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Fox 'verse: 15 Winchester Family Secrets

So in an effort to not be completely lame in my lack of posting, here are some extras as inspired by thenyxie's Facts You Didn't Know about her Homework 'verse.

Here are Fifteen Winchester Family Secrets from my Fox 'Verse.

#1) Dean sometimes worries that he'll be rendered obsolete by this newer, more turbo powered version of himself. What good is Dean Winchester, when there's a Dean-clone with super powers?

#2) Alec is a klepto. He doesn't mean to be, but when he sees something shiny, or something one of his family members might like... he takes it. If only to prove that he can. Some people starve themselves to reassert control in their lives, Alec steals your glitter pens instead.

#3) Since living with the Winchesters Alec has discovered that Dean's favorite color is red, Sam's is blue, and Alec sort of likes green. And it's okay to change his mind later. He never knew people had favorite colors. Everything at Manticore was gray.

#4) Sometimes John is grateful to the Pulse because its broken down society just enough that it's almost impossible to keep a public record anymore. As nervous as he was on his boys first day of school, he would be terrified to enroll Alec in a public school. Thanks to the Pulse, he won't have to.

#5) Alec is afraid of dreaming. He never knows what kind of nightmare he'll have.

#6) Alec has learned not to touch things. Instead he'll rub his thumbs across his fingers, all to remind him it's not okay to touch. Dean never learned this lesson and touches everything, and when touching isn't enough, he'll go ahead and lick foreign objects just to get a better idea of what they are. Sometimes Alec wonders if his urges to explore things with all five senses are less feline DNA, and more Dean DNA.

#7) Bobby makes sure to spend time with Sam. Just Sam. Bobby was a middle child too.

#8) John never realized how much he missed Dean’s blond hair until he saw Alec. Dean outgrew his blond locks when he was twelve. It felt like another part of Mary disappeared when Dean’s hair turned brown.

#9) The first time Alec closes the bathroom door while he showers, John wants to cheer. It’s the first hint that Alec is starting to realize what privacy is, and that Alec is allowed privacy as well.

#10) Sometimes Dean is happy the Pulse happened. Since it fried all the computers, Sammy can't hide as much from his family. Sometimes Dean hates the Pulse though because it decimated his porn collection.

#11) Alec still hates Bobby's dog.

#12) Sometimes Alec is afraid he’ll never grow. He realized he was smaller then the other ten year olds on the playground, and even though Dean assured him that he’ll get a really big growth spurt by the time he’s thirteen or so, Alec is afraid Manticore messed up his genetics for good.

#13) Alec hates when John asks his opinion. He's always worried that it's a test and if he answers wrong, he'll be punished. Luckily John doesn't ask too often.

#14) Alec hates hiding his barcode. He does it because John says he has to, but he forgets a lot of times that the barcode is supposed to be a secret. Alec thinks John is ashamed of it, but he's always liked his barcode. It's the only thing that is completely and one hundred percent him. Everything else was borrowed from someone or something else.

#15) John loves taking the boys into town because that’s the only time Alec will call him "Dad."

Next story in this series - "Just Another Day at the Park"


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Aug. 19th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
This was way cool and I liked all the little insights. Nice job!
Aug. 19th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. *g* I'm just trying to distract you from my lack of posting. Is it working?
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Aug. 19th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome...love the bits-en-pieces of their life..
Aug. 19th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
I wrote a billion of these one day, with the bright idea of using them in longer stories. That didn't quite work out as expected, so you guys get factiods instead. *g* (Though I am working on longer pieces too.)
Aug. 19th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)

And #15....GUHHHHH. That was a PERFECT one to end the list with.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love this verse? LOL You rock.
Aug. 19th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! You've already seen a few of these, but yeah, there's more. And I'm working on some longer pieces but nothing seems to be working today. I wrote two mini-chapters, but I'm not pleased with either one. I'm going to try to hammer them into submission and see if I can create something postable. *g*
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Aug. 20th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Aw, I love Alec even more now! I can't wait for more fic :)
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! Hopefully this'll tide you over for about a week. *g*
Aug. 20th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Oh, man.

Fourteen is so freaking sad.

Very nicely done, though, the whole list.
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
14 may be my favorite one. In the show, Alec was constantly scolded for not hiding his barcode and I started wondering why he couldn't remember. Which made me think about my wee!Alec, and that's what I came up with.
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)

Aww so sweet! Poor Alec is going to be adjusting for a very long time.
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
It's the Winchesters and growing up. All of them will be adjusting for a long time. *g* John's just used to his kids and their issues. Now he's got a completely new kid with completely new issues.
Aug. 20th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
I just spent the last week watching season two of Dark Angel because I wanted the background to read this 'verse. I'm totally loving it.

#13 Luckily John doesn't ask too often.
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Really? Aw, that comment just made my day! I need to drag out my DA dvds again soon. *g* And thanks for the comment!
Aug. 20th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
Aw. These were so good but also very sad. It's sad all the problems Alec has. I like Bobby being sure to spend time with just Sam because he was a middle child too. I can see that.
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Bobby is awesome. It's practically canon that Bobby's middle name is Awesome. Bobby Awesome Singer.

And all the kids have problems. Alec's are just more obvious right now because John's not used to them.

Thanks for commenting hon!
Aug. 20th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
Ok, prepare for really long post to try and capture awesomeness. Ready?

1-Aww Dean. *hugs him* 2-Alec is klepto. You and I both, kid. That's kind of how I chose my laptop :). 3-I feel like Alec's lived in that messed up world from that movie 'Pleasantville' or the book The Giver. No color :(. 4-John is love :) 5-Aww Alec *hugs him* 6- Home Epi, Dean and that stuff he was working on for Missouri. Nuff said. 7-Aww Bobby *hugs him* 8-Aww blond-bonding moment *hugs them all* 9-Aww John. *hugs him* 10-Oh Dean! of course, that would be the one bad thing about the Pulse right? *shakes head* 11-LoL, I would imagine! And it's probably mutual. 12-Aww Alec, again! *squishes him* And Dean trying to reassure him! FTW! 13- *sniffle* 14-he's always liked his barcode. It's the only thing that is completely and one hundred percent him. Aww Alec yet again! *probably hugging him too tight* 15-Perfection.

So, Fox'verse factiods! Yah! :)
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
3) The Giver! Man, I loved that book. And yeah, whenever I see scenes from Manticore they're always so bland. There's none of those happy primary colors you'd see in any elementary school classroom. It made me sad.

6) "Home" was what inspired that particularly tidbit. Dean LICKED the mysterious contents of the baggie! And he's licked other things in the show too. That boy just can't keep his hands off of things. I'm surprised he hasn't accidentally cursed himself with his kinestetic learning and his need to TOUCH.

10) All that internet porn, gone! Poor Dean.

14) I think number fourteen is my favorite tidbit that spewed from my brain.

15) That's another random one that magically appeared and made me go "huh." But it made sense in my head. Alec wouldn't call John "dad" when it's just them. He doesn't think he's earned it. But in public, to maintain cover? He wouldn't hesitate to call him "dad", maybe even "daddy" if he was trying to influence motherly waitresses to give him pie. (Luckily he has awesome brothers who will coach him in the art of getting free pie.)

Thanks for your awesomely long comment! *g*
Aug. 20th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh these are just awesome little insights. #1. Funny when you consider that Sam has nightmares about being replaced by a bunch of Dean's that Dad likes better.
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think either boy is 100% okay with the new shift in family dynamics. And I'm pretty sure Dean assume Sam is Dad's favorite, while Sam assume Dean is Dad's favorite. *g*
Aug. 20th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Great insights. Loved #6.
(Have you read "Father Christmas - The Truth"? Cos the way you've written these facts reminded me of it?)
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I've never even heard of "Father Christmas - The Truth"! Can you give me a link? I'd love to read it. *g*

And I love Dean and his inability not to touch things. Considering I'm a compulsive toucher too, I feel his pain. But yeah, probably not the best habit to have when you're working around curse boxes and voodoo traps.
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Aug. 21st, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
You are brilliant! I love the way you can mix touching with funny and still don't make it sound off. Alec still is so very damaged... I want to cheer with John when he seems to start respecting his privacy (as in he realizes he's got some rights) or when he calls John 'Dad' but why do I have a feeling it's just some kind of a disguise? I hope not.

And I particularly loved facts no. 2 ( Some people starve themselves to reassert control in their lives, Alec steals your glitter pens instead. You little clepto ;)), 6 (yeah, Dean is the kind of guy who likes using all 5 senses, I guess especially when he wants to find out what this new GIRL is like ;)) and 10 (he he he, bustyasianbeauties.com?).
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon! And yeah, Alec is getting better, but you don't wake up after a lifetime of Manticore training and suddenly become "normal." And Alec only calls John "dad" in order to maintain their cover. He doesn't feel he's earned the right to call John "dad". Plus he has no experience with fathers. It's weird for him.

Dean loves his internet porn! It's canon! *g*
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I so love this verse. I spent last weekend reading through it and I'm glad to see another one is up. :) These were great. I loved #2. It both a 'I want to hug him' moment and kind of funny. This whole list was just lovely.
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And Alec being a klepto just popped into a story one day. I have no idea where it came from. *g* Thanks again for the lovely comment. I'm glad you're enjoying my series.
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
Awwwwww!! These are all so great! I want more of this verse! More! More! More! :-)

#15 was the perfect way to end this, too.
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! #15 was the last one I wrote. And I wrote a whole heck of a lot more then fifteen, those were just the ones I decided to post.

A new chapter is with the betas right now. *g* You shouldn't have to wait TOO long for more.
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Heh, I <3 fact lists!
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
I have a weakness for them myself. *g* Thanks for commenting!
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