Series: Life After Hunting
Characters/Pairings: Dean, Lisa, Ben, Dean/Lisa
Word Count: 805
Author's Note: Written for the schmoop_bingo prompt baby - first steps.
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural and never will. No copyright infringement intended.
Summary: Dean and Lisa talk about first steps, and wait for Lily to take hers.
Dean and Lisa couldn’t wait for their daughter to take her first steps. They had been looking forward to this milestone every since Lily had started to crawl. Lisa wanted to keep a camera on every single moment the baby was awake, but Dean talked her out of it. “She’ll walk when she’s ready,” he told his wife.
“I know. I just remember being really excited about Ben’s first steps.” Lisa missed Ben being a baby sometimes.
“I remember when Sam took his first steps. It was awesome.” Dean could still clearly picture Sam taking his wobbly first steps over to him. That was still one of the best moments of his life.
“Tell me about it,” Lisa encouraged. She loved hearing about the good parts of Sam and Dean’s childhood.
Dean shrugged. “Nothing much to tell. He was thirteen months old and were living in a motel at the time. Dad was there. He tried encouraging Sam to walk towards him, but Sam ignored him, as usual, and took his first steps towards me.” He smiled at the memory. Sam had been babbling his name and refused to walk towards John until the next day.
“That sounds sweet.” Lisa loved how close Sam and Dean were. She could tell Adam was jealous of their bond sometimes, but Sam and Dean did their best to include their younger brother in a lot of activities. Dean had even taught Adam how to fix the car and had let him twice the Impala once or twice.
“Dad told me about my first steps a few times. Apparently, Mom was cooking something in the kitchen when it happened. She left me on the floor playing with pots and pans, and when she turned around, I was gone. Mom found me in the living room playing with one of my favorite toys.” Dean didn’t tell this story very many times. Sam had only heard it once himself.
Lisa laughed. “You were bad even then. My first steps were taken on vacation. My parents and I used to go to Virginia Beach every year. We were on the beach, and the next thing they knew, I started taking my first steps.”
“That’s really nice, Lise. Tell me about Ben’s first steps.” Dean still really regretted missing so many moments in his son’s life, but he couldn’t change it now.
“Oh, it’s still one of the best moments of his life. We were living in an apartment at the time and it was time for bed, except he didn’t want to sleep. Even then, he didn’t like being told what to do. He was eleven months old. I had practiced walking with him all day, but when I went to go put him in the crib, he stood up and started walking away from me. It was hilarious and adorable at all once.”
“That sounds nice, Lise.” Dean smiled at his wife and then leaned over and kissed her.
“it really was.” Dean and Lisa turned their attention back to Lily. The little girl continued to play with her toys and crawl around on the floor.
“I love you, Miss Lily,” Dean told his daughter later that night as he put her to bed. It was his turn to do that tonight.
The baby gurgled and closed her eyes. Dean returned to his and Lisa’s bedroom. He fell asleep rather quickly.
The Winchesters kept their eyes on Lily for the next few days, but she still didn’t start walking. Lisa and Dean were the most impatient about that milestone in their daughter’s life, however, and talked about this to whoever was in their vicinity.
A week later, Ben was the only one home when Lily took her first steps. Dean and Lisa were both working, and there was no one else to watch the baby. Ben went into the kitchen to get his sister a snack, and when he returned, she walked over to the table. “Are you walking now, Lily? That’s so awesome. Come see me!” he encouraged. Ben was sad his parents weren’t here to see this, but he was happy Lily was just walking.
The baby’s answer was a babble. “Ben!” she cried out excitedly before walking towards her brother. She fell a few times, but Lily made her way towards him.
Ben picked her up. “I am so proud of you, Lily.” He couldn’t wait for his parents to come home so they could see her walking. They’d be so happy.
History had been repeated. Instead of Sam walking to Dean, Lily had walked to Ben. It had been defining moments for both Dean and Ben. They would always remember Sam and Lily’s first steps.
Dean and Ben were the best big brothers that anyone asked for. Nothing would stop them from protecting Sam, Adam, and Lily.