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Title: Sammy Winchester’s Summer Reading List
Author: debbiel
Characters: Sam, Dean
Rating: PG (language)
Warnings: Inspired by a scene in 5X12; very vague spoilers for S1 – S5 (not necessary to have watched the episode to read the story)
Genre: gen, preseries
Disclaimer: Not mine
Word count: 1600
Author’s Note: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] callistosh65 for being my beta – can’t tell you how I appreciate it, my dear.

Summary: If books can show him a way out, Sam doesn’t want to miss a single word.



Sammy Winchester’s Summer Reading List



Sam starts with A Wrinkle in Time because Mrs. Bradshaw said it was the book she loved more than any other. She was his favorite fifth grade teacher, and she said that there wasn’t anything more important than reading. She declared that books could take you to places you’d never dreamed of, and she always looked at Sam when she said it. Books, she said, could change your life.

Sam is all for change, the sooner the better. If books can show him a way out, Sam doesn’t want to miss a single word.

Starting with A Wrinkle in Time is his way of saying sorry to Mrs. Bradshaw. He’s sorry for leaving, sorry for not saying goodbye. In some ways, it makes it easier that Dad likes to leave in the middle of the night without a day’s warning. It would’ve been hard to explain to Mrs. Bradshaw why a ghost cluster in Massachusetts was more important than the awards ceremony on the last day of fifth grade. Sam already knew he was going to win the special “scholar” award for “Academic Excellence” because Mrs. Bradshaw told him ahead of time so he could invite his father.

Sam likes the book, but he doesn’t love it. Dean reads the back cover and says there’s no such thing as time travel anyway.

It’s a long drive to Massachusetts, and Dad’s playing his music too loud. Sam reads James and the Giant Peach for the fifth time partly because he already has the book and also because it makes his own life seem not so bad.

Housatonic, Massachusetts is better than it sounds. They get a new babysitter. Her name’s Donna, and she’s a maid at the motel where they’re staying—summer job and all, and she doesn’t mind the extra money. Donna is pretty, and Dean tells dumb jokes that make her laugh. Sam likes her anyway.

Best of all, Donna takes him to the library and signs for his card. Dad doesn’t like Sam applying for a card when they’re not staying in town for long. He says it’s too much of a hassle with the driver’s license photocopy and signature—there’s too much that could go wrong. Dad’s willing to give out their real names when it’s absolutely necessary, like for school transcripts, but not for applying for a library card in a town they’ll most likely leave before the due date.

Donna doesn’t even mind waiting around while he chooses a book, which is the best thing ever because Dean has no patience for it—says libraries remind him of bones before you burn them. Dean’s so full of it. Libraries don’t smell a thing like bones. Sam knows that Dean just doesn’t like to be stuck inside on a summer day.

The library has a posted recommended reading list for college bound students. Sam takes home The Scarlet Letter, which is the first book on the list, even though the librarian, Miss Crocker, advises against it. She says it’s probably too old for him, even though she believes he’s a good reader. But Sam wants to be bound for college, so he’s willing to take a chance.

The book is okay…they sure did worry about a lot of stupid things back then, but Sam has no idea what the letter “A” stands for. Dean’s best guess is “asshole” but that has nothing to do with the story. Miss Crocker says Sam should ask his father. Sam decides that some things are supposed to stay mysteries and tells her so.

Miss Crocker kind of cracks up and hands him two books—her own favorites this time.

It doesn’t take long for Sam to figure out that Sarah, Plain and Tall sucks, and so does Anne of Green Gables.

(He actually likes Anne of Green Gables but lies about it in front of Dean.)

Sam reads Old Yeller next because Bobby tells him over the phone that it’s one hell of a book. Dean gets all freaked out when Sam cries after he’s finished. Dean takes the book back to the library himself. What kind of book ends up with a good dog dying? There’s enough death in life—the last thing Sam needs to do is read about it.

The month of July starts off with Treasure Island because Dean likes it, and no dogs die. Dean says you can’t go wrong with pirates. Sam likes Jim Hawkins all right, and Long John Silver reminds him of a hunter, but it really bothers him that Jim never has any more adventures by the end of the book. What kind of hero stays home with his mom to run an inn?

Miss Crocker recommends The Hobbit, but Sam’s a little nervous because of the girl books she gave him last time. But the cover looks cool. Bilbo is funny and brave, and Sam likes the battle scenes and the spiders, but Gollum gives him the creeps. The ring can’t be worth that kind of sacrifice—being invisible would be awesome but scary too. Sam knows one thing for sure—he’s never going to let anything have that much power over him.

Dad comes back in the middle of July and doesn’t want Sam reading so much. He says Sam needs the sun on his face and the real world under his feet. Dad makes Sam return the books to the library.

But there’s a thin, black Bible in the drawer next to his bed. Sam starts with Genesis and makes it to Leviticus before Dad takes off again on another job. Sam puts the Bible aside as soon as he can go back to the library, but he definitely has some questions for Pastor Jim the next time they see him.

Sam comes back from the library with the best book ever. Arabian Nights is awesome. It’s got everything—battles and shipwrecks… Sinbad battling giant Roc birds and the real Aladdin. The stories are told by a smart girl named Scheherazade who doesn’t want to marry the king so he’s gonna have her killed, but she thinks fast and tells all these stories, night after night, in order to save her life. But a thousand and one nights go by awfully fast. Sam wishes she would keep telling stories forever.

He reads that book twice.

The Phantom Tollbooth takes up one day. Sam reads The Outsiders that night under the blankets with his flashlight until Dean threatens to throw the book in the toilet unless Sam gets some sleep. Sam waits until Dean falls asleep and finishes the book anyway.

August starts off with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dad coming back. Dad is all broken up and battered—it was a rough job this time. He drinks a lot, and sometimes he cries. Dad crying freaks Dean out, so Dad starts looking for a new hunt to make it up to him. Sam hurries and reads the next book in the series because he doesn’t want to have a book overdue on his card since Donna signed for him.

But Dad’s restless—wants to get back on the road. Sam doesn’t talk to Dad or Dean once he figures out they’re leaving, but he cries when Donna brings him homemade cookies. She hugs him and messes up his hair. She tells him that she’ll return his books—that he shouldn’t worry. He can renew his card the next time they come through town—she’ll take him. All he has to do is ask.

Donna has been the nicest babysitter he’s ever had, and Sam will miss her. But Dean will miss her more. Sam knows that Dean loves Donna as much as Sam loves the library, and that’s why they’re both sad on this hot August day while Dad packs up the car.

Sam’s supposed to be sticking around, so he doesn’t ask permission before taking off for the library. He’s got books to return, and it just doesn’t feel right to have Donna do it for him. Sam always tries to find closure when he can.

Mrs. Crocker lets him look through the donate bin and take whatever books he wants. She pats him on the arm and says it’s a rare and special thing—to meet a young man who loves books like Sam.

Sam isn’t sure if he loves books. He likes books—mostly for where they take him. There aren’t many things in the world that Sam loves. He loves Dean and sometimes Dad.

But books…

Books are his golden ticket, his way out. He reads them carefully and deliberately, his means to an end, because Sam knows in his gut that there’s gotta be something better than this.

He only finds one, but it’s one she recommends—Catcher in the Rye. It’s on the college bound list, so Sam tucks it under his jacket to hide it from Dad.

Dad doesn’t like him to read in the car, says he’s going to get sick, even though Sam never does. But Sam knows the truth—Dad’s a control freak. Wants everyone’s eyes on the same road as his. Dean rides shotgun most of the time, so he doesn’t mind looking straight ahead.

It’s a weird title, but Miss Crocker says it would be perfect for a boy like him. Sam doesn’t know what that means, but he smiles and thanks her. He wonders if he’ll be able to finish it before they get wherever they’re going.

He’s got the backseat to himself, and he’s sticking to the plan. Sammy Winchester’s going to change his life, one book at a time.



The End


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Date: 2010-01-30 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabrus47.livejournal.com
Very good story. I can picture Sam and Dean being exactly as you wrote them. Love your choice of books, too. :-)

Date: 2010-01-30 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading - I kind of like the books too! :)

Date: 2010-01-30 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] callistosh65.livejournal.com
but Sam has no idea what the letter “A” stands for. Dean’s best guess is “asshole” but that has nothing to do with the story. This line just killed me! I love how strongly *both* boys came through in this. It was such a great, simple premise, and you mined diamonds from it. I love how much character driven story you were able to tell using Sam - and Dean's - reactions to the various books. Just lovely.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks so much. This was one of those rare dream stories that wrote itself... and of course, Sammy's reading list would have to involve Dean. There was something about the smile on Dean's face during that scene that told me he remembered that summer affectionately. Thanks so much for reading - I'm so lucky to have you as a beta.

Date: 2010-01-30 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lylithj2.livejournal.com
Aw, I love this.
Sam so hopeful to change his life and has a plan...
Poor little thing.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! Poor Sam, poor boys. *hugs them*

Date: 2010-01-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ancastar.livejournal.com
Aw!! As someone who teaches literature, worked at a bookstore for five years, and is an avid reader (even if these days I tend to mostly devour fic), I LOVED this! I absolutely adored Dean's reaction to Sam's reaction over Old Yeller. I love that secretly Sam liked Anne of Green Gables, that Sam finishes The Outsiders after Dean goes to sleep and that the book he takes with him on the road is Catcher in the Rye. Just wonderful. You made me smile on a snowy Saturday morning. Thanks!

Date: 2010-01-30 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I could probably write a Big Bang just going on and on about books. This story came almost too easily, but that one scene from the episode wouldn't let me go. I started off having Sam hate Sarah, Plain and Tall as well as Anne of Green Gables, until I thought hard about Anne and how she was very much the captain of her own soul. I can see Sam relating to that somehow.

Now I want to read all these books again, except I don't have a snowy morning to justify it. :)

Date: 2010-01-30 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klutzy-girl.livejournal.com
Aww. I loved this. I love the books that Sam chose.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I love those books too. Thanks so much for reading! :)

Date: 2010-01-30 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oscared3.livejournal.com
This is lovely. There is a melancholy sweetness to the story that makes me want to smile and frown at the same time.

This: "Donna is pretty, and Dean tells dumb jokes that make her laugh. Sam likes her anyway." made me laugh, though.

I love it when people fill in the blanks and you did so perfectly. Thanks for this great little story.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for such lovely feedback. I just loved that little scene in the episode for the fleeting glimpse it gave us of the boys. Her affection for them rang true, as did Dean's smile remembering Sam's reading list. Sam was the only one who didn't seem to get any pleasure from the memory, which just makes me sad.

(Hoping for more wonderful h/c from you!)

Date: 2010-01-30 06:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] musesfool.livejournal.com
Aw, Sammy. This is lovely.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thanks so much. I really adore writing about young doomed and determined Sam. So glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2010-01-30 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimblexwimble.livejournal.com
Sam knows one thing for sure—he’s never going to let anything have that much power over him.

I HATE YOU. *sobs*

Sam has no idea what the letter “A” stands for. Dean’s best guess is “asshole” but that has nothing to do with the story. Miss Crocker says Sam should ask his father. Sam decides that some things are supposed to stay mysteries and tells her so.

AHAHA! I love how Dean is a part of Sam's reading list - how could he not be? I loved his reaction to Sam's reaction to Old Yeller too. Oh, Dean. ♥

Sam reads The Outsiders that night under the blankets with his flashlight until Dean threatens to throw the book in the toilet unless Sam gets some sleep. Sam waits until Dean falls asleep and finishes the book anyway.

I stayed awake to read The Outsiders straight through too.

Sam doesn’t talk to Dad or Dean once he figures out they’re leaving, but he cries when Donna brings him homemade cookies.

Oh. John's crying freaking Dean out, and him finding a new hunt to make it up to Dean but unintentionally hurting Sam. So sad.

Sam always tries to find closure when he can.

This is such a Sam-like thought. So very mature and practical.

There aren’t many things in the world that Sam loves. He loves Dean and sometimes Dad.

I can easily imagine Sam having this thought - realizing that he doesn't always love John but that he always loves Dean. Being able to differentiate between loving his family and "loving" books.

This whole things makes me so sad, because of Sam's lost hopes, but it also warmed my heart. Beautiful, beautiful writing.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Sam knows one thing for sure—he’s never going to let anything have that much power over him.

I HATE YOU. *sobs*


I know. Doesn't he just break your heart??

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. There was something about that scene - the babysitter's fond amusement and Dean's smile that just did me in. I wrote this in a previous comment, but Sam seemed like he was the only one not getting pleasure out of the memory.

I read The Outsiders so many times at that age, I still have sections memorized. Nothing green can stay... *nostalgic sigh*

Sam makes me so sad these days... still waiting on that redemption.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] embroiderama
Beautiful! I love this look at Sam's relationship with books.

Date: 2010-01-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thank you so much - this was one of those increasingly rare stories that wrote itself. That summer book list comment just wouldn't let me go. Thanks so much for reading.

Date: 2010-01-30 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borgmama1of5.livejournal.com
Nice! Love how Sam views each book in relation to his life.

Date: 2010-01-30 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for reading! :)

Date: 2010-01-30 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geminigrl11.livejournal.com
I love that that they don't know what the "A" stands for and that Sam secretly loved Anne of Green Gables (good taste!)

The ring can’t be worth that kind of sacrifice—being invisible would be awesome but scary too. Sam knows one thing for sure—he’s never going to let anything have that much power over him. This broke my heart. :( Oh, Sam. (But at the same time, Bilbo's quest was noble, and while he was tempted and even tainted, the good in him prevailed, just like it MUST with Sam...).

The Outsiders is everyone's book, I think--there's just no way a teenager can't relate. Same with Catcher, even though it's a less user-friendly read. Family versus disaffection--definitely Sam at this point in life.

A poignant slice-of-life fic, and I think that last line is exactly what Sam was thinking, maybe from the ASS days--the thing that drove him to college. How sad that his only books now have nothing to do with pleasure.

Brilliant, as always!

Date: 2010-01-30 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xphoenixrising.livejournal.com
The Outsiders is everyone's book, I think--there's just no way a teenager can't relate.

Really? Cause that book bored the hell outta me and I was like 'wtf is this some teenage boy thing about lack of common sense? Why isn't CPS taking half these kids away' and I was thinking that in 8th grade.

*just wanted to offer a different POV on it*

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Date: 2010-01-30 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Aw, sweet little story. I love Dean getting mad at Old Yeller for making Sam cry. I like the idea of Sam having secret books tucked into his jacket.

Very nice.

Date: 2010-01-30 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I loved writing the parts with Dean. I wrote in another story that young Sam breathed Dean like air, and that's definitely how I see them at this age. Thanks so much for reading.

Date: 2010-01-30 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xphoenixrising.livejournal.com
This was very sad and wonderful and sweet all together. They were both so very Sam and Dean, still with that pre-apocalypse innocence.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Date: 2010-01-30 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I don't think there's any sweet without some sad on this show... thanks so much for reading. :)

Date: 2010-01-30 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luvspnl.livejournal.com
Such great book choices! I can certainly see Sam reading those books, and not liking Sarah, Plain and Tall. I love how everyone seems to be encouraging him, giving him recommendations and all, and I love Dean's feedback to the books Sam reads. You just know that Sam had to tell Dean about what he was reading! Sad that he had to hide reading from John, and how he's decided even then that he's college bound.

Brilliant. When I heard the comment on the episode, I have to say I certainly was making my own list about what he would have read. But this, so much better. :)

Date: 2010-01-31 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I see Sam as the kind of kid who took what he needed wherever he could get it - sympathetic teachers, librarians, maybe even a soccer coach. But Dean was everything to him - I just loved that smile on Dean's face remembering Sam's list. Thanks so much for reading - I really appreciate it.

Date: 2010-01-30 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harrigan.livejournal.com
This story made me think of something I hadn't thought about in a long time.

When my four siblings and I were all in grade school, my family went through some tough times, and I was always surprised that the three youngest kids remember those days more traumatically than the two older ones (my brother and I).

A wise friend finally figured it out. My brother and I were voracious readers and we escaped into books. The three littler ones couldn't read as well yet, and had no way to retreat from the real-world problems.

I definitely imagine Sam using books to escape the parts of his life that made him unhappy.

Anyway... I love the idea that it's canon that Sam assigned himself reading lists, and I loved Dean's look when that came up. And I love the fact that you let us wallow in that discovery further, in this story!

Date: 2010-01-31 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I remember awful family vacations where I literally built a fort for myself in the back seat with books. I can see books being a respite for Sam, as well as a means to the end.

I just loved that little scene - it definitely spoke to me, but Dean's smile is what did me in. All I ask for this season is that they smile like that at each other again.

Date: 2010-01-31 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blualbino.livejournal.com
This is perfect, I can just imagine little Sammy being just like this. :)

Date: 2010-01-31 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you so much - I'm so glad you liked the story. :)

Date: 2010-01-31 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ariadnes-string.livejournal.com
Lovely! I was listening to some of the Salinger obits on the radio this week, and actually thought of Sam! And thanks for the shout out to the Phantom Tollbooth--my son read it for the first time last year, and it gave me the name for my lj (the island of conclusions--'cause everyone leaps there!).

Date: 2010-01-31 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
I had Sam reading Catcher in the Rye in a previous story and felt like I had to put it back in again. And yep, Sam's list is an amalgam of my favorite books and my boys' favorites all filtered back through Sam.

Thanks so much for reading. (I really need to read Phantom Tollbooth again!)

Date: 2010-01-31 02:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] keerawa.livejournal.com
This is now my personal canon. I loved Bobby recommending Old Yeller, Sam grabbing the Scarlet Letter because he is college-bound, and Dean's reactions.

Date: 2010-01-31 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thank you so much - I'm so glad you liked the story. It being your personal canon is even better. Oh boys...

Date: 2010-01-31 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenilees.livejournal.com
Oh Debbie this was wonderful. Reading this and Sam's reactions to some of these books reminded me of being a kid and the joy I had of going to the library.
Some of those characters will always hold special places in my heart. Weirdly, I've read very few of the required reading books of any school and only one on Sam's required reading list. No doubt cos we were always moving.

I'm with Dean on "Treasure Island". It was a favourite but I preferred Kidnapped. Never read Old Yeller, but Where the Red Fern Grows was my dog-dying-cry book. Still makes me sniffle to think about it and I was extremely pleased when my daughter had to read it at school. Not because she'd cry but because it was one I read several times over the years... I'm sorry I'm going on about books.

I so can see Bobby being a fan of Old Yeller and Dean with Treasure Island. The books you chose for them to recommend were perfect. I wonder what John would have suggested? The Lord of the Flies? LOL I can't think of any others off the top of my head. I'd be curious to see.
I can also see Sam having a plan behing his reading. Not just enjoyment or escapism for him it would be a regiment of books that would fulfill a goal. To quote Sam(or you).. he was one "ridiculously serious little kid".
Great story.

Date: 2010-01-31 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks so much for the lovely comments. I confess this is a mix of my favorite books and those of my own boys and students. That scene just shoved this whole little story into my head - one of the easiest stories I've ever written.

And wow, what book would John choose? I have to think about that one... :) Thanks so much for reading.

Go on about books all you want - I wonder how many of us survived our childhood in a book.

Date: 2010-01-31 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saberivojo.livejournal.com
As usual you nail it for me. Personally though, I was and still am a lot like Sam. Books can take you anywhere. My eight year old is just starting to get it, but none of my other kids really did. (they READ but not for the love of it) She read Sarah, Plain and Tall earlier this year and seemed to enjoy it but I can see why Sam thought it was less than wonderful!

Your book choices are thought provoking and interesting and exactly how I would picture them.

Thanks Deb.

Date: 2010-01-31 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
In eighth grade, I moved to a new school, was miserable, and read through the library alphabetically.

All my kids read *well* but only one is a reader. Doesn't matter what you do to encourage it... sometimes, it takes and sometimes it doesn't. And I remember trying to help one of my kids with these ridiculous study questions about Sarah, Plain and Tall. I do not understand the appeal with that one.

Thanks for reading!

Date: 2010-01-31 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurie-bug.livejournal.com
This made me smile so many times...my childhood love of books led to a Masters in Library Science, and I just celebrated my 22nd anniversary with the public library where I'm happily employed.

(And yes, to answer the question up-thread, kids still read THE OUTSIDERS in school.It's my fave on Sam's "list".)

Loved Dean's reaction to OLD YELLER -- I was babysitting my friend's kids once and they wanted to watch the movie, and I was "Oh no! That's for when your parents are home" -- no WAY I was gonna deal with the emotional fallout, lol.

And the final choice was most fitting...we've been besieged with requests for CATCHER -- and everything else by Salinger -- the last couple of days.

I always enjoy your stories, Debbie. They're well-written and thoughtful -- but I'm still hoping my darling Dean will get the "starring" role someday. (you know my penchant for those older brother-types: Adam Cartwright, Darrell & Sodapop Curtis...hee hee)

Date: 2010-01-31 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
*smiles* How cool that the story appealed to you, as a librarian. I loved libraries as a kid. My mother set a 15 book limit for my brother and I, which seemed terribly restrictive. :)

I'm so glad you liked it. I know my stories slant toward Sam, but I'm wondering what you consider the starring role. How about Signs and Wonders?

Date: 2010-01-31 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynzibell.livejournal.com
This was so lovely and sweet! I really loved the book choices and Sam (and Dean's) thoughts on them. He's such a thinky little tyke!

Thank you for this!

Date: 2010-01-31 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks so much. Watched that scene and just had to write this. Poor boys...

Date: 2010-01-31 09:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zestyzorra.livejournal.com
This is so beautiful, I loved it! :) It made me really happy ^_^

Date: 2010-01-31 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
*grins* So very, very glad to have made you happy! Thanks for letting me know! :)

Date: 2010-02-01 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roxymissrose.livejournal.com
This made me laugh and made me cry and brought back lots of memories. Thanks so much!

Date: 2010-02-01 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Aw, thanks so much. I'm so glad you liked the story! :)

Date: 2010-02-02 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhoboat.livejournal.com
Oh, I loved this! How fitting to end with Catcher in the Rye too. ♥

Date: 2010-02-02 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debbiel66.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I had Sam reading Catcher in the Rye in another story and it just seemed fitting to have him take it on the road. Thanks for reading!
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