Sam always said that Dean didn't ask for enough. That this was his problem.
But Dean does ask for things.
He asked for his brother back and Jessica went up in flames. He asked for a normal home and Ban and Lisa nearly died.
And he asked to be shown what Hell had really done to Sam.
His fingers brush over Sammy's face. His brother is nearly catatonic now, exhausted – finally - from his screaming. A small smudge of blood where he banged his head against the wall.
Dean does ask for things. That, right there, is his problem.
A/N Yup, I am still alive! This might be a good time to mention that disappearing acts are kinda my specialty... Didn't stop loving our favorite brothers, though- or my fellow ffers!