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Title: Jacket
Author: bodgei
Series: Ten Years Gone
Characters: Same as always. 
Sum: Kate thinks about Sam's jacket
Disclaimer: The Winchesters aren’t mine. This Shirt is a song by Mary Chapin- Carpenter. I know I normally do a better job picking my musical quote. But it gets the point across.
Author notes: My Carhartt is a red Medium. I have NO idea what size Sam would have – but it does come down over Jared’s hands so I’d bet on x-tall or 2 x-tall. I also have a Schaefer Denim Jacket with a deerskin collar. Yeah – say it with me frustrated cowboy. 

My Carhartt is dark red, sized medium, ‘active’ and hangs to my thighs.  Any smaller then a Medium won’t zip over what my brother-in-law refers, playfully, as my rack.  At least I hope it’s playful – even if it, Sam punches him for it.  Every time. 


“Stop being a pig to my wife.”


“When you stop being a whiney bitch.”


Makes me laugh every time. 


“Don’t encourage him,” Sam will say before skulking off.


Sam’s Carhartt is – or was - black it’s a large x-tall, heck it may be a large 2 x- tall.  I’ve never checked.  It replaced the one he was wearing the day I met him, and looks exactly the same.  His jacket has been with him on any number of Hunts and smells like burnt salt and, for some reason, Cherry Glo from the local car wash.  But only close up.  He keeps it clean – he washes it after every Hunt.  That’s why it used to be black. 


Sam’s not exactly a neat freak, nor is he particularly tidy, but he does keep his clothes impeccably clean.  Er- as impeccably as possible, considering the life he leads. And that is why his Carhartt is what Sam has on when he drives off to the Law firm he works for.  I know for court he puts on a lovely lambs wool top coat, I know because I got it for him when he passed the bar.  The thing cost a fortune, and he hates to ware it.  Afraid some ghost or ghoul or some Demon, who wants a big write up in Demon’s monthly, will show up while he’s driving to work and ruin his coat.    


It’s never happened.  But you never know. 


 I never tell him how red-necky he looks, driving his old Nova in his jacket.  I don’t have much room to talk; after all I have a display wrack in our office for all my belt buckles.  And neither can Dean, in his Schaefer denim, and his job with Sire Power and his blue pick-up (for when the Impala isn’t practical and needs to be tucked up in the garage).  Dean, the cowboy.  Go figure. 


Sometimes I bring it up.  Sam looks hurt, but it passes quickly as he puts his hands in his pockets and smiles, “I like my jacket.  My clients are farmers, like you – like us.  When they see the pictures on my desk they know I won’t cheat them, the jacket reminds them.  It reminds me.” 

I know what the jacket reminds him of, and it’s not being a farmer.  I know it’s the times with me.  The times with Dean, the times on hunts.  The cold long nights and the warm home comings.  The road trips we’ve taken.  Our craptastic honeymoon in Niagara, with the train trip and his dad showing up.  


Then he’ll smile one of his face splitting smiles, “Plus – a hell hound can’t chew through this thing!”    



This Shirt – Mary Chapin- Carpenter


This shirt is old and faded

All the color's washed away

I've had it now for more damn years

Than I can count anyway

I wear it beneath my jacket

With the collar turned up high

So old I should replace it

But I'm not about to try




This shirt was a pillow for my head

On a train through Italy

This shirt was a blanket beneath the love

We made in Argeles

This shirt was lost for three whole days

In a town near Buffalo

'Till I found the locker key

In a downtown Trailways bus depot


( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
Cute. :)
Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
I seem to only do cute these days... sigh*
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
Afraid some ghost or ghoul or some Demon, who wants a big write up in Demon’s monthly, will show up while he’s driving to work and ruin his coat.

it's cute, me likie. :D
Dec. 2nd, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Like it's a pride thing "Dude I got close enough to a Winchester to ruin his coat and he dind't kill me"

"Yeah, but it was the younger one - he's soft."
Dec. 2nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Dec. 2nd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
I read Mom that line and she laughed, and then he said "I can see him thinking that.
Dec. 2nd, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
hehe... yeah.
Dec. 2nd, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
"Kate? Hun? Some Demon spoogged on that nice coat you gave me."
Dec. 2nd, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Dec. 3rd, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
You have to get me a new one?
Dec. 3rd, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Dec. 3rd, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
yeah... Sam and Kate - so cute and wierd...
Dec. 4th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
heh, i like Sam&Kate. :D
Dec. 4th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I have to wrte one of the Kate mommeys Sam stories that I have in my head... Sam is often puzzled by it.
Dec. 4th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
heh... go for it. :D
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
One of these days - the two of them are very shy with me these days...
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
Dec. 7th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
I don't know why they don't want ot be writtne about
Dec. 7th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
i don't know either,... they're your voices.... ;)
Dec. 7th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Kate seems kinda interested in finishing the one I called "Catch My Fall" where Sam got shot - I kinda left him there in the hospital...

Dec. 7th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
well then, go finish it! :)
Dec. 9th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'll try, but she'll probably crap out on me once I start
Dec. 9th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)

stupid voices...
Dec. 9th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
there are gremlins in LJ... i was trying to delete this and move it to where it's supposed to be (a reply for when you said "I'll try, but she'll probably crap out on me once I start")

but... it says it's having issues with the database, or some such thing. i think it's a coding error.
Dec. 9th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
yeah I noticed... it's being freaktatsic for me too
Dec. 9th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
*thwacks LJ*
Dec. 10th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
yeah! *thwack*
Dec. 9th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Kate can be a bitch
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