DOWN TO SLEEP
By: Karen B.
Summary: A small drabble. Missing scene. Episode -- All Hell Breaks Loose -- part one.
I leaned motionless, numb against a warm body.
A desperate voice called to me over and over.
I was being swallowed by darkness.
Something gripping my neck.
Stopping my heart.
Stopping my breath.
Cold, like a swirling winter storm penetrated my body.
I tried to scream, but couldn't
I was being rocked, silently.
Distraught fingers racking through my hair.
I heard Bobby's voice. Unsure if he was swearing, begging, praying, or demanding someone to release a rotting corpse.
"No!" Came a growling cry.
Someone pulled me closer -- the scent of leather, gun oil, and apple pie.
I concentrated. Feeling completely invisible.
Eventually eased flat to my back, a wet ooze seeped against my skin.
Rain pattered like pin needles to my face.
I was freezing, but didn't tremble.
I was trapped in a nightmare, but not asleep.
Through my numbness, I could sense someone's fear, and grief. Hands cupped my chin, and the rain hitting my face turned warm.
"Sammy." Dean was next to me, but I couldn't open my eyes to see him.
If this was a nightmare I didn't have to be afraid. Big brother would make it all right.
I drifted down to sleep.