Date: June 16, 2012
City: Sioux Falls
State: South Dakota
Synopsis: Dean drives Sam and Jess to Bobby's place to introduce Jess to their father figure. Well. More like Sam and Jess drive Dean up the wall with their singing and road trip games.
Dean gritted his teeth and breathed a sigh of relief as the Singer Salvage auto yard finally came into view. For the past several hours, Sam and Jess had been singing songs or playing road trip games that were seriously annoying. If Jess sang another Journey song, Dean was gonna kill something. Ever since his car radio died and mysteriously wouldn't play any of his cassettes, Dean had been subjected to Sam and Jess' idea of "entertainment."
He'd show them entertainment. Oh, would he entertain them. He didn't know when or how yet, but he would get them for the four hours of pure torture. He would so get them.
Pulling up close to the house, Dean put his baby in park and looked around the lot for Bobby. They had called ahead, so Bobby was expecting them. Well, Sam had called ahead, because he was responsible that way. No need to scare Jess with a grumpy, buckshot toting hunter in plaid and ball cap. Instead, they would just scare Jess with a grumpy hunter in plaid and ball cap. Of the two, Dean thought the latter was the better trade-off.
"Hey, Bobby, your kids are here!" Dean called out, "take them before I shoot them with buckshot!"
The mission to annoy Dean had started with Jess sitting in the backseat humming a catchy little tune that escalated into, "this is the song that never ends. Yes it goes on and on my friends. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because..". After a few repetitions however, she'd been told to stop it and had instead suggested they play I Spy. With Dean refusing to play, it had gotten boring after about half an hour. After a few minutes of bored and awkward car trip silence, she'd started singing "Any Way You Want It" by Journey, giving Sam an apologetic look from her seat in the back, knowing he wasn't really a fan of their music. That had led into "Wheel in the Sky" before she'd been told to stop again.
She retaliated by mangling the words to "Wheels on the Bus" by singing "Dean really needs to shut the hell up, shut the hell up, shut the hell up. Dean really needs to shut the hell up or I'll kick the back of his seat." Needless to say, Dean hadn't appreciated that too much and Jess had sat back and hummed the tune of "Faithfully", managing to not burst into lyrics. Then another road trip game, which also got boring with only two people playing. When the game had dissolved, they'd tried another one. And another one.
Jess was about to start in on "Separate Ways" when the salvage sign came into view and she pouted. So much for annoying Dean. She wished the trip had been longer, if not so she could finish another Journey song, but so she could sing The Song That Never Ends again. There was always another time though, she consoled herself. Or now.. she thought as she heard Dean calling out.
"You even think about shooting us and I'll change your freaking ringtone to The Song That Never Ends. And your text tone," she told him as she climbed out of the car to stretch her legs after sitting in the back for four hours. She looked around the place, sighing softly. She wasn't sure what exactly she was doing here, just that Sam and Dean had told her there was someone they wanted her to meet.
Having never been the one to clean his place, Bobby had given it a once over. A once over being a quick dusting of the kitchen and making sure that he had plenty of hunters helper locked away. It was all because Dean's message had been rather cryptic. Bringing some one with them could mean a lot of things. There was the possibility it was related to the Mother of All or it was Rufus. The idjit hadn't been around lately. Probably working on a case or got himself killed. Bobby had been in multiple different countries investigating the oddities of creatures and had only been back for a few weeks.
Bobby was waiting, one of his stronger traits, with a cup of coffee and a book involving Japanese creatures and lore. It was something he had picked up while visiting Japan, a country he hadn't visited for years but when Bobby heard Dean's shout the grumpy hunter shut the book and returned it to his desk. Japanese lore, written in the familiar language, was tossed onto his desk. He ambled out to the main area before looking at Dean and Sam, giving both a nod in a greeting, before allowing his eyes to rest on the girl with them.
“Sam, Dean,” Bobby greeted as he stepped down to join them. Dark eyes looking at Jess even more, Bobby nodded a greeting but the old hunter didn't reach out a hand to shake hers. The two both seemed at a silent case of odds. Bobby's being more cautious about seeing her. “This yer surprise Dean?” Bobby inquired. Honestly he had hoped that it had been a fine whiskey not a girl who offered to change Dean's ring tone. Well he would take it, he guessed. With a little bit more of information Bobby might know what exactly was going on.
He shifted to his other foot and Bobby looked the Winchesters. “Care to enlighten me?” He asked before looking at Jess again curious on what exactly was going on with her being there.