E/O Drabble Challenge

Challenge word: independent

Length: 100 words

"Dad? What's this word?"

John glanced down, trying not to smile too much at the fact his seven year old son was reading the daily newspaper. He focused on the word Sammy was pointing out.


Sammy's brow furrowed. "What's it mean?"

"It means you don't need anyone," Dean chimed in. "Right, Dad?"

"Something like that, yeah."

Sammy looked thoughtful for a moment. "I'll never be independent because I need you and Dean."

Dean rolled his eyes. "God, Sammy, could you be a bigger baby?"

John laughed and ruffled Sammy's hair.

He needs you too, Sammy, and so do I.

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