Here is another Dani-story...I hope you like this one as much as I'm sure I will like writing it. Please leave reviews. When you see this... ...you know I've hit the dreaded brick wall of Writers Block...damn writers block
Links to Sequels and Prequels are as follows
In My Time of Dying
The Devil's Game
Of Wolf and Man
Setting: June 2011
“Ok kids!” Laurie shouted. “Dean, come here.” She said to her son. The boy ran up to his mother, beaming.
“Mommy, when can I open pwesents?” He asked.
“After cake honey.”
“Awww.” He groaned.
“We’re gonna break the piñata daddy and Uncle Dean went and got today for your birthday. Then we’ll eat cake and open presents ok?”
“Ok.” The child responded.
“We’re gonna put the blind fold over your eyes and spin you around and then give you the stick. You get three tries.”
“Alright.” Laurie bent down and covered her son’s eyes with the red bandana and spun him around. “Sam, ready?” She asked her husband standing by the tree holding the rope.
“Yep.” He said taking a swing of the beer in his hand.
“Ok. Dean, ready?” Laurie asked.
“Yeah.” He said giggling.
She handed him the stick and nodded at Sam to drop the piñata of the horse. Dean swung and as he swung Sam pulled the rope, lifting the horse up, and then dropped it again when his son missed. Again, Dean swung and again Sam lifted the rope. Dean giggled and swung one last time. Sam let him hit it.
“Ok, honey.” Laurie said taking the blindfold off and the bat away.
“Awww.” Dean said.
“Honey we gotta let Matt try now ok.” She said.
A little boy about Dean’s age walked up. Laurie blindfolded him and gave him the bat. Three times he spun, and three times he swung and on the last swing, Sam let him hit it. One by one, Deans ten friends took turns. Sam let then hit it on the last swing every time.
“Dani, get that cake ready!” Laurie yelled at her sister in law. The kids had sung ‘Happy Birthday’ already and then gone to smash the piñata open.
“Already on it!” Dani yelled, her British accent thick. She lifted the knife and cut the sheet cake into two-inch squares. The cake had the Power Rangers on it. It had ‘Happy 4th Birthday Dean!” written on it in red icing as his favorite power ranger was the red ranger.
“Hey.” Dean said, walking up and kissing her on the cheek from behind.
“Hey.” She said to her husband.
“Beer?” He asked handing her a bottle and taking a sip of his own.
“Uh, yeah. Just set it down.” She told him licking off a piece of icing from her finger. Dean placed the bottle, wet with condensation, on the table and watched a little girl with blond pigtails hit the piñata. “Honey, help me.” Dani asked.
“The cake. Go get the ice cream, please.” Dean nodded and as he passed by Dani kissed him. “Thanks.”
“Uh huh.” Dean said.
Dani plopped a piece of cake on little Power Ranger plates and when Dean returned he scooped out a scoop of Vanilla ice cream next to the cake.
“Ok Laurie.” Dani called.
“Ok guys! Who wants cake?” Laurie said. The group of children shouted and ran to Dani and Dean.
“Whoa!” Dean yelled. He ran out of the way as Dani handed a plate and a fork to each child.
“Go over to the table guys.” Dani said. She ushered them over when she was finished handing out cake. She heard crying inside. “Dean, go check on the twins please.”
“Halfway there.” Dean said. He dropped his empty beer bottle into the trashcan on the way into the house.
Dani picked up her bottle and took a sip.
“Thanks for helping Dani.” Laurie said, cutting a piece of cake for herself and Sam.
“No problem. I expect the same when my kids turn 4.” She said sarcastically.
Dean returned a moment later with the twins in hand. Dani smiled and put her bottle on the table by the cake.
“Where’s my girl?” She said to Samantha. Dean smiled and handed the beaming girl to her mother.
“Hey little man.” Sam said to his nephew. “Can I?” He asked Dean.
“Yeah.” Dean handed his son to his brother. Sam bounced him up and down to the point of John breaking out in giggles.
They heard more crying came from inside.
“Oh, that would be ours.” Laurie said. She dropped her plate in the trash on her way in to get Melissa, her and Sam’s almost a year old baby girl.
She too returned holding a baby girl.
“She’s got another tooth coming in.” She said.
“Yeah, so do the twins.” Dani said.
“Are you sleeping through the night yet?” Sam asked.
“A little. Depends on the night.” Dean said.
“Mommy.” Little Dean asked.
“Yeah.” Laurie said.
“Can I open pwensents now?”
“Is everyone finished eating?”
“Uh huh.” Dean said nodding.
“Yay!!!” He shouting, jumping up and down.”
“Dean, take her, please.” Laurie said handing Melissa to Dean. She walked over and got the kids settled around Dean and handed him presents.
They consisted of Power Ranger action figures, some western dress up things, and other toys from his friends. Sam and Laurie bought him a new bike and Dani and Dean bought him a helmet matching the bike.
The party was over an hour later and when all the kids had gone home and the babies were asleep, Sam and Dean took Dean out front to teach him how to ride his bike. Laurie and Dani cleaned up the backyard and then joined them out in the front yard.
After a half hour of riding, he hadn’t fallen yet, but he was tired. So Laurie took him inside and gave him a bath and got him ready for bed. She let him watch a Power Ranger movie before he went to bed. He fell asleep halfway through and she put him to bed.
The adults went out on the front porch and talked for another hour or so, then Dean, Dani, and the twins retired to their house for the night. Sam and Laurie went to bed soon after that.