Author: Reflections at a Funeral Pyre

Disclaimer: Don't own anyone. *Pouts*

Drabble Challenge Word: "Spent"

Word Count: 100 words. *Give the Word Count a shoulder to cry on*

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Spoiler Alert: Season Four, events taking place after the battle in "Jump the Shark"


He tosses the spent can of lighter fluid away, turns back to the body

(My brother – no – the thing that wore his face)

wrapped in cloth.

He wants to get this over with and find a bar.

He also wants to run into the woods, scream until his throat is bleeding.

A sliver of his heart mourns his brother.

(That I've never met

That lived the life I couldn't

That died before I could save him)

He steals a look over at Sam.

(Another brother I failed)

The unshed tears are from the smoke.

Dean Winchester keeps telling himself that.