Title: Balance

Author: PlatinumRoseLady

Disclaimer: Like I've got the talent to create these characters. Muggle, please…

Challenge Word: "safe"

Word Count: 100 words. *Gives the Word Count Feature a hanky*

Players: Go to Enkidu07's page, and you'll find all the usual suspects. Resistance is futile – you will be drabbleized. We're like the Borg, only cuter.

Spoiler Alert: Season Five, after "The End".

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The sound wakes Dean out of a sound sleep.

"No, no… s-sorry, d-idn't mean to…" A drawn-out moan, followed by a chain of broken sobs.

He climbs out of bed, goes to his brother.

"Sam…" touches his shoulder gently.

Sam flinches like he's being beaten. "No, please… Dean, I'm sorry, so sorry… didn't know… would never have…" His head thrashes back and forth on the pillow, tears and sweat wetting his locks.

Dean gathers his brother into a hug. "You're safe now, Sammy. I'm here… it's alright. We'll fix this… somehow, we will."

He feels like a big brother again.