Title: No Shame
Author: November'sGuest
Characters: Dean Winchester and Bobby Singer
Category: Angst/Hurt & comfort
Rating: K+
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Supernatural and its characters are property of Eric Kripke and the CW.
Summary: E/O Drabble Challenge. Continues from "When All Else Fails." Bobby has something to say.

Challenge word: Twitch

A/N: The most important thing I want to say is that I'm extremely apologetic to all those who have reviewed my drabbles that I haven't yet responded to. I still have them in my inbox and I still hope to get to each one. Thank you so much to all of you who have taken the time to read and review. It means a lot.

I'm going to try and make this the last drabble in the "Buried" series. It's been brought to my attention that a series of drabbles are usually posted together as chapters are, but I feel these could also stand on their own and since it's a little late to worry about it, I'm posting this as a standalone, too. Besides, like I said, I'm going to try to move on from this series so, hopefully, this will be the last time I do that.

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the challenges, I've missed being a part of them. But real life and muse don't always cooperate. Thanks for reading and much gratitude to all who review. I love getting feedback and I'm happy to be honored by those of you willing to take time out for me :).


"Your brother tells me you ain't doin' so good, kid."

Dean's eyes lift; take in the fading glow of sunset. He says nothing, but looks like he's about to bolt.

Bobby lays a hand on his neck. "After what you been through, there's no shame in it. Doubt any of us would fare better."

A twitch in Dean's cheek says more than the words that aren't coming.

"Yeah. Well, I think you're wrong about that. John woulda been proud of you, son. To Hell with him. I'm proud of you."

Dean's lips tick up at the corners ever so slightly.

The End.