Tag for 6.6 - Spoilers
The Creature at my feet
Dean stared down at the abomination, his chest heaving, his fists still clenched in rage at the audacity of this creature to pretend to be his brother.
Hadn't Sam given enough?
Hadn't Sam suffered enough?
The very idea that this monster would prey on Dean's weakness?
His Achilles heel?
His smoldering love for his brother, still burning hot a year of death later?
Dean wanted to kill it.
To spill the traitorous blood.
To rip it apart and spread it so thin everyone could see right through it.
But he didn't.
Because deep down a small tiny voice was creeping like a spider across his mind.
Tendrils of doubt like long slender legs prickled tiny hairs on the edge of his consciousness, because this could be his brother.
This could be Sam, broken…
And for that Dean could not do what his heart raged to do.
He could not erase this atrocity that stole his brother's face and destroyed Dean in ways hell never could.
So Dean held back that one last punch that would snap the neck.
If this wasn't Sam, he'd finish tearing him apart with his bare hands.
And if it was?
Those same very hands would put his brother back together again.
One way or another, Dean vowed, Sam Winchester would rest in peace.