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Sam stood in the parking lot unloading the Impala while his brother Dean checked them into another motel. Just then a flutter of wings could be heard followed by a familiar voice.

"Hello Sam."

"Hey Cas. So, about what Joshua said-" Sam stopped, finding himself at a loss for words. "We'll find another way."

"How?" Castiel asked as the angel looked at the young hunter with defeat in his eyes. Sam sighed he could see that the crust of Castiel's once unshakable faith had shattered.

"We just will. I promise."