E/O Challenge: Independent

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the US – hope you've had a fantastic day.

Felt that I should add another chapter to this story to commemorate the day


"Why do you have to be so independent?" Sam groaned in exasperation as he watched his brother struggle to sit up. "Why won't you let me help?"

"Cause I gotta do this on my own ... sometime," Dean gasped as he finally made it upright and eased himself back against the headboard. "And now's as good a time as any."

Sam sat down heavily on the adjacent bed. "You've been pretty sick ... you still need to rest."

"No rest for the wicked Sammy," Dean grimaced, reaching for the Tylenol. "And if they can't rest ... then neither can we."