Title: The Future Can Wait

Author: HalfshellVenus

Characters: Sam/Dean (Drabble, Slash)

Rating: T

Summary (4x22, "Lucifer Rising" Coda) : Understanding, apologies, and a moment to breathe…

Author's Notes: Happy birthday to girlmostlikely! Sorry this is late, but I wanted to make sure it felt like it was yours. :)

Also for 100_ghosts, this is "Make Up."

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They hide, not in the dark but in the light. The angels are angry, Lucifer risen, and worse is coming. They need a plan.

Tomorrow they'll leave for the slim protection of Bobby's silo, but now they cling and whisper, trading heartfelt apologies though they won't forgive themselves.

Sam's wrongs sprang from gullibility (stepchild of innocence), while Dean's protectiveness got so stifling it drove Sam away. They both understand.

They love each other then—gently, fiercely, everything in between—making up for lost time.

This could be the closest to heaven they'll hold, now or ever.

The future can wait.

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