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SPN Ficlet: Important Decisions
Title: Important Decisions
Characters: Sam, Jo, Dean and Ellen
Rating/Warnings: GEN, PG. Humor.
Word Count: 655
Disclaimer: Not mine, no ownership claimed.
Summary: A response for maychorian's Birthday comment meme prompt; "Jo and Ellen run into the boys on a hunt. Afterward, they unwind with movies and pizza in the motel."
A/N: Not a lot of unwinding involved.

Important Decisions
by CaffieneKitty


"No olives!"

"Guys," said Dean, holding a scrap of motel stationery and a pen up defensively. "It's not like we're only getting one pizza, one can have olives and the other one won't."

"No," Jo sniffed, sitting on the floor next to the TV and DVD player. "If they put olives on one pizza there is an eighty-five percent greater chance of cross-contamination. I do not want to ingest olive residue."

Dean sighed. "Fine. Sam, can we forego the olives?"

"I'm the one with the sprained shoulder, I should get priority in picking what goes on the pizza."

"Not my fault you're breakable," Jo huffed.

"Jo does have a point, Sammy."

"... fine." Sam hunched up against the headboard and very specifically did not pout. "No olives. I guess I'll have artichoke hearts instead."

"On pizza?" Jo grimaced.

"Oh come on! Am I picking on your dread fear of olive residue?"

Dean swung towards the only silent person in the room. "Ellen?"

"You all can leave me out of this." Ellen smirked around her beer. "I'll have a pasta or something."

"Okay, so far I've got two pizzas, no olives anywhere, one with artichoke hearts-"



"Shut up."

"Oh no! Jo!" Sam gasped, wide-eyed. "I think there's some olives in the mini-bar! They might ooze on your beer!"

Dean snorted.

"Shut. Up. Both of you." Jo crossed her arms. "Olives are gross."

"Ignore him," said Dean. "He's a dick when he thinks he isn't getting enough attention."

"I am not." Sam shuffled awkwardly up the bed. "I only sprained my shoulder 'cause I had to push Jo out of the way."

"I could've taken it," Jo said, chin tipping up.

"Jo..." Ellen spoke, her voice holding a tone of warning.

Jo looked over at Ellen, then sighed. "Fine. Thanks for shoving me into a puddle and taking the hit, Sam."

Sam had taken up an intent study of the wallpaper next to the bathroom door.

"Sam..." said Dean, tone nearly matching Ellen's.

"Alright! You're welcome, Jo."

"There. All better now?" asked Ellen

Sam muttered. "I'd be better with olives on my pizza."

Jo rolled her eyes. "Oh my god, you are such a princess."

Dean barked a laugh.

"I'm injured!" yelped Sam.

Jo picked a bit of unidentifiable grue off the knee of her pants. "...okay, fine, one of the pizzas can have olives. And if I see an olive anywhere near my pizza, I reserve the right to freak."

"Fine. I'll take olives instead of artichokes then."


"Great," muttered Dean, scribbling on the notepaper. "One topping down."

Ellen drained the last of her beer and stood.

"You leaving, Ellen?" asked Dean.

"Nope. Since it's going to take you three about a year to figure out what you want on pizza, I'm going to the video store across the street and picking the movie."

Everyone spoke up at once.

"I want-"

"Ooo, that one with the-"

"But we-"

Ellen held up a hand. "Judging by this pizza ordeal, if you all go down and try to pick a movie together that everyone agrees on, there'll be a brawl. You guys get yourselves organized on the pizza soon enough, then and only then do you get a say in what movie we watch."

Sam looked at Jo. Jo looked at Sam. Dean looked down at his notepaper and smirked.

"Ground beef, tomato, feta and olives," said Sam.

"Barbeque chicken, banana peppers and mushrooms," said Jo.

"And Ellen's pasta. Done," said Dean, scrawling on the paper and democratically choosing not to gripe about the complete lack of pepperoni.

They all looked up at Ellen, who shook her head and smiled.

"Well, I guess I asked for it. Call it in, we'll have thirty minutes to pick a movie. No more."

"Should be plenty of time," said Sam maneuvering himself off the bed.

"This won't take any time at all, I know exactly what I want to watch," said Jo, aiming for the door.

Dean grinned at Ellen and held up his cell phone. "How about I call in the order from the video store, sometime around round three?"

"You know, I think that might be wise," Ellen said with a chuckle as they left the motel.

- - -
(that's it.)

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tehomet From: tehomet Date: June 30th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol! Olive-residue phobe. Thanks for a good read.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 30th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
sxymami0909 From: sxymami0909 Date: June 30th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe I loved this. Is it too much to ask for a follow-up? Hehe I loved the way you write all the characters interacting. Totally beleivable :-) great job! :-D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 30th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm rather swamped as it is, but I'll stick it in the bunny-corral and see if it hops.
sams1ra From: sams1ra Date: June 30th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Loved this!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 30th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: June 30th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I know EXACTLY how Jo feels :D
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 30th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Olives seem to be a common sticking point in group pizza ordering. That and pineapple.

Darn it, I've made myself really want pizza by writing this, and even frozen pizza is outside my budget restrictions right now. :-P
irismay42 From: irismay42 Date: June 30th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Totally love Dean and Ellen as the "adults" while Sam and Jo bicker like a couple of kids! Oh and olives AND artichoke hearts are disgusting on pizza! They should have gone with pepperoni!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 1st, 2010 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm partial to black olives under very specific circumstances and prefer artichoke hearts on salad rather than pizza, but as far as I'm concerned, it's not a pizza without pepperoni of some kind.
malevolent73 From: malevolent73 Date: June 30th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like an average pizza ordering night to me. LOL I drive the pizza people crazy with my "half this and half that" ordering too.

Great family chemistry here. Makes me miss them even more.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 1st, 2010 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I read the prompt and they were suddenly all in my head, bickering away. It was a little freaky. :-D
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: July 1st, 2010 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome!! Now I want banana peppers damn you to hell:P I do have a hatred of black olives, so I understand Jo..lol Sam is a hilarious man-baby, mind you they all are when injured;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 1st, 2010 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I will happily take everyone's olives. Not on some kinds of pizza, but I'm pretty amenable.

Sam is a hilarious man-baby, mind you they all are when injured;)

I feel a little bad for making Sam so whiny in this, but I figure he deserves the chance to cut loose and whine once in a while. :-)
charis_kalos From: charis_kalos Date: September 24th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
You posted this when I was packing for Europe and somehow I never got back to it til now. It's hilarious! I love parental Ellen and Dean making Jo and Sam play nice! And I'm completely with Jo on her olive-phobia. First thing I do when I get a Greek salad is remove all the olives, which kinda takes all the "Greek" out of it.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: September 24th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll take your olives if you take my tomatoes and half my onions. One of these days I'll learn how to make a Greek salad so I can have the stuff I want in it. :-)
borgmama1of5 From: borgmama1of5 Date: May 5th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
This made me smile :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 6th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :-)
antrazi From: antrazi Date: May 5th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Reading stories like these make me happy that I live in a country where we don't do this half and half crap. Everybody gets their own pizza, with their own toppings, no cross-contermination possible. It makes things so much easier... ;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 6th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. :-)
auntmo9 From: auntmo9 Date: May 6th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Omg! Even Jo thinks Sam is a princess! Loved it! Thanks for sharing at the Big Pretzel!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: May 6th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy to do so, and I'm hoping to be more active over there as life allows.
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