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yet another ten years fic

Title: International Buffet
Author: Bodgei
Characters: Sam and Kate
Warnings: None
Disclaimers: Sam isn’t mine. And you know what I’m kinda glad he isn’t.
Authors note: I needed to write something happy after the craptastic week I’ve had.



Kate’s favorite restaurant is called International Buffet. It’s one of those all you can eat Chinese among other ethnic food buffets. It has sushi and a salad bar and stake and crab and onion rings, all four of us can go there and be happy. Tonight it’s just me and Kate, a date. We don’t date on our own much, we usually go out with Mare and Dean. But tonight I made it a point to make it just us.

I wanted it to be a special night. I wanted to go some place nice, she wanted International Buffet, so we are sitting under a fake palm tree made of blinking neon lights. This was not what I had in mind at all. Kate has a fork of rice in her left hand and an onion ring in her right. She eats with both hands. It’s cute as hell. She can put more food away than Dean and me combined, and at speeds that are reminiscent of a shark. She’s on her second plate of food while I am still poking at the sushi on my first plate. There are four little what they call ‘baby lobster’ but I would call prawn sitting on her plate staring at me. I’m nervous enough without shellfish staring at me.

“Are you alright?” she asks me between bites.

“Yeah.”

“You’ve barely touched your nasty cold little fish roles,” she’s not a fan of sushi.

“I’m just…” I’m just what? Tied up in knots? Scared out of my mind? “I’m a little queasy.”

She reaches across the table and touches me with her fingertips; they brush across my face and cheek. She does that when she’s worried, her fingers smell of fried food, “You want to get going? You’re kinda clammy.”

“No. I want you to finish eating.”

“I can be done if you want. If you aren’t feeling good why did you ask me out, Baby?”

“Because I need to talk to you, and I needed Dean and Mare not to be around,” Kate’s face falls. The last time I said that the conversation ended with me telling her that I was going back to California, so she has reason to be worried.

“Law school?”

“Still staying local,” I could go back to Stanford for law school but I was also accepted to two schools within two hours of home. I don’t want leave to Kate behind ever again, “It’s not that,” my stomach lurches.

“Are you sure you are OK?” she asks, she’s starting to sound really upset, her voice rising in pitch, “Sam you look really green.”

I get up, fully intending to go down on one knee all gallant, but I manage to trip and stumble to my knees. This isn’t going well.

“Sam!” she’s alarmed. Her hands go to my face, tipping my face up; her face is close to mine, “We should go if you feel this bad.”

“No,” I’m fumbling in my pocket.

“But you’re sick,” I’m really worrying her, I didn’t want to worry her.

“No, I’m just…” I find the box in my pocket and pull it out, “I’m just nervous,” I can’t even look her in the eye. I can’t even ask the question I’ve been planning. All I can do is shove the box in her hands and rock back on my heels.

“What?” she says as she opens the box. It’s not the ring I had planed on when I first went out to look, but I took Mare with me and she found the one she thought her sister would like. It’s a channel set rubies, the center one the largest. It’s not as big or flashy as I wanted. Kate deserves the biggest brightest diamond in the universe. But this is what Mare said would win her heart.

“Sam?” her voice is quavering, “What is this for?”

“I can’t imagine my life without you,” I’m looking directly at her knee, “I want,” I can’t say anymore. If I open my mouth my voice will crack and I’ll cry and then she will never want to marry me.

“You want to be my husband, even though it means you are going to be stuck with stinky cattle for the rest of your life?” there is a giggle in her voice. And I look up. There are tears in her eyes and she’s handing the box back to me.

My heart stops.

“Oh Sam,” I can’t hear what she’s saying. I can’t breathe. My chest hurts, like I’ve been stabbed. I’m slumping to the floor. Then fingers are on my face, lifting me up. Kate looks confused, “aren’t you going to put it on me?”

“What?” I can breathe again.

“The ring. You are supposed to put it on me.”

“So you’re saying ‘yes’?”

“Sam did you really think I was saying no? Is that why you we’re trying to…” she wants to say faint. I know she wants to say faint.

“Yeah,” I say shakily. She smiles, and I smile back.

“Sam Winchester, sometimes you are the stupidest man I have ever met.”

“But you want to be my wife?” I’m slipping the ring on her finger.

“With all my heart and soul.”

Comments

( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
acostilow
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
OH I LOVE THIS!

STARING SHELLFISH!

“Sam did you really think I was saying no? Is that why you we’re trying to…” she wants to say faint. I know she wants to say faint.
ROFLOL

So awesome. Yay happy fics!
bodgei
Apr. 25th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
I needed somethign happy. When I had such a bad week.
trystan830
Apr. 25th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC)
yaay!! this is awesome!

i kinda like that the timeline isn't linear. it's very cool :)
bodgei
Apr. 25th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
I wanted something Happy, Sam wanted it to be all about him.. it worked out well. They come as the boys and girls give it too me. I have two that are almost doen that suround the shooting... and am almost done "catch me if I fall" so I needed soemthign light hearted

Thank you for reading it :)
trystan830
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC)
happy is good... and you're case, Sam is good.

you're welcome; thanks for writing it!
bodgei
Apr. 25th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
and I need good and happy... sigh it's so sad that Sam is my "happy place"
trystan830
Apr. 26th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
that's not sad!!

Dean is my obsessive place. :)
bodgei
Apr. 26th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
the first thing my freind asked when I told her about my computer was "are all the 'happy places' gone?" asking if I lost all my Jared pics...
trystan830
Apr. 26th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
awww....
bodgei
Apr. 26th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my Sarah, she takes care of me. And I think I've replaced all fo the pics now - just the cars and the presonal ones to go...LOL, you can see where my priotitys are.
trystan830
Apr. 27th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
LOL... yeah. glad you replaced all your pics!!
bodgei
Apr. 27th, 2006 11:13 am (UTC)
well you replced a bunch yourself. So what was in color is in monochrome, but that's cool - he looks nice in monochrome.
trystan830
Apr. 27th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
so, i have a thing for b&w pics. ;)
makes ... whoever! ... hot!
bodgei
Apr. 27th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
sure does.
trystan830
Apr. 27th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
:D
bodgei
Apr. 28th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
monochrom is the new pink! Just kidding. Did you get a chance to read the second part of 'catch my fall'? (I still have to read the new fic you posted - I have it in my head but haven't read yet)
trystan830
Apr. 28th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
no, but i'll get there. promise. :D
bodgei
Apr. 28th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
and I will get to yours as wel (probably over the weekend)
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