Title: Trost und Freude (Comfort and Joy) (Chapter 10/17)Author: gwendolyngraceRecipient: celtic_cookieRequest terms: Sam and Dean of course, and I love John: Lots of John! A Pre-series Christmas Story! Familial bonding, maybe a holiday-themed hunt?Summary: Saginaw, Michigan, 1990: Going holiday shopping may hold more hazards than just the insane crowds and parents hell-bent on the buying the latest toy. John goes undercover to look into a series of accidents at the local mall. Meanwhile, Dean and Sam respond to Christmas-season festivities at school with unexpected results. Rating: PGGenre: GenWordcount (this chapter): about 4,220Spoilers: All three seasons through 3x08, may or may not be Origins-compliantDisclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, not mine, just my fantasy.Author’s Notes: First off, please help satisfy my self-stroking curiosity and answer this poll about this monster of a fic and your thoughts so far. You can answer the poll whether or not you’re reading, and before or after reading chapter 10, but I’m really very interested to know in a general sense where y’all are on various aspects of the fic (or whether you’re interested at all). Second, I hope to have the rest of this posted before going to EyeCon in April. Finally and forever, thanks to my invaluable etakyma who keeps me honest. From the TopThenHalfway Point PollNow: Sam was happy that Dean could go back to school on Friday, but even happier that Dad still drove them and they didn’t have to walk like usual.