Title: The Rising
Rating: R (language, violence)
Warnings: character death in one or two drabbles
Summary: Ten post-"Lucifer Rising" drabbles in a variety of flavors. Because you can never have too many versions of "what happened next?" while you're waiting for the new season to start.
Disclaimer: Not mine, just having fun.
A/N: It's like a mini-advent calendar: one drabble a day until the new season starts! Some are immediately post-LR, some are set farther in the future, but all are spoiler-free and all are proper drabbles, 100 words on the dot. The title is from Bruce Springsteen's beautiful song of the same name, and the chapter titles are from the lyrics, taken as a self-imposed series of prompts.
Sky of blackness and sorrow
You couldn't move if you wanted to. You have to bear witness, bear the weight of what you've done.
The light grows brighter, and something niggles your mind. Something's wrong (no shit), but you can't—
"Sam! Shut your eyes!"
No, you have to be able to see what's coming, you—
"He's still an angel! Shut your eyes!"
You flinch. It should be your punishment: to live in darkness, cut off from everyone you've doomed through your own blindness.
No. That's too selfish. You deserve to see it all happen.
But then you see Him.
And it's too late.