10 Years Ago
It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride.
Some days were good; most days were bad.
He pulled up his shirt, staring into the mirror at the little outward curve of his belly. He was excited; his omega was excited. Finally, after two years of trying; he is pregnant with their first pup. Oh how he couldn’t wait to tell Cas the great news tonight- once he returned from work.
In this past month, it felt like everything was finally falling into place.
His lover was now one month sober which meant he wasn’t laid a finger or hand on. He was finally free of the clutches of physical, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse.
And now he was pregnant!
It was the norm in wolf society that alphas could punish their omegas in whichever way they wanted and was ingrained into the minds of every alpha growing up- such was the upbringing of his mate who was brought up in such an alpha dominant family.
Over the years of being mated, his alpha toned down his drinking and abuse. Until one night, last month where his alpha had drank too much and ended up coming home reeking of alcohol and another omega's scent.
Naturally, he was disappointed and heartbroken, so he had confronted Castiel, only to piss the alpha off more. And for that, he received one of the worst beatings in his life- ending up with a swollen face, eyes swollen shut, busted lip, few broken fingers and bruised ribs. He couldn’t eat properly, move properly or even sleep properly for the first couple of weeks.
Of course, as usual he forgave his husband the next day. Castiel had tossed all the alcohol out of the house and begged at his feet for forgiveness- promising to never do this again and that he would change.
So here they were.
He smiled fondly at his tummy, running a palm down the soft bulge, “Hey little pumpkin. Your daddy will be over the moon when he finds out about you". He murmurs, “I love you so much baby, ever since I saw your little peanut form growing inside me". He sighed, thumbing his pregnancy bump, “How about we go make dinner for daddy, hmm?”
He swore he felt a little movement. Hmm, maybe it’s all in his head, nevertheless, he loved the thought of his little pup agreeing.
He chuckled and lowered his t-shirt down. His palm never left his bump as he made his way to the kitchen to make dinner for his beloved husband and alpha.
Tonight was going to be the best night of their lives.
10 Years Later
He never thought he'd set foot back in this town that he's lost so much in. The big welcome billboard that read ‘Welcome to Sioux Falls' was haunting in it’s own way. He shook his head and sighed as he pressed the speed, listening to the soothing rumble of Baby's engine while watching the town come into view.
He was doing this for his little brother, Sammy.
You’re just going to be here for the wedding then you’re back to Lawrence, Kansas.
Then his eyes had to catch the daunting sight of the towns hospital ‘Sioux Falls General'. No! He can’t focus on that!
He quickly diverted his attention on speeding ahead, trying to push down his tears, heartache and memories of what had taken place in the emergency room 10 years back.
He still feels the hollowness in his belly.
Come on Dean. You can do this. You're safe.
He just needed to get to Sam's.