Disclaimer: Nope, still not mine...

Challenge word: Shield

Word count: 100

A/N: Happy birthday to Musica Diabolos who wanted sick!needy!Sam. Enjoy, and hope you had a fab birthday!

Back To How It Was

Dean knows he can't always protect Sam. He knows his little brother isn't so little anymore.

Sam managed to get through college without his big brother to shield him from the nasties in the dark, he can stitch himself up, and knows his way round weapons most people haven't even heard of.

But there're some times he has to admit defeat, when they can go back to how they were, and Dean hates to admit it but part of him likes it.

"D'n?" Sam snuffles from under the blankets, 'flu in full swing. "Could you make me some more soup?"