A/N: There are so many perps in the E/O Challenge I can't list 'me all here. Go to Enkidu07 or Onyx Moonbeam's profile for the list of the usual suspects, or to join in!

Word Count: Somewhere around and a little over 100 each chapter. What?

Summary: E/O DRABBLE CHALLENGE. Drabble prompt: FADE. This is for Indigo Night's birthday. This is a series of 6 drabbles, my own bit of wishful thinking, how I'd like to see season four and the show to end. I don't know if that qualifies as a spoiler, but ye have been warned. Some are angsty, and Castiel and hurt/comfort show up too.

Disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes only, and not for profit. I do not own Supernatural.

1. the end is the beginning

Sky overhead's bright and blue. Normal.

Dean's the only reason Sam's still on his feet.

Angels all around them, tense, watchful. They see the fire in Dean's eyes, and they wait.

Son of a bitch.

Sam's heart stutters in his chest.

"Not gonna fade on me now, Sammy," Dean growls. "You're not. Kick your ass again if you do."

No more yellow eyes. That terrible vibe Sam was giving off, gleeful and murderous and dark, is gone.

"Dean," Sam whispers, and he sounds like a kid again. "Are we gonna die?"

Dean shakes his head. "Dude. Been there, done that."

One down. Five to go.