Title: Trost und Freude (Comfort and Joy) (Chapter 11/17)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 4,550Spoilers: All three seasons through 3x08, may or may not be Origins-compliantDisclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, not mine, just my fantasy.Author’s Notes: No, really, I do plan to finish posting this before Eyecon. As some of you know, I’m also an actor, and I’m in a production that opened this weekend. We had tech week all last week and four shows in three days. So it’s been a little hectic. Thanks to everyone who responded to the poll – it helps to know that overall the fic seems to work and that most of you are pleasantly in the dark about what’s really going on. This chapter ought to shed some light on things for you. Enjoy! From the TopThenLyle Olohan would be working late tonight.