Series: Life After Hunting
Characters/Pairings: Dean, Lisa, Sam, Adam, Ben, Dean/Lisa
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural and never will. No copyright infringement intended.
Word Count: 1,222
Warning: Semi-graphic childbirth
Author's Note: First in a series of fics written for schmoop_bingo . This prompt was pregnancy - birth.
Summary: Dean and Lisa live a very happy life together with Sam, Adam, and Ben. They welcome another child into their family.
At nine months pregnant, Lisa Winchester couldn’t wait to meet her second child. Her entire body ached. And Baby Winchester was a week overdue.
“Have you tried anything to kick start the labor?” Sam asked his sister-in-law. He was just as excited as everyone else to meet his niece or nephew.
“We’ve tried everything, Sammy.” Dean was panicking a little. Okay, a lot. He hadn’t gone through this with Ben, but Lisa informed him it was normal. Ben had been two weeks overdue.
“The baby will come when he or she is ready.” Lisa hoped it would be soon. She loved being pregnant except for the last month or so.
“And I can name the baby, right?” questioned Ben. Lisa and Dean had granted their son naming privileges after failing to agree on a name.
“Name him after me.” That came from Adam, who was convinced they were having a boy.
“Nice try, Uncle Adam.” Ben laughed at his uncle. He didn’t mind the campaigning, but he had a lot of ideas for his sibling’s name.
About six hours later, Lisa was woken up by a shooting pain. “Ow,” she murmured. She couldn’t help but smile though. Baby Winchester would be making an appearance in a matter of hours.
The contractions were ten minutes apart, so Lisa didn’t wake up her husband yet. Dean would drive her crazy. He had been overprotective her entire pregnancy.
By 8:30AM, the contractions were seven minutes apart. “Are you sure it isn’t time to go to the hospital?” Dean couldn’t help but worry about his wife and he had been hovering over her for an hour now.
“I’m sure. We’ll go when my water breaks or when the contractions are five minutes apart, whichever comes first.” Lisa leaned over and kissed Dean.
Three hours later, Lisa was eating a piece of toast that Sam had made when her water broke. She swore when another contraction began a second later.
“That was five minutes from the last one! We’re going to the hospital now, Lise.” Dean helped her up and into the car. Sam piled into the Impala with Ben. Adam had decided to stay home and wait for news.
“Don’t worry. I’m going to be fine,” Lisa assured Dean at the hospital. He had tried to make her OB/GYN order an epidural and had even gone after him in a complete panic. Lisa was determined to have a second natural childbirth however, and had sent Sam after him.
“I’m just worried about you and our kid.” It was hard for him to admit the truth, even to his wife.
“I know you are, but we’re both going to be okay.” Another contraction caught Lisa off guard and she moaned in pain.
“You’re going to be okay. Breathe through the pain, Lise,” Dean encouraged. He tried not to let her see the grimace on his face from the death grip she had on his hand.
The contraction passed, and Lisa sighed in relief. “The next baby is going to be born differently.”
“You want a next one?” Dean would be thrilled with Ben and the newborn, but a third child would be nice, too.
Lisa shrugged. “Let’s not talk about it while I’m in labor, okay? Bring it up to me after I’m done dealing with this.”
Lisa’s doctor came in to check on her about fifteen minutes later. “You’re nine centimeters dilated, Mrs. Winchester. I expect the baby to be born in the next hour or so.” He smiled at Dean and Lisa before leaving the room.
“I just want this baby out of me.” Lisa didn’t want to deal with the pain anymore. She had forgotten how much it had hurt with Ben.
“I know you do.” Dean felt incredibly guilty for putting her in this position in the first place. He wished his dad was around just so he could ask if he had felt this way too.
Lisa sighed, knowing what he was thinking about. “Please don’t feel guilty. This is my fault too. We both made this baby. Just remember that this is all worth…,” she trailed off as another contraction assaulted her body.
The doctor had been right. An hour and a half later, Lisa was ten centimeters dilated and ready to push.
“Come on, Lisa. We’ll be seeing our baby in a few minutes.” Dean tried not to show his fear. Lisa needed to be the strong one right now.
“Shut up!” Lisa screamed as she bore down and started to push. She needed to focus on this right now. After twenty minutes of pushing, Lisa sighed in relief when the baby finally slid out of her. The sound of crying filled the air.
“It’s a girl, Lise. You did so well, Baby. I love you so much.” Dean didn’t care that they were having a chick flick moment right now. He’d deny it later.
“She okay?” asked the exhausted woman as the baby was handed to her.
“She’s beautiful.” Dean didn’t care that the baby had blood and other gunk on her. He had a daughter now.
“You were definitely worth all that pain, Miss Winchester. And I’m sorry about screaming at you earlier, Dean. I tend to do that when I’m in that much pain.” Lisa knew she didn’t have to apologize, but wanted to do it anyway.
“Don’t apologize. I know you were hurting.” Dean couldn’t believe that the past nine months had led to the baby currently in his wife’s arms.
After everyone was cleaned up and Lisa took a nap, the newest Winchester’s impatient uncles and older brother were finally let into the room.
“How is she?” Sam couldn’t stop staring, but he was slightly terrified to hold the baby.
“She’s seven pounds, twelve ounces of a healthy and kicking Winchester,” Dean answered. Like Lisa and Sam, he couldn’t stop staring.
“I have a name picked out for her. Drum roll, please.” Ben hoped that his family liked his choice.
Adam and Dean obliged. “Tell us. I’m in suspense here,” Lisa told him.
After a pause, he went ahead. “My little sister’s name is Lily Savannah Winchester. Lilies are Mom’s favorite flowers, so that was pretty easy. And Savannah has an “S” and an “A” in it for Uncle Sam and Uncle Adam.” Ben had thought this out for months.
Lisa tried to hold back tears, but failed. “Those are good choices. I love her name.”
“I’m proud of you, Kiddo. And this isn’t a chick flick moment.” Dean definitely thought Lily fit his daughter.
“Welcome to the world, Lily Savannah Winchester,” Sam said to the newborn.
“It’s a crazy world, but we all love you.” Lisa leaned down and kissed the baby.
“And don’t you ever forget that, Miss Lily.” Dean couldn’t wait until Lisa and Lily were home. He really wanted to see what Lily’s personality would be like.
“I love you, Dean.” Lisa looked up at her husband and cried some more.
Dean leaned over and whispered in her ear. “Thank you so much for giving me Ben and Lily, Lise. Love you, too.” He kissed her. And this chick flick moment was allowed, since Lisa had gone through so much work to have Lily.
Lily Winchester had a lot to look forward to. She also had a very loving, close family.