Ruby had enjoyed herself. Hardy knew how to host a party and having Crowley show up had been amusing, mostly just for her, she knew, but still. Emily had enjoyed herself with little Aislinn and the other Emily and she'd gotten to relax a little. Only a little mind, she was still more worried about Sam. It had been noticed of course, Crowley calling her on the constant texting but Sam was worried, stressing himself out and it was taking too long for something to work for him. Too long, and yet the dreams were worse and worse. She slept by his side every night and she knew better than anyone how hard he was finding this to deal with.
She'd left in good time to get Emily home and settled before bed, that and she wanted time with her husband on the holiday. She wanted Emily to have time with him and later she knew Dean, Jules and Ben would be round so she should probably get something ready for them. Store bought pie was a must. If she tried to cook Dean would accuse her of trying to posion him again. And so it was still early evening when she'd pulled her car into the drive and lifted Emily out of her car seat and through the house calling for Sam.
And found him in the back yard.
With wine for her and beer for him. And fireworks.
He was amazing.
"Honey you didn't have to do this. I know you weren't having a great day so I was gonna put Emily down and work on some spells." she told him, still awed by the effort he'd gone to for her. She sat down on the bench passing Emily across to him while she opened the wine and pour herself a glass. They'd have a drink, watch the fireworks and then Emily would need to be wound down a bit before sleeping. Then they could spend the rest of the night out here.
"People missed you there, asked how you were doing. People do care, and Damon's willing to try his weird vamp thing. We're getting somewhere."