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13 April 2010 @ 05:06 am
Faithfully (Supernatural)  
Title: Faithfully
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Supernatural
Summary: Post 5x10. Jo finds Heaven a little too good to be true.
Word count: 728
Status: One-shot, complete
Characters: Jo Harvelle, Dean Winchester, William Harvelle, mentions of Ellen and Ash
Feedback: I loves me some feedback.
Disclaimer: All characters are owned by Kripke, et al, and I only borrow them to indulge in my sick, road trip-provoked fantasies.
Notes: This is my first Supernatural fic. Please don't hate me if it sucks. I'll cry. D= Title from Journey's "Faithfully".

It was different than she’d expected. It had taken her a few hours to realize she was in Heaven. She’d looked around at the woods behind the Roadhouse, stared with confusion up at the tree house she’d built with her father, and she’d wondered if, maybe, the explosion had knocked her back in time. Then she’d shaken her head hard, remembered that she wasn’t Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married, and taken a better look around.

The wood in the tree house looked brand new. The carving of her name at the base of the tree was fresh. The slash marks that had covered her body from the hellhound mauling she’d undergone earlier that day were completely gone. But none of those gave her pause as much as when she’d heard her father’s voice.

Strong and healthy, it carried from the back entrance of the Roadhouse to where she stood twenty feet east. Her head jerked toward the sound. “Dad?” she called warily. She’d felt stupid even saying it; he’d been dead for years. He’d been killed on a hunt only six months after that tree house had been thrown up. He’d barely had time for it; she remembered him promising, weekend after weekend, to finish it, and it was only when she’d tried to help – and wound up slicing her hand open on a piece of scrap metal – that Mom had nagged him into completing it.

“Jo, sweetheart, get your behind in here. I wanna teach you how to hustle.” As she approached the back door, she was overwhelmed with the sense of déjà vu that slammed into her like a wave. Was it still déjà vu if it really had happened before?

She didn’t know how long it had taken her to find that creek in the woods. She’d followed it straight to Ash’s room at the Roadhouse, where they used to play Crash Bandicoot together. But it wasn’t until her third unusual encounter that she realized what was happening. It was only when she was confronted by the sight of Dean Winchester sitting on the front porch of her dream house that Jo Harvelle had known she was in Heaven.

From the moment he’d pulled her shotgun out of her hands, she’d known that she had it bad for Dean Winchester. The leather jacket, the cocky grin, and the hot car didn’t help. He was every bad boy she’d ever wanted rolled into one and then dipped in a boiling pot of sexy. It had killed her to know he didn’t think about her like that. She’d seen the look in his eyes when she’d shown up in that apartment building in Philly. He’d looked at her like his annoying little sister.

He didn’t look at her like that in Heaven. In Heaven, he looked at her like he had that night at Bobby’s. Like he was trying to imagine her naked.

Every night since she’d died, Jo had amazing, loving sex with Dean Winchester. Every morning, he helped her make bacon and eggs. Every afternoon, he talked about a hunt he couldn’t wait to get her help on. All of it, the whole package, was exactly what she’d imagined every night as she fell asleep. She’d sworn to herself that she’d become the kind of woman Dean Winchester would want, and in death she’d accomplished that goal. But every night as she fell asleep in Dean’s arms, she couldn’t help but remind herself that none of it was real.

As far as she knew, Dean was alive and well – or as well as he could be when he was fighting the apocalypse. The heartbeat thudding steadily against her ear wasn’t really Dean’s. The lips that kissed her breathless every morning weren’t really Dean’s. It was all an illusion. And if she wasn’t Jo Harvelle, she would have been absolutely fine with that.

Her father would have laughed and told her not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but she’d never been good at accepting presents. This one in particular was far too much to accept.

It was on the sixth night, as she lay naked and spent on the rug in front of the fireplace, with Dean’s breath stirring her hair, that she decided.

If it was the last thing she did, Joanna Beth Harvelle was going to escape from Heaven.
Mood: tiredtired
Music: Faithfully - Journey
deansmistress22 on April 13th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
I like it! It was wonderful for your first SPN one! We always need more Dean/Jo lovers writting. :) I love the concept of Jo escaping from Heaven! Then she can go back to earth and find out that the real Dean does not think of her as a little sister but as the love of his life. <3 lol
I hope you write more to this! Im looking forward to it!
adaptation on April 13th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! I've been in love with SPN for over a year now, but I've spent so much time away from legit fanfic that the whole concept makes me nervous. I'm hoping to hone my characterization if/when I keep going with this fic!
deanandjo_recs on April 13th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
wow! great first fic!!
omg - i love it! it makes me so proud of jo that she won't accapt the fake. she'd rather have nothing at all if it isn't real. dude, you gonna write a sequel? that would kick ass. :D
adaptation on April 13th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: wow! great first fic!!
I might! Just as I was finishing this one, it occurred to me that it was perfectly set up for a chapterfic sequel. If I write one, I'll definitely post it!
beyond_wonder on April 13th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
I <3 it! This was totally in character, and I just love the whole idea of her trying to escape Heaven and not excepting a 'perfect' reality. I know you said it was a one-shot but I would really love to read more from you! Thank you so much for sharing!
adaptation on April 13th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Fantastic!
Thanks for reading! I'll absolutely post it up if I decide to continue on from here with a chapterfic.
luckytohaveher on April 16th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
That was simply wonderful. You nailed Jo's character and I love the fact that she won't settle for a perfect world because it's not a real world. We really saw Jo evolve from S2-S5 and you captured who she used to be and who she is beautifully. Maybe S2!Jo would have accepted it, but not AAH!Jo.

I hope you write a sequel. I loved it!
adaptation on April 16th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm actually fleshing out an idea for a sequel now because the whole concept won't stop nagging away at my brain. I'm just trying to find someone to beta/bounce ideas off, since most of my friends who watch SPN aren't into fics.
luckytohaveher on April 16th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I can beta if you want, do you have MSN? I have a test in a few hours and I'm studying but I should be online when I get back from University.
adaptation on April 16th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
That would be fantastic! My MSN is penny_foryourthoughts@hotmail.com. I'll talk to you when you get back, and good luck with your test!
luckytohaveher on April 18th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get back to you before! I had a crappy last couple of days!

I've added you now. I'm rose.tyler.love :D
zozo42 on November 6th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
this was really good.
it sucks that Jo can't just deal with it but i dont think i'd be able to either if i knew it wasnt real.
hope she escapes!