Here's the first of my two stories for the Back to School Challenge. I wrote it to answer a prompt offered by ladyjaida ("OVERNIGHT FIELD TRIP. John doesn't want the boys to go, but Sam manages to plead his way into somehow making it happen, things go wrong, children go missing, they handle the situation on their own FOR THE FIRST TIME"), but because I have, um, problems, I incorporated two other prompts (clex_monkie89's "Sam's first kiss" and my own "Spin the Bottle").
Some quickie notes: Some of you might remember the Jill who shows up in this story from "Lacuna". Also, the "dot-dash-dash" / "short-long-long" is Morse Code for "W." This story uses alternating POVs, and all the use of "he" and "him" got awfully confusing, so Dean POV is in green text and Sammy POV is in brown. Also, unashamed use of "Sammy" instead of "Sam"; I'm counting on canon ("'Sammy' is a chubby twelve-year-old") to back me up, even though this Sammy is thirteen.
HUGE, HUGE thanks to monkiedude for coming up with the challenge and giving this the once-over and to janissa11 for her splendiferous beta work.
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As always, I'd love to hear what you think.