Title: Trost und Freude (Comfort and Joy) (Chapter 13/17)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 4,605Spoilers: All three seasons through 3x08, may or may not be Origins-compliantDisclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, not mine, just my fantasy.Author’s Notes: Four chapters to go! I hope to get at least two more out for y’all this weekend and then post the last couple early next week. What a ride!From the TopThenNow: John wasn’t supposed to wear his wristwatch, but he did anyway, and checked it about a hundred times during the shift.