E/O Drabble Challenge

Challenge word: curl

Length: 100 words

Missing scene from episode 5.13.

Forgetting to bend his knees, Dean landed in a crumpled heap. Sam was curled next to him on the motel room floor, a dazed expression on his face. Dean instinctively reached for his brother.


"Are we back?"

"Yeah, looks that way."

Sam sighed, pushed himself to his feet, swaying unsteadily.

"Dude, you okay?"

Sam shook his head. "It's never going to be over, is it?"

The pain in Sam's eyes caused Dean a twinge of guilt. Sam had been denied the release he desired but Dean had been spared the heartbreak he feared the most---losing his little brother.

A/N: Earlier in the week I posted a response to Spontaneity's challenge to write a chapter in a how-to guide for hunters. It's called Bars, Alcohol, and the Need for Beer vs. Whiskey. I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks!