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Happy Birthday Naimeria – some season 1 Sammy angst and protective Dean for you. Hope you like it!

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He's only been asleep a while but I know the nightmares have already started, his pained whimpering a testament to the Winchester family business.

As the nightmare takes hold I know what he's dreaming about; know he's reliving Jessica's death.

So I scoot over to his bed, pull him into my arms.

"Shh ... s'okay Sammy, I'm here ... I gotcha," I sooth, rocking him as he sobs, gripping my shirt, holding onto me as if his life depends on it.

Gradually the sobs subside, he stills, drifts back into a fitful sleep.

And I'll hold him until he wakes.