.
"Just... Thinking. Plus, my leg kind of hurts tonight, so I haven't walked home yet." Isaac responds.
"I can help you. Take my hand." I hold out my hand. Softly, he places his hand in mine and I help him up. He winces a bit and I pull his arm around my shoulder and wrap my arm around his torso. I walk out of Jeremy's office with him, shutting the lights off and locking it up. Isaac looks down at me as we walk together, me supporting him. I look at him and smirk lightly.
"Krystal, I really appreciate this, you truly don't have to do this." Isaac whispers as we walk.
"It's fine, I try to help those who need it." I answer. As we walk by the storage room, I hear some moaning. Both of our eyes widen and our cheeks flush. So both of us hurry by and out to my car, locking the place up of course. I head to the drivers door where my dad is and he rolls the window down.
"Could you drive him home?" I wonder.
"Yes." John responds. Isaac and I climb in the back seat, him wincing lightly. My father takes off and Isaac tells him the directions. I notice Isaac has his arm around me still. I blush lightly at the thought.
"So, what happened, Isaac?" John asks.
"My leg had started hurting and I didn't exactly want to walk home at the moment, until the pain went away." Isaac responds as John pulls up to the house. I help Isaac out of the car and walk him to his door.
"I am going to help you to your room, okay?" I state, reassuring him. He nods and unlocks his door. I walk him inside and to his room. He has a nice house, very nice ambient lighting, soft looking furniture, beige walls and navy blue ceiling. Very nice house, I love the setting of it. Soon, we reach his room.
"Are you going to change into pajamas or anything?" Will you be okay?" I wonder.
"Nah, and I will be okay. I am tired." Isaac responds, lying down.
"Goodnight, Isaac. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas." I murmur.
"Goodnight. And I did. I am sure you did as well." Isaac respond. I walk over to him, lean down and hug him. While hugging him, I lose my balance and fall on him. He blushes and I do, too. Swiftly, I get up and scurry out. I hop into the car and we all head home... I am ready for bed...
TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 6...