Disclaimer: I do not own the Winchesters or anything else that you recognise. If I did, I wouldn't have time to write these little drivels :)


She watches him through sleep laden lashes. She hoped he'd stay the night this time.

He doesn't look at her. They've stayed too long in one place this time. He's started to get attached. He can't afford that in his line of work. It makes things too complicated. They're moving on tonight, job done.

He's moving silently round the room, in darkness, not wanting to disturb her, not realising she's already awake. She rolls over and flicks on the bedside light. He spins around, Tee shirt in hand, and looks at her. He reminds her of a rabbit caught in the headlights.

"I'm sorry," he says. "Did I wake you?"

"You're leaving." It's not a question. It's a statement. He has the grace to look sheepish. He'd hoped to avoid this. He doesn't do goodbye speeches. He leaves quietly and quickly. If it's going to get awkward, he runs for the hills.

"Will I see you again?" She already knows the answer. It's in his body language. When he steps out of the door, he'll be gone forever. He's the original rolling stone, gathering no moss.

He doesn't want to have this conversation. It's too painful. He really does like her. If his life was different she's the type of girl he'd like to settle down with. But it's not. He can't have commitments. Not because he's not emotionally capable. He is. He's one of the most loyal people to have ever lived. Once he gives his love to someone, anyone, it's a done deal.

No, it's because of the life he leads. He would never, ever put someone he loves in harm's way. That's why he has to leave.

"I'm sorry," he whispers. And he really is. He only set out to have a little fun. He thought she'd understood that. She wasn't meant to fall for him. Three one night stands. That's all it was. He didn't mean to fall for her either, he knows better than that.

She tries not to look disappointed. He hasn't lied to her. He never promised her anything more than a good time. And, boy, was it good! She knows she'll never forget him and she knows he's not the type to hang around. She thinks it's probably for the best that he's leaving. He'd only break her heart if he stayed.


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