House of Cards

E/O drabble challenge, word was 'collapse". This is slightly spoilerish for All Hell Breaks Loose part 1. I couldn't login, so it's late. Sorry.


Kneeling in the mud, babbling desperately to keep Sam's attention, Dean clutched at his brother's face and body, shook him, screamed at him, ordered him to stay as if the words alone would be enough to hold him.

To keep him there.

Promised him anything, everything, whether it was within Dean's power to give or not.

But Sam didn't listen, he never did. The light in his eyes grew dark and the warmth left him.

Dean followed his brother's slow collapse to the cold ground. He ceased his pleas for Sam to remain and begged instead to go with him.


End Notes: I have no explanation for myself.