E/O Challenge: Coffee (100 words exactly)

This just popped into my head in the middle of the night and I had to get it down on paper.

Set after Heaven and Hell – just prior to Family Remains.


If Only

The coffee thermos lay empty, a testament to another all night "supernatural stake-out."

Sam was asleep, his soft snores emanating from the back of the Impala.

Dean, not wanting to disturb his brother, turned the radio down a fraction more.

It had been a month since he'd told Sam about hell, since he'd described in detail the years of torture, the decades of despair. Then, unable to hold back any longer, he'd wept – forty years of unshed tears.

Until Sammy had held him, had told him that everything would be okay. And in that short moment Dean had believed him.