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A/N: This was written for Enkidu07/Onyx Moonbeam's Weekly Drabble Challenge. This is written in accordance with the episode 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester'. First drabble ever, by the way. Please read!

Challenge Word: Combustible

It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

So Close, So Far

The tension in the room was unbelievable.

Dean had returned from his "walk", really talking to Castiel, and remained silent. Sam, of course, said nothing about talking to the Angel, Uriel. But what would either say?

Sam had let Dean down. He knew that. He had used his powers when he promised not to. He wanted to say that they would have died if he hadn't, that in the long run it was for the good. But, he couldn't lie to himself, and he certainly couldn't lie to Dean. These powers inside him... they were evil. Not good. Dean knew that, too. That was why he was trying to protect him.

Dean felt as if he failed too. He hadn't protected his Sammy. It really felt as if he needed to protect him from the world, but how could he when he couldn't even protect his brother from himself? Dean wasn't even sure he was strong enough, worthy enough, to try.

There was so much that had to be said. They each needed to say something, but it felt like... like if you lit a match, the tension would blow. Words were that match. Silence, tension, strained between them, waiting to combust.


A/N: I'm really not great at drabbles. It's hard to express the emotion you want in so few words. But I really hope you all review. Thanks!