So why did the brothers decide to get their tattoos?

As per usual, I own nothing

Mostly, I just wanted to see if I could write a drabble... So? Does this count as one?

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A better way

A guy like Sam just really shouldn't wear a necklace.

Seriously.

It's only a matter of time before some freak or other decides to use it for a piano wire.

Squinting at his brother's neck, Dean grimaced at the angry red mark left by the leather strap.

"Well, we can look on the bright side," he offered "We made it almost a month without anything trying to choke you."

Sam swallowed, making a face at the all too familiar pain.

"You know what?," he whispered in a scratchy voice "There's got to be a better way to carry that thing..."

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And because I'm just that obsessive: A second attempt at this thing:

Sam Winchester just shouldn't try to wear a necklace. Being him, it would only be a matter of time before some freak decided to use it for a piano wire.

Squinting at his brother's neck, Dean grimaced at the angry mark left by the leather strap.

"We can look on the bright side," he offered. "We made it almost a month without anything trying to choke you."

Sam swallowed painfully, squinting at the protective amulet now resting in his hand.

"You know what?," he whispered in a scratchy voice. "There's got to be a better way to wear that thing..."