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SPN ficlet
dean says bzuh?
For ileliberte, who wanted weechesters and John smiling (and look! she illustrated it!). Untitled gen ficlet. Based on a story one of my college roommates told me, and written in about ten minutes.

Sammy’s creative writing unit was going to be the death of John. Telling stories was a good skill, one that he’d wanted to instill in both his boys, but Dean fell silent more readily than he spun lies, and Sammy only wanted to tell stories that were unrelated to anything important.

And Sammy insisted on reading each of his creations out loud, for applause, and, if possible, candy. He would make sure John was sitting in the most comfortable chair and that Dean wasn’t busy with chores, and then he’d launch into his latest masterpiece, grubby looseleaf clutched in one hand, leaving the other free for dramatic gestures.

The latest story was about an old man expecting a visit from his grandson - written by Sammy, who’d never even met any of his own grandparents, and John couldn’t believe that the teacher wanted him to talk to Sammy about letting his imagination run free. Sammy read as he always did, in a voice that wavered between the high of excitement and the low of the seriousness of his subject matter.

“And Roger Smith felt a great ankshitty, even though he knew it was dumb to worry about the color of the Hot Wheels he’d gotten for Brendan . . .”

Dean looked up too, so John knew he wasn’t just hearing things. “What was that, Sammy?”

“What?” Sammy looked up with solemn eyes, not trying to get away with anything.

“What did Roger feel? A great what?”

“Ankshitty,” Sammy said earnestly. “It means, like, big worry.”

John looked at Dean for help and Dean thought for a moment before smiling like he’d solved the Sunday crossword. Anxiety, he mouthed, and John got it.

“Like, anxious?” John asked, just to make absolutely certain.

“Yeah!” Sammy beamed, delighted that he’d been able to teach them a vocabulary word.

“Alright, keep going, sport. Can’t have the Hot Wheels be the wrong color, can we?”

“No, sir!” Sammy opened his eyes wide at Dean, as if to say silently Dad got it!, and Dean just grinned and sat back and said, “Take it from the top, Sammy.”

*dies laughing*

Okay, you totally win for cutest fic of the week.

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Heeeeeeeee! Oh My God, so *adorable*! (here via a link from Brenda)

Far, far too cute! You win at fics. *g*

N'awwww! I think it's the Winchesters who win - at EVERYTHING.

Thank you, honey! Dude, as if Sammy needed to be any cuter, now I'm picturing him all candy-smudged!

LOL! I so needed that laugh, and this is incredibly cute. :D

Heee! Little Sammy is so cute with his stories and ankshitty and being so proud of it all. This is such a sweet moment. ♥

Hee. This is adorable. I love storyteller wee!Sam.

(I'm going to think of "ankshitty" and giggle for weeks now...)

Sammy is so ridiculously cute sometimes, and I love that Dean and John want to protect him.

This is too cute. Wee Sammy is adorable.

Bwah! I love how kids mispronounce words they've only read and not heard. That's awesome.

I had a tough time with "subsequent" and "surreptitiously," actually. Aww, brainy little Sammy!

Oh, Sammy! I love the way Sammy holds court for his family, and takes it all so seriously, and the way that John and Dean encourage him. No wonder he's the studious, earnest Sammy we all know and love! No ankshitty for Sam!

"Holding court" is exactly the right phrase, and I wish I'd thought of it. Yeah, I love how much care Sammy gets, the little cutie-pie.

Oh heeeee! This is utterly adorable. I've been having a wretched day and reading this made me giggle out loud. You win.

Aww, that's good to hear! Sorry your day was so bad!

Oh so ridiculously cute! I just want to squeeze little Sammy with his big words and earnest misspellings XD Picture will be up this evening hopefully :D

Whooot, glad you enjoyed! This was fun!

LOL That was adorable and made me laugh. And anything that makes me laugh is total win :D Also - am replacing the word anxiety in my vocabulary *grin*