Title: Wayward Ones
Characters: Dean, Sam
Rating: PG-13 for language and themes
Spoilers: Set pre-Series and in Season 1. No spoilers beyond Season 1
Summary: They didn't have many safe harbors; they didn't have many friends. Pastor Jim had been both. A look at how one man's life and death affected the Winchester family.
Disclaimer: They're not mine. More's the pity. Story name comes from Alter Bridge song, Wayward Ones
A/N: This story was written in February of 2009 for the fanzine The Brotherhood: 8,
printed in May of 2009. Many thanks to Yum@ and K Hanna Korrossy for their time and attention.
I wrote this story because I was intrigued by the dual role of a hunter and a pastor. Depending on how you look at it, both roles work to rid the world of evil. We never really got to know Pastor Jim in canon and his death was so sudden, yet devastated John so visibly, I wanted to explore how his life and death may have impacted the three Winchester men. The story is told through the eyes of John, Dean, and Sam, shifting points of view. In it, I've repurposed some scenes from a few of my other stories and elaborated on some scenes from the show to try to weave a complete picture. If you read, I hope you enjoy.