GUYS BUT THIS HURTS SO MUCH LET ME TELL YOU OF MY PAIN
Let’s say that John had to leave really abruptly on a hunting trip (because let’s face it, that probably happened more than a few times). He probably just dropped the boys off at a half-assed motel, leaving Dean with some cash, a bit of food, and a warning to shoot first, ask questions later, and always look out for Sammy, no matter what.
Then let’s say that John was gone longer than anticipated. The food and money would be slowly running out. Dean would be too young to work. Maybe he’d resort to shoplifting in order to get food. But what little he could scrounge up, there is no doubt in my mind that he would always give it to Sammy, leaving the barest amount for himself. AND THAT’S HOW HE KNOWS WHAT BEING THIS HUNGRY IS LIKE.
maybe that’s also why Dean would later on grow up and just eat as much as he could manage in one meal because he wouldn’t know when his next meal might be. I’m convinced that that’s why we always see him eating more than Sammy.
And maybe that’s why he gets so much pleasure in the food he eats. He’s not just gluttonous, but he genuinely is like “THIS IS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING EVER” and means it.
And he loves pie, not just because Mary would make pie with him, but because it harkens back to a time when he didn’t have to worry about going hungry. When everything was warm and happy and safe, and pie is his most vivid sensory connection to that time.
It’s okay, I didn’t need my feels you guys, they’re perfectly fine shattered into tiny little pieces.