As one of the children who were visited by Azazel when he was six months old Sam has great potential as a psychic. His powers are as follows:
Visions: Sam has recently begun to have visions in his sleep. They mostly feature his girlfriend Jessica burning on the ceiling like his mum and his boyfriend Brady with a pained look on his face. While he has his suspicions and fears the worst, Sam has yet to fully accept the accuracy of these visions. With time Sam’s visions will develop to take place during the day and will expand to include an array of different scenarios.
Telekinesis: Sam has the potential to one day channel telekinetic abilities which would allow him to move larger objects, such as other people or filing cabinets, with his mind. Sam has yet to demonstrate this ability and does not even realise he has the potential to one day do so.
Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence against a child and alcohol and drugs abuse.
Sam Winchester was born on May second, nineteen ninety eight as the second child of John and Mary Winchester. The first six months of his life seemed picturesque, as he had a doting stay at home mom and a proud father who owned a local garage, not to mention an older sister who was utterly fascinated by the new arrival. However, this all changed on November six, exactly six months since he was born. Sam was too young to remember, but that night evil visited their home. It ended with his mother burning horrifically on the ceiling and Sam being carried out of the house by his older sister, Deanna. Sam was far too young to comprehend what happened, but it was a night which would shape the nature of his relationship with Deanna.
After that, John sold the family home and begun to travel the country hunting down supernatural creatures to fight. For the eldest Winchester it was all training for his inevitable fight with the thing that killed his wife. As Sam grew older he began to resent the lifestyle John had chosen for them. As soon as he was old enough to talk he’d badger his father and older sister with questions such as ‘why was John away for weeks at a time?’ and ‘why did they always have to travel’? It was for that reason when Sam was old enough to start school he both loved and hated it. It was a safe haven from the home life he had quickly grown to resent. Plus, he had a genuine interest in learning new things. However, he hated constantly being the new kid and the way his classmates would stare him.
Sam was seven when he finally discovered what the family business really meant. He was walking home from school, his father and Deanna too busy on a hunt to collect him, when he was suddenly grabbed by a man and knocked out as he tried to stop him from bundling him into the back of his van. Sam would wake up a few hours later in the barn of an abandoned farm surrounded by a pack of creatures that identified themselves as Werewolves. When he tried to profess his innocence they mocked his ignorance claiming that his father must have realised Sam was too stupid and too much of a baby to handle the truth. Sam tried to be brave, but the harsh words and their threats were too much and he found himself crying until they put a gag over his mouth to shut him up. Sam was rescued later that night by John who held him close and showed the closest thing to genuine love and concern Sam could remember.
Sam’s life would take another turn after the events of that night. Now that he was in the know he was no longer guarded from the worst aspects of his father’s work. John gave Sam a few weeks to recover before he taught him to shoot and some of the basics of hand to hand combat. The youngest Winchester tried to protest against this new regime, but his father wouldn’t hear anything of it. John saw it as protecting his family while Sam believed he was recklessly throwing them into danger. Sam was nine when he was forced into his first hunt albeit playing the role of bait as opposed to being involved in the fighting itself.
Sam was fourteen when he had his first kiss. It happened while he was out at a trip to the movies with a girl from his class. John thought he was at the library studying lore for a case and Deanna covered for him knowing her geek brother needed the break, that, and the fact Deanna had been badgering Sam about girls for at least a year by that point. The youngest Winchester was sixteen when he decided he wanted to pursue a Law degree at any university that would grant him a full scholarship. He was inspired by one of his teachers, who without knowing the full context, candidly explained to Sam that he could be whatever he wanted to be as it was his life to lead. Sam would spend the next two years of his life hiding these plans from his family. University leaflets would be hidden in the pages of text books he knew Deanna would never touch. His Stanford application files were stored on a free cloud account his family knew nothing about with all work on it done during his breaks at school and in the library after school.
It was the night before he was due to leave for Stanford that Sam broke the news to his father and sister. The duo returned late at night to find a fully dressed Sam and a packed suitcase waiting for them. It was Deanna, with confusion in her voice and hurt in her eyes, who asked him where he was going. Sam bluntly informed them of his plans even going as far as to show them the acceptance letter he’d received. John did not take the news well. He initially tried ordering Sam to “forget this nonsense and unpack as his family needed him.” Sam refused to comply and it only escalated from there with words such as selfish (John) and abusive bastard (Sam) thrown around. It ended with John warning Sam that if he walked out that door he was never to come back. Deanna stood beside their father saying nothing, which Sam took as a tacit sign of support. The last Sam saw of them was the furious (John) and stunned (Deanna) looks on their faces as he slammed the door behind him.
Stanford began as an unusual experience for Sam. Although he’d never admit it he missed his family, he missed Deanna and the stupid way she'd refer to him as ‘bitch’ with fondness in her voice. In addition to this, it took Sam a while to truly begin to start settling down with a part of him expecting to have to leave at a moment’s notice for the first few months. It was a few weeks into his first semester when he befriended Tyson Brady who happened to share a number of courses as Sam. The pair quickly became study buddies and ultimately best friends.
It was during his sophomore year at Stanford that things began to change. Brady returned from Thanksgiving break a broken man. His entire family died in a car accident during the break and Brady did not take it well. He took to constant partying filled with booze and drugs to ease the pain. Sam found himself accompanying Brady to these parties afraid of what would happen if he were left to fend for himself. It was a surprise to Sam the night Brady broke down in his arms sobbing for the family members he’d lost. It was an even bigger shock when Brady leant in and heatedly kissed him. Sam quickly pushed Brady away, but found himself surprised by the fact that it wasn’t the fact Brady was a man which led to the rejection, but rather he didn’t want to take advantage of his best friend while he was so emotional. Brady seemed embarrassed by what happened, but he accepted Sam’s explanation and from that evening he seemed finally ready to pass on from his grief. Sam didn’t turn Brady down when he asked him on an official date near the end of their sophomore year.
As best friends for two years the transition to boyfriends went relatively smoothly. Although it did take Sam, who’d never knowingly felt romantic feelings for another man, time to get used to this side of himself. It was the start of their junior year when Sam introduced him to Jessica a girl he’d met on campus one night. In spite of himself, Sam found he and Jess instantly connected. There was something about her quick wit and insightful intelligence which drew him to her. Only his loyalty to Brady stopped him from pursuing something further. However, fortunately for Sam, Brady picked up on this mutual attraction and he called Sam out on it, but admitted he’d be willing to enter into a polyamory relationship with just the three of them. Sam was at first shocked by the admission, was it a trick? But he ultimately agreed to talk with Jessica and see what she thought at first. Surprisingly she agreed as she quite liked Brady as well as Sam. It was awkward at first as they tried to navigate around each other, but they all agreed to work on both the overall relationship and their individual relationships.
Sam is currently starting his Senior year at Stanford and applying for law schools completely unaware of the trouble brewing around him.