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Dear Dad,

So I guess I understand where you were last night now... You were saving Dean weren't you?

God this is so hard.

I know this is a little late in coming, but I wanted to thank you, and now since I can't do it in person, a letter will have to do. I don't even know what our fights were about most of the time, but did you know that when we were fighting, I felt closer to you then I did when we were actually civil? It was just something that you and I had in common, something that you and Dean couldn't relate to...

I know what you would say if you could talk to me right now... That I should suck it up right? But you know what? I get to do this now, and you don't have a say in the matter. Just like always right?

Only the dead have seen the end of the war. -Plato

Is that true dad? Have you really seen the end of the war now that you're gone?

Anyway, so I guess you're with mom now, huh? I don't even know if you can read letters where you are, but hey it's worth a shot, can you say hi to mom for me and Dean; and maybe say hi to Jess for me?

Why did it have to be you?

You know what? Even though I always fought with you, or acted like I hated you, or I had some kind of grudge against you, you were always my hero. You kept Dean and me safe when we were little, hell you were still keeping us safe right up until the moment you took your last breath, weren't you?

You were so damn stubborn, I guess Dean was right. I did get my stubbornness and anger issues from you didn't I? I got a lot from you, including the pain of losing someone you love more than life itself. But you put that aside for me and Dean and for that I am so grateful to you.

I don't know what else to say dad.

I know it sounds korny, but take care of mom dad, and I love you.

Sammy.

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A/N: that was just something that came to mind when I thought about what John gave up for Sam and Dean. Hope you liked it.

Rest In Peace John Winchester, may your angels be with you; and may you hunt the things that threaten your new paradise.

Take care

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