Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester
Word Count: 317
Spoilers: Up to Lucifer Rising.
Disclaimer: I don't own Supernatural and never will. No copyright infringement intended.
Summary: Dean is there for Sam when his little brother detoxes a second time.
When Sam willingly agrees to detox again, he's terrified of what's going to happen next. He doesn't want Dean to leave. "Can you stay with me?" Sam timidly asks. He desperately hopes the answer is yes. Sam couldn't handle it if Dean abandoned him in the panic room again.
Dean nods. "I'll stay with you," he promises. There's no way he's leaving his little brother to detox alone. The last time ended badly, and Dean's not about to let that happen again.
Two days into the detox, Sam is hallucinating things that aren't there. Dean flinches when Sam starts talking to their mother, but he brings his little brother back to reality. "Whatever Mom said wasn't true," Dean tells him.
Sam sniffles and nods. "I know," he answers, although he's still a little out of it. He hopes that Dean doesn't show up again. It's confusing, but that doesn't matter right now.
"We're going to get you through this and everything will be better," Dean vows. He isn't about to give up on his brother again. That was a mistake. A very bad mistake.
"I don't want you to show up again," Sam murmurs. He knows he isn't making sense, but a lot of things haven't made sense since Dean died.
"What are you talking about?" Dean questions. Did Sam hallucinate him the first time around?
Sam sighs, hoping he can get this out before the next hallucination. "You told me that you were tired of pretending we were brothers, that I was evil. And that we weren't even the same species," he explains.
Dean sighs. "Oh, Sammy. That's not true and never will be. You're my younger brother. We've had some tough times, but I'll always be there for you."
Sam grabs Dean's hands and refuses to let go. Dean's okay with that.
And when Sammy finally gets through the detox, everything is back to normal.