Disclaimer: The Winchesters belong to Eric Kripke and I will be forever grateful to him for sharing them with us. I hope he doesn't mind me borrowing them from time to time; I promise to return them as I found them.

A/N: This is my first attempt at a fic challenge. It's in response to P.L. Wynter's Missing Scene Challenge. This is what happened after Sam talked to the doctor in "Faith", before he went into Dean's room

Faith Missing Scene

Dean is dying.

The words just didn't make sense. How could Dean be dying? He was young. He was strong. He was Dean.

Massive heart attack caused by electrocution; that's what the doctor said. And there was nothing they could do. Sam had heard the words; he'd even comprehended them, but he refused to believe them.

Dean is dying.

It's not possible. It's not possible and Sam isn't going to let it happen.

For a moment he feels strong because the doctors don't know things the Winchesters know and Sam is confident that he'll be able to find a way to keep Dean alive. But then he remembers Jessica and how hard it was to go on after she died; how hard it still is… even being back with his brother didn't lessen the pain. Hadn't he lost enough? He couldn't lose Dean, too.

Defeated, he sank into the nearest chair and chewed on his thumb thoughtfully.

Dean is dying.

Sam hears the words in his head over and over and over.

He feels dizzy and leans forward with his elbows on his knees, head in his hands. Dean is the one person he could always count on; he isn't even sure he can exist without Dean. He's never had to because Dean has always been there. His first memories are of his big brother. Dean played with him; Dean taught him how to ride a bicycle. It was Dean who would tuck him in at night and Dean was always there when he woke up from a nightmare. Dean protected him from the playground bullies even after Sam was big enough to protect himself and Dean ran interference with their father when John got too intense.

Sam knows he has to go into Dean's hospital room and talk to him. He knows Dean will be scared, but he expects Dean will do what he always does. He will put on a brave face and try to make it better for Sam. Like that could happen. Things would never be better if Dean died.

Dean is dying.

It isn't possible. His mind is made up; Sam won't let it happen.

He can't put it off any longer, so he stands slowly and walks into his brother's room.