Back again! Lol I'm so bad! I've done a double drabble this week and used three challenge words: guise, stall, and drift. It's not set at any particular time and there are n spoilers.

They aren't mine, no money, etc. etc. etc. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.


Under the guise of going for food, Dean stepped through the door. Sam had stalled him as long as he could, but ultimately had to let his brother go, knowing Dean wouldn't be back for hours. It should've been okay, but Sam wasn't ready to be alone — not yet. Dean had said he'd only be gone a few minutes, but Sam knew better.

Dean was tired of the burden of Sam and needed to get away. He'd asked Sam to go along, but Sam had declined as he was sure Dean knew he would. He'd only made the offer to put up a good front for his sibling. Sam took a deep breath, letting it out slowly as his shoulders sagged.

Just as he was beginning to drift away in sleep, Sam was startled awake by the sound of the door opening and Dean coming through laden with bags of food, car keys in his mouth.

"What?" Dean stopped, staring at his brother.

"I thought you were gone."

"I said I was going for food, remember?"

Sam gave a crooked smile, "Yeah, you did." Sam relaxed into his pillow, realizing he still had a long way to go toward recovery.


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