E/O Challenge: "Space"
Warnings: one bad word. Sam is upset. Spoilers up to Free to Be You and Me.
Miles and Miles
"I need some space, Sam." It's Dean's catchphrase, whenever he's showing any vulnerability.
He used it after Dad's death. After he told Sam about the first seal. After Sam broke the last seal.
Sam used it, too, when he found out about the deal. Space is their way of working things out; talking isn't their strong point, never will be. Maybe that's the whole problem.
Because now... there's so much space between them (miles) that Sam, for some reason, can't breathe. Or maybe it's Lucifer standing between them, smiling as if he understands, which scares the shit out of him.