Wow! Fab-uu-looouuussss! I think I need a cold shower... or a cigarette. (and I don't even smoke.)
You walked the line here and it paid off. Throughout Dean and Jo kept their personalities and yet their coming together was an act of making love.
Ellen's reaction at hearing that only one and not two Winchesters would be joining them was great!
Mentioning that Jo first met Dean when he was grieving for his dad was a nice reminder. I'd actually forgotten that.
The little tongue-in-cheek remarks and snarky sarcasm(I'm kinda glad I'm not dead, too and I wouldn't trade the world for Sam) that Dean uses are spot on! You've really captured his personality and his hurt. We can see just how much he's suffering by how much he covers it up.
I like that Dean made no promises about staying but admitted he would always come when Jo needed him. Her acceptance of that made it even better and more believable. And he did stay till morning but just barely.
I also like that Jo tried to ignore all Dean's previous experience as he prepared himself for her. that thought would inevitably pop into her head at some point during their encounter. the fact that she didn't overreact or let it freak her out showed not only maturity but that she had no illusions about their intimacy.
The ending comment that Jo knew he would be back then reminding us that Dena left his weapons behind was clever. It makes me wonder if he was that blown away that he wasn't thinking straight or if he knew exactly what he was doing and left his weapons as an excuse to return.
*blushes* You sure know how to compliment a girl. I'm glad that you enjoyed this so much!
Thanks for your review!