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10 December 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Supernatural Fic: A Different Person  
Posted to supernaturalfic

Title: A Different Person
Pairing/Characters: Jo
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Seasons 1-5
Summary: Jo wonders if she would have lasted in her mother's world (AU)
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Jo balances the baby on her hip as she answers the phone, frowning as Mark rushes out the words: 'turn on the TV, baby - it's happening'.

She cradles the cordless phone to her neck and hikes up little Brianna on her hip to keep her from slipping down. At eighteen months she's getting big fast, long and leggy like her father.

The news is filled with horrible images, but all Jo cares about is how far away they are. Alaska's not exactly ground zero for Armageddon, but that's kind of why her mother put her up for adoption there and not in Nebraska.

She'd fought it, fought just about everything after her daddy died, but in the end her mother won out. She said the war was coming and she'd rather lose her daughter to a normal life than to one of those damn demons.

If she'd been a different person Jo probably would have tried to hitchhike her way back to Nebraska after she was shipped out to the Wilson's house in Fairbanks. Something stopped her though. Maybe it was the look on her mother's face when she said her final goodbyes. Maybe it was the fact that John Winchester couldn't even meet her eyes when he said he was sorry about her dad. Maybe it was that deep down she knew, knew like she'd known she was pregnant weeks before she went to the doctors to confirm it, that if she stayed she'd end up a casualty of war.

She turns off the TV and hangs up with Mark after offering him some fake reassurances about it not actually being the end of the world yet and then takes Brianna into the den for playtime.

As she watches her daughter she keeps the phone handy. There's going to be a call - maybe not today and maybe not from one of the Winchester boys - but there will come a call saying her mother's gone, a martyr to the cause.

Instead the phone rings and it's Grandma Wilson wanting to know if she can visit the cutest granddaughter ever. Jo smiles and invites her adoptive mother over. Mark won't be home from work for a few hours and Bri really does adore her grandmother, even if she'll never know they're not related by blood at all.

Being a mother has changed Jo and while she'd never let Brianna out of her sight, she knows now why her own mother let her go.

Now it's her turn to be strong and let her mother go.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 12th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Babyfic for sororcula's birthday!

Here's hoping it inspires more of her lovely Jo/Amita fic. /hint hint/

Happy Birthday, hon! /hugs/


Emma DeMarais
ladygray99ladygray99 on December 13th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
This is an interesting AU. I like the concept and as always you're writing is great. Though I have to say I've spent a winter in Fairbanks. There are 100 bars, 101 churches, and I could so see the end of the world starting there.
laurel: clappy raccoonsailorhathor on December 13th, 2010 10:25 am (UTC)
Yay, you're writing "Supernatural" fic again! ^_^
perhaps some frottage is in order: [girls] Rashida b&wsororcula on December 13th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you again for this! I love it. ♥